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



Cambridge Arts Summer in the City: Jungle Jim Superhero Training

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

Join Jungle Jim as he leads young patrons through the rigors of being a true superhero! Jim will talk about the heroes in our daily lives, and lead the audience through the idea that they can be heroes themselves!



07/07/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/summerinthecity/summerinthecity2015



Morning at the Museum - Luminous Lane

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Morning at the Museum is a drop off program for children ages 6 to 12. Visit the Museum for art and history activities from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. On this date, children will view the Museum's collection of Fitz Henry Lane (1805–1864) paintings then create a Lane inspired luminist style painting. This program is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Please call Liza Browning at (978) 283-0455 x16 or email lizabrowning@capeannmuseum.org. For a full list of Morning at the Museum events, visit our website at www.capeannmuseum.org.



07/07/15

$5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/morning-museum-luminous-lane/

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



Under the Sea

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

Come join the Little Mermaid for a trip deep under the sea from 10am-3pm on Tuesday, July 7 as the Children’s Museum will be hosting a special underwater-themed event! She will be giving performances at 11am and 1pm with songs, story games, and all kinds of fun! After each performance, the Little Mermaid will be available for photos and autographs so make sure you bring your camera!

The Little Mermaid kicks off a summer of great programs at the Children’s Museum in Easton. In addition to meeting your favorite characters like the Little Mermaid, children will have the opportunity to encounter a variety of animals, learn new skills, explore nature, and express their creativity. Kids will be able to use their full potential at the Children’s Museum this summer with plenty of creative and educational activities for them to try! Check the Museum’s website for a full schedule of summer activities: www.childrensmuseumineaston.org



07/07/15

$9 per person
Free for members and children under 1



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/home0.aspx

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



"Jolly Old British Isles" concert on Chelmsford Common

Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common July 7th with a concert themed on the music of the British Isles. Featuring a selection by the composer Holst and an arrangement of Celtic folk themes by Grainger, this program is sure to transport the audience across the pond with a blend of traditional and modern work.  Spread your blanket on the grass or bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the music with the whole family; the program will start at 7pm.

Founded in 1972, the Chelmsford Community Concert Band is a 60-piece ensemble of volunteers under the direction of Lucinda Ellert.  It celebrates its rich tradition of providing live music performances in this area every summer with a free concert series on Tuesday evenings.  Visit them on the web at www.chelmsfordband.org or follow them on Facebook.

 



07/07/15

Free



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The Story Space featuring Wes Hazard

Presented by The Story Space

July 7:  Wes Hazard. Storyteller, writer, & funny man, Wes was named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. Did we mention he's funny?

Upcoming: July 14 - Arthur Surrete, July 21 - Andrea Lovett.

The Story Space is the World's longest-running, and only weekly, Storytelling Venue!

Every Tuesday Night at 6:45pm -- Open telling (8-minute time limit) followed by a Feature. Long-time tellers, and those new to storytelling alike, will find this the ideal place to sharpen their skills and try out new material before an audience that truly listens.

We're located at 'Out of the Blue Too', 541 Mass Ave, in Central Square. See http://www.storyspace.org/ for full details. $5.00 requested donation.

 



07/07/15

FREE (Donations gratefully accepted)



- http://www.storyspace.org/



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 and the Painkillers

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

Tickets: $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



All Worn Out Jug Band

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

All Worn Out Jug Band, blues, ragtime & folk music

A part of The TD Bank Summer Concert Series. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod presents free, weekly outdoor concerts in eight Cape Cod towns during the month of July and in select towns in August. Follow the URL below to see the full summer schedule:

http://artsfoundation.org/td-bank-summer-concert-series/



07/08/15

FREE



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GlobeDocs Presents: 'BATKID BEGINS' Exclusive Screening

Presented by Globe Docs at Kendall Square Cinema

GLOBEDOCS invites you to a special screening of 

 

BATKID BEGINS

The Wish Heard Around the World

   

DATE: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TIME: Registration opens up at 6:30pm | Screening begins at 7:00pm 

LOCATION: Kendall Square Cinema | 355 Binney St. | Cambridge, MA

 

Join GlobeDocs for a screening of BATKID BEGINS.  On November 15th, 2013, a 5-year-old boy fighting leukemia transformed the city of San Francisco and the nation for a day. The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation helped Miles Scott become a superhero for a day -- BatKid -- and more than a billion people took to social media to cheer him on, including President Obama. In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people and there has never been anything quite like it in the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Charlotte Beattie, Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The conversation will be moderated by Boston Globe Film Critic, Loren King.

 

Want to support the future of documentary filmmaking in Boston? Please consider making a voluntary donation to the Boston Globe Documentary Film Fund.  This fund, a part of the Boston Globe Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), will be used to give an annual award to a documentary filmmaker to continue producing high-quality work that engages and enlightens the public.

 

Suggested levels:

 

$0 - I just want to see a good movie

$5 - I'm a starving artist myself but want to contribute something

$10 - Lights, camera, action!

$20 - I want to help build the future of documentary filmmaking in Boston

 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED.  YOU CAN REGISTER 4 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received and based on availability.

Seating will be first come first served and is not guarenteed. 

 

 

Have questions about GlobeDocs Presents: 'BATKID BEGINS' Exclusive Screening? Contact GlobeDocs



07/08/15

Free



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/globedocs-presents-batkid-begins-exclusive-screening-tickets-17426056805

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



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



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



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



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



2015 Summer Music Series: Sol y Canto

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Thursday, July 9 @ Noon

Sol y Canto is the nationally-touring and Boston Music Award winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador.



07/09/15

Free



- http:// www.multiculturalartscenter.org

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



Cambridge Arts Summer in the City: Etnia Fusion

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

A Nipponese-themed performance encompassing an eclectic fusion of Japanese Odori Dance and martial arts. The show will include colorful props, traditional costumes, theatrical replicas of bladed weaponry and Noah style masks from Behind the Mask Studio.



07/09/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/summerinthecity/summerinthecity2015



Tie Dye Drop-in Day

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

Add a splash of color to your wardrobe this summer! The Children’s Museum in Easton is hosting a tie dye drop in day Thursday, July 9th. Get ready to twist, tie, and color anything from t-shirts to pillow cases— don’t have a plain t-shirt of your own? Buy one from us for just $5! From 10am-3pm you will be able to express your colorful personality through something you can wear!

 

The Children’s Museum in Easton is located in the Old Fire Station at 9 Sullivan Avenue in North Easton, MA. The Museum will be opened Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.For more information please feel free to call (508) 230-3789 or check out our website: www.childrensmuseumineaston.org. 



07/09/15

$9 per person, children under 1 and members free with admission



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



"Play in Public Art" a panel discussion

Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D

After decades of bronze memorials, whimsical public art is reinvigorating Boston’s public spaces this summer. What's more, this playful spirit is drawing huge crowds. From Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s iconic Swing Time and the recent Pentalum inflatable at the Lawn on D, to Janet Echelman’s ethereal sculpture on the Greenway, to Figment’s upcoming Giant Typewriter, Boston’s public art projects are generating national excitement and doing so with a playful tone.


Join co-sponsors BSA Space, D Street ArtLab, and Now and There on July 9, 6–7pm for Play in Public Art a lively discussion with the artists, architects and citizens who are making public art happen in Boston. We’ll explore the role of play in three current public art topics – spectacle, site, and architecture – in a fast-paced, round-robin discussion followed by Q&A.

This event coincides with the opening of “Intrude”, a spectacularly playful four-day installation by Tasmanian artist Amanda Parer at the Lawn on D, and will be hosted among Parer’s larger-than-life inflatable rabbits as part of the D Street ArtLAB’s “WonderLAND” exhibit.

PANELISTS :
• Ian Deleón – interdisciplinary artist
• Chris Frost – educator and exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Kate Gilbert – D Street ArtLAB curator and Now and There director
• Kelly Goff – educator and exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Mary Hale – educator and architect at Shepley Bulfinch
• Robert Lobe – exhibiting ArtLAB artist
• Amanda Parer – exhibiting ArtLAB artist 
• Alice Vogler – artist, curator for Time, Body, Space, Objects (part of the Isles Arts Initiative) and Arts Program Manager at Boston Children’s Museum.

 

MODERATOR: Chris Wangro, Lawn on D Impressario and Artistic Director.



07/09/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/events/693351600792734/

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



The White Angel (L’angelo bianco)

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The White Angel (L’angelo bianco)

Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. With Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Enrica Dyrell
Italy 1955, 35mm, b/w, 100 min. Italian with English subtitles

The massive success of Matarazzo’s Nobody’s Children guaranteed a sequel. Matarazzo once again directs the star couple Yvonne Sanson and Amedeo Nazzari, whose roles here bear a complicated relation to those they played in the earlier film—one that cannot be explained here without spoiling both the tear-jerking drama of Nobody’s Children and the extraordinary turn given that material here. As the film builds to its violent climax, Matarazzo introduces hints of the supernatural and the surreal until, as so often in great melodrama, repressed knowledge and emotions burst forth with a vengeance.



07/09/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/titanus.html#white

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Bert Jackson Quartet

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

 Bert Jackson Quartet, classic and original jazz

A part of The TD Bank Summer Concert Series. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod presents free, weekly outdoor concerts in eight Cape Cod towns during the month of July and in select towns in August. Follow the URL below to see the full summer schedule:

http://artsfoundation.org/td-bank-summer-concert-series/



07/10/15

FREE



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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



Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

What happens when two people who hate each other most end up stuck together in the end of the world? The Robot Battle Nuns are close, but who are they? Prepare for the President’s daughter, mad science, sexy cannibal triplets, foxy hallucinations, mutations galore, and one bloody, perverse story of revenge.



06/26/15 - 07/10/15

$13-$20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/revenge-robot-battle-nuns-1

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Outrageous Fortune concert

Presented by The Thoreau Society at First Parish in Concord

Join Outrageous Fortune for a concert featuring innovative arrangements of early jazz, blues and jug band music. Audiences are wowed by their instrumental virtuosity, and are delighted by their smooth three-part vocal harmonies, their strong groove, and the abundant joy that infuses every performance. Concert sponsored by The Thoreau Society. First Parish is located at 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA.



07/10/15

Tickets $15 at the door



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



Free Fun Friday! at the Children's Museum at Holyoke

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Our Annual Free Fun Friday date is Friday, July 10th
Free admission all day at the Children’s Museum, Merry Go Round and Volleyball Hall of Fame.



07/10/15

Free admission



- http://www.childrensmuseumholyoke.org/events/free-fun-friday/



Free Fun Friday! at the Volleyball Hall of Fame

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Enjoy a fun afternoon at Heritage State Park in Holyoke as the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke Children's Museum and Holyoke Merry-Go-Round participate in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.



07/10/15

Free admission



- http://www.volleyhall.org/free-fun-friday-presented-by-highland-street-foundation.html



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



D Street Dance Party at The Lawn on D

Presented by The Lawn on D

Salsa In The Park www.salsainthepark.org comes to the Lawn on D with DJ Hernan, a music corner/drum and dance circle with special guest percussionist from NYC Nicky Laboy, a free salsa lesson with MetaMovements (at 6pm), timba line dances for all and more!



07/10/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/events/776494479135588/



Free July Second Friday

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

FREE July 10 Second Friday 4–8 pm

4–6 PM HANDS-ON! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. This month: Color & Light 
Create a sun catcher, inspired by SCMA’s Morris & Company stained glass window

6 PM OPEN EYES Join a guided conversation exploring a different work of art each month

Light refreshments 5 pm 

Museum Shop open 11 am–8 pm

Photo credit: Lynne Graves



07/10/15

Free



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

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



Comedy, America!

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Back after its triumphant, sold out debut last year, ImprovBoston's original sketch and musical comedy revue, Comedy, America! unites Boston's top sketch writing and performing talent. An extravaganza of sketches and original songs to keep audiences laughing, Comedy, America! serves up equal parts satire and celebration just in time for America's birthday. Hailed by the Lynn Journal as a show packed with “chemistry, dynamism, and fun-loving energy!” Comedy, America! is helmed by Allen McRae and Kevin Quigley, whose “intent is to create a show as awesome, absurd, smart, and idiotic as the actual good old US of A."



06/19/15 - 07/10/15

$18 (No Fee for Online Purchase)



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-america-tickets-16540096875

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



Friday Afternoon Concert Series: The Ivy Age

Presented by The Ivy Age

The Ivy Age is the folk rock project of best friends and bandmates Tom Freeman and Dillon Rovere. They met when Freeman responded to a posting about an available Boston apartment in 2010, and since then, they have grown together not only as roommates but also into a powerful songwriting duo, with Freeman on lead vocals and guitar and Rovere on drums and percussion. Also known in the Boston indie scene as the founding members of the six-piece folk band Covey, the pair decided to start the Ivy Age in January 2015. Influenced by the Strokes, Young the Giant, and Vacationer, the Ivy Age's first EP, Silver Plated Gold, is expected to be released in the summer of 2015.



07/10/15

Free



- https://www.facebook.com/theivyage?_rdr



Free Fun Friday! at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Now entering its seventh year, Free Fun Fridays 2015 boasts 10 weeks of free events starting June 26 and ending August 28—that’s 70 fantastic frugal ways for you to spend Fridays this summer, whether that be roaming the halls of the MFA in Boston, exploring Mass MoCA in North Adams, and more. New to the 2015 lineup include the newly opened Edward M. Kennedy Institute (July 10), the House of the Seven Gables in Salem (June 26), and the recently renovated Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester (July 17). The lineup also includes access to notable locations, from the Greenway Carousel to Tanglewood.



07/10/15

Free admission



- http://highlandstreet.org/july-10-additional-information



Free Fun Friday! at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation at Cape Cod Maritime Museum

 

For the seventh consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation's "Free Fun Fridays", a summer program that provides no cost admission to 70 treasured cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts, will off on Friday June 26. For ten weeks, seven venues, including museums, historic houses, performing art centers, and zoos, will be open every Friday, free-of-charge.

We will be open to the public for free on this day only during the summer. This is thanks to a grant from the Highland Street Foundation. Come by and see our exhibits - "Catboats to Clipper Ships: Backyard Boatbuilding on Cape Cod" and "High-end Maritime Art". We also have a working boat shop where there are boats being built continuously while in our boat shed, where we have historic boats on display.



07/10/15

Free admission



- http://highlandstreet.org/july-10-additional-information

Cape Cod Maritime Museum - 135 South St, Barnstable, MA, 02601



Free Fun Friday! at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Free admission to the Museum for the entire day.  This event includes children's activities on the plaza, demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the Museum.  

Attention camps, day cares, and summer activity clubs: If you plan to bring a group of 15+, you must reserve a spot in advance to ensure that the Museum can accommodate you. Please call Raven Medeiros-Neves at (508) 717-6885 or email RMedeiros-Neves@whalingmuseum.org to set up a group visit.

Free Fun Friday is made possible by the Highland Street Foundation.



07/10/15

Free admission



- http://www.whalingmuseum.org/



Free Fun Friday! at the Danforth Museum of Art

Presented by Highland Street Foundation at Danforth Museum of Art

Visit Danforth Art on Friday, July 10 for art-making, Spotlight Talks, tours, gallery activities and more—for all ages and all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! Danforth Art Museum\School is one of 70 cultural venues from around the state offering free admission this summer, thanks to support of the Highland Street Foundation. Click here to learn more about Free Fun Fridays.

Hands-on Art-making in the Big Tent  (10am-4pm)

These studio art activities, for all ages and level of artistic experience, and led by Danforth Art School faculty and interns, are inspired by artwork on view in Annual Juried Exhibitions.

• Mandala Madness \ Oil pastel activity inspired by Mandala by Melisa Keyes
• Abstract Straw Paintings \ Watercolor activity inspired by Network #20 by T.D. Heavican and
   Carrying the Yarn No.1, No.2, and No.4 by Antoinette Winters
• Loopy Prints \ Painting activity inspired by take over - over take (family debris series) by Lisa Barthelson

Gallery Activities and More in the Museum  (10am-4pm)

Immerse yourself in more than 200 unique works of art on view in Annual Juried Exhibitions and enjoy guided programs and self-guided gallery activities.

Self-guided Activities 10am–4pm 

• Fun with Color Collaborative Mural \ Inspired by Fence Patterned Chuppah #8 by Jeanne Williamson
• Gallery Game Cart\ Bingo!, Eye Spy: Silhouettes, Word Play, Conversation Cards & Discovery Box

Guided Gallery Activities

• 10:30am               Docent-led Tour\ What’s Going on Here?!
• 11:00am–12pm    Meet the Artists
• 11:30am–12pm    Story Time: Crazy for Color!
• 1:00pm                 Docent-led Tour \ How’s They Do That?!
• 1:30pm–2:30pm   Meet the Artists 
• 2:30am–3:30pm   Interactive Story Time: Crazy for Color!
• 3:00pm-3:30pm   Teen Docent Picks



07/10/15

Free admission

A Note to Groups of 10 or more: Given the popularity of Free Fun Fridays, we encourage groups to avoid the crowds by scheduling a visit to Danforth Art on another day. If you would like to visit as a group on Free Fun Friday, July 25, please contact us in advance at 508-620-0050 ext. 43 or info@danforthart.org  so we may better serve you.

Please note: The parking lot at Danforth Art is NOT available on Free Fun Friday as it is used for outdoor programming. Street parking is available, and limited parking is available on the second and third floors of the Pearl Street Garage.



- http://www.danforthart.org/freefunfriday2015.html

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



Free Fun Friday! at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

It’s that time of year again: for 10 weeks this summer, you can get into 70 museums, art centers, zoos, and cultural institutions for free. No, you’re not dreaming. On June 26, the Highland Street Foundation kicks off Free Fun Fridays, their summer program that provides free-of-charge access to iconic Massachusetts cultural establishments every Friday. The program lasts for 10 weeks through the last Friday in August. Come to the New England Historic Genealogical Society on Friday July 10th for a free visit to the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world.



07/10/15

Free admission



- http://www.americanancestors.org/about



California Split

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

California Split

Directed by Robert Altman. With George Segal, Elliott Gould, Gwen Welles
US 1974, 35mm, color, 111 min

As freewheeling and restless as Elliott Gould’s perpetually talking Charlie, California Split takes place within the parallel dimensions of casino and racetrack—perfect stages for Altman’s spectacularly realized universes of informally controlled chaos. After Charlie senses a certain kinship with a fellow cardsharp, played by George Segal, these two wandering souls enter into a loosely symbiotic camaraderie—even suffering beatings, robberies and jail time together. Based on the autobiographical script by Joseph Walsh—Gould’s longtime friend who also makes an appearance—the film innocently and giddily follows the buddies’ mostly legal adventuring while gently frustrating their obsessive play with symptoms of deep discontent. Introducing his innovative eight-track sound recording system for the first time and casting most of the extras from Synanon, an addiction recovery center, Altman packs the frame with the dense texture of that time and those places. The immersion in background dramas, cross-conversations and the nonstop, beguiling cacophony of visual and aural chatter imparts a startling believability to each crest and trough within the funny friendship’s assembly and disassembly.



07/10/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/altman.html#california

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Baron of Arizona

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Baron of Arizona

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff
US 1950, 35mm, b/w, 97 min

Fuller dove deep into the arcane early chapters of American history to create one of those wonderfully offbeat "yarns" that so delighted him as both a screenwriter and, before that, a crime reporter; the stranger-than-fiction true story of James Addison Reavis, a rogue forger and fraud who, in the late 19th century, almost convinced the US government that he was rightful heir to the former Spanish and Mexican land claims for the then new state of Arizona. The Baron of Arizona offered a classic part for Vincent Price, who effortlessly glides with unctuous theatricality between the roles of injured nobleman and devious blackguard, remaining strangely sympathetic throughout. Often dismissed as a minor Fuller entry, The Baron of Arizona is important for understanding the mode of critical and conditional history often engaged by his films, whose frequent and pointed questioning of the "what ifs ..." of America's past challenge assumptions about its present identity.



07/10/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/fuller.html#baron

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



2015 Jamaica Plain Porch Fest

Presented by JP Arts Council

In its first year, the Jamaica Plain Porchfest featured 65 bands/solo musicians on 35 porches to a roving audience of 7000 people, and this year the free festival will be even bigger! In addition to music, JP Porchfest 2015 will also include circus arts, dance, spoken word, storytelling and theater.



07/11/15

Free



- http://www.jpporchfest.org/



Jon Rineman

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jon Rineman is not only the head monologue writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but has also appeared on the show as a performer. When he's not working on the show, Jon tours the country performing stand-up.



07/09/15 - 07/11/15

$25 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?cart&id=400049

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



Mudhoney at Brighton Music Hall

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall

As part of the Fenway Recording Sessions, Mudhoney will be preforming alongside While Dynamite at the Brighton Music Hall. 



07/11/15

$20



- http://crossroadspresents.com/brighton-music-hall/

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



Makanda Project summer concert

Presented by UU Urban Ministry

The Makanda Project performs on the grounds of First Church in Roxbury.  This community event will also feature the St. Mary's Steel Ensemble and The Citywide String Orchestra.  The Makanda Project will include Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Sean Berry, and Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini (trumpet); Bill Lowe and Ku-umba Frank Lacy (trombones); John Kordalewski (piano); John Lockwood (bass); and Yoron Israel (drums).



07/11/15

FREE



- http://makandaproject.com



Boston Hip-Hop Fest

Presented by Leedz Edutainment at Middle East Downstairs

Presented by Leedz Edutainment, the Boston Hip Hop Fest is a daylong event featuring an all-local lineup, including Dutch ReBelle, Slaine, STL GLD, Reks and many more.



07/11/15

$13.00



- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5958675&pl=mideastnew

Middle East Downstairs - 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Drowsy Chaperone

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

A Musical within a Comedy

Starring JoAnne Worley
Directed by Pamela Hunt
Choreographed by Shea Sullivan

One of the funniest new musicals of the last decade and winner of five Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin and  Don McKellar, has been called “the perfect Broadway musical” by New York Magazine. In the story, an eccentric musical theatre devotee 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.

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. ?The larger-than-life star of stage and screen will reprise her role of Mrs. Tottendale, which she played on Broadway.



06/30/15 - 07/11/15

Tickets: $36 to $79



- http://capeplayhouse.com/production/the-drowsy-chaperone/

The Cape Playhouse - 820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA, 02638



Pinocchio

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by National Marionette Theatre

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.

Pinocchio is recommended for everyone ages 6 and up.



07/08/15 - 07/11/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Before Bed: Fairy Tales for the Hardly Awake

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Nothing calms down an anxious child like a good bedtime story. In this show, however, nobody knows what's going to come out of the storybook. Snuggle up with us and discover new stories created on the spot by some of Boston's best improv troupes. Who knows what valuable -- or questionable -- life lessons will come out of this improvised book of fairytales?



07/11/15

$12



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

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



"THE HUMAN CONDITION" Artist Reception

Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios

The Human Condition exhibit at the Loading Dock Gallery is a collaboration of 10 artists that focuses on the differing and unique aspects of what being human entails. Participating artists are Glenn Szegedy, Will Winslow, Roneld Lores, Angela Alés, Mary Hart, Nancy Tobey, Laurie Simko, Nikki Giraffo, Gay Tracy, and Daniel Tracy. These artists work in a wide variety of medium such as painting in oil and encaustic, drawing, sculpture and mixed media. Most work at Western Avenue Studios or within the greater Lowell area.  Daniel Tracy is a Brooklyn NY artist with roots in the Merrimack Valley.

The focus of the Human Condition exhibit is on conditions that we all share as human beings as opposed to factors such as gender, race, culture, or class. The artists explored universal themes of what makes us “human” such as the search for meaning, love, depression, and death. Nancy Tobey encourages the viewer to search for deeper meaning in her encaustic and oil stick artwork while Angela Alés tells the story of her spiritual search in her artwork



07/11/15

Free



- http://theloadingdockgallery.com

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



Above the Fold: Alumni Works in Design

Presented by MassArt

Boston, MA (June 3, 2015) - Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)presents the third biennial juried alumni exhibition Above the Fold: Alumni Works in Design  from June 11-July 11, 2015 in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries (621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, on the Avenue of the Arts).  Showcasing the breadth of design thinking, creative excellence, and ingenuity embodied by MassArt’s alumni, Above the Fold features the work of 39 distinguished alumni designers in the fields of architecture, dynamic media, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, and industrial design.  All exhibitions at MassArt are free and open to the public.  The Bakalar & Paine Galleries are open Monday through Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.and Wednesdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (closed on Sundays). For more information call 617 879 7333,email galleryinfo@massart.edu or see www.massart.edu.

Works in Above the Fold were juried by the following design professionals: Sam Aquillano, Founder and Executive Director of the Design Museum Foundation;Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD); and Clifford Stoltze, Founder and Creative Director of Stoltze Design.

 

Above the Fold: Alumni Works in Design

On view:  June 11-July 11, 2015

Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

Reception: Thursday, June 11, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

J.P. Licks to donate product for the opening reception.

 



06/11/15 - 07/11/15

All exhibitions at MassArt are free and open to the public.



- http://www.massart.edu/Galleries/BakalarandPaine/Above_The_Fold.html



FOLLIES: Women Dance The Comic Part 1 - Lucky Plush Productions at The Yard

Presented by The Yard

JULY 10 | 8PM
JULY 11 | 6:30PM

"The Queue"   

location: Patricia Nanon Theater

part of the 2015 Yard Arts Season

Lucky Plush Productions is a recipient of The Yard's 2015 Offshore Creation Residency, which enables the artists to pursue their explorations of what matters most. They will be at The Yard in creative residency July 13-20

Equal parts dance and theater, The Queue is choreographed and created by Lucky Plush founder/director Julia Rhoads and collaborator Leslie Danzig. The Queue finds its influences in early 20th-century forms of slapstick, Vaudeville, Busby Berkeley-style choreography, creaky one-act plays and a 1746 farcical play about a family inheritance. These sources and performance vocabularies collide with contemporary dance and the distinctly non-theatrical context of waiting to create a dance-theater production, showcasing Lucky Plush's signature blend of high-level dancing, acting, and off-the-cuff improvisation.

Co-creator / co-director / choreographer: Julia Rhoads
Co-creator / co-director: Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Original music: The Claudettes (Johnny Iguana and Michael Caskey)
Sound design: Michael Caskey
Lighting design: Cat Wilson
Costume design: Jeff Hancock

Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based ensemble dance-theater company led by founding Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. The company is committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence—a palpable live-ness—shared by performers in real time with audiences. Lucky Plush creates work that is richly layered and thought provoking, and invites audiences to engage with the work in compelling and relatable ways. A unique hybrid of high-level dance and theater, Lucky Plush’s work blends complex choreography, surprising humor, and socially relevant content. LPP has premiered over 30 original works, including 13 full-length productions. Recent presentations include Spoleto Festival/USA, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Dance Cleveland, North Carolina State University, Kohler Arts Center, Purdue Convocations, Juniata College, and Connecticut College, among others, and the company will tour to Hawaii, California, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, Vermont, Iowa, and Ohio in 2015. Press features include The Boston Globe’s “10 Best Dance Performances of 2013,” Chicago Public Radio's "Best of 2011"; The Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago 2010"; Time Out Chicago's "The Decade's 10 Best Original Dance Works,” and a Time Out Chicago cover story "5 reasons to love dance in Chicago," among others.

Julia Rhoads (Co-creator/co-director/choreographer) is the founding Artistic Director of Lucky Plush Productions. She has created over 25 works with the company including 11 evening-length productions, several of which have toured extensively throughout the US. Other choreography credits include Lookingglass Theatre’s The Great Fire, Walkabout Theater’s Mama: A Play for Voices, Redmoon’s Project Y, and River North Chicago Dance Company’s Oasis and Between Three, among others. She is a former member of the San Francisco Ballet and ensemble member of XSIGHT! Performance Group. Julia is the recipient of the 2013 Alpert Award in Dance, a fellowship from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, a Cliff Dwellers Choreography Award, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships for Choreography, a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and a 2014 Fractured Atlas Arts Entrepreneurship Award for her work with Creative Partners. Her work for Lucky Plush has received competitive awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, and the National Performance Network, among others. She received her BA in History from Northwestern University, her MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and she has taught in the dance and theater programs of several Chicago-area colleges and universities. She is currently a Lecturer and Dance Advisor at University of Chicago's department of Theater and Performance Studies.   

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (Co-creator/co-director) also co-created/co-directed Lucky Plush’s The Better Half.  She is co-founder of the physical theater company 500 Clown, and co-created/directed 500 Clown Macbeth, Frankenstein, Elephant Deal, and Christmas. Her work with 500 Clown has played at Chicago venues including Steppenwolf and Lookingglass, and toured extensively throughout the US. Other projects include Wild Sounds with Third Coast Percussion (director); Redmoon’s Hunchback at NYC’s New Victory Theater (director); Pat Kane’s Float with About Face Theatre (director); Redmoon’s The Elephant and the Whale with Chicago Children’s Theater (co-director with Frank Maugeri); touring with NYC’s Elevator Repair Service (actor); playing Masha in The Seagull in Lake Lucille, NY (dir. Brian Mertes); and teaching and directing at numerous Chicago-area colleges and universities. Leslie received her BA from Brown University and PhD from Northwestern University in Performance Studies. She trained in physical theater and clown with Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier and is currently the curator of The University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, where artists and scholars experiment with forms of collaboration.



07/10/15 - 07/11/15

$25 General Admission; $15 Students, Seniors, Active Military



- http://www.dancetheyard.org/folliesweek1



Jazz Summit : benefit concert presented by the "Friends of Anthony Weller"

Presented by Friends of Anthony Weller

Featuring Billy Novick (reeds), Phil Swanson (trombone), Maggie Galloway (vocals), Jon Jarvis (piano), Bob Nieske (bass), David Benjamin (reeds), Jerry Wilfong (bass), and David Landoni (bass).

Proceeds to benefit the quality of life issues faced by highly regarded Boston-area musician and writer Anthony Weller, a long-time Gloucester resident, who has been immobilized for the past 5 years with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and can no longer work as a guitarist. Funds will go towards expenses not covered by insurance, i.e. hiring care givers and to retrofitting his home to accommodate wheelchair access and adaptive technologies.

Further background information on the multi-talented Anthony Weller can be found at www.anthonyweller.com and www.writeweller.com. An online fundraising campaign, also established by the "Friends of Anthony Weller," can be found specifically at www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/linking-hands-for-anthony/270427.



07/11/15

Tickets: $25. In advance: http://www.jazz-summit-for-anthony-weller.eventbrite.com; also available at the door, cash or check only.



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-summit-presented-by-the-friends-of-anthony-weller-tickets-17218269307



New Orleans River Party Cruise on the Merrimack!

Presented by Laite Interactive at Newburyport BluesCruise

A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the New Orleans River Party Cruise setting sail on Saturday July 11th featuring NOLA performing artist Henri Smith and his band, “Friends and Flavours”, with legendary saxophonist Amadee Castenell and J. Laite.

A native of New Orleans, Henri Smith has frequently worked the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with artists such as Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Ellis Marsalis and Kermit Ruffins.  Ruffins first invited Smith to perform at the Jazz Fest, bringing the singer exposure to an enthusiastic audience. With his sophisticated swing and dramatic delivery of jazz, blues, and Cajun-flavored music, Smith’s career as an entertainer has expanded.

After losing his home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Smith moved to New England.  Here he re-connected with fellow New Orleans musicians including Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Aaron Neville, lifelong friend, trumpeter and composer, Stanton Davisthe legendary Amadee Castenell, and percussionist Charles Burchell, and created “Henri Smith’s Friends and Flavours”.

A cash bar and snacks are available and the event is accessible to the physically challenged with assistance provided by staff.  This sunset cruise departs at 7:00 pm.   Tickets are $36.ºº  in advance and $40.ºº  on the day of the event and capacity of the boat is limited.  Tickets are available online and at Dyno Records, 1 Middle St., Newburyport MA, (978) 462-9630, and Captain’s Fishing Parties, Plum Island Point, Newburyport MA, (800) 427-1333.  Group reservations are available by calling (978) 463-7878. To purchase tickets online or for more information visit www.NewburyportBluesCruise.com.



07/11/15

$36 in advance | $40 day of event (plus online ticket processing fee)



- http://NewburyportBluesCruise.com

Newburyport BluesCruise - Point Rd., Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, 01950



Toshi Reagon presents the Love Sessions: Michael Jackson Vs. Prince

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

The soulful singer and guitarist Toshi Reagon's love-themed concert takes a deep dive into the songbooks of two American pop icons. The show features Reagon and a spectacular group of collaborators - including Ki Ki Hawkins, Tamar-kali, Morley, Martha Redbone, Xavier Smith, Rachel Eckroth, Ganessa James, Allison Miller, Alex Nolan, and Chala Yancy - taking on Prince and MJ's hits and B-sides alike.

Called “a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive, and uplifting in American music," Reagon is a musical force to be reckoned with. It’s no surprise that she’s right at home channeling two of the greats, diving into the repertoires of Michael Jackson and Prince for an all-out musical smack down where the King of Pop comes face-to-face with the Prince. This is a battle where everyone goes home a winner.



07/11/15

$20 advance + student / $26 day of / $36 preferred



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=1006

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



Fellswater, “Boston's premier Celtic music ensemble”

Presented by notloB Music

Fellswater, “Boston's premier Celtic music ensemble” is Betsy Ketudat, Fiddle; Jim MacConduibh, Guitar/Bouzouki; Sarah MacConduibh, Irish Flute/Whistle; Andrew McIntosh, Smallpipes 
http://www.fellswater.com/

Continuing our series of Scottish traditional music at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, notloB is very pleased to welcome back for the THIRD time Fellswater, “Boston's premier Celtic music ensemble”. 

Fellswater is a dynamic instrumental Celtic music ensemble based out of Boston playing a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Fellswater has delighted audiences at New Hampshire Highland Games (2010, 2012, 2014), Blackstone River Theatre (2012, 2013, 2015), Club Passim (BCMFest 2012) and Colonial Williamsburg (2014). The band will be performing at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in 2015. Fellswater has released two well-received albums, "Fellswater," and "Thursday Night." The band features Betsy Ketudat on fiddle, Jim MacConduibh on guitar and bouzouki, Sarah MacConduibh on Irish Flute and whistle, and Andrew McIntosh on smallpipes. 

Dinner and a show.
Patrons who show their server their eventbrite ticket for that evening's concert get 10% off dinner at the nearby 
Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA
(781) 648-2223)
http://www.thaiesarncuisine.com/
OR
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave Arlington, MA
(781) 648-8882
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Tickets http://www.eventbrite.com/o/notlob-music-6730833315
Website https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic 
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Contact notlobreservations@gmail.com 

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PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE VENUE.



07/11/15

$10-15



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Soular Jazz Festival

Presented by Soular Jazz Foundation

The SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL is a hybrid jazz festival and green technology fair dedicated to raising awareness of global warming

and possible solutions to it. Festival founder, Ed Harlow, is a jazz saxophonist and composer who has performed

across the US and abroad. His playful and often quirky compositions blur the line between funk,

jazz and latin music. Harlow’s works are published internationally by Advance Music. The

SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL will be held on the grounds of First Parish Northboro on July 11,

2015.

The festival will bring great local and international jazz artists and the innovators and

entrepreneurs of green technologies together. The goal is to spread the promise of a better

future through music and sharing ideas that preserve our planet for future generations. Five jazz

groups will perform while green technology, children’s activities and climate change information

is shared by vendors, presenters and festival attendees.

Performers at the SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL include:

Ed Harlow’s Gringo Kings (USA)

The Yabuno Ettun Project with Richie Barshay (Japan/Israel/USA)

Jason Palmer Quartet (USA)

The Boston Horns (USA)

Activities will include:

green tech demonstrations

Sun Fun kids parade

children’s activities such as solar popcorn making

Ed Harlow lives in Northborough and has been a jazz composer and musician for twenty-eight

years. Along with composing and performing, Harlow also teaches music at Marlborough High

School and at Newton South High School where he leads the award-winning Jazz Combo.

Harlow’s vision for the SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL was inspired in part by the work of Danilo

Pérez. For ten years, the Danilo Pérez Foundation has sought to create social change in

Panama by providing disadvantaged youths with musical training and guidance. After having

worked with Pérez at the Panama Jazz Festival in 2014 & 2015, Harlow seized upon the idea of

creating awareness of and solutions to global warming by pairing a green technology fair with

jazz performances.

The SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL will run from 11 AM to 4 PM on July 11, 2015 at First Parish

Northboro at 40 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532. First Parish Northboro is an

accredited Green Sanctuary and has ample parking for cars and bicyclists.

Ed Harlow has shared the stage with Danilo Peréz, John Patitucci and Pauquito D’Rivera and

has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. He leads and composes music

for the Gringo Kings and has toured worldwide with numerous groups. He can be found at

www.edharlow.com and can be reached at soularjazz.ed@gmail.com.



07/11/15

FREE



- http://soularjazzfest.com



Thieves Like Us

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Thieves Like Us

Directed by Robert Altman. With Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck
US 1974, 35mm, color, 122 min

Thieves Like Us is an earth-toned, understated portrait of Depression-era gangsters in Mississippi that, in good Altman fashion, presents no heroes or even Bonnie and Clyde-like antiheroes, but the ordinary dreamers of Edward Anderson’s 1937 novel. Spending time with a band of ex-cons in their unguarded and awkward moments—around the dinner table, self-consciously flirting or telling bad jokes—Altman unfurls psychologically scenic tableaux grounded in an unflappable everydayness. Even the unglamorous coupling of Keith Carradine’s Bowie and Shelley Duvall’s Keechie arises from a genuine, mutual affection rather than out of desperation, violation or dangerous thrill: Keechie remains unimpressed and vaguely disappointed with Bowie’s unconventional profession. Apparently ignorant of Nicholas Ray’s more romantic take in They Live by Night (1948), Altman only wryly folds in elements of drama, performance and show business, as when the gangsters critique the coverage of their hijinks in the papers or when Romeo and Juliet plays on the radio. Meanwhile, he maintains an authentically felt consideration of these weary lives, their tragic foibles and those who do not perish in blazes of glory, but either die unceremoniously or bitterly toil on.



07/11/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/altman.html#thieves

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Merrill’s Marauders

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Merrill’s Marauders

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Peter Brown
US 1962, 35mm, color, 98 min

Rarely screened today, Merrill’s Marauders is a rousing widescreen adventure and heartfelt tribute to American heroism during WWII that draws heavily upon Fuller's own combat experiences. In retelling the little-known story of the incredible long march and intervention against the Japanese in Burma made by Brigadier General Frank Merrill's "marauders,” Fuller chose to focus not on the "action" of gunfights and raids but upon the less glamorous reality of fatigue, boredom and dull pain that was the foot soldier's everyday experience. The idea that heroism and victory lie in sheer endurance and willpower, and not simply in blowing up a bridge, is powerfully embodied in the restrained performance by Jeff Chandler, who gives stoic dignity to Merrill in one of his last roles before the actor's tragically early death.



07/11/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/fuller.html#merrill

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Gloriae Dei Cantores Presents Mendelssohn's Elijah

Presented by Gloriae Dei Cantores at Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans MA

Gloriae Dei Cantores presents Elijah

July 10 & 11, 7:30pm

The internationally acclaimed, Orleans-based Gloriae Dei Cantores, under the direction of Richard K. Pugsley, presents Mendelssohn's Elijah featuring guest soloists Martha Guth (Soprano), Jossie Pérez (Alto), Limmie Pulliam (Tenor), and Andrew Nolen (Bass). Performed in the original German, the concerts will be accompanied by full orchestra, July 10 & 11 at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA, a contemporary expression of an ancient basilican style of architecture. Concerts at 7:30pm, Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:45pm.

Tickets: 508-240-2400 or online at www.gdcchoir.org.



07/10/15 - 07/11/15

$35, $30 for seniors, free for 18 & under



- http://www.gdcchoir.org

Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans MA - 5 Bayview Drive, Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA, 02653



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



Peter and Will Anderson

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

“I WAS THOROUGHLY SWEPT AWAY BY THE ANDERSON TWINS AND THEIR BAND…THEY EACH PLAY THE CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE WITH A DEVOTION THAT IS APPARENT IN EVERY NOTE”

  “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times)  
“You dudes are the future. You have made my soul smile!” (Quincy Jones)   
  “These guys flood the room with joy” (Seattle Times)



07/12/15

$18($17 Stu/Sen, $15 Mem, $9 child u12)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



The Thoreau Society's Annual Gathering: Thoreau's Sense of Place

Presented by The Thoreau Society

Presentations, nature walks, canoe outings, workshops, social events, top speakers, multimedia events. Keynote address at 10:45 am on Sat., July 11: Robert Gross, Prof. of Early American History at Univ. of Conn., "Thoreau and The Concord You Don't Know," , at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd.
Events will be held in Concord, Lincoln, and the Walden Pond State Reservation.



07/09/15 - 07/12/15

$235 for 4-day conference, $100 for single day, $30 per session (some events free)



- http://thoreausociety.org/event/2015-annual-gathering-thoreaus-sense-place



Summer on the Emerald Necklace

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Join us for a free concert series in the park on Sunday, July 12th! The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Ensemble will be performing at 6:00 pm at Pinebank, Jamaica Pond. Enjoy food trucks, and the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends of all ages. For the young and young- at-heart, there is an hour of fun and games before the concert begins! Concerts are 60- 90 minutes in length and conclude before sunset.  



07/12/15

FREE



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/



The Art of Aquarellum

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Mix your own watercolor hues to paint an animal mandala on heavy watercolor paper.  

Projects are suitable for ages 8 through adult; some are suitable for younger children with an adult helper.



07/06/15 - 07/12/15

$12 per person includes all materials.



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



Intrude

Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D

As the latest temporary outdoor installation to be part of the D Street ArtLAB WonderLAND exhibit, Intrude features five giant illuminated white inflatable rabbits standing on The Lawn. The two story high glowing rabbits will take over the Lawn for several days, giving us the feeling of being very, very small! The accompanying light installation will evoke a sense of wonderment and imagery from childhood.

Intrude was created in 2014 for Vivid Festival of Light in Sydney by artist Amanda Parer and has since traveled to festivals across the globe including stops in England, Belgium, Australia, France, Canada, Scotland, Denmark and Italy.



07/09/15 - 07/12/15

Free



- http://lawnond.com/calendar_events/intrude/

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



OTP's TRAVELOGUE songs from the road

Presented by Open Theatre Project at Community Music Center of Boston

Open Theatre Project is proud to announce our second SONG BOOK PERFORMANCE SERIES production of the year. TRAVELOGUE will be featuring our 2015 Resident Musical Theatre artists. 

Each performance is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN! 

Productions will take place on July 10th, 11th & 12th at the Community Music Center of Boston in the BCA. This production will present a selection of story songs inspired by the road from Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Ben Folds, Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, with some classic musical theatre standards and more!

The Song Book Performance Series will include concerts, performances, and workshops throughout 2015 & 2016 which provide a wide range of opportunities for the resident artists and our audience as a whole.

Travelogue features 2015 Resident Musical Theatre Artists Molly Gervis, Hollyann Marshall, Leah Carrow, and Hilary Costa.

Directed by Ryan DeFoe



07/10/15 - 07/12/15

All performances are PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN



- https://www.artful.ly/store/events/6252

Community Music Center of Boston - 34 Warren Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Hydrangeas at Highfield Hall

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall & Gardens kicks off the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Joan Harrison, author of   Hydrangeas: Cape Cod and the Islands, will be offering a lecture on growing hydrangeas on Cape Cod as well as a book signing; Barbara Conolly will present a talk about how to grow hydrangeas and Terry Soares will introduce the newest hydrangea varieties. 

Throughout the event: new varieties of hydrangeas will be on display and available for purchase; members of  the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod will hold a “paint out” and arrangements by  Falmouth Garden Club will be on display throughout the mansion.



07/12/15

$5 includes Highfield garden tote



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/cape-cod-hydrangea-festival-hydrangeas-at-highfield/

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



Tormento

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Tormento

Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. With Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Annibale Betrone
Italy 1950, 35mm, b/w, 98 min. Italian with English subtitles

After the grand success of Yvonne Sanson and Amedeo Nazzari as star-crossed lovers in Raffaello Matarazzo’s Chains, Titanus quickly reteamed all three in a string of remarkable melodramas. The second in this series, Tormento places the star couple at the center of an ensemble piece about a middle-class community striving to improve itself, but torn apart by jealousy and hypocrisy. The film’s rising count of crises reaches a fever pitch that is truly operatic yet always grounded by Matarazzo’s gift for realistic detail.



07/12/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/titanus.html#tormento

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



House of Bamboo

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

House of Bamboo

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi
US 1955, 35mm, color, 103 min

Assigned to remake Fox's 1948 crime film The Street With No Name, Fuller transported the story of underworld racketeers to postwar Tokyo and Yokohama and joyfully seized the challenge of filming one of the first major Hollywood productions shot on location in US-occupied Japan. House of Bamboo is a brisk and violently beautiful tale of love and betrayal made vivid by bold expressions of Fuller's signature graphic style (an assassination in an ofuro tub, a gunfight on a rooftop amusement park) and extraordinary use of iconic Japanese locations, from Mount Fuji to gaudy pachinko parlors. The twin poles of the taut drama are Robert Ryan and Robert Stack as competing versions of steely and scarred masculinity, each with a secret vulnerability flickering beneath their shells of brooding bitterness that hint at a dark past. Fuller adds a subversive element by making House of Bamboo a kind of love story between men, with the gorgeous Shirley Yamaguchi caught somewhere in between.



07/12/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/fuller.html#house

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Box Village

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

Creativity and enthusiasm needed. We are turning cardboard boxes into the best toy ever! Join us for a community build using boxes to construct our very own Children’s Museum Village.



07/13/15

$9 per person- members and children under 1 are free!



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org

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



Cambridge Arts Summer in the City: Little Groove

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

Children will use their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs that help them build important motor and social skills. They will also have fun using real instruments such as drums, shakers, and tambourines.



07/13/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/summerinthecity/summerinthecity2015



Fixed Bayonets!

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Fixed Bayonets!

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O’Shea
US 1951, 35mm, b/w, 92 min

For his debut at Fox and follow-up to The Steel Helmet, Fuller returned again to the Korean War with an even bleaker and different perspective on the then-ongoing conflict, now seen from the vantage of an exhausted US Army platoon left behind on a frigid snowy mountainside to hold back the inevitable enemy advance. Although shot entirely on the studio lot, Fixed Bayonets! delivers a startlingly realistic and harrowing depiction of combat colored by Fuller's ace typecasting of weathered tough guy character actors—Skip Homeier and Gene Evans among them—as war-worn "grunts.” More unusual, however, is the film's frequent subjective turn, with interior voiceovers speaking of the fear, gnawing boredom and moral dilemmas gripping the men, most critically the singularly anxious solider subtly played by Richard Basehart. As in The Steel Helmet, Fuller again challenges Hollywood's all-too-often one-dimensional definition of war heroism by revealing the fear and frightful indecision that is the everyday reality of the battlefield. Look carefully for a young James Dean in his first, very brief, screen appearance towards the end of the film.



07/13/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/fuller.html#fixed

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Steve Earle & the Duke

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Steve Earle and The Dukes’ album, Terraplane, had a fantastic first week landing at #21 on the Top 200 and #39 on the Billboard 200. Additionally, it took the #1 spot on the Blues Chart, #2 in Folk, #3 in Country, #3 in Independent Current Albums and #13 in vinyl albums. This follows a lightning speed ascent up the Americana radio chart to #1 in just three weeks.



07/14/15

$29.50-$37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/steve-earle/

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



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



The Story Collider

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

"The Story Collider" is an evening of true, personal stories about science. Whether you wear a white lab coat or haven’t seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and "The Story Collider" wants to hear them.



07/14/15

$10-$12



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/story-collider-0

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Coolidge at the Greenway: THE BIRDS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Experience cinema classics under the stars! The Coolidge is thrilled to be partnering with the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a free outdoor screening series this summer.

Screenings will take place at sunset at the Greenway's Wharf District Park (located between Milk and India Streets in Boston). All films will be screened in 35mm. Special thanks to our co-presenter, Boston Light & Sound.

THE BIRDS: Nothing equals The Birds for sheer terror when Alfred Hitchcock unleashes his foul friends in one of his most shocking and memorable masterpieces.



07/14/15

Free!



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

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company at the Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center

Presented by The Yard

TUESDAY, JULY 14 | 7PM

Airs
The Uncommitted
Company B

location: MV High School Performing Arts Center
part of the 2015 Yard Arts Season

Called “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time” by New York Times, Paul Taylor is one of this country's truly legendary choreographers. 

Paul Taylor is known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, his choreography noted for its physicality and grace as well as its cultural relevance. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Airs is an example of Mr. Taylor’s brilliance with baroque scores, whileThe Uncommitted addresses contemporary relationships and Company B recalls both the high spirits of 1940s America and the heart-wrenching experiences of a nation at war. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor's work to audiences throughout the world.

Mr. Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that audiences all over the world could see his works. He worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests as well as teach and provide community outreach, and he looked back to the 1954 origins of his larger company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world. Engagements are flexible and are customized to meet the needs of each community. They often include master classes and lecture demonstrations in addition to performances in non-traditional venues as well as theaters.

Dancemaker Paul Taylor, one of the seminal artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since he became a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. After 60 years as Artistic Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, he blazed a new trail in 2014 by establishing an institutional home for the art form: Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance. Mr. Taylor will curate and present great modern dances of the past and present alongside his own works at Lincoln Center and other preeminent venues throughout the world, and nurture a new generation of choreographers so that modern dance flourishes long into the future. Mr. Taylor first gained notoriety as a dance maker in 1957 with Seven New Dances. Mr.Taylor has received nearly every important honor given to artists in the United States. In 1992 he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and received an Emmy Award for Speaking in Tongues, produced by WNET/New York the previous year. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 1993. In 1995 he received the Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts and was named one of 50 prominent Americans honored in recognition of their outstanding achievement by the Library of Congress’s Office of Scholarly Programs. He is the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships and honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from California Institute of the Arts, Connecticut College, Duke University, The Juilliard School, Skidmore College, the State University of New York at Purchase, Syracuse University and Adelphi University. Awards for lifetime achievement include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship – often called the “genius award” – and the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award. Other awards include the New York State Governor’s Arts Award and the New York City Mayor’s Award of Honor for Art and Culture. In 1989 Mr.Taylor was elected one of ten honorary members of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Having been elected to knighthood by the French government as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1969 and elevated to Officier in 1984 and Commandeur in 1990, Mr. Taylor was awarded France’s highest honor, the Légion d’Honneur, in 2000 for exceptional contributions to French culture.

Mr. Taylor’s dances are performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the six-member Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company (begun in 1993), and companies throughout the world including the Royal Danish Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He remains among the most sought-after choreographers working today, commissioned by presenting organizations the world over. Continuing to embrace new challenges, in 2012 Mr. Taylor moved the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s performances to a new home at Lincoln Center, where it has attracted larger audiences than ever before. And in 2014 he established PaulTaylor’s American Modern Dance.



07/14/15

$50 Premiere Reserved Seating
$35 General Admission
$25 Students, Seniors, Active Military



- http://www.dancetheyard.org/paultaylor



The Story Space featuring Arthur Surette

Presented by The Story Space

 Arthur Surette is the real deal. Come enjoy a summer's eve with this eloquent storyteller/songwriter/special guest from the New Hampshire woods.

Upcoming: July 21 - Andrea Lovett, July 28 - Linda Havel.

The Story Space is the World's longest-running, and only weekly, Storytelling Venue!

Every Tuesday Night at 6:45pm -- Open telling (8-minute time limit) followed by a Feature. Long-time tellers, and those new to storytelling alike, will find this the ideal place to sharpen their skills and try out new material before an audience that truly listens.

We're located at 'Out of the Blue Too', 541 Mass Ave, in Central Square. See http://www.storyspace.org/ for full details. $5.00 requested donation.



07/14/15

FREE (Donations gratefully accepted).



- http://www.storyspace.org/



Mini Makers

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

Are you ready to take everyday materials to a whole new altitude? For this Mini Makers event, we’ll be exploring different flying machines and giving children an opportunity to design, build, and test their very own aircraft using everyday household materials. So fly in on Tuesday, July 14 anytime from 10am-3pm and you’ll be well on your way to creating your very own aircraft. You can choose from rockets, airplanes, helicopters, and more as you start your aviation experience! Everyone can be a Maker! We'll supply the materials, just bring your imagination and together we'll explore and create some amazing flying crafts. Check the Museum’s website for a full schedule of summer activities: www.childrensmuseumineaston.org



07/14/15

$9 per person, free for members and children under 1



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/home0.aspx

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



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

River’s Rush (New England Premiere)
Kevin Puts



07/15/15

FREE



- http://www.landmarksorchestra.org/

DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade - 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA, 02108



Art from the Heart Benefit

Presented by Vegan Outreach

Art from the Heart is a benefit celebrating the joy animals derive from loving relationships. Original paintings and prints by artist Deidra Smith range from deer nuzzling to a puppy’s first kiss from a kitten. Proceeds benefit the standout organization and top recommended charity Vegan Outreach that has distributed 13 million booklets explaining how to defeat global warming, pollution, habitat loss, and rainforest destruction.



06/15/15 - 07/15/15

Free to view



- http://theperfectsolution.wix.com/vegan-outreach#



The Greenway Sessions: Jive McFly

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Jive McFly is a Boston-based band specializing in a blend of funk, rock, and pop. They have spent the last few years expanding their fan base by playing at local Boston venues such as the Red Room at Café 939, Church of Boston, and TT the Bear’s Place, among others. Since forming at Berklee College of Music, where all band members currently study, Jive McFly has harnessed their influences, such as Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, into a unique sound that offers something to any music lover. They incorporate originals with covers from Hall and Oats, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and many other artists.



07/15/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/jive-mcfly-0

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing

Presented by Revels

This summer join us for a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor.  We'll sing sea chanteys and more while enjoying a cool ocean breeze and fabulous vistas. Revels music director George Emlen and musician David Coffin lead the fun.  Don't know the words? Have no fear! The Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs will be yours, free for the evening.  Bring a picnic dinner but no alcohol, please. (Alcohol will be available for purchase on board.) Cruise from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Purchase your tickets in advance as our harbor cruises sell out each year!



07/15/15

Tickets: $35



- http://www.revels.org/shows-events/harbor-cruises/



80 Dusty Fingers Pastel Painting Demo

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Artist-in-Residence Gary Ozias sets up a temporary studio in the Wayside Visitor Center to demonstrate the techniques and approaches he takes with pastel to make artwork that is uniquely his own. Stop in to see how he transforms a chalky stick of color into a work of beauty.



07/15/15

Free with museum admission.



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

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



Second Hand Rose / Cordelia & the Buffalo

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

In May 2013 Second Hand Rose signed with the Chinese indie company Modern Sky, vowing to take its ridiculous rollercoaster of emotions to its logical extreme. The band unleashed the much-anticipated Useless Rock concert in December, becoming the first mainland rock band to perform in the 4,000-seat, state-owned Workers’ Gymnasium. This feat alone shows the band’s contributions to the history of Chinese-language music as well as its successful efforts to introduce China’s masses and elites to “alternative culture.” The name Second Hand Rose comes from the notion that rock in China is a secondhand and imported endeavor; as such, the band's song "Leading a Dabbling Life" devolves into a Chinese sing-along version of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.

Cordelia Vizcaino is a Mexican American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. She started singing at a young age and rapidly developed a keen ear for harmony, a strong passion for piano, a curiosity for guitar, and a knack for captivating her listeners. The Texas native draws her unique musical inspiration from Mexican Indian tribes and Native American cultures. Her love and admiration for their percussive instruments, flamboyant wardrobe, vibrant war paint, and feathered headdresses nurture her identity as a colorful musician. In 2011, she set out to find the perfect combination of musicians to give life to a fresh, unique new sound. She founded an indie/electronic rock band with Berklee students Yusuke Sato (guitar), Carlos Feitoza (keys), Diego Diaz (drums), Federico Masetti (bass), and herself (vocals, tambourine, and synths/keyboard). With these members, Cordelia & the Buffalo was born.



07/15/15

$12 in advance / $14 day of show



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/second-hand-rose-0

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



Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory’s Wacky Wednesdays family concert series welcomes Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys back to the Jane Carr Amphitheater. Wacky Wednesdays audiences are still buzzing about how much fun children and adults have singing and dancing in the aisles during Vanessa Trien’s performances at the Carr Amphitheater. This charismatic Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer has captured the hearts of young and not-so-young South Shore audiences alike.  A Music Together® teacher, Trien has released three award-winning children's CDs, Carnival Day, Hot Air Balloon, and her latest, Bubble Ride.

As Boston Children's Music puts it, "Vanessa's shows are perfect.  It's hard to explain and I can't quite put my finger on what it is they do differently, but whatever it is, it really gets the kids (and parents) excited!...She has some sort of magical energy that makes all of her shows super fun..." 

Wacky Wednesdays family concerts are one of two Summer Spotlight concert series in the SSC’s open air venue. WATD is the media partner for Wacky Wednesdays.  The other series, Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts, starts on July 11.



07/15/15

$15 tickets for adults, $5 tickets for children



- http://www.sscmusic.org/wacky_wednesdays.html

South Shore Conservatory - One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA, 02043



Amazing Bugs

Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton

Our insect friends will be the focus at the Children’s Museum in Easton for the Amazing Bugs Drop-in Day on Wednesday July 15th. So, let’s bug out together from 10am-3pm as we explore, create, and understand more about these critters that are important for our backyard gardens! In addition to a bug-filled day, there will be a special performance at the Museum from the zany and original story teller Jackson Gillman at noon. This “Stand-Up Chameleon” has been in the performing business since 1978 and uses humor to bring laughter and inspiration to all of his performances. Gillman will incorporate his many talents as mime, actor, songsmith and storyteller into his educational performance at the Museum.



07/15/15

$9 per person, members and children under 1 are free.



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org



Everyman

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.



07/16/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



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

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



Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Eternal Seasons

Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

Violinist Edson Scheid and mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore join Aston Magna’s ensemble for the season’s final event, “Eternal Seasons,” July 16-18, in a performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; J.S. Bach Cantata Wiederstehe doch der Sünde and other Bach selections. Also with violin soloists Danielle Maddon, Julie Leven, and Daniel Stepner, who leads the ensemble.



07/16/15

$30-$35; Subscriptions and Discounts Available



- http://www.astonmagna.org

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Ripe

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Like any good pop-funk dance band, Ripe is dedicated to creating an unforgettable live performance. The seven-piece Boston-based band is heavily influenced by psychedelic music, evident in their vintage baja hoodies, afros, scruffy beards, and funk instrumentals. Lead singer Robbie Wulfsohn, whose silky vocals evoke Sting one moment and Jason Mraz the next, can also transform into purely soulful R&B. This flexible pop component mixes seamlessly with the funk foundation of the trombone, percussion, saxophone, and organ. Working on their second EP, a follow up to debut Produce the Juice, it’s clear what the band’s number one goal is: as they belt on track Makin’ Ice, “I just want to make you move.”



07/16/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/ripe/

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



National Theatre in HD: Everyman

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.



07/16/15

$22



- http://rockportmusic.org/everyman/

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



Royally Talented

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

"Royally Talented" is a variety competition for new and emerging artists in the Boston area. The show celebrates queer artists and their allies in the art of burlesque, comedy, spoken word, variety arts, and all genres of drag. Signups are open at allixmortis.com until June 16, or until all spots are filled.



07/16/15

$10-$15



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/royally-talented

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



2015 Summer Music Series: Borges and Ward

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Thursday, July 16 @ Noon

Borges and Ward pull from two distinctly Brazilian forms of music, Samba and Bossa Nova. Bossa Nova was born from Samba in the 1950s bringing the jazz element into the already lively, African influenced style of music. The elements of Bossa Nova give Anna Borges vocals an intimate, gentle hum while allowing Bill Ward to show his jazzier side through guitar.



07/16/15

Free



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



Petting Zoo

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

Make way for ducklings, bunnies, chickens, and so much more! On July 16th from 10am-3pm the Children’s Museum in Easton will be having some of your favorite animals stopping by. Farm Visits is returning with their family friendly Petting Zoo from 11am-2pm. Hop, gallop, or fly on over for a fun-filled day at The Children’s Museum in Easton!



07/16/15

$9 per person, Members and children under 1 are free



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/home0.aspx

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



After Hopper After Hours

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Join award-winning artists and discover the latest works inspired by one of our country’s greatest painters, Edward Hopper, while enjoying Truro Vineyards’ wine, Twenty Boat Rum cocktails and specials from the Blackfish Food Truck. Hopper’s “Rich’s House” and “Rich’s Barn” are paintings of this Cape Cod landmark, now Truro Vineyards.

Stop by earlier in the day to watch artists painting this historical setting and see the finished works at After Hopper After Hours. (Artists wishing to participate need to contact Helen at Addison Art Gallery)

Truro Vineyards produces wine with intense flavor and lush varietal character. Their doors are open to wine lovers from around the world who visit the tasting room and gift shop in their carefully restored 1830s farmhouse. Their distillery, South Hollow Spirits, produces Twenty Boat Spiced Rum & Twenty Boat Amber Rum made from organic molasses and cane sugar juice distilled in their 250 gallon copper pot still.



07/16/15

Free Event



- http://www.addisonart.com



The Decline and Rebirth of a City: 1929-1969

Presented by Boston By Foot

Experience Boston’s own great depression from 1929 to its eventual revival by 1969 on this Decline and Rebirth of a City walking tour. From the iconic Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Commons where over 4,000 unemployed Bostonians denounced key political figures to the Boston City Hall and the portrait of Mayor John Collins who helped revive Boston’s economy.

It would take Mayor John Hynes in the 1950’s and later Mayor John Collins in the 1960’s to finally turn the city around. The solution? Breaking down the ethnic barriers that kept the Boston Irish Catholic Politicians who ran the city, from working with the Boston Brahmin businessmen who owned the city. Learn how this unlikely partnership helped create the Boston we know today.  

For more information, see: http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/decline-and-rebirth-city-1929-1969



07/16/15

$15 General Admission; $5 Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/decline-and-rebirth-city-1929-1969



Deadpan: The Comedy of the Everyday

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums are presenting a series of films and videos in conjunction with the exhibition Jesse Aron Green: Ärtzliche Zimmergymnastik. Programmed by the artist, Round Peg/Square Hole: Films on the Body explores the everyday movement of the human body.

This first installment in the series features Buster Keaton’s Playhouse (22 min.), Bruce Nauman’s Dance or Exercise around the Perimeter of a Square (18 min.), Martha Rosler’sSemiotics of the Kitchen (6 min.), and Charles Atlas’s Hail the New Puritan (85 min.).

The films and videos in this series complement and complicate an understanding of Jesse Aron Green’s multilayered and multidisciplinary works. Green will address these connections, as well as speak more generally about them, as part of his introduction to each installment in the series.

The event will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission. Please enter via the Broadway entrance.



07/16/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/deadpan-the-comedy-of-the-everyday

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



The Laundromat & Beyond Therapy

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Laundromat

Directed by Robert Altman. With Carol Burnett, Amy Madigan, Michael Wright
US 1985, digital video, color, 59 min

A fine example of both Altman’s 1980s telefilms adapted from plays and his love of working with actresses, The Laundromat is primarily a long conversation between two women of different ages and from different classes who find themselves thrown together in the setting that gives the film its title. Over the course of a long, rainy laundry night of the soul, they gradually come to confide in each other. In this one-act written by Marsha Norman, Altman successfully cast against type Carol Burnett, one of many popular comedic entertainers—like Lily Tomlin, Henry Gibson and Cher—the director would place in serious roles. Digibeta presentation courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Beyond Therapy

Directed by Robert Altman. Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson
US 1987, digital video, color, 93 min

Based on the play by Christopher Durang, who has since rejected Altman’s wild co-screenwriting liberties, Beyond Therapy takes the director’s anarchic composition to manic heights. The film opens onto frenetically choreographed action and distracted non sequiturs from an endless array of quirky characters. Within an Eighties therapy culture in full, neurotic bloom, the therapists are indistinguishable from their patients. Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Guest play lovers whose discontent intensifies when Julie Hagerty’s flighty Prudence enters the picture through a personal ad. Set in New York yet filmed in Paris, Altman’s relentless exercise in absurdity is a pastiche of dysfunctional people in a dysfunctional world, with homosexuality—a recurring theme in his Eighties films—distinctly not considered part of that dysfunction.



07/16/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/altman.html#beyond

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by Oberon

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theatre with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Leaders in these industries have teamed up to create an extraordinary, next-generation experience. This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive event for the audience. Dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians (THE WIG included) all happen around every inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn. AcousticaElectronica sends the audience on a tantalizing voyage filled with sensual and emotional discoveries. A place full of secrets and surprises, rewarding the curiosity of those willing to lose themselves in a night of dream, abandon, and ecstasy… Do you dare enter?



11/15/13 - 07/17/15

Dance Floor: $25; VIP Table Seat: $55



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



Melanie

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opening Act: Kerri Powers

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “Summer of Love” generation.



07/17/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



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

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



Animal Flag

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

Animal Flag is like a rainy day: their lo-fi indie rock creates something that could be attributed to melancholy, but when approached with the right mind-set, it is an intimate, ethereal experience. Their lyrics paint a strong picture of self-reflection, heartbreak, and everything in between.



07/17/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/animal-flag-1

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



Classic Albums Live: Dark Side of the Moon

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does.

For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage — note for note, cut for cut.



07/17/15

Tickets: $30.00 plus fees



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/classic-albums-live-darkside/

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



After Hopper: Painting Hopper's Places en Plein Air

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Celebrating the work of artists inspired by Edward Hopper and Cape Cod — the region he chose to build his home and to paint for decades — artists from across the country will be onsite painting, and offering their own interpretations of, scenes that compelled this great American painter. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17. For more information on "After Hopper" events — and for artists wanting to participate — please email edward@addisonart.com or call 508.255.6200



07/13/15 - 07/17/15

Free Event



- http://www.addisonart.com



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica sends the audience on a tantalizing voyage filled with sensual and emotional discoveries as elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts, and immersive theater are fused with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians (THE WIG included) all happen around every inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn.



06/19/15 - 07/17/15

$25 - $55



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Wavelengths: How to Dress Well

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

From his debut 2010 album Love Remains, dubbed “the biggest breakthrough in home-recorded lo-fi in years” by Pitchfork, Tom Krell’s project How to Dress Well has provided audiences with an energetic mix of electronic pop and R&B. Though laced with wistful words, a steady beat infuses the songs with confidence and optimism. In How to Dress Well’s latest album, "What Is This Heart?," experimentation has fermented into a minimal, highly produced record full of confessional dance-pop ballads.



07/17/15

$20 ICA members + students / $25 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/how_to_dress_well/

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



Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Presented by Boston Bowery at The Lawn on D

In 2002, in the midst of a year of sleeplessness, and novel-writing, Alex Ebert created two things: A distracted, deformed, and hopelessly romantic messianic character named Edward Sharpe, and a new kind of mathematics called Magnetic Zeros. The novel was never completed and the math's application is yet-to-be determined, but Ebert liked the sound of those two inventions combined, and a band who's members were yet to be met was born. (Note: "Edward Sharpe" is not an alter ego of Ebert's, but rather "a vehicle that delivered me back to myself"). Several years later, disillusioned with just about every aspect of his life, Ebert dropped nearly everything- his relationship, his home, his phone, and even Alcoholics Anonymous, and embarked on the journey of self discovery and liberation that gave birth to the material that would be the first Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros album, Up From Below. Inspired primarily by the simple, rag-tag, jangly sing-a-longs at his elementary school, Ebert wrote songs designed for a large group to have a childish, unprofessional, and irreverent feel.



07/17/15

$35 advance / $38 day of show



- http://www.boweryboston.com/event/829581-edward-sharpe-magnetic-zeros-boston/

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



Bird Mancini and T Max

Presented by Rocky Neck Art Colony

 

Bird Mancini and T Max

The Rocky Neck Art Colony's Only Exellent Music Series presents Bird Mancini and T Max, in celebration of The Beatles 50th anniversary of the release of the "Help" single! Both Beatles songs and original music will be played.

Bird Mancini's website: http://www.birdmancini.com/



07/17/15

$10 at the door



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Fair Verona Festivals: Free Community Arts Days

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

As part of its Shakespeare OFF the Common program, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with three Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston neighborhoods to curate open-air Fair Verona Festivals, which will focus on different themes from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Each Fair Verona Festival will have a rotating mainstage as well as tents and booths showcasing the work of CSC2, work from host Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as local artists. Festivals will also include workshops in the visual and performing arts, and interactive outdoor activities, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, dancing, fight choreography, improvisation, and theater games. 

Each festival will be held in parks and outdoor spaces adjacent to the following clubs:

West End House Boys & Girls Club (Ringer Park: 105 Allston Street, Allston) 
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Theme: Recklessness vs. Responsibility

Participants include: 
• Romeo & Juliet performed by CSC2, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s company of early-career actors,
• Museum of Fine Arts
• Boston Ballet
• Pavoh, Inc with young musicians Cole Brightbill, Lizzy Marella, and Coda Sky,
• Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s “Instrument Playground” led by Assistant Conductor Kristo Kondakci  
• Haley Hewitt, harpist
• Rosalita’s Puppets
 

 



07/10/15 - 07/17/15

FREE
 



- http://commshakes.org/events/event/37



Free Fun Friday! at the Cape Ann Museum

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum will be free and open to the public as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday. Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This summer, 70 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts will be open at no cost for 10 weeks during the summer - with 7 sites open for free each Friday.



07/17/15

Free admission



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/free-fun-fridays-july17/

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



Free Fun Friday! at the Fitchburg Art Museum

Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum at Fitchburg Art Museum

Throughout the day there will be exhibits, tours, studio activities, and performances.

 



07/17/15

Free admission



- http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/event-calendar.php?&event=301

Fitchburg Art Museum - 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA, 01420



Free Fun Friday! at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Free Fun Friday at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Gardening / Horticulture - Other



07/17/15

Free admission



- http://www.towerhillbg.org/index.php/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/?id=185922



Cafe Accordion Orchestra

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Dan Newton's Café Accordion Orchestra (CAO) plays an eclectic mix full of French flair, Latin heat, and Bohemien attitude. It's the sound Parisian hipsters in the 1920s would have been down with, a world of swinging tunes perfect for dancing or listening. CAO presents the accordion as few people expect, blending it with guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion, and vocals. For the fan of accordion music this is a must and if you don't like the much maligned squeezebox, Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra could very well convert you.
CAO is led by DAN NEWTON on accordion and vocals, with ERIC MOHRING on mandolin, violin and vocals, ERIK LILLESTOL on bass and vocals, ROBERT BELL on guitar and vocals and JOE STEINGER on percussion. 



07/17/15

$22(Stu/Sen $21, Mem $19, Child U12 $11)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



D Street Dance Party at The Lawn on D

Presented by The Lawn on D

Electronic Pop & Techno meets Dancehall featuring with DJ Ethan K, MetaMovements dancers and party starters, live vocal performances and line dance



07/17/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/events/570209399783869/



Duxbury Music Festival's Bernstein Sondheim Revue

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

This inaugurate concert of DMF’s tenth summer season features a revue of musicals, including Peter Pan, West Side Story, On the Town, Evening Primrose, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Company, and Gypsy, composed by the prodigiously talented, Massachusetts native Leonard Bernstein, and by inimitable American master Stephen Sondheim.

Summer 2015 is momentous because it both marks the Festival's first decade as one of New England's premier chamber music programs, and celebrates the return of the Festival's founding faculty, Oxana Yablonskaya and her son, Dmitry Yablonsky, after an eight-year absence.  They share a back story with the two composers whose acclaimed musicals attest to their unique gifts as American melodists and lyricists, and whose brilliance will be celebrated on July 17.  When, after applying for a visa to emigrate to the United States, Ms. Yablonskaya and her son Dmitry found themselves for more than two years in limbo awaiting a decision regarding their request to leave Russia, Bernstein and Sondheim, among other musicians, actors, writers and politicians, successfully petitioned the Soviet government for their release.  In addition to its nod to these two geniuses of the American musical, this summer’s Festival will honor its Russian-American ties with concerts featuring works by Adams, Arensky, Rachmaninoff, Reich, Shchedrin, and Shostakovich, among others.  



07/17/15

Tickets are $50. Individual tickets as well as a variety of series subscriptions are available



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Ellison Center for the Arts - 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



Tropical Island Night (21+)

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

Exclusively for guests over 21, this one-of-a-kind evening will celebrate Harvard Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibition, Islands: Evolving in Isolation. Come with a date, come with friends, or make new friends as you enjoy light appetizers, signature cocktails, and music while strolling through the museum’s sixteen exhibitions!

Tickets include museum admission, appetizers, and one signature beverage. Cocktails and other beverages will be available for purchase. Advance tickets are strongly suggested. Space is limited.

Use #islandtime hashtag to share your experience on social media.

Purchase Your Tickets

Advance Purchase:? $25 General Admission. Reservations required.

At the Door: $30 General Admission

All attendees must be 21+

 Valid government ID is required for entry. 



07/17/15

Advance Purchase: $25
At The Door: $30



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/tropical-island-night-21

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



Free Fun Friday! at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Presented by Larz Anderson Auto Museum

After a highly popular and successful first time participation as a Free Fun Friday venue last year, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is proud to participate once again as a venue. The Museum will open its doors with free general admission to visitors all day long. Established in 2009, Free Fun Fridays is an annual program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation that includes 66 museums and cultural institutions across the state of Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be between five and eight venues open for free. The program begins Friday, June 27 and runs through Friday, August 29. In addition to our motorcycle and antique car exhibits we will have a tented area outside with activities for families which include learning how to draw motorcycles, building and coloring paper cars, and a scavenger hunt. For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit www.highlandstreet.org. 



07/17/15

Free admission



- http://larzanderson.org/education/free-fun-fridays/



Free Fun Friday! at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Presented by Highland Street Foundation at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

What’s better than a Friday in the summer? A free Friday in the summer! Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on July 17, 2015, for tours, art, and more—all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! The MFA is one of 70 cultural venues from around the state offering free admission this summer, thanks to support of the Highland Street Foundation. 

Family Art-Making Activities

Colorful Kites | Huntington Avenue Entrance, 9:30 am–2 pm (Rain location: Koch Gallery 250, 10 am–2 pm) 
Clay Cartouches | Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 10 am–4 pm 
Drawing in the Galleries | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 11 am–3 pmand 6–9 pm

Tours and Talks

Highlights of the Museum Collections | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 10:30–11:30 am 
Art of Asia | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 11 am–Noon 
Art of the Americas | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Introduction to the Contemporary Collection | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, Noon–12:45 pm 
3 in 30 Minutes | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 12:30–1 pm 
Art of the Ancient World | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 1–2 pm 
Art of Europe | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 2–3 pm 
Art of the Americas | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 3–4 pm 
Spotlight Talks: “Elemental“ | 6, 6:30 and 7:15 pm | Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168

More to Explore

Artist Toolbox Cart: Painting | Koch Gallery 250, 11 am–4 pm 
Family Art Cart | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 10 am–4 pm 
Family Guide: Exploring “Hokusai” | Sharf Visitor Center 
Art Connections | Sharf Visitor Center 
MFA Guide | Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and entrance to Gund Gallery (LG31).



07/17/15

Tickets: Tickets are required for free admission, available at all ticket desks. Please note, Film tickets are not free.
Groups: Given the popularity of Free Fun Fridays, we recommend groups opt to visit on another day to fully enjoy all the MFA has to offer. However, if you would like to visit as a group on Free Fun Friday, July 17, help us serve you better by completing the group visit request form.

Parking: On-site parking at the Museum can fill up quickly—especially during popular exhibitions, holidays, and free days—we encourage you to take advantage of public transportation. Visit theGetting Here section of our website for more information. Please note, from 10 am-4 pm valet parking will be located at the Fenway Entrance and will resume at 4 pm at the Huntington Avenue Entrance. There will be no bus parking on July 17.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/free-fun-friday

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



Free Fun Friday! at The TD Garden Sports Museum

Presented by The Sports Museum at TD Garden

THE SPORTS MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY, FREE OF CHARGE, FROM 10:00 - 4:00.  NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS NECESSARY 

To celebrate there will be a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy:

Walk on the famous floor of TD Garden
See the 2008 Celtics and 2011 Bruins Championship Banners brought down from the rafters for an epic photo opportunity
Celebrate your favorite team at our Arts & Crafts Station
Get your hands on sports equipment and see how it has changed through the years
Tour all of our amazing exhibits and challenge yourself to a scavenger hunt

In addition to over a half mile of exhibits on Levels 5&6 of TD Garden, The Sports Museum will also feature behind-the-scenes tours of the famous arena, special arena floor access, visits from local team mascots, and special hands on crafts and activities for the whole family! And more!

Enter through the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden. 

For questions or more information, contact Elizabeth Dowd at edowd@dncboston.com.



07/17/15

Free admission



- http://www.sportsmuseum.org/events/free-fun-friday.aspx

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Free Fun Friday! Children's Museum in Easton

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The Children’s Museum in Easton will be participating on Friday, July 17. For more information and a full schedule, please visit http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html.
Be sure to stop by the U.Fund Dreams Tour downstairs in our FETCH! Lab for fun activities for you and your child. Play the Savings Slinger game to see how the U.Fund works and get an animated GIF of your child in their dream world. Visit. Learn more about the U.Fund College Investing Plan, offered by MEFA and managed by Fidelity Investments, at Fidelity.com/ufund 


Please note that parking in downtown Easton is limited.  We ask that you plan your visit accordingly and are respectful of Museum neighbors. There is additional parking off of Main Street about a block from the Museum.  We ask for your patience and cooperation during this day of high visitation.
 
Free Fun Friday is the busiest day of the year. Expect to have to wait in line. If it is a sunny day, consider bringing sunscreen, a hat, water etc.

There will be plenty of activities occurring in the Museum's outdoor space The Wild Place while you wait for your turn inside the Museum (weather permitting).  Plan to have enough adults to supervise children as they enjoy the Wild Place while another adult holds your place in line. 

*Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (in the Museum as well as in the Wild Place).

Due to expected attendance, we cannot accept large groups on this day.



07/17/15

Free admission



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/free_fun_friday1.aspx



The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

Directed by Robert Altman. With Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels, Brad Davis
US 1988, digital video, color, 100 min

Once again Altman directs an adaptation of a play on one set and destined for television broadcast. The material here is Herman Wouk’s 1953 courtroom drama about a naval officer on trial for leading a rebellion on ship against a bitter, obsessive and vindictive captain. Hired to remake material that had been a hit both on Broadway and as a Hollywood film, Altman was told that he could not change a word of Wouk’s script. Instead, he worked with his actors to bring out the ambiguities—about military ethics, warfare and authority—that underpin the play’s often-straightforward morality. Altman’s choice of a gymnasium basketball court for the proceedings gives the film an ironic touch of nostalgic Americana. Digibeta presentation courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



07/17/15

$9 - Regular Admission
$7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
$12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members



- http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2015junaug/altman.html#caine

Harvard Film Archive - Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Tom Segura

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His television credits include Conan, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up and his One Hour stand up special Completely Normal on Netflix. Segura also co-wrote and starred in the short series, Cutman, which aired on Comedy Central.



07/18/15

$22.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tom-segura/

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



Lez Zeppelin

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

NYC's all-girl quartet is critically acclaimed as one of the most exciting live acts and the first female rock band to pay homage to Led Zeppelin, hitting it note-for-note for a revolution in rock history reincarnation. On Friday, the band will perform the entire set list from the 1973 film The Song Remains the Same filmed live at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday, the band will perform the entire set list from Led Zeppelin's milestone appearance at the Knebworth Festival in August 1979.



07/17/15 - 07/18/15

$38 public / $35 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/lez-zeppelin-0

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



Iris DeMent

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Immersed in gospel music and traditional country growing up, Iris DeMent brings a raw vulnerability to her gospel-tinged melodies which has brought her both critical and popular acclaim.  With several Grammy nominations for albums like My Life and The Way I Should, DeMent’s song “Our Town” was played over the farewell scene in the series finale of Northern Exposure. 



07/18/15

$28-$46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/iris-dement/

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



Chris Young at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Declared “country music’s superstar next door,’ by Huffington Post, Chris Young has accomplished more by the age of 29 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, Chris is best known for his talent as a songwriter, his classic baritone vocals and the melt-your heart ballads. Not only that but he has more than six Number One Songs to his name as of 2015. With his recently released album A.M., Young has sold out 21 headlining shows in the U.S since the summer of 2014 and has been entertaining his fans with hits like “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” “Getting’ You Home (The Little Black Dress Song),” “The Man I Want to Be” and “Aw Naw.” Nominated in 2012 for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, this Tennessee born star is two words:definitely country.

 

 

 



07/18/15

Reserved tickets: $59.50 and $54.50
Advanced GA (valid until July 4): $42.00
General Admission: $47.00
Children: $26.00



- http://indianranch.com

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



Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

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

All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.

 

 

 

 



07/18/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. 
 



07/18/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org



The Jungle Book by Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The Jungle Book - By Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

A classic comes vividly to life in the story of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the panther and Baloo, the bear, and threatened by Shere Khan, the evil tiger. The story of Rudyard Kipling himself is intertwined with Mowgli’s adventures, creating an exciting adventure for all ages! 



06/20/15 - 07/18/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/junglebook

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



Play Day

at The Lawn on D

Inspired by the great success of The Lawn on D’s acclaimed Swing Time, Play Day brings together some of the country’s most creative play sculptures, games and interactive activities. Dedicated to a season of innovative play, The Lawn on D supports the global movement of designers, architects, artists and educators focusing on play for kids and adults; they take their play seriously, and so do we! Come out and experience the importance of play in your life as we transform The Lawn into a playscape for everyone!

Play Day is presented in collaboration with the Boston Children’s Museum.



07/18/15

Free



- http://lawnond.com/calendar_events/play-day/

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



Tall Tales! Stories and Songs from Old New England

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Brad Shur and Chris Monti

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

Tall Tales! is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up.



07/15/15 - 07/18/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



"ABSENCE OF COLOR II"

Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven

Gallery Seven presents “Absence of Color II” with works by Judith Cooper, Jim Curran, Annie Downes Catterson, Jaeok Lee, and Connie Saems.  When viewing works by Connie Saems, Judith Cooper, and Jim Curran the viewer is drawn in by the sense of kinetic energy flowing from and through the pieces.  Saems works with permanent inks, graphite, thread, and mylar creating abstractions that are “the imagined journey of thoughts, feelings and movement as neurological impulses communicating across membranes”.  While in Curran’s digital painting “Solace 8” one almost feels the rhythmic energy bouncing off of the paper as if dancing to music. A similar energy is felt in Cooper’s large drawings “Creating Myth” and “Full Moon Sky” where it feels as though one could dive into the tunnels of swirling energy to enter another realm.  Artist Jaeok Lee works with sumi and printing inks on rice paper to create serene paintings depicting plants and trees with an underlying abstract quality and Downes Catterson’s masterfully crafted woodcut relief prints bring us into a quiet meditative world of animals and their surroundings. 

ARTISTS' RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH 7-9 P.M.
(Guests are asked to wear black & white)

IMAGES: "Creating Myth" Judith Cooper, "Farm Dog" Annie Downes Catterson,
"Solace 8" Jim Curran, and "Latitudinal Sensation" Connie Saems

 



06/02/15 - 07/18/15

FREE



- http://www.gallerysevenmaynard.com/gallery/current-exhibition/

Gallery Seven - 7 Nason Street, Maynard, MA, 01754



Mission of Burma

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Fenway Park

Mission of Burma is a post-punk band originally formed in the late 70’s in Boston with a uniquely aggressive and raw sound. Aside from their split in 1983, their first album Vs. is noted as one of the most significant post-punk records ever and in 2002 the band reunited to continue their legacy.  Their fifth studio album Unsound was released under Fire records in 2012 and proves that when pushed out of your comfort zone a band can create some of the most remarkable and irreplaceable music.



07/18/15

$49.50, $65, $75



- http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ticketing/foo_fighters.jsp?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249

Fenway Park - 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA, 02215



3rd Annual Boston Urban Arts Festival

Presented by Save Our Streets-Boston, Inc. at Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park

The Urban Arts Festival is a free event to display and encourage the arts within the Boston community and promote positive creative outlets among its youth to prevent violence, all while supporting local Boston artists. From 12pm - 6pm there will be family-friendly events including children's games and activities like sack races, dodge ball, painting and more. The Boston police and fire departments have been invited, as well, to speak and run activities for the children.

There will be live performances from Boston locals including some bands, spoken word, dancers and more. Visual artists will also be in attendance, creating canvases and various other art mediums on site. Organizers are collaborating with the Hyde Park Arts Association (HPAA), and they will host their “Battle of the Arts” competition bringing a new educational spin on the art making process. Artists will be creating artwork onsite within a certain time frame. This gives the public the opportunity to witness the process that visual artists’ use. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite. There will be three cash prizes awarded. There will be free giveaways, and raffles will be held for prizes.



07/18/15

Free



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Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park - 1015 Truman Parkway, Boston, MA, 02136



Kevin Iso

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Originally from Houston, Kevin Iso began performing stand-up all across Texas before moving to New York where he has been honing his skills. As a true student of the game, Kevin displays likeability and poise way beyond the years of a 22-year-old. Through his unique point of view, Kevin seamlessly blends cultures while appealing to all ages. Kevin has performed at the Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland, Funny or Die's Oddball Festival, and Comedy Central's Comics To Watch, and will be featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. He can currently be seen at premier clubs like Stand Up NY, Caroline' on Broadway, and The Stand, as well as colleges across the country. On top of performing stand-up, Kevin is the co-creator of the hit web series Moderately Funny.



07/16/15 - 07/18/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=393627

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



ART WORKSHOP: Plein Air Pastels with Joell Feldman

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

A recognized and award-winning professional artist, Joelle Feldman teaches students fundamental skills and introduces multiple approaches to painting with pastels. This one-day workshop will focus on composition, texture, color, drawing an outline, applying an under-painting and gradually building pastel layers until the painting is completed. The class starts with an introduction to materials, including exploration and experimentation with a variety of pastel painting surfaces using different grades and brands of pastel sticks. Instruction and pace may vary based on the class dynamics and participants’ needs.

Open to all levels of experience. To register, email programming@fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924



07/18/15

$100 Museum Members, $125 Nonmembers



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

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



ArtBeat 2015: LOOPS

Presented by Somerville Arts Council at Davis Square

Come join us for ArtBeat 2015: LOOPS

Location: Davis Square, Somerville Fri, July 17 6 – 10 PM & Sat, July 18 11 AM- 6 PM

This year's festival and theme is Loops.  Line up & content is looping in, check it out.

About the Festival:

ArtBeat is one of the areas’ largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities.

Let's celebrate of all things that loop, encircle, repeat and play back in endless cycles. Various artists and community members explore how looping—the repetition of a pattern, sound or idea—informs a work of art or a concept. “Loops” evoke many things: music that repeats a riff throughout an entire song or performance, dance in which movement suggests circles, looping film shorts, and cylindrical visual works of art. We will be celebrating circles and all things loops in the Davis Square block repeatedly throughout the festival as well as theatrical performances in which scenes are repeated in Groundhog Day-esque fashion. It’s time to abandon linear thinking! It’s time to loop back.

For a full schedule of the festival events visit:

http://somervilleartscouncil.org/artbeat/2015



07/17/15 - 07/18/15

FREE



- http://somervilleartscouncil.org/artbeat/2015

Davis Square - Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02144



2015 Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

at Roxbury Community College Mainstage Theater

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is pleased to present its second annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival. The outdoor festival will feature music, dance, food trucks, free ice cream, balloons and face painting. There will also be a new activity for families this year: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will have a table where families can make mini-accordion books. The outdoor activities will be held in the courtyard between Building 2 (the Administration Building) and Building 3 (the Academic Building).  On the roster are the following performers:

Albino Mbie of Mozambique. He is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and engineer; 
Tony Chambers, a saxophone player specializing in Jazz; 
Joseph Mosby, spoken word artist and RCC student; 
The reggae band, King-I; and,
OrigiNation, a noted Boston dance company.

Mistress of Ceremonies is Bonnie Johnson, producer and host of the WICN 90.5 FM radio program Colors of Jazz.



07/18/15

FREE



- http://www.rcc.mass.edu/banner/782-2015-roxbury-rocks?utm_source=New+Summer+Hours...&utm_campaign=Now+open+Sundays&utm_medium=email

Roxbury Community College Mainstage Theater - 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA, 02120



Out of Sterno

Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

Dotty’s life in Sterno with her husband Hamel is absolutely perfect! It’s a fairy tale. When a phone call from a mysterious woman threatens to tear her marriage apart, Dotty must venture out into the vast city of Sterno and try to discover what it is to be a “real” woman. Wickedly funny, Out of Sterno explores the triumph and heartbreak of growing up and the contradictory societal pressures women face just trying to make it across town.  You may not live in the same town as Dotty but you’ve asked yourself the same questions raised by Out of Sterno. What does it mean to be a woman or a man in today’s world? Who says so? Does it matter what other people think? This show examines all of these questions and more as it takes a hilariously clever look at the influences that shape our own self-images.

Note: Some strong language. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. 



06/25/15 - 07/18/15

$29.00



- http://gloucesterstage.com/out-of-sterno/

Gloucester Stage - 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



Phil Vassar

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” 

With eight albums under his belt, Vassar has a resume full of accolades including two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. Vassar last performed at Indian Ranch in 2013.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. This past season (2014), Indian Ranch played host to Willie Nelson, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, Bret Michaels, Barenaked Ladies, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Young, and more. Additional shows for the 2015 season will be announced soon.



07/19/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and 42.50
General Admission: $30.00
Adv. General Admission: valid until July 5: $35.00
Children’s Tickets: $20.00



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



Shrek

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Irreverently fun for the whole family, SHREK THE MUSICAL proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.



07/07/15 - 07/19/15

Please see website for Ticket Prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? Chinese Paintings from the MFA, Boston

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

Across all cultures, physical allure has been a central focus of depicting women in art. In China, the rich visual cultures of the region have produced many different images of women in accordance with the fashions, styles, aesthetics, and concepts of beauty. Works that today seem to be modest depictions of beautiful women may have been considered highly suggestive when first created. Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? includes paintings, prints, posters, and photographs of women by Chinese artists from the 11th through the 20th century. Highlights include Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk (1082–1135), one of the MFA’s great masterpieces of Chinese paintings, as well as 18th century erotic paintings, turn-of-the century hand-colored photographs of courtesans, a 1930s advertisement poster, and 20th-century propaganda posters of female factory workers. 



12/20/14 - 07/19/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/court-ladies-or-pin-up-girls

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



Phil Vassar at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Phil Vassar has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” 

With eight albums under his belt, Vassar has a resume full of accolades including two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” 



07/19/15

Reserved tickets: $47.50 and 42.50
General Admission: $30.00
Adv. General Admission: valid until July 5: $35.00
Children’s Tickets: $20.00



- http://indianranch.com

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



The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Cape Cod

Presented by Cultural Survival

A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique folk art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Meet the artists, learn about their art and cultures.  Enjoy music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, & ethnic cuisine.

 



07/18/15 - 07/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/falmouth



Reagle Music Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Kiss Me, Kate from July 9-19, 2015. This hilarious play within a play recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring musical production of The Taming of the Shrew. 

Starring Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle’s The Music Man) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle’s My Fair Lady), Cole Porter’s hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl). Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. 



07/09/15 - 07/19/15

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 47th Summer Season are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youths 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/SummerMusicals.html#WT

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



A Weekend with Ben Owen III

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

North Carolina potter Ben Owen III will conduct a full weekend of clay demos, lectures, and a reception at Fuller Craft Museum. The demo/workshops will focus on clay forms made on the potter’s wheel and other techniques for shaping clay. Slide presentations and video will be shown to describe his philosophy, design, and specific ways of processing pottery along with the pottery tradition of the historical Seagrove area of North Carolina. You can register for the entire weekend or for the Sunday lecture. Space is limited. Register today.



07/18/15 - 07/19/15

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 – 19, 2015 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday Lecture, July 19 at 2:00 pm $15 ($7 Members) reception follows.

Entire Weekend, July 18 – 19, 2015 (see the full schedule below)

$175 ($125 members) includes: masterclass, lecture, reception, and demos.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/a-weekend-with-ben-owen-iii/

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



The Art of Sand Collage

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Create an 11 x 14 textured canvas for your wall that shows fun summer scenes of sailboats, dolphins, city skylines, and more.

 Projects are suitable for ages 8 through adult; some are suitable for younger children with an adult helper.



07/13/15 - 07/19/15

$15 per person includes all materials



- http://www.ARTBEATonline.com

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



Lexicon Gallery Presents Karen Orsillo, Color Pattern & Play: Neriage Inspired Porcelain Treasures

Presented by Lexicon Gallery

Opening: Saturday, June 27, 6-8pm

Show Continues Through July 19

Karen works with colored clay using a process influenced by the Japanese technique, Neriage (nair ee ah ghee). She wedges color into porcelain clay. Then she takes these colors and puts them together in a block. She slices this and re-shapes again and again until she has a thin slab of patterned clay she can form into exquisite treasures including Hors d’oeuvre Platters, Saki Sets, Salt Cellars, and Whimsical Mini Teapots. The end result is beautiful, playful and infinitely usable for visual pleasure, everyday meals and/or entertaining in style.

Join us at the opening for delicious food and good company, stop by during gallery hours, fri-sun, 12-5pm, or email SeyrelWilliams@gmail.com to visit by appointment.

 



06/27/15 - 07/19/15

Free



- http://www.lexicongallery.com



Duxbury Music Festival Opening Concert

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

The Opening Concert is the first of the four faculty concerts of its tenth summer season.  To mark the momentous occasion of the first decade as one of the premier chamber music festivals in New England, the Festival's founding faculty, Oxana Yablonskaya and Dmitry Yablonsky, as well as other 2015 DMF faculty members, will join Artistic Director Stephen Deitz in the performance of works by American composers, John Adams and Steve Reich, and by the Russian composer, Dmitry Shostakovich.   Vivaldi's Four Seasons, also on the program, will be performed with featured violinist, Caroline Cox, 2014 DMF Concerto Competition winner. 

A post-concert reception of wine and light hors d’oeuvres offers guests a cordial opportunity to visit with the DMF faculty and students.  The Duxbury Music Festival Opening Concert is generously sponsored by Diane and Sherm Hoyt.



07/19/15

Tickets are $60. Individual tickets as well as a variety of series subscriptions are available.



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Ellison Center for the Arts - 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



Outside the Box Festival

Presented by Outside The Box at Boston Common

Outside the Box is back and better than ever! This July 14th through the 19th, over one hundred artists and organizations from Boston and beyond will gather on Boston Common to share their talents with you. The Common will once again be transformed into a massive performing arts festival designed to engage, educate and most importantly, entertain the citizens of Boston. And all for free! From theater to dance, the symphony to indie bands, classic to cutting edge – whatever you’re looking for, Outside the Box will draw you in and make you a fanatic for the arts right here in your own backyard. View a full list of scheduled performances.



07/14/15 - 07/19/15

Free



- http://otbboston.com/site/

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



Festival Betances

Presented by Inquillinos Boricaus en Accion at Villa Victoria Center for The Arts

Festival Betances is “New England’s longest-running Latino cultural celebration.” In addition to parades, dance performances and a grease pole contest, the free festival features plenty of music. Through the years, Betances’ stage has seen multiple musical and dance performances, ranging from local and regional acts to international Latin music icons such as Larry Harlow from Fania All Stars, Tony Vega, and Tito Rojas.

The family friendly weekend includes: a parade, traditional cuisine, arts and crafts, a grease pole competition, children’s activities like face painting and inflatables, and other treats that highlight the diversity of Latino culture.



07/17/15 - 07/19/15

FREE



- http://www.ibaboston.org/festival-betances/

Villa Victoria Center for The Arts - 85 W. Newton St, Boston, MA, 02118



The Refugees of Shangri-La Film Screening and Discussion

Presented by The Pluralism Project

Join us on Sunday, July 19th at 2:30pm for a screening and discussion of the film The Refugees of Shangri La at the Black Box Theater (LynnArts Building, 25 Exchange St. Lynn, MA). This event is part of the Pluralism Project's Religion Refocused series. The screening is co-sponsored by the Lynn Museum/LynnArts and The Downtown Lynn Cultural District (DTLCD). Religion Refocused is made possible by support from Mass Humanities, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

About the film, The Refugees of Shangri-La (2014): 
"Bhutan's international reputation precedes it as the Himalayan Kingdom of "Gross National Happiness". However, Bhutan's exiles will tell you a different story; One of cultural persecution, loss of a beloved home, a twenty-year-wait in refugee camps and finally, a new chance in a new country. In the past five years, 75,000 Bhutanese refugees have resettled to America and thousands more in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark and so on...This is the story of our new neighbors, The Refugees of Shangri La." (http://www.therefugeesofshangrila.com/) (Run time: 55 min)

About the series, Religion Refocused: 
This event is part of Religion Refocused, a series of film screenings hosted by the Pluralism Project which aim to build capacity for civic engagement through dialogue and to facilitate constructive conversations about religion in America. Through film, we hope to think critically and imaginatively explore understandings of the “we” in “We the People.” (www.pluralism.org/events/rr)

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/706902062748337/

RSVP (either on Facebook or to staff@pluralism.org) is requested but not required. This event is free and open to the public. 

Like The Pluralism Project on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@pluralismproj) for the most up-to-date information about this event.
 



07/19/15

Free



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Big Screen Classics: SPEED

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A young cop (Keanu Reeves) must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. With the help of spunky passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), Jack and his partner Harry (Jeff Daniels) try to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off, while also trying to figure out who the bomber might be.



07/20/15

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



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

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



Neverland Theatre's Broadway Kids Revue

Presented by Neverland Theatre

Neverland Theatre’s Broadway Kid’s Revue

Neverland Theatre’s popular Broadway Kid’s Revue is back! Don’t miss this talented all youth cast as they perform favorite songs from Broadway, Movies and the Top 40!

JULY SHOW DATES:  

Friday,   July 17  at  4pm

Sunday, July 19 at 1pm

Monday, July 20 at 5pm

Tickets: $12

www.neverlandtheatre.com

NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES/Wheelchair Entrance. 

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

GENERAL INFO:   

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



07/17/15 - 07/20/15

$12



- http://www.neverlandtheatre.com



Duxbury Music Festival Master Classes

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival invites the public to observe two master classes.  Renowned pianist Oxana Yablonskaya leads a master class on Saturday, July 18 from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and conductor/cellist Dmitry Yablonsky and violinist Janna Gandelman lead a string master class on Monday, July 20 from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  

"It's easy to play any musical instrument:  all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." J.S. Bach's facetious statement notwithstanding, DMF founding faculty members Oxana Yablonskaya and Dmitry Yablonsky return to Duxbury this summer after an absence of eight years to demonstrate to performers and auditors alike that there is indeed more to playing music than merely touching the right key at the right time.  Janna Gandelman, violin and former concertmaster at the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will help lead the string master class with Yablonsky.  Complete bios are available at www.duxburymusicfestival.org.  Auditors are welcome.  Pianists and string players who are not enrolled in the Festival's 2015 summer program may contact the Artistic Director at www.duxburymusicfestival.org if interested in performing in either masterclass. 

The public is encouraged to come and observe these masters at work free of charge. Duxbury Music Festival Piano Master Class with Oxana Yablonskaya and the String Master Class with Dmitry Yablonsky and Janna Gandelman are just two of many exciting events during the Festival’s tenth anniversary season. Concert and event tickets, as well as a variety of series subscriptions, are available.  



07/20/15

Free



- http://www.duxburymusicfestival.org

Ellison Center for the Arts - 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



Rhiannon Giddens

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A founding member of the Grammy-winning old time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and fiddle/banjo player Rhiannon Giddens has exploded onto the public eye this year with the release of her debut solo record Tomorrow Is My Turn. 



07/21/15

$30-$55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/rhiannon-giddens/

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



Alistair McCulloch with Eamon Sefton

Presented by notloB Music

Alistair McCulloch is one of the most sought after fiddlers in Scotland today, both as performer and teacher. His versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for twenty years.

Alistair McCulloch hails from Ayr in Scotland and is one of the country's best known fiddle performers, teachers and composers. Past winner of many fiddle championships, Alistair is fiddle instructor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has tutored many of the new generation of rising stars.

To date Alistair has performed in over 20 countries, also including China, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Nigeria, Venezuela, Canada and throughout Europe. To date, he has released three solo albums, most recently 'Four Seasons in One Day' – says the Scotsman "As the mountain of fiddle CDs rises even higher, this one can climb straight to the summit ridge".

His tunebook the 'Alistair McCulloch Collection' was recently reprinted and he is currently working on a new collection featuring a number of commissioned tunes. Commissions have included a suite for William Grant & sons of Glenfiddich whisky and an orchestral score to celebrate the visit of the Olympic torch to southern Scotland.

Alistair has directed several fiddle groups and ensembles including the dynamic young group 'Innovation' and was formerly a soloist with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. His playing style is driving and precise, described by the Living Tradition as "fresh, fiery and full of fun".

Alistair is an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher and has recently been invited to tutor at the Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week in North Carolina, the Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddling in New Zealand and Boston Harbor Fiddle School.

Alistair will be accompanied on guitar by Eamon Sefton, who studies at Berklee and is a two-time notloB veteran (Cat and the Moon, Fresh Haggis).

Artist's website http://www.alistairmcculloch.com/
notloB website https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic 
Contact notlobreservations@gmail.com
Please share this FB event with friends and neighbors -https://www.facebook.com/events/1607302679508122/



07/21/15

First two rows $25, general admission $20. A limited number seats are available on a first-come/first-served basis to seniors and students, $15.



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



Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with special guest Jason Palmer

at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Don’t miss this funk improvisational brass band favorite as they bring their New Orleans-style dance party to the Courtyard.



07/22/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/revolutionary-snake-ensemble-with-special-guest-jason-palmer

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



The Greenway Sessions: 3 Sudacas

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three-time Grammy Award winner and 16-time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.  

Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.



07/22/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/3-sudacas-6

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Circus Smirkus 2015 Big Top Tour: BON APPÉTIT!

Presented by Circus Smirkus

Dig into another serving of Circus Smirkus! There will be freshly baked fun, spiced with excitement, sautéed in silliness, with a pinch of whimsy as Circus Smirkus presents the 2015 Big Top Tour:  BON APPÉTIT!

Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called “exuberant” and “joyful.” 



07/21/15 - 07/22/15

Adults (13+): $26.50

Youth (7-12): $20.50

Child (2-6): $17.50

Under 2: Free



- http://www.smirkus.org



Heat Wave

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

At this mid-summer jamboree, poet Anne Champion, writer/comedian We Hazard, comedian Sam Jay, Harvard Kennedy School lecturer and writer Tim McCarthy, and writer Sara Sweeney will divulge the hottest, wettest, and wildest summer stories. The improvisational, instrumental guitar-drum duo The Rococo Bang will provide the score.



07/22/15

$10-$12



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/heat-wave

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Reach Performance: Urban and Suburban Teen Dance Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Presented by Reach: Summer Outreach Dance Program

The Reach: Summer Outreach Dance/Teen Apprenticeship Dance Program celebrates its 25th anniversary! This summer, fifteen suburban and urban teens from the Greater Boston area will serve as emissaries of the arts. For five weeks in July, Boston University’s Reach program will allow these talented students to experience the thrills and rigors of dance training and performing in an intergenerational company of dancers while bringing quality arts experiences to children in urban areas.

On Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. (rain date: July 29), Reach’s intergenerational dance company will present a free 45-minute performance at the Cambridge Lot #6 at Bishop Allen Drive and Columbia Street. The performance will showcase the diversity of the individual teen apprentices’ training as well as their ethnic and social backgrounds. The original choreography will include an eclectic program of modern, jazz, improvisation, Hip-hop, contemporary and ethnic dance. Bring your lawn chairs!

 

To learn more: www.bu.edu/fitrec/dance

Call: 617.353.1597

Email: budance@bu.edu



07/22/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/recreation/dance-program/reach-summer-apprenticeship-program/



Fiesta Sinfónica

Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

Salsa meets symphony when Alex Alvear’s “pocket-sized salsa orchestra” heats up the Esplanade again this summer. From mambo to merengue, the spirit of dance permeates an evening of Latin symphonic music. Boston’s leading performers of Latin jazz are joined by the folkloric dancers of BAJUCOL and the gifted young musicians of the Conservatory Lab Charter School.

El salón México
Aaron Copland

Santa Cruz de Pacairigua (New England Premiere)
Evencio Castellanos

Mambo Concierto (New England Premiere)
Alice Gómez 

Andean Suite (World Premiere)
Gonzalo Grau

Viaje (Voyage) - Excerpt 
for Latin Combo, Symphony Orchestra, and Soloists 
Gonzalo Grau



07/22/15

FREE



- http://www.landmarksorchestra.org/

DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade - 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA, 02108



You're the Expert

Presented by Boston Book Festival at Paramount Center

You’re the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won’t want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping, hosted and produced by Chris Duffy.

Not familiar with You’re the Expert? You can listen to the podcast version of a special show they did at the 2013 BBF here.



07/23/15

Tickets, to benefit the BBF, are $25.

VIP tickets at $150 include priority seating, a post-show cocktail hour with the show’s comedians, and BBF membership at the Bibliophile level, which now includes an exclusive “swag bag” just like the ones we give BBF presenters.



- http://www.bostonbookfest.org/attend/ticketed-events/youre-the-expert/

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



Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7

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

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 13-23

Ballet Stories (ages 3-4): Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Ballet Journeys (ages 5-7): Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-3pm

Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters, and music of popular classical ballets through movement. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Beginners welcome. 

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line. 

 

 

 

 

 



07/13/15 - 07/23/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Oh, Malo / Lily Burns

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Citing influences such as Radiohead and Jeff Buckley, Bostonbased Oh, Malôoffers a new and exciting sound. The indie-pop
group has released two color-themed EPs in advance of their upcoming debut album. The first, Blue, deals with dissatisfaction and melancholy, while February release Red tackles animosity and aggression. Delicate, experimental, and at times almost genderless vocals are mixed with moodier ambient instrumentals that build from mellow to explosive. The way the band attacks a spectrum of primal emotions is evidenced in music that is layered, eclectic, and unpredictable.
 

What is it about Lily Burns? Her first EP Idly Wild has not even debuted yet, and the YouTube video for her first single, “If You’re Tired,” has already received 20,000-plus views. Maybe it’s the perfect discrepancy of seemingly innocent, laidback lyrics and her mature, satisfyingly gravelly voice. Maybe it’s the foundational and prominent bass line that holds ground throughout the unpredictable, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes stripped down and folky instrumental backdrop to her songs. Perhaps it’s because the San Francisco native has been picking up instruments since age two and not stopped since. Whatever it is, it’s working.



07/23/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/ohmal%C3%B4_lilyburns/

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



Watercolor in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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

Do you feel inspired when you visit the Garden or when you see plants in the field? This course will allow you to capture those experiences. Whether you’re interested in painting portraits, impressions, or landscapes, watercolor offers a unique way to express yourself. We’ll begin indoors with short exercises and then, weather permitting, move to the Garden to paint. Under the guidance of this talented teacher, beginners will master the basics and experienced students will advance their skills.



06/04/15 - 07/23/15

$240 (Member) / $260 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/watercolor-in-the-garden



The Passion Pit with Broods

Presented by Boston Bowery at The Lawn on D

Go back to the beginning of Passion Pit, because we have never left that time. Rewind. Musicians are tuning up in the orchestra pit at the Met. This is too close to now, but this sound is important. Rewind further back. A group of kindergarteners run and shout on a playground. We have gone too far in the past, but this sound is also important. These are sounds that will percolate through Michael Angelakos’ pop project.

Nelson-born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are the most celebrated young band to emerge out of New Zealand in recent times. Announcing their arrival with glossy synth-pop ballads ‘Bridges’, ‘Never Gonna Change’ and their self-titled debut EP, through a tireless work ethic, commitment to excellence and unshakable senses of self, they’ve established themselves as an in-demand proposition globally. “Touring has made us realise how important it is to not just be yourself, but back yourself,” Georgia says. “If you’re not being true, you’ll never stand out.”



07/23/15

$41.50 advance / $42 day of show



- http://www.boweryboston.com/event/844655-passion-pit-boston/

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



Music Moves: Keyboard Games (4-6 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

This is a great introduction to our “Music Moves” class offered in both terms of the school year. Piano classes include singing, chanting, moving, responding to musical patterns, creating at the keyboard, and playing short pieces. Classes help students recognize the sounds of music using syllables, imitate musical patterns accurately, sing in tune, move with the beat, and develop beginning piano technique and keyboard skills using rote instruction.

 

Instructor: Piano Faculty



07/06/15 - 07/23/15

$115 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-piano-classes/

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



U R a Star!

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

With a focus on contemporary vocal styles, including pop, rock, country, and more, students will learn basic breathing exercises, vocal anatomy, breath support, control, diction and vocal dynamics, all in a fun, vibrant setting.

 

Instructor: Katie Seiler

Session I: July 6–9                             

Session II: July 20–23

Time: 6:00pm/50–minutes (Mon–Thurs, four days)

Fee: $115 per session



07/06/15 - 07/23/15

$115 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-group-classes/summer-voice-classes/

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



Three Moderns Paint Gloucester: Sloan, Hartley, and Hopper on Cape Ann

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Presented by Carol Troyen, an independent scholar, author, and the Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Although they never overlapped in Gloucester, three of the greatest painters of the early twentieth century—John Sloan, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley—spent significant parts of their careers on Cape Ann. This lecture will trace their steps through Gloucester and compare what each found there. Individual tickets: Members $10 / nonmembers $15. Series tickets: Members $25 / nonmembers $40. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can also be ordered online at Eventbrite.



07/23/15

Individual tickets
Members $10 / nonmembers $15

Series tickets
Members $25 / nonmembers $40



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/three-moderns-paint-gloucester-sloan-hartley-and-hopper-cape-ann/

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



Ella & Frank

Presented by Spectacle Management

Spectacle Management is proud to present Ella and Frank - The Concert on Thursday, July 23 at 8pm at the Ocean Edge Resort Ballroom in Brewster, MA. Starring Siobhan Magnus (American Idol) and Mark Mahar, and featuring Beantown Swing, Ella and Frank is a live concert tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, masters of the American songbook that is not to be missed! Tickets are $45 and are on sale now by calling 617-531-1257 or online at www.spectacleshows.com.

SIOBHAN MAGNUS
Siobhan Magnus is best known for her artistic diversity and unpredictability. Her amazing rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” on American Idol in 2010 helped make her a top contender, eventually finishing sixth overall. Ironically, she was eliminated the week before “Frank Sinatra week” with mentor Harry Connick, Jr. and was therefore unable to show the world her prowess at big band singing and her thorough knowledge of the style. In 2014 he performed with Boston on their US and Japan Tour, and sang at The Beatles 50th Anniversary concert at New York’s Town Hall.

MARK MAHAR
What started out with vocal imitation as just a “fan of great music”, has become a stylistic art form for Mark. He is no stranger to the art of imitation, having convincingly taken the stage as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and even “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.” His musical influences are rooted in Jazz, Big Band, DooWop and 50?s Rock & Roll.

The vocalists and musicians he credits with his own vocal style represent a laundry list of talent; a veritable who’s who of 20th Century Popular Music, and nothing short of “eclectic.” Mark has somehow emerged from the other side of this musical labyrinth with a genuine sense of himself. At the heart of him is Jazz. A resume consisting of countless national performances and award-winning original songs is a testament to the impact his influences have had on his art.



07/23/15

Spectacle Management is proud to present Ella and Frank - The Concert on Thursday, July 23 at 8pm at the Ocean Edge Resort Ballroom in Brewster, MA. Starring Siobhan Magnus (American Idol) and Mark Mahar, and featuring Beantown Swing, Ella and Frank is a live concert tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, masters of the American songbook that is not to be missed! Tickets are $45 and
Tickets for Ella & Frank are $45 and are on sale now by calling (617) 531-1257 and at www.spectacleshows.com.



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=32



Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Kerry Dunn

Presented by Academy of Realist Art Boston

 5 Day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop (5 day)

Guest Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Dates for Workshop: July 20th to the 24th
Times: 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $700

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet painting technique where the painting is finished in one sitting and has become a very popular method over the last 100 years. We will have a different portrait model for each day of this workshop. The instructor will demo in the mornings from 9:30 - 11:00am to lead students with what they will work on for the day. The first day students will practice building a day long painting focusing on proportion and blocking in flesh tones along with a few color accents to develop a value range, the planes of the head, and begin rendering form and some basic anatomy of features, etc. The second day we will switch gears and do two color study paintings following the color theory of Henry Hensche. As long as proportions and values are under control then color can be pushed as far as possible even when getting into smaller planes and facial features. This is a great way to get students to push color outside of their comfort zones. The last three days students will practice combining both approaches into one cohesive method by starting with a grisaille and flesh tones, and then adding color and developing further, resulting in three additional one day paintings, each completed while the paint is still wet. We will also cover anatomy, edges, working from larger to smaller, modeling form and develop features and focal points. Students will leave with six paintings total, one flesh tone, two color studies, and three finished alla prima portraits. A 3 hour public demonstration by the instructor will be conducted the day before the workshop begins. This workshop is for beginners to advanced painters.



07/20/15 - 07/24/15

700.00



- http://academyofrealistartboston.com/workshops-classes/



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-14

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

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 6-24, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Extended care options available and North Shore YMCA members save 10%.

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line. 

 

 

 



07/06/15 - 07/24/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

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



Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The dynamic married duo of Béla Fleck, who almost singlehandedly reinvented the banjo for the modern era, and clawhammer banjo player/ and singer Abigail Washburn, is a musical partnership that seamlessly blends innovation with tradition.  



07/23/15 - 07/24/15

$60-$95



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/bela-fleck-abigail-washburn/

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



Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group, smooth jazz at its best

A part of The TD Bank Summer Concert Series. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod presents free, weekly outdoor concerts in eight Cape Cod towns during the month of July and in select towns in August. Follow the URL below to see the full summer schedule:

http://artsfoundation.org/td-bank-summer-concert-series/



07/24/15

FREE



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Brian Sances Band

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Brian Sances Band, rock, funk and fusion

A part of The TD Bank Summer Concert Series. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod presents free, weekly outdoor concerts in eight Cape Cod towns during the month of July and in select towns in August. Follow the URL below to see the full summer schedule:

http://artsfoundation.org/td-bank-summer-concert-series/



07/24/15

FREE



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Wavelengths: !!! (DJ Set)

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Positively raring with the joys of sproingy bass, synthesized squelches, and stubborn, repetitive beats,” according to the Guardian, !!! is irresistible on the dance floor. Get a taste of the Sacramento-based dance-punk band (commonly pronounced “chk chk chk,” though the band says any monosyllabic sound repeated three times will do) in this seaside DJ set.



07/24/15

$15 ICA members + students / $20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/!!!/

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



3 Sudacas

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional music genres from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements for a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee two years ago and have been playing together since then. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz (three-time Grammy Award winner and 16-time Latin Grammy Award winner) at the Latin Grammy Awards in November 2013. In addition, they performed at the Summer in the City Series in Boston in 2014 and were part of the band that played at the Future of the Americas, organized by the Clinton Foundation, in Miami, Florida in December 2014.  

Guitarist Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated with a B.M. in performance in 2014. His Brazilian roots create an incredible mixture with the Latin grooves that Esther, who is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production, brings from her background. The last Sudaca, Marianella, is a double major in vocal performance and contemporary writing and production and brings to the group a jazz/pop sound with her voice.



07/24/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/3-sudacas-11

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



Thought Bomb

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

"Thought Bomb" with Matthew Flynn is a show where eccentric writers, stand-up comics, illustrators, etc. get a chance to perform a story and do a karaoke song with the aid of a live band.



07/24/15

$5



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/thought-bomb

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Free Fun Friday! Battleship Cove

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Enjoy free admission all-day-long at Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum at Fall River! Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Battleship Cove is open 9:00am-5:00pm, and the Marine Museum is open 10:00am-3:00pm.



07/24/15

Free admission



- http://www.battleshipcove.org/events-calendar/



Free Fun Friday! Edward Gorey House

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The Edward Gorey House again participates in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. A record-breaking 70 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts are participating in this year's event and the Edward Gorey House will be open at no cost to visitors all day long. Delve into the Gashlycrumb Tinies Scavenger Hunt and enjoy Free Popcorn all day



07/24/15

Free admission



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



Free Fun Friday! Pilgrim Hall Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Come enjoy the museum, our treasure hunts and exhibits for free!



07/24/15

Free admission



- http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/museum_events.htm



Fine Artists of the Jewelry District

Presented by ArtProv gallery

ArtProv gallery's newest show, “Fine Artists of the Jewelry District,” will feature paintings, photography, and sculptural work by artists creating and thriving in Providence’s Jewelry District, which was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1985. Once a thriving manufacturing area, the Jewelry District is now a dynamic live/work neighborhood with a rich architectural heritage.

“Behind the beautiful old facades, the Jewelry District is alive with creative energy from so many accomplished artists,” said Michele Aucoin, ArtProv gallery co-owner. “We’re thrilled to show visitors the amazing talent we have in our own backyard.”

 

The artists whose work will be exhibited during the show are: the late Alfred DeCredico, Cesare DeCredico, Ira Garber, Patricia Hansen, Bunny Harvey, Nick Paciorek and Allison Paschke.



06/03/15 - 07/24/15

Free



- http://artprovidence.com/



Barney Berliner

Presented by Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present the paintings and sculptures of BAC founder Barney Berliner June 19-July 24, 2015. 

A graduate of renowned institutions such as Cooper Union in New York, MIT and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Berliner, along with his wife Mim, founded the Brookline Arts Center in 1964. The Berliners worked to fulfill a mission to provide quality art classes taught by professional artists to students of all ages in Brookline and surrounding communities.

Berliner works in mixed media. His work is often described as whimsical or playful, which is shown through his imaginative use of mediums like acrylic paint and found objects. Apart from the Brookline Arts Center, Berliner has also exhibited his works at Brookline Town Hall and the Brookline Senior Center. He is a World War II Veteran, awarded 5 Bronze Stars for his service, and has taught classes at MIT, The Boston Architectural College, Boston University and the Brookline Arts Center. Berliner is a founding member of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, which has provided many appreciated stage shows and films. 

A public reception will be held Friday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00pm.



06/19/15 - 07/24/15

Free



- http://brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/barneyberliner



Black Box Sounds presents: Bent Shapes, Aloud & Tommy from Babydriver

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage

Following the success last year’s ArtsEmerson concert weekends, the organization proudly announces Black Box Sounds, a continuation of the music series in the The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center with a new name and new dates that will extend through out next year. Previous artists have included Marissa Nadler, Tigerman WOAH, Faces on Film, Sidewalk Driver, Quilt, and Julia Easterlin. The July edition of Black Box Sounds features up and coming, critically acclaimed artists from Boston and New York and will continue the mission of bringing local music back to Downtown Boston.
 



07/24/15

$10 advance - $12 door



- http://bit.ly/1TekYa2



Free Fun Friday! Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

FREE and Open to the Public
Thanks to the generous support of the Highland Street Foundation, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is proud to present its annual FREE FUN FRIDAY! CSC is one of 70 venues participating in Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays program. Come enjoy an evening full of family-friendly theatre games and activities at the Parade Grounds on the Boston Common.

6:30 p.m - Stage combat demonstration by CSC2, CSC's company of early-career artists 6:45 p.m. - Performance of scenes from Shakespeare by CSC's Apprentice Company, an actor-training program for emerging young theater artists 7:00 p.m. - The Greenshow - A fun, lively prelude to the evening's main performance by CSC's Apprentice Company 8:00 p.m. - 20th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear 



07/24/15

Free admission



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Free Fun Friday! Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Come to the Arboretum on July 24, 2015 and enjoy FREE activities from10 am to 3 pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. 

At the Arboretum, enjoy free activities like Nature Walks, water coloring, reading nook, Pollination Bingo, Story Board Walk, and more.

Free Fun Fridays invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions on Fridays this summer with free admission and free activities. No registration or tickets required. Visit and enjoy! 

For more information contact arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu or call 617.384.5209.



07/24/15

Free admission



- https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1441&DayPlannerDate=7/24/2015

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



Free Fun Friday! Museum of Russian Icons

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program will offer free admission to the Museum of Russian Icons on Friday, July 24, 2015. This year, 70 venues are participating in Free Fun Fridays, with seven cultural venues open free-of-charge each Friday this summer. This is the seventh year of the program. 

Who: Any individual or family is invited to attend (Due to expected crowds, large groups are discouraged from attending on this day. Please contact the Museum of Russian Icons directly at (978) 598-5000 for questions).

What: Free Fun Fridays, the annual summer program that opens the doors to some of Massachusetts’ best cultural venues at no cost to visitors.

When: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on July 24, 2015, Extended hours for this event! Last entry: 3:30 p.m.

There may be a line to enter the Museum; please be prepared to wait for entry.

• All children age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

• Space for strollers is very limited. Please consider bringing a smaller umbrella stroller or leaving your stroller in the car.

• Do not leave your valuables unattended at any time during your visit. The Museum is not responsible for any items lost while in the Museum.

• Food and beverages are not allowed in the Museum galleries.

• Photos are allowed in the main galleries without flash.

• Take time to visit our Museum Shop, stocked with unique handmade Russian items.



07/24/15

Free admission



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/fun-free-fridays/?eID=22879

Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA, 01510



Raunch

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Saturday nights at midnight, Improv Asylum gathers members of the Main Stage, NXT, and alums together to perform some adults-only improv that needs to be seen to be believed!



10/21/14 - 07/25/15

Tickets: $15

Advanced purchases for Raunch get first seating. Audience members from the 8pm and 10pm shows on Saturday are invited to stick around for Raunch at midnight, provided seats are available.



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/raunch.aspx

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



Outside Mullingar

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Tony Nominee for Best Play, 2014.  From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, a contemporary romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Rosemary is approaching 40 and Anthony is already there.  They should have wed long ago but insecurity, time hardened eccentricities, prickly pride, unrequited love and an epic grudge over a tiny piece of land seem insurmountable obstacles to romance. Very smart, lyrical and funny, Outside Mullingar is a treat for the ear as well as the heart.



06/25/15 - 07/25/15

Tickets: $28.00

 



- http://www.caperep.org/

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



Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

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

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



07/25/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Fiddler On The Roof

Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

From July 10-25, 2015, Priscilla Beach Theatre presents Fiddler On The Roof, the nine-time Tony Award winning musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein.  Fiddler On The Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  



07/10/15 - 07/25/15

$25 Adults & $15 Seniors



- http://www.pbtheatre.org



The Great Red Ball Rescue

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Faye Dupras

Red alert! A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy's favorite red ball gets whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join Jasper, a timid kid with a big imagination, as he sets out on an adventure across the ocean, under the waves, and up into the clouds. Along the way, he meets fantastical fortune tellers, thieving fishermen, and many mysterious creatures of the deep. Will he ever reclaim his favorite Red Ball from the clutches of the sea? Find out in this visually stunning production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, an original score, and lots of sea-faring fun!

The Great Red Ball Rescuse is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up.

 

Faye Dupras grew up doing art and theater but it wasn’t until she accidentally stumbled upon a puppet exhibition in rural Ontario in the mid 90’s that she decided to become a puppeteer. Luck was on her side, within the month she was apprenticing under the exhibit’s curator, Canada’s acclaimed puppeteer Noreen Young. To broaden her training Faye continued to work as a puppeteer while completing a BFA in “Theater and Development” from Concordia University in Montreal followed by an MFA in “Puppetry Arts” from the University of Connecticut. This allowed for many diverse experiences: performing around the world (France, Costa Rica, Spain, Brazil) and designing, directing, and building for numerous puppet and theater companies. Since 2004 Faye has been the artistic director of Foreign Landscapes Productions under which she has created several award-winning performances, including "By The Willow," which received an UNIMA-USA citation of excellence, the highest recognition in American puppetry. Critics have described Faye’s work as “spellbinding,” “imaginative,” and “powerful.” "The Great Red Ball Rescue" is Faye's first full-length show for young audiences.
 



07/22/15 - 07/25/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Derek Gaines

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs. 

Derek's first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? in 2010. He made his stand-up comedy television debut in 2014 when he appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. Derek has been a contributor to VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and is currently starring in Morgan Spurlock’s docuseries Connected. He was recently selected by the Just For Laughs Festival as part of their New Faces and is set to co-host the second season of MTV’s Broke Ass Game Show.



07/23/15 - 07/25/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=401478

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



Black Box Sounds presents: Cask Mouse, Rocket and the Ghost & Ryan Lee Crosby

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Following the success last year’s ArtsEmerson concert weekends, the organization proudly announces Black Box Sounds, a continuation of the music series in the The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center with a new name and new dates that will extend through out next year. Previous artists have included Marissa Nadler, Tigerman WOAH, Faces on Film, Sidewalk Driver, Quilt, and Julia Easterlin. The July edition of Black Box Sounds features up and coming, critically acclaimed artists from Boston and New York and will continue the mission of bringing local music back to Downtown Boston.
 



07/25/15

Ticket Prices: $10 advance - $12 door



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



Boston Music Award Winners Ruby Rose Fox & Jesse Dee

Presented by gimmeLIVE

GIMMELIVE brings Boston's best to Beverly for this very special concert featuring Boston Music Award winners Ruby Rose Fox (Female Vocalist of the Year) and Jesse Dee (Male Vocalist of the Year). Introducing Salem sensation Sarah and the Wild Versatile.

Don't miss this rare chance to see three of the Boston area's hottest bands on the same stage at the intimate Cabot Theatre.

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul driven, edgy rock 'n' roll (with a nod to newwave pop), whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2015 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby Rose Fox was the lone standout of Boston-based artists to makeThe Boston Globe's list of "10 Bands and Solo Artists to Watch in 2015,"and winner of the 2014 Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist in addition to her nomination for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.  "arty, edgy rock 'n' roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time ... [and seems] to come from another scene, another world."  - Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

Boston's Jesse Dee is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing soul man—a modern day trailblazer inspired by the old school. Dee's passion is exploring and updating soul music for contemporary audiences. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics (evoking the heyday of the Brill Building songwriters), he accomplishes just that. His inventive, hook-filled songs are delivered with buoyant, youthful exuberance. Live, he always brings down the house, and keeps his ever-growing fan base coming back for more. His band lays down driving, infectious grooves while Dee's expressive vocals put him in a class by himself. On the strength of his fervent live shows, Dee plays to packed clubs in New England and has toured across Europe, earning new fans at every gig. The Boston Herald declares, "Dee has an explosive voice. He possesses a powerful, raspy tenor and an uncanny phrasing ability that can't be taught."

Sarah and the Wild Versatile formed in February 2015 at a jam session put together by Salem, MA guitarist Eric Reardon. Looking to form a band, he began collaborating with bassist Steve Burke and drummer Derek Hayden, eventually adding multi-instrumentalist Derek Dupuis to the group. As Eric recalls, "The thing that stood out for me was everyone's admiration and respect for each others' talents as well as their musicianship."

 



07/25/15

ALL AGES
RESERVED SEATS
$15, $23, $29



- http://gimmelive.com/RisingStars.cfm



Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015; Outside Mullingar

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Join us for our Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015! A summer long festval of music and wine. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday one hour prior to each Peterborough Players curtain time. Listen to some great music and purchase an imported wine supplied by our sponsor, Centeur Imports. Award-winning wines and meads from Eastern Europe and Italy. Come to the Summer of Stars even if you have not purchased a ticket to that night's Players performance because...Summer of Stars is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Spend part of your summer evening with us. For more information call (603) 924-7585 www.peterboroughplayers.org/summerofstars

7/15 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; OPENING NIGHT PARTY to follow 7:30pm performance

7/17 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

7/18 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; CABARET by cast and guests after the 8pm performance

7/22 - 6:30pm-7:30pm; Catered snacks provided by Sunflowers Restaurant & Catering available for purchase; 7:30pm performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

7/24 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

7/25 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; CABARET by cast and guests after the 8pm performance



07/15/15 - 07/25/15

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/summerofstars

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



Monty Alexander: Remembering Nat King Cole

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

With special guests vocalists Allan Harris and Caterina  Zapponi
Also featuring Hassan Shakur on bass, Obed Calvare on drums, and Randy Napoleon on guitar

Master pianist Monty Alexander leads a heartfelt exploration of one of his musical heroes, Nat King Cole. As  a boy in his native Jamaica, Monty listened to his parent's Nat King Cole records and saw him perform live. In 2009, Monty released his recording Calypso Blues: The Songs of Nat King Cole.  Alexander later went on to play on Natalie Cole's classic tribute album to her father, Unforgettable: With Love.  Vocalists Allan Harris, who recorded a Cole tribute of his own, Nat King Cole: Long Live the King, and Caterina Zapponi are on board in this tribute to one of America's greatest treasures!



07/25/15

Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75



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

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



The Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Presented by Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Details: • Acoustic format • 2 song or 10 minute limit • Original music encouraged, but covers okay too • Electric bass okay • Percussion okay • Bands welcome • No backing tracks (wanna keep this real) • Featured performer sets (to come) • Myself and co-host David will accompany anyone who wishes and in some cases, learn your originals in advance • Theme weeks (Music of particular artist on their birthday, holiday-themed songs, a certain genre)



07/21/13 - 07/26/15

N/A



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



Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums’ new presentation of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals features innovative, noninvasive digital projection as a conservation approach. The exhibition returns this mural series to public view and scholarship while also encouraging study and debate of the technology. Featuring 38 works from 1961–62, including the murals and many of the artist’s related studies, the exhibition also explores Rothko’s creative process.



11/16/14 - 07/26/15

Free with admission to museums.

Adults, $15; Seniors (65+), $13; Non-Harvard Students (18+), $10. Free for youth under 18, members of the Harvard Art Museums, and Cambridge Public Library cardholders. Harvard University students, faculty, and staff receive free admission for themselves plus one guest. Massachusetts residents receive free admission on Saturdays, 10am–noon.



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/rothkomurals

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



Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

Heralded as “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin…IS American music.”

In this tour-de-force performance by award-winning showman Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein), the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” comes to life. We’re taken from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side—and ultimately all of America and the world. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey that epitomizes the American dream.



07/08/15 - 07/26/15

Tickets range from $35 to $75 



- https://artsemerson.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=23A544B6-B0CF-4735-A407-F7128B4A9441&sessionlanguage=EN&SessionSecurity::correspondencedetail_id=A7E32FA9-F46B-4DB6-89DB-F2742077F80

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



Martin Sexton

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his earnest songwriting, quirky stylistic shape-shifting and seemingly boundless vocal range has created a legion of devoted fans across the country, and the world.



07/26/15

$45-$78



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/martin-sexton-2/

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



Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Outside Mullingar - A comedy by John Patrick Shanley

Tony nominated for Best Broadway play in 2014, Outside Mullingar was written by John Patrick Shanley, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Doubt and the Academy Award winning film Moonstruck. No more beautiful or loving play has appeared on Broadway. Set in rural Ireland, it tells the story of the Muldoon and Reilly families, and of their rival heirs, Anthony and Rosemary. Each are loners, eccentrics, approaching 40, and just possibly, meant for each other. This romantic comedy is a very Irish story filled with delightful off-kilter humor, and so tender it could melt a stone. 



07/15/15 - 07/26/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/outsidemullingar

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



Circus Smirkus 2015 Big Top Tour: BON APPÉTIT!

Presented by Circus Smirkus at Gore Place

Dig into another serving of Circus Smirkus! There will be freshly baked fun, spiced with excitement, sautéed in silliness, with a pinch of whimsy as Circus Smirkus presents the 2015 Big Top Tour:  BON APPÉTIT!

Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more. This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called “exuberant” and “joyful.” 



07/24/15 - 07/26/15

Adults (13+): $26.50
Youth (7-12): $20.50
Child (2-6): $17.50
Under 2: Free



- http://smirkus.org/big-top-tour/

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



My Mind's Eye Photography Show & Reception

Presented by Newburyport Art Association

Please join us to celebrate the opening of the photography show and sale at the Newburyport Art Association running July 14 to 26. Gallery open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm and Sun 1-5pm.

Reception Sat, July 18 from 7 to 9 pm. Free admission, drinks/snacks and exciting raffle items.



07/14/15 - 07/26/15

Free



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Figment Boston 2015

Presented by FIGMENT Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

FIGMENT Boston returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway bringing interactive art projects, dance performances, and music to inspire your creativity! 

FIGMENT is a free, annual participatory arts festival that brings together the community and inspires all ages in the creation and celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible. Over the past 6 years, FIGMENT Boston has helped bring hundreds of interactive art projects to downtown Boston, inspiring thousands of people to broaden their definition of art by breaking down the wall between spectator and artist and encouraging everyone to participate. 



07/25/15 - 07/26/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://boston.figmentproject.org/

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2015

Presented by WGBH at Copley Square

On the weekend of July 25-26, The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are once again coming together to host Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Just like last year, we plan to bring together some of the best national and local performers to put a spotlight on the arts and all that Boston has to offer. We invite everyone to come in to the city, enjoy the free performances, support the businesses and restaurants in the Back Bay and celebrate the Boston community. 

Click here for a full schedule of performances.



07/25/15 - 07/26/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.boston.com/sponsored/extra/summerartsweekend/main

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



Journeys: 13 Perspectives

Presented by The Brush Art Gallery & Studios at Brush Art Gallery

The 13 Studio Artists at the Brush Gallery are celebrating the spirit of the ‘artistic journey’ in their upcoming show entitled Journeys: 13 perspectives. A culmination of creative experiences will be on view in their annual summer gallery display. Accentuating the show, the Brush Studio Artists have invited the UMass Lowell Literary Society, to write ekphrastic poetry based on the artworks on view in the gallery. The poetry will be read at the Artists’ opening reception, and will later be on view as an accent to the Gallery experience.

 

Artists: Carol Boileau, Penelope Cox, Lolita Demers, Vassilios Giavis, Deirdre Grunwald, Cynthia Hughes, Chrissy Theo Hungate, Janice Jones, Leslie MacPhail, Steve Noroian, Gay Tracy, Pamela Wamala, Will Winslow

 

Image: "Spring Sunrise Suite, 1" Pamela Wamala



06/14/15 - 07/26/15

Free



- http://thebrush.org

Brush Art Gallery - 256 Market Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Boston and the Law Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot

Decisions made in Boston's courtrooms have had far-reaching and long-lasting effects. Join us on this tour of Boston's historic and contemporary courthouses as we explore Boston's fascinating legal history. From the notorious Boston Massacre trial to the cases that resulted in the Boston Harbor cleanup, we will discuss landmark trials that shaped the history of Boston and our nation.

For more information, see: http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/boston-and-law



07/26/15

$15 General Admission; $5 Boston By Foot Members



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MBL Summer COncert featuring Ensemble ACJW

Presented by Marine Biological Laboratory

The MBL is pleased to welcome a trio of musicians from Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Julliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of its performances as well as its fresh and open-minded approach, performing a wide range of music—from centuries past to works written days before an event—in a variety of performance venues. 



07/26/15

Concert price range $35, $50, $150. Optional dessert and champagne reception to follow.



- http://www.mbl.edu/concert/



80 Dusty Fingers Pastel Painting Demo

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Artist-in-Residence Cynthia Crimmin sets up a temporary studio in the Wayside Visitor Center and demonstrates the techniques and approaches she takes with pastels to make artwork that is uniquely her own. Stop in to see how she transforms a chalky stick of color into a work of beauty.



07/26/15

Free with museum admission.



- http://www.fruitlands.org/node/2793

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



80 Dusty Fingers Gallery Tour

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Artists-in-Residence Joelle Feldman, Arlene Richman, and Gary Ozias welcome visitors to special exhibition 80 Dusty Fingers and discuss their artworks, the materials they use, and their individual approach to the medium of pastels. Find out what steps are involved in creating a pastel painting, what variables artists consider when painting and more in this personalized gallery talk.



07/26/15

Free with musuem admission.



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

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



Beethoven Symphony No. 9: A Community Celebration

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Copley Square

A free outdoor performance of Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”) in the heart of Copley Square. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy one of the most recognizable works of classical music ever composed. 



07/26/15

FREE



- http://handelandhaydn.org/beethoven-symphony-no-9/

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



The Amazing Acro-Cats with the Rock Cats

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

We are proud to introduce our newest program,The Amazing Acro-Cats—a show that doesn’t fit into any other cat-egory… Chicago’s only trained domestic cat show!

Our fantastic felines will amuse and amaze your guests as they ride skateboards, ring bells, roll barrels, walk the high wire, climb ropes, push a shopping cart, jump through hoops, and even run a cat-size agility course.

The Amazing Acro-Cats, one of the four “cat shows” in the United States, perform to sold-out venues across the country. Their performances delight and astound audiences of all ages.

The Amazing Acro-Cats not only perform, but also educate the public. Samantha teaches the importance of, “Clicker Training” and how it can improve your cat’s life, and also be useful in the event of an emergency situation.



07/23/15 - 07/26/15

Reserved seating:

$30.00 for preferred VIP seats in first two rows, center orchestra (call box office at
781-646.4849 for limited VIP seat selection)

$25.00F for remainder of orchestra (first level) and balcony

($5.00 Discount for children and seniors—no discount on $30.00 LIMITED VIP seating)



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

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



Annie, Jr.

Presented by Neverland Theatre

Leapin’ Lizards! Neverland Theatre presents Annie, Jr.! Join this talented all youth cast as they perform this beloved story about everyone’s favorite spunky, red headed orphan, out in search for her parents! Includes the ever popular songs, “Tomorrow” and “A Hard Knock Life!”  Don’t miss this show stopping performance!

Annie JR. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com - See more at: www.mtishows.com

For tickets: www.neverlandtheatre.com

Email neverlandtheatre@comcast.net

No Refund or exchanges



07/19/15 - 07/26/15

$15



- http://www.neverlandtheatre.com



Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca • Apollinaire in the Park 2015

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company

Blood Wedding • Bodas de Sangre by Federico García Lorca

Apollinaire in the Park 2015 produced in collaboration with 
Escena Latina Teatro
presenting Bodas de Sangre every Friday! 

July 8-26, Wed.-Sun. at 7:30 
English:  Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun. • Spanish: Fridays
NEW Location! PORT Park, 99 Marginal Street, on the Chelsea Waterfront • Directions/Parking Info.: www.apollinairetheatre.com

Apollinaire Theatre Company’s 12th year of offering free bilingual productions in English and Spanish has some new twists this year.      
•We are moving to Chelsea's new PORT Park, which features an amphitheater inside what was a large oil storage tank.  
•We are partnering with Escena Latina Teatro, which will be producing their own unique version of the Spanish original on Friday nights.

Based on a true story of love and betrayal, Blood Wedding is a powerful and innovative modern classic.  Lorca wrote this poetic exploration of the conflict between individual desires and social conventions years after reading a newspaper account of a young bride in Andalusia who abandoned her husband on their wedding day to escape with her childhood sweetheart. 

Lorca’s tale of ill-fated romance unfolds with the fire and power characteristic of his work.  The force of love and primal desire battle the weight of history, themes that are particularly resonant given his own tragically short life.

In Apollinaire summer tradition, the audience will move with the action. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs, and a picnic to enjoy along with the harbor views.

Federico García Lorca is considered one of Spain's greatest poets and dramatists. His work inspired a generation of artists in Spain and Latin America with its visionary disregard for theatrical conventions of the time and bold explorations of taboo subjects such as class, sexuality, and the role of women. 

Lorca went to Madrid in 1919 where he met and befriended artist Salvador Dali, who designed the scenery for the Barcelona production of Lorca's play Mariana Pineda (1927). Lorca's two most successful poetry collections were Canciones (Songs), published in 1927, and Romancero gitano (the Gypsy Ballads), published in 1928. Romancero gitano was especially daring for the time with its exploration of sexual themes and made Lorca a celebrity in the literary world. 

In the 1930s, Lorca spent much of his time working on plays, including a folk drama trilogy Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) in 1933, Yerma in 1934, and La Casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba) in 1936.  The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 and Lorca found himself caught in the middle of the conflict. He was shot by supporters of General Francisco Franco in 1936 in Granada.



07/08/15 - 07/26/15

FREE



- http://www.apollinairetheatre.com/productions/productionspark.html



The Cambridge Jazz Festival



Cambridge Jazz Festival returns for its second year at University Park Commons, Sidney Street, Cambridge MA. Last year, the festival drew over 2,500 Jazz lovers to hear world renowned artists. This year, organizers are expecting even more attendees to this local celebration of jazz, jazz education and community life. The 2015 line-up year features: Cambridge native Nnenna Freelon featuring the Ron Savage Trio, celebrating Billie Holiday, Eguie Castrillo and the Latin Jazz Connection, Laszlo Gardony Saxtet, Toth Brothers and jazz pianist JoAnne Brackeen. “This is an unbelievable line-up, some of the top performers in the jazz world, and we are delighted that the whole festival is free to the public,” says festival co-founder Larry Ward.



07/26/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgejazzfestival.org/#home



The Booby Trap

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Work all weekend and feel like there is nothing to do on "your Saturday"? Come down to Improv Asylum and party like you only have to brunch the next day!

The Booby Trap is the most fun you'll have on Mondays, with an ever-evolving show format featuring some of our best improvisors including current members and alum of Improv Asylum's Main Stage, NXT and Training Center. 

Can't make the show at exactly at 8? Come late. It's Monday. We don't care. 



10/21/14 - 07/27/15

Tickets: $5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

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



Big Screen Classics: SEVEN SAMURAI

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.

This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.



07/27/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/seven-samurai

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



House Teams

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum's House Teams are where students and alums of our Training Center get together to present some of the freshest faces in Boston Comedy.

Every Tuesday, teams of students join NXT, Main Stage actors and alums to put up the House Teams, followed by the Lottery, an improvised set featuring different House Teams members each week joining Main Stage actors.



09/03/13 - 07/28/15

Tickets: $5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/house-teams.aspx

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



Voiceworks: A Cappella Workshop

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

Are you a fan of Glee, The Sing Off, and Pitch Perfect? Then this workshop is for you! Join TCAN and professional vocal music educator Deborah Marion for a five-week plunge into the world of contemporary a cappella. Participants will gain skills in creative collaboration, singing in harmony, improvisation, vocal percussion, and more. Some vocal, choral, musical or performing experience is recommended, but not required.



06/29/15 - 07/28/15

$325 non-member / $310 member



- http://www.natickarts.org/class-section/voiceworks-voiceworks-cappella-workshop

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



Big Fake and the Moneymakers

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Big Fake and the Moneymakers, classic and modern rock

A part of The TD Bank Summer Concert Series. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod presents free, weekly outdoor concerts in eight Cape Cod towns during the month of July and in select towns in August. Follow the URL below to see the full summer schedule:

http://artsfoundation.org/td-bank-summer-concert-series/



07/28/15

free



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American Idol Live! Tour 2015

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

American Idol® Live! will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Top 5 Idols from Season 14.  Our Top 5 will showcase their individual artistry and talents all set to a live band.  Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Adam Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips and many more.



07/28/15

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, April 17th. Full price tickets are 43.50, $63.50, and $73.50 depending on seating location. Information on our VIP packages is listed below. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



Fox Presale runs 4/16 at 10am to 4/16 10pm.



Special offer! A digital download of the album American Idol Season XIV (Best Moments) is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions for how to receive your download following your purchase.





FRONT ROW PACKAGE $325.00



Package to include:



•One front row ticket



•Priority check-in and separate entrance (where available)



•Meet & Greet with select members of American Idol



•Photo opportunity with select members of American Idol



•Access to soundcheck and Q&A session with select members of American Idol



•Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers



•Collectible laminate to remember your evening



•Onsite check-in staff



American Idol Front Row Package: Please note you will be contacted via email by SLO Customer Service approximately one (1) week prior to show date with details about your package elements. Package elements are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances. NO NAME CHANGES will be permitted. The original Front Row package purchaser and all members of the party must be in attendance at the time of check-in and enter the venue together. Please note that the meet & greet, photo opportunity, soundcheck and Q&A will take place prior to the show, so please plan on early arrival to the venue. Venue exit and re-entry may not be permitted. At packager's discretion, exclusive merchandise item will either be shipped directly to the address provided at purchase (alternate shipping addresses are not permitted) or available for pick-up the night of the show. If shipped, delivery of merchandise could occur after the event date. Merchandise is not needed for entry to the show. Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorize access into the venue or backstage areas. Offer is limited to US and Canadian Addresses only. Packager is unable to ship outside of the US, Canada or to PO boxes. For questions related to your package elements please email slocustomerservice@slotix.com.



MEET & GREET PACKAGE $265.00



Package to include:



•One premium Price Level 1 ticket



•Priority check-in and separate entrance (where available)



•Meet & Greet with select members of American Idol



•Photo Opportunity with select members of American Idol



•Access to soundcheck and Q&A session with select members of American Idol



•Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers



•Collectible laminate to remember your evening



•Onsite check-in staff



American Idol Meet & Greet Package: Please note you will be contacted via email by SLO Customer Service approximately one (1) week prior to show date with details about your package elements. Package elements are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances. NO NAME CHANGES will be permitted. The original Meet & Greet package purchaser and all members of the party must be in attendance at the time of check-in and enter the venue together. Please note that the meet & greet, photo opportunity, soundcheck and Q&A will take place prior to the show, so please plan on early arrival to the venue. Venue exit and re-entry may not be permitted. At packager's discretion, exclusive merchandise item will either be shipped directly to the address provided at purchase (alternate shipping addresses are not permitted) or available for pick-up the night of the show. If shipped, delivery of merchandise could occur after the event date. Merchandise is not needed for entry to the show. Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorize access into the venue or backstage areas. Offer is limited to US and Canadian Addresses only. Packager is unable to ship outside of the US, Canada or to PO boxes. For questions related to your package elements please email slocustomerservice@slotix.com.



GOLD HOT SEAT PACKAGE $145.00



Package to include:



•One premium Price Level 1 ticket or One premium Price Level 2 ticket



•Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers



•Collectible laminate to remember your evening



American Idol Gold Hot Seat Package: You will be contacted via email by SLO Customer Service approx. one (1) week prior to show date with details about your package elements. Package elements are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances. NO NAME CHANGES will be permitted. At packager's discretion, exclusive merchandise item will either be shipped directly to the address provided at purchase (alternate shipping addresses are not permitted) or available for pick-up the night of the show. If shipped, delivery of merchandise could occur after the event date. Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorize access into the venue or backstage areas. Offer is limited to US and Canadian Addresses only. Packager is unable to ship outside of the US, Canada or to PO boxes. For questions related to your package elements please email slocustomerservice@slotix.com.



- https://tickets.thehanovertheatre.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=E8EF288F-40C4-47A7-AD46-A728B2AFA9C1

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Sam Lee

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

Steeped in traditional traveler and gypsy songs, Sam Lee and his band revisit folk songs of love, parting, exile, and murder for a 21st-century world.



07/29/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/sam-lee

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



The Greenway Sessions: Oh Malo

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Oh, Malô (oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015.



07/29/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/oh-mal%C3%B4-1

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Longwood Symphony Orchestra: A Night at the Ballet

Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

The annual performance at the Hatch Shell by Boston’s medical community orchestra, always an innovator in programming and community engagement. This year’s program “A Night at the Ballet” features familiar ballet music including Stravinsky’s masterpieceThe Firebird, and Offenbach’s delightful Gaîté Parisienne. Music Director Ronald Feldman conducts.



07/29/15

FREE



- http://www.landmarksorchestra.org/

DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade - 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA, 02108



Summer Concert Series

Presented by New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Join us again this summer for the 12th Annual New England Light Opera/New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society Summer Concert Series at the Hamilton-Wenham Community House! Hear some of the finest singers in the greater Boston area performing with Thomas B. Dawkins at the piano some of the most beloved music of all time in a different concert each Wednesday night in July. Opening night is July 8th, and the house is frequently packed, so get your tickets early! All shows are at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful and air-conditioned Hamilton Wenham Community House. 

7/8 "Here's a Howdy-Do" - Songs and Scenes from the beloved shows of Gilbert and Sullivan

7/15 "Broadway Lights" - Songs and Scenes from the great Musical Theater Shows

7/22 "Songs from the Gilded Stage" - Scenes and Arias from the greatest Operas and Operettas

7/29 "Cabaret Nights" - An intimate evening of Jazz Standards and Torch Songs



07/08/15 - 07/29/15

$12 Adults

$10 Seniors and NEGASS Members

$5 Students and Kids



- http://www.negass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=123



Milky Chance

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

Don't say that you haven't heard "Stolen Dance" before...Milky Chance is coming to House of Blues, right at the heart of Boston City! 



07/30/15

Price varies. 



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004E78AAD846BC&oid=0

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



Creative Dance (3-4 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Free movement, self-expression and imagination are encouraged as children respond to music and sound.

Instructor: Tom Krusinski



07/06/15 - 07/30/15

$105 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-dance/summer-pre-ballet-4-6/

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



Beginning Percussion (4-6 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

An entertaining, yet structured, introduction to drumming. Students will play a variety of percussion instruments, including drum set, hand drums, marimba, bells and shakers.

Instructor: Scott Pittman



07/13/15 - 07/30/15

$115 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-group-classes/summer-drum-classes/

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



Music Moves for Piano (6 years and up)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Music moves lessons train musicians to hear what they play and play what they hear. Lesson activities sequentially apply what research says about how children best learn music and encourage students to listen, think, move, sing and play.

Students in first grade and above can register for Level 1 group piano lessons.

 

Instructor: Piano Faculty



07/13/15 - 07/30/15

$115 per session.



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-piano-classes/

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



Pre-Ballet (4-6 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of ballet, including the five basic positions, ballet barre, center and across-the-floor exercises.

Instructor: Tom Krusinski                               

Session I: July 6–9                

Session II: July 13–16

Session III: July 20–23                   

Session IV: July 27–30



07/06/15 - 07/30/15

$105 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-dance/summer-pre-ballet-4-6/

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Wambura Mitaru and the Maua

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Now returning for her third Harborwalk Sounds is audience favorite Wambura Mitaru. The classically trained Nairobi, Kenya, native has performed throughout the world, receiving acclaim for both covers and original songs that pay tribute to African history and tradition. Her new single, “Work in Progress,” which she performed with gifted band the Maua on a rooftop construction site in hard hats, is a sophisticated hybrid of soul, R&B, and jazz. This eclectic mix is something the band is relentlessly dedicated to and that they work to perfect in their animated performances. Complete with catchy lyrics, which Mitaru encourages the audience to sing along, and a captivating, robust vocal performance, Mitaru and the Maua’s live performances never fail to delight.



07/30/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/wambura_mitaru/

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



Metropolitan Wind Symphony Concerts in the Park

Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Hastings Park Bandstand

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 44th season with 4 Free traditional outdoor Band Concerts on Thursday July 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, at Hastings Park, Levi Burnell Bandstand, Mass. Ave. and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA. MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the varied music programs, which will have something for all tastes.

 

Selections will include Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna by Franz von Suppe, American Civil War Fantasy by Jerry Bilik, Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold, Bugler's Holiday, Trumpeter's Lullaby and Irish Washerwoman by Leroy Anderson, and Boston Strong by Zach Friedland.

 

Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and to picnic while enjoying the concerts. The concerts will be held, weather permitting.

 

Admission and Parking are FREE! Visit the MWS web page at http://www.mws-boston.org for information and directions. Email mws@mws-boston.org or call the MWS Concert Line at (978) 419-1697 with any questions.



07/09/15 - 07/30/15

Free



- http://www.mws-boston.org/events/2015hastings1

Hastings Park Bandstand - Mass. Ave.and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



Literary Lunch Break at Faneuil Hall: Hallie Ephron

Presented by Boston Literary District

Hallie Ephron is the New York Times bestselling author of 13 books, including her latest, Night Night, Sleep Tight. The novel is inspired by an infamous Hollywood murder that took place in Beverly Hills when Ephron was growing up there in the 1960s, surrounded by the glamour of Tinsel Town. A starred review in Publishers Weekly calls Night Night, Sleep Tight "a captivating thriller," while InStyle Magazine dubbed it a #1 "Page-Turning Pick." Come see the author talk about her latest work, sign books (available for sale at the event), and shmooze with the crowd.



07/30/15

FREE



- http://www.bostonlitdistrict.org



Mindi Abair

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

With Randy Jacobs on guitar, Rodney Lee on keyboards, Jerry "Wyzard" Seay on bass, and Third Richardson on drums

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973.  You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, or caught her appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.

Her solo work has garnered ten #1 radio hits, 6 top 5 spots, and 2 #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart. Abair received a 2014 Grammy nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot, and more recently received a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo CD Wild Heart.



07/30/15

Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75



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

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



The Show Against Humanity

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Based on the party game, Cards against Humanity, this show has Main Stage actors, alum and special guests doing some of the most politically-incorrect, just plain "wrong" scenes you're ever going to see.

The Show Against Humanity: You're going to hate yourself for laughing. #sorrynotsorry.



10/21/14 - 07/31/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

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



Suffield Academy Summer Academy

Presented by Suffield Academy

 Suffield Academy will hold its five-week Summer Academy on its campus from June 28 through July 31, 2015. The Summer Academy is open to boys and girls ages 12 through 18, as either day students or boarding students.

Application materials are available online. Students are accepted on a first come first served basis. Suffield Academy has been running an academic enrichment summer session since 1995.

According to Suffield Academy Summer Programs Director, Greg Lynch, “The summer session offers academic programs in mathematics, languages, computer science and sciences; workshops in leadership and study skills; and a full array of athletics, arts, and recreational activities on the campus in Suffield, Connecticut. We also program weekend field trips to New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island”.

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer

For additional information, contact Kyle Vigneault, Summer Academy Director of Admissions, at 860-386-4482 or kvigneault@suffieldacademy.org.

Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, Connecticut. Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy's programs and services: www.suffieldacademy.org.



06/28/15 - 07/31/15

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer



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South Shore Conservatory Presents 10th Annual Duxbury Music Festival

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents its tenth anniversary season, with exciting DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly events, from July 17 through July 31.

Summer 2015 features performances by DMF’s celebrated founding educators/musicians, renowned pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and renowned conductor/cellist Dmitry Yablonsky.  These two magnificent musicians waited more than two years to obtain a visa permitting them to emigrate from the former Soviet Union to the United States in 1977.  Their success in obtaining visas was due, in part, to a petition organized by American composers, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.  It is fitting that the first performance of the DMF 2015 season is the music of Sondheim and Bernstein.

Duxbury Music Festival is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.  Founded on the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit, and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, this intensive 17-day program of chamber music, brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists in the beautiful bayside village of Duxbury.  For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury comes alive with chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

Additionally, DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.

This tenth anniversary season, which will feature the chamber works of Russian and American composers,including Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Kapustin, Bernstein and Adams, promises to be a season of renewal and glorious music and music-making.  The founding faculty perform in two concerts and each give a master class.  Festival Artistic Director Stephen Deitz has invited the 2015 faculty of internationally-acclaimed musicians to perform in five faculty concerts.  Faculty include pianists Jonathan Bass, Jeffrey Cohen, Stephen Deitz, Regina Yung and Andrew Chen; violinists Lucie Robert and Christophe Poiget; violist Michael Strauss; and cellist Amir Eldan. 

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  DMF’s office is located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.



 

Schedule of Events

 

July 17, 6 & 8:30 pm    BERNSTEIN/SONDHEIM REVUE

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury $50 per person

Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory faculty in concert

Seating at café tables, snacks, and wine cash bar

Sponsored by Frank Wisneski and Lynn Dale


 

July 18, 10 am    ?    PIANO MASTER CLASS WITH OXANA YABLONSKAYA

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

Non-DMF pianists may audition via CD to perform in Ms. Yablonskaya’s Master Class.  Non-DMF performers

incur a $60 fee.  

 

            

July 19, 6:30 pm ?    FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

?Private Waterfront Duxbury home, lawn concert under a tent, followed by reception

Shuttle Service begins at 5:30 pm at South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts,? 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$60 per person

?Sponsored by Diane and Sherm Hoyt

 

July 20, 10 am    ?    STRING MASTER CLASS WITH DIMITRI YABLONSKY

AND  JANNA GANDELMAN

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

 

 

July 21, 6:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception


 

July 23, 7:30 pm     FACULTY CONCERT

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 24, 7:00 pm    DISCO FEVER ON THE GREEN

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 18, $50 family maximum, lawn chairs welcome

Sponsored by Mead Witter Foundation

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July 25, 6:30 pm ?    RHYTHM & BLUES ON THE GREEN

?    Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$75 per person, tables of 8 for $600

?    Buffet dinner and dance music by In the House

?    Sponsored by Mollie Dunn

 

 July 26, 10:30 am ?    FAMILYFEST

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 12, $50 family maximum

Sponsored by Foundation for Creative Achievement

 

July 26, 5:00 pm ?    SUNDAY IN THE PARK

?Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

Free, lawn chairs welcome; lobster roll, sandwich and wine concessions

DMF faculty and students in free concert of chamber repertoire

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July 27, 7:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 29, 6:30 pm ?    FACULTY CONCERT

?Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception

 

July 31, 7:00 pm    ?WINNERS CONCERT

?South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$50 per person

?Winners of DMF solo and chamber competitions in concert

Post-concert "farewell" reception  

 

Festival Recitals

DMF festival recitals, free and open to the public, are held July 20, 22, and 28 at the Ellison Center for the Arts at 4:30 pm.  Student recital sponsors include Lee and Jack Barlow, Barbara and Fred Clifford, and Nancy Roberts Herndon.

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1.  A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

 

About Duxbury Music Festival

Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 10th season, is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance unique to all of New England.  Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, DMF is an intensive 17-day program of chamber music, bringing world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England's most beautiful bayside villages, Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod.   For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz and alive with chamber music whether it be chamber coachings and student recitals or festival competitions and faculty concerts.  For a little more than a fortnight chamber music abounds perfectly complementing this picturesque historic town's cultural diversity.   Both Festival faculty and students perform in concerts in public and private venues, from the Duxbury Town Green and The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful seaside homes and venues.  DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.  DMF headquarters are located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.


South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.



07/17/15 - 07/31/15

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1. A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.



- http://www.duxburymusicfestival.org

Ellison Center for the Arts - 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332



Thunder From Down Under

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 The PERFECT Girl's Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!

Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch – Thunder is a fully interactive experience. The blokes dance on tabletops, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that Thunder From Down Under is the is best male revue show on the Strip!

This show is the ultimate bachelorette party, divorce party and girls' night out destination.



07/31/15

$20.50 - $37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/thunder-from-down-under/

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



New Members Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

The Cambridge Art Association welcomes it's New Members with a Summer Show!



07/07/15 - 07/31/15

Free



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Light/Dark, White/Black

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Beyond their effectiveness in depicting three-dimensionality and conveying light and shade to construct the illusion of space, black and white have long fascinated artists, as they are rich with symbolism, metaphor, and association. Comprised of challenging juxtapositions, harmonious ensembles, and unexpected pairings, this exhibition explores how artists use different formal elements and mediums to exploit the associative character of black and white and visually render conceptual themes. Through this lens, the work of artists such as Josef Albers, Roy DeCarava, Carroll Dunham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Ray Metzker, Louise Nevelson, Dorothea Rockburne, Fred Sandback, Frank Stella, Ad Reinhardt—whose avant-garde treatise on this subject inspired the title of the exhibition—and others from the Addison’s permanent collection will come into focus.



01/17/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



The Place Between: Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada. Merill Comeau brings together incongruous fibers redolent of past lives: worn blue jeans, plastic mesh vegetable bags, vintage linens, paper cups, obsolete slides, and cardboard boxes. Her use of scraps implies lives lived, social constructs of identity and class, consumer cycles, and the challenges of living in a complex world bombarded with information and beset with challenges.  

Using the yurt form as a reference for transition and permanence, Janet Kawada blends differing concepts into a static form. Her fiber dwellings represent a place between:  between reality and the other; between inner and outer beauty; between art and craft. The movement of people in and out of our lives is given poignant shape through construction of these felted and embroidered miniatures houses, the layers of fibers acting variously as palimpsests, shadows, and accretions of meaning. 



03/25/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Paula Cole

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammys and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like "I Don’t Want to Wait" and "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?," as well as tunes from her most recent record Raven.

 



07/30/15 - 07/31/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/paula-cole/

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



Wavelengths: Pico Picante / Otto Von Schirach

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

DJ duo Pajaritos describes Picó Picante as a “non-stop dance party driven by global music influences.” Curated by 2015 Foster Prize winner Ricardo De Lima, the Boston-based monthly party features DJs from across the country and dance music from Latin house to tropical bass, to Moombahton and electronica.

Otto Von Schirach, the self-titled “King of the Bermuda Triangle” grew up in Little Havana, Miami, surrounded by Miami bass,
Cuban tropic music, Afro-Cuban noise, gangsta rap—and a White Magic–practicing grandmother. These musical and supernatural influences come through in unhinged and chaotic songs that merge dubstep, 80s dance music, grind, noise, psychobilly, garage rock, and tropical calypso: Pitchfork called one track “a fevered hallucination,” another “just the right mix of mutilated party anthem and breakneck cut/paste lunacy.”



07/31/15

$15 ICA members + students / $20 nonmembers
 



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/pico_picante_otto_von_schirach/

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



NOVI

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

NOVI is a collection of inspired individuals driven to provide a complete artistic experience. NOVI is a home for expression, experimentation, and a new form of collaboration. This R&B/pop duo will perform a stripped-down acoustic set of their own original material featuring songs from their EP, NOVI Live, which is coming soon. 



07/31/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Considered the most accomplished American artist to adopt fauvism, Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) tirelessly explored the boundaries of artistic expression throughout his career. From his cross-fertilization of Fauvism between French and American circles to his channeling of abstraction in his late radical works, Maurer proved to be a formidable creative force in expanding the potential for artistic expression in American art.

Consisting of over 70 master works, Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism, a major traveling exhibition organized by the Addison Gallery, assesses Maurer’s singular accomplishments and contributions to American painting in the early decades of the twentieth century. Tracing themes that run throughout the full scope of his work, the exhibition illustrates the invaluable contributions this progressive artist made to the development of modernism in America.

While Maurer is often characterized as a painter of divergent, seemingly contradictory aesthetics, careful study of his oeuvre reveals steady interest in thematic ideas as well as formal experimentation with color, form, and abstraction, all of which will be revealed in this significant exhibition.

Co-curated by independent scholar Dr. Stacey Epstein and Addison curator Susan Faxon, the exhibition will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the fall of 2015.



04/25/15 - 07/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/Maurer/Pages/default.aspx



On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

In the second decade of the 20th century, as the population of New York surpassed that of London, images of street life became an increasingly appealing form of documentary and artistic interpretation among American photographers. This new subject matter was most certainly influenced by contemporary painters like John Sloan and Robert Henri, who found excitement in the physically teeming and visually cacophonous streets of New York. In addition, while photographers had been drawn to urban spaces since the medium’s beginnings, new technological advances encouraged spontaneity and easier movement through congested spaces and rushing crowds. Offering a wide cast of characters and vast variety of experiences on which to focus, the city street took firm hold of photographers’ imaginations, giving birth to a rich genre that developed throughout the 20th century and still continues today.

Featuring approximately 100 photographs by such artist as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Lisette Model, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Dawoud Bey, this exhibition explores the myriad ways artists have approached the subject of bustling city scenes over time. Capturing the chaotic energy, chance juxtapositions, and fleeting encounters of everyday life in images that are by turns confrontational and tender, somber and witty, gritty and beautiful, each of these masters distills decisive moments into universal images of humanity.



05/30/15 - 07/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/OntheScene/Pages/default.aspx



Searching for the Real

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

In 1948, Addison director Bartlett Hayes organized a retrospective exhibition of the work of Hans Hofmann that traced the evolution of this artist from early figurative work to fully conceived abstraction. Accompanying the exhibition was a collection of Hofmann essays, entitled Search for the Real. Referencing that influential publication and exhibition, this presentation of works from the Addison collection likewise explores the progression in American art from Realism to Abstraction in the late-19th to 20th centuries. Works by such realist masters as Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, and John Singer Sargent simultaneously capture the real world as they explore more abstract qualities of color, form, and composition, while 20th-century artists like Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley pare their compositions to elemental forms and forces. Photographs, studies, and finished works by Hans Hofmann, Ralston Crawford, and Charles Sheeler further reveal individual artists’ process of reduction, transformation, and abstraction that lay the stage for more completely abstract works by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Sol LeWitt, among others.



05/30/15 - 07/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/Searching/Pages/default.aspx



Music & More

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Now in its 21st year, our most popular summer arts program offers music, dance and art activities in an interactive, creative environment. Each week contains its own theme, such as “The Wild West” or “A Bug’s Life.” Children are divided by age into small core groups, each with their own lead teacher.

** Extend the day! Add a 1:00pm and/or 2:00pm Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Beginning Percussion or Music Moves: Keyboard Games class after Music & More. Students are provided with a supervised break between Music & More and their dance or group instrument class.**

Instructors: Early Childhood, Dance Faculty, Special Guests

Session I: July 6–10               

Session II: July 13–17

Session III: July 20–24                    

Session IV: July 27–31

 



07/06/15 - 07/31/15

$295 per session; $285 for additional weeks



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-arts/music-more-4-6/

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



John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band with special guest Charlie Farren

Presented by gimmeLIVE

Multi-platinum recording artist, John Cafferty, comes to downtown Beverly’s Cabot Theatre for one night only with The Beaver Brown Band feat. Michael “Tunes” Antunes and special guest Charlie Farren of Farrenheit and The Joe Perry Project.


You'll hear his #1 hits "On The Dark Side" (from the film Eddie & The Cruisers), "C-I-T-Y," "Tough All Over" and many more. Don't miss this rare chance to see these rock stars share the stage at an intimate air-conditioned venue this summer!



07/31/15

All Ages

Reserved Seats - $25, $35, $45



- http://gimmelive.com/index.cfm



Free Fun Friday! Sandwich Glass Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

In addition to traditional glassblowing, they will feature demonstrations by torch glass artist Bryan Randa .



07/31/15

Free admission



- http://highlandstreet.org/july-31-additional-information



Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Museum of Art

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

A free day of creativity and fun for kids of all ages, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. There will be Kite Making,  Plein Air Painting and girl scouts doing arts & crafts activities with the children.  There will also be artists painting through-out the grounds of the museum and playing music in the galleries.



07/31/15

Free admission



- http://www.ccmoa.org/#!July-31-2015-Free-Fun-Friday/cd23/558960d10cf2bba69534b81c



Free Fun Friday! Wenham Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Each Friday during the summer months, the Highland Street Foundation sponsors free admission at over 70 museums and cultural venues throughout Massachusetts.  Visit the Wenham Museum for free on Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  All of the museum’s galleries will be open for your enjoyment! Historic Games will be available on the museum lawn, and the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House will also be open for guided tours at specific times.



07/31/15

Free admission



- http://www.wenhammuseum.org/programs/



Free Fun Friday! American Textile History Museum

Presented by American Textile History Museum at American Textile History Museum

On July 31, 2015, enjoy free admission to the museum thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. - See more at: http://www.athm.org/programs-events/special-events/#sthash.AfEj1bdu.dpuf



07/31/15

Free admission



- http://www.athm.org/programs-events/special-events/

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



THE DAMNED: "Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead” - Boston Premiere

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

BOSTON PREMIERE of the authorized documentary on british punk rock pioneers The Dammed!  From “Lemmy” filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. “THE DAMNED: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead” includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, GNR, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band’s complex history and infighting, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer.



07/31/15

General admission:

$8 advance
$10 day of show



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

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



Free Fun Friday! The Eric Carle Museum

Presented by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Special storytime guests and book signings; picture book tattoo station; Very Hungry Caterpillar mini-parade, daylong film series; outdoor play in our orchard and courtyard; Food by Foley’s Franks; scavenger hunts. Art making in The Carle’s Every Day Art Program:  Map it Out Studio Art Activity.



07/31/15

Free admission



- http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA, 01002



Wax and Paper: Encaustic Printmaking

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

“When people look at encaustic work, they can’t help but touch it,” says Lola Baltzell, president of MassWax, the local chapter of International Encaustic Artists. Baltzell is curating an exhibition of encaustic prints by MassWax members, juried by Betty Bothereau, owner of L’Attitude Gallery.

 

Baltzell describes encaustics as receptive to a wide array of mixed media approaches with “endless opportunity to explore and play and create different textures.” The sculptural quality of beeswax adds flair to the printmaking process, and the resulting monotypes can resemble impasto paintings. Baltzell adds that encaustics are a joy to work with because the melted beeswax “smells good.”

 

According to the MassWax website, working with encaustic is “addictive.” Since 2010, this organization has served as a resource for support and education for encaustic artists throughout New England. Its 31 members may work in a variety of mediums, incorporating encaustic as one element in their work. Meetings often encompass demonstrations and workshops as well as peer critiques and the exchange of ideas.

 

“WAX and PAPER: Encaustic Printmaking” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from June 29-July 31. The opening reception will be held on July 9 from 6-8pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



06/29/15 - 07/31/15

Free



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Dave Rowe

Presented by notloB Music

Maine native, Dave Rowe, grew up with folk music flowing through his veins. The son of a member of folk trio Schooner Fare, there was always a sort of expectation that Dave would “join the family business,” which he did at the tender age of 15. With thirteen critically-acclaimed recordings under his belt—by himself and with his various bands—and a career in the music business that has endured for some 26 years, Dave is a force to be reckoned with. A long-time staple of pubs and music halls throughout New England, Dave has spent more than half of his life playing sing-alongs having a rollicking good time for himself. He has decided it’s time to take his well-honed solo show on the road to concert halls and festivals around the US and Canada. 

Having cut his on-stage teeth on the rough edge of Irish pubs, Dave is a singular entertainer, able to relate to even the most reticent audience members and get them singing along. He firmly believes that singing is balm for the soul, and that singing together—whether in choirs, in pubs, at concerts, or in kitchen parties—is a primary part of the human experience (it certainly has been for him).

When Dave is not touring, you can find him writing songs on his back porch at his home in Portland, working on the house or in his small yard, enjoying the sea air, and walking or bicycling and enjoying the beauty of Maine’s largest city. 

Dave Rowe, presented by notloB Music
Friday, July 31, 2015
Outpost 186
186 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Doors 7:45pm
Concert 8:00pm
http://www.daverowemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/daverowefolk

$10 general admission.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite - http://www.eventbrite.com/o/notlob-music-6730833315 
As the room capacity is 35, we strongly recommend purchasing as soon as possible.

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Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, blue grass, string band and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area.
Website - https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/
Mailing list - http://eepurl.com/4_XMX
Twitter - https://twitter.com/notlobpresents



07/31/15

$10 general admission



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



Free Fun Friday! The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Thanks to the seventh annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, the ICA will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long! Activities for the whole family—including art making, performances, conversations on art, and more—will take place throughout the day. Family-friendly art-making activities outdoors and in our Bank of America Art Lab, and performances and/or films in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater from the morning-late afternoon, as well as pop up talks and tours in the evening.



07/31/15

Free admission 10 am–9 pm
Family activities 10 am–4 pm



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/families/free_fun_friday/?event_id=25891429

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



Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities never compromises the formidable depth and intelligence of his interpretations. 



08/01/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/benjamin-grosvenor/

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



Mary Fahl (formerly of The October Project)

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

More often than not, when people first hear her sing they can’t believe their ears. Such is the gravity of the contralto voice of singer-songwriter Mary Fahl. Former lead singer of the ’90s band October Project, who released two albums before parting ways, Fahl started writing her own material and collaborating with others. Fahl’s latest album, Love & Gravity, was released in February. 



08/01/15

$30 public / $25 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/mary-fahl-formerly-october-project

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



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



Marcus Latrell's Patriot Tour Presented by Never Quit

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Team Never Quit presents Patriot Tour 2015
Featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell

For his 2015 Patriot Tour, Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Service and the inspiration behind the Hollywood Blockbuster Lone Survivor, brings his Patriot Tour to twenty cities across the U.S. with a number of special guests and performers. Some are fellow veterans, others have lives that have been profoundly changed by those who have served and sacrificed, and all share a special bond with Marcus and his sense of duty and Patriotism.



08/01/15

$47.00-$277.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/patriot-tour/

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



After Hopper Plein Air Artists' Reception

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Featuring works created plein air by contemporary artists of places painted by the great American painter, Edward Hopper.



08/01/15

Free Event



- http://www.addisonart.com



An Arabian Adventure

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Tanglewood Marionettes

An Arabian Adventure tells the tale of a prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must battle his way out of the underground prison to save his princess from a tragic fate. The production features over a dozen beautifully handcrafted marionettes, exquisite storybook style scenery, and a soundtrack that combines traditional Western and Middle Eastern music.

An Arabian Adventure is reccomended for everyone ages 4 and up.



07/29/15 - 08/01/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Laughing Wild

Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will continue its third season this summer with Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild at Club Café, Friday, July 17 through Saturday, August 1.

Nothing is sacred and no one is safe in Christopher Durang’s hilariously provocative look at the perils and problems of everyday life. When two socially inept New Yorkers collide over a can of tuna fish, the unexpected and explosive consequences force them to look at themselves, each other and what it is they really want. Laughing Wild is a laugh-out-loud, mile-a-minute, "that-is-so-true" look at modern life's dilemmas and indignities, including battles in the supermarket, inane talk show hosts and rude taxi drivers. This zany exploration of urban humanity is a fun, frenetic theatrical experience that will keep you laughing and leave you thinking.

Join us for “drinks and Durang” as local favorite Margaret Ann Brady directs this sophisticated and complex comedy staring a duo of Boston's funniest actors: Robert Orzalli and Lauren Elias. 

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

All audience members receive 20% off their total food bill at Club Cafe

Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities. 

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



07/17/15 - 08/01/15

Pay-What-You-Can



- http://www.hubtheatreboston.org

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



Judah Friedlander

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world…and the most humble.

Judah is known to comics and audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes and he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies and appeared in hundreds of TV shows - stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side.

Judah has performed as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning 30 Rock; has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including Letterman, Conan, Fallon, and The Daily Show, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning American Splendor. Some of his other movies include Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer, FeastZoolander, and The Wrestler.
 
Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book How To Beat Up Anybody is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells and signs it after shows. Judah does meet and greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen.



07/30/15 - 08/01/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=376391

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



The Human Diorama

Presented by 555 Gallery

Please join us on Saturday, June 27th for a live Human Diorama photo shoot with Bear Kirkpatrick and models from 1 – 3 pm and a cocktail reception with the artist from 5 – 8 pm.

555 Gallery is pleased to present The Human Diorama, a solo show of Bear Kirkpatrick’s recent photographs, installations and moving portraits including an in the gallery photo shoot experience with live models, mud, bugs, grasses and landscape projection.

The exhibition will include works from the series Early Settlers, clothed mostly, portraits, of early American settlers, portraits of Kirkpatrick’s own forbearers in their rich history of puritan ancestry, the series, The Old Ones, and The Human Diorama.

Kirkpatrick constantly meets the challenge of bringing us the wild yet ethereal image. He defines his imagery as evidence…. documents of past and present human psychological states. His dedication to research of human experience has created an opportunity for gallery guests to dwell on life as he interprets it. Via photography, projection, audio/video, painting, drawing, and an extraordinary live photo experience Kirkpatrick’s vision brings us into his wild world.



06/25/15 - 08/01/15

Free



- http://www.555gallery.com/



The Sax Pack: 10th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Kim Waters

Inspired by the showmanship and camaraderie of the legendary Rat Pack, Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa called on some of his peers and started The Sax Pack. The group features the saxophone and the members' collective musical passion for jazz, funk, and R&B. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio also shares a unique and comical camaraderie on stage.

The Sax Pack has released two CDs, The Sax Pack (2008) and The Pack is Back (2009) on Shanachie Records.
 



07/31/15 - 08/01/15

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80



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

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



Reception for Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Exhibition

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us to celebrate the landmark exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.



08/02/15

The reception is included with the cost of admission. Admission to the lecture: $15 ($7 Nonmembers)



- http://fullercraft.org/event/reception-for-little-dreams-in-glass-and-metal-exhibition/

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



Cultural Survival Bazaar: Harvard University the Plaza

Presented by Cultural Survival

A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities,
and fair trade. Shop unique folk art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, and much more.

Meet the artists, learn about their art and cultures.  Enjoy free music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling,
educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, & ethnic cuisine.
 



08/01/15 - 08/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/the-plaza



Lisa Fischer

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Despite standing in the shadows for much of her career, Lisa Fischer is widely considered to be one of the most powerful vocalists on the planet. After years of performing with artists like The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Sting, Chris Botti and countless other superstars, Fischer has begun to return to the front of the stage, leading her small combo through an intoxicating blend of soul, jazz, blues and pop.



08/02/15

$55-$85



- http://rockportmusic.org/lisa-fischer/

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



Saving Kitty

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Kate and Huntley Hartley, atheist Manhattanites anxiously await the arrival of their daughter, up-and-coming television news producer Kitty, and her new beau Paul, for dinner—and much, much more. When Paul turns out to be an Evangelical Christian educator—the liberal, cultured Kate’s worst nightmare—everything is turned upside down as Kate tries to scuttle the budding romance. The uproarious Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Best in Show, and TV’s 2 Broke Girls) makes her Boston debut as Kate, the ruthless, unfiltered, and politically incorrect matriarch in Marisa Smith’s hilarious comedy.



07/09/15 - 08/02/15

$15 - $44



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/saving-kitty/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Sgt. Pepper Project (8 years and up)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Last August, 50 musicians from Brookline and beyond performed the Beatles’ greatest album from beginning to end.  This August, we’re doing it again and we’d like YOU to join us!

The Sgt. Pepper Project is open to all ages, levels & instruments, including vocalists, no audition required. The time commitment for individual performers is reasonable: a total of three weeknight rehearsals in the month of July. Flexible rehearsal times can be scheduled around camp & vacation plans. The only date that can’t be missed is the performance itself: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015:  1 PM Dress Rehearsal, 4 PM Performance. This year’s performance will again be graciously hosted by Brookline Teen Center. It only costs a little to be part of something big.  Tuition is just $99.

Singers, guitarists, pianists, drummers, brass, woodwind and string players of all ages are welcome to join. No matter what your level may be, we will find a place for you!

For more information contact Jazz/Rock Ensembles Coordinator John Purcell at (617) 964-8868; jazzrockbms@gmail.com. To sign up, contact Brookline Music School at (617) 277-4593.

Instructor: John Purcell
Session: Three weeknight rehearsals in July

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm range (TWTh)          

Fee: $99

For Sgt. Pepper Project inquiries, contact John Purcell at

(617) 964-8868 or jazzrockbms@gmail.com



07/27/15 - 08/02/15

$99



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/sgt-pepper-project/

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



Martha

Presented by Boston Midsummer Opera at Tsai Performance Center

By Friedrich von Flotow
Directed by James O'Leary
Conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner

Joanna Mongiardo as Lady Harriet/Martha
Eric Barry as Lionel
Stephanie Kacoyanis as Nancy
Jason Budd as Plunkett
David Cushing as Sir Tristan

This summer BMO presents Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy Martha.  Performed in English, Martha contains two of the most famous arias in the operatic repertoire, sparkling ensembles, and the luminously tender "Goodnight" Quartet. The story is timeless. Lady Harriet and her friend Nancy disguise themselves as servant girls and are hired by two local farmers. In the unexpected twists and turns of plot that follow, all of them learn that appearances may be deceiving but that the language of the heart cannot be ignored. Martha will be performed in two acts with one intermission. 



07/29/15 - 08/02/15

Tickets: $40 / $50 / $60



- http://www.bostonmidsummeropera.org/

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215



Borromeo String Quartet 25th Anniversary Series

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Through its visionary performances, the Borromeo String Quartet has become one of the most important string quartets of our time. For 25 years, the group has built a vast repertoire and performed worldwide with many of today’s great composers and artists. This season, in addition to their regular spring concert, the Gardner is thrilled to present a special summer series—one discussion and three concerts—to celebrate their brilliant career and ongoing collaboration with the Museum. For a full schedule of concerts and lectures click here.

 

The Sunday Concert Series is sponsored in part by Hemenway & Barnes LLP. Additional support for music at the Gardner is provided by The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 



07/19/15 - 08/02/15

Adults- $27
Seniors- $24
Students- $17



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event_series/borromeo_string_quartet_25th_anniversary_series

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



Puerto Rican Festival

at City Hall Plaza

The annual Festival is our flagship event that brings together people from all heritages to share, learn, and celebrate our culture. Our three day event is held at the City Hall Plaza honoring our history, values, traditional music, typical Puerto Rican food, and local arts and crafts for the entire family. The Festival includes kiosks that will feature different activities, including a health fair, face painting for kids, storytelling of Puerto Rican traditional stories and legends, presentations of eco-friendly gardening and cooking techniques, and teaching of Puerto Rican musical percussion.

Our proven ability to attract 185,000+participants in the course of the three day celebration, coupled with this year’s outstanding program of events, musical bands, artists and sponsors, makes the Festival the perfect venue to market and outreach to the fastest growing ethnic population in New England and in the United States.

Also, for the very first time this year the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts will be attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Salsa Dance in the Word”. Please stay tuned for more particulars of the event in the coming months!

We are very proud that this year’s Festival will prove to be even more successful than previous years.



07/31/15 - 08/02/15

Free



- http://puertoricanfestivalofma.org/

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Big Screen Classics: BRAZIL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.

This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler.

- Synopsis from the Criterion Collection 



08/03/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/brazil

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



Art Study Center Open Hours: Vogel Collection

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Through August 3, 2015, the Harvard Art Museums are holding special open hours on Mondays, from 1–4pm, in the Art Study Center to view select works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. Among the works available for viewing are prints and drawings by Richard Tuttle, Stephen Antonakos, James Bishop, and Daryl Trivieri. The Art Study Center viewings are meant to complement the related exhibition The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, on display in the University Study Gallery.

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary for viewing the Vogel Collection works during open hours. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Free with museums admission.

A full checklist for the Vogel exhibition is available at the Art Study Center reception desk.



07/06/15 - 08/03/15

Free with museums admission



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/art-study-center-open-hours-vogel-collection-14

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



The Coolidge at the Greenway: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Experience cinema classics under the stars! The Coolidge is thrilled to be partnering with the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a free outdoor screening series this summer.

Screenings will take place at sunset at the Greenway's Wharf District Park (located between Milk and India Streets in Boston). All films will be screened in 35mm. Special thanks to our co-presenter, Boston Light & Sound.


E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL: He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.



08/04/15

Free!



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/et-extra-terrestrial

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Patty Larkin

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

“Patty Larkin is one of the most gifted performers in music today. A remarkable guitarist, an imaginative and versatile vocalist, Larkin turns in a riveting performance” (Chicago Tribune).



08/05/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/patty-larkin-0

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



The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence of jazz, classical, and contemporary composition techniques, this group was founded in 2013 at Berklee College of Music. Since then, they have participated in different events such as the Outside the Box Festival in 2013 and performed at many venues around the Boston area as well. In 2014, Castañeda released his new musical production called Renacer (reborn), which is a revolutionary project based on the Colombian musical language. Through his compositions and arrangements, Castañeda is showing a departure from Colombian music to Colombian contemporary music.



08/05/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/nicol%C3%A1s-casta%C3%B1eda-group-2

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

Presented by Revels

This summer join us on a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor.  We'll sing sea chanteys and more while enjoying a cool ocean breeze and fabulous vistas. Revels music director George Emlen and musician David Coffin lead the fun.  Don't know the words? No probelm! A copy of The Revels Book of Sea Songs and Chanteys will be yours, free for the evening. Bring a picnic dinner but no alcohol please. (Alcohol will be available for purchase on board.)  Purchase tickets in advance as our harbor cruises sell out each year!



08/05/15

Tickets: $35



- https://www.revels.org/shows-events/harbor-cruises/



Summer Encore Series (from BJFF2014)

Presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival at West Newton Cinema

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is gearing up for it's Summer Encore series, coming this July! We'll be screening five select favorites from last year's fall festival, allowing our local filmmakers to share their compelling stories one more time.

Zero Motivation (Fiction, 97 min)

Run Boy Run (Fiction, 108 min)

Above and Beyond (Documentary, 87 min)

Little White Lie (Documentary, 66 min)

God's Slave (Fiction, 91 min)



07/01/15 - 08/05/15

$12 General Admission


$10 Seniors, Students, Members





West Newton Cinema, Wednesdays 7:00pm



- http://www.bjff.org/

West Newton Cinema - 1296 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02465



August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards influenced by jazz greats like: Miles, Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, and Horace Silver. Their trio is named after the misty, mysterious Hockomock Swamp in southeastern MA.



08/06/15

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



- http://fullercraft.org/event/august-7-hockomock-jazz-trio-returns-to-artkitchen-cafe/

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



Musikgarten Family Music

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

For ages 1-3. Designed for caregivers and their babies/toddlers to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your children. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement.

Special note: Children under 1 year free with registered sibling – do email us if you’re bringing a younger sibling!



07/09/15 - 08/06/15

Tuition: $110



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/summer-classes/

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



Wavelength: Sounds Convey

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The charming, dulcet tunes of indie folk band Covey follow in the modern folk tradition, citing influences the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers. Frontman Tom Freeman has been a songwriter for nine years, and it is clear the group is passionate about their toe-tap-inducing, sometime wistful, musical aesthetic. Fresh off their debut EP, they’ve already opened for big names such as Hozier, impressing audiences with their emphasis on vocal harmonies so layered they sound instrumental, and a layered, warm ambience thanks to a mix of male and female voices. The first single off Haggerty, “Comes and Goes” is melancholic, with a delicate yet persistent clap-like percussion, evoking misty drizzle, walks through the woods, knitted sweaters, coffee by the fire, love, and heartache.



08/06/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/convey/

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



Steve Kimock & Friends

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

NEW YORK, NY (June, 2015) – Fresh off a triumphant residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in the San Francisco Bay Area and following his Tribute to Jerry Garcia tour in the east, Steve Kimock, with long-time colleagues Bobby Vega (bass, Zero), Jay Lane (drums, Primus, RatDog), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards, RatDog, Furthur, Fare Thee Well Concerts) and Lebo (guitar, vocals, A.L.O.) will return East in August.

There they will beguile us with a mixed repertoire of Kimock classics, Grateful Dead, and Jerry Garcia songs. Steve Kimock carries on a proud tradition of truly original lead guitarists powerlifting the San Francisco psychedelic tradition with taste, style, and class. Not to be missed.



08/06/15

$35-45



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/steve-kimock/

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



Murder Mystery on the Merrimack

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Cruise the majestic Merrimack River, be a part of the action, and solve the murder! A professional theatrical cast and crew team up to make this two hour river tour an unforgettable gathering - and you can be a part of it!

 



08/07/15

Tickets are $35



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



Powered By Dance 2015

Presented by Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

An Intensive for teens at The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

A rewarding and enriching program specifically designed for teens, featuring some of the nation’s most gifted dance educators.

Monday through Friday | July 20th - August 7th

 



07/20/15 - 08/07/15

Tuition: $405/week or all three weeks for $1,100

Plus $35 non-refundable registration fee



- http://jndance.com/powered-by-dance-summer-dance-intensive/



The Kingston Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s, their iconic takes on traditional folk classics like “Tom Dooley” and for their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics.  



08/07/15

$49-$68



- http://rockportmusic.org/the-kingston-trio/

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



Young Musicians' Summer Chamber Music Workshop (9-18 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Discover the joys of playing in a small group of musicians, while developing repertoire and sight-reading experience. Rehearse with a coach, practice parts individually and as a group, participate in musical games and concepts, and a final performance on August 7. Two years experience with private lessons is the minimum requirement for participation.

 

Placement auditions will be held in mid-March.

Instructors: Karen Robbins
Session: August 3–7  

Time: 9:00am–12:00pm (Mon–Fri, one week)           

Fee: $395



08/03/15 - 08/07/15

$395



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-ensembles/summer-chamber-music-workshops/

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



Summer Acting Studios 2015 at Boston Children's Theatre

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Help your kids shine this summer - sign them up for Boston Children’s Theatre Summer Studios! Whether your child is a beginner looking for a gentle introduction or an experienced performer, BCT offers something for all ages and levels. The youngest groups will be introduced to creative play, exploring activities that focus on expression and imagination, while the older groups get the opportunity to develop their skills on stage and perform in a musical production.

Registration is required in advance!



06/22/15 - 08/07/15

Studio 1: $260/Session


Studio 2: $695/Session


Studio 3: $1895


Studio 4: $2745



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/summer

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



Free Fun Friday! The Greenway Carousel

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, we'll host free rides on Friday, August 7 from 11am-6pm as part of their Free Fun Friday preview.



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/greenway-carousel/

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Free Fun Friday! The Old State House

Presented by The Old State House Museum

Tours will occur every half hour throughout the day and will include, The Old State House Tour, The Boston Massacre Tour , and our Revolutionary Characters LIVE.



08/07/15

Free Admission



- http://www.revolutionaryboston.org/



Free Fun Friday! Concord Museum

Presented by Concord Museum at Concord Museum

Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be open FREE for all on Friday, August 7 as part of Free Fun Fridays. At the Concord Museum, visitors can discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, experience the special exhibition The Art of Baseball, and get hands-on with history through activities, demonstrations, and games inside and outside the Museum.



08/07/15

Free Admission



- http://www.concordmuseum.org/concord-museum-adult-and-family-programs.php

Concord Museum - 200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, 01742



Free Fun Friday! Worcester Historical Museum

Presented by Worcester Historical Museum

WHM has a new exhibit, “The Sky is Not the Limit,” celebrating 80 years of the David Clark Company in Worcester.  They will have space-related activities during the day, including a person in a real space suit as well as real space helmets that children and adults can try on.  There will also be hands-on activities throughout the day.



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.worcesterhistory.org/



Free Fun Friday! Springfield Museums

Presented by Springfield Museums & Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Keith Johnson presents Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles (2 shows, 11:30 & 1:30), Live Reptile Demos (Noon-3 pm), Activity: Help Build a Chinese Dragon (Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, 12-4) Activity.Thanks to a grant from the Highland Street Foundation, general admission is free to everyone–a perfect time to introduce your friends to the Springfield Museums!



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/calendar/view/2541-free_fun_friday/08-07-2015



Free Fun Friday! Hancock Shaker Village

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Activites include demonstrations, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, hiking tours, and a bouncy house. Free parking and overflow parking; also convenient drop-off at entrance.



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://hancockshakervillage.org/



Free Fun Friday! Boston Harbor Islands National Park

Presented by Boston Harbor Island Alliance

Visit Spectacle or Georges Island for FREE as part of Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays!

Explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island's sandy beaches and winding trails.  Catch the ferry to either island right from downtown Boston's Long Wharf North... for free!
Tickets are first-come, first-served and limited to parties of four or fewer.  No advance reservations.  Tickets become available starting at 8am the day of the event at the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North.  Arrive early, as this event will sell out fast!

This is a free ferry ride to either (or both) of the two most popular Boston Harbor Islands – Georges Island (with historic Fort Warren, Plays in the Park, and ranger-guided tours) and Spectacle Island (with a life-guard supervised beach and 5 miles of hiking trails).  Free tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at Long Wharf-North, 66 Long Wharf, in downtown Boston (near the Aquarium subway station) and Christopher Columbus Park.  The ticket window will open at 7:00 a.m. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes starting at 8:00 am, with a 3-4 hour window to return (depending on which island).  Each adult in line may pick up a maximum of 4 tickets.  (There will be no special arrangements for groups of more than 4 to be on the same ferry).  Tickets will be handed out for the earliest ferry, then the next, and so on, until all ferry seats for the day are distributed.



08/07/15

Free admission, first come first serve



- http://bostonharborislands2015calendar.sched.org/event/144cc8125e85dd13cdbde64a9c4a0b3b?iframe=no&w=i:0;&sidebar=yes&bg=no#.VZL2DNLF-HQ



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/08/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



The Lawn on D Porchfest

at The Lawn on D

A national movement, Porchfest encourages community musicians to get together and perform on their front porches for one day a year. The Lawn on D Porchfest will feature New England-based musicians in one fantastic day of music. Listen to a huge range of music from Ska to Scriabin performed on multiple front porches built right on the Lawn. The day will culminate in a great dance party celebrating Porchfest under The Tent.



08/08/15

Free



- http://lawnond.com/calendar_events/porchfest/

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



The Swan

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Le Théâtre de Deux Mains (Quebec)

Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, The Swan tells the story of a lost little bird looking for its parents.
A fisherman comes across a single egg in a pond. Suddenly, two little feet come popping out of the egg and begin waddling toward the nearest henhouse. A chicken, chicks, ducks, and owls… none of these birds look anything like him. He wanders over to a puddle to look at his own reflection hoping for an idea about his origins. He follows the clues he finds and overcomes obstacles to meet his true family. This stunningly beautiful non-verbal show features multiple styles of puppetry, breathtaking scenery, and delightful original music. A perfect choice for our youngest audiences!

The Swan is recommended for ages 2 to 5.



08/05/15 - 08/08/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Andy Grammer and American Authors

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

New York-raised singer-songwriter Andy Grammer has gone from a hustling street performer in Santa Monica to platinum-selling recording artist. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, he became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me.” Andy's second album, 2014's critically acclaimed Magazines or Novels, continues his success with his current single “Honey, I’m Good,” which continues to rack up millions of streams and climb the Billboard Hot 100 while simultaneously hitting no. 1 on iTunes' pop. 

A four-piece alt-rock group based in Brooklyn, American Authors use their razor-sharp musicianship and natural mastery of song craft as a point for sonic exploration. In 2013, the band wrote and recorded “Believer” and quickly saw the track thrown into rotation on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation radio. With “Believer” fast landing on the Alt-18 Countdown and their eagerly received single “Best Day of My Life” building on the band’s momentum, the group released Oh, What a Life in March 2014.



08/08/15

$29 and up



- http://indianranch.com/

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



Miguel Cuni "Havana Roots" tour

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

4pm (approx) film, discussion; 8pm performance with local musicians. Miguel Cuni is traveling to the U.S. from July 1 to August 31 for a “Havana Roots” tour. He is giving presentations about the musical history of the Cuban groups, Arsenio Rodriguez and Chappottin y sus Estrellas. The presentation includes a conversation about the music, a documentary about recording the CD, “Son para Siempre,” and a concert featuring Miguel singing selections from the “Son para Siempre” CD. Names of local musicians to be added.



08/08/15

$20 (Stu/Sen $19/Mem $17/Child u12 $10); film/lecture donations only



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



My Fair Lady

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Directed by Hunter Foster
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

My Fair Lady is the centerpiece of the 2015 season and the first-ever Cape Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe’s triumph. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: "Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face."



07/28/15 - 08/08/15

Tickets: $29 to $79



- http://capeplayhouse.com/production/my-fair-lady/

The Cape Playhouse - 820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA, 02638



Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer.

With sold out shows across America and raves from around the world, his following increases day by day. Although Steve tours mainly with his band, he also enjoys playing with some of the most renown orchestras in the land, and has had multiple performances with the Boston Pops, New York Pops, Nashville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Houston Symphony. Most recently, he appeared with the New West Symphony performing Joseph Sohm's photo symphony Visions of America narrated by Clint Eastwood, singing the songs of Roger Kellaway and Alan and Marylin Bergman.

His work in the studio as a record producer has included collaborations with such diverse and legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mary J Blige, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, and more. He even produced an album with the late Andy Griffith, which won the Grammy in 1995 for Gospel Album of the Year. 

"That Lovin’ Feeling takes vocalist Steve Tyrell full circle to where he began his professional musical career as a producer-promoter for Scepter Records. The label had offices in Broadway’s iconic Brill Building packed with the songwriting teams who created an enduring soundtrack for Baby Boomers. These connections make this the most personal and engaging of the 11 albums Tyrell has recorded since launching a second career as a jazz vocalist in 1999." -  The Clarion-Ledger



08/07/15 - 08/08/15

Show: $45
Dinner & Show: $85



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

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



Hokusai

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

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. Drawing from extensive holdings of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated printed books, the Museum will showcase an array of works from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns, and elaborate cut-out dioramas. Also displayed are some of the most famous images in Japanese art, including Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (Great Wave)(about 1830–31)—from the legendary series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji—and the brilliantly colored multi-panel screen painting Phoenix (1835). Spanning Hokusai’s work from his 20s through his 80s, the exhibition will explore common themes through sections dedicated to topics such as landscapes, nature, fantasy, and the “Floating World” of urban culture (including depictions of the Kabuki theater and the Yoshiwara pleasure district). Works that depict Japanese historical and literary motifs will be featured along with “perspective prints” with exaggerated vanishing points, often used in toy peep shows. An extremely delicate silk square of a mythological Chinese lion, likely used as a gift wrapper (fukusa), will also be included, in a rare public display of the fragile work. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition.



04/05/15 - 08/09/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/hokusai

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



Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Better known for bizarre figure paintings with strong color and eccentric brushwork, Rosetsu's breadth can be seen in the present painting, a relatively peaceful work. It is characterized by broad brush strokes, interrupted only by the nodes of the bamboo, and by a dependence on ink tone rather than line in defining form. The date can be inferred from the condition of the lower seal, known to have been broken at its upper right corner in 1792.

At about age twenty-five Rosetsu became the pupil of the Kyoto painter Maruyama Okyo, one of the most popular and prolific Japanese artists of the eighteenth century. Within four years he had become a respected painter in the Okyo tradition of detailed linear description of objects, his work differing from that of his master in its greater dynamism in composition and distortion of line. In 1786-87, after a trip to the southern part of Kii Province the younger artist turned away from a linear style to one based on washes and shading.



05/13/15 - 08/09/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/bamboo-nagasawa-rosetsu/

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



Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! 



07/29/15 - 08/09/15

Single ticket sales begin on 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/charleysaunt

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



Thoroughly Modern Millie

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School

Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, the high-octane musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of a small-town girl who follows her dreams to the big city, where she finds romance, adventure, and above all, fun. The show will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  



08/06/15 - 08/09/15

Tickets: $20



- http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org

Shore Country Day School - 545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Jesse Aron Green’s celebrated multi-component installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008) comprises an 80-minute projected video and associated sculptural and photographic works and drawings, all of which were recently acquired by the Harvard Art Museums. The installation takes as its point of departure a book of the same name by German physician Dr. Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber (1808–1861). Schreber’s 1858 publication was a popular manual of exercises prescribed for “the maintenance of health and vigor of body and mind.” Green’s installation elegantly and provocatively explores cultural tropes and ideologies of the disciplined body through the lens of modernist art—its operations and its legacies.

Green’s video presents the 45 exercises explained in Schreber’s book, enacted by 16 male performers on wooden platforms arranged as a 4 x 4 grid. The camera documents their movements in a 360-degree tracking shot, which ends at the same moment the performers finish the exercises. A series of photographs that document each of the 45 exercises, drawings, three concrete sculptures, 16 wooden platforms, and a 24-hour backwards-moving clock in homage to Felix Gonzalez-Torres are also included.



05/23/15 - 08/09/15

Included with the price of admission.
$15: Adults
$13: Seniors (65+)
$10: Non-Harvard students (18+)
Free: Harvard faculty, students, and staff (plus one guest)
Free: Youth under 18
Free: Cambridge residents
Free: Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5034/jesse-aron-green-arztliche-zimmergymnastik

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



Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Boston Common

For Commonwealth Shakspeare Company's 20th season production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, CSC is pleased to present King Lear for the very first time. King Lear follows the journey of an aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline, who tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss — of status, of love, of loyalty— does King Lear learn what is truly resonant at the end of a life.



07/22/15 - 08/09/15

Free and open to the public



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/97

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



Boston Fuzzstival 2015

Presented by Illegally Blind at The Middle East Corner

The goal of Boston Fuzzstival is to highlight some of the best bands in the region that make psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock and to help bring people together to celebrate our local music community. Boston Fuzzstival 2015 is a 3 day event, with 2 shows at The Middle East Upstairs and the 3rd show at The Middle East Downstairs. View a full list of performers.



08/06/15 - 08/09/15

$30



- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5827405&pl=mideastnew

The Middle East Corner - 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Gospelfest 2015

at City Hall Plaza

The Boston Gospelfest is an annual music event in New England held one day every July. Taking place at Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston Gospelfest attracts more than 15,000 people a year with soulful tunes from esteemed gospel musicians. Past Boston Gospelfest performers include Dottie Peoples, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, and New Breed.



08/09/15

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/summer/home.asp#/?i=11

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Assassins

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School

Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, Assassins tells the story of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman take audiences on a roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact, and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.



08/07/15 - 08/09/15

Tickets: $20



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/

Shore Country Day School - 545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



The Art Drive

Presented by the ART Drive

The ART Drive returns to the South Coast on August 8-9, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. This year, 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists have teamed up for their eighth Open Studio weekend.

Some of the area’s premier painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers and others participate in this annual event. The ART Drive uniquely emphasizes a consistently high level of professionalism and quality in unusual and dramatic studio settings.

Each year, the participating artists apply their creativity and style to create large, colorful depictions of popular species of fish.  This year, they have chosen the bonito.  Each artist designs one of the approximately four-foot long “Bodacious Bonitos,” which will be previewed in public spaces and in front of local shops, businesses and other sites in Dartmouth and Westport prior to the ART Drive weekend. The general public will be able to view and bid on the fish on eBay by going to www.the-art-drive.com.

The ART Drive artists individually donate a percentage of their sales to the Lloyd Center for the Environment.

Art lovers and collectors alike will enjoy a great day trip (or weekend escape) — touring these historic towns on Massachusetts’ South Coast. With only 15 miles separating the studios, visitors will enjoy a scenic drive through this picturesque area with ample time for a picnic lunch at the beach or dinner at one of the many area restaurants. 



08/08/15 - 08/09/15

Free



- http://the-art-drive.com/



30th Anniversary Citizens Bank Pops By The Sea

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event. For each of the past twenty-nine years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.

This fundraising concert regularly sells out to a live audience of over 12,000 people. Cape Cod residents and visitors from throughout the United States and abroad gather for the afternoon’s entertainment. Together they sit at VIP tables, festival seating or on the lawn and enjoy this magical afternoon event, one which benefits art and culture on Cape Cod all year long.

Proceeds from this concert enable the Arts Foundation to fulfill its mission to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod year-round. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs, collaborative marketing initiatives, arts advocacy, scholarships and a grants program that grants funds to individual artists, arts educators and cultural organizations throughout Barnstable County.

Contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to reserve advertising space in the 2015 program book, a VIP table of ten, purchase group festival seats, and more!

Starting at 1:00 PM there will be pre-show performances by:

Steve Morgan and the Kingfish (1:00)
Cerise Bynoe and the Charlie Jamieson Trio (2:00)
CrabGrass Bluegrass Band (3:00)



08/09/15

• Lawn seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs together to enjoy a casual and relaxing classic Cape Cod summer experience.



• Festival seats have a wonderful view of the stage and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and these seats are neither numbered nor assigned. Festival Seats are located immediately behind the VIP tables.



• Individual VIP Table Seats are available for those seeking an elegant, relaxed atmosphere among the VIP attendees. Buyers receive food and non-alcoholic beverages provided, along with recognition on the VIP Table Buyers Page in the Pops by the Sea Program Book.



- http://popsbythesea.org



Rickie Lee Jones

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s, Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her sparkling debut, Jones has created music that consistently defies easy categorization, an aesthetic she continues with her soon-to-be-released new record.



08/11/15

$45-$78



- http://rockportmusic.org/rickie-lee-jones/

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



UX Design Workshop

Presented by American Graphics Institute

Discover the design principles that make the best websites, apps, and games beautiful, easy to use, and even fun in this UX design workshop. Learn to explore space, form, and function while designing user experiences on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers. This workshop covers planning, design fundamentals, sketching, creating prototypes, and more. It is part of a series of UX courses offered at American Graphics Institute. Presented by Boston-based usability expert Jennifer Smith, this workshop is delivered at American Graphics Institute's headquarters located in Woburn.



08/10/15 - 08/11/15

$695



- https://www.agitraining.com/ux/classes



Springboard 5 exhibit

Presented by Suffolk University

This annual juried show of senior thesis work from the Fine Arts program of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University features a wide variety of media and ideas and reflects the rich creative practices the students developed as they completed the bachelor of fine arts degree. The exhibit was juried by critics from the MFA and the Krakow Gallery.



06/21/13 - 08/12/15

FREE



- http://www.suffolk.edu/adamsgallery



Dom Flemons

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

Returning from a sold-out performance in 2014, Dom Flemons presents an evening of American folk and roots music that is “timely and timeless” (NPR).



08/12/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/dom-flemons-0

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



A.J. Croce

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A.J. Croce has crafted a successful career as a talented pop singer-songwriter who doubles as a remarkable blues/stride pianist.  As the son of legendary folk rock artist Jim Croce, A.J. inherited his dad’s warm baritone and melodic gifts, but his boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano skills have helped him get recognized on his own considerable artistic merits.



08/12/15

Tickets: $25 - $39



- http://rockportmusic.org/aj-croce/

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



The Greenway Sessions: Andrea Charls

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013. During her musical career, she has had the opportunity to work with the flamenco singer José Mercéand was featured on his album, which was nominated for two Latin Grammy awards. Charls is currently working on her debut album, which is due to be released in 2015.



08/12/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/andrea-charls

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall Plaza

Now celebrating 43 years as Boston’s longest running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. Presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The series will consist of four shows all on City Hall Plaza: July 15, July 29, August 5 and August 12 at 7 p.m. 



07/15/15 - 08/12/15

Free



- http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/dorothy-curran-wednesday-night-concert-series

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



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 summer.


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 or eightweek session.

Class size: Maximum 8 students. Number of Sessions: 6 for Monday classes, 8 for Wednesday classes. Monday classes are offered from 6/29-8/10. Wednesday classes are offered from 6/24-8/12.

Stonybrook offers day and evening classes.

Price varies with number of class sessions $500 for 6 week session, $640 for 8 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.

 

 



06/24/15 - 08/12/15

$640.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Mikarimba

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built its reputation with a focus on deep, pulsing grooves and infectious arrangements.



08/13/15

$41-$61



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

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



Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

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



08/13/15

Adults$8, Students & Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free. Registration for the tournament (players and observers) is included in the price of admission.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chess-at-fuller-craft-museum-2/

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



Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Alexa Tarantino



08/13/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



SteveSongs by Steve Roslonek

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

Songs for all ages!



08/13/15

Tickets: $12
Group Rate: $9/ticket parties of ten or more



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The Cape Playhouse - 820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA, 02638



Theater Things

Presented by Essex Art Center

An array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage. Designs and confections by artists of Acting Out Theater Company Inc.

Image credit: Captain Hook and Peter Pan sword fight, Peter Pan, 2014



06/26/15 - 08/13/15

Free



- http://essexartcenter.org/gallery



Harborwalk: Sounds Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Funk, soul, jazz improvisation, and the traditions of Cuban music are the sparkplugs that drive the Zahili Gonzaleez Zamora Project. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, trained at Havana’s National Conservatory of Music, was playing classical music ten hours a day by age 14 and it was only after touring as a professional musician that she discovered her love for improvisation and jazz. Now the talented arranger and composer, expanding her musical prowess and constantly challenging herself by reentering school at Berklee, leads her band with vocals and on the piano. The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, which features a drummer, an upright bassist, two horn players and a tenor saxophone, plays irresistible and sensual jazz fusion.



08/13/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/zahili_gonzalez_zamora_project/

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



Cinema Jukebox: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Rock legend David Bowie is the bizarre, ineffable Ziggy Stardust.

Now, in this timeless concert filmed in 1973, you'll see the inimitable Bowie perform some of his most unforgettable songs. Rock and roll has never been more imaginative, or sounded so good.



08/13/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/ziggy-stardust-and-spiders-mars

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



A Show Within A Show Within A Show Within A Show

Presented by Essex Art Center

"A Show Within A Show" by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney is a storytelling experience about perspective, memory and the unreliable narrator. The space is transformed into a theatre with an audience of fabricated people. Using audio visuals, the viewer can watch the events of the show unfold from the perspective of audience members and performers on stage, as they move around the space. Each location in the audience provides another point of view of the events happening in the story, many contradicting or challenging the true story on the main "stage". But what is the true story? The events interpreted must be treated as both true and untrue as the viewer must resolve discrepancies within the story. 

Opening reception June 26, 5-7 pm

Image credit: "Floor Plan Sketch," by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney (Pen & Ink, 8x10 inches, 2014) 



06/26/15 - 08/13/15

Free



- http://essexartcenter.org/gallery



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-12 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for these classes.



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



Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13 Visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333 for schedules by studio location. Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters and music of popular classical ballets through movement. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-16 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13, Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30pm Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School’s master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jefferies, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-17

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am

Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppelia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School's master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jeffries, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%!

Boston Ballet School's North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line.

 

 

 



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Please call 617.456.6380



- http://www.bostonballet.org/summer.html

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



Adult Summer Dance Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Boston Ballet School Adult Summer Dance Program August 3-14, 2015 Monday-Friday, 6:30-9pm Ages 18+ Newton Studio Limited time offer: register online by February 28 to SAVE 10%! Join us for a two-week intensive program, August 3-14, designed specifically for adults to study ballet and the wider world of dance. Students may choose from beginner-advanced level ballet classes. This two-week program runs Monday-Friday from 6:30-9pm at our state-of-the-art facility in Newton, MA. Visit us online to learn more and register. Space is limited, enroll today!



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Tuition Varies, Please see http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html for more information.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html



Free Fun Friday!

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that opens the doors to some of the best cultural institutions in Massachusetts at no cost to visitors. This year, a record-breaking 50 venues will participate, which means that individuals, families and seniors can choose from five different venues each Friday to visit. 



08/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/free-fun-friday/

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



Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

Presented by Big Picture Art House

Big Picture photo and movie making workshops for 6th-10th graders are now open.  Big Picture offers a "boutique" learning experience for no more than 7 students per class.  It is part art school/part camp.  Our home base is the Big Picture teaching space near the Franklin Park Zoo, where we conduct lessons, review work and edit our projects.  About 2/3rds of the class takes place "on the go" shooting and filming around the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. During film classes, students write, shoot, act and edit a short movie. 
 



07/06/15 - 08/14/15

$310 per week



- http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com



Rockport Jazz Festival: Alicia Olatuja

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A dazzling young singer just now entering the height of her powers, Alicia Olatuja has quickly rocketed into the public consciousness on the strength of her wondrously supple voice and dynamic live presence. The Brooklyn (by way of St. Louis) vocalist flirts with jazz, soul, gospel and world music, but has discovered a sound that is entirely her own, bursting with warmth and spontaneity.



08/14/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/alicia-olatuja/

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



Wavelengths: Lucius / Lisa Hannigan + Aaron Dessner

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the retro-fabulous lead singers of indie-pop quintet Lucius, met at Boston’s Berklee School of Music. One part 60s girl group, one part endearing alternative Americana, and one part hyper-stylized indie-rock, Lucius is “the missing link between Arcade Fire and Haim,” says The Guardian.

With her soulful, mystical vocals, delicate instrumentals played on vintage instruments, and self-knit album artwork, Lisa Hannigan has perfected a quirky musical ambience. She appears at the ICA with the National guitarist (and Wavelengths co-curator) Aaron Dessner. Beyond writing, performing, and producing for the National, Dessner is known for multi-genre collaborations including Matthew Ritchie’s The Long Count/The Long Game at the ICA, and for co-curating the Boston Calling music festival.



08/14/15

$20 ICA members + students / $25 nonmembers
 



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/lucius_lisahannigan/

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



Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Professor of percussion at Berklee School of Music will work with young percussion students.

 

Artist Website: www.skiphadden.com



08/14/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Suzuki Preschool Summer Camp

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim

Come and join us for a fun filled summer at the Suzuki Preschool of Newton.  Enjoy weekly themes with daily crafts/activities, lots of water play with sprinklers and small pools and even explore our exciting music program.  This is a great way to stay cool and have a blast during the summer months.  We are offering half day, full day and extended day camps.  



06/29/15 - 08/14/15

$245/week



- http://www.suzukinewton.org

Temple Reyim - 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02466



Adult Summer Chamber Music Workshop

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Explore the enjoyment of playing in a small group of musicians. Work on repertoire and gain sight-reading experience under the guidance of our professional faculty. The workshop will conclude with a final performance on August 14. Placement auditions will be held in mid-March.  All levels welcome.

Instructor: Karen Robbins 



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Fee: $280



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-ensembles/summer-chamber-music-workshops/

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



Who's Next: The Ultimate Who Tribute Show

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Exclusive New England Performance!  The most authentic Who Tribute band in the World… the sights and sounds of "Who’s Next."  Come and experience the amazing journey!



08/14/15

Reserved seating:

PREFERRED FRONT ORCHESTRA SEATING: (Rows A - G) $32.50
MID-ORCHESTRA (Rows H - M): $27.50
REAR ORCHESTRA (Rows N - P) : $22.50
FRONT ROW BALCONY (Row AA): $32.50
REAR BALCONY: $22.50
 



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

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



Skinny Pigeons

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one phrase: Skinny Pigeons. This power duo combines the eccentric and eclectic songwriting of traveller and guitarist Joey Luna (Boulder, Colorado) with bombastic, lightning-speed drum parts written by Jeff Crenshaw (Seattle, Washington). In 2012, the band incubated in the basement for several months before emerging from the eggshell with a wide assortment of songs and a hunger to spread their strain of avian flu far and wide. Since then, they’ve been busy packing venues and basements, drawing attention with their infectious groove and relentless, crushing rhythm.



08/14/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/skinny-pigeons

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



Summer Arts and Rec

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

The Umbrella Community Arts Center has partnered with the Concord Recreation Department Summer Camp to offer a ½ Day Arts Program combined with a ½ Day Recreation Camp!

Children begin the day with Concord Rec (9:00am–12:30pm) for activities, then join The Umbrella (12:30pm– 4pm)  for lunch and an afternoon of creative exploration. Children will also participate in some “All Camp Field Trips” and Field Days with Concord Rec.

Activities @ Concord Rec in the Morning include: Tennis, Free Swim and Swim Lessons*, Sports and Games, and MORE!

Activities @ The Umbrella in the Afternoon include: Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, 3D Sculpture, Art & Nature, Ceramics, Performance, and Woodworking Workshop, and MORE!

*American Red Cross Swim Lessons



07/06/15 - 08/14/15

Tuition

Register before June 1 for an early registration discount!

Before June 1: $475

After June 1: $500

(Tuition per week)



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/arts-education/summer-camp/summer-arts-rec

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



Free Fun Friday! John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Presented by Highland Street Foundation at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

All guests will be invited to take part in our complimentary Highlights Tour, a guided visit led by trained volunteer docents that is especially popular with families.



08/14/15

Free admission



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

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



Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Children's Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The Museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm at no cost to visitors all day long.



08/14/15

Free admission



- http://capecodchildrensmuseum.org/



Free Fun Friday! The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Animal Insticts will be on site with exotic animals. Additional outdoor actvities will be available.  
 



08/14/15

Free admission



- http://www.cmgfr.org/index.php?lang=en



Free Fun Friday! USS Constitution Museum

Presented by USS Constitution Museum at USS Constitution Museum

Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! A special Landmarks Orchestra Carnival performance and workshop will take place. Guerriere the Terrier is a very special dog. He was brought on board Ship in 1814 by Lt. Beekman Van Hoffman and quickly become a valuable part of Constitution's family. Today, he is the Museum's mascot and helps lead visitors upstairs to the Museum's All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life for Me! exhibit. Special thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for supporting the Free Fun Friday program and this event.



08/14/15

Free Admission



- http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/

USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg 22, Boston, MA, 02129



Free Fun Friday! Historic Deerfield

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Museum houses will be open for walk-through tours of the first floors.  Activity “zones” will also be set up along the street, giving visitors the opportunity to experience everything from period re-enactors to historic trades and handicrafts.  The historic houses and museums of Historic Deerfield, Inc., are located along the mile-long street in the village of Old Deerfield.  A shuttle with limited seating will be providing transportation up and down the street, however comfortable footwear is recommended for the day.   Museum houses will be open for walk-through tours of the first floors. Groups of 10 people at a time will be able to tour the house. 

Food will be available in several locations:

North Zone: drinks and sandwiches from the Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore
Central Village: the Deerfield Lunch Box provides lunch, beverages and snacks. The Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore features drinks and snacks
Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn is open for lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.
South Zone: Bart's Ice Cream Truck will be parked on the street by the lawn on the south side of the Dwight House.
Picnic tables are available throughout the village, and picnics are encouraged! 



08/14/15

Free admission

Upon arrival, please visit one of our ticketing centers  to receive a button that will give you access to the museum for the day.



- http://www.historic-deerfield.org/event/miscellaneous-events/free-fun-friday-2/



Free Fun Friday! Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Presented by Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Free activities for the entire family on this Free Fun Friday event sponsored by Highland Street Foundation featuring performers from The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus who will provide interactive fun and skillful dazzle for all the family!.

Stiltwalkers, unicyclists, and jugglers will roam freely, and Miss Saturn will provide two comedic and eye popping spectacles starring her quirky sense of humor and dozens of hula hoops.



08/14/15

Free Admission



- http://www.mahaiwe.org/FreeFunFriday2015

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, 01230



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 08/15/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

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



Rockport Jazz Festival: Joey Alexander Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opening Act: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

A jazz piano prodigy from the island of Bali, Joey Alexander has the chops and unteachable swing of a seasoned musician far beyond his 11 years of age. The minute Alexander sits down and begins to play, however, the surprise and wonder of his youth gets quickly overshadowed by the mature soulfulness of his natural-born artistry. 



08/15/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/joey-alexander/

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



Rockport Jazz Festival: Sean Jones Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer, Sean Jones expertly balances technical virtuosity with the music of his gospel-embedded upbringing. Jones, who served as the lead trumpet for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra until 2010, stands out from the horn-blowing pack with his bright, muscular tone, and impeccable sense of swing.



08/15/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/sean-jones-quartet/

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



Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Colossal

Presented by Company One Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

The beauty and brutality of football seduce Mike to stray from the path his father had mapped out for him, but when a standard play goes catastrophically wrong, Mike has to tackle the past and make peace with the man he dreamed he would be. Played in four quarters with a half-time show, dance company, and a drumline, Colossal's explosive theatrical storytelling and full-contact physicality carries this unmissable summer event all the way to the end zone.



07/17/15 - 08/15/15

Full Price: $25-$38

Students w/ ID:
$15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances
($6 min – CASH ONLY):
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015



- http://companyone.org/production/colossal/

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



Tyler Farr at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Tyler Farr will be coming to Indian Ranch.  Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little realer and owning how hard it can be. With little fanfare, ‘Redneck Crazy” was a #2 Billboard Country Album debut and an even more impressive Top 5 Billboard Top 200 Album debut. Ultimately his debut sold well over six figures, but more importantly, the time staring the fans in the face solidified his take on what he wanted his kind of country to be. 



08/15/15

Tickets for Tyler Farr go on sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 A.M.

Reserved tickets: $44.50 and $39.50
Advanced GA (valid until August 8): $27.00
General Admission: $32.00
Children: $18.50



- http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=3451719#_ga=1.186387562.290590334.1429788704

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



Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to do the same through jazz education.   

One of Alexa’s most recent projects is a duo collaboration with Eastman Professor and jazz pianist Dariusz Terefenko, presenting fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and improvisation, the duo released their first album, Crossing Paths, in December 2014.  Dariusz and Alexa recently performed at the Jazz Education Network’s Fifth Annual Conference and will be touring internationally in the Spring of 2015.



08/15/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Hiawatha

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Catskill Puppet Theater

This enchanting play is based on the life of the great Iroquois hero, Hiawatha. A curious young boy, Hiawatha decides to disobey his grandmother and seek a vision, alone, in the forest. There he finds a sacred cave and enters a magical world full of talking animals and fantastic spirits. He meets a wise Mohawk, The Peacemaker, who teaches him a wonderful lesson. At last, with the help of his friends Bear and Turtle, Hiawatha discovers the pathway he must follow to become a great man. This production features exquisitely crafted puppets and is accompanied by Native American flute and drum.

Hiawatha is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up.



08/12/15 - 08/15/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. A new play by Cassie M. Seinuk

Presented by Wax Wings Productions

Eyes Shut. Door Open is a modern Cain and Able story set in the SoHo art scene of New York City Turner Street's bold paintings of eyes are the hottest thing to hit the SoHo art scene - they've even captured the attention of the elusive Johanna, who may have more than just art on her mind. But when his one-eyed, pill-popping, younger brother appears, Turner must face the disturbing truth of his success, and the haunting family secrets shut behind doors, as one man's trauma is another man's muse, and facing it could mean losing everything.

Written by Cassie M. Seinuk, Eyes Shut. Door Open features Melissa DeJesus as Johanna, Michael Underhill as Palmer and Victor Shopov as Turner. With Christopher Randolph as our director, we're heading into the dark, surreal hauntings of Turner Street. Brought to life in the Inner Sanctum studios in Roxbury, Wax Wings is delving deep into this dark play with by housing it right in an actual art gallery! 

The Inner Sanctum is a two-minute walk from the Dudley Square T stop, on (wait-for-it) Palmer Street. No Joke. With this play, we're breaking new ground not only with a local playwright, but with the style and presentation of the play. We'll be doing two performances on Fridays and Saturdays and we will be selling wine and beer during performances. 



08/06/15 - 08/15/15

Tickets: $20 General Admission / $15 for Students/Seniors

 



- http://waxwingsproductions.com/



"Dog Days of Summer" Juried Exhibit

Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

ArcWorks is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, “Dog Days of Summer.” For this annual juried show, ArcWorks invited artists across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit artwork in a variety of media and subject matter. The juror for this exhibit is Shana Dumont Garr, Director of the Kingston gallery in Boston. She selected the works for inclusion in the exhibit, as well as four award winners. To find out what the winning artworks are, visit the gallery!

Opening reception is July 9, 2015  5-7pm. Light fare and wine will be served. Awards will be presented at 6pm.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10a-4p and Saturdays 10a-3p.



07/09/15 - 08/15/15

Free



- http://arcworksart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibit/



The New Electric Ballroom

Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

From the author of the musical Once comes a dark comedy about three sisters living in a small town on the coast of Ireland. The youngest, Ada, works at the local fish-packing plant, but Breda and Clara stay home and relive their teenage encounter with a 1950s rocker at the New Electric Ballroom. Their surreal routine is interrupted by Patsy, a fishmonger who ends up offering the sisters more than just the catch of the day. Winner of the OBIE Playwriting Award. Some strong language and adult situations.



07/23/15 - 08/15/15

$29.00



- http://gloucesterstage.com/the-new-electric-ballroom/

Gloucester Stage - 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930



David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit: 2 In Love

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

With Lincoln Goines on bass and Rick Montalbano on drums

For three decades, the Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin, and Leonard Bernstein. The result is Benoit’s thirty-fifth recording as a leader and his first with a vocalist: 2 In Love, featuring Jane Monheit, the Grammy-nominated, cool-toned chanteuse from New York. 

Vocalist Jane Monheit burst on to the national scene as the first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute’s Vocal Competition. Since then, in addition to her busy schedule performing worldwide with her own group, she has also collaborated with many of today's top artists, including Ramsey Lewis, Tom Harrell, Terence Blanchard, and now, David Benoit.



08/14/15 - 08/15/15

Show: $45
Dinner & Show: $85



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

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



Papermaking with Plants presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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

Learn how to make beautiful hand-made paper from invasive plants such as garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed by preparing, cooking, and beating plant fibers. You will practice the basics of papermaking while supporting local biodiversity and native plants. Take home what you make! Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, and bug spray as we will be working in a covered outdoor area.



08/16/15

$66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/papermaking-with-plants



Rockport Jazz Festival: Anat Cohen Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Taking the clarinet to places it’s never been, Anat Cohen completely redefines the possibilities of her chosen instrument, working Brazilian choro, klezmer, and even electronica influences into her intoxicating brand of progressive jazz. Voted “Clarinetist of the Year” from both the Jazz Journalists Association and DownBeat Magazine for several years running, Cohen has established herself as one of the most heralded reed players on the planet.



08/16/15

Tickets: $31 - $52



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/anat-cohen/

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



Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015. Wonderful Town tells the timeless story of the adventures and romantic mishaps of two sisters from Columbus, OH, who move to New York City in the mid-'30s to seek their fame and fortune.

The Big Apple comes to Waltham in Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and soaring musical comedy that centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams! Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables) and choreographed by Eileen Grace (42nd Street, Will Rogers Follies and the Radio City Rockettes). Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov (Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories of Ruth McKenney); Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolf Green; Sketches for What A Waste by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. 



08/06/15 - 08/16/15

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle’s 47th Summer Season are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youths 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/SummerMusicals.html#WT

Robinson Theater - 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452



Textile Weekend: Everyday Elegance: Early 19th Century Clothing for Ladies and Gentlemen

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. This year will focus on everyday elegance of ladies and gentlemen. If you are interested in 1830s fashion and period dress this special weekend is for you! 



08/15/15 - 08/16/15

$24 Adults, $22 Seniors (55+), Woo card discounts available, Children free in August!



- https://www.osv.org/event/textile-weekend-2015

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



Rockport Jazz Festival: Julian Lage Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Julian Lage is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who roams freely between jazz, classical and folk styles. At age 28 he is already considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic guitarists on the scene today, both as a leader and with a coterie of high-profile collaborators like David Grisman, Nels Cline, Gary Burton, Bela Fleck, Joshua Bell and others.

The California native took the world by storm at an early age, his precocious guitar skills being the focus of the Academy-award-winning documentary Jules at Eight, and being featured on a recording with David Grisman (Dawg Duos) at age 12.



08/16/15

Tickets: $25 - $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/julian-lage/

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



Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Memory is a stunning sensory art experience created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, working with Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards and Rachel Field, creators of the new oPlatform, and designers Baptise Viala, Laurent Milon, and Charlie Zehnlé (studio Millimètre), involving multiple <> of scent and sound. 

The installation explores the possibilities of awakening memory through non-representational art forms that alternate between conscious and unconscious perception. Participants move before scent alters, designed specially for the oPhone by Rachel Field, and sound installations that act as windows to processes of historical, personal, and social memory, and introduce realms of concrete material realities and virtual, historical myths. These scent compositions in the exhibition, all created originally by Christophe Laudamiel, are designed to provoke memories and emotional reactions. The scent of Silence is a particularly important scent of the exhibition and will be available to exhibition goers in the form of a scent bracelet, or oBracelet, containing the oNote of Silence. The Memory exhibition, as well as the oPlatform, is an artistic and technological response to the growing fascination of science around the importance of scent to human health and the mind, including circumstances of stress/relaxation, hunger/satiation, fear/tranquility, and memory loss.



04/17/15 - 08/16/15

FREE



- http://www.lelaboratoirecambridge.com/



Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca

at North End

The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900s, they brought their traditions with them. Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.



08/13/15 - 08/16/15

Free



- http://www.fishermansfeast.com/

North End - North and Fleet Streets, Boston, MA, 02222



Big Screen Classics: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Our annual Big Lebowski Bowling Party has become one of our biggest Summer events! Not only do you get to see this fantastic film on the big screen, but we throw in plenty of pre-show festivities to really tie things together. There will be Lebowski trivia, a costume contest and of course bowling! We've collected a ton of Dude-themed prizes to hand out; so dust off your bathrobes, work on your Walter impressions, and come celebrate this cult sensation! (Just don't pee on our rugs, man.)



08/17/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/big-lebowski

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



Folk Open Mic

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

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



04/21/15 - 08/18/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org/performance/folk-open-mic-32

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



Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts

Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Hastings Park Bandstand

The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will begin its summer outdoor concert series on Tuesday June 23, 2015. Concerts continue every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, with the final concert on Tuesday August 18, 2015.

 

Programs include marches, show tunes, Dixieland, and classical arrangements for band. Bring a blanket or chair, and bug spray.  Many people also bring picnic dinners.



06/23/15 - 08/18/15

Concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit our web site at www.lexbicband.org or call 781-698-4647, after 5 p.m. on the day of the concert, for cancellation information.

The bandstand park area is handicapped accessible. 



- http://www.lexbicband.org

Hastings Park Bandstand - Mass. Ave.and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



Aurelio

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

In a richly resonant voice and soulful songs, Aurelio celebrates Garifuna traditions with subtle innovation.



08/19/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/aurelio

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



The Greenway Sessions: Marina Maiztegui

Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Born in Brazil but half Argentinean, Marina Maiztegui has experienced and learned a tremendous amount about both cultures and their music. Having lived in both the United States and France, she learned English and French and experienced both the European and North American musical cultures at a young age. Maiztegui moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music in 2011 after getting a scholarship. She has since been invited to perform and share the stage with renowned artists such as the legendary bossa nova composer Marcos Valle, the Peruvian singer-songwriter and two-time Latin Grammy Award–winning artist Susana Baca, and Alejandro Sanz, three-time Grammy winner and 16-time Latin Grammy winner. 

Maiztegui has performed at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and has also been featured in multiple music videos. In 2014, she joined the band Foreign Hues, with whom she performed at multiple festivals. Together they recorded an EP, which will be released in 2015, and they are planning a tour to support it. She also created a project with her own band where she composes music that they perform all around Boston. She is currently recording her EP and plans to release it at the end of 2015.



08/19/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/marina-maiztegui-2

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Chris Smither

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft fingerpicking, and a stable of wry, often heartbreaking songs, Smither remains as affecting and dynamic as he did when he burst onto the scene over 40 years ago. 



08/19/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://rockportmusic.org/chris-smither/

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



The Greenway Sessions

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half of organically maintained public parks spread throughout the heart of downtown Boston. The parks opened to the public in 2008 after the completion of the Big Dig. Berklee students will be performing at the park located at Oliver and Pearl streets on Wednesday evenings as part of Berklee's Summer in the City series.

View a full list of scheduled performances.



06/17/15 - 08/19/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/greenway-series

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



High School Fashion Prep Program

Presented by School of Fashion Design

School of Fashion Design
High School Fashion Prep Program


A pre-college workshop in fashion design for high school students, beginner and advanced levels.
•    Fashion Art
•    Color & Design
•    Figure Drawing
•    Fashion Sketching
•    Portfolio Presentation
•    Clothing Construction
•    Pattern Manipulation
•    Fabric Selection
•    Sewing Fundamentals
•    Pressing & Finishing
•    Detailing

The prep program is exclusively for high school students:
•    Who are considering a career in fashion
•    Who want to explore aspects of fashion design before committing to college decisions
•    Whose high school program may not include art and/or sewing classes
•    Who want to build a portfolio of fashion drawings and sewing projects
•    Who are simply interested in fashion as a hobby



07/29/15 - 08/19/15

$950 tuition
$25 appication fee
$125 (approx.) supplies



- http://www.schooloffashiondesign.org/HSPrep15summerCOLOR2p.pdf



Cochran-Wrenn Duo Concert

Presented by Cochran-Wrenn Duo at Gore Place

From Bach to the Tango and beyond, Bonnie and Bryan perform “a refreshing mix of music from early classics to jazz” for flute and guitar. The Cochran Wrenn Duo has been featured at First Night Worcester, the Worcester Music Guild, Assumption College and on WCVB’s Chronicle. Be prepared for a colorful and lively program with inspiration from nature to literature to dance and even music itself. In the newly restored Carriage House at Gore Place.

Program:

Shafer Mahoney’s mesmerizing Shining River inspired by the writings of naturalist John Muir

David Leisner’s Acrobats—a spirited and colorful fantasy inspired by Nathan Englander’s “The Tumblers,” a dark short story set during WWII, in which a group of Hasidic Jews mistakenly find themselves on a circus train instead of a train to a concentration camp

Edgar Girtain’s Dance Piece, a jazzy and charming piece inspired by dance

Schubert’s Sonate, D. 384 (Op. 137 no. 1)—a perennial favorite



08/19/15

$10, $8 members and children 5-12



- http://www.bonniecochran.net/Flute/fluteguitarduo.html

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



Fiddle Masters Concert ft. Brian Wicklund

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

Hosted by the Suzuki School of Newton, Brian Wicklund and a band of hand-picked musicians from around the country return for their highly anticipated annual Newton fiddle concert. This year features fiddlers Brian Wicklund, Katie McNally, and Mia Friedman, cellist Ariel Friedman, and guitarist Flynn Cohen playing genres and styles from all over the world. 

 



08/20/15

$10-$15



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html



Meet the Instruments! (6-9 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Summer favorite! A hands-on introductionto the basics of piano, strings, winds, brass, and percussion instruments.

Instructors: Piano, Guitar, Brass,

 



06/29/15 - 08/20/15

$250 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/doverview-of-summer/meet-the-instruments-6-8/

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Grey Season

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Returning performer Grey Season produced their first full-length LP in 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and one would be hard-pressed to imagine a more ideal place for this project to come to fruition than this counter-culture musical mecca. All five band members perform vocals, with Jon Mills’s throaty voice in the lead. This layered, harmonic sound, combined with banjos and bouzoukis, give the group a decidedly nostalgic, bluegrass feel. Self-described as “perching harmonies atop a sound that is, in essence, folk wrapped in rock ’n’ roll,” Grey Season developed their musical style busking in the streets of Boston and Cambridge. It is impossible to not feel uplifted with their earnest and impassioned lyricism and bluesy guitar solos, combined to forge a bursting, spirited sound.



08/20/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/grey_season/

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



Howie Day

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opening Act: Anna Rose

Hailing from Bangor, Maine, singer-songwriter Howie Day helped lead the, surge of male-centric folk pop that dominated the airwaves in the early to mid 2000s. Alongside peers like John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, Day rocketed up the pop charts with hits like "Collide" and "She Says."



08/20/15

Tickets: $20 - $25



- http://rockportmusic.org/howie-day/

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



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. 



06/26/15 - 08/21/15

$8 public / members free 

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/rock-main-street-18

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



Justin Hayward

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Hayward will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre with his trio, which includes show opener and English guitar sensation Mike Dawes along with vocalist Julie Ragins.

As lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues, Hayward penned and sang many of the group’s mega-hits including “Nights in White Satin,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Story in Your Eyes,” “Question,” “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” and “Ride My See-Saw.” These songs propelled his 40 year career with one of the most enduring and beloved rock bands in music history.



08/21/15

$50.00-$65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/justin-hayward/

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



Wavelengths: Mykki Blanco

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Mykki Blanco is a genre-blending, gender-bending rapper known to feature spoken word by original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna. With a punk hip-hop act that merges electronic music, rap, noise, and performance art, Blanco has worked with collaborators from British electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx, to experimental hip-hop group Death Grips, to Björk. She cites influences Lil’ Kim and Beyonce, Marilyn Manson and GG Allin, Anaïs Nin and Fiona Apple. Hip Hop Giant XXL wrote, “Blanco’s strength is that she sounds like no one else in rap, and her presentation is still more innovative than ever.”



08/21/15

$15 ICA members + students / $20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/mykkiblanco/

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



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!



08/21/15

$55 Adults


$35 Children to 12



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Riccardo's Ristorante - 175 North Ave., Boston, MA, 02113



Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

Presented by The Columbus Cooperative

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

August 21st
The Columbus Theatre
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
$20 advance, $25 day of show
Tickets on sale Friday, June 6th at 12pm at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/872891
All Ages, 21+ with ID to drink

For more info - 
http://www.brianblade.com/



08/21/15

$20 in advance, $25 day of show



- http://columbustheatre.com/



Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas have emerged as one of the most acclaimed purveyors of traditional Celtic music playing today. Fraser, a two-time Scottish National Fiddle Champion and esteemed long-time veteran of the traditional Celtic music scene, has been called “one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced” (Scots Magazine).



08/21/15

$25-$39



- http://rockportmusic.org/alasdair-fraser-natalie-haas/

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



Curtain Call Musical Theatre (7-14 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Curtain Call is a comprehensive performance-oriented Musical Theatre program that is perfect for young musicians and actors interested in musical theatre. Students will work from the ground up to bring together a final production. Skills learned include script writing, prop and set design, singing, acting, dancing, and most importantly, how to work together as a team to make it all come together for the big show!

 

Instructors: Lindsay Albert, Jenna Lea Scott



08/03/15 - 08/21/15

Fee: $990



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-arts/curtain-call/

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



Free Fun Friday! Museum of African American History

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

Free Fun Fridays at MAAH Boston & Nantucket (8/21)



08/21/15

Free admission



- http://www.afroammuseum.org/events_nantucket.htm

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



Free Fun Friday! Buttonwood Park Zoo

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The zoo will be open to the public for free all day as a part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! program, a full schedule of which can be found here.



08/21/15

Free admission



- https://www.bpzoo.org/



Free Fun Friday! Emily Dickinson Museum

Presented by The Emily Dickinson Museum

For the second year, the Emily Dickinson Museum is participating in the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. Admission to the museum is free all day, and we will be presenting a variety of offerings for our visitors throughout the day.



08/21/15

Free admission



- https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/events



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is reimagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/21/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

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

Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

Enjoy paintings, collage, photography and more all created by members of the Fort Point Arts Community exploring themes of summer. You’ll find pieces inspired by baseball, bright colors, or reminders of the south of France, all available for purchase in support of the vibrant arts community in Fort Point.

Join Made in Fort Point at 315 A St. on Thursday,  July 9th from 5pm-7pm for our Wienies and Wine opening reception. Nosh on hot dogs and summer snacks with wine from Sagarino's to celebrate and enjoy the show!

Show runs from July 6th through August.

Thanks for the continued support of the Made in Fort Point Sponsors, The Barking Crab and 315onA.

Pearception by Elisa H. Hamilton



07/06/15 - 08/21/15

FREE



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/shop/

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



Free Fun Friday! Franklin Park Zoo

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

On Friday, August 21, Zoo New England is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation! The Free Fun Fridays program includes 70 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Beginning June 26 through August 28, seven venues will be open free-of-charge every Friday for 10 weeks this summer. Franklin Park Zoo will only be offering free admission on Friday, August 21. Free Fun Friday is an increasingly popular event, and we have experienced record attendance in previous years. We're expecting equally high attendance this year, so please plan your visit accordingly!

Please note: Franklin Park Zoo will close one hour early at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:00 p.m. - See more at: 

Parking is free (though lots fill quickly). 



08/21/15

Free admission



- http://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/free-fun-friday-at-franklin-park-zoo

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



Free Fun Friday! The Freedom Trail Foundation

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 21, 2015, the Freedom Trail Foundation will offer Foundation-hosted Freedom Trail walking tours at no cost to visitors all day long.

Tour Schedule: Walk Into History Tours – from Boston Common Visitor Information Center on the hour from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and from Faneuil Hall ArtsBoston BosTix Booth at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.; North End Tours at 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. and Pirates & Patriots Tour at 1:00 p.m. also both from Faneuil Hall ArtsBoston BosTix Booth. Tour passes will be given away beginning at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come first-served basis – beginning with the 10:30 a.m. tour until they are distributed, then , the 11:00 a.m. tour until they are distributed, and so on.



08/21/15

Free



- http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/plan-trip/FreeFunFridays.shtml



Free Fun Friday! Discovery Museums

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Both museums will be open for exploration and there will be activities, music, and food outside all day on our grounds and in our tent.

The Discovery Museums are participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program generously sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 21, 2014, we will open our doors at no cost to visitors all day long, from 9am to 8:30pm. 

There may be a wait to get into the museums, but we will offer lots of fun activities outside and in Bessie's Tent all day!

Stonyfield Farm and Happy Family will hand out free yummy samples for part of the day, and there will be food available for purchase.



08/21/15

Free admission



- http://www.discoverymuseums.org/FreeFunFriday2014

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



Free Fun Friday! Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Presented by Jacob's Pillow Dance

Rehearsals at The School at Jacob’s Pillow will be open for observation beginning at 9am. A free all –ages, all-levels hip-hop class will be offered on the Great Lawn 2:30-3:30pm, followed by a free all-ages, all-levels swing dance class 4-5pm. A screening of a French documentary, Dancing is Living, about world renowned choreographer Benjamin Millepied will take place at 5pm in Blake’s Barn.  The Pillow’s free outdoor performance series, Inside/Out featuring a swing dance company, starts at 6:15pm. Additional activities throughout the day include interactive tours, movement classes, scavenger hunts, face painting, walks through the Historic Landmark site and wetlands trial, and family picnic and gathering areas.



08/21/15

Free



- http://www.jacobspillow.org/



Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

Presented by Soule Homestead Education Center

A LITTLE SOULE MUSIC?
Middleboro, MA – Summertime brings outdoor acoustic music concerts to the Soule Homestead Education Center. Dozens of talented musicians are lined up to perform at the weekly summer concert series that begins July 12 and continues every Saturday evening through August 23rd.

Each concert starts with an opening performance at 6 p.m. and is followed by a feature performance at about 6:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening at the farm listening to live music performed by local and regional musicians in a beautiful, family friendly setting.

For the opening concert on Saturday, July 11, the feature performer will be The Lied To’s, with Hugh O’Doherty. The concert series continues on July 18 with Barbara Phaneuf and an opening performance by Mike laureanno,; July 25: Riley Coyote with Pattie DeRosa; August 1: Spuyten Duyvil with Carrie Ferguson; August 8: The Rafters with Diane Battistello; August 15: Hiroya Tsukamoto with Chief Noda (split bill); August 22: Boxcar Lilies with Davey O.

Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or favorite chair, pack a picnic dinner and spend an evening at the farm. All shows are held rain or shine and will move into the adjacent classroom in case of rainy weather. Admission is $10 per person; free for children under age 12. All shows are family friendly with plenty of space for kids to be kids while you enjoy the show. Artist CD’s will be sold at each performance, along with drinks and snacks, and extra folding chairs will be available.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Soule Homestead Education Center is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction and family cultural events located at 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346.
 



07/11/15 - 08/22/15

$10 per person



- http://www.soulehomestead.org



Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. 
 



08/22/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Michael Blackson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Michael Blackson has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy', has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series. However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.



08/22/15

$20.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/michael-blackson/

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



Pinocchio by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Pinocchio - by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all too tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of the classic Pinocchio tale. 



08/15/15 - 08/22/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/pinocchio

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



Clown Circus

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Created by Paul Vincent Davis
Performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Clowns come in all shapes and sizes, but everything about them is larger-than-life. Join Dusty and his friends Tarta, Zany, and Pierrot for this fun, interactive variety show featuring circus-inspired singing, dancing, storytelling, lion taming, and more. Original music and brightly-colored characters will delight our youngest audience members (and their grown ups!)

Clown Circus is recommended for ages 3 to 6.



08/22/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Bobby Caldwell: After Dark

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B to standards, singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond, and Al Jarreau. 



08/21/15 - 08/22/15

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80



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

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



26th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

This summertime event will be celebrating its 26th year and feature the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and featuring award winning vocalist Sheena Easton.

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2015 7-9 PM at Eldredge Park in Orleans



08/22/15

• Lawn seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs together to enjoy a casual and relaxing classic Cape Cod summer experience.

• Festival seats have a wonderful view of the stage and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and these seats are neither numbered nor assigned. Festival Seats are located immediately behind the VIP tables.

• Individual VIP Table Seats are available for those seeking an elegant, relaxed atmosphere among the VIP attendees



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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/22/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



Brewfest

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

– On Saturday, August 22, New England’s beer enthusiasts will come together at Indian Ranch once again to sample some of the best local, regional and national beers, micro-brews, craft beers and malt beverages available. Attendees will enjoy delicious food, live music and beach games on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

The local Massachusetts brewery scene will be well represented by Spencer Brewery, Wachusett Brewing Company, Newburyport Brewing Company as well as Harpoon and Samuel Adams. The other five New England states present at Summer Brewfest will be Long Trail Brewing, Woodchuck from Vermont, Shipyard Brewing Company and Baxter Brewing Co. of Maine, along with Peak Organic and Geary Brewing from Maine, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Connecticut and Narragansett Brewing Company from Rhode Island.

Beer lovers can also taste samples from the rest of the northeast including McKenzie’s Brewing Co. and Yuengling from Pennsylvania. Midwest brewers will include Chicago’s Tenth & Blake Beer Company and Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City.

 



08/22/15

Early bird tickets are $25 (before July 17), Regular price is $35, and $40 at the door.



- http://indianranch.com

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



Mike Lawrence

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

MIKE LAWRENCE is a New York City based comedian who has been featured as a stand-up on TBS' Conan, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and The Half Hour. He wrote and performed a segment for FX's Totally Biased and has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Mike has also been featured on many notable podcasts, including the Adam Carolla Show, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and the Artie Lange Show. When he's not working in NYC's best clubs or headlining on the road he can be seen featuring for the likes of John Oliver, Marc Maron and Tom Papa (who, shortly thereafter, hired Lawrence as a writer for his pilot). Mike was a Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival “New Face” in 2010 and performed with JFL in both Chicago and Montreal in 2012, where he recorded a set for HBO Canada's Funny as Hell. His debut album "Sadamantium" was released by Comedy Central Records in conjunction with the debut of his half hour special in 2013.



08/20/15 - 08/22/15

Thursday - $20.00 General Admission
Friday & Saturday - $25.00 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=380783

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



Saturday Night Fever

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Get out your "Boogie Shoes" as NSMT presents a New England Regional Premiere that will leave you with "Night Fever!" Based on the 1970's hit film, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL tells the story of Tony Manero, a humble New York paint store clerk by day who transforms into a polyester-clad stallion king of disco by night. Every Saturday night, Tony slips into his flares, pulls on his ludicrously large-collared shirt and hits the streets and the clubs to strut his stuff. However, when the club nights come on and Tony and his friends emerge into the daylight, things are never as simple as they seem. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL combines scintillating disco choreography with the best-selling soundtrack by The Bee Gees featuring classic tracks such as "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancing," "Tragedy," "Disco Inferno," and "Jive Talkin'."



08/11/15 - 08/23/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



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North Shore Music Theatre - 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA, 01915



Livingston Taylor

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing hits "I’ll Come Running," "I Will Be in Love With You," or other favorites. His vast musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres, including folk, pop, gospel, and jazz.



08/22/15 - 08/23/15

Tickets: $31 - $52



- http://rockportmusic.org/livingston-taylor/

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



Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Born Yesterday - A comedy by Garson Kanin

A Broadway triumph, Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy. Millionaire junk-dealer Harry Brock goes to Washington to buy a Senator, and in the process hires a sophisticated writer to polish up his seemingly dim-witted girlfriend, Billie Dawn. Brock soon learns that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. A comedy of men, women and politics that ran for three years on Broadway and made Judy Holliday a star. 



08/12/15 - 08/23/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/bornyesterday

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



Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

This exhibition celebrates the innovative achievements of past Haystack Mountain School of Crafts clay faculty as they comment on the contemporary evolution of ceramic practice through a curatorial role. Fuller Craft Museum has selected 9 past or present Haystack clay faculty considered to be trailblazers in the field of ceramics, and asked them to identify ceramic artists working today that represent future directions in studio ceramics. The exhibition reflects the nature of studio craft in a meaningful way, namely its deeply connected community whose influence inspires our appreciation and understanding of the landscape of contemporary ceramics.



02/28/15 - 08/23/15

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/continuum-of-innovation-haystack-clay-selects/

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



Buddy Guy at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

At age 78, Buddy Guy’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influencer on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, 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, along with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards, 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." Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. 



08/23/15

Reserved tickets: $57.00 and $52.00
Advanced GA (valid until August 16): $39.50
General Admission: $44.50
Children: $24.25



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Laugh Out Proud

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Celebrating the best LGBT comedy New England has to offer! 



07/19/15 - 08/23/15

$15.00 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?cart&id=399437

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



Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Deane Hall, The Boston Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Edward Albee's The Goat portrays the family crisis of architect Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, when Martin reveals that he is having an unexpected love affair. As the tension mounts, both the family and the audience must grapple with their morality, social norms, and limits of understanding.


The Goat is about a profoundly unsettling subject, which for the record is not bestiality but the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature of love…. Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask.” —NY Times



08/08/15 - 08/23/15

$20 in advance, $28 at the door
 



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-9/mainstage/the-goat/

Deane Hall, The Boston Center for the Performing Arts - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/23/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

Whether you're sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure. Celebrating its 23rd season, the MAC performance schedule offers something for everyone, including Opera Night with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, the classical Aeterna Trio, internationally acclaimed singer/saxophonist Grace Kelly, Boston’s First Lady of Jazz Rebecca Parris, foot-stompin’ country with Don Campbell, jazz singer Donna Byrne, The Mystix, The Paul Broadnax & Friends, and much more. For complete schedule go to www.maudslayartscenter.org.



07/11/15 - 08/23/15

Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $25, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $20.  Children 12 and under are free. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner.


Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $15, $12 for seniors, with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided. Children 12 and under are free.



- http://www.maudslayartscenter.org



Summer Intensives: Weld Metal, Fabricate Fine Jewelry, or Learn How to Cast

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts

An Intensive class is eight hours long or more, with focus on learning shop safety, tool operation, and thorough instruction on all available techniques in an area of the studio, as well as, some time to practice and create a small work of art.

You will have the opportunity to work with passionate and skilled teachers who will guide and support you in creating wearable fine art!  Explore metal-smithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, stone setting, and finshing your piece. 



07/13/15 - 08/24/15

Jewelry Intensive: July 13-15, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]

Jewelry Intensive: August 3-5, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]

Jewelry Intensive: August 17-19, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]



- http://stonybrookfinearts.com



Big Screen Classics: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984).

After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village.



08/24/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/indiana-jones-and-temple-doom

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



Summer Teen Intensives: Welding, Jewelry and Casting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts

 

Stonybrook Fine Arts is pleased to present Summer Teen Intensives this year. This summer, Stonybrook Fine Arts will be offering four day intensive classes in Welding, Jewelry and Casting throughout the summer for Teens! 

Summer Teen Intensives - Welding

During this four day crash course welding intensive, students will explore MIG or Metal Inert Gas welding, gas welding or Oxy-Acetylene, Stick welding or ARC welding, as well as TIG or  and learn to use the many machines involved in welding and finishing. The Summer Teen Intensive in Welding provides an overview of the above welding processes, and covers the basic use of the equipment and shop safety. During the intensive, students will practice their welding techniques. No experience necessary. Class length: 4 days. Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 students.

** Please Note: All intensives include a $25 materials fee. Students should wear protective clothing such as long sleeved shirts and jackets of natural fiber like cotton, and boots or shoes that are thick and durable (no open toed shoes allowed) as well as sunscreen to protect any exposed skin. Students with long hair are required to have their hair tied back. Safety goggles and masks will be provided.

*Summer Teen Intensives in Welding are offered Mon-Thurs, 9-4PM on these following dates: 07/13-07/16, 08/03-08/06, 08/10-08/13, 8/17-8/20, 08/24-08/27)

**Please Note: These intensives are not a drop in class. Also, for all students under age 18, parent or guardian signature is required on the first class.

Summer Teen Intensives - Jewelry

Do you have an idea that you would like to take to the next level and make it into a piece of wearable art but don’t know where to begin? Stonybrook Fine Arts teen intensives in Jewelry Making teaches rudimentary jewelry making skills during this four day crash course offered throughout the summer.

Over the course of four days, students will become familiar with working with such metals copper and brass as well as learning basic metal smithing skills as sawing, filing, shaping, riveting, soldering and polishing. Students will also carve wax, invest their piece and cast it in bronze. Silver is available for purchase as well. Class length: 4 days. Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 students.

**Please Note: All intensives include a $25 materials fee.

* Summer Teen Intensives in Jewelry are offered Mon-Thurs, 9-4PM on these following dates: 07/13-07/16, 08/03-08/06, 8/17-8/20)

**Please Note: These intensives are not a drop in class. Also, for all students under age 18, parent or guardian signature is required on the first class.

Summer Teen Intensives - Casting

Do you have a design that you would like to turn into wearable art or a collectible?  At Stonybrook Fine Arts you can make your designs a reality.

Over the course of this four day Summer Teen Intensive Casting Class students will receive instruction in forming, mold making, and casting of small metal objects in bronze or silver as well as design criteria for jewelry and other wearables such as pendants or brooches.  The class will also include good studio techniques as well as learn the proper use of a small alcohol torch and hot tools for creating these pieces in a creative and safe environment.  Students will explore making shapes using wax forming techniques such as additive, subtractive, filing then use their wax model to create a finished cast piece in silver or bronze.   Students will have completed projects by the end of the four day class. Class length: 4 days. Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 students.

**Please Note: All intensives include a $25 materials fee.

*Summer Teen Intensives in Casting are offered Mon-Thurs, 9-4PM on these following dates: 07/27-07/30, 08/10-08/13, 08/24-08/27.

**Please Note: These intensives are not a drop in class. Also, for all students under age 18, parent or guardian signature is required on the first class.

Contact Anne Sasser or Ben Todd at info@stonybrookfinearts.com or check out Stonybrook Fine Arts website at http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com for more information on the Summer Teen Intensives. 

 



07/13/15 - 08/24/15

Welding Intensive: July 13-15*, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]


Jewelry Intensive: July 13-15*, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]


Casting Intensive: July 27-30*, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]




 



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com



Pitter Patter Puppets

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.Outdoor Theater Daytime Children’s Shows. Rain or shine.  If it rains, we go indoors!



07/07/15 - 08/25/15

Tickets: $8.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Drawing Workshop

Presented by Northeastern University

Drawing workshops are based on observational drawing rules through which students basically will learn how to render a two dimensional drawing based on three dimensional models, to find their own handwriting in drawing, to create balanced compositions and to control lines and strokes in their drawings.  Students should get out to start observe nature and do drawing and landscape based on what they see and explore in nature as immaculate source of drawing.



05/26/15 - 08/25/15

Free and open to public. Please email safarani.f@husky.neu.edu for reservation.



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De Temps Antan

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

Rejoice in vibrant Francophone culture with the toe-tapping trio of Québécois folk music masters. Ilana Katz Katz opens the evening with her riveting folk style. 



08/26/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/de-temps-antan

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



Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend
Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted

Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at University Place Gallery

Reception & Awards: Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
End of show pick-up: Friday, August 28, 10am-5pm

 

History of the Riverbend Park Trust: In 1974, Cambridge resident Isbella Halsted proposed the idea of a traffic-free Sunday park along the Charles River and in 1975 founded the People for Riverbend Park Trust to bring her idea to reality. With the collaboration of the Metropolitan District Commission that at the time had jurisdiction over the land and parkway, and with the cooperation of the City of Cambridge, the Sunday park was established on a 1.5 mile stretch of Memorial Drive, from Western Avenue to the Eliot Bridge. The Sunday park is now run by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). With this exhibition, the Trust and the Cambridge Art Association, celebrate the first forty years of this successful citizen’s effort to reclaim the joys of being near our beloved Charles River. We invite artists to capture the special character of this historic area that thousands from near and far are attracted to for peaceful recreation. Isbella’s own hand-drawn map (shown above) defines the area involved.



07/07/15 - 08/27/15

Free



- http://cambridgeart.org



Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Injecting new life and energy into the Sephardic music tradition, Guy Mendilow and his handpicked multicultural sextet have quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic world music ensembles working today. 



08/27/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://rockportmusic.org/guy-mendilow/

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Iris Lune

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Blog Allston Pudding described the otherworldly indie-rock band Iris Lune as “a change of pace in Boston rock, and a sound that’s worthy of your attention.” Lead singer Ella Joy Meir croons mystically and melancholically along to dreamy, expansive alt-rock that crescendos and builds into a brazen anthem. New single “Bring Me to the Moon” confirms their influences, namely Radiohead, Björk, and Bon Iver.



08/27/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/iris_lune/

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



Harborwalk Sounds

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Now in its ninth year, Harborwalk Sounds has become one of the ICA's most beloved offerings. With stand-out talent from Boston's Berklee School of Music, set against gorgeous harbor views on the ICA’s Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld Harborway with the ocean breeze at sunset, the free outdoor concert series is a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Grab a snack from our delicious summer menu and hit the galleries for free to make an entire evening of it. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to catch gifted up-and coming artists in a setting that is both intimate and vast. For a full list of performances visit ICA.org.



07/09/15 - 08/27/15

Free



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds2015/

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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/27/15

FREE



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Hyannis HyArts Free Summer Concerts

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street
6:00-7:30pm
Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape musicians. Bring your blankets and dancing shoes! Performances are listed at HyArtsDistrict.com Free parking available Town Hall, 230 South Street. Public restrooms at Bismore Park on the Harbor. No rain dates. All events are free and family friendly.
 



07/07/15 - 08/28/15

FREE



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



02/13/15 - 08/28/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

The Riot Theater - 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130



Family Series & Education Jan-Aug 2015

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

Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our Musical Theater Workshops. Your child will have adventures in acting, dancing, singing, and teamwork, and will work with professional actors, musicians, and theater educators in a creative, supportive environment to stage a final show on the last day of class. Classes are held weekdays after school. 

 



06/22/15 - 08/28/15

Visit our website for information on classes, with dates and tuition.



- http://natickarts.org/class-sections

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



Sh!t-faced Shakespeare (Davis Square)

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 - 08/28/15

General Admission: $25



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

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



Concerts in the Courtyard

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts on Wednesday evening and Friday afternoons throughout the summer. Presenting the young talent of Berklee students, and part of Berklee's Summer in the City program, the the Central Library's courtyard will host music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk. Click here for a full list of performances and schedules.

In inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside to the Commonwealth Salon.

 



06/03/15 - 08/28/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/concerts.htm

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Free Fun Fridays

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

For the seventh consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation’s “Free Fun Fridays”, a summer program that provides no cost admission to 70 treasured cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts, will kick off on Friday, June 26. For 10 weeks, seven venues, including museums, historic houses, performing arts centers and zoos, will be open every Friday, free-of-charge. For more information and a schedule, please visit HighlandStreet.org/FreeFunFridays



06/26/15 - 08/28/15

Free



- http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html



Wavelengths: Kingdom

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Brooklyn-born, Los Angeles–based DJ, producer, and label CEO Kingdom (a.k.a. Ezra Rubin) has been climbing the electronic music ranks with futuristic hybrids that merge mainstream and underground, resulting in mercurial, tightly produced, and irresistible tracks. Kingdom creates dance-floor-ready, bass-heavy, genre-bending remixes and originals, melding techno, electro, underground club, crunk, grime, and hip-hop with R&B vocals. “The genres Kingdom dips into range across the board,” says collective and label Night Slugs, “but his mixes create within themselves a new logic, a gutter-house aesthetic that just makes sense.”



08/28/15

$15 ICA members + students / $20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths_2015/kingdom/

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



The Colonnade

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

The Colonnade is four relatively sad boys making jangly indie rock out of Boston since the summer of 2014. Infectious hooks and dreamy, sparkling guitars pulled from a Californian surf-rock sensibility collide with gritty, lo-fi garage rock of the city. The rebellious sounds of suburban melancholia give birth to songs fuelled by youthful naïveté, girls, New England nostalgia, and a penchant for adolescence. This is a curation of the band's experiences, and they hope you, too, can find meaning in this music



08/28/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



Brian Blade & Mama Rosa

Presented by The Columbus Cooperative

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
Brian Blade & Mama Rosa

August 28th
The Columbus Theatre
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
$15 advance, $20 day of show
Tickets on sale at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/872893
All Ages, 21+ with ID to drink

For more info - 
http://www.brianblade.com/



08/28/15

$15 in advance, $20 day of show



- http://columbustheatre.com/



Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

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

It’s summer vacation and what better way for a child to spend part of it than by engaging in active creative pursuits?  Our energy-rich environment will have your child enjoying the experience of Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, 3D Sculpture, Art & Nature, Ceramics, Performance, and Woodworking Workshop all under the guidance of our experienced art instructors, camp counselors and CITs.

Art is what we do at The Umbrella Community Arts Center; we encourage each participating youth to link with their creative potential through arts exploration. Each week, projects promise to engage and develop your child’s artistic expression and spirit.  Introduce your child to an experience that could build a lifetime love for the arts.



07/06/15 - 08/28/15

Register before June 1, 2015 for an early registration discount!

BEFORE June 1 rates: Half-day $250 / Full-day $450

AFTER June 1 rates: Half-day $275 / Full-day $475

Tuition per week.



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/arts-education/summer-camp/summer-arts-under-umbrella

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



Free Fun Friday! Plimoth Plantation

Presented by Plimoth Plantation at Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation is free to all. Share with your friends!



08/28/15

Free admission



- http://www.plimoth.org/

Plimoth Plantation - 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA, 02360



Free Fun Friday! Mass MoCA

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Public tours at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.  Additionally, throughout the day, our famous ArtBar will be open and drop-in art-making will be offered in Kidspace, and a scavenger hunt (prizes will be given to winners!) will be made available in the main galleries.



08/28/15

Free admission



- http://www.massmoca.org/

MASS MoCA - 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 01247



Free Fun Friday! EcoTarium

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

Explore our exhibits, stroll our nature trails, and enjoy science programs for FREE throughout the day!



08/28/15

Free admission



- http://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/free-fun-friday

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Visit Cape Cod's Nature Place!  Naturalist guided walks at 10:30am and 2pm

Join our Aquarium feeders 12noon - 1pm for live feeding demonstrations.

Nature Knowledge presents the Grey Whale all day.  Walk thru this life size inflatable and learn about this magnificent creature.

Wild Art Room open  10am - 3pm 



08/28/15

Free admission



- http://www.ccmnh.org/Events/Free-Fun-Friday



Women of Vision: Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

This summer the Multicultural Arts Center welcomes the artists of NAWA, an association that has, for 125 years, fostered public awareness of and interest in visual art created by women. Dating back to 1889, NAWA has provided women in the United States with a space to exhibit and learn from each other during times when women were excluded from participating in the art world. As women are continuously re-establishing their place in arts, we celebrate this open forum that promotes culture and education in a constantly changing world. So we present “Women of Vision”, a collection of works by contemporary women artists from Massachusetts ranging from striking portraiture to dynamic abstract pieces. These works reflect on the artistic exploration of women artists here and now.

Exhibition: June 5 – August 28, 2015

Reception: Thursday, June 11, 6-8 pm

 

Participating Artists:

Nella Lush, Lully Schwartz, Deedee Agee, Susan G. Hammond, Susan Miller Havens, Beverly Shaw-Starovich, Christine Frisbee, Debra Corbett, Gail E. Davis, Lisa Goren, Jennifer Jean Costello, Lorrie Berry, KT Morse, Judy Metcalfe, Pat Paxson, Mimi Reilly, Rosalie Anna Cuticchia, Ilene Richard, Rosalie Sidoti



06/05/15 - 08/28/15

Free



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

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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project at Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/28/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html

Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park - 1015 Truman Parkway, Boston, MA, 02136



Free Fun Friday! Old Sturbridge Village

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 28, 2015, when visitors get into OSV for free!  Watch hearth cooking demonstrations, experience early 19th-century farms, and be amazed by craftsmen in the Tin, Blacksmith, Cooper, Print, Shoe and Pottery Shops.   Ride the Boat and Stagecoach, and make crafts at the Hands-On Craft Center.  Learn about our three water-powered mills, play games, and walk the woodland, river and pasture walks.  

Due to the quantity of visitors expected, no large bags or coolers will be permitted.  Also, the main parking lot will likely to be full by 11:30 am.  Once the lot is full visitors will be directed to satellite parking.



08/28/15

Free admission



- https://www.osv.org/event/free-fun-friday

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



Free Fun Friday! Clark Art Institute

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm and lots of fun as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative. Gallery admission is free to all, with special activities throughout the day for all ages. 

Free Fun Fridays is an annual summer program that invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. No registration or tickets required—just visit and enjoy! Free Fun Friday is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.



08/28/15

Free admission



- http://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/552-26072



Free Fun Friday! Griffin Museum of Photography

Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography

On Friday, August 28, 2015 the Griffin Museum will be open from 10am – 5pm with free admission to all exhibitions thanks to the Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

Special photo activities will include a Sun Print station.Refreshments and frosty treats will also be available free of charge! 

Parking:
2 hour Parking is available on Shore Road and 3 hour parking is available on Skillings Road.



08/28/15

Free admission



- http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/free-fun-friday-sponsored-by-highland-street-foundation/

Griffin Museum of Photography - 67 Shore Road, Winchester, NH, 01890



The Manhattan Transfer

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Featuring Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel

"When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass come together to create a smooth, thick and rich concoction that’s both refreshing and riveting. They can sing jazz, pop, R&B and world beat music. Once the harmonies kick in, they are so tightly wound that even a bulldozer couldn’t bust through."   - Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News

The Manhattan Transfer has defined the art of Vocalese for over 40 years.

In 1981, the group became the first ever to win Grammy Awards in both Pop and Jazz categories in the same year. In 1982 and 1983, the group won consecutive Grammy Awards in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group category for, respectively, “Route 66? and “Why Not!”

The critical praise and commercial success of the group’s first seven studio albums could hardly have prepared them for the monumental 12 Grammy nominations they received in 1985 for the album Vocalese. Those 12 nominations made Vocalese the greatest Grammy-nominated album in one year, and cemented the group’s status as one of the most important and innovative vocal groups in the history of popular music.



08/27/15 - 08/28/15

Show: $48
Dinner & Show: $88



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

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



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 - 08/29/15

Tickets from $25



- http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Afternoon Delight

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Afternoon Delight is a hilarious, fully improvised, two-act show that’ll leave you wanting more. Actors from the Main Stage Show cast join alumni and NXT company actors to create an audience-interactive experience that’s different every time.



09/06/14 - 08/29/15

Tickets: $20



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/afternoon-delight.aspx

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



Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious sketches that're sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings to build a new experience every night. Come see why Improv Asylum has been voted Boston's Best Comedy!

PLUS: Weekend audiences are invited to come back at midnight for The Show Against Humanity on Fridays and Raunch on Saturdays!



09/05/13 - 08/29/15

Tickets: $20 - $27



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



The Golden Girls Live!: A Drag Parody

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

It's a loving drag parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens featuring everybody's favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo and the ditzy blonde and the southern sexy one. Picture It: Dorothy's husband Lucas dies and the girls go to Hollingsworth manor to console Dorothy. The "Lost" Reunion Episode is both touching and laugh out loud funny.

Don't miss this original cast from NYC celebrating their 13th year playing these amazing women.  



06/05/15 - 08/29/15

General Admission: $40
VIP Front of House w/Photo Op: $50



- http://GoldenGirlsLiveOnStage.com

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



Family Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy. KIDS LOVE IT! Adults dig it, too.

(FAMILY SHOW SELLS OUT A LOT; WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BUY ADVANCE TICKETS)

Our improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to be on stage and take part in the fun! Our show is ideal for family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. The Family Show is fun for the whole family and best for children ages 4-12.

Family Show features some of the most talented musicians and improv comedians in Boston:

Andy Short, Britt Mitchell, Emily DiPietro, Francesca Villa, Jamie Loftus, Johnny Lopez, Joseph Gels, Katie Greenman, Kevin Miller, Lauren Robinson, Luke Bruneaux, Mac Gostow, Matt Bistany, Noel Naczi and Rachel von Ahn Directed by Nate Lopez



04/04/15 - 08/29/15

TICKETS: $14, ONLY $8 for Children 12 and under



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

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



Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/29/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



Judy Garland Live!

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music and legacy of Hollywood's golden age songbird. And lucky for us, there's a special way to celebrate: at Boston's Club Cafe! Club Cafe will be opening its doors every Saturday night (and a few Sunday matinees) with acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac as a triumphant 1960s-era Judy Garland. 

The entire show is sung live by Mac, who has won awards for his accurate and loving portrayal of the woman Tony Bennet called "The world's greatest entertainer."  Though June 22, 2015 marks the 46th Anniversary of Judy's untimely passing at the tender age of 47, Mac treats Judy as if she never left us.  Her voice is in top form, she looks great, and we are regaled with the songs she made famous, as well as a few that have never been heard before.



06/06/15 - 08/29/15

General Admission: $20
VIP Front of House w/Photo Op: $30
 



- http://www.TheJudyGarlandShow.com

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



Tom Rush

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rush’s easy, world-weary baritone and nimble finger-picking combined with his wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival.  



08/28/15 - 08/29/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://rockportmusic.org/tom-rush/

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



Boston's Black Heritage Trail

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

During the 19th and 20th centuries, Boston’s free African American community led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. These remarkable patriots established businesses, founded organizations and created schools. Their houses of worship, homes, schools, and Underground Railroad sites make up Boston’s Black Heritage Trail®. Scroll down for more on the tour schedules, maps, and details about the city's free black community, or click on the footsteps to start an online tour of important American landmarks.

Join interpretive rangers of the National Park Service Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF) for guided walking tours departing from the Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial (across from the Massachusetts State House) and ending at the nation's first African Meeting House, which anchors MAAH's Boston campus.



05/25/15 - 08/29/15

Free



- http://www.afroammuseum.org/trail.htm

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



Ken Bonfield's Artistry of the Guitar with Special Guests Eric Skye & Stephen Bennett

Presented by Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Only Excellent Music series is thrilled to present Ken Bonfield's Artistry of the Guitar with Special Guests Eric Skye & Stephen Bennett!

To view our calendar:
http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=rockyneckartcolony&op=cal&month=8&year=2015


To visit Ken Bonfield's website:
http://www.kenbonfield.com/



08/29/15

$15 at the door, limited seating - call ahead to reserve.


In addition to the concert, there will be a Guitar 101 workshop at 3:00 pm for $30.
Contact bonfieldk@gmail.com for information and to register for the workshop.



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Shit-faced Shakespeare (Harvard Square)

Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions at OBERON

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.



07/11/15 - 08/29/15

Seats: $25
Stools: $20
Standing Room: $15



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/sht-faced-shakespeare

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse

Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.

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 - 08/30/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please Note: Children under three (3) years of age are not permitted.  Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.



09/17/14 - 08/30/15

Tickets: $60.05 - $117.70



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Cape Ann Big Band

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as Mack the KnifeI’ve Got You Under my Skin, and Take the A Train.



08/30/15

$19-$34



- http://rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-big-band/

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



Kinky Boots

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography.

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out!

"There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News



08/11/15 - 08/30/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/kinky-boots-baa/

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



The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

30 regional artists have created miniature masterpieces for this outdoor exhibition on the grounds of Highfield Hall. Appropriate for all ages.



06/28/15 - 08/30/15

Free admission.  $5 donation for fairy house map.



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

Come along on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same clues. The princess stays one step ahead by tricking the pirate at every turn. But when the princess is in danger from a giant octopus, she quickly discovers the benefit of having a loyal crew! Featuring colorful scenery, multiple styles of puppetry, and original pirate songs, you won't want to miss the boat on this fun adventure tale!

The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up.



08/29/15 - 08/30/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Saint Anthony's Feast

at North End

Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. Named the “Feast of all Feasts” by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival has it all for people of every age: parades, strolling singers, live entertainment, contests and religious services are held daily.

Visitors stroll the beautifully decorated streets sampling the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato. Guests can also browse the wide selection of souvenir keepsakes and mementos.



08/28/15 - 08/30/15

Free



- http://www.stanthonysfeast.com/

North End - North and Fleet Streets, Boston, MA, 02222



Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's The Winters Tale

Presented by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company

Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its summer production, William Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz. In this re-imagining of a Shakespearean classic, The Winter’s Tale shines a light on jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Boasting some of the most intelligent and engaging women in Shakespeare’s canon, this tale invites us to re-examine our own modern day truths and relationships.

This production is presented with an all-female cast, and aims to redefine modern views on domestic violence and family relations. It is also produced as a free outdoor event with the support of local Somerville businesses. The audience will be repositioned between acts.

 

The cast includes Sarah Mass, Allison Gilman, April Singley, Leilani Ricardo, Caroline Markham, Kamela Dolinova, Mara Elisa Palma, Cassandra Meyer, Gail Shalan, and Juliet Bowler.

The design crew includes Julie Streeter (Production Manager), Elizabeth Ramirez (Stage Manager), Norma Heller (Costume Designer), Kat Nakaji (Set/Props Designer), Ben Leiberson (Lighting Designer/ME), Kiki Samko (Choreography), and Jeff Butcher (Sound/Musical Director).

 



08/14/15 - 08/30/15

FREE



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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/29/15 - 08/30/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



Big Screen Classics: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Small town Texas, 1951 is the setting for one of the most lyrical American films of the early 1970s.

Director Peter Bogdanovich’s breakthrough effort follows three high school seniors: Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges) and the latter’s girlfriend, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd). They cross paths with adults such as Sam (Ben Johnson), who runs the town’s waning moviehouse and Ruth (Cloris Leachman), a lonely middle-aged housewife. 



08/31/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/last-picture-show

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



Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Kendall Square

Presented by Club Passim at Kendall Square

Come to a free concert at Kendall Center every Tuesday from 12-1 pm for 13 weeks in June, July & August!

Presented by Passim and Boston Properties
Partners: Marriott, Kendall Square Association

6/9 – Jim Trick Music
6/16 – Brooke Annibale
6/23 – Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul
6/30 – Katie McNally
7/7 – Jenee Halstead
7/14 – Hanneke Cassel
7/21 – Molly Pinto Madigan
7/28 – Emily Mure
8/4 – Mali Obomsawin & Katie Martucci
8/11 – Antje Duvekot
8/18 – Marny Lion Proudfit
8/25 – Lindsay Straw
9/1 – The Wiles

For more information, visit http://www.passim.org/summer-concert-series and https://www.facebook.com/events/1109854685698404/!



06/09/15 - 09/01/15

FREE



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Kendall Square - 300 Athenaeum Street, Boston, MA, 02142



Elephant & Piggie's

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long! Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. Outdoor shows rain or shine!  



07/01/15 - 09/03/15

Tickets: $10.00

 



- http://www.caperep.org

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Gifrants performs at artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Gifrants’ credentials as a songwriter, composer, vocalist, guitarist and arranger reflect his versatility as well the diversity of his work which encompasses roots, traditional, pop, contemporary, incantation, natif (the jazzy aspect of Haitian music) to classical music.

Hypnotic! Relaxing! Inspiring! Engaging! Thoughtful! Beautiful! Just to list a few attributes cited by critics and listeners alike. Indeed, Gifrants’ music conveys the simplicity and complexity, beauty and sensuality of Haitian music as well as the struggles, resilience and hope of his Haitian brothers and sisters. No doubt his musical legacy shall influence many generations to come. Come hear his band perform int eh wonderful environment of Fuller Craft Museum.



09/03/15

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



- http://fullercraft.org/event/gifrants-performs-at-artkitchen-cafe/

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



God Save the People! From the Stamp Act to Bunker Hill

Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society

To tell the story of the coming of the American Revolution in Boston, this exhibition follows the evolution of colonial thought and political action through the letters and diaries of men and women caught up in the conflict, together with political cartoons, newspapers, maps, artifacts, and portraits.

Between 1765 and 1775, as imperial reforms encroached upon what colonists perceived to be their English liberties, Boston became a center of resistance and site of a series of spectacular events that undercut royal authority. Citizens of Massachusetts bonded together to reject the British administration over their activities and lives. Imposed customs duties and taxes -- such as the Stamp Act and Tea Act -- were successfully overturned due to well-ordered and systematic mob violence.

Along with celebrated Sons and Daughters of Liberty, this is the story of forgotten patriots who died for a country-to-be, brothers who served against each other in the courtroom, propagandists and war profiteers, merchants whose enterprise was threatened by political chaos and young lovers divided by battle lines.



02/27/15 - 09/04/15

FREE



- http://www.masshist.org/2012/exhibitions

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA, 02115



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/05/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



All Our Best

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

A musical revue designed and directed by Resident Musical Director, Scott Storr, and performed by over 20 Cape Rep company members from far and near, past and present. Special treats and complimentary champagne are included with your ticket purchase.  This very popular celebration of Cape Rep is an incredibly popular event.



09/04/15 - 09/05/15

Tickets: $35.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

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



Samurai

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.



04/18/15 - 09/06/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/samurai/

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



Photographing Places: The photographers of Places Journal, 1987-2009

Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum

This new exhibition in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography in the MIT Museum features a range of images by twenty photographers whose work appeared in the influential landscape and urban design journal Places between the years of 1987 and 2009, when the journal moved online. Founded in 1983 by faculty at MIT and Berkeley, Places is a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism.



03/11/15 - 09/06/15

Adults: $10.00; youth under 18, students, seniors: $5:00; children under age 5: free.
Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.



- http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/photographing-places.html

MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Stella and Lou by Bruce Graham

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Stella and Lou - A romantic comedy by Bruce Graham

Is a second chance at love still possible — for two people who have a lot of miles on them? Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. When Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion, they wrestle with the realities of aging, loneliness, loss and dreams unrealized. With humor and warmth, the two come to grips with their past, present, and possible future together. 



08/26/15 - 09/06/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/stellaandlou

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



Lip-Schtick; One Boy's Journey To Fabulous And Back! Season Ten!

Presented by LipSchtick

Scarbie celebrates season ten of Lip-Schtick; a fast, funny, inspiring show for all ages, genders, lifestyles and abilities.

Lip-Schtick is a musical comedy which presents the life stories of two main characters; David, who tells his story about growing up gay in a supportive, loving family, and Scarbie, an aging showgirl with a personality disorder.  Scarbie evolves through seven characters, and eleven costume changes without ever leaving the stage.  The show combines comedy, drag, song, improvisation, and poingant storytelling and has an uplifting universal appeal.

Some audience members leave the show remarking "Wow, that was way more than I expected!"  Some even leave with a tear in their eye after the emotional and moving final number.  

A one man tour de force.  Don't miss season ten this summer, 2015.



05/23/15 - 09/06/15

$20 General Admission



- http://scarbie.com



Wild Music: Experience the Sounds and Songs of Life

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium

Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild Music.

Discover how nature is filled with “musicians” that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another. And, explore how human music is inspired by the music of other living creatures – from tiny insects to giant whales. Wild Music offers unique experiences to see, hear and feel sounds!


Built using ecologically green materials, Wild Music is a production of ASTC, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, with major funding from the National Science Foundation and additional support from Harman International and NEC Foundation of America.

Presented Locally By: UniBank, Arts Boston, Baystate Parent and Worcester Bravehearts



05/30/15 - 09/06/15

Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2



- http://www.ecotarium.org/science-nature-exhibits/wild-music-experience-sounds-songs-life

EcoTarium - 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA, 01005



Cambridge Arts Summer in the City 2015

Presented by Cambridge Arts Council

Each summer, Cambridge parks come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more! Cambridge Arts offers a wide array of free, multicultural, interactive arts programs, performances, and activities both day and night for children, families, and the entire community.

Summer in the City 2015 features performances by Jungle Jim, Etnia Fusion, Little Groove, The Rhythm Room, Luminarium Dance Co., Stacey Peasley Band, Benkadi Drum and Dance, Jenny the Juggler, The Little Red Wagon, Eric Royer, Rona Leventhal, Josh and the Jamtones, The Boogaloo Collective, and Bread & Puppet Theater. View the 2015 schedule of free public performances.



07/07/15 - 09/06/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/programs/summerinthecity



Secret Flower Sculptures: Jean-Michel Othoniel

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jean-Michel Othoniel, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner, returns with an exhibition of new work conceptualized during his residency. Known internationally for monumental sculptures of blown glass and metal, Othoniel adheres to a basic theme through much of his work: exploration of natural beauty and its many material transformations. Secret Flower Sculptures will highlight his obsession with the hidden meanings of flowers, and his desire to capture their essence and beauty in sculpture, drawing, and photography.

During his time at the Gardner, Othoniel became intrigued by a rare 1701 book at the Boston Public Library. Raoul-Auger Feuillet’s The Art of Describing Dance visually illustrates Louis XIV’s dance steps at the Court of Versailles. This inspired Othoniel to submit—and ultimately win, along with landscape designer Louis Benech—a bid to create the first permanent contemporary art installation in the Versailles gardens near Paris, due to open in spring 2015.

Secret Flower Sculptures will showcase bronze models and watercolor sketches made for the Versailles project, along with two new sculptures—Peony, the Knot of Shame(glass) and La Rose des Vents (gold aluminum)—one of which will be installed outdoors. Additionally, the artist has assembled his own very personal tour of the Gardner, drawing on connections and discoveries made during his residency.



03/12/15 - 09/07/15

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



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/contemporary_art/exhibitions/forthcoming_exhibitions/jean-michel_othoniel_secret_flower_sculptures

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



American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This is the first major exhibition on Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) in more than 25 years and the first to explore important connections between Benton's art and the movies. After working briefly in the silent film industry, Benton became acutely aware of storytelling's shift toward motion pictures and developed a cinematic style of painting that melded European art historical traditions and modern movie production techniques. In paintings, murals, drawings, prints and illustrated books, Benton reinvented national narratives for 20th-century America and captivated the public with his visual storytelling.



06/06/15 - 09/07/15

Adults $18, seniors $15, students (with ID) $10, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free*.



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/177-american_epics_thomas_hart_benton_and_hollywood

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Bryan Randa Glass

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth

 



06/26/15 - 09/07/15

Free admission.



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/

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



Big Screen Classics: JAWS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

When a leviathan of a Great White begins making snacks out of the good people of Amity Island, it's up to police Chief Brody, the grizzled fisherman Quint, and Richard Dreyfuss to embark on one of the greatest fish stories ever told.



09/07/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/jaws-0

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



Cut Paper: Selections from the Guild of American Papercutters

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth



06/26/15 - 09/07/15

Free admission.



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/

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



Ten Plus Years: The Art of Josh Dorman

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Gallery Hours:  Monday through Friday:  10 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday:  10 am to 2 pm



07/01/15 - 09/07/15

Free



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Arlene Shechet: All At Once

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The first museum survey of sculptor Arlene Shechet, this major exhibition features over 150 objects that trace the development of her innovative practice over the past 20 years. For her entire career, Shechet has embraced an experimental approach to sculpture, finding form in the chance processes that occur as mutable materials—such as plaster, ceramic, paper pulp and glass—become solid. Her exhilarating, polymorphic sculptures test the limits of color and glaze, creating highly visceral surfaces and painterly effects. 

Shechet has, over the last decade, generated a body of work remarkable for its use of clay. Fascinated by the material’s history, Shechet recently completed a residency at the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. The resulting body of work—including mash-ups of functional objects and whimsical figurines—show an artist at the top of her form: recasting centuries old traditions into her own mold. 



06/10/15 - 09/07/15

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/arlene-shechet/

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



Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Harvard Square

Presented by Club Passim at Harvard Square

Come to a free concert in Harvard Square every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm for 12 weeks in June, July, August & September!

This series will feature musicians from Berklee and will be held on Palmer Street at Brattle Street, by the Harvard Coop. 

Presented by Passim & Berklee College of Music
Partners: Natixis, HSBA, Cambridge Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council

6/25 - Jacob McCaslin Music
7/2 - Ashlyn Willson
7/9 - Kathryn Hallberg
7/16 - Emma Hern
7/23 - Miriam Elhajli
7/30 - Marianella Rojas
8/6 - Grey Season
8/13 - Justin Kelley Music
8/20 - Aurora Birch
8/27 - Wrong Is Right
9/3 - Honeysuckle
9/10 - The Wiles

For more information, visit http://www.passim.org/summer-concert-series and https://www.facebook.com/events/1109854685698404/!



06/25/15 - 09/10/15

FREE



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



Judy Collins

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A folk music icon who blew Rockport audience members away last year with her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire. From the late 50s on, her star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan with hits like Both Sides Now and Send in the Clowns that earned her two Grammy® Awards.  A true Renaissance woman, Judy Collins not only performs 80-100 concerts a year throughout the country, she is also an activist, author, painter and filmmaker!



09/11/15

$55-$93



- http://rockportmusic.org/judy-collins/

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



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/12/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Doug Loves Movies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me and Comedy Central's The Benson Interruption) hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag!

 



09/12/15

$22.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/doug-loves-movies/

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



Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

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

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its location on Call Street at Woolsey Square to its new location at the corner of Green and Cheshire Streets. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



09/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Judy Collins

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A folk music icon who blew Rockport audience members away last year with her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire. From the late 50s on, her star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan with hits like Both Sides Now and Send in the Clowns that earned her two Grammy® Awards.  A true Renaissance woman, Judy Collins not only performs 80-100 concerts a year throughout the country, she is also an activist, author, painter and filmmaker!



09/12/15

$55-$93



- http://rockportmusic.org/judy-collins/

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



Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200-1900

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

This exceptional, compelling selection of 48 icons and extraordinary artifacts from the British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems.

This is the first time the renowned British Museum in London has lent Saint John the Baptist (Constantinople c. 1300) and the famous Saint George and the Dragon (Pskov, late 14th century) to a museum in the U.S.A. These extraordinarily rare icons—two of the oldest and finest icons in existence—alone are worth a visit to the exhibit. In addition to the icons and artifacts from the British Museum, the exhibition will be augmented with related icons from the collection of the Museum of Russian Icons.

 



05/02/15 - 09/12/15

Exhibit Free with Admission:

Adults $10; Seniors (59 +), $7; Students, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, FREE



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/index.php?cID=766



John Hodgman - Vacationland

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Once again, The Daily Show’s John Hodgman is crawling out of your television to stand on stage and tell you jokes and stories.

John Hodgman is the longtime Resident Expert on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman Podcast. He has also appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show, @midnight, and This American Life. The Village Voice named his show RAGNAROK one of the top ten stand up specials of 2013. He has performed comedy for the President of the United States and George RR Martin, discussed love and alien abduction at the TED conference, and now he wants to talk to you.

John Hodgman will meet audience members and sign things after each performance.



09/12/15

$25.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/john-hodgman-2/

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



Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

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

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story. 

In 1948, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.” 

Fort Scott was the town that he had left more than 20 years earlier, when after his mother died, he found himself—a teenager and the youngest of 15 children—suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.



01/17/15 - 09/13/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks

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



Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies

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

Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of Latin America with those of Europe, melding bananas and jungle foliage with ornate decorative objects and opulent architecture. His unexpected combinations harness the complex culture clash and enduring tension between the two regions. They also reference “magical realism”—the literary genre marked by a blend of the fantastic and mundane, perhaps best known today through the works of fellow Colombian Gabriel García Márquez and Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges.

Fuenmayor earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded the School’s prestigious Traveling Fellowship. He used the funds to visit part of his native country that he had never seen before: Leticia, Colombia’s southern-most city, which sits on the banks of the Amazon River where Colombia, Brazil, and Peru converge. This inspired Fuenmayor to make work on a Colombian banana plantation; his first video art piece, on view in the exhibition, documents that experience.



04/18/15 - 09/13/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gonzalo-fuenmayor

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



The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The Rape of Lucrece - by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge

In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodges’ praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union 



09/09/15 - 09/13/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



- http://www.peterboroughplayers.org/rapeoflucrece

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



23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square

Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete, which promotes healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration that celebrates Cambridge’s diverse and international community. This free festival, embarking on its 23rd year, is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge, with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!



09/13/15

FREE



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Kendall Square - 300 Athenaeum Street, Boston, MA, 02142



Cinema Jukebox: The School of Rock

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Jack Black stars as a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur, in this film from Richard Linklater.

Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands.



09/14/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/school-rock

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



Author Talk with Erika DeSimone, Voices Beyond Bondage An Anthology of Verse by African Americans

Presented by Boston Public Library

Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century is a collection of 150 poems culled from burgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era. These poems are not the work of a few elite literary masters but were penned mostly by everyday people compelled to verse. Whether they were formally schooled or self-taught, whether they were slaves, free peoples, or the descendants of slaves, African Americans put ink to paper and declared their passions in verse. Until now, these poems – and an entire literary movement – were lost to modern readers.Erika DeSimone is currently an editorial assistant at the Modern Language Association.



09/17/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/author_series.htm



Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

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

Raised in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (known as Zaire at the time) with Angolan family roots, Ricardo Lemvo creates an exhilarating mix of African soukous, Cuban salsa and Angolan rhythms. His band’s latest project,La Rumba SoYo, has been called "a street party you have to dance your way through. Bright horns, fantastic bass lines, amazing percussion, and melodies that linger for days."—POP! Stereo 



09/17/15

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



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2786/ricardo-lemvo-makina-loca

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



Anjelah Johnson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Anjelah Johnson is of Mexican and Native American descent. She became an internet sensation with her viral video Nail Salon and later, she appeared on MADtv as a series regular, which then spawned another internet sensation Bon Qui Qui. Johnson was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on the show.

Johnson can also be seen as a live action character in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel alongside Jason Lee and the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler. In 2010, Johnson starred in Our Family Wedding. The film also stars Carlos Mencia, Regina King, and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.



09/18/15

$34.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/anjelah-johnson/

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



Kevin James

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.



09/18/15

$50.00-$75.00



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

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



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 19th, 2-3PM "Vanborkestra"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/19/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Circles VI: Connections

Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater

Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted Techniques!  In addition to dance performances, we will also showcase spoken word artists, visual artists, musicians and singers.  Each year we bring a number of fan favorites back to the stage in addition to some new acts that are sure to thrill you!  A unique, entertaining show, Circles is a true celebration of the arts in Boston!



09/19/15

$25/ticket
General Admission
Show starts at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm



- http://www.unytedstylzproductions.com/upcoming-performances--workshops.html

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



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
 



09/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



Lula Pena

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

Born in Lisbon and now living in Barcelona, Lula Pena blends traditional fado with layers of Portuguese folk, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. With a commanding yet sensitive voice, Pena performs solo guitar and sings of passion and pain, mirroring her personal journey as both musician and poet. 



09/19/15

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



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2801/lula-pena

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



Summer Exhibition

Presented by The Guild of Boston Artists at The Guild of Boston Artists

The Guild's Summer Exhibition features more than 100 paintings by our members. We are especially happy to include multiple pieces by our 13 newly elected members. The subjects cover a variety of themes: landscapes, still lifes, coastal and marine, figurative, and cityscapes. The paintings are mainly oils but we also have charcoal drawings, watercolors, and pastels.



06/24/15 - 09/19/15

free



- http://guildofbostonartists.org

The Guild of Boston Artists - 162 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116



Kevin James

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.



09/19/15

$50-$75



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

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



Kevin James

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.



09/19/15

$50-75



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

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



Branching Out: Trees as Art

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art.  Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves and sap, over 30 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive opportunities ask us to consider our relationship with trees as a vital natural force.  From Diego Stocco's music compositions made with trees and leaves to Joseph Wheelwright's figurative root sculptures, this exhibition celebrates the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



09/27/14 - 09/20/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/175-branching_out_trees_as_art

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Jamey Johnson at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

An eleven-time Grammy ®-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is said to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. Jamey Johnson is one of the few artists that has been the winner of not one but two Song of the Year awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music for the songs “Give It Away” and “In Color”. His 2008 album That Lonesome Song was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, along with his 2010 album The Guitar Song which received a gold certification.  In 2013 he was named Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll for year’s best album.  It is no wonder that with top album sales and hit number 1 singles that Jamey Johnson has been hailed by The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal for masterpiece albums.



09/20/15

Reserved tickets: $45.00 and $40.00
Advanced GA (valid until September 6):$27.50
General Admission: $32.50
Children: $18.75



- http://indianranch.com/event/jamey-johnson/

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



Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music collaboratively. What’s more you can vote on what piece of music you’d like to see them perform. Stay tuned for more information. 



09/20/15

This event is included with admission to the Museum.

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/open-rehearsal-with-the-brockton-symphony-orchestra/

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



Craft: Artisan Beers and Trades

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Craft brewers from throughout New England will serve mouth-watering beers in a spectacular beer garden, while exquisite glass artisans, woodcrafters and other tradespeople will demonstrate their work and sell their wares. See 19th century distilling practices along with hard cider sampling, and feast on delicious grilled meats and other treats.



09/19/15 - 09/20/15

$24 Adults, $22 Seniors (55+), Woo card discounts available



- https://www.osv.org/event/craft-artisan-beers-and-trades

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



Lextopia: Lexington's Launch of mid-Century Modern

Presented by Lexington Historical Society at Lexington Depot

The Lexington Historical Society celebrates  the town’s unique architectural legacy with a new exhibit that opens in June 2015: Lextopia: Lexington’s Launch of Mid Century Modern. In the years after World War II, a diverse group of bold young architects came to the sleepy Boston suburb with a dream of revolutionizing home architecture and design. What they accomplished here has been called Lexington’s second revolution, and it certainly was an architectural “shot heard ‘round the world.”

The exhibit will highlight the architects who worked here and examine how their work affected Lexington and the larger world. It will showcase modernist architecture, furniture, and housewares from the Society’s collections, as well as artifacts donated by other individuals and organizations. Several mid-century modern house tours, a mid-century modern marketplace, Sunday afternoon gallery talks and other events will occur throughout the summer and fall.



06/20/15 - 09/20/15

Admission $5



- http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/

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



THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

Smash hit Off-Broadway musical!

Some stories have to be sung.

A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — to tell one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a musical journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music. Benjamin Scheuer, pictured. Photos by Matthew Murphy.



08/26/15 - 09/20/15

$65-$25


 



- http://www.mrt.org/show/lion

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



One Hundred Years of Solitude Reading Marathon

Presented by Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee at Cambridge Public Library

In honor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Prize of Literature, the Garcia Marquez Commemoration Committee will hold a 24-hour readng marathon of One Hundred Years of Solitud. The three day celebration will include lectures, presentations, a parade, concluding with the reading marathon. The public is encouraged to particpate with each reader to requested to read for 30 minutes each. Readers in both Spanish and English are welcome. Registration is required to particpate.



09/18/15 - 09/20/15

FREE



- http://gabo-tribute.org/

Cambridge Public Library - 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Watercolors in Nature

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

Let nature inspire you! Explore the use of lines, colors and textures and more. Bring your own painting wish list! As warmer weather approaches we will begin to explore the outdoor world as weather allows. Small class size for individual attention.All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create!



05/05/15 - 09/22/15

Adults: $36 Members; $44 Non-Members.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=watercolors:program_code=39744

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



Fanfarai

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

The rousing 11-member Algerian/French brass band Fanfaraï puts on a high energy show, with a battery of horns, traditional percussion, North African raï, Balkan beats, Afro-Cuban swing, and jazz, all colliding into one big party. 



09/22/15

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



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3056/fanfarai

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



The Wiggles Rock and Roll Pre-School Tour

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

The Rock n’ Roll Preschool Tour features songs from their new Rock n’ Roll Preschool CD and DVD. This release will top the charts of every home! You’ll shake to “That’s the Sound of Rock & Roll," rise and shine with “Wake Up!," swing along as you “Dance with Emma” and be the coolest kid in preschool with “I Want a Leather Jacket." The Rock n’ Roll Preschool tour will get you all shook up, mixing some of these new hits with wiggles classics such as “Hot Potato!," “Rock – a – Bye Your Bear” and “Do the Propeller." The fab four of under-fives will of course be joined by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!



09/22/15

Full price tickets are $29.50 and $39.50.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=222

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Joan Armatrading

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A British superstar, singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading has steadily built a powerful fanbase on this side of the Atlantic, anchored by her distinctive, dynamic voice and uncanny ability to shift seamlessly between folk, rock, new wave, blues, jazz and funk.  



09/23/15

$60-$98



- http://rockportmusic.org/joan-armatrading/

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



The Tony V Show

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Boston comedy legend, and headliner, Tony V, as he and fresh-faced local talent share stories and deliver a taste of Boston’s unique brand of comedy 



09/02/15 - 09/23/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=401595

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



Home Free - Don't It Feel Good

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

When country vocal band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

They have become known for their high-energy performances, peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.

Since their Sing-Off win, Home Free has released two albums (Crazy Life and Full Of Cheer), selling more than 150,000 copies; they’ve embarked on two major national tours, selling more than 100,000 tickets in North America; they’ve released more than 20 music videos, amassing more than 35-million YouTube views.

They continue to build a national audience as they bring their Don’t It Feel Good Tour to town on the in support of their third major release on Columbia Records out in Fall 2015.



09/23/15

$35-50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/home-free/

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



NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.



09/24/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/beaux-stratagem

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



Dance Friday

Presented by Dance Friday

Join us every week Dance Friday is a place to dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke-, scent-, and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization. We're located at 3 Church Street in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square.



09/15/13 - 09/25/15

All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Suggested Donation is on a sliding scale of $10-15, Youth ages 13-23 $5. Children 12 and under are free. We recommend casual, light-weight, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.



- http://dancefriday.org/



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 26th, 2-3PM "Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/26/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour

Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden

Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna's reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for itself. Her 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet tour is the highest grossing tour of all time for a solo artist and her 2012 MDNA tour was the most successful tour of that year. Now the "Queen of Pop" return to Boston with her highly anticpated Rebel Heart Tour. 



09/26/15

$43.50, $93.50, $173.50, $358.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=438

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



All The Single Ladies (Seaport District)

Presented by Improv Asylum at Laugh Boston

All the Single Ladies is the latest production from Improv Asylum, offering bachelorette parties and "girls nights out" groups a wild night of comedy, dancing, and a whole lot of naughtiness. Over the course of the show, four friends set out for one last wild night out before one of them gets married. After a few drinks, old feuds and new secrets threaten their good time, and only some songs and dancing can help them work through it.



07/04/15 - 09/26/15

Tickets: $35



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/single-ladies.aspx

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



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



09/26/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org/

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



The Greatest Hits on Earth: Live!

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

What if you put the former singers and players of Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey and the Storm on one stage for one night in Worcester? You’d have THE GREATEST HITS ON EARTH: LIVE®!

That’s just what’s happening at the Hanover Theatre. All the singers will be singing all their hit songs live, from Dust in the Wind to Sweet Home Alabama.

One massive supergroup, one night and scores of huge hit songs assembled just for Worcester.



09/26/15

Full price tickets are $35, $45, $55 and $70, with a meet and greet reception limited to 100 people.



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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Berklee Summer in the City

Presented by Berklee College of Music

The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series, sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through September. The series culminates with the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2015. View schedule by date here.

Bringing neighborhoods alive with free programs of pop, rock, jazz, Latin, and more, some of Berklee's most promising young artists are poised to share the skills they hone on campus with the local community. Boston-area concerts take place in vibrant destinations throughout the city, from the Institute of Contepmorary Art, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Georges Island, and Atlantic Wharf to communities with strong cultural identites ranging from Jamaica Plain and Roxbury to East Boston and the South End. Just outside of Boston, audiences can take in free Summer in the City shows in places like Harvard Square's Longfellow House and Club Passim, Salem's Derby Square, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and more. Browse schedule by venue here.



05/20/15 - 09/26/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/concerts



Beantown Jazz Festival

Presented by Berklee College of Music

The Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston’s biggest block party—a free, annual outdoor concert open to the public that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its host of jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances, along with an array of food vendors and free activities for kids. Each year, the festival is the place to be in Boston on the last Saturday in September as the community comes together in a bond forged in the joy of great live music.

This year’s festival, themed “Jazz: The Voice of the People,” will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street.

Stretching across six blocks in Boston’s historic South End, the festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts. The Natixis Family Park offers facepainting, inflatables, cotton candy, KidsJam, an instrument petting zoo, and more.



09/26/15

FREE



- https://www.berklee.edu/beantownjazz



Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanty Season August-September 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

August 31st-September 27th, 2015:
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Seven days a week, 11AM -6PM
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment Saturdays in September. www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



08/31/15 - 09/27/15

FREE



- http://hyartsdistrict.com



Raphael: The Cowper Madonna

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, one of the greatest Renaissance paintings in America, will come to Worcester from the National Gallery of Art in Washington for a special, focused installation.  Painted at the moment when Raphael made the transition from Urbino to Florence, this work stands at the beginning of the highly influential Madonnas which secured his reputation. Raphael's work will be paired with Worcester's Northbrook Madonna, a work that came into the collection in 1940 with an attribution to Raphael that has long been discarded, but without clear consensus on what relationship the work bears to Raphael and his studio. This two-painting installation, which will also address the underdrawing of the two pictures, will explore Raphael's masterful interpretation and the spread of his early style among followers in Central Italy.



01/24/15 - 09/27/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/raphael-the-cowper-madonna/

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



The Wyeths: America Reflected Special Exhibition

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

“I want to show Americans what America is like,” Andrew Wyeth once declared. Together with his father N.C. and his son Jamie, Andrew Wyeth has helped to shape how Americans view themselves, their history, and their aspirations. Consisting of works by all three artists, the exhibition The Wyeths: America Reflected will elucidate such quintessentially American themes as: patriotism and the meaning of America; family; the significance of place; and the role of storytelling.

Arranged by artist, the exhibition will offer insights into the work of these giants of American art. N. C. Wyeth’s sixteen oil paintings from Poems of American Patriotism, with their depictions of George Washington, Paul Revere, and Abraham Lincoln will serve as the departure point. Landscapes by Andrew Wyeth will speak to the importance of land and sea in defining American identity. Also to be included are evocative and provocative images by Jamie that deal with some of the figures of our times and our preoccupation with mystery and mortality.

The exhibition will include forty-five paintings and works of art on paper from private and museum collections including Betsy Wyeth/the Wyeth Collection, Jamie Wyeth, Victoria Wyeth, the Brandywine River Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art, Margaret Lilly, and the Hill School for the Poems of American Patriotism paintings. The exhibition will be accompanied by photographs of each artist, an introductory text that sets out the parameters of the exhibition, text panels for each artist with biographical and thematic information, and individual annotated labels.

The Wyeths: America Reflected is located in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. This building is a replica of a Revolutionary War fort originally located in New Windsor, New York. The original known as “The Temple” was where George Washington’s army spent the last winter of the Revolutionary War in 1783 and where Washington awarded the first three Purple Heart military decorations.

Supported by Jane and Jeffrey Marshall in honor of Hope L. Baker



06/06/15 - 09/27/15

Free with museum admission



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/exhibitions/special-exhibitions-gallery/



Lafayette: An American Icon

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athenæum celebrates Lafayette and his role in the founding of the new United States with an exhibition of portraits and other images of Lafayette—paintings, sculptures, and engravings—as well as a small selection of contemporary documents, manuscripts, and maps. The exhibition is inspired by the recent historic reconstruction of Hermione, the frigate that brought Lafayette back to America in 1780. That ship, with its game-changing news, made landfall in Boston in April of that year, and its modern descendant will visit the city in July 2015. The Athenæum’s exhibition will feature works borrowed from a number of major American museums and libraries including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the American Numismatic Society, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Cornell University, and Lafayette College. These objects will join some of the Athenæum’s own Lafayette-related treasures, notably Jean-Antoine Houdon’s great bust of Lafayette, acquired by the Athenæum in 1828 from Thomas Jefferson’s descendants. Lectures by scholars of the American Revolution and biographers of Lafayette; curatorial gallery talks; an audio gallery guide; and concerts of period French and American music are among the programs that will enhance the visitors’ experience and help to celebrate the achievements of this great patriot, “Our Marquis.”



06/17/15 - 09/27/15



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/lafayette-american-icon

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



Big Screen Classics: CRUMB

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Meet R. Crumb: legendary underground comic book artist, ragtime jazz aficionado and arguably one of the less eccentric members of his extended family.

A landmark documentary that reached a wide audience for its time, Crumb remains a singular portrait of what inspires and influences the creation of art.



09/28/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/crumb

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



Tour of the William Hickling Prescott House

Presented by Colonial Dames of America in Massachusetts

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Boston Brahmin living in one of the beautiful homes of Beacon Hill? Come take a tour of the Prescott House and see what the interior of one looks like and hear about the families who called this house home! 
The William Hickling Prescott House is a treasure of Federal style architecture located right on Beacon Street across from the Boston Common. Built in 1808, this beautiful Beacon Hill townhouse tells the story of Boston. The first owner, James Smith Colburn, hired the renowned architect Asher Benjamin using riches derived from his import/export business. Many original details remain, including a stunning Doric colonnade in the entrance hall. 


From 1845 to 1859 the noted American historian and author, William Hickling Prescott lived here and wrote many of his most important works in his third floor study. The house was updated (just a bit) in the early 20th century to make way for the 'Gilded Age'. 
The Prescott House is the headquarters of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Massachusetts who maintain it as a house museum filled with lovely period antiques, not to mention an extensive collection of antique costumes (18th-20th c), which is on a rotating display. 



05/13/15 - 09/30/15

$8.00

We are a member of the Blue Star Museums Initiative: admission for active duty military personnel and their families is always free.



- http://nscdama.org/william-hickling-prescott-house/



The NXT Cast

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum's NXT cast returns this summer with their latest revue. This fully-produced show is a blend of sketch and improv comedy written and performed by this fresh cast.



06/21/15 - 09/30/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com

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



Design Biennial Boston Exhibition

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The Design Biennial Boston is pleased to announce four winners for its 2015 program: Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture, Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere of GLD, Dan and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio, and Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group. Installations by each firm will appear on the Greenway in Boston this summer. 

The winning designers’ projects range from speculative visions to constructed interventions, including a monumental library in Slovenia, an installation in a stairway at MIT, the transformation of an industrial tank farm into a shared salt dock and public park in Chelsea, and a cholera treatment center with a wastewater purification facility in Port-au-Prince.



06/01/15 - 09/30/15

Free



- http://designbiennialboston.com/

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. The Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo and singer-songwriter Doug Logan.

Come experience the collaborative music of this long time duo, musicians who stretch the soundscape with simplicity, improvisation, and mutual creativity. The collaboration between Scott Sandvik and Vanessa Morris started as an in depth study of African-American Folklore, branching from a class that Sandvik taught at NEC. Their improvisations were based on ear transcriptions of field-recorded a cappella black folk singing that included “surge” style hymns, spirituals, hollers and blues. 



10/01/15

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



- http://fullercraft.org/event/vanessa-morris-scott-sandvik/

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



Singer/Songwriter Doug Logan

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. Singer-songwriter Doug Logan and the Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo.

Doug Logan returns to artKitchen Café with his collection of familiar songs performed with a fresh new style.  Last time he treated us to songs by greats like Bob Dylan, Etta James, Foster the People, and Bill Withers.  This upcoming young talent who plays guitar, harmonica, piano—and sings! His style ranges from 1940s blues to a contemporary sound. Join us for a fun concert of original music and popular cover tunes. 



10/01/15

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



- http://fullercraft.org/event/singersongwriter-doug-logan-preceded-by-vanessa-morris-scott-sandvik/

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



Built to Spill at Brighton Music Hall

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall

As part of the Fenway Recording Sessions, Built to Spill will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall. Alternative legends Built to Spill have helped ticket buyers rock out for more than two decades. On stage singer/guitarist Doug Martsch leads the band through alt rock gems that move from densely layered six-string onslaughts to heartfelt ballads and back again. Brett Netson and Jim Roth add swirling layers of sound effects and melodic harmony lines to the guitar mayhem, while bassist Jason Albertini keeps tracks fluid with his grooving basslines. Drummer Steve Gere propels the band forward, ensuring that each song reaches its peak before he slowly dismantles the groove. With their 2015 album Untethered Moon still captivating listeners everywhere, the band is taking their one-of-a-kind balance of instrumental mastery and lyrical brilliance to fans across the country.



09/29/15 - 10/01/15

Advance box office price: $25



- http://crossroadspresents.com/brighton-music-hall

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



Rockport @ Night - First Fridays

Presented by Rockport @ Night

Every First Friday night beginning MAY 1st, through OCT. 2nd. Downtown galleries and shops open their doors from 4-8pm and then some...

Rockport merchants welcomes you with hors d’oeuvres, wine, and drink while you enjoy the renowned talents of this creative Art Colony. See art demos, music, and visit the unique shops. Come celebrate as the community illuminates it’s streets, and enjoy the ambiance that only Rockport can offer. Meet with the artists and shopkeepers and tour their galleries. Artists will be on hand to take questions from visitors.

Come share in the vitality of this artist community! Offering an opportunity to those who work late hours to come and enjoy what Rockport has to offer. Join us for a reawakening of the historical nightlife of years past when galleries and shops bustled with a community of cultural art lovers that strolled down Street in the evenings, soaking up all its wonderful sights and sounds of this seaside community.



05/01/15 - 10/02/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/1408571902698728/photos/a.1409876262568292.1073741826.1408571902698728/1532575890298328/?type=1&theater



Whose Wedding is it Anyway?

Presented by New England Fun at The Elephant & Castle Restaurant and Pub

Audiences are raving about “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?*” The new Mystery Cafe murder mystery at the Elephant & Castle Pub in Boston every Saturday night.