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



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/



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



Roomful of Teeth

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Exploring new vocal territory and sharing music from its 2015 release, Render, Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth comes home to MASS MoCA to celebrate the work of composer-in-residence Ted Hearne, harnessing all sorts of colors, gestures, and timbres as it explores all possibilities of the human voice.



08/28/15

$16 advance / $22 day of / $26 preferred



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=1011

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



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



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



Run

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Run is an acoustic-indie-folk-pop-rock band with a very new twist! They will be celebrating the release of their first CD, Ready to Run. The band hails from Northboro and Worcester.

 

For more information, please visit: 

http://www.amazingthings.org



08/28/15

$8



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Puppetry Building and Performance Camps

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppetry is exercise for your imagination! Join Puppet Showplace Theater's team of professional puppeteers for a week of creative building and performance activities. Kids will learn how to design, construct, and manipulate puppet characters, focusing on different styles of puppetry each week. Campers will work together to devise, rehearse, and present original performances. Along the way, kids will also learn theater and design skills such as voice acting, backstage etiquette, and the different applications of color and texture. In addition to puppetry activities, campers will enjoy fun recreational games and outings each day, including trips to the swimming pool and to Lars Andersen park.



08/17/15 - 08/28/15

Cost: $400 for one week or $750 for both weeks.
NO REFUNDS after July 15th



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/adult-classes/

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



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



Free Friday Flicks

Presented by WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free food samples, games, and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030 – the fun starts at 6pm with WBZ’s Morgan White Jr!

View a full movie schedule.



07/10/15 - 08/28/15

FREE



- http://boston.cbslocal.com/flicks/

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



Dr. T and the Women

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Dr. T and the Women

Directed by Robert Altman. With Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett
US 2000, 35mm, color, 122 min

Altman’s first film of the 21st century is a bustling but mid-tempo screwball comedy that takes its seemingly willfully dubious central conceit—Richard Gere’s mild-mannered gynecologist navigating a sea of high-strung blonde women against the colorful backdrop of upper-class Dallas—to a logical extreme, taunting its protagonist’s self-professed cosmic balance with a series of increasingly surreal twists and turns. Altman was never one to shy away from playing with fire, and the borderline unkind characterizations of many of the females here offers distinct proof of that taste for provocation, but Dr. T and the Women is nonetheless motored by the animated performances of actresses like Shelley Long, Laura Dern, Kate Hudson, Tara Reid and Helen Hunt, while the men, Gere included, mostly dissolve into the background as ineffectual witnesses to the constant multidirectional movement of the women around them. Dallas is presented as a place of glossy surfaces (malls, golf clubs, offices, museums and parkways all shine with the same pastel spotlessness) and even glossier personalities—an ideal setting for this affectionate burlesque of moneyed privilege, myopia and hypocrisy.

Preceded by

Girl Talk

Directed by Robert Altman. With Bobby Troup
US 1966, digital video, color, 3 min

Altman brought singer Bobby Troup and a group of models to the hip Beverly Hills boutique Paraphernalia for this Color Sonic short set to Troup’s hit single. Digibeta presentation courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



08/28/15

$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#dr

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



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!: A Cabaret Tribute starring Peter Mac

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

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



The Golden Girls Live On Stage

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

Audiences loved the long-running NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, tuning in weekly to laugh at the often bawdy antics and hilarious quips of geriatric roomies Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. The show won a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy for each actress over the course of its seven seasons. Now comes the loving parody on the mainstage at Boston's legendary Club Cafe. This 65-minute show adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage as if they had never left their Miami home.  Enjoy a new episode that never was: "The Lost Reunion Episode," in which the girls reunite for the funeral of Dorothy's second husband. It's a loving and hilarious homage to these (mostly) gray-haired gals.  



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



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



Black Heritage Trail Guided Tours

Presented by Boston African American National Historic Site 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 free 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 Museum of African American History'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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Who Might I Be?

Presented by The Nave Gallery

Whether through play or humor, to blend in or stand out, out of empathy or solidarity, through ritual or performance, out of insecurity or fear, or for countless other reasons, we sometimes feel the urge to hide, mask, or alter all or parts of ourselves or others. When we do this, new truths can be revealed.



08/07/15 - 08/29/15

FREE



- http://navegallery.org/wp/who-might-i-be/



Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Don’t miss this special guided tour around Boston’s North End to discover the secrets behind common architectural features. With the help of a Boston By Foot docent, explore how modern materials hold up to ancient standards of durability, and which buildings in Boston will survive the test of time.



08/29/15

$15



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/architectural-darwinism-which-buildings-stand-test-time



Solomon Georgio

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Fresh off a Conan debut that sent a buzz through the stand-up world, Solomon Georgio “keeps it both real and funny” (Splitsider) with a pungent brand of indignant irreverence that has set him on a path to certain comedy stardom.



08/29/15

$14 advance + student / $20 day of / $26 preferred



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=1012u

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



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



Shock Corridor

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Shock Corridor

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans
US 1963, 35mm, b/w & color, 101 min

Granted total freedom as screenwriter and director—in a crooked handshake deal that ultimately robbed him of any profits—Fuller created Shock Corridor, an electrifying and disturbing tabloid thriller that reinvents a mental hospital as a dark metaphor for Sixties America. Recklessly pursuing an unsolved murder and the Pulitzer Prize, an overzealous crime reporter uses his stripper girlfriend to convince a mental ward to admit him as a raving sex maniac so he can have access to the patient inside who may know the murderer's identity. Shades of late Fritz Lang haunt the dark cautionary tale, together with ghosts of Fuller's past lives and films—from The Steel Helmet’s Gene Evans as a scientist driven mad by his guilt at having invented the atomic bomb to an African American college student turned imaginary and rabid KKK member, recalling Fuller's brave coverage of the Klan as a young crime reporter. Visited on set by his hero John Ford, Fuller was thrilled to learn that his favorite Ford film, The Informer (1935), had made similarly transformative use of the same confined former RKO backlot. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive; restoration funded by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.



08/29/15

$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#shock

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



Who is Without Sin (Chi è senza peccato…)

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Who is Without Sin
(Chi è senza peccato…)

Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. With Amedeo Nazzari, Yvonne Sanson, Françoise Rosay
Italy 1952, 35mm, b/w, 118 min. Italian with English subtitles

Matarazzo here adopts the 19th century French novel Geneviève, about an orphaned servant girl who renounces her own chances at happiness in order to support her younger sister.While Matarazzo’s films were popular in the 1950s, their operatic approach to melodrama hampered their critical success. After Matarazzo’s death in 1966, the situation reversed; his style of melodrama had long since passed out of public favor, but—much like the rediscovery of Douglas Sirk in the 1970s—critics began to rediscover and embrace Matarazzo’s work.



08/29/15

$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#who

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



Steve Sweeney

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Born in Charlestown, Steve Sweeney is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and character voices. With his famous Boston accent and great insight into human nature, Steve is so thoroughly Bostonian that he merits his own stop on the MBTA Green Line.

Steve learned his craft at the world famous Ding Ho Comedy Club, where he performed with Lenny Clarke, Denis Leary, Jay Leno, and more. Well-rounded and seasoned, Steve has kept audiences laughing for years. He won his status, the old-fashioned way – he earned it!

He has been a featured on major television shows including Late Night with David Letterman, An Evening at the Improv, Comics Come Home, and Comedy Central, and starred in his own Boston-based sitcom, Park Street Under.

Steve’s trademark political satire has earned him top host spots on Boston radio stations 100.7FM WZLX (Sweeney’s Neighborhood) and 95.9FM WATD (Jay Mohr and Opie & Anthony.) In addition, Steve is an elite Master of Ceremonies selected by many charitable and political organizations, of both parties – but separately, of course!)



08/27/15 - 08/29/15

Thursday: $20 
Friday and Saturday: $25



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=407400

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



Kenny Selcer Band and the Lisa Martin Band (double bill)

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Kenny Selcer Band - Kenny, Liz Buchanan, Phil Punch and Steve Gilligan - plays a sizzling blend of Americana, folk, rock, roots, reggae, and everything in between, that will get your toes tappin', your head noddin' up and down, your mouth singin', your brain thinkin' and maybe even get you dancin' in the aisles!"

“Lisa Martin: "Melodic and catchy." (Mark Erelli) "She has a knack for wringing out all the passion that can possibly fit into a 3-minute song." (Springfield Republican) Bridging the elements of folk, rock, country and blues, Martin's music "has an intense back beat rarely found within the folk genre" (Motif Magazine). "Few of her acoustic cohorts can rock out like she does." (Worcester Phoenix)

See the link for more details: http://amazingthings.org/event/the-kenny-selcer-band-and-the-lisa-martin-band/



08/29/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



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



Plein Air Painters of America: Looking East

Presented by Cape Cod Museum of Art

The Plein-Air Painters of America is a small group of accomplished professionals who are dedicated to painting from life and to using field studies as the inspiration for studio works. Since organizing in 1986 on Catalina Island, PAPA put plein-air "paintouts" on the national stage, attracting a global audience of art collectors and spawning seedling shows that have bloomed across the country.

 



06/06/15 - 08/30/15

Adults: $9
Seniors, 62+: $7
Ages 13-18 years: $5

Students 19+: $7 (with ID)
Members; Children 12 and under: Free



- http://www.ccmoa.org/#!currentexhibitions/cee5



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



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.



08/30/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org



Nightmare in Chicago

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Nightmare in Chicago

Directed by Robert Altman. With Andrew Duggan, Charles McGraw, Michael Murphy
US 1964, 16mm, color, 81 min

By the early 1960s, Altman had been in Los Angeles for almost a decade, working successfully in television, although he had made two feature films in the 1950s and wanted to return to moviemaking. His career as a TV director culminated with two episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre. The second of these, “Once Upon a Savage Night,” was considered successful enough that Universal asked Altman to expand it to feature length so that they could release it as a B-movie in the Midwest and Canada. The longer version, now called Nightmare in Chicago, became Altman’s third feature film, although it is rarely seen today and sometimes omitted from Altman’s filmography. The film is a tense potboiler about a serial killer who preys on women with blonde hair.



08/30/15

$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#nightmare

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



Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Brazil/Finland/Germany, 35mm, color & b/w, 75 min. English, Portuguese and Karajá with English subtitles

Almost lost among Fuller’s many unrealized films was Tigrero, an adventure picture he was to direct for Fox, starring John Wayne as a fearless jaguar hunter hired to lead a stranded couple (Ava Gardner and Tyrone Power) out of the Amazon. Yet in preparation for Tigrero Fuller did more than simply write a script—he also made a long fact-finding/location-scouting journey all the way to Brazil, spending weeks deep in the Amazon, armed with endless cigars, a 16mm camera and his unbounded curiosity. Forty years later, Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki offered Fuller the irresistible chance to “return” to Tigrero, staging a pilgrimage back to Brazil and to the Karaja Indians he had befriended, filmed and never forgotten. Inviting a laconic Jim Jarmusch to serve as interlocutor and travel companion to the still-feisty Fuller, Kaurismäki (and the film’s co-producer Christa Lang-Fuller) followed the unlikely pair from Rio and into the jungle, with Fuller all the while recalling and recounting fascinating stories from his past. Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made is not simply a poignant final portrait of the indomitable Fuller, completed just a few years before the director’s passing, but also a gentle meditation on memory, ethnography and the power of the cinematic imagination. Especially moving and unexpected is the moment when Fuller shares his original footage with the latest members of the Karaja tribe, revealing an ethnographic authenticity and rare power at the earnest heart of Fuller’s fanciful project.



08/30/15

$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#tigrero

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



Allison Beonde: 1947, Rosewell

Presented by Aviary Gallery at Aviary Gallery

Aviary Gallery is excited to present Allison Beonde’s exhibition of thrilling photographs ‘1947, Roswell.' Beonde explores the famous UFO sighting of 1947, and the fictionalized and historic moments passed down with it. In working on this series, Beonde is captivated by the way the key witness morphs his testimony throughout his life. There is something odd about how an image can function in several ways - purely photographic, a piece of evidence, a physical object or a falsification. ‘1947, Roswell’ is an examination of the story as an open-ended, unresolved, strangely beautiful, and at times perceived as largely fiction.



08/06/15 - 08/30/15

FREE



- http://www.aviarygallery.com/

Aviary Gallery - 48 South Street, Boston, MA, 02130



Opera on Tap: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Presented by Opera On Tap at The Burren

You hitch your horse at the end of the dusty Davis Square trail and push your way through the doors of The Burren. You sidle up to the bar in the back, mutter "whiskey" to no one in particular, and suddenly you notice the operatic strains wafting through the hot summer air. It's alright, Pilgrim, we know you're a hard-riding person of few words -- but the characters onstage are not. 

All the opera archetypes will be in house this Sunday. Cool your spurs and wet your whistle while the angelic Micaela pours her heart out. Pray your luck at the card table is better than that of the ill-formed and ill-fated Rigoletto. Or if you're more of a black-hat type, perhaps the love-'em-and-leave-'em Don Giovanni will catch your fancy. You'll have a Mephistopheles of a time staying stoic as these vocal sharpshooters fire musical bullets right at your heart and your funny bone. 



08/30/15

FREE



- www.operaontap.com/boston

The Burren - 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



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



NEW SELECTION of SUMMER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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

Relax! Enjoy! Be Creative!

Register Now for a Great New Selection

 

         Registration is now available for a great new selection of Classes and Workshops for Adults and Teens offered at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. 

         Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Jewelry & Silversmithing,

 Decorative Arts, Chinese Calligraphy, Family Stories through Art, Creating with Natural and Found Objects, Zentangle, Upholstery 101, Figure Drawing and many more!

 

Adding art enriches our lives!

 

Work with our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they guide everyone from the novice to the advanced in enhancing your skills and enriching your artistic experience. 

 

Classes fill up quickly so stop by the Society Office, call 781 862 9696 or visit our website at www.LACSma.org for a detailed listing of selections, dates, times and fees (become a member for reduced fees.)

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is a non-profit 501(c) (3) regional education organization.



07/13/15 - 08/31/15

N/A



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Directed by Robert Altman. With Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black
US 1982, 35mm, color, 109 min

After disappointing and disappearing studio relationships following the troubled HealtH and flopped Popeye, Altman left Hollywood for Broadway. His production of Ed Graczyk’s play led to a cable movie offer, which Altman eventually wrangled into limited theatrical release and, consequently, a more concise, poetic vision. Rather than the separate sets of the stage version, two identical Woolworth shops were constructed in front of one another, separated by a two-way mirror. Thus, the reuniting Disciples of James Dean seamlessly drift back-and-forth from the Fifties to the Seventies; yet for these lost dreamers stuck in a remote Texan town, the changes between eras are often imperceptible. An extra on Giant, Mona achieves minor celebrity as the supposed mother of James Dean’s son, and her static fantasy has for years been reluctantly maintained by a small group of friends who each have their own delusions to dissolve. The increasingly complex reflections bouncing between the spectrum of girlish personas exposes the restricting feminine—and masculine—ideals both maintained by and displaced onto the silver screen, an escapism Altman’s viewers are tenderly denied. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive; restoration funded by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.



08/31/15

$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#come

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



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



-

Kendall Square - 300 Athenaeum Street, Boston, MA, 02142



Harburlesque

Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at Massachusetts Bay Lines

The bonafide bumping, grinding, tassel-twirling, striptease troupe known as The Boston Babydolls will definitely float your boat when they bring their risque variety show to the decks of The Music City Queen for a New Orleans-style cabaret on the river. Along with a titillating, tongue-in-cheek display of old-school burlesque, the two-and-a-half hour cruise is also set to feature comedy, magic, music and more. The Babydolls have been shimmying and shaking up stages across New England for a decade now, and have a chestful of awards to show for it. Set sail with them for the city's only weekly burlesque show.



07/15/15 - 09/02/15

Tickets: $29.50



- http://www.bostonbabydolls.com/

Massachusetts Bay Lines - 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



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



Opening Celebration: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016, the Harvard Art Museums will host a panel discussion to introduce the show’s primary themes. Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard’s Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, will discuss screenprinting and Kent’s reliance on reversal as a printmaking strategy; history of art and architecture graduate student Taylor Walsh will address Kent’s interactions with the pop art movement; and American studies graduate student Eva Payne will consider the influence of Vatican II on the artist. Exhibition organizer Susan Dackerman, the former Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums, will moderate the discussion.

Before the 6pm talk, visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition, which opens to the public that day. Attendees are invited to return to the exhibition after the discussion, as well as to enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard.

Free admission; seating is first come, first served.

The panel discussion will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.



09/03/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/opening-celebration-corita-kent-and-the-language-of-pop

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



Up-Close Seminar: Arlene Shechet

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Contemporary artist Arlene Shechet will describe her innovative approach to sculpture through a discussion of select objects from the collection of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, which she came to know well while living in Boston in the early 1980s. In conversation with Lynette Roth, the Daimler-Benz Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Shechet will consider works ranging from 18th-century porcelains produced by the Meissen factory in Germany (where she recently completed a residency) to art from the Weimar era. This seminar is timed to coincide with the exhibition of Shechet’s work, All at Once, on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, through September 7.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email am_visitorservices@harvard.edu.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.



09/03/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/up-close-seminar-arlene-shechet

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



Stage & Screen: Smiles of a Summer Night

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman.

In a post-screening conversation, special guests from the Huntington’s production of A Little Night Music will discuss how Bergman’s film influenced their new production of Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular work.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of A Little Night Music (September 11 – October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/a-little-night-music/.



09/03/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/smiles-summer-night

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



Opera on The House presents...

Presented by Opera On The House at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

For our inaugural series, we are presenting an evening of comedic one acts and scenes. Our stories feature viking warriors, an opera company gala gone awry, saucy rascals, and a bathtub.  What more could you want? With two short intermissions, run time is approximately ninety minutes. The program will feature scenes from Thomas and Sally by Thomas Arne, Rosina by William Shield, and The Impresario by W.A. Mozart. All music will be sung in English.



09/03/15

FREE



- http://www.operaonthehouse.org/upcoming/

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



Della Mae

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Forging a vibrant and wholly distinct path in today’s bluegrass circuit, Della Mae has quickly become one of the most sought-after roots music ensembles in the country. The all-female bluegrass supergroup from Nashville (via Boston) blend tradition with a boundary-defying sound, able to recall vintage string band sounds while folding in elements of rock, soul, folk, and country.



09/04/15

Tickets: $15- $28



- http://rockportmusic.org/della-mae/

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



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



Alison Horvitz: Memory Jars Series

Presented by Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center presents the works of Alison Horvitz, July 31-September 4. She studied painting at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Massachusetts. Horvitz is also a founder and current coordinator at Fall River Open Studios and is a curator at The Cherry and Webb Gallery, in Fall River.  Horvitz developed their series “Memory Jars: Containment” by using an explorative artistic process that would result in a painted construction of typical household vessel objects. Horvitz accomplishes this by applying multiple layers of paint which are sanded down or scraped away accordingly to generate these shapes that rise out of the multiple “skins” of paint. Each painting has a history in its layers which translates to a history of personal experience. Their works are inspired by turn-of-the-century trends called “memory jars” which originally served the purpose of honoring the deceased by collecting objects and storing them in a jar.  Horvitz states that “ My current approach in creating paintings, abstraction contained within a shape, have become mandalas for me, centered shapes that allows for a sense of wholeness, of completion within the paintings, while offering a contained place for exploration of materials and ideas”. A public reception will be held Friday, August 7 from 6-8PM.



07/31/15 - 09/04/15

This gallery is free and open to the public to see. No admission fee.



- http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/alisonhorvitz



ImprovBoston Presents: The Improv Invitational

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

10 all star teams, 4 hilarious nights, One unforgettable event.

A showcase of ImprovBoston resident casts that brings our home teams together to challenge comedy boundaries, pushes veteran comedians outside their comfort zones, spark cross-cast alliances & celebrate a single shared goal: bring the laughs. 



08/14/15 - 09/04/15

$18



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-invitational-tickets-17176273697

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



Geoff Bartley and Frank Sugrue

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Geoff is an acoustic folk/blues guitar player, singer/songwriter, harmonica player and recording artist. In the 1980s, he won four guitars at the National Fingerpicking Championships in Winfield, Kansas. My last two CDs went to No.1 on Folk Radio. and more recently, released his fifteenth full-length CD in December, 2014. Geoff often plays with Tom Paxton, whose title track of his new album, Redemption Road, put words to a tune by Geoff. He is a long time host of weekly open mics at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA, and a recipient of the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. A world-class guitarist, a brilliant songwriter and the prophet and spiritual godfather of the Boston folk scene. www.geoffbartley.com. Frank Sugrue is about intelligent songwriting. He searches out the sweet spot between message and a delivery. His songs cover a spectrum of blues, folk and contemporary acoustic. From a background that started in traditional folk, Frank reaches toward the edges of acoustic guitar with first rate fingerpicking and a powerful strumming style. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. "Frank Sugrue has a gift for embracing his powerful, compelling stories with exquisite melodies and tasteful arrangements. You’ll be moved by his message and enjoy the entire ride on “Edge” - Lori Diamond, Singer-Songwriter



09/04/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



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



JD Samson

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

A member of the legendary electro-feminist-punk project Le Tigre, the singer and producer JD Samson is an articulate champion of social causes and a party waiting to erupt. She’s here with a live band set and a DJ set for a summer-ending night of progressive love on the dance floor.



09/05/15

$5 member + student / $10 advance / $16 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=1013

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



Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

Presented by Boston Harbor Association at Christopher Columbus Park

For the first time since before September 11, 2001, a “battle of the barges” fireworks show returns to Boston Harbor!  Barges anchored off the North End and Seaport will illuminate the skyline with spectacular volleys set to music.  Best viewing locations are East Boston’s Piers Park, Downtown’s Christopher Columbus Park and Long Wharf, and the Seaport’s Fan Pier.



09/05/15

FREE



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



Murder by Misadventure

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

A British Thriller

by Edward Taylor
Directed by James Brennan

Everybody loves a good mystery! Set in 1992 before the ubiquitous cell phone, this quintessential thriller examines what happens when two successful mystery writers, who have worked together for years, begin to hate each other. Harry has invested well and now lives with his glamorous wife in a luxury, hi-tech apartment high above the Sussex coast. Paul has spent his earnings on liquor and women, and lives in dread of his gambling debts. Harry wants to break the partnership that is Paul’s lifeline, but Paul knows a sinister secret from Harry’s past. They find themselves locked in a dangerous dance from which murder seems the only escape…and they have just plotted the perfect crime for their latest TV film.



08/25/15 - 09/05/15

Tickets: $29 to $79



- http://capeplayhouse.com/production/murder-by-misadventure/

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



Transcending Reality

Presented by Abstract Artists Group of New England

Transcending Reality showcases eighteen abstract artists whose work foregrounds the direct experience of color, shape, line, and texture. The exhibit includes both two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces in a wide range of media, including oils, watercolors, pastels, mosaic, textiles, and wood, as well as innovative mixed media works. All the artists are members of the Abstract Art Group of New England, a special interest group of the Newburyport Art Association that has met monthly for thirteen years to critique members’ works and share ideas and resources. The gallery at the Newburyport Art Association is open 11 am -5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday. Contact:  mm36angelil@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/AAGNEart.

Reception with live jazz by Barbara London and Rick Press: Saturday, August 29, from 7 to 9 PM. All are welcome to come and meet the artists. 



08/25/15 - 09/05/15

Free



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Tipsy Tour: Dram Shop and Drunken Sailors

Presented by Boston By Foot

Booze. Hooch. Liquor. Kill Devil. Grog. Applejack. It's all covered on the Tipsy Tour: Dram Shops and Drunken Sailors!

This tour is not a pub crawl - it's an exploration of Boston's boozy past! You’ll hear stories from the very beginnings of Boston’s history through Prohibition and meet some interesting characters along the way – like the Ice King, King Solomon and Admiral Edward Vernon – who had their lives stirred and shaken by booze. Even John Hancock got into trouble because of Madeira, but not how you might think.

We’ve brewed a batch of tales that covers pub life through the ages, Boston's role in the creation of early cocktails, the rise of the mob, and a duel. Join Boston By Foot on this tour!



09/05/15

$15 general admission
$5 for Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/tipsy-tour



The Picasso Women Visit the White-Ellery House: Gabrielle Barzaghi

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

The White-Ellery House (1710) has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations by local artists for seven years running. The series continues this year with an installation of sketches by Gabrielle Barzaghi based on portraits of women by Picasso.

The White-Ellery House was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago.



09/05/15

FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/insights-site-gabrielle-barzaghi/



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



National Theatre Live: Everyman

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high, but 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 defense. 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 text by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and movement by Javier de Frutos



09/04/15 - 09/06/15

$18
Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



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



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



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



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



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



Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

The 30th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival takes place on Labor Day, September 7, 11:30 am to 6 p.m., on the Common in Lawrence, MA. It is a free, one-day 'open air' celebration for the whole family. Lots of children's activities: pony rides, jugglers, hula hoops, and face painting. Our top-line performers are Bread and Puppet Theater, Si Kahn, Angkor Dance Troupe, Squeezebox Stompers, The Beehive Collective, O'Shea-Chaplin Irish Dancers, The Common Sage, Lisbeth Perdomo, Henry the Juggler, and more!



09/07/15

FREE



- http://breadandrosesheritage.org



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



Cinderella

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Tanglewood Marionettes

Cinderella is the classic story of a young woman whose good heart transports her from rags to royalty. This production, featuring a witty script and over a dozen lavishly costumed marionettes, is a Tanglewood Marionettes masterpiece. All of your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella and the charming Prince, to the bumptious stepsisters and the magical Fairy Godmother. This telling is based on the original beloved tale, with a few unexpected surprises!

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

Cinderella is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. The performance is one continuous story. Puppeteers are visible. No scary parts; stepsisters are unkind but silly.



09/05/15 - 09/07/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Diane Chen KW, Beauty in Nature: Hand-Carved Ceramic Vessels

Presented by Lexicon Gallery

Opening Saturday August 15, 6-8pm

Show Continues through September 7

Diane Chen KW works in partnership, each piece a collaboration with a ceramic artist who throws or hand-builds the form she carves in exquisite detail with echoes of organic elements such as interwoven vines, grasses, ropes, flowers, roots and leaves. Often there is a trace of whimsy, i.e., teapots that hold no water. Join us at the Opening for good food and good company or during regular gallery hours, fri-sun, 12-5pm and mon, 4-7pm during Magnolia Farmers Market, or email SeyrelWilliams@gmail.com for appt.



08/15/15 - 09/07/15

Free



- http://www.LexiconGallery.com



Champions of Freedom: The Abolitionists

Presented by Boston By Foot

Boston's great defenders of Liberty were not soldiers on horseback with sword in hand, but average citizens. Their courage, determination and sacrifice paved the path for the society we have today. Some were instrumental in forming our Constitution, others in solidifying their rights under it.

Join our knowledgeable guides to examine the circumstances that forced these heroes of social justice into the forefront and discover how their resolve molded the times they lived in!



09/07/15

$15 general admission
$5 Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/champions-freedom-abolitionists



Hippo Campus / Yabadum

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at Cafe 939

Hippo Campus is four Minnesotan boys making music that is simple, joyful, and thematically soaked with the sense of cynicism accompanying the youthful search for meaning. With the philosophy that there is beauty among thorns, the band presented their debut EP, Bashful Creatures, in 2014. It was recorded over two days at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, and was produced by Low’s Alan Sparhawk. 

Yabadum will also perform.



09/08/15

$10 advance, $12 Day of show



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/hippo-campus

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



Alice Goffman: On the Run

Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall

Alice Goffman is an American sociologist, urban ethnographer, and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City examines the largely hidden world of police beatings, court fees, sentencing hearings, and low level warrants that pervade daily life for young people in one poor Black neighborhood in Philadelphia. On The Run was listed as a Notable Book of 2014 by The New York Times as well as being listed among the best nonfiction books of 2014 by Publisher’s Weekly. 



09/08/15

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/lowell

Devlin Hall - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

After triumphant collaborations on 2008's REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 2012's THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise. In ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, Lucifer sets a plot in motion against Heaven and all hell breaks loose.

ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL stars (in alphabetical order) Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), Brea Grant (Heroes), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie's Halloween), J Larose (Insidious), Mighty Mike Murga (Mini Kiss), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), rap icon Tech N9ne, Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera).

Check out the trailer here: http://www.thedevilscarnival.com/trailer



09/09/15

Tickets are currently available for $20 or $40 online. All ages welcome.
 



- http://www.TheDevilsCarnival.com

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



Puppet Playtime Open House at Puppet Showplace Theater

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join Bella Monster and friends for a FREE preview of our Puppet Playtime season. Performers will take you on a tour of this popular program for our youngest audiences to see if it's a good fit for your child. Meet new friends during free play, then enjoy a demonstration of selected songs, stories, and puppet shows. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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

Questions? Call 617.731.6400 x101



09/09/15

FREE



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

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



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



Film Premiere: Darkness and Light: A Human Conversation with 11 Wounded Veterans

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport’s very own, Thi Linh Wernau, presents the New England premiere screening of her documentary film, Darkness and Light. In the film, Wernau interviews eleven wounded veterans, largely post-9/11 war veterans and Marines, through the lens of her photography series, “You. Are. Beautiful.” – a project celebrating the human spirit and beauty in all people. Themes around darkness and light emerge in these candid, unscripted and conversational interviews, and ultimately, these themes will tie back to one of the project’s main sources of inspiration: love. The audience will learn more about these wounded veterans, and get to know them simply as human beings. The veterans share messages that may help and inspire other injured veterans. By the film’s end, anyone, military or non-military, may discover a new place of understanding of how to find light within the depths of darkness.



09/10/15

Tickets: $15 General Admission



- http://rockportmusic.org/thi-wernaus-darkness-and-light/

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



For the Greater Glory: Video Premiere

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

Jeremy Zipple, S.J., Boston College alumnus and board member, will premiere his film of For the Greater Glory of God, a dance piece inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyala. Directed by Robert VerEecke, S.J., Boston College Jesuit-Artist-in-Residence.  Sponsored by the Boston College Center for Ignatian Spirituality. 617-552-6110. 



09/10/15

Free



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



Bees Deluxe celebrate their new CD Release at Ryles

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club


Acid-Blues CD Launch Party with Bees Deluxe
 

Thursday, Sept, 10 – 8pm-11pm


With inventive interpretations of tunes by Billie Holiday and Freddie King to Amy Winehouse and Jimi Hendrix, as well as a cache of distinctive original music, illuminated by the kick-butt guitar chops of frontman, Conrad Warre, the Bees Deluxe take the stage to celebrate the release of their new CD “A Can of Bees.” Free CD with admission. $7.00. Ryles Jazz Club, Inman Square, Cambridge.
 
 



09/10/15

$7.00



- http://www.rylesjazz.com/month.cfm?month=09/2015

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



Strandbeest: Happenings

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at City Hall Plaza

Enjoy the first public opportunity to experience the Strandbeests and explore its ideas through action, motion, demonstration and participation. Explore life with a beest or two during our opening schedule of Strandbeest-related events in August and September.

View a full schedule of events.

Friday, August 28 | 11 am - 1 pm
Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston

Friday, August 28 | 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Dewey Square, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston

Thursday, September 10 | 3 pm - 7 pm
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge
3 - 5 pm | Public panel discussion with Strandbeest creator Theo Jansen, PEM Curator of the Present Tense Trevor Smith, and Neri Oxman, associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab | Panel discussion will be webcast | Join the discussion on Twitter: #MLTalks.
5:30 - 7 pm | Strandbeest walk on plaza outside the MIT Media Lab.



08/28/15 - 09/10/15

FREE



- http://pem.org/sites/strandbeest/happenings/

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



Your Love, Our Musical

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum


Fresh off their successful run at the New York City International Fringe Festival?, Your Love, Our Musical? features? Rebecca Vigil and IA Main Stage alum Evan Kaufman interview?ing? an unsuspecting couple in the audience and creating? a brand new, improvised musical retelling ?of ?their love story! It's adorable?! ?

“Vigil and Kaufman’s hour-long show is bombastic, clean, and ever hysterical. They’ve mastered the art form, their chemistry as artists as much a part of the show as the chemistry behind the couple they feature.” - The Village Voice

“The premise sounds nearly impossible, but the execution is reliably brilliant.” - The New York Times

“If you’re worried about the reputation improv has, take my word for this one: I’ve seen this show bunches of times, and I have never seen even one person anything close to dissatisfied.” - Playbill



09/10/15

Tickets: $15



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

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



Emerge

Presented by Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events at City Hall Plaza

Boston Arts (Ahts) Festival will be re-imagined as Emerge, a one-day celebration of local arts and culture. The Festival will highlight Boston's ever-changing and emerging identity as a vibrant city with a thriving local art scene.

The newly relaunched festival will feature several visual arts showcases, including the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award and Exhibition, art vendors and several installations. There will also be dancing, DJs and live performances. Architecture tours of City Hall will be given by Mark Pasnik, a member of the Boston Art Commission and one of the authors of the forthcoming book Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston. The festival will also include a presentation on creating cohesive communities through grassroots art projects and urban interventions co-sponsored by Now and There, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating impactful public art projects in Greater Boston.



09/10/15

FREE



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=20257

City Hall Plaza - 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, 02201



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



Say Lou Lou at the Brighton Music Hall

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall

As part of Fenway Recordings Sessions, Say Lou Lou will be headlining at the Brighton Music Hall. 



09/11/15

$16



- http://fenwayrecordings.com/news/sessions/

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



Images of Grief and Healing

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

Grief may be a universal human emotion, but the expression of grief is highly individual, as evidenced by “Images of Grief and Healing” at the Chandler Gallery. The exhibit, juried by therapist and artist Emily Newmann and art educator Deborah Putnoi, presents artwork inspired by personal loss. The losses are many and varied, and each piece has a story of its own.

 

Some artworks provide clues to the events that inspired them, others encompass more ambiguity, and still others take sorrow itself as their subject. Paint drippings run down Ilana Manolson’s “Fragile Season,” evoking tears. Elizabeth Michelman’s “Chapter 1: Determination” expresses the plaintive essence of loss and the cruel monotony of pain: the phrase “I Want You” is repeatedly burned into a wooden panel.

 

Sandra Allik elevates grieving to a mythic experience in “Urban Icarus (Luke).” A figure falls through the night sky above a darkened town. Below, a woman and a man mourn over a supine body as crowds of people bearing identical faces stand over them. Lights explode in the streets, suggesting a town under siege, or perhaps just the pain of two individuals spilling across the whole city.

 

Among the sadness there is a touch of humor. In Pauline Lim’s grimly witty painting, a figure lies on the ground, her eyes closed, her heart bleeding. Behind her is the Periodic Table of Elements prominently displaying plutonium, an element named for a rock that is a planet no more. The title of the piece: “I Think of You Periodically.” Finally, a measure of hope comes from the tulip bound with twine and ribbon in Pearlman Karlsberg’s “Constrained Bloom V-III.” The twine pulls the stem one way, the ribbon pulls it another, and the twine and ribbon combine to tug in a third direction. Yet the yellow blossom survives to catch the light.

 

“Images of Grief and Healing” will be on display at the Chandler Gallery from August 10 through September 11, 2015 with an opening reception on August 13 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.



08/10/15 - 09/11/15

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.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 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



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



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



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



Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015; Stella and Lou and final show

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

8/26 - 6:30pm-7:30pm; 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT performance of STELLA AND LOU; OPENING NIGHT PARTY to follow 7:30pm performance

8/28 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of STELLA AND LOU

8/29 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of STELLA AND LOU; CABARET by cast and guests after the 8pm performance

9/2 - 6:30pm-7:30pm; Catered snacks provided by Sunflowers Restaurant & Catering available for purchase; 7:30pm performance of STELLA AND LOU

9/4 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of STELLA AND LOU

9/5 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of STELLA AND LOU; CABARET by cast and guests after the 8pm performance

9/9- 6:30pm-7:30pm; 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT performance of RAPE OF LUCRECE; OPENING NIGHT PARTY to follow 7:30pm performance

9/11 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of RAPE OF LUCRECE

9/12 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of RAPE OF LUCRECE

Musician for Stella and Lou dates--Larry Brown

Born and raised in Chicago, Larry has had a long career as lead guitarist for a variety of groups. Heavily influenced by Dave van Ronk, John Fahey, and Martin Simpson, Larry embarked upon a solo career as a composer and performer on the acoustic guitar ten years ago. A Berklee College of Music alumni, Larry released Cobb Lane in 2000, followed by his second CD, Music for the High Country - The Soundtrack of Blowing Rock. The music is a blend of original compositions, as well as traditional classics, arranged in Larry’s unique style, encompassing both his solo acoustic guitar, and his outstanding chamber ensemble, known as the Acoustic Earth Orchestra. Music for the High Country has been endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce of Blowing Rock, NC as their official soundtrack. .

Larry has been a guest artist with Alasdair Fraser, Michael Manring, Caroline Herring, Tim Thompson, and Ken Bonfield, and participates in Ken Bonfield's Artistry of the Guitar program. He has been teaching the guitar for the past 25 years. He is also a member of the Daniel Pearl Foundation and participates in the annual Harmony for Humanity concert series, which is a world wide event to promote peace through music. He recently performed in concerts in Chicago for Harmony for Humanity, and presented a clinic at the Old Town School of Folk Music on playing the guitar in open D tuning.

He has written a book titled Political Logic, and has an instructional video for playing the guitar in Open D tuning, both of which are published by Decent Hill Publishers. In Nov. of 2011 he released his latest CD; "Stories that we wrote" produced by Will Ackerman ( Windhamn Hill Records founder and producer )

Musician for Rape of Lucrece dates--Ted Mann on loot


Ted is a diverse instrumentalist who is proficient in a variety of plucked string instruments, including the classical, steel-string, MIDI, and electric guitars, as well as the lute, vihuela, mandolin and dulcimer. His renditions of baroque, classical, and folk/pop styles are breath-taking in concert performance, and are the perfect compliment for private events. 
Ted works hard to further the canon of music for string instruments. He is an award-winning composer and sought-after collaborator with expertise in tonal theory, counterpoint, 20th century music, rock 'n roll, and experimental styles. His many
When not performing and composing, Ted is busy inspiring the musicians of tomorrow. He serves as professor of music at Keene State College, where he teaches a variety of courses and directs performing ensembles.  
 



08/26/15 - 09/12/15

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



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

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



Dan Natturman

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Hot off a killer run on this season's America's Got Talent (being only comedian to be voted into the semi-finals), Dan Naturman is also known to his fans as the "real winner" of NBC's Last Comic Standing 2 a few years back where he was the favorite of celebrity "judges" Drew Carey and Brett Butler. Dan began performing stand-up comedy several years ago in, believe it or not, law school. After graduation he decided to devote himself to stand-up full time. Comedy, he discovered, was his true passion. Besides, his grades were bad and nobody would hire him. Dan's charming combination of self-deprecation and outright grouchiness has had audiences howling from coast to coast and has earned him four appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as well as his own "Comedy Central Presents..." Special. More greatcomedy to follow - that you can be sure of!



09/10/15 - 09/12/15

$20 for Thursday
$25 for Friday and Saturday



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=392889

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



AfterFab

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The AfterFAB experience is…
more than just great live music. Experienced musicians and deep music fans, they know that Beatles enthusiasts have always thought of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as Beatles, and all of their music is Beatles music, no matter the stages of their careers.
Millions of fans have imagined what it would be like to hear the solo songs of all four fabs together, as if the group had kept going after 1970. AfterFab brings that experience! http://adboc.net/afterfab/epk-bio.html



09/12/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



The Music of Salieri and Mozart

Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston

Calliope, Boston’s collaborative chorus and orchestra, will present Antonio and Amadeus, a concert featuring selected works composed by Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including the Sequence Dies Irae from Mozart’s Requiem and Salieri’s Coronation Te Deum and La Tempesta di Mare overture.

The relationship between these two famous composers was popularized in the award-winning play and film “Amadeus,” based on the work of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin.  In that fiction a jealous Salieri saw the supremely confident and talented Mozart as a threat to his own popularity and position.  His intention was to murder the younger composer and steal his Requiem Mass, passing it off as his own.  While on stage and in film “Mozart” died a natural death - and in real life, too - rumors emerged after his death suggesting that Salieri had in fact killed him. 

Calliope will offer one answer to this question by also presenting Scene II from the opera Mozart and Salieri by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff. “Am I no genius?” Mozart’s last words plant a seed, leaving the elder composer in great turmoil: “True genius and murder can never know a union!  We are the chosen few, romantic and idle, with no concern for ordinary stirrings, high priests of beauty and of nothing else!“

 



09/12/15

$35 (premium seating), $25 (general admission), and $15 (seniors and students w/ ID). Subscriptions for the entire 2015-2016 season are available for $50. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.



- http://www.calliopemusic.org/

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



Black Box Sounds

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

 

Black Box Sounds is the name of ArtsEmerson’s concert series inside the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at The Paramount Center. Local Boston bands haven’t had the opportunity to perform downtown for decades, and this new series provides a venue to bring the best area bands and performers back to the heart of the city. Early concerts in the series have presented diverse, powerful musical artists including Marissa Nadler, Tigerman WOAH, Faces on Film, Sidewalk Driver, Quilt, and Julia Easterlin.

This program of Black Box Sounds presents R&B, Hip-Hop, and spoken word artists.



09/11/15 - 09/12/15

$10 advance - $12 door



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=39E951A7-E82E-44D7-92B4-1944B0F77F8A

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



Opera at the Movies | Moonstruck

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Somerville Theatre

Fall in love with Cher and Nicolas Cage in the hilarious and sweepingly romantic Moonstruck! When unlucky-in-love Brooklyn bookkeeper Loretta meets her fiancé’s brother, Johnny, their instant chemistry sparks a comedy of operatic proportions—and a trip to the iconic Metropolitan Opera to see Puccini’s La Bohème. Kick the evening off as one of BLO’s artists sings a live selection from La Bohème, then get swept away in this movie’s tale of love, family, and the unexpected magic of fate. Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewing Co. will have beer specials available for purchase, and you can enter to win tickets to BLO’s production of La Boheme, Oct. 2-11, or a private tour of the Aeronaut Brewery!

 



09/12/15

$10



- http://20163.formovietickets.com:2235/T.ASP?WCI=BT&Page=PickTickets&SHOWID=11359

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



5th annual JP Music Festival

Presented by JP Music Festival at Jamaica Pond Pinebank Baseball Field

20+ acts, 2 stages, and 7 hours of non-stop Jamaica Plain music. The JP Music Festival features musicians, bands, or group members who either live or work in JP. This year's performers include Alexei Tsiganov Trio, American Echoes, The Beauty Way, Cask Mouse, Daniel Winshall and the Walking Illusion, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, The Footlight Club, The Forgotten Jam, Fur Purse, The Hi-End, Hyde Square Task Force’s Musicians in Community, Koliba, LOVE LOVE, Junko Ogawa, Old Hat, Rick Berlin w/ the Nickel & Dime Band, Streight Angular, Sunshine Moving Pictures, The Tony Williams Ballet’s Youth Ensemble, Trusty Sidekick, and The Upper Crust. 

 

 



09/12/15

FREE



- http://jpmusicfestival.com

Jamaica Pond Pinebank Baseball Field - Corner of Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, MA,



The Evolution of Hip-Hop Festival

Presented by Somerville Arts Council

The Evolution of Hip Hop Festival was created by a group of adults to share positive rap music with families, learn the history of Hip Hop music and to provide knowledge about what Hip Hop brings to our communities. The festival will include musical performances by local talent, spoken word performances, a Frederick Douglass Reading, vendors, and hands-on activities. This includes a multi-media booth, sponsored by SCATV, for you to express yourself, and a sustainability booth where you learn how to live in harmony in the same way Hip Hop music provides a method to live in peace. The goal is to offer a family friendly environment showcasing a visual timeline of the history of the Hip Hop culture.  



09/12/15

FREE



- http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/artsunion/2015/evolutionhip-hop



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, 3 live music zones, a Kidsfest. 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



Shawn Colvin

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opening Act: Kali Stoddard-Imari

An immensely talented and widely respected singer-songwriter, Shawn Colvin has carved an immovable place for herself amongst the pantheon of contemporary folk music. In a career spanning more than three decades, Colvin has developed a devoted and loyal fanbase on the strength of her highly personal and emotive lyrical style combined with a knack for infectious melodies and pop hooks. 



09/13/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://rockportmusic.org/shawn-colvin/

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



Bulgarian Fantasy

Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church in Boston

This is the FCO's only concert of the year, so it is not to be missed!

Marin Goleminov: Five Sketches for String Orchestra (1952)
Written in Sofia by one of Bulgaria's most famous composers, this consonant 13-minute tonal piece includes unusual Bulgarian rhythms as well as lyricism. This is a rare opportunity to hear Goleminov's music in America!

Bizet, Puccini, and Mozart: Arias from Carmen, La Boheme, and Cosi fan tutte
Featuring Samina Aslam, Soprano; Peter Freisinger, Piano
Samina performs across the US, and recently triumphed in the title role in BU's Cendrillon

Benjamin Park: It Only Goes Forward
World premiere written for the FCO. Ben is a talented composer from Massachusetts and currently a doctoral student at NEC.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in Bb, K. 456
Constantine Finehouse, Soloist
Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Constantine is one of Boston's best.

Concert is recommended for ages 12 and up.



09/13/15

Suggested Tickets: $13 / $8 Students
Tickets at the door only.



- http://FreisingerChamberOrchestra.org

Old South Church in Boston - 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by CactusHead Puppets

The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of the Pied Piper to life with a cast of colorful, comedic characters in this kid-friendly adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. This production features multiple puppetry styles, a silly hat contest, and plenty of dancing rats!

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, lots of verbal humor. The Pied Piper is a silly rather than sinister character.



09/12/15 - 09/13/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



The Royal Shakespeare Company's The Merchant of Venice

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all—as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. When the gold is flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Polly Findlay directs Shakespeare's uncompromising play, with Makram J. Khoury, one of the most celebrated actors in Israel, in his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Shylock.



09/11/15 - 09/13/15

$18
Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Low Lily (formerly Annalivia); opener Caroline Cotter

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

LOW LILY ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!! The group will have their new eponymous EP available for purchase
The string and vocal trio LOW LILY (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.
The members of Low Lily are seasoned musicians and have individually toured and performed with the likes of Ruth Moody, Cathie Ryan, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy, Adrienne Young, Childsplay and Solas, among others. The band's penultimate album "The Same Way Down" debuted at #7 on the international folk DJ charts, with "False Sir John" as #1 played song.
"An energy that can only be described as contagious. In a word: charming." The Noise (Boston)
"A band definitely on the up. Sweet harmonies... tight arrangements... divine." Fatea (UK). Opening for Low Lily is Caroline Cotter: Caroline Cotter’s debut album, Dreaming as I Do, has already received national recognition reaching #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February, with the second most played song of the month, Bella Blue. With stories and dreams about love, adventure, and searching for home, Dreaming as I Do treats you to an eclectic mix of melodic honesty. With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline's songs take you from an intimate Parisian salon to the mountains of Colorado and into the depths of the human heart. 



09/13/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Without You

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Carling-Sorenson Theater

Starring Anthony Rapp
Adapted from his memoir
Directed by Steven Maler
Featuring songs from Rent
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Additional songs by Anthony Rapp, John Keaney, David Matos, and Joe Pisapia

Broadway and film actor Anthony Rapp stars in this one-man musical theater event, based on his 2006 book Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent. Rapp's first big break in show business came when he was cast as the lead in the musical Rent, but the exhilaration of that show's overwhelming success was tempered by the sudden and unexpected loss of the play's writer, Jonathan Larson. Without You is his memoir of love and loss, with music from Rent as well as original songs.



09/09/15 - 09/13/15

Tickets: $25/$40/$60



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/107

Sorenson Center for the Arts, Carling-Sorenson Theater - Babson College, Babson Park, MA, 02457



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



Russian Icons & Music

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

This concert and lecture will feature the music and icons of Russia.  The concert portion will highlight music of Russian composers as well as Russian folk music.  The lecture will focus on the historical background and origins of the Russian icons, how they came to Russia, and their place in Russian culture, as well as the symbolic language of icons and their role in Eastern Christian spirituality.



09/16/15

Free, no tickets required!



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

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



Concert & Lecture: Lyra Vocal Ensemble

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

This concert and lecture will feature the music and icons of Russia.  The concert portion will highlight music of Russian composers as well as Russian folk music.  The lecture will focus on the historical background and origins of the Russian icons, how they came to Russia, and their place in Russian culture, as well as the symbolic language of icons and their role in Eastern Christian spirituality.



09/16/15

Tickets: FREE, no tickets required!



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

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



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



Exhibition Opening Reception

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

Join us for an opening reception to celebrate the 3 new exhibitions at the Tufts University Art Gallery - "Shahzia Sikander: Parallax", "Last Folio", and Sophia Ainslie's "In Person - 574".

Open bar and light refreshments are provided.

Open to the public

 

http://artgallery.tufts.edu



09/17/15

FREE; Open to the Public



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu

Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



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



Rewind!: CLUELESS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Arguably the most quotable film of the ‘90s (“As if!”), Clueless remains as fresh and timeless as Paul Rudd’s face. (Seriously, the man has not aged a day!)

Loosely based on the Jane Austen novel Emma, the film follows the misadventures of Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and her Beverly Hills pals as they party, shop, and meddle in the love lives of their friends and teachers. 



09/17/15

$12 general admission, $9 students and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/clueless

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



Pity Party

Presented by Somerville Arts Council

Are you feeling sad? A pity party is usually a kind of party you have by yourself to wallow in sadness—wear pajamas, binge on ice cream, listen to sad songs. Let’s feel bad together! Join us for a big, public block party in Union Square. There will be artists, writers, and performers to offer sad songs and readings, and even facepainters to paint on some tears. Surprise us with your best melancholia.



09/17/15

FREE



- http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/artsunion/2015/pityparty



Behind the Scenes at “My Fair Lady”

Presented by Boston Center for Adult Education at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston

On Thursday, September 17th, 2015, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for theatre lovers to join award-winning director Scott Edmiston for an exclusive look at his exciting new production of My Fair Lady. The Lyric Stage Company, celebrated for revisioning grand musicals to showcase in its uniquely intimate space, presents the much-loved story of a down-on-her-luck London flower girl as you’ve never seen it before. Beginning at 6:00PM, students will get a behind-the-scenes look at the production process followed by the performance.
 
Prior to the show students will get an exclusive on-set tour and a peek backstage, while also having the opportunity to ask the director himself about what it takes to rethink a classic. At 7:30PM, the group will settle into their seats for a great evening of theatre, featuring a treasure trove of show tunes like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “On the Street Where You Live.” Don’t miss this opportunity to go behind the scenes of this thrilling, musical event! Registration is necessary. Please visit bcae.org or call 617-267-4430 to sign up today!



09/17/15

$50.00 (includes performance at 7:30PM)



- http://www.bcae.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=13148

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



The Chimera

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Presented by Endation and Allix Mortis, The Chimera explores musical and artistic dichotomies. Act I features the raw, intense, melodic force of two-piece Endation accompanied by movement and dance. Act II brings the audience into the dreamy, experimental world of Bent Knee as visual artists create pieces inspired by the band in real time. The Chimera invites the audience to seek their own interpretations in the disparate pieces that form one singular evening of performance.

http://www.allixmortis.com

http://www.facebook.com/endation

http://www.bentkneemusic.com

 

Featuring the music of Endation & Bent Knee

Dancers: Allix Mortis, Belle Gunz, Dewie Decimator, Honey Pie, Jane Doe, Kid Vicious, Maggie Maraschino

Endation is: Anthony Conley and Matthew Graber

Bent Knee is: Courtney Swain, Ben Levin,  Vince Welch, Chris Baum, Jessica Kion and Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth 



09/17/15

$15-$35



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Worcester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash!

Presented by Worcester Chamber Music Society

Come celebrate the start of our 10th Anniversary Season. A cornucopia of musical gems, this kick-off concert weekend reflects our gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness to all that have helped us reach this special milestone year.

Featuring acclaimed Russian pianist, Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome and clarinetist, Julian Milkis.

Thursday, September 17, 2015  7:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
9 Ayer Road, Harvard
Tickets: Adults $32, Seniors $27, Students $10, Youth under 17 free admission

PROGRAM

WOLF Italian Serenade
ROTA Trio for flute, violin, and piano
SHOSTAKOVICH Duo from King Lear
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude from “The Gadfly”
PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 115



09/17/15

Tickets: Adults $32, Seniors $27, Students $10, Youth under 17 free admission



- http://worcesterchambermusic.org/birthday-bash



Boston by Bulfinch: Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot

Join Boston By Foot to learn about the man called one of America’s first architects, Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844)! He defined the Federal style of architecture and the physical fabric of Boston, capturing the vision and spirit of the young Republic. Architect, town planner, and selectman, Bulfinch designed some of the city’s most enduring buildings and the street layout now known as the Bulfinch Triangle. Bulfinch’s story unfolds through some of his greatest works, including the Massachusetts State House and the residences of Beacon Hill to the Tontine Crescent, his architectural masterpiece and financial ruin, and the sites of Boston’s first theater and first Catholic cathedral.



09/17/15

$15 general admission
$5 for Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/boston-bulfinch



Israel’s Identity Crisis and the Field of ‘Israel Studies’

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

“Israel Studies” is a new and rising scholarly field. Visiting Associate Professor Nahum Karlinsky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) delineates the untold story of the inception and development of this area of academic inquiry.

Karlinsky’s research is based on archival material, interviews with key players in the field, and a methodical examination of relevant journals and publications. His multidisciplinary approach links the emerging field of “Israel Studies” with Israel’s ongoing identity crisis.

This event is part of the Boston University Jewish Studies Forum, hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies. Lunch will be served from 12pm and there will be a discussion after the talk.



09/17/15

FREE



- http://bu.edu/jewishstudies



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



Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

Presented by NECC Foundation, Inc. at J. Everett Collins Center

A night of comedy, featuring renowned comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group, from the television comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, is this year’s Northern Essex Community College signature fundraiser.


Armed with their sharp wit and years of entertaining, Mochrie and Sherwood will take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. They will lead a night of improvisation creating new material while drawing from audience suggestions and participation.


This event is presented by the NECC Foundation, Inc., Women of NECC, and NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.  Tickets are $50 each. All seats are reserved.

Tickets can be purchased through the NECC Institutional Advancement events line at 978-556-3870 or through the www.mvarts.info website.


For additional information, contact Lori Smerdon at 978-556-3789



09/18/15

$50.00 per person/reserved seating



- http://www.necc.mass.edu/community-engagement/signature-event/

J. Everett Collins Center - 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA, 01810



BB King Celebration

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Join us as we celebrate the life and music of one of blues’ all time greats: B.B. King. The night will feature musicians who knew B.B. King well and performed alongside him, including his own daughter, Claudette.

Claudette King is the youngest daughter of iconic blues master B. B. King. She quick to cite her father as her main inspiration. Trained in the gospel of the Baptist church from age 13, King is developing some of the emotional authority that one associates with her mighty mentors: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples, & Mahalia Jackson. Blues, Jazz, R&B and Soul are quite literally in her blood…so it comes as no surprise that Claudette King has been making a name for herself with dynamic performances.  Critics and fans all agree her natural talent, soulful voice, and diva stage presence will take her far, very far indeed.



09/18/15

Tickets: $28.00- $46.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/bb-king-celebration/

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



Pat Braxton Trio

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

 “ The Lady of the day" Pat Braxton returns to Metrowest on September 18 with her band of talented musicians . The jazz and blues singer has released three albums: Them There Eyes in 2010, God Bless the Child in 2012, and Pat Braxton Live At Scullers in 2013. She was named Best Female Jazz Artist at the New England Urban Music Awards in 2012 and 2013, and was awarded Best Jazz CD/Single in 2013.
During her career, Braxton has constantly been compared to jazz legend Billie Holiday, and on the 100th anniversary of the singer's birth, it is fitting that Braxton is coming back to Framingham to share her passion of music and performing. Being compared to the likes of such a jazz pioneer is humbling for Braxton. "It makes me feel really special to be compared to her," said Braxton. "I'm really being myself and just happen to sound like Ms. Holiday."
Braxton, who was raised in Boston and now lives in Milton, MA, discovered her love of music at a young age, and has continued to grow into her style She has showcased her music throughout the US, Canada ,Italy , Europe and Asia. 
 



09/18/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Massenet: Le Cid

Presented by Odyssey Opera at NEC's Jordan Hall

Come join Odyssey Opera for the Boston premiere of one of Massenet’s most spectacular operas, featuring Gil Rose and the Odyssey Opera Orchestra, an 80-voice chorus, and a star-studded cast led by world-renowned American tenor Paul Groves, this lush, riveting, and rarely-performed score will come alive for one night only in the incomparable Jordan Hall.
 
Based on the story of Spain’s greatest legend, Le Cid tells the tale of a war hero navigating the line between duty and romance while his beloved must decide between pursuing vengeance and following her heart. This epic piece rejoices in the redemption that comes from honoring love over all?.



09/18/15

Tickets: $20-100



- http://www.odysseyopera.org/production/massenet-le-cid/

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



Broadway @ The Shubert with Megan Hilty

Presented by Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Citi Shubert Theatre

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) welcomes Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky as Mark Cortale’s Broadway @ series comes to the Citi Shubert for the first time ever. Hilty, star of stage and television, joins Grammy- and Emmy-nominated Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as they shoot the breeze, dish the dirt, and raise the roof with a host of classic Broadway songs. 

Hilty is best known for playing the seasoned triple threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama Smash for two seasons. In June she appeared in a one-night-only benefit concert of the TV show’s original musical Bombshell in New York, which sold out in minutes. In February Hilty performed at Lincoln Center as part of its American Songbook series. 

Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway and hosts of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Rudetsky has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows. Recently, he co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed musical Disaster!, a take-off of 1970s disaster movies now slated to transfer to Broadway. His newest book, Seth's Broadway Diary, was a number one bestseller onAmazon.com. 

All proceeds benefit Boston Gay Men's Chorus.



09/18/15



- http://bgmc.org/music/2015-2016/broadway-shubert

Citi Shubert Theatre - 265 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



P-Square

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

The group P-Square is made up of two Nigerian identical twins Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. The duo began back in 1997 and have since taken the world by storm, winning countless international awards. In many minds they are Africa's #1 performing acts today.

Full price tickets start at $60. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



09/19/15

$60.00 - $250.00



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=227

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



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



Birthday Bash!

Presented by Worcester Chamber Music Society at Tuckerman Hall

The Tom Keil Memorial Concert

Celebrate the start of our 10th Anniversary season with us in glorious Tuckerman Hall. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres begin an evening featuring acclaimed Russian pianist, Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome and clarinetist, Julian Milkis. A cornucopia of musical gems featuring the music of Rota, Prokofiev, Wolf and Brahms.



09/19/15

Adults $35, Seniors $30, Students $12, Youth under 17 free



- http://worcesterchambermusic.org/concerts/season-10

Tuckerman Hall - 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, MA, 1608



Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake

Presented by Strand Theatre at Strand Theatre

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer

This full-length classic production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. 

Swan Lake (1895), together with The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, forms part of the big three of Russian nineteenth century ballets. Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, together with choreographer Marius Petipa, raised both ballet music and dance as an art form to new heights with this piece.

There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the "ballet of all ballets." The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception, and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences.



09/19/15

Tickets: $18 - $48



- http://strandboston.com/calendar/event/195-the-grand-russian-ballet-presents-swan-lake

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



An Evening with Gregory Porter Plus AVERY*Sunshine

Presented by HT Productions at Berklee Performance Center

HT Productions will present An Evening with Gregory Porter plus AVERY*Sunshine in concert on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8 pm at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.  BPC is wheelchair accessible. Tickets at $55 [VIP], $45 and $35 (plus $2 restoration fee), purchase by calling 617-747-3161 or at the Berklee Performance Center Box Office.  For more information call, 617-747-3161.

Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut CD, Water in May of 2010 and has racked up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards. Porter’s Water garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal’ Grammy® nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to #1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the UK and soared onto an international array of year-end ‘Best Of’ lists for 2010 in several genres, and within a scant 15 months established him as a formidable international touring artist. Be Good, his sophomore release in 2012 gained even more acclaim, plus a Grammy® nomination in a crossover R&B category.  In September of 2013, Porter (accompanied by Airto) appeared on a track from Kentiyah Presents Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron, with M-1, Brian Jackson, Chuck D., Killah Priest, Martin Luther, and others; a week later, he issued his third album, Liquid Spirit, produced by Brian Bacchus on Blue Note Records.
Porter, who sings jazz, soul, and gospel, is also a songwriter and an actor.  He was born in Los Angeles, California but grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. As a child, he fell under the spell of his mother's Nat King Cole records, learning to imitate and sing like Cole, but his early aspirations were in sports.

He was awarded a football scholarship to attend San Diego State University, but after an injury to his shoulder derailed his sports career, he began performing in local jazz clubs, which is where he met saxophonist, composer, and pianist Kamau Kenyatta. Kenyatta became Porter's mentor, introducing him to flutist Hubert Laws, who featured Porter's vocals on a track on his 1998 album Hubert Laws' Remembers the Unforgettable Nat King Cole. Laws' sister, Eloise Laws, heard Porter during the studio sessions and was impressed with his singing; he helped him get cast as one of the leads in a new musical It Ain't Nothing But the Blues, which eventually enjoyed a run on Broadway.

With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, singer-songwriter AVERY*Sunshine can’t help spilling the truth in her music. She knows the best route sometimes is the direct one. No detours. So listeners won’t have to “get on her level.” She’s already on theirs. “I want people to get my music. I don’t want them to have to decipher some code in order to understand where I’m coming from,” says Avery. “I always talk about how much I love Joel Osteen--it’s because he explains things in such a way that it’s, not only easy to understand, but also, easy to communicate. When he preaches, I remember the whole sermon and can then go and share that same sermon with someone else. That’s how we REALLY SHINE.”

In 2010, Avery won Best New Artist at the Reader’s Choice Awards. The following year, JET Magazine named her one of their 5 rising Indie Artists. Flexing her theater and thespian skills, Avery starred in the musical drama, I Dream, directed by Jasmine Guy, in addition to appearing on BBC 2 Live with Jools Holland. Her song “Like This” was featured in the TBS series, Franklin & Bash. And she appears on Will Downing’s latest release, Silver, on the duet “You Were Meant Just For Me.”

With over 200-plus reviews and features, including VH1.com, Vibe.com, BET.com, JET, USA Today, The Washington Post and more, Avery has made her presence known. 



09/19/15

$55 [VIP], $45 and $35 (plus $2 restoration fee)



- http://www.sueauclairpromotions.com/Sue_Auclair_Promotions/An_Evening_with_Gregory_Porter_Sept_19.html

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



Fernweh

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Dana Samborski

Get transported to a world of garish knights, talking animals, and gender fluid gingerbread cookies in this modern fairy tale epic. When a bridge troll gets bored with his domestic life, he packs his bags for one last adventure through storybook land. But this time, familiar faces reveal dark secrets about lives lived beyond the bounds of "Happily Ever After." Will our hero get his story straight? Will his family take him back? Find out in this brilliantly designed parlor show that's one part Shrek, one part Death of a Salesman. For mature audiences only!

Puppets at Night is Puppet Showplace Theater’s performance series for adult and teen audiences. These evening performances explore thought-provoking topics and showcase an astonishing array of puppetry styles. Performers have included acclaimed internationally-touring companies, stars of the fringe circuit, and emerging artists. 

Fernweh is recommended for ages 16 and up.



09/18/15 - 09/19/15

Adult: $15
Student: $13



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/fernweh

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



Nick DiPaolo

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

In this day of watered down comedy Nick Di Paolo's brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. Nick began his career in his hometown of Boston and two-years later, made the jump to New York, where he found his seething, sarcastic style was welcomed with open arms by New York audiences at such clubs as Catch a Rising Star, Caroline’s and The Comedy Cellar. It was at clubs like these were he honed his uncompromising point of view, which makes him not only a club favorite, but a true "comic's comic." His range has allowed him to perform on shows as tame as ‘The Tonight Show,’ yet as edgy as HBO's ‘Young Comedians Special’, ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ and Conan O’ Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on ‘The Chris Rock Show.’ He has also had three half hour stand up specials of his own on Comedy Central and was one of the stars on ‘Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn’ and a stand out on many C.Central Roasts. Not limited to stand-up and writing, he has had guest starring roles on “Lucky Louie,’ ‘The Sopranos’and many sitcoms as well as in films including Artie Lange’s ‘Beer League.’A critic for the Winnipeg Press said it best when he described Nick as "Gentle as a starved wolverine and as predictable as a tipsy-hop through a minefield, Nick Di Paolo is an experience constrained only slightly by the demands of stand up comedy." His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio as well. He is a favorite on both Howard Stern and Opie and Anthony and hosted his own show on New York’s 92.3 Free FM. Hide the women and children… here comes Nick Di Paolo.



09/17/15 - 09/19/15

$20 for Thursday
$25 for Friday and Saturday



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=395664

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



Radium Girls

Presented by Flat Earth Theatre at Charlestown Working Theater

Once considered a miracle cure and scientific marvel, by the 1920s the radium used to paint luminous watches has triggered fatal health problems for Grace Fryer and other dial painters. As their health deteriorates, Grace must fight the ruthless U.S. Radium Corporation for rightful compensation even while radiation poisoning destroys her body and life.

Helmed by director Lindsay Eagle, Flat Earth presents the first all-female professional production of D.W. Gregory's moving play inspired by the true story of the factory workers of U.S. Radium.



09/04/15 - 09/19/15

General Admission Tickets

$20 in advance

$25 at the door

$10 student rush at door only (i.d. required)



- https://www.flatearththeatre.com/shows/2015/radium-girls/

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



Worcester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash!

Presented by Worcester Chamber Music Society at Tuckerman Hall

Come celebrate the start of our 10th Anniversary Season. A cornucopia of musical gems, this kick-off concert weekend reflects our gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness to all that have helped us reach this special milestone year.

Featuring acclaimed Russian pianist, Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome and clarinetist, Julian Milkis.

Saturday, September 19, 2015  8:00 PM*
Tuckerman Hall
10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester

Tickets: Adults $35, Seniors $30, Students $12, Youth under 17 free admission
*Join us for a pre-concert celebration at 6:45 PM  as we toast our 10th Anniversary! Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.Pre-concert celebration, cash bar + dessert,  $30 + 10% off ticket prices. Enter codeOpeningNight at checkout.

PROGRAM

WOLF Italian Serenade
ROTA Trio for flute, violin, and piano
SHOSTAKOVICH Duo from King Lear
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude from “The Gadfly”
PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 115



09/19/15

Adults $35, Seniors $30, Students $12, Youth under 17 free admission
 



- http://worcesterchambermusic.org/birthday-bash

Tuckerman Hall - 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, MA, 1608



South Boston's Seaport - Dog Friendly!

Presented by Boston By Foot

Boston By Foot is pleased to partner with the Urban Hound to offer a DOG FRIENDLY tour!

From tidal flat to industrial area, to Innovation District and hot new nightspot, many transformations have taken place in the South Boston Seaport in the last 150 years, and more are planned for the immediate future. This neighborhood of new and exciting developments in Boston didn't even exist in the early 19th century.

Come along with Boston by Foot to learn about its creation, its maritime and industrial history, and plans for the future!



09/19/15

$15 general admission
$5 for BBF Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Seaport



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



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



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



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

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

Written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer

This production launches the national tour of this smash hit Off-Broadway musical!

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.



08/26/15 - 09/20/15

Tickets: $25 - $65



- http://www.mrt.org/show/lion

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Vieux Farka Toure

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

Vieux Farka Touré crafts Malian blues in the rich Songhai tradition of his late father, famed guitarist Ali Farka Touré. Vieux draws on haunting Saharan blues and traditional Malian melodies and infuses them with his own global influences to create an irresistible Afropop sound all his own. He will be touring with his band in support of his new release, Touristes, a collaborative album with New York-based singer Julia Easterlin.



09/20/15

Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation
$25 General admission, 21+



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2816/vieux-farka-toure

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



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



stART on the Street Fall Edition

Presented by stART on the Street

stART on the Street continues with more then 250 arts and crafts vendors, stage and street performers, food trucks and restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options will be available), hands-on-kids' activities, area non-profits and interactive creative features. The fun takes place in between Highland and Pleasant streets in Worcester, MA.



09/20/15

FREE



- http://www.startonthestreet.org



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.



09/20/15

$50-75



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

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



Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Join us to celebrate our exciting new season of exhibitions inspired by artists’ friendships and collaborations. Free and open to the public.



09/20/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



String Masters Series: David Kim

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

The masterful and vivacious Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra performs a recital of his favorite works including Sarasate’s daredevilish Carmen Fantasy. Interspersed with stories of his experiences and struggles to reach the pinnacle of his career, this humorous, sometimes jarring and often poignant program promises to inspire us all.



09/20/15

Tickets: $10 - $15



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-david-kim-violin

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



Sir George and the Dragon

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Pumpernickel Puppets

Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you'll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry, everything ends happily in this fun and highly interactive show.

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

Sir George and the Dragon is recommended for ages 3 through 6. Episodic stories, lots of gentle humor, friendly puppet characters.



09/19/15 - 09/20/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, decides to tame and marry this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his. A romantic comedy, an epic fairy tale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. "Ralph Fiennes gives one of the best performances of his career." – The Independent



09/18/15 - 09/20/15

18
Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Let's Dance Boston

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Put on your dancing shoes and head out to the Rose Kennedy Greenway for Let’s Dance Boston, one of the largest, free outdoor dance and music parties Boston has ever seen. Let’s Dance Boston will feature five consecutive nights of dynamic music and dance. Each evening will begin with 45 minutes of a free dance lesson taught by professional teachers in the dance style of the evening. The live band will play music to accompany the dancing for 90 minutes afterwards.

The five-day dance extravaganza will include five live bands preceded by expert dance instructors. After the 45-minute dance lessons, the live bands will perform ninety-minute sets to continue the party. Let’s Dance Boston will take place on a specially installed large dance floor with an elevated performance stage on the lawn at Atlantic Avenue and High Street of The Greenway’s Wharf District Park. There is enough extra lawn space to bring a picnic, or visit one of the local Boston food trucks set up near the dance floor.

View a full schedule of dance sessions.

 



09/16/15 - 09/20/15

FREE



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/letsdanceboston

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



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



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



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



Ace Frehley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and post-KISS work including 2009 Anomaly, and his current Top Ten Billboard 200 debut Space Invader, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original band.

WORSHIPPER is the newly-forged brainchild of veteran Boston rockers JOHN BROOKHOUSE (Rule, The Dirty
Truckers), DAVE JARVIS (Mellow Bravo), BOB MALONEY (Cult 45, Cracktorch, Milligram), and ALEJANDRO
NECOCHEA (Bang Camaro, Township).



09/22/15

Price: $30-50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ace-frehley/

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



Book Illustration Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys

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

Exhibit Dates: August 8 to September 12

Reception: August 15 at 2:00 PM and Artist Talk at 3:00 PM by Award Winning Children’s Book Illustrator / Author, Ruth Sanderson

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios (The Brush) is pleased to exhibit the artwork created to illustrate the books you read during your childhood, the "Nancy Drew" and "The Hardy Boys" series. Over forty book titles are showcased, along with corresponding paintings, drawings, model photographs and a few surprises. The timeline tracks a mix of old and new work spanning more than sixty years for all generations.

Work from the following illustrators will be included in the exhibition: Rudy Nappi, Ruth Sanderson, George Gaadt, Paul Frame, Steven Stroud,  Tricia Zimic,  Garin Baker, Paul Bachem, Frank Sofo, Bob Berran,  Hector Garrido,  Aleta (Jenks) Rafton,  Erin Mcguire,  Mary Stevens, and Harry Bennett.

 

Image: "Captive Witness" by Ruth Sanderson



08/08/15 - 09/22/15

FREE



- http://www.thebrush.org

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



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



Artist Maya Lin at Boston University

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at Boston University George Sherman Student Union

The BU Arts Initiative and Boston University College of Fine Arts are pleased to bring award-winning designer, architect, and artist Maya Lin to Boston University on Thursday, September 24, 2015 to deliver the keynote address for the 43rd annual conference of the National Council of Arts Administrators, hosted by Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. 

Maya Lin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, and has received honorary doctorate degrees from Yale University, Harvard University, Williams College, and Smith College. At age 21, Lin won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and went onto design dozens of other structures, including the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Additionally, Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2009 and was the subject of the 1994 Academy Award winning documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.

Since 2009, Maya Lin has been working on her final memorial, What is Missing?, which focuses on bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. 

The keynote address will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 4:00pm in the Ballroom of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, 2nd Floor and is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required, but seating will be first come, first served.



09/24/15

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/arts/maya-lin/

Boston University George Sherman Student Union - 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Sacred Spaces of Roxbury

Presented by Boston By Foot

Gain a new perspective of Roxbury as you walk between two of its prominent hills, Fort Hill and Mission Hill. Beginning with colonial First Church in Roxbury and ending with the puddingstone grandeur of Mission Church, participants will visit prominent religious buildings which relay the history of Roxbury, as well as hear about demographic changes and industrial developments that impacted the neighborhood.

This tour is presented in partnership with Discover Roxbury, an organization with a mission to increase knowledge of Roxbury's historic and cultural contributions.



09/24/15

$15 general admission

$5 for Discover Roxbury or Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/sacred-spaces-roxbury



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/



2015 Design Biennial Boston Exhibition

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The winners of the fourth Design Biennial Boston, a program sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission in collaboration with pinkcomma gallery, BSA Space, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, have been selected following an open call for entries. A distinguished jury selected four firms whose work provides ample evidence of Boston’s rich design talent. 

The 2015 Biennial will feature Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture, Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere of GLD, Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio, and Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group. Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim of IK Studio and Daniel Ibañez and Rodrigo Rubio of Margen-Lab received honorable mention awards this year for their contributions.



07/16/15 - 09/25/15

FREE



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/2015-design-biennial-boston

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Rebellion and Grace: The Graphic Workshop 1970-1992

Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The exhibition will survey the history and accomplishments of The Graphic Workshop, an artists’ collaborative in Boston, conceived at MassArt. The Workshop produced hundreds of silkscreen posters from 1970-1992 using color and art to proclaim political ideas, and to publicize avant-garde theater, public health campaigns, and the plights of endangered species. Rebellion and Grace will feature eighty-five posters and archival materials tracing the group's activism from the anti-war and civil rights protests of the 1970s to the environmentalist movement of the 1980s and 1990s.  



08/24/15 - 09/25/15

FREE



- http://www.massart.edu/rebellionandgrace



Rita Rudner

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

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



09/25/15

Tickets: $37 plus fee



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

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



Troubled Water

Presented by Guerilla Opera at The Zack Box

This world premiere opera with music by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, libretto by Frederick Choi, and stage direction by Allegra Libonati follows the short life of writer Natsuko Higuchi in late 19th century Japan. Her brief career hinges on her personal and professional connections, and the constant failure of people in her life to support her. As she descends into poverty and her relationships end, her writing begins to authentically reflect her world. The opera weaves in scenes and characters from her published stories, through which her own desires are brought into stark clarity.

Troubled Water is 70 minutes in duration and sung in English.



09/18/15 - 09/25/15

$15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH Member



- http://guerillaopera.com/season/troubledwater/#sthash.48X9mX9W.dpbs

The Zack Box - 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02215



Frank Santos Jr: R-Rated Comic Hypnotist

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!

Frank has a show for every occasion. He can read his audience and adjust his performance to please every appetite. The limitless variations enable Frank Santos Jr. to perform for anyone from curious and impressionable high school students, to hip and rowdy college students or a night club crowd. Frank is sure to throw everyone into a frenzy of fun and cheers.



09/25/15

Tickets: $25 plus fee



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frank-santos-jr-2/

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



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 - 09/26/15

Tickets from $25



- http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Iliza Schlesinger

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. In 2013 her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes. It is currently available on Netflix. Her follow up Netflix Original Comedy Special Freezing Hot premiered to rave reviews in January 2015. She was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show Excused, in which she filmed 230 episodes. Iliza's TV credits include multiple appearances on NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and The Soup, NBC'S Last Call with Carson Daily, TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?, and Showtime's Pauly Shore and Friends and Bridging the Gap Comedy Festival. She is featured in the comedy documentary I Am Comic. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, hundreds of clubs and colleges, and in various countries for our troops overseas. Iliza loves the troops and was honored to participate in The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe.



09/26/15

$25.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/iliza-schelsinger/

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



MetroFest 2015

Presented by MetroWest Visitors Bureau

MetroFest is the MetroWest Visitors Bureau’s signature event showcasing the richness and diversity of the region’s music, arts, and culinary offerings, with a wide range of activities appealing to all ages. Rain or shine.

Building on the success of the inaugural MetroFest in 2014, we expect to draw 10,000 visitors to exciting food offerings from food truck vendors and local culinary talents, fabulous entertainment including live music and demonstrations from our community stage and our main stage, local celebrity guests, kids activities that include bounce houses and face painting, and the best of MetroWest shopping, arts and cultural experiences offered by more than 100 artisans, crafters, and cultural and community groups from around the region.

There is no parking on the grounds of MetroFest as all the space has been allocated to providing non-stop activities, food, music, and presentations.  We do, however, have nearby parking with non-stop, free shuttle service. Our shuttle service is equipped to accommodate those needing additional service.  In each parking area, there are designated handicapped parking spots for your use.   



09/26/15

There is an entry fee of: $3 for children aged 5 years to 11 years $7 for adults and children 12 years and older. Tickets are sold at the gate. No charge for those under the age of 5



- http://www.metrowestvisitors.org/metrofest/metrofest-general-faq/



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is a giant 10-vocalist rock band that performs thunderous, fist-in-the-air renditions of classic 70’s Brit Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in symphonies, the URO performs as a unique and unconventional kind of orchestra, bringing to vivid life the glorious music of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles, The Who and Led Zeppelin. Performing with power, nuance and feeling, the URO is honored to bring these iconic classic songs to today’s audiences. Dinner and a show package available!



09/26/15

Reserved Seats: $25



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/the_u.r.o._rocks_the_regent

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



Boston Kids Really Rock

Presented by Kids Really Rock at The Lawn on D

Kids Really Rock is a free, all-day family music and arts festival for families and communities in Boston and beyond. The event is held at the “Lawn on D” outdoor arts space at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority in South Boston. Kids Really Rock exposes kids to messages of kindness, creativity and community through performances by nationally-acclaimed bands for families and children, and hands-on art and community service activities.



09/26/15

FREE



- http://www.kidsreallyrock.com

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



Greg Fitzsimmons

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV.  A regular with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno, Greg has made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show”.  He also hosts “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show,” on Sirius XM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” Podcast.
 
Greg hosts a series on The Speed Channel called “Pumped” and is a frequent panelist on “Chelsea Lately”.  His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.  Greg is taping a new One-Hour standup special this summer.
 
Greg spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever”.  He has two Half-Hour Specials on Comedy Central, and in 2008 Greg made his entire family proud hosting the 25th Annual "AVN Adult Movie Awards" on Showtime. 
 
Writing credits include HBO’s “Lucky Louie”, "Cedric the Entertainer Presents," "Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher", "The Man Show” and many others.  On his mantle beside the four Daytime Emmys he won as a writer and producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" sit “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called "Idiot Savants”.
 
For more go to:
www.fitzdog.com
twitter.com/gregfitzshow



09/24/15 - 09/26/15

$20 for Thursday
$25 for Friday and Saturday



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=399252

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



Kids Really Rock

Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D

Join us for a playful, energetic and musical festival for the whole family at The Lawn on D. Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family music and arts festival for children and families in and around Boston created and hosted by “Karen K” Kalafatas of Boston’s own Karen K and the Jitterbugs. Kids Really Rock exposes kids to messages of kindness, creativity and community through performances by nationally-acclaimed bands for families and children and hands-on art and community service activities. Featured performers include The Pop Ups, Alphabet Rockers, Josh and the Jamtones, Mister G, and more! The all day celebration will be a fantastic day of dancing, music, and hands-on activities.



09/26/15

FREE



- http://lawnond.com/calendar_events/kids-really-rock/

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



What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention



Be a part of the celebration of the genius of Archibald Query who invented Fluff here in Union Square in 1917. Artists, musical and theatrical performers, culinary geniuses and the general public pay tribute this great American creation in a madcap festival. The tenth annual event includes a performance stage and games stage, participatory activities, gallery show, and craft and food vendors.

“What the Fluff?” is presented by Union Square Main Streets as part of ArtsUnion, an initiative shepherded by the Somerville Arts Council and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Somerville. The event is made possible thanks to generous sponsors, local business support, talented team leaders and a magnificent group of volunteers.

View a full list of scheduled events



09/26/15

FREE



- https://unionsquaremain.org/fluff-festival/



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



Cambridge Common: Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot

Founded in 1631, Cambridge Common Park was once the common pasture for Old Cambridge. Later it served as an encampment for the Continental Army. Today it’s home to playgrounds and ballfields, surrounded by historic houses, churches, and buildings of Harvard University. Join Boston By Foot to explore nearly 400 years of history & architecture on our loop of Cambridge Common!



09/27/15

$15 general admission
$5 for BBF Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/cambridge-common



Robin Hood

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic adventure tale! When Robin discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham is up to no good, he sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievious deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. This production features hilarious dialogue, original music, and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

Robin Hood is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, verbal humor.



09/26/15 - 09/27/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Waitress

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

Jenna, played by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must choose between her commitments and her dreams. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness—but Jenna ultimately has to decide for herself. This poignant and uplifting new musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf. Directed by Diane Paulus (PippinFinding Neverland), Waitress features music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”).



08/02/15 - 09/27/15

Tickets from $25

Standing Room Tickets
A very limited number of standing room tickets for select sold-out shows will be sold on the day of each show, in person only and only one ticket per person. The Ticket Office opens at 12:00pm. 
There will be no standing room tickets sold for performances August 2 - 6 or the final weekend in September.



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

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



National Theatre Live: Skylight

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) star in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. Skylight is directed by Academy Award® nominee and director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sellout West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.
 



09/25/15 - 09/27/15

$18
Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Boston Harp Festival

Presented by Boston Harp Festival

Everything you wanted to know about the harp is covered in the weekend long festival, which features internationally acclaimed harpists and the young talents of today in a myriad of events including lectures, recitals, workshops, masterclasses and more. Artists to be featured include Ina Zdorovetchi, Deborah Henson-Conant, Felice Pomeranz, Maeve Gilchrist, Carl Swanson, Rachael Galbraith, Boston Conservatory harpists, Arneis Quartet, Sarah Brady and many more. The festival will open with a beautiful recital program presented by Boston-based harpist Ina Zdorovetchi. The Gala Concert features Grammy-nominated harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.

View a complete program.



09/25/15 - 09/27/15

$10-$100



- http://www.bostonharpfestival.com/



SeptemberFest 2015

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

Join Longy the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 as Longy kicks off a year of centennial festivities with the annual SeptemberFest concert series.

This year's theme recalls the musical climate of 1915, the year in which Longy was founded.

With repertoire that would have been featured at evening concerts in Boston and Paris, the program includes influential works from that era, as well as tributes to distinguished Longy composers, faculty, and alumni over the past 100 years.  

Friday, September 25
1915: Paris & Boston | 8:00 PM
Edward M. Pickman Hall
An evening concert harkening back to 1915, the year of Longy's founding, featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Loeffler, and Georges Longy
Panel discussion: Musical luminaries of Boston in 1915 | 6:30 P
View concert program

Saturday, September 26
Hommage à Longy | 1:30 PM 
Edward M. Pickman Hall
Compositions marking significant Longy milestones and anniversaries
View concert program

Time Capsule: 1915 | 3:00 PM
Edward M. Pickman Hall
Popular songs of a century ago, followed by Charlie Chaplin's 1915 classic The Tramp with live musical accompaniment

Musique et lumière | 8:00 PM
Edward M. Pickman Hall
A celebration featuring works inspired by sources of light
Panel discussion: A French school in Boston | 6:30 PM 
View concert program

Sunday, September 27
American Songbook and Broadway Revue | 4:00 PM
Harvard University Science Center Plaza
An afternoon of popular songs and Broadway classics performed by Opera at Longy
Sponsored by Harvard University.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Seating in Edward M. Pickman Hall is limited; be sure to reserve your free tickets in advance.



09/25/15 - 09/27/15

Free



- http://longy.edu/septemberfest

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



Broken Glass

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Jim Petosa

This powerful, Olivier Award-winning, and Tony-nominated drama is presented as part of a national celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller. It is November 11, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht, when Sylvia Gellburg loses the ability to walk. Her husband Phillip desperately seeks to find the cause. After consulting Dr. Harry Hyman, it’s determined that her paralysis may have been psychosomatically induced. Hyman’s obsession with curing Sylvia uncovers a complex tangle of egos, resentment, and guilt, as well as Phillip’s own paralyzing struggle with his Jewish identity.

Broken Glass is recommended for ages 12 and up.



09/05/15 - 09/27/15



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/broken-glass/

Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



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



Fiction Days presents Edwidge Danticat

Presented by Boston College

Edwidge Danticat, who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969, is widely considered to be one of the most talented young writers in the United States, celebrated in particular for her impassioned, meditative, and poetically intense prose style.  She became a finalist for the National Book Award at the age of twenty-six for Krik? Krak!, and has received the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize and fiction awards from The Carribean WriterSeventeen, and Essence magazines. Her works include Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Farming of Bones, and Brother I’m Dying.  Her Lowell lecture will be part of a three-day residency at Boston College.



09/29/15

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/lowell



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

With two hilarious casts and two awesome summer shows – that's, like, four awesome reasons to come laugh extremely hard on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

Sunday Night NXT
How I Spent My Summer Staycation is filled with improv and sketch that is centered around everyone's favorite kind of vacation...yep, the staycation!

Wednesday Night NXT
From the struggles of getting a woman's face on U.S. currency to looking at gender politics in a post-Caitlyn Jenner world, Circle of Jerks performs sketches filled with razor-sharp, social satire and improvised scenes based on the audiences suggestions.   



06/21/15 - 09/30/15

Tickets: $15



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

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



A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat, hosted by Regine Jean-Charles

Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall

Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning writer of Haitian descent whose books include Breath, Eyes, MemoryKrik? Krak! and The Dew Breaker, among others.  BC Professor Regine Jean-Charles, author of Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary, will moderate a public conversation with Danticat about her work and contemporary Haiti.   



09/30/15

Free



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Devlin Hall - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



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



Zach Sherwin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

Zach Sherwin is a comedian, writer, and rapper based in Los Angeles. His television credits include performances on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), as well as various appearances on E!, MTV, CNN Headline News, and VH1. He is a staff writer for the immensely popular YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which he has also portrayed such characters as Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler; in 2014, the RIAA awarded him a gold record for the “Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking” digital single. Zach’s own music videos have been viewed millions of times online, and his albums are available on Comedy Central Records and A Special Thing Records. More info and content is available at www.zachsherwin.com, youtube.com/zachsherwin, and twitter.com/zachsherwin.



10/01/15

$12



- http://thewilbur.com/johnny-d/artist/zach-sherwin/

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



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



Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Golden Age Revived: 17th-century songs of Dowland, Purcell, Lawes, Blow, Humfry, and Eccles
 



10/02/15

Tickets: $70, $51, $39, $20



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/concerts.htm

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



Champions of the Charles

Presented by The Charles River Watershed Association at Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Event Name: Champions of the Charles

Tag Line: Celebrate 50 Years with CRWA 

Date: 10/02/2015 

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time (if required) 10:00 pm

Location: Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, 154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Description: Celebrate CRWA's 50th anniversary at an elegant evening filled with fun, friends and history inside the historical Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and music while exploring historic and interactive exhibits of Charles River history. We’ll then gather for a sampling of food and desserts with a lively roast of Robert Zimmerman, CRWA’s Executive Director for 25 years.

Ticket pricing: Individual Tickets: $200

            CRWA Members: $150

Links: More info http://www.crwa.org/champions

            purchase tickets http://www.crwa.org/champions/purchase-tickets

 



10/02/15

Individual Tickets: $ 200.

CRWA Members: $150.



- http://www.crwa.org/champions

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation - 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02354



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.

“What a great show! There is nothing bad to say! The actors are hilarious, the plot of the play we attended kept us guessing all the way to the end of the show, and the food was delicious (order the roasted chicken)! The actors turned to the audience in multiple, instances and were patient when or if there was a slip up. They were true professionals and kept us intrigued the whole show. I can’t wait to come back!! Said a representative of “The best and loudest Bachelorette Party” on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Attendees are cordially invited to a wedding they won’t soon forget... because they plan it! Along with fellow audience members, they vote for the theme, music and even the couple the show will center around! Whether it turns out to be an Italian, Greek or Jewish affair it will be one to remember! But not everyone will live out this happy day. Murder will mar the occasion and attendees better plan to solve the mystery as well!

“How very much my daughter and I enjoyed this show!! It was great fun interacting with the cast, they were professional and put on a terrific show!! I would recommend this venue to anyone who enjoys an enthusiastic and talented show and loves to laugh!!” wrote camaui52 in a review.

Mystery Cafe, America’s Original Murder Mystery Dinner promises you will laugh your way to whodunnit!? Tickets are available at: https://www.zerve.com/comedytheatr


*Average reviews of this activity are rated 4.5 stars of 5



05/16/15 - 10/03/15

$55 - Adult

$35 - Children to 12



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The Elephant & Castle Restaurant and Pub - 161 Devonshire St., Boston, MA, 02110



Burton Cummings:

Presented by AW Productions, LLC at Berklee Performance Center

Burton Cummings, platinum recording artist and former lead singer-songwriter of The (original) Guess Who, performs his hits "These Eyes," "No Time," "Share the Land," "Stand Tall," and many more.  As the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame points out, "The praise doesn't come any loftier than when none other than John Lennon says you are his favourite singer and Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant says you are one of rock's best voices."  Burton Cummings at the Berklee Performance Center -- a pairing not to be missed! 



10/03/15

$79, $58, $46, $34

Ticket sales begin June 1, 2015.



- http://awproductions.rocks

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: II Trovatore

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Live in HD season begins October 3 with Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine of Il Trovatore. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna in the first pairing of the two Russian superstars at the Met since 2002, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Štefan Kocán as Ferrando, and Dolora Zajick in her signature role of the demented gypsy Azucena.



10/03/15

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/il-trovatore/

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



Yo La Tengo

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Fresh off celebrating their 30th anniversary as one of the most beloved and adventurous bands in rock history, Yo La Tengo announce that they will release Stuff Like That There on August 28th via Matador Records and will embark on a world tour starting September 23rd in Troy, NY (tour dates below).

The trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew now return as a quartet, reuniting with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar as they revisit the original concept of their beloved Fakebook on its 25th anniversary. This unprecedented live set-up — Ira on acoustic guitar, Georgia up-front on a small kit, and James on upright bass — marks the first occasion of this particular Yo La Tengo incarnation touring together (and since it took them 31 years to get around to doing so, could very well also be the last).



10/03/15

$30-35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/yo-la-tengo/

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



The High Kings

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

The High Kings are an Irish supergroup made up of Finbarr Clancy (formerly of the Clancy Brothers), Brian Dunphy (formerly a cast member of Riverdance), Martin Furey (formerly of the group Bohinta), and Darren Holden (formerly a cast member of Riverdance and a successful solo artist). Incredibly versatile and skilled multi-instrumentalists, they play 13 instruments among the four of them, performing new songs as well as old favorites. The Dublin-based band exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008 and quickly became internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling artists, now signed to Sony International.



10/03/15

$28 (includes Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee)



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2846/the-high-kings

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



Through the Doors: A Tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Special guest:  Piece of my Pearl (Janis Joplin Tribute)

* Note that this is a ‘Rock the Coat” show—We will be collecting gently used and new winter coats to be distributed to area charities. *

Through The Doors is a multimedia tribute to Jim Morrison and The Doors touring since 1980. This re-creation of the sound, look and “feel” of an actual Doors concert is so complete, it never ceases to startle even the seasoned crew. And it starts right away: In the darkened theater, well before the band has taken the stage, anticipation runs hot and the chanting for “Jim” begins. Perhaps it is the audiences’ overwhelming desire to experience a true “Resurrection” that fuels the flames. Or, attribute it if you must, to a legend that survives, even grows, some 40 years after the mysterious death of James Douglas Morrison and the dissolution of his band.

Even now The Doors’ albums continue to sell and Jim’s face still appears on the covers of magazines, film, television and radio. They serve up the “Lizard King” on a daily basis, and still the masses pay homage in droves that surpass even the dizzying heights of the band’s popularity when still “alive”. And yet, a Through The Doors performance goes far beyond the simple duplication of a concert that would have been standard late 1960’s fare.

This performance is more akin to a Broadway show or Vegas Extravaganza – seasoned professional actor/musicians utilizing sound, staging, lighting, and projection equipment that audiences have come to expect. The effect is electrifying and the response has been phenomenal, as their longevity alone can testify to.  So, sit back in your seat (for as long as you can), and get ready to travel through the Doors of perception, traverse space and time on a psychedelic, mind expanding dance-trance!  Ladies and Gentlemen: Through The Doors!

 



10/03/15

Reserved Seats: $20.00 in advance, $25.00 Day of Show
(beer & wine available for those over 21 with proper I.D.)



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

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



Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World

Presented by The Boston Camerata

Latin American Baroque music at its best! Explore the musical melting pot of 17th-century Spanish music with indigenous American cultures and African rhythms. Lively baroque guitar, maracas,  tambourine and Caribbean singers complement the stately grandeur of cathedral voices, organ, and sackbuts. Camerata's musicians are joined by the Trinity Choristers, Boston City Singers, and Les Fleurs des Caraibes.



10/03/15

$30/$20 general, $10 students



- http://www.bostoncamerata.org



The Boys in the Band

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Written by Mart Crowley
Directed by David J. Miller

This seminal work of the Off-Broadway movement premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage. Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-proclaimed “pock-marked, Jew fairy,” complete with surprise gift, the Cowboy, a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of "Truth or Dare" goes terribly wrong.  

Reviewing a 2010 revival, The Hollywood Reporter observed, “The Boys in the Band is one of the few plays that can honestly claim to have helped spark a social revolution.”  

The production will feature Victor Shopov (IRNE and Norton Award Winner for ZSC’s Bent) as Michael and Ryan Landry (Multiple Norton Award Winner for his work with the Gold Dust Orphans) as Harold.  



09/11/15 - 10/03/15

Wednesday - Thursday: $35
Friday - Sunday: $40

Show is recommended for ages 14+.



- http://zeitgeiststage.com/

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



Dan Soder

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Originally from Aurora, CO, Dan Soder started doing stand up at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he'd had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals so he moved to New York to get serious about stand-up. When he's not napping or being lazy you can see Dan perform at clubs all over the city. You can also see Dan on this upcoming season of "Live at Gotham." He hopes to not shame his family or friends -- he also hopes he gets more time to nap now that he's been on TV.



10/01/15 - 10/03/15

$20 for Thursday
$25 for Friday and Saturday



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=393704

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



Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff featuring pianist Evgeny Kissin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

For the first concerts of the BSO's 2015-2016 season-an all-Russian program-Andris Nelsons and the orchestra continue their survey of Stalin-era works by Dmitri Shostakovich. Composed at the end of World War II, the atypically short, five-movement Ninth Symphony was criticized as being insufficiently serious for the time. Shostakovich's older compatriot Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote his final work, the vibrant, symphony-like Symphonic Dances, in 1940 while living in the United States. In between these two pieces, the marvelous Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin plays Tchaikovsky's beloved Concerto No. 1.



10/01/15 - 10/03/15

$36.00 - $135.00



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/71981

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



Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at BSA Space

BSA Space explores the power of architectural installations by featuring works by architects and designers who use this medium to test new technologies and building techniques, while executing pieces that are both sculptural and visually arresting. Curated by Rob Trumbour AIA and Aaron Willette of the design/research practice Khôra LLC., the exhibition presents more than 10 physical examples of the medium by an array of Boston-based and international designers.



06/17/15 - 10/04/15

Free



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/bigger-breadbox-smaller-building

BSA Space - 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210



Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World

Presented by The Boston Camerata at Trinity Church Boston

Latin American Baroque music at its best! Explore the musical melting pot of 17th-century Spanish music with indigenous American cultures and African rhythms. Lively baroque guitar, maracas, tambourine and Caribbean singers complement the stately grandeur of cathedral voices, organ, and sackbuts. Camerata's musicians are joined by the Trinity Choristers, Boston City Singers, and Les Fleurs des Caraibes.



10/04/15

$55/$40/$25, $10 students



- http://www.bostoncamerata.org

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



Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations with exhibition curator Kelley Tialiou



10/04/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

Bruce Hangen, conductor

MOZART: Symphony No. 31 ("Paris") 
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

1 p.m. (Pre-concert Lecture with Indervir Singh, M.M. '15, conducting)
2 p.m. (Concert)



10/04/15

$10-15



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/boston-conservatory-orchestra-13

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



Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center

Kat is a sleep deprived single mom who has just been fired from her day job as a video game music composer. When legendary gentleman-explorer Ernest Shackleton makes contact with Kat through a dating website, the two embark on an Antarctic quest, conquering new horizons and forging a time-traveling love affair for the ages. Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is a geeky, high-tech musical adventure starring GrooveLily's fierce and funny electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda and the dazzling and hypnotic Wade McCollum, with a tongue-in-cheek script by Tony award-winner Joe DiPietro.



09/20/15 - 10/04/15

Starting at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=0F49065D-CE70-4B03-8AB4-5612F1E81C7F

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



Wasabi the Dragon

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by No Strings Marionettes

In this modern-minded fairy tale, Princess Aja’s wedding plans are interrupted when a dragon swoops from the sky, burns down the palace, and carries off her betrothed! Will Aja and her wise fairy friends outwit the fire-breathing Wasabi to rescue Prince Olaf and save the kingdom? Find out in this newfangled fable featuring elegant marionettes, story-book scenery, and lots of audience participation.

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

Wasabi the Dragon is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, verbal storytelling. Involves an oversize dragon puppet that some children may find scary. Visible puppeteers. Opens with a sing-a-long.



10/03/15 - 10/04/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



The Royal Shakespeare Company's Othello

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Othello is the greatest general of his age, a fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies within his own ranks, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realizes too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but in his own fragile and destructive pride. After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to “Holby City,” Hugh Quarshie returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to play Shakespeare's Othello.



10/02/15 - 10/04/15

$18
Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



The Seven Deadly Sins

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Composed by Kurt Weill. Libretto by Bertolt Brecht. In The Seven Deadly Sins, widely considered among Weill’s masterpieces, two immigrant sisters embark on a seven?year odyssey through seven vice?laden cities, as they try to earn money to build a family home in Louisiana. Sung in English.

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 19th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.



10/02/15 - 10/04/15

$7 General Admission | $3.50 with CFA Membership



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/BUCFA-Presents-The-Seven-Deadly-Sins/

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



Mozart Requiem

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Mozart was a genius who developed swiftly and vanished all too soon. His Requiem is a profoundly affecting concert experience. Harry Christophers ushers in the 201st season with Mozart’s final testament, in a concert also featuring one of Haydn’s great, final London symphonies.

Harry Christophers, conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus

Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Hannah Pedley, mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Haydn Symphony No. 99
Webbe When winds breathe soft
Mozart Requiem



10/02/15 - 10/04/15

Tickets start at $27.00



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2015-2016/mozart-requiem/

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



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Originally produced on Broadway byHarold S. Prince
Directed by Weylin Symes and Ilyse Robbins
Choreography by Ilyse Robbins
Musical Direction by Matt Stern

Something familiar, something peculiar, a comedy tonight!

Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit will have you rolling in the aisles as Pseudolus, a clever and scheming Roman slave, does just about anything to secure his freedom. Things don't exactly go as planned when he ventures to unite the girl next door with his infatuated master. When she turns out to be a virgin courtesan sold to a formidable Roman Captain, what will Pseudolus do? Find out in this sexy and hilarious slapstick musical comedy!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is recommended for ages 14+.



09/10/15 - 10/04/15

Tickets: $50 Standard - $55 Premium



- http://www.stonehamtheatre.org/a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-to-the-forum.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Winery Dogs

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup.

The proof is in the brew: The Winery Dogs is an eclectic, fully realized group with songs that groove and swing without sacrificing any of the grit that makes great hard rock so inspiring.



10/05/15

$35-55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/winery-dogs/

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



National Theatre of London Live in HD: "The Beaux' Stratagem"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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.



10/06/15

Tickets: $22.00 Adults, $15.00 Seniors & Students, $5.00 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/beaux-stratagem/

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



The Zombies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

For the first time ever, British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, will bring their seminal 1968 album “Odessey & Oracle” to American stages – an event fans have awaited for almost 50 years!

This unique presentation will unite past and present….featuring both the current incarnation of The Zombies performing material from their highly-anticipated new studio album…
…and a reunion of all 4 surviving original members, who will lovingly recreate “Odessey & Oracle” in its entirety with full instrumentation.

Founding and current members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent will be joined original bassist/co-songwriter Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy for their first American tour together in 5 decades…
bringing to our shores the long-overdue live debut of the album that marked the end of their career… and the beginning of their legacy.

#100 of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” (Rolling Stone)

“a beautifully arranged, harmony-drenched pristine pop paean to memory, the changing of seasons, the passage of time and lost love – [it] slowly began to be recognized as one of the greatest albums of the 1960’s.” (New York Times)

“[Odessey & Oracle] bore not only the timeless hit “Time Of The Season” but an accompanying suite of songs that are among the very best ever in the pop era.” (Rolling Stone)

“Odessey and Oracle was their shining moment – a cornucopia of pop-art songs and elegant arrangements worthy of McCartney at his Revolver-era best.” (Record Collector)

“Anyone with an interest in 60s artistic pop will adore the underrated Odessey and Oracle” (Q,)

“Their masterpiece… without doubt one of the best albums of its era.” (Mojo)

“The beat boom’s most refined and elegant group, they specialised in unashamedly romantic pop – whether heartfelt and personal, wistful and nostalgic, or inspired by literature… Released at the height of hippie hedonism and narcissism, [Odessey & Oracle] was a last gasp from the age of innocence…” (The Times)

“The Zombies were psychedelic gods…[Odessey] moved them from of-their-time to timeless” (The Guardian)

 



10/06/15

Price: $45-65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-zombies/

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



Sun Kil Moon

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

Mark Kozelek, frontman of Sun Kil Moon, is renowned for his intense, highly autobiographical songs. An expressive, talented guitarist with a beautiful and evocative voice, Kozelek has been building his own musical brand for over 20 years with his previous band Red House Painters, his current project Sun Kil Moon, and solo work.

 



10/07/15

$28



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2876/sun-kil-moon

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



Jonny Lang

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang was signed to A&M Records in 1996. Since then he has released four critically acclaimed, full length albums, one of which, Turn Around in 2006, won him a Grammy Award. In more than ten years on the road, Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck and Sting. In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton. Lang also makes a cameo appearance in the film Blues Brothers 2000 as a janitor. In 2004, Eric Clapton asked Lang to play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua.



10/07/15

$40-$50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jonny-lang/

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



Dave Davies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

DAVE DAVIES founded the Kinks in the early 1960s and forever changed music after he sliced up the speaker cone of a little green amp and created a revolutionary, distorted guitar tone and frenetic solo on the song YOU REALLY GOT ME. Always an innovator, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member DAVE DAVIES has worked on a slew of critically acclaimed records, ranging from solo hit song DEATH OF A CLOWN, to experimental Kinks records like VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY, ARTHUR and classic song LOLA in the 70s. He'll rock your socks off “ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT!!!”



10/08/15

$35.00-$55.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/dave-davies/

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



Feminine Mystique - A Café Concert

Presented by Worcester Chamber Music Society

Experience chamber music in an intimate setting at the award winning Nuovo Restaurant. Purchase the dinner option for a beautiful buffet dinner and stay seated at your table to enjoy the concert. 

Women’s voices abound in an evening filled with meditative space, whimsical humor and volcanic passion. La Contessa, Maddelana, Hilary, Marti and “the other Mendelssohn”, Fanny, prove that the female composer has been alive and well for several centuries. 

Dinner seating 6:30 PM, Concert 8:00-9:00 PM



10/08/15

Concert $27, Dinner and concert $55



- http://worcesterchambermusic.org/concerts/season-10



Marshall Crenshaw

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A guitar pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw has been churning out ridiculously catchy rock and roll tunes since the early 80s. Hits like “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical Girl” launched the singer-songwriter into the pantheon of power pop luminaries, and with the release of an acclaimed EP just last May, it’s clear Crenshaw’s melodic gifts haven’t dimmed.



10/09/15

Ticket: $25- $39



- http://rockportmusic.org/

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



Last Folio film screening and discussion

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

Co-organized with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
7:00-9:00pm: Last Folio film screening and discussion

Please visit: http://artgallery.tufts.edu/calendar/index.htm



10/06/15 - 10/09/15

FREE



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu

Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



The Men From Maine Comedy Show Featuring Bob Marley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

You've heard the crazy misadventures of the “Men from Maine” on The Loren & Wally Morning Show weekdays at 6:15 a.m and 7:15 a.m on 105.7 WROR. You've bought their CDs and their entire line of merchandise – from BBQ to boxer shorts on WROR.com. You've even embarrassed yourself retelling the stories to family members (and former friends).

Now you can see them live at the Wilbur Theatre in The Men from Maine Comedy Show, featuring the ‘real’ Man from Maine Comedian Bob Marley! A'yuh!



10/09/15

Price: $37-92



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/men-from-maine-ft-bob-marley/

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



Margaret Cho

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Cho could be called “Queen of all Media,” conquering film, television, books and theatre, with Grammy nominations, sold-out comedy tours, and off-Broadway and TV shows under her belt. Equally as important are the causes she is passionate about. Margaret is widely recognized for her charitable work with gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns. In every segment of her life, Margaret is honest, adoring, passionate, uproarious and always entertaining.



10/10/15

$35-49



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

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



My Fair Lady

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

Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion
Directed by Scott Edmiston

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will refashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her-luck London flower girl taken on as an “experiment” by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s beloved play PygmalionMy Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

A cast of Boston's favorites reminagines the timeless musical with 1930s flair!
The company includes Remo Airaldi, Elise Arsenault, Tony Catellanos, Christopher Chew, Catherine Lee Christie, Jennifer Ellis, Beth Gotha, Meghan LaFlam, Carla Martinez, Kathryn McKellar, Cheryl McMahon, Davron Monroe, Andy Papas, Jared Trolio, and J.T. Turner. 



09/04/15 - 10/10/15

Wednesday Matinee: $34 - $46
Wednesday - Friday Evening: $47 - $63
Saturday - Sunday: $53 - $69



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=95

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



Choral Classics with Dr. Joeseph Flummerfelt

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Cantata Singers’ 52nd season commences with a program led by world-renowned choral conductor Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt. Hear choral favorites such as Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder Waltzes and Copland’s “The Promise of Living” alongside diverse works by Barber, Britten, Duruflé, Stravinsky, Victoria, Casals, Russell, and Fine. “Dr. Flummerfelt has chosen a beautiful and intimate program of sacred choral music, American songs, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, works rarely presented by Cantata Singers,” said Music Director David Hoose. “This program will give our audience the chance to experience the unique musical perspective he brings to the podium.”

Dr. Flummerfelt is the longtime choirmaster of the NY Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the Spoleto Festival, and is the former director of the choral program at Westminster Choir College.



10/10/15

Single tickets $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/october-2015/

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



Hey Nineteen “An Evening of Steely Dan" & Don Campbell “An Evening of Dan Fogelberg”

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Two of the best tribute bands in concert representing two of the biggest international performers in American music history.

Hey Nineteen is the Nation’s top Steely Dan tribute band! An 11 piece group of professional musicians with the theoretical knowledge and musicality required to master the complex music of Steely Dan. They have packed venues throughout New England and are well known for their high energy show as well as their “spot on Steely Dan sound!

Hey Nineteen will amaze you with their exacting solos (as originally recorded), vocals, harmonies, and musicality, all while keeping you moving with their high energy show.

Hey Nineteen a Tribute to Steely Dan is comprised of top professional musicians, many of whom have performed with Grammy- winning, international artists. Hey Nineteen brings the big hits and the deep cuts, from ‘Do It Again’ to ‘Your Gold Teeth II’, from ‘Reelin’ in the Years’ to “Doctor Wu” and many more.


Don Campbell: Celebrating the Music of Dan Fogelberg

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Fogelberg was a multi-platinum selling artist, with hits such as “Leader of the Band”, “Longer”, “Same Old Lang Syne” and a large and diverse catalog of over 20 albums. He passed away in 2007 after a three year battle with prostate cancer. 

Dan remains a huge influence and musical hero of Don’s. On November 13, 2012, Don released a double CD, Kites To Fly: Celebrating the Music of Dan Fogelberg and in January, 2013 began presenting live performances of this music around his own busy schedule of Don Campbell Music shows.


Presented by Last Dance Productions



10/10/15

Reserved seating:

$38 advance
$43 dayo-f-show



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

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



Bob Marley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit: “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Late Night” with Conan O’Brien and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. He began his career in his hometown of Portland, and then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars.



10/10/15

Price: $27



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bob-marley-2/

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



The Greenway Open Market

Presented by New England Open Markets at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant arts market that features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. It is held on Saturdays from May to October along the Wharf District Parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. Visitors will find exceptional handmade and locally produced products including fine art, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, apparel, accessories, and fair trade/eco friendly handmade imports and some tasty mobile eats!

Come explore the parks and stroll tree lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, eat at a food truck, and shop local! It’s a truly original Boston experience!



05/02/15 - 10/10/15

FREE



- http://newenglandopenmarkets.com/greenway/

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Colin Kane

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Following a two-year run at Caroline's on Broadway and an evening at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden, comedian Colin Kane takes the stage at Laugh Boston. A New York native, Kane's uncensored comedy and sharp crowd work earned him the top spot in Howard Stern's Kill or Be Killed competition, and he is a regular radio guest on The Opie & Anthony Show. Kane has played the New York comedy club circuit as well as venues in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C., Boston, Mexico City, Norway and Stockholm, and Dennis Miller calls him "the next really big comedian."



10/09/15 - 10/10/15

$25 for Friday and Saturday.



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=404164

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



Appropriate

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio Theatre

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

2014 Obie Award Winner: Best New American Play

After the death of their patriarch, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan gather at their crumbling Arkansas plantation home to mourn his loss and settle his estate. While sifting through a lifetime of memories and junk, they make a gruesome discovery that forces them to confront their family’s dark past. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (NeighborsAn Octoroon) offers his own subversive take on a classic American genre for a bold new look at race and identity.

Appropriate is recommended for ages 14 and up.



09/12/15 - 10/10/15

Tickets: $25-$60



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/appropriate/

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



Katrina Then and Now: Artists as Witness

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

Artists as Witness, curated by Daina Cheyenne Harvey, assistant professor of sociology at Holy Cross, brings together a myriad of contemporary artists whose work chronicles the relationship between disaster and art in New Orleans from 2005 to the present. Timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Katrina, this multimedia exhibition includes video, photography, painting, sculpture, and works on paper.

Showcasing the social, political, and cognitive reactions through art to the disaster and its aftermath, the exhibition attempts to explore both how artists represented the disaster and how the disaster affected the cultural identity of New Orleans. Part I: Documenting, Describing, and Dealing with Disaster, is on view from September 2– October 10. Part II: The Rebirth of Art, runs from October 22 – December 18.

The exhibition features work by current and past artists from New Orleans: Willie Birch, Sandy Chism, Dawn DeDeaux, Skylar Fein, Generic Art Solutions, Jeffrey Marshall, Malcolm McClay, Bonnie Maygarden, Michael Pajon, Gina Philips, Maxx Sizeler, and Robert Tannen.

Photography: Michael Smith, Courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery     



09/02/15 - 10/10/15

No cost, open to the public



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

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



Currier, Beethoven and Brahms featuring pianist Paul Lewis

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

The Grawemeyer Award-winning American composer Sebastian Currier's Divisions was co-commissioned by the BSO with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium to commemorate the centennial of World War I. The title's meaning refers to both the military connotation of "divisions" as well as to its 16th-century usage as a set of instrumental variations. Two strongly contrasting 19th-century works balance the program. English pianist Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. Brahms's Second Symphony is one of the composer's most gracious and sunny works-but with striking formal innovations.



10/08/15 - 10/10/15

$36.00 - $135.00



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/71986

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



Back Bay Walking Tour - Dog Friendly!

Presented by Boston By Foot

Boston By Foot is pleased to partner with the Urban Hound to offer a DOG FRIENDLY tour!

Unlike the casual, chaotic way in which early Boston was laid out, the streets of Back Bay are arranged in an orderly grid. Renowned for its elegant homes,the architectural marvels of Copley Square, and its signature stately boulevard, Commonwealth Avenue, the Back Bay is one of Boston’s most charming neighborhoods.

On this tour you will learn how the Back Bay, once an actual body of water, was filled in and how the neighborhood was developed in the mid-1800s to become one of America's richest collections of art and architecture.

The treasures of the Back Bay tour include Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, Old South Church and the grand Back Bay townhouses.

Join your guide in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square and walk back in time to view splendid examples of Victorian architecture!



10/10/15

Adults $15
Children 6-12 $10
Save $2 per ticket when you buy online
Free for Boston By Foot Members.



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Victorian_Back_Bay



Billy Elliot

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical...BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL The Musical is the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, audiences will follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.



09/29/15 - 10/11/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



Jeppson Idea Lab: Portrait of a Man by Anthony van Dyck

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Centering on a major conservation treatment by former Mellon Fellow Matthew Cushman, this Idea Lab presentation looks at a portrait of an unknown Antwerp man, painted by Anthony Van Dyck very early in the artist's career, just after his departure from Rubens's studio. Scientific research and the cleaning have revealed Van Dyck's process, including numerous changes to the costume, to keep up with evolving fashions, and led to the discovery of the picture’s date.



03/14/15 - 10/11/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/jeppson-idealab-portrait-of-a-man-anthony-van-dyck/

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



Untitled, Janet Echelman at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

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

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has brought to Boston a monumental sculpture, Untitled, from internationally renowned local artist, Janet Echelman. This incredible installation will create a must-see art experience for visitors from near and far from early May – early October 2015. Read the facts about the sculpture, including information on wildlife and birds.

Echelman’s whimsical work, to be titled, will be a monumentally-scaled, knotted-fiber sculpture suspended hundreds of feet over the central section of the Greenway. The enormous size of the installation will assure that the artwork can be seen from many directions, both up close and far away. This ultra-lightweight artwork will visually knit together the fabric of the city with art. In daylight, it will cast shadow drawings on the ground, and at night it will become a beacon with dynamic colored light. The dramatic sculptural piece will change with the wind and lighting conditions during the day and night so it stays fresh and engaging.

 



05/03/15 - 10/11/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/public-art/janet-echelman

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



La Boheme

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against the electrifying backdrop of the 1968 Paris student revolution. Inspired by the films of the French New Wave, this theatrically and musically vivid new production transports one of the world’s greatest love stories to a mythological Paris, fueled by sexual liberation, intense passion, and burning idealism.

Conductor David Angus

Stage Director Rosetta Cucchi* (American directorial debut!)                     

Set Designer John Conklin   

Costume Designer Nancy Leary

Lighting Designer D.M. Wood

Wigs and Makeup Designer Jason Allen

Rodolfo, tenor Jesus Garcia*

Mimi, soprano  Kelly Kaduce

Marcello, baritone Jonathan Beyer*

Musetta, soprano Emily Birsan*

Colline, bass Brandon Cedel*

Schaunard, baritone Andrew Garland

Benoit/Alcindoro, bass James Maddalena

Parpignol, tenor Jon Jurgens

Student 1,  bass Ron Williams

Student 2, bass Vincent Turregano*

 

BLO Orchestra, Chorus, & Children’s Chorus

*Signifies BLO debut



10/02/15 - 10/11/15

Subscriptions on sale now for BLO's brand NEW production!
 



- http://blo.org/2015-16-season/

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



The Book Of Mormon

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.

Contains explicit language.



09/01/15 - 10/11/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/book-mormon-baa-ss/

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre - 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Douglas Carter Beane

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.



09/29/15 - 10/11/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/cinderella-baa/

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



Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera plays off of a Belgian folk competition focused on who owns the most melodious bird in the town. What seems to be a rather simple competition actually sets the stage for a journey into the minds of the competitors and their struggles with deception, loneliness, and love. Sung in English.

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 19th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.



10/09/15 - 10/11/15

$7 General Admission | $3.50 with CFA Membership



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/fringe

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



A Little Night Music

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Lovers reunite, passions reignite, and new romances blossom around famous actress Desiree Armfeldt and an unforgettable cast of characters during an eventful weekend in the country. Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular work features a gorgeous, sweeping score infused with humor, warmth, and the flavor of a waltz, including Sondheim’s best known song, “Send in the Clowns.” Directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois, this exquisite musical celebration of love is the must-see event of the season!



09/11/15 - 10/11/15

Peak (Friday & Saturday evenings; Saturday & Sunday matinees): $25 - $135
Off Peak (Tuesday - Thursday evenings; Sunday evenings): $25 - $120
First Look (First Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee): $25 - $109

Show is recommended for ages 13+.



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/a-little-night-music/

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



Echoes of Celestial Song: Stravinsky, Saint-Saens, Norgard, Shostakovich

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

We open our 18th season with three very special programs exploring the influence of J. S. Bach and Baroque music on subsequent generations of composers. Shostakovich shapes his Quintet like a giant Baroque suite, Danish composer Per Nørgård gives us a playful fantasy on The Well Tempered Clavier, and Elliott Carter creates a 20th century voice for an ancient instrument. PROGRAM:
Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata in D Major for oboe & piano, Op. 166
Igor Stravinsky, Duo Concertant for violin & piano
Elliott Carter, Sonata for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord (1952)
Per Nørgård, The Well-Tempered Percussionist
Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in g minor, Op. 57



10/10/15 - 10/11/15

$47, $36, $25



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/october.html

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



The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst

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.



10/10/15 - 10/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



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



Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour

Presented by Cape Ann Artisans

This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 26 professional artists in 23 studios and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, fiber art and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte. 127, on the Cape Ann Artisans web site (capeannartisans.com) and at each of the artisans studios.  A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location. Many studios are open year round.



10/10/15 - 10/12/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.capeannartisans.com



Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

Sent to the market to sell his old cow, Jack returns home with nothing more than a handful of beans. His mother is not impressed! Jack doesn't know where to turn, until the beans magically grow into a beanstalk, leading him up into the clouds. This hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales is filled with colorful scenery, whimsical puppetry, and several silly barnyard animals. It all ends with a giant-sized surprise!

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

Jack and the Beanstalk is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, overall very silly. This production includes a masked performer, and several oversize puppet characters that may startle very sensitive children.



10/10/15 - 10/12/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Giselle"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.



10/13/15

Tickets: $22.00, $15.00 Students & Seniors, $5.00 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/ballet-giselle/

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



David Sedaris

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

One of America’s preeminent humorists and a Celebrity Series favorite, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Diabetes With Owls, a GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album.

 Performance includes an audience Q&A and post-show book signing.

“David Sedaris’s deeply satisfying essays bring to mind Anthony Trollope, P.G. Wodehouse, Alice Munro, and Woody Allen, sometimes in the same paragraph." — The New York Times



10/14/15

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



The Spinners

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With over 60 million records sold in their illustrious career, the mighty Spinners have performed for Presidents, received 6 Grammy nominations, and have appeared on TV too many times to count.

An unbelievable 18 Solid Gold Top 40 Hits; 8 Top 10’s! including: “Then Came You”, “Working My Way Back To You/ Forgive Me, Girl”, “The Rubberband Man”, “I’ll Be Around”, “They Just Can’t Stop It (The Games People Play)”, “One Of A Kind (Love Affair”, “It’s A Shame”, and more!



10/14/15

Price: $40-65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-spinners/

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



The Heritage Collection Exhibit

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects and the famed military miniatures offer examples of American ingenuity and excellence..



04/18/15 - 10/15/15

Free with Museum Admission



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/art-museum/



NT Live: HAMLET

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.



10/15/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/hamlet-0

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



Titus Andronicus

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall

As part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, Titus Andronicus will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall.



10/15/15

$16



- http://fenwayrecordings.com/

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



National Theatre in HD: Hamlet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  



10/15/15

$22



- http://rockportmusic.org/hamlet/

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



Artist Talk: An Evening with Shahzia Sikander

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

Join us for a keynote presentation wtih artist Shahzia Sikander on October 15 at 6:00 pm in Alumnae Lounge (in the Aidekman Arts Center).  This presentation is in conjunction with Shahzia's exhibition "Parallax" on view at the Tufts University Art Gallery September 10 - December 6, 2015

Internationally-recognized artist Shahzia Sikander presents her first immersive animation Parallax, with music and sound by composer Du Yun, as well as related gouches and drawings, conceived in the United Arab Emirates and first presented at the 2013 Sharjah Biennale. Inspired by that nation's unique geography at the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, its 19th century British colonial history, and power tensions between conflict and control Sikander's abstract, representational, and textual forms coexist and jostle for domination.

Drawn elements come together to create dissonance and disruption. Spheres made of hair spin and sing, “Christmas trees” made of valves and spools spout, while undulating color fields create pitch and fervor and large swaths of static noise erupt into flocks. Human voices recite and narrate, creating tension and rhythm while oscillating between audible texts and the environmental sounds. The recited poetry in Arabic engages the vernacular while its points of reference remain universal engaging geographical locations that can be occupied from afar, through emotion. Visual vocabulary is culled from drawings and paintings to construct the animation, giving the motifs and symbols a shifting identity as they come together to cultivate new associations within the digital space.

A catalogue with an artist's interview by Amy Schlegel, a conversation between Sikander and composer Du Yun, and an essay by Sara Raza, accompany the exhibition.



10/15/15

FREE



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu

Tufts University Art Gallery - 40R Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155



Literary Beacon Hill: The 20th Century

Presented by Boston By Foot

After the likes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott in the 19th century, another literary scene evolved on Beacon Hill in the 20th century. But, how did it compare to the Victorian "flowering of New England"? Come with Boston By Foot to explore a sampling of what some later writers with Beacon Hill connections brought to American literature. See where these literary lights lived, wrote, and worked on the Hill. Discover how their colorful, if not always happy lives and their highly personal style differed from their repressed and proper (or properly repressed) predecessors.



10/15/15

$15 general admission
$5 for Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/literary-beacon-hill-20th-century



Livingston Taylor

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

Cary Hall’s 15-16 Season opens with Boston native Livingston Taylor, whose well crafted, introspective, and original songs such as “I Will Be in Love with You” “First Time Love,” and “I’ll Come Running” have earned him listeners worldwide.



10/16/15

$59-39. $5 off for groups of 10 or more. Tickets onsale June 22 at 10am



- http://caryhalllexington.com/

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



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!



10/16/15

$55 Adults




$35 Children to 12



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Riccardo's Ristorante - 175 North Ave., Boston, MA, 02113



Gary Gulman

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City. Originally from Boston, Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first” raved the Village Voice. He’s made three TV specials, and three albums. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”



10/16/15

$27.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/gary-gulman-2/

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



Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

Presented by Grand Harmonie

Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most enduring pieces of chamber music, the “Gran Partita” is Mozart’s most treasured wind ensemble compositions. Performed on instruments from the Classical period, the evening-length work features seven movements which range from light and playful to deep and introspective. Program: Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat Major K. 361/370a “Gran Partita”



10/16/15

$12-30



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Wishful Thinking – Jessica Brandl

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

“Wishful Thinking” – Jessica Brandl celebrates the great talent of ceramic artist Jessica Brandl as she completes her 2014-2015 residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Brandl’s work references objects and images from museum collections to create a dialog with the present. Her most recent work involves 3D scanning and virtual modeling of historic objects in order to link past craftspeople to present day craft production.



08/18/15 - 10/16/15

Free



- http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics/gallery224.php



Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons leads two very different Russian works written within a year of one another. He and the BSO are joined by Moscow-born mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk for Sergei Prokofiev's cantata Alexander Nevsky. The dramatic cantata evokes the life of a great 13th-century Russian hero. Completed the following year in the United States, Sergei Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances is a symphony-like three-movement work, featuring brilliantly imaginative instrumentation.



10/06/15 - 10/16/15

$33.00 - $114.00



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/71984

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



Gargantua, featuring Robert Pinsky

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky joins A Far Cry on a program that features two larger-than-life narrative pieces: Schoenberg’s intense tone poem on giant love and Françaix’s wildly entertaining adventures of a lovely giant.  

Arnold Schoenberg             Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
Jean Françaix                      Les Inestimables Chroniques du Bon Géant Gargantua

 



10/16/15

$60 - A-level
$35 - B-level
$20 - C-level



- http://www.afarcry.org

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



Calling all artisans and crafters! - Harvest Festival

Presented by Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers

Calling all artisans and crafters! The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, invites you to participate in its Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17, from 9am to 2pm. For an application, email Marcia Lassar at nsuupeople@gmail.com.  Deadline for applications is August 30. Space is limited, so apply now. 



10/17/15

TBD - upon application



- https://www.facebook.com/events/885891658152732/

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers - 323 Locust Street, Danvers, MA, 01923



Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Spellbound was a revelation when they made their Boston debut for the Celebrity Series in 2013. For this engagement, the company dances choreographer Mauro Astolfi’s reimagined Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons). The work is a stunning achievement that pushes past the traditional symbols associated with the passing of the seasons and dives into a visceral reconnection with the cycles of renewal in nature. Dancers explore the kaleidoscope of the seasons to segments of Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece juxtaposed with original music by Luca Salvadori and fragments of bird song, modal ancient melody, abstract electronic sound bites, the glass harmonica, and bass flute.



10/16/15 - 10/17/15

$60 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Dawn Upshaw

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The inimitable Dawn Upshaw and her perfectly matched partner pianist Gilbert Kalish bring a special program inspired by folk songs, to include works by Schubert, Messiaen, Bartók, Kodály, Ives and Bolcom.

“Nobody is better equipped for this music than soprano Upshaw and pianist Kalish. Upshaw‘s specifically American way of projecting the English language is all but essential, but even more gratifying was her willingness to go where the music takes her, never keeping an objective distance.“ —The Philadelphia Inquirer



10/17/15

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



1984

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

George Orwell’s classic novel takes on a frightening contemporary topic. In Oceania, Big Brother watches everyone, everywhere. Winston and Julia resist the oppressive governing Party that brainwashes society through psychological manipulation, power over all information, physical discipline, and a war that will never end.



10/17/15

$20



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/BUCFA-Presents-1984/

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



Doug Varone and Dancers

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

Known for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess, Doug Varone and Dancers create kinetically thrilling dances that reflect the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttled bursts of movement, Varone's work can take your breath away. The company will perform the Boston premiere of ReComposed, inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings and set to Max Richter’s newly constructed version of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, along with other works.

 



10/16/15 - 10/17/15

$44



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2896/doug-varone-and-dancers

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



Cimarrón

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

With a wild, powerful, and unbridled sound, Cimarrón lives up to the meaning of its name, untamed. The Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble creates a fiery kind of music called música llanera and the fast-paced, triple-meter dance music joropo, played on harp, bandola, and cuatro and accompanied by bass, cajón, and maracas. The seven-piece all-star team of instrumentalists and singers, led by harpist and composer Carlos Rojas, astonishes audiences with its melodic and rhythmic virtuosity, percussive drive, and sabor Colombiano, Colombian flavor.

 



10/17/15

$28



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2911/cimarron

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



Puppet Showplace Slam: Grown Up Fairy Tales

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts...for adults! Each piece is performed by a different artist, and the content ranges from hilarious to profound and everything in between. The performers include everyone from veteran professionals to first-time puppeteers, and acts often feature musicians, dancers, circus performers, and other affiliated artists. Live music, cash bar.

October’s Slam showcases puppeteers’ irreverent takes on classic fairy tales. 

Puppet Showplace Slam is recommended for ages 13 and up.



10/17/15

Adult: $15
Student: $13



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/slam

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met performances of the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva in her role debut as his wife, Desdemona, and Željko Lu?i? as Otello’s sinister rival, Iago. The staging, also featuring Dimitri Pittas as Cassio and Günther Groissböck as Lodovico, also marks the Met debut of set designer Es Devlin, whose previous designs include the 2014 revival of Machinal on Broadway and numerous opera productions for Covent Garden, La Scala, and other leading companies.



10/17/15

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/otello/

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



Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard

Cherished among classical music lovers, Mozart’s “Gran Partita” features 12 wind instruments with string bass to form a complete Harmoniemusik – music for wind band. One of the most enduring pieces of chamber music, the “Gran Partita” is Mozart’s most treasured wind ensemble compositions. Performed on instruments from the Classical period, the evening-length work features seven movements which range from light and playful to deep and introspective. Program: Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat Major K. 361/370a “Gran Partita”



10/17/15

$12-$30



- http://www.grandharmonie.org/

Memorial Church - Harvard - 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Missa L’homme armé (Ockeghem @600, concert 3)

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Blue Heron’s multi-year project to perform the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497) enters its second year with a program featuring his Missa L’homme armé, one of the first in a large family of masses based on the popular melody, and other songs and sacred music by 15th-century Franco-Flemish composers. Blue Heron is directed by Scott Metcalfe.

Johannes Ockeghem: Missa L’homme armé, D’ung aultre amer
anon: Il sera par vous conbatu / L’homme armé
Philippe Basiron (c.1449-1491): D’ung aultre amer / L’homme armé, Salve regina
Johannes Regis (c.1425-1496): Celsitonantis ave genetrix Pre-concert talk by Sean Gallagher (New England Conservatory), sponsored in part by The Cambridge Society for Early Music



10/17/15


Advance tickets:
Sec. A (Reserved/Preferred): $60
Sec. B (Reserved) $42.50
Sec. C (General): $30
Sec. C (Senior): $25
Student/low income: $10
At the door: $63 / $46 / $33 / $28 / $10



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/17th-subscription-season-15-16/missa-lhomme-arme-ockeghem600-concert-3/

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



Wild Thing

Presented by 555 Gallery

Featured in the exhibition is new work by Neal Rantoul, Mark-Anthony Kenney, and Tamara Al-Masouk.

Neal Rantoul: "Monsters" The “Monsters” collection is printed larger than life featuring the familiar….Dorothy, Barbie and Beetlejuice in a parade of shocking and alluring masks, mannequins and wigs.

Neal Rantoul is a photographer with a long-standing reputation as a teacher and photographer in the Boston area. He is an emeritus professor from Northeastern University where he started and headed the school’s Photography Program for 30 years. His work is held in Museums and private collections internationally.

Mark-Anthony Kenney: "Night Moves" MA Zing (Mark-Anthony Kenney) has created 8 new paintings of his wildest dreams called "Night Moves."  Bats, bears, and kids come alive bearing teeth and popped-out eyeballs managing to capture our attention and make us smile at the whimsy of his work.

Mark-Anthony is a performing musician and visual artist from Boston, Massachusetts. With a sunny side vibe and relaxed temperament. MA infuses an old and new school feel into his art and music while promoting a positive message in all of his work.

Tamara Al-Masouk: "Angel Eyes" Tamara Al-Masouk's 2-channel video gives us an exciting look into the mannerisms and process of a Brooklyn Fortune Teller in "Angel Eyes." 

Al-Masouk is interested in the construction and breakdown of identity and façade within the self and across the characters she encounters. She is currently a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts where she has received scholarship awards for both her MFA and her Post-Bac degree.



09/10/15 - 10/17/15

Free



- http://www.555gallery.com/



Stay in Touch: Seven Years of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Exhibition

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

Established in 2009, The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship awards $25,000 annually to a young-in-career furniture maker demonstrating a dedication to the craft. This year, the Society of Arts and Crafts brings together the past winners in a special exhibition that shows off each of the Fellows' work and growth since their award. The 2015 Fellow will join Will Tracey (2009), Libby Schrum (2010), Bart Niswonger (2011), Nick Hollibaugh (2012), Vivian Beer (2013), Kimberly Winkle (2014), and Sarah Marriage (2015) in an exhibition that demonstrates continued growth and excellence in furniture.



08/01/15 - 10/17/15

FREE



- http://www.societyofcrafts.org/exhibit/current.asp



Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Recognized as South Africa’s foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles. Subtle hints of bright, traditional African melodies, gospel-inflected harmonies, and regal Ellingtonian progressions pervade his music, while his skill as a pianist leaves listeners in awe. 

 



10/18/15

$30, $37, $42, $48



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2926/abdullah-ibrahim-ekaya

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



Julius Caesar

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

In Shakespeare’s political tragedy, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. Fearing that he will corrupt the freedom of the State, other members of the government plot to have him killed. In a tumultuous world where politics are vicious, Julius Caesar resonates powerfully with today’s audiences.



10/18/15

$20



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/BUCFA-Presents-Julius-Caesar/

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



String Masters Series: Katie Landsdale

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Joining The Boston Conservatory violin faculty in 2016, Lansdale is an active performer throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featuring works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Copland and Szymanowsky, among others.



10/18/15

$10-!5



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



Mr. Joy

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

What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when a Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Playwright and artist-in-residence Daniel Beaty (Breath & Imagination, Emergency), returns with another moving reflection on transforming pain into power, this time through the lens of nine shop customers. Tangela Large performs them all—from eleven-year-old Clarissa, to a budding shoe designer, to “gangsta granny” Bessie. Together, they reflect on the shop owner’s impact on their lives, and discover how a community can learn to heal in order to dream again.



09/22/15 - 10/18/15

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=070ADAF4-B2B9-416F-A0C2-03CD5848E838

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



Cinderella in the Wild West

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Robert Rogers Puppet Company

Get ready for an all-American version of the famous fairytale! Cindy Lou Rella gets lost as a baby in the Wild West. She outwits wild animals until a Native American spirit guide finds and rescues her. She’s raised by a tough pioneer woman, who teaches Cindy Lou the rules of the ranch. When a rodeo comes to town, Cindy Lou dreams of cowgirl glory…but can she tame a bucking bronco? Find out in this original production featuring hilarious characters, beautiful backdrops, and the inspiring music of Aaron Copeland.

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale Festival! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances.

Cinderella in the Wild West is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, lots of funny non-verbal humor.



10/17/15 - 10/18/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Globe on Screen: The Comedy of Errors

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus) and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other, throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his hometown. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare creates a mad-capped tale of reckless slapstick and social nightmare. Captured on film, this live performance from Shakespeare’s Globe is not to be missed! 



10/16/15 - 10/18/15

$18
Students: $16



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



Songs for a New World

Presented by Brandeis Department of Theater Arts at Spingold Theater Center, Mainstage Theater

 

The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make. Songs for a New World is not simply one narrative strung together with music, but a series of 16 separate stories told entirely through song. This song cycle allows the audience to be immersed in a world of music while following the emotional journey of humankind. Each number tells the story of a different person struggling with themes to which we all can relate: finding and losing love, fighting for your dreams, and fulfilling family and community responsibilities. When facing high-risk, split-second decisions that could change the entire course of your life, what would you do?



10/15/15 - 10/18/15

General Public: $20

Brandeis Community*: $15

Seniors (55+): $15

Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/theater/productions/1516season/songsforanewworld.html

Spingold Theater Center, Mainstage Theater - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 02453



The Threepenny Opera

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century The Beggar's Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho's underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death. At the final hour he manages a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony. 

Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics and book by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Neil Donohoe
Choeographed by Michelle Chassé
Musical direction by Bill Casey
Conducted by Reuben M. Reynolds, III



10/15/15 - 10/18/15

$25-30

 



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/threepenny-opera

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



Cœur de Pirate

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall

Cœur de Pirate (French for pirate heart) is the stage name for award-winning French-Canadian singer/songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. Her whimsical, magical pop songs blend cabaret music, French lyrics, and playful indie sensibilities. After releasing two albums to international acclaim, Cœur de Pirate returns in 2015 with a new album that finds her boldly expanding her horizons and modernizing her approach, cradling her beloved piano within a swirling ensemble of synthesizers, carefully crafted string arrangements, and layers of dynamic drum sounds. Opening act to be determined.

 



10/21/15

$20



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3246/coeur-de-pirate

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



Raheem Devaughn and Leela James - The Love 'N Soul Experience

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

It’s often said that love makes the world go ‘round and three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter RAHEEM DEVAUGHN knows that to be the truth. With the release of his fourth studio album, A PLACE CALLED LOVELAND (368 Music Group/Mass Appeal Entertainment), Raheem embraces the global theme while bringing his heart and soul into all tracks of his latest work of aural art. With songwriting collaborations with Ne-Yo and production via talents like Mario Winans, Carvin & Ivan, and Ne-Yo, Raheem proves why he is the “Love King.”

Leela James speaks the truth. Never mind hype or spectacle. The acclaimed recording artist appreciates the eternal qualities of an undeniable star — raw talent, musical substance and an authentic voice that’s timeless.



10/21/15

Price: $35-50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/raheem-devaughn-leela-james/

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



Rewind!: BACK TO THE FUTURE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Back in 1985, it was considered cool to hang out with mad scientists. Especially when the scientist in question, Dr. Emmett Brown, has just made plutonium powered time-machine out of a DeLorean.

Back in 1955, Marty McFly has just ruined his chance of being born by busting up his parents' first date. The clock is ticking against young Marty as he struggles to put himself back in the picture and get back to the...you get the idea. Today, this film is a true ‘80s classic, not to be missed in any time period.



10/21/15

$12 general admission, $9 students and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/back-future

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



Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

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

An Atlantic National Correspondent, Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned many influential articles. His George Polk Award-winning Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," is one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. His new work is Between the World and Me, a slim but powerful book on race and America. In 2014, Coates’s lively Atlantic blog was named by Time as one of the 25 Best in the World. Coates is a former writer for The Village Voice, and a contributor to TimeO, and The New York Times Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. Coates is the Journalist in Residence at the School of Journalism at CUNY. He was previously the Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT. Coates’s visit is being presented in partnership with the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics. 



10/21/15

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/lowell

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



Renaissance

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A pioneering British progressive rock band injecting classical and folk music elements into its sophisticated and heady sound, Renaissance has developed a devoted cult audience since its founding nearly 40 years ago.



10/22/15

Tickets: $28.00- $46.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/renaissance/

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



Pavel Haas Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Since the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in spring 2005, this young Czech quartet has established itself as one of the leading chamber ensembles of the day, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs.

MARTINU: Quartet No. 3, H. 183

DVO?ÁK: Quartet No. 9 in D minor, Opus 34

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, no. 2, “Rasumovsky”

 

“The world’s most exciting string quartet? Well, they suit the tagline better than most. Their tone is large, quasi-orchestral. They take risks. Above all, they play with passion.” —The Times, London
 

Seating for this performance is limited.



10/22/15

$20 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Daby Touré

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

Daby Touré is a child of many worlds. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture that merges the linguistic inflections of the six languages he speaks. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world. It builds bridges between cultures, crossing borders and gives life to a poetic language and a universal sound.



10/22/15

$20 adv./ $22 day of show



- https://www.berklee.edu/red-room-cafe-939

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



Joe Jackson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

For this tour Jackson has reunited with longtime bassist Graham Maby, and added two distinguished and eclectic New York-based musicians, guitarist Teddy Kumpel and drummer Doug Yowell. “We’re all strong singers,” says Jackson, “and along with that and Teddy’s diversity and mastery of effects, and Doug’s use of electronic as well as live percussion, we’ll sound like a lot more than four people. This tour is going to be a lot of fun – I can’t wait.”

Fast Forward was produced and arranged by Jackson, and features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities – New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam – each with a different set of incredible supporting musicians.



10/22/15

Price: $55-69



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/joe-jackson/

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



Matt Braunger

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close. Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT, a series regular role on MADtv, and various roles on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list, his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in 2011 recorded an hour-long special entitled SHOVEL FIGHTER. Along with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas, South By Southwest. Matt won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and he co-founded the popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland.



10/22/15

$12



- http://thewilbur.com/johnny-d/artist/matt-braunger/

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



Menopause, The Musical

Presented by Spectacle Management at Plymouth Memorial Hall

Spectacle Management is proud to announce Menopause the Musical for one show only at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm. This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing at for over 10 years. Menopause The Musical®: The Survivor Tour® Benefiting Susan G. Komen® is the first of its kind, donating a portion of every ticket sale directly to the ongoing effort to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Tickets are $79-59 and go on sale Friday at 10am at www.spectacleshows.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

“It’s impossible not to laugh!”
– The New York Times

Set in a department store, four women meet by chance while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the all-female cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created Menopause The Musical® as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Menopause The Musical®, now in its thirteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.



10/22/15

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are $79-59 and go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10am at www.spectacleshows.com or by calling 617-531-1257.



- http://www.MenopauseTheMusical.com

Plymouth Memorial Hall - 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360



Boston Philharmonic presents Strauss & Holst

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

“You, great Star, what would your happiness be if you did not have those for whom you shine?” Thus spake Zarathustra at the opening of Nietzsche’s famous book.  Richard Strauss’s tone poem addresses the sun and all earthly things that it shines on, but when we were putting together the programs for this season we thought “Why be so restrictive?” Why not everything that the sun shines on – the whole solar system? And so we have put together a program that is literally out of this world, pairing the Strauss work with Holst’s beloved and gigantic sonic spectacular The Planets. And so this dizzyingly colorful, kaleidoscopic program came to be. Another factor that led us to this pairing of works is that, quite unusually, we are giving our first concert of the season in Symphony Hall, and both works will make prominent use of the magnificent Symphony Hall organ. 

The two pieces have “programs” of a sort. In the case of the Strauss, each section relates to specific philosophical concerns of Nietzsche. But the truth is that the philosophical underpinning is something of a pretext: what really mattered to Strauss – and matters to us – is the extraordinary explosion of new and spellbinding orchestral sounds in every bar of the score. It was with this work that Strauss’s orchestral mastery took its quantum leap from being inventive and colorful to being truly path breaking. Every bar (and not just the Stanley Kubrick “2001” opening) is a sonic adventure, and is a treat for the audience and bracing challenge for the orchestra. 

Likewise, in The Planets, the astrological associations of the planets served as a pretext for Holst, but the real substance is the range of sounds, from the grandiose to the ethereal and eerie, that the composer was able to coax from his huge and varied orchestra (plus offstage women’s chorus). Everyone who revels in true sonic spectaculars will want to be in Symphony Hall for this amazing and unique pairing of works.



10/22/15

$84--Tier B- Middle Orchestra, Middle 1st Balcony Sections

$54--Tier C- Back of Orchestra, Front of 2nd Balcony Sections

$25--Tier D- Middle & Back of 2nd Balcony Sections



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



Ben Sollee and Mother Falcon

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Kentucky-based cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer Ben Sollee teams up with Austin's 18-piece chamber-pop group Mother Falcon for an evening of innovative, genre-bending musicianship. Known for his thrilling, unconventional cello playing, Sollee possesses a knack for inventive, intricate arrangements, combining classical artistry with bluegrass and pop. Playing strings, horns, guitars, and percussion, Mother Falcon also works off a foundation of classical and chamber music, incorporating indie-rock elements and original vocal arrangements to create a full, stirring, and uplifting sound. 

 



10/23/15

$25



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2941/ben-sollee-mother-falcon

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



An Evening with Jackie Evancho - AWAKENING - Live in Concert

Presented by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. at Symphony Hall

Great Northeast Productions will present An Evening with Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live in Concert on Friday, October 23, 2015, 8 pm at Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.  Tickets at $47, $67, $87 and $117 (plus a $2 facility fee) are on sale now at the Boston Symphony Hall Box office (no service charge). Summer box office hours are Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm. Tickets are also available at http://www.bso.org/Seat/SelectYourOwnPerformance/70242 and by phone at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200 (Monday - Friday from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 12 noon - 6 pm).

Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho released her third studio album, Awakening on September 23, 2014 coinciding with her international tour which now comes to Boston on October 23, 2015.  Produced by Nick Patrick, Awakening is Evancho’s first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. In sync with the new CD, she filmed a PBS Special which aired on WGBH TV in December, 2014 and will air again this August.
    
Awakening signaled some new directions for Evancho. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extended her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song “The Rains of Castamere” from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.  She also took a bigger step forward on her version of U2’s “With or Without You.” Moreover, Evancho added several original songs including the anthem “Take Me There” and “Open Fields of Grace.”

“Some of these songs are more on the pop side, and have a little faster beat than the songs I usually sing - but it was really fun,” said Evancho.
    
She also tackled the ethereal ballad “Memories” by the Dutch band, Within Temptation, in addition to the popular classic “Think of Me” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
    
“That’s how it started for me,” says Evancho. “When I first saw the Phantom movie I was inspired by the way the actors sang and really wanted to try to sing like that too. Their passion must have got to me!”
    
Awakening’s classical standards include Caccini/Vavilov’s “Ave Maria” and Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise.”
    
“I’d never sung Rachmaninoff’s ‘Vocalise’ before,” says Evancho. “It was fun for me because there aren’t any words to learn, so I could focus on the beauty of the music.”
    
Distinguishing Awakening from her previous albums, Evancho relays that there were “no limits” thematically or otherwise on the songs that she and Portrait placed on repertoire.
    
“Of course there are always going to be some classical pieces, but I wanted to reinvent the pop songs and make them my own,” she said. “The only thing that mattered was that the song spoke to me.”
    
She credits producer Patrick for his understanding of her goals on Awakening.

“We all wanted to find a balance that would present Jackie in all that she is as an artist,” says Patrick. “’Vocalise’ is very challenging and ‘Ave Maria’ requires the singer to really take control for it to sound beautiful. She is able to do that, but also make the big transition from the classical songs to more contemporary songs like ‘With or Without You’ or ‘Memories.’  On this album, Jackie carries the listener with her quite seamlessly, naturally, convincingly, and believably. She’s a remarkable singer for someone so young, but she’d be no more remarkable if she were 30.”
    
As for the production of Awakening, Patrick strived to capture Evancho’s “emotional intensity and technique.”
    
“It was great to shape everything around that voice, lighting it up atmospherically without stepping on it arrangement-wise,” he says. “She has such an otherworldly quality of mystery, beauty, fantasy and wonderment, and we wanted everything to complement, not overpower, her voice.”
    
Indeed, Evancho and Patrick have succeeded in re-energizing the classical-crossover genre.
    
“I feel that my singing style has matured, and it’s easier for me to feel comfortable on stage,” said the admittedly shy Evancho, who lately has taken up painting and is also trying her hand at songwriting.

Throughout the summer of 2014, Jackie also did a special promotion with the tween clothing stores Justice.  She recorded a brand new song called “Go Time” which is available for download exclusively for free to Justice shoppers. She was also featured in the summer catazine as well as in stores on the video monitors.

About Jackie Evancho:
Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age 10 gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including O Holy Night, Dream With Me, Heavenly Christmas and Songs From The Silver Screen. She has since acted in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the Fall 2012 GUESS Kids clothing campaign, and in June, she performed the classic film song “Over the Rainbow” at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Evancho has also participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., where she delighted President and Mrs. Obama. She performed before 100,000 people in Russia with opera stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sumi Jo prior to the opening of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, and has performed in Japan before the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace. Her first PBS special was one of the top pledge producing performances in PBS history. Her wide-ranging achievements caused Billboard to include her on its list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21” in 2011 and 2012.

TRACK LISTING:
 

Think of Me
Your Love
Je T'aime
Take me there
Open Fields of Grace
Ave Maria
Memories
The Rains of Castamere
Dormi Jesu
Vocalist
With or Without You
Made to Dream

 



10/23/15

$47, $67, $87 and $117 (plus a $2 facility fee)



- http://www.sueauclairpromotions.com/Sue_Auclair_Promotions/An_Evening_With_Jackie_Evancho_-_Awakening_Oct_23.html

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



Boston Baroque Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Giving girl power a whole new meaning.

One night only, don't miss Vivaldi's only surviving oratorio, Juditha Triumphans, featuring the Boston debut of mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack and Boston audience favorites Amanda Fosythe and Leah Wool. This rarely heard gem is not to be missed.

Conducted in concert by Martin Pearlman with the Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus.



10/23/15

Tickets from $30-$95.



Rush tickets available for students, seniors, and patrons age 30 and below 90 min before the performance.



- http://bostonbaroque.org

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



Des Bishop

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and perceptive comic observations make Des Bishop a must-see for fans of unique, insightful and provocative comedy.



10/24/15

Price: $25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/des-bishop/

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



An Evening with David Deveau

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present.



10/24/15

Tickets: $39.00- $58.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/david-deveau/

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



Orny Adams

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

American comic Orny Adams first rose to international prominence after co-starring in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2010, Orny followed up his critically acclaimed debut comedy DVD/CD “Path Of Most Resistance,” with a powerful and poignant one hour special “Orny Adams Takes The Third” which aired on Comedy Central. Currently, Orny can be seen playing the iconic role “Coach Finstock” on the hit MTV show “Teen Wolf,” a one hour drama created by Criminal Mind’s Jeff Davis. Jeff handpicked Orny for the role after seeing him at the Hollywood Improv.
 
Early in his career Orny was named in The Hollywood Reporter as a favorite comedian to watch. He has written jokes for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, and many other top comedians. He has twice written for the Annual Emmys Broadcast and has become the “go to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. In July 2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival, which resulted in a development deal with Warner Brothers Studio, and his appearance on Letterman. In 2010, Orny was thrilled to return to the festival in Montreal working alongside one of his favorite comedians Steve Martin on a taped televised stand up show Martin hosted. Orny garnered rave reviews for his performance and was called a “Stand-out act” by The Hollywood Reporter.
 
Other notable projects include a talk show pilot developed for Orny by CBS Television Distribution/Kingworld along side Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. Orny shot another pilot for his own late night talk show for TBS and taped his own series, “Modern Chaos with Orny Adams” for The Discovery Channel. He hosted his own show on Discovery’s Travel Channel, has appeared on Jiminy Glick, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, and did a regular segment on Hollywood and politics on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. You may also recognize him from other notable television appearances and many of his national commercials, including Coca-Cola. Orny made his first TV appearance in 1996 on Friday Night Videos.
When not performing stand-up, Orny spends his days writing, penning scripts, and developing television shows. A few years back, he struck a deal with Endimol for “The Pitch,” a reality show he conceived.
 
But none of this matters until you see Orny live where he is at his best, deconstructing the chaos of the modern world and getting worked up about things that most people just accept. His tour has reached clubs, theatres, even the Staples Center in LA, colleges, corporate events, and festivals as far away as Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Orny’s comedy style is unique, yet universally appealing. Orny is quick on his feet to deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated, and fast paced routine that attacks topics from an angle that many people have never considered.



10/22/15 - 10/24/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=404578

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



Maz Jobrani

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

MAZ JOBRANI is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour which first aired on Comedy Central. He has had two Showtime specials, Brown and Friendly and most recently, I Come In Peace. He performs stand-up live around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan. Maz has also performed stand up on THE TONIGHT SHOW and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. Most recently, Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning indie comedy, JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO, a film which he co-wrote and produced. He can next be seen (Summer 2015) playing the role of Jafar from Aladdin in the Disney movie, THE DESCENDANTS. With over 50 guest star appearances, Maz can regularly be seen on television’s most popular shows. Guest stars include CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, TRUE BLOOD, and SHAMELESS. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s WAIT WAIT DONT TELL ME. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’M NOT A TERRORIST BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV, was published by Simon & Schuster, and hit shelves in February 2015.



10/24/15

$37-75



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

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



An Audience With Meow Meow

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

Meow Meow is the most brilliant comic diva in this business we call show. An international singing sensation with no fixed address, she travels the world lugging her many suitcases and her dignity. Standing ovations and stalkers are her daily bread. And now: Boston! So close to Broadway! Expectations are high for her grand production. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, it turns out. But she is a professional, Ladies and Gentlemen, and she will deliver a BIG FINISH even if it kills her…and it almost does! Meow Meow lays herself bare and reaches out to her beloved audience. Will they, in turn, rise to the occasion? Under the direction of Kneehigh Theatre’s Emma Rice (Tristan & Yseult, The Wild Bride, Brief Encounter), An Audience with Meow Meow is an unforgettable theatrical experience and an evening like no other. Both hilarious and poignant, it shows that a song can change the world and that an audience can literally carry a performance.



10/08/15 - 10/24/15

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=6F8C4EBC-17DA-4DC2-85DC-47F2E1A2C9D6

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



Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

Presented by Cambridge Historical Tours 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 35,000 eager theatre goers across the UK.  Shit-faced Shakespeare has landed Stateside and will be bringing you the hilarity at Davis Square Theatre now through the fall with A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. 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. 



09/03/15 - 10/24/15

$25.00 General Admission



- http://www.shit-facedshakespeare.com

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



Ornette 'n' Trane: 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) at Northeastern University Blackman Theatre

In honor of the deep kinship shared between jazz giants Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, this year's concert, co-presented by Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts, will feature master jazz musicians who also happen to be Boston-based: Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Billy Buss, Jeff Galindo, Laszlo Gardony, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Jason Palmer, Rick Stepton, Stan Strickland, and Bobby Tynes. WGBH's "dean of the Boston jazz scene" Eric Jackson will serve as host for the concert.


 



10/24/15

$30 general admission, $25 students/seniors, $40 VIP [all ticket prices include service charge]



- http://www.friendsofjcmc.org

Northeastern University Blackman Theatre - 360 Huntington Ave., 445 Ryder Hall, Boston, MA, 02115



South End Open Market at SoWa

Presented by NE Open Markets. LLC at Sowa Open Market

Every week, 15 to 20 food trucks serve up a variety of mobile cuisines, ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to brick oven pizza to organic, healthy eats. The Farmers Market is located at 500 Harrison Ave, featuring a mouth watering assortment of locally grown produce, flowers, plants, and gourmet specialty foods. The Arts Market is located at the end of Thayer Street and is a mecca for all things handmade. Only the best of the region’s makers and designers are accepted to the market, resulting in a carefully curated selection of well crafted, innovative, fun and funky art and craft.

Meet the folks behind the work. Chat with a farmer. Munch on a gourmet sandwich. Shop handmade and support local businesses! Art, clothing, accessories, ceramics, jewelry, housewares, gourmet foods, fresh produce and flowers, mobile eats – you’ll find it all at the market!



05/03/15 - 10/25/15

Free and open to the public



- http://newenglandopenmarkets.com/southend/

Sowa Open Market - 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02118



The Producers

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

“A combination of unstoppable laughter and sheer happiness”    – Daily Telegraph

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle.



10/23/15 - 10/25/15

Prices vary. Please contact the box office for details.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=206

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



King Richard's Faire

Presented by King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, announces its 2015 season, to run September 5 through October 25, 2015 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on 80 acres of enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard's Faire announces its 34th season offering guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. Guests will enjoy daring knights jousting on horseback and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King's Stage offers themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup (see kingrichardsfaire.net for details).

Guests can mingle with the King and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects and skilled performers. When as famished as a mud beggar, enjoy the Faire's delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches, and more.

 



09/05/15 - 10/25/15

Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free.



- http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net



19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama

Boston, MA - Galleries from Europe, Canada and across the U.S. will offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the 19TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW, October 22-25, 2015 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in Boston’s hip and historic South End. New England’s premier show and sale of contemporary and traditional fine art, featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, fine prints, and mixed media. Works on view range from affordable art by today’s emerging artists to museum-quality masterpieces.  The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. Gala ticket information found at www.bc.edu/mcmullengala. Weekend show hours are Friday 1:00-8:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm. Weekend tickets are $15, under 12 free. Ticket includes complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, and coat check.  A bistro Café, and discount and valet parking are also available.   Details: 617-363- 0405. www.FineArtBoston.com



10/22/15 - 10/25/15

Gala ticket info at www.bc.edu/mcmullengala, weekend tickets $15, under 12 free.
 



- http://www.FineArtBoston.com

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



Menopause, The Musical

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years!
Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage, but a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal!

“Most women know intuitively that every other woman is experiencing hot flashes or night sweats,” says author Jeanie C. Linders. “There is always a close friend or two who can sympathize or identify, but when they are sitting in a theatre with hundreds of other women, all laughing and shouting ‘That’s me! That’s me on stage!' They know what they are experiencing is normal. They aren’t alone or crazy. It becomes a sisterhood.”
It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change



10/23/15 - 10/25/15

Tickets $69-$49, seniors save $3, groups of 10 or more save $5.



- http://www.gfourproductions.com/show/18

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Mendelssohn

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. For Hugo Wolf the series will feature veteran Emmanuel Music singers William Hite and Kendra Colton performing the entire glorious Italienisches Liederbuch

Mendelssohn:       Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, op. 49



10/25/15

$10.00 - $30.00



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/15-16season/caltix15-16_mendelssohn-wolf_chamber.html

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



Ricky Nelson Remembered: Featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie, and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase “teen idol” after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s life and music touched millions, and now his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered.  This multimedia event features hit songs like “Travelin’ Man” and “Hello Mary Lou” as well as never-before-seen interviews from the artists Ricky Nelson influenced, including Paul McCartney, John Fogerty, and Chris Isaak. Matthew and Gunnar’s musical event is heartfelt and full of laughter.  Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year’s Eve concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and nineteen other top-ten hits. He is one of the biggest- selling artists of all time, a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in Rio Bravo and in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.  From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelsons are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers.



10/24/15 - 10/25/15

Reserved seating:



PREFERRED FRONT ORCHESTRA SEATING: (Rows A - G) $37.50

MID-ORCHESTRA FRONT (Rows H - J) or BACK (Rows K - M): $27.50 - $32.50

REAR ORCHESTRA (Rows N - P) : $22.50

FRONT ROW BALCONY (Row AA): $32.50

REAR BALCONY: $25.00



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

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



Lang Lang

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

One of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and best-selling classical artists, Lang Lang will perform an exciting program of J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin.


BACH: Italian Concerto in F Major, BMV 971

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Seasons

CHOPIN: Four Scherzos                                   


“The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist…his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations . . . a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor.” —The New Yorker



10/25/15

$40 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



The Bad Plus Josh Redman

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

As though it was always destined to be, powerhouse trio The Bad Plus finds its fated fourth member in longtime friend and collaborator, saxophonist Joshua Redman. When Redman joined the trio as a special guest a few years back, a brilliant collaboration was born. Redman’s melodic prowess blends seamlessly with the avant-garde populism of Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, and David King, pushing the boundaries of jazz beyond all imagination. Metrolanddescribes the supergroup best: “It’s as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place. Imagine if the Beatles had spent the first decade of their career as a trio before adding Paul. It’s like that.”

 



10/25/15

$30, $37, $42, $48



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2956/the-bad-plus-joshua-redman

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



Lollipops for Breakfast

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Bonnie Duncan

Everyone knows you can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. Lollipops for Breakfast is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, live musical accompaniment, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation.

Come and join us for our Halloween Extravaganza! Wear your costumes and get ready to be spooked by these amazing performances! 

Lollipops for Breakfast is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, all non-verbal.



10/22/15 - 10/25/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Delirium

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Created by Theatre O, Delirium is a hilarious, brutal, tragic, and radical reinterpretation of The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's classic and compelling tale of family rivalries. The Karamazovs are a train wreck waiting to happen. A hated father and his sons battle it out over women, money, and God. Behind them lurks a servant, taking note of it all and, to the side, two beautiful women clinging onto impossible loves.

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 19th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.

 



10/22/15 - 10/25/15

$7 General Admission | $3.50 with CFA Membership



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/fringe

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



Rumblings

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Come closer with José Mateo Ballet Theatre's 30th anniversary season opening performance, Rumblings.  

This concert of original ballets will get you into the Halloween spirit with three of Mateo's most suspenseful works: Covens (2006) set to MacMillan's Symphony #2, Circles set to Schnittke's Concerto for Piano and Strings, and Isle of the Dead set to Rachmaninoff's work of the same name.

Enjoy the intimate cabaret-style setting of the historic Sanctuary Theatre, where every seat is thrillingly close to the dancers! Beer and wine are available for purchase during the performances.

Rumblings is recommended for ages 8 and up.



10/09/15 - 10/25/15

Tickets: $42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Carousel

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

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.



10/21/15 - 10/25/15

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



- http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/theatre/perfandpro/the-2015---2016-season.html

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



Boston's Chinatown

Presented by Boston By Foot

Boston’s Chinatown is one of the city’s smallest yet most vibrant neighborhoods. Join Boston By Foot to learn about the neighborhood’s immigrant tradition, its evolution, and its current incarnation as one of the few surviving Chinatowns on the east coast—a thriving community where Asian Americans live, work, and socialize.

This tour takes you beyond the restaurants and markets to explore the backstreets and alleyways of Chinatown. Along the way we will stop at sites that span our city’s history from Colonial times to the present, as well as some architecturally interesting buildings that might have previously escaped your notice. Chinatown’s location—at a geographic crossroads within Boston—has shaped its legacy and contributed to its character. Join us as we explore this rich, diverse, and exciting neighborhood!



10/25/15

$15 general admission
$5 for Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/bostons-chinatown



Big Screen Classics: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

In one of the most popular horror films of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff reprises his role as the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate.



10/26/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/bride-frankenstein

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



Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love

Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions USA Inc. at Citi Shubert Theatre

Zoltán Mága, Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso and PBS television star, will bring his fiery Gypsy music to the Shubert Theatrer, Monday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, for one night only. Joining Zoltán, direct from Budapest, will be beautifully-costumed folk dancers, a cast of hand-picked singers, ballroom dancers and his orchestra. 

From heart-warming ballads, beautiful Viennese waltzes, and beloved arias to classic movie favorites, Latin dancing, and the furious speeds of Zoltán’s traditionally-costumed Gypsy band, Zoltán and cast will present a European musical production with a zesty, unforgettable dash of Hungarian paprika, live on stage in Boston!



10/26/15

$35 to $85
 



- http://www.citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/zoltan-maga

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



NT Live: HAMLET

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.



10/29/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/hamlet-0

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



Jim Gaffigan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

JIM GAFFIGAN is a Grammy nominated Comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five.

His fourth hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and the DVD/CD was released soon after by Comedy Central Records. “Obsessed” premiered at #1 on iTunes which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s.

Jim Gaffigan will serve as Executive Producer and star in “The Jim Gaffigan” Show which will premier in July of 2015 on TV Land and Comedy Central. In advance of the show premiering, Jim will be on his latest national tour called CONTAGIOUS.



10/28/15 - 10/29/15

$59.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jim-gaffigan/

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



Iggy Azalea

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

THE WHO, one of rock's most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour to North America in 2015. "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour will arrive at TD Garden on October 29, 2015.

Set lists on these shows will take their audience on an "Amazing Journey" through THE WHO's entire career, from the band's early days to classic albums including WHO'S NEXT, TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATION and LIVE AT LEEDS, through the present day.

The classic songs fans can expect to hear on "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour will appear on the band's forthcoming WHO HITS 50! collection. This definitive collection of THE WHO's greatest tracks -- from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track "Be Lucky" -- is being released to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary tour.



10/29/15

$49.50 - 149.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=393

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Farmers Market @ Kendall Square

at Kendall Square

Kendall Square’s annual summer Farmers’ Market opens Thursday, June 4th running weekly through October. This season’s market is better than ever with an emphasis on fresh and local grab-and-go lunch options, in addition to baked goods, artisan crafts, coffee, tea, fresh juices, cold summer treats and flowering plants. This year, Kendall Square welcomes back some of its favorite vendors, while introducing a new group of local merchants bringing fresh and local treats to the neighborhood. 

For the first time, in addition to local community organizations, well-known food authors will join the weekly market for book signings, recipe sharing and tastings. View a full listing of vendors and events.



06/04/15 - 10/29/15

FREE



- http://www.kendallsquare.org/shop/details/farmers-market

Kendall Square - 300 Athenaeum Street, Boston, MA, 02142



Heart of the Hub

Presented by Discover Roxbury at Hibernian Hall

Join guests from the arts, cultural, education, medical, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the annual Heart of the Hub party fundraiser to celebrate Roxbury's physical and cultural assets, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. Guests have the opportunity to learn more about Roxbury's thriving arts community while networking with peers and enjoying a sampling of food, beverages, and dancing.

Silent Auction
This annual event includes a silent auction featuring gift packages donated by area businesses. Heart of the Hub is supported by Boston area artists who donate items to the silent auction, such as fine art photography, paintings, jewelry, and mixed media work.

Entertainment
Returning this year are regional favorite, E-Water Band, spoken word & dance performances.

A Taste of Roxbury
A Taste of Roxbury reception is catered by area restaurants presenting some of the most delicious bites from around the neighborhood. A cash bar
with assorted beverages will also be available.

Roxbury Puddingstone Awards
We honor individuals with the Roxbury Puddingstone Awards for their extraordinary and tireless efforts to highlight and preserve Roxbury's physical and cultural assets. 



10/29/15

Early bird tickets, $50 till October 10; afterwards, tickets increase to $75.



- http://www.http://discoverroxbury.org/tours-a-events/heart-of-the-hub

Hibernian Hall - 184 Dudley St., Boston, MA, 02119



Jim Gaffigan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

JIM GAFFIGAN is a Grammy nominated Comedian, New York Times Best Selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five.

His fourth hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and the DVD/CD was released soon after by Comedy Central Records. “Obsessed” premiered at #1 on iTunes which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s.

Jim Gaffigan will serve as Executive Producer and star in “The Jim Gaffigan” Show which will premier in July of 2015 on TV Land and Comedy Central. In advance of the show premiering, Jim will be on his latest national tour called CONTAGIOUS.



10/30/15

$59.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jim-gaffigan/

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



Carmina, Gala, and A Cabaret - Opening Night!

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

An evening you'll not soon forget! First, let the Worcester Chorus serenade you with Orff's complete Carmina Burana. Second, be a part of our silent auction fundraiser catered by Pepper's Fine Catering. And lastly, sit back and enjoy artistic director Dr. Christopher Shepard's operatic cabaret featuring a spectacular selection of classic vocal repertoire sung by amazing soloists.

No balcony seating available. VIP Table Seating gets you up close and personal with the on-stage action with room to spread out and enjoy your drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Floor seating starts about halfway back in the hall and will be pick-your-own seats at time of purchase.

Sponsored in part by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette



10/30/15

Special Event: Two concerts, Gala Reception and Auction. Table seating $100. Concert seating $75.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/opening-night-2015/

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



Art Study Center Seminar: Ancient Coins

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Many of the buildings and statues described by ancient writers have not survived, but we can get a glimpse of what they must have looked like through their representations on ancient Greek and Roman coins. This seminar, led by Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, the Damarete Curator of Ancient Coins, will present examples ranging from the Acropolis of Athens to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email am_visitorservices@harvard.edu.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.



10/30/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/art-study-center-seminar-ancient-coins

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



Johnny Gandelsman / J. S. Bach

Presented by Arts at MIT

Bach's Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin performed by Johnny Gandelsman
First Annual Terry and Rick Stone Concert

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman – core member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble performs the complete Sonatas & Partitas.  Gandelsman – known to audiences worldwide through his work with Brooklyn Rider, Bela Fleck, Bono, Kayhan Kalhor, and Mark Morris – brings his stunning virtuosity and musical intelligence to this pinnacle of solo repertoire.
 



10/30/15

$20; $10 Students; Free with MIT ID

 



- http://arts.mit.edu/events-visit/sound-series/sounding-series/#johnny-gandelsman



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.

Shear Madness is recommended for children over the age of 13, but all ages are welcome. There is some innuendo, but it is all in good fun.



09/19/14 - 10/31/15

Tickets: $50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Literary Landscapes

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

Maps of imaginary places have accompanied literature for centuries. Visualizing the fanciful worlds described in works of fiction sets the stage for events taking place in a story, and often provides insight into the characters themselves. In this exhibition of forty items, visitors will discover maps from a variety of fictional genres, learn how authors create imaginary worlds, and appreciate why descriptive geography is essential to the story. People and creatures, even those who exist only in tales, are related to place, and maps of their imaginary worlds allow readers to be transported into the geography of fantasy.



02/01/15 - 10/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bpl.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/literary-landscapes/

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Tour of the Prescott House

Presented by National Society of the 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. 

Tours last about 45 minutes and depart at :15 after the hour. Private and group tours are available by appointment only. We are a member of the Blue Star Museums Initiative: admission for active duty military personnel and their families is always free.



05/09/15 - 10/31/15

$8



- http://nscdama.org/william-hickling-prescott-house/



Last Comic Standing

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s hugely successful tour, this is your chance again to see the finalists of NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition!

America’s favorite summer comedy show, Last Comic Standing, is returning for it’s ninth season on Wednesday, July 22nd with new judge Norm Macdonald alongside current judges and comedy icons Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Comedy Central roast veteran, Anthony Jeselnik, will join the fun as the new host of the season.



10/31/15

$29-$39



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/last-comic-standing/

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



Joe List

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time List has been featured on Comedy Central's 'Live at Gotham', 'FoxNews Red Eye' 'The Artie Lange Show' as well as AXSTV's 'Gotham Comedy Live'. List has also twice been featured at the prestigious 'Just for Laughs' festival in Montreal as well as the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Oslo Comedy Festival. His album 'So Far No Good' can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast 'Tuesdays with Stories' as well as being a regular on Robert Kelly's 'You Know What Dude' podcast. In June of 2014, List made his network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman.



10/29/15 - 10/31/15

$20 for Thursday
$25 for Friday/Saturday



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=400921

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Tannhäuser"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk’s 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title role, in a cast that also includes Peter Mattei as Wolfram, his second Met Wagner role; Günther Groissböck as the Landgraf; and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth and Michelle DeYoung as Venus, the human and divine rivals for Tannhäuser’s affection.



10/31/15

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/tannhauser/

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



Grave Undertakings: Boston's Burying Grounds

Presented by Boston By Foot

Explore three of downtown Boston's burying grounds with Boston By Foot and learn about the customs surrounding death and dying in Puritan New England. Dig deeper into the religious views, practices, symbolism, and traditions of death in Boston.

Beginning at King's Chapel Burying Ground, this tour will lift the veil of mystery surrounding gravestone art and how styles of gravestones changed over the years, how the poor were buried when there wasn’t room for a potter’s field, how the evolution of small, haphazardly laid out graveyards to modern-day suburban cemeteries was spearheaded in the Boston area and how rum played a role in it all.

Who knew death could be so much fun?



10/24/15 - 10/31/15

$15 general admission
$5 for Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Graves



Beacon Hill with a BOO!

Presented by Boston By Foot

Join Boston By Foot for our most popular event of the year! For 30 years, this tour has been part of any great Halloween celebration in Boston.

There is no better place than Beacon Hill to walk to the dark side on All Hallow’s Eve.  On the Boo! tour, you will hear stories that shed a new light on this quiet residential neighborhood.  Murder and mayhem lurk just below the surface. Beacon Hill transforms itself for Halloween with elaborate decorations and hoards of trick or treaters in costumes.  If you have not seen Beacon Hill on Halloween, you are missing out!

The Boo! tour highlights the Hill’s dark legacy of mystery and murder.  Visit the home of the infamous Dr. George Parkman and learn what happened to his dismembered body. Learn about Boston’s witches and hear how both they and visiting Quakers were hanged.  The true and morbid tales include those of serial killers, apparitions of ministers and murderers who walk in their sleep. Our guides will take you through dark alleys and show you Beacon Hill as you have never experienced it before!



10/31/15

$20 general admission
$10 for Boston By Foot Members



- http://bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Beacon_Hill_Halloween



Haystack Components: Metals and Jewelry

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Haystack = an exceptional craft school Components = parts of a larger whole

This exhibition is made up of people who have become connected to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as teachers, teaching assistants, students, staff, or board members. What ties the group together is a love of the place and the transformation Haystack can engender. The work is as varied as Haystack’s programming, spanning meticulously hand-crafted work to CAD-designed innovative interpretations and even spectacles (glasses). The work also speaks to the incredible variety of materials that fall under the broad heading of “metals and jewelry”: precious and nonprecious metals, gems, wood, plastic, glass, fiber, and concrete. It’s about stretching boundaries, exchanging ideas, and preserving traditions. Every summer new classes are offered, new ideas shared, and connections made. These are the components that make up a whole, albeit an intangible whole that exists all around the country, if not the world. Participating artists: Boris Bally, Cappy Counard, Tanya Crane, Bob Ebendorf, Arline Fisch, Lissa Hunter, Nicole Jacquard, Tara Locklear, Jera Lodge, Kristina Logan, Marcia MacDonald, Tim McCreight, Ingrid Menken, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Jaydan Moore, Claire Sanford, Kristin Mitsu Shiga, Deb Stoner, Molly Vogel, Ellen Wieske, J. Fred Woell, Joe Wood, Stephen Yusko.



05/16/15 - 11/01/15

Reception is included with the cost of admission. Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/haystack-components-metals-and-jewelry/

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



The Salem Haunted Magic Show

Presented by The Salem Haunted Magic Show

The Salem Haunted Magic Show is proud to present for the 2015 season, Hysteria: Redux! The incredibly new, bizarre, and disturbing haunted magic and mind reading performance. This is a brand new performance for the 2015 season! More information forthcoming!  

For the first time in our four year history in Salem we will be unveiling a completely new additional show experience. The Salem Haunted Magic Show presents: The Ghost of Arthur Chase, an interactive, full length, live seance.



10/02/15 - 11/01/15

The Salem Haunted Magic Show:
$20 for general admission
$30 for preferred seating
$45 for vip

The Salem Seance: The Ghost of Arthur Chase
Tickets: $75 each



- http://www.thesalemmagicshow.com



I and You

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

by Lauren Gunderson

Regional Premiere
Winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award

Caroline hates poetry. She’s also something of a loner. So just about the last thing she wanted was a complete stranger named Anthony walking through her bedroom door to work on a school project about Walt Whitman. But as the two very different teenagers uncover deep bonds, Caroline finds herself opening up in ways she never imagined possible. Their journey is an explosion of thought on art, connection, and identity that will warm your heart, with an ending that will leave you breathless.



10/07/15 - 11/01/15

Tickets: $25 - $65



- http://www.mrt.org/show/i-and-you

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



2015 Haiti Movie Awards

Presented by Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc

Once a year,  The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors, and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to celebrate the advancement of Haitian Art, specifically the Haitian Movie industry. 

The purpose of the ceremony is to honor the hard work of historically important artists that have been an essential cornerstone in shaping the Haitian movie industry. We will also reward the current efforts of the vibrant talents in the Haitian movie industry today.

MPAH – Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc. is a non-profit corporation located in Boston MA and it has been founded in April 2007. Our long term goal is to make the Haitian cinematography a professional career for all Haitian filmmakers, to create a structure in the market, to influence the distribution of the Haitian films in the international market and to protect and defend the rights of the Haitian writers, directors, actors and other specialists in the field of filmmaking.



11/01/15

$35 in advance



- http://www.haitimovieaward.com



Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Featuring the Lydian String Quartet

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. For Hugo Wolf the series will feature veteran Emmanuel Music singers William Hite and Kendra Colton performing the entire glorious Italienisches Liederbuch

Featuring the Lydian String Quartet

Mendelssohn:

          String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 12



11/01/15

$10.00 - $30.00



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/15-16season/caltix15-16_mendelssohn-wolf_chamber.html

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



Gil Shaham, solo violin with original films by David Michalek

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Gil Shaham performs the Sei solo, “six alone,” as J.S. Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin in a fascinating multi-media performance at Sanders Theatre. These iconic landmarks of European culture are among the most technically challenging music ever written for the violin. Gil Shaham’s collaborative vision for tackling these masterworks includes newly commissioned films by visual artist David Michalek, creator of the internationally celebrated outdoor installation, SLOWDANCING.

“[Shaham is] among the most inspired violinists of his generation.” —The Guardian (UK)



11/01/15

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Harold López-Nussa

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Cuba boasts a long history of birthing dynamite Latin jazz pianists, and now another has emerged. Introducing Harold López-Nussa, a young pianist and composer with an inventive, swinging Afro-Cuban style and jaw-dropping ability. Following in the footsteps of greats like Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, López-Nussa is unencumbered by genre boundaries, forging a unique sound that folds classical, jazz and pan-Latin rhythms together for a rich hybrid.



11/01/15

Tickets: $25.00- $39.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/harold-lopez-nussa/

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



Baroque Masters

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

Richard Egarr returns with an audacious program of path-breaking Baroque jewels for organ and chamber ensemble. Avant-garde in their day, hear for the first time pieces that will delight and surprise with their spontaneity and virtuosity.



10/30/15 - 11/01/15

Tickets start at $22



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



Buena Vista Social Club

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Symphony Hall

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® bids adios with a farewell world tour. The group, which has been touring the globe in various forms and combinations since 1997, grew out of the release of the Grammy-winning best-selling album Buena Vista Social Club™, and its lineup continues to include a number of the original artists featured in the landmark recording and film, including bandleader and trombonist Jesús “Aguaje” Ramos, the incomparable veteran diva Omara Portuondo, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, and vocalist and guitarist Eliades Ochoa. They will be accompanied by some of those who have joined the journey along the way as well as a younger generation of Cuban musicians. Special support guest Andrea Motis will open the show. 

 



11/01/15

$42, $58, $68, $79



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2971/orquesta-buena-vista-social-club-

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



Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Dr. Doohickey thinks that monsters are more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit assistant, Reginald, as they tour the laboratory and fire up the Monster Machine. Featuring a cast of oversized puppet characters and "monsterizied" versions of your favorite tales, audiences of all ages will love this fun and interactive show!

Come and join us for our Halloween Extravaganza! Wear your costumes and get ready to be spooked by these amazing performances! 

Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up. Continuous story, lots of interactivity. Some children may be startled by large-scale puppet characters.



10/29/15 - 11/01/15

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.This “moving masterpiece” (Time Magazine) will screen in movie theaters internationally, including one weekend inside The Paramount Center in downtown Boston.



10/30/15 - 11/01/15

$18
Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Mozart’s 'Requiem'

Presented by Grand Harmonie at Memorial Church - Harvard

Mozart’s last unfinished masterpiece, the Requiem Mass in D minor, is one of the most beloved choral and orchestral works in the classical repertoire. Unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death, this performance will feature the 1991 completion by noted Harvard scholar and pianist Robert Levin. Historical instrumental ensemble Grand Harmonie will perform in collaboration with the Harvard University Choir, a quartet of vocal soloists, and Maestro Edward Elwyn Jones. Program: Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, ed. Levin



11/01/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.grandharmonie.org/

Memorial Church - Harvard - 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Experience the athleticism and power of Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. Hailed as “a work of genius” by Clive Barnes of New York Post, this epic masterpiece, choreographed to Mahler’s longest symphony, expresses a dynamic array of images and emotion; from creation and passion to death and heavenly life. Mahler initially envisioned his symphony to be “something the likes of which the world has never yet heard!”


Neumeier skillfully reflects the drama of Mahler’s music, creating a powerful spectacle of human strength and technical ability. As the first North American company to perform this iconic work, Boston Ballet kicks off the season with a musical tour de force and full immersion into the dramatic world of movement and sound. Seventy-eight musicians from the Boston Ballet Orchestra join forces with premiere ensemble New World Chorale and international opera sensation Sarah Pelletier for a sensory experience unlike anything you’ve ever heard—or seen—before.



10/22/15 - 11/01/15

Tickets start at $35



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



Boston Philharmonic Orchestra presents Glinka, Stravinsky, Debussy, & Tchaikovsky

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

The stunning program that opens the season for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra has been expressly designed to show you, in case you don’t already know, just what the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is all about. A brilliant, showy, roof-raising overture, followed by three masterpieces, all in completely different styles and making staggering demands on the players.  At the center of the program is Debussy’s beloved La mer. Debussy’s score is the iconic French orchestral masterpiece of the twentieth century, ever-fresh, beloved, endlessly imitated by other composers. It is the ultimate orchestra seascape – quintessentially French and as salty as they come. 

The Debussy is surrounded by Russian masterworks, both familiar and unfamiliar. Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto is a work that overflows both with tenderness and wit. It is astoundingly virtuosic for the performer, who must negotiate instrumental acrobatics that are far outside the normal arsenal of a virtuoso’s technique. We are extremely fortunate to have as our soloist the brilliant Ayano Ninomiya, who is first violin of the world-famous Ying Quartet. The familiar and exhilarating Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila opens the program, and to conclude, the Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony, a great favorite with audiences and known to just about everybody. But Mr. Zander’s take on the piece is bracing and fresh.  He has performed it many times, in many parts of the world, and always audiences are stirred by the experience of having the familiar made new again.



11/02/15

FREE EVENT

Made Possible by The Free For All Concert Fund



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



"Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond" A Celtic Family Celebration By Natalie MacMaster

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

No single artist has done more for popularizing Cape Breton fiddle music than Natalie MacMaster. A dynamic and enchanting performer as well as a prolific composer, MacMaster has been recording and touring for more than three decades, earning multiple awards and certified Gold records along the way.



11/03/15

Tickets: $40.00- $93.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/natalie-macmaster/

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



Turnpike Troubadours

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

If Turnpike Troubadours are playing in your town, you’ll know it. A block or two from the venue, you’ll see the crowds lining up. Get closer and you’ll start to hear the music — rockin’ hard, lashed by burnin’ fiddle and guitar, maybe a little rough on the edges but with a deep-rooted soul that's impossible to resist.
And if you make it through the door, you’ll witness one of the best shows you'll ever see.
Audiences in their home state of Oklahoma and down in Texas have known this for years. It's no longer news when they draw 5,000-plus at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, sell out three nights in a row at Gruene Hall or turn several hundred away at the Legendary Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin.
Word has spread, though: Their shows in Chicago, St. Louis and elsewhere have pulled in more than 1,000 fans. And they’ve drawn full houses at Joe’s Pub in New York and The Troubadour in L.A., among many other nightspots from coast to coast.
They’ve even been picked by Playboy as one of three acts to watch in 2015 — a distinction lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Evan Felker admits is “pretty bizarre” but impressive nonetheless.
So is that the story? “The Turnpike Troubadours Tear It Up Night After Night”?
Actually, no. There’s another side to singer/guitarist Felker, bassist RC Edwards, fiddler Kyle Nix, steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson. Maybe you don’t notice it as much at their shows, where their blazing performances tend to obliterate detached reflection.
But you’ll definitely notice it on their new album, The Turnpike Troubadours, to be released September 18th on their Bossier City imprint. Away from the intensities of their show, the music speaks more intimately. Details of their arrangements clarify. Above all, the lyrics become the center of attention, spinning stories so compelling that you realize you’d almost forgotten how powerful the message of a song could be.



11/03/15

Price: $22.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/turnpike-troubadours/

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



Opera 102 Class

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.



10/07/15 - 11/04/15

Individual Tickets: $25
Subscription to all 4 Opera Classes: $90 (10% discount)
Met Opera Subscribers Special Class Subscription: $80 (20% discount)



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

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



Lido

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

Hailing from the humble country of Norway, Lido is a relatively name new in the EDM world, only rising to popularity in the last year.  With a style difficult to categorize in any formal segment of the EDM scene, Lido has managed to entice listeners with his genre-bending production and keen sense of rhythm, which is likely why he was placed between an R&B singer and a singer-songwriter.



11/04/15

$15



- http://www.bandsintown.com/event/10003577-lido-boston-brighton-music-hall-2015?artist=Lido&came_from=174

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



From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

 Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the ancient Near East at the Harvard Semitic Museum, founded 125 years ago in 1889. See Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon’s own travel and excavation photographs. The exhibition opening public lecture on Lyon’s legacy entitled David Gordon Lyon and the Harvard Semitic Museum with museum director Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian, will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 pm at the Yenching Auditorium at 2 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge. One of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Harvard Semitic Museum is free and open to the public. For more, see www.hmsc.harvard.edu



12/05/14 - 11/05/15

FREE



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/upcoming-exhibitions



Stan Strickland

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Tonight we have two special artists returning to perform at artKitchen Café: vocalist and Sax player Stan Strickland & vocalist/composer Titilayo

 



11/05/15

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



- http://fullercraft.org/event/stan-stickland/

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



Hugo Wolf Quartet and Olivia Vote, mezzo soprano

Presented by Music Worcester

This acclaimed Austrian string quartet will perform Schumann's Quartet Op. 41 no. 3, Respighi's Il Tramonto for Mezzo Soprano and String Quartet, and Wolf's Intermezo & Italian Serenade and selections from The Italian Songbook.

Their performance will be their Worcester debut and also feature mezzo soprano Olivia Vote, winner of the Phyllis Curtin Careet Award at Yale Univesity School of Music.



11/05/15

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50. Open seating. Fees apply.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/hugo-wolf-quartet/



Frankie Valli

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.



11/06/15

$59.00 - $165.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frankie-valli/

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



SoWa First Friday Open Studios 2015

Presented by SOWA Artists Guild at SOWA Artists Guild

The first Friday of every month, over 60 artists open to the public.

First Fridays are an integral part of the SOWA Artists Guild mission. The aim is to give visitors access to the artists in their element – to offer a different and more personal way to experience art firsthand.  By opening their working space to the public, the SOWA Artists Guild hopes to give people an avenue for viewing quality contemporary art that complements yet goes beyond the gallery experience.

First Fridays appeal to a wide range of art enthusiasts, from seasoned collectors to first time art buyers to those who have never considered art before. Through its participation in these popular events – and by establishing itself as a presence in the SOWA artistic community – the SOWA Artists Guild strives to make its art and its artists accessible to all, working together to inspire people to appreciate art on a whole new level.



04/03/15 - 11/06/15

Free admission; artwork can be purchased for an additional cost.



- http://www.sowaartists.com/

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



What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, All the Things You Are, American Song

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

From Jerome Kern to Aaron Copland, from Broadway to art songs, America produced a stunningly varied and brilliant array of songs in the 20th century in a variety of styles. Rob Kapilow will unpack and celebrate American songwriting in this edition of the ever popular What Makes It Great? 



11/06/15

$40 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



An Evening of Illumination

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Step into the past and experience the quiet charms of evening as early New Englanders did. Enjoy a special guided tour of select buildings around the Village common, with shops and homes lit by the soft glow of candles, oil lamps and firelight. See a slide show.



11/07/15

Cost: $35 per person; $30 for OSV Member



- https://www.osv.org/event/an-evening-of-illumination-2015

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



Frankie Valli

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.



11/07/15

$59-165



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frankie-valli/

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



Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne, Solid Soul

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader in American music for six decades. The "Solid Soul" tour marks her first tour collaboration with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne, the widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations

"Mavis Staples will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest gospel singers of all time. …" —The Current



11/07/15

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



With Strings Attached

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Chorus pro Musica fills the bright, acoustically intimate space of First Church Cambridge with choral works highlighting a special connection between stringed instruments and the human voice. J.S. Bach's motet for double chorus, "Komm, Jesu, Komm," accompanied by a Baroque string ensemble, contrasts with Abbie Betinis's "From Behind the Caravan" for women's chorus singing in Persian together with cello, hand drums, and oud. A lyrical cello accompanies John Taverner's Russian orthodox funeral song "Svyati"; harp lifts Eriks Ešenvalds's transcendent hymn "The Earthly Rose," and a solo violin leads the chorus in the direct and thought-provoking poetry of William Stafford in John McDonald's "Stafford Diptych," and in Dan Forrest's beautiful setting of the colonial folksong "The Nightingale." A portion of the proceeds from this concert will support the Quincy Public Schools Strings Program.



11/07/15

$25, $35, $45; 10% for seniors over 65, students, WGBH, GBCC, and groups of 6+.



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/concerts

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



Frankie Valli

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.



11/08/15

$59 - $165



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/frankie-valli/

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



Herb Ritts

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

Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s, known for his beautifully printed, formally bold, and sensual black-and-white images of supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. This new exhibition of the photographer’s work revisits the artist, whose groundbreaking 1996 retrospective, “Herb Ritts: WORK,” remains one of the most popular exhibitions in MFA history. The Ritts Foundation has given the Museum a print of every image in the 1996 exhibition, and in 2007, supported the MFA’s first gallery dedicated solely to photography. The Museum’s Herb Ritts and Clementine Brown galleries host the new exhibition, featuring an array of Ritts’s photographs celebrating the human body and embracing the carefree California lifestyle.



03/14/15 - 11/08/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/herb-ritts

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



Crafts at Close Range

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Spend some time at OSV learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Museum Education building.



11/07/15 - 11/08/15



- https://www.osv.org/event/crafts-at-close-range/crafts-at-close-range-nov-2015

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



Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

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



11/08/15

Registration for the tournament (players and observers) is included in the price of admission. Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chess-at-fuller-craft-museum-3/

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



Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

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


“100 times better than any bedside story.”    – The New York Times

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated television special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season.



11/06/15 - 11/08/15

Prices vary. Please contact the box office for details.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=199

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

Founded and directed by dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso, Havana-based Dance Cuba features 25 beautiful and technically superb dancers and live musicians, capturing the heart and soul of Cuba with music and dance from the ’50s to today. The award-winning company performs the Boston premiere ofCuba Vibra, a riveting, highly sensual display of Afro-Cuban dance, including the cha-cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero, and more.

 



11/07/15 - 11/08/15

$40, $50, $65, $79



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2991/lizt-alfonso-dance-cuba-

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



Capitol Steps

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Political satire gets a musical makeover with the uproarious comedy troupe Capitol Steps.  Adapting familiar pop hits to skewer both sides of the political spectrum, the Capitol Steps revel in sardonic songs, side-splitting puns and over-the-top impersonations. No one is safe.



11/08/15

Tickets: $55.00- $78.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/capitol-steps/

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



Bach Collegium Japan with Masaaki Suzuki

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Bach Collegium Japan is widely recognized as one of world’s leading interpreters of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Its inspirational Music Director Masaaki Suzuki founded Bach Collegium Japan in 1990 to introduce the Japanese audience to period instrument performances of great works from the baroque period.

Program:                                                                       

J.S. BACH: "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in C Major for Recorder, Strings, and Continuo, RV 443
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Gloria in B-flat Major, HWV deest
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Oboe Concerto C Major, RV450
J.S. BACH: Cantata No. 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!


“…this orchestra has a freshness and ease in live performance that is inimitable.” —The New Yorker
 



11/08/15

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Dance at the Cinema - Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama. 

Captured live on October 11, 2015



11/08/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/bolshoi-ballet-giselle

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



From The Ground Up

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

New works created specially for Boston Conservatory dance students by three renowned female choreographers: Zoe Scofield (B.F.A. '98, dance), Andrea Miller and Francesca Harper. Cathy Young, artistic director.



11/05/15 - 11/08/15

$25-30
 



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/ground-1

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



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

Bruce Hangen, conductor 

HAYDN: Symphony No. 43 ("Mercury") 
ZWILICH: Flute concerto, featuring Marianne Gedigian, flute *BOSTON PREMIERE* 
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 

1 p.m. (Pre-concert Lecture with Elizabeth Seitz) 
2 p.m. (Concert) 



11/08/15

$10-15



-

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



Each to Each Impart: Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Stucky, Lutoslawski, Mozart

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

Johann Sebastian Bach is so embedded in our musical consciousness that it’s difficult to imagine how little-known he was in the early 19th century. Mozart knew and studied Bach's work, but it was Mendelssohn’s advocacy that saved him from obscurity, giving generations of composers an inspiring model of craft and beauty.

PROGRAM:
Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata No. 2 in D Major for cello & piano, Op. 58
Steven Stucky, Partita Pastorale after J.S.B. for clarinet, string quartet & piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for flute & bassoon
Witold Lutoslawski, Partita for violin & piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, K. 493



11/07/15 - 11/08/15

$47, $36, $25



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/november.html

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



Each to Each Impart: Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Stucky, Lutoslawski, Mozart

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Johann Sebastian Bach is so embedded in our musical consciousness that it’s difficult to imagine how little-known he was in the early 19th century. Mozart knew and studied Bach's work, but it was Mendelssohn’s advocacy that saved him from obscurity, giving generations of composers an inspiring model of craft and beauty.

PROGRAM:
Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata No. 2 in D Major for cello & piano, Op. 58
Steven Stucky, Partita Pastorale after J.S.B. for clarinet, string quartet & piano
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for flute & bassoon
Witold Lutoslawski, Partita for violin & piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, K. 493



11/08/15

$47, $36, $25



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/november.html

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



Luna Gale

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

Six-month-old Luna is at the heart of a raging storm. This gripping new drama about a heart-wrenching custody battle between social services, a dysfunctional religious grandmother, and parents in recovery for drug addiction, illustrates how the most vulnerable in our society are affected by where we put our faith, trust, and dependency.

Luna Gale contains adult language and situations and is recommended for ages 14+.



10/22/15 - 11/08/15

Tickets: $45 Standard - $50 Premium



- http://www.stonehamtheatre.org/luna-gale.html

Stoneham Theatre - 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180



Big Screen Classics: THE CONFORMIST

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.



11/09/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/conformist

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



Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times.

Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist during high school with a standing gig at a local eatery; he began his career as a pop-cultural provocateur during high school with a “this might be cool” ragtime medley of classic rock songs. “Not much has changed,” he says of the lyrical content of pop music. “In the 1920s, in the ’60s and ’70s, today – it’s still about love and drinking and dancing.”

Discovering talent and knowing what to do with it is fundamental to the business of music. Bradlee is something of a postmodernist here, too, having achieved renown doing everything himself, mostly online, “with no budget” (i.e. using the recording equipment he’d had since college). His adherence to the DIY ethos also suggests the decidedly postmodern form of punk rock. “I was a struggling jazz pianist sitting in my basement apartment in Queens,” he attests, “but I just figured it out and made it happen.”



11/09/15

$35-$45



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox/

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



Inventory of Reverie: 5 women photographers

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

Five women photographers present a vision of alternative feminism at the Hess Gallery this fall.



09/03/15 - 11/10/15

FREE



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot

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

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain”, “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Carefree Highway”, “Sundown”, “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me”, “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald", "Cold On The Shoulder", "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", "Ribbon Of Darkness", "Beautiful", "Song For A Winter's Night", "Shadows", "Rainy Day People", "Did She Mention My Name" and "Summertime Dream" to name just a few.

But this year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "GORDON LIGHTFOOT 50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY." The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50 year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person. 

Full price tickets start at $54. Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+ and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



11/10/15

Full price tickets start at $54. Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+ and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=236

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Deepak Chopra Presents Super Genes: The Future of Wellbeing

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

Join Deepak Chopra as he shares a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into "radical well-being" is a promise waiting to be fulfilled.  

For decades medical science has believed that genes determine our biological destiny. Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever. You will always have the genes you were born with, but genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do.

When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave, you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago.  The impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging, and chronic disorders is unparalleled and will revolutionize how we understand ourselves and the health of those around us.

Deepak will address these questions as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing.

For more information visit: www.deepakchopra.com

Full price tickets start at $35. All tickets come with a free copy of his book, "Super Genes". Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+, and WOO Card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information. 



11/11/15

Full price tickets start at $35. All tickets come with a free copy of his book, "Super Genes". Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+, and WOO Card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=230

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

Winner of five Grammy and three Latin Grammy awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. Irakere is the small, Cuban-style big band that he founded 40 years ago, still going strong with an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, Afro-Cuban and traditional Cuban music.

“A pianist of imperial command, possessed of a dazzling, deceptively casual virtuosity.” —The New York Times



11/12/15

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall


The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present "Spirit of India", a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India invite you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.

The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India is a vision of Rahis Bharti, who invites you into the world of music, dance, dynamic rhythm and spirituality that characterizes the incredible India we know today. From an early age he was captivated by both the rich traditions and modern interpretations of his country’s signature sound and vision. Over his career Bharti has travelled the world performing and has made each prestigious festival, concert hall or theatre into a lavish and courtly stage of his own imagining. With 17 professional artists onstage, you will experience the soul of a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a mix of Indian and Western instruments such as bass drums, side drums, trombone, tabla, dholak, harmonium, and clarinet, among many others. Your feet will soon be tapping along without you even realizing it.

Sponsored in part by Fletcher Tilton, Virtusa, India New England News, and CharterTV3.



11/12/15

Adults $49, College any age $17.50, Youth $7.50. Series subscriptions available. Fees apply.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/bollywood-masala-orchestra/

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



Michael Roth: Why Liberal Education Matters

Presented by Boston College

Michael S. Roth became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute, and President of the California College of the Arts. At Wesleyan, he has increased grant support for students who receive financial aid and has overseen the launch of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, and four new colleges emphasizing interdisciplinary research and cohort building: the College of the Environment, the College of Film and the Moving Image, the College of East Asian Studies and the College of Integrative Sciences. Author and curator (most notably of the exhibition “Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture,” which opened at the Library of Congress in 1998), Roth describes his scholarly interests as centered on “how people make sense of the past.” His fifth book, Memory, Trauma and History: Essays on Living with the Past, was published in 2012. His most recent book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, is a stirring plea for the kind of education that has, since the founding of the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future. 



11/12/15

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/lowell



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

 32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”



11/13/15

$25.00 - 35.00



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

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



Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

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

Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey and Minnie as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, you’ll dream with the princesses, cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains, and be captivated by these spellbinding stories.  There’s a world of enchantment waiting for you on The Hanover Theatre's stage. 



11/13/15

Full price tickets are $22.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=219

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Acoustic Alchemy

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The U.K.-based instrumental powerhouse have been torchbearers for acoustic new age music for the last 30 years, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Whether playing smooth jazz, pan-Latin music, Caribbean rhythms or pop, the guitar-fronted septet of Acoustic Alchemy always manage to create a distinct sound that is wholly their own.



11/13/15

Tickets: $27.00- $49.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/acoustic-alchemy/

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



Arlo Guthrie "Alice's Restaurant" 50th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artists who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs, and you can see him at The Z for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the epic "Alice's Restaurant" album! Together with an ensemble of world class musicians including Terry Hal (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar,vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards), he'll perform career spanning work in this mult-media concert and, of course, the full-length "Alice's Restaurant"!



11/13/15

$35 - $55



- http://www.zeiterion.org

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Known for his role on “The Office” as acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin, Craig Robinson is definitely a world away from his original career intentions; before deciding to pursue his comedy career full time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while he was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre.

As a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. That year, he also won the Oakland Comedy Festival Awards and the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search. He soon went on to perform his act on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts as well as full-band sets – “The Nasty Delicious” – tying together his lyrical comedy with his finesse at the piano. Whether Robinson shows up with just his keyboard or also with his seven-man band, the clubs are packed to the brims with raucous laughter in response to the musical comedy on display.



11/13/15

$29.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/craig-robinson-and-the-nasty-delicious/

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



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.  She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.”  Audience members may put it a little less elegantly:  “I peed my pants.”



11/14/15

$25-$35



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

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



Natasha Leggero

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and will star in the upcoming Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period. The series will premiere on June 23, running for 10 weeks and is produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour.

Stemming from her breakout appearance on the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Natasha was recently lauded as the stand out roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which aired on March 30, 2015. The actress has also recently appeared in an episode for NBC’s Marry Me and the hit show Modern Family in the episode “Fight or Flight.”



11/14/15

$25.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/natasha-leggaro/

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



Elias Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Taking their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, by adopting the German form, the acclaimed Elias Quartet has performed internationally at some of the world’s great concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Washington Library of Congress, the Vienna Musikverein, and the Wigmore Hall in London.



11/14/15

Tickets: $25.00- $39.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/elias-quartet/

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



Diploma in a Day

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Elias Quartet on Beethoven and his works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide participants the opportunity to learn and discuss the composer and his music from multiple aspects.



11/14/15

Tickets: $99.00 (Includes Dinner)



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

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



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

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



11/06/15 - 11/14/15

Reserved seating:

PREFERRED FRONT ORCHESTRA SEATS: $37.50
MID-ORCHESTRA FRONT or BACK: $27.50 - $32.50
REAR ORCHESTRA: $22.50
FRONT ROW BALCONY: $32.50
REAR BALCONY: $25.00



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

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



Chopin Without Piano

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center

Take Chopin’s piano concertos, remove the piano and replace it with a monologue detailing the composer’s life and radical approach to music. The result is Chopin without Piano, a staggeringly powerful production that coaxes new ways of considering this master composer—musically, emotionally and even politically. Accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra of Boston Conservatory students, actress Barbara Wysocka invites audiences into an intimate and raw conversation about Chopin, his music and the struggles of cultural identity with his home country, Poland.



11/11/15 - 11/14/15

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=A3844858-59DF-4C4E-9E85-A91EEC8BE4DB

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



Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Boston)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets date from his studies in Paris with the legendary Nadia Boulanger. Following intermission, we present Elena Ruehr's stunning a cappella opera CASSANDRA, arranged for Cappella Clausura especially for these concerts. CASSANDRA will be performed in a concert staging by Ruehr and Amelia LeClair. Both performances will be followed by a talk-back with the composer.



11/14/15

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2015-2016-season/csl5



Sister Act

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that will have audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique talents to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community. Featuring all new original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!



11/03/15 - 11/15/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



Divi Zheni & Zornitsa: Bulgarian Sedenka

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

The Sedenka will include a performance by traditional Bulgarian choruses Divi Zheni and their brother group Zornitsa, participatory singing (taught and led by Director and singing star Tatiana Sarbinska), story-telling from the Bulgarian tradition, Bulgarian treats to sample, and participatory Bulgarian dancing. There will also be an exhibition of traditional Bulgarian costumes, embroidery, and pottery in the hall where we perform. The audience is encouraged to bring their own embroidery, knitting, and weavings to create communally in the spirit of the Sedenka.

$15 ($10 Members and students) Space is limited. Click the button to reserve tickets or call 508.588.6000.



11/15/15

$15 ($10 Members and students) Space is limited.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/divi-zheni-zornitsa-bulgarian-sedenka/

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



Soweto Gospel Choir

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Winner of two Grammys, one Emmy, three SAMAS and one Oscar nomination, Soweto Gospel Choir is one of South Africa’s most accomplished performing groups. This 24-member choir’s signature mix of African gospel, reggae, original arrangements of American pop music has inspired fans worldwide.



11/15/15

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



After Hopper Plein Air Museum Exhibition

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

According to Edith A. Tonelli, Ph.D., Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art, “It is exciting for us to partner with Helen Addison and the Addison Art Gallery in supporting and encouraging the historic tradition of plein air painting on Cape Cod. This project, which involves asking artists from all over the country to create new works of art inspired by Edward Hopper and the places he painted, is exactly in line with our mission to inspire artists and exhibit art that is connected to our region. These exhibitions and events are also intended to spark a dialogue about contemporary painting and its ties to historic and global artistic traditions.”



08/29/15 - 11/15/15

Adults $9, Seniors/Students $7, Children $5, Free under 12



- http://www.addisonart.com



Circa, Opus, with Quatuor Debussy

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the musical and dramatic spine of a red-hot fusion of extreme acrobatics, lyrical movement and group choreography. This is groundbreaking work of intense power; a melding of music and bodies at the highest level.

“Opus is cut-glass, caviar circus. It’s black tie and ballgown circus. And it’s an astonishing thing to watch: graceful, bombastic. Profound.” —The Telegraph (UK)



11/13/15 - 11/15/15

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



The von Trapps In Concert

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Meet The von Trapps, the next generation. Siblings Sofia (26), Melanie (24), Amanda (23) and August (20), the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are reinventing the legacy of their birthright for the modern age. Dancing in Gold, the first of three EPs of entirely original material that The von Trapps are sending out into the world over the next two years, was released this past April.

For their first foray into the studio in their new incarnation, the siblings sought out a kindred spirit, approaching Israel Nebeker, the lead singer and songwriter of Blind Pilot, to produce the album. Inspired by the work of artists such as Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Francoise Hardy, and the Beach Boys, the harmonic folk-pop that sings out of Dancing in Gold is 21st-century von Trapp, inventive, earnest and exquisite. Nebeker gets right to the heart and soul of the matter: “Their sound is an open collage, unafraid of combining disparate style and sentiment. Most importantly to me, it communicates honestly and is sung from the heart.”

The von Trapps’ musical journey began as a fluke and a brainstorm in 2001. During summer visits to their Montana home, their grandfather Werner von Trapp taught them the Austrian folk songs he loved as a child. When he became too ill to travel, they crafted a homemade recording to cheer him up, never expecting it would inspire a career in music. The von Trapps have been on stage together ever since. Their performances make room for melodicas and ukuleles, lyrics that can unspool in ten languages, twinges of Appalachia and Portlandia, some shout-outs to the Mamas & Papas, all filtered through the DNA of the most beloved musical ever, The Sound of Music. They have toured extensively, from Beijing’s Forbidden City to the Sydney Opera House, performed with major symphonies across the country, appeared on Oprah, and recorded with artists such as Wayne Newton and Rufus Wainwright.

For the past few years, The von Trapps have been frequent guest performers with Pink Martini, the globetrotting pop sensation. The two groups collaborated on Pink Martini’s eighth studio album, Dream a Little Dream, released in March 2014, which has sold over 20,000 copies in the US alone, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

Emboldened by that collaboration, flourishing in the rich creative world of their adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon and burgeoning with new ideas, The von Trapps cast off on their own to trail blaze a new musical path.

As the von Trapps tell Rolling Stone, “This new chapter in our career feels very electric; I think our current sound is super fresh, personal, and fun. Fourteen years of touring the world together has given each of us a well of inspiration, and we are at a point where all of that energy is overflowing. How each of us blend our styles together is both a challenge and a thrilling discovery for us, yet this first creation, Dancing in Gold, found a wonderfully surprising and compelling place. We’re eager to see how our music manifests itself moving forward.”



11/15/15

Reserved seating:

VIP / Preferred: $35.00 (First 7 Rows)
Reserved Orchestra or Balcony: $30.00 ($25.00 for Children under-12 and for Seniors)



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

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



Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.



11/03/15 - 11/15/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/beautiful-baa/

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



National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.



11/13/15 - 11/15/15

$18

Students: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent

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

Behind the renowned paintings of John Singer Sargent lies another legacy—a treasure trove of letters, photographs, and sketches that document the artist’s world. Among the correspondence, more than a dozen letters from Sargent to Claude Monet illuminate his lifelong friendship and admiration for the French Impressionist master. Another note, carefully written in a neat round hand, describes a certain portrait as a “masterpiece”; it is signed Amélie Gautreau, an appreciative sitter best known today as Madame X. 

In celebration of the recent gift to the MFA of The John Singer Sargent Archive, which establishes the Museum as the center for Sargent scholarship, this exhibition selected from the archive and the MFA’s collection, brings Sargent’s era to life, enhancing our understanding of the man and his work. The show features  watercolors, prints, drawings, correspondence, and photographs arranged around several themes. Caricatures of Sargent by his friends and fellow artists Henry Tonks and Max Beerbohm add a dose of humor to our view of this hard-working artist, while sketches, props, and photographs of his studios illuminate his artistry and reveal the spaces of his labor. 



07/25/15 - 11/15/15

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/yours-sincerely-john-s-sargent

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



Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Newton)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets date from his studies in Paris with the legendary Nadia Boulanger. Following intermission, we present Elena Ruehr's stunning a cappella opera CASSANDRA, arranged for Cappella Clausura especially for these concerts. CASSANDRA will be performed in a concert staging by Ruehr and Amelia LeClair. Both performances will be followed by a talk-back with the composer.



11/15/15

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2015-2016-season/csl5



Choice

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly Theatre

By Winnie Holzman
Directed by Sheryl Kaller

When successful journalist Zipporah Zunder takes on an assignment to investigate a new and polarizing social phenomenon, she is unprepared for how deeply this story will impact her life, transforming her understanding of herself, her past, and her future. Funny, smart, and emotional, this unpredictable new play looks at all the layers that live inside a single choice.

Choice is recommended for ages 13+.



10/16/15 - 11/15/15

Peak (Friday - Saturday evening; Sunday matinee): $85
Off Peak (Tuesday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee; Sunday evening): $75
First Look (First Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee): $63



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/choice/

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



Stage & Screen: Down By Law

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape.

In the Huntington’s new production, Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation) stars as larger-than-life character Ignatius J. Reilly, the Don Quixote of the French Quarter. He’s overweight, arrogant, eccentric, and still living in his mother’s New Orleans basement in the 1960s. Adapted from the cult classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces is a hilarious wild ride, filled with colorful characters and comic misadventures.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of A Confederacy of Dunces (November 11 – December 13, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/confederacy-of-dunces/



11/16/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/down-law

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



Made in America: Songs by Barber, Copland, and Fine

Presented by Cantata Singers

Aaron Copland: Walls of Zion; Selections from Emily Dickenson Songs; Simple Gifts
Irving Fine: Mutability
Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs
 



11/17/15

General Admission $25
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/november-2015/



Yo Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. We are all lucky to have Yo-Yo Ma living in our era, for he is simply the best.

“Yo-Yo Ma did what he always does …played with a passion and intensity that few musicians in the world today can match.” —The New York Times



11/17/15

$45 and up



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



Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Jewels"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

This opulent triptych was inspired by George Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone.



11/17/15

Tickets: $22.00, $15.00 Seniors & Students, $5 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/ballet-jewels/

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



Whitford/St. Holmes Band

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

After selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their second record and world tour. Whitford/St.Holmes self titled debut received strong radio play and as well as critical reviews followed by a very successful run of US dates. However, shortly after its release their respective camps reunited and those schedules simply did not allow for a follow up… until now!

The newly reunited line up also features drummer Troy Luccketta from Tesla and Nashville A-lister, bassist Chopper Anderson. The band's second release is slated for early 2016 with a new single arriving this Fall. Look for Whitford/St.Holmes tour dates to be announced in June!

As Brad and Derek put it, “We are so excited for this record and we absolutely cannot wait to get out there and share it with all of our fans… check that, “FRIENDS!””



11/17/15

Price: $35-45



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/whitford-st-holmes/

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



Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, Bridge to Beethoven

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh joins Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and pianist Shai Wosner for Bridge to Beethoven, a project to explore the impact and significance Beethoven and classical music have had on a diverse group of composers and musicians. This program features a new commission from jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer as a companion piece to Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata.

Program:

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major
VIJAY IYER: “Bridgetower Fantasy” (New commission in conversation with Kreutzer Sonata | East Coast Premiere)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Opus 47, "Kreutzer"

Seating for this performance is limited.



11/18/15

$20 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Rewind!: RUSHMORE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Meet Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman): president of the Rushmore Beekeepers Club, founder of the Double-Team Dodgeball Society, alternate for the wrestling team, and one of the most memorable characters to hit the screen in the ‘90s.

Directed by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Rushmore features a killer soundtrack and a wonderfully deadpan performance by Bill Murray. 



11/19/15

$12 general admission, $9 students and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/rushmore-0

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



Madeleine Peyroux

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A jazz singer with a distinct voice and impressive songwriting skills, Madeleine Peyroux has been enchanting audiences with her unique Parisian-flavored talents for almost two decades.



11/20/15

Tickets: $45- $78



- http://rockportmusic.org/

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



Children of the Light with special opening by pianist Joey Alexander

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade are three jazz masters of their era—each a powerful leader in his own right—who came together under the leadership of tenor saxophone titan Wayne Shorter and have now launched themselves skyward as an all-star trio.

“[Children of the Light] is an intentionally leaderless trio with a nonproprietary sense toward the music itself. Their combination of composition and improvising—which they call “compromising”—is a souvenir of their long tenure with Shorter…bring your sunglasses to the show, because there’s more than enough light to go around.” —Downbeat Magazine

Joey Alexander is a 12 year old jazz pianist from Bali with an impeccable sense of swing and a gift for improvising. You will not soon forget this incredible young phenomenon.



11/20/15

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Robert Cray with Shemekia Copeland

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

ROBERT CRAY

Five time Grammy award winner Robert Cray is considered to be one of the most expressive vocalists and impressive guitarists on the contemporary rhythm and Blues scene drawing from R&B, rock, pop, and jazz with equal insight and authority. This Grammy award winning blues artists is one of a few precious talents with the vision to successfully usher blues into the next century. Just as importantly, his immensely popular records have helped jump-start the contemporary blues boom that still is in full motion today. Originally formed in 1974, the northwest-based Robert Cray Band cut its teeth playing gigs in Portland and Eugene, Oregon before branching out to perform in Seattle and the Bay Area. Early on, the band toured with the guitar great Albert Collins and by 1983 they were sharing the stage at Carnegie hall with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon. Recognized for his masterful work as a guitarist and multi-talented singer, songwriter, and producer, Cray’s musical resume reads like a who’s who in contemporary music. He’s played with a cross section of greats from a multitude of genres, including Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Tina Tuner among others, and mentors like John Lee Hooker and B.B. King. These unique collaborations cement Cray’s unique status as an artist who bridges the gap between R&B, Blues and rock. 

SHEMEKIA COPELAND

While only in her early 30s, two-time GRAMMY® nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times andThe Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, the singer was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, on June 12, 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.



11/20/15

Tickets $69-49. Tickets onsale Friday, June 24 at 10am.



- http://robertcray.com/

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Billy Collins and Aimee Mann: An Evening of Poetry, Acoustic Music and Conversation

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Former U.S. Poet Laureate and a Guggenheim Fellow Billy Collins and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann come together for a rare evening of poetry, acoustic music and conversation about their art forms and creative process.

Billy Collins was the inaugural recipient of the Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry by the Poetry Foundation. Award-winning songwriter and indie music star Aimee Mann has appeared in the Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski, wrote haunting songs for soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia and has had cameo appearances on The West Wing and Portlandia.



11/21/15

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



An Evening With Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
with Special Guest Diane Blue

“I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.—B.B. King 

Video of Ronnie Earl performing with BB King:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnVWF5g_8LU&feature=youtu.be

“[Spread The Love is] an album of rare joy and soul from a master who has reached another pinnacle in his playing.”—Steve Morse/The Boston Globe

“...the unbridled passion in his playing creates a joyous, uplifting vibe.”—Jeff Johnson/Chicago Sun-Times”


Ronnie Earl, Guitar
Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 in Memphis.  He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut.

In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then rereleased in DVD format in 2005. Earl’s discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain Records, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc.  His 1996 Bullseye Blues release, Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, won Downbeat Magazine’s Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 Earl’s Hey José won the Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards.  In 2014, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters celebrated 26 years as a band. The last three releases by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Spread the Love (2010), Just for Today (2013), and Good News (2014), all debuted on the top ten Billboard Blues charts and received wide critical acclaim. 

Ronnie Earl has played alongside such legends as Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Earl King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells,  Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and many others, including, B.B. King, who said about Ronnie, “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.” 

Dave Limina, Hammond B3 and piano
Dave Limina is a Professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, where he received the Most Valuable Contribution to the Performance Curriculum Award in 2001 for his work in creating and developing the Hammond organ program.  As a keyboardist, composer, and arranger, Dave has performed with Gloria Estefan, Duke Robillard, Courage Brothers,  Mark Murphy, Lori McKenna, Mighty Sam McClain,  Kenny Neal, Catie Curtis, Freedy Johnston, Martha Reeves, Brooke Benton, Toy Caldwell, Felix Cavalieri, Steve Forbert, and The RB Funkestra with Fred Wesley and Eric Krasno. Also Grammy winning songwriters, Robert Lee Castleman, Gary Nicholson, Paula Cole, Mark Walker and Steve Leslie. He has been the keyboardist/conductor for the first national touring company of the Broadway musical Rent.  He received Boston Music Award nominations for his work with Courage Brothers, Ronnie Earl, and Mighty Sam McClain. He played keyboards on Michelle Willson’s Wake Up Call, which was a Boston Music Awards winner in 2001 for “Best Blues Album”.  He is the author of “Hammond Organ Complete” (Hal Leonard), and the instructional video/DVD “Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing” (Rittor Music). 

Lorne Entress, Drummer/Producer
A long-time Broadcaster and veteran of the New England music scene, Lorne Entress has provided the backbeat for many an artist including Big Al Anderson, Junior Wells, Freedy Johnston, Susan Tedeschi, Junior Watson, Ellis Paul,  Charlie Musselwhite, Nicole Nelson, Erin McKeown, Henry Butler, Johnny Adams, Mighty Sam McClain, Vance Gilbert and many others.  In addition to producing the Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters CD Hope Radio, Lorne has also produced numerous records for other artists including Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Hayley Reardon, and Catie Curtis. 

Jim Mouradian, Bass
Jim Mouradian has been a member of Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters since 2000.  Jimmy grew up immersed in a family of classically trained musicians, picked up a bass in junior high and has been playing ever since.  He is also a legendary luthier, who has designed his own line of Mouradian guitars, and handles every guitar he works on with meticulous detail. He and his son, Jon, operate Mouradian Guitar in Winchester, MA, where they are known as “guitar gods” and “guitar repair wizards,” although Jimmy insists that his favorite role is that of being a dad and grandfather.



11/21/15

Reserved seating:

Front Center Orchestra - $38.00 (A-J CTR Orchestra)
$28.00 for all other seating which includes Rear Center, Left and Right Orchestra as well as Balcony Seating



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

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



Colin Hay

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and has recently announced the release of his new album Next Year People on Compass Records.

Next Year People is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, and cynical yet open-hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics.



11/21/15

Price: $30-40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/colin-hay/

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Lulu

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist will stage Berg’s shocking masterpiece about a sexually irresistible young woman whose wanton behavior causes destruction for those who fall under her spell. James Levine conducts one of the operas with which he is most identified; he has led 30 Met performances of the work, including the company premiere in 1977. Marlis Petersen reprises her acclaimed interpretation of the title role, with Susan Graham as the Countess Geschwitz, one of Lulu’s most devoted admirers, and Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, John Reuter, and Franz Grundheber among the men who fall victim to her charms.



11/21/15

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/lulu/

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



Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall

Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the greatest high points in the history of our organization. The critics were beside themselves with praise, the audiences went wild, and Mr. Zander himself points to these two programs as among the handful of his performances of which he is most proud. There is no doubt, the Wagner bug has hit the Boston Philharmonic! We have decided once again to devote an entire program to his music. And it will feature the same astonishing soprano who so overwhelmed the Boston public in Siegfried last year. Alwyn Mellor, who is possibly today’s leading exponent of the roles of Brünnhilde and Isolde, will sing the most famous excerpts from both these roles. The Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde is perhaps the lyric pinnacle of Wagner’s writing for the voice. No music, by any composer, reaches to greater sublimity or depth of feeling. Contrasting with this is the Immolation Scene, the closing scene from Götterdämmerung. It is one of the most dramatic, and expansive solo scenes in all of opera, and a formidable vocal challenge, even by Wagnerian standards.

Both the vocal scenes are being presented in context, as far as that is possible in a symphony concert.  The Liebestod will be preceded by the Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, the searing, yearning paean to love as ideal and as impossibility that never fails to hold audiences spellbound. The entire second half of the program is devoted to five excerpts from Die Götterdämmerung, played together as a single work to serve as a kind of concert summary of the great four-hour opera. It will include the most well-known of the orchestral excerpts from the opera, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, as well as the radiant Dawn music, the poignant scene of Siegfried’s Death and the ensuing Funeral March, and will conclude, of course, with Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene. 

Opening the concert are three excerpts from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the poignant, profound prelude to the third act, the delightful Dance of the Apprentices, and the noble, lovably stolid Entry of the Mastersingers. This concert is certain to be one of the highlights of musical season in Boston.  Don’t miss it!



11/21/15

$105--Tier A- Front Orchestra and Front Rows of 1st Balcony Sections

$84--Tier B- Back Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle Rows of Balcony Sections

$54--Tier C- Last Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle & Last Rows of Balcony, First two rows of Orchestra Sections

$25--Tier D- Far Left & Right Mezzanine, Balcony, and Orchestra Sections



- http://www.bostonphil.org/

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



Exiles & Miracles

Presented by Commonwealth Chorale at Holy Name Church

We launch our debut season as Commonwealth Chorale with Handel’s monumental Israel in Egypt. Beloved by audiences worldwide for the dazzling breadth and variety of its choral movements, this powerful work contains some of Handel’s most vivid writing. Through text painting and the masterful interplay of orchestra and chorus, Israel in Egypt brings us frogs and flies, hailstones and fire, not to mention a memorable horse and rider. Few choral works can match the sweep of this 18th century masterpiece. With drama and stillness, despair and triumph, Israel in Egypt has it all.



11/21/15

$30
$25 for students/seniors



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Holy Name Church - 1689 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA, 02132



Jimmy Webb & Karla Bonoff

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In a concert showcasing two of the most successful pop songwriters of the modern era, the legendary Jimmy Webb (“Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park”) teams up with Karla Bonoff (“Home” “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me”) for a night of pop classics written by the original composers.



11/22/15

Tickets: $41- $61



- http://rockportmusic.org/

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



Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of fifteen of jazz music's finest soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. A powerfully swinging experience!



11/22/15

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Boston Home Décor Show

Presented by Fusco & Four

Boston, MA - The new Boston Home Décor show will feature 40 exhibitors in historic, modern and contemporary furnishings, fine art and design. The event will take place November 19-22, 2015 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts in the historic South End. The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, November 19 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Gala tickets can be purchased at www.diffaboston.eventbrite.com. Weekend show hours are Friday 1:00-8:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm. Weekend tickets are $15, under 12 free. Ticket includes complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, and coat check.  A bistro Café, and discount and valet parking are also available.  Details: 617-363- 0405.



11/19/15 - 11/22/15

Tickets are $15, under 12 free.



- http://www.BostonHomeDecorShow.com



Boston Home Décor Show

Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama

Boston, MA - The new Boston Home Décor show will feature 40 exhibitors in historic, modern and contemporary furnishings, fine art and design. The event will take place November 19-22, 2015 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts in the historic South End. The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, November 19 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Weekend show hours are Friday 1:00-8:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm. Weekend tickets are $15, under 12 free. Ticket includes complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, and coat check.  A bistro Café, and discount and valet parking are also available.  Details: 617-363- 0405.



11/19/15 - 11/22/15

Tickets are $15; under 12 free.



- http://www.BostonHomeDecorShow.com

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



Hot Peas 'N Butter

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

"Even if your kids don't like peas, there's no way they can resist Hot Peas 'N Butter!”-Charlotte Bohn, Baltimore's Child Magazine

 

Hot Peas ‘N Butter, the Nickelodeon/Noggin TV favorites whom the Los Angeles Times lauded for their “hot and mellow multicultural groove”, is a unique, world-pop, family-oriented, musical group that brings fans to their feet.

With hit videos like "Number 1" and "Deep Down" being featured on Nick Jr., Hot Peas 'N Butter are quickly becoming a family favorite! They are mainstays on Sirius Radio's "Kids Stuff," and proud recipients of the 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012Parent’s Choice Awards.

By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas 'N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike.



11/22/15

Tickets $52.50-$17.50. $3 off for groups of 10 or more.



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=45

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Monsters Dance Convention Worchester

Presented by Monsters Dance Conventions at DCU Center

Monsters Dance will be returning to Worcester, MA on our 2015-2016 'Unleash the Beat' tour from November 20-22, 2015! Join us at the DCU Center for a full weekend of classes and events instructed by our Monsters Dance faculty*, plus auditions, vendors, and our Club Stylz showcase! 

Registration is available NOW at
http://monstersdanceworcester.strikingly.com/
Space is limited and our events sell out very quickly, so register today! 

Event venue:
DCU Center 
50 Foster Street 
Worcester, MA 01608

Host Hotel: 
The Hilton Garden Inn Worcester
35 Major Taylor Blvd 
Worcester, MA 01608
Don't forget to book your room with our special Monsters rates! 

*Faculty TBA

#monstersdanceworcester
#UnleashTheBeat



11/20/15 - 11/22/15

For pricing info, please visit: http://monstersdanceworcester.strikingly.com/



- http://monstersdanceworcester.strikingly.com/

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



Big Love

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

Based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, this play is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play takes the plot of the original Greek play into modern times. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence.



11/19/15 - 11/22/15

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



- http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/theatre/perfandpro/the-2015---2016-season.html

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



This Is Tango Now

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

Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional passion for the art form. Featuring a stellar company of 12 dancers and musicians performing the world premiere of CARMEN . . . de Buenos Aires, this breathtaking new production ofCarmen blends tango and flamenco with an original score based on Bizet’s beloved melodies. 

 



11/20/15 - 11/22/15

$36



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3031/this-is-tango-now

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



uCarmen / A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

After the nonstop joy parade that was last season’s The Magic Flute, South Africa’s world-renowned Isango Ensemble returns to Boston with two new reimagined opera classics: uCarmen and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Based on their award-winning film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, uCarmen is an artistic triumph that transports us to a modern South African township to follow the story of a strong, independent woman who will not be tamed. Packed with transcendent music, passion and romance, uCarmen vividly recreates Bizet’s opera in a way that can only be described as “pure Isango.” A new production to Isango’s repertoire, A Midsummer Night’s Dream weaves the text of Shakespeare’s famous play into Benjamin Britten’s opera and indigenous South African music and dance. A story of enchantment, Isango’s Midsummer transforms the traditional play into a familiar yet surreal night of magic, love and music.



11/10/15 - 11/22/15

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=CD8DED5D-F298-48FD-BD8C-E9073EB9FAB1

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



National Acrobats & Circus of the People's Republic of China

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. “Peking Dreams” was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China.

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is especially acclaimed in China because of the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls’ Balance With Bowls and many other outstanding acts. Many of the Artists in the troupe have won international awards including Ms. Li Liping, the first Golden Clown winner from China at the renowned Monte Carlo International Circus Festival and Madame Xia Juhua, the “Chinese Ulanowa” of the Circus World and Chairwoman of the International Chinese Circus Society since the early 1980’s.

Sponsored in part by Bank of America, the US-China Institute at Bryant University, Worcester Magazine



11/22/15

Adults $49, College any age $17.50, Youth $7.50. Series subscriptions available.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/national-acrobats-china/

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



The Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry V

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. After the French Dauphin insults him, Henry lays claim to parts of France and gathers his troops, preparing for a war that he hopes will unite his country.
Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's history plays with Henry V, performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II, Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.
The Royal Shakespeare Company returns with Henry V, an epic journey through Shakespeare's historical writing, captured live on film.
 



11/21/15 - 11/22/15

$18
Students: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



A Taste of Honey

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

Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional extension of the BU CFA School of Theatre, presents the story of a
working-class adolescent girl and her relationships with the black sailor who impregnates her; the homosexual art student who
moves into her apartment to help her through her pregnancy; her fun-loving, saloon-frequenting mother; and Peter, her mother’s newly
acquired husband. One of the great taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s, written when the author was just 18 years old. For more
information about BCAP, visit bu.edu/cfa/bcap. Running Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes, with one intermission



11/11/15 - 11/22/15

$20 general admission | $18 WGBH and WBUR Members, Huntington Subscribers | $15 seniors, students, and groups of 10+ | $10 for CFA Members



- http://www.bu.edu/cfa/bcap

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



The Trumpet of the Swan

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

Based on the the book by E. B. White
Written and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette 
Directed by Shelley Bolman
Starring Elbert Joseph as Louis

Louis, a romantic trumpeter swan, is in love with Serena, but he can't tell her how he feels for he was born without a voice. When he meets young Sam Beaver, a human friend, he goes to school with him to learn how to read and write. And Louis's father also helps out; offering him a brass trumpet to help him discover a voice. In the end, with patience and diligence, Louis learns to communicate through the music of Jazz and wins Serena's heart. E. B. White’s award-winning story celebrates the many creative ways we connect and communicate.

The Trumpet of the Swan is recommended for adults, teens, ‘tweens, and youth age 6 and up.

American Sign Language will be used throughout the show.



10/23/15 - 11/22/15

Center Orchestra or Front Mezzanine: $38 
Side Orchestra or Mid Mezzanine: $32
Front-Side Orchestra or Back Mezzanine: $26
Rear Mezzanine: $20



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

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



Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the greatest high points in the history of our organization. The critics were beside themselves with praise, the audiences went wild, and Mr. Zander himself points to these two programs as among the handful of his performances of which he is most proud. There is no doubt, the Wagner bug has hit the Boston Philharmonic! We have decided once again to devote an entire program to his music. And it will feature the same astonishing soprano who so overwhelmed the Boston public in Siegfried last year. Alwyn Mellor, who is possibly today’s leading exponent of the roles of Brünnhilde and Isolde, will sing the most famous excerpts from both these roles. The Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde is perhaps the lyric pinnacle of Wagner’s writing for the voice. No music, by any composer, reaches to greater sublimity or depth of feeling. Contrasting with this is the Immolation Scene, the closing scene from Götterdämmerung. It is one of the most dramatic, and expansive solo scenes in all of opera, and a formidable vocal challenge, even by Wagnerian standards.

Both the vocal scenes are being presented in context, as far as that is possible in a symphony concert.  The Liebestod will be preceded by the Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, the searing, yearning paean to love as ideal and as impossibility that never fails to hold audiences spellbound. The entire second half of the program is devoted to five excerpts from Die Götterdämmerung, played together as a single work to serve as a kind of concert summary of the great four-hour opera. It will include the most well-known of the orchestral excerpts from the opera, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, as well as the radiant Dawn music, the poignant scene of Siegfried’s Death and the ensuing Funeral March, and will conclude, of course, with Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene. 

Opening the concert are three excerpts from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the poignant, profound prelude to the third act, the delightful Dance of the Apprentices, and the noble, lovably stolid Entry of the Mastersingers. This concert is certain to be one of the highlights of musical season in Boston.  Don’t miss it!



11/18/15 - 11/22/15

Wednesday: $54- Tier B- Back Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle Rows of Balcony



$37--Tier C- Last Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle & Last Rows of Balcony, First two rows of Orchestra



$15--Tier D- Far Left & Right Mezzanine, Balcony, and Orchestra



Sunday: $84- Tier B- Back Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle Rows of Balcony



$54--Tier C- Last Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle & Last Rows of Balcony, First two rows of Orchestra



$25--Tier D- Far Left & Right Mezzanine, Balcony, and Orchestra
 



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



Flight

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

This delightful contemporary comedy takes place entirely in an airport. The characters are an interesting cross-section of “complicated” people all meeting while in transit, emotionally as well as geographically. Although air travel has changed somewhat since Flight premiered at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1998, Dove’s witty, colorful score and de Angelis’ humorous, yet poignant libretto provide a memorable journey from start to finish. Performed in English with projected supertitles. Music by Jonathan Dove. Libretto by April de Angelis. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Johnthon Pape.



11/19/15 - 11/22/15

$25-30


 



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/flight

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



House Teams

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Do you crave Tuesday evening entertainment, comedy lover? Great news: The freshest faces in the Boston improv scene (they’re adorbs) perform every Tuesday night as part of Improv Asylum’s House Teams. 

House Teams showcases the extraordinary comedic talents of some of our finest Training Center students and alums. The teams eagerly take to the stage with one objective and one objective, only: to make you giggle. SO. HARD.

Bonus! The evening wraps with a lottery – where improvisers are chosen at random to combine forces (and join Main Stage actors!) to, well, perform more stellar improvisational comedy for you. 



09/02/14 - 11/24/15

Tickets: $10



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

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



The Show Against Humanity

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Based on the party game Cards Against Humanity, The Show Against Humanity is as rottenly wild as your most deranged thoughts. And, well…we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Bring your grandmother if you dare, The Show Against Humanity promises to serve up filthy improvisational comedy worthy of a an immediate therapy appointment. You’ll hate yourself for laughing.  #sorrynotsorry



10/21/14 - 11/27/15

Tickets: $15

Come see The Show Against Humanity at a discounted rate! Audience members from the 7:30pm and 10pm Main Stage shows on Friday are invited to purchase a discounted ticket toThe Show Against Humanity for only $10. This ticket will guarantee admission.

Ain't into discounts or commitment? If you attended a show earlier in the day but do not want to purchase a discounted ticket, you are welcome to join our standby line outside of Improv Asylum at 11:15pm. If there are seats available – hey, we'll seat ya! But please remember: Advanced purchases for The Show Against Humanity get first seating.



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

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



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 - 11/28/15

Tickets: $20 - $25



- 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 - 11/28/15

Tickets: $20 - $27



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



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 - 11/28/15

Tickets: $15

See Raunch on the cheap! Attending a show from earlier in the day? Cool! Come see Raunch at a discounted rate. Audience members from the 4pm, 7:30pm, and 10pm shows on Saturday are invited to purchase a discounted ticket to Raunch for only $10. This ticket will guarantee admission. 

Ain't into discounts or commitment? If you attended a show earlier in the day but do not want to purchase a discounted ticket, you are welcome to join our standby line outside of Improv Asylum at 11:15pm. If there are seats available – hey, we'll seat ya! But please remember: Advanced purchases for Raunch get first seating.



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

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



Casa Valentina

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio Theatre

Written by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Scott Edmiston

2014 Tony Award Nominee: Best Play

Based on actual events, Casa Valentina takes place in 1962 at a Catskills resort where a group of heterosexual men secretly gather to dress and behave like women. Away from their families, in their beehives and brassieres, these men enjoy a carefree camaraderie of cocktails and McGuire Sisters. But when challenged to publicly reveal their female alter-egos in the pursuit of political acceptance, “the sorority” must decide whether freedom is worth the risk of ruin. Written by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots,Hairspray), Casa Valentina is a provocative, hilarious, and touching new play about gender identity, self-acceptance, and the struggle to find the right pumps.

Casa Valentina is recommended for ages 14 and up.



10/24/15 - 11/28/15

Tickets: $25-$60



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/casa-valentina/

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



American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

One of the most important private collections of folk art in the country has been assembled near Worcester, with an unusual focus on Central Massachusetts portraits and painted furniture. The work remains little known and will be examined in light of the growing economic development in the region during the 1800s and the market for itinerant artists.



07/15/15 - 11/29/15

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors 65+
$12 College Students with ID
$6 ages 4-17
FREE for kids 3 and under and Worcester Art Museum Members
$2 Cash for EBT cardholder *



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/american-folk-art-lovingly-collected/

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



National Theatre Live: John

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

DV8 Physical Theatre’s new production, John, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and poignant theatrical experience.
Artistic Director Lloyd Newson interviewed more than fifty men, asking them frank questions initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive led John on a search in which his life converges with others in an unexpected place unknown by most. Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.



11/27/15 - 11/29/15

$18

Student: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Erin Shirreff

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

Erin Shirreff uses sculpture, digital photography, and video to explore the complex relationship between the camera and art history. Her work focuses on the ways we experience art, and the differences between doing so in person and through reproduced images, which often form the basis of art historical study.

Shirreff’s artistic process often begins with a sculpture, whether one she has created or another artist’s, which she then photographs or films. The resulting works explore the complexities of representing three-dimensional objects in a two-dimensional medium—a problem that has challenged sculptors and photographers alike for the better part of a century—while also drawing the viewer into a slow, purposeful process of looking at and thinking about sculpture.



08/26/15 - 11/29/15

ICA Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/erin_shirreff/

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



Mona Hatoum

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

Over the past three decades, Lebanese-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum has explored the fine line between the familiar and the uncanny in her visceral body of work. Through the juxtaposition of contradictory materials, changes of scale, or the introduction of uncharacteristic elements, she infuses commonplace and even banal objects with an element of danger, references to violence, or the capability to produce bodily harm. In doing so, Hatoum engages viewers’ tactile imagination, her sculptures, photographs, and videos provoking viewers to imagine their own bodies in relation to these unruly objects. The myriad and often-conflicting allusions speak both to the history of conflict in the artist’s homeland and to the comfort and safety provided by the domestic realm.Mona Hatoum includes eight works is drawn entirely from the ICA’s Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women.



08/26/15 - 11/29/15

ICA Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/mona_hatoum/

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



Handel Messiah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H’s 2014 Messiah was “triumphant,” raved The Hub Review. “One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. … Christophers has brought the H+H Chorus to a sublime peak. None can boast the interpretative subtlety and expressive precision that is now the standard at H+H.”

Harry Christophers, conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Sophie Bevan, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto
James Gilchrist, tenor
Christopher Purves, baritone

Handel Messiah



11/27/15 - 11/29/15

Tickets start at $27.00



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2015-2016/handel-messiah/

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



We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence

Presented by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of American colonial resistance to Britian's 1756 Stamp Act, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library presents the exhibition: We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independance.  Featuring 60 maps and 40 prints, paintings and objects, this major gallery exhibition traces the American story from the French and Indian War to the creation of a new national government and the founding of Washington, D.C. as its home.

We Are One features treasures from the Boston Public Library, the British Library, Library of Congress, and others. Highlights include rare and historically significant items that have not been previously exhibited. Visit the exhibition web page to view an online exhibition, browse Revolutionary War era maps, and explore related resources.



05/02/15 - 11/29/15

FREE



- http://maps.bpl.org/weareone

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



The (Summer) Booby Trap Presents: NXT

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Mondays are the worst thing ever...you know, for people with day jobs and purpose. 

The (Summer) Booby Trap: NXT can help reshape your brutal day. Well, sort of. Life is tough. We’ll try.

Our NXT cast performs every Sunday and Wednesday night – as a bonus, we're running NXT shows on Monday nights all summer long, baby! (You're welcome.)

Can't make the show at exactly at 8? Come late. It’s Monday... Like, whatever. We don't care.



10/21/14 - 11/30/15

Tickets: $10



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

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



The Teaseday Club

Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at Davis Square Theatre

Elegant, eclectic, and esoteric, The Teaseday Club was created to answer that burning question: What the heck is there to do on a Tuesday night in Somerville?

On the first Tuesday of each month, an ecletic rotating cast of performers takes the stage of the Davis Square Theatre to entertain with song, dance, burlesque, magic, comedy, music, juggling, and more. Stars from near and far will dazzle you with the very acts that have made them famous - or infamous. Whatever the lineup, The Teaseday Club is an exciting evening of "vaudeville moderne" featuring fringe performers from Boston and beyond.

Please note The Teaseday Club is for ages 21+.



08/04/15 - 12/01/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.teaseday.com/shows

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



Tara Erraught, mezzo soprano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught’s star is rising. Since stepping in on five days’ notice to sing the role of Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2011, Erraught has become a genuine star in Europe. For those who have experienced her rich voice, expansive range and charming stage presence, her stardom in this country seems inevitable.

 



12/02/15

$20 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Lecture for Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Lecture in conjunction with Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt with Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Swenson will discuss the work of LeWitt and Hesse in the context of the 1960s New York art scene. A book signing for Swenson’s new publication Irrational Judgments: Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and 1960s New York will follow. This program will take place in the Museum Learning Center.



12/03/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Rachel Feinstein

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

RACHEL FEINSTEIN is a nationally touring comedian and actress who is best known for her ability to morph into various ethnicities and genders. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we've seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next…” Feinstein's second Comedy Central special is currently airing and she’s gearing up to shoot her brand new 1 hour special at the end of the year. Guest appearances include Comedy Central’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, co-hosting THE VIEW on multiple occasions and several appearances on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER. Latest film credits include Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE and Judd Apatow’s TRAINWRECK. Most recently, Rachel joined the cast of the Steven Soderbergh AMAZON series, RED OAKS, in a recurring role.



12/03/15

$16



- http://thewilbur.com/johnny-d/artist/rachel-feinstein/

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



Grand Harmonie Presents: Through the Looking Glass

Presented by Grand Harmonie at Distler Performance Hall

Grand Harmonie, Boston's groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, presents a program of German Romantic music in unusual chamber settings. Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Brahms's Serenade no. 1 are staples of the orchestral repertoire, but both began life as chamber works: the Idyll as a surprise birthday present to Wagner's second wife Cosima, and the Brahms Serenade as a nonet for winds and strings. Rarely heard on historical instruments, these works highlight the masterful tone colors wielded by the two titans of opposing schools of Romanticism. This performance will premiere a new reconstruction of the Brahms Serenade no. 1 by Grand Harmonie members Yoni Kahn and Thomas Carroll. A set of French dances for winds by German composer Heinrich Scherrer and a period arrangement for string quintet of Brahms's Liebeslieder waltzes round out the program.   Program: Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll Heinrich Scherrer: Altfranzösische Tänze (Old French Dances) Brahms arr. Hermann: Liebeslieder-Waltzer Brahms reconst. Kahn/Carroll: Serenade no. 1 op. 11



12/03/15

Free and open to the public



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



MFA First Fridays

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

MFA First Fridays: Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and music with friends!

MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase.

Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.

Accepted forms of identification for First Friday entrance include:
Massachusetts Drivers License
Massachusetts Liquor ID
Massachusetts ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
Drivers License from any US state
Valid Passport (photocopies are not accepted)
Federal Identification (e.g. Military ID)



09/06/14 - 12/04/15

Nonmembers $25.00
Seniors and Students $23.00

Advance tickets are now available! Order yours now to secure your spot at our monthly weekend kickoff. Advance tickets are strongly suggested as the event can sell out. Members may order free tickets by clicking on the ticket link and logging in or signing up, and non-members may purchase tickets that include general Museum admission. Tickets may also be available in person on the day of the event, first come, first served.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/mfa-first-fridays

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



Takács Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

The masterful Takács Quartet return to the Celebrity Series with a program featuring the Boston premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.

HAYDN             Quartet in C Major, Opus 74, no.1
TIMO ANDRES  New quartet (Boston premiere)
DVO?ÁK          String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Opus 105



12/04/15

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Jack DeJohnette Trio

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The Jack DeJohnette Trio represents the prestigious lineage of today’s great jazz families with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matt Garrison and explores open improvisation, as well as their own compositions. 

 



12/04/15

$30, $37, $42, $48



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3046/jack-dejohnette-trio-

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



Boston Pops Holiday Concert

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

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The magnificence of hearing these pieces performed by America’s orchestra is not to be missed!

Generously sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group.

Full price tickets are $55, $75, $95 and $125. 10% discount available for members and groups of 10 or more. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



12/04/15

Full price tickets are $55, $75, $95 and $125. 10% discount available for members and groups of 10 or more. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=153

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Jim Jefferies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Jim Jefferies, internationally renowned Australian comedian and actor, announced his new live tour, ‘Freedumb’ today. Following on the heels of his last sold out North American tour, ‘Day Streaming’, the US leg of the ‘Freedumb’ tour will kick off May 27 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA. Throughout, Jefferies stayed on tour, headlining sold out stand-up performances in the US, Canada, the UK and his native Australia where he will begin a sold out tour in the next two weeks.
 



12/03/15 - 12/05/15

$39.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jim-jefferies/

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



Elvis & The Beatles: The Greatest Concert That Never Was

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

A Regent Theatre Legends Series Exclusive—Performed By The Mahoney Brothers
In their latest production “The Greatest Concert That Never Was”,  The Mahoney Brothers have brought together the two greatest rock icons - Elvis Presley and The Beatles - in one amazing show! The concert that rock fans have dreamed about for generations is finally brought to life by award-winning performers The Mahoney Brothers for one show only at the Regent Theatre!



12/05/15

Preferred Seating: $32.50 (FRONT SEVEN ROWS of FIRST LEVEL ORCHESTRA SEATING)
Regular Seating: $27.50 (REMAINDER of FIRST LEVEL ORCHESTRA SEATING)
THE FRONT BALCONY SEATS: $27.50
Balcony Seating: $22.50
$5.00 discount for seniors
$20 for groups of 12+ (call the box office for group rate)



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/elvis_the_beatles_the_greatest_concert_that_never_was1

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



Handel's Messiah - Worcester Chorus, Festival Orchestra

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester has been an integral part of the organization since its foundation in 1858.

The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester has the unique distinction of being one of the most outstanding ongoing choral groups in the United States, having been founded in 1858 to sing in the first annual Worcester Music Festival in the newly-built Mechanics Hall. Its repertoire includes not only the Western world's finest choral masterpieces, but also contemporary literature, arrangements of American folk songs, classics from the musical theater, and commissioned works. Each year the chorus performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of the Music Worcester season, including an annual performance of Handel's Messiah. The Worcester Chorus has also made guest appearances throughout the Northeast and overseas.

For over 100 years, this annual Messiah holiday concert has served as a local tradition and an integral part of the Worcester Music Festival! We will be joined by high school students through our Festival Singers program, an educational outreach effort of the Chorus for interested local students, currently including participants from South Community High School and Wachusett Regional High School.

Sponsored in part by UNUM and CharterTV3.

 



12/05/15

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50. Series subscriptions available. Fees apply



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/handel-messiah/

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



Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.  In just a short span of time, the Cape Ann Big Band has become one of the most sought after ensembles in the North Shore. The Band was formed in December of 2010 when director Carlos Menezes Jr. teamed up with friends and fellow musicians Paula Burns, Shawn Lowe, Mike Lentini, and Rick Geraghty to discuss the potential of starting up a 17-piece big band. What was once a dream quickly became reality when Menezes found the roster full in just a week’s time. Driven by the talents of local musicians, the Cape Ann Big Band prides itself in performing to entertain and connect with its local community. This is a group that truly operates as a family. This diverse 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. The Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries.



12/05/15

Tickets: $19.00- $34.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-big-band-holiday/

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



Chris Botti

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

 



12/06/15

$50.00-$65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-botti/

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



La Cage Aux Folles

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Albin and Georges are life partners who own a popular drag nightclub in St. Tropez where Albin is the star performer.  When Georges's son, Jean-Michel, wants to bring his fiancée and her very conservative parents home to meet his father, Georges' efforts to appear "normal" to his future in-laws fail hilariously. But each failure discloses truth and in the end begins to bind all into a family.  It is a heart warming, entertaining, signature Jerry Herman score we would love for you to experience on Cape Rep's intimate stage. La Cage aux Folles won six Tonys in 1984 including Best Musical. 

For more information, visit: http://www.caperep.org/2015season/shows/la-cage-aux-folles



11/05/15 - 12/06/15

Tickets: $33.00

 



- http://www.caperep.org

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



Vienna Boys Choir

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

Join the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir for a special holiday celebration, featuring traditional and contemporary holiday favorites performed by one of the greatest musical ensembles in world history.



12/06/15

Tickets $69-89, groups of 10 or more save $3



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=17

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

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

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.  Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboards’s Seasonal Charts every year!

 



12/06/15

Tickets are $50.50 and $68.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=223

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Lecture with Sebastian Smee

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Lecture with Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic. Smee will talk about friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book. This program will take place in the Kemper Auditorium.



12/06/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Jukebox Heroes Live!

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Jukebox Heroes is a live musical event with incredible show stopping impersonations performed by The Mahoney Brothers. Jukebox Heroes creates an evening of unforgettable, nostalgic entertainment with meticulous period staging and high tech visuals. The Mahoney Brothers are known as the family of a thousand voices, veterans of Broadway’s Beatlemania, stars of Dick Clark’s Golden Age of Television, and the original cast of Legends in Concert. They are multi-talented entertainers who combine great musical ability and showmanship, while they excite, entice, and enthrall audiences of all age groups with their electrifying live musical performances. Their combination of musical versatility, intricate vocal harmonies and exacting stage performances have made The Mahoney Brothers one of today’s most highly respected and sought after acts in the entertainment industry. Among the musical legends that are chronicled as Jukebox Heroes are a young Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and more! 



12/06/15

Reserved seating:

Preferred Seating: $32.50 (FRONT SEVEN ROWS of FIRST LEVEL ORCHESTRA SEATING)
Regular Seating: $27.50 (REMAINDER of FIRST LEVEL ORCHESTRA SEATING)
THE FRONT BALCONY SEATS: $27.50
Balcony Seating: $22.50
$5.00 discount for seniors
$20 for groups of 12+ (call the box office to order group tickets)



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

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



Brandenburg Concertos

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

Ground-breaking in their diversity and invention, the six Brandenburg Concertos are among Bach’s towering achievements, a perfect display of his genius and dazzling virtuosity and an exuberant finale for our celebration of his influence. This is a program not to be missed!

PROGRAM:
J. S. Bach, Complete Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046–1051



12/05/15 - 12/06/15

$47, $36, $25



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/december.html

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



Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Lady of the Camellias"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ novel and accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi’s dancers can deliver. “Neumeier’s character-rich ballet has found a company that is equal to its challenges” (Financial Times).



12/06/15

Tickets: $22.00 Adults, $15.00 Seniors & Students, $5 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/ballet-camellias/

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



Macbeth

Presented by Brandeis Department of Theater Arts at Spingold Theater Center, Laurie Theater

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
Directed and Adapted by Zoe Golub-Sass '16

Think you've seen Shakespeare's "Macbeth"? Think again! This production approaches the classic Shakespearean tragedy as a contemporary family drama and posits the Macbeths as the charming young couple next door. This dark psychological and political play is driven by a marriage sinking under the weight of childlessness and obsession. As their ambition for power swiftly takes on a life of its own, the Macbeths are driven to the brink from which they may never return.



12/04/15 - 12/06/15

General Public: $20
Brandeis Community*: $15
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/theater/productions/1516season/macbeth.html

Spingold Theater Center, Laurie Theater - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 02453



The Nutcracker

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

Discover the magic and feel the excitement of the holidays with José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker.

Be the first to see Mateo's Nutcracker, with NEW sets and costumes, back in the Theatre District after over a decade. Thrilling, inspiring, timeless, and affordable. Create memories that will last a lifetime!

Choreographed by Artistic Director José Mateo, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Mateo’s Nutcracker brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing. Perfect for children of all ages this is the holiday event not to be missed!



11/27/15 - 12/06/15

$75 Orchestra/Front Center Mezzanine
$52 Mezzanine
$40 Rear Mezzanine
$20 Balcony



- http://www.ballettheatre.org

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



Peppa Pig

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

More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig's Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pig television series, designed to deliver to preschoolers and young fans an unforgettable first, live theater experience! Peppa Pig, star of the top-rated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., is hitting the road for her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour - Peppa Pig's Big Splash! By popular demand, the live stage show is coming to Worcester and it's fun for the whole family!

A fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long, the live stage show will have fans laughing and dancing--just like Peppa.



12/08/15

Full price tickets are $32.50 and $42.40 depending on seat location. Information regarding our presale and party packages is listed below.

Peppa Pig Facebook Presale: Wednesday 5/6 at 10am – 5/8 at 10pm

Citi® Cardmember Presale: Wednesday 5/6 at 10am – 5/8 at 10pm

Citi ® Offers: Offers only available to Citi Credit card members and Citi Debit MasterCard customers. Password Information: Enter the word CITI + the first 2 digits of your Citi credit card or Citibank MasterCard account number (no dashes) located on the front of your Citi card. Example: CITI22 (example is to demonstrate the format – CITI22 is not a valid password for this offer)

The Peppa Pig Party Pass – available online only

·One (1) premium seat in the first fifteen (15) rows of the venue

·Exclusive access to the Peppa Pig Party after the show

·Light catering including lemonade, non-caffeinated teas, finger sandwiches and cookies

·One (1) professional photo w/ Peppa Pig cast on the pink carpet

·One (1) exclusive Peppa Pig party gift

·On-site party concierge

You will receive an email at least one week prior to the event with instructions on how to redeem all elements of your Party Pass. If you have purchased this package less than 2 weeks prior to the show, you will receive an informational email 24 – 72 hours prior to the show with the details about your Party Package.

Party Pass Tickets are non-transferable. To redeem all elements of your Party Pass (other than tickets) you must present your receipt, picture ID, and credit card at the Party Pass check-in. All package elements will be rendered invalid if resold. Name changes will only be issued at the sole discretion of CID Entertainment. CID Entertainment reserves the right to cancel any order for any reason.

If you have questions regarding your purchase, please reach out to the friendly Guest Services team at CID Entertainment by phone or email: 888.805.8930 or guestservices@cidentertainment.com.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=220

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



National Theatre of London Live in HD: "Jane Eyre"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms.



12/08/15

Tickets: $22.00 Adults/ $15.00 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/jane-eyre/

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



Power Hour

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston announces a new addition to the “Grab Bag Thursday” family of shows. On the second Thursday of every month, PowerHour gives the mic to a rotating roster of the best standups in Boston and beyond. In Boston, even the most experienced local comics typically get just a few minutes to bring the laughs... ImprovBoston tears down those walls to give audiences a full 15 minutes from each of the carefully curated comics. Veteran Boston standup Dan Crohn hosts this unique showcase in the ImprovBoston Main Theater to give Boston’s top comics the stagetime they deserve and their audiences want.



02/12/15 - 12/10/15

$10, student discount at the door w/ student ID. No ticket fees online. General admission seating.



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



Acoustic Squeeze: "The At Odds Couple"

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with ‘The At Odds Couple’ tour that will see them present their songs and story in a unique way. This follows on from the hugely successful UK tour of the same show at the end of last year. Beginning at Grove of Anaheim on November 13th, the 25 date tour will visit theaters around the US in a show that will celebrate their enduring music and partnership.



12/10/15

$50-65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/acoustic-squeeze/

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



Rewind!: GHOST WORLD

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

"I think only stupid people have good relationships." – Enid (Thora Birch)

Based on Daniel Clowes’s acclaimed graphic novel and directed by Terry Zwigoff (Crumb, Bad Santa), Ghost World follows sardonic high school graduates Enid and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) as they navigate a world full of phonies and wannabes. Usually content to mock those around them, their perspective (and friendship) changes when they decide to zero in on an oddball loner (Steve Buscemi) whom Enid finds to be surprisingly relatable. 



12/10/15

$12 general admission, $9 students and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/ghost-world

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



Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation

Presented by Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

 This exhibition explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners. Compelling mounted specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology help tell the story of the human navigational instinct, deeply rooted in animal biology. Viewing accurate scale models of sailing canoes and nautical stick charts from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, visitors will marvel at how expert navigators, using a relatively simple toolkit, successfully negotiated the complex archipelagos of the southern Pacific. Drawing from the extraordinary Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the exhibition traces the evolution of European celestial navigation, from the quadrant and astrolabe to the cross staff, octant, and sextant and showcases an array of variations in navigational instrument design. The exhibition displays diverse navigational methods used by fourteenth- to nineteenth-century mariners—including compasses and various dead-reckoning tools, as well as nautical atlases, maps, piloting books, and astrological texts borrowed from the Harvard Map Collection and the Houghton Library Archives.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is open Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture



02/12/15 - 12/11/15

FREE



- http://chsi.harvard.edu/chsi_exhibitions.html



A Christmas Carol

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

The powerful story of Ebenezer Scrooge has been made into a wonderful family musical! Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim, filled with lively song and dance and featuring over fifty actors. Scrooge, known for his penny pinching ways, is visited by three ghosts on a snowy Christmas Eve. These ghostly visits reveal Scrooge’s past, present and future to him and fill him with newfound hope and joy in the Christmas season! Thisshow is a family holiday favorite!



12/11/15

Tickets $59-$39. Groups of 10 or more save $5.



- http://spectacleshows.com/

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Alice in War

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Alice in War is a contemporary fable about a girl and her family confronting the absurdity, senselessness, and intimacy of war. This fantastical play weaves a curious tale as Alice, Bianca and Rabbit journey through a surreal desert war in search of an Angel shot down by the military. With loose threads of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and other coming of age journeys, Alice encounters bizarre characters and mysterious surprises. Alice in War explores loss, home, injustice and dysfunction that play on the edges of magic realism. Written by local playwright Steven Bogart. Directed by Andrea Southwick.  



12/08/15 - 12/11/15

$25-30
 



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/alice-war

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



Holiday Sing

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Faneuil Hall

Sing along to your favorite holiday carols and songs with the magnificent and merry H+H chorus and H+H children’s choral ensembles. Faneuil Hall is the historic and beautiful setting for this sing-along concert, perfect for families and kids of all ages.



12/12/15

Tickets start at $20



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



Boston Baroque presents Handel's Messiah

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston's original historically informed Messiah. Join the Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, along with conductor Martin Pearlman for one of Boston's favorite holiday traditions: Handel's Messiah.

Feauting the debut of soprano Jeanine DeBique and return of countertenor Christopher Lowrey, tenor Thomas Cooley, and bass-baritone Dashon Burton.



12/11/15 - 12/12/15

Tickets from $30-90.

Rush tickets for students, seniors and patrons under 30 available 90 min before the performance.



- http://bostonbaroque.org

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



Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances they always said they were much too old for.


Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas features internationally acclaimed master of the steel-stringguitar William Coulter. Brian Bigley brings the magic of his uilleann pipes, whistles and flute, as well as world-champion level Irish dancing. Multi-instrumentalist Kathleen Keane plays Irish fiddle and whistle, vocals and dance (The Chicago Tribune calls her “one of the world’s finest Irish fiddlers”) and Himself -Tomáseen Foley, native Irish storyteller.

 

 



12/13/15

Tickets are $59-39. Seniors save $3, groups of 10 or more save $10.



- http://tomaseenfoley.com/

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Kerplunk!

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! 

Each performance is based on your imagination so no two adventures are ever the same. You decide the story and you decide the outcome as we create it right before your eyes every step of the way. Come join the creators of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project on this new fantastic musical adventure perfect for the whole family!



09/27/15 - 12/13/15

Adults: $15
Children: $12



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

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "The Magic Flute"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale.



12/13/15

Tickets: $15.00- $25.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/magic-flute/

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



Rosmersholm

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

Johannes Rosmer, a former clergyman, lives peacefully now that his wife Beata is dead. Life at his family estate is free, thoughtful, and full of new, liberal ideas, thanks to Rebecca West – Beata’s companion who has conspicuously stayed on at Rosmersholm after her death. But when Dr. Kroll pays an overdue visit to enlist Rosmer’s help on behalf of the dying Conservative party, Rosmer and Rebecca’s plan for a new free will gets swept aside in a torrent of rumors, scandalous admissions, and the premonitory return of the town specter, the White Horse of Rosmersholm. Ibsen’s rarely produced masterpiece begs the question, "Do the dead control us?" 



12/09/15 - 12/13/15

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Subscribers | $6 CFA Members



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



WGBH Presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

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

Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-eight years. For the last thirteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program.

With legends of music, song, and dance from the Celtic world and beyond poised to take the stage together, this year’s show promises to be one of the most dynamic.

Music: Music director Seamus Egan will be returning with his legendary group Solas. The virtuosity of Winifred Horan on fiddle, Johnny Connolly from Connemara in Galway on accordion, and Eamon McElholm from Co. Tyrone on guitar will be supplemented by the playing of returning stalwart Chico Huff on bass. The show is delighted as well to welcome back harpist/singer Maeve Gilchrist and cellist Natalie Haas. And in this year’s exciting exploration of the deep kinship between Irish, Scottish, and Scandinavian music, the truly extraordinaryNordic Fiddlers Bloc featuring Shetlander Kevin Henderson, Olav Luksenga?rd Mjelva from Norway, andAnders Hall from Sweden. Rounding out the group, Eamon Murray, the bodhran player and all-round percussionist from Beoga, will keep a steady beat.

Singing: We are so thrilled, and I mean thrilled, to have finally convinced Dervish lead woman Cathy Jordan to join us this Christmas. From Co. Sligo and recognized as one of the purest traditional voices singing today, Cathy will bring a broad approach to the tradition from her years with the supergroup as well as material from her solo CD (which coincidently was produced by a Swede and carries a lot of Scandinavian influences).

Dancing: Internationally renowned Cara Butler has been named Dance Director for 2015. Cara danced in the show in 2012 and 2014 and recently choreographed A Celtic Sojourn at The Boston Pops to much acclaim. Cara is joined by Declan McHale, an award winning stepdancer from England, and will be looking to add more to the dance program in the next few months. The Harney Academy of Irish Dance from Walpole will also be returning.

And then ... there are the surprises! There are always surprises at Christmas!

Artistically directed again by Paula Plum for the thirteenth straight year, this promises to be one of the most exciting A Christmas Celtic Sojourn concerts yet.

Full price tickets start at $46. Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+ and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



12/14/15

Full price tickets start at $46. Discounts are available for members, groups of 10+ and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=234

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-eight years. For the last thirteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program.



12/15/15

Tickets: $49.00- $68.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/christmas-celtic-sojourn/

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



Studio 40

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Studio Teams are independent improv ensembles from the Boston Area who have been hand-selected by ImprovBoston to showcase regularly in the IB Studio Theater, OH! Oh! Studio! They are self-motivated and self-organized ensembles, driven by a love for a comedy. They do it for you. Support them!



10/03/14 - 12/18/15

$12
$10 (for students w/ ID)



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/studio40

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



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!



12/18/15

$55 Adults





$35 Children to 12



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Riccardo's Ristorante - 175 North Ave., Boston, MA, 02113



Karaoke or Die

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Will you fly or will you die? Karaoke or Die takes Karaoke to a whole new level. Singers compete in front of the audience and a panel of comedians for a cash prize. The bigger the audience, the bigger the prize. Part American Idol,  part Gong Show,  Karaoke or Die combines some of Boston’s best (and worst) singers with local comedians for a hilarious and entertaining variety show vib



07/10/15 - 12/18/15

General Admission - $0.00 (this is a free event)



- http://laughboston.com/tagShows.cfm?id=78

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



Exposed

Presented by Boston Center for American Performance at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly Theatre

When Texas billionaire Seymour Sackeroff is in need of some forgiveness, he goes straight to God’s right hand — Dick Cockburn, the
Christian televangelist who talks to the Lord on a regular basis — or so he says. But when Cockburn comes to roost in Seymour’s mansion, all hell breaks loose. A play with music and rhythm from the author of King of Second Avenue and the Shakespeare Trilogy (The English Channel, Mortal Terror, The Last Will), Exposed takes a ferociously sardonic wink through the lens of Molière’s Tartuffe to lambast contemporary America, "the Right," "the Left," the NRA, AIPAC, and greed in all its guises.



12/10/15 - 12/18/15

$30 general public | $15 with CFA Membership | $10 students



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/BU-CFA-Presents-Exposed/

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



Old Friend, featuring Gabriel Kahane

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Explore the deeply entwined roots of song and strings with music by two fantastic singer-songwriters: contemporary artist Gabriel Kahane and his old friend Franz Schubert. Featuring the premiere of a new commission and Schubert's monumental, existential Quartet. 

Gabriel Kahane/                                 A set of selected songs from The Ambassador and
Franz Schubert                                  lieder including Nacht und Traume, Suleika and Litanei
Kahane                                               Premiere for string orchestra (AFC commission)
Schubert                                             Quartet in G Major, D. 887

 



12/18/15

$60 - A-level
$35 - B-level
$20 - C-level



- http://www.afarcry.org

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



Holiday Wrap Up Celebration

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer with craft activities for the whole family. Come learn how to make origami ornaments and boxes. Create cards and ornaments from reused Christmas cards. More details to come...



12/19/15

Open to the public. Details TBA



- http://fullercraft.org/event/reuse-because-you-cant-recycle-the-planet/

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



Face Off

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

"Best of Boston 2012, Best Improv Troupe." - Boston Comedy Scene Examiner

"One of the fastest, highest energy shows in Boston" - NECN

 

New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death. Two teams enter: one tastes the sweet nectar of victory and takes home the coveted Cheapest Trophy in the World (trademark pending); the other eats their dust in an agonizingly hilarious defeat. Face Off presents fast-paced competitive improv comedy, improv games, scenes and team challenges, offering you a night of glory, bragging rights, and most of all, fun. You be the judge. Literally.

Directed by Face Off veteran John Serpico.

Featuring Face Off Rockstars: Amy Frizzi, Annie Kozakiewicz, Camilo Aladro, Casey Stoddard, Ceara O'Sullivan, Dan Chapman, Dana Jay Bein, Kelly MacFarland, Liz Roderick, Mary Largenton, Matthew Walczak, Nate Stoddard, Nick Garner, Sara Burns and Shawn Musgrave



01/10/15 - 12/19/15

$18, $14 Students (student tickets can only be purchased at the door night of show). General Admission seating. No ticket fees online.



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/face-off

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



ImprovBoston Mainstage

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games, scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and audience participation, an elite cast of Boston's best improvisers creates a show that redefines itself with every performance. No rules. No boundaries. Just spectacular comedy and incredible improvisation. Featuring: Amy Click, Ari Stern, Ben Scurria, Bradley Taylor, Brian Agosta, Conor Allen, Holly Tarnower, Jenna O'Brien, John (Mickey) McCauley, Kate McGroarty-King, Kristina Smarz, Matt McLaughlin, Mike Morrell, Natalie Cunha, Nate lopez and Samuel Ike; Directed by Bobby Smithney



01/08/15 - 12/19/15

$18, $14 at the door with student ID. General Admission seating. No ticket fees online.

 



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/mainstage

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



LaughterRisk

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

LaughterRisk, a late night celebration of laughter and risk, is a variety show that gives experienced artists the opportunity to push their comfort zones.  It’s a celebration of the unknown and unattempted. The monthly show will feature improv of all kinds, standup, sketch, music, storytelling and everything in between. The first Saturday of every month at 11:30PM, this late night showcase in ImprovBoston’s Main Theater provides a unique opportunity to showcase Boston’s extraordinary comedy artists in a late night variety show format. LaughterRisk is created and produced by John Serpico, Kevin Quigley and Kelly MacFarland.



03/07/15 - 12/19/15

$5 



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

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



Holiday Community Sing Along

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along.  This year’s event will feature the Triton Brass, as well as holiday songs by Rockport High School’s Madrigal Singers.



12/19/15

Tickets: FREE, no tickets required!



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

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



Christmas in Medieval England

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Our very popular, festive program of music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England, including motets by Leonel Power and John Dunstaple, English carols, and Sarum plainchant. Blue Heron’s newest CD, a live recording of this program as it was performed in 2013, will be available for purchase at these concerts. Blue Heron is directed by Scott Metcalfe



12/18/15 - 12/19/15


Advance tickets:
Sec. A (Reserved/Preferred): $60
Sec. B (Reserved) $42.50
Sec. C (General): $30
Sec. C (Senior): $25
Student/low income: $10

At the door: $63 / $46 / $33 / $28 / $10



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/17th-subscription-season-15-16/christmas-in-medieval-england/

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



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative”, “energetic”, and “wildly entertaining”. But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group’s global popularity is to see the show for yourself.

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 - 12/20/15

Tickets: $60.05 - $117.70



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, Adapted by Joe Landry

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

No man is a failure who has friends.

Bring your whole family and come together with the community to celebrate the holiday season. This heartwarming classic is presented as a 1940’s radio show, with sound effects performed live on stage. Whether you’ve heard it a hundred times or never before, George Bailey’s timeless story of renewal will surely ring true.



11/25/15 - 12/20/15

$65-$25



- http://www.mrt.org/show/its-wonderful-life

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



The Manhattan Transfer

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the most celebrated vocal pop groups of the contemporary age, The Manhattan Transfer has enchanted audiences for more than 40 years with their pristine harmonies, sophisticated arrangements and jazz/doo-wop hybrid style.



12/20/15

Tickets: $40.00- $85.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/the-manhattan-transfer/

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



Bach Christmas

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

The chorus’s sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was a delight to the ear,” declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program. This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus celebrate the season with a trio of Bach holiday cantatas, including the beloved Sleepers Awake.



12/17/15 - 12/20/15

Tickets start at $27



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



Christmas Reflections

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

A celebration of the Christmas season in story, music and dance with choreography by Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and Helen O'Dwyer, director of the O’Dwyer School of Irish Dancing.



12/18/15 - 12/20/15

$20. Available at the Robsham Theater Box Office.
 



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



Concert in Providence: Christmas in Medieval England

Presented by Blue Heron

Our very popular, festive program of music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England, including motets by Leonel Power and John Dunstaple, English carols, and Sarum plainchant. Blue Heron’s newest CD, a live recording of this program as it was performed in 2013, will be available for purchase at these concerts. Blue Heron is directed by Scott Metcalfe.



12/20/15


$60 Preferred Seating
$30 General Seating
$25 Senior (General)



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/other-concerts-events/out-of-town-concerts/concert-in-providence-christmas-in-medieval-england/



The Nutcracker

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Strand Theatre

Discover the magic and feel the excitement of the holidays with José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker!

Returning for its fifth season at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester, Mateos Nutcracker will be debuting NEW sets and refreshed costumes. Thrilling, inspiring, timeless, and affordable - create memories that will last a lifetime!

Choreographed by Artistic Director José Mateo, and inspired by Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Mateo’s Nutcracker brings Clara’s dream world to life with festive sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular dancing. Perfect for children of all ages this is the holiday event not to be missed!



12/11/15 - 12/20/15

$75 – Orchestra & Front Center Mezzanine
$52 – Right & Left Orchestra, Back Center Mezzanine & Front Center Lower Balcony
$40 – Right & Left Mezzanine, Back Center Lower Balcony & Center Upper Balcony
$20 – Far Right & Left of Mezzanine, Lower Balcony & Upper Balcony (some seats may have slightly obstructed view)

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 617-875-8798 for more information.



- http://www.ballettheatre.org

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



Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books

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

Museum of African American History's exhibition Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books  examine historical and cultural implications of forbidding enslaved Africans to read or write, and traces the evolution and majestic recovery of their written voices. Free black communities from Boston and beyond used their writings to advance the pursuit of freedom, fuel civil rights campaigns from the Colonial period through the 19th century, and inspire gifted writers through the ages to use words as an agent of social change.

The exhibit also explores the early black community of Boston and their purposeful, powerful, and prophetic use of the written word in pursuit of freedom and civil rights. The exhibit’s body of literature also examines artistic and creative expression in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. It draws on the Museum’s antique book collection, the Clark Collection of African American Literature housed at Suffolk University’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library, and other archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums. 



01/01/15 - 12/26/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.afroammuseum.org/exhibits.htm

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



All Access Improv

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Fast. Furious. Funny. All Access Improv delivers a high-octane, completely off-the-cuff comedic force of nature every Saturday at 6PM in the Main Theater. Appropriate for anyone with a sense of humor (all ages welcome), All Access is 65-minutes jam packed with 100% improvised scenes, songs, and games designed to make our professional comedians sweat hard and our audiences laugh harder. We combine the best improvisers from ImprovBoston’s popular Family Show, fast-paced Face Off and renowned National Touring Company into an AllStar cast showcasing blazingly quick-witted comedy, mind-melting improvised music and, of course, copious audience interaction. All Access Improv is Boston’s all-access pass to daring, athletic, immersive comedy for everyone with a pulse.



04/04/15 - 12/26/15

$16 General Admission

$10 for ages 18 and under



- http://www.improvboston.com/all-access

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



Intimate Illusions "A Magical and Musical Experience"

Presented by Intimate Illusions at Omni Parker House

Experience the magic of the holidays with a special edition of master magician Ivan Amodei's critically acclaimed show, Intimate Illusions. He'll put his senses -- and yours -- to the ultimate test inside the elegant Omni Parker House with a witty, humorous, and thought provoking-magic show that the L.A. Times named a "Top Pick" and BroadwayWorld has called "spectacular!" An intimate evening filled with good cheer and amazing close-up magic also features live music and new illusions that will bring the wonder of the season to life with an extra dash of Yuletide spirit.

 

 



12/26/15 - 12/27/15

$65+



- http://www.ivanamodei.com

Omni Parker House - 60 School Street, Boston, MA, 02108



A Christmas Carol

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

"God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family tradition and get in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' lavish and innovative adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 8th annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL and feel the warmth of The Hanover Theatre experience from the moment you walk in the door.

The show is performed to the music of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, New England’s largest theatre pipe organ containing over 2,400 pipes. The organ offers audience members a unique sound, providing more breadth and variety to the production. Listen to an interview with Tim Evans, Music Director, on Behind The Scenes with The Hanover Theatre and learn how each carol in the show is carefully selected.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, generously sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, is refined and revised each year to keep the show young and fresh, but it still retains some of its core attributes, which set it apart from other productions. Our production, extravagant scenery and special effects are in line with that of most Broadway national tours. The show features an array of special effects from four different kinds of smoke and fog, to spectacular flying stunts. The makeup and costuming are gorgeous, hear more as costume designer Gail Buckley describe the process and labor of love that goes in to the more than 60 different designs.

Full price tickets are $28, $42, and $52, depending on seating location. Members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, seniors, WOO Card holders, and AAA members receive a 10% discount. Children and students are 50% off so the whole family can share the experience of a timeless classic come to life before their eyes. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

Student matinees are available December 18, 21, and 22 at 10AM. For more information please contact Meghan (Patrick) Montaner, director of education and operations, at meghan@thehanovertheatre.org or 508.471.1793.

Special Performances 

12/22 Sensory Friendly Performance

12/23 $75 VIP reception that includes a ticket to the show, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Worcester Community Action Council.    

12/26 ASL interpretation will be offered on the evening performance.



12/18/15 - 12/27/15

$14-$52



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=226

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Harold Night: Top Shelf

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, THE classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single audience suggestion, each Harold team creates a 25-minute comedy show from scratch, an original improvised set exploring a world of characters we guarantee you won't soon forget. Your ticket also grants you free admission to Harold Night: Fresh Blend, which occurs directly after Top Shelf.



01/14/15 - 12/30/15

$12, $10 at the door with student ID. General admission seating. No ticket fees online.



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



Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

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

Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy Presidential Library. On view in the Museum starting September 12th.

Visit www.JFKLibrary.org for more information.
 



09/12/12 - 12/31/15

Museum Admission: Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.

Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

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



The Glass Flowers

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

3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000 models were made by just two men, Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolph (1857-1939). Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, they had moved to Germany and established a studio outside of Dresden.

Glass Flowers would be a perfect addition to visits to the Boston Garden & Flower Show, March 16-20, 2011, or the 10th World Flower Show in June 15-19, 2011. Docent-led tours of the gallery are available on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, although these are not necessary as good signage and a short video presentation makes self-guided tours just as rewarding.

For more information, visit:
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Glass artist Dale Chihuly on the Glass Flowers at Harvard:
"It is an unbelievable collection...No one really knows how they did that, it is mind boggling and extraordinary."

 



10/09/12 - 12/31/15

Adults: $12.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Children ages 3–18: $8.00
Children under 3: Free
Free for members



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

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



The Nutcracker

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Let Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Whether you're seeing it for the first time or it's an annual treat, kick off your holiday season in grand style making memories to cherish with the ones you love.



11/27/15 - 12/31/15

Tickets start at $35



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

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



Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics

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

This exhibition explores ceramic art from the late 19th century to today–from the Arts and Crafts movement to Midcentury Modernism to Studio Craft and contemporary practice. Outstanding works that display the transformative nature of clay include objects drawn from the MFA’s rich holdings as well as a number of local private collections. The exhibition features more than 70 works organized into three thematic sections: Sculpture and Abstraction, Nature and Landscape, and Surface and Decoration. Many of the objects have never before been on display in a museum, with the majority making their MFA debut. Pushing the boundaries between functional and sculptural, the works demonstrate unprecedented experimentation not only with forms, colors and glazes, but also with the role of clay as an artistic and sculptural medium. Highlighting the connections between contemporary art and the art of the past, the exhibition explores each generation’s distinct style, examining how the potter has been redefined as an artist, and how ceramics have been redefined as a vehicle for artistic expression. Diverse highlights include The Pine tile manufactured by Grueby Faience Company around 1906-20, Gourd-shaped vase form (model no.J821) by Gertrud and Otto Natzler from 1958, and a newly acquired porcelain sculpture, December (2013) by Cheryl Ann Thomas.



01/17/15 - 01/03/16

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/nature-sculpture-abstraction-and-clay

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



Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. The exhibition celebrates the thrill of the Strandbeests' unique locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development on the Dutch seacoast. The kinetic sculptures are accompanied by artist sketches, facilitated demonstrations of the creatures' complex ambulatory systems, a hall of "fossils" as well as photography by Lena Herzog.



09/19/15 - 01/03/16

Adults $18, seniors $15, students (with ID) $10, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free*.
*Does not apply to youth in student/tour groups.
For late nights, $10 after 5 pm



- http://pem.org/sites/strandbeest/the_exhibition/

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

American artist Corita Kent juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbols of consumer culture and modern life in order to create bold images and prints during the 1960s. Also known as Sister Mary Corita, Kent is often seen as a curiosity or an “anomaly” in the pop art movement. Corita Kent and the Language of Pop positions Kent and her work within the pop art idiom, showing how she is an innovative contemporary of Warhol, Ruscha, Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, and other pop art icons. The exhibition examines Kent’s screenprints as well as her 1971 bold “rainbow swash” design for the Boston Gas (now National Grid) tank located alongside I-93 south of downtown Boston—providing the city with its own pop art monument, not unlike the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. More than 60 of Kent’s prints appear alongside about the same number of works by her prominent contemporaries, along with a selection of films, books, and other works.

#CoritaKentPop



09/03/15 - 01/03/16

Free with museums admission
 



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/4830/corita-kent-and-the-language-of-pop

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



In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Exchanging ideas with mentors and peers—fellow students, friends, studio mates, travel companions, or collaborators—has always been a significant source of inspiration for artists. For some, who met in their youth, their encounter was formative, as was the case with Abbott Handerson Thayer and George de Forest Brush, who established a life-long friendship while studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. For others, who crossed paths later in life, it was transformative, as was the case with Maud Morgan, who began collaborating with Michael Silver at the age of 91. In the 20th century, as art academies and formal movements gradually lost momentum, forming associations with fellow artists became even more important in the development of their practice. Specifically, collaborative artists’ projects have emerged as a significant thread of contemporary art; portfolios such as Lee Friedlander and Jim Dine’s Photographs and Etchings embody the interpretive possibilities of pairing the sensibilities of two artists working in different media, yet exploring similar visual motifs. Regardless of the specific nature of these associations, the works in this permanent collection exhibition are examined in the contextual framework of artistic inspiration, influence, and dialogue.



09/01/15 - 01/03/16

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/InTandem/Pages/default.aspx



Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center

Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here…But what about Pierre? Based on a scandalous 70-page slice of War and Peace, this electropop opera is Tolstoy like you’ve never experienced him before. Step into a glamorous, romantic world of chandeliers, vodka and caviar in the salons and opera houses of 19th century Moscow, where passions ignite as Napoleon’s war rages outside the city. With the cast and musicians swirling among audience members, this new musical brings to life the heart of literature’s most epic tale of love and fate.



12/06/15 - 01/03/16



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/natasha-pierre-great-comet-1812

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



Simone Dinnterstein: The Goldberg Variations

Presented by Music Worcester at Tuckerman Hall

Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations at Worcester's Tuckerman Hall on Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 PM.

Dinnerstein famously recorded her rendition of the Goldberg Variations nearly a decade ago and did so through digital crowdfunding. Her striking performance of the work and her unorthodox method of raising the money to do so caught the classical world by surprise, and she has since gained widespread acclaim for her interpretation of this great piano work.

Sponsored in part by Killeen Security Products



01/10/16

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50. Series subscriptions available. Fees apply



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/simone-dinnerstein/

Tuckerman Hall - 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, MA, 1608



National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, filmed live at the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in—and her dangerous voyage begins.



01/08/16 - 01/10/16

$18

Students: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Crafted: Objects in Flux

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

“Crafted” explores this moment of “flux” in the field, focusing on contemporary craft-based artists who bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills as they embrace and explore the increasingly blurred boundaries between art, craft, and design. Featuring a selection of works from across the landscape of contemporary craft, the exhibition includes more than 30 emerging and established international artists. Looking to a broad range of materials and practices, the exhibition explores the connections between craft and performance; the opportunities provided by new technologies and materials; and the power of rethinking craft’s interactions with architecture and space.



08/25/15 - 01/10/16

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/crafted

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



Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

This exhibition celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the post-war era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). While their practices diverged in innumerable, seemingly antithetical ways—LeWitt’s art is associated with ideas and rule-based conceptual art and Hesse’s is associated with the body and her own hand—Converging Lines highlights the crucial impact that their more than decade-long association had on both their lives and work.

Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt is organized by the Blanton Museum of Artand made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, Lannan Foundation, Agnes Gund, Jeanne and Michael Klein, and the Dedalus Foundation.



09/12/15 - 01/10/16

FREE



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/ConvergingLines/Pages/default.aspx



David Finckel, Wu Han, and David Shifrin

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han, and acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin team up for an exciting evening of chamber music performing Beethoven's Trio in B-Flat Major, Opus 11, Bruch's From Eight Pieces, and the Brahms Clarinet Trio in a minor, Opus 114. - 

BEETHOVEN    Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 11
MAX BRUCH     From Eight Pieces, Opus 83
BRAHMS          Clarinet Trio in a minor, Opus 114



01/15/16

$35 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/EventListing.aspx

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



Puppet Showplace Slam: Puppet Pandemic

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts...for adults! Each piece is performed by a different artist, and the content ranges from hilarious to profound and everything in between. The performers include everyone from veteran professionals to first-time puppeteers, and acts often feature musicians, dancers, circus performers, and other affiliated artists. Live music, cash bar.

January's Slam features new works developed locally and at the O'Neill National Puppetry Conference.

Puppet Showplace Slam is recommended for ages 13 and up.



01/16/16

Adult: $15
Student: $13



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/slam

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



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Les Pêcheurs de Perles"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet’s lush, melodic romance Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in a production by director Penny Woolcock, who made her Met debut staging John Adams’s Doctor Atomic. Gianandrea Noseda conducts a cast led by Diana Damrau as the beautiful priestess Leïla. Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien sing the roles of Nadir and Zurga, the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for Leïla’s affections; their “Au fond du temple saint” is one of the best-known duets in opera. Nicolas Testè sings the high priest Nourabad in the new production, which will have its premiere on New Year’s Eve.



01/16/16

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/les-pecheurs-de-perles/

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



ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Boston)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by Hildegard von Bingen, Kassia, Arvo Pärt, German contemporary composer Erna Woll, Renaissance composers Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, Francisco Guerrero, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, the Florentine Laudario, and more - with medieval instruments and in the original surround sound.



01/16/16

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2015-2016-season/csl5



ReSoundings: sit inside the chant (Newton)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

A re-rendering of our wildly successful Soundings of 2015. Immerse yourself as our changing constellations of singers and instruments transport you with music from the 9th to the 20th centuries by Hildegard von Bingen, Kassia, Arvo Pärt, German contemporary composer Erna Woll, Renaissance composers Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, Francisco Guerrero, Tomàs Luis de Victoria, the Florentine Laudario, and more - with medieval instruments and in the original surround sound.



01/17/16

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2015-2016-season/csl5



Words in Air: Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann in Collaboration

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

nspired by the language of painting and poetry and the powerful ways in which each art form communicates distillations of experience, Edward E. Elson Artists-in-ResidenceJennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann have constructed a site-specific installation that combines the visual and verbal and embodies ideas of collaboration and creative exchange. Comprised of a series of floor-to-ceiling painted, sewn, and hand-cut paper “pages,” the piece resembles a human scale artist’s book—a porous container of light and color that not only invites viewing but also encourages movement in, around, and through it.

Transcribing a selection of poems by 20th century American female poets—letter by letter—in an invented shorthand of simplified marks, the artists blend a chorus of poetic voices into a single visual response. Addressing ideas of light and color in both their choice of poems and in the ways they restructure them, the artists marry form and content. Woven together, layered, and suspended in space, the “words” are united through cast shadows and reflected color to create a visual experience that is cohesive and solid, but at the same time shimmers and shifts in conversation with the ever-changing light and movement of visitors within the gallery.



09/12/15 - 01/17/16

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer

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

Organized by the MFA, this groundbreaking exhibition proposes a new approach to understanding 17th-century Dutch painting. Through 75 carefully selected, beautifully preserved portraits, genre scenes, landscapes and seascapes borrowed from European and American public and private collections—including masterpieces never before seen in the United States—the show reflects, for the first time, the ways in which paintings represent the various socioeconomic groups of the new Dutch Republic, from the Princes of Orange to the most indigent of citizens.



10/11/15 - 01/18/16

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/class-distinctions

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



Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin was launched onto the international scene after winning First Prize in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels at the age of 23. His utter command, both technically and artistically, combined with a clearly communicated sense of joy are quickly making him one of his generation’s most in demand pianists.

HAYDN             Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI: 32
BRAHMS          Fantasien, Opus 116
RACHMANINOV Variations on Theme by Corelli
HAYDN               Sonata No. 47 in B minor
FRANCK             Prelude , Choral and Fugue
PROKOFIEV       Sonata No. 7



01/20/16

$20 and up



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

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



Billy Billy Childs' Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

When jazz pianist and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Billy Childs was 11 years old, his older sister introduced him to the work of singer-songwriter, Laura Nyro (1947-1997). Her blend of Broadway inspired melodies, jazz improvisation and socially conscious lyrics stayed with him, and in 2014 Childs released his two Grammy Award winning tribute, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Joined by an extended ensemble including saxophone, harp, guitar and string quartet and vocalists Becca Stevens and Alicia Olatuja, Childs brings us an evening of Nyro’s songs made famous by other artists including Barbra Streisand, The 5th Dimension, Patti LaBelle, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.



01/22/16

$30 and up



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



Del McCoury and Woody Guthrie

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

An evening of unheard lyrics from America’s great folk poet, Woody Guthrie, with music by the most awarded artist in the history of bluegrass. To help bring new life to the work of American folk poet Woody Guthrie, his daughter, Nora Guthrie, gave Del McCoury exclusive access to the archives of her father’s unpublished work.



01/23/16

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gatti, and Alexandre Tharaud

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

One of the most prestigious orchestras in France, Orchestre National de France has long served as France's musical ambassador around the world. Conductor Daniele Gatti leads the ensemble with pianist Alexandre Tharaud in a program of Debussy, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky.

DEBUSSY                    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

MOZART                       Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

TCHAIKOVSKY             Symphony No 5
 



01/24/16

$45 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Also taking home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work, he further demonstrated his artistry with a stunning cadenza in Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467—which he composed himself on the plane from Moscow to the Competition. Since then, Mr. Kholodenko has continued to build an international reputation for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).



01/24/16

Tickets: $25.00- $39.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/vadym-kholodenko/

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



Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933 - 1957

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

A small, experimental liberal arts college founded in 1933, Black Mountain College (BMC) has exerted enormous influence on the postwar cultural life of the United States. Influenced by the utopian ideals of the progressive education movement, it placed the arts at the center of liberal arts education and believed that in doing so it could better educate citizens for participation in a democratic society. It was a dynamic crossroads for refugees from Europe and an emerging generation of American artists.

 The exhibition argues that BMC was as an important historical precedent for thinking about relationships between art, democracy, and globalism. It examines the college’s critical role shaping many major concepts, movements, and forms in postwar art and education, including assemblage, modern dance and music, and the American studio craft movement—influence that can still be seen and felt today.



10/10/15 - 01/24/16

ICA Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/exhibit/black-mountain-college/

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



Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts

Presented by Boston College

Although they are rarely considered in relation to each other, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance (1852) and Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave” (1853) were released about six months apart by publishers located on the same block in downtown Boston. Beyond this, each work draws on actual events and features characters who attempt to reform or escape unjust systems. And each is connected to a range of contemporaneous contexts, richly interwoven into the fabric of American social, economic, political, literary and cultural life. This exhibition, which began in a spring 2015 advanced topic English seminar, uses rare books and periodicals from the Burns Library’s Boston Collection to explore several of these contexts. It includes first and early editions of work by T. S. Arthur, Lydia Maria Child, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Olaudah Equiano, Julian Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, David Walker, Booker T. Washington, and Phillis Wheatley. 



10/15/15 - 01/24/16

Free



- http://www.bc.edu/libraries/about/exhibits-new/BurnsExhibits.html



Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Ornament and Illusion is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli in the United States. The Gardner’s newly conserved Saint George Slaying the Dragon is the touchstone for a two-part installation. The first reunites four of six surviving panels from Crivelli’s Porto San Giorgio altarpiece, of which the Gardner painting is a fragment. The second features 20 of Crivelli's most important works from Europe and the U.S. Together, they will introduce visitors to the artist's repertoire of dazzling pictorial effects, and refine each encounter with his bravura illusionism.



10/22/15 - 01/25/16

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



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/collection/exhibitions

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



The Band of the Royal Marines and The Pipes, Drums, & Dancers of the Scots Guards

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Regimental Bands from the British Isles - with Pipes & Drums & Dancers!!  Two very famous and acclaimed regiments also have some of the finest musicians.  The Scots Guard Regiment dates back to the 1600's and history says that they had a music ensemble from early times.
The skirl of the pipes and swirl of the kilts as they march into the hall and up onto the stage is always exciting. The Highland Dancers are amazing to watch as they perform traditional Scottish sword dances and more.

In their distinguishing white helmets, Royal Marines Bands are celebrated for the quality of their music, visual grandeur and precision drill. On the concert platform they enjoy a similar reputation ensuring their continuing popularity with their audiences. The Band's repertoire includes popular classics, Big Band, stimulating contemporary works and entertaining solo features. The Corps of Drums bring movement, colour and the tradition of the ceremonial occasions integral to the Royal Marines.

Great fun for all ages and both bands always pay tribute to their host country and the military services that represent them.

Sponsored in part by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette



01/26/16

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/royal-marines-scots-guards/

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



Handel Israel in Egypt

Presented by Cantata Singers at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers will give two performances of the original three-part version, first in Cary Hall in Lexington, and then in NEC’s Jordan Hall. One of Handel’s most revered works, Israel in Egypt is a masterful recounting of the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage. Being one of his most chorus-heavy oratorios, Israel in Egypt features some of Handel’s most powerful and inventive writing for vocal ensemble.



01/29/16

Single tickets $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/january-2016/

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



BalletBoyz

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

The brainchild of former Royal Ballet principal dancers, Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, BalletBoyz was founded in 2001. An all-male company of ten dynamic dancers, BalletBoyz is one of the most original and innovative forces in modern dance, celebrated for its energy and grace. Program will include Christopher Wheeldon’s Mesmerics, originally created for the company in 2003 and now reworked for the current ensemble.



01/29/16 - 01/30/16

$60 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Turandot"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic slave girl Liù. Marco Berti sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot’s hand, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s visually spectacular 1987 production.



01/30/16

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/turandot/

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



Twelfth Night

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center

In this fresh, fast-paced remix of Shakespeare’s comedy, classical verse meets mayhem as two worlds collide. Olivia’s puritanical household is clashing with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery, while the lovesick Orsino enlists the cross-dressing Viola to aid him in relentless pursuit of Olivia. With a radically deconstructed script and ferocious music and sound, Twelfth Night takes you on a rollercoaster through the madness of love in one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions in recent years.



01/20/16 - 01/30/16

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=EF4CEA3A-35D4-49F7-8F23-0D62341C91B7

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



Ragtime The Musical

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

“One of the best musicals in recent decades”    – Hollywood Reporter

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing . . . and anything is possible.  The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold.  Ragtime is set in turn-of-the-century New York, where all three characters are united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to the theatre’s richest and most glorious score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.  Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life . . . what it could and should be!



01/29/16 - 01/31/16

Prices vary. Please contact the box office for details.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=202

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



THE WHITE CHIP by Sean Daniels

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

Laughing at a drunk guy, but in a good way.

World Premiere

Things start out so well for our hero. After all, not every Mormon boy gets to be baptized for the dead. By the time he’s in his 30’s, his career is soaring (the Mormonism, not so much). But somehow sneaking beer in high school has turned into sneaking vodka in staff meetings - and having it all turns into losing everything. A darkly funny take on the science of addiction, recovery, and the importance of finding just the right Jews at just the right time.



01/06/16 - 01/31/16

$65-$25
 



- http://www.mrt.org/show/white-chip

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Handel Israel in Egypt

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

In January of 2016, Cantata Singers will present the complete version of Handel’s 1783 oratorio, Israel in Egypt. Often performed with only the second and third movements, Cantata Singers will give two performances of the original three-part version, first in Cary Hall in Lexington, and then in NEC’s Jordan Hall. One of Handel’s most revered works, Israel in Egypt is a masterful recounting of the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage. Being one of his most chorus-heavy oratorios, Israel in Egypt features some of Handel’s most powerful and inventive writing for vocal ensemble.



01/31/16

Single tickets $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/january-2016/

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



National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a "first-class person”, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
But their schemes are fragile. Global recession threatens the garbage trade and another slum dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy her and shatter the neighborhood. Behind the Beautiful Forevers is a powerful, sprawling production performed live at the National Theatre, captured on film for screenings around the globe.
 



01/29/16 - 01/31/16

$18
Students: $16



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

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



Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Taming of the Shrew"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!



01/31/16

Tickets: $22.00, $15.00 Seniors & Students, $5.00 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/ballet-taming-of-shrew/

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



All Haydn

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

H+H’s electrifying Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky and Harry Christophers continue their critically acclaimed Haydn survey with the Violin Concerto in A Major, a Haydn masterpiece lost until 1949. Also to be heard, the early, gentle Symphony No. 8 Le Soir, and one of the joyful Paris symphonies. Authentic Haydn as only H+H can present it.

Harry Christophers, conductor
Aisslinn Nosky, violin and leader
Period Instrument Orchestra

Haydn Symphony No. 8, Le Soir
Haydn Violin Concerto in A Major
Haydn Symphony No. 84



01/29/16 - 01/31/16

Tickets start at $22.00



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2015-2016/all-haydn/

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



Mack Avenue Superband

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

The Christian McBride Trio forms the backbone of the Mack Avenue Superband. With a front line that boasts Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra alum Sean Jones on trumpet and saxophonist Tia Fuller from Beyoncé’s all-female band as well as musical direction from bassist Christian McBride and legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton, this band has everything it needs.



02/04/16

$40 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Brooklyn Rider with Gabriel Kahane

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Two artists featured as part of the Celebrity Series’ Stave Sessions performances last season, Brooklyn Rider and Gabriel Kahane are at the vanguard of a new generation. Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider performs eclectic repertoire in arresting performances that have attracted legions of fans and rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. Though much of his work to date is considered in the classical tradition, Kahane’s 2014 recording, The Ambassador, a unique and personal examination of Los Angeles, has drawn critical raves. Program will include selections from the Brooklyn Rider Almanac and Kahane’s Come On All You Ghosts for quartet and voice, Bradbury Studies and excerpts from The Ambassador.



02/05/16

$30 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Concert in Wellesley: From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

Presented by Blue Heron

Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c. 1500, for Eton College) and the Peterhouse Partbooks (c. 1540, for Canterbury Cathedral). We also feature secular songs from the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. The work by Hugh Aston can be found on Blue Heron's first CD of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks (BHCD1002). Blue Heron is directed by Scott Metcalfe.

Pre-concert talk by Scott Metcalfe

 



02/05/16


Advance tickets:
Sec. A (Reserved/Preferred): $60
Sec. B (Reserved) $42.50
Sec. C (General): $30
Sec. C (Senior): $25
Student/low income: $10
At the door: $63 / $46 / $33 / $28 / $10



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/other-concerts-events/other-boston-area-concerts/concert-in-wellesley-from-the-eton-choirbook-to-the-peterhouse-partbooks/



Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Beethoven & Stravinsky

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

The two works on this program are among the most famous great works ever written. Even the man in the street who claims no knowledge of classical music whatsoever is apt to find that the words “Eroica” and “Rite of Spring” ring a bell, however dim. There is no doubt whatsoever that Beethoven’s epochal “Eroica” Symphony changed music forever. It heralded a bold new musical language and a whole new stance of the composer towards his audience. Beethoven dictated the terms, made the rules – the tastes and preferences of the audience and the convenience or ego of the performer were no longer to be taken into account.  Everything about this symphony is unprecedented:  its size, its range of expression, its harmonic audacity, its political and philosophical implications, its demands on the orchestra and on the conductor. In these performances the attempt will be to recapture the extraordinary newness, the now-ness, of this pinnacle of the symphonic repertoire.

The other work on the program is probably the most famous piece of music composed in the entire twentieth century, Stravinsky’s shockingly powerful The Rite of Spring. It’s a kaleidoscope of vivid orchestral colors, powerful, complex rhythms, stunningly gorgeous harmonies and brief, powerful melodies that sear their way under your skin. The Rite caused a riot at its first performance; those days are over, and today its every performance is invariably greeted with pandemonium of quite another kind. Audiences can’t seem to get enough of Stravinsky’s masterpiece!



02/05/16

$30- Tier B-Side Orchestra & 1st Balcony Sections

$15--Tier C- Back Orchestra & 2nd Balcony Sections



- http://www.bostonphil.org/

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



Ana Gasteyer in Concert

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

When Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for good time. From songs like One Mint Julep and Proper Cup of Coffee to a surprisingly smooth rendition of Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats, Gasteyer’s saucy selections tell stories with humor, heartbreak...and just a little splash of soda. The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics timeless, and the music swings like crazy!



02/06/16

$30 and up



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

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



Violet

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly Theatre

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we are pleased to present the new Broadway version of one of the most popular shows in SpeakEasy history, the musical Violet. Featuring a powerful folk, rock, and gospel score, this soul-stirring musical, set in 1964, tells the story of a young North Carolina woman who travels by bus to Tulsa to see a faith-healer she thinks can transform her life. Along the way, she forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, and learns that it’s the journeys you take in life that help you discover who you are.



01/09/16 - 02/06/16

Tickets: $25-$60



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



From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c. 1500, for Eton College) and the Peterhouse Partbooks (c. 1540, for Canterbury Cathedral). We also feature secular songs from the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. The Hugh Aston work to be performed can be found on Blue Heron's first CD of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, "Hugh Aston: Three Marian Antiphons" (BHCD1002). Blue Heron is directed by Scott Metcalfe.

Pre-concert talk by Scott Metcalfe, sponsored in part by The Cambridge Society for Early Music.



02/06/16


Advance tickets:
Sec. A (Reserved/Preferred): $60
Sec. B (Reserved) $42.50
Sec. C (General): $30
Sec. C (Senior): $25
Student/low income: $10
At the door: $63 / $46 / $33 / $28 / $10



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/17th-subscription-season-15-16/from-the-eton-choirbook-to-the-peterhouse-partbooks/

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



Monterey Jazz Festival

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world. This exclusive presentation, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour / 2016, celebrates the Festival’s legacy expanding the boundaries of live jazz presentation. The dream of founder Jimmy Lyons became reality in 1958, when the first Monterey Jazz Festival featured artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ernestine Anderson, Harry James, Max Roach, and Billie Holiday. This 2016 Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day.



02/09/16

$29-49



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/monterey-jazz-festival/

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



Trevor Noah

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Trevor has hosted numerous television shows in his native country, including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show. He had his U.S. television debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has also appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. He’s slated to do the Jimmy Kimmel show in January. His Showtime comedy special, “Trevor Noah: African American” premiered in 2013 and he’s slated to take over for John Stewart on The Daily Show this fall.



02/13/16

$37.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/trevor-noah/

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



Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

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

There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the Romantic age to come. Harbison continues the path forward with his imaginative rendering of Schubert's journey into the next world, and Lithuanian composer Onut? Narbutait? constructs a delicate, crystalline miniature from fragments of Winterreise.

PROGRAM:
Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen for oboe & piano, Op. 94
Onute Narbutaite, Winterserenade for flute, violin & viola
John Harbison, November 19, 1828: Hallucination in Four Episodes for piano quartet
Franz Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803, Op. Post. 166



02/13/16

$47, $36, $25



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

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



Phil Vassar

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

Country star Phil Vassar comes to Cary Hall for Valentine's Day. An award-winning singer-songwriter, Vassar has scored country hits with "Carlene," "Just Another Day in Paradise," "Six-Pack Summer," "In A Real Love" and many more.



02/14/16

Tickets $69-$49



- http://spectacleshows.com/

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Worcester Symphonic Project 2016

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

A program of Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and Schubert's Mass in C performed by Worcester's only consortium orchestra of local college musicians, high school and middle school students, and regional professional musicans - who serve as coaches and mentors - collaborating together to rehearse and then perform on the Mechanics Hall stage.

Under the artistic direction of Peter Sulski, the Worcester Symphonic Project combines the wealth of musical talent in the Worcester area college community with ensembles from Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and more.



02/14/16

Adults $15, College $10, Youth $5



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/worcester-symphonic-project/

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



Special Live Opera Event: "La Traviata"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of movie stars like Greta Garbo.  Verdi was living in Paris when the novel and stage adaptation premiered, and they affected him deeply.  La Traviata, his operatic setting, has become one of the most popular works in the repertory.  Love and death swirl around the beautiful courtesan Violetta Valery, who sacrifices everything to follow her heart.  The Boston Conservatory presents this audience favorite in a semi-staged concert with chamber orchestra.  The ultimate romantic opera becomes a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love!



02/14/16

Tickets: $20.00- $25.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/la-traviata/

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



Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the Romantic age to come. Harbison continues the path forward with his imaginative rendering of Schubert's journey into the next world, and Lithuanian composer Onut? Narbutait? constructs a delicate, crystalline miniature from fragments of Winterreise.

PROGRAM:
Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen for oboe & piano, Op. 94
Onute Narbutaite, Winterserenade for flute, violin & viola
John Harbison, November 19, 1828: Hallucination in Four Episodes for piano quartet
Franz Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803, Op. Post. 166



02/14/16

$47, $36, $25



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

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



Here and There, in Paths Apart: Schubert, Schumann, Narbutaite, Harbison

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

There are few works as irresistible as Schubert's Octet. Tracing both backward and forward, he followed in the footsteps of the Classical masters and gave us glimpses into the drama of the Romantic age to come. Harbison continues the path forward with his imaginative rendering of Schubert's journey into the next world, and Lithuanian composer Onut? Narbutait? constructs a delicate, crystalline miniature from fragments of Winterreise.

PROGRAM:
Robert Schumann, Drei Romanzen for oboe & piano, Op. 94
Onute Narbutaite, Winterserenade for flute, violin & viola
John Harbison, November 19, 1828: Hallucination in Four Episodes for piano quartet
Franz Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803, Op. Post. 166



02/14/16

$47, $36, $25



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

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



In the Steps of the Master: Pupils of Hokusai

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

The amazing versatility of the great Katsushika Hokusai is reflected in the work of his many pupils, who were inspired by their master to produce outstanding prints and paintings of many different subjects: beautiful women, historical warriors, landscapes, still lifes, and fabulous monsters. This exhibition examines the first wave of Hokusai’s impact on the Japanese art world, during his own lifetime and shortly thereafter, as seen in the work of the artists who studied with him in person.



08/29/15 - 02/15/16

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-steps-of-the-master

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



The St. Lawrence String Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester

Music Worcester is proud to return to Brooks Hall on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, presenting the Canadian string quartet SLSQ in a program of Saint-Saens String Quartet No.1, Golijov's Qohelet, and Haydn String Quartet Op.76, No.3  Composer Osvaldo Golijov is in residence at Holy Cross.
Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as one of the world's great ensembles. Called “witty, buoyant, and wickedly attentive” (The Gazette, Montreal), with a “peerless” sense of ensemble (Financial Times, London), the quartet is celebrated for its “smoldering intensity” (Washington Post), and “flexibility, dramatic fire and… hint of rock 'n' roll energy” (LA Times).  SLSQ performs around the world and has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University since 1998.
 



02/19/16

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, FREE to Holy Cross students, Youth $7.50



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/st-lawrence-string-quartet/



Student/Mentor: Neukomm, the Haydns & Mozart

Presented by Grand Harmonie

Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston's groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, brings the rarely heard works of M. Haydn and Neukomm to a program which examines the role between student and teacher and traces the musical threads from the Haydns through Mozart and Neukomm.   Program: S. Neukomm - Octet J. Haydn - String Trio Hob V:C3 Mozart - Flute Quartet in G Major M. Haydn - Divertimento in C Major, MH 27 S. Neukomm - Nonet



02/19/16

$12-30



- http://www.grandharmonie.org/



Grand Harmonie Presents: Through the Looking Glass

Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Second Church in Newton

Both Mozart and Austrian composer Sigismond Neukomm were mentored by brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, and counted them among their most important musical influences. Grand Harmonie, Boston's groundbreaking period-instrument ensemble, brings the rarely heard works of M. Haydn and Neukomm to a program which examines the role between student and teacher and traces the musical threads from the Haydns through Mozart and Neukomm.   Program: S. Neukomm - Octet J. Haydn - String Trio Hob V:C3 Mozart - Flute Quartet in G Major M. Haydn - Divertimento in C Major, MH 27 S. Neukomm - Nonet



02/20/16

$12-$30



- http://www.grandharmonie.org/

The Second Church in Newton - 60 Highland Street, West Newton, MA, 02465



Boston Philharmonic presents Schumann, Mendelssohn, & Elgar

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall

In 1923, emotionally shattered by the recent death of his wife, Edward Elgar set off alone across the Atlantic to Brazil, and then on a boat journey up the Amazon, deep into the heart of the jungle. He didn’t tell much of anybody about it, before leaving or after he came back.  He was 66 years old.

What was he seeking? We’ll never know for sure.  But the madness of the gesture, so out of character for a proper English gentleman, was all of a piece with the music of this strange, irascible, lovable, visionary titan of English music. It seems unbelievable that the composer of the Pomp and Circumstance Marches and other Victorian and Edwardian occasional music is also the composer of this passionate, sensuous, richly complicated First Symphony. It was hailed upon its premiere as the greatest symphony ever written by an Englishman; that judgment is quite possibly still valid more than a hundred years later.

The emotion-wracked, sweepingly romantic Manfred Overture of Schumann opens the program, and in between, to provide some calm between the two emotionally fraught works, is the Apollonian Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn. Violinist Jennifer Frautschi is an extraordinary artist famous for her wide-ranging repertory and her collaborations with some of the most interesting musicians on the scene today. Her collaboration with Benjamin Zander and the BPO is sure to result in a Mendelssohn concerto that is out-of-the-ordinary and memorable.



02/20/16

$105-- Tier A- Front Orchestra and Front of 1st Balcony

$84--Tier B- Back Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle Rows of Balcony Sections

$54--Tier C- Last Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle & Last Rows of Balcony, First two rows of Orchestra Sections

$25--Tier D- Far Left & Right Mezzanine, Balcony, and Orchestra Sections



- http://www.bostonphil.org/

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



Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper

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

This survey of more than 50 British prints and drawings from the 20th century features rarely seen works from the MFA’s collection as well as recent acquisitions and loans. Ranging from an 1890s drawing of Brittany by Post Impressionist Robert Bevan to a 1999 etching by Lucian Freud—perhaps the greatest figural artist of his generation—this selection presents a surprising mixture of subjects and styles. Highlights of the exhibition are streamlined color linocuts made by Grosvenor School artists Cyril Power, Sybil Andrews, and Lill Tschudi, while abstract works on view demonstrate the “Vorticist” style—a uniquely British variant of Futurism and Cubism. Other sections of the exhibition touch on landscape, architecture, and the music hall; differing depictions of the human figure (including works by Henry Moore and David Hockney); and the British Pop explosion of the 1960s.



07/11/15 - 02/21/16

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/pastoral-to-pop

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



42nd Street

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

“Old-fashioned, lavish showmanship.”    – Variety

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an "American Dream” story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as We’re In The MoneyLullaby of BroadwayShuffle Off To BuffaloDamesI Only Have Eyes For You and of course 42nd Street.

Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.



02/19/16 - 02/21/16

Prices vary. Please contact the box office for details.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=200

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Miloš Karadaglic, guitar

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Guitarist Miloš Karadaglic, whose two sold-out performances highlighted the inaugural season of the Debut Series in 2013, returns to the Celebrity Series. Since topping the UK classical charts in 2011 with his first solo recording, the young guitar phenomenon continues to enjoy a meteoric rise.



02/21/16

$35 and up



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

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



Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection

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

Spanning the 20th century, the almost 300 found photographs in “Unfinished Stories” depict a century of image-making by private photographers. “A quick shot fired by a hunter without deliberate aim,” reads the original definition of a snapshot from the early 19th century. The term “snapshot,” popularized shortly after the invention of Kodak’s box camera in the 1880s, came to describe photographs of everyday life using a handheld camera. Speedy new technology boosted the ability to create a visual diary, commemorating events and personal moments, road trips and holidays. Now, more than a century later, these once ubiquitous and now historic, silver gelatin photographs are rapidly being replaced by Instagram and other digital forms of photography, hence a new appreciation for such photographs.

“Unfinished Stories” celebrates unexpected discoveries in these compelling visual objects, each representative of what makes photography such a rich form of expression and a deep cultural symbol for everyone who’s had to stand still and say, “Cheese!”



07/11/15 - 02/21/16

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/unfinished-stories

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



The Hothouse

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Virginia Wimberly Theatre

By Harold Pinter, The Hothouse is a black comedy set in a government run mental institution, and revolves around a sinister murder plot hatched against a backdrop of corruption, sexual favors, and hopeless bureaucratic ineptitude. Beneath the surface comedy there are frightening implications concerning a bureaucracy ostensibly dedicated to humanitarian concerns, but where people are referred to by numbers and forgotten as easily as troublesome figures on a balance sheet.



02/19/16 - 02/21/16

$12 General Public | $6 CFA Members



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



Boston Philharmonic presents Schumann, Mendelssohn, & Elgar

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

In 1923, emotionally shattered by the recent death of his wife, Edward Elgar set off alone across the Atlantic to Brazil, and then on a boat journey up the Amazon, deep into the heart of the jungle. He didn’t tell much of anybody about it, before leaving or after he came back.  He was 66 years old.

What was he seeking? We’ll never know for sure.  But the madness of the gesture, so out of character for a proper English gentleman, was all of a piece with the music of this strange, irascible, lovable, visionary titan of English music. It seems unbelievable that the composer of the Pomp and Circumstance Marches and other Victorian and Edwardian occasional music is also the composer of this passionate, sensuous, richly complicated First Symphony. It was hailed upon its premiere as the greatest symphony ever written by an Englishman; that judgment is quite possibly still valid more than a hundred years later.

The emotion-wracked, sweepingly romantic Manfred Overture of Schumann opens the program, and in between, to provide some calm between the two emotionally fraught works, is the Apollonian Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn. Violinist Jennifer Frautschi is an extraordinary artist famous for her wide-ranging repertory and her collaborations with some of the most interesting musicians on the scene today. Her collaboration with Benjamin Zander and the BPO is sure to result in a Mendelssohn concerto that is out-of-the-ordinary and memorable.



02/18/16 - 02/21/16

Thursday: $54--Tier B- Back Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle Rows of Balcony Sections

$37--Tier C- Last Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle & Last Rows of Balcony, First two rows of Orchestra

$15--Tier D- Far Left & Right Mezzanine, Balcony, and Orchestra

Sunday: $84--Tier B- Back Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle Rows of Balcony Sections

$54--Tier C- Last Rows Mezzanine B-F, Middle & Last Rows of Balcony, First two rows of Orchestra Sections

$25--Tier D- Far Left & Right Mezzanine, Balcony, and Orchestra Sections



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



National Theatre of London Live in HD: "As You Like it"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.



02/25/16

Tickets: $22.00 Adults/ $15.00 Students & Seniors/ $5.00 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/as-you-like-it/

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



Museum Highlights Tour at Harvard Peabody Museum

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard, and the newest exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures.  Tours visit highlights on the first and third floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections. 

 



02/20/15 - 02/26/16

Free with museum admission



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2216

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



My End is My Beginning: Works by Machaut, Janequin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Berio, and Pärt

Presented by Cantata Singers

Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
Clement Janequin: “Amour ayant de ma grand”; “Toutes les nuictz”; “La guerre”
Luciano Berio: Cries of London; Brin for solo guitar
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romancero Gitano, op. 152
Guillaume de Machaut: Ma fin est ma commencement
 



02/26/16

General Admission $25
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/february-2016/



Jasper String Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as “powerful” (The New York Times). Based in Philadelphia, the Jaspers are the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. From 2015-2017 the Quartet will premiere their commission of Aaron Jay Kernis’ 3rd Quartet across the world, including at Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall.



02/26/16

Tickets: $19.00- $34.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/jasper-quartet/

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



Sir András Schiff, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

In his program The Last Sonatas, Sir András Schiff includes the final three sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. 

“The Last Sonatas”       
HAYDN                         Sonata No. 62 in E-flat Major
BEETHOVEN                Sonata in c minor, Opus 111
MOZART                       Sonata in D Major, K. 576
SCHUBERT                   Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960



02/26/16

$40 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzaff, Lars Vogt Trio

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Violinist Tetzlaff and pianist Vogt, both well-known and beloved by Boston audiences add cellist Tanja Tetzlaff to round out a phenomenally talented ensemble. Don’t miss this brilliant piano trio in its Celebrity Series debut.

SCHUMANN      Trio No. 2 in F Major, Opus 80
DVO?ÁK          Trio in E minor, Opus 90, “Dumky”
BRAHMS          Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8

                                                             



02/27/16

$45 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



An Octoroon

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

The hottest play of 1859 is back! There's trouble at the plantation: no one is falling in love with who they should be, someone has been murdered, and unless the mail comes soon all hope is lost! OBIE-Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Neighbors) transforms a 19th century melodrama for today's "post-racial" spectacle-obsessed world. An Octoroon, directed by Summer L. Williams, is an incendiary, subversively funny exploration of identity, jammed with sensation and surprises.



01/29/16 - 02/27/16

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=592AE2C7-7CFB-4E18-B9DB-80C8EE32FDBD

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



Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies

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

Music Worcester, in partnership with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, invite you to come experience the enchantment of DISNEY IN CONCERT-MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES with the Disney Festival Orchestra, projected video clips from iconic Disney films, and four leading vocalists. 

Every new generation has a favorite Disney musical, whether it's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King or Frozen. And then there are the classics, from a Mary Poppins medley to the "Yo ho" of Pirates of the Caribbean. When everyone joins together for memorable moments and melodies that Mouseketeers of all ages know by heart, it feels like a small world, after all. 



02/27/16

All ticketing through Hanover Theatre Box Office. Adult Tickets starting at $29, Youth & Student starting at $19



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/disney-concert/

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

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

In partnership with Music Worcester, come be enchanted by DISNEY IN CONCERT MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES with the Disney Fesitval Orchestra, projected video clips from iconic Disney films, and four leading vocalists. 

Every new generation has a favorite Disney musical, whether it's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast,Aladdin, The Lion King or Frozen. And then there are the classics, from a Mary Poppins medley to the "Yo ho" ofPirates of the Caribbean. When everyone joins together for memorable moments and melodies that Mouseketeers of all ages know by heart, it feels like a small world, after all. 

Full price tickets start at $29 and kids seats start at $19. 10% discounts are available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW(7469) for more information.   



02/27/16

Full price tickets start at $29 and kids seats start at $19. 10% discounts are available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW(7469) for more information.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=216

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Akram Khan and Israel Galván, Torobaka

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Akram Khan is one of the most respected dance artists in the world today. Israel Galván has been at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for 20 years. Two tremendously gifted dancers, each from different disciplines –kathak and flamenco– face off in a program of extraordinary dancing and live music. Torobaka, the creation of Britain’s Akram Khan and Spain’s Israel Galván is a dance tour de force that will leave you breathless.



02/27/16 - 02/28/16

$35 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



All Beethoven

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

This is Beethoven at peace, inspired by the music of nature. Richard Egarr conducts Beethoven’s lyrical Pastoral Symphony. Plus, renowned fortepianist Robert Levin returns to perform (and improvise on) Beethoven’s poetic Fourth Piano Concerto.

Richard Egarr, conductor
Robert Levin, fortepiano
Period Instrument Orchestra

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven Symphony No. 6



02/26/16 - 02/28/16

Tickets start at $27.00



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2015-2016/all-beethoven/

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



Baltimore

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

A rolling world premiere commissioned by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium. After she’s dismissed from her job in the athletics
department, Shelby Wilson becomes Resident Advisor to a group of freshmen - after all, it’ll look good on her resume. She soon discovers that a racially charged incident has set student against student, and it’s up to her to mediate the situation. In this world premiere production, playwright Kirsten Greenidge explores the complexities of racism from the perspective of eight culturally diverse college students. A talk back will follow every performance of Balitmore from 2/13 to 2/28.



02/10/16 - 02/28/16

$30 General Admission | $15 with CFA Membership | $10 student rush



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



Cosi Fan Tutte

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

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. This popular operatic comedy, sung in Italian with supertitles in English, pairs Mozart’s glorious music with Da Ponte’s skillful libretto. Loosely translated as “they all do it,” fidelity is challenged in order that truth and wisdom might be gained, and the comedy of disguises juxtaposed with the power of deceit lead to an unexpected climax. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 45 minutes



02/25/16 - 02/28/16

$20 General Public | $10 CFA Membership



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



Images of Discovery

Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum

Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum. While working at MIT, each photographer explored a range of scientific questions.

By using strobes, magnification, and other light-capturing strategies, they reveal their curiosity about the natural world and how it works. Visitors will learn more about using photography to examine the unknown through their exposure to these distinguished photographers, and the unique image making stations featuring the inventive methodologies used by Edgerton, Abbott and Frankel.

The work selected showcases the photographer's curiosity and dedication to making the natural and the technological world more accessible to the public. Each are represented by over ten images that range in subject matter from swinging wrenches to soap bubbles.

Images of Discovery presents an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.

Image-making stations include:

Water Drop, based on the work of Harold "Doc" Edgerton
Capture a water drop as it falls. This technique resulted in Edgerton's famous, and now iconic "milk drop" image.

Capture Movement, based on the work of Harold "Doc" Edgerton
Use one of the objects provided to "see the unseen" by filming with a high-speed video camera.

A Bouncing Ball, based on the work of Berenice Abbott
Use a strobe light and an iPad camera to photograph a bouncing ball.

Water Waves in a Ripple Tank, based on the work of Berenice Abbott
This experiment is a simple set-up that allows visitors to make images of waves.

Photographing Ferrofluid, based on the work of Felice Frankel
Using magnets and an iPad camera, visitors will photograph FerroFluid, a special material that acts like both a liquid and a magnetic solid.

Zoom Scanner, based on the work of Felice Frankel
Using a zoom scanner visitors will capture the hidden aspects of everyday objects.

About the photographers:

Felice Frankel is a science photographer and a research scientist in the MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering. She regularly collaborates with scientists and engineers to promote the public understanding of science through visual expression. Her work is featured in books, films, websites, and in print.

Harold "Doc" Edgerton was named MIT Institute Professor in 1966 after a career as an inventor, photographer and professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. His many achievements in the field of stroboscopy were applied to a range of fields from the military to archeology to underwater exploration.

Berenice Abbott is best known as a 20th-century documentary photographer; but she spent several years at MIT in the late 1950's, creating imagery for a new physics curriculum meant to deepen and strengthen American scientific knowledge. Her images documented principles of physical science, while her innovative techniques advanced the field of photography.



02/28/15 - 03/01/16


Adults: $10.00; youth under 18, students, seniors: $5:00; children under age 5: free.
Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.
 



- http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/imagesofdiscovery.html

MIT Museum - 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Ezekial's Wheels

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Ezekial’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.



03/02/16

Tickets: $15.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/ezekials-wheels/

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



Danú

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years.



03/03/16

Tickets: $28.00- $46.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/danu-2/

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



Mozart Requiem & Poulenc Gloria - The Worcester Chorus

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus returns under the direction of Dr. Christopher Shepard to perform another legendary program in March; two choral masterworks of classical repertoire.

The 100+ voices of the chorus will be accompanied by the Festival Orchestra.  Soloists include: Esther Heidemann, soprano, Pamela Dellal, alto, Ryan Turner, tenor, Stephan Barnicle, bass.

Mozart's Requiem is his final composition and was made famous in the 1984 historical fiction film Amadeus.

Sponsored in part by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

 



03/04/16

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/mozart-poulenc/

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



Late Nite Catechism

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. Become a student in Sister's class as she takes you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and reminds you about that good old ruler across the knuckles! Don’t miss one of the most successful off-Broadway hits in history in its only area appearance!



03/05/16

Tickets $49-$69, seniors save $3, groups of 10 or more save $5.



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1

Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall) - 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA, 02420



Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre’s new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover.



03/05/16

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/manon-lescaut/

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



Native Fashion Now

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, this exhibition celebrates the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 100 works spanning the last 50 years explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from pioneering Native style-makers to today's maverick designers making their mark in today's world of fashion. Also examined is how non-Native designers adopt and translate traditional Native American design motifs in their own work, including Isaac Mizrahi's now iconic Totem Pole Dress.

Featuring contemporary garments, accessories and footwear spanning a variety of genres and materials, these designers traverse cross-cultural boundaries between creative expressions and cultural borrowing. From one of Patricia Michaels' (Taos Pueblo) recent finale ensembles from the reality television series Project Runway to Jamie Okuma's (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) dramatically beaded Christian Louboutin boots and innovative works made from mylar, vinyl and stainless steel, Native Fashion Now underscores Native concepts of dress and beauty, which are inextricably bound to identity and tradition in a rapidly changing world.



11/21/15 - 03/06/16

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/180-native_fashion_now

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Itzhak Perlman – 20th Anniversary “In the Fiddler’s House”

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his stunningly successful and beloved klezmer recording and PBS special, In the Fiddler’s House. Perlman revisits this important, personal project celebrating the klezmer tradition at Symphony Hall with some of his closest musical friends.



03/06/16

$45 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



TINKER TO EVERS TO CHANCE by Mat Smart

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

The power of the love of the game.

Baseball fans know all about commitment and hope. But in life outside the ballpark, that dedication can be harder to hold on to. Lauren is thinking only about the monumentally important playoff game she and her mother are about to attend, but her mother has her own agenda. In this touching play, set against the dual backdrops of the 2003 and 1906 Chicago Cub teams, three die-hard fans and one die-hard player reveal the redeeming power of baseball.



02/10/16 - 03/06/16

$65-$25



- http://www.mrt.org/show/tinker-evers-chance

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow, NEC Philharmonia and Beethoven Symphony No. 1

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

You’ll want to be on hand as Rob Kapilow performs another of his inimitable high energy deconstructions of a great classical work in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Kapilow will guide his audience past the ghosts of Haydn and Mozart that linger here while showing audiences how, with this work, the great Beethoven boldly introduced himself to the world as symphonic composer. Kapilow’s collaborators for this project will be New England Conservatory’s top orchestra, NEC Philharmonia.



03/06/16

$30 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center

Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, The Wong Kids transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy. Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have superpowers, they're just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it... if they can only stop bickering. Violet and Bruce ultimately realize that being different isn’t just okay, it might just be the most important thing ever.



02/19/16 - 03/06/16

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=AEE2C439-1D98-4447-A681-5BC3873137AA

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



Three Sisters

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

One of Russia’s premiere theatre companies presents this luminous retelling of Chekhov's masterpiece, which follows three sisters who are forced to leave Moscow for life in a provincial town. The family bravely confronts the tragic rift between personal desires and harsh, everyday realities. In this surprisingly sexy and emotionally raw production, Three Sisters gives us the chance to reflect on issues of economic recession and class disparity through the lens of the personal, cultural and political changes that shook Russia at the end of the 19th century. Directed by renowned director Lev Dodin and performed in Russian with English supertitles, this staging is a testament to the legacy of one of the world’s greatest playwrights.



03/02/16 - 03/06/16

Starts at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=51A24A0F-7EF5-477E-9F1B-88432D730525

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



The Cuba Files

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Artistic Director and Choreographer, José Mateo goes back to his roots with THE CUBA FILES featuring the music of Cuban composers that is sure to warm up the winter!

His 2004 ballet, Escape - set to Leo Brouwer's Concerto for Guitar and Violin - about a woman trapped in the repressive environment of her homeland stands in stark contrast to the vibrant Arroz con Mango (2004), which explores themes of freedom and joy through the works of various composers. THE CUBA FILES will also feature the premiere of a new Mateo ballet that you won't want to miss!

Enjoy the intimate cabaret-style setting of the historic Sanctuary Theatre, where every seat is thrillingly close to the dancers! Beer and wine are available for purchase during the performances.

Audience members at our opening night performance (Friday, February 12) are welcome to join the artistic staff on stage for refreshments and a closer look at the making of a ballet production as part of our Opening Nightcap series.

Seating is limited, so order your tickets today!

 

 



02/12/16 - 03/06/16

$42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Intimate Apparel

Presented by Brandeis Department of Theater Arts at Spingold Theater Center, Laurie Theater

In Lynn Nottage's poignant play, Esther, an African-American seamstress in 905 New York, creates exquisite lingerie for clients who range from prostitutes to wealthy white patrons. The play centers on Esther's search for love and success and the racial and socioeconomic obstacles she faces. Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards.



03/03/16 - 03/06/16

General Public: $20
Brandeis Community*: $15
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/theater/productions/1516season/intimateapparel.html

Spingold Theater Center, Laurie Theater - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 02453



Onegin

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

This tragic tale of unrequited love is based on Alexander Pushkin’s celebrated verse-novel. Legendary choreographer John Cranko brings the masterpiece of Russian literature to life with brilliant dancing, lavish sets and costumes, and the incomparable music of Tchaikovsky.


Eugene Onegin, a cynical young aristocrat from St. Petersburg, is invited by his friend Lensky to join him in the country for a birthday party. The celebration is for Tatiana, the younger sister of Lensky’s fiancé Olga. Naïve and filled with romantic fantasies, Tatiana falls desperately in love with the brooding and elegant visitor and impulsively writes him a passionate letter. Irritated by what he regards as her adolescent outburst, Onegin cruelly tears it up, and proceeds to amuse himself by flirting with her sister Olga.


Enraged by the perceived betrayal of his friend and fiancé, Lensky challenges Onegin to a duel. Despite the pleas of both women, Onegin reluctantly accepts and in a cruel twist of fate, he unintentionally kills his friend. For the first time, his cold heart is moved by the horror of his deed. Overcome with remorse, Onegin flees into exile.


Several years pass and Tatiana matures into a beautiful and intelligent woman. She is now married to a Prince Gremin and is the center of high society. When Onegin returns from his self-imposed banishment for a ball at the Prince’s lavish palace, he meets Tatiana again. He immediately realizes the enormity of his mistake in casually spurning the now sophisticated beauty all those years ago.


Onegin becomes obsessed with winning back Tatiana’s affection, and it is now his turn to write an impassioned plea for her love and forgiveness. Though Tatiana still feels the pull of her first love, she vows to be faithful to her devoted husband. With a determined but heavy heart she sends Onegin away, leaving him to regret his bitter and lonely fate.


Cranko's choreography and the music of Tchaikovsky skillfully capture the poetry of Pushkin's work. Together, music and choreography weave dancers through the country estates and glamorous ballrooms of 1820's Imperial Russia and keep "audiences going back again to witness the passionate turmoil of one of the most touching story ballets..." [Dance Magazine]



02/25/16 - 03/06/16

Tickets start at $35



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



Chameleon Up Close: Gary Gorczyca, Kelli O'Connor & Vivian Choi

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

The voice of the clarinet – alluring, dynamic and expressive – so inspired Brahms that he came out of retirement to create some of his very finest and best-loved works. Mendelssohn also took full advantage of the instrument's singing qualities in his near-operatic showpiece. Come hear Chameleon's two virtuoso clarinetists show us what all the fuss is about!

PROGRAM:
Felix Mendelssohn, Konzertstück No. 2 for two clarinets & piano, Op. 114
Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 167
Francis Poulenc, Sonata for two clarinets
Gary Kulesha, Mysterium Coniunctionis for clarinet, bass clarinet & piano
Johannes Brahms, Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2



03/06/16

$47 cabaret seating, $5 off for students/seniors



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_march.html

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



Paul Appleby, tenor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and already a regular guest at the MET, rising star tenor Paul Appleby is becoming one of the most sought-after voices of his generation.



03/09/16

$20 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell, Together On Stage

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

In a highly anticipated collaboration, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and award-winning songwriter Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance. This special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening.



03/10/16

$30 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Between Worlds Tour

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Mandolinist Avi Avital is one of a generation of performers redrawing the boundaries of traditional musical genres. His ambition is to revitalize the mandolin in both solo and chamber repertoire and inspire the creation of new music for an instrument that has been unjustly neglected within classical music. Program will explore the borders between folk and classical music and include works by Kreisler, J.S. Bach, Villa-Lobos, Bartók and traditional Turkish and Israeli music.
 



03/11/16

$45 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Madrigalia: Strozzi, Lasso, Casulana and Gesualdo (Boston)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

Marvelously expressive and complex madrigals by the unique Barbara Strozzi and her counterpart, the original bad boy of the Italian Renaissance Carlo Gesualdo. Experience them alongside a selection of chromatic madrigals by Madalena Casulana, who in 1568 published the first printed work by a woman in western music history, and by Orlando di Lasso who conducted one of her madrigals at the court of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria in Munich;  In her dedication to Isabella de' Medici she writes: "[I] want to show the world, as much as I can in this profession of music, the vain error of men that they alone possess the gifts of intellect and artistry, and that such gifts are never given to women."  With Catherine Liddell, theorbo/lute/baroque guitar.



03/12/16

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2015-2016-season/csl5



Annie

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

“Overflowing! Big, warm hearted and funny!”    – New York Post

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,”  “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”



03/11/16 - 03/13/16

Prices vary. Please contact the box office for details.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=198

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Madrigalia: Strozzi, Lasso, Casulana and Gesualdo (Newton)

Presented by Cappella Clausura

Marvelously expressive and complex madrigals by the unique Barbara Strozzi and her counterpart, the original bad boy of the Italian Renaissance Carlo Gesualdo. Experience them alongside a selection of chromatic madrigals by Madalena Casulana, who in 1568 published the first printed work by a woman in western music history, and by Orlando di Lasso who conducted one of her madrigals at the court of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria in Munich;  In her dedication to Isabella de' Medici she writes: "[I] want to show the world, as much as I can in this profession of music, the vain error of men that they alone possess the gifts of intellect and artistry, and that such gifts are never given to women."  With Catherine Liddell, theorbo/lute/baroque guitar.



03/13/16

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2015-2016-season/csl5



Bach St. John Passion

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John Passion is a musical monument that never fails to move the listener.

Harry Christophers, conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor (Evangelist and arias)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Jesus and arias)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto

Bach St. John Passion

 



03/11/16 - 03/13/16

Tickets start at $22.00



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2015-2016/bach-st-john-passion/

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



Stage & Screen: Killer of Sheep

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.

In a post-screening conversation, guests from the Huntington’s production of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned will discuss these two iconic representations of the African-American experience in the 20th century.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of How I Learned What I Learned (March 5 – April 3, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/how-i-learned-what-i-learned



03/14/16

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/killer-sheep

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



A Circle of Friends: Music by Brahms and the Mendelssohns

Presented by Cantata Singers

Felix Mendelssohn: Duet for sopranos and chorus, Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, op. 52; 6 Duets, op. 63
Fanny Mendelssohn: Selections from Sechs Lieder, op. 7; Selections from Funf Lieder, op. 10
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114; 2 Songs, op. 91



03/15/16

General Admission $25
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/march-2016/



The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with Daniele Akta, Cellist

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Music Worcester presents the JSO in performance, with Dmitry Yablonsky, Conductor, and featuring the very young and spectacular cellist Daniele Akta, in a program of Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 (made so famous in the movie about and performed by Jacqueline du Pré), Alexander Tchaikovsky's The Khojaly Requiem, and the great Rachmaninoff Symphony No.2.

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA was founded as the Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra in the late 1930s. In 1948 it became the national radio orchestra and was known as the “Kol Israel Orchestra”. In the 1970s, the orchestra was expanded into the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra,

Sponsored in part by the Jewish Ledger of MA & CT and Worcester Magazine.



03/15/16

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/jerusalem-symphony-orchestra/

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



Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Spartacus"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich’s Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.



03/15/16

Tickets: $22.00, $15.00 Seniors & Students, $5.00 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/ballet-spartacus/

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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Lindsey Chapel Series

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

The Free Thursday noon Lindsey Chapel Series will present all six suites for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007-1012, as performed by five cellists and a contrabass player from the Emmanuel Music ensemble. Whether we perceive them as meditations, dances, or sophisticated virtuoso pieces, the suites can be heard endless times, with new discoveries and delights popping up in each hearing.

Bach:

    Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007-1012

*Solo cellists to be announced

Thursdays at 12:00 pm starting February 11 through March 17, 2016.



02/11/16 - 03/17/16

FREE



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/15-16season/caltix15-16_lindsey_chapel_series.html

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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Reconstructed

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel Music

Bach:

         St. Mark Passion

 

Tickets Available July 15, 2015 at www.emmanuelmusic.org

 



03/19/16

$10.00 - $150.00



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

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



Puppet Showplace Slam: World Day of Puppetry

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Every other month Puppet Showplace Theater stays open late to present the region’s finest short-form puppetry acts...for adults! Each piece is performed by a different artist, and the content ranges from hilarious to profound and everything in between. The performers include everyone from veteran professionals to first-time puppeteers, and acts often feature musicians, dancers, circus performers, and other affiliated artists. Live music, cash bar.

Join us as we celebrate the World Day of Puppetry with an eclectic mix of puppetry acts.

Puppet Showplace Slam is recommended for ages 13 and up.



03/19/16

Adult: $15
Student: $13



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org/slam

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



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Wang Theatre

The Celebrity Series of Boston began its relationship with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a single night engagement in 1968. Since that time the annual Celebrity Series appearance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has become a city-wide event celebrating the best of modern of dance and the relationship between Boston and this remarkable cultural treasure.



03/17/16 - 03/20/16

$35 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell, music director & violin soloist

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one an artist at the peak of his powers, the other a cultural icon continuing a long and glorious reign, may well have found the perfect match in each other.

PROGRAM:
PROKOFIEV: Classical Symphony, op.25 (Symphony No.1)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, op.35, TH 59, D major
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8, op.93, F major  



03/20/16

$45 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/

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



Werther

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
Sung in French with projected English translation

Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily romantic, this new production of Massenet’s Werther, is set in an arrondissement outside Paris and a cinematic dreamscape inspired by the poetic realism of film director Jean Renoir.  Based on Goethe’s heartbreaking novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, the story unfolds as a dying artist recounts the love he cannot forget.

Conductor David Angus

Stage Director Crystal Manich

Set Designer John Conklin

Costume Designer Deborah Newhall

Lighting Designer Paul Hackenmueller

Video Designer Greg Emetaz

Wigs and Makeup Designer Jason Allen

Werther, tenor  Joseph Kaiser*

Charlotte, mezzo soprano Sandra Piques Eddy

Sophie, soprano Rachele Gilmore

Albert, baritone John Hancock*

Bailli (The Magistrate), bass James Demler

Schmidt, tenor Jon Jurgens

Johann, bass David McFerrin

Kätchen, mezzo soprano  Heather Gallagher

Brühlmann, tenor Omar Najmi

BLO Orchestra & Chorus

*signifies BLO debut



03/11/16 - 03/20/16

Prices range depending upon seat location; visit blo.org for details. Single tickets go on sale July 31; Season subscriptions are on sale now!



- http://blo.org/2015-16-season/

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



Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby

Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center

In this critically acclaimed staging of three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by the playwright’s longtime friend Walter Asmus, the obsessive rhythms of existence are laid bare. In Not I, a woman—reduced to a mere mouth, suspended in total darkness—seeks solace in a relentless stream of her own broken speech. In Footfalls, a tattered soul, drained of life, paces outside her dying mother’s bedroom. And in Rockaby, a woman slowly withdraws from the world, rocked to eternal sleep in her mother’s chair. Featuring the virtuosic talents of Irish actor Lisa Dwan, who drew ecstatic reviews for her performances at BAM, the Royal Court Theatre and in the West End.



03/16/16 - 03/20/16

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=190DF1F3-EE46-40EB-86B5-4773554D4D8F

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



Pianist David Kaplan and Violinist Caroline Shaw

Presented by Music Worcester

The Music Guild of Music Worcester proudly presents a performance by two celebrated young musicians.

David Kaplan, a regular guest at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at Tanglewood, joins forces with violinist Caroline Shaw, a recent music Pulitzer Prize winner and Grammy Award winner.

Program to include Schumann's Davidsbündlertanze for piano, as well as a piece commissioned by Mr. Kaplan, New Dances of the League of David.

Tickets: $25.  Purchasing a ticket to this concert will help to support all Music Guild projects, including "Music To Go", the Hovenesian Prize of the annual Young Artist Competition, and the Music Guild sponsored concert during the Music Worcester season.                           



03/20/16

$25 at door. Free to Clark University students and faculty.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/music-guild/music-guild-events/



Juilliard String Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the United States, and its performances of Schoenberg’s quartets helped establish the works as cornerstones of the modern string quartet literature. With these and numerous other examples, the Quartet has made manifest the credo of its founders to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.”



03/20/16

Tickets: $49.00- $68.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/juilliard-quartet/

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



Kaleidoscope

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

A colorful fusion of works by 20th century masters, Kaleidoscope presents a stunningly visual juxtaposition of four distinct pieces. The program features George Balanchine’s ingenious Kammermusik No. 2, the energetically liberating and technically demanding choreography of William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, the poetic movement of Leonid Yakobson’s dreamlike Pas de Quatre, and the comic exuberance of Léonide Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne.


Balanchine’s Kammermusik No. 2, set to the music of German composer Paul Hindemith, is a complex work of speed, precision, and energy. A piece for two couples and a male ensemble, the movement is often jagged and stylized, with gestures that embody Balanchine’s neoclassical works. An ode to romantic classicism, Yakobson’s elegant and poetic Pas de Quatre is set to music from Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Norma. The beautiful, intertwining patterns created by four ballerinas bring to mind sylphs in a shadowed wood. Bellini’s music, a masterwork of bel canto (“beautiful song”) with long flowing lines and luscious melodies, echoes their grace and spritely movement.


In contrast, Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is a virtuoso piece of dizzying speed and color. Thirteen minutes of pure movement, this piece is magnificent display of classical technique and precision set to the final movement of Franz Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9.”
Closing the program, Léonide Massine’s charming Gaîté Parisienne is vivacious romance set against the colorful backdrop of a Parisian belle epoch café. With extravagantly patterned costumes designed by legendary French designer Christian Lacroix, exuberant music, and joyful dancing, including a raucous can-can, Gaîté Parisienne is the charming finale that tops off a performance of shifting energy and joyous movement.



03/17/16 - 03/26/16

Tickets start at $35



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



Diane Simpson

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

Chicago-based artist Diane Simpson’s (b. 1935, Joliet, Illinois) elegantly constructed sculpture evolves from a diverse range of material, clothing, and architectural sources. While elements of her creations appear to effortlessly hang and fold, they are in fact the result of a rigorous approach to construction techniques, reveling in passages of pattern, joinery, and skewed angles that are by turns humorous and psychologically-charged. This concise survey of over thirty years of work will include a suite of preparatory drawings and sculptural work made from the early 1980s to the present in materials ranging from corrugated cardboard and MDF to aluminum, wool, polyester, poplar, faux fur, fleece, mahogany, brass, copper, and steel. This will be the artist’s first solo museum exhibition.



12/16/15 - 03/27/16

ICA Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15

 



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/diane_simpson/

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



Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder (Co-creators of SERIALpodcast), Binge-Worthy Journalism

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

When it launched in the fall of 2014, Serial became the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads in iTunes history. Co-created by veteran radio journalists and producers, Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder, Serial quickly became the most popular podcast in the world. In this live presentation, Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder will take the audience backstage in the creation of this cultural phenomenon. Using some of their favorite tape, they’ll tell personal behind-the-scenes stories, explain how they constructed certain episodes, and allow the audience to follow the ups and downs of creating a new form of modern journalism.



03/30/16

$30 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Brahms Requiem

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Brahms’ poignant German Requiem is paired with J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort,” Ricercar, and Anton Webern’s Five Movements for String Orchestra. According to Music Director David Hoose, “The Requiem is an undoubtedly grandiose and beloved work, and in the company of music by Bach and Webern, this concert will surely move listeners.”



04/01/16

Single tickets $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/april-2016/

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



Jeremy Denk, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fisher Prize winner Jeremy Denk is a pianist of rare insight, possessed of stunning intellectual, technical and aesthetic gifts put brilliantly into action. 

"Mr. Denk’s unmannered, profound playing, enriched by multihued dynamics and vibrantly contrasting moods, earned him universal approval from the rapturous audience.” -The New York Times



04/02/16

$35 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Metropolitan Live in HD: "Madama Butterfly"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006 production. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly’s dreams of love. Debuting conductor Karel Mark Chichon leads a cast that also includes Maria Zifchak as Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as Sharpless.



04/02/16

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/madama-butterfly/

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



Cantores y ministriles: Music in Seville in the Golden Age

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Blue Heron joins forces with the stellar wind band Dark Horse Consort for a festive program of music from 16th-century Seville, whose wealth (derived from its port’s monopoly on trade with the Empire’s overseas dominions) stimulated a Golden Age in the arts. Many of the greatest Spanish composers of the century were associated with the city and its cathedral, including Francisco de Peñalosa, Cristóbal de Morales, Francisco Guerrero, and Alonso Lobo; Guerrero spent most of his life and career in the city and carefully nurtured the cathedral’s wind band, which was established in 1526 — possibly the first in Europe. The program features music of these masters and more and will present sonorous sacred works, delightful dances, and secular songs performed by an ensemble of six singers and six instrumentalists wielding cornetts, shawms, sackbuts, and recorders. Blue Heron is directed by Scott Metcalfe.

Pre-concert talk by Michael Noone (Boston College) & Tess Knighton (Clare College, Cambridge), sponsored in part by The Cambridge Society for Early Music.



04/02/16

 


Advance tickets:
Sec. A (Reserved/Preferred): $60
Sec. B (Reserved) $42.50
Sec. C (General): $30
Sec. C (Senior): $25
Student/low income: $10
At the door: $63 / $46 / $33 / $28 / $10

 



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/17th-subscription-season-15-16/cantores-y-ministriles-music-in-seville-in-the-golden-age/

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



Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year II - Wolf

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Emmanuel Music will continue its exploration of the works of Felix Mendelssohn, (the man who revived public interest in Bach pretty much all by himself). The series will feature the Arneis Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. For Hugo Wolf the series will feature veteran Emmanuel Music singers William Hite and Kendra Colton performing the entire glorious Italienisches Liederbuch.

Wolf:

     "Italienisches Liederbuch"



04/03/16

$10.00 - $30.00



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/15-16season/caltix15-16_mendelssohn-wolf_chamber.html

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



A Voice of Love and Twilight: Vaughan Williams, Shatin, Heggie, Brahms

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

At the heart of the Romantic ideal is expression of the universal reflected through individual emotions – from Goethe’s tale of unrequited love, to Jake Heggie’s poignant meditation on the intersections of love and faith, to the young Brahms, so torn between despair at Robert Schumann's illness and infatuation with Robert's wife Clara that it took him two decades to complete the turbulent c minor Piano Quartet.

PROGRAM:
Robert Kahn, Serenade in f minor for oboe, French horn & piano, Op. 73
Judith Shatin, Werther for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano
Jake Heggie, The Deepest Desire: Four Meditations on Love for soprano, flute & piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Romance for viola & piano
Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor, Op. 60



04/02/16 - 04/03/16

$47, $36, $25



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/april.html

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



Mnozil Brass - from Vienna, Austria

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Celebrated for their virtuosic skills, this brass septet will delight musicians of all ages, families - especially those with students in band programs, and more.  The group sings, clowns around, then blows you away with their musicianship.

"Here’s something fun. And a bit weird. Mnozil Brass is an Austrian septet that combines musical virtuosity with absurdist theatre. The group’s name means “nozzle,” and refers to the Mnozil Pub, a little place near the Vienna College of Music where the founding members used to get together to drink and play music. Since forming in 1992, and the group’s entertaining mixture of music and clowning has grown steadily in popularity.  - OpenCulture.com



04/07/16

Adults $49, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50. Special rate available for student band groups.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/mnozil-brass/

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



Hot Club of San Francisco: "Postcards from Gypsy Land"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate influences to create a unique sound of their own.



04/09/16

Tickets: $28.00- $46.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/hot-club-of-san-francisco-2/

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



Bootycandy

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio Theatre

Bootycandy is a shockingly funny and saucy spin on race, sex, and sexuality. Based on author Robert O'Hara's own experiences growing up black and gay, the play unfolds in a series of loosely linked vignettes that take no prisoners when confronting racial, sexual, and cultural stereotypes. With outrageous humor and real heart, O’Hara tests how we talk about our bodies at home, in church, and in the theatre.



03/12/16 - 04/09/16

Tickets: $25-$60



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



THE REALNESS: A BREAK BEAT PLAY by Idris Goodwin

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall

There’s nothing more hip-hop than falling in love.

World Premiere

It’s 1996, the hip-hop scene is roaring, and T.O. has arrived in the city, eager to immerse himself in a culture he’s only observed from the safety of the suburbs.  He falls hard for Prima, an MC who entrances him with her music and her authenticity. When he lies and schemes to stay in her life, is it in the name of true love or just another part of his obsession with the hip-hop lifestyle?



03/16/16 - 04/10/16

$65-$25



- http://www.mrt.org/show/realness

Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall - 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Don Quixote"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho. Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi’s panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score.



04/10/16

Tickets: $22.00, $15.00 Seniors & Students, $5.00 Youth



- http://rockportmusic.org/ballet-don-quixote/

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



Mozart and Beethoven

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

Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky mixes it up with some of her favorite works.



04/08/16 - 04/10/16

Tickets start at $22



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



Mozart and Beethoven

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Sanders Theatre

Few chamber works influenced composers more than Beethoven’s Septet. For this special chamber program featuring H+H string principals and the great clarinetist Eric Hoeprich, Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky mixes it up with some of her favorite works.



04/08/16 - 04/10/16

Tickets start at $22



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



Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

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

Music Worcester presents a meeting of two legendary musicians!  World renowned Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders create a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet combines Corea and Fleck’s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment!

With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.

Sponsored in part by CharterTV3 and Worcester Magazine.



04/12/16

Adult tickets start at $29, Student/Youth tickets $25



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/bela-fleck-chick-corea/

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Worcester Chamber Music Society with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

Presented by Music Worcester

Music Worcester in Collaboration with Worcester Chamber Music Society 10th Anniversary Season, presents two performances of the WCMS with pianist Bernadene Blaha in a program of Mozart, Martinu and Schumann.

Friday performance in Harvard, MA;  Sunday performance in Worcester, MA



04/15/16

$32



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/worcester-chamber-music-society/



Swan Lake performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet

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

Swan Lake returns to Worcester!  This most iconic of all ballets features music by Tchaikovsky, and a fully staged production by the Moscow Festival Ballet.
The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.
Leading dancers from across Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen.

Sponsored in part by Commerce Bank, CharterTV3, and the Worcester Business Journal.
 



04/15/16

Adult tickets start at $29, Student/Youth tickets $25.



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/moscow-ballet-swan-lake/

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts - 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Roberto Devereux"

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the Met premieres of Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, returns to stage the final installment in the series. Acclaimed bel canto soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will sing Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux as well as the title roles in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda over the course of the season, a famous feat performed by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera in the 1970s and not repeated in New York since. Roberto Devereux also stars Matthew Polenzani as the title character; El?na Garan?a as Sara, the Duchess of Nottingham and the queen’s secret rival; and Mariusz Kwiecien as the Duke of Nottingham. Maurizio Benini conducts the first-ever Met performances of this work.



04/16/16

Tickets: $20.00- $32.00



- http://rockportmusic.org/roberto-devereux/

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



Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Celebrating 38 years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography.



04/15/16 - 04/17/16

$35 and up



- http://www.celebrityseries.org

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



Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures some of the most beautiful and ethereal music ever set to Shakespeare’s classic tale. The story interweaves the adventures of four young lovers, a roaming comedy troupe, a royal couple, and their interactions in an enchanted fairy kingdom. Sung in English with supertitles. Approximate Running Time: Three hours, 30 minutes



04/14/16 - 04/17/16

$20 General Public | $10 CFA Membership



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/BUCFA-Presents-The-Hothouse/

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



Jerusalem String Quartet with Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

Returning to Boston following their brilliant Boston debut performance in our 2013-14 season, the Jerusalem String Quartet brings with them another rising star in pianist Inon Barnatan.

Program:
BEETHOVEN                Quartet in G Major, Opus 18, no. 2

BARTÓK                       Quartet No. 6

BRAHMS          Piano Quintet in F minor, Opus 34



04/17/16

$30 dollars and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Worcester Chamber Music Society in Performance with Pianist Bernadene Blaha

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Our friends from the Worcester Chamber Music Society will be celebrating their 10th anniversary season with two performances in April 2016 in collaboration with acclaimed pianist Bernadene Blaha, who you may remember from the 2014-2015 season in performance with Boston cellist Sergey Antonov.

Their programs at both Harvard Unitarian Church on Friday, April 15 and Washburn Hall at Mechanics Hall (in Washburn Hall on the 2nd level) on Sunday, April 17 will feature chamber pieces by Schumann, Mozart, and Martinu.

Mozart String Quintet No.5 in D major, K593
Martinu Trio for Flute, Cello, & Piano, H.300
Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major, OP.47
 



04/17/16

Adults $35, College any age with ID $17.50, Youth $7.50



- http://www.musicworcester.org/

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



Hearts Disguised

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Love is in the air at José Mateo Ballet Theatre this spring! Cozy up with someone special and fall in love with HEARTS DISGUISED, a concert of three original Mateo ballets.

Schubert Adagio (1991, Schubert) ignites the fiery passion of love too hot to last, while Courtly Lovers (2003, Haydn) takes a more playful approach to dating and romance. By the time the company completes the final ballet - Timeless Attractions (2010, Ginastera) - you'll be breathless!

Be sure to bring someone special with you and sit at a table in our intimate Sanctuary Theatre, which features cabaret-style seating thrillingly close to the stage! You can toast to love with beer or wine available to purchase at the bar.

Come closer and join us for our Opening Nightcap by attending our Friday, April 1 performance, where you're welcome to join the artistic staff on stage for refreshments and get a look into the making of a ballet production.

Seating is limited, so order your tickets today!



04/01/16 - 04/17/16

$42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Shoes On, Shoes Off

Presented by Brandeis Department of Theater Arts at Spingold Theater Center, Mainstage Theater

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and for Professor Susan Dibble, a renowned resident choreographer and master teacher for Shakespeare & Company, that inspiration came in the form of a local store. Shoes On, Shoes Off follows a shoe salesman and his clients as they get swept away in the purpose and energy of the shoes they try on. There is a message just waiting to be told as they slip on one pair of shoes after another.



04/15/16 - 04/17/16

Free and open to the public



- http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/theater/productions/1516season/shoesonshoesoff.html

Spingold Theater Center, Mainstage Theater - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 02453



Chameleon Up Close: Kristin Lee & Gloria Chien

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Bartók holds a special place in the violin repertoire for ushering the virtuoso traditions of the 19th century into the modern age, fusing extreme chromaticism, Debussian harmonies, and Hungarian folk music. Beethoven, too, defied all expectations of genteel chamber music with his epic, fiery masterpiece.

PROGRAM:
Claude Debussy, Sonata in g minor
Gyorgy Kurtag, Tre Pezzi, Op. 14e
Béla Bartók, Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76, BB 84
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 Kreutzer



04/17/16

$47, $5 off for students/seniors
cabaret seating



- http://chameleonarts.org/concerts/recital_april.html

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



SF Jazz Collective

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

An all-star ensemble comprising of eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. As the undisputed “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson’s influence continues to be felt throughout popular music. The Collective’s arrangements of Michael Jackson’s timeless music include the hits Rock With You, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, among others.



04/24/16

$40 and up



- http://tickets.celebrityseries.org

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



Historia De Amor

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

With the grit and imagery of a dark graphic novel comes this violent story that destroys the boundaries between domination and submission. Based on the French novel by Régis Jauffret, Historia de Amor is the unflinching portrait of an English teacher who abducts a young woman and turns her into his victim, concubine and mother. Internationally renowned Teatrocinema employs a dizzying array of 2D and 3D effects to fuse virtual and physical worlds. Questioning the very meaning of love, Historia de Amor paints a stark, black and white landscape where impulses of humanity are made visible.



04/21/16 - 04/24/16

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=5103CF76-366E-4DC8-8E21-B9662773A34F

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



Boston Philharmonic presents Verdi Requiem Mass

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall

“Day of wrath, that terrible day.” So begins the medieval sequence that lies at the heart of Verdi’s Requiem. Verdi’s depiction of the Day of Judgment, and of man’s terror, as well as fortitude, in the face of it, is as viscerally charged and dramatically poignant as any scene from the greatest of his operas.  The sacred and the secular meet in this most unusual of requiems. Verdi was not a religious man.  He was acutely attuned to suffering in this world but not much concerned about what might come after.  The four eloquent singers