Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities never compromises the formidable depth and intelligence of his interpretations. 



08/01/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/benjamin-grosvenor/

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



Mary Fahl (formerly of The October Project)

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

More often than not, when people first hear her sing they can’t believe their ears. Such is the gravity of the contralto voice of singer-songwriter Mary Fahl. Former lead singer of the ’90s band October Project, who released two albums before parting ways, Fahl started writing her own material and collaborating with others. Fahl’s latest album, Love & Gravity, was released in February. 



08/01/15

$30 public / $25 members



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/mary-fahl-formerly-october-project

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



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/01/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



Marcus Latrell's Patriot Tour Presented by Never Quit

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Team Never Quit presents Patriot Tour 2015
Featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell

For his 2015 Patriot Tour, Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Service and the inspiration behind the Hollywood Blockbuster Lone Survivor, brings his Patriot Tour to twenty cities across the U.S. with a number of special guests and performers. Some are fellow veterans, others have lives that have been profoundly changed by those who have served and sacrificed, and all share a special bond with Marcus and his sense of duty and Patriotism.



08/01/15

$47.00-$277.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/patriot-tour/

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



After Hopper Plein Air Artists' Reception

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Featuring works created plein air by contemporary artists of places painted by the great American painter, Edward Hopper.



08/01/15

Free Event



- http://www.addisonart.com



An Arabian Adventure

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Tanglewood Marionettes

An Arabian Adventure tells the tale of a prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must battle his way out of the underground prison to save his princess from a tragic fate. The production features over a dozen beautifully handcrafted marionettes, exquisite storybook style scenery, and a soundtrack that combines traditional Western and Middle Eastern music.

An Arabian Adventure is reccomended for everyone ages 4 and up.



07/29/15 - 08/01/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Bang on a Can Marathon

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

6-hour festival finale featuring excerpts from PHILIP GLASS's legendary Einstein on the Beach, music/video by CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, songs by MEREDITH MONK, JULIA WOLFE's forceful Singing in the Dead of Night, and more. Come and go as you please. (Hunter Center)



08/01/15

$5 members / $15 students / $24 concert / $35 concert + gallery admission



- http://www.massmoca.org/bang/

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



Laughing Wild

Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will continue its third season this summer with Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild at Club Café, Friday, July 17 through Saturday, August 1.

Nothing is sacred and no one is safe in Christopher Durang’s hilariously provocative look at the perils and problems of everyday life. When two socially inept New Yorkers collide over a can of tuna fish, the unexpected and explosive consequences force them to look at themselves, each other and what it is they really want. Laughing Wild is a laugh-out-loud, mile-a-minute, "that-is-so-true" look at modern life's dilemmas and indignities, including battles in the supermarket, inane talk show hosts and rude taxi drivers. This zany exploration of urban humanity is a fun, frenetic theatrical experience that will keep you laughing and leave you thinking.

Join us for “drinks and Durang” as local favorite Margaret Ann Brady directs this sophisticated and complex comedy staring a duo of Boston's funniest actors: Robert Orzalli and Lauren Elias. 

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can! The means we don't decide the price, you do! Our "sweet spot" would be about $20 per person; if you are on a budget, pay less, and if you are able to pay more, please do!

All audience members receive 20% off their total food bill at Club Cafe

Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities. 

For more information visit our webpage at www.hubtheatreboston.org or www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com



07/17/15 - 08/01/15

Pay-What-You-Can



- http://www.hubtheatreboston.org

Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



Judah Friedlander

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world…and the most humble.

Judah is known to comics and audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes and he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies and appeared in hundreds of TV shows - stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side.

Judah has performed as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning 30 Rock; has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including Letterman, Conan, Fallon, and The Daily Show, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning American Splendor. Some of his other movies include Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer, FeastZoolander, and The Wrestler.
 
Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book How To Beat Up Anybody is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells and signs it after shows. Judah does meet and greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen.



07/30/15 - 08/01/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=376391

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



Cantrip

Presented by notloB Music

CANTRIP is Dan Houghton - Pipes, whistles, flute, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, vocals; Jon Bews - fiddle, vocals; Eric McDonald - guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals
http://www.cantrip-music.com/

The name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Originally formed as a quartet, Cantrip sprung from a local session in Edinburgh fifteen years ago. Their driving music immediately caught the attention of the masses, and they were quickly signed to the Foot Stompin' label. With their first album "Silver" (2001) in hand, Cantrip made its way across the water to the United States, where they were received with roars and shouts (of enjoyment). After years of significant touring, the band parted ways with Foot Stompin' and began producing albums on their own. Two albums later ("Boneshaker" in 2005 and "Piping the Fish" in 2008), Cantrip had cemented itself as a perennial figure.

After a period of hiatus in which children were born and continents were left for new ones, Cantrip redefined its sound. Trimming itself to a trio, the band tightened its arrangements while expanding its influence. New inspirations began creeping into the sound, complementing the traditional foundation of the band. The enhanced sound has been catching the ear of listeners and concert goers all over again. The band's much anticipated fourth release "The Crossing" is in production, and it looks to be as exciting and full of energy as ever. 

Dinner and a show.
Patrons who show their server their eventbrite ticket for that evening's concert get 10% off dinner at the nearby 
Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA
(781) 648-2223)
http://www.thaiesarncuisine.com/
OR
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave Arlington, MA
(781) 648-8882
https://www.facebook.com/SzechuansDumpling

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08/01/15

General admission $15

Seniors and students $12



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



Boston Short Film Gala

Presented by Waverley Knobs Entertainment

Waverley Knobs Entertainment invites you to attend their Boston Short Film Gala at theBelmont Cinema, in Belmont, on August 1st from 12:30 to 2:30. Please arrive a half hour early as the films will start directly at 12:30 p.m.

Filmmakers from the area will be screening their independent films and distributing any film ‘swag’. Sponsors include local businesses that will provide food discounts as well as other items.

Following the films, there will Q & A segment with the filmmakers and crew to help the audience understand the creative process and inspiration that derives from a filmmaker’s mind. Join us for an afternoon full of fantastic films and fun!

 

Follow our social media for more information! 

Twitter: @WaverleyKnobs

Facebook: Facebook.com/WaverleyKnobs



08/01/15

$6 General Admission
$3 Student and Senior



- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-short-film-gala-tickets-17430262384#



The Sax Pack: 10th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Kim Waters

Inspired by the showmanship and camaraderie of the legendary Rat Pack, Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa called on some of his peers and started The Sax Pack. The group features the saxophone and the members' collective musical passion for jazz, funk, and R&B. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio also shares a unique and comical camaraderie on stage.

The Sax Pack has released two CDs, The Sax Pack (2008) and The Pack is Back (2009) on Shanachie Records.
 



07/31/15 - 08/01/15

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80



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

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



SSC's Evenings Under the Stars Presents The Mikado

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) concert series presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic two-act operetta The Mikado on Saturday, August 1, at 7 pm. The last of four EUS Saturday evening open air summer concerts in the Jane Carr Amphitheater.

The Mikado, also known as The Town of Titipu, is considered the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta,  and some claim the most popular operetta ever written.  Centering on high jinks in a Japanese village where flirting is a crime, identities are mistaken, and all is well in the end, this operetta has delighted audiences for more than a century, and inspired a number of imitations.

SSC’s Evening Under the Stars production of The Mikado brings together a first rate chorus, talented pianist Elizabeth Cordes, and singers already well-loved by EUS audiences as well as new, rising stars from the Boston opera scene. Cast members include Phil Lima, Neal Harrelson, George Cordes, Patrick McNally, Jeremiah Johnson, Natalie Polito, Sara Oettinger, BeiBei Guan and Beth MacLeod Largent. The cast inspires laughter as they weave the magic that only Gilbert and Sullivan can create!

South Shore Conservatory is grateful to the University of Southern Maine Music Department for gifting the rental of the costumes, lending even more authenticity to semi-staged the production.

SSC’s Jane Carr Amphitheater recently completely updated its sound and lighting systems. Funding for this project has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  SSC is grateful to the individuals who generously donated the matching funds required as part of this grant.



08/01/15

Tickets purchased in advance are $35 for pavilion seating, $40 on performance day, and $20 for lawn seating, $25 on performance day for Saturday evening concerts. Season subscriptions to the four Saturday evening concerts are available for $195 for pavilion and $160 for lawn seating and include the pre-concert receptions.



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

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



Discover Mount Auburn- A Walking Tour

Presented by Mount Auburn Cemetery at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn, designated a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s most significant designed landscapes. Here the arts of horticulture, architecture and sculpture combine with the beauty of nature to create a place of comfort and inspiration. This 1.5-mile walking tour will focus on stories of history, monuments, and the lives of those buried here.

This tour will be filmed by Cambridge Community Television for their piece on Mount Auburn. 

 



08/01/15

Friends of Mount Auburn Members: $5
Non-members: $10



- http://mountauburn.org/2015/discover-mount-auburn-a-walking-tour-42/

Mount Auburn Cemetery - 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



That Cold Day in the Park

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

That Cold Day in the Park

Directed by Robert Altman. With Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton
US 1969, 35mm, color, 112 min

Initially leaving critics and audiences slightly chilled, That Cold Day in the Park marks a critical turning point for Altman as his earliest feature film to expressively and naturalistically convey the sociopsychological themes that would recur throughout his career. Sandy Dennis’ lonely, wealthy, repressed Frances is the first of many Altman women who are imprisoned within cryptically prismatic emotional confines. In this case, the peculiar, nervous Frances responds by trapping a differently estranged creature in an impromptu web of dependence. Aided by atmospheric New Hollywood cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, Altman artfully deploys mirrors, translucence, and a sensual, disorienting darkness while disclosing information in seductive, veiled increments. His audience is therefore alert and sensitive to the subtle fluctuations and power shifts within Frances’ obsessive relationship with her mysterious prisoner. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive; restoration funded by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.



08/01/15

$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#that

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



Thieves After Dark (Les voleurs de la nuit)

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Thieves After Dark (Les voleurs de la nuit)

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Véronique Jannot, Bobby Di Cicco, Victor Lanoux
France 1984, 35mm, color, 98 min. French with English subtitles

One of the low budget films made by Fuller during his self-imposed exile in Paris, Thieves After Dark is a romantic thriller about two unemployed lovers on the run from the police and their own bad luck. Bobby Di Cicco of The Big Red One stars as a hapless cellist who falls for the wrong girl, while Claude Chabrol, Christa Lang and Fuller himself count among the film’s memorable caricature cameos. Rarely screened today, Thieves After Dark is a playfully minor Fuller film nevertheless animated by the same visual daring and stylistic audacity of his masterworks. 



08/01/15

$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#thieves

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



Family Discovery Day: Hiking Mount Wachusett with JUMP

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Rising above the surrounding forest to a height of 2006 feet, Mount Wachusett stands as a unique landmark within the central New England landscape. From the summit, a clear day reveals views of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, the Berkshires to the west, and the Boston skyline to the east. Join educators from Just Understand My Potential (JUMP) for a family-friendly hike to the summit of our neighbor on the horizon. Along the way, we will pass through 3,000-acre natural resources including old growth forests, alpine meadows, streams, and even Balance Rock - two large boulders stacked one on top of the other by moving glaciers thousands of years ago.

Moderate difficulty level. Hiking boots, hats, insect repellent, drinking water and walking sticks are strongly recommended. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

Space is limited. To register, contact programming@fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924, ext. 239



08/01/15

$5 parking fee per vehicle



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

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



Marvelous Marvin: Bugging Out

Presented by The Yard

Bugging Out is all about bugs. In rhyme, Marvin teaches about fascinating bug habits, bug archaeology and the importance of bugs to humans. With circus arts, magic and music, Marvelous Marvin opens his giant bug book to reveal illustrations by Paul Olson and photos by Brian Jones.

Marvin Novogrodski, or more popularly known as Marvelous Marvin, has been performing children's theater for over 25 years. For the past 16 years, he has created, produced and performed his own original works. Using circus arts, magic tricks, a unique rhyming text, Marvin educates and entertains audiences ranging from K-8th grade. Over the past 12 years, Marvin has been awarded 4 artist project grants and done numerous residencies through the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He has also been picked 4 times to be part of Rhode Island Library's Summer Reading Program.



08/01/15

Pay What You Can



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The Ivy Chord Coffee House Presents an Evening with Susan Werner

Presented by Ivy Chord Coffeehouse

On August 1, Susan Werner performs at the Ivy Chord Coffee House, located at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA, 01867 (handicap accessible).  A composer of skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, Susan Werner delivers her music with a sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm.  Boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner's talent and is a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona.  Tickets are $25/$22.  Doors open at 7:15 pm, and the concert begins at 8:00 pm.  For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to www.uureading.org/concerts.

 



08/01/15

$25 General Admission/ $22 Students & Seniors



- http://www.uureading.org/concerts



Oh, Malô / Grey Season / Sara Kendall

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

Oh, Malô (oh-muh-LOW) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015. They have thus far released three color-themed EPs, each representing the dynamic mental and emotional stages following an intense breakup. The six songs from these EPs will be joined with another six unreleased tracks to complete their debut LP, available this September.

Grey Season is a five-piece folk/rock band based out of Boston. The members met in 2011 and began crafting their music by busking on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, learning how to please and cultivate an audience in the process. After releasing their debut EP, Troilus, in May 2013, they have performed at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast, from radio stations and basements to galleries and concert venues. Recently, they appeared as a spotlight artist at one of the secret shows organized by the Boston branch of Sofar Sounds, an organization that showcases emerging independent artists from around the world. They're also a regular act at concerts presented by the Murdock Manor, a local booking and production agency. After a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Grey Season recorded their first full-length LP in January 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip and Boston Music Award producer of the year Benny Grotto. The album, Time Will Tell You Well, was released on April 26th and can be streamed on their Bandcamp site.

Sara Kendall is an alternative pop songwriter from Southborough, Massachusetts currently studying at Berklee College of Music. She has been integrating her piano and vocal skills with songwriting to play acoustic sets with her looper and, most recently, with her band. She is working on releasing a new EP in the summer of 2015. Kendall's haunting melodies and intimate lyrics are showcased in her newest release, "Love You More," which was recently featured on Berklee's official YouTube channel and has received 13,000 views.



08/01/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/oh-malo-grey-season-sara-kendall

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



Reception for Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Exhibition

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Join us to celebrate the landmark exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.



08/02/15

The reception is included with the cost of admission. Admission to the lecture: $15 ($7 Nonmembers)



- http://fullercraft.org/event/reception-for-little-dreams-in-glass-and-metal-exhibition/

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



Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

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

Heralded as “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.” Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin…IS American music.” In this tour-de-force performance by award-winning showman Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein), the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” comes to life. We’re taken from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side—and ultimately all of America and the world. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey that epitomizes the American dream.



07/08/15 - 08/02/15

Tickets range from $35 to $75 
 



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

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



Lisa Fischer

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Despite standing in the shadows for much of her career, Lisa Fischer is widely considered to be one of the most powerful vocalists on the planet. After years of performing with artists like The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Sting, Chris Botti and countless other superstars, Fischer has begun to return to the front of the stage, leading her small combo through an intoxicating blend of soul, jazz, blues and pop.



08/02/15

$55-$85



- http://rockportmusic.org/lisa-fischer/

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



Cultural Survival Bazaar: Harvard University the Plaza

Presented by Cultural Survival

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

We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities,
and fair trade. Shop unique folk art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, and much more.

Meet the artists, learn about their art and cultures.  Enjoy free music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling,
educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, & ethnic cuisine.
 



08/01/15 - 08/02/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/the-plaza



Xanadu

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

We are ‘totally psyched’ to announce that our summer production will be the 2008 surprise Broadway hit musical XANADU! (Yes, THAT Xanadu) Based on the 1980 ‘musical romantic fantasy’ film that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, the stage production is a hilarious farcical romp that includes Greek gods come down to consort with mortals, flying unicorns and of course, roller skating to the Electric Light Orchestra.



07/24/15 - 08/02/15

$25($24 Stu/Sen, $22 Mem, $13 Child U 12)



- http://www.moonstrucktheater.org

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



Saving Kitty

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Kate and Huntley Hartley, atheist Manhattanites anxiously await the arrival of their daughter, up-and-coming television news producer Kitty, and her new beau Paul, for dinner—and much, much more. When Paul turns out to be an Evangelical Christian educator—the liberal, cultured Kate’s worst nightmare—everything is turned upside down as Kate tries to scuttle the budding romance. The uproarious Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Best in Show, and TV’s 2 Broke Girls) makes her Boston debut as Kate, the ruthless, unfiltered, and politically incorrect matriarch in Marisa Smith’s hilarious comedy.



07/09/15 - 08/02/15

$15 - $44



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/saving-kitty/

Central Square Theater - 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Sgt. Pepper Project (8 years and up)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Last August, 50 musicians from Brookline and beyond performed the Beatles’ greatest album from beginning to end.  This August, we’re doing it again and we’d like YOU to join us!

The Sgt. Pepper Project is open to all ages, levels & instruments, including vocalists, no audition required. The time commitment for individual performers is reasonable: a total of three weeknight rehearsals in the month of July. Flexible rehearsal times can be scheduled around camp & vacation plans. The only date that can’t be missed is the performance itself: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015:  1 PM Dress Rehearsal, 4 PM Performance. This year’s performance will again be graciously hosted by Brookline Teen Center. It only costs a little to be part of something big.  Tuition is just $99.

Singers, guitarists, pianists, drummers, brass, woodwind and string players of all ages are welcome to join. No matter what your level may be, we will find a place for you!

For more information contact Jazz/Rock Ensembles Coordinator John Purcell at (617) 964-8868; jazzrockbms@gmail.com. To sign up, contact Brookline Music School at (617) 277-4593.

Instructor: John Purcell
Session: Three weeknight rehearsals in July

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm range (TWTh)          

Fee: $99

For Sgt. Pepper Project inquiries, contact John Purcell at

(617) 964-8868 or jazzrockbms@gmail.com



07/27/15 - 08/02/15

$99



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/sgt-pepper-project/

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



Martha

Presented by Boston Midsummer Opera at Tsai Performance Center

By Friedrich von Flotow
Directed by James O'Leary
Conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner

Joanna Mongiardo as Lady Harriet/Martha
Eric Barry as Lionel
Stephanie Kacoyanis as Nancy
Jason Budd as Plunkett
David Cushing as Sir Tristan

This summer BMO presents Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy Martha.  Performed in English, Martha contains two of the most famous arias in the operatic repertoire, sparkling ensembles, and the luminously tender "Goodnight" Quartet. The story is timeless. Lady Harriet and her friend Nancy disguise themselves as servant girls and are hired by two local farmers. In the unexpected twists and turns of plot that follow, all of them learn that appearances may be deceiving but that the language of the heart cannot be ignored. Martha will be performed in two acts with one intermission. 



07/29/15 - 08/02/15

Tickets: $40 / $50 / $60



- http://www.bostonmidsummeropera.org/

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215



Borromeo String Quartet 25th Anniversary Series

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Through its visionary performances, the Borromeo String Quartet has become one of the most important string quartets of our time. For 25 years, the group has built a vast repertoire and performed worldwide with many of today’s great composers and artists. This season, in addition to their regular spring concert, the Gardner is thrilled to present a special summer series—one discussion and three concerts—to celebrate their brilliant career and ongoing collaboration with the Museum. For a full schedule of concerts and lectures click here.

 

The Sunday Concert Series is sponsored in part by Hemenway & Barnes LLP. Additional support for music at the Gardner is provided by The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 



07/18/15 - 08/02/15

Adults- $27
Seniors- $24
Students- $17



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event_series/borromeo_string_quartet_25th_anniversary_series

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



Summer on the Emerald Necklace

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Join us for a free concert series in the park on Sunday, August 2nd! The Longwood Symphony Orchestra Ensemble will be performing at 6:00 pm at Allerton Overlook in Olmsted Park. Enjoy food trucks, and the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends of all ages. For the young and young- at-heart, there is an hour of fun and games before the concert begins! Concerts are 60- 90 minutes in length and conclude before sunset.  



08/02/15

FREE



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/



The Comedy of Errors

Presented by The Concord Players at Concord Free Public Library

The Concord Players present The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, to be performed on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord, MA, at 5:30 p.m. in the afternoon of each Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 and August 1-2. Free admission. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy one of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies.



07/25/15 - 08/02/15

Free



- http://www.concordplayers.org

Concord Free Public Library - 129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742



Ordinary Days - A Modern Musical

Presented by The Opposite of People Theater Company at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

The Opposite of People, a new theater company in the greater Boston area, presents Ordinary Days. Performing July 30 - August 1 at 8pm and August 1 - 2 at 2pm at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA.

From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers, Adam Gwon, comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in New York City.  

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, a cab, and a lost notebook. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, Ordinary Days captures with stinging clarity that uneasy moment in youth when doubts begin to cloud hopes for a future of unlimited possibility, and the connections that, knowingly or not, help you find your way.

The Opposite of People (TOP) is a newly established theater company that is dedicated to bringing accessible, unconventional theater and little known shows to the Boston-area community.

Tickets are available for all performances through Brown Paper Tickets: http://theoppositeofpeople.brownpapertickets.com or on our website http://theoppositeofpeople.org

 



07/30/15 - 08/02/15

$15 General Admission
$12 for groups of 8 or more
$10 student rush at the door



- http://theoppositeofpeople.org

Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater - 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472



Puerto Rican Festival

at City Hall Plaza

The annual Festival is our flagship event that brings together people from all heritages to share, learn, and celebrate our culture. Our three day event is held at the City Hall Plaza honoring our history, values, traditional music, typical Puerto Rican food, and local arts and crafts for the entire family. The Festival includes kiosks that will feature different activities, including a health fair, face painting for kids, storytelling of Puerto Rican traditional stories and legends, presentations of eco-friendly gardening and cooking techniques, and teaching of Puerto Rican musical percussion.

Our proven ability to attract 185,000+participants in the course of the three day celebration, coupled with this year’s outstanding program of events, musical bands, artists and sponsors, makes the Festival the perfect venue to market and outreach to the fastest growing ethnic population in New England and in the United States.

Also, for the very first time this year the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts will be attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Salsa Dance in the Word”. Please stay tuned for more particulars of the event in the coming months!

We are very proud that this year’s Festival will prove to be even more successful than previous years.



07/31/15 - 08/02/15

Free



- http://puertoricanfestivalofma.org/

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



LEXINGTON ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY 11th Annual Artisans Market

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

The Parsons Gallery hosts a Summer Exhibit.  Original arts and crafts created by artists from our 9 Guilds: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay/Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts and Basketry, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers Guilds. 

 

On Tent Day, Saturday, August 1st, artists will be on hand to discuss their work and the many benefits of membership in the Society.  It’s a great chance to shop locally and select from hundreds of unique creations by local artists.  Perhaps you will feel inspired to take a class or attend some of the many exhibits, demonstrations, sales or other events held throughout the year at the Society.

 

Included on the August 1st, Tent Day, Siraco Sharpening Service, will hold a same day sharpening of knives, scissors, garden implements from 10am to 4 pm.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

 

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12-4pm, Friday: 12-8pm

& Saturday 10-4pm. 

 * Gallery is open Mondays for this exhibit.

 

Admission and Parking are free for all exhibits.



07/27/15 - 08/02/15

Free



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Film: Herb & Dorothy 50x50

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Herb & Dorothy 50×50 (2013; 86 min.), the sequel to Herb & Dorothy (2008), picks up where the first film left off, chronicling the adventures of these dedicated collectors as they distribute their private art collection to every state in the union through a unique gift program.

Films in this program complement The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, on view at the Harvard Art Museums in the University Study Gallery through August 9, 2015. Films will be shown following introductory remarks by Sarah Kianovsky, curator of the collection for the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums.

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

Free admission

 



08/02/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/film-herb-dorothy-50x50

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



Popeye

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Popeye

Directed by Robert Altman. With Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston
US 1980, 35mm, color, 114 min

Except for his evident fascination with eccentrics, Robert Altman might seem an odd choice to direct a live-action film about the famous animated sailor. But in the end, this Popeye is another of Altman’s many investigations into the workings of a community. Plot and incident are less the point here than is the observation of Popeye and Olive Oyl, their son Swee’pea, their parents, their friend Wimpy and the other inhabitants of the seaside town of Sweethaven. While Altman tips his hat to the Fleischer brothers’ cartoons of the 1930s, Jules Feiffer’s screenplay resurrects the populist sentiment of E.C. Segar’s original comic strips. 35mm print courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



08/02/15

$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#popeye

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



Run of the Arrow

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Run of the Arrow

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Rod Steiger, Sarita Montiel, Brian Keith
US 1957, 35mm, color, 86 min

A bold retelling of American history that reveals the Civil War as a still-open wound haunting and defining the imagination of the US, Run of the Arrow opens on the last day of the war between the States as a haggard Southern "rebel" shoots the last bullet of the devastating conflict. Despite his strangely uncertain Irish-Southern-Brooklyn accent and Actor's Theater ticks, Rod Steiger is mesmerizing as the Southerner who refuses to capitulate and heads West to seek out the Native Americans still proudly free of the shackles of imposed nationality. Fuller's courageous and gripping scrutiny of race, prejudice and patriotism was, once again, far bolder than anything Hollywood had seen, and the film, as a result, was woefully misunderstood and neglected. In typical fashion, the fragrantly and clumsily plagiarized Kevin Costner version, years later, was garnished with Oscar trophies. The closing admonition of Run of the Arrow—“The End of this film depends on you”—resonates today with its powerful reminder of still-unsettled race and class tensions that, Fuller suggests, are seemingly ingrained in American soil.



08/02/15

$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#run

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



The Wyeth DNA: Drama, Nature, Art w/ Wanda M. Corn, Art History Professor Emerita, Stanford U.

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Andrew Wyeth had a remarkable artist-father and has raised a famous artist-son. This talk will explore the legacy of N.C. Wyeth on Andrew’s exquisitely crafted and emotionally haunting work and suggest ways that Jamie Wyeth, in the third generation, has re-invented the family’s DNA. This program will be presented by Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History at Stanford University. Professor Corn is an award-winning scholar who has produced various books and exhibitions, including the book The Art of Andrew Wyeth.



08/02/15

$15 Members; $30 Non-Members



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/event/the-wyeth-dna-drama-nature-art-with-wanda-m-corn-art-history-professor-emerita-stanford-university/?instance_id=92188



Harvard Summer Theater Presents: Mad Forest

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater at Loeb Experimental Theater

COME SEE MAD FOREST
The 2015 HRST Production

July 17th at 7:30 pm, July 18th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
July 24th, 25th, & 26th at 7:30 pm
July 31st & August 1st at 7:30 pm, & August 2nd at 2 pm

In the Loeb Experimental Theater:
64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets are $8 with HUID, $10 for other student ID's, and $12 for general admission. Tickets are available at the Harvard Box Office or atbit.ly/hrst2015

Mad Forest enters communist Romania in 1989. The regime exists. Then it falls, and something new begins. 

What starts as political satire walks beyond convention into a world of vampires, talking dogs, and a red wedding. Time passes, and the characters ask the audience to consider if life becomes better, worse, or the same as the political structures encasing their lives falter. 

Written Caryl Churchill
directed by Samuel Reynolds
produced by Boyd Hampton
stage managed by Carolina Ribeiro

with:
Zachary Brazao
Ben Cort
Matt Ciommo
Rob Cooper
Cole Edick
Sam Garin
Elizabeth Kantor
Yinka Ogunbiyi
AJ Unitas
Nadia Urrea
Lelaina Vogel



07/17/15 - 08/02/15

$8 with HUID, $10 for other student ID's, and $12 for general admission



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1617446108532446/

Loeb Experimental Theater - 64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

Area Premiere!

Friday, July 31 – Monday, August 3

(2014) dir John Pirozzi w/ Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Serey Sothea, Baksey Cham Krong [105 min; DCP]
“In the 1960s, the increased American presence in the Vietnam War helped rock ‘n’ roll reach Cambodia, encouraging the emergence of a vibrant new sound like no other: a blend of Western grooves, traditional Eastern melodies, and hypnotic vocals. Just as this new Cambodian music scene was flourishing, the country underwent a drastic change, and on April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge began ruthlessly wiping out all traces of modernity and Western influence. But they couldn’t stop the music, which became treasured by record collectors around the world and would go on to inspire a new generation of musicians, including American indie band Dengue Fever.

Filmmaker John Pirozzi spent a decade researching the twists and shouts of Cambodia’s lost pop music, tracking down surviving musicians and restoring recordings from rare vinyl pressings. Exposing the tragedy and heartbreak that occurred as clubs were closed, record collections were destroyed, and musicians were targeted and killed, DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN is also a musical restoration of the country’s history, a celebration of art, and an homage to those who paid for it with their lives.” – Notes from SIFF Film Center, Seattle

Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/ZK4Iow7ggRo



07/31/15 - 08/03/15

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



- http://bit.ly/1RmCytU

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



Big Screen Classics: BRAZIL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.

This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler.

- Synopsis from the Criterion Collection 



08/03/15

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



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

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



NewTV Orientation

Presented by NewTV at NewTV

NewTV’s orientation is a one-hour welcoming session to NewTV, and an explanation of what’s possible here at the station.  This class not only familiarizes you with our rules, policies, and procedures, but also gives you a tour of the facility, a description of our other classes, and advice on what paths you can explore as a member.  Whether you want to crew on a show, produce a documentary, or just want to meet new people and know more about community television, NewTV’s Orientation session is your starting point toward getting involved with our organization!

 

Learn about all the wonderful opportunities offered at our state-of-the-art media center. This class is a prerequisite for all NewTV course offerings. 



08/03/15

Free with membership to NewTV



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



Art Study Center Open Hours: Vogel Collection

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Through August 3, 2015, the Harvard Art Museums are holding special open hours on Mondays, from 1–4pm, in the Art Study Center to view select works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. Among the works available for viewing are prints and drawings by Richard Tuttle, Stephen Antonakos, James Bishop, and Daryl Trivieri. The Art Study Center viewings are meant to complement the related exhibition The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, on display in the University Study Gallery.

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary for viewing the Vogel Collection works during open hours. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Free with museums admission.

A full checklist for the Vogel exhibition is available at the Art Study Center reception desk.



07/06/15 - 08/03/15

Free with museums admission



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/art-study-center-open-hours-vogel-collection-14

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



Corn’s-A-Poppin’ & The Sound of Bells

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Corn’s-A-Poppin’

Directed by Robert Woodburn. With Jerry Wallace, Noralee Benedict, Hobie Shepp
US 1956, 35mm, b/w, 58 min

Scripted by a twenty-eight-year-old Robert Altman after a brief, frustrating sojourn in Los Angeles trying to find work as a Hollywood screenwriter, Corn’s-A-Poppin’ is a zero-budget backstage musical that serves as an early example of Altman’s fondness for musicians and performers as characters. The plot concerns the efforts to defend the Pinwhistle Popcorn Hour—a down-home variety show with acts ranging from ex–hog-caller Lillian Gravelguard to Hobie Shepp and His Cow Town Wranglers—from corporate sabotage engineered by a rogue PR man in his bid to gut the Pinwhistle empire. Shot in Kansas City by a band of young talent schooled in the production techniques of the Calvin Company—the Midwest’s most innovative industrial film studio—Corn’s-A-Poppin’ experienced extremely limited play at rural drive-ins and hootenannies before disappearing for decades. Although Altman would not direct his own feature for another year, this film looks forward to Nashville and, even more uncannily, his last film, A Prairie Home Companion, half a century later. Restored by the Northwest Chicago Film Society in conjunction with the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, with funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Preceded by

The Sound of Bells

Directed by Robert Woodburn. With Keith Painton
US 1952, 16mm, color, 22 min

Another short made by Altman in Kansas City, The Sound of Bells finds the filmmaker working in a warm, folksy vein to tell a tale of two Christmases, a Santa in need and a Good Samaritan.



08/03/15

$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#corns

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



The Coolidge at the Greenway: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

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

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


E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL: He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.



08/04/15

Free!



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/et-extra-terrestrial

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



ECHO Tour: B. Dunn Movement Dance & Theatre Company

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Saturday, August 1, at 8 PM

Sunday, August 2 at 2 pm

Monday, August 3 at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm

FREE general admission with seat reservation

This August B. Dunn Movement Dance & Theatre Company and the Multicultural Arts Center bring you 4 FREE performances of ECHO, an interdisciplinary multi-dimensional dance performance that examines issues of race, identity and the value of black life on a global level. This play explores the displacement of African Diaspora bodies during the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the effects of displacement through generations until current contemporary times.?????

ECHO strives to create open dialogue about cultural knowledge and lineage. ECHO employs the use of choreography, video, narrative-text, live music, scenic design, and pre-recorded sounds to talk about empowerment personally and socially and allows us to reflect within a collective. Come be a part of something bigger. Come be a part of the dialogue!

Seat reservations are required. Reservations can be made at www.multiculturalartscenter.org

Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second Street

East Cambridge, MA 02141



08/01/15 - 08/04/15

Free



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org

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



In-Focus Talk: Natural History Painting in 19th-Century India

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Cambridge MA

Stephanie Rozman, the Calderwood Curatorial Fellow in Islamic and Later Indian Art, will explore India’s natural history painting from the 19th century.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration required.

In-Focus gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.



08/04/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/in-focus-talk-natural-history-painting-in-19th-century-india

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



"Fun Tunes, Fun Times" Concert on Chelmsford Common

Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 4th with a concert celebrating the awesome and absurd music of cartoons. Featuring familiar themes like the Simpsons opening music and Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” (a.k.a. “Kill the Wabbit”), this concert will explore the intertwining of musical themes and humor. Spread your blanket on the grass or bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the music with the whole family; the program will start at 7pm.  In case of rain, please contact the Chelmsford Center for the Arts at (978) 250-3780 for cancellation information.

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



08/04/15

FREE



- https://www.chelmsfordband.org/wordpress/events/



Patty Larkin

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

“Patty Larkin is one of the most gifted performers in music today. A remarkable guitarist, an imaginative and versatile vocalist, Larkin turns in a riveting performance” (Chicago Tribune).



08/05/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/patty-larkin-0

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



The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

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

The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence of jazz, classical, and contemporary composition techniques, this group was founded in 2013 at Berklee College of Music. Since then, they have participated in different events such as the Outside the Box Festival in 2013 and performed at many venues around the Boston area as well. In 2014, Castañeda released his new musical production called Renacer (reborn), which is a revolutionary project based on the Colombian musical language. Through his compositions and arrangements, Castañeda is showing a departure from Colombian music to Colombian contemporary music.



08/05/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/nicol%C3%A1s-casta%C3%B1eda-group-2

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

Presented by Revels

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



08/05/15

Tickets: $35



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



Happy Hour Design Studio: Lego Challenge

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Let your inner designer out and explore the playful side of architecture at this hands-on program for adults. Join other kids at heart and build amazing structures with BSA Space’s Lego collection, while enjoying beer, wine, snacks, and conversation.



08/05/15

$15



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/happy-hour-design-studio-lego-challenge



Summer Encore Series (from BJFF2014)

Presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival at West Newton Cinema

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is gearing up for it's Summer Encore series, coming this July! We'll be screening five select favorites from last year's fall festival, allowing our local filmmakers to share their compelling stories one more time.

Zero Motivation (Fiction, 97 min)

Run Boy Run (Fiction, 108 min)

Above and Beyond (Documentary, 87 min)

Little White Lie (Documentary, 66 min)

God's Slave (Fiction, 91 min)



07/01/15 - 08/05/15

$12 General Admission


$10 Seniors, Students, Members





West Newton Cinema, Wednesdays 7:00pm



- http://www.bjff.org/

West Newton Cinema - 1296 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02465



Italian Night

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

The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather.
Barbara Shirvis, soprano
Stephen Powell, baritone
One City Choir
Back Bay Chorale (Scott Allen Jarrett, music director)
North End Music and Performing Arts Center

Pagliacci: Prologue
Ruggero Leoncavallo

Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo & “Regina coeli”
Pietro Mascagni

Otello: “Dove guardi” & Iago’s Credo
Giuseppe Verdi

Tosca: Te Deum
Giacomo Puccini

La strada: Ballet Suite (excerpts)
Nino Rota

Nabucco: Overture and “Va, pensiero”
Verdi

Aida: Ballet and Triumphal March
Verdi



08/05/15

FREE



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

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



Embodying Sacred Space: Healing for the Soul

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Movement & Writing Workshop

Facilitated by: Brigette Dunn Korpela and Shana Mirambeau

Wednesday, August 5, from 1-5 PM

 

Multicultural Arts Center

41 2nd Street, East Cambridge, MA

 

$45 General Admission

 

In conjunction with the ECHO performance series we are hosting an interactive movement and writing workshop dedicated to understanding embodied knowledge of kinetic storytelling. This workshop will engage in authentic and in-depth dialogue that unveils the historical and contemporary themes of race, gender, and identity through kinetic storytelling. In uncovering personal narratives the workshop will probe the elements of time, space, energy, and multi-sensory approaches towards self-discovery and self-actualization!

 

For tickets visit: www.multiculturalartscenter.org

 



08/05/15

45$ General Admission



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org

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



August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards influenced by jazz greats like: Miles, Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, and Horace Silver. Their trio is named after the misty, mysterious Hockomock Swamp in southeastern MA.



08/06/15

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



- http://fullercraft.org/event/august-7-hockomock-jazz-trio-returns-to-artkitchen-cafe/

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



Musikgarten Family Music

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

For ages 1-3. Designed for caregivers and their babies/toddlers to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your children. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement.

Special note: Children under 1 year free with registered sibling – do email us if you’re bringing a younger sibling!



07/09/15 - 08/06/15

Tuition: $110



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/group-classes/summer-classes/

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



Wavelength: Sounds Convey

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

The charming, dulcet tunes of indie folk band Covey follow in the modern folk tradition, citing influences the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers. Frontman Tom Freeman has been a songwriter for nine years, and it is clear the group is passionate about their toe-tap-inducing, sometime wistful, musical aesthetic. Fresh off their debut EP, they’ve already opened for big names such as Hozier, impressing audiences with their emphasis on vocal harmonies so layered they sound instrumental, and a layered, warm ambience thanks to a mix of male and female voices. The first single off Haggerty, “Comes and Goes” is melancholic, with a delicate yet persistent clap-like percussion, evoking misty drizzle, walks through the woods, knitted sweaters, coffee by the fire, love, and heartache.



08/06/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



An Evening With Rich Robinson

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Thursday, August 6, 8 PM
An Evening with Rich Robinson

A founding member of The Black Crowes, guitarist Rich Robinson has entered into a remarkably successful solo career that stands confidently independent of his previous, multi-platinum selling band. Robinson, who played lead guitar while his brother Chris Robinson took frontman/lead vocalist duties in the Black Crowes, was forced to reinvent himself following the band’s decision to go on indefinite hiatus in 2001.



08/06/15

Tickets: $25- $39



- http://rockportmusic.org/rich-robinson/

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



Steve Kimock & Friends

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

NEW YORK, NY (June, 2015) – Fresh off a triumphant residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in the San Francisco Bay Area and following his Tribute to Jerry Garcia tour in the east, Steve Kimock, with long-time colleagues Bobby Vega (bass, Zero), Jay Lane (drums, Primus, RatDog), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards, RatDog, Furthur, Fare Thee Well Concerts) and Lebo (guitar, vocals, A.L.O.) will return East in August.

There they will beguile us with a mixed repertoire of Kimock classics, Grateful Dead, and Jerry Garcia songs. Steve Kimock carries on a proud tradition of truly original lead guitarists powerlifting the San Francisco psychedelic tradition with taste, style, and class. Not to be missed.



08/06/15

$35-45



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

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



Tito Puente Latin Music Series 2015

Presented by Berklee College of Music

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series returns to Boston parks on Thursdays in July and August with a soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee College of Music faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela. 

View a full list of scheduled performances.



07/02/15 - 08/06/15

FREE



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/tito-puente



In-Focus Talk: Jesse Aron Green's Arztliche Zimmergymnastik

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

John Hulsey, a Ph.D. candidate in film and visual studies and a graduate curatorial intern at the Harvard Art Museums, will give a talk about Jesse Aron Green’s Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik, currently on view in the Harvard Art Museums’ University Research and Teaching Galleries.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration required.

In-Focus gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.



08/06/15

Free with admission



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/in-focus-talk-jesse-aron-greens-arztliche-zimmergymnastik-1

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



ART WORKSHOP: Jill Pottle, Plein Air Painting

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Enjoy the outdoors in this three-day workshop painting on location and viewing the amazing vistas at Fruitlands Museum. Working on location helps to build skills in perspective, recording information quickly and capturing the rich natural light. Students will learn how to simplify forms, develop overlapping areas of trees and hills to create depth, emulate color relationships in the water, sky and land and other compositional issues. Participants will learn how to get going quickly and how to capture the scenery fast with big shapes and ideas. Join us and find out how exciting it is to capture a moment in time. Register by emailing programming@fruitlands.org or call 978.456.3924 x239



08/04/15 - 08/06/15

$270 Members, $300 Nonmembers



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

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



Children's Author G. Johnson to Visit Franklin Park Zoo!

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

On Thursday, August 6, join children’s author G. Johnson in Franklin Park Zoo’s Hippo Theater, located inside the Tropical Forest Pavilion, for a reading of her book Seacoo. In this heart-warming tale, a lonely, inquisitive panda bear cub with a passion for reading learns a valuable lesson about friendship and forgiveness.

There will be readings at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Following each reading, guests are invited to a Q & A with Johnson as well as the book’s illustrator, Yifan Luo. Other activities will include coloring sheets and poem writing. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a zookeeper encounter at the red panda exhibit, where guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn all about the red pandas at the Zoo. One of the characters in the book is a red panda.

About the author: G. Johnson is the mother of two young children who writes from her own parenting experience, making the book relatable to parents as well as youngsters. After spending years home-schooling her children, and having come from a long line of teachers, Johnson also incorporates educational elements into her writing. 



08/06/15

Free with admission



- http://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/author-visit-and-book-reading

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



Nemes / Deal Casino / The Whiskey Boys / Jeremiah Tall

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

Nemes has made its mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. Led by dual frontmen, this literal band of brothers has worked its way into the New England music scene, seeping into the ears of listeners all over the Northeast. With their upcoming album I Carry Your Heart dropping October 28, the band showcases their one-of-a-kind violin shredding and cut-to-the-core songwriting, earning their title as “one of the top five unsigned bands in the country" (AP Magazine). The album’s first two singles, “Butterfly” and “Black Streak,” have been experiencing success on local and national music blogs who all agree that this high-energy, heartfelt indie group has one of the most unique takes on music they have yet to hear.

Deal Casino is a call to action, a melodic plea for people to chase their dreams, risk it all, and leave nothing on the table. Deal Casino formed around this idea when members Joe, Jon, Mike, and Jozii, who had been playing in bands together since middle school, dropped out of college and moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2013. They quickly became a staple of the burgeoning music scene there, releasing three EPs with producer Jon Leidersdorff. The Cocaine Love EP came out in April 2013, The Runaways EP followed in December 2013, and most recently the Heck EP dropped in December 2014. They appreciate good songwriting but also value the emotion behind the music. They push themselves to make their recordings organic and their performances sincere. To capture these ideals, Heck was tracked entirely live with minimal production, showcasing the true abilities of the band. Deal Casino has no plans to slow down, with a relentless performing schedule booked and additional music videos and EPs planned for 2015.

The Whiskey Boys are a Boston-based, modern, bluegrass and Americana band led by Berklee alumnus David Delaney. They tour the Northeast and have sold out such notable folk venues as the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Firebox in Hartford, Connecticut.

Inspired by an unwavering love for summers spent in the mountains along with the tall tales from his youth, Jeremiah Tall is a one-man show based out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tall's tales range from the struggles of finding your feet in an ever-changing landscape to fictional stories of cowboys and the common man’s battle with the devil. A hand-painted suitcase converted into a kick drum provides a backbone to his own throwback spin on folk rock.

Admission: 
$10 / $5 for 5 Week attendees



08/06/15

$10 General Public, $5 Berklee Students / 5 Week Berklee Students



- www.cafe939.com

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



Park Row

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Park Row

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs
US 1952, 35mm, b/w, 83 min

Park Row counts among Fuller’s least known yet most personal films, an affectionate and vivid tribute to the pioneering days of American journalism that is colored by his own clear nostalgia for his youthful experience rising up from “printer’s devil,” on the same eponymous street, to teenage crime reporter. Fuller’s lifelong passion for history inspired his exhaustive research into the life and drama of the colorful figures responsible for the birth of modern American journalism on Park Row. Chafed by Zanuck’s insistence on a musical version of the film, Fuller went out on his own, largely self-financing his film and spending exorbitantly on a stunningly detailed building used for reconstructing Park Row itself. Fuller’s evident love for the journalistic enterprise is earnest and infectious and everywhere imbues Park Row with a spirit of optimism and pride in journalistic integrity that sets it far apart from the darkly cynical vision of the press typically seen in Hollywood cinema (including Scandal Sheet, Phil Karlson’s adaptation of Fuller’s novel The Dark Page) and the bleaker worldview expressed across Fuller’s other films. Working with talented cinematographer John L. Russell (Moonrise, Psycho), Fuller continued to push his bold, graphic and physical style, defining a kind of eccentric framing and bravura camera movement that would become major signatures of his cinema. And thus a barroom brawl gives way to a scene of cinematic sublimity, a beautifully extended shot that follows an elaborately choreographed fight winding its way down the historic street, capturing not only the rousing fisticuffs but also the rough texture and jagged rhythms of turn of late 19th century New York City.



08/06/15

$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#park

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



Neighhorbood Nights: Isabella in Wonderland

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Everyone’s invited to the Gardner for a free summer evening of art, music, and family fun – especially ISGM neighbors from the Fenway, Roxbury, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester neighborhoods. 

August 6's theme is Isabella In Wonderland: Venture through the looking glass as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,  featuring live music by Zili Misik.

View a full list of Neighborhood Nights events.



08/06/15

FREE



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/5315

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



Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: Matt and Kim

Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square

A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents indi-pop duo Matt and Kim. The duo, who love hip-hop and pop, have made music of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems. Their latest full-length album, New Glow was released April 2015 and features hooks that don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. Over the years they have become the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats; sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems larger scales. They’ve performed at many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly and Ultra. They are best known for their hit single “Daylight” which was certified Gold. Massachusetts-based band, Ross Livermore Band will open the show.

View a full list of Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series performances.



08/06/15

FREE



- http://myradio929.com/2015/03/29/radio-92-9-copley-concert-series-2015/

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



Murder Mystery on the Merrimack

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

Cruise the majestic Merrimack River, be a part of the action, and solve the murder! A professional theatrical cast and crew team up to make this two hour river tour an unforgettable gathering - and you can be a part of it!

 



08/07/15

Tickets are $35



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



Powered By Dance 2015

Presented by Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

An Intensive for teens at The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

A rewarding and enriching program specifically designed for teens, featuring some of the nation’s most gifted dance educators.

Monday through Friday | July 20th - August 7th

 



07/20/15 - 08/07/15

Tuition: $405/week or all three weeks for $1,100

Plus $35 non-refundable registration fee



- http://jndance.com/powered-by-dance-summer-dance-intensive/



The Kingston Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s, their iconic takes on traditional folk classics like “Tom Dooley” and for their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics.  



08/07/15

$49-$68



- http://rockportmusic.org/the-kingston-trio/

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



Young Musicians' Summer Chamber Music Workshop (9-18 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Discover the joys of playing in a small group of musicians, while developing repertoire and sight-reading experience. Rehearse with a coach, practice parts individually and as a group, participate in musical games and concepts, and a final performance on August 7. Two years experience with private lessons is the minimum requirement for participation.

 

Placement auditions will be held in mid-March.

Instructors: Karen Robbins
Session: August 3–7  

Time: 9:00am–12:00pm (Mon–Fri, one week)           

Fee: $395



08/03/15 - 08/07/15

$395



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-ensembles/summer-chamber-music-workshops/

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



Free Fun Friday! The Greenway Carousel

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

Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, we'll host free rides on Friday, August 7 from 11am-6pm as part of their Free Fun Friday preview.



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/greenway-carousel/

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Summer Acting Studios 2015 at Boston Children's Theatre

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Help your kids shine this summer - sign them up for Boston Children’s Theatre Summer Studios! Whether your child is a beginner looking for a gentle introduction or an experienced performer, BCT offers something for all ages and levels. The youngest groups will be introduced to creative play, exploring activities that focus on expression and imagination, while the older groups get the opportunity to develop their skills on stage and perform in a musical production.

Registration is required in advance!



06/22/15 - 08/07/15

Studio 1: $260/Session


Studio 2: $695/Session


Studio 3: $1895


Studio 4: $2745



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/summer

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



Free Fun Friday! The Old State House

Presented by The Old State House Museum

Tours will occur every half hour throughout the day and will include, The Old State House Tour, The Boston Massacre Tour , and our Revolutionary Characters LIVE.



08/07/15

Free Admission



- http://www.revolutionaryboston.org/



Free Fun Friday! Concord Museum

Presented by Concord Museum at Concord Museum

Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be open FREE for all on Friday, August 7 as part of Free Fun Fridays. At the Concord Museum, visitors can discover treasures of Concord’s revolutionary and literary history, experience the special exhibition The Art of Baseball, and get hands-on with history through activities, demonstrations, and games inside and outside the Museum.



08/07/15

Free Admission



- http://www.concordmuseum.org/concord-museum-adult-and-family-programs.php

Concord Museum - 200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, 01742



Free Fun Friday! Worcester Historical Museum

Presented by Worcester Historical Museum

WHM has a new exhibit, “The Sky is Not the Limit,” celebrating 80 years of the David Clark Company in Worcester.  They will have space-related activities during the day, including a person in a real space suit as well as real space helmets that children and adults can try on.  There will also be hands-on activities throughout the day.



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.worcesterhistory.org/



Free Fun Friday! Springfield Museums

Presented by Springfield Museums & Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Keith Johnson presents Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles (2 shows, 11:30 & 1:30), Live Reptile Demos (Noon-3 pm), Activity: Help Build a Chinese Dragon (Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, 12-4) Activity.Thanks to a grant from the Highland Street Foundation, general admission is free to everyone–a perfect time to introduce your friends to the Springfield Museums!



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/calendar/view/2541-free_fun_friday/08-07-2015



Free Fun Friday! Hancock Shaker Village

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Activites include demonstrations, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, hiking tours, and a bouncy house. Free parking and overflow parking; also convenient drop-off at entrance.



08/07/15

Free admission



- http://hancockshakervillage.org/



Free Fun Friday! Boston Harbor Islands National Park

Presented by Boston Harbor Island Alliance

Visit Spectacle or Georges Island for FREE as part of Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays!

Explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island's sandy beaches and winding trails.  Catch the ferry to either island right from downtown Boston's Long Wharf North... for free!
Tickets are first-come, first-served and limited to parties of four or fewer.  No advance reservations.  Tickets become available starting at 8am the day of the event at the Boston Harbor Cruises Ferry Center at Long Wharf North.  Arrive early, as this event will sell out fast!

This is a free ferry ride to either (or both) of the two most popular Boston Harbor Islands – Georges Island (with historic Fort Warren, Plays in the Park, and ranger-guided tours) and Spectacle Island (with a life-guard supervised beach and 5 miles of hiking trails).  Free tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at Long Wharf-North, 66 Long Wharf, in downtown Boston (near the Aquarium subway station) and Christopher Columbus Park.  The ticket window will open at 7:00 a.m. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes starting at 8:00 am, with a 3-4 hour window to return (depending on which island).  Each adult in line may pick up a maximum of 4 tickets.  (There will be no special arrangements for groups of more than 4 to be on the same ferry).  Tickets will be handed out for the earliest ferry, then the next, and so on, until all ferry seats for the day are distributed.



08/07/15

Free admission, first come first serve



- http://bostonharborislands2015calendar.sched.org/event/144cc8125e85dd13cdbde64a9c4a0b3b?iframe=no&w=i:0;&sidebar=yes&bg=no#.VZL2DNLF-HQ



ON TAP-Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase

Presented by Julia On Tap at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

ON TAP-Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase features a top-notch cast of tap dancers and musicians. Choreography and improvisation, tradition and innovation, appear in equal measure, with duets, trios, and large company pieces sharing the bill with improvised solos. This year's lineup includes: Michelle Dorrance (NY); Josh Hilberman (Belgium); Sarah Reich (LA); Barbara Duffy (NY); Sean Fielder (Boston); Khalid Hill (NY); Ian Berg (Chicago); Rocky Mendes (Boston); Aaron Tolson (NY); Ryan P. Casey (Boston); Demi Remick (NY); tap companies, Speaking in Taps and Boston Tap Company; and the tap-savvy jazz trio of Paul Arslanian.

Leading the pack are multiple award-winner and tap innovator Michelle Dorrance, whose company, Dorrance Dance, is selling out shows across the country; LA tap sensation and tap dance’s indisputable “it girl” Sarah Reich, coming off a successful tour with Postmodern Jukebox; Chicago native Ian Berg, who’s changed notions of what tap dance can be in his work as a student of Contemporary Dance Performance at the Boston Conservatory; and global performers Josh Hilberman and Barbara Duffy, standouts of traditional tap and keepers of the flame. Rounding out the cast are Boston natives Sean Fielder and Khalid Hill, alumni of the Broadway Show, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Demi Remick and Ryan P. Casey, Dance Magazine’s Top-25-To Watch in 2014 and 2015 respectively; Aaron Tolson, former lead tap dancer in Riverdance; and Rocky Mendes, protégé of the late, great Jimmy Slyde.



08/07/15

$36.00



- http://www.beantowntapfest.com

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



The Passionate Thief (Risate di gioia)

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Passionate Thief
(Risate di gioia)

Directed by Mario Monicelli. With Anna Magnani, Totò, Ben Gazzara
Italy 1960, DCP, b/w, 106 min. Italian with English subtitles

Titanus’ golden age, the 1950s and early 1960s, was also the golden age of the Italian comedy, and the studio was one of the pioneers of both the “pink neorealism” of the 1950s and the “commedia all’italiana” of the 1960s. One of the masters of the latter genre, Mario Monicelli, directed this star vehicle meant to bring together two icons: Anna Magnani and Totò, the comic star whose long screen career began with Titanus in 1937. The pair play longtime friends enlisted by a brutish thief to rob an American tourist on New Year’s Eve in Rome. The film ultimately revolves less around the criminal scheming and more around affairs of the heart, as farce alternates with moments of tenderness or melancholy, all marked with Monicelli’s gift for creating memorable and endearing characters.



08/07/15

$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#passionate

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



3 Women

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

3 Women

Directed by Robert Altman. With Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule
US 1977, 35mm, color, 116 min

One of Altman’s most hallucinatory creations was actually conceived from a dream he had of Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek in the desert, starring in a film about “personality-theft.” Every frame tinged by an ineffable eeriness and a subtly stylized aesthetic, the film opens onto a disturbing space of reflected and imperfect doubling, of disempowered projection onto unstable surfaces. The naïve blank slate of Spacek’s Pinky Rose parasitically attaches to Duvall’s Millie Lammoreaux who in turn has crafted an entire persona from the empty promises of consumer culture. Hypnotically saturating Millie in equal parts pathos and comedy, Duvall improvises dizzy monologues as if her life were a Redbook or Woman’s Day magazine. Meanwhile, the “third” woman expresses herself silently and potently through mythic paintings and mosaics depicting a domineering patriarchy. The triangulated transference of personas turns alternatingly imperceptible and jarring corners, transforming the film and reassembling the alienated trio into an unconventional configuration, the door to which Altman leaves open just enough for the viewer to participate in its reformation.



08/07/15

$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#3

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



Historic Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, Emily Greene Balch and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/08/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Jamaica Pond Bandstand - Pond Street and Jamaicaway, Boston, MA,



The Lawn on D Porchfest

at The Lawn on D

A national movement, Porchfest encourages community musicians to get together and perform on their front porches for one day a year. The Lawn on D Porchfest will feature New England-based musicians in one fantastic day of music. Listen to a huge range of music from Ska to Scriabin performed on multiple front porches built right on the Lawn. The day will culminate in a great dance party celebrating Porchfest under The Tent.



08/08/15

Free



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

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



Oneida with special guest Lee Ranaldo

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

Brooklyn-based band Oneida and special guest Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth perform live amidst an enveloping 12-screen video installation by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtyard D into a twisting world of color and light, part of Ross’ multi-part exhibition,Landscape Seen & Imagined.



08/08/15

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



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=1009

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



The Swan

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Le Théâtre de Deux Mains (Quebec)

Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, The Swan tells the story of a lost little bird looking for its parents.
A fisherman comes across a single egg in a pond. Suddenly, two little feet come popping out of the egg and begin waddling toward the nearest henhouse. A chicken, chicks, ducks, and owls… none of these birds look anything like him. He wanders over to a puddle to look at his own reflection hoping for an idea about his origins. He follows the clues he finds and overcomes obstacles to meet his true family. This stunningly beautiful non-verbal show features multiple styles of puppetry, breathtaking scenery, and delightful original music. A perfect choice for our youngest audiences!

The Swan is recommended for ages 2 to 5.



08/05/15 - 08/08/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Andy Grammer and American Authors

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

New York-raised singer-songwriter Andy Grammer has gone from a hustling street performer in Santa Monica to platinum-selling recording artist. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, he became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me.” Andy's second album, 2014's critically acclaimed Magazines or Novels, continues his success with his current single “Honey, I’m Good,” which continues to rack up millions of streams and climb the Billboard Hot 100 while simultaneously hitting no. 1 on iTunes' pop. 

A four-piece alt-rock group based in Brooklyn, American Authors use their razor-sharp musicianship and natural mastery of song craft as a point for sonic exploration. In 2013, the band wrote and recorded “Believer” and quickly saw the track thrown into rotation on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation radio. With “Believer” fast landing on the Alt-18 Countdown and their eagerly received single “Best Day of My Life” building on the band’s momentum, the group released Oh, What a Life in March 2014.



08/08/15

$29 and up



- http://indianranch.com/

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



My Fair Lady

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Directed by Hunter Foster
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

My Fair Lady is the centerpiece of the 2015 season and the first-ever Cape Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe’s triumph. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: "Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face."



07/28/15 - 08/08/15

Tickets: $29 to $79



- http://capeplayhouse.com/production/my-fair-lady/

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



Natural Connections: Bug Hunt

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Bessie’s Tent

Join us for a bug scavenger hunt! What kind of creepy crawlies can you spot on the Museums grounds? Check off all your finds and get a closer look with a magnifying glass, or take a minute to sketch your favorites.

 



08/08/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-08-08

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



Lookie Lookie Dance Party!

Presented by Rocky Neck Art Colony

Saturday, August 8, 2015
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street Gloucester MA 01930
978-515-7004

Join us for a night of dance music with Lookie Lookie, presented by the Rocky Neck Art Colony's Only Excellent Music Series!



08/08/15

$15



- http://rockyneckartcolony.org/event/lookie-lookie-dance-party/



CCA Homecoming Series Presents: Jacy Dawn in Concert

Presented by Chelmsford Center for the Arts

Jacy Dawn is a flourishing singer/songwriter in the Nashville music scene.  As a singer and performer, Jacy has shared the stage and opened for artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Amy Grant.



08/08/15

$20.00 for Adults
$15.00 for Students



- http://www.chelmsfordarts.org



Summer of Stars - Music Under the Tent Festival 2015; Charley's Aunt

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

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

7/29 - 6:30pm-7:30pm; 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT performance of CHARLEY'S AUNT; OPENING NIGHT PARTY to follow 7:30pm performance

7/31 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of CHARLEY'S AUNT

8/1 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of CHARLEY'S AUNT; CABARET by cast and guests after the 8pm performance

8/5 - 6:30pm-7:30pm; Catered snacks provided by Sunflowers Restaurant & Catering available for purchase; 7:30pm performance of CHARLEY'S AUNT

8/7 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of CHARLEY'S AUNT

8/8 - 7pm-8pm; 8pm performance of CHARLEY'S AUNT; CABARET by cast and guests after the 8pm performance

Musician playing July 29th, 31st,  and August 1st--Ted Mann on Brazilian guitar
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.  

Musician playing August 5th, 7th and 8th--Jose Manuel Lezcano and his Brazilion Trio
Jose Manuel Lezcano: Twice Grammy-Nominated Cuban American Guitarist, Composer, Folklorist and Professor of Music at Keene State College.
You're invited to listen to portions of my new CD; and you can purchase it online. Download free sheet music and samples.
"Jose Lezcano ... is a superb guitarist as well as a first-rate composer and arranger." --New Millennium Guitar

Jose Manuel Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles: Flamenco-inspired pieces by Spanish nationalist composers, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela, Afro-Cuban popular dances, Haitian Creole Dances, and Afro-brazilian samba-pagode. Jose also plays original Latin-flavored compositions, and has composed four concertos for guitar, both solo and in duo combinations with orchestra accompaniment. He has premiered his works with professional orchestras in New York City, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and New Hampshire.

Described in 2012 by Fanfare Magazine as "an excellent guitarist as well as an imaginative composer," Jose has earned numerous professional recognitions, including two Grammy nominations, the NH State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, twice NHMTA Composer of the Year, and a Fulbright Award to Ecuador where he performed as orchestral soloist and pursued research on indigenous guitar traditions. He premiered his second guitar concerto, "Concierto Cubanero," in 2011 in New York City and in Quito, Ecuador. In 2012, Jose's "Tango-Overture" for strings, conducted by Max Lifchitz, received its debut recording on the North-South label as Cross-Currents.
http://joselezcano.com/



07/29/15 - 08/08/15

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



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

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



Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer.

With sold out shows across America and raves from around the world, his following increases day by day. Although Steve tours mainly with his band, he also enjoys playing with some of the most renown orchestras in the land, and has had multiple performances with the Boston Pops, New York Pops, Nashville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Houston Symphony. Most recently, he appeared with the New West Symphony performing Joseph Sohm's photo symphony Visions of America narrated by Clint Eastwood, singing the songs of Roger Kellaway and Alan and Marylin Bergman.

His work in the studio as a record producer has included collaborations with such diverse and legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mary J Blige, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, and more. He even produced an album with the late Andy Griffith, which won the Grammy in 1995 for Gospel Album of the Year. 

"That Lovin’ Feeling takes vocalist Steve Tyrell full circle to where he began his professional musical career as a producer-promoter for Scepter Records. The label had offices in Broadway’s iconic Brill Building packed with the songwriting teams who created an enduring soundtrack for Baby Boomers. These connections make this the most personal and engaging of the 11 albums Tyrell has recorded since launching a second career as a jazz vocalist in 1999." -  The Clarion-Ledger



08/07/15 - 08/08/15

Show: $45
Dinner & Show: $85



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

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



FAME Jr. presented by Arlington Children's Theatre

Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT at Regent Theatre

Come enjoy FAME Jr. The Musical performed by Arlington Children's Theatre's 7-13 year old ACTors--singing, dancing, and fun for the whole family!  FAME Jr. is set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, FAME Jr. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic HARD WORK!  

Performances at the Regent Theatre are Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM; Saturday, August 8 at 10 AM; and Saturday, August 8 at 7 PM.  

FAME Jr.

Conceived and Developed by David De Silva

Book by Jose Fernandez

Lyrics by Jacques Levy

Music by Steve Margoshes

Title Song “FAME” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore

Directed by Colleen Rua 



08/06/15 - 08/08/15

Tickets are $15 and are available online, by phone at 718-646-4TIX, or at the Regent Theatre Box Office



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

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



Zaid Tabani / Woolf

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

Originally from Southern California, Zaid Tabani's career was heavily bolstered by the boom of the internet and the ensuing collapse of the music industry's walls. Free to produce and sell the kind of hip-hop he wanted to make, Tabani gained a cult following online with "World Warrior," "Evolve," and "Prime." His music soon caught the attention of gaming giant Capcom, who featured him not only on the Street Fighter25th anniversary soundtrack but also in the commercial for Super Street Fighter IV, 3D Edition for the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to being a musician, Tabani is also a highly accredited filmmaker. His documentaries Run It Back and A New Kind of Blues have garnered a strong online following, and his film Ranbat is highly anticipated. Tabani's new mixtape, Bos Angeles, is currently being recorded, and his latest work, an EP called Limbo, is available on Bandcamp.

Arron Shapiro is a house/R&B/hip-hop DJ and producer performing under the moniker of Woolf. Most recently he's opened for Odesza, Michael Menert, Kaytranada, Rockie Fresh, and Lunice, among others, at various venues throughout the East Coast.

Admission: Free



08/08/15

FREE



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



The Long Goodbye

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Long Goodbye

Directed by Robert Altman. With Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden
US 1973, 35mm, color, 112 min

Echoing as much of Raymond Chandler’s novel as it does the author’s life, The Long Goodbye is perhaps Altman’s funniest valentine to Hollywood. While securing screenwriter Leigh Brackett, who co-wrote The Big Sleep (1946), which solidified Humphrey Bogart as Chandler’s hard-boiled 1940s detective, Altman made his Philip Marlowe a vulnerable, droll and mumbling Elliott Gould. From the blithely ingenious soundtrack to the casting of characters partially playing themselves, Altman wryly and improvisationally toys with the mythos of Hollywood as it intersects with the reality of Seventies Los Angeles. The film self-deprecatingly encapsulates the contradictions of the time by mixing the carefree and irreverent with uncomfortable confrontation and sudden violence. Sometimes off-frame or partly obstructed, the camera wanders as ambivalently as Marlowe does around a comic parade of deceptive characters and the elusive truth. The detective’s unpredictable path may encounter all of the essential elements of a classic noir; yet Altman’s translucent lens translates these into the disarming, detailed grain of a faded naturalism underscored by Marlowe’s irresolute refrain, “It’s okay with me.”

Preceded by

Speak Low

Directed by Robert Altman. With Lili St. Cyr
US 1966, digital video, color, 4 min

Speak Low finds Altman filming sophisticated stripper Lili St. Cyr in a brief bit of playful and naughty eroticism. Digibeta presentation courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



08/08/15

$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#long

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



Mijo de la Palma LIVE in Boston

Presented by Center Without Walls


Mijo de la Palma present their unique blend of Puerto Rican music and contemporary acoustic sounds at The Urbano Project in Egleston Square, Jamaica Plain 

Mijo de la Palma / 8, Aug. 2015 • 8pm / Urbano Project / 29 Germania Street (Brewery Complex) / Egleston Sq | Jamaica Plain / StonyBrook Stop on the Orange Line 

$10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) 

Born out of the eclectic musical scene in the western side of Puerto Rico, Mijo de la Palma’s sound is an unfolding of handcrafted jíbaro music and modern acoustic rhythms. The earthy, melancholic and intimate lament of the jíbaro intersects with upbeat and catchy tunes of today’s singer-songwriter and flamenco music resulting in their trademark Fusion Jíbara. Fusión Jíbara is not only a creative blend of poetry and musical textures that redefines the sounds of contemporary Puerto Rican music, it also provides the new generations with music intimately linked to a strong Puerto Rican identity in times of severe political turmoil in the island. 

Their shows are complemented with poets weaving verses into the musical backdrop and visual artists soaking up the creative energy of the night while painting entrancing visuals on the spot. More than a performance from a musical group, their shows are a creative gathering that speaks to and of a land deeply wounded and regenerating in relation to historical memory. Music, in Mijo de la Palma, is a reassertion of cultural roots; it is never forgetting.
 



08/08/15

$10 suggested donation (No one turned away due to lack of funds)



- https://www.facebook.com/events/101433106873079/



Street of No Return

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Street of No Return

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Keith Carradine, Valentina Vargas, Bill Duke
France/Portugal 1989, 35mm, color, 93 min

Street of No Return opens with a hammer slamming ruthlessly into a face, a visceral image expressive of the shocking confrontational cinema that Fuller continued to make right up to his final films. An uncompromising adaptation of David Goodis' bleak and beautiful pulp novel of the same name, Street of No Return follows a crooked path through a noir underworld inhabited by Keith Carradine as a down-on-his-luck former rock star looking for redemption in all the wrong places. From its race riot beginning to its desolate ending, Fuller's penultimate film is an edgy and quintessentially Eighties art film, stylistically garish and neon lit, with a soundtrack featuring Carradine's own rock songs.



08/08/15

$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#street

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 8 Live Stream

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Copley Square

Bring your blanket or lawn chair for a free live video transmission of a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 from Tanglewood, with Andris Nelsons conducting, to Copley Square for the citizens of Boston to enjoy with their family and friends.

This wonderful event will give Bostonians a chance to join in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony's highly acclaimed music school, and to see Maestro Nelsons lead one of the largest works ever written for orchestra, as it is nicknamed Symphony of a Thousand. 



08/08/15

FREE



- http://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood/features/2015-tanglewood-season/andris-nelsons-conducts-mahler-symphony-no-8.aspx

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



Soundscapes

Presented by Isles Arts Initiative at Spectacle Island

Explore Spectacle Island with your ears and discover musical performances set atop the tallest point in the Harbor Islands, and alongside sandy beaches. Soundscapes brings together Boston-area musicians and performing ensembles for an afternoon of acoustic performances across Spectacle’s terrain. Classical chamber music meets the sounds of the Inner Harbor, folk and bluegrass melodies float on the breeze, and a parade of dancers and brass musicians provide a riotous finale out to sea.

Soundscapes is the musical component of SEEN/UNSEEN, a series of curated performances and ephemeral experiences where audiences are invited to wander and roam unburdened by rules and structure. SEEN/UNSEEN is presented by the Isles Arts Initiative. Find out more online: http://iai2015.greenovateboston.org/

SOUNDSCAPES
Curated by Leah Hennessy

Featured performers and times:

1:30-2:10 PM
The Wiles

2:30-3:10 PM
Palaver Strings

3:30-4:10 PM
Opal Puckett

4:30-5:30 PM 
PARADE featuring Cocek Brass Band & Urbanity Dance



08/08/15

Soundscapes is free and open to the public. Ferry tickets to Spectacle Island are available through Boston Harbor Cruises. Residents of Cambridge are eligible to receive discounted coupons through the Cambridge Arts Council. Save $5 on your trip to Spectacle Island. https://ticketing.bostonharborcruises.com/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=EXCR&C=HIFFRR15FIH&_ga=1.244169219.709991736.1425319199



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Spectacle Island - Spectacle Island, Boston, MA,



Hokusai

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

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. Drawing from extensive holdings of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated printed books, the Museum will showcase an array of works from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns, and elaborate cut-out dioramas. Also displayed are some of the most famous images in Japanese art, including Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (Great Wave)(about 1830–31)—from the legendary series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji—and the brilliantly colored multi-panel screen painting Phoenix (1835). Spanning Hokusai’s work from his 20s through his 80s, the exhibition will explore common themes through sections dedicated to topics such as landscapes, nature, fantasy, and the “Floating World” of urban culture (including depictions of the Kabuki theater and the Yoshiwara pleasure district). Works that depict Japanese historical and literary motifs will be featured along with “perspective prints” with exaggerated vanishing points, often used in toy peep shows. An extremely delicate silk square of a mythological Chinese lion, likely used as a gift wrapper (fukusa), will also be included, in a rare public display of the fragile work. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition.



04/05/15 - 08/09/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/hokusai

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



Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

Better known for bizarre figure paintings with strong color and eccentric brushwork, Rosetsu's breadth can be seen in the present painting, a relatively peaceful work. It is characterized by broad brush strokes, interrupted only by the nodes of the bamboo, and by a dependence on ink tone rather than line in defining form. The date can be inferred from the condition of the lower seal, known to have been broken at its upper right corner in 1792.

At about age twenty-five Rosetsu became the pupil of the Kyoto painter Maruyama Okyo, one of the most popular and prolific Japanese artists of the eighteenth century. Within four years he had become a respected painter in the Okyo tradition of detailed linear description of objects, his work differing from that of his master in its greater dynamism in composition and distortion of line. In 1786-87, after a trip to the southern part of Kii Province the younger artist turned away from a linear style to one based on washes and shading.



05/13/15 - 08/09/15

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



- http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/bamboo-nagasawa-rosetsu/

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



Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues! 



07/29/15 - 08/09/15

Single ticket sales begin on 6/1/15



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

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



Thoroughly Modern Millie

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School

Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, the high-octane musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of a small-town girl who follows her dreams to the big city, where she finds romance, adventure, and above all, fun. The show will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  



08/06/15 - 08/09/15

Tickets: $20



- http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org

Shore Country Day School - 545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Jesse Aron Green’s celebrated multi-component installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008) comprises an 80-minute projected video and associated sculptural and photographic works and drawings, all of which were recently acquired by the Harvard Art Museums. The installation takes as its point of departure a book of the same name by German physician Dr. Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber (1808–1861). Schreber’s 1858 publication was a popular manual of exercises prescribed for “the maintenance of health and vigor of body and mind.” Green’s installation elegantly and provocatively explores cultural tropes and ideologies of the disciplined body through the lens of modernist art—its operations and its legacies.

Green’s video presents the 45 exercises explained in Schreber’s book, enacted by 16 male performers on wooden platforms arranged as a 4 x 4 grid. The camera documents their movements in a 360-degree tracking shot, which ends at the same moment the performers finish the exercises. A series of photographs that document each of the 45 exercises, drawings, three concrete sculptures, 16 wooden platforms, and a 24-hour backwards-moving clock in homage to Felix Gonzalez-Torres are also included.



05/23/15 - 08/09/15

Included with the price of admission.
$15: Adults
$13: Seniors (65+)
$10: Non-Harvard students (18+)
Free: Harvard faculty, students, and staff (plus one guest)
Free: Youth under 18
Free: Cambridge residents
Free: Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5034/jesse-aron-green-arztliche-zimmergymnastik

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



Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

For Commonwealth Shakspeare Company's 20th season production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, CSC is pleased to present King Lear for the very first time. King Lear follows the journey of an aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline, who tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss — of status, of love, of loyalty— does King Lear learn what is truly resonant at the end of a life.



07/22/15 - 08/09/15

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FRIENDS SECTION
Reserving a chair in the newly renamed “Friends Section” is now a benefit of supporting the CSC Fund, which with grants and sponsorships makes Free Shakespeare on the Common possible. For a minimum donation of $50, the donor will receive one reserved chair in the CSC Friends Section for a performance of King Lear this summer on the Boston Common and other benefits, including a discount on additional chairs.



- http://commshakes.org/performances/performance/97



Boston Fuzzstival 2015

Presented by Illegally Blind at The Middle East Corner

The goal of Boston Fuzzstival is to highlight some of the best bands in the region that make psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock and to help bring people together to celebrate our local music community. Boston Fuzzstival 2015 is a 3 day event, with 2 shows at The Middle East Upstairs and the 3rd show at The Middle East Downstairs. View a full list of performers.



08/06/15 - 08/09/15

$30



- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5827405&pl=mideastnew

The Middle East Corner - 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139



Gospelfest 2015

at City Hall Plaza

The Boston Gospelfest is an annual music event in New England held one day every July. Taking place at Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston Gospelfest attracts more than 15,000 people a year with soulful tunes from esteemed gospel musicians. Past Boston Gospelfest performers include Dottie Peoples, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, and New Breed.



08/09/15

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/summer/home.asp#/?i=11

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



Assassins

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School

Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, Assassins tells the story of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman take audiences on a roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact, and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.



08/07/15 - 08/09/15

Tickets: $20



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/

Shore Country Day School - 545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915



The Art Drive

Presented by the ART Drive

The ART Drive returns to the South Coast on August 8-9, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. This year, 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists have teamed up for their eighth Open Studio weekend.

Some of the area’s premier painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers and others participate in this annual event. The ART Drive uniquely emphasizes a consistently high level of professionalism and quality in unusual and dramatic studio settings.

Each year, the participating artists apply their creativity and style to create large, colorful depictions of popular species of fish.  This year, they have chosen the bonito.  Each artist designs one of the approximately four-foot long “Bodacious Bonitos,” which will be previewed in public spaces and in front of local shops, businesses and other sites in Dartmouth and Westport prior to the ART Drive weekend. The general public will be able to view and bid on the fish on eBay by going to www.the-art-drive.com.

The ART Drive artists individually donate a percentage of their sales to the Lloyd Center for the Environment.

Art lovers and collectors alike will enjoy a great day trip (or weekend escape) — touring these historic towns on Massachusetts’ South Coast. With only 15 miles separating the studios, visitors will enjoy a scenic drive through this picturesque area with ample time for a picnic lunch at the beach or dinner at one of the many area restaurants. 



08/08/15 - 08/09/15

Free



- http://the-art-drive.com/



30th Anniversary Citizens Bank Pops By The Sea

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event. For each of the past twenty-nine years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.

This fundraising concert regularly sells out to a live audience of over 12,000 people. Cape Cod residents and visitors from throughout the United States and abroad gather for the afternoon’s entertainment. Together they sit at VIP tables, festival seating or on the lawn and enjoy this magical afternoon event, one which benefits art and culture on Cape Cod all year long.

Proceeds from this concert enable the Arts Foundation to fulfill its mission to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod year-round. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs, collaborative marketing initiatives, arts advocacy, scholarships and a grants program that grants funds to individual artists, arts educators and cultural organizations throughout Barnstable County.

Contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to reserve advertising space in the 2015 program book, a VIP table of ten, purchase group festival seats, and more!

Starting at 1:00 PM there will be pre-show performances by:

Steve Morgan and the Kingfish (1:00)
Cerise Bynoe and the Charlie Jamieson Trio (2:00)
CrabGrass Bluegrass Band (3:00)



08/09/15

• Lawn seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs together to enjoy a casual and relaxing classic Cape Cod summer experience.



• Festival seats have a wonderful view of the stage and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and these seats are neither numbered nor assigned. Festival Seats are located immediately behind the VIP tables.



• Individual VIP Table Seats are available for those seeking an elegant, relaxed atmosphere among the VIP attendees. Buyers receive food and non-alcoholic beverages provided, along with recognition on the VIP Table Buyers Page in the Pops by the Sea Program Book.



- http://popsbythesea.org



In/Sight exhibition and opening reception

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

Opening reception (July 9, 6-8 p.m.) and art exhibition (July 9-Aug. 9) for "In/Sight," featuring professional visual artists from Cambridge and Somerville.



07/09/15 - 08/09/15

FREE



- http://lesley.edu/in-sight



80 Dusty Fingers Gallery Tour

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

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



08/09/15

Free with admission



- http://www.fruitlands.org/80dusty

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



The World Goes Round: The Music of Kander and Ebb

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Marblehead Little Theatre’s production of “The World Goes ‘Round”.  Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb.  The show is being directed by Anne Lucas and produced by Susan Parker with musical direction by Bill Sano.  The show will showcase the talents of Karin Anderson, John Archer, Nora Falk, Jennifer Herrey, Anne Lucas, Dave Scannell, Janet Sheehan and Gene Vadala.  Each performance will feature a special guest performer which include Betty Launter, Mary McClory, Nick Economou, Tom Edmonds, Julie Schoenthal, Judith Black, Ursina Amsler and Mary Shaw. 

 

A witty collection of the best songs from Cabaret, Chicago, All That Jazz, Kiss of the Spider Woman, New York , New York, Funny Lady etc. The big belt numbers, acerbically witty songs and soulful tunes make for a delight evening of entertainment. 

 

In his New York Times review, Frank Rich wrote: “And the World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb - The evening is an unexpected delight: a handsome, tasteful, snazzily staged outpouring of song and dance that celebrates all the virtues of the Kander-Ebb catalogue while scrupulously avoiding most of the cloying cliches of and-then-I-wrote anthologies. The revue is sophisticated enough to satisfy aficionados like myself, who recently spent a week’s allowance to replace a worn copy of the out-of-print cast album of “The Happy Time,” and welcoming enough to convert new audiences to the Kander-Ebb fold.”

 

The production runs July 31-August 9.  Show times are 7:30PM July 31, August 1, 6, 7 & 8.  2PM Matinees on August 2, & 9.  Ticket prices are $25 with student admission of $15 for matinee performances only.  There will be a reception immediately following the performance on opening night.  Tickets are available at www.mltlive.org or at The Spirit of 76 Bookstore.  For more information please visit www.mltlive.org



07/31/15 - 08/09/15

$25 for adults $15 for students at Sunday Matinee only



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



Elements Theatre Company Presents Talking Heads

Presented by Elements Theatre Company

Elements Theatre Company presents Talking Heads

July 31-August 2 & August 7-9, 7:30 pm

August 1, 7 & 8 Dinner, 6:00 pm

Elements Theatre Company presents selections from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  This award-winning series of solo pieces is considered a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils, a vicar's wife discovers a semblance of happiness with an Indian shop owner. In A Chip in the Sugar, a man's life begins to unravel when he discovers his aging mother has rekindled an old flame. In A Lady of Letters, a busybody pays a price for interfering in her neighbor's life.  One of Britain’s contemporary dramatist’s finest work.

Paraclete House, Community of Jesus, Rock Harbor, Orleans

Tickets: 508-240-2400, www.elementstheatre.org.



07/31/15 - 08/09/15

$35 General Admission

$30 Seniors

Free for students and 18 & under

$65 Dinner & Performance

$60 Seniors Dinner & Performance



- http://www.elementstheatre.org



Green Day's American Idiot

Presented by Arlington Children's Theatre - ACT at Regent Theatre

Join the teenage ACTors of Arlington Children's Theatre as they perform Green Day's groundbreaking Broadway musical, American Idiot.  Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s GRAMMY-Award winning multi-platinum album to execute the story line.


*While Green Day has fans of all ages, this musical contains adult content, strong language, and simulated use and ultimate rejection of drugs. 

Music by Green Day

Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong

Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

Directed by Matt Lundeen



08/07/15 - 08/09/15

Tickets are $15 and are available on-line; by phone at 781-646-4TIX (4849); or in person at the Regent Theatre Box Office. Box Office opens 2 hours before show time.



- https://act.arlington.ma.us/shows/#Fame

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



Cookie’s Fortune

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Cookie’s Fortune

Directed by Robert Altman. With Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler
US 1999, 35mm, color, 118 min

Despite subject matter that includes murder, suicide and racism, Cookie’s Fortune is one of Altman’s gentlest works, an exemplar of the mellowing in his last films. Although it does not feature a vast web of characters, the screenplay about a family willing to scapegoat its longtime handyman to preserve its reputation and fortune provides a number of leading roles for women, which was doubtless part of its appeal for the director. Beyond the central figures, Altman finds time to lovingly depict the pleasures of life in a small Southern town.



08/09/15

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



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

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



The James Dean Story

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The James Dean Story

Directed by Robert Altman and George W. George
US 1957, 35mm, b/w, 83 min

Opening with a nearly playful animated title sequence and point-of-view reenactment of Dean’s fatal crash, Robert Altman’s second feature and only full-length documentary hints at the director’s antagonistic yet fascinated relationship to celebrities and their blind worship. Fame, performance and sudden death are themes that would reemerge regularly in Altman’s fictional work—and of course with the very same legend in Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Altman claimed that he had intended to present a more potent demystification of Dean by traveling back through the actor’s brief life to interview friends and relatives on location in Indiana, New York and California and by pouring over photos and archival footage, including Dean’s eerie traffic safety film. Instead, due to decisions made by his co-director and the studio—such as the portentous, poetic narration by the Shakespearean-trained Martin Gabel—Altman felt the end product simply continued Dean’s sentimental idealization. Ultimately, the film is charmingly quirky and innovative, and its enigmatic and oddly electric subject—who embodied youthful American angst—seems to defy unmasking. Altman surely recognized an affinity with Dean’s thoughtful, independent spirit who followed his instincts, no matter what the risk. 35mm print courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



08/09/15

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



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

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



2015 James Audrey Foster Prize

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

The James and Audrey Foster Prize is a biennial exhibition recognizing exceptional artists from Greater Boston. This year, the exhibition celebrates artists whose work is focused on collective and collaborative endeavors, artist-initiated events such as film and music festivals, and performance. In short, the four prize recipients (three individuals and one collective) make work that is not confined or categorized according to traditional parameters. The 2015 Foster Prize looks to an emerging Boston art scene, reinforcing the prize’s continued commitment to bringing relevant and vibrant artistic approaches to a wider audience.

View a full list of scheduled exhibitions and performances.



04/21/15 - 08/09/15

ICA Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/2015foster/

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



Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intution

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

In Democratic Intuition, Mokgosi presents a new body of work created especially for the exhibition. Divided into five sections, the works offer five different perspectives on democracy.

The series title refers to a lecture by philosopher and activist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, who suggests that to recognize the ability of other individuals and their children to think abstractly and take part in civic life is inherently democratic. Mokgosi is interested in the pursuit of recognition as both a primary goal of suppressed peoples and the essence of artistic expression.



04/21/15 - 08/09/15

ICA Members FREE
Youth 17 & under FREE
Students $10
Seniors $13
Adults $15



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/meleko-mokgosi/

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



Make a MESS: Foamy Fun

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Bessie’s Tent

Don’t let the name fool you – today we will be having some good, clean fun! Join us as we experiment and create unique, foamtastic works of art using shaving cream and bubbles.

 

The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series introduces STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts through exploration, imagination, and fun. Funded by The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation.

 



08/10/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-08-10

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



i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost

Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Local playwright MJ Halberstadt’s i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost is a brash new play about family, starting over, and growing up. When 19-year-old Devon Fleeter and his younger brothers flee from their parents, who have been punishing the boys' allegiance to middle child Joshua's gender transition, they find sanctuary in an off-the-grid apartment far from home. They find that safety is not without its own challenges, and confront the growing pains that come with learning what it means to be a man.
 
Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe as a staged reading in May of 2014 under the working title "Annie Doesn't Live Here," the show has been retooled for its world premiere at Boston Playwrights' Theatre.



08/10/15

$15-students, $20- seniors, $25- general admission (id required for discount)



- http://www.bostonteenactingtroupe.com/idk

Boston Playwrights' Theatre - 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215



MFA: Fine Arts (Low Residency) Thesis Exhibition

Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

MassArt’s MFA: Fine Arts (Low-Residency in Boston) program will present a special exhibition featuring the work by the Low-Residency program in Boston. The work included in the show represents a variety of media and reflects the interdisciplinary curriculum of this MFA program at MassArt. 

About the "Low Residency" MFA Program at MassArt: MassArt’s “Low-Res” program allows artists and educators from multiple disciplines to complete a 60-credit MFA over 3 consecutive summers, during six-week intensive summer residencies. Between residencies, students work under the guidance of artist/mentors through monthly studio visits and critiques, returning to campus in January for mid-term reviews. Online art history and critical studies courses develop an understanding of contemporary art history and issues in contemporary studio practice. At the conclusion of the program, candidates present their thesis exhibitions and participate in final reviews on campus. 

WHEN:

  Exhibition On View: July 27- August 10, 2015 – Free and Open to the Public

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm

Wednesday 12 pm - 8pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6, 6-8pm

 

WHERE:  

 Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery & outdoor courtyard space in front of the Galleries

MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue, Tower Lobby

Boston, MA  02115

 



07/27/15 - 08/10/15

FREE



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Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery - 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115



China Gate

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

China Gate

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat King Cole
US 1957, 35mm, b/w, 97 min

A fascinating crystallization of Fuller's major themes of war, flawed heroes, indomitable women and ugly Americans, China Gate is a bold CinemaScope epic that is possibly the first American film about the Vietnam War, set as it is in the final year of the conflict's French phase. Fuller furiously packs in the action and sharp topicality—racism, Communism, imperialism—in his story of Lucky Legs, an Eurasian smuggler and bargirl (brashly played by Angie Dickinson) stranded in Vietnam and determined to find a better life in the US for her illegitimate child. She agrees to guide a secret mission into Communist territory not knowing that joining them is her child's racist father, an ex-American-GI-turned-mercenary-solider. In stark contrast to the embittered and confused masculinity of Gene Barry's soldier is the voice of calm and stoic dignity sounded by explosions expert and sole African American on the team, Nat King Cole, in a rare screen performance. Cole also sings the film's haunting theme, one of the last compositions of Victor Young, who died before finishing the score, which was completed by his friend Max Steiner.



08/10/15

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



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

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



Rickie Lee Jones

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s, Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her sparkling debut, Jones has created music that consistently defies easy categorization, an aesthetic she continues with her soon-to-be-released new record.



08/11/15

$45-$78



- http://rockportmusic.org/rickie-lee-jones/

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



UX Design Workshop

Presented by American Graphics Institute

Discover the design principles that make the best websites, apps, and games beautiful, easy to use, and even fun in this UX design workshop. Learn to explore space, form, and function while designing user experiences on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers. This workshop covers planning, design fundamentals, sketching, creating prototypes, and more. It is part of a series of UX courses offered at American Graphics Institute. Presented by Boston-based usability expert Jennifer Smith, this workshop is delivered at American Graphics Institute's headquarters located in Woburn.



08/10/15 - 08/11/15

$695



- https://www.agitraining.com/ux/classes



KEVA Construction Challenge: Marble Madness!

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Science Discovery Museum

Build mini-marble runs using KEVA planks and assorted recycled materials. We’ll have 15,000 KEVA planks on hand for creating and engineering. Every hardwood maple KEVA plank is the same—no sorting, no glue, no special pieces, no connectors—just simple stacking. What will you build?

 

 



08/11/15

$11.50



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-08-11

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



"Band Favorites" Concert on Chelmsford Common

Presented by Chelmsford Community Band

The Chelmsford Community Band continues its decades-long tradition of providing free outdoor music on Chelmsford Common August 11th with a concert program entirely planned by band members. The fun is contagious when the musicians pick all of the pieces they enjoy playing the best. Spread your blanket on the grass or bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the music with the whole family; the program will start at 7pm.

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



08/11/15

FREE



- https://www.chelmsfordband.org/wordpress/events/



Springboard 5 exhibit

Presented by Suffolk University

This annual juried show of senior thesis work from the Fine Arts program of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University features a wide variety of media and ideas and reflects the rich creative practices the students developed as they completed the bachelor of fine arts degree. The exhibit was juried by critics from the MFA and the Krakow Gallery.



06/21/13 - 08/12/15

FREE



- http://www.suffolk.edu/adamsgallery



Dom Flemons

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

Returning from a sold-out performance in 2014, Dom Flemons presents an evening of American folk and roots music that is “timely and timeless” (NPR).



08/12/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/dom-flemons-0

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



A.J. Croce

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A.J. Croce has crafted a successful career as a talented pop singer-songwriter who doubles as a remarkable blues/stride pianist.  As the son of legendary folk rock artist Jim Croce, A.J. inherited his dad’s warm baritone and melodic gifts, but his boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano skills have helped him get recognized on his own considerable artistic merits.



08/12/15

Tickets: $25 - $39



- http://rockportmusic.org/aj-croce/

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



The Greenway Sessions: Andrea Charls

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

Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013. During her musical career, she has had the opportunity to work with the flamenco singer José Mercéand was featured on his album, which was nominated for two Latin Grammy awards. Charls is currently working on her debut album, which is due to be released in 2015.



08/12/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/andrea-charls

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall Plaza

Now celebrating 43 years as Boston’s longest running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. Presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The series will consist of four shows all on City Hall Plaza: July 15, July 29, August 5 and August 12 at 7 p.m. 



07/15/15 - 08/12/15

Free



- http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/dorothy-curran-wednesday-night-concert-series

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



Intro to Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering a six and eight session introductory courses in welding this summer.


In this introductory course, students will get a basic overview of welding which covers gas welding or Oxy Acetylene, stick or arc welding and MIG welding. Students are taught shop safety as well proper use of tools and equipment. Students will learn various techniques and will make at least one piece by the end of the six or eightweek session.

Class size: Maximum 8 students. Number of Sessions: 6 for Monday classes, 8 for Wednesday classes. Monday classes are offered from 6/29-8/10. Wednesday classes are offered from 6/24-8/12.

Stonybrook offers day and evening classes.

Price varies with number of class sessions $500 for 6 week session, $640 for 8 week session.

Note:
Age requirement: Ages 15 and up. (Note: A release is required to be signed on first day of class by parent or guardian)

Class requirements: All safety gear is included in the class; however students are welcome to bring their own industry-approved helmets and gloves. Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair, also sunblock to protect any partially exposed skin from UV rays.

**** Please note, this is not a walk in class ****

We also offer teen and adult classes in Jewelry, Foundry, Stone Carving, Figure Sculpture, Mold Making. Custom workshops are available: Make Your Own Wedding Ring, Birthday Party, and Team Building.

 

 



06/24/15 - 08/12/15

$640.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

Stonybrook Fine Arts - 24 Porter Street - Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Art of the Cocktail: Gin Beyond Tonic

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at Mills Gallery at the BCA

Art of the Cocktail: Gin Beyond Tonic

August 12 | 6pm and 8pm

Tired of serving these same gin drinks during the warmer months? Learn about different types of gin, and how to use them to create your own cocktails from Sahil Mehta from Estragon Tapas. 

Facebook link

 



08/12/15

Pre-registration tickets: $25
At the door: $30



- http://bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/724-art-of-the-cocktail-gin-beyond-tonic.html

Mills Gallery at the BCA - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Shooze Cruise

Presented by St. Francis House

Cruise the Harbor, Help the Homeless.
Proper footwear is one of the biggest needs of the homeless guests of St. Francis House. We will be collecting shoes as part of admission from each attendee as they board the Provincetown II on our unforgettable cruise of Boston Harbor. Celebrate with fabulous views of city, music, free food - and help hundreds of our guests in the process. You'll also have the chance to win incredible raffle prizes too.

Provincetown II - 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston
Boarding - Begins at 6:30pm
Cruise - 7-9:30pm
Admission - $30 plus a new pair of mens shoes, sneakers, or boots (size 9-13). Must be +21 for entry. Cash bar.
Tickets - Purchase online!
To learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities or how to become a Host Committee member



08/12/15

$30 per person plus a pair of men's shoes size 9-13. Must be 21+.



- http://bit.ly/sh_00z



Sheherazade Meets Clarice Assad

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

Brazilian composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad creates a joyful collaboration with neighborhood ensembles in music inspired by folk dance, storytelling and memories of childhood. Sheherazade, the vibrant symphonic poem based on One Thousand and One Nights is the well-loved creation of Rimsky-Korsakov who, as a Russian naval officer, once set anchor in Rio de Janeiro.
Clarice Assad, piano and vocals
Keita Ogawa, percussion
ZUMIX, Grooversity
Camp Harbor View

Mother Goose (complete ballet)
Maurice Ravel

Batuque
Oscar Lorenzo Fernández

Assad Selected Works
Clarice Assad

World Premiere of New Work
Assad

Sheherazade
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov



08/12/15

FREE



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

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



Mikarimba

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built its reputation with a focus on deep, pulsing grooves and infectious arrangements.



08/13/15

$41-$61



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

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



Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Alexa Tarantino



08/13/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

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



08/13/15

Adults$8, Students & Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free. Registration for the tournament (players and observers) is included in the price of admission.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/chess-at-fuller-craft-museum-2/

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



SteveSongs by Steve Roslonek

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

Songs for all ages!



08/13/15

Tickets: $12
Group Rate: $9/ticket parties of ten or more



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



Theater Things

Presented by Essex Art Center

An array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage. Designs and confections by artists of Acting Out Theater Company Inc.

Image credit: Captain Hook and Peter Pan sword fight, Peter Pan, 2014



06/26/15 - 08/13/15

Free



- http://essexartcenter.org/gallery



Cinema Jukebox: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Rock legend David Bowie is the bizarre, ineffable Ziggy Stardust.

Now, in this timeless concert filmed in 1973, you'll see the inimitable Bowie perform some of his most unforgettable songs. Rock and roll has never been more imaginative, or sounded so good.



08/13/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/ziggy-stardust-and-spiders-mars

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



Harborwalk: Sounds Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

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

Funk, soul, jazz improvisation, and the traditions of Cuban music are the sparkplugs that drive the Zahili Gonzaleez Zamora Project. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, trained at Havana’s National Conservatory of Music, was playing classical music ten hours a day by age 14 and it was only after touring as a professional musician that she discovered her love for improvisation and jazz. Now the talented arranger and composer, expanding her musical prowess and constantly challenging herself by reentering school at Berklee, leads her band with vocals and on the piano. The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, which features a drummer, an upright bassist, two horn players and a tenor saxophone, plays irresistible and sensual jazz fusion.



08/13/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



A Show Within A Show Within A Show Within A Show

Presented by Essex Art Center

"A Show Within A Show" by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney is a storytelling experience about perspective, memory and the unreliable narrator. The space is transformed into a theatre with an audience of fabricated people. Using audio visuals, the viewer can watch the events of the show unfold from the perspective of audience members and performers on stage, as they move around the space. Each location in the audience provides another point of view of the events happening in the story, many contradicting or challenging the true story on the main "stage". But what is the true story? The events interpreted must be treated as both true and untrue as the viewer must resolve discrepancies within the story. 

Opening reception June 26, 5-7 pm

Image credit: "Floor Plan Sketch," by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney (Pen & Ink, 8x10 inches, 2014) 



06/26/15 - 08/13/15

Free



- http://essexartcenter.org/gallery



ParkARTS presents Rosalita's Marionette Puppets

Presented by City of Boston

These whimiscal puppet shows will delight the child in everyone. Experince the unique charm of Rosalita's Marionette Puppets in Boston's beautiful parks.

Wednesday, July 8 / Lt. Edward Walsh and FF Michael Kennedy Tot Lot, West Roxbury

Thursday, July 16 / Gertude Howes Playground, Roxbury

Friday, July 17 / McGann Playground, Hyde Park

Thursday, July 30 / McKinney Playground, Allston/Brighton

Tuesday, August 4 / Ronan Park, Dorchester

Thursday, August 13 / Ringgold Playground, South End



07/08/15 - 08/13/15

FREE



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/2015%20Summer%20Guide_tcm3-51102.pdf



In-Focus Talk: Organizing Fakes with Ai Weiwei

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Chris Molinski, the Rabb Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Academic and Public Programs, will give a gallery talk centering on Ai Weiwei’s installation 258 Fake.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration required.

In-Focus gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.



08/13/15

Free



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/in-focus-talk-organizing-fakes-with-ai-weiwei-1

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



I Shot Jesse James

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

I Shot Jesse James

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland
US 1949, 35mm, color, 81 min

Predicting the cycle of "psychological Westerns" that flourished in the 1940s, I Shot Jesse James also makes clear Fuller's passionate interest in the untold chapters of American history. For his debut feature, Fuller gives fresh perspective to the figure of Jesse James and his tormented assassin Bob Ford, vivid characters offered as complications of founding myths of the West and American masculinity. In I Shot Jesse James, the taming of the West is held up as both a predictable fall from grace and a cautionary tale, a saga of capitalism's inexorable and corrosive rule and chivalry's vainglorious failure. Character actor John Ireland is arguably at his finest, giving real human dimension and sympathy to the tormented, guilt-ridden and luckless Ford.



08/13/15

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



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

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



Crazy Concoctions

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

Are you ready to get a little messy? The Children’s Museum will be hosting a Crazy Concoctions Drop-In Day on Thursday, August 13 where kids will be able to explore some everyday items and use them to make some messy mixtures! Come in anytime between 10am and 3pm and make sure to dress for a mess! You will read the recipe, measure the ingredients and stir up crazy concoctions with some common household items. Come have fun making your very own play dough, puff paint, slime, or choose from a number of other creative craft ideas. Get ready to be up to your elbows in fun! All activities are free with Museum Admission. Check out our website for an up-to-date schedule of events: www.childrensmuseumineaston.org



08/13/15

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



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

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



Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square

A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness. Former vocalist for Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon is now writing solo material and performing live. His music is a balancing act that permeates not only his life but also mixing the electronic and the acoustic, the modern and the classic. In October 2014, he released his self-titled full-length album Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. The albums newest single, “Cecile and the Satellite” is quickly gaining traction among fans. Local Boston-based band, Arms and Ears will open the show.

View a full list of Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series performances.



08/13/15

FREE



- http://myradio929.com/2015/03/29/radio-92-9-copley-concert-series-2015/

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



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-12 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for these classes.



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



Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Summer Children’s Program for ages 3-7 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13 Visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617.456.6333 for schedules by studio location. Classes introduce young students to the joy of dance in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Students explore the storylines, characters and music of popular classical ballets through movement. Beginners welcome. Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-16 Boston and Newton Studios August 3-13, Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30pm Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School’s master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jefferies, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Watch our summer video! http://www.bostonballet.org/summer2014/ For more information, please contact the Boston Ballet School at 617-456-6333 or school@bostonballet.org. Newton Studio: 863 Washington Street, Newtonville 02460 Boston Studio: 19 Clarendon Street, Boston 02116



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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

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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-17

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Boston Ballet School

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

August 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am

Master Class Series is designed for intermediate level students and above to hone their ballet technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, with selections from Coppelia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and La Sylphide. Classes are taught by Boston Ballet School's master faculty including Melanie Atkins, Christopher Anderson, Pavel Gurevich, Joseph Jeffries, Jessica Kreyer, and Deanna Seay. North Shore YMCA members save 10%!

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

 

 

 



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Please call 617.456.6380



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

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



Free Fun Friday!

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that opens the doors to some of the best cultural institutions in Massachusetts at no cost to visitors. This year, a record-breaking 50 venues will participate, which means that individuals, families and seniors can choose from five different venues each Friday to visit. 



08/14/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://fullercraft.org/event/free-fun-friday/

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



Adult Summer Dance Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Boston Ballet School Adult Summer Dance Program August 3-14, 2015 Monday-Friday, 6:30-9pm Ages 18+ Newton Studio Limited time offer: register online by February 28 to SAVE 10%! Join us for a two-week intensive program, August 3-14, designed specifically for adults to study ballet and the wider world of dance. Students may choose from beginner-advanced level ballet classes. This two-week program runs Monday-Friday from 6:30-9pm at our state-of-the-art facility in Newton, MA. Visit us online to learn more and register. Space is limited, enroll today!



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Tuition Varies, Please see http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html for more information.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/adults/adult-summer-program.html



Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

Presented by Big Picture Art House

Big Picture photo and movie making workshops for 6th-10th graders are now open.  Big Picture offers a "boutique" learning experience for no more than 7 students per class.  It is part art school/part camp.  Our home base is the Big Picture teaching space near the Franklin Park Zoo, where we conduct lessons, review work and edit our projects.  About 2/3rds of the class takes place "on the go" shooting and filming around the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. During film classes, students write, shoot, act and edit a short movie. 
 



07/06/15 - 08/14/15

$310 per week



- http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com



Rockport Jazz Festival: Alicia Olatuja

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A dazzling young singer just now entering the height of her powers, Alicia Olatuja has quickly rocketed into the public consciousness on the strength of her wondrously supple voice and dynamic live presence. The Brooklyn (by way of St. Louis) vocalist flirts with jazz, soul, gospel and world music, but has discovered a sound that is entirely her own, bursting with warmth and spontaneity.



08/14/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/alicia-olatuja/

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



Wavelengths: Lucius / Lisa Hannigan + Aaron Dessner

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

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the retro-fabulous lead singers of indie-pop quintet Lucius, met at Boston’s Berklee School of Music. One part 60s girl group, one part endearing alternative Americana, and one part hyper-stylized indie-rock, Lucius is “the missing link between Arcade Fire and Haim,” says The Guardian.

With her soulful, mystical vocals, delicate instrumentals played on vintage instruments, and self-knit album artwork, Lisa Hannigan has perfected a quirky musical ambience. She appears at the ICA with the National guitarist (and Wavelengths co-curator) Aaron Dessner. Beyond writing, performing, and producing for the National, Dessner is known for multi-genre collaborations including Matthew Ritchie’s The Long Count/The Long Game at the ICA, and for co-curating the Boston Calling music festival.



08/14/15

$20 ICA members + students / $25 nonmembers
 



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

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



Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Professor of percussion at Berklee School of Music will work with young percussion students.

 

Artist Website: www.skiphadden.com



08/14/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Suzuki Preschool Summer Camp

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim

Come and join us for a fun filled summer at the Suzuki Preschool of Newton.  Enjoy weekly themes with daily crafts/activities, lots of water play with sprinklers and small pools and even explore our exciting music program.  This is a great way to stay cool and have a blast during the summer months.  We are offering half day, full day and extended day camps.  



06/29/15 - 08/14/15

$245/week



- http://www.suzukinewton.org

Temple Reyim - 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02466



Adult Summer Chamber Music Workshop

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Explore the enjoyment of playing in a small group of musicians. Work on repertoire and gain sight-reading experience under the guidance of our professional faculty. The workshop will conclude with a final performance on August 14. Placement auditions will be held in mid-March.  All levels welcome.

Instructor: Karen Robbins 



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

Fee: $280



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-ensembles/summer-chamber-music-workshops/

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



Skinny Pigeons

Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D

Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one phrase: Skinny Pigeons. This power duo combines the eccentric and eclectic songwriting of traveller and guitarist Joey Luna (Boulder, Colorado) with bombastic, lightning-speed drum parts written by Jeff Crenshaw (Seattle, Washington). In 2012, the band incubated in the basement for several months before emerging from the eggshell with a wide assortment of songs and a hunger to spread their strain of avian flu far and wide. Since then, they’ve been busy packing venues and basements, drawing attention with their infectious groove and relentless, crushing rhythm.



08/14/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/skinny-pigeons

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



Summer Arts and Rec

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

The Umbrella Community Arts Center has partnered with the Concord Recreation Department Summer Camp to offer a ½ Day Arts Program combined with a ½ Day Recreation Camp!

Children begin the day with Concord Rec (9:00am–12:30pm) for activities, then join The Umbrella (12:30pm– 4pm)  for lunch and an afternoon of creative exploration. Children will also participate in some “All Camp Field Trips” and Field Days with Concord Rec.

Activities @ Concord Rec in the Morning include: Tennis, Free Swim and Swim Lessons*, Sports and Games, and MORE!

Activities @ The Umbrella in the Afternoon include: Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, 3D Sculpture, Art & Nature, Ceramics, Performance, and Woodworking Workshop, and MORE!

*American Red Cross Swim Lessons



07/06/15 - 08/14/15

Tuition

Register before June 1 for an early registration discount!

Before June 1: $475

After June 1: $500

(Tuition per week)



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/arts-education/summer-camp/summer-arts-rec

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



Who's Next: The Ultimate Who Tribute Show

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Who’s Next is the ultimate tribute to one of rocks greatest bands, The Who! 

Who’s Next has been mesmerizing fans for over twenty years performing nationally. With exact replicas of guitars, drums, amps, and clothing, the show gives audiences the full experience of being at a Who concert. Not only does Who’s Next capture the pure power and energy of The Who, each member has an uncanny resemblance to each member of The Who. Who’s Next has performed at Who concert after parties and was joined on stage by with the late great John Entwistle.



08/14/15

Preferred Front Orchestra: (Rows A - G) $32.50
Mid Orchestra (Rows H - M): $27.50
Rear Orchestra (Rows N - P) : $22.50
Front Row Balcony (Row AA): $32.50
Rear Balcony: $22.50



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

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



Free Fun Friday! John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Presented by Highland Street Foundation at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

All guests will be invited to take part in our complimentary Highlights Tour, a guided visit led by trained volunteer docents that is especially popular with families.



08/14/15

Free admission



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

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



Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Children's Museum

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The Museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm at no cost to visitors all day long.



08/14/15

Free admission



- http://capecodchildrensmuseum.org/



Free Fun Friday! The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Animal Insticts will be on site with exotic animals. Additional outdoor actvities will be available.  
 



08/14/15

Free admission



- http://www.cmgfr.org/index.php?lang=en



Splash Dance Party

Presented by City of Boston

Bring the children to cool off in spray features and enjoy Turkey Hill ice cream, music from Mix 104.1, with games and dancing in parks throughout Boston. 

 



07/10/15 - 08/14/15

FREE



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Free Fun Friday! USS Constitution Museum

Presented by USS Constitution Museum at USS Constitution Museum

Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! A special Landmarks Orchestra Carnival performance and workshop will take place. Guerriere the Terrier is a very special dog. He was brought on board Ship in 1814 by Lt. Beekman Van Hoffman and quickly become a valuable part of Constitution's family. Today, he is the Museum's mascot and helps lead visitors upstairs to the Museum's All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life for Me! exhibit. Special thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for supporting the Free Fun Friday program and this event.



08/14/15

Free Admission



- http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/

USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg 22, Boston, MA, 02129



Free Fun Friday! Historic Deerfield

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

Museum houses will be open for walk-through tours of the first floors.  Activity “zones” will also be set up along the street, giving visitors the opportunity to experience everything from period re-enactors to historic trades and handicrafts.  The historic houses and museums of Historic Deerfield, Inc., are located along the mile-long street in the village of Old Deerfield.  A shuttle with limited seating will be providing transportation up and down the street, however comfortable footwear is recommended for the day.   Museum houses will be open for walk-through tours of the first floors. Groups of 10 people at a time will be able to tour the house. 

Food will be available in several locations:

North Zone: drinks and sandwiches from the Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore
Central Village: the Deerfield Lunch Box provides lunch, beverages and snacks. The Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore features drinks and snacks
Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn is open for lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.
South Zone: Bart's Ice Cream Truck will be parked on the street by the lawn on the south side of the Dwight House.
Picnic tables are available throughout the village, and picnics are encouraged! 



08/14/15

Free admission

Upon arrival, please visit one of our ticketing centers  to receive a button that will give you access to the museum for the day.



- http://www.historic-deerfield.org/event/miscellaneous-events/free-fun-friday-2/



Free Fun Friday! Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Presented by Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Free activities for the entire family on this Free Fun Friday event sponsored by Highland Street Foundation featuring performers from The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus who will provide interactive fun and skillful dazzle for all the family!.

Stiltwalkers, unicyclists, and jugglers will roam freely, and Miss Saturn will provide two comedic and eye popping spectacles starring her quirky sense of humor and dozens of hula hoops.



08/14/15

Free Admission



- http://www.mahaiwe.org/FreeFunFriday2015

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, 01230



Free Friday Night Fun! and Maynard Community Band

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Both Museums Open

Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for local food pantries. Sponsored by Mathworks and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Maynard Community Band

7:00pm – 8:30pm Bessie’s Tent

Join us as for some Free Friday Night Fun with The Maynard Community Band! Tap your toes and dance along as the band performs musical numbers from TV, movies, Broadway and Patriotic soundtracks. Bring your picnic blankets and your lawn chairs and settle in for a music-filled evening!  For more information about performances please see the Maynard Community Band’s website at www.maynardcommunityband.com

 



08/14/15

Free



- http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/day/2015-08-14

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



Girl with a Suitcase (La ragazza con la valigia)

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Girl with a Suitcase
(La ragazza con la valigia)

Directed by Valerio Zurlini. With Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Luciana Angiolillo
Italy/France 1961, 35mm, b/w, 96 min. Italian with English subtitles

Following the success of Violent Summer, Titanus and director Valerio Zurlini reteamed for another story of love between a teenager and a slightly older woman. Played by Claudia Cardinale in the role that made her famous, the title character is a nightclub dancer who leaves her brutish (but rich) lover to take up with his more sensitive younger brother despite his family’s furious dissent. However, the tender romance at the heart of Violent Summer is here replaced by a study of the title character, whose struggle against her poverty and whose rage against her rejection may have hardened her heart against the possibility of love.



08/14/15

$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#girl

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



Scandal Sheet

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Scandal Sheet

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek
US 1952, 35mm, b/w, 82 min

Director Phil Karlson hit an important stride in the 1950s with a series of tough, low-budget noir thrillers that cast an unpitying eye on the tawdry, violent, lonely lives of hard-bitten petty crooks and gangsters. A high point of Karlson's exploration of America's shadowy lower depths is Scandal Sheet, a relatively faithful adaptation of Fuller's celebrated pulp novel, The Dark Page, published in 1944 while Fuller was fighting the war in Europe. Fuller's portrait of amoral yellow journalism was directly inspired by his years working for the notoriously sensationalistic New York Daily Graphic, given a savage twist by his taut story of a muckraking newspaper editor trying to cover up a crime and evade his own ace reporter. In the hands of Karlson and master cinematographer Burnett Guffey, Fuller's fable of ruthless ambition becomes palpably dank and claustrophobic, thanks especially to the snarling, sweating presence of Broderick Crawford as the hounded editor—in a mesmerizing performance equal to his starring role in All the King’s Men just a few years earlier—and pretty boy star John Derek as the impishly devious protégé with an insatiable appetite for red meat.



08/14/15

$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#scandal

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



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 08/15/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

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



Rockport Jazz Festival: Joey Alexander Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opening Act: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

A jazz piano prodigy from the island of Bali, Joey Alexander has the chops and unteachable swing of a seasoned musician far beyond his 11 years of age. The minute Alexander sits down and begins to play, however, the surprise and wonder of his youth gets quickly overshadowed by the mature soulfulness of his natural-born artistry. 



08/15/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/joey-alexander/

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



Rockport Jazz Festival: Sean Jones Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer, Sean Jones expertly balances technical virtuosity with the music of his gospel-embedded upbringing. Jones, who served as the lead trumpet for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra until 2010, stands out from the horn-blowing pack with his bright, muscular tone, and impeccable sense of swing.



08/15/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/sean-jones-quartet/

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



Colossal

Presented by Company One Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

The beauty and brutality of football seduce Mike to stray from the path his father had mapped out for him, but when a standard play goes catastrophically wrong, Mike has to tackle the past and make peace with the man he dreamed he would be. Played in four quarters with a half time show, dance company, and a drumline, Colossal's explosive theatrical storytelling and full-contact physicality carries this unmissable summer event all the way to the end zone.

Colossal contains strong language and is recommended for high school age and above.



07/17/15 - 08/15/15

Full Price: $25-$38

Students w/ ID: $15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 minimum, CASH ONLY):
Sunday, July 19
Sunday, July 26



- http://companyone.org/production/colossal/

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



Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Tyler Farr at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Tyler Farr will be coming to Indian Ranch.  Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little realer and owning how hard it can be. With little fanfare, ‘Redneck Crazy” was a #2 Billboard Country Album debut and an even more impressive Top 5 Billboard Top 200 Album debut. Ultimately his debut sold well over six figures, but more importantly, the time staring the fans in the face solidified his take on what he wanted his kind of country to be. 



08/15/15

Tickets for Tyler Farr go on sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 A.M.

Reserved tickets: $44.50 and $39.50
Advanced GA (valid until August 8): $27.00
General Admission: $32.00
Children: $18.50



- http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=3451719#_ga=1.186387562.290590334.1429788704

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



Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to do the same through jazz education.   

One of Alexa’s most recent projects is a duo collaboration with Eastman Professor and jazz pianist Dariusz Terefenko, presenting fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and improvisation, the duo released their first album, Crossing Paths, in December 2014.  Dariusz and Alexa recently performed at the Jazz Education Network’s Fifth Annual Conference and will be touring internationally in the Spring of 2015.



08/15/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Hiawatha

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Catskill Puppet Theater

This enchanting play is based on the life of the great Iroquois hero, Hiawatha. A curious young boy, Hiawatha decides to disobey his grandmother and seek a vision, alone, in the forest. There he finds a sacred cave and enters a magical world full of talking animals and fantastic spirits. He meets a wise Mohawk, The Peacemaker, who teaches him a wonderful lesson. At last, with the help of his friends Bear and Turtle, Hiawatha discovers the pathway he must follow to become a great man. This production features exquisitely crafted puppets and is accompanied by Native American flute and drum.

Hiawatha is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up.



08/12/15 - 08/15/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. A new play by Cassie M. Seinuk

Presented by Wax Wings Productions

Eyes Shut. Door Open is a modern Cain and Able story set in the SoHo art scene of New York City Turner Street's bold paintings of eyes are the hottest thing to hit the SoHo art scene - they've even captured the attention of the elusive Johanna, who may have more than just art on her mind. But when his one-eyed, pill-popping, younger brother appears, Turner must face the disturbing truth of his success, and the haunting family secrets shut behind doors, as one man's trauma is another man's muse, and facing it could mean losing everything.

Written by Cassie M. Seinuk, Eyes Shut. Door Open features Melissa DeJesus as Johanna, Michael Underhill as Palmer and Victor Shopov as Turner. With Christopher Randolph as our director, we're heading into the dark, surreal hauntings of Turner Street. Brought to life in the Inner Sanctum studios in Roxbury, Wax Wings is delving deep into this dark play with by housing it right in an actual art gallery! 

The Inner Sanctum is a two-minute walk from the Dudley Square T stop, on (wait-for-it) Palmer Street. No Joke. With this play, we're breaking new ground not only with a local playwright, but with the style and presentation of the play. We'll be doing two performances on Fridays and Saturdays and we will be selling wine and beer during performances. 



08/06/15 - 08/15/15

Tickets: $20 General Admission / $15 for Students/Seniors

 



- http://waxwingsproductions.com/



Jordan Carlos

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Comic and resident nerd of MTV's "Guy Code," "Girl Code," and "Guy Court,” Jordan Carlos has officially become "that dude from that thing." Jordan's other credits include HBO’s “Girls,” Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," and the "Broad City" series produced & directed by Amy Poehler. These days, he's writing for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and can be seen next fall alongside Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon in the movie, "Three Generations."



08/13/15 - 08/15/15

Thursday - $20.00 General Admission
Friday & Saturday - $25.00 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=396057

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



"Dog Days of Summer" Juried Exhibit

Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

ArcWorks is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, “Dog Days of Summer.” For this annual juried show, ArcWorks invited artists across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit artwork in a variety of media and subject matter. The juror for this exhibit is Shana Dumont Garr, Director of the Kingston gallery in Boston. She selected the works for inclusion in the exhibit, as well as four award winners. To find out what the winning artworks are, visit the gallery!

Opening reception is July 9, 2015  5-7pm. Light fare and wine will be served. Awards will be presented at 6pm.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10a-4p and Saturdays 10a-3p.



07/09/15 - 08/15/15

Free



- http://arcworksart.org/exhibitions/current-exhibit/



The New Electric Ballroom

Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

From the author of the musical Once comes a dark comedy about three sisters living in a small town on the coast of Ireland. The youngest, Ada, works at the local fish-packing plant, but Breda and Clara stay home and relive their teenage encounter with a 1950s rocker at the New Electric Ballroom. Their surreal routine is interrupted by Patsy, a fishmonger who ends up offering the sisters more than just the catch of the day. Winner of the OBIE Playwriting Award. Some strong language and adult situations.



07/23/15 - 08/15/15

$29.00



- http://gloucesterstage.com/the-new-electric-ballroom/

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



David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit: 2 In Love

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

With Lincoln Goines on bass and Rick Montalbano on drums

For three decades, the Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin, and Leonard Bernstein. The result is Benoit’s thirty-fifth recording as a leader and his first with a vocalist: 2 In Love, featuring Jane Monheit, the Grammy-nominated, cool-toned chanteuse from New York. 

Vocalist Jane Monheit burst on to the national scene as the first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute’s Vocal Competition. Since then, in addition to her busy schedule performing worldwide with her own group, she has also collaborated with many of today's top artists, including Ramsey Lewis, Tom Harrell, Terence Blanchard, and now, David Benoit.



08/14/15 - 08/15/15

Show: $45
Dinner & Show: $85



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

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



Shark!

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Shark!

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Burt Reynolds, Barry Sullivan, Arthur Kennedy
US 1969, 35mm, color, 92 min

Although Fuller ambitiously intended to direct his story of a mercenary gunrunner turned treasure hunter as a tribute to Greed, the production itself sadly became a dark cautionary tale, as dogged and seemingly jinxed as von Stroheim’s mangled 1925 masterpiece. Indeed, Shark! occupies a parenthetical place in the Fuller canon as a film that was ignominiously taken from its director and shoddily recut by its producers. Adding insult to injury, Fuller was also thwarted in his subsequent attempts to remove his name from the picture. In truth, the film’s production was troubled from the start, with Fuller reportedly clashing with his lead actor, the young Burt Reynolds, and having to fight off interference from his impatient and meddling producers. And then a stunt man was killed on camera by an improperly sedated shark, a fact that the producers sought to exploit, much to Fuller’s disgust. Despite its unsavory production history and deep flaws, Shark! has become something of a cult film, important for any Fuller retrospective, full as it is with classic Fuller imagery and ideas, and featuring strong performances by Reynolds and Buñuel favorite Silvia Pinal.



08/15/15

$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#shark

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



McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Directed by Robert Altman. With Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois
US 1971, 35mm, color, 120 min

Robert Altman’s sweetest and saddest movie. And one of the few that can be truly called a love story. A gambler arrives in a small western mining town, with only one ambition—to open a really great whorehouse. He is a simple man, and a fool, but he is wise enough to enlist the help of a really great whore. Her cynicism is slowly overcome, as she realizes this man is for real: that after a lifetime of being nobodies, they can actually achieve something great together. But the world isn’t kind to visionaries—and especially not to gamblers.

Young Keith Carradine stumbles into the crossfire; various frontier weirdos stumble around at the edges of the frame, lost in their own obsessions. The mud is everywhere. The final shootout in the snow might be the least heroic shootout in Western movie history. Vilmos Zsigmond’s gorgeous, milky photography and the music of Leonard Cohen makes it all seem wistful, like a half-remembered tragic dream. – Athina Rachel Tsangari



08/15/15

$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#mccabe

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



Papermaking with Plants presented by New England Wild Flower Society

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

Learn how to make beautiful hand-made paper from invasive plants such as garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed by preparing, cooking, and beating plant fibers. You will practice the basics of papermaking while supporting local biodiversity and native plants. Take home what you make! Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, and bug spray as we will be working in a covered outdoor area.



08/16/15

$66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember)



- http://newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/papermaking-with-plants



Rockport Jazz Festival: Anat Cohen Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Taking the clarinet to places it’s never been, Anat Cohen completely redefines the possibilities of her chosen instrument, working Brazilian choro, klezmer, and even electronica influences into her intoxicating brand of progressive jazz. Voted “Clarinetist of the Year” from both the Jazz Journalists Association and DownBeat Magazine for several years running, Cohen has established herself as one of the most heralded reed players on the planet.



08/16/15

Tickets: $31 - $52



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/anat-cohen/

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



Textile Weekend: Everyday Elegance: Early 19th Century Clothing for Ladies and Gentlemen

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th-century textiles. This year will focus on everyday elegance of ladies and gentlemen. If you are interested in 1830s fashion and period dress this special weekend is for you! 



08/15/15 - 08/16/15

$24 Adults, $22 Seniors (55+), Woo card discounts available, Children free in August!



- https://www.osv.org/event/textile-weekend-2015

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015. Wonderful Town tells the timeless story of the adventures and romantic mishaps of two sisters from Columbus, OH, who move to New York City in the mid-'30s to seek their fame and fortune.

The Big Apple comes to Waltham in Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and soaring musical comedy that centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams! Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables) and choreographed by Eileen Grace (42nd Street, Will Rogers Follies and the Radio City Rockettes). Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov (Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories of Ruth McKenney); Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolf Green; Sketches for What A Waste by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. 



08/06/15 - 08/16/15

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



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

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



Rockport Jazz Festival: Julian Lage Trio

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Julian Lage is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who roams freely between jazz, classical and folk styles. At age 28 he is already considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic guitarists on the scene today, both as a leader and with a coterie of high-profile collaborators like David Grisman, Nels Cline, Gary Burton, Bela Fleck, Joshua Bell and others.

The California native took the world by storm at an early age, his precocious guitar skills being the focus of the Academy-award-winning documentary Jules at Eight, and being featured on a recording with David Grisman (Dawg Duos) at age 12.



08/16/15

Tickets: $25 - $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/julian-lage/

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



Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Memory is a stunning sensory art experience created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, working with Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards and Rachel Field, creators of the new oPlatform, and designers Baptise Viala, Laurent Milon, and Charlie Zehnlé (studio Millimètre), involving multiple <> of scent and sound. 

The installation explores the possibilities of awakening memory through non-representational art forms that alternate between conscious and unconscious perception. Participants move before scent alters, designed specially for the oPhone by Rachel Field, and sound installations that act as windows to processes of historical, personal, and social memory, and introduce realms of concrete material realities and virtual, historical myths. These scent compositions in the exhibition, all created originally by Christophe Laudamiel, are designed to provoke memories and emotional reactions. The scent of Silence is a particularly important scent of the exhibition and will be available to exhibition goers in the form of a scent bracelet, or oBracelet, containing the oNote of Silence. The Memory exhibition, as well as the oPlatform, is an artistic and technological response to the growing fascination of science around the importance of scent to human health and the mind, including circumstances of stress/relaxation, hunger/satiation, fear/tranquility, and memory loss.



04/17/15 - 08/16/15

FREE



- http://www.lelaboratoirecambridge.com/



Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca

at North End

The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900s, they brought their traditions with them. Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.



08/13/15 - 08/16/15

Free



- http://www.fishermansfeast.com/

North End - North and Fleet Streets, Boston, MA, 02222



Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Ninth-annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival a FREE, two-day music festival featuring 10 bands, a kids tent, Salem Five Bank music-education tent, more than 40 artisan vendors and a 21-plus Ipswich Ale Brewery beer garden.

Saturday's music line-up:
Salem High School Jazz Band (11 a.m.-noon)
The Interlopers (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Lydia Harrell (2-3 p.m.)
Krewe de Groove (3:30-5 p.m.)
Nephrok! Allstars (5:30-7 p.m.)
(With a workshop and performance from Ken Field of Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.)

Sunday's music line-up:
Ipswich High School Jazz Band (11 a.m.-noon)
North Shore Jazz Project AllStars (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Gringo Kings (2-3 p.m.)
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers (3:30-5 p.m.)
Barrence Whitfield and the Grits & Groceries Orchestra (5:30-7 p.m.)

DJ Radio Scotvoid spinning both days!

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces free concerts and supports music-education causes on Massachusetts' North Shore.

For more information visit www.salemjazzsoul.org



08/15/15 - 08/16/15

FREE



- http://salemjazzsoul.org



i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost

Presented by Boston Teen Acting Troupe at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Local playwright MJ Halberstadt’s i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost is a brash new play about family, starting over, and growing up. When 19-year-old Devon Fleeter and his younger brothers flee from their parents, who have been punishing the boys' allegiance to middle child Joshua's gender transition, they find sanctuary in an off-the-grid apartment far from home. They find that safety is not without its own challenges, and confront the growing pains that come with learning what it means to be a man.
 
Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe as a staged reading in May of 2014 under the working title "Annie Doesn't Live Here," the show has been retooled for its world premiere at Boston Playwrights' Theatre.
 
i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost will also feature original music by Tom Freeman and Covey. 

Featuring:

DEVON - Brian Ott
JOSHUA - Aaron Piracini
TY - Alec Shiman
ANNIE - Emily White

Production Stage Manager: Max Gustafson
Scenic Design: Michael Navarro 
Lighting Design: Alex Fetchko
Costume Design: Nicole Angell 
Sound Design: Ed Young



07/30/15 - 08/16/15

$15- students; $20- seniors; $25 - general admission (id required for discount)



- http://www.bostonteenactingtroupe.com/idk

Boston Playwrights' Theatre - 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215



i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost

Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Local playwright MJ Halberstadt’s i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost is a brash new play about family, starting over, and growing up. When 19-year-old Devon Fleeter and his younger brothers flee from their parents, who have been punishing the boys' allegiance to middle child Joshua's gender transition, they find sanctuary in an off-the-grid apartment far from home. They find that safety is not without its own challenges, and confront the growing pains that come with learning what it means to be a man.
 
Presented by The Boston Teen Acting Troupe as a staged reading in May of 2014 under the working title "Annie Doesn't Live Here," the show has been retooled for its world premiere at Boston Playwrights' Theatre.
 
i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost will also feature original music by Tom Freeman and Covey. 

Featuring:

DEVON - Brian Ott
JOSHUA - Aaron Piracini
TY - Alec Shiman
ANNIE - Emily White

Production Stage Manager: Max Gustafson
Scenic Design: Michael Navarro 
Lighting Design: Alex Fetchko
Costume Design: Nicole Angell 
Sound Design: Ed Young 



08/02/15 - 08/16/15

$15- students, $20- seniors, $25 - general admission (id required for discount)



- http://www.bostonteenactingtroupe.com/idk

Boston Playwrights' Theatre - 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215



New England Dance Festival

Presented by New England Dance Festival

* Country * Swing * Ballroom * A dance weekend with 3 genres & tons of fun! Come join us for weekend of non-stop dance fun!

August 13-16 at the Boston Newton Marriott. Great hotel: go canoeing down the Charles River on you down time!

Saturday Night Theme Dance Party! Be prepared for an outstanding Saturday Evening Gala! World Champions perform at Saturday evening! All three rooms will be sizzling with great energy and lots of dancing.

Non Stop Daily Workshops in: Two Step, Waltz, NightClub Two Step, West Coast & East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, lots of technique & specialty classes & more! -This event offers workshops for all levels, so you can find what's best for you!

*Order before July 15th & receive the Early Bird discounts!*



08/13/15 - 08/16/15

Prices vary depending if you want to dance socially, in a workshop, or in a competition. See price list for details: http://www.nedancefestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-NEDFRegFormExtraEarlyBird.pdf



- http://www.nedancefestival.com/



Verboten!

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Verboten!

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman
US 1959, 35mm, b/w, 87 min

Verboten! marks a crucial turning point in Fuller's cinema by focusing at last, and in an unusual way, upon the war in which he had actually played a role, WWII. Fuller chose a radically different kind of film from his previous combat pictures, a story not of the battlefront but of the ongoing and unresolved war that lingered in Germany after the fighting was officially done—in this case, against the fascist element that smoldered unrepentant in the bitter embers of 1945. The late and underrated James Best personifies America's best yet misguided intentions as a wide-eyed GI who breaks Army rules of nonfraternization by falling head over heels for a German fräulein and even joining US occupational forces just to stay with her. Fuller offers a justifiably cynical perspective on the de-Nazification program, and even, in the film's heart-wrenching climax, restages the Nuremberg trials to reinforce his still-urgent warning against the insidious rise of fascist beliefs in Europe. The searing concentration camp footage and voiceover narration is Fuller's own, shot as an infantryman and witness to the liberation of the Falkenau concentration camp.



08/16/15

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



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

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



Gosford Park

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Gosford Park

Directed by Robert Altman. With Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates
US 2001, DCP, color, 137 min

A consensus choice for one of Altman’s greatest artistic successes since his Seventies golden age, Gosford Park functions at least superficially as the director’s Rules of the Game,with one character’s admission that “we all have something to hide” offering a gloomier variant on Renoir’s democratic credo “everyone has their reasons.” Reinforcing the comparison, Altman’s film also shares with the French classic a rural estate setting in the Thirties, a prolonged game-hunting scene and an unambiguous emphasis on class distinctions. But Gosford Park ultimately departs from its regal predecessor in its pulpy whodunit yarn, a murder mystery that invites comparisons to Agatha Christie and the board game Clue. It is a dramatic framework that Altman uses less on its own terms than as a means of gradually teasing out the crisscrossing tensions within the estate’s dense network of pampered guests and demure servants. Altman’s trademark ensemble direction, here in particularly voluptuous form navigating the multidirectional activity and labyrinthine architecture of the estate, makes it such that the film’s mystery cannot be fully grasped on first viewing. It is a macabre brainteaser in appropriate perceptual disarray.



08/16/15

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



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

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



34: A Group Show

Presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery at Boston Harbor Island Pavilion

 As a part of the Isles Arts Initiative, a summer long public art series on the Boston Harbor Islands and in venues across Boston, the Boston Sculptors Gallery proudly hosts “34,” a group exhibition curated by Liz Devlin of FLUX. Boston Sculptors Gallery will showcase work inspired by the intrinsic beauty and divergent tales of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

“34” is a group exhibition that includes 34 regional artists each responding to one of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands. Each imaginative work will be accompanied by a placard, featuring text from Chris Klein’s Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands, which outlines a brief history of the particular island and will provide additional context for the work itself.

The exhibition serves as a physical beacon on land that will be in conversation with the artwork on the harbor. Artists’ work will educate and inspire visitors, sharing unique perspectives and visionary iconography that will demonstrate why the islands’ history is among the most fascinating in our region.



07/22/15 - 08/16/15

Free



- http://IAI2015.greenovateboston.org

Boston Harbor Island Pavilion - 296 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109



Dining With Design: The Sinclair

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Dine with designer Stephen Martyak Assoc. AIA, owner of studioTYAK, and Josh Bhatti, general manager of The Bowery Presents: Boston, as they talk about the music-infused design process that led to Harvard Square’s groundbreaking restaurant/rock-club hybrid, The Sinclair. Tour the space, sip a cocktail, sample the menu, and learn how a photograph of folksinger Justin Townes Earle, a playlist created by Bhatti, and an existing concrete ceiling became the inspiration for a design concept that transformed an office building into a 140-seat restaurant and a 525-person rock club.



08/17/15

$75



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Big Screen Classics: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Our annual Big Lebowski Bowling Party has become one of our biggest Summer events! Not only do you get to see this fantastic film on the big screen, but we throw in plenty of pre-show festivities to really tie things together. There will be Lebowski trivia, a costume contest and of course bowling! We've collected a ton of Dude-themed prizes to hand out; so dust off your bathrobes, work on your Walter impressions, and come celebrate this cult sensation! (Just don't pee on our rugs, man.)



08/17/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/big-lebowski

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



The Company

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Company

Directed by Robert Altman. With Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco
US 2003, 35mm, color, 112 min

Though Neve Campbell’s character Ry is the central protagonist, she frequently dissolves into the undulating masses of the Joffrey Ballet dance company as one of many dancers, whose lives each revolve around an implicitly deep dedication to their art. Altman downplays all of the characters’ dramas to the point that the story’s rises and falls appear to cycle through and whirl around like the meticulously choreographed bodies on stage. Apparently imitating the actual longtime director of the Joffrey, Malcolm McDowell’s Mr. A also echoes Altman, as he derives inspiration from each performer, makes things up as he goes along, and gives open-ended and contradictory direction in order to wrest something interesting out of his dancers. Emphasizing the greater work of art over the individual lives—sometimes to a shockingly cool extent—both the film and the Joffrey save the expression of passion and pain for that fleeting, spotlit moment before an audience.



08/17/15

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



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

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



Summer Sings

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church in Boston

Join us this summer at our popular series of summer sings, led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We welcome singers of all levels throughout the greater Boston community. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer.

August 10: W.A. Mozart, Requiem
August 17: Brahms, Requiem (in German)

Piano accompaniment and soloists

Scores and Refreshments Provided

Wheelchair accessible

Air Conditioned!

No reservations required.



08/10/15 - 08/17/15

$10; $8 for seniors over 65 and students.



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/news/summer-sings

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



Folk Open Mic

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

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



04/21/15 - 08/18/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org/performance/folk-open-mic-32

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



Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts

Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Hastings Park Bandstand

The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will begin its summer outdoor concert series on Tuesday June 23, 2015. Concerts continue every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, with the final concert on Tuesday August 18, 2015.

 

Programs include marches, show tunes, Dixieland, and classical arrangements for band. Bring a blanket or chair, and bug spray.  Many people also bring picnic dinners.



06/23/15 - 08/18/15

Concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit our web site at www.lexbicband.org or call 781-698-4647, after 5 p.m. on the day of the concert, for cancellation information.

The bandstand park area is handicapped accessible. 



- http://www.lexbicband.org

Hastings Park Bandstand - Mass. Ave.and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



In-Focus Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Join us for an architectural tour that will stop on all of the Harvard Art Museums’ public floors, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will hear about the history of the building, which is registered on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as learn more about the concepts behind and execution of our eight-year renovation and expansion project.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration required.

In-Focus gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.



08/18/15

Free with admission



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/in-focus-talk-the-renovation-and-expansion-project-4

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



Aurelio

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

In a richly resonant voice and soulful songs, Aurelio celebrates Garifuna traditions with subtle innovation.



08/19/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/aurelio

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



The Greenway Sessions: Marina Maiztegui

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

Born in Brazil but half Argentinean, Marina Maiztegui has experienced and learned a tremendous amount about both cultures and their music. Having lived in both the United States and France, she learned English and French and experienced both the European and North American musical cultures at a young age. Maiztegui moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music in 2011 after getting a scholarship. She has since been invited to perform and share the stage with renowned artists such as the legendary bossa nova composer Marcos Valle, the Peruvian singer-songwriter and two-time Latin Grammy Award–winning artist Susana Baca, and Alejandro Sanz, three-time Grammy winner and 16-time Latin Grammy winner. 

Maiztegui has performed at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and has also been featured in multiple music videos. In 2014, she joined the band Foreign Hues, with whom she performed at multiple festivals. Together they recorded an EP, which will be released in 2015, and they are planning a tour to support it. She also created a project with her own band where she composes music that they perform all around Boston. She is currently recording her EP and plans to release it at the end of 2015.



08/19/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/marina-maiztegui-2

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Chris Smither

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft fingerpicking, and a stable of wry, often heartbreaking songs, Smither remains as affecting and dynamic as he did when he burst onto the scene over 40 years ago. 



08/19/15

Tickets: $28 - $46



- http://rockportmusic.org/chris-smither/

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



The Greenway Sessions

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half of organically maintained public parks spread throughout the heart of downtown Boston. The parks opened to the public in 2008 after the completion of the Big Dig. Berklee students will be performing at the park located at Oliver and Pearl streets on Wednesday evenings as part of Berklee's Summer in the City series.

View a full list of scheduled performances.



06/17/15 - 08/19/15

Free



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/greenway-series

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



High School Fashion Prep Program

Presented by School of Fashion Design

School of Fashion Design
High School Fashion Prep Program


A pre-college workshop in fashion design for high school students, beginner and advanced levels.
•    Fashion Art
•    Color & Design
•    Figure Drawing
•    Fashion Sketching
•    Portfolio Presentation
•    Clothing Construction
•    Pattern Manipulation
•    Fabric Selection
•    Sewing Fundamentals
•    Pressing & Finishing
•    Detailing

The prep program is exclusively for high school students:
•    Who are considering a career in fashion
•    Who want to explore aspects of fashion design before committing to college decisions
•    Whose high school program may not include art and/or sewing classes
•    Who want to build a portfolio of fashion drawings and sewing projects
•    Who are simply interested in fashion as a hobby



07/29/15 - 08/19/15

$950 tuition
$25 appication fee
$125 (approx.) supplies



- http://www.schooloffashiondesign.org/HSPrep15summerCOLOR2p.pdf



Cochran-Wrenn Duo Concert

Presented by Cochran-Wrenn Duo at Gore Place

From Bach to the Tango and beyond, Bonnie and Bryan perform “a refreshing mix of music from early classics to jazz” for flute and guitar. The Cochran Wrenn Duo has been featured at First Night Worcester, the Worcester Music Guild, Assumption College and on WCVB’s Chronicle. Be prepared for a colorful and lively program with inspiration from nature to literature to dance and even music itself. In the newly restored Carriage House at Gore Place.

Program:

Shafer Mahoney’s mesmerizing Shining River inspired by the writings of naturalist John Muir

David Leisner’s Acrobats—a spirited and colorful fantasy inspired by Nathan Englander’s “The Tumblers,” a dark short story set during WWII, in which a group of Hasidic Jews mistakenly find themselves on a circus train instead of a train to a concentration camp

Edgar Girtain’s Dance Piece, a jazzy and charming piece inspired by dance

Schubert’s Sonate, D. 384 (Op. 137 no. 1)—a perennial favorite



08/19/15

$10, $8 members and children 5-12



- http://www.bonniecochran.net/Flute/fluteguitarduo.html

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



Drums Along the Charles

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

The Esplanade resounds with rhythms and dances of many ages and cultures. The Swordfishers features replicas of ancient stone instruments fashioned by a New England culture that thrived thousands of years ago. The Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists marks the orchestra’s first performance of music by Philip Glass, one of America’s most influential composers. Rachmaninoff’s final work—the brilliant and rhapsodic Symphonic Dances—caps the night.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Yawkey Club of Roxbury
Jeffrey Fischer, Robert Schulz, timpanists

Sabre Dance from Gayane
Aram Khachaturian

The Swordfishers (World Premiere)
Donald Krishnaswami

Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists (New England Premiere)
Philip Glass

Symphonic Dances
Sergei Rachmaninoff



08/19/15

FREE



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

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



Fiddle Masters Concert ft. Brian Wicklund

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

Hosted by the Suzuki School of Newton, Brian Wicklund and a band of hand-picked musicians from around the country return for their highly anticipated annual Newton fiddle concert. This year features fiddlers Brian Wicklund, Katie McNally, and Mia Friedman, cellist Ariel Friedman, and guitarist Flynn Cohen playing genres and styles from all over the world. 

 



08/20/15

$10-$15



- http://www.suzukinewton.org/calendar.html



Meet the Instruments! (6-9 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Summer favorite! A hands-on introductionto the basics of piano, strings, winds, brass, and percussion instruments.

Instructors: Piano, Guitar, Brass,

 



06/29/15 - 08/20/15

$250 per session



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/doverview-of-summer/meet-the-instruments-6-8/

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Grey Season

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

Returning performer Grey Season produced their first full-length LP in 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and one would be hard-pressed to imagine a more ideal place for this project to come to fruition than this counter-culture musical mecca. All five band members perform vocals, with Jon Mills’s throaty voice in the lead. This layered, harmonic sound, combined with banjos and bouzoukis, give the group a decidedly nostalgic, bluegrass feel. Self-described as “perching harmonies atop a sound that is, in essence, folk wrapped in rock ’n’ roll,” Grey Season developed their musical style busking in the streets of Boston and Cambridge. It is impossible to not feel uplifted with their earnest and impassioned lyricism and bluesy guitar solos, combined to forge a bursting, spirited sound.



08/20/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



Howie Day

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opening Act: Anna Rose

Hailing from Bangor, Maine, singer-songwriter Howie Day helped lead the, surge of male-centric folk pop that dominated the airwaves in the early to mid 2000s. Alongside peers like John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, Day rocketed up the pop charts with hits like "Collide" and "She Says."



08/20/15

Tickets: $20 - $25



- http://rockportmusic.org/howie-day/

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



Streamers

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Streamers

Directed by Robert Altman. With Matthew Modine, Michael Wright, Mitchell Lichtenstein
US 1983, 35mm, color, 118 min

Another cinematic rendering of a stage play, Streamers in some respects resembles a masculine version of Jimmy Dean. Both feature a young gay man as the polarizing catalyst who triggers a chain of complex outbursts and agonizing self-reflection. Here, that character is joined by an angry black man comfortable with his sexuality, but not much else, and other anxious soldiers awaiting their deployment to Vietnam. An army barracks, the film’s single set, contains an excitable melting pot filled with men thrown together to prepare for a war they already question. Compared to the many representations of enlisted life on film, David Rabe’s 1975 play seems much more literary and loquacious, and its approach to both racism and homophobia feels almost quaint. Nevertheless, the claustrophobic focus on the soldiers’ individual demons dramatizes both the absurd brutality of war and the enormity of the burdens troops were carrying with them to a bloody battleground.



08/20/15

$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#streamers

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



Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: X Ambassadors

Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square

A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents X Ambassadors. Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark and literate music that mixes acoustic, electric and electronic sounds. In 2014, the group received wider exposure when its song "The Jungle," a collaboration with Jamie N Commons, was featured in a commercial for Beats by Dre. The band's debut full length album titled VHS was released earlier this summer. The single “Renegades” helped the album debut at number seven on the Billboard 200. Local Indie Rock band, Nemes will open the show.

View a full list of Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series performances.



08/20/15

FREE



- http://myradio929.com/2015/03/29/radio-92-9-copley-concert-series-2015/

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



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. 



06/26/15 - 08/21/15

$8 public / members free 

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



- http://www.natickarts.org/performance/rock-main-street-18

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



Justin Hayward

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Hayward will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre with his trio, which includes show opener and English guitar sensation Mike Dawes along with vocalist Julie Ragins.

As lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues, Hayward penned and sang many of the group’s mega-hits including “Nights in White Satin,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Story in Your Eyes,” “Question,” “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” and “Ride My See-Saw.” These songs propelled his 40 year career with one of the most enduring and beloved rock bands in music history.



08/21/15

$50.00-$65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/justin-hayward/

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



Wavelengths: Mykki Blanco

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

Mykki Blanco is a genre-blending, gender-bending rapper known to feature spoken word by original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna. With a punk hip-hop act that merges electronic music, rap, noise, and performance art, Blanco has worked with collaborators from British electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx, to experimental hip-hop group Death Grips, to Björk. She cites influences Lil’ Kim and Beyonce, Marilyn Manson and GG Allin, Anaïs Nin and Fiona Apple. Hip Hop Giant XXL wrote, “Blanco’s strength is that she sounds like no one else in rap, and her presentation is still more innovative than ever.”



08/21/15

$15 ICA members + students / $20 nonmembers



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

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



Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

Presented by The Columbus Cooperative

The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

August 21st
The Columbus Theatre
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
$20 advance, $25 day of show
Tickets on sale Friday, June 6th at 12pm at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/872891
All Ages, 21+ with ID to drink

For more info - 
http://www.brianblade.com/



08/21/15

$20 in advance, $25 day of show



- http://columbustheatre.com/



Badabingo!

Presented by New England Fun at Riccardo's Ristorante

In a world of 24/7 media and high-tech surveillance, the Falaguerra mob family has decided to go straight!  Seeking to clean up their image by putting together a legitimate business- Badbingo! their new Bingo parlor and restaurant is where you will play along with a night of Italian food, fun and family entertainment! It's not long before tempers flare as gangsters and associates have very different ideas of how the night should be run. Sure enough, murder ensues and and the family finds it might not be so easy to leave the criminal life behind! Never before attempted (that we know of), join us for the comedy, the mystery and a few rounds of live Bingo! Dine with the family on Eggplant Rollatini - Eggplant sautéed then stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese and topped with homemade pomodoro sauce and Romano cheese. Chicken Parmigiana - Whole chicken breast sautéed with seasoned marinara sauce and Mozzarella cheese Homemade Pasta - served with a delicate three-cheese or pomodoro sauce. For dessert, delight in The BIG Cannoli!



08/21/15

$55 Adults


$35 Children to 12



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



Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas have emerged as one of the most acclaimed purveyors of traditional Celtic music playing today. Fraser, a two-time Scottish National Fiddle Champion and esteemed long-time veteran of the traditional Celtic music scene, has been called “one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced” (Scots Magazine).



08/21/15

$25-$39



- http://rockportmusic.org/alasdair-fraser-natalie-haas/

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



Curtain Call Musical Theatre (7-14 years)

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Curtain Call is a comprehensive performance-oriented Musical Theatre program that is perfect for young musicians and actors interested in musical theatre. Students will work from the ground up to bring together a final production. Skills learned include script writing, prop and set design, singing, acting, dancing, and most importantly, how to work together as a team to make it all come together for the big show!

 

Instructors: Lindsay Albert, Jenna Lea Scott



08/03/15 - 08/21/15

Fee: $990



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer-arts/curtain-call/

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



Free Fun Friday! Museum of African American History

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

Free Fun Fridays at MAAH Boston & Nantucket (8/21)



08/21/15

Free admission



- http://www.afroammuseum.org/events_nantucket.htm

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



Free Fun Friday! Buttonwood Park Zoo

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The zoo will be open to the public for free all day as a part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! program, a full schedule of which can be found here.



08/21/15

Free admission



- https://www.bpzoo.org/



Free Fun Friday! Emily Dickinson Museum

Presented by The Emily Dickinson Museum

For the second year, the Emily Dickinson Museum is participating in the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. Admission to the museum is free all day, and we will be presenting a variety of offerings for our visitors throughout the day.



08/21/15

Free admission



- https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/events



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is reimagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/21/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



The Cambridge Open Market

Presented by New England Open Markets at Harvard Square

The Cambridge Open Market, in collaboration with the Harvard University Common Spaces, sets up on Fridays in the freshly transformed Plaza at Harvard University, just steps from vibrant, eclectic and so very international Harvard Square! You’ll find a great selection of handmade art, craft, vintage, specialty foods and fair trade imports. And food trucks, too!

Whether you’re just passing through, visiting from out of town or on your lunch break, be sure to stop by! Shop local and support handmade!



07/10/15 - 08/21/15

FREE



- http://newenglandopenmarkets.com/cambridgeopenmarket/

Harvard Square - Massachusetts Ave and Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Kira Ballerina's Bite of the Big Apple!

Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham

With over 300,000 views of her artistic works, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman Concert!

Kira Ballerina's Bite of the Big Apple is a multimedia experience combining dance, poetry, music and Kira's unique NYC photography!

Photographing NYC in unusual and creative ways, this concert promises to be a Mid-Summer surprise and delight!

She is one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, and her work was seen in Dance Teacher magazine (Editors' Choice Video of the Month) and Dance Spirit magazine (Editors' Choice Future Star of the Month). As a National Dance Champion, Kira's One-Woman concerts are very popular and always entertaining!

Her Bite of the Big Apple will be an engaging and unique multimedia experience!



08/21/15

FREE!!!



- http://www.kiraseamon.com

Traditions of Dedham - 735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026



Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

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

Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

Enjoy paintings, collage, photography and more all created by members of the Fort Point Arts Community exploring themes of summer. You’ll find pieces inspired by baseball, bright colors, or reminders of the south of France, all available for purchase in support of the vibrant arts community in Fort Point.

Join Made in Fort Point at 315 A St. on Thursday,  July 9th from 5pm-7pm for our Wienies and Wine opening reception. Nosh on hot dogs and summer snacks with wine from Sagarino's to celebrate and enjoy the show!

Show runs from July 6th through August.

Thanks for the continued support of the Made in Fort Point Sponsors, The Barking Crab and 315onA.

Pearception by Elisa H. Hamilton



07/06/15 - 08/21/15

FREE



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/shop/

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



Furry Monsters 101 at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

This class will focus on the proper manipulation of mouth and rod puppets, inspired by the "furry monster" characters featured on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Avenue Q. After learning the basics of puppet animation (breathing, lip-synch, focus, and body position), participants will cover character interpretation, rhythm and timing, storytelling, puppet-assisting, prop handling, comedy improv, television monitor technique, and puppet/actor interactions. This is an ideal class for actors, comedians, die-hard Muppet fans, or anyone interested in learning puppetry performance skills.



08/17/15 - 08/21/15

Register by August 1: $195, After August 1: $225
Members save 15% on registration!



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

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



Free Fun Friday! Franklin Park Zoo

Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

On Friday, August 21, Zoo New England is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation! The Free Fun Fridays program includes 70 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Beginning June 26 through August 28, seven venues will be open free-of-charge every Friday for 10 weeks this summer. Franklin Park Zoo will only be offering free admission on Friday, August 21. Free Fun Friday is an increasingly popular event, and we have experienced record attendance in previous years. We're expecting equally high attendance this year, so please plan your visit accordingly!

Please note: Franklin Park Zoo will close one hour early at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:00 p.m. - See more at: 

Parking is free (though lots fill quickly). 



08/21/15

Free admission



- http://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/free-fun-friday-at-franklin-park-zoo

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



Free Fun Friday! The Freedom Trail Foundation

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation is participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 21, 2015, the Freedom Trail Foundation will offer Foundation-hosted Freedom Trail walking tours at no cost to visitors all day long.

Tour Schedule: Walk Into History Tours – from Boston Common Visitor Information Center on the hour from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and from Faneuil Hall ArtsBoston BosTix Booth at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.; North End Tours at 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. and Pirates & Patriots Tour at 1:00 p.m. also both from Faneuil Hall ArtsBoston BosTix Booth. Tour passes will be given away beginning at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come first-served basis – beginning with the 10:30 a.m. tour until they are distributed, then , the 11:00 a.m. tour until they are distributed, and so on.



08/21/15

Free



- http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/plan-trip/FreeFunFridays.shtml



Free Fun Friday! Discovery Museums

Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums

 Both museums will be open for exploration and there will be activities, music, and food outside all day on our grounds and in our tent.

The Discovery Museums are participating in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program generously sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 21, 2014, we will open our doors at no cost to visitors all day long, from 9am to 8:30pm. 

There may be a wait to get into the museums, but we will offer lots of fun activities outside and in Bessie's Tent all day!

Stonyfield Farm and Happy Family will hand out free yummy samples for part of the day, and there will be food available for purchase.



08/21/15

Free admission



- http://www.discoverymuseums.org/FreeFunFriday2014

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



Free Fun Friday! Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Presented by Jacob's Pillow Dance

Rehearsals at The School at Jacob’s Pillow will be open for observation beginning at 9am. A free all –ages, all-levels hip-hop class will be offered on the Great Lawn 2:30-3:30pm, followed by a free all-ages, all-levels swing dance class 4-5pm. A screening of a French documentary, Dancing is Living, about world renowned choreographer Benjamin Millepied will take place at 5pm in Blake’s Barn.  The Pillow’s free outdoor performance series, Inside/Out featuring a swing dance company, starts at 6:15pm. Additional activities throughout the day include interactive tours, movement classes, scavenger hunts, face painting, walks through the Historic Landmark site and wetlands trial, and family picnic and gathering areas.



08/21/15

Free



- http://www.jacobspillow.org/



The Steel Helmet

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Steel Helmet

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie
US 1951, 35mm, b/w, 84 min

A surprise critical and commercial hit that won Fuller a directorial contract with 20th Century Fox, Fuller's first war film was also the first American feature to depict the Korean War, released while the conflict and US Red Scare hysteria were furiously ablaze. Not just a visionary war film that captures the confusion of combat like none before, The Steel Helmet is also an important early expression of the bravely critical gaze that Fuller would cast upon the American experience throughout his career. Shooting largely in Los Angeles' Griffith Park on an absolutely minimal budget, Fuller plunges the viewer into the miasma of war with a taut and emotional intensity, guided by Gene Evans’ Sergeant Zack, a WWII veteran (or "retread") and grizzled Everyman who regards everyone he encounters on the battlefield with the same unpitying honesty and anger. Wounded and abandoned deep behind enemy lines, the disoriented sergeant seems to rise from the dead, giving an almost dream-like, or nightmarish, quality to the wandering path that leads him to a precious Korean war orphan and a ragged group of lost fellow soldiers, including an African American medic and a Nisei, who form a pointedly composite and complex image of America. Although The Steel Helmet was based on Fuller's own combat experience, the finished film drew heavy criticism from Army officials unaccustomed to critical depictions of American soldiery and war. Print courtesy of the Kit Parker Films Collection at the Academy Film Archive.



08/21/15

$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#steel

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



La spiaggia

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

La spiaggia

Directed by Alberto Lattuada. With Martine Carol, Raf Vallone, Mario Carotenuto
Italy/France 1954, 35mm, b/w, 100 min. Italian with English subtitles

Alberto Lattuada is best known in this country for collaborating with Fellini on the latter’s first film, Variety Lights, but his career stretched from the 1940s to the 1980s and shows him contributing to every major strain of Italian cinema. He was one of the architects of the “pink neorealism” of the 1950s, which combines melodrama and comedy to examine the workings of social class and the changing mores in everyday life. A fine example of the genre, La spiagga follows an elegant woman on vacation with her daughter on the Riviera. Posing as a widow, she is ultimately unmasked as a prostitute; the threatened scandal darkens the film’s mood and gives Lattuada a chance to denounce the sexual hypocrisies of the day.



08/21/15

$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#spiaggia

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



Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. 
 



08/22/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

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



Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

Presented by Soule Homestead Education Center

A LITTLE SOULE MUSIC?
Middleboro, MA – Summertime brings outdoor acoustic music concerts to the Soule Homestead Education Center. Dozens of talented musicians are lined up to perform at the weekly summer concert series that begins July 12 and continues every Saturday evening through August 23rd.

Each concert starts with an opening performance at 6 p.m. and is followed by a feature performance at about 6:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening at the farm listening to live music performed by local and regional musicians in a beautiful, family friendly setting.

For the opening concert on Saturday, July 11, the feature performer will be The Lied To’s, with Hugh O’Doherty. The concert series continues on July 18 with Barbara Phaneuf and an opening performance by Mike laureanno,; July 25: Riley Coyote with Pattie DeRosa; August 1: Spuyten Duyvil with Carrie Ferguson; August 8: The Rafters with Diane Battistello; August 15: Hiroya Tsukamoto with Chief Noda (split bill); August 22: Boxcar Lilies with Davey O.

Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or favorite chair, pack a picnic dinner and spend an evening at the farm. All shows are held rain or shine and will move into the adjacent classroom in case of rainy weather. Admission is $10 per person; free for children under age 12. All shows are family friendly with plenty of space for kids to be kids while you enjoy the show. Artist CD’s will be sold at each performance, along with drinks and snacks, and extra folding chairs will be available.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Soule Homestead Education Center is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction and family cultural events located at 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346.
 



07/11/15 - 08/22/15

$10 per person



- http://www.soulehomestead.org



Michael Blackson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Michael Blackson has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy', has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series. However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.



08/22/15

$20.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/michael-blackson/

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



Pinocchio by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Pinocchio - by Greg Banks, from the story by Carlo Collodi

From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all too tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of the classic Pinocchio tale. 



08/15/15 - 08/22/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



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

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



Clown Circus

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Created by Paul Vincent Davis
Performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Clowns come in all shapes and sizes, but everything about them is larger-than-life. Join Dusty and his friends Tarta, Zany, and Pierrot for this fun, interactive variety show featuring circus-inspired singing, dancing, storytelling, lion taming, and more. Original music and brightly-colored characters will delight our youngest audience members (and their grown ups!)

Clown Circus is recommended for ages 3 to 6.



08/22/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



26th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

This summertime event will be celebrating its 26th year and feature the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and featuring award winning vocalist Sheena Easton.

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2015 7-9 PM at Eldredge Park in Orleans



08/22/15

• Lawn seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs together to enjoy a casual and relaxing classic Cape Cod summer experience.

• Festival seats have a wonderful view of the stage and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and these seats are neither numbered nor assigned. Festival Seats are located immediately behind the VIP tables.

• Individual VIP Table Seats are available for those seeking an elegant, relaxed atmosphere among the VIP attendees



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Bobby Caldwell: After Dark

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B to standards, singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond, and Al Jarreau. 



08/21/15 - 08/22/15

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80



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

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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/22/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



Mansion Mystery Series: Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?

Presented by Mystery Cafe

You are invited to the funniest wedding party of the summer at the beautiful MIT Endicott House. Join us for the wedding where the audience decides the nightly theme and then tries to figure out who murdered the... well we don't like spoilers!  Full buffet dinner and the option to sleep over and enjoy breakfast the next day if you like!



07/25/15 - 08/22/15

$75



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/mansion-mystery-whose-wedding/



Brewfest

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

– On Saturday, August 22, New England’s beer enthusiasts will come together at Indian Ranch once again to sample some of the best local, regional and national beers, micro-brews, craft beers and malt beverages available. Attendees will enjoy delicious food, live music and beach games on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

The local Massachusetts brewery scene will be well represented by Spencer Brewery, Wachusett Brewing Company, Newburyport Brewing Company as well as Harpoon and Samuel Adams. The other five New England states present at Summer Brewfest will be Long Trail Brewing, Woodchuck from Vermont, Shipyard Brewing Company and Baxter Brewing Co. of Maine, along with Peak Organic and Geary Brewing from Maine, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Connecticut and Narragansett Brewing Company from Rhode Island.

Beer lovers can also taste samples from the rest of the northeast including McKenzie’s Brewing Co. and Yuengling from Pennsylvania. Midwest brewers will include Chicago’s Tenth & Blake Beer Company and Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City.

 



08/22/15

Early bird tickets are $25 (before July 17), Regular price is $35, and $40 at the door.



- http://indianranch.com

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



Mike Lawrence

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

MIKE LAWRENCE is a New York City based comedian who has been featured as a stand-up on TBS' Conan, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and The Half Hour. He wrote and performed a segment for FX's Totally Biased and has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Mike has also been featured on many notable podcasts, including the Adam Carolla Show, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and the Artie Lange Show. When he's not working in NYC's best clubs or headlining on the road he can be seen featuring for the likes of John Oliver, Marc Maron and Tom Papa (who, shortly thereafter, hired Lawrence as a writer for his pilot). Mike was a Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival “New Face” in 2010 and performed with JFL in both Chicago and Montreal in 2012, where he recorded a set for HBO Canada's Funny as Hell. His debut album "Sadamantium" was released by Comedy Central Records in conjunction with the debut of his half hour special in 2013.



08/20/15 - 08/22/15

Thursday - $20.00 General Admission
Friday & Saturday - $25.00 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=380783

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



Manchester Summer Chamber Music

Presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music at The Crane Estate

Manchester Summer Chamber Music (MSCM), in its seventh year, will return for its second summer to the gorgeous venue of the Crane Estate in Ipswich for its August concert series, as well as presenting its annual House Concert in a beautiful private home in Manchester.

MSCM will open its season on August 5th with a special concert in conjunction with The Trustees of Reservations: Casino Soiree: An Evening of Romantic Music.

The next night, August 6th, Dr. Ryo Yanagitani leads MSCM’s annual narrative House Concert; this year the concert focuses on the music of Faure: From Romanticism to Modernity: An Exploration of the Life and Works of Gabriel Fauré.

The following three concerts will all be at the Barn at Castle Hill:

August 8:: Reed + Strings: An Evening of Clarinet Quintets

August 15: Reflections: Music for Voice and Strings

August 22: Harmonious Evolution: The String Quartet from Haydn to Shostakovich,

Founded in 2009 by Manchester native, Sage Cole, and Andover native, Lorna Tsai, MSCM is dedicated to sharing classical music of the highest caliber with the communities of the North Shore.

Eighteen musicians from around the world will come together throughout August this year to create the joyful, engaging concerts that audiences have come to expect from MSCM. Four of these musicians will be making their MSCM debut, but for the other fourteen, August on the North Shore has become something of a tradition.

This group includes Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Caroline Shaw, who performed with MSCM during its debut season and has participated many times since, both as performer and composer. Shaw will be back this year with a brand new piece written for string quartet and voice. The piece, which will revolve around ocean and memory, will receive its world premier on the August 15th Reflections concert.  

August 5th, 7 PM: Casino Soiree: An Evening of Romantic Music is a special event co-produced with the Trustees of Reservations; it is exclusively available for members of the Trustees of Reservations at the Contributing Level or higher. The program will be a celebration of beloved chamber music selections from the 19th Century, including piano quartets by Schumann and Brahms. The Casino is located on the Crane Estate: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

August 6th, 7:30 PM: Romanticism to Modernity: An Exploration of the Life and Works of Gabriel Fauré will feature acclaimed pianist Dr. Ryo Yanagitani narrating a concert that provides a guided tour through works by Fauré and highlights Fauré’s role as a pivot between the 19th century with the 20th. This concert is held in a beautiful private home on Masconomo Street in Manchester and offers an wonderfully intimate musical experience. The concert will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception. Space is limited and advanced reservation is required. Dr. Yanagitani appears courtesy of the S&R Foundation of Washington, D.C.  Residence of Isabella and Stephen Bates, 2 Masconomo Street, Manchester.

August 8th, 7:30 PM: Reed + Strings: An Evening of Clarinet Quintets will be the first of three concerts at the Barn at Castle Hill. Award winning clarinetist Sang Yoon Kim will be featured in a program of Clarinet Quintets from Mozart to Francaix. For a perfect evening, arrive an hour early with a picnic and relax in the walled garden in front of the Barn. The Barn Castle Hill is located on the Crane Estate: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

August 15th, 7:30 PM, Reflections: Music for Voice and Strings will include a world premier by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Caroline Shaw. Celebrated Boston based contralto, Emily Marvosh, will perform in Shaw’s new piece for voice and strings. The program will also include Shaw’s composition Punctum, for string quartet, as well as movements from string quartets by Haydn and Prokofiev, and Barber’s haunting Dover Beach. For a perfect evening, arrive an hour early with a picnic and relax in the walled garden in front of the Barn. The Barn Castle Hill is located on the Crane Estate: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

On August 22nd, 7:30 PM, Harmonious Evolution: The String Quartet from Haydn through Shostakovich, MSCM’s season finale, is a whirlwind tour through the development of the string quartet from the foundational work of “Papa” Haydn to Shostakovich’s 20th century interpretation with stops along the way for Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, and more. The Barn Castle Hill is located on the Crane Estate: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

All concerts are $20 general admission except for the August 5th Concert which is open only to contributing members of The Trustees of Reservation and is free. Tickets will be sold online as well as at Manchester-by-the-Book in Manchester and Zumi’s Espresso & Ice Cream in Ipswich.  

For directions, tickets, and more information, please visit: www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org or call (978) 704-1041.

 



08/08/15 - 08/22/15

$20 General Admission



- http://www.manchestersummerchambermusic.org

The Crane Estate - 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich, MA, 01938



Space, Object & Artifact

Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery

What do the spaces we occupy and belongings we possess reveal about us? How can personal objects and places elicit emotional responses from those unfamiliar with them? 

Through observation, cataloging of space, reconstruction of object and artifact, and reflections of memory the work of Kate Benson, Carolyn Latourelle & Emily Manning-Mingle each weaves a distinct personal narrative while hoping to form a bridge to a collective experience for viewers. 

OPENING RECEPTION: 
Thursday, August 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 

ARTIST TALK: 
Thursday, August 13; 6:00pm-8:30pm 

LOCATION: 
Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 

EXHIBITION DATES: 
August 1 – 22, 2015 

GALLERY HOURS: 
Thursdays, 5:30pm – 8:30pm 
Saturdays, 1:00pm-5:00pm 

ARTISTS: 
Kate Benson, Carolyn Latourelle and Emily Manning-Mingle 



08/01/15 - 08/22/15

FREE



- http://navegallery.org/wp/space-object-artifact/

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



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse

Winner of 2013 Tony Award for Best Play

by Christopher Durang
Directed by Bruce Jordan

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is an irresistible and laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by the maestro of last year’s hit, Perfect Wedding. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. When their movie-star sister Masha makes a surprise visit with her hot boy-toy Spike in tow, so begins an unforgettable weekend of rivalry, regret and hilarious racket in this wacky, Chekhovian mash-up. By the end of their impromptu family reunion, this lovable bunch won’t ever be the same!



08/11/15 - 08/22/15

Tickets: $29 to $79



- http://capeplayhouse.com/production/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike/

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



The Big Red One

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Big Red One

Directed by Samuel Fuller. With Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine
US 1980, 35mm, color, 158 min

Fuller’s dream of making an epic autobiographical film closely based on his own experiences as member of the legendary 1st Infantry Division began in the late 1950s when he first developed the project for Warner Bros, directing Merrill’s Marauders for the studio as a “test” for the larger-budget picture. But after balking at Jack Warner’s insistence on John Wayne as lead, Fuller was forced to wait more than twenty years before realizing The Big Red One, true to his original vision, starring his friend and fellow WWII veteran Lee Marvin as a hardened officer leading a troop of young soldiers along the same harrowing path traversed by Fuller: from North Africa to Sicily, to Omaha Beach and to Germany and the liberation of the concentration camps. At its Cannes debut, The Big Red One was immediately recognized as a different kind of war movie whose detached realism of action and character was shaped by bracing violence, dark absurdism and a welcome lack of sentimentality. The great strength of the film lies in Fuller’s refusal of any simplifying, overarching narrative by instead unfolding a series of fragmentary episodes, each a floating variation on the theme of survival and focused on four young recruits watched over by Marvin’s nameless Sergeant. Outstanding among the cast is Mark Hamill as a reluctant solider destined to look deep into the dark eyes of death. Before its 1980 release, Fuller was reluctantly forced to cut the original four-and-a-half-hour version by forty-seven minutes. In 2004 this wrong was corrected by the premiere of a scrupulously researched 158-minute restoration of The Big Red One supervised by veteran film critic Richard Schickel.



08/22/15

$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#big

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



Saturday Night Fever

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Get out your "Boogie Shoes" as NSMT presents a New England Regional Premiere that will leave you with "Night Fever!" Based on the 1970's hit film, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL tells the story of Tony Manero, a humble New York paint store clerk by day who transforms into a polyester-clad stallion king of disco by night. Every Saturday night, Tony slips into his flares, pulls on his ludicrously large-collared shirt and hits the streets and the clubs to strut his stuff. However, when the club nights come on and Tony and his friends emerge into the daylight, things are never as simple as they seem. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL combines scintillating disco choreography with the best-selling soundtrack by The Bee Gees featuring classic tracks such as "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancing," "Tragedy," "Disco Inferno," and "Jive Talkin'."



08/11/15 - 08/23/15

Please see website for ticket prices.



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



Livingston Taylor

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing hits "I’ll Come Running," "I Will Be in Love With You," or other favorites. His vast musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres, including folk, pop, gospel, and jazz.



08/22/15 - 08/23/15

Tickets: $31 - $52



- http://rockportmusic.org/livingston-taylor/

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



Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

Born Yesterday - A comedy by Garson Kanin

A Broadway triumph, Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy. Millionaire junk-dealer Harry Brock goes to Washington to buy a Senator, and in the process hires a sophisticated writer to polish up his seemingly dim-witted girlfriend, Billie Dawn. Brock soon learns that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. A comedy of men, women and politics that ran for three years on Broadway and made Judy Holliday a star. 



08/12/15 - 08/23/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



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

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



Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

This exhibition celebrates the innovative achievements of past Haystack Mountain School of Crafts clay faculty as they comment on the contemporary evolution of ceramic practice through a curatorial role. Fuller Craft Museum has selected 9 past or present Haystack clay faculty considered to be trailblazers in the field of ceramics, and asked them to identify ceramic artists working today that represent future directions in studio ceramics. The exhibition reflects the nature of studio craft in a meaningful way, namely its deeply connected community whose influence inspires our appreciation and understanding of the landscape of contemporary ceramics.



02/28/15 - 08/23/15

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/continuum-of-innovation-haystack-clay-selects/

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



Buddy Guy at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

At age 78, Buddy Guy’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influencer on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received 6 Grammy Awards, along with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards, the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. 



08/23/15

Reserved tickets: $57.00 and $52.00
Advanced GA (valid until August 16): $39.50
General Admission: $44.50
Children: $24.25



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Laugh Out Proud

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Celebrating the best LGBT comedy New England has to offer! 



07/19/15 - 08/23/15

$15.00 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?cart&id=399437

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



Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Deane Hall

Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Edward Albee's The Goat portrays the family crisis of architect Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, when Martin reveals that he is having an unexpected love affair. As the tension mounts, both the family and the audience must grapple with their morality, social norms, and limits of understanding.


The Goat is about a profoundly unsettling subject, which for the record is not bestiality but the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature of love…. Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask.” —NY Times



08/08/15 - 08/23/15

$20 in advance, $28 at the door
 



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-9/mainstage/the-goat/

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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/23/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

Whether you're sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure. Celebrating its 23rd season, the MAC performance schedule offers something for everyone, including Opera Night with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, the classical Aeterna Trio, internationally acclaimed singer/saxophonist Grace Kelly, Boston’s First Lady of Jazz Rebecca Parris, foot-stompin’ country with Don Campbell, jazz singer Donna Byrne, The Mystix, The Paul Broadnax & Friends, and much more. For complete schedule go to www.maudslayartscenter.org.



07/11/15 - 08/23/15

Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $25, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $20.  Children 12 and under are free. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner.


Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $15, $12 for seniors, with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided. Children 12 and under are free.



- http://www.maudslayartscenter.org



8th Annual Boston GreenFest

Presented by The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. at City Hall Plaza

Boston GreenFest offers more than just great music and food. It has something for everyone, and is free to attend. Boston GreenFest provides festival-goers with the chance to learn, connect, and celebrate. You have to be present to experience it. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your neighborhood! There will be interactive exhibits, forums, presentations, and special features: continuous live entertainment on three stages, Wine & Beer Garden, EcoFashion and ecoArt, BostonGreenFilmFest, EcoRide & Drive, Electric Car Showcase, lots of great kids' activities, delicious food, and much more.

View a full schedule of events.



08/21/15 - 08/23/15

FREE



- http://bostongreenfest.org/schedule.html

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



A staged reading of The Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare’s shortest play

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

A tragedy of Shakespearian proportions separates a family and sets the stage for this raucous story of mistaken identities. Set in the City of Ephesus, Identical twin brothers, in search of each other, are accompanied by their slaves - also identical twins. The masters share the same first name and the slaves also share their first name and, thus, sometime around 1589, the names, Antipholus and Dromio, entered into the theatrical lexicon and into the hearts of theatergoers ever since. A rivalry between the cities of Ephesus and Syracuse places the patriarch of this star-crossed family, Egeon, at risk of his life as he searches for the family’s missing parts. A race against time (Egeon’s pending execution) put the requisite pressure on the characters’ actions in this fast paced comedy. Shorter by half than any other Shakespeare play, The Comedy of Errors offers a fun and uplifting journey through the Bard’s rich poetry and ironic commentary on human nature.

 

This play was adapted into the famous Rodgers and Hart musical, The Boys From Syracuse, which has been delighting audiences since it opened on Broadway in 1938



08/21/15 - 08/23/15

$15.00



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



The Delinquents

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Delinquents

Directed by Robert Altman. With Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan
US 1957, DCP, b/w, 72 min

Shot on the cheap in his hometown of Kansas City, Altman’s feature debut—on which he served as writer, director and producer—has all the surface components of a go-for-broke American independent film. The end product, however, suggests less the reckless primal scream of a young visionary than an uncommonly proficient industry calling card. Notwithstanding a bookending Public Service Announcement tacked on to placate censors, The Delinquents offers a narratively graceful and emotionally rich take on the mostly disreputable Eisenhower-era subgenre of the teenage exploitation film. In an exciting promise of things to come, Altman corrals a spirited cast of amateurs for a snapshot of the fractious cross-sections of suburban Middle America: the pampered pretty boys, the bad seeds from across the tracks, and the adults who are all-too-oblivious to their children’s changing social habits. Though more a forecast of Altman’s formidable gifts as a storyteller than his relatively avant-garde stylistic sensibilities, the film nonetheless features striking bird’s-eye-view camerawork that encourages one to see provincial conflict as the product of an interconnected community rather than mere individuals. DCP presentation courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Preceded by

The Perfect Crime

Directed by Robert Altman. With Leonard Belove, Owen Bush, Art Ellison
US 1955, digital video, b/w, 20 min

Made by the Calvin Company in Kansas City for the National Safety Council, The Perfect Crime is a grim (but not gory) lecture on safe driving.



08/23/15

$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#delinquents

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



A Fuller Life

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

A Fuller Life

Directed by Samantha Fuller
US 2013, DCP, color & b/w, 80 min

In heartfelt tribute to her father, Samantha Fuller gathered a select group of actors and directors who either worked with Sam Fuller or count among his most ardent fans, inviting each to read passages from his autobiographical writings. Proceeding chronologically through the different chapters of Fuller’s remarkable past as reporter, novelist, soldier, director, A Fuller Life suggests that the greatest story told by Sam Fuller was perhaps the marvelous, courageous adventure of his own life so intensely lived. Fuller’s inimitable voice is made resonant by the charged readings, especially those by fellow legendary mavericks Monte Hellman and William Friedkin, emotions underscored by the inclusion of never-before-seen 16mm footage shot by Fuller as a soldier—harrowing, moving images that are, in fact, his first work as a filmmaker.



08/23/15

$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#fuller

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



John Mulaney

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

Mulaney began his career in New York’s East Village as part of the two-man “Oh Hello Show” with comedian Nick Kroll. He has since performed everywhere from Ireland, to Australia to Grand Isle, Nebraska. He was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008, the same year he began working at Saturday Night Live where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader.

Mulaney’s first comedy special, The Top Part, was released in 2009 and reviewed as "a finely-crafted piece of work" by THE HUFFINGTON POST. He released his second Comedy Central Special and Album New In Town in 2012,  and upon review EW.com hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.” 

John Mulaney is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He was recently seen starring in FOX’s new comedy Mulaney, about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level. He also served as creator, writer and executive producer on the series. 

Full price tickets start at $29.50. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469). 



08/23/15

$29.50 - $39.50



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=231

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



Summer Intensives: Weld Metal, Fabricate Fine Jewelry, or Learn How to Cast

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts

An Intensive class is eight hours long or more, with focus on learning shop safety, tool operation, and thorough instruction on all available techniques in an area of the studio, as well as, some time to practice and create a small work of art.

You will have the opportunity to work with passionate and skilled teachers who will guide and support you in creating wearable fine art!  Explore metal-smithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, stone setting, and finshing your piece. 



07/13/15 - 08/24/15

Jewelry Intensive: July 13-15, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]

Jewelry Intensive: August 3-5, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]

Jewelry Intensive: August 17-19, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]



- http://stonybrookfinearts.com



Big Screen Classics: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984).

After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village.



08/24/15

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



- http://www.coolidge.org/films/indiana-jones-and-temple-doom

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



Summer Teen Intensives: Welding, Jewelry and Casting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts

 

Stonybrook Fine Arts is pleased to present Summer Teen Intensives this year. This summer, Stonybrook Fine Arts will be offering four day intensive classes in Welding, Jewelry and Casting throughout the summer for Teens! 

Summer Teen Intensives - Welding

During this four day crash course welding intensive, students will explore MIG or Metal Inert Gas welding, gas welding or Oxy-Acetylene, Stick welding or ARC welding, as well as TIG or  and learn to use the many machines involved in welding and finishing. The Summer Teen Intensive in Welding provides an overview of the above welding processes, and covers the basic use of the equipment and shop safety. During the intensive, students will practice their welding techniques. No experience necessary. Class length: 4 days. Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 students.

** Please Note: All intensives include a $25 materials fee. Students should wear protective clothing such as long sleeved shirts and jackets of natural fiber like cotton, and boots or shoes that are thick and durable (no open toed shoes allowed) as well as sunscreen to protect any exposed skin. Students with long hair are required to have their hair tied back. Safety goggles and masks will be provided.

*Summer Teen Intensives in Welding are offered Mon-Thurs, 9-4PM on these following dates: 07/13-07/16, 08/03-08/06, 08/10-08/13, 8/17-8/20, 08/24-08/27)

**Please Note: These intensives are not a drop in class. Also, for all students under age 18, parent or guardian signature is required on the first class.

Summer Teen Intensives - Jewelry

Do you have an idea that you would like to take to the next level and make it into a piece of wearable art but don’t know where to begin? Stonybrook Fine Arts teen intensives in Jewelry Making teaches rudimentary jewelry making skills during this four day crash course offered throughout the summer.

Over the course of four days, students will become familiar with working with such metals copper and brass as well as learning basic metal smithing skills as sawing, filing, shaping, riveting, soldering and polishing. Students will also carve wax, invest their piece and cast it in bronze. Silver is available for purchase as well. Class length: 4 days. Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 students.

**Please Note: All intensives include a $25 materials fee.

* Summer Teen Intensives in Jewelry are offered Mon-Thurs, 9-4PM on these following dates: 07/13-07/16, 08/03-08/06, 8/17-8/20)

**Please Note: These intensives are not a drop in class. Also, for all students under age 18, parent or guardian signature is required on the first class.

Summer Teen Intensives - Casting

Do you have a design that you would like to turn into wearable art or a collectible?  At Stonybrook Fine Arts you can make your designs a reality.

Over the course of this four day Summer Teen Intensive Casting Class students will receive instruction in forming, mold making, and casting of small metal objects in bronze or silver as well as design criteria for jewelry and other wearables such as pendants or brooches.  The class will also include good studio techniques as well as learn the proper use of a small alcohol torch and hot tools for creating these pieces in a creative and safe environment.  Students will explore making shapes using wax forming techniques such as additive, subtractive, filing then use their wax model to create a finished cast piece in silver or bronze.   Students will have completed projects by the end of the four day class. Class length: 4 days. Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 6 students.

**Please Note: All intensives include a $25 materials fee.

*Summer Teen Intensives in Casting are offered Mon-Thurs, 9-4PM on these following dates: 07/27-07/30, 08/10-08/13, 08/24-08/27.

**Please Note: These intensives are not a drop in class. Also, for all students under age 18, parent or guardian signature is required on the first class.

Contact Anne Sasser or Ben Todd at info@stonybrookfinearts.com or check out Stonybrook Fine Arts website at http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com for more information on the Summer Teen Intensives. 

 



07/13/15 - 08/24/15

Welding Intensive: July 13-15*, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]


Jewelry Intensive: July 13-15*, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]


Casting Intensive: July 27-30*, 2015 [$450 +$25 material fee]




 



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com



The Gingerbread Man

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

The Gingerbread Man

Directed by Robert Altman. With Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey, Jr.
US 1998, 35mm, color, 115 min

Discreetly upending yet another familiar genre, Altman tests the waters of the Nineties wave of twisting dramas featuring lawyers and their clients behaving badly—many penned, as this one was, by John Grisham. With Hurricane Geraldo drenching the film in an unnerving, obfuscating downpour, Kenneth Branagh realistically fills the role of an Atlanta attorney whose intimate involvement with a mysterious, unhinged woman leads to a slowly building game of deception, murder and continually turning tables. Apparently, Altman rewrote much of Grisham’s original script, taking the drama out of the courtroom and redirecting the thriller toward a nerve-racking suspense that naturally erupts from the dangerous workarounds carried out by arrogant, hypocritical, or simply inept custodians of the law. 35mm print courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



08/24/15

$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#gingerbread

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



Pitter Patter Puppets

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.Outdoor Theater Daytime Children’s Shows. Rain or shine.  If it rains, we go indoors!



07/07/15 - 08/25/15

Tickets: $8.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Drawing Workshop

Presented by Northeastern University

Drawing workshops are based on observational drawing rules through which students basically will learn how to render a two dimensional drawing based on three dimensional models, to find their own handwriting in drawing, to create balanced compositions and to control lines and strokes in their drawings.  Students should get out to start observe nature and do drawing and landscape based on what they see and explore in nature as immaculate source of drawing.



05/26/15 - 08/25/15

Free and open to public. Please email safarani.f@husky.neu.edu for reservation.



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In-Focus Talk: Gropius and Schawinsky, Bauhaus and Black Mountain

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

Join us for a gallery talk by Robert Wiesenberger, the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, as he discusses continuity and change from the Bauhaus in Germany to Black Mountain College in North Carolina. He will focus on an architectural proposal by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer for the Black Mountain College campus, as well as on the work of Bauhaus artist Xanti Schawinsky at Black Mountain.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration required.

In-Focus gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on aspects of the installation process, exploring both intellectual and more practical considerations. Museums staff will, for example, tease out arguments at play in the galleries, discuss conservation treatments, look closely at specific collections, or draw connections between works of art throughout the museums.



08/25/15

Free with admission



- http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/in-focus-talk-gropius-and-schawinsky-bauhaus-and-black-mountain

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



De Temps Antan

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

Rejoice in vibrant Francophone culture with the toe-tapping trio of Québécois folk music masters. Ilana Katz Katz opens the evening with her riveting folk style. 



08/26/15

MFA Members $24.00 / Nonmembers $30.00



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/de-temps-antan

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



Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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

Stage and musical stars of Boston collaborate in the most celebrated of all musical scores written for a classic play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most renowned, the most successful, and the most perfect incidental music in history. The famed Wedding March signals the story’s happy ending even though “the course of true love never did run smooth.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream a fully staged production
music by Felix Mendelssohn
play by William Shakespeare



08/26/15

FREE



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

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



The Isle Arts Initiative: Cove

Presented by Boston Harbor Island Alliance

The Isles Arts Initiative is a summer long public art series on Georges, Spectacle islands and Boston Sculptors Gallery that will capture the intrinsic beauty of the 34 harbor islands.

Cove will transform Georges Island into an outdoor gallery, as eleven regional artists and collectives create site-responsive contemporary installations that will activate all 41.3 acres from the parade group to the dark tunnels and bastions, to the shoreline.  Cove is an unprecedented opportunity in New England to experience contemporary work living in harmony with a historical island site. Dynamic installations from some of our region’s most talented artists will introduce an entirely new demographic to Georges and complement the island’s rich intrinsic offerings.



07/11/15 - 08/26/15

Adults: $17.00 
Seniors (65+): $12.00  

Students & Active Military with ID: $12.00
Children 3-12: $10.00 (under 3: Free)

 
Family Four Pack: $43.00 (2 adults & 2 children)

Multi Ride Ten Ticket Pack: $140



- http://www.bostonharborislands.org/#!isles-arts-initiative/c19cv



Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend
Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted

Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at University Place Gallery

Reception & Awards: Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
End of show pick-up: Friday, August 28, 10am-5pm

 

History of the Riverbend Park Trust: In 1974, Cambridge resident Isbella Halsted proposed the idea of a traffic-free Sunday park along the Charles River and in 1975 founded the People for Riverbend Park Trust to bring her idea to reality. With the collaboration of the Metropolitan District Commission that at the time had jurisdiction over the land and parkway, and with the cooperation of the City of Cambridge, the Sunday park was established on a 1.5 mile stretch of Memorial Drive, from Western Avenue to the Eliot Bridge. The Sunday park is now run by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). With this exhibition, the Trust and the Cambridge Art Association, celebrate the first forty years of this successful citizen’s effort to reclaim the joys of being near our beloved Charles River. We invite artists to capture the special character of this historic area that thousands from near and far are attracted to for peaceful recreation. Isbella’s own hand-drawn map (shown above) defines the area involved.



07/07/15 - 08/27/15

Free



- http://cambridgeart.org



Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Injecting new life and energy into the Sephardic music tradition, Guy Mendilow and his handpicked multicultural sextet have quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic world music ensembles working today. 



08/27/15

Tickets: $19 - $34



- http://rockportmusic.org/guy-mendilow/

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



Harborwalk Sounds: Iris Lune

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

Blog Allston Pudding described the otherworldly indie-rock band Iris Lune as “a change of pace in Boston rock, and a sound that’s worthy of your attention.” Lead singer Ella Joy Meir croons mystically and melancholically along to dreamy, expansive alt-rock that crescendos and builds into a brazen anthem. New single “Bring Me to the Moon” confirms their influences, namely Radiohead, Björk, and Bon Iver.



08/27/15

Free and open to the public



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

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



Harborwalk Sounds

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

Now in its ninth year, Harborwalk Sounds has become one of the ICA's most beloved offerings. With stand-out talent from Boston's Berklee School of Music, set against gorgeous harbor views on the ICA’s Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld Harborway with the ocean breeze at sunset, the free outdoor concert series is a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Grab a snack from our delicious summer menu and hit the galleries for free to make an entire evening of it. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to catch gifted up-and coming artists in a setting that is both intimate and vast. For a full list of performances visit ICA.org.



07/09/15 - 08/27/15

Free



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

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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/27/15

FREE



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Midnight at the Midway

Presented by Boston Circus Guild at OBERON

The curtain is drawn and the ring is dark. The circus is moving on, but not without a closing night celebration.

Dance, drink, mingle and let loose in a world halfway between gritty circus and ethereal dream, where anything can happen and, thanks to a mix of live circus acts and improvisation, every night is different. Part show, part interactive experience, Midnight at the Midway is the circus after-party you’ve longed for - even if you never realized it.



08/20/15 - 08/27/15

$25 - Dance Floor (standing)
$35 - Lower Mezzanine (seated)
$40 - Table Seats



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/Oberon

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Basic Woodcarving with Leslie Barton Mulledy

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Skill Level: Beginners and those with some experience

Course Length: 6 Weeks starting Thursday July 23rd  from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Class Size: 10

What you will learn: Using basic tools, you will learn hand -held carving techniques, including setting the ground, stop cutting, undercutting, rounding, and finishing. You will also learn sharpening basics, proper care, and storage of tools.

This class is appropriate for adults and 15+ with the permission of a parent.

Tools: If you have your own wood carving tools you may use or you will need a basic set, a sharpening stone (fine) and a leather strop

Flexcut offers an excellent basic set

www.woodcraft.com

Flexcut Beginners Palm Handled Carving Tool Set, 5 piece, Item #814055, $77.99

Flexcut Slipstrop Sharpening Kit, Item #143657, $15.50

You may use your own wood or purchase from the instructor. Bass wood is an excellent wood for beginning carving.



07/23/15 - 08/27/15

Members $175, Nonmembers $215



- http://fullercraft.org/event/basic-woodcarving-with-leslie-barton-mulledy/

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



Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

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

Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

Thursdays from July 16 through August 27, 12 noon

A series of free, half-hour concerts on the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at the Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus, Rock Harbor, Orleans. Buy a brown bag lunch, or bring your own, and enjoy a respite from the hectic workday or crowded beaches. Built by Nelson Barden & Associates of Boston, MA, the organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a museum-quality restoration and expansion of components from 17 organs of the E.M. Skinner Organ Company. When completed, it will include 150 ranks and over 12,000 pipes. Don't miss this new tradition!

Call 508-240-2400 for more information. www.gdaf.org



07/16/15 - 08/27/15

FREE



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



Basements

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

Basements

Directed by Robert Altman. With John Travolta, Tom Conti, Linda Hunt
Canada 1987, 35mm, color, 108 min

Altman and Harold Pinter became acquaintances after Pinter expressed his admiration for Secret Honor. In choosing to direct two early Pinter one-acts, The Dumb Waiter and The Room, the filmmaker was no doubt influenced by the playwright’s collaborations with Joseph Losey, who was an avowed influence on Altman. (Certainly both favored baroque eccentricity set in enclosed places, with Altman woolly where Losey was icy.) By the 1980s, with Altman himself working in Europe in a kind of economic exile, he would have had reason to identify with Losey’s exodus to England thirty years earlier. Basements is the title for the omnibus film that brings together the two sixty-minute films, each, once again, set in a single location. Digibeta presentation courtesy of the Robert Altman Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



08/27/15

$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#basements

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



Mayor Martin J. Walsh Summer Movie Series

Presented by City of Boston

Bring a blanket and join your neighbors for free family-friendly movies under the stars in Boston's beautiful parks.

Monday, August 3 / Hunt/Almont Park, Mattapan / The Lego Movie

Monday, August 10 / Moakley Park, South Boston / The Boxtrolls

Thursday, August 13 / Eden Street Park, Charlestown / Miracle

Monday, August 17 / Ramsey Park, Roxbury / Big Hero 6

Tuesday, August 18 / Ohrenberger Woodland Park,  West Roxbury / Paddington

Thursday, August 20 / Iacono Park, Hyde Park / Monsters University

Monday, August 24 / East Boston Stadium, East Boston / Planes Fire and Rescue

Thursday, August 27 / Town Field, Dorchester / Despicable Me 2



08/03/15 - 08/27/15

FREE



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/2015%20Summer%20Guide_tcm3-51102.pdf



Hyannis HyArts Free Summer Concerts

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street
6:00-7:30pm
Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape musicians. Bring your blankets and dancing shoes! Performances are listed at HyArtsDistrict.com Free parking available Town Hall, 230 South Street. Public restrooms at Bismore Park on the Harbor. No rain dates. All events are free and family friendly.
 



07/07/15 - 08/28/15

FREE



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater

ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz also asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



02/13/15 - 08/28/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

The Riot Theater - 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130



Family Series & Education Jan-Aug 2015

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

Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our Musical Theater Workshops. Your child will have adventures in acting, dancing, singing, and teamwork, and will work with professional actors, musicians, and theater educators in a creative, supportive environment to stage a final show on the last day of class. Classes are held weekdays after school. 

 



06/22/15 - 08/28/15

Visit our website for information on classes, with dates and tuition.



- http://natickarts.org/class-sections

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



Sh!t-faced Shakespeare (Davis Square)

Presented by Magnificent Bastard Productions at Davis Square Theatre

Shit-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member.

Side-splitting, raucous, and completely interactive, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 30,000 eager theatre goers across the UK, having successfully completed multiple sell-out runs of the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals.

With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same and audiences can even dictate when the actor gets to drink more to prevent unwanted sobriety.

Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive, and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist - reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

Please note this event is 21+ and state-issued ID's will be accepted at the door.



04/14/15 - 08/28/15

General Admission: $25



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shit-faced-shakespeare-tickets-15866483078

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



Concerts in the Courtyard

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts on Wednesday evening and Friday afternoons throughout the summer. Presenting the young talent of Berklee students, and part of Berklee's Summer in the City program, the the Central Library's courtyard will host music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk. Click here for a full list of performances and schedules.

In inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside to the Commonwealth Salon.

 



06/03/15 - 08/28/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/concerts.htm

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



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/



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Afternoon Delight

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Afternoon Delight is a hilarious, fully improvised, two-act show that’ll leave you wanting more. Actors from the Main Stage Show cast join alumni and NXT company actors to create an audience-interactive experience that’s different every time.



09/06/14 - 08/29/15

Tickets: $20



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

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



Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious sketches that're sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings to build a new experience every night. Come see why Improv Asylum has been voted Boston's Best Comedy!

PLUS: Weekend audiences are invited to come back at midnight for The Show Against Humanity on Fridays and Raunch on Saturdays!



09/05/13 - 08/29/15

Tickets: $20 - $27



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



The Golden Girls Live!: A Drag Parody

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

It's a loving drag parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens featuring everybody's favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo and the ditzy blonde and the southern sexy one. Picture It: Dorothy's husband Lucas dies and the girls go to Hollingsworth manor to console Dorothy. The "Lost" Reunion Episode is both touching and laugh out loud funny.

Don't miss this original cast from NYC celebrating their 13th year playing these amazing women.  



06/05/15 - 08/29/15

General Admission: $40
VIP Front of House w/Photo Op: $50



- http://GoldenGirlsLiveOnStage.com

Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



Family Show

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy. KIDS LOVE IT! Adults dig it, too.

(FAMILY SHOW SELLS OUT A LOT; WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BUY ADVANCE TICKETS)

Our improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot every week based on your suggestion. No two shows are alike! Best of all, children who want to participate have opportunities to be on stage and take part in the fun! Our show is ideal for family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. The Family Show is fun for the whole family and best for children ages 4-12.

Family Show features some of the most talented musicians and improv comedians in Boston:

Andy Short, Britt Mitchell, Emily DiPietro, Francesca Villa, Jamie Loftus, Johnny Lopez, Joseph Gels, Katie Greenman, Kevin Miller, Lauren Robinson, Luke Bruneaux, Mac Gostow, Matt Bistany, Noel Naczi and Rachel von Ahn Directed by Nate Lopez



04/04/15 - 08/29/15

TICKETS: $14, ONLY $8 for Children 12 and under



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

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



Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism. 
All tours are free to the public. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.



08/29/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



Judy Garland Live!

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe

Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music and legacy of Hollywood's golden age songbird. And lucky for us, there's a special way to celebrate: at Boston's Club Cafe! Club Cafe will be opening its doors every Saturday night (and a few Sunday matinees) with acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac as a triumphant 1960s-era Judy Garland. 

The entire show is sung live by Mac, who has won awards for his accurate and loving portrayal of the woman Tony Bennet called "The world's greatest entertainer."  Though June 22, 2015 marks the 46th Anniversary of Judy's untimely passing at the tender age of 47, Mac treats Judy as if she never left us.  Her voice is in top form, she looks great, and we are regaled with the songs she made famous, as well as a few that have never been heard before.



06/06/15 - 08/29/15

General Admission: $20
VIP Front of House w/Photo Op: $30
 



- http://www.TheJudyGarlandShow.com

Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116



Tom Rush

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rush’s easy, world-weary baritone and nimble finger-picking combined with his wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival.  



08/28/15 - 08/29/15

Tickets: $49 - $68



- http://rockportmusic.org/tom-rush/

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



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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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 David Letterman, 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

$20 for Thursday, 8/27
$25 for Friday, 8/28 and Saturday, 8/29



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

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



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse

Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the US and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul.



09/19/14 - 08/30/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group 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 - 08/30/15

Tickets: $60.05 - $117.70



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Cape Ann Big Band

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as Mack the KnifeI’ve Got You Under my Skin, and Take the A Train.



08/30/15

$19-$34



- http://rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-big-band/

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



Kinky Boots

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography.

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out!

"There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News



08/11/15 - 08/30/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/kinky-boots-baa/

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



The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

30 regional artists have created miniature masterpieces for this outdoor exhibition on the grounds of Highfield Hall. Appropriate for all ages.



06/28/15 - 08/30/15

Free admission.  $5 donation for fairy house map.



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

Come along on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same clues. The princess stays one step ahead by tricking the pirate at every turn. But when the princess is in danger from a giant octopus, she quickly discovers the benefit of having a loyal crew! Featuring colorful scenery, multiple styles of puppetry, and original pirate songs, you won't want to miss the boat on this fun adventure tale!

The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea is recommended for everyone ages 4 and up.



08/29/15 - 08/30/15

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Saint Anthony's Feast

at North End

Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. Named the “Feast of all Feasts” by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival has it all for people of every age: parades, strolling singers, live entertainment, contests and religious services are held daily.

Visitors stroll the beautifully decorated streets sampling the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato. Guests can also browse the wide selection of souvenir keepsakes and mementos.



08/28/15 - 08/30/15

Free



- http://www.stanthonysfeast.com/

North End - North and Fleet Streets, Boston, MA, 02222



Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's The Winters Tale

Presented by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company

Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its summer production, William Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz. In this re-imagining of a Shakespearean classic, The Winter’s Tale shines a light on jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Boasting some of the most intelligent and engaging women in Shakespeare’s canon, this tale invites us to re-examine our own modern day truths and relationships.

This production is presented with an all-female cast, and aims to redefine modern views on domestic violence and family relations. It is also produced as a free outdoor event with the support of local Somerville businesses. The audience will be repositioned between acts.

 

The cast includes Sarah Mass, Allison Gilman, April Singley, Leilani Ricardo, Caroline Markham, Kamela Dolinova, Mara Elisa Palma, Cassandra Meyer, Gail Shalan, and Juliet Bowler.

The design crew includes Julie Streeter (Production Manager), Elizabeth Ramirez (Stage Manager), Norma Heller (Costume Designer), Kat Nakaji (Set/Props Designer), Ben Leiberson (Lighting Designer/ME), Kiki Samko (Choreography), and Jeff Butcher (Sound/Musical Director).

 



08/14/15 - 08/30/15

FREE



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



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences. 

 

We are pleased to bring our Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour to over 20 locations throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva in our continued commitment to providing high-quality free and affordable theatre to communities that crave the performing arts.



08/29/15 - 08/30/15

FREE



- http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/shrew.html



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



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



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



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



Boston Choral Ensemble Open Rehearsal and Auditions

Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Old South Church in Boston

Boston Choral Ensemble has a few vacancies in each voice part for the 2015/16 season and we will be holding auditions as follows:

Tuesday, September 1st – Open Rehearsal and Auditions

Wednesday, September 2nd –  Auditions

The rehearsal and auditions will take place at Old South Church in Copley Square in downtown Boston from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

For more information, please visit our www.bostonchoral.org/auditions. Feel free to contact membership@bostonchoral.org with any questions.



09/01/15 - 09/02/15

FREE



- http://www.bostonchoral.org/auditions

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



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



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



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



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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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



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



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



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



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



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



Cinderella at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, and Monday at 10:30am and 1pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!

"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!

Saturday September 5 @ 1:00 and 3:00, Sunday September 6 @ 1;00 and 3:00, Monday September 7 @ 10:30 and 1:00 pm.



09/05/15 - 09/07/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



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

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



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



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



Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

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

Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story. 

In 1948, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.” 

Fort Scott was the town that he had left more than 20 years earlier, when after his mother died, he found himself—a teenager and the youngest of 15 children—suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.



01/17/15 - 09/13/15

Free with museum admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks

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



Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies

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

Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of Latin America with those of Europe, melding bananas and jungle foliage with ornate decorative objects and opulent architecture. His unexpected combinations harness the complex culture clash and enduring tension between the two regions. They also reference “magical realism”—the literary genre marked by a blend of the fantastic and mundane, perhaps best known today through the works of fellow Colombian Gabriel García Márquez and Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges.

Fuenmayor earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded the School’s prestigious Traveling Fellowship. He used the funds to visit part of his native country that he had never seen before: Leticia, Colombia’s southern-most city, which sits on the banks of the Amazon River where Colombia, Brazil, and Peru converge. This inspired Fuenmayor to make work on a Colombian banana plantation; his first video art piece, on view in the exhibition, documents that experience.



04/18/15 - 09/13/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gonzalo-fuenmayor

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



The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge

Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players

The Rape of Lucrece - by William Shakespeare, adapted by Dan Hodge

In the dark of night, a violent crime is committed — and nothing will ever be the same. Dan Hodge, the first of Peterborough’s Whitmore award winners, returns to the Players to perform his own one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s epic poem. “The performance...is the sort of bravura, visceral acting that makes you want to grab the lapels of friends who care about theater and shout Hodges’ praises until they agree to see it. It’s that good — among the best I’ve seen all year.” – Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union 



09/09/15 - 09/13/15

Single ticket sales begin 6/1/15



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

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



23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square

Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete, which promotes healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration that celebrates Cambridge’s diverse and international community. This free festival, embarking on its 23rd year, is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge, with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!



09/13/15

FREE



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



Shawn Colvin

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

An immensely talented and widely respected singer-songwriter, Shawn Colvin has carved an immovable place for herself amongst the pantheon of contemporary folk music.



09/13/15

Tickets: $49.00- $68.00



- 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

Marin Goleminov: Five Sketches for String Orchestra (1952)
Children's Game
Harvest 
Dance 
Story 
Round
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. A rare opportunity to hear Goleminov's music in America!

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

Benjamin Park: world premiere written for the FCO (2015). Ben is a talented composer from Massachusetts, 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.

 



09/13/15

$13/$8 Students, suggested. 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

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!

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!

Saturday September 12 @ 1:00 and 3:00, Sunday September 13 @ 1:00 and 3:00 pm.



09/12/15 - 09/13/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



- 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



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



Author Talk with Erika DeSimone, Voices Beyond Bondage An Anthology of Verse by African Americans

Presented by Boston Public Library

Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century is a collection of 150 poems culled from burgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era. These poems are not the work of a few elite literary masters but were penned mostly by everyday people compelled to verse. Whether they were formally schooled or self-taught, whether they were slaves, free peoples, or the descendants of slaves, African Americans put ink to paper and declared their passions in verse. Until now, these poems – and an entire literary movement – were lost to modern readers.Erika DeSimone is currently an editorial assistant at the Modern Language Association.



09/17/15

Free



- http://www.bpl.org/programs/author_series.htm



Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

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

Raised in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (known as Zaire at the time) with Angolan family roots, Ricardo Lemvo creates an exhilarating mix of African soukous, Cuban salsa and Angolan rhythms. His band’s latest project,La Rumba SoYo, has been called "a street party you have to dance your way through. Bright horns, fantastic bass lines, amazing percussion, and melodies that linger for days."—POP! Stereo 



09/17/15

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



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2786/ricardo-lemvo-makina-loca

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



Anjelah Johnson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Anjelah Johnson is of Mexican and Native American descent. She became an internet sensation with her viral video Nail Salon and later, she appeared on MADtv as a series regular, which then spawned another internet sensation Bon Qui Qui. Johnson was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on the show.

Johnson can also be seen as a live action character in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel alongside Jason Lee and the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler. In 2010, Johnson starred in Our Family Wedding. The film also stars Carlos Mencia, Regina King, and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.



09/18/15

$34.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/anjelah-johnson/

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



Kevin James

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.



09/18/15

$50.00-$75.00



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

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



September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Sept 19th, 2-3PM "Vanborkestra"..Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jazz concerts. The free hour long concerts are scheduled to begin at 2PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center. There are no rain dates.
 



09/19/15

FREE



- http://artsbarnstable.com



Circles VI: Connections

Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater

Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted Techniques!  In addition to dance performances, we will also showcase spoken word artists, visual artists, musicians and singers.  Each year we bring a number of fan favorites back to the stage in addition to some new acts that are sure to thrill you!  A unique, entertaining show, Circles is a true celebration of the arts in Boston!



09/19/15

$25/ticket
General Admission
Show starts at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm



- http://www.unytedstylzproductions.com/upcoming-performances--workshops.html

Boston University Dance Theater - 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. 
 



09/19/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.jphs.org

Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain - 215 Forest Hills Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA, 02130



Lula Pena

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

Born in Lisbon and now living in Barcelona, Lula Pena blends traditional fado with layers of Portuguese folk, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. With a commanding yet sensitive voice, Pena performs solo guitar and sings of passion and pain, mirroring her personal journey as both musician and poet. 



09/19/15

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



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2801/lula-pena

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



Summer Exhibition

Presented by The Guild of Boston Artists at The Guild of Boston Artists

The Guild's Summer Exhibition features more than 100 paintings by our members. We are especially happy to include multiple pieces by our 13 newly elected members. The subjects cover a variety of themes: landscapes, still lifes, coastal and marine, figurative, and cityscapes. The paintings are mainly oils but we also have charcoal drawings, watercolors, and pastels.



06/24/15 - 09/19/15

free



- http://guildofbostonartists.org

The Guild of Boston Artists - 162 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116



Kevin James

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.



09/19/15

$50-$75



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

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



Kevin James

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the upcoming ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, and its upcoming sequel for Sony Pictures Animation.



09/19/15

$50-75



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

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



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



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



Branching Out: Trees as Art

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art.  Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves and sap, over 30 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive opportunities ask us to consider our relationship with trees as a vital natural force.  From Diego Stocco's music compositions made with trees and leaves to Joseph Wheelwright's figurative root sculptures, this exhibition celebrates the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



09/27/14 - 09/20/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/175-branching_out_trees_as_art

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Jamey Johnson at Indian Ranch

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

An eleven-time Grammy ®-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is said to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. Jamey Johnson is one of the few artists that has been the winner of not one but two Song of the Year awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music for the songs “Give It Away” and “In Color”. His 2008 album That Lonesome Song was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, along with his 2010 album The Guitar Song which received a gold certification.  In 2013 he was named Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll for year’s best album.  It is no wonder that with top album sales and hit number 1 singles that Jamey Johnson has been hailed by The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal for masterpiece albums.



09/20/15

Reserved tickets: $45.00 and $40.00
Advanced GA (valid until September 6):$27.50
General Admission: $32.50
Children: $18.75



- http://indianranch.com/event/jamey-johnson/

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



Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music collaboratively. What’s more you can vote on what piece of music you’d like to see them perform. Stay tuned for more information. 



09/20/15

This event is included with admission to the Museum.

Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5. Free admission for Children under 12.



- http://fullercraft.org/event/open-rehearsal-with-the-brockton-symphony-orchestra/

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



Craft: Artisan Beers and Trades

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Craft brewers from throughout New England will serve mouth-watering beers in a spectacular beer garden, while exquisite glass artisans, woodcrafters and other tradespeople will demonstrate their work and sell their wares. See 19th century distilling practices along with hard cider sampling, and feast on delicious grilled meats and other treats.



09/19/15 - 09/20/15

$24 Adults, $22 Seniors (55+), Woo card discounts available



- https://www.osv.org/event/craft-artisan-beers-and-trades

Old Sturbridge Village - 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA, 01566



Lextopia: Lexington's Launch of mid-Century Modern

Presented by Lexington Historical Society at Lexington Depot

The Lexington Historical Society celebrates  the town’s unique architectural legacy with a new exhibit that opens in June 2015: Lextopia: Lexington’s Launch of Mid Century Modern. In the years after World War II, a diverse group of bold young architects came to the sleepy Boston suburb with a dream of revolutionizing home architecture and design. What they accomplished here has been called Lexington’s second revolution, and it certainly was an architectural “shot heard ‘round the world.”

The exhibit will highlight the architects who worked here and examine how their work affected Lexington and the larger world. It will showcase modernist architecture, furniture, and housewares from the Society’s collections, as well as artifacts donated by other individuals and organizations. Several mid-century modern house tours, a mid-century modern marketplace, Sunday afternoon gallery talks and other events will occur throughout the summer and fall.



06/20/15 - 09/20/15

Admission $5



- http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer

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

Smash hit Off-Broadway musical!

Some stories have to be sung.

A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — to tell one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a musical journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music. Benjamin Scheuer, pictured. Photos by Matthew Murphy.



08/26/15 - 09/20/15

$65-$25


 



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

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



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



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



Sir George and the Dragon at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!

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.

Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20 @ 1:00 and 3:00 pm.



09/19/15 - 09/20/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



- 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



Watercolors in Nature

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

Let nature inspire you! Explore the use of lines, colors and textures and more. Bring your own painting wish list! As warmer weather approaches we will begin to explore the outdoor world as weather allows. Small class size for individual attention.All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create!



05/05/15 - 09/22/15

Adults: $36 Members; $44 Non-Members.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=watercolors:program_code=39744

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



Fanfarai

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

The rousing 11-member Algerian/French brass band Fanfaraï puts on a high energy show, with a battery of horns, traditional percussion, North African raï, Balkan beats, Afro-Cuban swing, and jazz, all colliding into one big party. 



09/22/15

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



- http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/3056/fanfarai

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



The Wiggles Rock and Roll Pre-School Tour

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

The Rock n’ Roll Preschool Tour features songs from their new Rock n’ Roll Preschool CD and DVD. This release will top the charts of every home! You’ll shake to “That’s the Sound of Rock & Roll," rise and shine with “Wake Up!," swing along as you “Dance with Emma” and be the coolest kid in preschool with “I Want a Leather Jacket." The Rock n’ Roll Preschool tour will get you all shook up, mixing some of these new hits with wiggles classics such as “Hot Potato!," “Rock – a – Bye Your Bear” and “Do the Propeller." The fab four of under-fives will of course be joined by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!



09/22/15

Full price tickets are $29.50 and $39.50.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=222

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



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



Joan Armatrading

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A British superstar, singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading has steadily built a powerful fanbase on this side of the Atlantic, anchored by her distinctive, dynamic voice and uncanny ability to shift seamlessly between folk, rock, new wave, blues, jazz and funk.  



09/23/15

$60-$98



- http://rockportmusic.org/joan-armatrading/

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



The Tony V Show

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Boston comedy legend, and headliner, Tony V, as he and fresh-faced local talent share stories and deliver a taste of Boston’s unique brand of comedy 



09/02/15 - 09/23/15

$15 General Admission



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=401595

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



Home Free - Don't It Feel Good

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre

When country vocal band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

They have become known for their high-energy performances, peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.

Since their Sing-Off win, Home Free has released two albums (Crazy Life and Full Of Cheer), selling more than 150,000 copies; they’ve embarked on two major national tours, selling more than 100,000 tickets in North America; they’ve released more than 20 music videos, amassing more than 35-million YouTube views.

They continue to build a national audience as they bring their Don’t It Feel Good Tour to town on the in support of their third major release on Columbia Records out in Fall 2015.



09/23/15

$35-50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/home-free/

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



NT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.



09/24/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/beaux-stratagem

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



Dance Friday

Presented by Dance Friday

Join us every week Dance Friday is a place to dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke-, scent-, and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization. We're located at 3 Church Street in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square.



09/15/13 - 09/25/15

All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Suggested Donation is on a sliding scale of $10-15, Youth ages 13-23 $5. Children 12 and under are free. We recommend casual, light-weight, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.



- http://dancefriday.org/



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



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/



Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show.  You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner.  A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening.  But be careful!  Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!
 



08/01/15 - 09/26/15

69.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



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



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



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



Robin Hood at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!
 

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.

Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27 @ 1:00 and 3:00 pm.



09/26/15 - 09/27/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



- 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



Big Screen Classics: CRUMB

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Meet R. Crumb: legendary underground comic book artist, ragtime jazz aficionado and arguably one of the less eccentric members of his extended family.

A landmark documentary that reached a wide audience for its time, Crumb remains a singular portrait of what inspires and influences the creation of art.



09/28/15

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



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

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



Tour of the William Hickling Prescott House

Presented by Colonial Dames of America in Massachusetts

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Boston Brahmin living in one of the beautiful homes of Beacon Hill? Come take a tour of the Prescott House and see what the interior of one looks like and hear about the families who called this house home! 
The William Hickling Prescott House is a treasure of Federal style architecture located right on Beacon Street across from the Boston Common. Built in 1808, this beautiful Beacon Hill townhouse tells the story of Boston. The first owner, James Smith Colburn, hired the renowned architect Asher Benjamin using riches derived from his import/export business. Many original details remain, including a stunning Doric colonnade in the entrance hall. 


From 1845 to 1859 the noted American historian and author, William Hickling Prescott lived here and wrote many of his most important works in his third floor study. The house was updated (just a bit) in the early 20th century to make way for the 'Gilded Age'. 
The Prescott House is the headquarters of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Massachusetts who maintain it as a house museum filled with lovely period antiques, not to mention an extensive collection of antique costumes (18th-20th c), which is on a rotating display. 



05/13/15 - 09/30/15

$8.00

We are a member of the Blue Star Museums Initiative: admission for active duty military personnel and their families is always free.



- http://nscdama.org/william-hickling-prescott-house/



The NXT Cast

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum

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



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



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



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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Bach Rearranged

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

2015/16 Evening Concert Series - Bach Reimagined

In the first of the season's evening concert series, Bach Rearranged, our musicians show how Bach himself, Stravinsky, and the Swingle Singers took off on Bach’s works.

Ryan Turner conducts the Orchestra and Soloists of Emmanuel Music   Bach:     Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor, BWV 1067     Concerto for Three Violins in d minor, BWV 1064R Swingle:     Bach Vocal Arrangements Stravinsky:     Four Preludes and Fugues from     "Das Wohltemperierte Klavier"   Tickets Available July 15, 2015 at www.emmanuelmusic.org  



10/03/15

$10.00 - $150.00



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/15-16season/caltix15-16_bach_rearranged.html

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



The Boys in the Band

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Zeitgeist Stage Company opens their 15th season with "The Boys in the Band" by Mart Crowley.  The play opened in 1968 off-Broadway and is considered the first play to portray gay men in an honest and compassionate manner. 

Zeitgeist Stage’s production of "The Boys in the Band" will feature Victor Shopov (Norton Award Winner for ZSC’s "Bent") and Ryan Landry (Multiple Norton Award Winner for his work with the Gold Dust Orphans).  This seminal work of the Off-Broadway movement premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage.  Michael (Shopov) is throwing a birthday party for Harold (Landry), 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.”



09/11/15 - 10/03/15

Wednesday and Thursday @ 7:30 PM, $35

Friday @ 8 PM, Saturday @ 4 & 8 PM, Sunday @ 2 PM, $40



- 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



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



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 at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!

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.

Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4 @ 1:00 and 3:00 pm.



10/03/15 - 10/04/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



- 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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 at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, and Monday at 10:30am and 1pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!

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!

Saturday October 10 @ 1:00 and 3:00, Sunday October 11 @ 1:00 and 3:00, Monday October 12 @ 10:30 and 1:00 pm.



10/10/15 - 10/12/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



- 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 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



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



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



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



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



Puppet Showplace Slam: Grownup 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! October’s slam showcases puppeteers’ irreverent takes on classic fairy tales. Live music, cash bar.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Funding made possible in part by the Puppet Slam Network | www.puppetslam.com | www.facebook.com/PuppetSlamNetwork.



10/17/15

$15 Adult/$13 Student (ID Required)



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

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



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



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



A Cloud of Canvas

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Resident Playwright, Art Devine (9-Ball, Winter Wheat, The Bottom of the Sky), finds inspiration in a little known and understood tragic event in the history of the early 19th century China trade.  Filled with exciting action and colorful and passionate people from Salem to the shores of Canton, A Cloud of Canvas explores the incomprehensible persistence of hate and revenge across generations.



09/17/15 - 10/18/15

Tickets: $28.00
 



- http://www.caperep.org

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



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



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 at Puppet Showplace

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

Join us for our Fall Fairy Tale series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to be enchanted by our captivating fall performances. Saturday - Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Find the full calendar of shows at http://www.puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/. $12 General Admission $8 for members!

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.

Saturday October 17 @ 1:00 and 3:00, Sunday October 18 @ 1:00 and 3:00 pm.



10/17/15 - 10/18/15

$12 General Admission $8 for members



- 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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 by Lauren Gunderson

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

They have more in common than they know.

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

$65-$25



- 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



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



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



"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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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. 



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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 St