Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

A member of the “second generation” of New York graffiti artists, Chris Ellis—best known by his street name, Daze—has been hailed as one of the most important ‘writers’ of his time. Daze began his career in graffiti as a teenager, tagging subway cars alongside Crash, Seen, Lady Pink, and Futura. Turning his focus from trains to canvas in the early 1980s, Daze has been one of the most successful graffiti artists of his generation to transition from street to studio. Using spray paint in combination with the more traditional media of oil and acrylic to capture the energy and essence of the urban scene, Daze’s large-scale paintings are a provocative blend of spontaneity and control, abstraction and representation. This exhibition presents recent works in juxtaposition with a group of paintings, prints, and photographs chosen by the artist from the Addison’s permanent collection. Revealing intriguing and unexpected resonances in artistic approach, theme, and subject matter, this conversation not only sets Daze’s work within the context of American art history, but also provides new insight into some of the museum’s familiar favorites. Chris Daze Ellis is the Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence for spring 2014.



05/03/14 - 07/31/14

Free



- http://www.addisongallery.org



POP! Selections from the Collection

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Characterized by bright, explosive, and accessible imagery, Pop Art was unlike any other movement of the 20th century in its instant popularity and its all-encompassing cultural impact. Emerging in the U.S. in the early 1960s, a time of unprecedented economic prosperity, Pop Art explored the image world of a rapidly growing consumer society. Taking inspiration from advertising, pulp magazines, billboards, movies, television, comic strips, and shop windows, and basing their techniques and style on aspects of media and mass reproduction, artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol blurred the lines between art and commodity in humorous, witty, and often ironic works that can be seen as both celebrations and critiques of popular culture. POP! includes prints, sculptures, paintings, and artists’ books drawn from the permanent collection, many never before exhibited at the Addison.



05/03/14 - 07/31/14

Free



- http://www.addisongallery.org



Loisaida: New York's Lower East Side in the '80s

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 The decades leading up to the 1980s were a time of ferment and unrest in the country, triggered by events such as the Vietnam War, the bombing in Cambodia, the Kent State shootings, black power initiatives, gay riots at Stonewall Inn, and for the City of New York, the fiscal crisis in 1974. All of this set the stage in the early ’80s for what the Boston-based, avant-garde collector John P. Axelrod (Phillips Academy Class of 1964) has called “a roiling environment for the emergence of new and exciting art forms.” In New York two distinct yet intertwined threads of art emerged: Graffiti, which left its spray-painted tags on the streets, bridges, trains, and abandoned buildings beginning first in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, and then spreading soon after to the outer boroughs, and Loisaida, the colloquial Latino pronunciation of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where this diverse group of artists concentrated their activity. It is Loisaida’s uniquely American expression that has captured Axelrod’s most recent collecting enthusiasm and resulted in the selection from his personal collection that is presented in this exhibition.



04/12/14 - 07/31/14

Free



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July Summer Concert Series

Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center at Christopher Columbus Park

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center will be partnering with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Arts, and Tourism for a 4 Week July Summer Concert series on the Waterfront!

Concerts will feature local New England performing artists, bands, and musicians. Several NEMPAC faculty members are featured.

July 10th - Scott Boni Jazz Quartet "Great Songs from Classic Movies in Hollywood"

July 17th - Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare! "A Musical and Dramatic Celebration of the BARD"

July 24th- Eight to the Bar: "Blues, Jazz, and Swing from New Orleans"

July 31st - Bella Notte "Italian Opera & Song Favorites"

*Rain Dates: Aug 7th and Aug 14th.



07/10/14 - 07/31/14

FREE outdoor concert on the Waterfront



- http://nempacboston.org

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



Grace Kelly

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

When an artist sells out their first-ever gig at Boston’s world-renowned Scullers Jazz Club, people take notice. Especially if that artist is 11 years old. Grace Kelly has been wowing audiences since a pre-teen, her adept saxophone playing and intricate compositions belying her age. But Kelly proved more than just a talented kid with a horn. She has developed into a true artist, capable of fusing a host of differing influences into a unique vision wholly her own.



07/31/14

$52 $41 $31



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



Metropolitan Wind Symphony Concerts in the Park

Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Hastings Park Bandstand

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 43rd season with 4 Free traditional outdoor Band Concerts on Thursdays July 10, 17, 24, and 31.  MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the varied music programs, which will have something for all tastes.

Selections will include Stars and Stripes Forever and King Cotton by John Philip Sousa, Dixieland Live! by Lewis Buckley, Light Cavalry Overture and Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppe, Victory at Sea by Robert Russell Bennett, American Salute by Morton Gould, Rolling Thunder by Henry Fillmore, and The Cowboys Overture by John Williams.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and to picnic while enjoying the concerts. The concerts will be held, weather permitting. Admission and Parking are FREE! Visit the MWS web page at http://www.mws-boston.org for information and directions. Email mws@mws-boston.org or call the MWS Concert Line at (617) 983-1370 with any questions.
 



07/10/14 - 07/31/14

Free



- http://www.mws-boston.org/events/2014hastings1

Hastings Park Bandstand - Mass. Ave.and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



Haas Kowert Tice CD Release

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The Trio of Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, and Paul Kowert is a confluence of three of the most exciting young voices in acoustic music today. While each member carries an impressive resume of professional experience, it is the devotion to collaboration and the pursuit of a unique group sound that sets them apart.

California-born Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. She grew up honing her craft in fiddle camps nationwide, and came to her unique sound through the old time fiddling of Bruce Molsky and the innovative stylings of Darol Anger. A prodigious youth, she began touring with Darol's Republic of Strings at the age of 14. She simultaneously studied baboons in the evolutionary biology department of Princeton University and joined seminal chamber-grass band Crooked Still. She has toured with them since, and also performed with Yonder Mountain String Band, Tony Trischka, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (her cellist sister), Abigail Washburn, and The Waybacks. She played her fiddle on Steve Martin's Grammy Award-winning CD, "The Crow," and performed in his band on Letterman and SNL. She released her debut self-titled solo album at 17, produced by Darol Anger and featuring Bruce Molsky, Mike Marshall, Alison Brown and others. Currently residing in Boston, she is the co-leader of the Brittany Haas/Dan Trueman band who released their debut record "Criss Cross" in 2011. She also plays in a duo with Swedish fiddler Lena Jonsson and the avant-garde fiddle/dance ensemble 4tet.
Paul Kowert grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from The Curtis Institute of Music in 2009, he joined the band Punch Brothers and moved to Brooklyn, NY. Since then the band has made two albums and toured extensively throughout the US, UK and Europe, contributed music to "The Hunger Games," "This is Forty," and "Inside Llewyn Davis," and appeared on Conan, Leno, Letterman, Jools Holland, A Prairie Home Companion, and Austin City Limits. In addition to playing with Punch Brothers, Paul has toured with Mike Marshall's Big Trio, Dave Rawlings Machine, and Haas Kowert Tice. Drawing from his extensive experience in classical music, endless pursuit of adapting traditional fiddle styles to bass, and formidable chops, he is truly one of the most original bassists working today.
Hailing from Annapolis Maryland, Jordan Tice is an innovative flatpicker and prolific composer of acoustic music. The son of two bluegrass musicians, he grew up playing with various bluegrass bands and singer/songwriters around Maryland until 2005 when he enrolled at Towson University to study music composition on full scholarship. He released his debut recording of original music at the age of 17 on Patuxent Records and has since released 2 more recordings of his music to rave reviews. He has either performed and recorded with Mark Schatz and friends, Frank Wakefield, Darol Anger, and Tony Trischka. He has been featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and played the music of Steve Martin commissioned for New York City's esteemed "Shakespeare in the Park" series in Central Park in summer 2012. His album "The Secret History" (2012) features Paul Kowert on bass and Simon Chrisman on hammered dulcimer. He also performs with Tony Trischka, The Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, The Depue Brothers Band, Lily Henley, and Mariel Vandersteel.
Together, Haas, Kowert, and Tice have produced a body of work containing flights of improvisation and interesting compositional turns all grounded by memorable melodies and driving rhythms. The group's adventurous spirit and desire to show the audience something new is never at the expense of the most intrinsically rewarding elements of music such as the beauty of a well crafted melody or the dance-inspiring energy of a great groove. www.haaskowerttice.com

 



07/31/14

Non-member: $18/Member $16



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



Wish You Were Here - Summer Postcard Show

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Reception and Sale: Friday, July 11th, 6-8pm



07/08/14 - 07/31/14

FREE



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Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

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

Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group embracing various genres of Latin American and Cuban music, with deep roots in timba mixed with jazz, funk, and Latin music.



07/31/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/latimbop/

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



Peter Ward & the Electric Blues

Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

New England native, Peter Ward may have been raised in Maine; however, once you hear him play you would think otherwise. Taking a page from some of the greats, his style is a fusion and a “tip of the hat” to blues luminaries, integrating traditional Chicago-style blues of Jimmy Rogers, urban blues of BB King, swing blues, and classic country. He has played guitar alongside blues artists such as Jimmy Rogers, Otis Rush, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Ronnie Earl once was quoted in Metronome calling him one of the best blues players around. Joining him will be his brother, Mudcat Ward on bass, Robert Martino on drums, and Hank Walther on keys. The band moves seamlessly from the traditional to edgy, unpredictable riffs, giving a unique interpretation of classic blues.



07/31/14

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/events/292841350889698/

Smoken Joe's BBQ - 351 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, 02135



Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her second album, BASS SOUNDS: Evolved, at the concert, and CDs will be available for purchase.



07/31/14

$20/$15



- http://www.sohipboston.org



Playing With Tap - Using music to create & explore rhythmic ideas with your feet!

Presented by T.J. JAZZ at Green Street Studios

We take lots of classes, but how often do we know what to do with all that vocabulary and technique once we leave the classroom? Never mind working with live musicians or choreographing.

We’ll establish a general comprehension of basic musical & structural concepts as our tools to creating phrases and structures for improvising with vocabulary that we already know. Whether your vocabulary consists only of simple step ball changes or one legged wings, playing with music will bring a little more swing to your feet!
**Appropriate for all levels. **NOT a technique class.

INSTRUCTOR
T.J. Jazz (Spain/US)



07/24/14 - 07/31/14

Workshop price $40



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

Green Street Studios - 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



BOOMTOWN: Summer Concert Series

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Multicultural Arts Center will be presenting the Boomtown Free Music Concert Series this summer from Monday, July 28th – Thursday, July 31st. We have four fantastic musical groups and the concerts begin at 7pm each night in our beautiful theater. Friends, family members, and co-workers welcome! And while you enjoy these great musicians and their music you can also grab some tasty bites and something to drink from our food and drink indoor picnic selections. This year we will be featuring Sol y Canto, Lisa Thorson, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and the Jetro Da Silva Group.



07/28/14 - 07/31/14

Free



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/

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



Jessica Prouty Band

Presented by Town of Acton

The Jessica Prouty Band, female-fronted, rock band, has won the John Lennon Educational Tourbus Daddy's Junky Music Rockin' Roland Battle of the Bands, won first place in Children's Hospital Boston Notes for the Cure Battle for Best Song, been in the top 10 of Little Stevens Underground Garage Battle of the Female-fronted bands, second in NAMM-sponsored nationwide SchoolJamUSA contest in CA at Downtown Disney where Jessica also received best vocalist, Cam best drummer, and Jon best guitarist. First in the RJL Memorial Battle of the Bands. First in the WXIN Rhode Island 2014 Rock Hunt. Three now attend Berklee. Their original songs have been played on Boston's 92.5 The River, WFNX, WAAF, WATD, Pixy 103, plus WBRU (RI) and WTOS, 106.3 The Bone (both Maine), 106.3 Frank FM, 104.9 The Hawk, WHEB (all NH), WHJY (RI). They've played clubs like Wally's (NH), Mardi Gras (RI), Nectar's and Higher Ground (VT), as well as the Lowell Auditorium for the New England Music Awards, amusement parks, the Maine Lobster Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, state parks, camps, and numerous VT, ME and MA fairs



07/31/14

Free



- http://acton-ma.gov/events



Bigfoot

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

Have you ever spotted the elusive Bigfoot? Come learn about nature and the animals that share the wilderness with him, make a diorama he’d be happy to call home, and test your skills in the Bigfoot obstablce course. There have been reports of Bigfoot all over the world, including Massachusetts, but the only way to find out if they are real is to investigate! The New England Reptile and Raptor Show will be performing at 11am. At 1pm you will have the chance to make your very own Bigfoot expedition kit (while supplies last). For more information call The Children's Museum in Easton at (508) 230-3789 or check our website, www.childrensmuseumineaston.org.


 



07/31/14

General: $9; Members/Children under 1: Free

Pay for admission the day of the event at the Museum.



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

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



2014 Summer Pre-College Session

Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

Study art and design in a college environment with professional artists. Our college courses for high school students are designed to challenge the imagination, foster creativity and help students find a pathway to a career in the visual arts. Students earn 1-college level credit after successful completion of our 7-session courses. Non-credit workshops and online portfolio preparation coureses are also offered during Summer semester.

 



07/07/14 - 08/01/14

$155-$210



- http://www.lesley.edu/pre-college



Summer Day Camp

Presented by PluggedIn Teen Band Program

Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Session includes all the most popular parts of our Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. The summer session runs Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm with late pick up available and is open to musicians ages 10 to 18.

Session 1: July 7, 2014 to July 18, 2014

Session 2: July 21, 2014 to August 1, 2014



07/07/14 - 08/01/14

$1200 per 2-week session



- http://www.pluggedinband.org/programs/summer-program/



Big Picture Art House Summer Workshopsi

Presented by Big Picture Art House

 July 21st and July 28th: Two-week Fiction Film: Students will learn screenplay structure, story development, directing, acting, filming and editing. This year's fiction class is two weeks instead of one. This will give the class more time to film and edit our movie. Editing is done in iMovie. Also this year, we will have the option of using a screenplay already written by members our "film club".



07/21/14 - 08/01/14

$550 for two weeks



- http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com



Liz Longley

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A young singer-songwriter of startling maturity, Philadelphia native Liz Longley has catapulted into the folk-pop consciousness. The recent Berklee School of Music grad possesses both a honeyed voice that immediately demands attention, and a melodic sensibility that just can’t be taught. Longley, who now lives in Nashville, has already released two acclaimed full-length records and has one coming out this year. Its much-buzzed about single, “This Is Not the End,” is already making waves on the radio. She is poised to have a breakout year in 2014.



08/01/14

$39 $35 $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/liz-longley/

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



The Winery Dogs

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at 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. They are a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they’re best known for. The Winery Dogs toy with established styles and turn them into something special, complete with Sheehan’s acrobatic bass fills and Kotzen’s rapidfire solos, which help The Winery Dogs blend in a way that’s both instantly recognizable and utterly individual.



08/01/14

$35-$55



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



Devon Govoni: New Painting

Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by faculty member Devon Govoni.
Devon’s show title, “A Wide Range of Emotions,” refers both to her work as a therapist and the wide range of media and subject matter she employs in her painting. Devon states “I paint portraits of humans and monsters that carry layers of complexity within them...[the creation] will take its own form and go into a direction of its own, using me as the vehicle to get where it needs to go.” A family therapist who uses expressive therapies in her practice, Devon says her art philosophy is similar to her philosophy of dealing with clients. Both need to find their own solutions, their own paths.



05/19/14 - 08/01/14

FREE



- http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College - 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Ballroom With A Twist

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

If you can't get enough of "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" this is your chance to take your obsession to the next level with these popular reality TV shows live on North Shore Music Theatre's stage! BALLROOM WITH A TWIST features celebrity pros from "Dancing with the Stars," dancing with finalists from "So You Think You Can Dance" along with live vocals provided by finalists from "American Idol." BALLROOM WITH A TWIST brings a frenzy of sizzling dance moves by professional international dancers spanning the hot moves of Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Jive. It is a spectacular dancing and singing extravaganza that is fun entertainment for the whole family - live at North Shore music Theatre!

POST SHOW MEET & GREET: $200 (Limited to 60 guests, does not include ticket to the show) - Includes a post show reception with the cast in the Broadway Club, free professional photos with the stars, one complimentary drink at the bar. The stars request no individual photos/selfies be taken during the reception to allow the stars to mingle with everyone. There will be a professional photographer taking an individual photo of each guest with all of the stars. The photo is free and will be emailed to you the day after the show. (You can purchase the meet & greet online with new ticket purchases. If you have already purchased a ticket, please call the box office (978-232-7200) to purchase the meet & greet.)



07/31/14 - 08/01/14

$69.00 for Inner Circle, $59.00 for All Others



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

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



Pocahontas

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

This historically accurate tale follows the life of Pocahontas from when she meets John Smith and the English colonists, to her marriage to John Rolfe, and her journey to England.



08/01/14

$12.00 Inner Circle, $10.00 All Other Seats



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=1603

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



Progression: Works by Ruth Daniels

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

When asked what inspires her as an artist, Ruth Daniels answers, “Everything from A - Z inspires me. Art, books, candy, detritus, entertainment, fractals, games, horses, images, Japanese prints, knowledge, labyrinths, magnetic fields, nature, optical illusions, patterns, quilts, rakes, Stonehenge, tools, UFO’s, Vikings, wavelengths, x-rays, yarn, Zen."

“Progression” includes two different explorations: “Shift” and “Tangled.” Many of the pieces in “Shift” are constructed from thin boards connected with waxed thread or nails.  Daniels created the “Tangled” series to answer her need for portable artwork.  Daniels fashioned the pieces from rags, thread, rope, and wire because “these materials allow for flexibility and structure simultaneously.”

“Progression” will be on display at the Chandler Gallery from June 20 through August 1, 2014 with an opening reception on June 27 from 6-8pm. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community. Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education.



06/20/14 - 08/01/14

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Winners Concert

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

 South Shore Conservatory presents the ninth season of the Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), with DMF faculty and student performances from July 20 through August 1. Nestled in the South Shore seaside town of Duxbury, DMF draws international undergraduate and graduate students who wish to participate in an intensive program for the study and performance of solo and chamber repertoires. Spectacular performances open to the public culminate the training these accomplished musicians receive during the Festival. In celebration of the efforts of the DMF faculty and students, and with the help of more than 150 volunteers, the Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival presents a multitude of community events. South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George Street, Duxbury
$45 per person
Winners of DMF Solo, Concerto and Chamber Competitions in concert
Post-concert "farewell" reception
Sponsored by Cynthia and John Reed Tickets for all events will be available beginning June 1. A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

About Duxbury Music Festival Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), a program of South Shore Conservatory, is an intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England. Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, DMF brings faculty and students from around the world to the idyllic seaside community of Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod. DMF is a 16-day intensive program for the study and performance of solo and chamber repertoires for undergraduate and graduate students and adult professionals. Festival Director, Stephen Deitz, gathers to this historic and picturesque town a renowned faculty who offer chamber performances, as well as individual instruction and ensemble coaching. Both Festival faculty and students perform in concerts in public and private venues, from the Duxbury Town Green and The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful seaside homes and barns. DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 150 volunteers and over 2000 patrons each season. DMF headquarters are located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at The Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.



08/01/14

$45 per person



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



First Fridays: White Hot

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

Summer in the city? You don’t have to travel far to beat the heat. Don your summer whites and head to Boston’s waterfront for a sizzling dance party with refreshing cocktails, a cool breeze, and hot tunes from some of Boston’s best DJs.



08/01/14

FREE for members



$15 for nonmembers







Includes museum admission, live entertainment, and special programming.







This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are recommended. ICA Members can attend the event for free, but are encouraged to make advance reservations. The museum will not be open to visitors outside of the First Fridays event.







Please note: ICA First Fridays is a private, ticketed event. Admission is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Discounts, promotions and admission vouchers do not apply toward First Fridays admission.



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/first-fridays/white-hot/

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



Underscore Friday Evening

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

Capital Region resident discounts available.



08/01/14

$10-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Capturing Wellfleet Exhibition

Presented by Addison Art Gallery

Featuring paintings by Rick Fleury, Paul Schulenburg and award-winning plein air artists at Wellfleet Public Library. For more information please visit: http://www.addisonart.com/wellfleet/default.html 



07/19/14 - 08/01/14

Free



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



Choro Das 3 with Howard Alden, Jeanne Gies, and Friends

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Choro das 3 is a Brazilian trio which was formed in 2003. Since then, the 3 sisters from the interior state of Sao Paulo, who have chosen to play instrumental music, have been recognized professionally at a level they never imagined. In spite of their young age, sisters Corina, Lia and Elisa have amassed an amazing number of major performances. In 2002 they played for a public of more than one million people during their performance at Reveillon at Paulista Avenue, a public New Years Eve Party, in Sao Paulo.

Throughout their 7-year career, the musical talent of Choro das 3 has been enjoyed by very distinguished audiences such as: president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and ministers from the Federal Supreme, the Superior Justice and the Electoral Superior Tribunals, who were very impressed and touched by their music, praising them for their work in spreading Brazilian music and culture. The girls, having been invited to perform at the Sao Paulo Governors Palace several times, have had the privilege to play for former governors Geraldo Alkimin and Jose Serra, who have publicly stated their admiration for their music.



08/01/14

Nonmembers $22/ Members $20
 



- http://www.passim.org

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



The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out For Once

Presented by Mommy-Con Boston at the Revere Hotel

The Pump and Dump is a parents' night out, designed to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children. Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sidekick, MC Doula, host this raucous evening of comedy, inappropriate music, games, prizes, drinking, swearing and parental commiseration. Shayna and 'Doula have been performing monthly, sold-out shows in Denver, Colorado since 2012 and started touring this year.



08/01/14

$20



- http://www.thepumpanddumpshow.com



Allison Adams Tucker: World Jazz Tour

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

"World jazz with urbane cool." Join multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker from Southern California on a musical journey as she celebrates the release of her second CD "April in Paris", songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. The album was recorded in Paris on UNESCO's 1st International Jazz Day at the end of her last Europe tour, including international musicians and arrangers from 5 countries.  With a voice "supple as silk and smooth as cashmere" (eJazzNews), and "mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French" (GirlSingers.org), Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms in 6 languages that is turning heads. From Brazilian to straight ahead, French chansons to Mediterranean and beyond, "expect the unexpected." (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene)

Allison's debut CD "Come With Me" (Allegato Music 2008), co-produced by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague (Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, Sergio Mendes) and arranged by Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter, Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin), received international acclaim, was nominated for Best Jazz Album 2009 by the San Diego Music Awards, and continues to receive airplay on radio stations in 18 countries. Allison's voice can be heard on national jingles and video games, and her interpretation of "La Vie En Rose" is one to the top downloads on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify worldwide.

Allison performs regularly for audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and around the US, and is joined for this Boston performance and her East Coast tour by a stellar international group:

Romain Collin piano
Mauricio Zottarelli drums
José Pienasola bass



08/01/14

$15 Reserve online or cash at the door. General admission seating.



- http://www.ryles.com/month.cfm?month=08/2014

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



All hands Hoay for Awesome Robb’s Magic Pirate Show

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

Ayyye Matey’s if its a fun yar looking for sail over to the Children’s Museum in Easton. Friday August 1st the Children’s Museum in Easton will be having Pirate Drop in Day from 10am-3pm. Awesome Robb will be having a pirate magic show at 11am! If it’s an adventure you’re looking for Robb is the one to go to! He will bring his magic chest full of magic and juggling apparatus guaranteeing a jolly ‘ol time. At 1pm the Museum will be teaching you how to be a true Buccaneer! Create treasure maps to hide your booty, hear “tales from the sea” and learn all the pirate jargon with help from the Children’s Museum in Easton. Avast ye and you will learn the ropes and graduate from “landlubber” to “pirate”, making it easier to participate in marshmallow cannon target practice! Lose your sea legs and sail on down to the Museum. We are waiting for all you lads and lassies to show us what you’re made of!



08/01/14

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



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org

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



Scotty McCreery

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

In just over two years, Scotty McCreery has become one of country’s hottest rising stars. His platinum-selling debut album, Clear As Day, made Billboard history and helped him win several new artist awards. With his follow-up release See You Tonight, as well as his previous work, his bass voice and an irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. As evidenced by the crowds at Indian Ranch, McCreery has become a favorite of all ages because of the universal appeal of his music, warmth, and all-American values.



08/02/14

Tickets: $30.00-$47.50
Children's: $20.00



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Katy Perry

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

International superstar, Katy Perry, will kick off the North American leg of her highly anticipated PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR.

She will be touring in support of PRISM, which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200 and remains in the Top Ten three months after release. The platinum album has given Katy her biggest ever single with "Roar," while "Dark Horse" just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100.

Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara will open for Katy in different markets during the 4-month North American tour. "THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR is coming to light up some of my favorite North American cities this summer, as well as some new cities that you introduced me to through your video requests" said Katy. "This colorful show will bring you all the songs you know as well as ones from my new album, PRISM. I'm so excited that I got to hand-select some of my favorite artists to join me on this journey - I know you'll love Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara as much as I do."



08/01/14 - 08/02/14

$29.50 - $154.00



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=250

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



That Metal Show

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamison from That Metal Show on VH1 are taking their show on tour this spring. The night will feature comedy by Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, rock and roll trivia with Eddie Trunk, a That Metal Show history lesson and more!



08/02/14

$23-$52.30
 



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



Farm. Field. Sea.

Presented by Farm. Field. Sea.

 All Good Food Has A Story. Farm. Field. Sea. are intimate, experiential, soil to table experiences for foodie and adventure travelers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Partnering with local soil and sea farmers and the island’s top chefs, Farm. Field. Sea. invites their guests behind-the-scenes for hands on adventure of the Island’s unique, authentic food community.

At Farm. Field. Sea. you will experience first hand the creativity, inspiration, and passion of growing, fishing, harvesting,
foraging and creating a simple, locally sourced meal.

Farm. Field. Sea. will journey to Morning Glory Farm, one of the premier family-owned farms on Martha's Vineyard, where guests will be immersed in the heritage, history, and craft of sowing, harvesting, and tending animals. We will meet the Athearn family to learn how to select the best of what the soil has to offer throughout the growing season, and why loving care for animals translates into good meat. The adventure features experiential cooking with Chef Robert Lionette to create a meal fresh from the farm.

Collaborators: Morning Glory Farm, Edgartown, Honeysuckle Oyster Farm. MV Shellfish Group

adventure. breakfast. lunch

Saturday dinner@ Noepe Center
open to the public
to benefit Noepe Center



08/02/14

Full Day into evening: $300 per person.

Dinner only: $75 per person
To benefit Noepe Center



- http://www.ffsmv.com



"The Jungle Book: The Story of Mowgli's Fire" by The Frisch Marionettes

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle. After surviving close encounters with the tiger Shere Kahn, Mowgli is finally returned to his mother. He tries to learn the ways of Mankind, and is especially curious about the glowing fire, which he calls “the red flower.” When Shere Kahn threatens to defeat Akela the Wolf to become Lord of the Jungle, Mowgli must return to the wild to save his animal family. Will he make it in time? Find out in this classic adventure story featuring appearances by Baloo the Bear, Hathi the Elephant, and two outrageous monkeys!

July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday through Saturday) | 10:30am & 1pm



07/30/14 - 08/02/14

$12 general/$8 members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

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



The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at Club Cafe

Hub Theatre Company of Boston continues its second season with the irreverent comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield directed by Lauren Elias.

In this outrageously endearing play, three brave actors blaze a trail through all 37 of the Bard’s works in a 90 minutes performance that will leave you falling out of your seat with laughter. This is truly a show for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike! However, please note that due to the fast-paced, side-splitting nature of this performance it is not recommended for patrons with heart ailments, bladder control problems or Ph.D.s in English history.

Hub co-founder Lauren Elias directs a trio of Boston's finest and funniest actors, Patrick Curran, William J. Moore, and IRNE award nominee Brooks Reeves in this sophisticatedly silly romp through Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories and everything in between! As an added bonus, each performance kicks off with the Shakespearean stylings of Michael Anderson in his one-man show Hallucinating Shakespeare! (Pre-show starts 45 minutes prior to curtain).

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



07/18/14 - 08/02/14

Pay-What-You-Can



- www.hubtheatreboston.org

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



Now Then Again: Robert Trumbour

Presented by Cape Ann Museum

Insights On Site The White-Ellery House (1710) has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations (Insights On Site) by local artists for six years running. The series continues in August with Now.Then.Again, an exploration of time and memory by Robert Trumbour. This event is free and open to the public. In Now.Then.Again Trumbour explores ideas provoked by 19th century philosopher, Henri Bergson who, in response to his dissatisfaction with science's framing of time, argued for a theory he called "Duration”; the notion that time is not quantitative and linear but rather qualitative and temporal and continually informed by the dynamic process of memory. Trumbour’s interest in this site is not concerned with specific memories or histories per se, but rather with the space that exists between memory and the present moment. The White-Ellery House, located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary, was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago. The historic home is open on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. Parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house.  



08/02/14

FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/contemporary-art-white-ellery-house-robert-trumbour/



Andy Kindler

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world. Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians. Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the "Hack's Handbook" for National Lampoon. This "how-to" guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas. Andy currently recurs on IFC's Maron, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 and Fox's hit animation, Bob's Burgers. He was also a judge on the seventh season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and starred in two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character "Andy" on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.



07/31/14 - 08/02/14

$20.00-$25.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



Evenings Under the Stars

Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

 South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces the lineup for the 2014 Summer Spotlight outdoor concert series in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. Summer Spotlight includes the popular Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts, Wacky Wednesdays family concerts, and Berklee Stars at SSC Friday night concerts.

The Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) series starts Saturday, July 12 as the Evenings Under the Stars Festival Orchestra, with Hingham native Nicholas Palmer conducting, presents String Serenade! On July 19, Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble performs meticulously written arrangements of the Jamaican icon's much loved reggae music. Women of the World takes the stage on July 26, playing amazing folk and traditional music in 21 languages. The final EUS concert on August 2 is H.M.S. Pinafore, a semi-staged comic opera featuring the talents of SSC voice faculty members, Snug Harbor Chorus singers, and vocal friends of SSC. Preconcert receptions allow EUS concertgoers to relax with a glass of wine and light appetizers and converse with other music lovers.

Evenings Under the Stars tickets purchased before the day of the concert are $35 for pavilion and $20 for lawn seating. Lawn tickets purchased at the door are $25 for EUS concerts. Tickets for Wacky Wednesdays family concerts are $15 adult and $5 children. Tickets for the Berklee Stars at SSC concerts are $10. Season subscriptions to the four Saturday evening concerts are available for $185 for pavilion and $132 for lawn seating and include the pre-concert receptions. There is no charge for children under three. Tickets may be purchased online at www.sscmusic.org. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.sscmusic.org or call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.

About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating nearly 45 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving over 3000 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org.



07/12/14 - 08/02/14

$35 for pavilion seating, $20 for lawn seating



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



Howie Day and Carbon Leaf

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Howie Day's emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day's warm tenor voice "soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit," as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.

Virginia natives Carbon Leaf weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, pop, and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as "ether-electrified porch music." The five-man band's steadfast arrangement of guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin is rounded out with more exotic instruments, like the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion, and penny whistle, all tied together by lead singer Barry Privett's bold, straightforward baritone. 



08/02/14

$29 in advance / $129 premium / $35 day of concert

Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40797

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

John Williams' Film Night has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated evenings of the Tanglewood season. Join Mr. Williams, the Boston Pops, and special guests for a celebration of the music of the silver screen.



08/02/14

$22-$121



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod Annual Quilt Show

Presented by Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod

Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod present their 33rd Annual Quilt Show. Featured quilters are Fran Brand and Margaret Sullivan. This year's Raffle Quilt features lighthouses from around the country. There will be over 300 quilts on display, special exhibits, antique and vintage quilts, Merchant Mall with 25 vendors, lectures and demonstrations, quilt appraisals, a Handcrafted Boutique, Scavenger Hunt for kids, and the "Got Scraps?" Challenge.



07/31/14 - 08/02/14

Tickets: $7.00 or $11.00 for a multi-day pass



- http://www.capecodtech.us



Woods Hole Film Festival

Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, offers a stimulating blend of activities for filmmakers and film lovers set in a magnificent seaside setting. The festival’s unique Filmmaker-in-Residence program enables filmmakers and film enthusiasts to meet intimately with established filmmakers at workshops and master classes, as well as engage with them at screenings and parties. This year’s distinguished filmmakers-in-residence include Jay Craven of Vermont, who has had four films play at the festival, and Brian Storkel, an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films center largely on religious topics. Kids Day will feature a sneak preview of The Boxcar Children, an animated film based on the best-selling children’s book on Sunday, July 27. 

 



07/26/14 - 08/02/14

Screenings, Panels and Parties: $12
Opening night: $25
Full Festival Pass: $300
10 Ticket Package: $90; 6 Ticket Package: $55

Special festival parking is also available after 5 PM.



- htttp://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org

Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute - 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA, 02453



Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Macbeth

Presented by The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a famous tale of greed, madness, and murder. We begin on the battlefield, where two generals, MacBeth and Banquo, have just experienced a victory. They are there met by three witches who prophesy that MacBeth will soon be Thane of Cawdor, and then, King of Scotland. But in order for MacBeth to be King, and his Lady to be Queen, the current King of Scotland must die. Join us to see how far the MacBeths are willing to go, and just how much they are willing to sacrifice in order to fulfill the witches' foretelling.



07/05/14 - 08/02/14

Tickets begin at $10; group discounts are available.



- http://www.baycolonyshakespeare.org



Intuitive Readings with Michael

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

During this event, Michael will demonstrate his extraordinary gift of sensitivity by offering intuitive readings, without prior information or cues, for random audience members. This gift took center stage as he recovered from a serious illness in 2009. The result was an uncanny ability to accurately identify the current circumstances of a person’s life, and the conscious and unconscious obstacles preventing him or her from overcoming them and moving forward. You can learn more about Michael at michaelgerrish.com. 

Michael Gerrish has over thirty years of experience helping people to identify and address unidentified obstacles to optimum health and fitness. A licensed psychotherapist, he is also the author of When Working Out Isn’t Working Out and The Mind-Body Makeover Project
 



08/02/14

General: $25, All proceeds to benefit The Actors Studio of Newburyport.



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



John Fannon

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

John Fannon is the former Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and Co Producer of The 70s, 80s AOR Classic Rock Band New England, most famous for the 1979 Worldwide Top 40 and Classic AOR Hit "Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya." During those years John worked with many superstars in music, including the late Producer/Engineer Mike Stone of Queen, Asia and Journey fame, Todd Rundgren and Paul Stanley.

John has just released his first solo album “Saved All The Pieces.”Written, Performed, Produced and Engineered by John at his Recording Studio, The Explorer Suite just outside of Boston MA.



08/02/14

Nonmembers $20
Members $18



- www.johnfannon.com

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



Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

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

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals to your yard. Come find out this and more! 



07/27/14 - 08/02/14

Members: Adult $11, Child $6

NonMembers: Adult $13, Child $8

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=dragonflies:whoTags[]=audience_family

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



The Wonders of Butterflies & Dragonflies

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

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots.



07/27/14 - 08/02/14

Adults $12.00 members/ $15.00 non-members



- https://www.massaudubon.org/catalog/short_results.php?sanctuary_code=11&start_date=03/27/2013&end_date=mm/dd/yyyy&exclude_camps=checked&audience_adult=checked&kw=wonders&selected_page=1

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



Splendors of the Summer Milky Way

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

Enjoy the dark skies of Broadmoor as we learn about the splendors of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. How do you find the Milky Way? Just what is a galaxy? Discover the wonders of the night sky as we search for summer constellations such as Pegasus and Sagittarius and learn the stories behind them. Find out how to choose and use binoculars and small telescopes for stargazing and practice using star charts and apps to easily locate some of the wonders of our summer sky. Instructions and Directions:
This program will run rain or shine as there are lots of activities that can be done inside or outside.



08/02/14

Adults $13 members/ $16 non-members, Child $8 members/ $10 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=33513

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



Creative License - A New Musical

Presented by Creative License Productions

Creative License presents A New Musical about an Irish pub, a Scottish play, and two former friends. It's the banter-laced, rocking musical comedy about a would-be writer and his former friend as they try to save the family pub by producing a show written by a demented drama professor. Written and directed by Kevin Cirone, host and writer for the popular Bye Bye Liver: The Boston Drinking Play, music directed by IRNE Award winner Dan Rodriguez and choreographed by IRNE Award winner Rachel Bertone, Creative License is a testament to the power of art, friendship and a good glass of scotch.



07/24/14 - 08/02/14

General Admission: $30; Students: $22



- http://creativelicensemusical.wordpress.com



13th Annual Bang on a Can Festival

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

From Wednesday, July 16, through Saturday, August 2, Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present the 13th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. The three-week long festival is dedicated entirely to the creation, study, and performance of adventurous contemporary music. Over 50 ground-breaking composers and performers from around the world travel to North Adams to learn, teach, and make Bang on a Can the cutting edge of musical innovation. The Festival faculty and fellows participate in workshops focused on everything from African and Latin music, to improvisation, master classes, and music business seminars. This year, the public is invited to attend daily gallery recitals, children’s program Kids Can Too!, Bang on a Can All-Stars presentation of David Lang’s death speaks, the “After Hours” performances at the Chalet, family concert at Windsor Lake, and the Bang on a Can Marathon, in addition to guest performances and world premieres of music composed at MASS MoCA.



07/16/14 - 08/02/14

Daily gallery recitals: free with museum admission

Festival pass: $75

Kids Can Too!: $5

Bang on a Can All-Stars: $24/$15 students/$5 members/$35 concert + museum admission

Bang on a Can Marathon: $24/$15 students/$5 members/$35 concert + museum admission



- http://bangonacan.org/summerfest2014

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



Redcoats and Rebels

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest military re-enactment in New England with more than 1,000 actors portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, French, and American Colonial troops. From August 2-3 the air around OSV will be filled with musket and cannon smoke, and the sounds of mock battles taking place. On Saturday, the museum will remain open until 8:00 p.m. We hope you’ll take the opportunity of this “Twilight Encampment” to mingle with the troops around their campfires. For more details, you can visit www.osv.org.



08/02/14 - 08/03/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/redcoats-rebels

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



Hot Club of San Francisco

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Inspired by the original Hot Club de France that featured gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt and iconic swing violinist Stephane Grappelli, Hot Club of San Francisco pays sparkling tribute to pre-war gypsy jazz. Anchored by guitarist/bandleader Paul Mehling, Hot Club of San Francisco are vanguards of the ongoing gypsy swing revival, as they were the first American band invited to play France’s storied Festival de Jazz Django Reinhardt in Samois-Sur-Seine.



08/03/14

$46 $38 $28



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



Gershwin/Porter Who Could Ask For Anything More?

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

 Marblehead Little Theatre producers Henry Dembowski and Dayle Persons announce the 6th annual summer show: Gershwin/Porter - Who Could Ask For Anything More?  The show is written and directed by Anne Lucas, with musical direction by Betty Lautner. 
Cole Porter and George Gershwin will be portrayed by talented MLT actors John Archer and Les Tarmy. The show will feature some of Cole Porter and George Gershwin’s classic songs including: Someone to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm, Anything Goes, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off as well as many more of their unforgettable hits. The ensemble includes: Ron Amon, Karin Anderson, Nick Economou, Tom Edmonds, Nora Falk, Jennifer Herrey, Henry Dembowski, Betty Lautner, Anne Lucas, Mary McClory, Dayle Persons, Dave Scannell, and Julie Schoenthal.  Musical accompaniment by Dan Murphy, Charlie Vaughn and Jim Dillon.



07/25/14 - 08/03/14

Opening night with reception $33, all other performances $23



- http://www.MLTlive.org

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



HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton 02458 For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



08/02/14 - 08/03/14

Free



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Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Hamlet



The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a journey of revenge and mortality. When Prince Hamlet's father, the late King, appears to him as a ghost, he asks of his son only one thing: Revenge. However, it is who Prince Hamlet must enact his revenge upon that is the issue, for he must kill the now-King Claudius, brother to and murderer of the late king, and Hamlet's step-father, having married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. But did Claudius really kill his brother? Did Gertrude know? Did Gertrude help kill her husband? Hamlet devotes himself to his father's last request, but seemingly goes insane in the process, while those around him are forced to either fight against, or fall into, his madness.



07/23/14 - 08/03/14

Tickets begin at $10; group discounts are available.



- http://www.baycolonyshakespeare.org



Masters of the Baroque

Presented by Close Encounters With Music

In a program designed to celebrate the rich diversity of Baroque music - the complexity of the intellectual Northern Baroque and its counterpoint, the more outgoing Mediterranean - celebrated cellist Yehuda Hanani performs one of the incomparable unaccompanied Bach suites, displaying the composer's depth, boldness and innovation and virtuoso pianist Lydia Artymiw dazzles with Scarlatti miniature keyboard gems. The two join in performances of Vivaldi and Boccherii sonata and a new composition in neo-Baroque style by Williamstown composer Steven Dankner receives its world premiere.



08/03/14

General: $40; Members/Students: $30. 



- http://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/290-August-03-2014-400-PM-600-PM



Opera del West presents Chekov's The Seagull

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

Join Opera del West for the New England premiere of The Seagull.  “Chekhov’s voice has resounded from stages all over the Boston area," according to Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe.  This post-romantic setting by Thomas Pasatieri, opera and film score composer, will be sung in English.  This comic tragedy tells the story of an aging actress, her rebellious playwright son, and the friends and lovers that visit them at their summer home. Stage Direction by Brenda Huggins. Music Direction by Eve Budnick.



08/01/14 - 08/03/14

$25 public / $20 members
 



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



The Sgt. Pepper Project

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

The Sgt. Pepper Project Perform The Beatles’ Greatest Album from Beginning to End.

Are you a Beatles fan? Have you always wanted to sing and play an entire album with friends and family?

In 1967, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” defined a generation, and it still heads the list of Top 100 Albums today. Join The Sgt. Pepper Project and experience this amazing album for yourself.  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!



07/21/14 - 08/03/14

$67



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

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



Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

HAYDN - Symphony No. 6, Le Matin

MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 2



08/03/14

$20-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



The Sound of Music

Presented by New Bedford Festival Theatre at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

To celebrate its 25th Season of bringing the best of Broadway to Southern New England, Festival Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC – “the happiest sound in all the world”. 

An audience favorite, THE SOUND OF MUSIC returns to Festival Theatre due to overwhelming audience demand. The 1999 Festival Theatre production was universally hailed as one of the finest productions of this classic musical theatre creation.

Using a full orchestra (with the mighty Zeiterion organ), full cast, professional settings and costumes, THE SOUND OF MUSIC will again dazzle the audience with its glorious musical score and touching story.



07/25/14 - 08/03/14

$55/$50/$45/$40



- http://nbfestivaltheatre.com/2013/10/festival-theatre-to-present-the-sound-of-music/

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



We Are You Project @Fountain Street Fine Art

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

 The We Are You Project is the first comprehensive 21st Century coast-to-coast exhibition depicting current Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions, reflecting triumphs, achievements, risks and vulnerabilities, affecting all Latinos “within,” as well as “outside” the USA. The exhibit at Fountain Street Fine Art and related venues within Framingham (Amazing Things, perhaps others) will mark the first time this project will be displayed in New England.

-Dates for the exhibit in are June 19 -Aug 3.
- FSFA will be hosting a reception on Saturday June 21, and a poetry reading on Sunday June 22.
- Documentary film at Amazing Things on Wed. June 25th at 7pm. (an exerpt of the film can be seen here



06/19/14 - 08/03/14

FREE



- Http://FountainStreetFineArt.com



Hidden Hollow Birthday Bash

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Join Heritage Museums & Gardens as they celebrate a milestone. Hidden Hollow is turning 4 ...and they are looking for outdoor adventurers to help them celebrate the big day! This unique and popular play area, dedicated to discovery and learning, opened on August 2, 2010. Since then, the Museum has had over 100,000 visitors come and visit this special place.

A performance on the Hidden Hollow stage will take place from 1:00 -1:45pm to kick off the celebration. Special birthday activities will also be available throughout the space including birthday cake which will be served at 2:00pm.



08/03/14

Free with museum admission



- www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org



Shakespeare at The Spire Presents Much Ado About Nothing



The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents a "merry war" of wit, dishonesty, disguise and true love. In the town of Messina, Leonato's household prepares to welcome his friend, a prince (Don Pedro) and two soldiers (Claudio and Benedick), as well as Don Pedro's illegitimate brother, Don Jon. Upon arrival, Claudio falls in love with Leonato's daughter, Hero, and Benedick matches wits once more with Hero's cousin, Beatrice. The household conspires to bring the sparring Beatrice and Benedick together, all the while preparing for the wedding of Hero and Claudio. But when Claudio is convinced by the scheming Don Jon that Hero is unfaithful, it seems the maid dies of grief, and all forms of love are tested.



07/02/14 - 08/03/14

Tickets begin at $10; group discounts are available.



- http://www.baycolonyshakespeare.org



The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

David Haas, piano

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Larry Terry, alto sax

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Dave Fox, drums



08/03/14

$10 donation at the door



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



Ryan Alvanos & Dan Blakeslee

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, phrase-smith by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune. He’s trotted the globe, toting instruments and spilling ink on his ever changing here and now. Place after place, he peruses the lines of his pocket-sized Moleskines and the under-thumbed pages of the Western songbook for tunes that most perfectly fit even the most impromptu stages —from Boston’s street corners to Hyderabad’s Hindi-dinned nightspots.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryan-Alvanos/205474269473865

While attending art school in Baltimore, Maryland Dan Blakeslee, a Maine native discovered that he had an equal and deeply rooted connection to music. A phone call from a friend offering him a room in Somerville, MA began his journey south in 1995. While settling into this artful community he began to practice his craft in the smoke laden subways of Boston. He now has been making music and art in the New England region ever since, leading him to tour the U.S. and abroad. He has performed with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, The Lumineers, Deer Tick, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Jonah Tolchin, Pearl and the Beard, Will Dailey, Death Vessel and Kimya Dawson to name a few.

http://danblakeslee.com/



08/03/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/ryan-alvanos-dan-blakeslee

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



Free Annual Concert at Roxbury's Highland Park Features Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Highland Park/Fort Hill

Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program present the Jaleel Shaw Quartet at the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert.  Alumnus saxophonist Shaw is appearing in the midst of a busy summer of performances at jazz festivals throughout Europe and the United States with Tom Harrell’s Colors Of A Dream, and New York City nightclubs with the Roy Haynes Quartet.

Jazz at the Fort is part of Berklee's Summer in the City series, made possible by presenting sponsor Natixis Global Asset Management, with musical performances by Berklee musicians in neighborhoods throughout Boston.



08/03/14

Free



- berklee.edu/events

Highland Park/Fort Hill - , Boston, MA, 02119



"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".  The story follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest as they learn that you don't necessarily have to come in first to win.



07/25/14 - 08/03/14

Tickets are $20 general admission
Seniors 65+ are $10 at matinees only
 



- http://www.PBTheatre.org



The 7th Annual ACANA African Festival

Presented by ACANA

The PECO Multicultural Festival Series presents the 7th Edition of the ACANA African Festival. Enjoy music and dance from African artists and sample tasty African food while exploring all the wonderful vendors. There will be plenty of giveaways and a raffle, including a chance to win tickets to a West African Destination courtesy of Arik Airlines! Don't miss this free summer tradition, the festival is family friendly and open to everyone. 

 

 



08/03/14

Free



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Triton Brass Quintet

Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

Triton Brass opens the 22nd annual International Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar with a program of new music and music from their latest self-titled album Triton Brass available on iTunes and Hip-Bone Music.

Steve Bazaert and Andrew Sorg, trumpets
Shelagh Abate, horn
Wes Hopper, trombone
Angel Subero, bass trombone



08/03/14

Free



- http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/events/triton-brass-quintet/

The Fenway Center, Northeastern University - 77 Saint Stephen St, Boston, MA, 02115



Big Screen Classics: COOL HAND LUKE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.

 



08/04/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/cool-hand-luke

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



Summer Starlight: An Evening with Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Cape Rep is honored to have accomplished film, television and theater actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira—best known for his role as Carlos Solis on Desperate Housewives—one night only for an exclusive performance followed by an audience discussion in the intimate 130-seat theater on Monday, August 4 at 6:00pm. 

Summer Starlight guests will enjoy a traditional Cape Cod garden party starting at 6:00pm complete with jazz music by the Alan Clinger Trio, freshly shucked oysters by Impudent Oyster, hearty hors d’oeuvres by PB Boulangerie Bistro and flowing beverages provided by Friends’ Marketplace. A silent auction will feature some rare and amazing items for bid.

The highlight of the evening will be a short performance featuring Ricardo Antonio Chavira followed by an audience discussion with the actor moderated by Jackie Bruno, anchor/reporter for New England Cable News (NECN). The evening will conclude with a champagne and dessert reception under the stars.



08/04/14

Tickets are available through the Cape Rep Theatre box office by calling 508-896-1888 or at caperep.org. Seating is limited. Tickets are $130 for preferred seating, $110 for general seating and $90 for Cape Rep member preferred seating.



- http://www.caperep.org

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



Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park: National Night Out DJ Dance Party

Presented by Franklin Park Coalition

Brother Charles Clemons from TOUCH 106 FM and Nomadik will be our DJs. Get ready to dance! All ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and all your friends. The Playhouse is located next to the big ballfields between White Stadium and the Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo.



08/05/14

FREE



- http://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/2013-playhouse-season/



Tanglewood on Parade

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

Conductors Stéphane Denève, Keith Lockhart, John Williams and Leonard Slatkin appear together on August 5 for Tanglewood on Parade. Always a highlight of the season, the day includes a wealth of pre-concert activities and ends with the traditional finale, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with fireworks. Proceeds from this concert go to support the Tanglewood Music Center.



08/05/14

$21-$106



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Ice Cream and...Frogs, Fireflies, Bats...

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

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a "bat detector" to find our local bats.
Frogs: July 8 Fireflies: July 22 Bats: August 5.



07/08/14 - 08/05/14

Adults $12.00 members/ $14.00 non-members, Children $7.00 members/ $9.00 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Cream:whoTags[]=audience_family

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



Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Boston Lyric Opera

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

The Landmarks Orchestra proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, David Angus, conductor. The program features excerpts and scenes from operas by Verdi, Mozart, and others, and a sneak peek at the company’s upcoming season.



08/06/14

FREE



- http://www.landmarksorchestra.org/concert_reader/events/BLO.html

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



Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

As part of ArtsEmerson’s summer series of live performance captured for the screen, we are thrilled to present Monty Python Live (Mostly) broadcast from London’s O2 Arena. For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.

 



08/06/14

$18



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_monty_python_live

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



Mark Whitaker CD Release, Hayley Sabella Opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Mark Whitaker is a banjo-wielding singer/songwriter from Boston, MA. Shaped by years of narrowly escaping threats from hostile banjo naysayers, Mark’s innovative playing style is sure not to offend, and likely to be enjoyed. His music draws from a range of influences including folk, blues, pop, and bluegrass. With rich vocals and thoughtful lyrics, Mark’s songs offer a fresh and introspective take on everyday emotions, as well as heavier subjects like crisis, heartbreak, heartburn, and heart repair. http://www.markwhitakermusic.com/



08/06/14

Non-members $12/ Members $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/mark-whitaker-cd-release-hayley-sabella-opens

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



The Music of John Scofield

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble will perform arrangements of music composed by John Scofield and written by Nicholas Urie. This collection of arrangements was commissioned by Denmark's Klüvers Big Band for its Scandinavian tour with Scofield in 2010 and includes pieces written throughout the guitarist's career.

Urie has been commissioned to write music for concerts, recordings, and television broadcasts with many artists, including Vince Mendoza, Kurt Elling, John Scofield, Donny McCaslin, Bill Stewart, Dave Samuels, Dominique Eade, the Metropole Orchestra, NPS Channel 3, Skavlan TV, the Klüvers Big Band, the NDR Big Band, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, the Berklee Chamber Orchestra, and the Clazz Ensemble, among others.



08/06/14

$12



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/music-john-scofield

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



The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Reinventing the standard jazz trio with a defiantly convention-breaking approach to improvisational music, The Bad Plus has carved out a niche as one of the most unique voices in modern music. The trio, featuring pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Dave King, and bassist Reid Anderson, first gained notice for their audacious, script-flipping interpretations of rock and pop songs. Tunes that have gotten the Bad Plus treatment include Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” The Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love?” and even Stravinsky’s “Variation d’Apollon.” Yet, despite their reputation for brilliant covers, The Bad Plus’ compositional skills should not go unnoticed. The Minnesota-based band’s 2012 album, Made Possible, focused exclusively on new pieces contributed by all three musicians. Whatever the origins of the tunes they explore, The Bad Plus has developed a singular group concept and sound that makes for a thrilling ride. In the words of Rolling Stone, The Bad Plus is “about as badass as highbrow gets.”



08/07/14

$78 $65 $45



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



Anthony Strong

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

Hailed as “England’s new jazz superstar”, singer-pianist Anthony Strong has been featured on the front page of France’s biggest daily newspaper Le Figaro, performed to millions live on German television, and described by the British press as “a major talent hotly tipped to take his place in the retro-contemporary jazz pantheon alongside Jamie Cullum and Michael Bublé.” 



08/07/14

$20



- http://www.scullersjazz.com/attractions.html?monthnumb=8

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

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

Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung backing vocals for Michael Bublé on the multiplatinum artist’s Call Me Irresponsible tour and was the opening act for five-time Grammy nominee Chris Botti in 2011. Her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album 2012. Berklee’s dean of admissions offered her a full scholarship after seeing her perform at the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy.



08/07/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/sarah-mckenzie/

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



Fruitlands Museum Summer Concert Series

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

 Join us Thursday evenings on the hillside for the Fruitlands Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 5:30PM for picnics, concerts begin at 7:15PM. This is an outdoor venue, so please bring a balnket or chairs and dress appropriately. Handicapped seating is available under the tent.

 



06/19/14 - 08/07/14

$10/car Members, $15/car Nonmembers



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

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



First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

Take a break from the sun and come explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. During First Thursdays, the artists open their doors, and visitors have a chance to come in and see the artists at work. Grab a snack and a drink and chat with artists about their process and their work while enjoying live music throughout the building.

For more information, visit www.emersonumbrella.org or call 978-371-0820.



08/07/14

FREE



- www.emersonumbrella.org

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Lera Lynn, Allie Farris Opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

If you’re seeking to define Lera Lynn’s music, the best description may be “beyond category.”

The Nashville-based, Georgia-bred singer-songwriter, whose new self-released sophomore album The Avenues, out this winter, can easily be filed under “Americana” and “country.” But those categorizations tell only part of the story.

“There are definitely aspects of earlier country in there, and rockabilly and Western swing, music of the Patsy Cline era,” Lera Lynn says. “I take some things from people like Conway Twitty and some of the other old country greats, and that’s very different from what country is now. Maybe that’s why the ‘country noir’ label is applied to my music so frequently.”

She adds, “My parents listened to a lot of country music. My mom was really big on Joni Mitchell, and I think that’s a pretty obvious influence on me. They were also listening to ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd – my dad was a total redneck. That’s worked its way in there. Then, when I went away to college, I started listening to a lot more jazz, and for a short period of time I decided I was going to become a jazz singer, and I started listening to a lot of jazz singers – Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, the obvious greats. Ray Charles and Harry Nilsson are big influences. And there’s a lot of pop in there, too – from the Feist or Fiona Apple or Cat Power world. I can’t deny that those female singer-songwriters have had a large influence on me.”



08/07/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/lera-lynn-allie-farris-opens

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



BostInno's BostonFest 2014

Presented by BostInno at Seaport World Trade Center

Forget about Harborfest. BostonFest is back.  On August 7th, over two thousand young professionals will descend on the Seaport World Trade Center for the city's best outdoor 'Fest. Live entertainment featuring covers by the Chicken Slacks, Louie Bello, and more will resonate through the venue as attendees enjoy eats from Boston's newest food trucks, sip on ice cold summer beverages, compete in an intense baggo championship, and enjoy tons of giveaways and fun with Boston's best brands. Earlybird tickets are on sale now!



08/07/14

Early Bird and VIP Tickets now available starting at $15.

Contact sales@streetwise-media.com for more information on group ticket pricing and available sponsorship opportunities.



- http://bostinno.streetwise.co/series/bostonfest/

Seaport World Trade Center - 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210



Tritantic Brass Ensemble

Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

When members of the Atlantic Brass Quintet and Triton Brass Quintet join forces, the result is epic. Fondly referred to as Tritantic, this evening of mixed brass ensemble playing features jazzy arrangements by ABQ trumpeter Thomas Bergeron (Kneebody’s Dr. Beauchef, Penguin Dentist) and TBQ trombonist Wes Hopper (Chick Corea’s From Forever commissioned in 2013 by the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble). Following the Tritantic portion of the evening, faculty and students of the 2014 International Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar will play an “open-mic” jam session, showing off their improv chops.



08/07/14

Free



- http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/events/tritantic-brass-ensemble/

The Fenway Center, Northeastern University - 77 Saint Stephen St, Boston, MA, 02115



Crisis on Improv-inate Earths

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Some of Improv Asylum's funniest actors take the stage for a wildly paced comicon-themed improv show with scenes inspired by audience suggestions. Friday at Midnight. Content not approved by the Comics Code Authority. Face it, Tiger, you're gonna love this show. All tickets $10 or free with your ticket to the Brian Posehn show



08/08/14

$10.



- http://luna-tix.com/public/purchaseticketonline.aspx?s=175

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



Anthony de Mare; Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Anthony de Mare is widely recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists. His recording Liaisons was hailed by The New York Times as “dynamic and stylish.” This project showcases Sondheim’s genius with solo piano compositions by 36 different contemporary composers of his most famous works. A foremost champion of contemporary music and a pioneer in the speaking-singing pianist genre, de Mare has made a trailblazing artistic career. In The Liaisons Project, he has brought together today’s most highly regarded emerging and established composers spanning the classical, contemporary, jazz, film, theater and indie worlds to bring the work of Stephen Sondheim into the concert hall—from Steve Reich to William Bolcom, to Wynton Marsalis.



08/08/14

$52 $41 $31



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



The Manhattan Transfer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Tim Hauser, who founded the first Manhattan Transfer group, is joined by fellow founding member Alan Paul (nine times Grammy Award winner), Janis Siegel (nine time Grammy Award winner, 17 time Grammy nominee) and Cheryl Bentyne. Since 1979, Manhattan Transfer group has attained its status as the most successful harmony group of all time, garnering them 10 Grammy Awards! The group is joined on their tour by the Manhattan Transfer Band, consisting of Yaron Gershovsky (music director, piano, keyboards), Steve Hass (drums), Gary Wicks (bass) and Adam Hawley (guitar).



08/08/14

$35-$65



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



Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

Presented by Big Picture Art House

  August 4th: Docudrama Week: This week students combine documentary film with acting and/or fiction film. We have lots of fun interacting with the public and creating our own type of social experiments. Filming, acting, concepts all by students and editing in iMovie.



08/04/14 - 08/08/14

$300 per week



- http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rodqp4iab&oeidk=a07e8ycpblj3f976dda



THE MANHATTANS

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club



08/08/14

$45



- http://www.scullersjazz.com

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

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

MUSIC

Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

 

The project of composer Thomas Arsenault, Mas Ysa combines love songs, ecstatic pop, field recordings, and techno into mournful but danceable folk. Peripatetic Montreal native Arsenault studied composition at Oberlin and lived in Saõ Paulo and San Francisco before landing in Brooklyn, where he built a recording studio and worked with choreographer Rashaun Mitchell. Mas Ysa tours widely and recently released a melancholy debut EP, recorded after Arsenault relocated to Woodstock, New York.



08/08/14

$15 members + students
$20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths/mas-ysa/

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



Marcia Ball

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Marcia Ball is a woman with a reputation. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans boogie and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. But she's also a master at transfixing her audience with an emotionally rich, passionately sung ballad. The Boston Herald says, "Ballplays masterful, red hot tracks from the Texas-Louisiana border. Her voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker." On her latest CD, Roadside Attractions (her 15th solo recording), Ball's songwriting is at the forefront, ranging from tales of wild parties to stories of twisted motel affairs to declarations of the enduring power of love and family. It is inspired by her years on the road and from insights gained from everyday life, making it her most autobiographical album. Roadside Attractions is certainly more than capable of starting a no-holds barred bash. But endless talent, and among the most emotionally moving recordings she has ever made.



08/08/14

$25 in advance / $75 premium / $30 day of concert

Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E37768

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Bolcom, Barlow, Barber and Elgar -Celebrating Leonard Slatkin's 70th birthday

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BOLCOM - Circus Overture (world premiere; BSO commission)

BARLOW - The Winter's Passed, for oboe and strings

BARBER - Violin Concerto

ELGAR - Enigma Variations



08/08/14

$10-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Sol y Canto at the Democracy Center

Presented by Sol y Canto at Democracy Center

Join Sol y Canto at the Democracy Center in Cambridge for an exuberant pan-Latin musical feast plus songs in English too! Featuring Rosi and Brian Amador of Sol y Canto and their daughter, singer-songwriter Alisa Amador, who composes in English and accompanies herself on ukulele and guitar.



08/08/14

$15



- http://www.solycanto.com/upcoming.html#aug

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



Liz Longley & Barnaby Bright

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that Liz is "destined for a larger audience" and Dig Boston called her "a rising acoustic sensation." Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music "gorgeous, simply gorgeous."

A Philadelphia native, Liz recently made the move to Nashville, Tennessee where she has quickly made her presence known throughout Music City. In addition to writing more than forty songs with some of the best songwriters in the business, Liz has also managed to keep up her seemingly never-ending touring schedule, playing over one hundred shows in the last year - all without the help of a record label or booking agent.

 

Since the release of their first album, Wake the Hero in 2009, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for their songwriting and sound. Grand prize winners of the NY Song Circle competition, Barnaby Bright's music has also been featured on national television to soundtrack heavy moments on shows such as 'ER' and 'Days of our Lives.' Their follow up EP Gravity'was named one of the top 100 records of the year by Amazon.com, keeping good company with the likes of Adele and Bon Iver. They continue touring in support of their brand new full length record, The Longest Day, gracing such notable stages as Lincoln Center and NPR's "Mountain Stage" in West Virgina.



08/08/14

Non-members $16/ Members $14



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/liz-longley-barnaby-bright-0

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



Free August 8 Second Friday 4-8 PM

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

Featuring "The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn"

4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)

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



08/08/14

FREE



- http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Events/All-Events/%28year%29/2014/%28month%29/8

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



The Mavericks

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

GRAMMY Award winners The Mavericks return to Indian Ranch on August 9 at 2PM. They will treat fans to new music and hits like "Here Comes The Rain," "Crying Shame," and "Dance The Night Away."



08/09/14

Tickets: $27.00-$44.50
Children's: $18.50



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Alloy Orchestra: He Who Gets Slapped

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Perennial MASS MoCA favorite, Alloy Orchestra, returns with a signature live score to the 1924 classic He Who Gets Slapped, the tragic tale of a brilliant scientist who loses his research — and his wife — to a dishonest man and becomes a circus clown with a very peculiar act. The only thing more outrageous than leading man Lon Chaney is Alloy Orchestra’s soulful, grinding soundtrack.



08/09/14

$25 preferred / $15 advance / $20 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=922

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



Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts

Presented by Boston Athenaeum at Boston Athenæum

This Exhibition is a celebration of some of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired by the Library since 2000. Some were gifts to the Athenæum by generous donors. Most were purchased using the income from the numerous endowed book funds established by members and friends of the Library. These named book funds have been essential to the growth of the Library’s book collections and continue to honor the memory of those people who realized that important collections need to grow.

As befits the Athenæum’s extensive Rare Book and Manuscript Collections, these recent additions range widely in date and place of production. Many of the books to be exhibited are handsomely illustrated such as Thomas Pattison Yeats' Institutions of Entomology which is celebrated for the individual life-size paintings of insects that were added to the pages of the book by Louisa, Countess of Aylesford. La Création, which was printed in Paris by Francois-Louis Schmeid in 1928, is illustrated by numerous multicolored art deco woodblock print.


Fine bindings will also be featured in the exhibit. A particularly unusual one of engraved tortoise shell, dating from 1693, covers The Truest and Largest Account of the late Earthquake in Jamaica. Sybil Pye, a self taught English binder who was active in the first half of the 20th century created the distinctive binding for T. Sturge Moore's The Little School which was printed by the Eragny Press on vellum in 1905. This binding is illustrated on the cover of the Boston Athenæum’s wall calendar for 2014 which features some of the books that will be part of this exhibit.

Stanley Ellis Cushing, Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts
 



04/23/14 - 08/09/14

Members free; non-members $5.00.



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Boston Athenæum - 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108



Beatlejuice and Friends

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

The number of Beatle tribute bands is probably countless, but in New England, at least, none come more highly praised, critiqued or recommended as Beatlejuice. The band has taken on a history of its own, with a talent and showmanship that go far beyond the norm. Come Together for a special night of Mersey-side magic.



08/09/14

$20 public / $18 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Brian Posehn

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. He just released his first hour long special, The Fartist through Netflix. Brian is currently writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics. He has a popular podcast, Nerd Poker on the Earwolf Network.
He has most recently co-starred in Universal’s feature, The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow and in the popular Canadian indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror. In the last year he has done guest spots on the sit-coms, Big Bang Theory, Guys With Kids and Anger Management. He also starred for three seasons in Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program, and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Californication, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends. He also has an extensive resume in voice-acting including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Bob’s Burgers, Mission Hill and American Dad.
Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Judd Apatow’s Funny People, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sex Drive, and Surfs Up.
He has written episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program and Metalocalypse (Adult Swim). He’s written for the popular sketch show, Human Giant and various specials and roasts including recent stints on the Oscars and The Comedy Central Roast of Rosanne Barr. In 2009 and 2010 Brian directed a video and a Comedy Central pilot for the hilarious hair metal band, Steel Panther.
In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, The Last Christmas, and his debut comedy album: Live in Nerd Rage. In 2009, Brian released his album, Fart and Weiner Jokes.
2013 will see the release of a book Brian has co-written with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross called Hollywood Said No. He is also currently producing a Comedy Metal album with Scott Ian of Anthrax.  



08/07/14 - 08/09/14

Thursday- $20/$30

Friday & Saturday- $25/$35



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=1f61a3e985d3ecfcdb790aa9b4dca5fc

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



"Little Red Riding Hood" by WonderSpark Puppets

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

 Little Red loves to play games with her stuffed animals, especially her toy wolf! When she sets off on an adventure to deliver a basket of goodies to her Grandmother, she meets a REAL wolf who wants the basket all for himself. Find out how Little Red outsmarts her opponent and saves the day in WonderSpark's hilarious, interactive adaptation of the classic tale.

August 6 - August 9 (Wednesday through Saturday) | 10:30am & 1pm



08/06/14 - 08/09/14

$12 general/$8 members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

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



Martin Sexton

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his earnest songwriting, quirky stylistic shape-shifting and seemingly boundless vocal range has created a legion of devoted fans across the country, and the world. “You’d be hard-pressed to find a singer in popular music today with the range, depth and sheer power of Martin Sexton. When it comes to his voice, every superlative rings true.” - Boston Herald



08/09/14

$78 $65 $45



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

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



THE MANHATTANS

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club



08/09/14

$45

- http://www.scullersjazz.com

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Photo Safari Featuring Olympus

Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

With a state-of-the-art digital camera in hand, capture Appleton Farms - one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Equipped with the latest camera gear from Olympus, provided by Hunt’s Photo & Video, and personally coached by Hunt’s technical experts and visiting professional photographers, you'll be poised to capture the rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, ancient stone walls, tree-lined carriage paths and more at this historic farm. All Photo Safari participants will take home the images they captured on a digital memory card and receive a gift certificate from Hunt’s.  Experience inspiration through your lens! This event is open to the public; reservations are required.



08/09/14

Essex Heritage members and members of The Trustees of Reservations $35; Non-Members $45



- http://www.essexheritage.org/photo-safari-featuring-olympus



Gregg Allman

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is both a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the still-active and thriving Allman Brothers Band, and a critically acclaimed solo talent. A natural artist gifted with a beautifully soulful and distinctive voice as well as brilliant keyboard and guitar expertise, Allman is a legendary performer who, more than 30 years down the road, still loves making music as much as ever. 

At the start of his enduring career, Gregg Allman and his brother Duane put together a number of different groups, including their very first professional ones, The Allman Joys and The Hour Glass. Whatever the configuration, Gregg's powerful lead vocals, emerging songwriting, and keyboard prowess perfectly complemented Duane's now-legendary guitar virtuosity. In 1969, their brotherhood made history with the formation of the massively influential act that both kick-started the entire genre of Southern Rock and defined an era of '70s rock and roll with its freewheeling yet musically masterful sound, The Allman Brothers Band. 

The band's unique amalgam of rock, blues, country, and even jazz flourishes expanded the boundaries of rock music and their signature, extended onstage jamming set new standards for live concert performance. In addition to his singing and playing, Gregg wrote many of their most memorable signature hits, including the classics "Whipping Post" and "Dreams" from their debut album, "Midnight Rider" and "Please Call Home" from their second LP Idlewild South, and "Melissa" from 1972's Eat A Peach



08/09/14

$44 in advance / $144 premium / $50 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40788

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Debussy, Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

DEBUSSY - Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

SZYMANOWSKI - Violin Concerto No. 2

TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 4



08/09/14

$20-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek and Twain

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Hailing from Minneapolis, the city that birthed legends like Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould and His Royal Purpleness, Adrianne Lenker is an authentic, passionate singer, songwriter, and performer. Her debut CD, "Stages Of The Sun", was released on LucidTunes when Adrianne was only 14. Her followup CD/DVD, "Live At The Southern", was recorded a few days before her 15th birthday in July of 2006 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. At 16, she shifted gears, redefining her style as folky and raw with an indie-pop edge. Shortly after graduating Berklee on a full scholarship, which was awarded by Susan Tedeschi, Lenker moved to New York City in 2012 and released her newest, and what she considers to be her true debut album, "Hours Were the Birds".

Adrianne's vocal influences have ranged from Billie Holiday to Bjork, and her sound has been described by blogs as "a mix of Laura Marling, Coco Rosie and Joni Mitchell." (Madmackerel.org) She won the 2013 Kerville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition, and was a finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. She has opened up for a range of artists, such as Susan Tedeschi and Ryan Montbleau. She is a poignant and versatile songwriter, and a exceptional guitarist. In a time of assembled artistry, Adrianne is a breath of fresh air.



08/09/14

Members $13/ Non-members $15



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/593821

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



Summer Photography: Focus on Butterflies, Wildflowers & more

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

Summer fields and woodlands are full of great opportunities to photograph butterflies, other insects and wildflowers. Learn from a pro how to use natural light, perspective, depth of field and other field techniques to capture images that bring the viewer right into this special world. Small class size for individual attention. Tripod recommended. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



08/09/14

Adults $45 members/ $55 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=33500

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



Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. All that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music is a ferry ticket. The concerts are part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Saturday, August 9
1:00 pm – Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston with lyrical storytelling, foot-stomping grooves, and up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the U.S., Damn Tall Buildings is four people uniting their influences into a single sound.
2:00 pm – El Feeling is a folk band composed of Colombians Camilo Gomez, Felipe Gonzalez, Carlos Pinzon, Ivan Valbuena, and Juan Alvarez; and Mexican Diego Torres. The group met at Berklee and developed a sound based on the rhythms of the different regions of Colombia.
3:00 pm – Chorobop is a new ensemble with repertoire based on the traditional Brazilian choro genre, with a twist of bebop. They perform with traditional and contemporary instrumentation that includes mandolin, 7-string guitar, pandeiro, electric guitar, bass, and percussion.



08/09/14

FREE



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/damn-tall-buildings-el-feeling-lonely-heartstring-band

Georges Island - Georges Island, Boston, MA,



29th Annual 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 the past twenty-eight years we have welcomed one of the nation's finest and best-loved musical ensembles - the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart to the Hyannis Village Green. This fundraising concert regularly sells out to a live audience of over 15,000 - the Cape's largest single audience. 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 strengthen the arts and culture of Cape Cod year-round. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs, such as ArtsCapeCod, a comprehensive arts marketing website that introduces new audiences to the cultural treasures on Cape Cod and provides an online box office, and our grants program, which supports those who create, foster, and promote art and culture in our community. Please visit http://artsfoundation.org/pops-by-the-sea for more information.

 

Photo Credit - Rebecca Sher

 

 



08/10/14



- http://artsfoundation.org/pops-by-the-sea



Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Booty Vortex

Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise

 The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be presenting the fourth of their concert series with Booty Vortex. The cruise will start boardign at 2pm at the Seaport World Trade Center Pier, sail at 3pm, and return by 6pm. 

Restrictions: 21+ only, no outside food/drinks (there will be concession stands for alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks as well as food)

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show.

 



08/10/14

$25 in advance / $30 day of show



- http://www.rockandbluescruise.com



Tina Packer's Women of Will

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Equal parts performance and masterclass, Women of Will is the remarkable summation of Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tina Packer’s 40-plus years spent investigating all things Shakespeare. Women of Will fuses riveting scenes with trenchant analysis and discussion to flesh out themes of love, loss, freedom, control, violence and power through the heroines of Shakespeare’s text. 



08/10/14

$46 $38 $28

See both shows for 10% discount: $82.80, $68.40, $50.40.

Dinner between shows: $35



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/women-of-will/

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



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood

Presented by Historic Newton at Mrytle Baptist Church

The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood
Founded at a time when the nation was recovering from the Civil War, Myrtle Baptist Church was one of the first in New England to serve an African American religious community. Through decades of war, civic unrest and changes to the Newton landscape, what is now known as the Myrtle Baptist Neighborhood has remained cohesive, despite major structural losses sustained from the Mass Pike extension in the 1960s. Join Myrtle Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus Rev. Howard Haywood and Newton Senior Planner Katy Hax Holmes to discover the history of this significant neighborhood. Meet at the Myrtle Baptist Church, 21 Curve Street, Newton 02465. 

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.

 

 



08/10/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Mrytle Baptist Church - 21 Curve Street, Newton, MA, 02465



Fame: The Musical

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre

 

Based on the blockbuster film, FAME combines a compelling story with captivating dance sequences and soaring vocals to create an electrifying theatrical experience this summer at Boston Children’s Theatre.  Join students at NYC’s storied High School for the Performing Arts on their journey through the heartbreaks and triumphs of life at this prestigious institute for theatre, dance, voice and music.  Performed by Boston Children’s Theatre’s Summer Studios 4 participants, FAME will have you dancing and singing in the aisles!



08/07/14 - 08/10/14

$20 per ticket



- http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org



The Addams Family

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre

All the characters you know and love- Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Pugsley and more- on stage for Boston Children’s Theatre’s Summer Studios 4 production of the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY!   Audiences are in for a treat as they join the marvelously macabre Addams Family for a special occasion that brings out the best (and worst) in everyone involved.  A wonderfully witty script coupled with an original creative score, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is indescribable fun!  Experience it for yourself!

 



08/08/14 - 08/10/14

$20 per ticket



- http://www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org



Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Booty Vortex

Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.

Booty Vortex is Boston's Finest Funk and Disco, Keepers of the Groove, Winner of the 2009 New England Urban Music Award for Best R&B Band & Top 10 Finalist for Foxwood's Resort and Casino "Be The Wonder" Jingle Competition!
 



08/10/14

$25 for advanced, $30 day of



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Seaport World Trade Center - 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210



Her Aching Heart

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Harriet and Molly just happen to be reading the same pulpy romance novel, Her Aching Heart. Transported by their imaginations into the Victorian world of the trashy tale, they embody the willful, haughty aristocrat Harriet Hellstone and the sweetly pure country maiden Molly Penhallow. A bodice-ripping affair ensues, filled with imaginatively absurd characters, swept up by passion and romance of historic proportions.



07/10/14 - 08/10/14

Tickets begin at $15



- http://centralsquaretheater.org/season/14-15/her-aching-heart.html

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



All-Tchaikovsky Program

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

 no description



08/10/14

$21-$106



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Shakespeare on the Common: Twelfth Night

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Boston Common

Join us on the Boston Common for Bard’s classic comedy of love in disguise. Follow the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland—the mythical and magical land of Illyria. Directed by Steven Maler. Pack your picnic, stake out your spot early and join us for pre-show music and Greenshow.



07/23/14 - 08/10/14

This performance is FREE and open to the public. Beat the crowds and become a CSC Friend with a $50 donation to receive a reserved chair in our Friends' Section. More information under "buy tickets".



- http://commshakes.org

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



Beantown Tapfest

Presented by Julia On Tap

Beantown Tapfest 2014 is a two-day festival of tap classes with celebrated tap teachers and performers from around the globe.  Saturday evening is the Faculty Showcase featuring: Josh Hilberman (Belgium), Lisa La Touche (Canada), Khalid Hill (New York), Sean Fielder (Boston), Ian Berg (Chicago), Rocky Mendes (Boston) and more... location to be announced.



08/09/14 - 08/10/14

Prices vary, depending on number of classes purchased.



Registration online at www.beantowntapfest.com



- http://www.beantowntapfest.com



4th Annual Highfield Hall & Gardens Bluegrass Festival

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Enjoy foot-stomping fun for the whole family, featuring the Bluegrass Gospel Project and Boston-based band Flatt Rabbit. Food vendors will be on hand, as well as Cape Cod Beer for adults, or bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Falmouth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.



08/10/14

Admission is by free will donation



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



The Dixie Swim Club

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five Southern women whose friendships began on their college swim team. Every August, they meet at the same cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Focusing on four of those weekends, The Dixie Swim Club spans a period of thirty-three years. These friends prove the enduring power of "teamwork" when they rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. Don't miss these five unforgettable women in a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Presented by Framingham Community Theater - your community theater! For more information, visit www.framinghamcommunitytheater.org



08/01/14 - 08/10/14

General: $25; Student/Senior: $24; Member: $22; Children under 12: $13.



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



Summer Sundays in the Park: Olmsted Park

Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold sounds of a 50+ piece orchestra!  The concerts are 60 -90 minutes in length and conclude before sunset.

August 3: Longwood Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
August 10: Boston Opera Collaborative



08/03/14 - 08/10/14

FREE



- http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/calendar/events/summer-sundays-2014/



Three of Cups Coffeehouse Performance

Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory

Three of Cups (Deborah Claar, Ann-Marie Messbauer) performs traditional folksongs from the British Isles and the U.S., blending vocal harmonies, fiddle, and guitar to present arrangements which range from beautiful to spirited to humorous. Three of Cups has four recordings and has performed in all six New England states, but as former Somervillians they are especially pleased to be singing at the Armory Café.



08/10/14

Free-will donation



- http://www.artsatthearmory.org/Events/August2014Events/tabid/144/Default.aspx



Verdant Grove

Presented by The Boston Camerata

Wonderful, early American songs and hymns, circa 1790-1840, most of them from old prints and manuscripts of Newburyport, Boston, and New Hampshire, performed by The Boston Camerata's superb soloist ensemble, directed by Anne Azéma.

The concert includes a special group of rare Shaker songs, mainly from unpublished manuscript sources in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.



08/10/14

$37



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



Big Screen Classics: THELMA AND LOUISE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Thelma Dickinson (Geena Davis) has had enough of her domineering husband. She and her best friend Louise Sawyer (Susan Sarandon) decide to go on a road-trip in Louise's 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible to get away from their troubles. Their troubles don't stay far off, however, as they face one problem after another: attempted rape, murder, and flight from the law are just the beginning. As they become inadvertent fugitives, their choices and money rapidly begin to dwindle.



08/11/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/thelma-and-louise

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



BCMFest Celtic Music Session

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers.

BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions. BCMFest hosts an annual weekend-long festival in January that features more than 100 performers. Throughout the year, BCMFest organizes the Celtic Music Cruise, Boston Urban Ceilidh, and monthly Celtic Sessions.

The mission of BCMFest is:
To produce locally-based Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton music and dance in an upbeat and friendly environment.
To bolster appreciation for traditional Celtic music and dance among youth and the Greater Boston community.
To support a living, changing tradition by encouraging cross-genre collaborations and innovations among dancers and musicians of all generations.
To produce a variety of collaborative projects and performances for the Greater Boston community.



08/11/14

FREE



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/bcmfest-celtic-music-session

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



Ceramics Workshop

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Julie Fox
Express yourself with clay. Perfect for students who wish to pursue individual interests in a relaxed atmosphere. All work will be fired and glazed.



07/08/14 - 08/12/14

Tuition: $355.00
Early Registration: $319.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Materials Fee: $35.00



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



Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

Presented by Revels

Revels' "floating pub sings" return!  Join us for a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor as we sing sea chanteys and more from the Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs, your free for the evening.  Revels music director George Emlen and musician/song leader David Coffin lead the fun.  Bring a picnic dinner but no alcohol please, (Alcohol will be available for purchase on board.)  Boarding will begin at 6:30pm.  Due to the popularity of this event, reservations must be made in advance.



08/12/14

$35



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



Yangsi - Presented by the Alive Mind Cinema Series

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Recognized as the reincarnation (‘yangsi’) of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the most revered Tibetan Masters of the 20th century, Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup must train to perpetuate this legacy, ultimately assuming his full responsibilities at age 18. YANGSI follows this unfolding story over fourteen years, bringing to light with unusual intimacy the experience of being “recognized”, both on the part of the young child, and for his family, his teachers, and his future disciples. A narration by the Yangsi himself adds poignant candor to this question, as he gives voice to his doubts and concerns, as well as his determination and conviction.
Short interviews with eminent Buddhist teachers, such as Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, and Matthieu Ricard, explore facets of the “reincarnation” issue, from traditional beliefs to an honest questioning of spirituality in the modern age. Filmed in large part in The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.



08/12/14

Individual tickets - $153



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

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



Beginning and Intermediate Wheel

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Julie Fox
Throw and glaze cups, bowls and other useful pottery. New beginning students will develop fundamental pot-throwing techniques while returning students will refine their technique to create more complex forms.



07/09/14 - 08/13/14

Tuition: $355.00

Early Registration: $319.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Materials Fee: $35.00



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AC147365&sem=40

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



The Cult

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The Cult are coming to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.



08/13/14

$35-$45



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



Tumbling Bones & The Four Legged Faithful

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Tumbling Bones is a group of young men inspired by old music. Drawing on bluegrass and pre-WWII folk, these songsters play a mix of original compositions and traditional material infused with the infectious energy of the rock’n’roll they were reared on. They make their music with nothing but acoustic instruments, tap shoes, and most importantly, their voices. With more and more string bands popping up every day, these boys have established themselves as one of the preeminent vocally-driven roots groups. With nuanced a cappella gospel numbers and inventive harmony arrangements, Tumbling Bones are enrapturing audiences both in the United States and Europe. http://tumblingbones.com/

The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band's many musical influences from nearly all genres. All members sing; creating multiple combinations of 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies. All members write and sing songs about their thoughts, families, and the natural world that surrounds them. For a band without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure. http://www.thefourleggedfaithful.com/
 



08/13/14

Non-members $12/ Members $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/tumbling-bones-four-legged-faithful

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



The Accidentals

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

The Accidentals are “explorers and admirers” of indie music greats like Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Sufjean Stephens, Arcade Fire, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s, Black Keys, Sara Jaffe, and the Beatles. The band's original tunes reflect its exposure to a wide variety of instruments while staying true to its orchestral roots. In addition to guitar, bass, glockenspiel, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, accordian, and kazoo, you'll hear the edgy violin and cello that defines this duo. A review of Tangled Red and Blue summed up the duo's achievement: “It’s difficult to believe that music this accomplished is being crafted by two talents who are still in high school. but that’s The Accidentals’ story.” In 2013 The Accidentals opened for Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (Sugar Man), Aunt Martha, Rosco Bandana, and Lauren Mann. Then the pair hopped an RV to tour their home state of Michigan for seven weeks while finishing and releasing a second album, Bittersweet. Additionally, the band has been contracted to compose an original score for an independent film called "One Simple Question," and its songs "The Silence," "City of Cardboard," and "Miso Soup" were selected for use in a second indie film, called "Please Wait To Be Seated." The band is currently working on a music video, writing and recording a song for a compilation album to raise funds for childhood cancer research, and providing music to evver.com, a new social media platform, all while finishing high school and touring on weekends.



08/13/14

$12



- https://www.facebook.com/events/726888004034891/

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



Portland Chamber Music Festival Opening Night: Stravinsky, Harold Meltzer and Tchaikovsky

Presented by Portland Chamber Music Festival

 PCMF oboist Peggy Pearson brings us her own arrangement of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite to kick off our 21st Season. Composer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Harold Meltzer also joins us for the World Premiere of his Air and Angels, written for Ms. Pearson. We conclude the evening with Tchaikovsky’s rousing and virtuosic Souvenir di Florence.

 

 



08/14/14

$0 - $30



- http://www.pcmf.org/support.php#!2013-summer-concerts/cwod



Cyrille Aimee

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Born of a Dominican mother and French father, the dynamic young Aimée brings an exotic, highly rhythmic-based approach to jazz singing, incorporating a Gallic gypsy swing with hints of salsa and samba into well-worn standards and original compositions. Winner of the Montreux and Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competitions, the talented chanteuse boldly takes vocal jazz into new, intoxicating directions.



08/14/14

$52 $41 $31



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



WILL CALHOUN TRIO featuring Marc Cary and Charnett Moffett

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club



08/14/14

$35

- http://www.scullersjazz.com

Scullers Jazz Club - 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134



Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

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

Song Yi Jeon Quintet

 

Contemporary Jazz

Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and uncommon time signatures with singable melodies that instantly catch the listener’s ear.



08/14/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/song-yi-jeon-quintet/

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



JJ Grey and Mofro

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Over the course of six albums on Alligator Records and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he and his band Mofro have sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance and at times to tears.

The New York Times describes the music of JJ Grey and Mofro as a mix of "impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul." 



08/14/14

$28 in advance / $128 premium / $35 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E38167

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Jordie Lane & Old Man Luedecke

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter Jordie Lane will tour North America in August to celebrate the international release of his new EP 'Not Built To Last', out August 5th via Blood Thinner Records. 'Not Built To Last' has been released to glowing reviews in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald proclaiming "this guy is one of the country's contemporary legends...file it under K for Keeper" in a 4.5 star review, while The Brag said "there are few musicians who can find, develop and master their own style as quickly or as professionally as Jordie Lane has done". Lane embraces a classic 70’s aesthetic, launching with the shining and infectious 'Here She Comes', followed by the desolate, and moody 'Dead Of Light', which closes with a Daft Punk inspired groove over the line "we're not built to last". 'Maybe Someday' see’s Lane unleash his soaring vocal on a bittersweet, Brunswick Street inspired love song, while 'Lost In You' harks back to the lyrical folk sound he has built his reputation on. Lane tips his hat to fellow Melbourne songwriter Brendan Welch on the closer 'Think I Always Thought', which encapsulates the record’s defining themes of transience and mortality.

Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks.  Old Man Luedecke has a penchant for language. Based in Chester, Nova Scotia, the award-winning roots singer-songwriter’s latest album, Tender Is The Night, gives nod to F.R. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a title lifted from John Keats poem, ‘Ode To A Nightingale.’  With skillful precision and a storyteller’s heart, Luedecke’s narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming. Rich in metaphor, heart and instrumentation, Tender Is The Night muses on love, art and purpose.



08/14/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/jordie-lane-old-man-luedecke

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



The Art of Giving Gala

Presented by Down East

Win Maine art at the biggest event of the summer from featured artists such as: Alex Katz, Angela Adams, Barbara Ernst Prey, Eric Hopkins, William Wegman, and Maine College of Art Emerging Artist Renee Bouchard. Each of these artists have donated a work of art to be raffled off at the Art of Giving Gala to raise $60,000 for their favorite Maine organizations in honor of Down East Magazine's 60th anniversary. Six lucky winners will go home with works of art at the event valued collectively at more than $60,000. For more information visit downeast.com/artofgiving.

 



08/14/14

$100 per person



- http://www.downeast.com/artofgiving



Atlantic Brass Quintet

Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

The Atlantic Brass Quintet closes out the 22nd annual International Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar with an eclectic program featuring the world premiere of Voices in Da Fan composed by ABQ trumpet player Andrew Sorg. Their new CD Crossover is available through Summit Records, Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.

Andrew Sorg and Thomas Bergeron, trumpets
Seth Orgel, horn
Tim Albright, trombone
John Manning, tuba



08/14/14

Free



- http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/events/atlantic-brass-quintet/

The Fenway Center, Northeastern University - 77 Saint Stephen St, Boston, MA, 02115



Family Game Night in the Studio

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

 Game on! Once a month, Artbeat's studio transforms into a game room, with five different exciting games for all ages to play. Join us in fast-paced games that use color, language, logic, hand skills, and laughter. Relax, play, and enjoy light refreshments while bonding with family or making new friends. Five tables and 20 seats available. Perfect for adults, teens, youth, and children age 4 and up with an adult. Come for one game or play them all. Reservations not necessary. FREE.
Third Friday of the Month, 5:00 – 7:00 PM



02/21/14 - 08/15/14

FREE



- http://artbeatonline.com/

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



Glove Puppetry Boot Camp; Adult Puppetry Class

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

Glove puppetry (also known as hand puppetry) is one of the world’s oldest and most versatile theatrical traditions. From Punch and Judy to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make-Believe, glove puppets can express an enormous range of character and emotion without ever blinking an eye.

In this fun and rigorous class, participants will learn the fundamentals of glove puppet manipulation from a professional puppeteer. Starting with basic exercises for manual dexterity and building towards complete multi-character scenes, students will acquire a “movement vocabulary” that lets their hands express almost any emotion or action. Participants will also gain exposure to Puppet Showplace Theatre’s unique archive of professional glove puppets and will be able to experience working behind a puppet stage.

Whether you're a seasoned performer or just looking for a way to enliven story time, this boot camp will leave your hands ready for action!



08/11/14 - 08/15/14

Register by July 15: $195
After July 15: $220
Members save 10% on registration!



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



Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

Presented by Big Picture Art House

BIG PICTURE runs photo and film classes for youth in the Boston area. All photo classes are taught on professional digital SLR cameras supplied by our program. Classes include lessons at the Big Picture teaching space and shooting on location around Boston. During film weeks students write, shoot, act and edit a short movie. Class size is small, 7 max, and students receive individual attention from instructor Jennifer Connelly. A shuttle for drop off and pick up is offered in Jamaica Plain.
July 7th: Photo Assignment Week
July 14th: be Kind Rewind Week
July 21: Two week Fiction Film Workshop
August 4th: Docudrama
August 11th: Travel Photo Week



07/07/14 - 08/15/14

$300 per week



- http://www.bigpicturearthouse.com



Donal Fox

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Expertly fusing jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban rhythms, composer/pianist Donal Fox deliberately and delightfully muddles musical boundaries. His intricate compositions and dizzying improvisations could recall Thelonious Monk one moment and Bach the next, but the former Guggenheim fellow has created his own wholly unique approach to music. Among his many accolades, Fox is a recent recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Music.



08/15/14

$52 $41 $31



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



Mixed Media

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Sarah Kahn
All levels are welcome to this fun and relaxing class where students will explore various aspects of collage-making from start to finish. Class includes basic collage techniques such as paste paper making, photo transfer and printmaking. 3 sessions



08/01/14 - 08/15/14

Tuition: $145.00
Early Registration: $130.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Materials Fee: $20.00



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AV147372&sem=40

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



Jason Isbell

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 One-time Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell writes open -hearted songs full of storm and drama, bursting with personal truths, and echoing with the southern sound of his Alabama upbringing. Last year’s Southeastern, his fourth solo record, was a critical success and commercial breakthrough. He’s been touring with Ray LaMontagne, Willie Nelson, and Alison Krauss — add a little bit of thunder and that’s a good indicator of his sound.



08/15/14

$24 advance / $30 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=923

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



New England - Reunion Concert

Presented by Regent Theatre, Arlington at Regent Theatre

New England is a four-piece rock and roll band hailing from Boston, MA. John Fannon (guitar & vocals), Hirsh Gardner (drums and vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards and vocals) and Gary Shea (bass) broke out of the local scene with the release of their self-titled album on Infinity/MCA in 1979. The first single, “Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya”, became an AOR smash and even cracked the Top 40. The album was produced by Mike Stone and Paul Stanley of Kiss, with whom New England toured for much of 1979 and 1980. For their sophomore effort, entitled “Explorer Suite,” the foursome once again called upon veteran knob-twirler Mike Stone. Highlights from this album are the orchestral title track, “It’s Never Too Late”, and “Conversation”, which features New England’s trademark lush background vocals. The touring never let up for the boys from Boston as they split their time on the Explorer Suite tour between headlining large clubs and sharing arena billing with Journey, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, and Kiss among others. For the third album, Walking Wild, the legendary Todd Rundgren was at the helm. The results of these sessions were hard-driving anthemic tunes such as “Don’t Ever Let Me Go”, “L-5” (co-written by Fannon, Waldo & Rundgren) and the kick-ass rocker “Holdin’ Out On Me”, which features Hirsh Gardner on lead vocals. The frustration over the lack of label support grew and the band parted ways. While Fannon & Gardner went on to successful careers as producers and Shea & Waldo former Alcatrazz with Graham Bonnet
& Yngwie Malmsteen, nothing seemed to match the excitement of New England. The real strength of New England was the combination of four strong & diverse individuals:  Fannon’s lead vocals & songwriting, Waldo’s whirling keyboards, Gardner’s driving skin-pounding and high-pitched vocals and Shea’s thunderous bass lines. While the records speak for themselves, the fans are the reason New England lives: Waldo explains,“I would tour all over the world with Alcatrazz and every country we’d go to people would have New England albums for me to sign. It really shows you the power of music. We have fans all over Europe & Japan, places we never even toured. It’s amazing.



08/15/14

Reserved Seating: Orchestra, $38 Balcony, $28

*PREMIUM - V.I.P. PACK: $78 (Limited to 50 tickets): Includes Preferred Seating—1st 5 Rows, Center Orchestra

- Official Concert Poster signed by the band

- Limited Edition CD made exclusively for this event

-The Meet & Greet / Photo-Op with the band



(CALL THE BOX OFFICE at 781.646.4849 FOR THIS OFFER



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

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



big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

Presented by Big Picture Art House

 August 11th: Travel Photo Week: Students will act like tourists around Boston capturing dynamic images. All lessons and reviews will take place at Big Picture teaching space and photo shoots take place in the Boston area. Students use professional DSLRs, Nikon D100, D70, supplied by Big Picture!



08/11/14 - 08/15/14

$300 per week



- http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rodqp4iab&oeidk=a07e8ycpblj3f976dda



Who is Lowell? - Portraits of the City Reception

Presented by Lowell National Historical Park

 Lowell, Massachusetts. A reception to showcase the work of students from Lowell High School’s Freshman Academy, “Who is Lowell? – Portraits of the City” will be held at Lowell National Historical Park on Sunday, May 18th , 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. The show will run through August 15, 2014 at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Through a selection of contemporary portraits of the people that live and work in Lowell, local youth photographers capture some of the complexities of community and self-identity in this diverse and dynamic city. The exhibit highlights the many dimensions of human experience in the city as seen through the eyes of Lowell's next generation of photographers. Visitors will also have the opportunity to contribute their own portraits and thoughts on self-identity and become a part of the exhibit themselves. Come discover the many faces of Lowell.

The Brush Art Gallery’s Lowell Photography Weekend, is a city-wide, multi-venue celebration of photography taking place in Lowell Massachusetts on May 17 and 18, 2014. Lowell galleries, museums and businesses will be hosting a wide range of photographic exhibitions. While the length of each exhibition will vary, all venues will host artists' receptions on the same weekend. Receptions will be staggered so that the visitor has time to visit each venue and meet all the exhibiting photographers.

The reception is free to attend and will be held at the Boott Cotton Mill Museum at 115 John Street in downtown Lowell. The art exhibition in the Reflection Room is free. If you would like to also visit the Museum, there is a fee. Parking is available at the City’s Joseph Downes Garage (75 John Street) at the corner of John and French Streets. For more information please call (978) 970-5055. For information on Lowell National Historical Park, visit our web site at www/nps.gov/lowe, or call 978-970-5000.



05/18/14 - 08/15/14

Free



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Teen Art Studio

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

 Teen Art Studio (for teens entering grades 6-10).  Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.  Sign up for one or more weeks.

 

* Designed for teens who want to be immersed in the visual arts.  Artists/Teachers will lead this intensive program focusing on both technique and content.

* Weekly themes include; Drawing and Painting, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Fashion and Screen Printing

* Open House every Friday!  Come at 4:15 to see our completed projects

 



06/24/14 - 08/15/14

$225 - $245 members
$245 - $265 nonmembers



- http://www.acarts.org/teenstudio.php

Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



As Far As the Eye Can See

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

The Cantor Art Gallery will present the exhibition “As Far As the Eye Can See” in collaboration with Seven Hills Family Services from May 3 – August 16, 2014 in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation Resource Gallery. 

The exhibition will feature artwork by artists with disabilities living in Central Massachusetts, many of whom receive supports through Seven Hills Foundation’s Family Support Centers, as well as other programs in the area.



05/03/14 - 08/15/14

No cost, open to the public



- http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery/exhibitions/specialevent

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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

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

Refine your technique this summer with Boston Ballet School’s master faculty! Master Class Series offers experienced students an opportunity to improve technique and learn Boston Ballet repertoire, including excerpts from Swan Lake. North Shore YMCA members save 10%!



08/04/14 - 08/15/14

Please contact 617.456.6380 for details.



- http://www.bostonballet.org

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



David Wax Museum

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

“Joyful Mexo-Americana fusion, with virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.”- The New Yorker

Fusing traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock is the specialty of duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak.  On several trips south of the border, David Wax immersed himself in Mexico’s rich traditional music culture, while Suz Slezak was homeschooled by her father on a small farm in rural Virginia.  The two met in 2007 and began blending their unique musical perspectives to form the band.

With the release of Knock Knock Get Up in 2012, David Wax Museum reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that now allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own.   From being ranked #8 on Paste Magazine’s list of the Best Live Acts of 2011, to receiving  a nod from TIME magazine as one of the top ten acts of 2011’s South by Southwest, David Wax Museum has become the hottest of America's indie bands.

David Wax Museum was nominated for three Boston Music Awards in 2012: Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Harder Before It Gets Easier”), and Folk Artist of the Year, winning the award for Song of the Year.



08/15/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X (DJ sets)

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

MUSIC

Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X

(DJ sets)

 

New York “nightlife princess” Juliana Huxtable also identifies as a DJ, former legal assistant at the ACLU, writer and critic, and member of cultish artist collective and drag house House of Ladosha. Similarly uncategorizable, Venus X is apt to mix underground rap, Turkish techno, African house, Dominican dembow, and other rare international samples—creating a dance frenzy! Highly sought after in the underground and art worlds, she’s DJed parties for Terry Richardson, Damien Hirst, and Mickalene Thomas.



08/15/14

$15 members + students

$20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths/juliana-huxtable/

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



Ben Taylor, Heather Maloney, and Adam Ezra

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, was born into a musical world, but never sought to follow the footsteps of his famous parents.  A trip to the Caribbean gave him the push he'd been wanting for so long. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a headful of songs, Taylor shaped himself into the natural singer/songwriter his parents knew he'd become.  His most recent album, Listening is said to flawlessly fuse the sounds and styles of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae and country.

Heather Maloney is a western Massachusetts based artist who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Maloney is primed for a breakout 2014. Her collaboration with Massachusetts-based indie folk quartet Darlingside, the Woodstock EP, garnered national attention with a New York Times feature for their cover of Joni Mitchell's classic song, "Woodstock." The EP was released by Signature Sounds in March. Maloney has embarked on an expansive US tour and will begin work on her next full-length album.

Adam Ezra performs a rare solo show. VH1's Ben Tishler has said, "Adam Ezra is one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years... with the craftsmanship and insight to become a major voice in American music."  The Adam Ezra Group's live performances, often compared to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, have established them as one of the premier indie bands in the Northeast. They have toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, Corey Smith, and Little Feat.

 



08/15/14

$25 in advance / $75 premium / $30 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40827

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Underscore Friday Evening

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

PROKOFIEV - Alexander Nevsky



08/15/14

$10-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Jesse Harris with Star Rover

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of artists from all over the world. He has been making records since the mid 90s, when he started in the group Once Blue on EMI Records. It was his first experience writing for another singer, lead vocalist, Rebecca Martin. Combining folk, jazz and pop, the group defined a direction for Harris and was also notable for featuring the guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel.  As a solo artist since then Jesse has released 12 albums, including many with his former backing band The Ferdinandos, one all-instrumental recording (Cosmo), and his latest, Borne Away, an intimate and haunting solo acoustic presentation with subtle overdubs played or sung by Harris.

In 2003 he received the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year for Norah Jones’ breakout hit “Don’t Know Why,” from her debut album, Come Away With Me, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.  Since then, Jones and Harris have collaborated many times through composing, producing, songwriting, and guest vocals. Harris also appears as guitarist on almost all of her albums. Recently Harris and Jones got together to record his song “It Was The Last Thing On Your Mind,” which is featured, along with a scene of them performing it, in the forthcoming comedy They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.

Other artists who have covered his material include Smokey Robinson, Sasha Dobson (whose album Modern Romance he co-produced with Richard Julian), George Benson, Pat Metheny, and Solomon Burke, on whose album Like A Fire Harris also plays guitar and sings backing vocals. Songwriting collaborations have included Madeleine Peyroux, Lizz Wright, and Maria Gadu.

http://www.jesseharrismusic.com

For their debut album as Star Rover, guitarist Will Graefe and drummer Jeremy Gustin began with the music of John Fahey and ended up in their own corner of a skewed, over-driven, weird America.

Will Graefe (Railbird, Miss Tess) and Jeremy Gustin (Delicate Steve, Larkin Grimm, Railbird) spent 2012 in a Bushwick loft – modest but airy and bright, with a wall of windows – so that, in the moments when their attention wavered from music, they could watch garbage trucks unloading across the street. Perhaps this is the reason that their attention so rarely wavered. While dissecting the records of John Fahey, Sonny Sharrock, Lighting Bolt, and Leadbelly, among others, they discovered other music yet-to-be-played and yet-to-be-heard.

http://www.fyorecords.com/artists/star-rover/



08/15/14

Non-members $20/ Members $18



- http://www.passim.org/club/jesse-harris-star-rover

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



Ladyhips with Halfro

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Hartford based Ladyhips are not your average band. Since their founding in 2010, their sound has quickly spread throughout the east coast, playing at venues in Manhattan, New Haven and on college campus main-stages. Their influences spread over four centuries of music, providing a sound that can adapt to any room, from rock halls to jazz clubs. Moogerfoogers, goat hooves, MPC's and bowed double bass are just a few of the intriguing sounds you'll hear while listening to Ladyhips. Halfro formed in Philadelphia in 2009 originally under the name “Chocolate Milk”. Their sound blends classic, gritty, hip-hop rhythms with floating melodies, and honest lyrics. Writing and performing their songs with real instruments, Halfro is one just a few true bands in hip-hop today.



08/15/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15, Children Under 12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2362

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



#NoFilter

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

YouTube’s punniest women are putting on a live comedy show! Will Grace comment on comments? Will Hannah cook? Will Mamrie already be passed out by 4? Who knows! No editing, no censors, #NOFILTER. Starring Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart!



08/15/14

$35-$50



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

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



Furniture Masters: Artistic Visions

Presented by NH Furniture Masters Assn

For two weeks only, a vacant gallery space on Newbury Street in Boston will be home to a pop-up showcase of beautifully hand-crafted furniture produced by members of a New Hampshire-based group that includes some of the top artists working in the furniture-making field today.

"Furniture Masters: Artistic Visions" gives Boston visitors a look at the best examples of contemporary furniture being produced in New England. Pieces reflect a range of furniture styles, from Early American and Shaker to Contemporary and Art Furniture.

 



08/01/14 - 08/15/14

Free



- http://www.furnituremasters.org



Antiques Appraisals with Bonhams

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Learn more about objects of importance to you, while contributing to collection preservation and care efforts at Heritage. Experts from Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and most respected auctioneers of fine art and antiques, will be on hand to discuss and evaluate an assortment of objects. Meet individually with an appraiser and receive a verbal assessment of up to three of your antique or collectible items. As part of Heritage Member Appreciation Day, members receive up to two appraisals free of charge.



08/16/14

(includes museum admission) Members: up to two items free of charge, third item $10; Non-Members: $25 for first item, $15 for each additional item up to three



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/ai1ec_event/antiques-appraisals-with-bonhams/?instance_id=90570



Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Sullivan & Son is TBS’s hit half-hour comedy series with all new episodes premiering in June. The first season garnered a large fan base, averaging over 2.5 million viewers per episode. The show is based on Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne) leaving behind his life in New York as a successful corporate attorney to take over the family bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. The barstools are filled with Steve’s best friends Owen (Owen Benjamin), Roy (Roy Wood Jr.), and Ahmed (Ahmed Ahmed). Diane Werts of Newsday raved “Surprise! A laugh-out-loud hilarious show.”

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour features Steve Byrne (The Tonight Show, Conan, The Byrne Identity: Comedy Central Special, Four Christmases, Couples Retreat), Owen Benjamin (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, The House Bunny, Jack And Jill), Roy Wood Jr. (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show, The Funny Spot with Tony Rock, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Chelsea Lately), and Ahmed Ahmed (The Tonight Show, Axis Of Evil: Comedy Central, Iron Man, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Swingers). Come out and see these four accomplished headliners together in one amazing show!



08/16/14

$22-$25



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



Elysian Fields

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Composers Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are MASS MoCA veterans and NYC indie music stalwarts, weaving dream pop and noir landscapes together for fifteen years and nine records. Always keen collaborators, their past and present bandmates include Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett and everyone in Jeff Buckley’s band. Pitchfork touts their “forbidding cocktail dress cool” while others detect a young Serge Gainsbourg in their sultry, hazy delivery.



08/16/14

$20 preferred / $12 advance / $16 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=924

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



"Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine" by Brad Shur

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

 Dr. Doohickey always thought that monsters were more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit assistant, Reginald, as they fire up the Monster Machine on their quest to make the world a more interesting place. Featuring a cast of oversized puppets and "monsterized" versions of your favorite fables, audiences of all ages will love this fun and interactive show!

August 13 - August 16 (Wednesday through Saturday) | 10:30am & 1pm



08/13/14 - 08/16/14

$12 general/$8 members



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



ASTRO BOY & THE GOD OF COMICS

Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre

Lauded for its technical and artistic genius, Astro Boy & the God of Comics serves up live animation, interactive video, and a 1960s dream of the future. Astro Boy, a crime-fighting, sweet-faced robot, and his creator Osamu Tezuka, the real-life Father of Manga and "Walt Disney of Japan," explore the intersections of science, art, and family. Director and playwright Natsu Onoda Power's high-octane, convention-breaking new play was called "one of the Top 3 Best Theater Experiences in 2012" by The Washington Post.



07/18/14 - 08/16/14

Full Price: $20-$38
Students w/ ID: $15 Presale, $10 Rush
Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 min in-person ONLY): Sunday, July 20 & 27



- http://www.companyone.org

BCA Plaza Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Howie Day

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

“A dazzling gem…exposed and beautifully alive…” – PopMatters

With to 40 hits, including “Collide” and “She Says,” Howie Day’s skillful guitar chops and poignant lyrics have won him a legion of fans who adore the humor and charm speckled throughout his live performances.  

A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. He wrote, financed and released his first album, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene.

After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, which was certified gold in the U.S. and helped pave the way for the success of the emotionally complex Sound the Alarm.   After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.

Also appearing: Shayna Leigh



08/16/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Portland Chamber Music Festival: Harpist Bridget Kibbey and Friends

Presented by Portland Chamber Music Festival

Harpist Bridget Kibbey returns to PCMF in a program showcasing her instrument’s history and its colorful collaborative repertoire. Bridget has a special gift for connecting with audiences with her ebullient personality and remarkable musicianship, and we look forward to sharing this program with our Portland audience.



08/16/14

$30
$25 for 65 and up
21 and under free
$10 student rush



- http://www.pcmf.org/support.php#!2013-summer-concerts/cwod



Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Four-time Grammy award winner Lyle Lovett and His Large Band always shake things up with an eclectic array of music styles incorporating country, folk, pop, gospel, blues, jazz and big-band swing. Lovett is one of the most distinctive and original artists to break into music, originally being billed a country artist, but shifting into an array of genres with a large cult following.Lovett combines his witty lyrics with a big band-style ensemble complete with guitars, a cellist, a fiddler, a pianist and a gospel-trained backup group. His hits include "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)," "I've Been to Memphis," and "Give Back My Heart."



08/16/14

$52 in advance / $152 premium / $60 day of concert

Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



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Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Tommy Johnagin

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Tommy is an autobiographical story telling comedian who is a favorite at comedy clubs all across the country. His Comedy Central Half Hour special will premiere on June 13th, followed by his 3rd full length comedy album later this year and several new late night TV appearances.

 

 

 

TV credits include: Six appearances on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. His own half-hour special on Comedy Central, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show”. In 2010 he finished 2nd on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He’s also appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage” and TBS’s “Very Funny Stand Up Show”.

In 2007 Tommy was invited to the prestigious “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, Canada where he was the highest reviewed “New Face.” He has also appeared at Comedy Central’s “South Beach Comedy Festival”


He has also been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio programs “The Bob and Tom Show” and the “The Ron and Fez Show”.



08/14/14 - 08/16/14

$25.00



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



Leonard Bernstein's Candide

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BERNSTEIN - Candide
Concert performance sung in English

 

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Nicholas Phan, tenor (Candide)

Anna Christy, soprano (Cunegonde)

Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano (Paquette)

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano (Old Lady)

Beau Gibson, tenor (Governor, Vanderdendur, Ragotski)

Paul LaRosa, baritone (Maximilian, Captain)

Richard Suart, baritone (Voltaire, Pangloss, Martin, Cacambo)



08/16/14

$20-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



The Hanover Theatre's Youth Summer Program presents Footloose

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, Footloose bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies. Augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.



08/15/14 - 08/16/14

$12



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=151

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Fox & Branch Family Show

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Fox & Branch is Family Folk Music from Milwaukee, WI. Dave Fox and Will Branch have been playing music together since the late '90s. For fans of Dan Zanes, Ella Jenkins, Bessie Jones, and Pete Seeger. A Saturday morning performance for the whole family.



08/16/14

Non-members $10/ Members $8



- http://www.passim.org/club/fox-branch-family-show-0

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



Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School Redux

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Faculty from the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School perform a collaborative concert! Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School is a program of the Folk Arts Center of New England, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting interest and participation in the traditional dance, music, and related folk arts of many cultures. http://scottishfiddleschool.org/



08/16/14

Non-members $20/ Members $18



- http://www.passim.org/club/boston-harbor-scottish-fiddle-school-redux-douglas-lawrence-ronan-martin-and-others

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



The Heather Pierson Trio - The Hard Work of Living

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

At first glance, Heather Pierson appears to be the girl next door – youthful, friendly, a little bit shy. At the seat of a piano or brandishing her father’s old Gibson, however, she transforms into a world-class performer, baring her soul in a manner that leaves her listeners breathless and aching for more. Heather is a pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter and performer and winner of the 2012 New England Songwriting Contest. From New Orleans jazz to poignant folk narratives and Delta-style blues to soul-stirring instrumentals and chants, Heather’s memorable, intimate and cathartic live performances move seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, and a growing catalog of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity. Her seventh studio recording, The Hard Work of Living, was released in October 2013 and features her Americana/folk/roots songwriting, including her award winning single “A Hard Man To Please”. Her first-rate chops at the piano and guitar paired with her bell-tone, pitch-perfect vocals provide the vehicle for Heather’s creativity, whether it’s in her originally penned songs or her spot-on interpretations of others’ work. - See more at: http://www.heatherpierson.com/bio/#sthash.HsNM2YGT.dpuf



08/16/14

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



- The Heather Pierson Trio - The Hard Work of Living

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



'Winter' in July at the Nave Gallery Annex

Presented by The Nave Gallery

'Winter' at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square: July 17–August 16, 2014

“Ice on the sill
and the snow
they haunt me still”
—Brown Bird

Of all the seasons, winter is the one most left up for interpretation. Some shudder at the blasts that burn, snap, nip, and sting; the howls of flurries in the dead of night; winds whisking air to swirls; the fury of things at rest. Others consider contemplation in a perfect storm, rumination in a calm coat of snow, the composition of hushed aches and quiet sorrows in inert lands. In 'Winter,' the Nave Gallery explores the degrees of the frost season—the frenzy of ice, the serenity and glow of colors confined, the luminosity within the floe, the severity of a flash of diamonds, the freeze that lights fire to our cheeks, the sound of every footstep packing in a heavy heart, the rime that makes us shiver and brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Artists
Elizabeth Alexander, Christina Balch, Jeff Bartell, Sarah Bilotta, Sarah Cecil, Laura Fischman, Sharon Freed, Beth Galston, Blake Hiltunen, Brian Kaplan, Anne Lilly, Chris Maliga, Lindsay Metivier, Laura Miner, Cary Rapaport, Zak Alexander Rose, Sophia Sobers, Sarah Wentworth, Timothy Wilson, Nancy Wisti Grayson

Music
In gratitude to Dave Lamb, to all the beauty he graced upon this earth, to the craft and wisdom he left in his wake, songs by Brown Bird (www.brownbird.net) will play throughout the duration of this exhibit. 'Winter' is dedicated to him.

Notes
'Winter' is a companion project to the Nave Gallery Annex's inaugural exhibit—PICNIC—held in January 2013.
http://navegallery.org/wp/picnic/
http://navegallery.org/wp/curators-notes-picnic/



07/17/14 - 08/16/14

FREE



- http://navegallery.org/wp/winter/



Teen Workshop of "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

Presented by Priscilla Beach Theatre

Priscilla Beach Theatre is excited to announce its new Teen Intensive Workshop production of “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling book, adapted by Ernest Zulia, beginning July 15.  Designed especially for teens age 15+ looking for a more intensive stage experience, including monologue training, this production presents a series of charming and delightful stories featuring colorful characters in a theatrical revue format. 

Directed by Resident Director Theresa Chiasson.



07/15/14 - 08/16/14

The Teen workshop is $300 per student and directed by highly qualified professionals who create a safe and supportive environment to learn, explore, build confidence and develop stage skills.  Advance registration is recommended by calling 508-224-4888 or email info@PBTheatre.org

Performance tickets are $12 at the door or in advance at 508-224-4888.



- http://www.PBTheatre.org



Smile!

Presented by New Exhibition Room at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre

It’s the hottest summer on record since 1989; slugs and jackals overrun the streets. To escape this lawless season, four women park themselves at a holistic retreat to ride out the storm. While the pandemonium outside grows louder, the women train and fortify against the assault that awaits outside of the walls of their safe haven.



07/31/14 - 08/16/14

Free



- http://www.newexhibitionroom.org

BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre - 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Textile Weekend

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

This weekend offers a rare glimpse into the Village’s textile collection. Visitors can enjoy tours of the collection and take part in hands-on activities. Previous textile events have focused on quilting, needlework, 19th-century fashion accessories, weaving and spinning. For details: 800-733-1830; www.osv.org



08/16/14 - 08/17/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/textile-weekend-clothing

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



One Day University

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best and the brightest professors from the country’s top universities presenting engaging talks on topics you’re sure to find interesting. At Heritage, the only location in the Greater Boston area, One Day University is bringing together the nation’s greatest professors from the finest schools to present 60-minute versions of their very best lectures. ”One Day U” works closely with each professor to identify the most fascinating information that can be taught in 60 minutes. The professors, rated as the best presenters at their prestigious universities are coming to educate and to entertain. All you have to do is treat yourself to a few hours of pure learning and intellectual stimulation.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is partnering with One Day University to present a half- day of great talks and entertainment. Advance registration is highly recommended as these programs sell out.

What Makes Shakespeare Great? - Joseph Luzzi / Bard College
Where would we be without Shakespeare? The romantic love of the "star-crossed" Romeo and Juliet, the Oedipal complex of the eternally indecisive Hamlet, the "vaulting ambition" (Shakespeare's phrase) of the tortured Macbeth...all of these characters and so many more are an integral part of our collective memories. It is indeed impossible to imagine the English language and Western literature without Shakespeare, who many believe to be the greatest writer of all time. However we rank him, one thing is certain: when we read Shakespeare we encounter an inventiveness and intellectual energy that will change our understanding of language – and literature – forever.
This presentation will reflect on what makes Shakespeare so "great" by bringing us inside the source of his genius: his unparalleled mastery of poetic and dramatic expression. We will explore Shakespeare's brilliant use of metaphor, dialogue, and especially his psychologically complex characters. We will also learn about the theatrical world in Shakespeare's day, as we consider such issues as his relation to his actors, the printing world, even the idea of "authorship" in his time. Above all, our focus will be on the true evidence of Shakespeare's greatness and discover why, in Shakespeare's own words, "the play's the thing."

What Makes Mozart Great?
Craig Wright / Yale
What is it in Mozart’s music that makes it among the most sublime ever written? Using music and video clips from operas and films, we will explore the enormous diversity of Mozart’s music. At the same time, by examining color photographs of his autographed manuscripts and draft sketches, we will witness Mozart’s attention to the smallest detail.
By the end of this session, we will come to see that not only is Mozart’s music great, but Mozart himself was unique, and arguably the most extraordinary creator ever to set foot on this planet.

Political Science
Why Public Opinion Polls Are So Often Wrong
Jennifer Lawless / American University
The 2012 elections were as much a victory for many pollsters as for Barack Obama. Nate Silver - among others - managed to predict with precision and accuracy the outcome of the presidential election in all 50 states, and the results of U.S. Senate races in nearly all cases. Given the limitations of polling and public opinion data, the pollsters' success was remarkable. After all, more people can name the judge who presided over the O.J. Simpson case than the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. More women and men know the color of Monica Lewinsky's infamous dress than the statute that conferred investigative power on Kenneth Starr. And each year, more Americans watch American Idol than the State of the Union Address. Yet Americans are polled - on a daily basis - about their attitudes regarding the fiscal cliff, marriage equality and reproductive rights, and - already - candidates likely to seek office in the 2014 midterm elections.

Considering how little Americans know about politics, why have politicians, policy makers, and pundits come to rely so heavily on public opinion polls? How do pollsters and analysts ever manage to use public opinion data to generate accurate conclusions? Better yet, why are Americans so disgruntled when the pollsters get it wrong? Professor Lawless explains the common pitfalls associated with gathering "snapshots" of what Americans are thinking, suggests that we raise an eyebrow to everything we read, but ultimately underscores the value of polling, statistical evidence, and careful analysis.
 



08/17/14

$149



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/ai1ec_event/one-day-university/?instance_id=89885



The Beach Boys

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. What better place than Indian Ranch to hear the Beach Boys perform classics like “Surfin’,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations” and the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”



08/17/14

Tickets: $37.00-$54.50
Children's: $23.50



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Swing Xing! with Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniola

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Swing Xing! Three Generations of Swing Guitar, showcases three of the top swing guitarists in the world. All hailing from different generations, this esteemed guitar trio combines the expert musicianship and precision of swing guitar with the whimsical flair of vaudeville.



08/17/14

$39 $35 $25



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



Christian McBride

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the most exciting jazz artists of the modern era, bassist Christian McBride has redefined both his instrument and the perceived boundaries of jazz itself. Unafraid to dip his toes into R&B, funk, pop, fusion or big band, McBride’s massive technical and compositional skills have launched him into the rarified air of bonafide jazz masters.



08/17/14

$68 $58 $49



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



Human Nature

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Human Nature are Australia’s leading pop vocal group, having released nine albums (many containing their own, self-penned original material), five of which went to #1 in their native continent, selling millions of records world-wide and garnering 23 platinum awards, 70 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits. The group has opened for Celine Dion and Michael Jackson in Europe and Australia. Their chart-topping Motown tribute, Reach Out, went five-times-platinum, attracting the attention of famed songwriter Smokey Robinson, who recorded “Get Ready” with them and presented them in an exclusive booking at Las Vegas’ Imperial Palace, where they have played five and six nights a week to sold-out crowds for the past two and a half years.



08/17/14

$39-$49



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



4000 Miles

Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

 The play looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment in New York City. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other.



07/31/14 - 08/17/14

Adult- $40
Senior/Student - $35



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



Singin' In The Rain

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

An audience favorite, Reagle's productions of Singin' In The Rain have received rave reviews and IRNE awards for best director, best musical, and best choreographer.  Director Kirby Ward will return again to bring back his signature style and toe-tapping dance numbers.  Prepare for a big Hollywood ending that really rains on stage!



08/07/14 - 08/17/14

$35-$63; subscriptions, group, senior, and student tickets available at a discount.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/

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



Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

The 8th annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE two-day festival that will include a 21-plus beer garden, an artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more. Rain or Shine!

Please walk, bike or carpool to the festival, or use alternate transportation offered by The Salem Trolley Co. or Mahi Mahi Cruises and Charters. Parking is very limited at the Willows and the Salem Police Department will be ticketing and towing illegally parked cars.

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces free concerts for the public and raises money to support music education programs.



08/16/14 - 08/17/14

FREE



- http://www.salemjazzsoul.com



South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour

Presented by South Coast Artists

South Coast Artists is taking a Fresh approach to art this summer, with its 11th consecutive Open Studio Tours. It's a rare opportunity to connect artists in their working studios, with art lovers from all over New England.

The annual SCA Tour has become well known throughout the East Coast, and is seen as the cultural highlight for this beautiful coastal region of New England. The tour showcases the visionary works of 70 artists living and working in the seacoast communities of Tiverton and Little Compton, RI, and Dartmouth and Westport, MA.

The theme of this year's tour is Fresh Art  where artists are challenged to think of new works that expand their concept of originality. This Fresh way of thinking is what art is all about as artists search for different way of looking at their art. Their wholly original expressions can be seen on those two weekends, right in the artists' studios. Many artists will also be demonstrating their craft. The tour includes artists exhibiting in a variety of mediums, including painting, encaustic, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, wood, metal, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, basketry, and even shell work.

South Coast Artists is a non-profit organization comprised of nationally-known and emerging artists, all with a passionate interest in art education and artists working in this region. SCA provides a comprehensive online directory, enhanced artist resources, and related events for the community. WGBH Boston, Cardi's Furniture, Artscope and Art New England are major sponsors of this creative initiative, along with many other regional and local businesses and art patrons.



07/19/14 - 08/17/14

FREE



- http://www.southcoastartists.org



Les Miserables

Presented by The Company Theatre

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop thrilling audiences on the global stage. As winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, only to find a world of mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, but is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert. Set against the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert confronts his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter Cosette. Les Misérables is the story of a life-long struggle for redemption, and is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit. Les Misérables is brought to life through The Company Theatre’s trademark authentic sets, period costumes, dramatic lighting, accompanied by a full professional orchestra. 



07/24/14 - 08/17/14

$36 - $39



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We Don't Need Another Hero

Presented by Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective at Arlington Center for the Arts

In a world filled with super heroes, alter egos, and status updates, a group of artists collide into each other's worlds and are forced to question their constructed identities. Who am I once the masks and capes are taken off?

We Don't Need Another Hero is a courageous journey of shedding away our alter egos to unveil our fragility and vulnerability as human beings through a mix of circus, dance and theatre. What if society allowed each and every one of us to defend humanity without a need for masks and capes? At our deepest core we discover what truly connects us to others. We are not alone or helpless in this challenging and often scary world. This discovery unites us to our true power and the question; do we really need another "hero"?

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About the company:

Frequently Asked Questions, is a company made up of 10 circus friends, classmates and coworkers who share the dream of creating a new American circus company. We are all first generation circus artists and each of us has our own unique story of how we came to the circus. What we do share is an undying passion for our art and a respect for both the traditional and contemporary styles of circus, both of which you will see in our creations.

So many other countries throughout the world have an incredibly rich circus culture and respect for the art. The United States is just beginning to discover modern circus, and we hope to bring what we have learned from studying abroad back to our home country to inspire the growth of the modern American circus.



08/15/14 - 08/17/14

Adults: $15
Children (12 and under): $12



- http://www.faqcircus.com/#!hero/cafi

Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

STRAVINSKY - Scherzo fantastique

RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 3

STRAVINSKY - The Firebird (complete)



08/17/14

$20-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Summer Classics: Moliere’s The Misanthrope

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

First performed in 1666, this comedy of manners satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society while pointing out the flaws which all humans possess. The Misanthrope differs from most of Molière's other works by focusing more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. Today the play remains to be Molière's best-known work. Funded in part by a generous grant from New England BioLabs Inc.

 



08/15/14 - 08/17/14

General Admission: $15.00



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Emily Hearn

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Emily Hearn began writing songs at age nineteen, using the piano, guitar, and her voice. She was inspired to pursue a music career by famous songwrites such as James Taylor, John Denver, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, who inspired her to “use [her] voice in a way that could be heard on a different level.” She released her first EP, Paper Heart in 2010 and her full length album, Red Balloon, last year. Since the release of those albums, she has had a number of great opportunities. Some of these include a surprise Bill Murray cameo in her first music video and the chance to perform all over the country. She made her most recent EP, ‘Promises’, in Oklahoma with producer Chad Copelin. https://www.facebook.com/emilyhearnmusic



08/17/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/emily-hearn

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



Town Mountain

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. With the success of their latest album, Leave The Bottle, the word is out with some of their best reviews yet.

More information as well as their complete tour schedule and updates from the road are available at TownMountain.net and facebook.com/TownMountain.

Listen to them here!



08/17/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/town-mountain

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



Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis

Presented by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company at The Factory Theatre

Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its inaugural show, Playhouse Creatures by April DeAngelis. This riveting play explores the struggles, endurance, and hope of the first actresses on the stage in the English Restoration. It explores the lives they lived and the trials they overcame, gracing the stage as the first women permitted to perform Shakespeare's heroines in the 1660s. This heartfelt, sometimes bawdy, portrayal features famous figures of the 17th century, including Doll Common, Mary Betterton, and the Earl of Rochester.



08/01/14 - 08/17/14

$20-$25/ August 7th is a pay-what-you-can night



- http://maidenphoenix.org

The Factory Theatre - 791 Tremont St., Boston, MA,



10th Annual Summer Artisans Market

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

Original arts and crafts created by artists from our Guilds including: Ceramics, Painters, Polymer-Clay and Beaders, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts, Photography, Woodworkers, and Metalworkers Guilds. Opening Day features an outside Tent Sale which continues inside the Parsons Gallery through August. Our Teen Members will be on hand in the Face Painting Tent. Bring your children to have their face painted while you shop. For more information, visit http://www.lacsma.org/



07/26/14 - 08/17/14

Free admission and parking



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Zentangle Club

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat The Creativity Store

Join us for Zentangle Club! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic delight along with an increased sense of personal well-being. We’ll hold one session each month led by Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Patricia Carney, where you’ll learn new patterns using traditional Zentangle supplies. During most months, there will be an additional session where Artbeat staff will be on hand offer Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA), using various materials and working from the patterns taught that month in the CZT-led class. Attend them all or just a few, starting any time throughout the schedule. Beginners and practiced “tanglers” alike are welcome. Open to adults, teens, and children under 13 with a participating adult. $25 advance reservation, $35 at the door. Class registration includes instruction and all materials. Call (781) 646-2200 to reserve your seat.
See our website for more information: http://artbeatonline.com/2013/join-artbeats-zentangle-club Select Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Select Sundays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM



10/24/13 - 08/18/14

$25 in advance, $35 at the door



- http://artbeatonline.com/2013/join-artbeats-zentangle-club

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



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, script readings, 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!



08/18/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/big-lebowski

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



1st Person Plural: The Art of Storytelling

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

This monthly series features accomplished storytellers from Mass Mouth, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education and live performance. The series gives storytellers a chance to tell longer stories than you would hear at a storyslam. Co-producer and host H.R. Britton says, “the audiences just love getting to go deeper into the stories with the tellers. The response has been tremendous."
For more information please visit http://www.massmouth.ning.com



08/18/14

Nonmembers $12
Members $6



- http://www.passim.org/club/1st-person-plural-0

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



Summer Sings

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, 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.


Aug 4: J.S. Bach, Magnificat

Aug. 11: R. Vaughan Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem

Aug. 18: G. Verdi, Requiem (excerpts)



08/04/14 - 08/18/14

Admission $8; discount for seniors, students, or advance purchase of 2 or 3 Sings.



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/news/2013-05-join-us-at-chorus-pro-musicas-2014-summer-sings

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Arts in the Park

Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre presents, the 10th annual Arts in the Park!

This hands-on event will showcase the artistic talents of artists and organizations from the South End/Greater Boston community in a day of multicultural and creative activities for nearly 600 children and families.
 



08/19/14

FREE



- http://www.uses.org/events/event/arts-park/



Drawing and/or Painting

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Course taught by Katherine Miller

Learn drawing techniques and color theory to help improve your work. Discover tricks to set up your palette to draw and paint still life, landscape and portrait projects. Students are also encouraged to bring their own motives. Learn how to break complex objects into simple shapes and new ways to make your picture stand out in a 2D surface.



07/08/14 - 08/19/14

Tuition: $385.00
Early Registration: $346.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Drop-in - $55 per class (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147358&sem=40

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



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.



07/08/14 - 08/19/14

Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Free for members / $5 public



- http://www.natickarts.org

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


Summer outdoor concert series begins on Tues. June 24, at 7:15 PM. Continue every Tuesday, ending on Aug. 19. Levi Burnell Bandstand in Hastings Park, concerts are free and open to the public. Bandstand park area is handicapped accessible. Programs include marches, show tunes, Dixieland, and classical arrangements. Bring a blanket or chair, and bug spray, and picnic dinner if you wish. For more info: www.lexbicband.org.
 



06/24/14 - 08/19/14

No charge



- http://www.lexbicband.org

Hastings Park Bandstand - Mass. Ave.and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA, 02421



Enhance Your Skills: Musical Theatre Workshop

Presented by Image Unlimited Communications at Boston Center for Adult Education

Starting July 2014, The Boston Center of Adult Education (BCAE) is offering a musical theatre workshop taught by Kerry Dowling, a SpeakEasy Outstanding Artist and Brian Patton, an Independent Reviewer of New England (IRNE) award winner. Over the course of six weeks, students will have a chance to work one on one with some of the industry’s top artists to develop their theater skills as well as improving their vocal abilities.

Both Dowling and Patton are veterans in the theater and music industry. Kerry Dowling, member of Actor’s Equity, performed with the BGMC Chorus, and is featured on the recordings of Oz and Beyond and Razzle Dazzle. Brian Patton, a singer, pianist and music director, has performed on Broadway in “The Kvetching Continues.” He also led Joan Rivers’ onstage band throughout their Boston performance.



07/15/14 - 08/19/14

$199 for non-members/ $169 for members



- http://www.bcae.org/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=11410

Boston Center for Adult Education - 122 Arlington St., Boston, MA, 02116



5 Funny Females

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 5 Funny Females™, www.5funnyfemales.com , a national touring stand-up comedy show with a line-up of the most talented up and coming female comedians across the United States which was created and hosted by Susan Alexander, www.susanalexandershow.com in 2005. Susan Alexander began her stand-up comedy career in San Francisco. Her comedy is outrageous and entertaining covering topics from her Korean mom to celebrity gossip. Susan appeared in the Friars Club: So You Think You Can Roast? TV pilot roasting George Takei. Her stand-up has been featured on Rooftop Comedy, Comedy Time and WEtv. Susan is the co-host/creator of The Denial Show, a weekly web series calling out celebrities in denial. She is regularly featured on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, New York and Orange County Social Edition shows. Susan is based in New York City. 5 Funny Females feature the funniest variety of female comedians from NYC, Boston, ABC, Bravo, Comedy Central, NBC and VH1. Tuesday, August 19th- 7:30pm
Hosted by Susan Alexander
Jessie Baade – Nick at Night’s Funniest Mom Contest
Dana Cairns – Chicago Women’s Funny Festival
Selena Coppock – VH1, New Rules for Blondes
Sam Johnson – Women’s Improv Group
Kelly MacFarland – ABC, NBC, Comedy Central Wednesday, August 20th – 7:30 PM 5 Funny Females feature the funniest variety of female comedians from NYC, Boston, ABC, Bravo, Comedy Central, NBC and VH1.
Hosted by Susan Alexander
Ellen Moschetto – Rooftop Comedy
Lillian DeVane – Ladies and Nerds
Julie Kitayama – Women of Color in Comedy
Kendra Cunningham – SNL, Jimmy Fallon
Bethany Van Delft – Comedy Central, TV Guide Network



08/19/14 - 08/20/14

$20/$25



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



Glass Fusing Adult/Child

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult/Child Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate, bowl, fused necklace or name plate. Registration is for two.



08/20/14

Tuition: $90.00
Early Registration: $90.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2015)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AW147374&sem=40

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



Night Ranger

Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

80's rock legends Night Ranger will bring their signature brand of feel-good rock n' roll to the Zeiterion stage on Wednesday, August 20th! The thirty-year rock veterans are touring the US to support their new album "High Road". Don't miss the chance to see the band that brought you "Sister Christian" and "(You Can Still) Rock In America".



08/20/14

$35-$45



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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center - 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740



Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts

Presented by City of Boston at City Hall Plaza

R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares, the Fab Four stylings of Beatlejuice, a dance night with Stardust, and the classic sounds of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters will entertain music fans of all ages as the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns to City Hall Plaza from July 16 through August 20.

Now celebrating 42 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series, these performances bring four summer nights of great entertainment to this unique venue located in the heart of the city.

July 16 Tavares

July 23 Beatlejuice- a tribute to the Beatles

August 6 Stardust, decades of Dance from 60's through today

August 20 Charlie Thomas’ Drifters



07/16/14 - 08/20/14

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=12691

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



Thunder From Down Under

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Australia’s THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER® – the perfect girl's night outback – is an intimate performance that shows off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!

Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch - THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER is a fully interactive experience. The handsome blokes show off their dance moves, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER is the best male revue show from the Las Vegas Strip!



08/21/14

Full price tickets are $30 and $40, with limited VIP seats available for $55. VIP tickets include premium seating in the first five rows. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=147

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

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

Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A gripping live performer, Oyinda has a unique, cinematic storytelling style that envelops audiences. Last summer she released her first EP, Before the Fall. This summer she’ll be performing at Lollapalooza.

Bigfoot Wallace is a singer/songwriter/musician named Jon Hubbell from Chandler, Arizona, whose quiet, gentle style recalls Bon Iver and the Postal Service. His second and most recent album, Songs for the Larva, features songs about newness, home, love, and friendship.
 



08/21/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/oyinda_bigfoot-wallace/

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



Fiddle Masters Concert

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

Top musicians from around the country have come to teach at Brian Wicklund's American Fiddle Camp. Together they put on a show of enormous talent. This year features fiddlers Brian Wicklund, Katie McNally, and Mia Friedman, cellist Ariel Friedman, and guitarist Flynn Cohen.  Learn more about these fiddlers at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635714



08/21/14

$15 (general) or $10 (under 18, over 62, or WGBH members)



- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635714



Star Dance School Summer Dance Camp

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

About our Summer Dance Camp: Our Summer Dance Boot Camp for children ages 5-17, filled with all kinds of fun and exciting dance classes, will help beginning students to gain self-confidence in dancing, and help the intermediate or advanced dancers to get the techinque and skills they need to move to the next level in their dance career. It is also a great opportunity for students to dance multiple times a day all week at a discounted rate, and for our Hip Hop/Breakdance dancers to get a chance to polish their moves and get ready for our Street Dance Crew Auditions starting September 1st, 2014! Healthy snacks will be provided every day. Full day students please bring a lunch. At the end of each week, a dance showcase will be performed for family and friends!



07/07/14 - 08/22/14

Early Bird Camp Registration starts March 5 and ends May 1st.



Early Bird Pricing (if purchased before May 1st, 2014):




1 week of full days (9am - 5pm) - $330.00

1 week of half days (9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm) - $210.00

1 full day (9am-5pm) - $70.00


1 half day (9am - 1pm, or 1pm - 5pm) - $50.00







Regular Pricing (if purchased after May 1st, 2014):






1 full week of full days - $390.00

1 full week of half days - $250.00

1 full day - $90.00

1 half day - $70.00



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Speakeasy Circus

Presented by Boston Circus Guild at OBERON

Celebrate the spirit of the roaring ‘20s with live music, glittering dancers, and jaw-dropping circus spectacle.

Get dolled up in your finest threads and put on your dancing shoes! Join as the A.R.T.’s OBERON is transformed into the Oberon Social Club, a hot new speakeasy guaranteed to liven up the scene. The cool cats and dapper dames from the Boston Circus Guild will amaze you with phenomenal acts, including acrobatic feats of strength, astounding juggling, high-energy hooping, titillating burlesque, and glamorous aerial performances, all set to the sounds of the hippest electro swing and jazz in Boston.

Enter the underground cabaret and get front row seats to a spectacular show both on and offstage. Seedy thugs mingle with drunken socialites, flappers dance their cares away, and the band keeps the joint jumpin'. Through it all, the club's proprietor will have to make deals with bootlegging gangsters, keep away from the fuzz, and manage one sassy diva. Will he be able to balance his unstable partnership with an unsavory crime boss and his dream of having the coolest club around? Will the business of the underworld be too much for him? Wild times are sure to ensue!

Two shows every night! Following the late show, stay for a swingin’ dance party that goes until 1:00 am.



05/23/14 - 08/22/14

Table seats: $45
Mezzanine booth seats: $35
Stools: $35
Standing room: $25



- http://www.bostoncircusguild.com/speakeasy

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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. Featuring the talents of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, the Trio will perform beloved hits like “M.T.A,” “Worried Man,” “Greenback Dollar” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”



08/22/14

$68 $58 $49



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



Pitter Patter Puppets

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Perfect for ages 2-6 and great fun for ages 7-100!

Puppeteer Mary Wilson’s wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive, and extremely funny.



06/27/14 - 08/22/14

Tickets: $8.00
Tickets are General Admission and seating is first come, first served. We recommend arriving a half hour before show time to be able to choose seating.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/pitter-patter-puppets

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



The Irish Rovers

Presented by Spectacle Management at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

 After nearly 50 years of the road, The Irish Rovers are ready to say Farewell to Rovin' with one final performance on Cape Cod on Friday, August 22 at 7:30pm at Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. Raise a glass and sing along as the Irish Rovers perform all your favorites!



08/22/14

Tickets for The Irish Rovers are $47 and go on sale May 30 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at(617) 531-1257 and at www.caryhallshows.com. There are no additional fees to order tickets by phone or online.



- http://spectacleshows.com/

Barnstable Performing Arts Center - 744 West Main Street, Barnstable, MA, 02661



Cinderella

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in time? The mice seem to think so.... Join us and find out!



08/22/14

$12.00 Inner Circle, $10.00 All Other Seats



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=1603

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



Young At Art Camp

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

Young at Art Camp is designed specifically for ages 4-5..  It runs 9 weeks, from June 23 through August 22.  You may enroll for one or more weeks.

Young at Art includes age appropriate, creative, hands-on art and music activities each day.  Every day also includes ample time for snack and outside play.  Each group is lead by two experienced teachers and one or two counselors, depending on enrollment.  THere is never mroe than 15 children for three staff.  

See more details at :  http://www.acarts.org/yaa.php

 

 



06/24/14 - 08/22/14

$180 members, $200 nonmembers/week



- http://www.acarts.org/yaa.php

Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



JCC Kid’s Choice End of Summer Vacation Program

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Children in grades K-6 can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, sports, cooking and rock climbing at the JCC Kid's Choice End of Summer Vacation Program. Special highlights include arts and crafts festival, field day, miniature golf field trip, nature scavenger hunt and Shabbat Family Feud. Come for one day or as many days as you would like.



08/18/14 - 08/22/14

Early registration savings for registering before August 1. Cost $120-145 per day, JCC member cost $100-125 per day.



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

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



29th Annual Free Friday Flicks at DCR’s Hatch Shell

Presented by Department of Conservation and Recreation at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) present the 29th Annual Free Friday Flicks movie series at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston! Movies this summer include Frozen, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, The Goonies, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, Men In Black 3, The Lego Movie, and Beetlejuice. For full schedule click here.

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!

 



06/20/14 - 08/22/14

FREE



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

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



Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

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

MUSIC

Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

 

Hooray for Earth emerged in Boston in 2005, finding a following before relocating to New York. Widely praised, their full-length debut True Loves accomplishes the unlikely trick, exemplified by 1990s bands like Depeche Mode and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, of infusing synth pop with just enough darkness to undercut its sweetness but retain a victorious, infectious optimism.



08/22/14

$15 members + students
$20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths/hooray-for-earth/

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



Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Best known for his tenure fronting the J. Geils Band, singer Peter Wolf was born and raised in the Bronx, and came from a family active in show business. His father was a dancer, song plugger, disc jockey, and singer of light opera; his mother, an organizer for the civil rights and labor movements, was a teacher for inner-city children in the Bronx. Wolf's earliest passion was painting, and he was accepted on a scholarship to the Museum of Modern Art's Special Studies for Children, and later to the High School of Music and Art, just blocks from the Apollo Theater, where the young Wolfwould made weekly visits. Seeing performers like Jackie Wilson, Dinah Washington, Otis Redding, and James Brown sparked his early interest in blues and R&B. After graduating from high school, he hitchhiked through the Midwest; in Chicago, he became involved in a couple of blues and folk music societies while studying painting at the University of Chicago. While there, he visited the South Side blues clubs, drawing influences from the musicians he saw there. 



08/22/14

$39 in advance / $139 premium / $45 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40557

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in this version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly restored images are accompanied by a the Boston Pops playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen's brilliant lost scores. Hearing Judy Garland's original 1939 vocals backed by lush, live orchestration, will transport children and adults alike. With this presentation of The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, moviegoers will be treated to the Oscar-winning film as it has never been experienced before.



08/22/14

$22-$121



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Frog Eyes / PS I Love You

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

Victoria, British Columbia, quartet Frog Eyes are the antithesis of its quiet Canadian village. Utilizing the carnival atmosphere of Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, the frenetic energy of vintage Cramps, and the diabolical scheming of pre-Murder Ballads Nick Cave, the post-punk collective created an atmosphere of psychedelic unease with its 2002 full-length debut, The Bloody Hand.

Lead singer Carey Mercer, who mined similar territories in his previous group, Blue Pine, leads the indie rock ensemble, which also includes his wife, Melanie Campbell; Grayson Walker; and Michael Rak. In 2003, after the critical success of The Bloody Hand, the group released the enigmatic Golden River on the Animal World label, resulting in another flurry of raves and a newly minted fan base. They signed to Absolutely Kosher the following year and released their strongest record to date, the volatile and charismatic Folded Palm, as well as the lo-fi acoustic EP Ego Scriptor. Other records include Tears of the Valedictorian (2007) and Paul's Tomb: A Triumph (2010). In 2014, the band issued the appropriately titled Carey's Cold Spring, a nine-track collection of new material that reflected Mercer's recent throat cancer diagnosis, as well as the passing of his father.



08/22/14

$12 General Admission



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

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



Redbird

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Redbird is both the name of an album and of a loose affiliation of four American songwriters that began to take shape during a common tour experience. In early 2003, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey toured together in England as an Americana triple-bill. England is a small country and the drives were not long, and it developed that in the afternoons after checking into their hotel rooms they’d pull up chairs, plug in the electric tea kettle, uncase their guitars, and start playing songs. Any song, if it was good, and they hadn’t already played it, and they knew the first few lines. Old or new songs, written by other people mostly, jazz ballads or country crooners, blues or Bowie, the Beatles or anything else, all the late greats and plenty of neither, anything as long as it had the right spirit. Something like a poker game played without hard money, and everyone pushing their little pile of strange coins and trinkets, pocketknife or compass, to the middle of the table to be reckoned.



08/20/14 - 08/22/14

Non-members $35/ Members $33



- http://www.passim.org/club/redbird-9

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



Mark Poulin as Roy Orbison

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Mark Poulin has been performing his Roy Orbison tribute for over 15 years. He performs his own concerts and works with many tribute shows in New England and nationally. His rendition of Roy visually and vocally are eerily accurate. "When we heard you sing for the first time, we were dumbfounded. Who could possibly sound like Roy Orbison? Not that we didn't think you could do it, but who the hell can sing like Roy? Well, my friend, you did." We got home I broke out my Roy CD's and compared. Babe?? "You Got It." Pun Intended." - A fan.



08/22/14

$22 (Students/Seniors $21, Members $19, Children Under 12 $11)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2364

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



LIGHT MINUS ZERO – Photography by Rick Macomber

Presented by Clock Tower Gallery

DP/Director and photojournalist Rick Macomber is the winner of four prestigious Emmy Awards, nominated for eight Emmys in Videography and Editing and ten time first place winner for the Boston Press Photographers’ Association.  His coverage of the Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand for CBS Boston has won him a prestigious Boston Press Photographers “Best of Show” award. He has also won a Parents’ Choice award for his production of a “How To” video for children called “YOUR NEW KITTY,” which was hosted by his own two daughters. In addition Rick Macomber has covered the nightlife scene with access to some of the world’s best rock bands like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, U2… the list goes on. Rick has interviewed three US presidents and countless Hollywood and sports celebrities for CBS as well. Rick has also covered major breaking news stories around the globe such as the horror of 9-11 from Ground Zero in NYC and the 50th Anniversary of D-Day from the beaches of Normandy, France. These days Rick is shooting with HD cameras creating short films and stockpiling digital still images.



07/25/14 - 08/22/14

Free



- http://www.winthropculturalcouncil.org



"Sir George and the Dragon" by Pumpernickel Puppets

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

 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 show.

August 23 (Saturday) | 10:30am & 1:00pm



08/23/14

$12 general/$8 members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

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



The Fab Four

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. 

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. Additional shows will be announced soon.  For more information, visit www.indianranch.com



08/23/14

Tickets range in price from $25-$60 and are now on-sale through IndianRanch.com, the Indian Ranch Box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Currently the hours are Monday through Thursday: 9AM to 5PM, Friday: 9AM to 8PM, Saturday and Sunday: 10AM to 5PM (open to 8:30 if there is an evening show).



- http://www.indianranch.com/ai1ec_event/the-fab-four?instance_id=263

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



Erik Griffin

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Most recently, his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, was released and his Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special premiered this year. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend.



08/21/14 - 08/23/14

Thursday- $20/$30



Friday & Saturday- $25/$35



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



Lost Bayou Ramblers

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Foot-stomping zydeco collides with fist-pumping rock ‘n’ roll when the Lost Bayou Ramblers joins us from Louisiana with a modern edge on traditional Cajun music. Opening for Arcade Fire this spring, the band’s latest album, Mammoth Waltz (featuring Dr. John and Scarlett Johannson), earned a Grammy nomination for its primal grit.



08/23/14

Foot-stomping zydeco collides with fist-pumping rock ‘n’ roll when the Lost Bayou Ramblers joins us from Louisiana with a modern edge on traditional Cajun music. Opening for Arcade Fire this spring, the band’s latest album, Mammoth Waltz (featuring Dr. John and Scarlett Johannson), earned a Grammy nomination for its primal grit.



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=925

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



The Light in the Piazza

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

Book by Craig Lucas • Music by Adam Guettel
Directed by William Roudebush • Musical Direction by Scott Storr

It is 1953 and Margaret Johnson is touring Tuscany with her beautiful daughter, Clara. Clara’s hat, taken in a gust of wind, falls at the feet of handsome young Florentine, Fabrizio. As this fateful, romantic encounter grows into love, Margaret must decide whether revealing the truth will rob her daughter of happiness. This fresh, romantic score is critically acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in musical theater and won seven Tonys in 2005.



07/29/14 - 08/23/14

$30 Regular seating
$35 Center seating
Group rates and Student Rush tickets available, call the box office for information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/light-piazza

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



Dana Fuchs

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

“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n'roll doesn’t get any better.” -- Stereophile Magazine

Whether playing the title role in the hit Janis Joplin musical “Love, Janis,” or taking a turn as Sadie in the highly acclaimed Beatles movie, Across the Universe, Fuchs’ talent and charisma are undeniable. She returns to the stage after the release of her 2013 album, Bliss Avenue. This third album from Fuchs shoots for the stars, runs with fans’ expectations and channels the blues, while simultaneously defying them.



08/23/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



25th Anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

This summertime event will be celebrating its 25th year featuring the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eldredge Field in Orleans and will feature special guest performers, guest conductor and an official commemorative painting by a Cape Cod artist. Please visit http://artsfoundation.org/pops-park-tickets for more information.

 

 

 

Photo credit - William F. Pomeroy

 

 



08/23/14

$25-$50; One child age 10 or under is admitted at no charge with one paid Lawn Ticket.



- http://artsfoundation.org/pops-in-the-park



Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Respighi

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture

RACHMANINOFF - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

RESPIGHI - Roman Festivals; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome



08/23/14

$20-$94



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



REVEALED: Portraits from Beneath One’s Surface

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

REVEALED is an exploration of self - a glimpse into the spiritual expressions and personal beliefs of the participants that uncovers what lies beneath the surface in each of us. The REVEALED Project demonstrates both our singular uniqueness and the common thread we share with one another. Each expression is revealed in a simple wooden box.

Photographer Scott Indermaur and filmmaker, Christian de Rezendes, combine their artistry in this 42 minute film about the photography project. REVEALED: Personal Visions of Transformation and Discovery is a fine art hard-cover book containing 123 REVEALED subjects from around the country. This book is a beautiful and insightful 9″x12″ 128 page book. It also contains images never released before. Join the creators of these two compelling and articulate visual conversations for a screening of the film and a talk back with the artists.

 



08/23/14

$15.00 General Seating



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Britt Connors CD Release, Amy Regan opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Singer/Songwriter Britt (Sawdon) Connors, born and raised in West Boylston, MA, is hard at work preparing to release her second album, a follow-up to to her acclaimed 2010 release “The Bad Side of Good”. For the past decade, Britt has been honing her craft as a songwriter while building a loyal following and performing at some of the top venues in the Boston area. In the past few years, Britt has performed at renowned Boston clubs such as the Beehive, Ryles, Scullers, the Lizard Lounge, and to sold-out audiences at the Regattabar and Johnny D’s, legendary concert clubs. She has also performed up and down the east coast from Maine to Florida.

Britt’s current working band, "Bourbon Renewal," is comprised of some of Boston’s most in-demand musicians, a tight working unit that that brings her bluesy, pop-oriented, "Y'all-ternative" music to new heights. Britt also performs her music solo and in various duo and trio settings for more intimate venues. With her talented band and formidable songwriting and singing, Britt plans to continue her momentum and reach larger audiences with her next album.

Watch Britt here!



08/23/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/britt-connors-cd-release-amy-regan-opens

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



Garnet Rogers with Chris Pahud Opening

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as "One of the major talents of our time". Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic performer and singer", An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. "Chris Pahud sings with all his heart, and his heart is huge. His voice and songs come from such a beautiful place, I smile every time I hear him sing... and witness him doing what comes so natural to him... " Mary Gauthier - Lost Highway recording artist



08/23/14

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2365

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



Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. All that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music is a ferry ticket. The concerts are part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Saturday, August 23
1:00 pm – Bailey Taylor honed her sound – a pure voice combined with banjo-style fingerpicked guitar – writing and performing in the Twin Cites before coming to Berklee. Her passion is music’s role in cross-cultural communication and much of her songwriting focuses on social change.
2:00 pm – The Georgia English Band tell stories of youth, discovery, and vulnerability. English used pop, soul, folk, and jazz to explore everyday themes on her 2012 all-original album In the Fog. She also received Berklee’s Songwriting Achievement Award and a SESAC Award.
3:00 pm – Wambura Mitaru’s music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop as well as sounds from her African background. A young, passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, she attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music before enrolling at Berklee on a full scholarship.



08/23/14

FREE



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/bailey-taylor-georgia-english-band-wambura-mitaru

Georges Island - Georges Island, Boston, MA,



Mansion Mysteries - Hooray for Hollywood

Presented by Mystery Cafe

IT’S A CASTING-CALL FOR THE NEXT GREAT MOVIE!
Famous Director Rudy Von Hessel is there with his bevy of talent to make the film. His leading lady—the gorgeous, talented and oh-so-in-love-with-herself Gloria Swansong—accompanies him. Gloria throws kisses to all of her fans and kiss-offs to everyone else. Rudy announces to everyone that with the help of his staff they’ll be holding auditions for roles in the movie.
Alarms will go off in your head as things get complicated by mysterious activities taking place and, just when the cast is announced, Gloria makes a toast and dies! Someone poisoned Gloria Swansong!!!
A detective arrives with clues to solve the murder. You’ll scream—with laughter! You’ll cry for help—solving clues! And you’ll alarm yourself—by how much fun you’re having!
Join us for a night you will never forget as we bring back our Mansion Mysteries with Hooray for Hollywood! Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



07/19/14 - 08/23/14

$75.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/mansion-mystery-hooray-hollywood/



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.



08/23/14 - 08/24/14

$68 $58 $49



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



Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Barnstar with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

Presented by Rock and Blues Cruise

 The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be hosting Barnstar! with Dietrich Strause presented by Passim as the last of their concert series.

The cruise will start boarding at 2pm at the Seaport World Trade Center Pier, sail at 3pm, and board/dock at 6pm.

Restrictions: 21+ only, no outside food or drinks (there will be concession stands for alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks as well as food)

Tickets are $25 in advance and are purchasable online at www.rockandbluescruise.com or $30 at the door on the day of the show. 

 



08/24/14

$25 in advance, $30 day of show



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Mort Sahl Live: An Evening with a Comedy Legend

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl was the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. He differed from other comedians, appearing in casual clothing rather than a suit, skewering popular politicians such as Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy, and JFK. Sahl’s approach is energetic, tangential, and deep and wide in both social and political scopes, inspiring Woody Allen, George Carlin ,and countless other comedians. A 1955 performance with Dave Brubeck was recorded and released (without Sahl’s permission), selling as Mort Sahl At Sunset, and recently recognized by the Library of Congress as the first stand-up comedy record album. When Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Sahl regularly targeted the government’s official Warren Commission Report during his routines, resulting in the loss of much of Hollywood’s support, while maintaining audience popularity with college tours and a best-selling book, Heartland. Sahl is the longest active performing American social satirist, spanning sixty years and eleven presidents.



08/22/14 - 08/24/14

Reserved Seats:
$45 First 5 Rows Orchestra
$40 Middle Rows Orchestra
$35 Rear Orchestra
$30 Balcony



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

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



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment

Presented by Historic Newton

East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment
Come stroll through the oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds (1660) and discover the beauty of one of the Puritans’ primary art forms – gravestone carvings – as well as the natural beauty of the landscape. Join Harry Lohr, a longtime supporter of Newton’s historic Burying Grounds, to learn what the burial ground can tell us about shifting attitudes toward death and advances in technology. Observe the effects of changing environmental factors at the burying ground and see what is being done to preserve and restore it. Meet at the corner of Cotton and Centre Streets, Newton, 02458

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.



08/24/14

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Grease

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with the original rock ‘n roll high school musical, GREASE! Bad boy Danny and good girl Sandy meet and fall in love in this all-new production featuring all of the irresistible songs from the Broadway show and hit movie you love! Get ready to hand-jive the night away with this high-energy, electrifyin' musical that will make you want to stand up and shout, "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!" Be there or be square!

SONGS INCLUDE: GREASE IS THE WORD • YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT • SUMMER NIGHTS • HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU • BORN TO HAND JIVE • FREDDY MY LOVE • THERE ARE WORSE THINGS I COULD DO



08/12/14 - 08/24/14

$50.00 - $75.00



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



The Retro Futura Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Thompson Twins’ TOM BAILEY will play Thompson Twins hits live for the first time in 27 years as part of the Retro Futura Tour 2014. Howard Jones, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina (ex-Kartina & The Waves) will join Tom on his first tour since 1987. This will mark the continued touring of one of the true eighties icons and godfathers of modern electronic dance music in full electric mode. If you were too young the first time around, this is your chance to find out where all those beats and sounds came from and if you were around, all those memories with come flooding back!



08/24/14

$35-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/retro-futura/

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



Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Barnstar! with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.


Barnstar! makes bluegrass for people who hate bluegrass. Barnstar! is the brainchild of Zack Hickman (long-time bassist for Josh Ritter) and has featured a revolving cast of some of the top singers and pickers in modern American roots music. The current lineup, possibly its most handsome, features Jake Armerding (fiddle) and Taylor Armerding (mandolin), Mark Erelli (guitar) and Charlie Rose (banjo). This ain't your daddy's bluegrass. Except in the case of Jake Armerding... His dad is in the band.



08/24/14

$25 in advanced and $30 day of



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Seaport World Trade Center - 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, 02210



All-Beethoven Program

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9



08/24/14

$21-$106



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Summer Performances at Maudslay Arts Center

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 Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure.

Celebrating its 22nd season, the MAC performance schedule offers something for everyone, including the “pops” refrains of the Hilliard Festival Orchestra, the classical Aeterna Trio, Boston’s First Lady of Jazz Rebecca Parris, foot-stompin’ country with Don Campbell, the chutzpah of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, The Shaw Brothers, The Paul Broadnax Quintet, and much more. Click here for a full schedule.



07/05/14 - 08/24/14

Saturday Performances: Patio Seating (tables and chairs) $25; Lawn Seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) $20; Children 12 and under free.

Sunday Performances: General Admission $12; Children 12 and under free.

Tickets may be purchased online, at the gate (cash or check only), or by calling to reserve at (978) 499-0050.



- http://maudslayartscenter.org/news/



Roger Street Friedman and Sherman Ewing

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

After a zigzagging career in and out of the music business, Friedman is here to stay. His debut, The Waiting Sky, which is set to release this summer, is boldly vulnerable and masterfully played roots rock.

Long Island born and Brooklyn based Roger Street Friedman was born into a creative household. His father was an artist, his mother was a writer, and his two older brothers were budding guitarists. Everyone was passionate about music. At 18 Friedman left home to join the rock band The Walk as their bassist, recruited by veteran producer and engineer Michael Wright (who previously had worked with megastars Foreigner). Friedman’s band mates were considerably older and as a teenager he just didn’t gel with them. “I was an immature kid, I didn’t understand the work and dedication it took to be good at music,” Friedman says. He took off to Colorado and ended up skiing for a few years. He then spent the next twenty-eight years in a fulfilling career but wandering aimlessly in and out of musical pursuits until the loss of his parents, and an unexpected blessing, awoke the music within.

Friedman and his wife had been previously told they wouldn’t be able to conceive. Seven years ago they got pregnant and the bliss and awe of the gift of new life inspired Friedman to write his first complete song in years, “The Miracle Is You.” When his newborn’s babysitter suggested he record his next song, “Fiberglass Buddha,” in her husband’s home studio he had a huge epiphany. “Being in that studio, my world went from black and white to color. I made the decision to move my life in that direction again,” he says.

Friedman’s aesthetic is a diverse blend of folk, blues, R&B, rock n’ roll, and country. He’s been favorably compared to Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, The Dead, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Joan Armatrading. His songwriting is concise and powerfully introspective, intimate, and filled with warmth.



08/24/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/roger-street-friedman-and-sherman-ewing

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



BACA - Performance Showcase

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Featuring Elizabeth Young, Wendy Wolfberg, Lisa Hall, Teddy Edgar, and Frank Stewart, with Tom LaMark on piano The Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) creates a supportive community of cabaret performers, provides opportunities for live cabaret events, and cultivates enthusiastic audiences. Cabaret vocalists, musicians, songwriters, music educators, and producers comprise BACA's membership, along with audience members who love the cabaret art form and come to listen. BACA members express themselves primarily through song and may blend vocals with additional art forms (e.g., storytelling, humor, dance) to create their own unique acts. The majority of our membership ranges from aspiring singers to professional vocalists who perform from Provincetown to Boston to Worcester to New York City and beyond. BACA members perform a broad array of musical styles from jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, the American Songbook, folk, contemporary, and country to classical.

Founded in 1995, BACA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors.



08/24/14

$10 ($8 ATAC and BACA members)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Open Media Life Figure Class

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Karina Kadiyska
This class provides a personalized instruction in a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Students will explore different observation approaches to looking and experiment various mediums including oil, acrylic, charcoal, or ink. Work will be primarily from models.



06/23/14 - 08/25/14

Tuition: $420.00
Early Registration: $378.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Materials Fee: $85.00
Drop ins - $55 per class (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147357&sem=40

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



Cinema Jukebox: NASHVILLE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Nashville weaves the stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress—into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. Many members of the astonishing cast wrote their own songs and performed them live on location, which lends another layer to the film’s quirky authenticity. Altman’s ability to get to the heart of American life via its eccentric byways was never put to better use than in this grand, rollicking triumph, which barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.



08/25/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



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

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



Supercharged Painting- Oil and Acrylic

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways to making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches to working with plenty of individual critiques that will help students to develop a personal voice in their work.



06/23/14 - 08/25/14

Tuition: $490.00

Early Registration: $441.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Drop ins- $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147363&sem=40

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



CpM Auditions (SATB)

Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

Chorus pro Musica is an SATB chorus of approximately 80 singers. Rehearsals are mostly on Monday evenings 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, at Old South Church, Copley Square in Boston, with occasional Tuesday rehearsal (Monday holiday) and additional rehearsals during concert weeks. The repertoire is choral music from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on new and rarely performed choral music.

The chorus accepts new members through auditions twice a year. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season are by appointment: Monday, August 25, 7:30-10:00pm.



08/25/14

By appointment



- http://www.choruspromusica.org/

Old South Church, Boston - 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Berklee American Roots Music series

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, cajun, western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

 



08/25/14

Nonmembers $10
Members $5



- http://www.passim.org/club/berklee-american-roots-music-series-made-possible-sam-eisenson-fund-country-music-berklee-8

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



Glass Mosaic Adult

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Adult Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
Learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques using your creativity, a huge variety of pre-cut glass pieces, glue and make small trivet or decorative panel. Michel will grout and clean your project, and it will be available for pick up within a week



08/26/14

Tuition: $65.00
Early Registration: $65.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AW147375&sem=40

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



Mixed Media Artist's Books

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Cristina Hajosy
Explore the world of artist's bookmaking with this survey of techniques and applications. From basic single sheet constructions, accordions, sewn binds, and boxes to more complicated hybrids, this course covers all the materials and techniques of students' and contemporary artists' work compliment the in-class demonstrations and open lab.



08/05/14 - 08/26/14

Tuition: $185.00

Early Registration: $166.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Materials Fee: $35.00



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AV147361&sem=40

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



You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Julie Allen Hamilton
Musical Direction by Scott Storr

Join Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang in this musical romp through an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. The musical features wonderful songs like “Suppertime,” “My New Philosophy,” and “Happiness.”

Outdoor Daytime Children’s Shows
Rain or shine. If it rains, we go indoors!
All shows at 10am.
One hour shows for kids.



06/23/14 - 08/26/14

Tickets: $10.00
Group rates are availabl. Call the box office for more information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/youre-good-man-charlie-brown

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Israel Dance Drop-In Class in Newton

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton will offer a ten-week Israeli Dance Drop-in class on Tuesdays, June 24-August 26 from 7-9:30pm. Participants will be introduced to a variety of steps, styles, and rhythms as they develop a repertoire that will keep everyone moving through the entire class. No experience necessary. Open to the entire community.  For more information, contact 617-558-6480 or arts@jccgb.org.



06/24/14 - 08/26/14

$10 per class



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



Kina Zoré Presents: AFRICA NIGHT!

Presented by Kina Zoré at Lizard Lounge

TUESDAYS in AUGUST are....AFRICA NIGHT!

Boston's first weekly night dedicated to AFRICAN music!  Hosted by Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré, other African groups (Afrobeat, Mbalax, etc.) will perform as well.  Come to the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for an amazing night of dancing and fun.  Kina Zoré will also be releasing their debut album Tchova Nholo ("Never Give Up").

About Kina Zoré:

Triumphant horns, uplifting vocals, and swirling polyrhythms make Kina Zoré a force of hypnotic beauty. Fronted by soft-spoken and charismatic Mozambican songwriter Helder Tsinine, the six-piece powerhouse commands the dance floor with earthy-yet-electric African rhythms that echo from Helder’s hometown of Maputo, Mozambique. Since winning the 2011 Peacedriven Songwriting Contest and 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Kina Zoré has attracted international attention, including features on BBC Africa, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Agência Angola Press. With fans flocking to dance floors across the Northeast, it should come as no surprise that the name “Kina Zoré” itself is a call to dance.



08/05/14 - 08/26/14

$10



- http://kinazore.com

Lizard Lounge - 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Supercharged Painting - Oil and Acrylic

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Adult Class taught by John Murray

This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment with new ways to making art. Class encourages figurative and abstract approaches to working with plenty of individual critiques that will help students to develop a personal voice in their work.



06/25/14 - 08/27/14

Tuition: $490.00

Early Registration: $441.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)

Drop-in - $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147354&sem=40

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



Figure Education

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

Adult Courses taught by Helen Payne

In this fresh approach to figure drawing, students will gain core fundamentals while exploring how artist's visions of the body were shaped by their time and place. Students will gain great observation skills, anatomical understanding, proportion and tone. Class includes topics related to how human body drawings have evolved from the Paleolithic.



07/09/14 - 08/27/14

Tuition: $350.00
Early Registration: $315.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)
Materials Fee: $85.00
Drop in $55 - (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147364&sem=40

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



Harold Night

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Every Thursday night at 730PM and 930PM 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.

HAROLD NIGHT: TOP SHELF @ 7:30PM | Check out a rotating duo of Harold teams representing ImprovBoston's best, most experienced Harold performers. Featuring...
Maxitor | Director Rachel Klein
Specter | Director Will Luera
Intervention! | Director Lori Strauss
Great Lakes | Director Pete Fenzel

HAROLD NIGHT: FRESH BLEND @ 9:30PM | See two of our up-and-coming Harold teams followed by an Open Long-Form Jam. The jam explores an ever-changing variety of long-from improv structures and is open to any interested performers who have completed Improv 301 classes or higher at ImprovBoston's Comedy School. Featuring...
War Cupcake | Director Ken Breese & Amy Click
Legitimo | Director Ben Scurria
Viceroy | Director Nils Vaule



07/24/14 - 08/27/14

General Admission: $12, Students $10 (with ID)
NO TICKET FEES ONLINE!



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/harold_night

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



Suzuki Preschool Open Enrollment

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

 The Suzuki Preschool of Newton is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Suzuki Preschool is an integrated arts program with the key focus on music.  We offer a 1/2 hour of music instruction daily by Suzuki trained musicians along with individual piano and violin lessons.  Come and explore our curriculum and tour our facility.



06/11/14 - 08/27/14

Tuition based on number of days/times



- http://www.suzukinewton.org



Katie McNally and Hannah Sanders & Liz Simmons

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Katie was first introduced to fiddle music by her classical violin teacher at age 10 and immediately found in the Celtic traditions her musical home. From the earliest, teachers remarked on her natural style that was authentic, yet her own and identifiable. Years of study at fiddle and Celtic music camps from Atlantic Canada to Boston and from Nashville to California followed, feeding the excitement and laying the rich traditional footing from which her own uniquely roots-based modern compositions and playing style would be drawn.

Katie tours, teaches, and performs at concert venues, music camps, festivals, and dances throughout the United States. She has studied Scottish dance and is a much sought-after musician for Scottish Country dances, balls, and camps for her lively, warm and infectious playing. Katie attended both The University of Glasgow and The National Piping Centre in Glasgow Scotland where she studied ancient and modern Scottish Literature and Scottish traditional music. Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University in 2012 with concentrations in Music, English and Child Development where she earned The Etta and Harry Winokur Award for Outstanding Contribution to Performance.

 

HANNAH SANDERS (The Dunns) from Old England, and LIZ SIMMONS (The John Whelan Band, Annalivia, Long Time Courting) from New England, join forces to create a harmonic blend of voice and guitar. Their music draws from English musical traditions as well as American old time, blues and contemporary folk. Even though these gals grew up with an ocean between them, they had similar childhoods spent traveling with musician parents, and were exposed to many different styles of music, among them traditional folk and rock and roll. A transatlantic pairing of two seasoned performers who stay busy with other projects but just love it when they get to tour together, Hannah and Liz have impressed audiences with their unique, haunting vocal blend, their guitar chops, and their witty stage banter. They have toured in the northeastern US– opening for Karan Casey & John Doyle and The Wiyos and sharing shows with Laura Cortese & Jefferson Hamer among others, in addition to headlining their own shows– and they completed their first tour of England last summer. Currently they are touring in support of their new EP "World Begun".



08/27/14

Non-members $15/ Members $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/katie-mcnally-and-hannah-sanders-liz-simmons

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



Summer 2014 Programs at Brookline Music School

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

Whether you are 4 years old looking for a general music and arts experience, 9 years old ready to choose an instrument, or an experienced teen/adult interested in ensemble playing, Brookline Music School has the right fit for you!

Programs include:
Fiddle Fun! (ages 8 years to adult) NEW!
Curtain Call (ages 7-14 years) NEW!
Meet the Instruments! (ages 6-9 years)
Choose Your Instrument (ages 9-11 years) NEW!
Music & More Summer Arts (ages 4-6 years)
Pre-Ballet & Sibling Dance (ages 3-7 years)
Young Beginners Piano: Introduction to Music for Little Mozarts (ages 4-6 years) Beginning Piano Classes (ages 7-9 years)
Beginning Percussion Classes (ages 4-6; 7 years and older)
Drumming for Non-Drummers (ages 7-12 years)
U R a Star! (ages 7-9 years) NEW!
Young Musicians’ Summer Chamber Music Workshop NEW!
Adult Summer Chamber Music Workshop NEW!
Summer Recording Project (ages 8 years and up)
First Steps Music & Movement Summer Sessions (ages 0-3 years)

Private Music Instruction (Ages 4 and up)
Summer lessons at Brookline Music School are very flexible. You can register for a single trial lesson, or as many lessons as you’d like. Since everyone’s schedules are so varied, we have students and teachers arrange scheduling directly.
 



06/30/14 - 08/28/14

Class fees vary, see website



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/summer/doverview-of-summer/

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



Lyle, the Crocodile

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre

Based on the book Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Adapted for the Stage by Kevin Kling
Music by Richard Gray Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy
Musical Direction by Scott Storr

When the Primms move into their home on East 88th Street in New York City, they find Lyle the Crocodile in their bathtub. He wins everyone’s heart with his bravery and generosity not to mention hisextraordinary dancing talent!

Outdoor Daytime Children’s Shows
Rain or shine. If it rains, we go indoors!
All shows at 10am
One hour shows for kids



07/02/14 - 08/28/14

Tickets: $10.00
Group Rates available. Call the box office for information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/lyle-crocodile

Cape Rep Outdoor Theatre - 3299 Rte. 6A, Brewster, MA, 02631



Painting Outdoors

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Michael Wilson
Students will paint outdoors under the tents at Washington Park or in different locations that will be previously notified Explore a range of subject matter including still life, interiors and landscapes, and master painting techniques while you implement your own visual language and style. Students of all levels are welcome. Drop ins - $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



07/10/14 - 08/28/14

Tuition: $395.00
Early Registration: $355.00



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147366&sem=40

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



Painting Oil and Acylic

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Tanya Harsch
This is a perfect class for students of any level. Work at your own pace while receiving individual instruction and critique. Over the course of the class, students will explore technique, color theory, and composition



07/10/14 - 08/28/14

Tuition: $365.00
Early Registration: $328.00 (Deadline: June 15,2014)
Drop in - $55 (must RSVP one day before class)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AD147368&sem=40

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



Art for Mindfulness

Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

 Adult Course taught by Susan Dahl
Discover new ways to experience your creativity. This class will introduce the concepts of meditative practices through the use of art materials and media exploration. Try some stress reduction techniques while drawing, painting and creating with mixed media. No artistic experience is necessary. People interested in starting or reinforcing a meditative practice will find that art can make it easier to integrate its insights in their daily lives. Increase your art skills, and learn step-by-step procedures for creating a variety of art projects weekly.



07/09/14 - 08/28/14

Tuition: $285.00
Early Registration: $256.00 (Deadline: June 15, 2014)



- http://www.newartcenter.org/art/detail.aspx?id=AV147369&sem=40

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



"looks can be deceiving" Opens at Harvard

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

 

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and the Harvard Allston Education Portal are very pleased to announce the opening of Joanne Desmond: looks can be deceiving. This exhibition, at the Harvard Allston Education Portal Art Galleries, features  two and three dimensional re-purposed mixed media artwork that explores the relationships and realities among our memories, identities and emotions. The exhibition, curated by John Quatrale, will run from May 15 - August 28, 2014.

 

The exhibition includes a unified body of monotypes, collages and encaustic artwork that was created using a wide array of materials including paper, wood, wire, fabric, thread, ink, and nails.  The autobiographical subjects present conduits  for discovering and confronting her life, ancestry and where she finds herself today.  Throughout the creation of this work the artist is searching for “peace, acceptance, and [ability] to let…. go” of fear and the past. Her artwork conveys the power of connecting many divergent elements,  people and “threads” of life. “Discovering what lies beneath the surface of someone or something”  is especially important to the artist.  It is her way of reminding us all that things oftentimes appear one way but are in reality are totally different.  In the end, the exhibition invites visitors to think about taking “second looks” and to prompt everyone to have the courage to act, to dream more and to always choose to do their best when confronted with life’s inevitable difficulties and changes.

 

 

An artist and curator discussion will take place on Thursday May 15 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The exhibition runs from May 15 through August 28, 2014 and is open Monday - Thursday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Harvard Allston Education Portal, 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA 02134 (Barry’s Corner). MBTA Buses: 66, 70, 70A, 86.  There is a Hubway station directly outside the Ed. Portal.

 

 

Joanne Desmond, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, maintains her art studio at the Lydia Pinkham Studios in Lynn, MA. She received a B.A. in Art from the University of Massachusetts/Boston with a concentration in printmaking and photography, a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Arts & Learning from Endicott College, Beverly, MA, and a Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA.  She serves on the board of the Monoprint Guild of New England. She has exhibited widely including a solo exhibition at Berkshire Community College, and group exhibitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Newburyport Art Association, the Nave Gallery, ?the Bromfield Gallery, the Brickbottom Gallery, and the Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial.

 

 

Unbound Visual Arts, is a non-profit corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 40 solo and group theme-based exhibitions at different venues in the area.

 

 

The Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal) is a vibrant space that fosters learning and exploration for Allston-Brighton residents of all ages. The Ed Portal was created to bring Harvard's greatest strengths, world class teaching and research, to the Allston-Brighton community. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community's front door to Harvard's educational, cultural, arts, and recreational resources. More than a physical space, the Ed Portal is a strong link between the Harvard community and Allston-Brighton community.

 



05/15/14 - 08/28/14

FREE



- http://www.UnboundVisualArts.org



Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

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

Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for funk and pop music and the need for a stronger female presence in the music industry. Pairing classic jazz instruments with unexpected elements like recorder, their sound is as irresistable as their presence. The group has played around the Boston area and recently appeared at BAMCafé Live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.



08/28/14

Museum admission is always FREE during ICA Free Thursday Nights



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/music/harborwalk-sounds/common-thread/

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



Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week's news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Bill Kurtis.



08/28/14

$24-$120



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



The Surviving Kenneallys & Laney Jones

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The Surviving Kenneallys are back again after performing in Club Passim’s Bluegrass Festival this April. The band, hailing from Somerville, is composed of Joseph Kenneally, Brighid McHugh Mullane, Jesse Wellman, Ryan Dalley, Ian Dalley, and Stephen Boyd. Then the Kenneallys will strum their hearty mix of folk, bluegrass, punk, and Queen.
https://www.facebook.com/thesurvivingkenneallys

Laney Jones’s songwriting is as quirky and charming as her upbringing in rural Florida. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, she artfully spins tall tales of love, life, and adventures from down in the swamplands.

Laney’s voice has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder”. Her talents on the banjo have been augmented through studying with prominent clawhammer and old-time technicians Mark Johnson and Bruce Molsky. Laney also incorporates multi-instrumental prowess on ukulele and harmonica in her live shows and recordings.
www.laney-jones.com/biography



08/28/14

Non-members $12/ Members $10



- http://www.passim.org/club/surviving-kenneallys-laney-jones

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



Summer Arts Program

Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre

Full day vacation programming for children ages 4.5 - 12.

Session 1: June 23 - July 3, 2014*............$425 (*Closed July 4, 2014)

Session 2: July 7 - 18, 2014.....................$475

Session 3: July 21 - August 1, 2014.........$475

Session 4: August 4 - 15, 2014................$475

Session 5: August 18 - 29, 2014..............$475

Arts Activities: Each day, children will be given the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of visual arts projects and techniques ranging from crafts projects to painting, printmaking and sculpture. All artwork will be yours to take home at the end of each session. Children will be taught traditional technical skills but will also be encouraged to work on original creations and will be given freedom to use their imaginations for innovation and creative problem-solving. The Vacation Arts Program is a non-competitive environment that encourages each young artist to develop their interests, grow in their own personal style and work with others as they explore the world of art.

Field Trips: On Friday the groups will attend a field trip to a local arts & cultural institution. If applicable, children will be taking public transportation to and from this location. There is no additional cost of participating in field trips and a bagged lunch is provided. Specific information regarding field trips each session will be sent at the start of the program.

Yoga: Youth will participate in an hour long Yoga class by Urbanity Instructors that will help develop strength, flexibility, coordination and focus. Through the use of Yoga postures children experience new ways to move their bodies and express themselves.

Creative Movement & Dance: Through a partnership with Urbanity Dance Studio, children will learn a variety of contemporary dance techniques such as jazz, ballet and hip hop.

Musical Theater: Rhythm, beats and tones will provide an exciting, expressive, and fun environment to stimulate children's developing brains.



06/23/14 - 08/29/14

$425 - $475



- http://www.uses.org



Family Fun Fridays

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM, special family activities, lawn games, and a chance to see Wicked Plants and Big Bugs make this a great start to the weekend for the whole family. Free with museum admission

Weekly Schedule:
July 11: Stacey Peasley – Information and photos can be found at: www.staceypeasley.com

July 18: Toe Jam Puppet Band “The Green Show” – Information and photos can be found at: http://www.toejampuppetband.com/

July 25: Wayne Potash – Information and photos can be found at: http://www.waynepotash.com/

August 1: Cape Cod African Dance and Drumming - Information and photos can be found at: http://www.capecodafricandanceanddrum.com/

August 8: Zak Morgan - Information and photos can be found at: http://zakmorgan.com/

August 15: Ben Rudnick and Friends - Information and photos can be found at: http://www.benrudnick.com/

August 22: Toe Jam Puppet Band “The Bug Show” - Information and photos can be found at: http://www.toejampuppetband.com/

August 29: The Elbows - Information and photos can be found at: http://theelbows.net/

 



07/11/14 - 08/29/14

Free with General Admission Ticket Purchase

General Admission Ticket Prices:
Adult $18.00
Youth, ages 3-12 $8.00
Child 2 and under Free
Members Free



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



Paula Cole

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” as well as tunes from her most recent record, Raven. A true Cape Ann treasure, Cole’s melodic gifts and storytelling prowess remain in fantastic form.



08/28/14 - 08/29/14

$68 $58 $49



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



Roomful of Teeth

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 WORK- IN-PROGRESS

Upon receiving a 2014 Grammy, Roomful of Teeth director Brad Wells said, “We wouldn’t have this album without our work at MASS MoCA.” We’re so proud to have them back! This season listen for Hindustani and Persian singing styles, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello with film, and compositions by MASS MoCA and FreshGrass favorite, Sam Amidon.



08/29/14

$25 preferred / $15 advance / $20 day of



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=926

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



Vacation Arts Camp (gr 1-6)

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

Vacation Arts Camp is for kids entering grades 1-6.  Each week has a different theme featuring activities in visual arts, music and movement, and drama, register for one or more.  Days run from 9am - 4:30pm with options for early drop-off and extended day until 6pm.

* Experienced teaching staff, trained counselors

* Children are grouped according to bith date, 15 per group (depending on enrollment

* Creative thinking and growth through the visual and performing arts

* Theme based art experiences emphasizing creativity and problem solving

* Ample time for games and outside play

 



06/24/14 - 08/29/14

$245-310 members

$265-330 nonmembers



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Arlington Center for the Arts - 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA, 02474



Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

 Let your creativity be your guide this summer with The Umbrella Community Arts Center's summer programs!  Guided by our experienced instructors who are practicing artists, arts educators, and teachers.  They share a love of their art with a keen awareness of the developmental needs of children and young adults. We offer fine arts education for ages 4-13 and an excellent Counselor in Training program for ages 14-16.
 
Learning, growing, and experimenting through art is at the heart of what we do.  Small classes ensure plenty of individual attention. Each age group is led by one of our trained Teacher’s Assistants. The TA gets to know each child and works to build a cooperative spirit within the group.

We offer arts for every interest. Children have the opportunity to try Drawing & Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Art & Nature, Performance and Woodworking/Workshop.  Each week is unique with projects designed to engage your child’s creativity and artistic spirit.



07/07/14 - 08/29/14

Class fee is $275 for half day camp and $465 for full day.



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/classes/vacation-weeks/summer-arts-under-the-umbrella-2014/

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Summer in the City Entertainment Series

Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on Thursday, June 12, continuing through Friday, August 29.

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors, and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies, and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.

As the sun sets, the harbor comes alive with different bands performing nightly on the hotel’s floating barge. Cool breezes, passing yachts, Chef Daniel Bruce’s award-winning cuisine, and cocktails al fresco all paint a lively scene that is reminiscent of the European seaside, but is entirely unique to Boston. With each night sporting a different theme from Summer Soul Tuesdays and Rat Pack Wednesdays to Blues Barge Thursdays and Movies by Moonlight Fridays and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Soul Tuesdays: Playing a mix of R&B and soul, Tuesday’s bands will highlight favorites from legends such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, James Brown, Otis Redding, Roberta Flack and Gladys Knight & the Pips.

Rat Pack Wednesdays: A tribute to the original Rat Pack, Wednesday nights will capture the swinging magic of this famed era with a contemporary spin on the classics of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and others.

Blues Thursdays: What began as the foundation for the Summer in the City Entertainment Series when it launched 16 years ago, the Blues Barge– anchored behind the Boston Harbor Hotel – now provides the setting for some of the best local and national blues artists to share their talents every Thursday in the summer.

Movie Night Fridays: Revisit Hollywood’s silver screen and modern classics with an all-star lineup of movies every Friday night against the backdrop of the starlit harbor. Start the weekend early and enjoy cocktails or dinner before the movie begins at dusk.



06/12/14 - 08/29/14

Free



- http://www.bhh.com/d/bhhresponsive/media/PDF/dining/Updated_Schedule_Summer_14.pdf



Morning Market: The Work of Women by Lori Lander

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Multicultural Arts Center will be exhibiting paintings by local artist Lori Lander from June 5 until August 29, 2014, in the Upper Gallery. The paintings of Morning Market showcase the beauty and grace of not only the morning hours, but also the women living and working in them each day. For this series, Lander has sought out the morning markets and created a body of work that embodies the light, color, and movement of these women and the atmosphere surrounding them.



06/05/14 - 08/29/14

Free



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

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



Summer in an Artist's Paradise

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

For an artist, it’s the perfect summer afternoon: two hours immersed in ceramics, followed by another two hours of drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Clay classes focus on a different skill each week, including handbuilding techniques, working on a potter’s wheel, and creating vessels of all kinds—mugs for hot chocolate, bowls for oatmeal, vases for flowers, and unique decorative pieces. Three different drawing classes encourage students to experiment with storytelling through pictures and to develop their own visual language. During other weeks, students can silk-screen images onto unusual surfaces such as wood or fabric, design inflatable creatures with plastic sheeting, capture powerful images through painting or photography, and even cast multiple plaster sculptures of their toes.

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.



07/07/14 - 08/29/14

$280 per week plus $50 materials fee



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

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

MUSIC

Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

 

Bring your dancing shoes; Boston’s best DJs join forces for an end-of-summer party to remember.



08/29/14

$15 members + students
$20 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/wavelengths/dj-round-robin/

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



Train at Tanglewood

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

Grammy-winning multi-platinum group Train will again perform at Tanglewood on Friday, August 29 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Train earned its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey Soul Sister" from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, "Hey Soul Sister" hit #1 on radio in the United States and in fifteen countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. In addition to taking the sales and radio worlds by storm, Train has made numerous television appearances, performing on the NFC Championship Game, American Music Awards, the Grammy Nomination Concert, Crossroads, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday Night Football, A&E Private Sessions, America's Got Talent, The View, Dancing With The Stars, Live With Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor, Rachael Ray, and more. In 2012, Train released their sixth album, California 37, and the album's single, "Drive By," charted in the Top 40, Hot AC, and AAA radio. Train recorded the album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage producing the record



08/29/14

$27-$99.50



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Free Fun Fridays

Presented by Highland Street Foundation

The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites include: 

MIT Museum, Worcester Art Museum, and Franklin Park Zoo (June 27)
Falmouth Museums on the Green (July 4)
JFK Library and Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and New England Historic Genealogical Society (July 11)
Museum of Fine Arts and Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center (July 18)
The Freedom Trail Foundation and Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (July 25)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and Concord Museum (August 1)
Boston Harbor Island Alliance and USS Constitution Museum (August 8)
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Plimouth Plantation, and Reagle Music Theatre (August 15)
Boston Children's Museum, Museum of African-American History, and the Old Manse (August 22)
Norman Rockwell Museum and Griffin Museum of Photography (August 29)

For more details and a full schedule of Free Fun Fridays, visit the website here: http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html



06/27/14 - 08/29/14

FREE



- http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html



ICA Summer Fridays

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

Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront concerts and DJ nights, to perennial favorites Talking Taste and First Fridays. Come down to Boston's waterfront and enjoy it all!

Wavelengths
Fridays, July 11 – August 29 | 6:30 pm
Hot sounds meet cool breezes on the waterfront! Introducing Wavelengths, our new series of Friday-night concerts and DJ sets on Boston Harbor, featuring a dynamic lineup of musical talents, pop-up restaurants, refreshing cocktails, and more!

Talking Taste
June 13, 20, + 27 | 6:30 pm
Join hometown restaurant hotshots for a picturesque celebration of the culinary arts, back by popular demand! For the sixth year running, the ICA is bringing new and exciting tastes to the Boston waterfront this summer with its popular Talking Taste series. Held on the grandstand, weather permitting, or in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, Talking Taste events include a cooking demonstration—with samples!—and audience Q+A. Come hear expert tips and trade secrets from some of our city’s most creative, celebrated chefs.

First Fridays
Friday, June 6 + Friday, August 1 | 5 – 10 pm
Say hello to summer! Kicking off the season on Friday, June 6, is First Fridays: Flower Power, celebrating the opening of our newest exhibition, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take with spotlight talks, specialty cocktails, and a brand new set by DJ Knife. On Friday, August 1, don your summer whites and join us for First Fridays: White Hot, a sizzling dance party with refreshing cocktails, a cool breeze, and hot tunes from Boston's best DJs. As always, admission to First Fridays is FREE for ICA members. The ICA will be closed on Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.



06/06/14 - 08/29/14

ADMISSION

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students

FREE for members and youth 17 and under



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/special-events/summer-fridays/

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



Scamps Comedy Presents: Katie Grady

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Boston comedy star Katie Grady returns as headliner-host for a showcase of professional stand up comedy. Quiet, twisted and extremely funny, Grady has been featured in the Marshall's Women in Comedy Tour, the Toyota Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and Comedy Central Laugh Riots. She has headlined in Boston clubs and was once identified in The Boston Globe as one of "nine young Boston comics on the verge of breaking out." Worcester Magazine presented her as "Comedy's next superstar." Following an extended hiatus to battle alcoholism, suicidal depression and cancer - all great comic fodder - she's returned to her calling, to make people laugh. As her bio reads, "Her style is unique and refreshing, like a sparkling non-alcoholic beverage." She'll be joined by other professional Boston stand ups, including a surprise appearance or two.



08/29/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2368

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



REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 25 FOR NEW FALL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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

 Adults, and Teens (Beginner to Advanced) Relax! Enjoy! Be Creative!

A summer program has been created to stimulate your artistic side:
Painting (all mediums), Chinese Brush Painting , Polymer Clay, Drawing, Mosaic Tile, Metalsmithing, Glass fusing, Dying your own yarn, and Pottery.  Adding art enriches our lives!



07/25/14 - 08/29/14

Varied



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Dine Out Boston

Presented by Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dine Out. Dine Out Often. Dine Out Boston.

Enjoy prix fixe lunches & dinners at over 170 of Greater Boston restaurants from August 17-22 & 24-29. For details, go to the official site DineOutBoston.com to view participating restaurants, menus and make reservations.

You can continue to enjoy fine dining while supporting the extraordinary work of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company by bidding on gift certificates from participating DOB restaurants at DOBauction.com. Auction begins August 18th.

Dine Out Boston (formerly Restaurant Week) is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express twice a year, providing locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Participating restaurants design prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. 



08/17/14 - 08/29/14

Prices vary by restaurant - be sure to check each restaurant for specific prices and menus.
Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuities.



- http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/dineoutboston/



EMEFE

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 EMEFE (as in M.F.A. — Music Frees All) is a ten-piece soul-funk- everything band on a mission to prove there are no bad days, only days that need a new soundtrack. The blazing rhythms and bright sound, recalling Afrobeat godfather, Fela Kuti, will bounce off the bricks in our concert courtyard to ensure a good day — or at least a good night!



08/30/14

$10 advance / $15 day of / $5 member price



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=927

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



Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official brand. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to1990.

From the Bolshevik Revolution onward, the poster has been an influential source for Soviet dogma. Leaders consigned a high priority on communicating the ideas of revolution, socialism and social responsibility to its citizenry. Posters were used to direct and manipulate mass consciousness in accordance with Communist Party objectives. Allegorical images of Soviet leaders, soldiers, workers, and peasants were common heroic themes; images of machinery symbolized productivity in industry and farming. Locomotives, sputniks and rockets insinuated a collectivized sense of progress and achievement. This nationalistic information was communicated to the public through vibrant compositions combining figures, text (often poetry) and geometric blocks of strong color.

Post World War II tensions between the Soviet Union and the West lead to the beginning of the Cold War. Fear of nuclear proliferation and anti-west attitudes were often reflected in Soviet posters during the decades that followed. Civil defense posters explained how to prepare for a nuclear attack. Caricatures of American and British leaders depicted the West and its political structure as the enemy of the Soviet people.

The objects in Darker Shades are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, a Florida art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. The exhibit includes 55 original Soviet posters (w/ translations) and assorted ephemera like medals and orders, statuettes and factory banners.



06/14/14 - 08/30/14

Free to Museum Members or with Admission.
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors (59 +), $5; Students, $2; Children 3-17, $2; Children <3, Free.



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/index.php?cID=696



Capitol Steps

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Political satire gets a musical makeover with the uproarious comedy troupe Capitol Steps. Adapting familiar pop hits to skewer both sides of the political spectrum, the Capitol Steps revel in sardonic songs, side-splitting puns and over-the-top impersonations. No one is safe.



08/30/14

$78 $65 $45



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



Keith Alberstadt

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Keith Alberstadt is a nationally-touring comedian making new fans wherever he performs. His likable personality and down-to-earth charm invite people into his brand of humor — one that is smart but not brainy and relatable but not hacky.

Keith has appeared twice on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” CMT’s “Greatest Redneck Moments” and “Funniest Video Countdown,” and CNN Headline News’ “Not Just Another Cable News Show.”

He is in his fifth season as a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. He has also contributed to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Lampoon’s “Sports Minute or So,” and various online magazines.

With Comics on Duty, Keith has made seven tours to the Middle East to perform for U.S. and British troops. He is also a highly requested act for corporate functions and charity fundraisers.

Truly believing that sarcasm is a universal language, Keith delivers a style that is charming, playful, and easy to rally around. He can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show, the John Boy and Billy Show, and the Rick and Bubba show, and his two CDs, One Night Stand and It’s Pronounced Jenkins, are in steady rotation on every comedy channel on Sirius/XM Radio.



08/28/14 - 08/30/14

$25.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



William Devry and Ryan Paevey

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 William Devry and Ryan Paevey from ABC's "General Hospital". Will plays "Julian Jerome" and Ryan plays "Detective Nathan West". LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. 

Mix and Mingle, Q & A, Unlimited photo ops and autographs. 
*All ticket holders will recieve a free autographed photo of each of them.*



08/30/14

$85



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=1afc86d4258eb78b7de3e7ae88190e33

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



Thompson Square

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Thompson Square will bring their 2014 Just Feels Good Tour to Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Saturday, August 30th at 2PM. Recently, Thompson Square released their single “Testing the Water” to Country Radio. It is the third single from Just Feels Good, the ACM and CMA winning duo’s sophomore album and the follow-up to “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.” The husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson swept the 2012 Vocal Duo awards (CMA, ACM, CMT, ACA) thanks to a trio of hit singles including the No. 1 double-platinum-selling "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" as well as "I Got You" and "Glass."
Tickets for Thompson Square at Indian Ranch go on-sale Wednesday, April 30th at 10AM.
 



08/30/14

$37.00-$54.50



- http://www.indianranch.com/ai1ec_event/3245?instance_id=256

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



Jim Breuer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central's “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up.

He appeared on ABC’s “Home Improvement” starring funny man Tim Allen, before making his big break which came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary “Saturday Night Live.” During his four years on SNL, Breuer quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci. He has appeared in the popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League.” On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV's popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20.” His other television appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.



08/30/14

$29



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



Play Date: Making and Moving

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

Spend the day exploring artistic expression and art-making with your family. David Parker and the Bang Group return to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater with a brand new take on The Wizard of Oz in which audience members will be invited onstage to follow their own yellow brick roads. Families may bring a new pair of children’s socks to be distributed locally via Cradles to Crayons.



08/30/14

FREE for up to two adults per family when accompanied by children 12 and under.

Youth 17 and under are always admitted FREE to the ICA.



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/families/play-date/making-and-moving/

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



Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

One of today's most popular music superstars, Josh Groban has become a Tanglewood favorite. He partners with the Pops, Keith Lockhart, and chorus, for a spectacular close to the 2014 summer season.



08/30/14

LAWN ONLY $22



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



Greg Abate and Friends

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70's after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to '87. For this show, International Jazz Artist Greg Abate , Grammy Nominated Artist, with Ben Cook piano, Todd Baker bass and Gary Johnson drums perform Jazz Classics and Be Bop Compositions and some original music in that style.



08/30/14

$18 (Students/Seniors $17, Members $15, Children Under 12 $9)



- http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2367

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



Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival

Presented by Magic 106.7

Join us for free family movies this summer on South Garden at our Annual Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival! The festival runs every Saturday from July 5 to August 30 in the Center’s South Garden with entertainment, games and gift card giveaways.  The first 20 guests to arrive each night will receive a free picnic blanket compliment of The Shops at Prudential Center.

July 5: Frozen
July 12: Monsters University
July 19: The Smurfs 2
July 26: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

August 2: Despicable Me 2
August 9: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
August 16: The Lego Movie
August 23: Finding Nemo
August 30: The Little Mermaid



07/05/14 - 08/30/14

The festival is free to the public and guests who make a $10 purchase in the Center can take advantage of on-site discounted parking.



- http://www.magic1067.com/inside-magic/events/listings.aspx



Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. All that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music is a ferry ticket. The concerts are part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Saturday, August 30
2:00 pm – Ludovica Burtone, an Italian violinist, composer, and arranger, came to Berklee in 2012 to follow her passion for jazz. Burtone and her string quartet present a variety of compositions, from classical to jazz standards, tangos, and original compositions.



08/30/14

FREE



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/ludovica-burtone

Georges Island - Georges Island, Boston, MA,



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

 

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.  Blue Man Group is recommended for Ages 7+.  



04/01/14 - 08/31/14

Tickets start at $49
 



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

The Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA, 02116



The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn

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

Seeing is a way of knowing; photography is a way of thinking—Anne Whiston Spirn

The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  Spirn views photography as a tool that helps hone this ability by focusing attention on significant details in the landscape in order to discover the invisible. She has been on the forefront of the movement to make this kind of visual thinking a fundamental part of people’s daily lives.



01/31/14 - 08/31/14

$5 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $3 Students (13+ with ID), $2 Youth (6–12)



- http://smith.edu/artmuseum

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



Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's. He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" and his signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." He is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. In the last ten years alone, he has sold ten million records. Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Award. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.



08/31/14

$25-$97.50



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

Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed - 297 West St., Lenox, MA, 01240



SUMMER - FREE FOR ALL

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

Admission is free for Smith College Museum of Art through August 2014 while the second and third floor galleries are closed for reinstallation and reinterpretation. Free admission is made possible by the generous support of the Director’s Associates, Tryon Associates, and Members of the Museum.

Photo: Lynne Graves



05/27/14 - 08/31/14

FREE



- http://smith.edu/artmuseum

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



Murder Ballad: A New Musical

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Murder Ballad is a 360-degree immersive theatrical experience where the action happens everywhere you look. With a pulse-pounding, electric rock score, this dangerously steamy and razor-sharp new musical will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first forbidden kiss to the last untimely breath. Murder Ballad tells the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. The musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us forever.



08/29/14 - 08/31/14

$30 Reserved Seating / $15 Standing Room



- http://www.MurderBalladBoston.com

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Abigail Lee Goldberger: "Fairytales & Enchantment" Art Exhibiition

Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

Abigail Lee Goldberger is inspired by myths, nature, memories, folk art, children’s books, longing, science, and religion. Themes and stories begin to unravel as she layers multiple colors of oil paint onto the canvas. The balance of color and contrast contribute to the captivating mood, which is dreamlike and mysterious. Although the expressions in the characters are calm and the images are static, there is a sense of energy and movement in the whimsical and brave world that Abigail generates.

She stops the reality of the domain we live in and produces an escape, a fairytale utopia where a new universe is created on the canvas. Each surreal character is portrayed as an animal or human, and the new environment begins to tell a colorful story. Whether there is an innocent glowing baby floating in a misty sky and surrounded by purple flowers, or a majestic lion sitting on polka dotted grass with twinkling stars above him, the images become fascinating. It is important for viewers to carefully ponder the paintings, and for a moment become liberated in  Abigail’s fantasy realm.

Unbound Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area.  It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing.

 

 



07/17/14 - 08/31/14

FREE



- http://www.UnboundVisualArts.org



Family Fun Days

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or watch a toy fire-balloon flight. Other shows include 19th century magic with Bob Olson, the Old Sturbridge Village Singers, and the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers.



08/30/14 - 09/01/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/family-fun-days

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



Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

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

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods, the Harvard Museum of Natural History offers an exhibition of prints by photographer Scot Miller, who has traversed the state of Maine for years retracing the footsteps of New England's native son, Henry David Thoreau. Opening Saturday, November 16, 2013, Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller features stunning photos of places Thoreau explored and wrote about, with historical information and specimens from Harvard's collections. The exhibition compliments the ongoing exhibition, New England Forests in the Zofnass Family Gallery.

Photographer Scot Miller inspires an appreciation of places of unique natural interest such as Yosemite, Walden, the Texas Hill Country and the Maine wilderness. His earlier photographic books of Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod were published by Houghton Mifflin. A native Texan, he lives in Dallas.



11/14/13 - 09/01/14

Adults: $12.00

Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00

Seniors (65+): $10.00

Children ages 3–18: $8.00

Children under 3: Free



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/press_room/index.php

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



Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community will explore the traditions and techniques of indigenous Mexican artisans and how they can be applied to modern fashion and styles.

Carla Fernández has gained international recognition for her extraordinary approach to documenting and preserving the rich textile heritage of Mexico's indigenous communities by transforming it into beautiful contemporary clothing, and proving tradition is anything but static.

This first-ever fashion exhibition at the Gardner Museum explores the development of a new language in visual design that Fernández has built over two decades. She uses a method called "the Square Root" based on the Mexican tradition of making clothing from squares and rectangles. This process emphasizes forms of fabric and delicate, thoughtful construction based on whole fabric, as opposed to cutting in curves and molding to the body.

The Barefoot Designer is multi-faceted exhibition consisting of garments, textiles, drawings, photographs, performance, video, workshops and source materials demonstrating Fernández's multi-layered design process. A key component of that process is her design workshop Taller Flora, a mobile laboratory that collaborates with Mexico's indigenous communities, a sustainable business model based on close collaboration with and recognition of local knowledge and talent. During her career, Fernández has worked with many indigenous communities throughout Mexico. The exhibition will highlight the styles and techniques of five states: Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, the State of Mexico and Mexico City.

Mobility and collaboration can be seen and felt throughout the exhibition: in its installation, multiple films and monthly dance performances, as well as workshops for the public. The garments and mannequins are positioned on life-sized, mobile displays. Fernández has also activated the garments through a live and filmed dance performance by dancers Raushan Mitchell and Silas Reiner, bringing to life the notion of "clothing as canvas." The exhibition will include short process videos of weavers, embroiderers, and carpenters by photographer and filmmaker Ramiro Chaves, as well as fashion films produced by Chaves and Pedro Torres in New York City, Boston and Mexico City. A series of fashion photos by photographer Graciela Iturbide will be on view. A large workshop table adds a hands-on visitor experience to the exhibition, with a variety of workshops scheduled. Fernández will run a two-day clothing workshop as well as workshops with the Gardner's School and Community Partnership Programs.

"I want people to understand that you can find happiness many different ways, and one way is by creating goods by hand and making things unique to the artist," Fernández said. "Discovering the process helps people to understand how these different worlds work, because you fall in love with the artisan, and then you fall in love with the piece. You can create a whole economy based on the artists, and how their work is made."

Learn more about Carla Ferna?ndez's residency at the Gardner Museum.

Carla Ferna?ndez: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community is made possible with generous support from The Coby Foundation, Ltd. and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional assistance from the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The media sponsor for Carla Ferna?ndez: The Barefoot Designer is Boston Globe Media, Inc.

 

Image: Carla Fernández, Molinillo bracelets and embroidered Molinillo rebozo. Artisans: Bracelets by Juan Alonso; embroidery by Endy Lopez; rebozo by Fermin Escobar. Model: Liliana Dominguez. Photo: Graciela Iturbide.

 

 



04/17/14 - 09/01/14

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

Free:
Members
Visitors under 18

General admission tickets are available for purchase at the front desk or online. *Tickets aren't required to visit Café G or Gift at the Gardner.



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home

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



Heritage Museums & Gardens exhibit Wicked Plants

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, will open for the 2014 Season on Saturday, April 19th with a new feature exhibit, Wicked Plants. This new exhibit will introduce you to the evildoers lurking in your backyard and beyond. Enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals – without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment, or other danger. The exhibit is housed in a “decrepit old home,” where each room will introduce you to different plants, along with their signature wicked characteristics, mysteries, and other engaging activities.

 



04/19/14 - 09/01/14

Free with Museum Admission
Adult $18; Children $8



- http://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org



"Squirrel Stole My Underpants" by Bonnie Duncan

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre at Puppet Showplace Theater

 Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out!

Saturday Aug 30 - Monday Sept 1, 10:30 and 1:00



08/30/14 - 09/01/14

$12 general/$8 members



- http://www.puppetshowplace.org

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



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.

The physical scars these men boast and brandish in the cabin of the Orca seem like paper cuts when compared to the carnage inflicted by the teeth of their intended prey. Will these men have what it takes to reel in the horror that awaits them beneath the waves? One thing is for certain: they're going to need a bigger boat.



09/01/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



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

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



Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues!

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre

Cape Rep Theatre presents Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues! at the Old Sea Pines Inn, directed and designed by Scott Storr, running Sundays, June 15 through August 31, and Mondays, August 11 & 18 and September 1. All performances are at 6:00 pm at the beautiful Old Sea Pines Inn, 2553 Main Street, Brewster, MA.  Tickets are $67 and include dinner, show, taxes and gratuity. Call the Inn for tickets and information:  508-896-6114 or www.oldseapinesinn.com.

This year’s show celebrates the past twenty years of revues at the Inn and will showcase the talents of Cape Rep’s performers, including local favorites Jared Hagan, Celeste Howe, Devon McFadden and Chelsey Jo Ristaino, with creator, Scott Storr, at the piano.



06/15/14 - 09/01/14

Tickets are $67 and include dinner, show, taxes and gratuity. Call the Inn for tickets and information: 508-896-6114 or www.oldseapinesinn.com.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/special_events/seasons-love



Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty

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

See a rare copy of England's Magna Carta along with the Sons of Liberty Bowl, drafts of Declaration of Independence, and more symbols of liberty and justice.

One of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta - a document written in 1215 that is the foundation for many liberties that Americans enjoy - travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a special exhibition in the Art of the Americas Wing. An inspiration for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the exemplar typically housed in the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England, is on view in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Magna Carta - Latin for “Great Charter” - joins other historical loans as well as portraits and works of art from the Museum’s collection - including the MFA’s Sons of Liberty Bowl (1768) by Paul Revere, which is engraved with the words "Magna/Charta" and "Bill of/Rights" - to tell the story of patriots and revolutionaries who fought for freedom in the face of tyranny. The exhibition also includes portraits, marble busts, and historical documents related to several of the Founding Fathers, presidents, and abolitionists, particularly from Massachusetts, who were inspired by the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta.



07/02/14 - 09/01/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/magna-carta

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



Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take

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

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take explores the trajectory of the artist’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice. Comprising works produced from 1987 through the present, this exhibition examines how Hodges transforms both everyday and precious materials into poignant meditations on themes including time, loss, identity, and love. 

This exhibition brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, light bulbs, and glass alongside several major room-size installations to examine and illuminate Hodges’ command of material and gesture. 
 



06/04/14 - 09/01/14



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/jim-hodges/

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



Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and children's activities. Performers include: Bread and Puppet Theater, Rebel Diaz, Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band, Wilda Mendez, Veronica Robles, Voci Angelica, Hot Like Fire, Banda Joven, O'Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance, among many more.



09/01/14

Free



- http://breadandrosesheritage.org



Harvard Film Archive Presents "M"

Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

There is nothing tentative in M: not the use of sound to expand the visible frame, nor the implied links between mass culture and mass murder, nor the canny deployment of the serial killer story to reveal the organizing structures of a world in which, as Anton Kaes puts it, “nothing [is] left to chance but death.” Embodied with an uncanny and twitching malaise by Brecht actor Peter Lorre, the child murderer is himself childish: a whistling flaneur who seems less Mabusian master of destinies than a slave to his own dark impulses. For much of the film he is a cipher for the dual investigations of police and criminals, their respective regimes of detection and surveillance converging in a darkly prescient picture of a law beyond the law. Footage of Lorre’s climactic confession would later be incorporated into the infamous Nazi propaganda film The Eternal Jew as “proof” of the Jewish actor’s leading audiences towards a dangerously ambiguous reading of legal justice.



07/25/14 - 09/01/14

$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/2014julaug/lang.html#M

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



The Teaseday Club

Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at The Davis Square Theater

Every month King Teaseday presents a showcase of Boston's best variety! Comedy , striptease, burlesque, magic, juggling, and more!



09/10/13 - 09/02/14

General Admission, $15.00



- http://www.Teaseday.com

The Davis Square Theater - 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144



Boston Ballet School September Open House (Northshore Studio)

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

Activities:
• Purchase Dress code from On Your Toes Dancewear
• Learn how to make a ballerina bun
• Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
• Special Adult Student offer: Purchase a 10 class card get your 11th class free

Classes:
• Placement/Trial Class for 9-19 year olds 5:30-6:30pm
• Trial Children’s Class for 2-7 year olds 5:30-6:00pm
• Adult Event-free barre (possibly stretch and strengthen) class 6:00-6:30pm



09/02/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.com/school.html

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



Etchings From Moscow by Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Cambridge, MA – The Multicultural Arts Center and From Russia with Art Gallery presents Etchings from Moscow on view beginning June 6 until September 2, 2014, in the Lower Gallery, exhibiting works by Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev, two honored Russian artists with an exceptional eye for detail and beauty.

Alexander Vetrov blends color tactfully and artfully into his etchings, depicting scenes of Russian villages in the different seasons of the year, churches in ruins, his home, his mother. Stanislav Nikireyev (1932-2007), Vetrov’s mentor and inspiration, captures all the seasons of nature and its creatures, both from the past and from more current eras, through his black and white etchings.
 



06/06/14 - 09/02/14

Free



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

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



Highfield Hall: A Cut Above: Art from the American Guild of Paper Cutters

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Curated by the Guild especially for Highfield Hall, this exhibition features over 50 art works by the country’s best cut paper artists. The show highlights the diversity of this extraordinary medium and includes a large cut paper installation based on an Alice in Wonderland theme. More at highfieldhall.org



07/10/14 - 09/02/14

$5 donation greatly appreciated

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, Sundays 10am to 2pm; closed Saturdays. 



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Boston Ballet School September Open House

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Activities:
• Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
• Learn how to make a ballerina bun
• Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
• Special Adult Student offer: Purchase a 10 class card get your 11th class free

Classes:
• Placement/Trial Class for 9-19 year olds 5:30-6:30pm – we will have two split in ages but at the same time to better assess the students
• Trial Children’s Class for 2-7 year olds 5:15-5:45pm and 6:00-6:30pm
• Introduction to Ballet for Adults Time: 7pm - Pre-registration will be available ahead of time, and prices will be same as regular adult class pricing.



09/02/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.com/school.html

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



Timeless Journeys at Boston's International Poster Gallery Through Labor Day

Presented by International Poster Gallery

International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents the 21st Annual Summer Poster Show: "Timeless Journeys." Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and wanderlust perhaps more than any other poster category. Experience traveling to these exotic vistas through more than 50 posters from the Golden Age of Travel to Mid-Century Modern. Highlights include early Pan Am posters, a spectacular range of Air France posters, and smaller graphics such as luggage labels. The headliner of the summer show is San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight! Via Pan-American circa1939. For additional information, please visit www.InternationalPoster.com or call 617.375.0076

In addition to gallery shows and special exhibitions, IPG’s award-winning website, www.internationalposter.com offers one of the largest, most comprehensive online collection of vintage advertising posters in the world. Originally launched in 1998, the site contains nearly 5000 images accessible through a powerful search engine.

 



07/15/14 - 09/02/14

Free



- http://www.internationalposter.com/



Jeff Bridges

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 “Natural” is as good a word as any to describe the feeling of Bridges’ self-titled major label debut. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and produced by Bridges’ friend of three decades, Grammy-award winner T Bone Burnett, the ten-song disc is soulful and heartfelt. It may mark a switch from the six-time Oscar nominee’s usual day job, but the performances on Jeff Bridges consistently feel both comfortable and true.



09/03/14

$40-$75



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



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Fujiya & Miyagi

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

 Despite the name, Fujiya & Miyagi are neither Japanese nor a duo. The electronic trio of singer and guitarist David Best, synth player Steve Lewis, and bassist Matt Hainsby are deeply indebted both to vintage '70s Krautrock and the '90s bands that were themselves influenced by the likes of Neu! and Kraftwerk, from Stereolab and Broadcast to Aphex Twin and the Orb. The group started in the coastal city of Brighton, England in 1999, when Best and Lewis first met in a pickup football game.



09/03/14

$12 general admission



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



Boston Ballet School September Open House

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

Activities:
• Purchase Dress code from Back Bay Dancewear
• Learn how to make a ballerina bun
• Enter-to-win a ballerina birthday party
• Special Adult Student offer: Purchase a 10 class card get your 11th class free

Classes:
• Trial Children’s Class for 2-7 year olds 5:15-5:45pm and 6:00-6:30pm
• Introduction to Ballet for adults: 6:30-8:00pm - Pre-registration will be available ahead of time, and prices will be same as regular adult class pricing.



09/03/14

Free



- http://www.bostonballet.com/school.html

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



Chris O'Brien and The Sea The Sea

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Chris O'Brien grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the son of two women. Music was always an important part of his life, and after trying a handful of different instruments, Chris picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen. It wasn't long before he began writing his own songs. In 2001, Chris joined the renowned Boston music scene and began playing open mics around the city. He released his first album, "Lighthouse," in 2007 and his second album, "Little Red," in 2010. "Lighthouse" became one of the best-selling singer/songwriter albums on iTunes after Chris appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." (Listen to the show on the music page.) Chris O'Brien's songs have appeared on celebrity playlists, TV shows (Skins: Season 3, Episode 8 "Effy"), and National Public Radio. He currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and is finishing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. http://www.chrisobrienmusic.com

It was a sign - very literally - that first brought Chuck and Mira together. "She was actually holding a sign with my name on it," recounts Chuck, who was showcasing in a songwriting contest that Mira had volunteered to stage-manage. However, it wasn’t until the fall of 2011, nearly five years later, when they reconnected to form THE SEA THE SEA They borrowed their name from Xenophon's Anabasis, the ancient tale of Greek soldiers returning to their coastal home after a long arduous battle inland. "The Sea! The Sea!" is a cry of joy.

Once they began writing and singing together, it didn’t take long for Chuck and Mira to weave their many voices into one. They’ve already received praise from NPR and No Depression and now, by enlisting the careful production of Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird) with accompaniment like tuned wineglasses and swathing strings, they’ve created their honest and ethereal debut album, Love We Are We Love.  They accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, the occasional banjo, piano, and percussion, but it is Chuck and Mira’s rich harmonies that provide the depth to their songwriting. Their perfectly matched voices sometimes share the back-and-forth conversations of the song’s characters and other times are the exchanges of one mind, weighing a decision, analyzing the moment, and trying to find the answers. www.theseathesea.com



09/03/14

Non-members: $15/ Members: $13



- http://www.passim.org/club/chris-obrien-and-sea-sea

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



Julian Velard Vinyl Release, Chrissi Poland opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Julian Velard’s engaging style of theatrical, piano-based pop has been hailed by The Sunday Times as “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination.” Velard turns the piano-pop tunesmith stereotype on its ear with a biting, 21st century wit in a stylish package - think Harry Connick, Jr. with the panache of a Brooklyn hipster - recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. http://julianvelard.tumblr.com/bio/

Enchanting vocalist and songwriter Chrissi Poland weaves together the sounds of soul, jazz and pop, creating her unique and captivating tone, compelling people to wonder how "that voice comes from that little body." Her songwriting embodies a lyrical depth and melodic richness that draws audiences of all kinds in with ease. Born and raised in southern Massachusetts, Chrissi started out playing bars and clubs in and around Boston, then soon after moved to New York City and began playing shows in the West Village underground scene. She quickly made a name for herself in New York, and within a few years began touring the world with her own work as well as with other artists. As a multi­instrumentalist and in­-demand vocalist, Chrissi has worked and performed with an array of artists, jazz greats, and icons including Nile Rodgers, Sting, Moby, Scissor Sisters, The Edge Will Lee, Dave Weckl, Kylie Minogue, Elvis Costello, Pat Benatar, Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Clint Black and legendary Stax "Soul Man" Sam Moore (formerly of Sam & Dave). Her most recent EP, Reckless Ones, received acclaim for its versatility and performances. http://chrissipoland.com/



09/04/14

Passim Members $13/Non-Passim Members $15



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/julian-velard-vinyl-release-chrissi-poland-opens

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



An intimate evening with Mary Lambert

Presented by David Friend Recital Hall at David Friend Recital Hall

 As a performer, Lambert exemplifies the traditions of a singer/songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. After the powerful body-image poem “I Know Girls (Body Love)” went viral without any promotion, her debut album Letters Don't Talk firmly established Mary as a formidable unsigned artist. This status was cemented when the lesbian singer-songwriter paired up with the multi-platinum selling artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to help write and sing their revolutionary single, “Same Love”. The track, an honoring of same-sex marriage, has led Mary to tour nationally with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and allowed her to reach millions by performing live on MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, VH1, and The Colbert Report. “Same Love” has reached platinum status in the US, peaking at number 11 on The Billboard Hot 100. In August of 2013, Lambert released her version of the hit song entitled “She Keeps Me Warm".



10/05/13 - 09/05/14

$15 in Advance, $20 Day of Show



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David Friend Recital Hall - 921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Charlie Farren and Sarah Blacker

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

Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s, including fronting the Joe Perry Project.

“Female Performer of the Year” in the New England Music Awards, Boston-based 2012 Boston Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the year, Sarah Blacker is also a current nominee for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year for 2013′s single, “Shiver,”  in the New England Music Awards.  Sarah was recently called “one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently,” by No Depression magazine.  The Boston Herald called her, “Boston’s delightful folk nymph,” yet he also said of her, “Sarah Blacker makes some of the most interesting folk music in Boston — mostly by making folk the starting point and reaching out toward rock, Americana and prog.” She is a prolific singer/songwriter currently touring behind her 3rd album in just three years.



09/05/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road

Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

Toronto-based sensation Classic Albums Live performs the works of classic rock bands the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. This skilled ensemble of musicians recreates the greatest rock albums of the 60s and 70s live on stage, note for note, cut for cut. Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without gimmickry. 

Now, 44 years after The Beatles recorded their final studio album - the album many feel was the Fab Four's best - a handpicked collection of world-class musicians will come together to perform, in its entirety, one of the most influential popular music recordings of all time, the rock masterpiece Abbey Road.



09/05/14

$28 in advance / $78 premium / $35 day of concert
Children age 12 and under are admitted free.



- http://lowellsummermusic.org/page.php?wpage=root/eventdetail.htm&Event=LSMS-E40821

Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852



Red Molly

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). This past year, the ladies were invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson and they performed at the venerable RockyGrass festival in CO. Their new CD "Light in the Sky" spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association's Top 40 radio chart and charted as Folk DJ's #3 Top Album of 2012. In 2013, the band will spend the month of March touring throughout Australia, and in August will head to Europe for the first time, for Denmark's Tonder Festival. They have also been invited to appear for the third time at NC's legendary music gathering, MerleFest. Also scheduled is a fourth appearance at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where in September 2012 the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed Red Molly "The Twin City's sweethearts", saying the band "lit up the stage, as a massive crowd of adoring fans sat mesmerized by their silky smooth harmonies and superb musicianship." http://www.redmolly.com/



09/05/14

Non-passim members: $25/ Passim members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/red-molly-1

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



Drummers' Call

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn about the role they played in early New England militia groups. Be sure not to miss the high point of the day: the corps’ parade around the Village common!



09/06/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/drummers-call

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



First Saturday Open Studios

Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios

Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM.  See painters, photographers, mixed media artists, jewelers, sculptors, fiber artists, glassworkers, ceramics artists, and more.  See where our artists work, talk to them about their process, and bring home unique and local art for yourself or a loved one.  Something for everyone!  On-site parking is free.



01/04/14 - 09/06/14

Free



- http://westernavenuestudios.com/

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



Maz Jobrani

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Maz Jobrani has had two Showtime comedy specials, I Come In Peace and Brown and Friendly. Maz starred in the films Friday After Next, 13 Going on 30, and The Interpreter. Maz has guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm, 24, ER, NYPD Blue, Traffic Light, Man Up, Men at Work, and most recently Whitney. He has performed his standup on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Lopez Tonight. He has been featured on NPR, CNN, The BBC and in print in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. Maz also co-hosts a popular podcast about fatherhood called “Minivan Men,” and currently is gearing up to shoot JIMMY VESTVOOD: AMERIKAN HERO, a feature which he co-wrote and is starring in.



09/06/14

$29-$75



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



Voices of Hope Presents UNFINISHED 2

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

A one night benefit presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Building on the theme of last year's sold out UNFINISHED benefit, UNFINISHED 2 is a musical revue paying tribute to singers and songwriters who were taken before their time.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at MGH Cancer Center.



09/06/14

$45.00 Inner Circle, $35 All Other Seats, $75.00 for Inner with Post Show VIP Party



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

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



A Village Festival 2

Presented by Origins Folkloric Dance Company at Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre

Origins Folkloric Dance Company, formed in September 2011, is a professional ensemble dedicated to performing ethnic dances from the Middle East, Mediterranean, and North Africa. They are pleased to present their first full-length show in a theatrical setting. Join them on a journey through Egypt, North Africa, and Lebanon, and enjoy the lively and colorful spectacle of folkloric dance. The program includes original choreographies, as well as choreographies by leading teachers and scholars of Middle-Eastern folkloric dance.



09/06/14

Tickets $25 before 8/16; $30 thereafter



- http://originsfolkloricdance.com/a-village-festival-2/

Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre - 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139



Alonzo Bodden

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

An international headliner, Alonzo has performed comedy worldwide including Just For Laughs in Montreal, Kilkenny Ireland Comedy fest, Sydney, Australia, Brighton Beach in the UK, and he’s entertained the troops everywhere from Iraq to Greenland. His brand new one-hour comedy special, "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime and he can be seen as a host of the new ITV show Inside the Vault. Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was runner up on Season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing Season 3, “The Best of the Best.”



09/04/14 - 09/06/14

$20-$35



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=70ba5b35bc48076fc10c594a68ffa5df

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



Reunions Can Be Murder

Presented by Mystery Cafe

It’s your class reunion at All American High! Get ready to show off all you’ve become while you get reacquainted with familiar faces and high school favorites.

A former wallflower has organized a fantastic reunion featuring a panel discussion from some of All American High’s most successful alumni. The nerd, the jock, the tortured artist, and the head cheerleader are all invited, but when the night is marred by murder the entire class must work together to figure out who acted out on old grudges or new jealousies. Help solve the crime and you might be crowned Reunion King or Queen!

No matter what your role was in high school, now you have the chance to be the hero. Get ready to laugh and cry because this class reunion is one you will never forget!

Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



05/03/14 - 09/06/14

$52.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/reunions-can-be-murder-3/



Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It's appropriate then that the trio, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. True to their adventurous spirit and wide-ranging influences, the group was recently selected from a pool of 400 bands to tour with the US State Department's American Music Abroad program. From January 22 through March 3, 2014, they set off to India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh to perform and teach as artist ambassadors. Such a mission was perfect for this trio, whose music communicates the depth and soul of American roots music, using their own uniquely modern voices. http://www.lauracortese.net/about



09/06/14

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



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/laura-cortese-dance-cards

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



Highfield Hall: Portals and Passageways: An Environmental Art and Sculpture Exhibition

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Artist reception and exhibition celebration: June 29, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This exhibition inaugurates Highfield Hall & Gardens’ outdoor environmental sculpture initiative. 20 regional artists have created large scale, temporary environmental art works utilizing Highfield Hall’s grounds and gardens, and the adjacent pathways of Beebe Woods which surround the property. The exhibition is appropriate for all, including families and groups.



06/29/14 - 09/07/14

$5 for a tour map and guidebook to the art.



- http://www.highfieldhall.org

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



Cambridge Carnival International

Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, 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!

In addition the festival includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete which promoting healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors.

 

 



09/07/14

FREE festival



- http://cambridgecarnival.org/

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



HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton MA 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



09/06/14 - 09/07/14

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Fences

Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage

 This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.



08/21/14 - 09/07/14

Adult- $40
Senior/Student - $35



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



The NXT Cast

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's NXT cast returns this summer with their latest revue.This fully-produced show is a blend of sketch and improv comedy written and performed by this fresh cast.



07/06/14 - 09/07/14

$15



- http://www.improvasylum.com

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



Opera at the Theatre: DON CARLO

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

For the 2013 Salzburg Festival, Peter Stein and Antonio Pappano are working with the original version of the opera – albeit in Italian and minus the ballet. 

By retaining this prelude, psychological development of Elisabetta di Valois and Don Carlo becomes clearer and more poignant. In the forest of Fontainebleau, where the daughter of the French king first encounters Carlo, the couple experiences their only moment of happiness. With the cannon fire that heralds the conclusion of the war between Spain and France, harsh reality obtrudes: Carlo’s bride thus suddenly becomes his mother, a traumatic blow that leaves both of them with lasting emotional damage.



09/07/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/don-carlo

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



Loves It

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Born in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is the duo comprised of songwriters of Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott that has already played hundreds of shows in the US, Europe and Asia in that short time. The harmony driven pair often switches between guitars, fiddle, and banjo, adding special guests to create a bigger sound, and playing with a veneration for tradition, and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite folk, country, gospel and punk sounds. https://www.facebook.com/lovesitmusic/info



09/07/14

Non-passim members: $12/ Passim members: $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/loves-it

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



BCMFest Celtic Session

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers. CMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions.



09/08/14

FREE



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/bcmfest-celtic-music-session-0

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



Audition for the NEW Concord Youth Chorus Project

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

Love to sing? Want to improve your singing voice, learn how to harmonize, and gain performance experience? Join us! No prior singing experience required. Placement Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 9 from 4pm to 6pm; call now to schedule your 10-minute appointment. Our informal auditions quick and stress-free. No need to prepare anything – just come ready to sing a little and meet your director! Students can also request an interview over the summer by calling the CCM office. Students should be registered to take the audition.

 

The Concord Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce a new offering for their 2014-2015 season. Local choral director Ruth Hartt will head The Concord Youth Choral Project, two vocal ensembles open to grades 3-5 and 6-8, with rehearsals on Tuesday afternoons. This exciting new choral program is designed to provide an after-school group singing opportunity for singers from Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, and surrounding communities. Students will receive training in vocal technique and musicianship, while exploring a wide variety of musical genres including folk, jazz, contemporary, and world music. Ensembles will meet once a week for 60 minutes; each semester will culminate in a joint concert.



09/09/14

$350 per semester



- http://www.ConcordConservatory.org

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



Sidemen Rising: Dinty Child and Zachariah Hickman

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The restless multi-instrumentalist, Dinty Child, has brought his incredible range of sounds to live shows and recordings with artists from Laurie Sargent to Chandler Travis. He fronts his own legendary rock and roll dance band, The Funky White Honkies.

 

Zachariah Hickman is a double bassist, multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Boston, MA.  Originally from Lynchburg, VA, he received his formal training in jazz performance and composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.   For most of his adult life he has toured with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, traveling all over the world and recording 7 full-length albums.  Currently, he is performing as bassist and musical director for Ray Lamontagne.  He has performed at many notable venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Bonaroo, Dublin Castle, The Fillmore, and the Royal Albert Hall.  With Josh Ritter, he has also performed with the Boston Pops in Symphony Hall, the New York Pops in Central Park, and many other orchestras in Europe and the United States.  Television appearances include David Letterman, Conan O’brien, and Late Night with Jools Holland for the BBC.  As a producer, Zachariah as made records with a number of talented singers, including Rose Cousins (for which he won a Canadian JUNO award), Mark Erelli, Laura Cortese, Miss Tess, and his own bluegrass band Barnstar!  He has also produced and ringmastered his own circus, released his own brand of mustache wax, and runs a vaudeville style variety show, Zack Hickman’s House of Ill Repute.



09/10/14

Non-passim members: $15/ Passim members: $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/sidemen-rising-dinty-child-and-zachariah-hickman-0

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



Loudon Wainwright III

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

"...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - Mojo Magazine

Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by 22 album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and two previous Grammy nominations for “I’m Alright,” 1985 and “More Love Songs,” 1986. His most recent recording, “Older Than My Old Man Now” was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of 2012.

Wainwright is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding (the “singing surgeon”) on the American television show, M*A*S*H.

His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. He has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, composed topical songs for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC's Nightline, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.



09/11/14



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and The Lonely Heartstring Band

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have been traversing the country with instruments in tow since the release of their 2012 record, Release Your Shrouds. The album showcased the band's instrumental ingenuity, Lindsay's vocal prowess and their aptitude for cultivating original material. It's been said about their live performances that there is something for everyone. From blues to bluegrass, Lindsay and her band have a fresh approach to the American roots genres which they weave in and out seamlessly from song to song. They're now touring in support of their new short release, the Here Between EP, which serves as a snapshot of their unique and ever evolving sound. In short, Lindsay Lou, Joshua Rilko, Mark Lavengood and PJ George are a heavy pickin', powerful harmony slingin', tight knit family fashion conglomeration. http://www.lindsayloumusic.com/bio.html The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based out of Boston, MA. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of The Beatles, bringing some of their favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements.
http://www.lindsayloumusic.com/bio.html

The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based out of Boston, MA. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of The Beatles, bringing some of their favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements.
http://lonelyheartstringband.bandcamp.com/



09/11/14

Non-passim members: $12/ Passim members: $10



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/lindsay-lou-flatbellys-and-lonely-heartstring-band

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



Hudson River Valley Tour

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Fruitlands interpretive staff  lead this tour of museums and historic homes to study the art of some of the most beloved artists in our vast collection of Hudson River School landscapes.



09/08/14 - 09/11/14

$1500/person



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

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



Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

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

"One of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Earl King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Allman Brothers, legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl performs with an intensity that hasn't cooled in close to four decades of playing.

His discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc. Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, his 1996 Bullseye Blues release, won DownBeat's Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 his song "Hey Jose" won the award for Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards.

After a period releasing albums on his own in the mid-'00s, Earl reunited with The Broadcasters for his 2009 release Living in the Light. His record, Spread the Love, came out in 2010, and his latest 2013 release, Just for Today, is a sizzling live recording.



09/12/14

$30 public / $26 members Members Only Pre-sale ends July 15, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Matt Andersen

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual labour wasn’t his calling, hard work is something you pride yourself on growing up in a small-town. Having played over 200 shows in 2012, his work ethic has never been questioned. Matt’s narrative-driven writing cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, encompassed in total honesty. He takes listeners on a ride with his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and over-the-top showmanship. Matt’s intimate, high-energy performances have captivated audiences across the world, from Canada, to the US, to Australia and the UK, from small clubs to festivals. http://www.stubbyfingers.ca/info/



09/12/14

Non-passim members: $18/ Passim members: $16



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/matt-andersen

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



Mitch Fatel

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Mitch Fatel has been showcasing his comedic talent for 15 years and is the number one requested comedian on Sirus Satellite Radio. Fatel is known for his unique style of engaging his audiences with his innocent demeanor, then catching them off guard with his mixture of mischievous dialogue and off-color comments. He has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Howard Stern. Fatel was awarded “Best Comedian” at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival in 2006 and in April of 2007, Fatel’s half hour stand-up special debuted on Comedy Central to rave reviews. Fatel also recorded a one hour special for the network entitled, Mitch Fatel is Magical that debuted in 2009. His third album, Public Display of Perversion, was released in March of 2013 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He currently has a reality show pilot at A&E based on his life.



09/11/14 - 09/13/14

$25



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



Bret Michaels

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Multiplatinum global superstar Bret Michaels will take the stage at Indian Ranch on September 13 at 2PM. He has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, reality TV stardom, and legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records.



09/13/14

Tickets: $32.00-$49.50
Children's: $21.00



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Ronan Tynan

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

North Shore Elder Services presents Ronan Tynan. Mr. Tynan is truly a modern day "Renaissance Man." Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his success to his faith and the knowledge that 'the Man Above' guides him through every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Concerts feature selections from traditional, Irish, religious, and classical venues, this is a concert you don't want to miss.



09/13/14

$100 VIP (ROWS A-B) - $60 INNER (ROWS C-J) - $50 ALL OTHER SEATS



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

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



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 ‘60s & ‘70s 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.



09/13/14

Reserved Seats: $25



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

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



Erin McKeown, MaryLeigh Roohan opens

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Erin McKeown is an internationally known musician, writer, and producer. With 9 full length albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks to her credit, she has spent the last 15 years crafting a reputation as an original musical voice and compelling live performer. An active voice on social justice issues and culture, Erin was a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Recently, she’s also added radio to her resume- blogging and hosting for WNYC New York Public Radio. A member of the board of the Future of Music Coalition, McKeown also works closely with Air Traffic Control on immigration issues. http://www.erinmckeown.com/about/



09/13/14

Non-members: $20/ Members: $18



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/erin-mckeown-maryleigh-roohan-opens

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



The Agricultural Exhibition

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

The coming of fall meant the approach of the harvest for 19th century New Englanders. It’s in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents the Agricultural Exhibition, which will take place September 13-14. Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques, and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village’s team of oxen. OSV will also be showcasing heritage breed farm animals and heirloom vegetables.



09/13/14 - 09/14/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/agricultural-exhibition

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



The Charlie Daniels Band

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Formed in 1972, Charlie Daniels Band has been entertaining crowds for more than 40 years and has been a staple on the Indian Ranch calendar. The CDB was there during the beginning of the Southern Rock movement and still rock audiences across the country. The band scored its first top ten hit with “Uneasy Rider” and since then has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 and single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.



09/14/14

Tickets: $31.00-$48.50
Children's: $21.00



- http://www.indianranch.com

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



Evelyn Rydz: Forever Yours

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

SMFA Traveling Fellow adn alumna Evelyn Rydz explores America's coasts, photographing the manufactured remnants of modern life that wash up on the shoreline. Photographs and delicate drawing from her travels to Kamilo Point, Hawaii are the focus of this exhibition. Nature's attempt to reclaim these cast-offs fascinates Rydz, who draws our attention to their transformation on their long journey along the global ocean current, and to the larger implications of society's everyday actions.

Image: Evelyn Rydz, Postcards from Kamilo (Coral and Bottle Cap), 2013–2014. Pencil and colored pencil on drafting film. Courtesy of the Artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



04/19/14 - 09/14/14

Admission: $25; $23 (seniors and 18+ students)



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/evelyn-rydz

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



Body Worlds Vital at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Presented by Boston Exhibits, LLC at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

 Due to popular demand, Body Worlds VITAL has extended its stay in Faneuil Hall through this summer until September 14th.

Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and actualizing human body. Featuring authentic human bodies, the exhibition shows the body through cautionary displays about distress and disease, and inspirational insights about the virtuosity and resilience of the human body.

BODY WORLDS Vital is a limited time exhibit and will be open to the public until April 3rd. It is located on the second floor of Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in a newly renovated 11,000 square foot, museum-quality space.

To learn more about the exhibit and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.bodyworldsboston.com. School groups can reach out to the Group Sales department by visiting the website or by calling 866-276-9458.

Hours vary by day. Visit www.bodyworldsboston.com and click “BUY TICKETS” for exhibit times.



04/15/14 - 09/14/14

Adults: $22.50 Children ages 3-12: $15.50 Seniors ages 65+: $18.50



- http://www.bodyworldsboston.com

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



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation

Presented by Historic Newton

Crystal Lake: Resource to Recreation
From skating in winter to swimming in summer, Crystal Lake has been an important community resource for outdoor recreation. Did you know that it also provided much of the ice that kept local resident’s food cold before the refrigerator? Join local resident Lucy Caldwell Stair to hear some of the stories behind this beloved community resource, and add your own. Meet in grassy lot adjacent to the Crystal Lake bathhouse parking lot on Rogers Street, Newton 02459

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.



09/14/14

Free



- http:// www.historicnewton.org



9th Annual Films at the Gate

Presented by Asian Community Development Corporation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Watch free movies under the stars! This is a three-day martial arts film festival which takes place Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, in Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The film festival begins at 6:30pm with martial arts and other cultural performances followed by the feature film at 8pm. Up to 1000 people pass through the entire course of the event.



09/12/14 - 09/14/14

FREE



- http://www.asiancdc.org/content/9th-annual-films-gate

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - , Boston, MA, 02110



Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

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

A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means pure melody, has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely phrasing” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).  First Prize Winner of the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Zhou will give major debut recitals in New York and Washington, DC in the 2014-15 Young Concert Artists Series.

This season, Mr. Zhou joins YCA clarinetist Narek Arutyunian in a special program at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presented by Musical Armenia. Upcoming appearances include educational outreach and recital engagements on the Harriman-Jewell Series, the Friends of Music Series, Saint Vincent’s College, the Lied Center of Kansas, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

At the YCA Auditions, Mr. Zhou was awarded seven concert prizes, including the Sunday Musicale Series, and Vancouver Recital Series, as well as the John Browning Memorial Prize, Ruth Laredo Memorial Award, and the Slomovic Prize, which provides support for his debut in Washington, DC.

The TCAN Young Masters Series is sponsored by the Roy L. Komack Memorial Fund.



09/14/14

$25 public / $20 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



The Bombadils

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that unite an eclectic variety of influences to present a unique interpretation of traditional music. Though the group first connected in Montreal, QC, at McGill University over a shared curiosity surrounding the Celtic and bluegrass traditions, fiddler Sarah Frank, guitarist Luke Fraser, bassist Alan Mackie, and flautist Anh Phung were raised Canada-wide and trained in classical performance and modern improvisation. Endearingly described by those closest to them as “cinematic folk”, The Bombadils have been bringing music and high spirits to the concert halls and Irish pubs of the world since 2009, allowing diverse influences to flow naturally through their compositions, arrangements, and improvisations, all the while bridging cultural and linguistic forms.

“Fill Your Boots!”, the 2012 debut album, displays a concise and spirited overview of the band and the energy that would drive them through to the present day. “Fill Your Boots!” - featuring five original compositions and five standards to which the group lends each of their voices and the roots of their talents as multi-instrumentalists - paved the way for two years on the road spreading their word and honing their craft, culminating in the realization of “Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet” in 2014. Nine originals and three standards highlight the youthful and honest songwriting the four are capable of in addition to the polished performance thereof. Having added mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and a variety of Irish whistles to their arsenal, “Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet” is both a landmark in the band's constant evolution as well as an experiment in textures and a call to continue to move forward.

http://www.thebombadils.com/



09/14/14

Non-passim members: $12/ Passim members: $10



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

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



5th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by The Williams Agency

For one spectacular day each year, the Sustainable Business Network of Mass transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.

Festival goers learn about the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food, shop the market, eat delicious local restaurant food available for $6 or less, participate in fun, educational activities and exhibits, engage with top local chefs, and enjoy local music. Themed “Healthy Local Food for All”, the festival connects Massachusetts and New England eaters of all backgrounds with the abundance of fresh, nutritious local food choices available close to home.



09/14/14

FREE



- http://www.bostonlocalfoodfestival.org



The Comedy Lab

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Each month ImprovBoston presents a brand new comedy show comprised of THREE sets.

You can expect to see everything from sketch to improv, and even stand up comedy. Look for specific show descriptions below and buy tickets online to make sure you get a seat for Comedy Lab.

UPCOMING LAB SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY 9/18 @ 730PM: Oh Boy!, Release the Goods, Screentime
WEDNESDAY 9/25 @ 730PM: Oh Boy!, Carrie Drzik, Screentime
WEDNESDAY 10/02 @ 730PM: Squirm!, The Greg Show, If You're Feeling Humorous
WEDNESDAY 10/09 @ 730PM: First Impact Gets Spooky, Double Feature, If You're Feeling Humorous
WEDNESDAY 10/16 @ 730PM: Squirm!, Double Feature, Freaky Body Switch
WEDNESDAY 10/23 @ 730PM: Freaky Body Switch, Double Feature, First Impact Gets Spooky
WEDNESDAY 10/30 @ 730PM: Squirm!, Nightmare on Prospect Street, First Impact Gets Spooky

 



09/25/13 - 09/17/14

General Admission: $12.00


Student Admission: $10.00



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/comedy_lab

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



Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio. Following up on their duo release Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the two just released Pucker, a lean and sinewy session marked by fierce grooves, caressing melodies, and startlingly intuitive interplay. This type of musical partnership, constantly growing and evolving, is best experienced onstage.

http://kuumbwajazz.org/event/charlie-hunter-scott-amendola-duo-2/



09/17/14

Non-members: $25/ Members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/charlie-hunter-and-scott-amendola

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



Steve Forbert

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve’s poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB’s club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. “I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends,” Forbert observes. “Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn’t in the spotlight.”

After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In October 2012, 35 years after his first album, Steve has released an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships — emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. “This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” explains Forbert. “You don’t just pull these songs out of thin air — you have to live them.” http://www.steveforbert.com/media.html



09/18/14

Non-passim members: $25/ Passim members: $23



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/steve-forbert-2

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



The 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!

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! Best for children ages 4 and above, but appropriate for ALL ages and an absolute favorite for teens, though they refuse to admit it at first, you know, just like a teenager.

(FAMILY SHOW SELLS OUT A LOT; WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BUY ADVANCE TICKETS)



09/23/13 - 09/19/14

$14 general admission

$8 Children 12 & Under



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

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



Sommore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Sommore has appeared on various shows including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, Comic View, and BET Live from L.A. She has also done guest appearances on television sitcoms The Hughleys and The Parkers, and she has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also appeared on Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2008, she appeared as one of the mob members on several episodes of the game show 1 vs. 100.



09/19/14

$27



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



GET UP, STAND UP! A Multimedia Reggae Concert Experience

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Reggae music was hewn from the turbulent cold war politics of the 1970’s from which the cry of the downtrodden and forgotten peoples of Jamaica were expressed through this powerful musical art form. Bob Marley was able to synthesize this cry for justice, equality and love into a universal message that continues to resonate across the globe as a reassuring beacon of truth. Today, as human-kind grapples with critical issues of climate change and extreme economic inequality, music can and must play a critical role in helping to effect transformative changes in mind, body, soul and society!

Join us for a multimedia reggae experience with a powerful set of Marley’s music followed by an equally powerful set of contemporary reggae…all with a POSITIVE VIBRATION!  Featuring Matt Jenson and the Liquid Revolution and the Berklee College of Music Bob Marley Ensemble.

For more information: http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/get_up_stand_up_a_multimedia_reggae_concert_experience



09/19/14

General Admission Tickets: $18 in advance; $23 day of show



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

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



CCM Free Faculty Concert: Xonor Trio

Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

The Concord Conservatory of Music will start its Free Faculty Concert Series for the year with the Xonor Trio, featuring CCM violin instructor Yumi Okada, and piano instructor Rasa Vitkauskaite, as well as Ignacy Grzelazka on cello. The group will play chamber music works by Beethoven, Piazzolla, and Mendelssohn.

Xonor Trio was founded in 2009, the same year it won the Chamber Music Honors Competition at the Boston Conservatory. The trio members are all highly accomplished musicians and winners of multiple international competitions. They play in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra in Washington DC, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and the Back Bay Chorus Orchestra. Since its creation, the trio has performed all over New England.



09/19/14

Free



- https://concordconservatory.org/node/372

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



Cheryl Wheeler with special guest Chris Trapper

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. If they think she is great, then you owe it to yourself to learn more if you aren't familiar with her. From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people's comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you've been told about her. Besides, almost half of the songs she does during her shows haven't been recorded! http://www.cherylwheeler.com/home/bio.html



09/19/14

Non-members: $40/ Members: $38



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/cheryl-wheeler-special-guest-chris-trapper

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



NightCap

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

NightCap is a late-night fringe comedy show that showcases up and coming talent in Boston. Before you call it a night on a Fridays and Saturdays, make plans to stop by ImprovBoston, grab a drink at the bar and catch a FREE set of Boston's BEST* stand-up comics and improv comedy acts. We guarantee you Laugh Out Loud! (And if not, it's 100% FREE, so you have nothing to lose.) Nightcap shows last until Midnight-ish.

Interested in performing at Nightcap? AWESOME! Contact nightcap@improvboston.com with details. (New comics and improv acts will be asked for a recent video link or may get invited to try out material at our The Jam or Studio 40 before they get booked for Nightcap). Follow Nightcap on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates!



09/27/13 - 09/20/14

FREE with ticket from 10pm show



- http://www.improvboston.com

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



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.” 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.



09/18/14 - 09/20/14

$20



- http://laughboston.com/event/orny-adams-2/

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



The Rat Pack Is Back

Presented by NECC Foundation, Inc.

The Rat Pack is Back!


Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.


The music and feel of old Las Vegas comes to the Merrimack Valley this fall when “The Rat Pack is Back” performs at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover, Mass.


This is the 10th annual signature event of the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc.,
the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association.
 

Proceeds from this event benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. »Read more


For more information on the band – visit their website: www.ratpackisback.com
 

For Tickets:
Call NECC’s Event Line at 978-556-3870, order online at www.mktix.com/neccf
or email Lori Smerdon at lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.
 

Proceeds from this event benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.
 



09/20/14

$39.00 per person / reserved seating



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



The Martin & Lewis Tribute Show - Classic Songs and Comedy Routines

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

90-minute Show from the World's Best Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Impersonators! Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in America during the early 50’s. Dean of course was the straight man, and Jerry added the comedy. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of these two celebrities more than Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. Both of these incredible performers have each had amazing success on their own. Tony spent the last 27 years performing in Australia and created a name for himself as the quintessential “Jerry Lewis Tribute Artist” selling out countless venues and earned respect as one of Australia’s best entertainers. Since his 1st appearance at the annual Dean Martin Festival in 1998, Tom Stevens has earned his title as “Best Dean Martin Tribute Artist.” Even Dean’s daughter, Deana said, “I’ve never seen anyone look and sound more like my Daddy!” “They sold out 4 shows at our Sedona International Film Festival. It’s the best show we’ve presented in the last 10 years. We loved them!”- Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director



09/20/14

Reserved Seats:
$35, First 5 Rows Orchestra
$30, Middle Rows Orchestra
$25, Rear Orchestra
$20, Balcony



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

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



Love Letters

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Starring Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. LOVE LETTERS, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, charts the love affair of a star-crossed couple through their notes, letters and cards in which they reveal their hopes and dreams, victories and defeats over 50 years as they lead separate lives.

This special one-night-only benefit performance for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is only the second time that Sam and Katharine have appeared together on stage for what will surely be a magical night to remember.



09/20/14

Full price tickets are $45 and $55, with limited VIP seats available for $85. VIP tickets include a photo opportunity with the performers and a post-show champagne and dessert reception.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=145

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



HarborArts Festival 2014

Presented by HarborArts

East Your Art Out!

HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition continues every September with live music and DJ performances, local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling their work, street theatre, celebrated local food and beverages, mobile galleries, installations, and much more!

This year’s festival will foster an important opportunity to heighten awareness of climate change and issues surrounding sea level rise. We Are Music will bring in prominent thinkers in the climate change movement and experts in climate and sea level rise to conduct a public panel and questionnaire the day of the event. Community members will be invited to participate in the discussion and bring forth questions and concerns. A host of Boston and New England-based environmental groups will also be present on site so attendees can learn about and get involved with the efforts already being made to combat these issues in the area. Our goal is to grow the greater awareness of and local level participation in a global movement to address climate change.

Under the bright sun, Harbor Arts welcomes people of all ages from East Boston and all over the region for activities the whole family can enjoy. As the sun sets, we'll dance the night away under the stars, with sweeping views of the Boston Skyline!

During the day, visitors will be delighted with the sounds of local bands and performers. With an evening hosted by and featuring Boston’s DJ and production duo Soul Clap, this is sure to be a night of music not to be missed! Soul Clap will headline the evening and bring some of the top names in music from the Boston area and beyond.

Presented in association with We Are Music and Soul Clap Records.



09/20/14

Free Entry. $10 Suggested donation.



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



Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger returns to the Symphony Hall podium for a concert spotlighting members of the orchestra. Four BSO principals take center stage for Mozart's seldom heard Sinfonia concertante for winds, last performed by the BSO in 1989 (with a different solo quartet). Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos's Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and cellos is one of several like-named pieces intended to meld Brazilian musical ideas with the classical tradition. One of Villa-Lobos's most popular scores, the work is in two parts, sung in Portuguese: an Aria with words by Ruth Correa (who sang its premiere) and a Dance with words by Manuel Bandeira. The accompaniment for cellos alone makes it a rarity on orchestral concerts; these will be the first BSO performances of the piece. Closing the concert is Beethoven's powerful Symphony No. 5, among the best-known of all orchestral pieces.



09/18/14 - 09/20/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



The Dan Band

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart," as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover. What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing "I Am Woman" at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into The Dan Band – a cult phenomenon. The Dan Band plays to sold out crowds from Los Angeles to New York and has caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who signed on to executive produce Dan’s one hour concert special The Dan Band: I Am Woman, directed by McG.



09/20/14

$22



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

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



Joe Stevens & Bethel Steele

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

California based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjoman, Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. A prolific writer, the muse began whispering at the age of fifteen and Joe has produced some untold hundreds of songs and essays. A dark past and keen insight gives weight to Joe's words, sung in his signature smoky voice and framed by his distinct brand of North American Roots music.

Joe is one third of Coyote Grace, the Alt-Americana trio founded in Seattle's Pike's Place Market. Coyote Grace began as a busking nomadic duo with Ingrid Elizabeth on upright bass, ukulele, and cajon. They were joined by Michael Connolly (owner of Seattle’s Empty Sea Studios) on mandolin, fiddle, dobro, accordion, and more. Coyote Grace has five independently released albums on their own Mile After Mile Music, and have toured extensively with the Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Girlyman, and have had the privilege of sharing stages with contemporaries such as Chris Pureka and legends such as Cris Williamson and Lowen and Navarro. http://joestevensmusic.com/bio

Bethel Steele is an Americana-inspired singer-songwriter who calls Boston, Massachusetts home. Bethel’s smoky alto and playing style - which ranges from driving rhythm guitar to delicate finger-picking - evokes a wide range of emotions. Broken Record, is the latest project, a stripped-down 5-song EP that captures the energy and intimacy of a live performance and showcases Bethel’s raw emotive vocals, driving guitar playing and introduces a new musical family member, the 5-string banjo! Of Love and Whiskey, Bethel’s 2012 full-length release, was described as “deep and inspired” by Italian reviewer Remo Ricaldone. John Apice, a reviewer for NoDepression.com says this about Bethel’s writing: “Steele knows how to tell a great story, adorn it in bright musical colors and deliver confidently [with a] deep, beautiful cognac flavored voice surrounded by a wealth of original material. Bethel is confident and sings with authority... Bethel has pencil sharpened and sees what many other artists seem to miss.” Of Love and Whiskey, debuted on the Folk-DJ charts at #17 for the month of June and climbed up the Roots Music Report’s Top Folk Album charts to #16. http://www.bethelsteele.com/biography



09/20/14

Non-members: $15/ Members: $13



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/joe-stevens-bethel-steele

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



FirstWorks Urban Carnevale, Co-presented with the City of Providence

Presented by FirstWorks

A public celebration of music, spectacle, and food in the heart of Providence with FirstWorks artists from around the globe-and here in Rhode Island.  From the dizzying spectacle of Australia's Strange Fruit, to the irresistible rhythms of Morocco's hottest band - PLUS new generation masters from Southern Italy and local Rising Stars.  You're at the center of it all - join us!  Featuring Australia’s Strange Fruit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Morocco’s Ribab Fusion, Oumou Sangaré, RPM Voices.



09/20/14

Free



- http://www.first-works.org/firstworks-pages/firstworks-festival-view-01.php?id_cat=23



The Jam

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

The Jam is where audience members can get out of their seats and jump on stage to perform alongside with visiting troupes and ImprovBoston cast members. 

The Jam combines three acts.

The first act "Hot Off The Press" changes weekly featuring experimental comedy from ImprovBoston veteran performers and new improv ensembles; The second act (and the CORE of The Jam) "Office Hours" features a shortform jam hosted by IB Comedy School Faculty; The third act "Faculty Lounge" features an IB Instructor Set.

JAM LINEUP:

SUNDAY 9/29 @ 7PM: TourCo | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/06 @ 7PM: Groaners and Boners | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/13 @ 7PM: An Improvised People's History | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/20 @ 7PM: Improvised 3's Company | JAM | Faculty Lounge
SUNDAY 10/27 @ 7PM: Coach Crotchky | JAM | Faculty Lounge



09/29/13 - 09/21/14

$5 General Admission



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

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



Judy Collins

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Gutherie, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

Judy Collins, now 74, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, social activist, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

Reserve your discounted parking in advance: http://www.parkwhiz.com/wilbur-theatre-parking/lazparking-boston/?pwa=bf272332



09/21/14

$40-$50



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



Dance at the Cinema: BALANCHINE/MILLEPIED (Ballet)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

From the Paris Opera Ballet. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin Millepied. Alongside Balanchine's Palais du Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Millepied adapts Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time.



09/21/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org

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



Chris Young

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. He has already scored 5 consecutive #1 hits on country radio, and his new single “Who I Am With You” from his recently released album, A.M., is currently making its way up the top 40 Country Charts. Before coming to Indian Ranch in September, Young will be touring with Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Winter Tour,” Dierks Bentley’s “Riser Tour,” and George Strait’s “Cowboy Rides Away.” He has recently made appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show, and CBS’s Home For The Holidays. Entertainment Weekly named him one of last summer’s Top Tour Openers.



09/21/14

$42.00-$59.50



- http://www.indianranch.com/ai1ec_event/chris-young?instance_id=228

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



The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

For the first time in almost 50 years, Royal Shakespeare Company is performing the entirety of Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy, Two Gentleman of Verona. Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. At the helm of this production is Royal Court Theater Associate Director Simon Godwin making his Royal Shakespeare Company directorial debut.



09/19/14 - 09/21/14

$18



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_twogentlemeofnverona#

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



Summer Classics: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

The Actors Studio of Newburyport present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anne Easter Smith. First performed in 1895, this play’s high farce and witty dialogue have helped make it Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief, maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the conventions of late Victorian society, the play's major theme is the triviality with which the culture treats anything that might be of personal value in favor of appearances.

Funded in part by a generous grant from New England BioLabs Inc.

 



09/19/14 - 09/21/14

General Admission: $15



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



Revels RiverSing

Presented by Revels at Weeks Footbridge

Wave goodbye to summer at this joyous celebration of the Autumnal Equinox filled with singing, music, and more by the Charles River in Cambridge. Enjoy pre-show festivities in Harvard Square followed by a puppet-filled Parade to the river and a magical night of song - and singing together - in an idyllic setting along the banks of the Charles.  This year's RiverSing performers and soloists include musicians David Coffin and Stan Strickland, Actors' Shakespeare Project, the RiverSing Chorus of adults and children - and you!  Bring a picnic and your best voices and enjoy this free family event as we welcome in the fall!    



09/21/14

FREE



- http://www.revels.org/shows-events/riversing/

Weeks Footbridge - DeWolf Street and Memorial Drive, near Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Emmylou Harris

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, EMMYLOU HARRIS’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (this year she and Rodney Crowell won the Grammy for "Best Americana album"), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.

Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and most recently Rodney Crowell. Few artists have achieved such honesty or have revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead.

A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She has performed at Lilith Fair, helping promote feminism in music and organizing several benefit tours to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. Harris is also an avid supporter of animal rights and is actively involved in Bonaparte’s Retreat, the dog rescue organization that she founded.



09/23/14

Full price tickets are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for groups of 10 or more.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=144

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent. Children will be kept dancing, singing and laughing during this colorful concert with Yellow (and first-ever female) Wiggle Emma, Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the last remaining original (and Blue) Wiggle Anthony.

Fans will also have the opportunity to see all of their wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword and bop along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear and all their other cherished favorites as well as exciting new hits like Do the Propeller.

On August 26, the Wiggles will release their latest CD and DVD to North America: "Apples and Bananas!" Filled with timeless classics and new hits, they are sure to keep children singing along at home, in the back of mum’s van, and also in the concert venues of North America!



09/24/14

Full price tickest are $29.50 and $39.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=149

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Bruce Hornsby

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby’s performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain.



09/24/14

$35-$65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bruce-hornsby/

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



OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Kenary

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

 Dan Kenary, President and Co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and a discussion of “How Passion, Continuous Improvement and Grassroots Marketing Have Made Harpoon Brewery the Largest Craft Brewer in New England.” Kenary will share the story of how Harpoon Brewery, started in 1986, introduced fresh, local craft beer to Boston, becoming the first brewery to commercially brew and bottle beer in Boston in more than 25 years. The price to attend the program is $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members), which includes a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. This event is presented by SpencerBANK.



09/25/14

$45 per person ($40 for OSV Members)



- http://www.osv.org/event/speaker-series/speaker-series-dan-kenary

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



Reel Rock 9 Film Tour 2014

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Now in its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.”

The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.



09/25/14

General admission: $20



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/reel_rock_8_film_tour_2013

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



Last Comic Standing Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Last Comic Standing Live comes to the Wilbur Theatre! 



09/26/14

$29-$39



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



Girls Night: The Musical

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Girsl Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning raves from critics throughout North America since it began touring after its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s! Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out ... and you'll recognize a bit of yourselves in each one of them! It is described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine) and “As funny and outrageous as Sex & the City!” (The Advocate). Girls Night: The Musical is packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive,” “We are Family” and many more!



09/26/14

Full price tickets are $30, $35, and $42, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=150

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Harvest Party

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

There’s no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than the Harvest Party at Old Sturbridge Village on September 27. Take in the sights, sounds, and experiences of the season around the Village with live music, hayrides, bonfires, and dancing. The Freeman farm will be teeming with the smells of old-fashioned fall cooking, and the Village kiln will heated up to fire a year’s worth of vintage, redware pottery.



09/27/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/harvest-party

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



Friends' Day

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



09/27/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/friends-day

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



Rob Schneider

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Actor, writer, comedian. Schneider got his big break in 1990, when Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels hired him on as a writer for the show. Soon, he was performing his own material and was a cast regular until 1994 when he left to pursue his film career. Schneider appeared in two successful Adam Sandler vehicles, The Waterboy (1998) and Big Daddy (1999). He then landed the lead role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was adored by audiences and panned by critics. It prompted a second film, The Animal, which met with equal success in 2001. Schneider made his directorial debut with Big Stan in 2007. Reuniting with Adam Sandler, Schneider had a small role in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (2008). The Chosen One marks his second directorial effort, and he also co-wrote the script and stars in the film.



09/27/14

$25-$35



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



Last Comic Standing Live Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

The Emmy-nominated laugh-fest LAST COMIC STANDING returned to NBC in late May with an all-new group of the world's funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live as the comics appear onstage at The Hanover Theatre this September.



09/27/14

Full price tickets are $27 and $37, with limited VIP seats available for $112. A 10% discount is available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. VIP tickets include best seats in the house, post-show 30 minute meet & greet, photograph with the comics, Q&A session with the comics, autographed VIP laminate, collectible L.C.S. merchandise item, and socializing with the comics.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=143

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ambient Folklore

Presented by Worcester Center for Crafts

Worcester Center for Crafts and guest curator Luis Antonio Fraire present Ambient Folklore, the work of nine distinctive artists who intend instant visual communication in their work. Each artist has a certain technique for transmitting information visually that is uniquely their own and creates ambient folklore. The exhibition focuses specifically on the communicated narrative, essentially creating an immersive storytelling environment as the viewer goes from work to work, artist to artist. In some cases the subject matter is directly addressed symbolically or the story lies in the material, where it came from and how it was used. Often the narrative conveys the sensibilities and methods of the individual artist, and their own experiences represented metaphorically for the viewer's own associations and consumption.

Ambient Folklore features work from Lisa Barthelson, Elizabeth Duffy, Luis Antonio Fraire, Nicholas Kantarelis, Amy Klausmeyer, Victor Pacheco, Mari Seder, John Havens Thornton, and Pay Coomey Thornton.



08/07/14 - 09/27/14

Free



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Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Respighi

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists-his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, after which they join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. The concert opens with Wagner's Tannhauser Overture - the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music - and closes with Respighi's spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.



09/27/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

 With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music, a reputation solidified with its 2014 Grammy win for Best R&B Performance. The band topped the iTunes jazz charts with both its Grammy-winning 2013 release, Family Dinner: Volume One and with the 2014 release of We Like It Here.

Snarky Puppy fuses a deep knowledge of and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical—or most carefree—of audiences. In her 2010 book The New Face of Jazz, Cicily Janus called the group “one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson’s fusion years.”

The core of the group, now based in Brooklyn, features Grammy Award-winners Robert “Sput” Searight on drums (God's Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu). Led by award-winning bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy delivers raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and, most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.



09/28/14

Orchestra 1: $35.00

Orhcestra 2: $32.00



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



HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS: Great Old Trees of Newton Centre

Presented by Historic Newton

Great Old Trees of Newton Centre
Newton has many beautiful old trees, and they can tell the story of the city’s development just as well as its buildings. Marc Welch, Director of Urban Forestry for the City of Newton, and Beth Wilkinson, local resident and member of the Newton Tree Conservancy will lead us through the history of one of Newton’s many leafy neighborhoods, drawing out the stories of the place through its historic trees. Meet at the Newton Centre Playground, at the corner of Centre Street and Tyler Terrace, Newton 02459

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.
All walks are free and are only cancelled in case of severe weather.



09/28/14

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Sunday Parkland Games

Presented by Charles River Conservancy

The Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), presents the 6th season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The free games and activities are held in the parklands on the banks of the Charles River, along Memorial Drive between the Weeks Footbridge and John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge. During the games, this street is closed to cars. This year, the games will take place Sunday afternoons from 3:30pm to 6pm, starting June 22 through September 28.
The conservancy is partnering with Knucklebones, a local athletic and events company, to provide athletic equipment and instruction for people of all ages and abilities. Games include bocce, beanbag toss, (mini) basketball, badminton, tetherball, hula-hoops, jump ropes, and more. The game equipment is sized for children as young as 3 up to adults. From 5pm to 6pm, Cambridge-based Karma Yoga will conduct one-hour yoga classes.
Since 2009, the Sunday Parkland Games have been a part of the Charles River Conservancy’s efforts to encourage physical activity for children and families, making recreation opportunities easily accessible to urban residents. Other current Conservancy programs include enlisting 2,000 volunteers a year to help beautify and steward the parklands, building bridge underpasses for improved pedestrian and cycling access along the river pathway, working to bring back swimming to the Charles River, and developing a skate park at North Point in Cambridge.



06/22/14 - 09/28/14

Free



- http://www.thecharles.org



Finding Neverland

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein.



07/23/14 - 09/28/14

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/finding-neverland



Cinema Jukebox: STOP MAKING SENSE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme.



09/29/14

$11 general admission, $9 seniors and children, $8 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/stop-making-sense-0

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



Watercolors in Nature

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

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish list! Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. As the weather warms, we will head outside as the weather allows. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create!
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



05/06/14 - 09/30/14

$36 Members; $44 Non-Members per class



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:startDate=1398830400:endDate=1412049600:whoTags[]=audience_adult:keywords=Watercolors

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



Loni Love

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Throughout her career, comedian and actress Loni Love, has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. Loni was named a Hot Comic in Campus Activity magazine and one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for both Variety and Comedy Central. Loni has also been seen on E!s Wildest TV Show Moments, and recurs as a panelist on both the late night talk show Chelsea Lately and truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: The World’s Dumbest. Love is also a host of Logo TV’s popular series Gossip Queens. On the small screen, Love starred in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central in 2007 and has also been seen on the channel’s Premium Blend,Weekends at the DL and Chocolate News. Her many television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers, Bethenny, Good Afternoon America, Kickin’ It, The Doctors, The Joy Behar Show, Rosie, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, VH1′s I Love the 70′s/80′s/90′s, Vh1′s The Great Debate and Comics Unleashed” among numerous others.



09/30/14

$20-$25



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



Ye Olde Freedom Tour -- Resistance and Rebellion in Historic Boston

Presented by Ye Olde Boston Tours

Join us as we walk along Boston's Freedom Trail to hear unique stories about resistance and rebellion in Boston and to see key sites from the American Revolution. Our Freedom Trail tours are special because we have a limited number of tickets available, our guides are knowledgeable and personable historians, and we see more historic sites than other tours. Duration 1.5-2 hours.



05/16/14 - 09/30/14

$16.50 Adult



$14.00 Student, Senior (62+)



$9.00 Youth (6-13)
 



- https://www.yeoldebostontours.com/home.html



Expanding The Field Of Painting

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

Since the end of the 19th century, painting has gone through a repeated cycle of death and rebirth in the face of artistic innovations such as photography, conceptual art, installation, and digital-imaging technologies.

At each of these challenges, artists have explored alternative ways of making a “painting” that go beyond the application of paint to a canvas using a brush by diversifying the components of its production and presentation. This exhibition highlights the most recent growth in painting, examining key transformations in the practice since the 1970s. Pushing the boundaries of its definition, the artists whose works are on view have deconstructed and reinvented what a painting is and what it can be. While some have maintained a commitment to traditional materials, others have expanded the genre beyond its limits to take the form of video projections, a pile of advertising posters, altered book covers, and even vintage chairs hung side-by-side on the wall. Through their varied investigations into the history, present, and future of painting, these artists acknowledge and often exaggerate its contradictions to proclaim that painting still is, and will likely remain, very much alive.



11/01/13 - 10/01/14

$15 general museum admission
$13 seniors
$10 students

FREE for ICA members and youth 17 and under
FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights.
FREE admission for up to two adults accompanied by children 12 and under during Play Dates, offered on the last Saturday of every month.



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/ICA-Collection-Expanding-the-Field-of-Painting/

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



BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

BACH EXPLORED Concert 1: Bach the Dionysian

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. Concert 1, “Bach the Dionysian,” celebrates violinist-composers who indulged in the pleasures of virtuosity: this program features flighty, mercurial fantasias and scherzos of the 17th century, and sensuous, indulgent sonatas of the 18th century.



10/02/14

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

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



Lena Dunham: "Not That Kind of Girl"

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

From the creator of HBO’s Girls comes Not That Kind of Girl, a collection of personal essays that David Sedaris calls “subversive” and Judy Blume hails as “always funny.” In the words of Lena Dunham herself: “No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.” Lena will be in conversation with Mary Karr (The Liars’ Club, Lit).

 



10/02/14

$38 - Every ticket includes a copy of Lena's new book.



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/lena-dunham/

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



The Swingle Singers

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

The Swingle Singers celebrate 50 years an an acappella institution and a new album "Weather to Fly."

The a cappella ensemble has pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe. Five decades on from their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album "Jazz Sébastien Bach" in 1963, today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion. As part of their 50th year celebrations, the Swingles invite you to join them for the next stage of their extraordinary journey.



10/03/14

$40 public / $35 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For his second program of 2014-15, Andris Nelsons leads three great works reflecting his lifelong immersion in the world of symphonic repertoire-works that also demonstrate the commanding stylistic range of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, premiered in 1814, is as consistently high-spirited and jolly as anything the composer ever wrote. The contrastingly aggressive and lurid Suite from Bartok's 1918 ballet score The Miraculous Mandarin captures the urban tension of post-World War I Europe. Tchaikovsky's final work, the Pathetique Symphony, is noteworthy for its melodic warmth and the composer's intricate, magical orchestrations. Premiered shortly before his death, the Sixth ends unusually, and emotionally powerfully, with a slow, mournful movement rather than a triumphant finale.



10/01/14 - 10/03/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Awkward Sex...and the City

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Watch some of New York City's finest lady-storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your viewing pleasure. Featuring: Natalie Wall, Emmy Harrington, Jamie LeeLo, Carly Ann Filbin, Ginny Leise
Who doesn't want to watch a bunch of ridiculously talented and sexy ladies make you laugh about their most awkward sexual experiences? Exactly.
"Storytelling at Awkward Sex... and the City" - The New York Times
"Top 5 Things to do in NYC." - CBS NY



10/03/14

$20-25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=80e4d457f2a104a29a87fe2a56e4f166

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



Valiant Veterans and the LiveLife Center presents: Faces of Freedom

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

A benefit concert to establish a wellness center and living community, in MA, for combat veterans and their families suffering from the invisible wounds of war. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS); Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Military Sexual Trauma (MST). A magnificent evening of patriotic entertainment and multi-media exposing the truth of war beyond the war; on the front lines of home.

A night filled with professional performances from Justin Waithe, Clyde Wheatley, Reverend Will Bard and Bard Family Experience and a variety of vocal and instrumental music, dance, and media awareness, all centered on the cost of selfless service to those we call the ... 'Faces of Freedom.'

 



10/03/14

Full price tickets are $25, $50, $75, and $100. Limited VIP seats available for $130, which includes premium seating, pre-concert reception with food and drinks, meet & greet with Founder Reverend Will Bard, Executive Board, and event performers.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=152

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Ron White

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand up comedians on tour in America. As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acted in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He is a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award.



10/03/14 - 10/04/14

$45-$55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ron-white/

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



Berenstain Bears

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Currently engaged in a critically-acclaimed, sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family. Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.



10/04/14

$12-$29



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



Christian Finnegan

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff. Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous “Chappelle’s Show” sketch “Mad Real World”. Most recently, he starred as Martin on the TBS sitcom “Are We There Yet”. Currently, he can be seen as a co-host of Zest TV’s web based travel show, “CustomNATION”. Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire”, as well as ’Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”. Political junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Christian’s two stand up albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”, are available on iTunes and Amazon. His music-centric podcast “Audio Spackle” debuted on Cave Comedy Radio in January 2013. When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their two faithful pooches.



10/02/14 - 10/04/14

$25.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS with Fresh Haggis

Presented by notloB Music

notloB Parlour Concerts presents...THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS in their only Boston-area appearance with FRESH HAGGIS

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland 's premier traditional bands.  Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.  Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.  These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.  

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect.  They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.  As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power and entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone.  The music may be old-time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll."  

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.  Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes.  They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.  From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

The Tannahill Weavers will be supported by....
Fresh Haggis

Fresh Haggis is a dynamic new band formed of some of the finest young up-and-coming musicians on the Boston Celtic-music scene. Composed of border piper/singer Elias Alexander, guitarist/singer Eamon Sefton, and fiddler/singer Kathleen Parks, the group celebrates the continued vibrancy of the Irish and Scottish musical traditions through youthful, passionate arrangements of songs and tunes, including some original compositions within the style. Traditional music at the peak of exuberance!

 



10/04/14

Free with suggested minimum donation $25 or $40/couple.
Limited front row premium seating $40 or $60/pair.
Students $15 or $25/couple.

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED
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Don't be left out, RESERVE NOW!



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



Apple Days

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village presents a weekend full of apple-related activities including apple picking, orchard tours, and cider-making at the ox-powered cider mill. You can try tasting heirloom apple varieties, pressing your own cider, and making apple-themed crafts. Members are welcome to put their finest baking to the test in the apple pie contest.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/apple-days

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



Anything to Declare?

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Greene Theater

By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush

Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter Paulette has married Count Robert de Trivelin. But upon returning from their honeymoon, it’s learned that the young bridegroom has yet to consummate the marriage. He suffers from a psychological block brought on by a border crossing train guard yelling out a phrase at the, uh…um, most inopportune moment. Since that disruption, the Count has been unable to perform his marital duty. With only three days left to meet his incensed mother-in-law's demand for the promise of a grandson, the Count seeks the assistance of Zeze, a courtesan passing herself off to her clientele as a prominent artist. Dupont family members manage to parade through Zeze's salon and back to the Dupont home, along with a sobbing ex-suitor of the bride, acamel dealer of unknown origin, and a maid desperate to break ties with Zeze and start a career of her own. The clock ticks away, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as a chaotic race to consummate the marriage by the deadline catapults the action to….well, a climax!

 



10/02/14 - 10/05/14

$8 Emerson Community
$12 Public



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



Year Zero by Michael Golamco

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 Divided between two worlds.


All teenagers need someone to talk to. Vuthy has chosen a skull. He is a young Cambodian-American struggling to find his place – in a community that doesn’t truly accept him and in a family that seems to be disappearing. A comedic drama about finding a direction and a home.


Sponsored by Enterprise Bank



09/11/14 - 10/05/14

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



Maurizio Pollini, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, Maurizio Pollini’s position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.

SCHUMANN
Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18
Kreisleriana, Op. 16

CHOPIN
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53

 



10/05/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=829 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will go on sale from 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/pollini.htm

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



HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton MA 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Chicago

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

SONGS INCLUDE: ALL THAT JAZZ • CELL BLOCK TANGO • MISTER CELLOPHANE • WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO MAMA • RAZZLE DAZZLE • I CAN'T DO IT ALONE • CLASS • ROXIE • ME AND MY BABY



09/23/14 - 10/05/14

$50.00 - $75.00



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



"A Grand Night for Singing" at Reagle

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein with "A Grand Night for Singing," at the Robinson Theatre.  From "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" to "Some Enchanted Evening," A Grand Night for Singing is an intimate Broadway revue featuring over 30 of Rodgers & Hammerstein's greatest hits.  A six-piece, on-stage orchestra will accompany a stellar five-member cast through classics from such shows at Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific and more.



10/04/14 - 10/05/14

$35 to $63 for adults
$32 to $47 for seniors
$25 for youth ages 5 to 18.
Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com/upcoming.html#GrandNight

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



2014 Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

Are you a college-bound high school student interested in pursuing a college degree in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, or graphic design?  Explore your college options and more at the Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair!

Meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges, universites, conservatories, and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts.  Learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and enterance requirements, and much more!

For more information visit www.nacacnet.org/pva



10/08/14

FREE



- www.nacacnet.org/pva



Schubert and Mozart - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Join the BSO for a special open rehearsal prior to the official conert opening. The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for most of his concerto premieres during his Vienna years. This concerto, one of the composer's most joyous, may have been written for and premiered (in June 1784) by his student Barbara Ployer. Music by Mozart's Viennese successor Franz Schubert opens and closes the program. Schubert's familiar music for the 1823 play Rosamunde has had a successful life in the concert hall, although the play itself was a failure and has long since been lost. Completing the program is one of Schubert's most popular works, the haunting, two-movement unfinished Symphony in B minor.



10/09/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Gaelic Storm with Enter the Haggis

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional ballads. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, 2008’s What’s the Rumpus?, 2010’s Cabbage, which remained parked in the top slot for three consecutive weeks, and 2012’s Chicken Boxer. Chicken Boxer is the fifth album to be released on the band’s own label, Lost Again Records, and showcases the incomparable songwriting and accomplished musicianship of a band that has made their mark bringing fans to their feet two hundred days per year. The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. In recent years, they’ve performed on the same bill with acts ranging from Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest. With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound. In other words, Chicken Boxer will knock you out.



10/09/14

$25-$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/gaelic-storm/

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



Bob Marley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at 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.

Reserve your discounted parking in advance: http://www.parkwhiz.com/wilbur-theatre-parking/lazparking-boston/?pwa=bf272332



10/10/14

$25-$27.50



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



Aries Spears

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Aries has also found great success in the world of feature films. He appeared in Out-of-Sync, and portrayed Red Foxx in Warner Bros.’s Why Do Fools Fall In Love. In addition, Aries starred alongside John Leguizamo in TriStar’s The Pest and delivered his most notable performance to date as Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Columbia’s blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire.



10/10/14

$25



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



An Intimate Evening with Clint Black

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Prolific singer-songwriter CLINT BLACK has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as BLACK has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry.

To date, BLACK has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that BLACK is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica.

BLACK'S continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.



10/10/14

Full price tickets are $39 and $49, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=141

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Kira Seamon's Bird Ballet

Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham

As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 180,000 total view of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and photographs), award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest 1-Woman concert! Spreading its wings and soaring to new heights, Bird Ballet is on the way!

Performing her own choreography to some of the best music from famous "Bird Ballets", this enchanting hour will feature gorgeous music, costumes and avian photography. Dances will include Black Swan, White Swan, Canary and Bluebird variations with Bird Ballet 2 including Firebird variations. Honored to be a 3-time Grant Recipient from her Cultural Council (including a grant for this concert) this one-of-a-kind performance will be filmed and broadcast on Public TV.



10/10/14

FREE



- http://www.kiraseamon.com

Traditions of Dedham - 735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026



2014 North America Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Championship

Presented by Boston Open DanceSport Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing at Hynes Convention Center

 Come spectate, cheer and vote for your favorite dance couple!

2014 North America Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Championship lands in Boston! 

Ballroom dancing is so popular these days. All those shows on the TV, spectacular costumes and fancy moves....makes you want to dance!

Here is the second year, very untraditional Same-sex ballroom dance competition! Couples will be competing in all styles of Ballroom, Latin and Country Western. 

 

 



10/11/14

$30 tickets for adults


$15 tickets for college students


kids free



- http://www.BostonOpenDanceSport.com

Hynes Convention Center - 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115



Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Fresh off their NETFLIX Stand Up Special, "Fat Man Little Boy"- Kevin and Steve are back on the road to make you laugh, play some Broken Lizard movie trivia, and reveal what strange events inspired the idea for Beerfest. This show has it all: stand up, stories, and general gusto from two of your favorite Broken Lizard members- Kevin Heffernan ("Farva" in Super Troopers & "Landfill" in Beerfest) and Steve Lemme ("Mac" in Super Troopers & "Finkelstein" in Beerfest).



10/09/14 - 10/11/14

$20-25



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



Bob Marley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at 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.



10/11/14

$25-$27.50



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



Schubert and Mozart with conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The German pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO in his dual role for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, performing from the keyboard as Mozart would have done for most of his concerto premieres during his Vienna years. This concerto, one of the composer's most joyous, may have been written for and premiered (in June 1784) by his student Barbara Ployer. Music by Mozart's Viennese successor Franz Schubert opens and closes the program. Schubert's familiar music for the 1823 play Rosamunde has had a successful life in the concert hall, although the play itself was a failure and has long since been lost. Completing the program is one of Schubert's most popular works, the haunting, two-movement unfinished Symphony in B minor.



10/09/14 - 10/11/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Columbus Day Weekend Flea Market

Presented by Harvard Schools Trust at Bromfield School

Featuring a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, the Harvard Flea Market boasts over 170 booths filled with vintage jewelry, Blu-ray DVDs, video games, books, pottery, oriental rugs, lamps, paintings, gardening items, leather, fossils and minerals, horse tack, coins, vintage postcards, memorabilia, furniture, glass, household items, cookbooks, holiday gifts and crafts, sports equipment, toys, clothing, farmer's market items and more.

Many local vendors will be selling refreshments, including the Lions Club with their famous hamburgers and hot dogs, plus Italian ice, slush, pulled pork, cole slaw, clam chowder, Thai cuisine, and cookies from Harvard Sweet Boutique. The Congregational Church of Harvard will also be having an Apple Festival featuring "Pies on the Common" -- homemade apples pies fresh out of local ovens.
 



10/11/14

$3 adults; $1 kids and seniors; $5 early birds



- http://www.harvardfleamarket.com/

Bromfield School - 14 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard, MA, 01451



Middletown

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

By Will Eno
Director: Sarah Hickler

Wry, acerbic, funny, profound and heartbreaking, Middletown takes place in a small American town, where a wide array of characters’ lives intersect - a cop, a librarian, a tourist, a doctor in a library, the town square, outer space, a hospital bed. There is an uncanny honesty in the characters and the dialogue. Hidden fears, anxieties, dashed hopes and dreams are expressed underneath the small-town social pleasantries. Described as a cross between Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Samuel Beckett, it won the Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play. It is filled with distinct, foibled, funny and well-written character roles with dramatic arcs for women and men.

 



10/09/14 - 10/12/14

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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



Harvey Robbins Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

2014 INDUCTEES INCLUDE:

Kathy Young and The Innocents
The original members of The Duprees
The Clovers
The Persuasions
The Shades of Blue

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Pete Hernandez and The Lovenotes, Ambassadors of Doo-Wopp in Hawaii (Bruno Mars' Father)
Jackie Wilson with a performance by his son, Bobby Brooks Wilson
 



10/12/14

$59.00 Inner Circle - $49.00 All Other Seats



- http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2237

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



Nick Swardson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Nick Swardson is the latest comedian to emerge as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. He began doing stand-up at the age of 18, and within one year he was chosen to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Nick wrote and starred in the Happy Madison-produced films “Grandma's Boy” and “Benchwarmers.” Happy Madison also produced Nick's first CD and DVD release, “Party.” His other film credits include “Art School Confidential” directed by Terry Zwigoff, “Blades of Glory” with Will Ferrell and “You Don't Mess with the Zohan” with Adam Sandler. In 2009, Nick completed his first starring role in the Columbia Pictures feature “Born to Be a Star,” which he co-wrote and produced with Sandler and Allen Covert.



10/11/14 - 10/12/14

$35-$49



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/nick-swardson/

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



Traces

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Boston favorites and circus icons les 7 doigts de la main return to ArtsEmerson by popular demand with their signature work, Traces. The company gathers to piece together the life events that bring them to this moment. What follows is an explosion of music, storytelling and amazing acrobatic feats that surprises, awes and delights at every turn. After a successful run on Broadway and world tour, the celebrated Quebecois troupe brings this newly reimagined collection of skills and scenes that consider the footprints we leave behind. Founded in Montreal in 2002, les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers) have traveled the world with their distinct circus style. Past projects include Loft, Traces, La Vie, Psy , Sequence 8, and A Muse. The 7 Fingers have also delivered a diverse range of projects, including The Royal Variety and ceremonies of both the Turin and Vancouver Olympics.



10/01/14 - 10/12/14

Tickets start at $25
 



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



The Lion King

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House

Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.  Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.  See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”  Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever.  Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”



09/09/14 - 10/12/14

$30 - $140



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/lion-king-ss/

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



Pete Davidson

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Pete Davidson hit the stage for the first time at the age of 16. Since then Pete has toured North America playing colleges, comedy clubs and theaters. The Staten Island, NY native was busy in 2013 debuting as a series regular on three MTV programs Guy Code, Wild ‘N’ Out and Failosophy. Pete made his standup television debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and followed that up with an appearance on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. 2013 also marked his television acting debut with a guest starring role on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He is also set to make his film debut in 2014 with a co-starring role in Nick Cannon’s School Dance.

At just the age of 20, Pete’s stand-up comedy is considered fresh and honest. In 2011 CBS radio took notice and claimed he was “next up … and by next up we mean now! The praise landed him a co-hosting role on 92.3 NOW’s morning show “Rollin With Nick Cannon.” His work on the highly rated talk show led to a nationwide tour with Cannon. Even at a young age Pete has a lot to say on stage. He takes his real life situations whether it’s tackling family issues or the pitfalls of adolescence and finds humor behind it all. When he’s not touring, Pete can be seen throughout New York City performing at Caroline’s on Broadway, The Comedy Cellar and The Stand.



10/09/14 - 10/12/14

$15-$20



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=5f75c3170cc0b04c010a8d8b584f3f18

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



Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions and Chris Thile's 2013 solo recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, produced by Meyer. These two MacArthur Fellows will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of mostly original music.



10/12/14

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/thilemeyer.htm

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



Dance at the Cinema: BODAS DE SANGRE/SUITE FLAMENCO

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Teatro Real, Madrid
Recorded May 9, 2011

Antonio Gades took a huge step forward for Spanish dance with the creation of his ballet Blood Wedding, or Bodas de Sangre, based on the play by Federico García Lorca.

The dances with which Antonio Gades began his solo career in about 1963 were gradually shaped into the numbers that would become the Suite Flamenca five years later.



10/12/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/bodas-de-sangre-suite-flamenca

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



Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Believe the Impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show!

Only the best, most unique, amusing, astounding and amazing performers have been chosen to perform in MASTERS OF ILLUSION. MASTERS OF ILLUSION is a huge stage phenomenon born from the multi-award winning television series "Masters of Illusion" and from the World Magic Awards, which is recognized as the International Academy Awards of Magic.

The live tour premiered in September 2011 and is in its fourth season.The tour has played 105 shows in 68 venues, 28 states, 5 countries and 3 continents.

One of the exciting features of this magical experience is that the entire audience participates in a mind-boggling illusion and some lucky individuals even get picked to assist with illusions on stage! Generously Sponsored by United Bank.



10/15/14

Full price tickets are $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=139

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



David Sedaris

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. A master of satire, David has long been a Celebrity Series favorite, attracting sell-out crowds at every visit.



10/15/14

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/sedaris.htm

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



OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series: Susie Middleton

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

 Longtime editor of “Fine Cooking Magazine,” Susie Middleton is now an editor-at-large for the magazine and is author of the recently published “Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories.” She is also the author of the popular cookbooks “Fast, Fresh, & Green” and “The Fresh & Green Table.” She can be heard giving recipe tips on WGBH Radio, and her “sixburnersue.com” blog has a wide following. She writes for “The Huffington Post” as well. Middleton, who operates a small farm on Martha’s Vineyard, advocates sustainable agriculture. The price for the program is $15 per person ($13 for OSV Members). A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7:00 p.m. Middleton’s latest book will be available for purchase at the event and a book signing will take place prior to the talk.



10/16/14

$15 per person ($13 for OSV Members)



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



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Com Truise

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

 Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”.



10/16/14

$14 General Admission



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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - CROSSROADS

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major
Wolf: Italian Serenade and Mörike-lieder with strings
                  Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Harbison: Crossroads – the East coast premiere of the chamber orchestration
                  Peggy Pearson, oboe & Kendra Colton, soprano
Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings

As a kickoff to our Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, this inaugural concert celebrates four lyrical composers at the height of their craft:

Mendelssohn, Wolf, Harbison, and Stravinsky

Conducted by Ryan Turner
 



10/17/14

Tickets: $30; $60; $120; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

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



UnderScore Friday Evening: Brahms and Nielsen

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several years, in part as a reaction to the tragedy of his mentor Robert Schumann's attempted suicide in 1854 and his death two years later. Brahms - still only in his mid-twenties - was soloist in the concerto's premiere in January 1859. The great Danish composer Carl Nielsen chose to write his Fourth Symphony, an expression of the "Elemental Will of Life," in one large movement. He prefaced this questing 1916 score with a telling aphorism: "Music is Life, and, like it, is Inextinguishable." UnderScore Fridays feature members of the BSO introducing each piece from the stage and include special multi-media clips for the 2014-15 Season.



10/17/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. A MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius” grant), Carter draws from diverse influences, including classical, Motown, swing, funk, and world music. Her latest project, “Southern Comfort,” features her improvisational virtuosity and the work of multiple arrangers to music suggested by her father’s roots in Alabama.



10/17/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=931 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets for Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort start at $30, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Harvard Box Office, Holyoke Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/carter.htm

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



Pirates of Penzance

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, the frothy, fanciful Gilbert & Sullivan musical produced by Opera Providence; stage director, Nathaniel Merchant; and Artistic Director, Rene de la Garza. There will be moments here and there of tenderness, poignant romance and wry humor.

For the most part this farce is a madcap ballet of Victorian characters, props and set pieces zipping on, around and off the stage, keeping your eyes open in delight and giving a relentless momentum to the playfully jabbing social satire. The demanding score will have our conductor’s baton looking almost like another blade thrusting and parrying amid the shipboard swordplay.



10/18/14

Full price tickets are $52 and $62 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=136

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Angels In America, Part II- Perestroika

Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS, homosexuality and religion in 1980s New York, the plague of the illness worsens, relationships fall apart as new ones form, and unexpected friendships take form. Featuring the same cast and creative team as The Umbrella’s acclaimed production of Part 1, Millennium Approaches, Perestroika is the conclusion of the Angels in America saga.



10/03/14 - 10/18/14


Adults: $20
Students/Seniors: $15



- http://www.emersonumbrella.org/theater/current-season/angels-in-america-part-2/

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts - 40 Stow St, Concord, MA, 01742



Juilliard String Quartet

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

Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet." Since their last Celebrity Series appearance in 2005, the Quartet has welcomed violinist Joseph Lin and violist Roger Tapping into the fold. In this program, the Juilliard focuses on two of Vienna’s greatest musical eras, early 19th and 20th centuries. WEBERN
Five Movements, Opus 5 BERG
String Quartet, Opus 3 SCHUBERT
String Quartet in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”



10/18/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=865 for seating and ticket information.


Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.


Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Jordan Hall Box Office, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA.


Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.


Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.


Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/juilliard.htm

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



From Field to Table Weekend

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the backdrop to this unique and industrious time of year. OSV invites visitors to learn firsthand about all the hard work that went into an 1830s fall harvest: try digging at potatoes, threshing grain, husking corn, and pressing apple cider.



10/18/14 - 10/19/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



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



Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

Presented by King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on weekends and Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on 80 acres of beautiful, enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard's Faire now begins to prepare for its 34th season offering guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages, including new liger cubs, daring knights jousting on horseback, and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King's Stage offers special themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup.

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, tantalize taste buds with 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 local New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder in our minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant life-size puppets, wenches, and more special surprises. 

Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from August 30th through October 19, 2014. Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free.  Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings). Reservations for all groups are required by emailing info@kingrichardsfaire.net. The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass., phone is 508-866-5391.

Visit King Richard on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire) and on Twitter and Instagram @KRFaire, and on Pinterest as well.



08/30/14 - 10/19/14

Tickets are $29 adults (12+), $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free. Parking is free.



- http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net



Good People

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

GOOD PEOPLE
By David Lindsay-Abaire • Directed by Kristin McLaughlin
Pulitzer prize winning playwright, David Lindsay Abaire, employs his brilliant humor and understanding of the human condition to take a look at class in America through the lens of his boyhood home, Southie, Boston. Margaret Walsh is a smart, wisecracking, single mom surviving on low pay and hard work.  In an attempt to get ahead, she risks pride and reputation and approaches an old boyfriend, now a successful doctor, to help her.  Margaret Walsh's "family” in Southie—Jean, Dottie and Stevie, are funny, endearing, loyal and unforgettable.



09/18/14 - 10/19/14

Tickets: $25.00
Group rates and Student Rush tickets available, call the box office for information.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/good-people

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



Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

The centerpiece of the opening program of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players' 2014-15 season is Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Op. 43, composed in 1922 for an outstanding Copenhagen ensemble. Arguably the finest wind quintet in the repertoire, the piece explores the characteristic personalities of each instrument alone and in ensemble. Particularly striking is the finale, a series of variations to the tune of one of Nielsen's own songs. The work is preceded by the Trio Sonata in G for flute, violin, and continuo, attributed to J.S. Bach but possibly composed by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. Closing the program is an arrangement of Brahms' Serenade No. 1 in D for winds and strings, one of the composer's least familiar orchestral works, reconstructed by Alan Boustead in the 1980s for what is presumed to be the original intended instrumentation. Although light in character, the Serenade was a major undertaking by Brahms, a kind of stand-in for a symphony he wouldn't finish until much later.



10/19/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Brahms and Nielsen featuring pianist Rudolph Buchbinder

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Esteemed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the BSO for Brahms's vast, emotionally intense D minor piano concerto, which the Viennese composer wrote over the course of several years, in part as a reaction to the tragedy of his mentor Robert Schumann's attempted suicide in 1854 and his death two years later. Brahms - still only in his mid-twenties - was soloist in the concerto's premiere in January 1859. The great Danish composer Carl Nielsen chose to write his Fourth Symphony, an expression of the "Elemental Will of Life," in one large movement. He prefaced this questing 1916 score with a telling aphorism: "Music is Life, and, like it, is Inextinguishable."



10/16/14 - 10/21/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country’s finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.



10/21/14

$28-$35



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



Robin Trower

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The Robin Trower story started in the mid Sixties when he began his recording career in the Southend rhythm and blues band the Paramounts. But the first time Trower truly surfaced on rock’n’roll’s radar was in 1967, with Procol Harum – house band of the Summer of Love. Though not on their mega-hit ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, he completed five albums and many tours with them before breaking away for a solo career in 1971. Robin soon found himself outselling Procol by a considerable factor as he tuned in to the heavier zeitgeist of a new decade, his second album, ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ reached the Top 10 in the States. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the release of “Bridge of Sighs”, and is being marked by several celebrations, including this tour.

After a long absence, Robin will return to the stage in the US for a six week tour in October and November 2014. It will feature a trio, Robin’s favourite line-up, with Richard Watts on Bass and vocals, and Chris Taggart on drums. This will be the first tour to spotlight songs from “Roots and Branches” together with many of the audience favourites. Make no bones about it, Robin Trower is an axeman’s axeman. He’s been a Fender Stratocaster endorsee ever since Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre let him try one before a gig in the early Seventies, and now has his own signature model – an honour accorded to few.



10/23/14

$40-$55



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



King Lear

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

 Shakespeare’s Globe returns to ArtsEmerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters’ loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality. Shakespeare’s Globe has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, at the heart of the regeneration of London’s Bankside. Shakespeare’s Globe is a charity and continues to operate without annual government funding. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, the theatre season plays in repertory from April to October annually, and has gained an international reputation for performance excellence. Globe Education, directed by Patrick Spottiswoode, is one of the largest arts education departments in the country, and shares its approaches to the teaching of Shakespeare with over 100,000 students a year. Shakespeare’s Globe Tour and Exhibition is open all year round and is the world’s only permanent exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare’s theatrical career. Other on-site facilities include the Swan Bar and Brassiere and private entertaining rooms, with stunning views over the River Thames. The Globe Shop sells a wide range of gifts and books, aimed to increase the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare.



10/15/14 - 10/23/14

Tickets start at $25
 



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=king_lear

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



Kevin James

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

KEVIN JAMES broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom, "The King of Queens."

"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.

James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009) and "Zookeeper" (2011) will be shooting "Mall Cop 2" this spring. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ "Grown Ups" (2010) alongside Adam Sandler; additionally, James and Sandler have worked together on "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007) and "Grown Ups 2" (2013).



10/23/14

Full price tickets are $38, $58, and $88, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=142

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Treats and Tricks

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



10/24/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/treats-tricks

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



The Worcester Chorus & Arcadia Players - OPENING NIGHT

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

Opening Night – Friday, October 24, 8pm – Mechanics Hall

 Music Worcester starts the 2014-2015 Season in the biggest way possible – Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9, famous for its rousing use of “Ode to Joy,” with The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester and Arcadia Players. Music Worcester will be making a special announcement this evening to celebrate the Chorus, who has been integral to Mechanics Hall concerts and events since Music Worcester’s founding in 1858.

Arcadia Players, Ian Watson, Artistic Director
The Worcester Chorus, Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director

Beethoven Overture to The Ruins of Athens
Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano in C major, Op. 56 “Triple”
Susanna Ogata, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; Ian Watson, piano
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano; Emily Marvosh, alto; Stefan Reed, tenor; Woodrow Bynum, bass



10/24/14

$49 for Adults

$15 with Student ID

$5 for Youth Below 18

10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders.



- http://musicworcester.org

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



Spookapella XI

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

It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies performed by Five O'Clock Shadow and Pitch, Please!. The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, inspire, and are guaranteed to enchant. Pitch, Please!, the newest addition to the Northeastern University scene, is a ferocious group of women who are looking to push the boundaries of female a cappella.



10/25/14

General: $22; Members: $20



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Mario Frangoulis: Simple Miracles

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Mario Frangoulis is a world-renowned powerhouse Greek tenor with an electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011’s “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on Billboard’s Classical Crossover charts alongside Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Frangoulis wows audiences around the globe with his unique ability to belt out everything from an operatic aria to a booming rock anthem. Fresh off a dazzling performance with the legendary Boston Pops that has gripped millions of public television viewers across the nation.  This performance is in support and celebration of the centennial anniversary of St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.



10/25/14

Full price tickets are $45, $65, $86, $107 and $160.
 



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=131

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



J.S.Bach and Brahms

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

This program pairs two of the great works for voice and orchestra in the German musical literature. Bach's 1727 cantata for bass soloist and orchestra stands among the best-known of his several hundred works in the genre. Its text (the title translates to "I have enough") refers to the sustaining power of faith in the hour of death. A German Requiem, Brahms's largest work, originated with music he wrote following Robert Schumann's attempted suicide in 1854 and evidently was also connected with the death of the composer's own mother. The result is an utterly personal, scarcely ceremonial Requiem for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus, and orchestra, episodically setting texts from the Bible. Its "German"-ness derives partly from the fact that, unlike the traditional Latin Requiem text, Brahms used Martin Luther's German translations of scripture. Bryn Terfel, who has previously appeared with the orchestra at Tanglewood and in gala Symphony Hall concerts, here makes his BSO subscription series debut. Acclaimed British soprano Rosemary Joshua makes her BSO debut in the German Requiem.



10/23/14 - 10/25/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Spookapella XI

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

“A cappella that rocks” – The Improper Bostonian

It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies. Get into your costume, or just into the spirit…

The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, inspire, and are guaranteed to enchant. Throughout its 23-year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging.

Pitch, Please!, the newest addition to the Northeastern University scene, is a ferocious group of women who are looking to push the boundaries of female a cappella. The group is interested in bringing only the most rocked out, artful, and interesting arrangements to the table, no matter the genre. They will sing your face off and leave you begging for more.

Additional surprise guests may glide in as well...



10/25/14

$22 public/$20 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends August 25, 2014 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

A modern Romeo and Juliet story, AIDA is a contemporary musical tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. It is a battle against all odds with an uplifting finish. It inspires us all to reach for the stars.

Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang.



10/17/14 - 10/26/14

Orchestra: Adult $45/ Senior $25/ Student $25
Mezzanine: Adult $37/ Senior $25/ Student $25
Boxes / Wheelchair: Adult $25

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people



- http://www.fiddleheadtheatre.com

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



David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

What happens when you recreate the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs.

Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans using various combinations of whole trees, cut green saplings, dry branches, and other forest materials. All wood is found dead or harvested sustainably. The inherent uniqueness of these materials, their different shapes, colors and textures provide these sculptures with their character, definition and a sense of motion. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception.

These over-sized statues were inspired years ago by the sight of a sapling bent over by a winter storm. “It reminded me of a dinosaur’s backbone,” Rogers says, “so I started collecting branches and twigs and fashioned a dinosaur.” The leap to insects was a small one. “Insects play this vital role in a garden but are unnoticed, so I put them on such a large scale that you can’t help but notice them.”

The Big Bugs at Heritage will include: three ants, a dragonfly and a damselfly, an assassin bug, a praying mantis, a spider on a web, a ladybug and a grasshopper, all placed in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds.
 



05/31/14 - 10/26/14

Free with a General Admission ticket.
General Admission prices as follow:

Adult …………………………..$18.00

Youth, ages 3-12 …………..$8.00

Child 2 and under …………..Free

Members……………………….Free



- http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/old-east-windmill/



Heritage Museums & Gardens Is Buzzing with Excitement Over David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

What happens when you re-create insects on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have ‘Big Bugs’! Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, presents sculptor David Rogers’ ‘Big Bugs’ exhibit, opening on Saturday, May 31st. Rogers creates insect sculptures, such as 25-foot-long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans, using various combinations of wood and forest materials. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception. ‘Big Bugs’ including three ants, an assassin bug and others will alight in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds through Sunday, October 26. More information will be posted at heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

 



05/31/14 - 10/26/14

Free with Museum Admission
Adults $18; Children $8



- http://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org



Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)

Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), announces a provocative and entertaining program of independent cinema highlighting recent, significant works by and/or about Asian Americans and the Asian diaspora. The festival takes place October 23rd to 26th in Boston at Emerson College's Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center and in Cambridge at the Brattle Theatre

This festival features Boston/New England premieres, exclusive Q&As with filmmakers and various co-sponsored events around Boston.



10/23/14 - 10/26/14

Varies for each screening



- http://www.baaff.org

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



The Magic Flute

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

 South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure. Isango Ensemble is a South African theatre company that draws its artists mainly from the townships surrounding Cape Town. Isango’s stage productions and films have played to sold-out audiences across the world and have received numerous international awards. Isango’s productions reimagine classics from the Western theatre canon, finding a new context for the stories within a South African or township setting, thereby creating inventive work relevant to the heritage of the nation. Isango intends to further develop this process by building a truly mixed audience, reflecting and uniting a diverse South African nation.



10/21/14 - 10/26/14

Tickets start at $25
 



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Pilobolus

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Over their 40-plus year history, Pilobolus has appeared at the Olympics, the Oscars, and around the world. This unique and wildly creative dance ensemble continues to amuse, innovate and astonish audiences.
 



10/24/14 - 10/27/14

Ticket information:

For Friday Oct. 24th: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=947

For Saturday Oct. 25th: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=948

For Sunday Oct. 26th: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=949


Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.


Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling Citi Charge at 866-348-9738, or at the Citi Shubert Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.


Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.


Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.


Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/pilobolus.htm

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



Jim Gaffigan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Jim Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing.

His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night’s “Letterman” and “Conan.” His writing and voice work on the animated series Pale Force for Conan led to nominations for both a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award.



10/29/14

$75



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

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



Public Space? Lost & Found Exhibition

Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

 Since 2001, Antoni Muntadas has taught a graduate seminar in public space at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (formerly the Visual Arts Program). In addition to the Public Space symposium, an exhibition based on this seminar is on view in the lobby of the MIT Media Lab Complex. An archive of course posters, syllabi, research materials and documents, travel photographs and logs, and documentation of projects are presented as a condensed survey mapping the ideas and the destinations explored and researched in Muntadas’s courses.

The exhibition presents scholarship and projects that challenge or support ideas of cultural identity, of public space, and of their relation to cultural production.



04/18/14 - 10/30/14

FREE



- http://act.mit.edu/projects-and-events/events/exhibitions/public-space-lost-found-exhibition/



Children’s Champion Award Dinner

Presented by U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for its annual fundraising gala, the Children’s Champion Award Dinner, to honor Heidi Klum with the Children’s Champion Award and National Board Member, Barrie Landry with the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award. The Children’s Champion Award Dinner honors individuals who strive to help us reach the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes. Head to The Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, dinner, and a live auction.

Honorees: UNICEF Supporter, Heidi Klum is the Children’s Champion Award recipient and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member, Barrie Landry is the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award recipient

Award Presenter: TBD

Gala Chairs: Alli Achtmeyer, Beth Floor and Bryan Rafanelli



10/30/14

The Children's Champion Awards Dinner has a variety of sponsorship and ticket opportunities starting at $1,000.



- http://www.unicefusa.org/childrenschampion



Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music that is unique yet familiar in texture.



10/30/14

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/fleckwashburn.htm

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



Lavell Crawford

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Perhaps best known for his role on BREAKING BAD, Lavell next hits the big screen alongside Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Uma Thurman in AMERICAN ULTRA for Lionsgate. Recent projects include his on-going recurring roles on THE CRAZY ONES, SUPER FUN NIGHT, and ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, as well as his work for several weeks as Guest Host of the STEVE HARVEY RADIO SHOW, regular appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, recurring voice over roles on Adult Swim’s SQUIDBILLIES, ongoing series regular role on Swim’s new series, SPERM WHALE. and roles on TOSH.0 and WORKAHOLICS. His one-hour special LAVELL CRAWFORD: CAN A BROTHER GET SOME LOVE recently premiered this year on Comedy Central, his second special for the network. Lavell has had a deal for a scripted series at Comedy Central as well.



10/31/14

$22-$30



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



Richard Goode, piano

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

Celebrated American pianist Richard Goode is one of the most acclaimed interpreters of Beethoven.

BEETHOVEN
The Last Word
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110
Selections from Bagatelles, Opus 119
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111
 



11/01/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=869 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $35, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Jordan Hall Box Office, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/goode.htm

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



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."



10/28/14 - 11/02/14

Full price tickets are $45, $55, $65 and $75, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances), corporate partners, and WOO Card holders. 15% discount available for groups of 15 or more (excludes Fri/Sat evening performances).



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=122

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Mamma Mia!

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!



10/28/14 - 11/02/14

$29 - $144



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/mamma-mia-ss/

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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 1

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This first concert features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf that continue, with striking originality, in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann.

Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, op. 1
Wolf: Mörike-lieder, 1-9, 11, 14, 16-19

Danielle Maddon, violin
Joan Ellersick, viola,
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano (Mendelssohn)
Ryan Turner, tenor
Margot Rood, soprano
Brett hodgdon, piano (Wolf)



11/02/14

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

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

A celebration of creativity, community, and friendship, The Visitors (2012) documents a 64-minute durational performance Kjartansson staged with some of his closest friends at the romantically dilapidated Rokeby Farm in upstate New York. Each of the nine channels shows a musician or group of musicians, including some of Iceland’s most renowned as well as members of the family that owns Rokeby Farm, performing in a separate space in the storied house and grounds; each wears headphones to hear the others.

As the music begins and repeats, individual players stop, start, and move between rooms. Viewed together, the individual videos present an ensemble performance Kjartansson calls a “feminine nihilistic gospel song.” The piece itself sets lyrics from a poem by artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ragnar´s ex-wife, to a musical arrangement by the artist and Icelandic musician Davíð Þór Jónsson; the title comes from a 1981 album from Swedish pop band ABBA, meant to be its last.



07/23/14 - 11/02/14

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/ragnar-kjartansson_the-visitors/

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



Opera at the Cinema: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story ends.

Stage director Bartlett Sher (winner of a Tony Award for best director of a musical for his revival of South Pacific on Broadway) makes his European opera debut with this production of Roméo et Juliette at the Felsenreitschule. Tenor superstar Rolando Villazón sings opposite young Georgian soprano Nino Machaizde, one of the newest darlings of the opera world.



11/02/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/rom%C3%A9o-et-juliette

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



Shibori Dyeing

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Shibori_is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. Learn traditional techniques of_Nu Shibori_(stitching),_Arashi Shibori(pole-wrapping) and_Itajime Shibori_(Shaped resist). Using household supplies and non-toxic dyes made with vegetables and teas, create a series of scarves and go home with the skills to dye larger pieces at home.Dress for class expecting to get messy and wet.Note:_After taking this class, you may wish to dye fabric and take_Clothing Construction: Kimono Robe_8 Thursdays, Jan 9_Feb 27, 2014, 6:30_9pm



10/27/13 - 11/03/14

$70.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/shibori-dyeing

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Juanjo Mena conducts Sibelius and Schubert featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, is joined by the fine German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for Sibelius's great Violin Concerto. The Finnish composer wrote this work between 1902 and 1905, and Richard Strauss led the premiere of the definitive version. A violinist himself, Sibelius is said to have worked out his one-time ambition to become a concert virtuoso with this three-movement concerto, which features the composer's distinctive, Finnish folk music-influenced flavors in a work by turns fiery and lyrical. Franz Schubert wrote his towering orchestral masterpiece, the so-called Great C major symphony, toward the end of his short life. Its exact dates have never been established, but he wrote this formally and harmonically innovative piece at around the same time Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony.



10/30/14 - 11/04/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Chris D'Elia

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” D’Elia can next be seen starring as Danny on NBC’s new comedy Undateable. He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy Whitney. D’Elia’s other credits include Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’ Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.



11/06/14

$30



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



Nick Offerman: Full Bush

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Nick Offerman (Parks & Rec’s ‘Ron Swanson’) is back at the Wilbur with his new stand-up routine, “Full Bush”. The routine features a veritable smorgasbord of cautionary tales, tunes, and tips for prosperity (with minor nudity).



11/07/14

$35-$49



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/summer-of-69-nick-offerman-megan-mullally/

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



Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.



11/07/14

Full price tickets are $37 and $57; limited VIP seats available for $67.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=138

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Gruff Rhys

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

 Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the 1990s.



11/07/14

$12 General Admission



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



Haunted Dinner Theater - Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Join us the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present our show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem’s historic district. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery!
The world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues!
Join us for a night you and your kids will never forget as we bring the Haunted Dinner Theater to Massachusetts with Ding-Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

 



09/19/14 - 11/07/14

$55.00 for adults, $30 for kids



- http://haunteddinnertheater.com/



Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, conductor and Nikolaj Znaider, violin soloist

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 's unique timbre, its virtuosic flexibility, its musicians' rapture-inducing, infectious joy, coupled with the profound sincerity of their music-making, are the unmistakable characteristics of this beloved institution, the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world.

MENDELSSOHN
The Hebrides (Overture)

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”



11/07/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=837 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket will be on sale 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/leipzig.htm

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



An Evening of Illumination

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New England village lit only by candles, oil lamps, and fireplaces. Tours will be offered to select buildings around the Village, and the night will be capped off with refreshments in the Bullard Tavern, including mulled cider and a cash bar. Tours are limited to 15 guests each and leave the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.



11/08/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/evening-illumination

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



Craig Shoemaker

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 What comedian do you know that has 2 Emmy’s, appeared on Broadway, and was voted “Best Male Standup” at the American Comedy Awards? That’s right, it’s The LoveMaster Craig Shoemaker! Best known for his engaging, relatable standup and iconic baritone-voiced character, The LoveMaster, Craig has appeared on hit television shows such as “Parks & Recreation” and “The Bold & The Beautiful”. Craig’s latest 90-minute standup special, “Daditude”, aired prime time for three months on SHOWTIME Newtwork. The Los Angeles Times praises him, saying: “Shoemaker is insightful and amazing… we are moved beyond laughter to tears”.



11/06/14 - 11/08/14

Thursday- $20/$30

Friday- $25/$35



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



Shaping Sound Dance Company

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 After a sold-out 13-city tour, SHAPING SOUND returns to the stage. SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying new show originally seen on the reality television series "All the Right Moves" that features Emmy Award Nominees and Stars of "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson with a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of the newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in one explosive, commercial dance theater experience for all ages.



11/08/14

Full price tickets are $32, $42, $52 and $62 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=137

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf.



11/08/14

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone



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

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



Mavis Staples

Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staple Singers to her recent work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been legend of the Gospel and Blues. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Staples was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for "One True Vine."



11/08/14

Tickets are $59-$49



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=9

John Hancock Hall - 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Peter Yarrow - A Night of Conversation and Song

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

“We all know the music of Peter, Paul and Mary—folk classics that remain the soundtrack for generations. But our patrons were thrilled to experience the relevancy of that music, and how it resonates through today’s headlines, when Peter Yarrow brought his solo show to the Tower Theatre. It was so much more than a nostalgia show. Peter connected with the sold-out audience in ways that went well beyond a normal concert: he encouraged sing-alongs and audience participation; he signed autographs at intermission; he personally greeted each and every one of our VIPs and members; he even auctioned two personalized guitars to raise money for our educational outreach programs. Peter turned our theatre into his living room. He created an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging each of us to change our part of the world. It was a memorable evening rooted in the historic milestones of his past, yet focused on the current issues that continue to call him to activism. We all know how all the songs of Peter, Paul and Mary sound; what a rare treat to hear what Peter thinks of them. “

–Ray Solley, Executive Director, Tower Theatre Foundation, Bend, Oregon



11/08/14

Reserved Seats (Prices Include Facility Fee):

$53 VIP / Center Rows A & B $53 (Includes Meet and Greet with Peter Yarrow)
$38 Preferred Orchestra (Center rows C to J)
$33 Rest of Orchestra
$28 Balcony



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

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



Bach and Ruehr

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Cantata Singers’ 51st season commences with a program featuring the world premiere of Elena Ruehr’s Eve paired with two cantatas by J.S. Bach.  Cantata Singers has commissioned Boston-based composer and 2014 Guggenheim fellow Elena Ruehr to write Eve, which is Cantata Singers’ 14th commission and the first from a female composer.

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 77, “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben”
Elena Ruehr: Eve World Premiere; Cantata Singers Commission
J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 195a, “Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen”



11/08/14

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

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



Dancing at Lughnasa

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Semel Theater

By Brian Friel
Directed by Courtney O'Connor

Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland. During the summer of 1936, the five Mundy sisters welcome home their mentally and physically frail elder brother, returning from a life as a missionary in Africa. Love briefly seems possible for some of them, but their world and family are rapidly being changed and challenged as summer, dreams and hopes fade away. As the now-grown Michael shares the story of his mother and her sisters, the women join together to celebrate the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa and allow themselves one last joyous dance before reaping their bitter harvest. Vivid, layered characters and language combine in this elegant and rueful memory play that is widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, and his tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.

 

 



11/06/14 - 11/09/14

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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Semel Theater - 10 Boylston Place, Boston, MA, 02116



Les Miserables

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The world's most popular musical examines the metamorphosis of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean who agrees to care for a dying factory worker's young daughter, all the while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. The Tony Award-winning masterpiece has thrilled audiences around the world and will now be presented in a unique in-the-round production.

SONGS INCLUDE: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? • STARS • BRING HIM HOME • MASTER OF THE HOUSE • ONE DAY MORE • AT THE END OF THE DAY • I DREAMED A DREAM • ON MY OWN



10/28/14 - 11/09/14

$50.00 - $75.00



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



An Evening with Paul Anka

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” In addition to his illustrious singing career, Anka wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song “My Way,” and Michael Jackson’s posthumous hit “This Is It.” Anka is the only artist in history to have a record on Billboard’s Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades, and has cemented his places as one of the most prolific and versatile singer/songwriters of any generation.



11/09/14

Full price tickets are $49.50, $69.50 and $79.50 depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=133

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Home Free - Crazy Life Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Columbia Records recording artist Home Free has announced details for their upcoming “Crazy Life Tour,” which will see the band traveling from coast to coast on their first headlining tour since being crowned champions of Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing-Off in December. The tour will celebrate their Sing-Off victory, as well as the release of their debut album, Crazy Life, available now in major retailers and at all DSPs.



11/09/14

$25-$50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/home-free-crazy-life-tour/

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



Veteran’s Day

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 by offering all veterans and active military personnel and their families (up to six people) free admission. Kids can use toy muskets to drill with the militia. Costumed historians will be wearing uniforms detailing 300 years of military history. Get your own musket ball with your initials on it at the blacksmith’s shop, and enjoy the Village’s other regularly scheduled activities.



11/11/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/veterans-day

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



Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The collaboration between “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” (Guitar Player) and “one of the more distinctive guitarists spanning several decades” (All About Jazz), Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, respectively, hits the next level as the friends and mutual admirers play two Texas concerts before going into Johnson’s Austin studio to cut tracks for an album on the Concord Jazz label to be released this fall. Backing the two on the shows and recordings is noted drummer Anton Fig, who has played with “The World’s Most Dangerous Band” on David Letterman’s NBC and for 28 years and worked with legends like Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, B.B, King and many others, and bassist Chris Maresh, longtime Johnson bassist and co-writer.



11/11/14

$30-$50



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



Sergey Antonov, cello

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

 Tuesday, November 11, 7:30pm, WamsWorks

Emphasis on Sergey – photo of pianist fine to use, but he should take up more real estate

Sergey Antonov, cello
2007 Gold Medalist, International Tchaikovsky Competition
in recital with Bernadene Blaha, piano

Winner of the most famous music competition and educated at the Moscow Conservatory, cellist Sergey Antonov makes his Music Worcester debut in a program mixing rarities and Rachmaninoff’s incredible Cello Sonata.

Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Dohnanyi Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op. 8
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

“a brilliant cellist” – Mstislav Rostropovich



11/11/14

$45 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Sibelius featuring violinist Baiba Skride

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

New BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns for his second series of 2014-15 concerts, joining forces with several longtime collaborators for music with a Scandinavian and Slavic accent. This program features acclaimed Latvian violinist Baiba Skrida, a compatriot and contemporary of the conductor, as soloist in Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's Offertorium - a piece recorded by the BSO in 1988 and considered one of the most important 20th century concertos for the instrument. Gubaidulina's music is strongly affected by her spirituality, making use of the modern era's wealth of expressive techniques. Closing the concert is Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's Second Symphony, a work of remarkably pastoral temperament that remains one of his most beloved works.



11/06/14 - 11/11/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread in Concert

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.



11/13/14


Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=939 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $30, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Harvard Box Office, Holyoke Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket will be on sale 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

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- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/cash.htm

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



Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The rhythmic backbone of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest drummers, astounding rock fans worldwide with his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity.

In between the hugely successful reunion tours of his other supergroup, the original line-up of ASIA (currently at 5 annual world tours and counting!)...and the amazing one-time-only reunion of Emerson Lake & Palmer at London’s 2010 High Voltage Festival…Carl has been thrilling audiences world-wide with his utterly unique show (“ranging from jazzy improvisation, soaring stylized guitar leads, funk bass lines, classical melodies, and hard rock shredding” - Hollywood Today) - The Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer.
With guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, the Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP’s original compositions and Classical arrangements, including “Trilogy” “Hoedown” “Pictures at an Exhibition” “Fanfare for the Common Man” “Tarkus” “The Barbarian” and “Carmina Burana”.

“Karn Evil 9” Promo Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80L1kEacebM

 



11/13/14

Reserved Seats: $48 Orchestra; $33 Balcony (includes Facility Fee)
(Limited Preferred Patron Seats in the First 5 Rows Center Orchestra: $75)



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

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



Jo Koy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

From filling sold–out clubs across the nation, to appearing weekly as a regular on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family-inspired humor crosses all boundaries. In 2007, Variety magazine named Jo Koy one of the “10 Comics to Watch!” As a single father, Jo Koy was inspired by his son and began working on his first Comedy Central special “Don’t Make Him Angry,” which aired in January 2009. His much-anticipated second Comedy Central special “Lights Out” aired in October 2012, and is now available on DVD. Jo has appeared on various VH1 I Love series, as well as The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.



11/15/14

$27



- http://thewilbur.com/jo-koy-5/

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



Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

TRACE ADKINS: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, “The King’s Gift.” The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. Adkins’ historical and humorous narration, loving delivery of time-honored Christmas classics and the lush instrumentation make for a truly special holiday event.

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’.” The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." In recent years, Adkins has performed seven USO Tours.

In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace played a tough as nails biker in "The Lincoln Lawyer" (starring Matthew McConaughey), then a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film "Moms Night Out" (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). He developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for four consecutive years.



11/15/14

Full price tickets are $43, $53, and $63 depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=148

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Yannis Pappas

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

  Yannis Pappas has been featured on Comedy Central, AXS TV, VH1's Best Week Ever and CBS. He tours the world doing stand up comedy and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Along with Director Jesse Scaturro, he is the co-founder of the comedy production company Ditch Films.



11/13/14 - 11/15/14

$20-$25



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3bd9d65293062b5e24a22f0a25fa0720

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



Dusk Rings a Bell by Stephen Belber

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 What’s more powerful – a kiss or a crime?


Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after their teenage romance. Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the memory of their youthful fling is overshadowed by tragic revelations about what has happened in the intervening years.



10/23/14 - 11/16/14

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



Boston International Fine Art Show

Presented by Fusco & Four

Galleries from Europe, Canada and across the U.S. will offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the 18TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW in Boston’s hip and historic South End. New England’s premier show and sale of contemporary and traditional fine art, featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, fine prints, and mixed media. Works on view range from affordable art by today’s emerging artists to museum-quality masterpieces.
 



11/13/14 - 11/16/14

Tickets are $15, under 12 is free

Tickets include: complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog, coat check. A bistro Café, discount and valet parking are also available.



- http://fineartboston.com/



Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, November 16, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

An evening of acoustic string jazz featuring Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor. O'Connor's jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his friend and mentor; the legendary French jazz master Stéphane Grappelli. While performing a number of tunes closely associated with Grappelli, O'Connor's albums and live performances extend the repertoire with O'Connor's original compositions. Hot Swing continues to celebrate acoustic string jazz in new and exciting ways.

Violinist/composer/fiddler Mark O'Connor is widely recognized as one of the most gifted contemporary composers, regularly collaborating with Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and jazz greats.


"No matter what he plays, when you're listening to O'Connor, you know you're listening to genius." —THE SEATTLE TIMES



11/16/14

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 2

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This second concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F minor, op 4
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 1
Wolf: Mörike-lieder, 20-33

Heather Braun, violin
Arneis Quartet: Heather Braun, Rose Drucker, Daniel Doña, Agnes Kim
Judith Gordon, piano (Mendelssohn & Wolf)
David Kravitz, baritone
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano



11/16/14

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and Gil Shaham, violin soloist

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

LISZT
Mephisto Waltz No. 1

PROKOFIEV
Violin Concerto No. 2

SAMUEL CARL ADAMS
Drift and Providence

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
 



11/16/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=841 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/sfsymphony.htm

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



Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

MENDELSSOHN
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

GINASTERA
String Quartet No. 1

BRAHMS
String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, no. 1

Seating for this performance is limited.



11/18/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1028 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets for Simón Bolívar String Quartet are currently on sale as part of a subscription ticket package, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661, or at the Celebrity Series box office Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/bolivar.htm

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



An Evening with Randy Newman

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.



11/19/14

$50-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/an-evening-with-randy-newman/

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



Redbird featuring Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey

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

"A record made by people who sound like they genuinely enjoy playing together (which can't be said for many groups), and who've found strong common ground." – Minor 7th

The brainchild of folk singers Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey, Redbird is a real-time, unstaged love letter to the body of American song. Across a collaborative tour that started 10 years ago, the three discovered musical affinity and a shared love of a fairly diverse spectrum of Americana. The diverse singer-songwriters combine their talents into a show filled with spontaneity, complex harmonies, and a warm relatability that only established folk singers can bring.



11/22/14

$30 public / $25 members



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Russell Peters

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Renowned for his quick wit and piercing mimicry, Russell Peters has mastered the art of traversing between hilarious characters of all races and cultures, creating an immediate connection with his audiences. His riotous performances have established him as an artist with bona fide international acclaim. Peters has been nominated for four of Canada’s prestigious Gemini Awards. He has been a featured comic at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. His television appearances include CBC-TV‘s “Comics!”, “Club Class” on Channel 5 (UK) and two one-hour “Comedy Now!” specials on Canada’s Comedy Network. He has also hosted his own talk show on BBC-TV (UK) and performed on “The David Frost Comedy Festival Special,” broadcast on both the BBC and the CBC. In April 2005, Peters was the first South Asian to headline and sell-out the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.



11/21/14 - 11/22/14

$50-$65
 



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

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison, Esenvalds, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons demonstrates his thoughtful, adventurous programming with this wide-ranging selection of works. He and the BSO are joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, whose title suggests the symphonic nature of the score. Nelsons also leads the BSO's first world premiere and BSO commission of the season, a new work for chorus and orchestra by the conductor's Latvian compatriot Eriks Esenvalds, who has secured a strong international reputation especially for his choral works. Opening the program is John Harbison's choral scherzo Koussevitzky Said:. Written for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood and premiered there in 2012, this short piece sets words about music by the BSO's great former music director, Serge Koussevitzky. Setting Konstantin Balmont's Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells, Rachmaninoff's work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra is considered one of his highest achievements. The BSO has only performed this great work on one other occasion, in subscription concerts in 1979.



11/20/14 - 11/22/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



ELF: The Musical

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

The New York Times says that ELF is “SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” USA Today calls ELF, “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!” Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).



11/21/14 - 11/23/14

Tickets for ELF THE MUSICAL are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, FLASHDANCE, I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, and CAMELOT. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=123

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



The Old Man and The Old Moon

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder. After premiering “The Old Man and The Old Moon” at the Gym at Judson in the fall of 2012, the seven men of PigPen embarked on a collaboration with Chicago-based director Stuart Carden to revise the piece - first with a script/music workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Summer of 2013, then with a fully staged reimagining of the show opening the season at Writers Theatre in Chicago in the Fall of 2013. The resulting play, with a tighter script, no intermission, extended music, and new puppetry is now a part of the 2014 season at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it will continue to change and evolve with the help of original designers Lydia Fine, Bart Cortright, and the addition of Chicago sound designer, Mikhail Fiksel. This final production will open the 2014 season at The New Victory Theater in New York City and then move to the Paramount Center Mainstage in Boston in partnership with ArtsEmerson.



11/19/14 - 11/23/14

Tickets start at $25


 



- https://artsemerson.org

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



Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

The contemporary choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas and her Compañía de Danza, which is based in Mexico City, are internationally celebrated for dramatically vivid, scintillating approach to modern dance.
 



11/22/14 - 11/23/14

 


Ticket information:

Saturday, November 22: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=957

Sunday, November 23: http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=958

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $60 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling Citi Charge at 866-348-9738, or at the Citi Shubert Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/perezsalas.htm

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



Dance at the Cinema: DON QUIXOTE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

“The Knight of the Sad Face” and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are mixed up in the wild love affairs of the stunning Kitri and the seductive Basilio in a richly colourful, humorous and virtuoso ballet.



11/23/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/don-quixote-0

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



Itzhak Perlman, violin

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Hearing this living legend perform live is an experience no music lover can afford to miss.



11/23/14

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=845 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will be on sale 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/perlman.htm

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



Fancy Cutting Boards

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Make a multicolored cutting board using a variety of wood in a variety of shapes, including curves. Using the band saw and basic lamination, cut, bend and glue multiple times to create a beautiful and complex design. These cutting boards make a superb holiday gift.



11/10/13 - 11/24/14

$120.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/fancy-cutting-boards

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Design for Artisans

Presented by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

Understand the basic elements and concepts that apply to every aspect of designing objects and art. Through a series of two-dimensional exercises, gain skill in visual organization, balance, repetition and rhythm using line, shape, texture, value and color. As your eye develops, your designs for furniture, clothing, quilts, surfaces and abstract forms will gain in beauty and sophistication. All levels welcome.



11/17/13 - 11/24/14

$150.00



- http://www.eliotschool.org/classes/design-artisans

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - 24 Eliot St. PO Box 300351, Boston, MA, 02130



Kira Seamon's HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition)

Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES Dance at Traditions of Dedham

As one of the most successful and popular dancer/choreographers in New England (she now has over 175,000 total views of her artistic works including her blogs, films, books, websites, videos and photographs), award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest 1-Woman concert!!! Back BY "POPULAR DEMAND", HARVEST CORNUCOPIA (A Thanksgiving Tradition) will be a visually stunning blend of dance, music, photography and poetry! Fast becoming a new tradition at TRADITIONS, this wonderful HOLIDAY CONCERT will feature Kira's ever-popular turkey photos as well as completely new Fall Foliage photography!...Kira is looking forward to taking many day trips on AMTRAK's DOWNEASTER, to explore the beautiful New England landscape and bringing back to TRADITIONS, the BEST AUTUMN HAS TO OFFER via her landscape photography. Kira Seamon won 51 CONTEST WINNER AWARDS and 16 RECOGNITION AWARDS in 3 different INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS in 31 PHOTOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES!!!...She has also received hundreds of PEER RECOGNITIONS for her photography including "Magnificent Capture", "Top Choice", "Superb Composition", "All Star", "Outstanding Creativity", "Absolute Masterpiece", "Exceptional Contrast" and "Superior Skill"!!! She has had her work recognized by DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE with a write-up and was awarded the EDITORS' CHOICE Award for a DANCE TEACHER VIDEO OF THE MONTH!!!. She also had a mention in DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE and was named a DANCE SPIRIT FUTURE STAR OF THE MONTH, EDITORS' AND VIEWER'S CHOICE!!! This festive One-of-a-Kind concert is sure to get everyone into the Holiday Spirit and is a fun way to kick off the Holiday Season!!



11/26/14

FREE!!!!



- http://www.kiraseamon.com

Traditions of Dedham - 735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA, 02026



Bartok, Haydn, and Mussorgsky featuring Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The Greek-born violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos returns to the BSO as both soloist and conductor in Bela Bartok's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, which the BSO has never performed. The yearning Portrait No. 1 is an arrangement of the first movement of the composer's first, long-suppressed violin concerto; the brief second Portrait is an arrangement of a quick, waltzing piano bagatelle. Kavakos also leads Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 82 in C, The Bear, one of the six so-called "Paris" symphonies he wrote in the mid-1780s for that city as his international reputation grew. Its nickname, not the composer's own, apparently comes from the droning figure at the start of the finale, which suggested, to a later arranger, music for a dancing bear. Completing the program is Ravel's familiar arrangement of Mussorgsky's kaleidoscopic Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite of highly characterized musical reactions to fantastical paintings.



11/25/14 - 11/29/14

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Thanksgiving Weekend

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving at the Meetinghouse.



11/27/14 - 11/30/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/thanksgiving-weekend

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



Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

 Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which myths to bust.

Hailing from Indiana farm country, Jamie Hyneman is a multifaceted man: He’s been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and cook, to name but a few.

The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate – and just about anything else you can think of.

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS TOUR is comprised of 4 audience participation sections and a finale “contest”. Interspersed with the audience participation segments, Adam and Jamie will take questions from the audience, with storytelling about the show and questions answered being augmented by pictures and video.



12/02/14

Full price tickets are $38, $48, $58, and $68. Limited VIP seats are available for $125 and include premium seating and photo opportunity.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=134

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

 Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The exhibit traces a wide variety of anatomical practices through three important periods in the history of anatomy: the sixteenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first centuries. Collection objects, historical imagery, 3-D settings, and multimedia experiences invite visitors to enter a sixteenth-century dissection "theater," investigate nineteenth-century anatomical practices, and explore how modern methods and techniques, including the use of digital technology, are transforming anatomical education.



03/06/14 - 12/05/14

Regular museum admission rates apply



- http://chsi.harvard.edu/chsi_bok.html



A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Presented by Island Moving Co.

Island Moving Co. invites you to join us for our wonderful holiday ballet A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Follow our young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, engages in battle with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets. Be seated in the spacious ballroom for the second act, where she is entertained by Sweets from throughout the Land.



11/28/14 - 12/05/14

Pre-sale Tickets $125 ON SALE NOW.



Pillow Seats are available at matinee shows for children aged 6-10. Children will sit at the edge of the dance floor on a pillow during the second act. Gold Seats are the first row of tables closest to the dance floor with no obstructed views. Silver seats are the second row of tables behind the Gold Seats. If you would like your child to sit with you at a table, you must purchase a GOLD or SILVER seat.



All pre-sale ticket buyers receive preferential seating in our Gold section.



- http://www.islandmovingco.org/?page_id=30



George Lopez

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez has made more than 200 television comedy, talk show and hosting appearances, including co-hosting the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the Latin Grammys.



12/05/14

$55-$75



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



Boston Pops Holiday Concert

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The magnificence of hearing these pieces performed by America’s Orchestra is not to be missed! Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.



12/05/14

Full price tickets are $55, $75, $95 and $125, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members and groups of 15 or more.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=153

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Voices Boston, Benjamin Britten's

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

The popular What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow examines Benjamin Britten’s Christmas choral masterwork, “A Ceremony of Carols,” the last work produced during Britten’s 3-year U.S. residency from 1939-42. Join the “hyper-kinetic maestro” Kapilow, as he teams up with the renowned chorus Voices Boston (formerly PALS Children’s Chorus) to examine one of the masterworks of 20th-century choral music.



12/05/14

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=873 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/wmigbritten.htm

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



Garfunkel & Oates

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Garfunkel & Oates are a unique musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death) and Riki Lindhome (Enlightened, Fun Size, Last House on The Left). They’ve been featured in Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch and their very own HALF HOUR Special just premiered on Comedy Central. They’ve appeared on The Independent Spirit Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Attack of the Show, Last Call with Carson Daily and their videos have been featured on CollegeHumor.com and FunnyorDie.com. Their album All Over Your Face was #1 on iTunes comedy the week it was released and their NEW album Slippery When Moist was just released!



12/06/14

$28



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/garfunkel-oates/

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



The Worcester Chorus in Handel’s Messiah

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Saturday, December 6, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus in Handel’s Messiah
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

An annual tradition for over a century, Music Worcester’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah will again feature the esteemed Worcester Chorus with wonderful soloists.

Kristen Watson, soprano
Teresa Bucholz, alto
Richard Monroe, tenor
Dana Whiteside, bass
Festival Orchestra

“The Chorus gave beautiful voice to both the intense and the quiet segments...” Telegram & Gazette



12/06/14

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points to Woo card holders



- http://msuciworcester.org

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



Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club

Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson, drums, Patricia Adams vocals

Singin' and swingin' jazz and blues standards, this repertoire returns you to an era of speakeasies, spats and supper clubs— when movies were in black-and-white and jazz was boozy, bluesy and undefined.

The cuisine is superb. The price is right.  It's the most fun and the best value in Boston for a meal and show. Doors open @ 10:00am and continues until 2:30pm.While you dine, the band showcases songs from Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance.

Reviewed by Cadence Magazine as "No gimmicks, just really good music", people come from as far away as Maine and New York to hear this band, in the authentic styles of composers Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter et. al.

MENU: HTTP://WWW.RYLESJAZZ.COM/BRUNCH.CFM

There is no cover charge. Ryles is wheelchair accessible and family friendly. All major credit cards are accepted. Two complimentary parking lots marked S&S keep your auto safe. Take the red line to Harvard Square.

When weather is inclement, always call to confirm the club is open.
 



03/23/14 - 12/07/14

No cover or music charge



- http://www.rylesjazz.com

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



HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton 02458.

For more information, visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617.796.1450.



12/06/14 - 12/07/14

Free



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Historic Newton - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Funny Girl

Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater

FUNNY GIRL
Music & Lyrics by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne • Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, & Bob Merrill • Directed by Maura Hanlon • Musical Direction by Scott Storr
 

Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade.”



11/06/14 - 12/07/14

Tickets: $30.00 Side seating
$35.00 Center seating
Group Rates and Student Rush tickets available.



- http://www.caperep.org/2014season/shows/funny-girl

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



The Trip to Bountiful

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote’s masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home.    

Due to a prior commitment, Vanessa Williams will not appear in performances on Saturday, December 6.

 



11/20/14 - 12/07/14

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Open Studios 2014

Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! Click here for a full schedule by neighborhood.

East Boston Artists Group  
June 7 & 8  
noon – 6pm 
More Information about the East Boston Artists Group

United South End Artists                                              
September 20 & 21  
11am - 6pm 
More Information about the United South End Artists

Jamaica Plain Arts Council
September 20 & 21  
11am - 6pm   
More Information about the Jamaica Plain Arts Council
  
Hyde Park 
September 14 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about Hyde Park Open Studios

Roxbury Open Studios
October 3, 6pm-8pm 
October 4 & 5, 11am-6pm 
More Information about Roxbury Open Studios

Fort Point Arts Community
October 17, 4pm- 7pm 
October 18 & 19, noon – 6pm 
More Information about the Fort Point Arts Community

Dorchester Open Studios
October 25 & 26 
noon - 5pm 
More Information about Dorchester Open Studios

South Boston Open Studios
November 2 & 3 
noon - 6pm 
More Information about South Boston Open Studios

Roslindale Open Studios 
November 1 & 2 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about Roslindale Open Studios

Fenway Studios 
November 16 & 17 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about the Friends of Fenway Studios

Allston Arts District 
November 15 & 16 
noon - 6pm 
More Information about the Allston Arts District

Artists Group of Charlestown 
December 6 & 7 
11am - 5pm 
More Information about the Artists Group of Charlestown



06/07/14 - 12/07/14

Free



- http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts/visual/openstudios.asp



Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

A native of Tel Aviv, Inon Barnatan has recently been appointed New York Philharmonic's first Artist in Association. Don’t miss the much anticipated Boston recital debut of this rising artist.

Seating for this performance is limited.



12/10/14

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=962 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

(617) 482-6661



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/barnatan.htm

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



MobFellas

Presented by Mystery Cafe

Let the Mystery Café usher you into the secret world of the mafia elite. Rub elbows with wiseguys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in which a mob underling will become a “made” man.

Mob boss Carmine Pelagatti is set to bestow a great honor on one of his top men, but in a world where murder comes with a smile, the night is bound to be marred by betrayal, double-dealing and even death.

You’ll need to keep your wits about you to keep up with the cast of fast-talking fast-shooting characters and make it out with your honor and your life intact. Figure out who whacked who and maybe you’ll have it “made.”

This show at this location is perfect. The Italian Dinner is served “family style” and the family that owns the restaurant just loves our actors and our audiences.



10/25/13 - 12/12/14

$49.95



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/mobfellas/



Mike Epps: After Dark Tour

Presented by Live Nation

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 fall tour deemed "The Mike Epps: After Dark" which will cover over 20 cities nationally.  Comedian/actor Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers and within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge into the Hollywood scene.



12/12/14

VIP: USD 98.75,
Orchestra: USD 64.50
Orchestra/Mezzanine/Balcony: USD 58.50
Orchestra/Balcony: USD 48.50



- http://www.livenation.com/artists/77743/mike-epps



Norm MacDonald

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). He was named, by Comedy Central, #83 on the five part miniseries “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”. Macdonald proved that his acerbic wit and writing were not contained to the small screen. In 1998, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the comedic film Dirty Work, which became an instant comedy cult classic. Macdonald also played in many hit films like Billy Madison and Man on the Moon. In 2000, Macdonald rejoined Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, (The People Vs. Larry Flint and Man On The Moon) and starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the film, Screwed.



12/12/14

$25-$32



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

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



Lavell Crawford

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

 Lavell Crawford is a SAG Award Winning actor, writer, & producer who is best known for playing Saul Goodman’s bodyguard, “Huell Babineaux” on AMC’s BREAKING BAD. Recent projects include a series regular role on Adult Swim’s new series, SPERM WHALE as well as his on-going recurring roles on THE CRAZY ONES, SUPER FUN NIGHT, and IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Lavell has repeatedly guest hosted the STEVE HARVEY RADIO SHOW and has regular appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, TOSH.0 and WORKAHOLICS. He lends his voice as recurring characters on Adult Swim’s SQUIDBILLIES and his second one-hour special LAVELL CRAWFORD: CAN A BROTHER GET SOME LOVE recently premiered on Comedy Central.



12/12/14 - 12/14/14

$30.00



- http://www.laughboston.com

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



Dance at the Cinema: SWAN LAKE LEGENDS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) at the Vienna State Opera House.

Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev and conducted by John Lanchbery, with the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra. Nureyev and Fonteyn revolutionized the world of ballet by crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said that they danced with "one body and one soul".



12/14/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/swan-lake-legends

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



Preschool & Toddler Wednesdays

Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum

Join us every week for our special preschool and toddler program. Enjoy a story, meet a live animal, and get creative with a supervised craft activity -- all geared especially for little ones aged 3 and under. These preschool and toddler programs are very popular and space is limited. So, while they are free with admission, tickets are issued at the Ticket & Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that these programs are designed for families.



01/08/14 - 12/17/14

Free with EcoTarium admission ($14 adults, $8 children 2-18, $10 seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2



- http://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/kids-programs



Julia On Tap

Presented by Julia On Tap

Julia Boynton's ongoing tap classes—from Continuing Beginner to Advanced levels.



07/01/14 - 12/18/14

Class fees vary depending on length of class.

Students may pay by the class or by the session.

Registration is at first class.



- http://www.juliaontap.com



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. Tickets are sold at the door for all performances. This performance of Rock Off Main will feature: TBD.



06/27/14 - 12/19/14

$8



- http://www.natickarts.org

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



Face Off

Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre

Face Off is the fastest, highest energy competitive improv show in Boston. 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.



05/03/14 - 12/20/14

$18 general admission - $14 students



- http://www.improvboston.com/shows/face-off

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



The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

Presented by The Jazz and Latin Workshop at Coolidge Hill Studio

Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance skills.

Students learn basic chart reading, time-keeping, improvisation scales, soloing, phrasing, and improvisation techniques.

What do you need to participate in the Jazz Workshop? Some proficiency on your instrument, a love of jazz! Instruments welcome to participate include drums, bass (electric, acoustic or upright,) piano, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, flute, guitar (electric or acoustic,) vocals and percussion.

The studio will provide drums, percussion, guitar amp, bass amp, piano. Workshops will also be video recorded and available online for participants to review.



07/19/14 - 12/20/14

$45 for a two-hour workshop
$40 discount if pre-paying online for four workshops.
Cash, check, credit card or paypal accepted.



- http://www.thejazzandlatinworkshop.com



Christmas by Candlelight

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

Discover the foundations of today’s Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight event. Historians will explain the origin of traditions like Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more throughout nine special evenings in the month of December. Costumed interpreters will sing 19th century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can ride in horse-drawn sleights (weather permitting), sip hot cider, and see chestnuts roasting on an open fire. There’s no other place in New England that does an old-time Christmas quite like Old Sturbridge Village.



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/christmas-candlelight

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



13 Things About Ed Carpolotti Book, Music and Lyrics by Barry Kleinbort

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

When in debt, panic. Then sing.

 


Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes calling for the debt that Ed put in her name, and things really heat up when a mysterious $1million ransom note appears. A delightful comic musical featuring Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller.

 


Sponsored by Wannalancit Mills/Farley White Interests



11/28/14 - 12/21/14

$20-$60



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Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



A Christmas Carol

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adaptation written for NSMT audiences, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.

SONGS INCLUDE: PATAPAN • THE APPLE TREE WASSAIL • GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN • DING, DONG, MERRILY ON HIGH • HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING • THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL • WE SAW THREE SHIP • WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS



12/05/14 - 12/21/14

$55.00, $60.00 & $70.00



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



Feast Your Eyes

Presented by Wellesley College

Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still life in art, this exhibition of prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings from the Davis collections serves up an opportunity to consider how representations of food reflect cultural ideas about consumption in different eras.



09/17/14 - 12/21/14

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/



Opera at the Cinema: FALSTAFF

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A lyric comedy opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

The composer views the escapades of the old penniless and pot-bellied knight, who wants to deceive the wives and ends up routed, in a dirty washing basket and tossed into the river Thames, with the clear-sighted, distant and mischievous gaze we recognise from his later photographs. At the age of eighty, his composing was leisurely and liberated from the rules. Arias, duets and ensembles merge together in the same musical movement, continuous and boisterous, making Falstaff an unsurpassed operatic comedy that, a century later, continues to give us the gift of joyous laughter.



12/21/14

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge Members



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

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



D.L.Hughley

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. D.L.Hughley can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own radio afternoon show “The D.L. Hughley Show” which is syndicated in 50 cities across the country. D.L. is also one of the hosts of TBS’s newest game show “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” which airs on Tuesday nights. First and foremost a standup comedian, he stars in his 5th stand-up comedy special “Reset” which is currently airing on Showtime. In addition, D.L’s first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, is out in bookstores.



12/26/14

$29



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/d-l-hughley/

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



Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Presented by Dinner Detective Boston

 The Dinner Detective® is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!



03/01/14 - 12/27/14

$74.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



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: Ken Breese, Deana Criess, Natalie Cunha, Nate Lopez, Mickey McCauley, Matt McLaughlin, Mike Morrell, Jenna O'Brien, Ellie Race-Moore, Ben Scurria, Holly Tarnower, Brad Taylor and Misch Whitaker; Directed by Bobby Smithney



05/02/14 - 12/27/14

General Admission: $18, $14 Students



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvboston-mainstage-tickets-6331211825?ref=ebtn

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



Jen Kirkman

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself,” which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.

Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show After Lately. Jen’s latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.”


Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in a few episodes of the cult-hit series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central and HBO. Jen has appeared on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,@Midnight, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and the Cartoon Network’sHome Movies.


Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand- up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.



12/26/14 - 12/27/14

$25.00



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



Artie Lange

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of “The Nick and Artie Show,” a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di Paolo. Launched this past fall, the show has already garnered rave reviews and a massive fan base. Lange was a beloved regular on “The Howard Stern Show” for five years and during that time his memoir, Too Fat To Fish became a New York Times bestseller.
Artie has also produced his own concert DVD, Artie Lange: It’s The Whiskey Talkin,’ which includes a sold out stand-up performance; a behind the scenes look at some of Artie’s gigs and the award-winning short film Gameday, which Lange wrote, produced and starred in. Another milestone for Artie was selling out his Carnegie Hall performance for the New York Comedy Festival in 3 hours. He continues to sell out venues across the United States.



12/27/14

$32-$45



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

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



Jamie Wyeth

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

The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings through various recurring themes inspired by the people, places, and objects that populate his world. A member of a family of artists—including his grandfather, Newell Convers “N.C.” Wyeth (1882–1945); his father, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009); and his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth (1909–1994)—Jamie Wyeth has followed a unique path, training with his aunt Carolyn after leaving school at age 11, studying anatomy in a New York City morgue and working in Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory. "Jamie Wyeth" will include approximately 100 paintings, works on paper, illustrations, and assemblages created by the artist, many in a range of “combined mediums,” his preferred term for the distinctive technique he brings to his compositions. The exhibition will feature Wyeth’s portraits of subjects such as his wife, Phyllis Wyeth; John F. Kennedy (commissioned by family members after his death); Rudolf Nureyev; and Andy Warhol; which will be shown alongside a selection of preparatory drawings and studies that offer a window into the artist’s immersive approach to portraiture. The exhibition will also feature landscapes of the worlds he inhabits in the Brandywine River Valley (between Pennsylvania and Delaware) and the Midcoast of Maine—especially the islands of Tenants Harbor and Monhegan—still lifes of pumpkins (a fascination from his youth) and the many animals and birds that are part of his family and surroundings. Organized by the MFA and accompanied by an extensively illustrated catalogue, the exhibition will travel to three additional venues.



07/16/14 - 12/28/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/jamie-wyeth

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



A Christmas Carol

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

"God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family holiday tradition and start getting in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 6th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.



12/19/14 - 12/28/14

Tickets to A CHRISTMAS CAROL are on sale to members and as a subscriber add-on. Subscribe to the 2014-15 Broadway Series and guarantee the best seats in the house to award-winning Broadway tours including Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat, ELF The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Flashdance: The Musical, I Love Lucy: Live On Stage, and Camelot.
 



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=128

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a rare and unique glimpse into the past.



08/06/12 - 12/31/14

Free with Admission



- http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/calendar

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

The Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod. The 1.6 mile trail consists of 10 informational signs that are placed at key locations from Main Street to the harbor, finishing up at the JFK Memorial at Veteran¹s Beach Each stop provides a brief history of the site and its significance to the Kennedy¹s and their life on Cape Cod. Visitors along the trail can retrieve additional information by accessing the QR code or dialing the number on each sign. Follow the blue sail stencils on the sidewalks leading the way to each stop. Brochures and maps will be available at the JFK Museum on MainStreet, Hyannis



08/14/13 - 12/31/14

Free!



- http://www.hyartsdistrict.com/



Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

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

 Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions. In this small exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, see one of the world’s last mounted specimens of this now vanquished bird and learn how its extinction inspired the protection of other species.



02/22/14 - 12/31/14

Regular museum admission rates apply



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/special_exhibits/index.php

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



New Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

Presented by National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Faneuil Hall

The National Park Service visitor center at 15 State Street closed its doors on May 21, 2012 and was replaced by a new, state-of-the-art, visitor center in historic Faneuil Hall on Friday, May 25, 2012.

The new visitor center is much more than an entryway into Boston National Historical Park and Boston African American National Historic Site. It serves also as a gateway to all of the Massachusetts National Parks.

Open, light-filled and welcoming, visitors will find visual displays, printed materials, maps and park rangers on hand to provide expert guidance.

The new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, integrating current technologies and design while remaining faithful to the traditional national park experience that travelers have come to know and love, will give visitors from all over the globe the information they need to make the most of their time in Boston and Massachusetts.



05/25/12 - 01/01/15



- http://www.nps.gov/bost/faneuil-hall-vc.htm

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



December School Vacation Week

Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

School’s out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning outdoor events for kids ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, and indoor events like puppet shows and crafts. Send your kids to OSV during school vacation to keep them learning and having fun in a family-friendly environment.



12/26/14 - 01/04/15

Adults $24.00
Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
Youths (3-17) $8.00
Children age 2 and under Admitted Free



- http://www.osv.org/event/december-school-vacation-week

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



Light Princess

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit and humor, music and movement, to delight both children and their families.



12/06/14 - 01/04/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/light-princess-0



Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present

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

Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Adapting age-old techniques and traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite transformations and iterations of their material. Early pioneers such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Claire Zeisler demonstrated a revolutionary redefinition of fiber art in the 1960s and 70s, showcasing radical, non-representational forms. Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present addresses the cultural and critical forces that contributed to the initial efflorescence of the fiber revolution in the mid-century, its contraction in the 1980s, and its recent reclamation by contemporary artists.

Crisscrossing generations, nationalities, processes, and approaches, the exhibition features approximately 50 works by 34 artists—including works by the aforementioned artists alongside Olga de Amaral, Eva Hesse, Ernesto Neto, Rosemarie Trockel, Anne Wilson, and Haegue Yang—that range from small-scale weavings to immersive environments, all made in fiber.



10/01/14 - 01/04/15

Museum Admission



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/fiber/

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms, Haydn, and Strauss featuring cellist Gautier Capucon

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons' two January programs focus on classics of the orchestral repertoire. In this first program of 2015, he is joined by French cellist Gautier Capucon and BSO principal violist Steven Ansell for Strauss's rollicking, wide-ranging tone poem Don Quixote, which depicts musically several episodes from Cervantes's novel. Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, whose theme is the famous "Chorale St. Anthony" (likely not by Haydn after all), was originally composed for two pianos but is, in its orchestral guise, a major symphonic feat. Haydn himself is also featured in this program. Following the great success of the six so-called "Paris" symphonies, the composer wrote three more for his admirers in that city, nos. 90-92, in 1788-89. No. 90 - a favorite of Maestro Nelsons' - includes a famous "false" ending in the first movement, one of Haydn's wittiest musical jokes.



01/08/15 - 01/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 @ 10AM



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

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



Million Dollar Quartet

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® award-­?winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Ring of Fire,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n’roll band for one unforgettable night. Rock and Roll's best kept secret...revealed, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET! For more information, visit: www.milliondollarquartetlive.com



01/09/15 - 01/11/15

Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, FLASHDANCE, I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, and CAMELOT. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=121

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

On Sunday, January 11, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will present the world premiere of Eric Nathan's new work for oboe, horn, and piano, a BSO commission. A former Tanglewood Composition Fellow, Nathan was the recipient of the 2013-14 Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome. The program opens with Czech composer Josef Myslive?ek's Quintet No. 2 in G for two clarinets, two horns, and bassoon, followed by Boston composer Arthur Foote's Nocturne and Scherzo for flute and string quintet. Dvo??k's Octet-Serenade in E for winds, strings, and piano closes out the afternoon.



01/11/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



St. Petersburg Symphony

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm, Mechanics Hall

St. Petersburg Symphony
Vladimir Lande, conductor
Andrei Gavrilov, piano

A legendary soloist in an infamous piano concerto… A virtuosic opening overture… One of the 01/13/2015most popular works in classical music by Rimsky-Korsakov… Music Worcester proudly presents the return of the St. Petersburg Symphony with Andrei Gavrilov, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and one of today’s most acclaimed musicians.

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

“Dramatic and touching…” Music International



01/13/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points to Woo card holders



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



Mozart and Bruckner - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor piano concerto. Composed in the spring of 1786 and premiered by the composer in Vienna, the C minor is unique in its strangeness and restlessness, and features a fascinating theme-and-variations finale. Following intermission, Andris Nelsons conducts Anton Bruckner's magisterial Symphony No. 7, still probably the most popular of that composer's works. Bruckner wrote his Seventh Symphony, often likened to "a cathedral in sound," between 1881 and 1883, and it was premiered in Leipzig in 1884.



01/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Neil deGrasse Tyson

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.



01/15/15

$57-$152



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/neil-degrasse-tyson/

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



Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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

A Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain concert brings a genre-crashing ride through popular music: a funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping and melodious entertainment. It is a joyous, thought-provoking journey through songs you’ve heard, songs you’ve forgotten, and songs you perhaps wish you hadn’t encountered, all transformed into a lively, headlong stream of transcendent sounds and warm personality.



01/16/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=877 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ukulele.htm

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



Andris Nelson conducts Mozart and Bruckner featuring pianist Lars Vogt

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Acclaimed for his performances of the Classical repertoire, German pianist Lars Vogt returns to Symphony Hall as soloist with Andris Nelsons and the BSO in Mozart's proto-Romantic C minor piano concerto. Composed in the spring of 1786 and premiered by the composer in Vienna, the C minor is unique in its strangeness and restlessness, and features a fascinating theme-and-variations finale. Following intermission, Andris Nelsons conducts Anton Bruckner's magisterial Symphony No. 7, still probably the most popular of that composer's works. Bruckner wrote his Seventh Symphony, often likened to "a cathedral in sound," between 1881 and 1883, and it was premiered in Leipzig in 1884.



01/15/15 - 01/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Emerson String Quartet

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

The Boston debut of the new Emerson, with cellist Paul Watkins, is greatly anticipated.

PURCELL
Two Fantasias
Chacony, arranged by Benjamin Britten

LOWELL LIEBERMANN
String Quartet (Boston premiere)*

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Opus 132

*Co-commissioned by Celebrity Series of Boston



01/22/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=881 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

(617) 482-6661



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/emerson.htm

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



Canadian Brass

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Now in its 43rd season, Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its almost 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.

Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder and tuba legend Chuck Daellenbach plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn).

“After four decades, it's great to see Canadian Brass--practically an institution at this point--still 0sounding fresh, still attracting young virtuosos and, above all, still having fun with the music.” --National Public Radio



01/23/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

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



Angela Hewitt, piano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

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

Internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and world-renowned British/Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt, are two remarkably refined and sensitive performers, perfectly suited in musical temperament for brilliant collaboration.

Program will include vocal and piano works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Fauré and Debussy.



01/23/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=885 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/hewittvonotter.htm

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



Repertory Ambassadors Choir

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Repertory Ambassadors | ages 8-13
Director: Rachael Chagat

This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next step in the process of vocal skill and musicianship. Emphasis will be on proper vocal technique, sight reading skills and musicianship. Singers will explore and perform secular, sacred, and popular music as well as music from different cultures and genres. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $400



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

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



Young Ambassadors Choir - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Young Ambassadors | ages 13 – 18
Director: Murray Kidd

This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination of training and preparation from within the organization. This ensemble will exhibit the highest level of music making and choral singing.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $400



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

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



Tugan Sokhiev conducts Berlioz,?Saint-Sa?ns and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring cellist?Johannes Moser

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Born in the Ossetian region of the Caucasus and making his BSO debut in these concerts, Tugan Sokhiev is music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He is joined by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, also making his BSO debut, for Saint-Sa?ns's Cello Concerto No. 1, a single-movement, fantasia-like work by turns fiery and charming. Opening the program is Hector Berlioz's?Le Corsaire?Overture, which, as was often the composer's practice, took shape from earlier sketches. The title is an incidental reference to James Fenimore Cooper's?The Red Rover?("Le Corsaire rouge"). Rimsky Korsakov's orchestral masterpiece, the "symphonic suite"Scheherezade, masterfully spins out its?Arabian Nights-inspired tableaux via transformations of an immediately recognizable musical motif. The work features a major solo violin part usually played by the orchestra's concertmaster.



01/22/15 - 01/24/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Training Choir - Fall 2014

Presented by New School of Music at New School of Music

Training Choir | ages 5-7
Director: Rachael Chagat

This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5 – 7 years of age. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of choral singing in using their voices to make music. They will focus on building the necessary skills of pitch-matching, listening, and rhythm.



09/20/14 - 01/24/15

Tuition: $300



- http://newschoolofmusic.org/ensembles/choir-ensemble/

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



Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, and Anna Bass in "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host"

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. “What makes it work,” says Glass “is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words.”



01/24/15 - 01/25/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=966 (Saturday, January 24th) and http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=967 (Sunday, January 25th) for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/glass.htm

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



Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony Hall for Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, a 1930s masterpiece with a breathtakingly beautiful slow movement. Robert Schumann's robust Symphony No. 1, composed in his so-called "symphonic year" of 1841, is one of his most energetic and optimistic scores.



01/29/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

 BACH EXPLORED Concert 2: Dark Visions

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Dark Visions,” the second program, probes the deepest reaches of human expression, from musical ars moriendi to violinistic depictions of grief and despair.



01/29/15

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

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



An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award?winning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is among the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, he continues to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist and a composer. Expect an astounding performance by one of the most innovative and forward?thinking jazz ensembles around.
 



01/29/15

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=971 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/marsalis.htm

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



Paula Poundstone

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Paula has starred in comedy specials for HBO and Bravo while garnering numerous awards, accolades, and firsts for a female comedian. She is recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time, is the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, and is the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner. In 2012, she received the 2012 Moment Magazine Creativity Award at their 35th anniversary. She is also the recipient of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 was accepted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.



01/30/15

$25-$35



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



Pauly Shore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For over two decades, Pauly Shore has been an iconic figure in show business in front of the camera, and for the last 10 years, behind the scenes with multiple producer, director, and creator credits. He’s also recently starred in comedy specials and scripted films for the premiere cable networks Showtime and CMT. Independent films that enjoyed worldwide distribution include Adopted, Pauly Shore is Dead, Pauly~tics, and others. Pauly can be frequently seen in on the popular comedy web site Funny or Die, where he has done several digital shorts that have gone viral. He is currently in post-production on a true-to-life documentary about his mother the legendary founder of The Comedy Store. When Pauly isn’t touring the country on his sold-out comedy tour, he enjoys hiking, cooking and connecting with his Los Angeles roots.



01/30/15

$25



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



LEGACY - Mother, Daughter ART Exhibition

Presented by Artist Exposure

“LEGACY” Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8:00 PM ARTIST EXPOSURE PRESENTS: “Legacy” Exhibit December 20 – January 31, 2014 Mother, Daughter Find Passion in Watercolors PLYMOUTH, MA – Artist Exposure Gallery is pleased to present a mother-daughter exhibition by artists: Martha D. Kelly and Muriel L. Davis. The “LEGACY” show will run from December 20 – January 31, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, December 20th from 5-8:00pm. The exhibition will also feature musicians from the group Con Moto (with movement) Tom Shaughnessy: Viola, Susan Curtiss: Flute, Stewart Sanders: Violin and Lois Weiss playing the Cello. Martha D. Kelly will honor her mother Muriel L. Davis’s memory with a watercolor exhibition titled “Legacy.” “Legacy” is a unique mother-daughter artist combo exhibition. Muriel blessed her daughter with the creativity and encouraged her to pursue her dreams to become a painter. Please join us and experience their journeys as you see this mother-daughter Watercolor Exhibition. Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8pm Exhibition: December 20 – January 31, 2014 



12/20/13 - 01/31/15

FREE



- www.artistexposuregallery.com



Asher Fisch conducts Dorman, Prokofiev and Schumann featuring violinist Julian Rachlin

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Israeli conductor Asher Fisch makes his BSO subscription series debut with this diverse program. Opening the concert is the Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman'sAstrolatry, a 2012 work inspired by the stars and constellations. These will be the first BSO performances of any music by Dorman, who is a former Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellow. Lithuanian-born violinist Julian Rachlin returns to Symphony Hall for Serge Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, a 1930s masterpiece with a breathtakingly beautiful slow movement. Robert Schumann's robust Symphony No. 1, composed in his so-called "symphonic year" of 1841, is one of his most energetic and optimistic scores.



01/29/15 - 01/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Presented by Cantata Singers at St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Hear Sergei Rachmaninoff’s stunning a cappella masterpiece in the original Russian. Often called simply the Vespers, Rachmaninoff considered the piece one of his finest compositions. Ethereal, poignant, and beloved around the world, the All-Night Vigil (Vespers), op. 37 was composed during the “golden age” of Russian choral music, when composers like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Rimski-Korsakov were all writing music using texts from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The All-Night Vigil is considered the crowning musical achievement of this era.



01/24/15 - 01/31/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

St. Paul Church, Cambridge - Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Murder Most Medieval

Presented by Mystery Cafe

The world famous Mystery Café cordially invites you to attend a Medieval banquet in honor of Sir Lancelittle’s return to court! Party like it’s 1399 with a zany cast of characters who will transport you to another world, complete with food, fun, music, mayhem, and…murder!
Queen Maliciouscent has planned a celebratory feast to welcome home her favorite knight, Sir Lancelittle. With the entire court in attendance, the revelry starts off with bang but ends with a thud as a murder interrupts the festivities! Who could have committed such a heinous crime? Who is hiding a sordid past? Who has a secret love? Who is holding on to a grudge? Everyone is a suspect – including you! As soon as you arrive, you will become part of the mystery and the fun. Learn how to swordfight, try your hand at entertaining the court with a joke, question the suspects and solve the crime – you could even become the evening’s “Super Sleuth” and win a prize! So join us for an experience you’ll never forget: “Murder Most Medieval!” Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!



09/13/14 - 01/31/15

$54.00



- http://mysterycafe.com/shows/murder-medieval/



Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty
On view beginning March 8, 2014
Whistler’s Peacock Room reimagined – drawing parallels between the excesses of the Gilded Age and current economic conditions, the artist reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room as a fantastic ruin



03/08/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=847

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



The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

 Photochemical film is quickly drifting into obsolescence as the motion picture industry transitions to digital media and fewer and fewer manufacturers and labs produce and print film. Yet many visual artists who create work for gallery and museum settings remain among the devoted users of 16 mm and 35 mm film formats. This exhibition features work by six artists who emphasize film’s unrivaled texture and luminosity, as well as its potential for metaphor.



03/29/14 - 02/01/15

FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members



- http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=903

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



The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 When the dog is mom’s best friend.

When Kyle and Hamilton Best’s mother dies in a bizarre accident involving a Filipino drag queen, the two brothers try to find common ground – often failing with hilarious results. They bicker over the details of the obituary, Kyle’s unfortunate taste in men, and whom Mom loved best – only to find it may very well have been the dog.



01/08/15 - 02/01/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



Youth Concert: "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering positive character development messages through each performance led by Germeshausen Family and Youth Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins.



02/04/15 - 02/06/15

$10



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

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



Janine Jansen, violin and Itamar Golan, piano

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

Globe-trotting Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s career is skyrocketing as is the pianist Itamar Golan, a consummate collaborator who has concentrated his formidable energies on chamber music. Both of these remarkable musicians share a passion for music played at the highest level.

PROKOFIEV
Five Melodies

BEETHOVEN
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

RAVEL
Sonata for Violin and Piano

RAVEL
Tzigane



02/06/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=923 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/jansengolan.htm

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



Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio. Bassist Christian McBride has been one of the busiest and most important figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Miami born and raised, 24-year old vocalist Salvant has burst onto the jazz scene with astonishing speed since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition three years ago.
 



02/06/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=975 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/mcbridesalvant.htm

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



Family Concert - "Keeping Good Company"- Musical Partnerships of Inspiration and Innovation

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.?



02/07/15

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone. Pre-concert activities, including an instrument playground and instrument demonstrations, take place from 9-10AM



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

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



Jamie Barton in Recital – the return of Artist Night!

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Saturday, February 7, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

Jamie Barton in Recital – the return of Artist Night!
with Bradley Moore, piano

Decades ago one of the most popular concerts at the Festival was Artist Night, where stars of the Metropolitan Opera would come to Worcester. Music Worcester is pleased to bring back that tradition with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton – winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, 2013 Cardiff Singer of the Word, and fresh off her resounding success in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. Other recent and upcoming appearances include Houston Grand Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and being invited to sing at Marilyn Horne’s 80th Birthday Party.

Program to include Dvoraks’s Gypsy Songs.

“But the night belonged to Jamie Barton, a sensitive, attentive artist with a stunning and flexible sound.” – New York Classical Review



02/07/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
!0% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

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



Uncommon Women and Others

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Maureen Shea

Six years after graduation, seven women meet for an impromptu reunion lunch and relive their college days in the early 1970’s at Mount Holyoke College, measuring their youthful dreams and hopes for the future against the fear and anguish they face living in the “real” world.

More than any other theatre artist of her generation, Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) changed the way contemporary women’s lives were presented onstage. She celebrated the complexity of the “New York woman” long before Sex and the City arrived on the scene. Her heritage can be seen in the post-1970’s “boom” of activity from women playwrights, many writing “serious” plays in Wendy’s preferred genre of comedy, from Paula Vogel to Teresa Rebeck, on through toSarah Ruhl. Wasserstein was one of a handful of women who have achieved pre-eminence as a professional playwright. She won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first woman to win an unshared Tony Award for The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Further, she was our most successful commercial female playwright in the last half of the 20th century (perhaps of all time?).
 

 



02/05/15 - 02/08/15

$8 Emerson Community
$12 Public



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



Breath & Imagination

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

From the author of Emergency and Knock Knock comes a musical tale of faith, hope and family. Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in rural Georgia, Mr. Hayes built a career in Boston that blossomed around the world. This play chronicles his journey from a child singing in church to a master musician singing before the crowned heads of Europe. Written by celebrated poet and author Daniel Beaty, Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.    



01/27/15 - 02/08/15

Tickets start at $25



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



Renée Fleming, soprano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.

Subscription child tickets may be limited for this performance.



02/08/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=853 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Tickets will be on sale 1-2pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/fleming.htm

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



UnderScore Friday Evening: Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a new work written for Aimard: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's?Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere at these concerts. Jurowski leads the world premiere of?Responses?with the LPO and Aimard in December 2014; the work's subtitle references an essay collection by the British architect/historian Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Opening the program is a selection of short, colorful works by the Russian composer Anatoly Liadov, whose works were frequently championed by Serge Koussevitzky. Stravinsky's complete ballet score?The?Firebird, his first phenomenal success for the Ballets Russes, fills out these concerts.



02/13/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, February 13, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
(State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra)
Enrique Bátiz, Music Director
Dalia Kuznecovaite, violin

Maestro Enrique Bátiz helped found the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. Both the orchestra and its artistic director have repeatedly received the Annual Award Mexican Union of Theatre and Music, awarded for its over 40 years of existence as well as for its continued the promotion of musical activities in Mexico.

Award winning, Lithuanian violinist Dalia Kuzcecovaite has been a beneficiary of the Rostropovich Fund since 2004 and has toured the globe extensively as a concerto soloist since winning several major competitions in 2008.

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Ponce Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 4

“...Brilliant technique, a fine sense of harmony and a strong temperament.”
Salzburger Nachrichten



02/13/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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



Vladimir Jurowski conducts Liadov, Birtwistle and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Adventurous Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who is principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, teams here with the BSO and estimable French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for a new work written for Aimard: Sir Harrison Birtwistle's?Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere at these concerts. Jurowski leads the world premiere of?Responses?with the LPO and Aimard in December 2014; the work's subtitle references an essay collection by the British architect/historian Robert Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Opening the program is a selection of short, colorful works by the Russian composer Anatoly Liadov, whose works were frequently championed by Serge Koussevitzky. Stravinsky's complete ballet score?The?Firebird, his first phenomenal success for the Ballets Russes, fills out these concerts.



02/12/15 - 02/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Flashdance: The Musical

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance - What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Manhunt” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 hot new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).

For more information, please visit www.FlashdanceTheMusical.com



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets for FLASHDANCE are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE, and CAMELOT. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=125

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Green Porno

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.  



02/13/15 - 02/15/15

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



The Boston Philharmonic

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, February 20, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Boston Philharmonic
Benjamin Zander, Music Director & Conductor
Aga Mikolaj, soprano

J. Strauss Frühlingsstimmen Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major

The Boston Phil returns to Mechanics Hall in a program highlighting some of Maestro Zander’s favorite works, including one of Mahler’s powerful symphonies. Soprano Aga Mikolaj, a student of the late Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and former company member of the Bavarian State Opera, appears in the incredibly poignant Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.

“…vigor and enthusiasm” – Boston Globe



02/20/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with College ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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



Calder Quartet

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

The Calder Quartet performs a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel and fulfill the composer’s vision. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works – including Christopher Rouse, Terry Riley and Thomas Adès – the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform. ANDREW NORMAN
Sabina RAVEL
String Quartet in F Major THOMAS ADÈS
Arcadiana BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95, "Serioso"



02/20/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=889 for seating and ticket information.



Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.



Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.



Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.



Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.



Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.






 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/calder.htm

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



Stephane Deneve conducts Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Poulenc featuring violinist James Ehnes

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

French conductor St?phane Den?ve returns for this program of works all premiered in Paris in the early 1920s. Canadian violinist James Ehnes is soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, which begins with an amazingly long-breathed, lyrical melody, and also features a brilliantly exciting scherzo. Stravinsky's?Pulcinella?and Poulenc's?Les Biches?were both composed for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's score reworks music mostly from the Baroque era for an effect both contemporary and out of time;?Les Biches?was completely?au courant, a light and frothy tableau of a swank party in the south of France. Milhaud's seminal, lively ballet score?Creation of the Worldis an important mainstream example of Paris composers' fascination with American jazz in the years after World War I.



02/19/15 - 02/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Disney On Ice presents Frozen at TD Garden

Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! 

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15



- https://www.facebook.com/events/244952129040058/

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



The Wiz

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

The funky, modern re-telling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum won 7 Tony awards.  This Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul.



02/13/15 - 02/22/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://www.fiddleheadtheatre.com/

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



Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor

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

The magnificent pianist Leif Ove Andsnes collaborates as player/conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as part of his epic long-term project, The Beethoven Journey, focusing on the master composer’s five piano concertos.



02/22/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=893 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.


 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/mahlerandsnes.htm

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



Mother Hicks

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Paramount Center

By Suzan L. Zeder
Directed by: Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Description: Southern Illinois 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journeys of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.



02/26/15 - 03/01/15

$10 Emerson community
$15 Student and senior
$20 General



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



An Evening with Audra McDonald

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

The darling of Broadway (and Boston) returns to the Symphony Hall stage for another of her brilliant, unforgettable performances.
 



03/01/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=849 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/audra.htm

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



Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky, Debussy and Brahms featuring violinist Julia Fischer

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Continuing his recent multi-season "residency" with the BSO for two weeks of concerts this season, Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit leads German violinist Julia Fischer in the great Brahms Violin Concerto, composed in 1878 for Brahms's lifelong friend, the virtuoso violinist-teacher Joseph Joachim. Stravinsky's?Dumbarton Oaks?is named for the Washington, D.C., estate of its commissioners; its premiere took place there under the baton of Nadia Boulanger. This brief, objective, consummately neoclassical chamber concerto is a "concerto" in the sense that each section is treated as a solo participant. Debussy's?Images?is at the other end of the spectrum, a richly orchestrated, richly illustrative triptych drawing on an English jig, idealized Spanish music, and a subtle, evocative Spring Round.



02/26/15 - 03/03/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



The Silk Road Ensemble

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Tuesday, March 3, 7:30pm, Mechanics Hall

The Silk Road Ensemble

Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They also develop new repertoire that responds to the multicultural reality of our global society.

“One of the 21st century’s great ensembles” – Vancouver Sun



03/03/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



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



Cameron Carpenter, organ

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Juilliard trained organist Cameron Carpenter’s goals are anything but modest: the brash, outspoken and phenomenally talented musician and composer wants the organ recognized as a premier recital instrument on par with violins and pianos. Carpenter has energy and vision equal to his talent: His repertoire is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist.
 



03/05/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=984 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/carpenter.htm

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



Charles Dutoit conducts Szymanowski's King Roger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For his second week of concerts, Charles Dutoit leads the BSO in what is sure to be one of the season's most important events-the first BSO performances of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's moving opera?King Roger. Set in 12th-century Sicily and loosely based on Euripides'?The Bacchae,?King Roger?has long been championed by Maestro Dutoit, who led the Paris, New York, Japanese, and Canadian premieres of this rarely heard work, which, even beyond the conflict between Christianity and paganism built into the libretto, more broadly addresses the universal struggles between paganism and intellect, intellect and wisdom, darkness and light. Featuring an internationally heralded cast headed by star Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who makes his BSO subscription series debut in the title role, these performances will be sung in Polish with English supertitles.



03/05/15 - 03/07/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Oceanside

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 The past never lets go.

Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter’s disappearance and with him come the demons that she sought to erase from her idyllic new life. A powerful drama that explores complex family dynamics.



02/13/15 - 03/08/15

$20-$60



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Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time! L.A. Examiner’s Ron Irwin says I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is “an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show!” TV Guide’s William Keck calls it “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”

The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets for I Love Lucy: Live On Stage are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Elf The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Flashdance, and Camelot

New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=124

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, March 8, 4pm, Mechanics Hall

Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized the world over for their standing room only appearances, their concerts are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

“A SPIRIT-RAISING CONCOCTION”
The Irish Times



03/08/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org

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



Intermediate Modern Dance

Presented by EgoArt. Inc at Green Street Studios

Ongoing class every Monday night at Green Street Studios taught by Artistic Director Nicole Pierce. Class runs 5:45-7:15 with live music Thorough warm-up followed by long eclectic phrases. Emphasis on clarity, musicality, expression. Students cover a wide range of ages and backgrounds. A good balance of demanding movement in an open, humorous atmosphere.



03/11/09 - 03/11/15

Single Class $15 10-Class Card $120



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Green Street Studios - 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Worcester Chorus in St. John Passion

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Friday, March 13, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

J. S. Bach St. John Passion

Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson, tenors
Thomas Jones, Steven Small, & Stephan Barnicle, bass-baritones

A renowned interpreter of Bach, Christopher Shepard follows up his presentation from 2012 of Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the great St. John Passion.



03/13/15

$42 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org

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



Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

Daniil Trifonov dazzled Celebrity Series audiences in his sold out 2012 recital on The Debut Series. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist as he continues his meteoric rise.

BACH/LISZT
Fantasia and fugue in G minor, BWV 542

BEETHOVEN
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

LISZT
Transcendental Etudes, S. 139



03/13/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=897 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/trifonov.htm

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



Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans and Havana. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works.



03/14/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1010 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ofarrill.htm

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



Tristan & Yseult

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh’s thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving. Kneehigh are a UK based theatre company with a local, national and international profile. For over 30 years Kneehigh have created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre and perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect from this ground-breaking company. They work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, artists, technicians, administrators, sculptors and musicians and are passionate about their multi-disciplined creative process.  



03/05/15 - 03/15/15

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist?Emanuel Ax?joins the Chamber Players on Sunday, March 15 for a program centered on the music of Robert Schumann and Gy?rgy Kurt?g (himself a noted admirer of Schumann's music and one of the great chamber music coaches in the world today). The program begins with two works by Schumann written in 1849: first, his?Fantasy Pieces?for clarinet and piano, written over the course of two days; and the Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, written over four days and one of the composer's most popular chamber works, composed for the then-recently invented valved horn. The centerpiece of the concert will be Kurt?g's melancholic song cycle,?Scenes from a Novel?for soprano and ensemble, composed in 1982 and setting texts by Russian writer Rimma Dalos. Kurt?g's brief, eight-movement Wind Quintet, Op. 2 is a Webern-influenced delicacy of intimate colors. Closing the program is another work featuring Mr. Ax, Schumann's exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat, one of the masterpieces of the genre.



03/15/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Revered German conductor Christoph von Dohn?nyi leads the BSO in two consecutive weeks of programs this season. The first features beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in two works-Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, composed in early 1784 as the first of the dozen piano concertos dating from the height of his popularity in Vienna; and Richard Strauss's?Burleske, a sparkling, classically stylish early work composed when he was twenty-one. The program opens with the lovely Sextet for strings from Strauss's final opera,?Capriccio, and ends with Mozart's?Haffner?Symphony, which began life as a serenade composed for the Haffner family in 1782, then was turned by Mozart into a symphony introduced in Vienna the following year.



03/12/15 - 03/17/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Mozart's C Minor Mass

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Mozart’s iconic Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 contrasts in beautiful and surprising ways with Beethoven’s Elegiac Song, op. 118 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D Minor. The C Minor Mass was unique in its time for the work’s magnificent choruses, sensuous solo movements, and large ensemble. Paired with Mozart’s masterpiece is Beethoven’s brief and tender Elegiac Song—a musical gem often overlooked among Beethoven’s grander works—and Haydn’s sumptuous Symphony No. 86.



03/20/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work. A pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Reverend Pamela Werntz, and Rabbi Howard Berman addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised from this work.

Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: TBD
 



03/21/15

Tickets: $30; $50; $70; $150; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's last three symphonies

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Any opportunity to hear the final three symphonies of Mozart played by the BSO in a single program-in this instance under the distinguished baton of Christoph von Dohn?nyi-is a special event. Virtually defining their genre at the peak of the Classical era, the composer's last three symphonies were written within the span of a few weeks in the summer of 1787. Scholars have never pinpointed what may have triggered their composition-perhaps a projected concert series that never took place-but Mozart covered an enormous amount of expressive and technical ground, elevating the symphony (along with Haydn) far beyond the glorified, serenade-like status it had previously held. For Viennese audiences who came of age immediately after Mozart's early death in 1791-i.e., Beethoven's generation-these three works and just a handful of others kept Mozart's name and spirit alive, inspiring composers like Beethoven and Schubert to greater heights. They remain Mozart's most frequently performed symphonies, by far.



03/19/15 - 03/21/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores with lives reconfigured in new and different ways.  



03/26/14 - 03/25/15

FREE



- http://www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org



The Muse and Morros: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

The three-man comic hurricane returns to Boston celebrating their 30th Anniversary as the most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe in the country. From Southern California, master storytellers and social anthropologists Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya remix iconic moments from their signature satiric, comedic political commentary including sketches told from Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington D.C. and Miami. This unique trio of writer/actors digs deep into America’s racialized culture providing an evening of raucous, unhinged theatre.



03/11/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets start at $25



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=culture_clash

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



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, March 29, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Jeremy Denk, piano

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

One of the most-recorded ensembles of all time since its founding in 1959 in London, the Academy returns in 2015 with pianist Jeremy Denk, who recently was awarded both a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship as well as the Avery Fisher Prize.

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



03/29/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.com

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



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Wang Theatre

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



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets available are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/ailey.htm

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



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

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

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



03/29/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=902 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

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- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/batiashvililewis.htm

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



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

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

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



04/07/14 - 03/30/15

$12 per class and discount packages available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



03/26/15 - 03/31/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Matthew Ritchie: Remanence

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

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

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



06/26/14 - 03/31/15

Mueseum Admission



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

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



Beethoven and Shostakovich - Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



04/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

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



04/02/15 - 04/04/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



XDance

Presented by Emerson Stage at Emerson College at Greene Theater

 Directed by: Marlena Yannetti

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



04/02/15 - 04/05/15

$8 Emerson community
$12 Public



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



Adriana Varejao

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

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



11/19/14 - 04/05/15

Museum Admission



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

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



Dublin Guitar Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience.

Program will include works by John Tavener, Leo Brouwer, György Ligeti, Arvo Pärt.

Seating for this performance is limited.



04/08/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=988 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/dublin.htm

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



Mozart and Strauss High School Open Rehearsal

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Presented by The Music of First Church Boston at First Church in Boston

BACH EXPLORED Concert 3: Bach the Apollonian

Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin; Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Violinist Dorian Komanoff Bandy and harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa present a series of three recitals entitled "BACH EXPLORED." Each program will focus on a different aesthetic facet of Bach's musical language, surveying its roots in music of his contemporaries and forebears. “Bach the Apollonian” closes the series on an exalted note, with grand, heavenly sonatas by two generations of composers.



04/09/15

Suggested donation: $20



- http://www.doriankomanoffbandy.com/bachexplored.html

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



UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/10/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

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

Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great? spotlight on important elements of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Nutcracker Suite, Queen’s Suite, Such Sweet Thunder and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.



04/10/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=915 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/wmigellington.htm

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



Out of the City by Leslie Ayvazian

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 Everyone loves a birthday surprise.

When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.



03/19/15 - 04/12/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



Needles and Opium

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre. Robert Lepage is a director, playwright, actor and film director. He founded his multidisciplinary production company, Ex Machina, in 1994 and has won such accolades as the medal of the Officers of the Ordre national du Quebec, Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award, Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the Prix Europe and the Stanislavski Award, among others. Lepage’s new Ring cycle for The Metropolitan Opera will be performed in its entirety in New York, spring 2012.  



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets start at $25



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Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



EMMANUEL MUSIC - Mendelssohn and Wolf Chamber Series, Concert 3

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

This third concert also features the early works of Mendelssohn and the complete Mörike-lieder of Hugo Wolf.

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf Mörike-lieder, 34-53

Roberta Anderson, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano
Jesse Irons, violin
Gabby Irons & Karen Oosterbaan, violin II
Mark Berger & Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell & Cora Swenson, cello



04/12/15

$55 - Patron
$30 - General
$10 - Student



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two classic albums: Corea Hancock and An Evening with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock: In Concert. Corea and Hancock have never again recorded together as a duet. The Celebrity Series checks in on this historic collaboration between two master musicians.



04/12/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=861 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/coreahancock.htm

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



Andris Nelson conducts Schuller, Mozart and Strauss featuring pianist Richard Goode

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like work, commissioned by the BSO for Tanglewood's 75th anniversary and premiered by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 2012, came to him wholly in a dream-hence its title. Its personal aspects and use of quotation make it a neat companion for Richard Strauss's novelistic tone poem?Ein Heldenleben?("A Heroic Life"), which references several of the composer's earlier pieces in an amazingly virtuosic orchestral display. In between, the acclaimed Mozartian Richard Goode joins Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra for Mozart's elegantly soft-spoken final piano concerto.



04/09/15 - 04/14/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Russian National Ballet Theatre in Adolphe Adam's Giselle

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at The Hanover Theatre

 Friday, April 17, 8pm, Hanover Theatre

Adolphe Adam’s Giselle
Russian National Ballet Theatre

One of classical ballet seminal works coupled with the return of the popular Russian National Ballet Theatre – Giselle will bring striking sets and costumes back to Hanover Theatre for this annual April tradition of Music Worcester.

“Each member danced with emotion and style…” The Star Press



04/17/15

Tiered Seating:
1st Tier - $51
2nd Tier - $46
3rd Tier - $43
4th Tier - $40



- http://musicworcester.org

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Joseph Calleja, tenor

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

Blessed with a golden age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to earlier singing legends, the Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. Gramophone magazine’s 2012 artist of the year and a Grammy nominee, this silver-toned tenor promises an unforgettable recital experience.



04/17/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=906 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.
 



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/calleja.htm

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



Trio Jean Paul

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Chamber music devotees will not want to miss Boston’s introduction to Trio Jean Paul, an illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity worthy of its literary muse, the German Romantic poet, Jean Paul.

BEETHOVEN
Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, no. 1

WOLFGANG RIHM
Fremde Szenen III

DVO?ÁK
Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65

Seating for this performance is limited.



04/22/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=992 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/triojeanpaul.htm

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



Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.



04/25/15

$20 Kids under 18 are Free (limit four per family) to get free kids tickets, please order through phone



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

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



Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist, Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, has matured into a compelling artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name. No Boston jazz fan will want to miss this exciting double-bill.
 



04/25/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1014 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/blanchardcoltrane.htm

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



Boston Symphony Chamber Players with?French pianist?Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at NEC's Jordan Hall

French pianist??Jean-Yves Thibaudet?joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on Sunday, April 26 to close out the 2014-15 Chamber Player's season with a program highlighting great French music. The program features works by three quintessential French composers: Ravel's iridescent Introduction and Allegro for harp, accompanied by string quartet, flute, and clarinet, one of the first pieces to use the full range of the harp in a solo role; Poulenc's elegant three-movement Sextet for piano and winds; and Faur?'s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, a surprisingly warm and welcoming piece despite its key. The program also includes American composer Hannah Lash's??Three Shades Without Angles?for flute, viola, and harp, commissioned by the BSO for the Chamber Players' 50th anniversary season to use the same ensemble template as Debussy's seminal Sonata for flute, viola, and harp. Lash's elegant, vibrant single-movement work, partly inspired by Debussy's compatriot, the sculptor Auguste Rodin, received its world premiere in February 2014.



04/26/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for Ravel's 1931 Piano Concerto in G, featuring thrilling outer movements and one of the most meltingly beautiful slow movements in the repertoire.Mother Goose, an earlier Ravel score illustrating the stories of Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast, and others, began life as a four-hand piano suite written for children, was orchestrated in 1911, and expanded into the complete ballet score the following year with added interludes. Mozart wrote his?Linz?Symphony in emergency conditions: arriving in the Austrian city on October 30, 1783, without a symphony in hand, he had the four-movement work ready for performance four days later with nary a seam showing. In keeping with the French/Classical theme that underscores this program,?Three Studies from Couperin(2006) by the brilliant English composer Thomas Ad?s offers his modern orchestral take on harpsichord music by the great French master.



04/23/15 - 04/28/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

 Friday, May 1, 8pm, Brooks Hall at Holy Cross

Brentano Quartet

Bartók String Quartet No. 3
MacMillan String Quartet No. 3
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

Named Quartet in Resident at Yale School of Music beginning in fall 2014, the Brentano Quartet has also recently achieved fame for providing the soundtrack to the film A Late Quartet. Known particularly for the intensity of their music-making, they have received numerous awards since starting out in 1992, including the Cleveland Quartet and Naumburg Chamber Music Awards.

Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello

“Such was their ferocity on Saturday night that the instruments almost burst into flames.” The London Times



05/01/15

$45 for adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18
10% off and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org



Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

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

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique combine with passion and musicianship to make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative.

BACH
Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028

PROKOFIEV
Sonata in C Major, Opus 119

JOSEPH HALLMAN
New work

SCHUBERT
Fantasia in C Major, D. 934



05/01/15

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45.  Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.

Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=833 for seating and ticket information.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/weilerstein.htm

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



Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, from the series of great Vienna concertos the composer wrote at the height of his career there. The A major concerto, K.488, is one of the most chamber-musical and intimate of these works. Opening the program is Robert Schumann's dramatic?ManfredOverture, composed in 1848 as part of incidental music for Byron's drama of the same name. Grappling with the shadow of Beethoven's symphonies, Brahms famously delayed completing and releasing his Symphony No. 1 to the world until after his fortieth birthday. It bears several deliberate touches of homage to Beethoven but is fully Brahmsian in its spirit and effect.



04/30/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Gran Parade

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Paramount Center

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by famed artist Marc Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television and photography. It’s a glorious work of memory, memorial and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.

 



04/30/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets start at $25



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



Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre

Propelled by a stirring score, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.



04/24/15 - 05/03/15

Adult $25-45

Discount available for groups of 15 or more people.



- http://fiddleheadtheatre.com/

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



Stephen Hough, piano

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

British pianist Stephen Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality. His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for his concerts and a discography of more than fifty recordings.

DEBUSSY
La plus que lente
Estampes

CHOPIN
Ballades Nos. 2 and 1
Ballades Nos. 3 and 4

DEBUSSY
Children's Corner
L'isle joyeux



05/08/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=919 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/hough.htm

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



EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

Opera in Concert
In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty. Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera in concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.

Kostanze: Barbara Kilduff
Belmonte: Charles Blandy
Blonde: Teresa Wakim
Pedrillo: Jason McStoots
Osmin: TBA
 



05/09/15

Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150; students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Church, Boston - 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Jad Abumrad

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College. While working on staff at WNYC, Abumrad began tinkering with an idea that evolved into one of public radio’s most popular shows today – Radiolab. Radiolab podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation. Abumrad was honored as a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.



05/09/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=996 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/abumrad.htm

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



Camelot

Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.

Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!

Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.” Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank.



05/08/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets for CAMELOT are currently available to Broadway subscribers as part of five and six show subscription packages, including JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ELF THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, FLASHDANCE, and I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE. New subscribers will be seated beginning on May 1, but are encouraged to submit subscription orders early, as they will be processed in the order received by the theatre. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats while saving $94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=126

The Hanover Theatre - Two Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum

Presented by Cantata Singers at NEC's Jordan Hall

Spend Mother’s Day with Cantata Singers! Hear music by the composer who inspired Cantata Singers to be founded in the first place alongside works by our newest musical muse, Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. J.S. Bach’s jubilant and beloved Magnificat in D, BWV 243 is paired with the Boston premiere of Zelenka’s profound Te Deum, ZVW 146. According to music Director David Hoose, “both pieces are brilliant in their color and energy. It’s hard to find a piece as vital as Bach’s Magnificat, yet Zelenka’s Te Deum may be right there.”



05/10/15

Subscriptions start at $85
Single tickets $25-$69
Student, senior and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org

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



Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Every one of his albums has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Originally commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Passion World explores the language of love in a journey around the world through internationally famous ballads of love and loss. For this edition of Passion World, Elling is joined by special guest, multi-reedist Anat Cohen.



05/15/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1000 for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



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



The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 Who gets to decide?

Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family drama sprinkled with surprising humor that asks what it means to truly love someone.

Sponsored by Circle Health



04/23/15 - 05/17/15

$20-$60



- http://mrt.org/1415Season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 50 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, 01852



Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

 Sunday, May 17, 3pm, Mechanics Hall

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

A remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz, Triple Play is led by the late Dave Brubeck’s son Chris, himself an acclaimed composer, trombonist, and pianist.

Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck

"Triple Play was rollicking good fun … the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - L.A.Times



05/17/15

$49 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Below 18



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



Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre

Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through its exceptionally talented corps of sixteen dancers, its constant quest for new forms and an extraordinary repertory of work by some of the world’s most forward-thinking choreographers.



05/15/15 - 05/17/15

Ticket information: Please see http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1004 (Friday May 15th), http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1005 (Saturday May 16th), and http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1006 (Sunday May 17th) for seating and ticket information.

Subscription tickets for 2014-15 events are now on sale. Subscription orders require a minimum purchase of 3 events.

Individual ticket sales for most events will begin Monday, September 8.

Tickets start at $45, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

Student Rush Tickets: $20. 2 tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.

Group Discount: Groups of 10 or more attending a single event save 10% on box office prices. Groups purchasing 50 or more tickets save 20% AND earn two complimentary tickets! Remember, no ticket-processing fees are charged to group orders. (Restrictions on discounts and complimentary tickets apply to some performances, and discounts and complimentary tickets depend on availability). Reserve your tickets between August 20 and September 9 and your group will be seated before single tickets go on sale. Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/group.htm for more information.

Subscriber Benefits: Please see http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_perf_tickets/benefits.htm for subscriber benefits.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2014_15/cedarlake.htm

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



The Worcester Chorus - Memorial Day Tribute

Presented by Music Worcester, Inc.

 Saturday, May 30, 8pm, First Unitarian Church

The Worcester Chorus
A Memorial Day Tribute
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

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

The 2014-2015 Season of Music Worcester begins and ends with The Worcester Chorus, and this final concert celebrates and honors Memorial Day. The text of the Moravec work comes from letters written by American soldiers to their loved ones.



05/30/15

$40 for Adults
$15 with Student ID
$5 for Youth Under 18
10% and 2 points for Woo card holders



- http://musicworcester.org



ComedySportzBoston

Presented by New England Fun

ComedySportzBoston (CSz), the fast-paced, family-friendly is improv comedy played as a sport. Every show is driven by audience suggestions, and you pick the winners, so no two matches are alike. CSz's match features two teams of 'actletes' competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. Like all good sporting events, the National Anthem starts things off. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show offers different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. On occasion a ComedySportz team asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun!



08/08/14 - 06/27/15

Adults: $15; Kids 12 & Under: $10
Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm.



- http://cszboston.com



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/07/14 - 07/06/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://www.stardanceschool.com



Advanced Salsa at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach a generic style of Salsa, an extremely sexy, flowing fun social dance to Latin Salsa music, and popular throughout the world. Salsa is an energetic, fast-paced dance that can be intricate, and requires a strong male lead dancer. Salsa is typically a partner dance, it can be danced in any social dance setting, and competitively as well. 



07/07/14 - 07/08/15

$20 per class and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Latin, Salsa, Bachata Beginners at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

As with all of the dances we teach, At Star Dance School we provide you with structured and fun classes that will also give you a great workout!  We offer multiple levels of Latin, Salsa, and Bachata Dance classes for adults 18 years and older.  Beginner Group Classes for students with no prior dance experience allow students to learn the basics of in a friendly class environment with other beginners like yourself. You may start this class at any time. No partner required.



07/12/14 - 07/11/15

$20 per class and discount packages available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



Swing Class at Star Dance School

Presented by Star Dance School, Boston, MA

At Star Dance School, we teach East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jive, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and other kinds of Swing Dancing, fascinating and fun dance style that is relatively easy to learn, but difficult to master. Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise, get ready for a wedding, and can be danced either slow and sexy, smooth and sophisticated, or fast and rhythmically to most types of swing, pop, or jazz music, emphasising a strong connection between the partners as well as improvisation and individual interpretation of the music.  Swing is all about enegry, fun, and having a good time, so each swing lesson aims to keep your feet moving and your face smiling. Our talented, energetic, and friendly instructors will have you swing dancing in no time at all.



07/07/14 - 07/15/15

Classes are $20 each and discount package deals available.



- http://stardanceschool.com



The Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Presented by Half Door Sunday Open Mic

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



07/21/13 - 07/26/15

N/A



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



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



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/



Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy Presidential Library. On view in the Museum starting September 12th.

Visit www.JFKLibrary.org for more information.
 



09/12/12 - 12/31/15

Museum Admission: Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.

Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

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



The Glass Flowers

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

3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000 models were made by just two men, Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolph (1857-1939). Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, they had moved to Germany and established a studio outside of Dresden.

Glass Flowers would be a perfect addition to visits to the Boston Garden & Flower Show, March 16-20, 2011, or the 10th World Flower Show in June 15-19, 2011. Docent-led tours of the gallery are available on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, although these are not necessary as good signage and a short video presentation makes self-guided tours just as rewarding.

For more information, visit:
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Glass artist Dale Chihuly on the Glass Flowers at Harvard:
"It is an unbelievable collection...No one really knows how they did that, it is mind boggling and extraordinary."

 



10/09/12 - 12/31/15

Adults: $12.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Children ages 3–18: $8.00
Children under 3: Free
Free for members



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/

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



Swing City

Presented by Swing City

Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.

Cover charge includes free swing dance lessons, select from either beginner or intermediate.  Lessons are from 8-9pm, no partner needed.

All ages admitted.  Soft drinks and snacks available.

Held in the newly constructed, bamboo sprung floor, acoustic ballroom at the West Cambridge Youth Center.



03/08/14 - 03/12/16

$16 ($12 w/ valid student ID), includes free lesson



- http://swingcityboston.com



WINTER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS 2014

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

 The Winter Session of Classes and Workshops offered at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society begins taking registrations beginning November 18.  There are many excellent opportunities to join with our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they guide everyone from the novice to the advanced in enhancing your skills and enriching your artistic experience.  This session includes many new selections such as Digital Photography, Monotype, Weaving, Painting and Drawing in all mediums to name a few.  Detailed catalogues are available on our website.  Teachers: LACS is an authorized PDP provider.  Visit our website at www.LACSma.org  and select Classes for complete brochures of offerings or call 781.862.9696. 

 



01/20/14 - 05/06/16

Varied



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky, Dean and Stravinsky featuring Hakan Hardenberger

Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons is joined here by another close collaborator, masterful Swedish trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger, for the American premiere of Brett Dean's trumpet concerto Dramatis personae. The Australian-born, Grawemeyer Award-winning composer wrote this concerto for Hardenberger, who gave its first performance in August 2013 in Austria. The idea of the title refers to the soloist's position as dramatic protagonist. Inspired by one of literature's most recognizable protagonists, Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem?Hamlet, which opens the program, is one of the composer's several intensely Romantic works based on Shakespeare. Stravinsky's groundbreaking, still-thrilling ballet score?The Rite of Spring, an orchestral tour de force, closes these concerts.



11/13/17 - 11/18/17

Tickets go on Sale Monday, August 4 10AM



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

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



Mapparium®

Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Visit the Mapparium and venture to the This popular Boston landmark is a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe that has been visited by over 10 million people since it was constructed in 1935.

Step inside this three-dimensional globe for a 20 minute tour. Learn about its construction, history, and the significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement. From the bridge of the giant sphere, visitors explore the Earth at its center, surrounded by continents and oceans. Brilliant colors track global shifts over the past century as a rich orchestration of words, inspiring quotes from thinkers (such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Eleanor Roosevelt), music, and LED lights illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.



01/03/12 - 01/04/22

General Admission: $6
Seniors (62+), Students (with ID), Youth (6-17): $4
Children under 6 and Library donors: Free
Groups: Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.



- http://mbelibrary.org/mapparium



Freedom Trail Foundation Costume Guided Tours

Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers some of the most popular and acclaimed historical tours in all of New England. Walk Into History along the famous red line with an 18th Century Costumed Guide. Hear the tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. These 90 minute tours are designed for individuals, groups, corporate team building and schools. Read the descriptions carefully and select your special tour.

The Freedom Trail Foundation offers Public Tours daily throughout the year at convenient times. (9 daily tours between April and November; and a reduced schedule December through March.) Tickets are valid for ANY DAY / ANY TIME and may be purchased online or at the departure location. Private, Corporate and School group tours are available at a preferred date, time and departure location, but reservations are required. Please contact the Freedom Trail Foundation or by calling 617.357.8300.



01/01/09 - Ongoing

$12 adults / $10 seniors and students / $6 children



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



Fridays At Trinity

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

Enjoy this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation of $10. Wheelchair accessible.



02/10/12 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.trinitychurchboston.org/calendar/58.html

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



IMAX Theatre

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps that project the crystal clear images onto the gigantic screen get as bright and as hot as the surface of the sun! So hot, in fact, that cold water must be pumped into the lamp connectors to keep the machine from melting.

Amazing IMAX films will take you where you've only dreamed of going! Join us for incredible journeys to the bottom of the sea, outer space, and almost anywhere in between. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, you can visit animals and habitats that are too large, too small or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting.

You can see an IMAX movie on its own, on a combo ticket when you visit the Aquarium or as part of an IMAX Theatre birthday party package with a participating local restaurant.



01/01/12 - Ongoing

Standard Prices:
Adult: $9.95/$15.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $7.95/$13.95 (double feature)

Members:
Adult: $8.95/$13.95 (double feature)
Child (3-11): $6.95/$11.95 (double feature)

IMAX/Aquarium Combo:
Adult: $28.95
Child (3-11): $21.95



- http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/imax_theatre/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Penguin Exhibit

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

Everyone loves the penguins, and so will you. More than 80 birds live in the massive first-floor exhibit. Explore all around the exhibit, peer through the underwater periscope, play with the penguins at the penguin light station and listen to penguin sounds at the Hear a Penguin interactive panel. Curious visitors can also learn more about penguins at the Penguin Smart Station, participate in a Penguin Presentation or watch a penguin feeding.

The Aquarium’s penguin exhibit surrounds the Giant Ocean Tank, and can be seen from almost everywhere in the Aquarium. The exhibit holds more than 150,000 gallons of fresh, clean, filtered salt water from Boston Harbor.



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission
 



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/penguin_exhibit/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank

Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium

The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank features sharks and rays in a mangrove-themed tank surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows, allowing visitors to experience a close encounter with these animals.

Visitors to this new exhibit can reach out and gently stroke cownose rays, bonnethead sharks, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks as they swim gracefully through the crystal clear water. The exhibit presents these incredible species in a way that highlights their importance in a healthy ocean ecosystem. It also emphasizes the value of conserving essential coastal habitats, such as mangroves and lagoons.
 



02/05/12 - Ongoing

Included in cost of admission



- http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/exhibits/individual_exhibits/shark_and_ray_touch_tank/index.php

New England Aquarium - Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110



Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

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

Contemporary art finds a dynamic new home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the recently opened Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, located in the MFA’s dramatic I. M. Pei-designed building.

The transformed wing features seven galleries introducing innovative approaches to contemporary art within the context of the Museum’s collections, offering new perspectives and encouraging connections between art of the past and present.

Art is displayed throughout the wing, including in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, where the exhibition "Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture," the first museum survey of wood sculpture by the acclaimed artist Ellsworth Kelly, debuts September 18. And don't miss the 24-hour screenings of Christian Marclay's The Clock in Loring Gallery 276.

The Linde Family Wing is also a lively social space at the Museum—a gateway to experience contemporary culture, including art, music, film, performances, readings, lectures, courses, and artist demonstrations, including the Contemporary Thursdays series.



09/18/11 - Ongoing

Included in General Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Senior: $20.00
Student: $20.00



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/linde-family-wing-contemporary-art

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



Dick Doherty's Comedy Den 7 Nites A Week Boston's Funniest Comedy

Presented by Dick Doherty\'s Comedy Den at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den below Howl at the Moon

26 years Boston Most Fun Comedy Club, Boston's Only Full Service, 7 Nights A Week Comedy Club.18+ National headliners are joined by Boston's next superstars. Dane Cook had a show here every Fri for 2 years in the 90's.


Located in a Remodeled Bank with a Giant Glass Faced Vault Door and Color Cartoon Wall Murals as a background for the funniest comedy in town.



06/25/11 - Ongoing

Fri & Sat $20 Sun thru Thur &15

Thurs $5 off Fri & Sat w/ College, Active Military, Disabled Vets & Public Service Employees with ID.
$5 OFF w/ res & password AMERICA



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Dick Doherty's Comedy Den below Howl at the Moon - 184 High Street, Boston, MA, 02110



Guided River & Harbor Tours

Presented by Charles River Canoe & Kayak

Amazing experiences on the Charles River and Boston Harbor, including:

* Skyline & Sunset Tours - Spectacular Skyline Views from Kendall Square
* Boston Harbor Tours - Experience the Harbor from Kendall Square
* Barbeque Tours - Paddling & Food from Allston or Kendall Square
* Moonlight Canoe Tours - Relaxing Evening Canoe Tour from Newton
* Custom Tours & Events - Unforgettable Group Outings Just for You
* Eco-Tours - See and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the Charles



06/23/11 - Ongoing



- http://www.paddleboston.com/tours/tours.php



Nature Storytime: Harvard Museum of Natural History

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

Children 6 and under are invited to join Harvard Museum of Natural History staff for Nature Storytime every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am & 2pm. Enjoy stories and poems designed to engage the next generation of explorers with themes related to the museum's galleries.

For children 6 and under. Free with museum admission.

 



03/12/11 - Ongoing

 FREE



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/kids_and_families.html

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



The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery

Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family. Sculpture became an essential feature of this environment, as people commissioned the great artists of their day as well as local artisans to create memorials. Today, Forest Hills is an open air museum, home to one of America’s finest collections of Victorian sculpture.

While Forest Hills is an important historic site, it is not frozen in time. It continues to evolve in ways that reflect the spirit of contemporary society. Our Victorian sculpture collection was modern in its day, and the Trustees of Forest Hills have launched The Sculpture Path to welcome the work of contemporary artists into this unique setting. The Path leads from the oldest parts of the Cemetery to newer areas where burials still take place.

We plan to continue developing the Path over time, exhibiting contemporary sculpture which expresses the diverse interests and aesthetics of 21st century Boston, much as our older sculpture reflects the sensibility and ideals of the 19th and early 20th centuries.We invite you to explore and enjoy the many dimensions of Forest Hills — history, art, and nature — and to refresh your spirit in this beautiful setting!



05/18/11 - Ongoing

 Free



- http://www.foresthillstrust.org/path_intro.html

Forest Hills Cemetery - 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Boston, MA, 02130



Improv Asylum: Afternoon Delight

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Afternoon Delight is a hilarious, fully improvised, two-act show that’ll leave you wanting more. Actors from the Main Stage cast join alumni and NXT company actors to create an audience-interactive experience that’s different every time.



07/16/12 - Ongoing



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

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



Improv Asylum: Vanity Project

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum founders/original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette join main stage actors Jeremy Brothers and Matt Catanzano, as well as alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation. Vanity Project . . . egos will be stroked.

Wednesdays at 8 PM just $15. 



04/13/11 - Ongoing

 $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

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



Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

Presented by Poetry Jam

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.



02/13/11 - Ongoing

$5



- http://www.poetryjam.com



The Art of the Americas Wing

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

 Opening November 2010, the new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing's 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection.

Opens to the public Saturday November 20



11/20/10 - Ongoing

11/20 Public Opening and Community Day is free admission

Please check the MFA website for full schedule and admission prices



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/art-americas-wing-opens-november-20

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



JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you will enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership.

See events of the 1960s through President Kennedy’s eyes and narrated in his voice. Experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America.

Visit us in our striking I.M Pei building on Boston’s waterfront. Located on Columbia Point, the Library and Museum are set on a 9.5 acre park landscaped with pine trees, shrubs and wild roses reminiscent of the landscape of Cape Cod familiar to President Kennedy. From May to October, President Kennedy’s 26' sailboat Victura is on display on the Museum grounds at the edge of Boston Harbor.
 



10/29/10 - Ongoing

Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free.



- http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK+Library+and+Museum/Visit+the+Library+and+Museum/50th+Anniversary+of+the+Kennedy+Administration/default.htm

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



Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness

Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the US and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul.



10/17/13 - Ongoing

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/



An Tua Nua with Metamovements

Presented by MetaMovements Salsa at An Tua Nua

Metamovements offers semi-private salsa lessons every Wednesday starting at 7 for those who want to quickly learn how to become better dancers. At 7pm we feature a specialized semi-private lesson focused on your specific needs. Each group is based on experience level so whether you're new to salsa or have been dancing for years we have something for you. At 8 we feature a Rueda de Casino class, a type of social, round form of salsa dancing. Each class is followed by a small performance to show off the skills you've learned! At 9, Johnny and Kelly teach a group footwork followed by a partnering routine. From 10 to 1 we have open dancing! Grab a partner and show off what you've just learned! You not only learn a fun skill, but you learn about the history of salsa and rueda and how each dance reflects the culture it has come from.



03/25/09 - Ongoing

For those only taking the 7pm class (leaving at 8) the cost is $14. For those who want to stay for more than one class or the entire night the cost is $20.



- http://salsaboston.com/antuanua/

An Tua Nua - 835 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02215



AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

 



05/14/09 - Ongoing

Free



- http://www.ahanewbedford.org



Literary Landmarks Walking Tour

Presented by Boston By Foot at Borders Book Store - School Street

During the nineteenth century, Boston was the most important literary center in the United States and was home to many of America's greatest writers. Our literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such great Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters and earned it the nickname "the Athens of America". Come along to discover a modest brick building that went from being an apothecary's shop to the center of literary achievement in the USA. Learn about the Saturday Club and where they met. Join your Boston By Foot guide for a walking tour of literary Boston in Victorian times.



06/03/09 - Ongoing

$12per person. Boston By Foot members are free, info on membership is available at: www.bostonbyfoot.org/join

- http://www.bostonbyfoot.org

Borders Book Store - School Street - 10 School Street, Boston, MA,



Holography: The Light Fantastic

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Holograms from the Museum's collection -- the world's largest -- illustrates the many artistic and scientific facets of the medium.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/holography.html



Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

A multimedia excursion into the world of artificial intelligence, Robots and Beyond throws open the doors of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where scientists have been probing the mysteries of A.I. for five decades.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/robots.html



Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

An exploration, from the student perspective, of the cultural curiosity that is an MIT education.



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/mindhand.html



Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.



06/01/09 - Ongoing



617/253-5942 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/hart.html



Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

Permanent installation of Ganson's whimsical kinetic sculptures address emotional and philosophical issues between the animate and inanimate, human and machine



06/01/09 - Ongoing

$7.50 for adults, $3 for non-MIT students, seniors, and children 5-18, and free with an MIT ID and for children under 5. Also free on Sundays from 10am-12noon

617/253-5927 - http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/ganson.html



The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

“Riveting... So visceral that words seem almost beside the point.”
- The Boston Globe

The 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!



06/18/10 - Ongoing



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Family Experience Sundays at Diablo Glass School

Presented by Diablo Glass School at Diablo Glass School

Participants will learn about the venetian technique of glassblowing and the process to produce amazing and colorful pieces. During this one hour demonstration kids and adults will enjoy learning something unique watching our skilled artists blowing. After the demo, participants can make fused glass pendants or order blown pieces and watch the artists producing them. Price per event: $15 Demonstration 1-2 PM $10 Additional Hands-On Fused Glass 2-3 PM Group size limit: 60 for Demonstration 12 for Hands-On Fused Glass



10/11/09 - Ongoing

$15 per person for the demonstration, additional $10 for the hands-on fused glass



- http://www.diabloglassschool.com/familyexperience.htm

Diablo Glass School - 123 Terrace St., Boston, MA, 02120



Free WGBH Studio Tours

Presented by WGBH at WGBH

Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.



02/09/10 - Ongoing

For more information, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours



- http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours

WGBH - One Guest St, Boston, MA, 02135



BOSTON SUZUKI FLUTE INSTITUTE

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

(Formerly known as Suzuki in the Berkshires Flute Institute)
August 5-9, 2012 at Brookline Music School
Students & Teachers Book 3 & 5

Student Program
Each flute student will participate in four classes daily, including a master class, tone and technique, repertoire and one level-appropriate enrichment class.

Enrichment Classes
Enrichment classes include Dance/Movement, Outside the Box, Comfluter, and Jazz. Additional enrichment classes available at extra cost are Sibling Piano (daily master class and one enrichment elective) and Piano Elective (for enrolled flute students).

Performances
Students will have performance opportunities in play-ins, noon recitals, and a final concert.

A half-hour SAA meeting will be scheduled as part of the institute program.
All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Contact Amy Poliakoff: amyflute@comcast.net or
Brookline Music School: info@bmsmusic.org; 617.277.4593



08/05/12 - Ongoing

$425 & up



- http://www.bmsmusic.org

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



Boston Duck Tours

Presented by Boston Duck Tours

With Boston Duck Tours you'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. And just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River!



06/25/12 - Ongoing

$10 - $32.99



- http://www.bostonducktours.com/Default.aspx



The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Presented by The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Step inside for an incredible journey back in time.

At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages.

About Your Tour
Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago.



06/25/12 - Ongoing

Adult $27.50
Child $16.50
Ages 3 & under FREE



- http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/



All The Single Ladies

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

All the Single Ladies
"All the Single Ladies" is the latest production from Improv Asylum, offering Bachelorette Parties and Girls Nights Out groups a wild night of comedy, dancing and a whole lot of naughtiness. Over the course of the show, four friends set out for one last wild night out before one of them gets married. After a few drinks, old feuds and new secrets threaten their good time, and only some songs and dancing can help them work through it.



05/31/13 - Ongoing

$25-$35



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

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



Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's new mainstage show combines Improv Asylum's signature audience-inspired improvisation with written sketches to deliver a night of laughs. It features improvised scenes and a set of sketches that utilize the audience's opinion when they least expect it. Featured on HBO and named Boston's Best Comedy Club, Improv Asylum's Main Stage Show features a cast of actors who bring together improvisation and sketch material in front of a live audience. This show has been described as a "hilarious mix of Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!" The cast takes suggestions from the audience and creates comedic scenes on the spot – nothing is predictable, anything can happen and it's never the same show twice!



05/15/13 - Ongoing

$20-$25



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



House Team

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum's House Teams are where students and alums of our Training Center get together to present some of the freshest faces in Boston Comedy.

Every Tuesday, teams of students join NXT, Main Stage actors and alums to put up the House Teams, followed by the Lottery, an improvised set featuring different House Teams members each week joining Main Stage Actors.



05/31/13 - Ongoing

$5



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

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



ArtWeek Boston: Ready SETs Go: Fashion Photography

Presented by Restoration Resources

Learn/participate in a photo shoot led by Boston based fashion photographer, Younes Sphinx using vintage props and the set location spaces at Restoration Resources in Boston. Restoration Resources is a 7000 square ft treasure trove of antique architectural salvage, vintage furnishings, and unique artifacts for sale, and rental as props. Within the 4 story antique building, there’s also a wide spectrum of different set locations that are rented out for photo/ film shoots. Younes is co-founder of Boston Studio Photography and owner of Pravda Models International. Workshop Attendees will learn various photography/lighting/styling techniques while participating in an actual photo shoot.

Also during Artweek Boston, Restoration Resources invites you to reserve your own FREE one hour photo or video session with your own photographer, anytime from 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Attendees MUST RSVP to photoshoot@restorationresources.com and indicate whether you are attending the Free event or reserving Free photo session time.



04/26/14 - Ongoing

FREE



- http://artweekboston.org/events/free-photo-free-prop-stop-ready-sets-go/



Handel's SAUL

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

Featuring Amanda Forsythe, Matthew Anderson & Sumner Thompson. One of Handel’s finest achievements and a masterpiece of dramatic art, Saul features an unusually large & diverse orchestra, choruses that rival Messiah for power & spectacle, and vivid arias that convey all the nobility and tragedy inherent in this epic yet very personal story. Free parking at Broadway Garage



05/10/14 - Ongoing

$27 to $68, $5 discount for students and seniors



- http://www.bbcboston.org

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



Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates

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

 Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. From delicate jellyfish and anemones to tentacled squid and bizarre sea slugs, these spectacular models were commissioned by Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology during the latter half of the nineteenth century, and many have not been on display for over a century.



05/24/14 - Ongoing

Adults: $12, Students/Seniors: $10, Children: $8



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu

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