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.

“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused the shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical combos.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A fallen angel who gives the organ back its sin.” – Die Zelt

Presented in association with American Guild of Organists



03/05/15

Tickets start at $45. 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.



- http://celebrityseries.org/carpenter/index.htm

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



03/05/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



America's Test Kitchen Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

America's Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Our recipes, equipment reviews, ingredient taste tests results, and kitchen tips are made available through our magazines, our websites, our television series; America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen, and our cookbooks.



03/05/15

$37-$92



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/americas-test-kitchen/

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



Coolidge Corner Cafe Crawl

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 Wander the neighborhood and check out some great local musical talent.

Kolbo: Di Bostone Klezmer, klezmer
Blue Hills Bank: Max Rose, jazz oud
Panera Bread: Yabuno Etun Project/jazz
16 Handles: The Rosenthals, Americana
The Place Next Door Saul Conrad

This program is presented free of charge courtesy of Blue Hills Bank but please make a reservation thru this website to help us manage and plan the event.



03/05/15

Free, but please make a reservation to help us with program logistics.



- http://thecrawl.bpt.me/



Nature, Shapes & Patterns

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

Nature, Shapes & Patterns — Did you know that when children learn with all of their senses, their brain connections are stronger and their memories last longer? Explore animal habitats such as the arctic, ocean, desert and forest and engage our five senses in creative play using instant snow, ice, soapy bubbles, play dough, and natural materials like sand, sticks and leaves to build your own imaginative worlds.

Adult + Child, ages 1 – 3 years old
Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 am
January 8 – March 5, 2015 [No class February 19]
$150 per 8-week session // Siblings receive 25% discount // Siblings under 1 free
3rd Floor Playspace, 48 Rutland Street, Boston MA 02118
 



01/08/15 - 03/05/15

$150



- http://www.uses.org/CAC



Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Award Winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano with present the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano in 3 concerts, the first of which will be held at the Goethe Instit Boston.  Experience the depth of Beethoven's Genius and Inspiration. This concert will feature Sonatas Nrs. 5, 8 and 10. Tickets available only at the door the day of the concert.



03/05/15

$25 adult/$15 students, seniors



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

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



Women Musicians Network 18th Annual Concert

Presented by Women Musicians Network at Berklee Performance Center

Jazz, Latin, spoken word, funk, pop/R&B, rock, Balkan/jazz: Berklee women students, faculty, and their bands from around the world make the WMN show a high-powered and eclectic annual event. Special guests Melissa Ferrick, Helen Sherrah-Davies and Vessela Stoyanova add their flair to this exciting night of music, dance and poetry.  Directed by Berklee faculty Lucy Holstedt and Christiane Karam.

 



03/05/15

$12/ see website for advance discount. also free or discounted with Berklee ID.



- http://www.berklee.edu/BPC

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



Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

Melissa Kassel - Voice

Tom Zicarelli - Piano

Bill Jones - Saxophone

Dave Clark - Bass

Nat Mugavero - Drums



03/05/15

$12.00 at door



- http://Lilypad.net

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



Fritz Klaetke and Susan Battista Public Artist Talk

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

Fritz Klaetke & Susan Battista, Directors of Visual Dialogue, an award-winning design firm, champion the combination of strategy, messaging and design in producing successful results in brand identity and management for their clients.

 



03/05/15

FREE



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

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



FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha!

Presented by FiLmprov at Killian Hall at MIT

FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha!  = a celebration of visual improvisation of ripped, cut, folded, crumpled, flipping, flopping, flying paper on film; life affirming joy in black/white forms, vibrant color shapes, explosive movement; and cha cha cha exuberance from the music ensemble as they spontaneously score Matson’s film. AND FiLmprov’s first musical commission: Mark Harvey’s FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha! (of course!)



03/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://filmprov.tripod.com/filmprov

Killian Hall at MIT - 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02142



Patrick's Day - 3rd Annual Feature Film Project

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Patrick is a warm open twenty - six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy might reintroduce her to living. Patrick’s obsessive mother Maura doesn’t realize her own misguided love may be more dangerous to pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her for a price. A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone. Patrick’s Day proves, when it comes to love we’re all a little crazy. (Running Time: 100 minutes)

Awards
* Winner Director’s Guild of America 2014 Finders Series Award
* Winner Maverick Award Grand Jury Prize 2014 Woodstock Film Festival
* Winner Audience Award Best Film 26th Galway Film Fleadh
* Winner Cinema Owners Jury Prize 63rd Mannheim Film Festival
* Winner Audience Award 59th Cork Film Festival
* Winner Haskel Wexler Cinematography Award Woodstock Film Festival
* Winner James Lyons Editing Award Woodstock Film Festival
* Winner Best Actor (Moe Dunford) Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival.
* Winner Best Screenplay Hells Half Mile Film Festival
* Winner Shooting Star Award (Moe Dunford) Berlin Film Festival



03/05/15

General admission: $10



- http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/patricks_day_3rd_annual_feature_film_project

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



An Evening with Gretchen Peters

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at Cafe 939

"I get a lot of juice from the musicians in the room," says Gretchen Peters. In the case of her new album, Blackbirds, this is an understatement. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss, and more.

But it's not the guests who make Blackbirds the most poignant and moving album of Peters's storied career; it’s the impeccable craftsmanship and her ability to capture the kind of complex, conflicting, and overwhelming emotional moments we might otherwise try to hide and instead shine a light of truth and understanding onto them. Blackbirds is, in many ways, an album that is unafraid to face down mortality. But rather than dwell on the pain of loss, the music finds a new appreciation for the life we're given.
 



03/05/15

General Admission $20



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/evening-gretchen-peters

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



BMOP Performs Blizzard Voices Concert

Presented by Boston Modern Orchestra Project at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, celebrates its continuing relationship with New England Conservatory and the Boston new music community in a concert titled Blizzard Voices. As the New England Conservatory’s affiliate orchestra, BMOP regularly features the talent of NEC students and alumni. The evening includes: the world premiere of Ondine by 2014-15 BMOP/NEC Composition Competition winner Stephanie Ann Boyd; John Harbison’s Concerto for Bass Viol, featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Edwin Barker, and the Boston premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices with the NEC Concert Choir. 



03/05/15

Free and open to the public. Reservation required. Contact BMOP at bmop.org



- http://www.bmop.org

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



ERASERHEAD

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of David Lynch’s landmark television series TWIN PEAKS and, to celebrate, we’re presenting this series of his films alongside special screenings of the series’ pilot.

ERASERHEAD – (1977) dir David Lynch w/Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates [89 min; 35mm]A highly stylized, nightmare vision of a regular guy named Henry (Nance) who works in a factory and dreams of finding a better life, but his girlfriend has just had their baby – their horribly mutated, eternally yowling baby.



02/23/15 - 03/05/15

Adult $11, Student/Brattle Member $9, Senior/Child<12 $8; Matinees before 5pm $9 for Adults; Brattle passes accepted at door.
Double Features: Adult $13, Student/Brattle Member/Senior/Child<12 $11.



- http://bit.ly/1yX7L8c

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



Annual Harry Halverson Lecture: Eric Avila

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Jewett Arts Center

Professor Eric Avila is an urban cultural historian, studying the intersections of racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation in 20th-century America. He began his undergraduate education at UC Berkeley in 1986 and left that institution with a Ph.D. in history in 1997. Since 1997, he has taught Chicano studies and history at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and he holds an affiliation with the Department of Urban Planning. Avila is the author of Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles. His latest book, The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City, was published in 2014.



03/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55726

Jewett Arts Center - 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481



A Multicultural Landscape: Exhibit Opening

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans by Mark Chester is a moving and powerful exhibit of more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens who are residents of the Commonwealth. These inspirational photographic portraits create a visual archive celebrating the diversity of Massachusetts’ citizens from 165 counties around the globe. New Americans enriches the viewer by sharing the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Massachusetts’ 351 towns and cities.



03/05/15

Free



- http://scandicenter.org/event/multicultural-landscape/



Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with soloists from the Emmanuel Music ensemble. For March 5th we will have Heather Braun, violin, performing Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001.



03/05/15

Free to the public. To save your seat please register here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9946048



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/14-15season/caltix14-15_lindsey_chapel.html

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



David Lynch's INLAND EMPIRE

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

(2006) dir David Lynch w/Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Jeremy Irons, Harry Dean Stanton, Diane Ladd, Grace Zabriskie, Scott Coffey [180 min; Format TBD]


Lynch’s periodic muse, Laura Dern (Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart) stars as Nikki, a Hollywood actress who has just accepted a great role despite an ominous visit by a neighbor (Zabriskie). As the filming of the movie within the movie unfolds, Nikki and her leading man Devon (Theroux) find themselves not only inhabiting their characters but being inhabited by them. Soon, the line between film and reality is completely erased and the question of Nikki’s true identity comes to the fore.

“You could say, I suppose, that INLAND EMPIRE is about an actress in a Hollywood film that’s been cursed by Gypsies. But that’s like saying Ulysses is a story about a guy who sells newspaper ads.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“[Laura Dern] triumphs in the role of a lifetime. Several lifetimes, in fact, as her character metamorphoses with every story within a story and dream within a dream.” – Peter Keough, The Boston Phoenix

“????!” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe



03/05/15

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



- http://bit.ly/1yX7L8c

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



STIR at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner’s contemporary musical experience, Stir, combines the works of A Far Cry the Gardner’s resident chamber orchestra, Margot Rood, and members of Eurythmy Spring Valley. Pieces include Mozart, Adagio & Fugue, k.542; Osvaldo Golijov, Three Songs; and Michael Tippett, Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli. The event will take place in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall, located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, Mass. 


Museum hours: Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and Thursdays until 9 pm. Closed Tuesdays. • Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members, children under 18, everyone on his/her birthday, and all named “Isabella” • $2 off admission with a same-day Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ticket • Info Line: 617.566.1401 • Box Office: 617.278.5156 • www.gardnermuseum.org
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—a work of art in totality—is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a 1902 building, modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo, and a 2012 wing, designed by Renzo Piano, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Collection galleries installed in rooms surrounding the verdant Courtyard contain more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts featuring works by Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. Visit the Gardner Museum online at www.gardnermuseum.org for more about special exhibitions, concerts, innovative arts education programs, and evening events.

 



03/05/15

Tickets are required, which may be purchased in advance or at the door, and include Museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, $5 for students with valid IDs; free for children 7 to 17; and youth age 7 and under are not admitted. For information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.gardnermuseum.org or call 617-278-5156.



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



A Class of Their Own - Authors Richard Hoffman and Michael Gerhard Martin

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Richard Hoffman has been dazzling readers for years with his writing in various genres. In all his work, there is an awareness of social issues, such as class and race, as well as a sensitivity to the violence we inflict on each other. Author Michael Gerhard Martin begins to mine similar terrain in his debut collection of stories, Easiest If I Had a Gun, which explores the constant hum of anger, violence and resentment in the lives of the dispossessed.



03/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.salemstate.edu/arts/8149.php



March Featured Artist: Rebecca Leviss Dwyer

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at Made in Fort Point Store

Join Made in Fort Point this month for “Outside the Lines,” showcasing the work of the Made in Fort Point March Featured Artist, Rebecca Leviss Dwyer. Celebrate on Thursday, March 5th from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments will be provided.

As a kid, I loved coloring books and paint-by-number sets, but just couldn’t help “improving” on them by working ”Outside the Lines.” 

Dwyer lets her paint and brushstrokes overtake the existing confining outlines.

Every month Made in Fort Point dedicates an expanded space to featuring the work of one artist participating in the store. The work shown is of their own choosing.

 

Thanks to the continuing support of our sponsors, Factory 63, 315onA, and the Barking Crab



03/05/15

FREE



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/march-featured-artist-rebecca-leviss-dwyer/

Made in Fort Point Store - 315 A Street, Boston, MA, 02210



Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders

Presented by WBUR 90.9 FM at Somerville Theatre

The NYC-based  variety show, Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders is a favorite of fans and critics alike and has been hailed as “perpetually entertaining!” (New Yorker), “one of the most whip-smart variety shows” (Portland Mercury) and “a brilliant evening of laid-back fun” (Village Voice). 

A one-of-a-kind variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians, you’ll laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once. A little bit vaudeville, a little bit literary and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll – you can never predict what’s inside the Cabinet of Wonders.



03/05/15

$25 - $35



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=cb1aa5657c246ba40fd1ef8e7fd199a7

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



MAR(T)CH MADNESS Exhibit Opening Reception: First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

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

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites visitors to enjoy the opening reception of “MAR(T)CH MADNESS” on March 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Umbrella’s annual open studios show showcases artwork created by the artists working in its 40 Stow Street location. From painting to pottery to photography and beyond, this show highlights work that was made locally. The reception will include snacks and drinks in The Umbrella’s gallery. All of the work in the gallery is for sale.

 



03/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/event/first-thursday-opening-reception-resident-artists-show

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



EulipiaJazz Workshop

Presented by Outpost 186 at Outpost 186

The third concert in this 6 month residency at the Outpost featuring the compositions of bassist Scott Samenfeld. Featuring Scott Samenfeld for Bass, Ethan K for Guitar, Karen Gruber for Congas, Dan Zupan for Saxes, Susanna Fiore for Piano and Percussion, and Mark Mullins for Trumpet.



03/05/15

$10.00 at the door.



- http://www.eulipiajazz.com/2-uncategorised/21-eulipiajazz-workshop-at-outpost-186

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



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



03/06/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Justin Townes Earle

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of beloved country folk rabble-rouser Steve Earle, Justin (his middle name Townes is in honor his father’s mentor and friend, the great Townes Van Zandt) had large musical shoes to fill, but after five critically-adored records and an ever-growing legion of fans, it’s safe to say he’s done that.



03/06/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/justin-townes-earle/

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



Comically Speaking

Presented by Essex Art Center

 

Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner
Jan 9 – March 6, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5-7 pm

The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner.

   

 

 

 

 

 



01/09/15 - 03/06/15

FREE and open to the public



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Old School

Presented by A Far Cry at NEC's Jordan Hall

Composers throughout history have looked to their predecessors for training and a solid foundation, but also as points of departure for flights of inspiration. Michael Tippett is a perfect example, and his Fantasia Concertante takes Corelli to undreamt-of new places. Golijov, the ultimate musical omnivore, pulls upon musical traditions near and far in his Three Songs, for which A Far Cry is joined by the lustrous soprano Margot Rood.

W. A. Mozart: Adagio & Fugue, K. 542
Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (2002)
Michael Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli
W. A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29

Featuring Margot Rood, Soprano



03/06/15

$50 - A section
$30 - B section
$20 - C section

Discounts available:
Seniors over 65 - 20% discount
Group purchases (10 or over) - 25% discount
Students / under 18 - $10



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



Ladies Night Out Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

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



03/06/15

Danforth Art members $35; Non-members $45



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



Watercolor Basics: Color Mixing Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

When do you use which brush? What paints should you use? What are washes, how do you apply them, how much paint do you use? How can you make that color? Students will practice as the instructor demonstrates, then create a finished painting. Advance registration required



03/06/15

Danforth Art Members $36; Non-members $46



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



Red Baraat's Festival of Colors

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts

 Brooklyn-based Red Baraat has made a name for itself as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by Sunny Jain, the eight-piece party band, composed of dhol (double-sided barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drum set, percussion, sousaphone, and five horns, melds infectious North Indian bhangra rhythms, funk, go-go, Latin, and jazz. In celebration of the Hindu holiday Holi, Red Baraat presents Festival of Colors, a celebration of South Asian arts and culture. Now in its fourth year running in New York and its first in Boston, the Festival of Colors features a full Red Baraat set and performances from very special guests.



03/06/15

General admission, standing room only, 18+
$20 advance, $23 day of



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2281/red-baraats-festival-of-colors



Punch Brothers

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

With Punch Brothers, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of pop-bluegrass band Nickel Creek) pioneered the pseudo-genre “chambergrass”—intricately composed music written for bluegrass instrumentation. In spite of (or perhaps due to) the fact that the band’s single “I Blew It Off” features drums, their upcoming album “The Phosphorescent Blues” is getting plenty of buzz.



03/06/15



- http://concerts.livenation.com/event/01004D66BC0D4D2C?cid=aff_BUYAT_97249&crosssite=TM_US:1221113:9044&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249

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



Arlington Town Teen Video Contest 2015

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Second Annual Community Screening and Awards Presentation. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



03/06/15

General admission: $8



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

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



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Adults

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

Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech and great horned owls.

This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/30/15 - 03/06/15

$13 members/ $16 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Full:program_code=37256:whoTags[]=audience_adult

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



Of All the Flowers: Song of the Middle Ages

Presented by The Boston Camerata

The Boston Camerata (Anne Azéma, director)
The constantly evolving and inventive musical minds of Italian and French masters during the fourteenth century has left us with repertoires, both sacred and secular, that successfully unite the search for new and different creative paths with astonishing lyricism and sensual beauty. In this specially commissioned program for MIT, you will hear music spanning the worlds of God and Man by the greatest composers of their day: Machaut, Landini, da Bologna, and others.



03/06/15

$37 general/$10 students



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Jimmy Tatro

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Jimmy Tatro is a comedian, filmmaker and YouTube personality. On his channel “Life According to Jimmy”, Tatro mixes sketch comedy with his own spin on observations of everyday life. Tatro is particularly skilled at poking fun at college stereotypes, awkward situations, and a whole range of everyday comedic circumstances. Jimmy made his feature debut in Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler and had a supporting role in 2014’s summer box-office hit, 22 Jump Street.



03/06/15

$20.00 - $22.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jimmy-tatro/

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



Diagenesis Duo

Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series at Lily Pad

In its first concert of 2015, Equilibrium Concert Series brings the Diagenesis Duo for an evening of invigorating new music. Diagenesis Duo formed when Heather Barnes, soprano, and Jennifer Bewerse, cello, met in July 2010, during the soundSCAPE performance and composition exchange in Maccagno, Italy.  In their first three years as an ensemble, Diagenesis Duo has been able to commission and premiere nine new works for soprano and cello, bring their work to six states and three countries.



03/06/15

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



- http://equilibriumconcertseries.org/

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



Music at Gordon - Westminster Academy Orchestra

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall

Highlights of this concert include Mozart's Symphony No. 15 in G Major, Elgar's "Nimrod" and Emperor's Waltz Medley by Johann Strauss.



03/06/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.gordon.edu/musicevents

Phillips Recital Hall - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



Film Screening: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Watch filmmaker Chad Freidrichs unravel the reasons behind the failure of the Pruitt-Igoe public-housing complex, an iconic model for public housing built in St. Louis in the late 1950s. The documentary traces the personal stories of some of its residents while arguing that the tragic ending of this urban experiment was not rooted in the demographic composition of its inhabitants.



03/06/15

$12



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/film-screening-pruitt-igoe-myth



Author of Wanting It Reads at Grolier Poetry Bookstore at An Evening of Harbor Mountain Poets

Presented by Grolier Poetry Bookshop

Ranked #1 Poetry Bestseller at Small Press Distribution last fall, Diana Whitney’s debut Wanting It, has been luring readers into its lyrical exploration of love and desire. Wanting It tells a story of self-discovery through loss and longing, confessing secrets and weaving lush language with a passion for the natural world. Join VPR Commentator, well-known syndicated columnist, author, and Huffington Post Blogger Diana Whitney for “An Evening of Harbor Mountain Poets: A Poetry Reading with Partridge Boswell, Alice B. Foley, and Peter Money.” Whitney will be a part of this prize-winning line-up on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Grolier Poetry Bookstore on 6 Plympton Street in Cambridge, MA.


Whitney’s debut has already enjoyed strong reviews from award-winning poets. Major Jackson calls her poems “ancient secrets," and Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea writes:??

“Readers will scarcely miss the erotic element in Diana Whitney’s saucily entitled and brilliant book… Her hungry heart and eye invade her entire universe to such an extent that, if it did not exist, we should have to invent the adjective charged. These poems virtually leap at us from the page. What a debut!”

Most recently, the Huffington Post ranked Wanting It number one on their Girlfriend’s Guide to Book-Giving:

”Oxford scholar Diana Whitney’s gorgeous collection on the power of desire is the pillow talk poetry book. Wanting It hit the Indie bestseller list this fall and continues to scratch that erotic itch for readers who love honest, beautiful language with an edgy, literary twist.” – The Huffington Post
Whitney has been taking Wanting It on a national Book Tour, including stops at Dartmouth College, the Brattleboro Literary Festival, the Burlington Book Festival, the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in Manhattan, the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, the New England Review, Litquake and Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA, and the Pacific Standard in Brooklyn, NY. Don't miss Diana's latest appearance coming up on Friday, March 6, 7 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Bookstore on 6 Plympton Street in Cambridge, MA. Check out the rest of her appearances at: http://diana-whitney.com/events/.

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Whitney graduated from Dartmouth College and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and attended the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her acclaimed parenting column, Spilt Milk, ran for four years in several Vermont papers, became a commentary series on VPR, and is now being collected into a book. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Numero Cinq, and The Crab Orchard Review. Diana is currently a Huffington Post blogger whose work can be seen at www.huffingtonpost.com/diana-whitney/. For more information about Diana Whitney please visit www.diana-whitney.com



03/06/15

FREE



- http://www.grolierpoetrybookshop.org/Events.html



Ruby Bresler in Naughty Lessons

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Ruby Besler, 1940’s sex expert, chanteuse, comedienne, and former Vaudeville star, gives ever so polite but eye popping sex advice to her devoted fans, all the while struggling with the reality of her own lackluster single life.

Ruby is portrayed by the star and principal writer of this show, Anastasia Barnes, who critics have called “a wonderfully talented vocalist with a captivating stage presence.” Ms. Barnes created the character of Ruby Besler for her popular web series in which Ruby gives advice to women (and occasionally to men) on sex and romance, always followed by an original novelty song with a sound appropriate to the 1940’s period. The advice is funny and very, very frank, as she advises ladies to keep their “panties on and their heels on the ground.”



03/04/15 - 03/06/15

In advance: $22.50, $17.50, $12.50

At door: $25, $20, $15
 



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/ruby-besler-naughty-lessons

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



His Room As He Left It: A Work In Progress by Ariel Kotker

Presented by Find & Form Space

In His Room As He Left It, Kotker creates the room and belongings of a fictional 19 year old boy in a small town in Pennsylvania. The room, convincing at first glance, becomes surreal upon closer inspection. Every object is painstakingly hand crafted; the pencil is whittled and painted, a taxidermy trophy is made out of plywood and cardboard. The journal is handmade, and every page is written from the perspective of the boy. The world Kotker creates is at times realistic, sometimes a nostalgic version of the 1950s, and others whimsical and surreal. 

 



03/06/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://space.findandform.com/events?event_id=24



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



Mike + The Mechanics

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Mike + The Mechanics hit the road in 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s 30-year anniversary—as the group kicks off a North American tour in Virginia on February 26. This will mark the first North American trek the band has made since their tour supporting the initial release of Living Years in 1989.



03/07/15

$55-$75



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/mike-and-the-mechanics/

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



Billy Childs Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still manages to be wholly his own.



03/07/15

$39 - $58



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/billy-childs-quartet/

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



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Boston)

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/07/15

Preferred Seating, $35; General Seating, $25; Students/Low Income, $15; Under 18 Free



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons

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



Handel’s Israel in Egypt

Presented by Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline at NEC's Jordan Hall

Composed for orchestra, soloists and double chorus, George Frideric Handel’s tour-de-force oratorio is heralded for its incredible depiction of plagues of locusts, boils, and frogs; the crossing of the Red Sea; and songs of praise and rejoicing. The Chorale is pleased to join forces with The Zamir Chorale (Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director) for this performance. Dr. Lisa Graham conducts.



03/07/15

$30 Adults / $25 Students, seniors, & Coolidge Theatre or WGBH members



- http://www.metropolitanchorale.org/

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



Intro to Stick Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Stonybrook Fine Arts Intro Stick Welding workshop provides an overview of the Stick or ARC welding process and covers the basic use of the equipment and shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice their welding techniques.

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

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

 



01/24/15 - 03/07/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



The Big Meal

Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box

Set in a quintessential American restaurant, entire lives whiz by for a modern family whose life and loves are short-order fare. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corndog, calamari, and Cadillac margarita in-between – a multigenerational potluck of characters live life’s major and minor moments around the dinner table. Expect humor and heartache as eight actors portraying 26 characters and five generations serve up a veritable theatrical feast. Food and family, laughter, love, and loss, it’s The Big Meal.



02/13/15 - 03/07/15

Tickets: $30, $25 advance purchase
Seniors: $20
Students: $15

Low Priced Preview Performances 2/13 - 2/15: $25, $20 advance purchase



- http://www.zeitgeiststage.com/

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



Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the century since World War I, the nature of warfare has changed dramatically, though its resulting death and destruction remain constant. On view January 29–March 7, 2014, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s spring exhibition “Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict” brings together 16 international artists who examine the lives of military and private citizens living in an era of what seems to be a permanent state of war. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.

Related Events
January 29, 5–7 pm: Opening reception
February 2, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Bill Burke and Bonnie Donohue
February 12, 6:30 pm: Curatorial presentation and tour with guest curator Pamela Allara
February 19, 6:30 pm: Reading by poet Steve Dalachinsky
February 23, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Claire Beckett and Ken Hruby

 



01/29/15 - 03/07/15

Free admission



- http://www.smfa.edu/permanent-war

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115



Alloy Orchestra performs the Son of the Sheik

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and George Fawcett. Valentino died suddenly just as the film was being released, unleashing an outpouring of love and support for the deceased actor along with his last and perhaps finest film. This wonderful swashbuckling romance is being presented in a beautifully restored print along with one of Alloy Orchestra’s best original scores.



03/07/15

Reserved Seating
$25.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2296/alloy-orchestra

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



Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair

Maine native Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, has always written in emphatic, colorful strokes, at once direct and inventive. “Billions of Eyes,” the lead single off of her upcoming album, “After,” tightens up her sprawling, songwriterly impulses even as it threatens to burst at the seams.



03/07/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D83DB93D3B7

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Color Fields Exhibition

Presented by MassArt at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery

The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) presents the highly anticipated Spring 2015 exhibition: Color Fields from January 26–March 7, 2015. Inspired by the eponymous movement, Color Fields is a multidisciplinary exploration and vibrant celebration of color featuring the works of thirteen internationally recognized artists. Curated by MassArt’s Director of Curatorial Programs, Lisa Tung, Color Fields debuts four site-specific installations on the East Coast. Spanning over 8,000 sq. ft. (both the Bakalar & Paine Galleries) it will be the singular featured Spring 2015 exhibition. From painterly photographs to illuminating projections the works in Color Fields range from the monochromatic to the riotous. The exhibition also pays tribute to MassArt alumnus and Professor Albert Munsell, the inventor of the Munsell Color System and grandfather of uniform color naming, without whom we would not have a consistent approach to color identification.



01/26/15 - 03/07/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.massart.edu/Galleries/Bakalar_andPaine/Color_Fields.html

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



Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

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

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl.

Instructions and Directions:
This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/31/15 - 03/07/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Full:program_code=37256:whoTags[]=audience_family

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



Parris in the Spring: Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Parris in the Spring will star celebrated jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris featuring the wonderful Chris Taylor Trio with Taylor on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, and Jim Lattini on drums. The Regent Theatre is proud to once again host Boston’s First Lady of Jazz for a memorable, romantic evening of impeccable vocal jazz from a beloved icon of the genre.

“… Parris gives fresh life to standards and a new gleam to superb, lesser-known gems. Her intelligence, class, and masterful musicianship have long been respected among her peers….” -- J. Schlesinger, AllAboutJazz.com

“Her voice sets her apart from any other vocalist on record today. A mood that transcends the ordinary, that in one moment exudes warmth and is poignant, in another driving hard and swinging.” -- Shirley Horn

“Best of all, she sings with power, conviction, originality, total believability. She is that rare bird: the true jazz singer with the soul of an entertainer.” -Fred Bouchard, Jazz Times



03/07/15

All seats are reserved and pricing includes a $3 facility fee:

Preferred Center Front Orchestra (Rows A-F): $28
Reserved Orchestra: $23
Reserved Balcony: $18 (Please note that the Balcony is not Handicap Accessible)



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/rebecca_parris2013

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



Israeli All Star Cabaret

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

 A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
Tutti Druyan, Contemporary Pop
Tal Zilber, Piano Sensation
Florie Namir, Jazz-Classical Fusion

Sit around the table with new and old friends as we set the auditorium cabaret style. Freshly brewed coffee drinks will be available at an additional cost.

Please note that tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and just $18 for JCC members in advance at the JCC Box Office.



03/07/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
At the door, $25
JCC Members advance sale at the JCC Box office, $18



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



Oran Etkin's A Gathering Light

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 Award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Oran Etkin and his Ensemble will present A Gathering Light, a concert inspired by kabbalistic texts that draws on the rich musical traditions of Israel, New Orleans and Africa.

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the door.

SAVE 10% when you purchase the special NHCombo ticket which is good for admission to this event and the Israel All Star Cabaret on Sunday, March 15 at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester. $36 for both events, rather than $40.



03/07/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25
NH Mini Fest 2 Concert Special, $36



- http://gatheringlight.bpt.me/



Caribbean Festival

Presented by Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch

 Providing an antidote to winter, The Friends of the JP Branch Library present Kathleen Gaskin-Holland who will bring authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, music and dance to the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The events will feature Kathleen's troupe of carnival dancers and Charles Sarjent on the steel drum. Come sample some wonderful food and dance away those winter blues! Free and open to the public.



03/07/15

Free



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

BPL Jamaica Plain Branch - 12 Sedgwick Stret, Boston, MA, 02130



Mozart: Valedictory Masterworks

Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The concert features two remarkable works from 1791, Mozart's final year: the beloved four-minute reverential anthem, and the profound and moving unfinished Requiem, in the H.C. Robbins Landon edition that offers a unique perspective on this masterwork as completed by Mozart's colleagues Joseph Eybler and Franz Xaver Sussmayr.

Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Lisa Bloom, alto
Charles Blandy, tenor
Ulysses Thomas, bass



03/07/15

Tickets: $45 Reserved / $30 Reserved / $15 General Admission
Ticket price determines seating location within venue



- http://www.spectrumsingers.org

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



The Barra MacNeils: A Celtic Celebration at Chevalier

Presented by Friends of Chevalier Auditorium

Medford’s Chevalier Theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a concert of traditional Celtic music by the Barra MacNeils, one of Canada’s most popular and successful musical groups.A family ensemble from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the Barra MacNeils are widely regarded as one of the finest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with deep Celtic roots, the six-player troupe combines captivating vocals and harmonies with extraordinary musicianship on a wide variety of stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.



03/07/15

$31 and $26 ($23 and $19 for seniors/students)



- http://www.chevaliertheatre.com/index2.htm



Music from Land's End

Presented by Music from Land's End Wareham

 In the second of a three concert series, award-winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano perform the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.  Experience the depth of Beethoven's genius and inspiration.  In this concert, Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 3 will be performed.  Tickets at the door on the day of the concert only.  Third Concert on 3/8/15 in Wareham, MA.



03/07/15

Admisson by donation at the door.



- http://www.mlewareham.org/march-2015-concerts.html



SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

at Lynn Memorial Auditorium

It’s time for the steamy book that created a world sensation to get SPANKED! SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life and will have your inner goddess laughing out loud!  

See your favorite characters come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, sexy striptease performances from the leading hunk, and lots of surprises! Get there early for pre-show cocktails then stay to meet the cast and pose for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself!**

In 2013, audiences and critics alike loved getting SPANK!’d. The show played in over 170 cities, making it the world’s #1 theatrical parody. “A sexy, hysterical, rip-roaring good time…Wildly entertaining” – Toronto Stage “The audience went wild. SPANK! is a raucously hilarious, perfect girl’s night out!” -BroadwayWorld.com “A hilarious satire of practically every trope in popular culture” – Chicago Public Radio
 



03/07/15

$30 - $50



- http://www.lynnauditorium.com/spank.shtml

Lynn Memorial Auditorium - 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA, 01901



Kids' Shows: Little Groove

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a real interactive music experience with your child. The show is designed for children 8 and under. Children will have fun using real instruments such as drums, shakers, and tambourines. Children will also interact with puppets, bubbles, balls, pom poms, and parachutes! Children will enjoy being a part of the musical experience, using their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs that help them build important motor and social skills. It is going to be a really great show and we hope to see you there! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in the musical experience with their children.



03/07/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/little-groove

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



Family and Children's Concert Series -- Tufts Concert Choir

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Join the Tufts Concert Choir for an introduction to Broadway musicals, including tunes from "Seussical", "The Lion King", and "Sunday in the Park with George", among others.

Jamie Kirsch, conductor; Cagdas Donmezer, accompanist



03/07/15

Free; no tickets required



- http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/calendar.htm

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Margot Fox

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Join Margot Fox and friends for some family-friendly folk-rock!. Come dance, wiggle, and sing to her tunes (old and new) as we shake off the cold and look towards spring!

Drummer, Pat Tambor, and electric guitarist, Adam Finchler, will jam onstage with Margot and perform “Planet Clementine,” “Alphabet City,” “Moose Crossing,” as well as “Polly’s Purple Pontiac,” “The Basement,” and other new tunes.

Margot has been entertaining families and children in schools, festivals, theaters, and libraries for the past 15 years. Her career began as a singer-songwriter performing around New York and Massachusetts before her children inspired her to enter the family music scene. Get ready to move! Margot brings audiences of all ages to their feet!



03/07/15

General admission:
$10.00 for Adults
$8.00 for Kids and Seniors
$7.00 for Regent Theatre Members



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/margot_fox1

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



Concord Band Winter Concert: Portraits

Presented by The Concord Band at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden

Jordan Rich to Appear with Concord Band

Boston radio personality Jordan Rich of WBZ will join the Concord Band for its Winter Concert on March 7, 2015. The theme is Portraits, and Rich will narrate Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and W. Francis McBeth’s Of Sailors and Whales, a portrait of various characters from Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. Jordan Rich will narrate the famous Copland piece with quotations from Abraham Lincoln’s speeches for the first time, and the Band is pleased to welcome him. Each of the five movements of the Moby Dick portrait that McBeth composed for band begins with a quotation from Melville’s novel that Rich will read.

Other musical portraits chosen by Music Director James O’Dell, all written for band, include Marches from the Symphony #4 (West Point) of Morton Gould; A Movement for Rosa, by Mark Camphouse, honoring the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks; and Dichotomy…Impressions of Kerouac, written for the Concord Band in 1997 by University of Massachusetts/Lowell director of university bands Daniel Lutz. Gould wrote the West Point Symphony in 1952 for the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Military Academy, where he conducted the premiere with the Academy Band.

The Concord Band Winter Concert will be presented at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street in Concord, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be reserved at reservations@concordband.org. More information is available on the Band’s website www.concordband.org.



03/07/15

$20 ($10 for students and seniors)



- http://www.concordband.org/

The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden - 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742



SexyFunTime - a party for your inner kid

Presented by American Family Happily Institute at Arts at the Armory

A funny, sexy date or a place to meet new friends or a new date? Maybe both. Comedy, interactive performance art & immersive theater - inspired by scientific studies - and conducting its own. Dancing, games, storytelling, bonding with friends and humanity, hosted by Glamorous OmniAmorous Cheerleaders. Feel like a kid again - get out of the Snowy Grumps, celebrate with YOUR community, plus you become an essential part of a work of art and science where you're the star.



03/07/15

Minimum price $23.00 Maximum Price $32.00



- http://www.AFHI.us

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



ICE Residency

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

ICE performs with Boston Conservatory students and faculty members from all three divisions in works by Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, John Adams, Pauline Oliveros and Louis Andriessen.



03/07/15

Free and open to the public. 



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



Boston Sea Rovers Saturday Evening Film Festival

Presented by Boston Sea Rovers

The Boston Sea Rovers world renowned Saturday Evening Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the underwater world. It will be hosted by great white shark researcher and Discovery Channel star Dr. Gregory Skomal. This year the festival features amazing underwater films from famed IMAX filmmakers Howard and Michelle Hall, BBC/Discover Channel Filmmaker Rick Rosenthal and Emmy Award winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande. Parking is free at the hotel. More information and discount tickets are available at www.bostonsearovers.com.

Additional weekend events include daytime lectures. The “Eco-Animals” art exhibit and Exhibit Hall are free and open to the public. The Exhibit Hall features various travel and dive industry booths. Sunday features free admission for special Kids Day programs. Not a diver but want to try it out? Check out Discover Scuba offered at the on-site pool. Parking is free at the hotel. More information and discount tickets are available at www.bostonsearovers.com.



03/07/15

Film Festival $25, Saturday day $25, Sunday day $20, Student Day rate: $10 for Sat or Sun with ID. Sunday Kids Day programs are free. Discount tickets available online



- http://www.bostonsearovers.com/clinic-home/film-festival/



Harvard Din & Tonics and Harvard Callbacks A Cappella Concert

Presented by The Harvard Din & Tonics

Fresh off of their winter tours, The Harvard Din & Tonics and Harvard Callbacks invite you all to an evening of a cappella music on Saturday, March 7th in Sanders Theater. Covering music from the early 1930's, all the way up to hit singles from the past few years, The Dins and Callbacks are sure to have something for you! 



03/07/15

$12;  $10 Student



- http://dins.com/concerts/



Winter Chamber Concerts

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

 In our stress-filled lives, how do we carve out time for peace and reflection? When was the last time you fully experienced beauty? Join us for an evening chamber concert with Gloriae Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, March 6 & 7, as the critically acclaimed choir presents early Renaissance music by Palestrina, de Lassus, and others, and Poulenc's stunning "Motets for the Season of Lent." Let your heart be uplifted and your spirit renewed by exquisite music that has echoed through the centuries. For tickets, call 508-240-2400, or visit www.gdcchoir.org. Photo: Steve J. Sherman



03/06/15 - 03/07/15

$30-35; free for students



- http://www.gdcchoir.org

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



Atwater Donnelly with Cathy Clasper-Torch

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

This show begins with a HOOT (Open Mike.) Four performers take the stage for one song each. Sign-ups are on the day of the show and begin during ticket sales. Come early to sign up!

Every concert by Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments; Cathy Clasper-Torch contributes a deeply rich third dimension and mastery, knowing just where to add an exquisite cello line, an exuberant burst of old-time fiddle, and a third and utterly unique voice.



03/07/15

$18



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



ArtsEmerson Concerts Presents

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

ArtsEmerson is proud to announce a second weekend of Boston area performers appearing in The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, located in the Paramount Center, the weekend of March 6th and 7th. This weekend of concerts will provide music lovers with a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best music around in a beautiful building rich with entertainment history.

 

 

Featured Performances: Hallelujah The Hills, New Highway Hymnal, Marissa Nadler, Damon & Naomi and Glenn Jones.



03/06/15 - 03/07/15

$10 advance, $12 day of



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=E2B88976-4720-4749-B97B-90978517390B&menu_id=6601FE6E-5A08-4826-BE68-5CC0D5E2AB33&sToken=1%2C72bf9fad%2C54d4e7ec%2CC3DB35D9-5EEB-451

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



Poets in the Round

Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum

Join Colleen Michaels, Writing Studio Director at Montserrat College of Art and the host of The Improbable Places Poetry Tour, along with other guest poets for an energetic and engaging poetry reading in the special exhibition Bill of Lading: The Art & Poetry of Roger Martin. This program is free for Museum members, youth 18 and under and Montserrat students, or with Museum admission. 



03/07/15

This program is free for Museum members, youth 18 and under and Montserrat students, or with Museum admission.
ADMISSION
Adults: $10.00

Cape Ann residents, seniors and students: $8.00

Museum members and youth (18 and under): FREE



- http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/poets-round/

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



Free Family Day @ SCMA

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

Hands-on Activities from 12:30-3:30 pm. Free snacks. Experience the artist's glittering optical lens boxes and rocking canvases in the exhibition Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade, and join us for a day of art inspired by the experimental use of found and natural objects in her assemblages! Specific activities of artistic expression, production, and reflection to be announced!

Image Credit: Mary Bauermeister. German, Born 1934. Palette, 1966. Painted wood, glass, optical lenses, and ink. Private Collection.



03/07/15

Free admission all day!



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



Music from Azerbaijan

Presented by Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University

 For Fargana Qasimova, the passionate Sufi-inspired lyrics of Azerbaijani mugham and spirited songs of the bardic ashiq tradition provided the soundscape of her childhood. Now a consummate vocalist in her own right, Qasimova has developed a distinctive style that builds on the formidable artistic legacy bequeathed to her by her father, the renowned musician Alim Qasimov. Accompanied by a quartet of young virtuosic musicians, Qasimova offers a brilliant example of tradition-based music that defies constraint of time or place, transcending boundaries, and shattering expectations. This concert will be the culmination of a week-long residency at Brandeis University, sponsored in part by the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

 

 

 

 

 



03/07/15

Students, $5
Seniors & Brandeis Community, $15
General Public, $20



- http://www.brandeis.edu/tickets

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



Stranger in the Ex

Presented by Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Experimental Theater

The Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club presents Stranger in the American Repertory Theater's Loeb Experimental Theater.

Two strangers sit side by side on a night flight across the United States. Gradually, each reveals things they have never spoken about before. An alliance grows based onthe shocking aspects of their personal histories. 

 



 

 



02/27/15 - 03/07/15

FREE tickets! Email with your name, show date and desired number of tickets to strangerintheex@gmail.com.



- http://hrdctheater.com/stranger/

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



The Makanda Project Multiple Percussion Edition

Presented by VISIONS, Inc

For this concert the Makanda Project will expand to include three drummers: Yoron Israel, Warren Smith, and Billy Hart.  In addition to several pieces from its repertoire of Makanda Ken McIntyre compositions, the group will also play a piece Mr. Smith wrote for Max Roach's M'Boom percussion ensemble, of which he was a founding member.  Also performing will be Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Lance Bryant, Sean Berry, and Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini (trumpet); Alfred Patterson, Bill Lowe (trombones); Diane Richardson, Nedelka Prescod (voices); John Kordalewski (piano); and Matt Stavrakas (bass).



03/07/15

FREE



- http://makandaproject.com



Boston Massacre reenactment and commemoration

Presented by Bostonian Society / RevolutionaryBoston®

The Old State House will be abuzz with activity on Saturday, March 7, 2015 commemorating and reenacting the Boston Massacre on its 245th Anniversary. During the day, visit the Old State House for family programming that explores the Massacre and its aftermath.

As night falls, witness the famous event reenacted on the spot where it happened in 1770. The reenactment begins at 7:00 p.m., but come early and meet patriots, loyalists, and moderates who will share their stories of that shocking night.



03/07/15

Admission to museum: $10.00 for Adults

Children under 18 are free

Outdoor Reenactment: Free



- http://www.revolutionaryboston.org/revboston/event/boston-massacre-reenactment-and-commemoration/



20th Anniversary Celebration

Presented by The Paul Speidel Band at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

Paul Speidel has been a consistent presence on the Boston music scene for over twenty years, having appeared with such greats as Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, David Maxwell and Patti Page. He and his group are celebrating their time here with a special dinner hour show at the legendary music venue, Johnny D's--not a bad seat in the house and plenty of tables to accommodate groups to come enjoy a night out together.

"Led by sizzling electric blues guitarist Speidel, this ensemble takes the stage...with a melding of blues, rock, jazz and Latin flavors."
--Boston Magazine's "Go-To Guide"



03/07/15

$15.00



- http://www.paulspeidelband.com/

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



Radius Ensemble -- Echoes

Presented by Radius Ensemble at The Longy School of Music

Radius Ensemble -- Echoes

ROSSINI – Six arias from The Barber of Seville for two bassoons (1816)
RUEHR – Jane Wang considers the dragonfly for flute and digital delay (2007)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 (1940)
Plus a wind quintet by the winner of the fourth annual Pappalardo Composition Competition


Which is true, the origin or the echo? Both. In the days before recordings, arrangements for piano or other instruments were the only way to repeatedly enjoy the latest stage hits. On the heels of the premiere of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, a renowned bassoonist, François-René Gebauer, arranged six of its best-loved arias for two bassoons: portable opera. Written in the shadow of the first year of World War II, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 would go on to become one of his most famous chamber works. In addition, it offered him the chance to participate not just as the composer, but as the pianist. Also on this program, Elena Ruehr’s piece for flute and digital delay, Jane Wang considers the dragonfly, and a premiere by the winner of the fourth annual Pappalardo Composition Competition.



03/07/15

Tickets are $10-20 when purchased online. Tickets are also available at the door with a nominal surcharge.



- http://radiusensemble.org

The Longy School of Music - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Makin' Music: Fun with Mozart & Friends

Presented by Chamber Music Metrowest

Join us as we learn how music is put together. -Fun musical activities for children. -Ask questions & see the instruments up close after the concert. -Program designed for children ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome! The concert will feature Bonnie Cochran on flute, Erin Simmons Asbury on clarinet and Sally VanderPloeg on piano. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



03/07/15

FREE ADMISSION: Please bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for Westborough Food Pantry (100% of donations will go to Westborough Food Pantry)
 



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



Centennial Lecture: Hudson River School Landscapes

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Immerse yourself in the world of Hudson River School landscapes with this special centennial lecture by Dr. David B. Dearinger, the Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings & Sculpture and Director of Exhibitions at the Boston Athenæum. Specializing in nineteenth-century American art, Dr. Dearinger will lead us in a close look at the historical and artistic significance of the first school of American painting. Following the lecture, take a closer look at Fruitlands collection of Hudson River School landscapes in the centennial exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum.


Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 978-456-3924, ext. 239 or email programming@fruitlands.org.



03/07/15

Members $10, Nonmembers $15



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

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



First Free Children's Art Class

Presented by The Guild of Boston Artists at The Guild of Boston Artists

THE GUILD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE SPONSORING A THREE PART SERIES OF ART DISCOVERY CLASSES FOR CHILDREN. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP CHILDREN “SEE” THE ART WORKS IN OUR GALLERY THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYE. WE WILL HAVE ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY  TO GUIDE THE CLASSES. WE WANT TO SHOW YOUR CHILDREN THAT ART IS JOYFUL, FUN AND TOTALLY COOL.

March 7 - How Does An Artist Begin? 

What does an artist think about before beginning a painting? 

We will discuss paintings in the gallery, and invite the children to imagine what might have been going through the artist’s mind while he or she was designing the painting. All supplies are furnished by the Guild.

 



03/07/15

free



- http://guildofbostonartists.org

The Guild of Boston Artists - 162 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116



Books Abound Opening Reception

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Books Abound | Open Juried Show
Juried by Alexander Campos, Center for Book Arts, New York
 

Awards: Three $100 prizes

About our Juror:
“Alex comes to the Center for Book Arts with  15 years experience in Arts Management, with positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and most recently, Executive Director of the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. His education includes an MA in Arts Administration from New York University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on the history of art and Romance languages. He is a member of the American Association of Museums and has served on several advisory commissions and grant review panels.”



03/07/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgeart.org



6th Congressional District High School Art Competition & Exhibition

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Congressional District High School Art Competition and Exhibition is a juried art show, open to high school students (grades 10-12) from public and private schools within the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts, as well as high school students home-schooled within the district. The award winners will receive varying amounts of scholarship to Montserrat’s Summer Pre-College Program and the U.S. Postal Service will provide students with the option of having their artwork displayed at their local post office. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the artwork of the Grand Award Winner will be sent to the U.S. Capitol Building where it will be displayed for one year with the work of other award winners from across the country. The winner from each district, accompanied by one adult, will be invited to attend the opening of that exhibition in Washington, D.C. to be scheduled for a date in June.

 

Exhibition: March 4 - 7, 2015

Reception: Sat., March 7, 3:30 - 5 pm

Drop Off Dates:

Sat., Feb. 28 10 am - 2 pm

Sun., March 1, 10 am - 2 pm

 

 



03/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.montserrat.edu/news/HS_Congressional.php



Piano Sonatas of Viktor Ullmann: In Concert and Conversation with Jeanne Golan

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944) was a leading composer of his generation, active in the Romantic Avant-garde. At the peak of his career, he was interned by the Nazis at the concentration camp in Terezin and later exterminated at Auschwitz. Stirred by Goethe’s maxim, “Live within the moment, live in eternity,” Ullmann wrote seven piano sonatas that span his compositional life, including his “Theresienstadt” years. 



03/07/15

Free with a Tufts I.D.; $10 for general admission



- http://events.tufts.edu/static/?filter=category%2Barts

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Tom Rhodes

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Tom Rhodes is a world traveling comedian. The New York Times describes him as “A mostly natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.” An adventurer forging his own path, Rhodes has built a career that includes stand-up specials,  a sitcom,  a travel show,  a late night talk show,  numerous live CDs and DVDs,  his critically acclaimed podcast Tom Rhodes Radio,  as well as being a travel writer for The Huffington Post.
 
 



03/05/15 - 03/07/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=363817

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



The Harvard Argentine Tango Society presents Time To Tango

Presented by Harvard Argentine Tango Society at Harvard Dance Center

The Harvard Argentine Tango Society presents "Time to Tango," a spring dance residency. A unique opportunity to enjoy Argentine Tango at Harvard's premier dance venue! Join us for one or both evenings of dance demos, instruction, and guided practice with dance assistants. Beginners and new dancers are especially welcome and no partner required. 



03/06/15 - 03/07/15

Ticket Prices: Full Price: $30.00; Students: $20.00; Seniors(65+): $20.00 Two-Evening Event Pass: $50.00 / $30.00



- http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/hats/home

Harvard Dance Center - 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



The Elders Ensemble 10th Anniversary Project

Presented by Prometheus Dance

The Elders Ensemble 10th Anniversary Project is a multi-media documentation of The Elders Ensemble's decade of empowerment through dance, an artistic process that has also proven to revitalize their multi-generational audiences. Presented in the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, the Project will combine live dance/theater pieces with sound bites from their “Here and Now” (NPR) radio interviews, as well as video footage from the making of one of their signature dance pieces "Parish Blues" (filmed at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard).

Prometheus Dance (www.prometheusdance.org) serves as the umbrella for The Elders Ensemble (www.prometheusdance.org/elders-ensemble). There will be a Pre-Show Reception at 2:00 pm, followed by a Performance at 3:00 pm and a Talk Back.



03/07/15

Tickets (available at the door, cash or check only): $10, free for Seniors.



- http://www.dtlcd.org



Oceanside

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

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.



02/12/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $20 - $60

 



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

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



I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

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

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

$94-$112 per person.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=124

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



Mendelssohn Elijah

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Known in the 19th century as the Messiah of its day, Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio never loses its grip on an audience. Acclaimed bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams sings the pivotal title role of the Old Testament prophet.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $22 - $88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/mendelssohn-elijah/

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



Danú 20th Anniversary Tour

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

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://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/danu-anniversary-tour/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Presenting Stephen Burns

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at NEC's Jordan Hall

Wellesley native Stephen Burns returns to Boston to perform the world premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Trumpet Concerto. He will also conduct his original composition Fanfare for Freedom. Assistant conductor Taichi Fukumura will conduct the final piece, "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz.

 

Burns - Fanfare for Freedom

Honegger - Pastorale d’été

Thomas Oboe Lee - Trumpet Concerto

World Premiere

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique



03/08/15

Adults $40-$15

Senior & Student Discounts Offered



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



Chameleon Up Close: Rafael Popper-Keizer & Vivian Chang-Freiheit

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Chameleon christens its new recital series with a program of breakthrough works. Strauss uncovers his heroic voice, Carter stands at the crossroads where his early neo-classical style meets the modernist he would become, and Beethoven gives us the first truly equal duo sonata for cello and piano. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Richard Strauss, Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV 115
Elliott Carter, Sonata for cello & piano (1949)
Frank Bridge, Elegie, H. 47 (1904)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69



03/08/15

$45, $5 off for students/seniors



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

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



Hot Club of Cowtown

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin have been conjuring the spirit of both Bob Wills and jazz manouche legend Django Reinhardt for close to fifteen years and show no sign of slowing down.



03/08/15

$28 - $46



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/hot-club-of-cowtown/

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



Hungry Hearts

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

Based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience, Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City’s Lower East Side. 

USA | 1922 | 80 min | Black & White | Silent with English intertitles | Director: E. Mason Hopper



03/08/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-hungry-hearts

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Lady of the Camellias

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Ignite your desire for true love with Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias. Based on Alexander Dumas' 19th-century French novel and set to the music of Chopin, Lady of the Camellias follows the tragic affair of Marguerite, one of Paris' most sought-after courtesans, and Armand, a young gentleman from the country. Dumas' novel, which he later reworked for the theatre, has inspired countless of stage and screen adaptations, including the opera La Traviata, Greta Garbo's magnificent Oscar-nominated interpretation of Marguerite in Camille, and the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge.

Boston Ballet's staging of Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias celebrates the 20th anniversary of the work.



02/26/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/camellias/

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



Kard Goes Hollywood

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

This exhibition in Sharf Visitor Center presents twenty iconic figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age photographed by Karsh over his life-long career. Karsh captures the star quality in his celebrity sitters photographed in their prime, a selection that includes images of Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, and many more.



09/09/14 - 03/08/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/karsh-goes-hollywood

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



Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

American music icon Wynonna has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour. Launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC, with a stop in her Ashland, KY hometown, the special run of shows will visit intimate venues only. With her one-of-a-kind powerhouse voice and engaging storytelling flair, Wynonna–joined by her 3-piece band including her husband, producer and award-winning artist Cactus Moser–will share with audiences the personal stories behind what inspired her to record the songs from her 30-year platinum career.



03/08/15

$29-$59



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/wynonna-friends/

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



Oran Etikin's Timbalooloo Wake Up Clarinet

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

 A sensational, hand clapping, foot stomping interactive family introduction to music and jazz by award winning clarinetist, Oran Etkin.



03/08/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $12
Advance Sale, JCC Member at JCC Box Office, $10
At the door, $15



- http://timbalooloo.bpt.me/

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



8 Hour Welding Intensive

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

8 Hour Welding Intensive: 10-6PM, SUN, (1/18, 2/8, 3/8)

In this comprehensive overview of Oxy-Acetylene, Stick, and MIG welding, this workshop will cover studio and personal safety and welding equipment function. All participants will complete a small welded sculpture created using these three forms of welding to take home. Oxy-Acetylene welding covers the basics of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, familiarization with the gas tanks, welding and metal cutting practice with the torch. Oxy-fuel is one of the oldest welding processes, though in recent years it has become less popular in industrial applications. However, it is still widely used for welding pipes and tubular structures, as well as in repair work. It is also frequently well-suited (and favored) for fabrication of metal-based artwork. Stick welding is one of the most common types of arc welding, and is sometimes referred to as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); it is also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA) or stick welding. Electric current is used to strike an arc between the base material and consumable electrode rod, which is made of steel and is covered with a flux that protects the weld area from oxidation and contamination by producing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas during the welding process. The electrode core itself acts as filler material, making a separate filler unnecessary. “MIG” welding, or gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas welding, is a semi-automatic or automatic process that uses a continuous wire feed as an electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination. Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers other workshops in welding (Intro to MIG, Intro to TIG, Intro to Stick, Intro to OxyAce Welding, Weld A Critter). In addition to welding workshops, Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers workshops in Jewelry Making (Make A Ring, Make A Ring/Set A Stone, Make A Pendant, Jewelry Enameling), as well as Hydrocal Sculpting. Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers multi-week classes in Welding*, Jewelry, Lost Wax Casting, Stone Carving, Figure Sculpting, as well as Mold Making and Foundry. *Day and Evening classes available



01/18/15 - 03/08/15

$350.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



The King of Second Avenue

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

Robert Brustein’s The King of Second Avenue is a new musical with a lively klezmer score by composer Hankus Netsky. This world premiere comedy features a "Romeo and Juliet" love story set against the background of antagonistic Jewish sects in the Lower East Side of 1960s Manhattan. A wily Sephardic actor named Da Costa, now down on his luck, dupes Joseph E. Lapidus, a wealthy Hollywood producer, out of his clothes, money, groceries, and self-respect. All the while Da Costa’s lovely daughter Dolores is courted by both one of her father’s beggar companions and Lapidus’ ill-mannered son. The King of Second Avenue is a hilarious sequence of con-games, swindlings, and the search for true love.



02/07/15 - 03/08/15

Tier A: $55 - $60 plus fees
Tier B: $45 - $50 plus fees
Tier C: $25 - $30 plus fees

Seniors: $7 off each ticket
Students: $20 plus fees for all tiers



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/king-of-the-schnorrers/

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



Raccoon Tales

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Journey deep into the forest with the trickster Ring-Around-His-Tail Raccoon as your guide! The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they ever learn their lessons? Raccoon Tales features three humorous vignettes inspired by the Native American just-so stories of the Seneca tribe: "How the Fox and the Raccoon Trick Each Other," "Why the Blue Jay is Blue and the Gray Wolf Isn’t," and "Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail."

Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier-mâché. As the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Brad trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. Brad’s original works include Robin Hood, The Carrot Salesman, Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine, The Yankee Peddler, and The Magic Soup and Other Stories, featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013.

Master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis is widely recognized as one of America's foremost glove puppeteers. For over 30 years he served as Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theater where he and founder Mary Churchill worked tirelessly to establish a home for puppetry in New England. Paul created over a dozen full-length puppetry productions and received five prestigious UNIMA Citations of Excellence for his work. Paul was also honored with the President's Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Puppeteers of America. Now retired from performing, Davis remains active as a teacher and mentor in the New England puppetry community. Paul currently resides in Brookline Village, where he recently celebrated Puppet Showplace Theater's 40th anniversary and his own 80th birthday.



03/05/15 - 03/08/15

This show is recommended for ages 4 through 10.

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Sarah Aroeste Quartet

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 Inspired by her family's Sephardic roots, Aroeste writes and performs contemporary Ladino music. Sarah is the 2014 winner of the Sephardic Prize at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. She has performed in major music venues throughout the US and overseas (tours through Europe, Israel and Cuba), and has collaborated with such notables as Frank London (The Klezmatics), Roberto Rodriguez, Tamir Muskat (Balkan Beat Box), Y-Love and more.
Her ensemble features pianist Shai Bachar (who played with Aaron Bensoussan at the 2013 BJMF), Fima Ephron, Bass, and Liron Peled, percussion.
This event is present in partnership with Temple Israel, Sharon.



03/08/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
At the door, $25



- http://aroeste.bpt.me/



Diwan Saz: Harmony in the Holy Land

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 An exciting Israeli ensemble performing traditional Middle Eastern music from many traditions. Featuring Rabbi David Menachem, a rising star in the revival of piyyutim in Israel; Lubna Saleme featured vocalist with Nazareth Orchestra; and Mohammed Gaddir, a 14-year-old Bedouin singer.

Using traditional acoustic instruments such as the saz and baglama, this multicultural group of seven musicians perform ancient music from Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, and the Holy Land - - promoting peace and understanding through their music. Their 'Harmony in the Holy Land' concerts incorporate melodies and texts of the the diverse musical heritages found in Israel.

This event is made possible with the generous support of Temple Shalom and The Israeli Consulate of New England.



03/08/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25



- http://diwansaz.bpt.me/



COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON Jackson Homestead Museum

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON
Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street Noon–5:00 PM AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.



03/07/15 - 03/08/15

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Jackson Homestead - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT HISTORIC NEWTON Durant Kenrick House and Grounds

Presented by Historic Newton


Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both our museums. At the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue 10:00 AM-4:00 PM AND the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street Noon–5:00 PM.



03/07/15 - 03/08/15

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org



The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Produced by the Performing Arts Cener of Framingham KIDS PRODUCTION This recurring event is part of a series. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one-act musical comedy. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam County Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

Adult: $16 Youth/Senior: $14. All tickets $2 more at the door.



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Tea and Tunes with Adrienne Howard and Emily Peterson

Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

Enjoy tea and cake and wonderful music in the mansion at Gore Place! Fiddler Adrienne Howard and concertinist Emily Peterson perform Irish jigs, reels, airs and more!. 



03/08/15

$15 and $10 members and ages 5-12



- http://goreplace.org/food-and-holiday-events.htm

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



The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents Sarita Kwok and Wei-Yi Yang

Presented by Hammond Residential RE at Old South Church, Boston

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang will perform works by Debussy, Schnittke, Dvorak and Ravel as part of the Hammond Performing Arts Series, which is sponsored by the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation. 



03/08/15

FREE



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

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



The Pajama Game

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this 1954 romantic comedy. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbot and Richard Bissell
Directed by Laura Marie Duncan (B.F.A. '94, musical theater)
Musical Direction by Steven Ladd Jones
Conducted by Peter Mansfield



03/05/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets: $25 - $30 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/pajama-game

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



The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre

Bruce Hangen, conductor

BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
CRESTON: Concertino for marimba and orchestra, featuring Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition Winner Ayami Okamura (M.M. '16), marimba
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome, featuring Indervir Singh (M.M. '15), conductor



03/08/15

Tickets: $10 - $15

FREE PARKING is available at the Broadway Garage located on Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Let the attendant know that you are attending a Sanders Theatre event. Receive a swipe ticket which you will use to get back into the garage after the performance and will need to exit.



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/boston-conservatory-orchestra-12

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



SERENADE TO BACH with Irina Muresanu

Presented by Boston Classical Orchestra at Faneuil Hall

Boston Classical Orchestra under music director Steven Lipsitt continues its 35th season with Serenade to Bach, a program featuring guest violinist Irina Muresanu. One of the most acclaimed teachers in New England with an international performing career spanning North America, Europe and Asia, Muresanu has become a BCO favorite over the years. She joins the orchestra for performances of Bach’s two solo concerti for the violin. 



03/08/15

$37-$74



- https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34147

Faneuil Hall - 1 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 02109



Boston Comedy Chicks

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

This is the place where female hilarity sometimes shocks and often enlightens the listeners. Featuring Ashley Gavin, Kristin Manna, Heather Whitty, Autumn and Summar and Julee Antonellis



03/08/15

$15 General Admission



- http://www.womenincomedyfestival.com/news/2014/11/wicf-and-boston-comedy-chicks-laugh-boston-3815

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



Boston Sea Rovers Show

Presented by Boston Sea Rovers

Love the ocean? Enjoy traveling, diving or snorkeling, marine wildlife or photography? The Boston Sea Rovers 61st Annual International Clinic, March 7-8, is for divers and non-divers alike and highlights exploration and conservation of the underwater world. The show features over 40 Daytime Seminars, featuring still photography and video presentations from around the underwater world and a world renowned film festival, featuring world famous filmmakers and explorers. The Boston Sea Rovers Saturday Evening film festival will be hosted by great white shark researcher and Discovery Channel star Dr. Gregory Skomal. The spectacular Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the underwater world. This year it features amazing underwater films from famed IMAX filmmakers Howard and Michelle Hall, BBC/Discover Channel Filmmaker Rick Rosenthal and Emmy Award winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande. Not a diver but want to try it out? Check out Discover Scuba offered at the on-site pool. The Exhibit Hall is free and open to the public and showcases various travel and dive industry booths. Visit the Eco-Animals Art Exhibit that traces the life of a flip-flop from ocean trash to amazing creations such as elephants, lions and giraffes. Sunday features free admission for kids under 12 and exciting kids programs. Parking is free at the hotel. More information and advance discount tickets are available at www.bostonsearovers.com.



03/07/15 - 03/08/15

Sat/Sun day $25/$20, Sat night, $25. Discount tickets available online. Student rates available.
 



- http://www.bostonsearovers.com



Boston Sea Rovers: Eco-Animals Art Exhibit

Presented by Boston Sea Rovers

This year the Boston Sea Rovers Art Exhibit traces the life of a flip-flop from ocean trash to amazing creations such as elephants, lions and giraffes.

Each year, thousands and thousands of flip-flops are washed up onto the East African coast creating an environmental disaster. This inexpensive footwear spoils the natural beauty of the beaches and oceans, but more insidiously, the rubber pieces are often swallowed by fish and other animals, causing suffocation. Flip-flops can also obstruct turtle hatchlings from reaching the sea and are a man-made menace to an already fragile ecosystem.

Teams of locals help to collect the flip-flops from the beaches, while the creative team of artisans at Ocean Sole transform the discarded flip-flops into elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, dolphins, sharks, turtles and more. These colorful masterpieces come with an important message about marine conservation while bringing smiles to people all over the world.

We hope this exhibit serves to inspire the public and to encourage everyone to help reduce marine debris wherever possible.

Special thanks to the Oceanic Society, a proud partner of Ocean Sole, for helping to organize this exhibit.

The Boston Sea Rovers show also offers free admission to the Exhibit Hall and Special Sunday Kids Day programs.  Get a chance to try out SCUBA with Discover Diving! See our website for all details. Free parking. Discount hotel rooms available for the show. See the website for more information.

*Please note: Tickets are required for regular Boston Sea Rovers Saturday and Sunday Daytime programs and Evening Film Festival.



03/07/15 - 03/08/15

Art Exhibit, Exhibit hall and Sunday Kids Day programs are free for adults and children. Tickets are required for regular adult Daytime presentations and Saturday Film Festival.



- http://www.bostonsearovers.com/



The Addison in Bloom

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Enjoy a preview of spring this winter at the Addison. Members of the Andover Garden Club and local professional floral designers will display arrangements inspired by works of art in our winter shows.



03/07/15 - 03/08/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Mother Goose at Rosecliff

Presented by Island Moving Co.

 Mother Goose at Rosecliff ia a ballet designed as a treat for kids of all ages, adults too! Join Mother Goose as she recounts the wonderful playful rhymes and see them danced by Island Moving Co.'s professional dancers.

Jack and Jill, the itsy bitsy spider, Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo-Peep and of course Mother Goose, are only a few of the characters that will appear. You may even get the chance to dance with the Old Woman from France! This ballet of classic nursery rhymes recounted by Mother Goose - enacted by everyone's favorite storyteller, Lisa Reimer, is playfully brought to life by IMC's Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen and Island Moving Co.'s dancers.

We'll also have photo opportunities with the characters after the show.

 

 



03/07/15 - 03/08/15

General Admission $25
Children under 18 $15



- http://www.newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar/mother-goose-at-rosecliff



LIFE

Presented by Charles River Wind Ensemble at National Heritage Museum

We invite you to join the Charles River Wind Ensemble for LIFE – a concert inspired by our collective journey from womb to grave. The group’s second performance of the season, led by new music director Corey Seapy, will feature a diverse and colorful array of music:

The first half of the program is framed by two folk-inspired works, Eugene Bozza’s Children’s Overture and Percy Grainger’s Children’s March, both of which evoke the joy-filled tunes we learn in our youth. O Magnum Mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen, is a beautiful transcription of a choral work that ponders the mystery of birth. Cindy McTee, one of America’s most imaginative modern composers, wrote Timepiece at the outset of the new millennium. It is an intricate and invigorating musical exploration of time.

The three works on the second half of the program align with the life’s latter portion. The Promise of Living, from Aaron Copland’s only full opera The Tender Land, celebrates hard work, harvest, helpfulness, hope, and love. Trauermusik (“Funeral Music”) by Richard Wagner is actually his arrangement of music from Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Euryanthe. Wagner wrote this heartfelt tribute in 1844 for the torch-lit procession of Weber’s remains to his final resting place in Germany. The concert concludes with a recent work by Carter Pann entitled The Three Embraces.

Come enjoy this afternoon of exciting and meaningful live music!
 



03/08/15

FREE



- http://www.crwe.org

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



Sleigh Ride Social

Presented by Charmingfare Farm

Dates offered for February 2015:Sun 1,Sat 7, Sun 8, Sat 14, Sun 15, Sat 21, Sun 22, Sat 28, Sun 23 Dates offered for March 2015: Sun 1,Sat 7, Sun8 Experience a relaxing trip aboard our horse-drawn sleigh ride. Bring a blanket and snuggle-up as you relive a bygone era. You’ll travel along our trails still brightly lit from the holiday season if you come on a Saturday evenings. If you choose to ride along during the day you will be able to see agricultural & wildlife animals as the sleigh travels along. Imagine...roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows, sipping hot cocoa ... while enjoying our cozy bonfire. Enjoy the fresh air as the sleigh takes you to a secluded pine grove. Upon arrival at our old fashioned winter social you’ll warm-up around several large bonfires while enjoying complimentary hot dogs, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa. When you’re ready to depart from the fires just catch the next horse-drawn sleigh back to the farm. On the way watch for reindeer at the Reindeer barn. Please plan on approximately 2 hours. It’s a night filled with warm memories and special moments!



02/07/15 - 03/08/15

Low as $25 per person. Prices vary. See website for details.



- https://www.visitthefarm.com/viewEvent.php?id=32



Freckleface Strawberry The Musical

Presented by Riverside Theatre Works at Riverside Theatre Works

It’s great to be different! Riverside Theatre Works presents Freckleface Strawberry, a family-friendly musical about learning to love yourself. Based on the children’s book by actress Julianne Moore, the show features sweet songs, adorable dances, and family-friendly ticket prices. Freckleface tells the story of a redheaded girl who will do anything to get rid of her freckles. With the help of a ballerina, an athlete, a ditzy pal, a kooky teacher, and a loving mom, she discovers that everyone is sometimes insecure – and that our differences make us special.



02/28/15 - 03/08/15

Tickets for the weekend performances cost $10 for kids and $15 for adults, and are available at www.rtwboston.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. School-day matinee tickets are $5 apiece; to schedule a visit for a school or group, contact Riverside Theatre Works at 617-361-7024.



- http://www.rtwboston.org/shows_events.html

Riverside Theatre Works - 45 Fairmount Ave., Boston, MA, 02136



TCAN Players present Getting Sara Married

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

"A bright and breezy evening of delightful theatre... It is fun and a great change of pace from the daily news and the rest of the world. Don't miss it!"  - Jacksonville Review

A romantic comedy in two acts by Sam Bobrick, presented by the TCAN Players. Sara Hastings is an unmarried New York lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in any romance. Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband. Unfortunately, Aunt Martha's method of doing it amounts to having the prospective groom bopped over the head and brought to Sara's apartment. Aunt Martha's choice is Brandon Cates, a young man who handles her finances. Although Brandon is already engaged to be married, this does not deter Aunt Martha. The journey to the altar has never been quite so entertaining.



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$20 public / $18 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



The Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

Presented by Music from Land's End Wareham

Music from  Land's End Wareham presents award-winning duo Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Miri Yampolsky, piano in the Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.  Experience the depth of Beethoven's genius and inspiration in this the third and final concert of the complete sonatas.  In this concert, Sonatas Nos. 7, 4 and 9 will be performed.  The previous two concerts were held 3/5 at the Goethe Institut Boston and 3/7 at St. Gabriel's Church in Marion.  



03/08/15

Admission by Donation at the Door.

 



- http://www.mlewareham.org/march-2015-concerts.html



Cinephile Sundays : Xala (The Curse)

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

This savagely funny satire portrays El Hadji, a prosperous, self-satisfied, politically crooked modern businessman who is struck down by the xala (pronounced "ha-la") - a curse rendering its victim impotent. While he chases after witch doctors and soothsayers on a frantic, often hilarious search for a cure, his impotence becomes a mirror of the powerlessness of young African nations over dependent on white technology.

This film is presented as a part of the spring Cinéphile Sundays series. Filthy lucre, dirty money…this spring, we turn to a suite of films that explore our many orientations to money: greed, lust, power and impotence, the temptations of gambling, global economies and personal struggles, and stock market manipulations from 1909 to 2009. In films ranging from the magnificent 1928 French silent film L’Argent to the entangling 2011 Margin Call, from China to Senegal and Mali to the United States, we invite you to join our growing band of cinephiles for a series of brilliant films by major world filmmakers, all on the big screen.



03/08/15

FREE



- https://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56181

Collins Cinema, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Love's Labour's Lost - Screening

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve. Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars. Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).



03/06/15 - 03/08/15

$18



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=C0423B89-A0DF-4DC2-89B0-85D54DE62C9E

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



Maeve Spain And Ted Davis In two Swan Day Performances Celebrating Women in the Arts

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

These two great vocalists will celebrate Swan Day by featuring the songs of their favorite female composers in back to back concerts. Maeve studied with New England jazz greats, Jean and Mel Sibulkin.   She began professional work performing as vocalist with the Mel Sibulkin Trio and the Tom Caulkin Big Band, a twelve piece swing band, manned and womanned, exclusively by aerospace engineers. She continued her studies with Michael Oster at the Boston Cabaret Workshop, and was chosen as a fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret Symposium. Maeve has performed in Europe, Australia, and locally at Ryles, Scullers Jazz Club, Club Café, Thelonius Monkfish, and   with Ted Davis at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in their show “Alone-Together”.  Her CD, On the Loose, was released in 2006.

 

Ted has sung with and been praised by a who’s who in New England music celebrating his interpretive skill, natural phrasing, and rich lyrical voice. He has performed all over New England, is featured with Rebecca Parris on Louise van Aarsen’s CD, Destiny. His own CD, My Favorite Year, was released in 2003.



03/08/15

$18 - all proceeds to benefit TASN



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



And Yet We Go On Seven Short Plays by Samuel Beckett Directed by Peter Sampieri

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

A mouth floats in darkness. Three heads stand atop three jars to relive past mistakes. Two creatures emerge from sacks to play out a cosmic vaudeville. Enter the world of master dramatist Samuel Beckett, who famously wrote “The end is in the beginning, and yet you go on.”

Perhaps more than any other modern playwright, Beckett had a special way of using both dream logic and biting Irish humor to express complex sentiments of loss, loneliness, and the conundrum of human existence. Asking many more questions than he ever answered, Beckett’s plays will have us laughing into the abyss.

In a rarely performed special evening of seven short works entitled And Yet We Go On, come experience the poetic minimalism and dramatic ambiguity of the writer who changed theatre in the twentieth century.  (133 words)

Thursday,  March 5 includes a pre-show conversation at 6:30 pm: “Hope and Humor in an Absurd World”

 



02/28/15 - 03/08/15

$15 General Admission & $10 Seniors and Other Students.



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An Almost Spring Concert: A Celebration of Italian Masters

Presented by Philharmonic Society of Arlington at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington

The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus will present “A Celebration of Italian Masters. The performance will include works by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Lotti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini and Mascagni. Featured soloists are soprano, Kirsten Hart and mezzo-soprano, Valerie Osborn. In addition, the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus will be performing the world premiere of a commissioned piece, “A June Night” by local composer, Christopher Charig. All works will be conducted by Barry Singer with choral accompaniment by Michael Becker. 



03/08/15

$15 for general admission, $10 for seniors/students, $5 for children under 17



- http://psarlington.org/drupal/performances

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington - 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476



The Addison in Bloom Family Program

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Join us for Story Time featuring Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney followed by a simple writing activity exploring ways to make the world more beautiful. “Looking Together” conversation starters will also be available throughout the weekend to help families think about and discuss how art can be represented through flowers and other natural materials. 



03/08/15

Free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 



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



Talk About Dance

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at José Mateo Ballet Theatre

TALKABOUTDANCE is a biannual DWC event that brings together Greater Boston’s dance artists, activists and other dance experts and enthusiasts who believe that expanding the role of dance in our society can help build stronger, more inclusive communities. One of the area’s most socially vibrant settings for dance-related learning, discussion and exchange of ideas, TALKABOUTDANCE offers a unique opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and contribute to the ongoing dialogue that is gradually repositioning the role of dance in our community.

This TALKABOUTDANCE focuses on racism in American concert dance training and performance.The panelists will draw from their personal and professional experiences and share with us ways we can more equitably provide safe, inclusive environments for the dance students and artists whose lives we help shape.



03/08/15

Free and open to the public



- https://www.ballettheatre.org/festival

José Mateo Ballet Theatre - 400 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Advance Improv Comedy Class with Kristen Finger

Presented by New England Fun

In this workshop we will work on utilizing Shortform improv skills to further your Longform play. Find the game quicker, find relationship faster and learn to play on your toes and not rest on your heels. You will learn games and exercises to break you of being in your head and train your body to also be a useful tool. The back lines of a Harold or Armondo can become a place for planning or even doubt.We will push you to be present in every moment. Let’s break the barrier between Longform and Shortform. Let’s explore some really amazing play!



03/08/15

$15



- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-for-long-improv-workshop-with-kristin-finger-tickets-15712910739



Intro to Lost Wax Casting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Have an idea or image you would like to make into wearable jewelry or sculpture? In Intro To Small Metals Casting, students can take their ideas and create a prototype in wax. Once the wax prototype is complete, the student has a choice of casting their piece in either silver or bronze. Make rings, pendants, brooches or small sculptures in wax, then use the wax model to create a finished cast piece in silver or bronze using different finishing techniques.

This class introduces multiple ways of wax working including: additive, subtractive, filing, using hot tools and a small alcohol torch.



01/05/15 - 03/09/15

$400.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Keynote Conversation with Michael Nyman

Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Granoff Music Center

 A KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL NYMAN WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 7:00 PM IN THE DISTLER PERFORMANCE HALL, GRANOFF MUSIC CENTER, 20 TALBOT AVENUE, NEXT DOOR TO THE AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.



03/09/15

FREE



- http://artgallery.tufts.edu

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



a master class with composer ANDREW LIPPA

Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

Composer/lyricist for the Broadway musicals “Big Fish” and “The Addams Family,” as well as the Off Broadway cult hit “jon & jen,” Andrew Lippa will lead a master class for Harvard undergraduate vocalists. “Big Fish” will have its New England premiere presented by Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage Company March 13-April 11; for more information, visit SpeakEasy’s website.



03/09/15

Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.



- http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/lfp/details.php?ID=45272



Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Sounding the Inexpressible: Postwar Musical Memory and the Case of Schoenberg's "Survivor from Warsaw". Jeremy Eichler, chief classical music critic of the Boston Globe, discusses the role of concert music in  American postwar cultural memory and looks closely at the case of the very first musical memorial to the Holocaust written by a major composer: Arnold Schoenberg’s “Survivor from Warsaw” composed in 1947.



03/09/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/calendar.htm

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Intro to Stone Carving

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Learn the ancient art of stone carving with alabaster. Students learn how to see a sculpture in the stone and how to make it come alive. Hand tools such as chisels, files and hammers will be utilized. Price includes a piece of stone.

Teacher: Morris Norvin



01/06/15 - 03/10/15

$350.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Danu

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records since forming in 1994, and has been voted Best Overall Traditional Act by Dublin's magazine Irish Music, as well as getting voted Best Traditional Group twice in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Danú is comprised of founding members Benny McCarthy (accordion), Dónal Clancy (guitar) and Donnchadh Gough (bodhran, uillean pipes), as well as Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, whistle), Tom Doorley (flute), Oisín McAuley (fiddle) and Éamon Doorley (bouzouki).



03/10/15

$46, $38, $28



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

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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



03/10/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story of the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations. The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated people within Union borders and directing their labor to the benefit of the Union fell to the Federal army and navy. This book shows how the campaign to reduce Rebel forts west of the river also involved the creation of a black army of occupation and a remaking of the social and political landscape of Louisiana and the nation. The longer the military campaigns in the Mississippi Valley dragged on, the more Federal officials could feed liberated slaves into the system. No matter the outcome of the war, the Federal government set out to break slavery—forever.

Donald S. Frazier is professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He is the award-winning author of three books on the Civil War including Blood and Treasure (1996), Fire in the Cane Field (2009), and Thunder Across the Swamp (2011). Frazier has worked on the development of three museums, two research centers, and a Mexican War battlefield. Dr. Frazier is also an elected member of the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas, the oldest learned organization in the state, as well as the Texas Historical Foundation.



03/10/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2438/blood-bayou-vicksburg-port-hudson-and-trans-mississppi

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



North America's Shale Gas Resources; Energy and Environmental Perspectives

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

Over the last decade, natural gas extracted from shale rock formations (shale gas) has become an important source of energy in North America. These abundant natural gas resources offer tremendous economic potential and are reshaping the landscape of energy production, including fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy options. Natural gas is also the lowest-emission fossil energy option available today. However, like other energy options, shale gas development has potential adverse impacts on our environment. Harvard Professor John Shaw will discuss where and how shale gas resources are found, the geologic processes responsible for their extraction and use.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture



03/10/15

Free



- http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php#north

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



Wood and Strings

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center

Newly composed duets for shakuhachi and classical guitar with performance faculty artist Elizabeth Reian Bennett, bamboo flute and guest artist Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar, presented alongside solos fashioned for performance faculty cellist Emmanuel Feldman.



03/10/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://events.tufts.edu/#/?i=3

Granoff Music Center - 217 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144



Folk Open Mic

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

Tickets sold at the door for all performances. Performer sign-up begins at 7:30pm.

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.

Featured Artist: Terry Kitchen

terrykitchen.com



03/10/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Fashawn: The Ecology Tour!

Presented by Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub at Middle East Downstairs

After months of anticipation, Fresno emcee Fashawn has finally announced the release of his long-awaited sophomore album, The Ecology. Taking his music to the next level with Nas as the executive producer for this project, Fashawn promises that this full-length album will be well worth the wait, featuring a plethora of award-winning artists and producers including Nas, Aloe Blacc, Dom Kennedy, BJ The Chicago Kid, Alchemist, Exile, DJ Khalil and more.

Fashawn’s first single “Golden State of Mind” ft Dom Kennedy, released late last year, became an instant fan favorite and the critic’s pick for today’s top West Coast anthem. To follow the massive response, Fashawn releases the 2nd single “Guess Who’s Back” (prod. by Beewirks) which features gritty rhymes that paint a vivid picture of his personal situations and surroundings in the streets of his hometown Fresno.

In celebration of his album release, Fashawn will hit the road for his headlining The Ecology Tour across the country with DJ Exile, Vancouver-based artist SonReal and Atlanta rap duo EarthGang in support.



03/10/15

$13



- http://fashawn.ca/

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



Lecture: Images of Grief and Healing

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

Grief and loss are universal emotional experiences that we all grapple with in our lifetimes. Please join us for an evening on Tuesday, March 10th from 6-8pm where we will hear from experts about loss and grief and the ways in which art making is an instrumental tool in helping mourners heal and recalibrate one's life. Panelists will use images to provide examples of how art is both healing and helpful in one's grieving process. 

Refreshments will be served.

Panelists:

1) Emily Newmann, LICSW
2) Michaela Kirby, Psy.D, ART-BC
3) Sandra Bertman, LCSW, PhD, FT
4) Patricia Geller, Psy.
 

Emily Newmann Biography

Emily Newman, LICSW, is a licensed therapist and an artist. She received her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work in 1999, and in 2011 completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.Newmann has presented Nationally on the use of expressive art as a therapeutic tool for working with groups, and has published articles on the use of activity in group work.She is a printmaker and has shown her work in both solo and group shows.Newmann has been using expressive art with her clients for years, as it has been another avenue for emotional self-expression and healing.She currently runs two expressive writing groups for people who are grieving at The Wellness Room in Newton, MA.Newmann currently works with artist Deborah Putnoi facilitating “Art and Healing Nights” for people who are coping with loss, at ArtHeads Studio, in Brighton MA. Learn more at emilynewmann.com.

Michaela Kirby, Psy.D, ART-BC, Biography

Michaela Kirby, Psy.D., ATR-BC is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Psychologist. She is on the faculty at Lesley University in the Expressive Therapies Division and has taught in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral Expressive Therapies programs. She was the Director of Field Training for several years overseeing Masters-level Expressive Therapies students in field placement in the community. Michaela has been a practicing art therapist for 30 years. 

Sandra Bertman, LCSW, PhD, FT, Biography

Sandra Bertman LCSW, PhD, FT, is a thanatologist and humanist educator. For most of her career as Professor of Humanities in Medicine at UMass Medical and Graduate Nursing Schools she developed programs in end-of-life care, grief counseling, and reflective practice. Author of Facing Death: Images, Insights & Interventions and Grief and the Healing Arts: Creativity as Therapy, Sandra is the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from The Society for Arts in Healthcare, The International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement and most proud of the Dame Cicely Saunders Award for extending her classroom and counseling techniques to patients, families, and staff in hospice, hospital and other therapeutic settings. 

Patricia Geller, Psy., Biography

Patricia Geller, Psy., is a psychologist, with a focus on trauma and growth. Her work focuses on the body, feeling and attachment with the goal of helping people discover their own internal road maps toward healing. She is also a printmaker and her work about the death of her beloved husband can be found on her web site patriciageller.com.



03/10/15

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



Public Lecture-Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Shell-Builders

Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

Anthropogenic elevation of atmospheric carbon dioxide is making the oceans more acidic, thereby reducing their degree of saturation with respect to calcium carbonate (CaCO3) minerals. There is mounting concern over the impact that future CO2-induced reductions in the CaCO3 saturation of seawater will have on marine calcifiers’ ability to produce their protective shells and skeletons. Experimental research in the Dr. Justin Ries, associate profossor of Marine & Evironmental Sciences, Lab strives to better understand the potential consequences that ocean acidification will have on various shelled marine organisms.

 



03/10/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.northeastern.edu/marinescience/Events/



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



Intro to Jewelry Making

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Have you ever wanted to express yourself in a wearable art form and have some fun to boot? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering Wednesday evening jewelry classes this spring. Learn how to make a ring, pendant or brooch and express yourself in your own unique way!

Stonybrook Fine Art offers a rudimentary jewelry making class which covers such metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, surface embellishment, soldering, filing, shaping, riveting, oxidation, polishing, and basic stone setting to create several finished pieces. This is a great introduction for those who want to learn jewelry making; however our class sizes are small enough to allow for more advanced students to further their knowledge and gain assistance with more difficult projects.



01/07/15 - 03/11/15

$500.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Intro to Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter. In this introductory course, students will get a basic overview of welding which covers gas welding or Oxy Acetylene, stick or arc welding and MIG welding. Students are taught shop safety as well proper use of tools and equipment. Students will learn various techniques and will make at least one piece by the end of the six week session.

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

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

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/05/15 - 03/11/15

$500.00 for 6 session class
$640.00 for 8 session class



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Saints and Tzadiks

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

 "A unique and amazing work of aural art; full of unexpected delights and twists that will leave the listener wondering what's next -- and wondering how McKeown and Sklamberg put it all together without becoming tongue-tied."
Patrick O'Donnell, Green Man Review

"A consistent, unique work and thoroughly entertaining."
Irish American

What could be more appropriate for a Boston Jewish Music Festival than a program combining Yiddish and Celtic songs? Renowned Irish singer Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg, lead vocalist of The Klezmatics, offer a Celtic-Yiddish musical conversation in ballad, lore and myth. An intimate, coffeehouse style concert by two Grammy winning singers.

Presented in partnership with the Irish Consulate of Boston.

If you would like guaranteed table seating for this concert, you must purchase a concert-dinner reservation package directly through Johnny D's at johnnyds.com or by calling 617.776.2004 after 3:30 pm.



03/11/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $18
At the door, $20



- http://irishyiddish.bpt.me/

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



ECAN’s “No Laughing Matter” – Boston Comedy Competition

Presented by Esophageal Cancer Association at Laugh Boston

Join ECAN (the Esophageal Cancer Action Network) as the area’s top comedians compete to be named “Boston’s Best!” The winning comedian will enter into a national online competition to be the opening act for ECAN’s upcoming benefit concert, An Evening with Jeff Foxworthy.

It’s all part of ECAN’s seriously fun campaign to send the life-saving message that Reflux Disease is No Laughing Matter – Heartburn Can Cause Cancer!

ECAN’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between heartburn and cancer, promoting early detection and supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect, treat and cure Esophageal Cancer. This national non-profit organization is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders and families that have been touched by esophageal cancer. 



03/11/15

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

$15; $5 will be donated to nonprofit, ECAN



- http://www.ECAN.org/NoLaughingMatter

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



Distinguished Writers Series: Laux and Young

Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College

Dorianne Laux's fifth collection, The Book of Men was the winner of The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also author of Awake, What We Carry (finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award) and Smoke, as well as The Book of Women, and Dark Charms. Co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, she's the recipient of three Best American Poetry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She directs the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is founding faculty of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.

Kevin Youngis the author of Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels; Dear Darkness; For the Confederate Dead; Book of Hours and the film noir in verse Black Maria. Young was a 1993 Nation Poetry Series winner for Most Way Home, a finalist for the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets for To Repel Ghosts: Five Sides in B Minor, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award forJelly Roll: A Blues. Young is also the author of a non-fiction book, The Grey Album, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and the 2013 PEN Open Book Award. He is the editor of several collections, most recently The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010 and The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink. Young is currently Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English, and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University.



03/11/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55346

Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Dylan Gardner

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

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardner has spent the last 10 years of his life obsessed with the art of songwriting. His earliest memory is of himself, aged four, playing maracas onstage during a performance of “Hang on Sloopy” with his dad’s band. Gangly and bespectacled offstage, he's a self-described music nerd who has taught himself to be a Pro Tools engineer and bedroom producer. He collects classic ’60s rock albums (the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and the Doors are particular favorites) and owns a thousand vinyl records.

Hailing from San Tan Valley, Arizona, Gardner spends his days writing and recording songs; jamming in the garage with his brother and drummer, Mark; or gigging with his four-piece band. His debut album, Adventures in Real Time, was just released in January 2015, and its first single, "Let's Get Started," has had almost 3 million plays on Spotify. He's known for his brisk hooks and high-spirited melodies, and he counts the Beatles, Ben Folds, and Vampire Weekend among his influences.
 



03/11/15

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4a256a890329fb02a32af87e9277e70a



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

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



Rock 'n' Scroll: Two Music Icons Discuss Spirituality TWO MUSIC ICONS DISCUSS SPIRITUALITY

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Two superstars of the music world – E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg (pictured) and Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza – will discuss the role of spirituality in their careers. Moderating the event will be former Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse. Max Weinberg is the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He is widely known for his role as bandleader for Conan O'Brien on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. A modern troubadour of urban folk-rock, he was featured in the PBS special David Broza at Masada with Jackson Browne and his American debut album, Away from Home, was praised by The New York Times as one of the best pop albums of the year.



03/11/15

Tickets are $50, $100, $118 or $150 ($150 level includes private reception, autograph session and photos)



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

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



Light: An exhibition by Mark Malloy

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

Looking from a specific location for an extended period of time reflects the changing light of time passing on what one sees (or thinks they see). The work in Light began with a number of painting trips in the fall of 2014 to Provincetown, MA on the very tip of Cape Cod. As the fall of 2014 continued, Mark Malloy used these landscape paintings created en plein air as the driver behind new explorations in painting, design and illustration. Painting on canvas as well as watercolor on paper will be featured in this exhibition, alongside digital components. 

Mark Malloy has been a professor in the art + design department at Salem State University since 1999. He teaches painting in the fine art area as well as graphic design. Professor Malloy’s work is featured throughout the campus of Salem State, including on the ground floor of the library.



02/17/15 - 03/11/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.salemstate.edu/calendar/843/light-an-exhibition-of-paintings-by/



Women in Modern Iranian Cinema: The Day I Became a Woman

Presented by Wellesley College at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

Dir. Marziyeh Meshkini's filmtells the interconnected stories of three Iranian women struggling with their female identity at different stages in their lives. Winner of three awards at the 2000 Venice Film Festival, The Day I Became a Woman has been described as "Felliniesque" by several critics and was temporarily banned upon its release in Iran. 



03/11/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://patch.com/massachusetts/wellesley/women-modern-iranian-cinema-day-i-became-woman-0

Collins Cinema, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Jan St. Werner (Fiepblatter, Lithops, Mouse on Mars)

Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Cologne producer and sound artist JAN ST. WERNER is perhaps best known for his work in Mouse on Mars, which he formed with Andi Toma in the early 90s. Over two decades, the duo has charted a perpetual course of reinvention, indulging in complex, heavily hybridized forms that synthesize everything from ambient, techno, and dub to post-rock and next-level electronics.

In 2013, St. Werner began producing records under his own name with Blaze Colour Burn, the first in a run of experimental albums called Fiepblatter on Thrill Jockey. The most recent installment in the series, Miscontinuum Album, saw release on the label in late 2014 and was originally created for a live opera performance in Munich; Popp composed the libretto. It is part of a larger project that encompasses visual works, installations, writings, software, and lectures.



03/11/15

Suggested donation: $15



- http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/bos/ver/en13939269v.htm

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



Women in the Arts

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

Recognize Women’s History Month and celebrate women in the arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Enjoy tours, music, gallery activities, a spotlight on local artists from ArtLifting, and other special events throughout the evening.

Special Events

Gallery Talk: Women in French Art | 6–7 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center 
Local Artists’ Spotlight | 6–9 pm, Druker Education Pavilion, 159 and 160 
Art Making: Fiber Arts | 6–9 pm, Gallery 168 
Drawing in the Galleries | 6–9 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard 
Highlights Tour: Contemporary Women Artists | 6:30, 6:45, and 7 pm, Meet in Gallery 265 
Music: Girls Rock Campaign Boston | 6:30–8:30 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard 
Her Own Subject: American Women's Self-Portraits before 1930 | 7–7:30 pm, Riley Seminar Room, 156



03/11/15

Free and open to the public. Free admission will begin at 4pm.



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/women-in-the-arts

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



Avenue Q

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Staged in the immersive atmosphere of OBERON, Avenue Q is the whip-smart and uproariously funny story of one puppet’s journey to find his purpose. Princeton, a college grad with big dreams and a tiny bank account, joins a colorful cast of characters living in an apartment building on Avenue Q, learning life lessons the hard way from puppets and humans alike. It’s a musical about discovering the world — think “Sesame Street” on steroids!

Note: Contains explicit language and puppet nudity/sex. Not recommended for children or monsters under the age of 13.



03/10/15 - 03/11/15

$10-25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/avenue-q

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Figure Sculpting

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Study the anatomy and gestures of a live model in a variety of poses. Practice short studies to explore themes of abstraction and interpretation. Using a wire armature, form the figure, then create a sculpture using Klean Klay (a form of plasticine). The same model will be present for two weeks in the same pose.

Class size: Maximum 8 students per class.



01/08/15 - 03/12/15

$325.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Jesse Cook

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

With eight studio albums, several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook is set to release yet another Public Television Special, “Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre”, on November 30, 2013. In addition, due to an increase in demand from fans for more performances in America, Cook is also pleased to announce a 25-date U.S. tour in April/May of 2014.



03/11/15 - 03/12/15

$37 - $40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jesse-cook/

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



Try it! Monotype Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Try monotype, an expressive process where students draw with a brush and ink on a metal plate, add and subtract with brushes, rags and fingers, then print on the etching press to create a one-of-a-kind prints. A great way to extend drawing or painting skills! All levels of experience welcome. Tuition includes all supplies. Advance registration required.



03/05/15 - 03/12/15

Danforth Art Members $66; Non-members $91



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



The Klezmatics in New Hampshire

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at The Music Hall: Historic Theater

 Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable. Tickets make great Hanukkah presents.

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival in partnership with Temple Israel and the Greater Seacoast Region Jewish Federation.



03/12/15

General Admission, $20, $25, $36



- http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/the_klezmatics

The Music Hall: Historic Theater - 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801



We Banjo 3

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

 An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and Fergal Scahill and brothers Martin and David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Martin holds seven All-Ireland titles and Enda four, while Fergal and David hold All-Ireland titles on banjo, fiddle, bodhran, and guitar.



03/12/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2311/we-banjo-3

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



Travel & Taste Brazil: The Pantanal, a Wetland Wonderland

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

The Pantanal, one of the world's largest wetlands, is about 10 times the size of the Everglades and one of the most pristine and biologically rich environments on the planet. During the rainy season about 80% of the Pantanal floods making the area difficult to visit, while consolidating the spectacular wildlife. From over 700 species of birds, including jabiru storks, the emblematic hyacinth macaw, wading birds, and tiny endemic antwrens, to 100 species of mammals such as monkeys, capybara, giant otters and jaguars along with fish and reptiles, the Pantanal provides a once in a lifetime bird and wildlife spotting experience.

Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, March 10. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
Please let us know at the time of registration if there are any dietary restrictions.



03/12/15

Dinner/Lecture: $26 members/ $32 non-members,


Lecture only: $12 members/ $15 non-members(7:30 start)

 



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Brazil:program_code=37184

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



Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with soloists from the Emmanuel Music ensemble.For March 12th we will have Heidi Braun-Hill, violin, performing Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002.



03/12/15

Free to the public. To save your seat please make a reservation here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9946049



- https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9946049

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



Volcanic Winter, Population Bottlenecks, and Human Evolution

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

 The eruption of the Mount Toba supervolcano in the Indonesian island of Sumatra 74,000 years ago brought about an era of severe environmental degradation that decimated populations of Neanderthals and modern humans. Archaeological evidence suggests that modern humans survived this era by creating cooperative intergroup social networks and behaving like tribes. Neanderthals on the other hand, behaved more like primate troops, living in small, closed territories with limited intergroup interaction. Stanley Ambrose, Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss the behaviors that contributed to the competitive advantage of modern humans and the demise of Neanderthals.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture



03/12/15

FREE



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2156

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



From the Pyramids to the Projects: Poet Askia M. Touré

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus

A lifelong interest in the history of Africa inspired Askia M. Touré to use his work to restore the lost heritage of African American people. The award-winning poet, author, social activist, and African American Studies professor, now based in Boston, is a fountain of fascinating oral history about SNCC, Civil Rights, the Black Panthers and the Black Arts movements, of which he is a co-founding architect.

Along with Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and other black writers, Touré helped shape the legacy of the movement and profoundly changed how race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, politics, and art were and are understood. He is featured in a host of anthologies, and authored five books, including From the Pyramids to the Projects, From the Projects to the Stars, winner of the 1989 American Book Award for Literature, and Dawnsong!, which received an award from the African-American Literature and Culture Society, an affiliate of the American Literature Association. Touré recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Pen Oakland.



03/12/15

Admission: $5;

Youth (13 - 17) and seniors (62+): $3

MAAH members and children 12 years and under: free.



- http://www.maah.org/events.htm#MLK_2015

Museum of African American History, Boston Campus - 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02114



National Theatre Live in HD: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.
 

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
 

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.
 



03/12/15

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/behind-the-beautiful-forevers/

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



Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar

 Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band returns to the Regattabar on March 12th and we would love to see you all there. So why should you go? #1 Because you love supporting the local music community and seeing your friends, and the Regattabar is a great place to do that. #2 Because we're really good. We won the Audience Prize and the City Winery Prize for Best Klezmer Band at the 2012 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. We've played at the Kennedy Center in DC and the Festival of Nations in St. Louis, and we're really pumped to get back to our home base of Boston. #3 Student discount! You get $5 off the ticket price with a valid student ID. If you'd like to join us, you can buy your tickets now at http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3322.



03/12/15

$20 general / $15 student



- http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3322

Regattabar - One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



NT Live: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.



03/12/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/behind-beautiful-forevers

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



Orla Gartland / Olivia Millerschin

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

Orla Gartland is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland known for her quirky brand of guitar-based pop bursting with personality and catchy melodies. Her songs are tied together by her distinctive, Celtic-infused vocals and animated live performances. Gartland describes her music as folk pop most heavily influenced by Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, and Imogen Heap. On January 4, 2014, Gartland performed the title track "Roots" on "The Saturday Night Show." The Irish Daily Starselected Gartland as one of 20 music acts to watch in 2014, and the Irish Independent selected her as one of Ireland's most influential teens. GoldenPlec selected Gartland as their "Plec Pick" of 2014, chosen as one of the best solo artists in Ireland.



03/12/15

$14 General Admission



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/orla-gartland-olivia-millerschin

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



Robert Storr: The Versailles Water Theatre Grove

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

An introduction to the work of Jean-Michel Othoniel as it relates to art of our time, with discussion of new fountain sculptures created for the Palace of Versailles. Robert Storr was appointed professor of painting/printmaking and dean of the Yale University School of Art in 2006. He currently serves as Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position. 



03/12/15

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, members free (must reserve in advance), college students $5.



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6338

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



Bach: St. John Passion

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

Darlene Ann Dobisch, soprano
Ryland Angel, counter-tenor
Charles Blandy & Matthew Anderson, tenors
Thomas Jones, Steven Small, & Stephan Barnicle, bass-baritones

The St. John Passion is a dramatic representation of the Passion as told in the Gospel of John, constructed of dramatically presented recitatives and choruses, with commentary in reflective chorales, ariosos, and arias all leading to a magnificent final chorale. Compared with the St. Matthew Passion, the St. John Passion has been described as more extravagant, with an expressive immediacy, at times more unbridled and less “finished.”



03/13/15

Adults: $42
Students: $15
Youth Below 18: $5
10% off and 2 points for WOO Card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/bach-saint-john-passion/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Pauly Shore

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Note: This show has been rescheduled to March 13th at 7:30pm.

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 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.



03/13/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/pauly-shore-6/

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



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.

Program:

Bach/Lisz, Fantasia and fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Beethoven, Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Liszt, Transcendental Etudes, S. 139

“Power in spades, crystalline passage-work, and a… singing tone” [Trifonov has] already got it all…” – The New York Times

“Here is a performer who already knows a huge amount not just about technique, but performance itself.” – The Times (London)

An Aaron Richmond Recital



03/13/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/trifonov/index.htm

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



Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

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

Music of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello

Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles” (NPR). Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Galuppi, Locatelli, and Paisiello, highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy nominee Avi Avital. Acclaimed for “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility” by The New York Times, Avital has emerged as one of the world’s most engaging and exciting instrumentalists.



03/13/15

Tickets: $66 / $49 / $38 / $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/vbo.htm

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



Watercolor Basics: Landscapes Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Landscapes are a favorite subject for watercolor for beginning watercolor artists. Learn tried-and-true techniques for painting skies, trees, water, rocks, grass and sand, as well as the important considerations of composition and format. Students will practice as the instructor demonstrates, then create a finished painting. Advance registration required.



03/13/15

Danforth Art members $36; Non-members $46



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



Foundry

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Explore the ancient art of bronze casting using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the whole process from molding an object and pouring the bronze, to experimenting with patination finishes. Rubber mold techniques are also discussed. This class is also a wonderful way for the experienced sculptor to cast multiple pieces for a fraction of the cost of a commercial foundry. Learning materials will be provided.

Please note: Larger scale projects will have additional materials fee. Also, this class does not include the time to create your object. This is not a walk in class.

Suggested pre-requisite: Mold Making.
Class size: Maximum: 5 students for AM classes 6 students for PM classes.

Number of sessions: 10

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/09/15 - 03/13/15

$600.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Intro to Mold Making

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

In this 10 week course, students will learn casting basics to create single objects using clay, wax, and plaster, rubber. Students will then later cast more complicated forms, your own original art or other objects which you provide. Learn to prepare waxes to cast in aluminum or bronze, producing pieces for a fraction of the standard foundry fee. Learning materials will be provided. Larger scale projects will have an additional materials fee. This class does not include the time to create your object. Note: This is not a walk in class.

Class size: Maximum 8 students.

Teacher: Benjamin Todd



01/09/15 - 03/13/15

$375.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Boston Ballet Story Hour

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Tuesday, February 17 from 2-3pm Newton Free Library at 220 Homer Street, Newton Friday, March 13 from 10:30-11:30am Wit and Whimsy at 60 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead Friday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30am Hamilton-Wenham Public Library at 14 Union Street, South Hamilton



03/13/15

Free and Open to the Public



- http://www.bostonballet.org/About_the_School/News_and_Events/Ballet_Story_Hours.html



Mozart on the Fringe

Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at First Parish Wayland

 Born in Salzburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an occasional visitor to neighboring Bohemian lands, where his music was beloved and where he both influenced and was influenced by Bohemian composers. Featured in these concerts will be marvelous music of Mozart and some of those composers and musicians who inspired him, including Kozeluch, Stamitz, Stepan, and Gyrowetz. Find your inner Bohemian!



03/13/15

General Admission: $30.00


Students/Seniors: $25.00


Children 7-17: FREE



- http://oldpostroad.org/

First Parish Wayland - 50 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA, 01778



Where I Live/Là où j’habite

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Des mots d'la dynamite

Montréal's acclaimed "Words of Dynamite" theater company explores the wonder of the places we inhabit in this wildly imaginative production for very young audiences. Two characters, Téqui (Who-are-you) and Téou (Where-are-you), create delightful vignettes from found objects and simple materials in order to better understand one another. As they play, their feet become cars, their heads houses, their arms pathways, and their voices cities. In this way, even the smallest audiences members are invited to consider big questions about how we inhabit our bodies, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our planet. 

Since 1988, Des mots d'la dynamite has been a pioneer in the field of interdisciplinary arts, creating shows for small children and their families that incorporate theater, puppetry, dance, music, and visual/media arts. The company has been seen throughout Canada, France, Italy, the United States, and Cuba, and has performed for theaters, museums, artist-run centers, festivals, and other cultural events. This performance is their Boston debut.     



03/11/15 - 03/13/15

This show is recommended for ages 18 months through 5 years old.

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Shabbat Dinner And Singing with the Klezmatics

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 This is a first for BJMF: Let's have Shabbat dinner together!
We'll enjoy a festive, family-style as Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London form the Klezmatics lead us in celebratory wordless songs (niggunim). Fun and good food for all. Eat. Sing. Bang on the tables. Enjoy.

Dinner will be made with kosher ingredients in a kosher kitchen but the caterer and the hotel are not certified kosher.Dinner includes wine, soft drinks, and coffee/tea.

Menu:

Nosh:
Chickpea empanadas
Mediterranean platter

Dine:
Root vegetable couscous
Roasted acorn squash and Brussels sprouts
Cranberry slaw salad
Spring mix with pears salad

Choice of:

White Fish in Tomato Pepper Sauce
or
Tofu with Wild Mushrooms and Chestnuts

Dessert cups:
Chocolate mousse
Israeli style cheesecake
Passion fruit parfait

There will also be a kids pasta plate available.



03/13/15

Kids dinner, $25
Adult dinner, $65



- http://niggundinner.bpt.me/



The Boston Cello Quartet

Presented by Carriage House Violins

The Boston Cello Quartet was founded in 2010 by four cellists of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu and Alexandre Lecarme.  They will perform a program of Spanish and Latin American music by Desenne, Chabier, Gimenez, Granados, Sciortino, Albeniz, Barroso, Corea and Piazzolla.

Reception to follow.

 



03/13/15

$20.00



- http://www.carriagehouseviolins.com/events/cello-month/events.html#march2



A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

 WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh off the success of last December’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn series, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concerts will energetically celebrate the holiday while continuing to showcase the passion of Irish culture.

Featured performers include Keith Murphy, The Henry Girls, Còig, and Sarah Jacobsen.



03/13/15

$20-$45



- http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/

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



The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Morehouse College Glee Club Concert

Presented by Greater Boston Morehouse College Alumni Association at Old South Church, Boston

Directed by the renowned Dr. David Morrow, this distinguished all-male chorus has completed a successful tour of the Russian Republic that included a stop in the capital of Moscow and a recent trip to Poland. Now these talented young men will be in Boston singing to the rafters in this historic Old South Church. Classical, spiritual, and folk-songs are just a few of the genres of music presented. Without a doubt, this will be an exciting and enriching repertoire of music.

The beautiful and historic Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square is the premier venue for the world renowned Morehouse College Glee Club concert. This venue’s supreme sound quality is ideal for the delicate and intricate musical compositions that will be showcased by the Morehouse College Glee Club.
 



03/13/15

$30 (Adult), $20 (Student w/ID at door), FREE (Under 18)

http://mlkjrconcert.eventbrite.com



- http://gbmcaa.org/morejazz-weekend/morehouse-college-glee-club-concert/

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



PHOTOGRAPHY NOW Opening Reception

Presented by Cambridge Art Association

Photography Now | Presented at the University Place Gallery
Juried by Stephen Tourlentes
Reception | Friday, March 13, 6-8pm

About the exhibit: For this juried show – open to photographers living and working in the United States, ages 18 and older, we ask you to consider – what is Photography Now?

About the juror: Stephen received his BA degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and his MFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. Currently he teaches and works in the Photography Department as a Visiting Professor of Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.



03/13/15

FREE



- http://www.cambridgeart.org/photography-now-juried-by-stephen-tourlentes/



WomenSong Debut Concert

Presented by WomenSong at Chelmsford Center for the Arts

WomanSong, the area’s all-women choral ensemble, will present “The Many Faces of Love”, a concert to celebrate the spirit of women who passionately love... romantic love, young love, mature love, jealousy, as well as the love of nature and the love of singing. The concert includes works by Vermont composer, Dr. Gwyneth Walker whose compositions are known for their energy and soaring melodies.  Also featured is “Jerusalem Luminosa” by Abby Betinis, one of today’s best young composers. Some other selections from the program include spirituals specifically composed for women’s voices, “What Is this Feeling?” from Wicked, a scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai and the highly unusual but luminous “Snowforms” by R. Murray Schafer.

 



03/13/15

$15



- http://.www.womensong.org

Chelmsford Center for the Arts - 1A North Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824



Kristin Diable / Anderson East

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

Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe, away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front, one that shook New Orleans and cooled the air. And her newest album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots, while firing a rock-and-roll shot across the bow of borrowed myths. 



03/13/15

$10 In Advance / $12 Day of Show



- https://www.berklee.edu/events/kristin-diable-anderson-east

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



Twisted Pine at Second Friday Coffee House

Presented by Second Friday Coffeehouse

The March 13th Second Friday Coffee House highlights a young and accomplished band from Berkelee School of Music—Twisted Pine, a 5 person bluegrass (or “roots”) ensemble. In the words of Jim Olsen (president of Signature Sounds Recording, Inc), “Twisted Pine is the most exciting new roots band to emerge from the New England scene in quite some time. Their live show is already legendary for the band's unbridled spirit and contagious energy." This will be a highlight this coffee house season—don't miss it!

 



03/13/15

$10 adult / $5 student & senior



- http://www.uubelmont.org/coffeehouse



Leo Kottke

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett, and is a frequent guest on radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion.



03/14/15

$58, $48, $39



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/leo-kottke/

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



CubaNOLA

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

“Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchesetra is one of the best jazz orchestras in existence, a powerhouse outfit whose precise section work is enhanced by thrilling soloists.” – San Francisco Chronicle
 



03/14/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/cubanola/index.htm



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



Bach Mass in B minor

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Join Musica Sacra for a work widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. With soloists Teresa Wakim, soprano, Douglas Dodson, countertenor, Sumner Thompson, tenor, and Bradford Gleim, baritone.



03/14/15

Reserved: $45 - $57 in advance / $50 - $62 at the door
General: $27 in advance / $30 at the door
Seniors & Students: $15
Groups of 5 or more: $15 per person



- http://musicasacra.org/031415.html

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



Titans III

Presented by Cape Symphony

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

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

Brahms String Quartet, op. 51, no. 2

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
With Mark Miller, Clarinet

Beethoven String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2

Pedroia String Quartet
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Rohan Gregory, Violin
Peter Sulski, Viola
Jacques Lee Wood, Cello



03/14/15

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



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



Intro to MIG Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Intro MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) provides and overview of the MIG welding process, and covers the basic use of the equipment, shop safety. During the workshop, students will practice welding techniques.

Stonybrook Fine Arts also offers a morning workshop on Sat, 3/14 from 10-1PM.

Class size: Maximum:8 Minimum: 5

 



01/10/15 - 03/14/15

$150.00



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.



03/14/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/la-donna-del-lago/

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



Princess Ivona

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

In this dark humor comedy, two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes, lack of creativity, and hatred, and those with mysterious and inspiring minds. Witold Gombrowicz, one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century, brings humor, truth of human nature, and universal pieces of wisdom. Which society are you in? Come and find out!



03/12/15 - 03/14/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/princess-ivona/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Queen of the French Baroque: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Cambridge)

Presented by La Donna Musicale - RUMBARROCO at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

We will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of her birth with performances of her Scriptural Cantatas, suites, sonatas, and excerpts from her opera Cephale et Procris.

One of the most important French Baroque composers, at age 13 Mademoiselle de la Guerre was called “the marvel of her century” by a contributor to the literary magazine Mercure gallant. She became one of the most famous musicians of her time. The year she died, a special medallion was created with her portrait on the front. On the back was the inscription: “Aux grands musiciens, j’ai dispute le Prix” (“I contended with the greatest of musicians”). Her distinctively French music was unique for her time because she incorporated Italian musical styles, resulting in pieces rich in harmony and exquisitely pleasant melodies.



03/14/15

Preferred Seating, $35; General Seating, $25; Students/Low Income, $15; Under 18 Free



- http://ladm.org/index.php?base&seccion=seasons

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



Watercolor on Masa Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Learn a crinkled paper technique using watercolor on Masa, a Japanese paper. Working on a new surface and learning new techniques will inspire your art-making! Methods of flattening and mounting a finished painting will also be demonstrated. Advance registration required.

 



03/14/15

Danforth Art members $38; Non-members $48



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



The Klezmatics in Somerville

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival at Somerville Theatre

 The Klezmatics - Experience this one of a kind, Grammy-winning fusion of klezmer, jazz and Americana. The Klezmatics make music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable. Be prepared for some special musical surprises, too. Presented by the Boston Jewish Music Festival.



03/14/15

General Admission, $20, $36

(depending on seating location)



- https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=c0d135746a9a254d2af4d846823b9e9a

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



Mozart on the Fringe

Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Old South Church, Boston

 Born in Salzburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an occasional visitor to neighboring Bohemian lands, where his music was beloved and where he both influenced and was influenced by Bohemian composers. Featured in these concerts will be marvelous music of Mozart and some of those composers and musicians who inspired him, including Kozeluch, Stamitz, Stepan, and Gyrowetz. Find your inner Bohemian!



03/14/15

General Admission: $30.00
Senior/Student: $25.00
Children 7-17: FREE



- http://oldpostroad.org/

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



Animal Footprints and Signs

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

Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.

Instructions and Directions:
Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/25/15 - 03/14/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Footprints:program_code=35402:whoTags[]=audience_family

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



Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

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

Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.

Instructions and Directions:
Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/25/15 - 03/14/15

Adults $12.00m/ $15.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Animal%20Tracking:program_code=35402:whoTags[]=audience_adult

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



A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Sanders Theatre

WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh off the success of last December’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn series, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concerts will energetically celebrate the holiday while continuing to showcase the passion of Irish culture.

Featured performers include Keith Murphy, The Henry Girls, Còig, and Sarah Jacobsen.



03/14/15

$20-$45



- http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/

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



Photo Review with a Pro

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

Wondering if you cropped your image too close? Is your image is too over-processed? Which angle is the best of several? Thinking about entering your image in a photo contest or just printing your best image for your wall? What would a magazine editor do? Bring your untouched images and come find out! Ethan will take images from each participant and edit them like a pro. A great chance to help develop your photographer’s “eye.”

Small class size for individual attention.

Ethan Gordon is a widely published photojournalist and former photography magazine editor. He teaches several different photography classes at Broadmoor.

Instructions and Directions:
Please bring 5-10 unedited images on a thumb drive or contact us to send images via drop box. If shooting RAW, please bring RAW images. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



03/14/15

Adults $30.00m/ $36.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=photo:program_code=37690

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



Intimate Apparel

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

From the author of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Intimate Apparel is a loving and evocative portrait of Esther, an independent but lonely African American seamstress in early 20th-century Manhattan who earns a living sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown.  When Esther receives a letter from a stranger who is laboring on the Panama Canal, she begins an epistolary courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all that he seems.  Disillusioned but unbroken, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life’s experiences. 



02/13/15 - 03/14/15

Tickets: $30 - $48



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=88

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



Kids' Shows: Film - THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.

Recommended for ages 5+.



03/14/15

$6 children, $8 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/fantastic-mr-fox

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



Bobtown

Presented by Steeple Coffeehouse

 With their distinctive original songs and vocal arrangements, NYC-based Bobtown is recognized as taking an unconventional and refreshing approach to the tradition of folk and Americana.  WFUV's John Platt chose the group as one of his top three when the said "if you're looking for acoustic, Gothic-foil-Americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies then look no further".



03/14/15

Advance: $15 general/$12 students and seniors
At the door: $18 general/$15 students and seniors



- http://www.steeplecoffeehouse.org



Club 51 Jazz Concert

Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden

Jazz concert with dancing featuring Powder House Jazz with Janet Casey, vocal soloist. Selections from the Great American Songbook. Table seating, dance floor, cash bar and refreshments for sale. Proceeds will benefit the operation of 51 Walden.



03/14/15

$25, $20 for groups of six or more



- http://www.51walden.org/club-51/

The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden - 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742



The Daily Show Writers: An Evening of Political-ish Comedy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS STANDUP TOUR, AN EVENING OF POLITICAL-ISH COMEDY is a nationwide comedy tour starring the writers and producers from behind the Daily Show. Standup credits of performers include, John Oliver's NY standup show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Adam DeVine's House Party, performances for the USO in Afghanistan and more. Post standup performance Q&A session with performers. Topics include: the writing process, production of a field piece, how short Jon Stewart really isn't and more!



03/14/15

$25.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-daily-show-writers/

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



The Blindfolded Mad Man with Mentalist Christopher Grace

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Theatre

Christopher Grace is a world-touring mentalist and mind reader. In this seventy-five-minute, intense mind reading performance, he will read your minds, describe your thoughts and tell you your inner most dreams & desires!

While answering private questions you've never even spoken out loud, or showing you how your own phone number is connected to the money in your purse or wallet, you will sit in awe of the onion-like climaxes that go deeper and deeper into a world of complete disbelief.

You will never forget the mind-boggling impossibilities Christopher Grace will unveil in The Blindfolded Madman!



02/28/15 - 03/14/15

$25.00 for General Admission Tickets



- http://www.blindfoldedmadman.com

BCA Plaza Theatre - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Matt and Shannon Heaton Celtic Concert

Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

Experience the beauty of the Irish as Matt and Shannon Heaton perform traditional and updated Celtic music with voices, Irish flute, accordion, guitar and bouzouki.



03/14/15

Advance tickets $15/ At the door $18



- http://communityhouse.org/adultsall-ages/



Glassworks: Matteo Gonet and Pieranna Cavalchini

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Swiss artisan Gonet collaborates closely with Othoniel on his large-scale sculptures. Join us for a conversation about process—and discover how the glass sculptures in the exhibition were fabricated.



03/14/15

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, members free (must reserve in advance), college students $5.



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/6328

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



Shun Ng

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Born in Chicago, raised in Singapore and now based out of Boston, Shun Ng is a gifted guitarist, vocalist and an acclaimed international performer known for his unique and virtuosic style of guitar playing which infuses elements of Soul, Funk, Blues and Jazz. Shun dazzles audiences with his flamboyant technique, passionate grooves and expressive vocals seemingly beyond his years. Today he stands as one of the most dynamic and innovative new performers, winning accolades from Quincy Jones to Tuck Andress.



03/14/15

$15/13 for members



- http://passim.org/club/shun-ng-0

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



Peter Bradley Adams

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Peter's songs are timeless, spacious and evocative, and simultaneously simple but profound. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Adams credits his grandfather, a former professional jazz clarinetist and accomplished pianist, as being his earliest musical inspiration. Peter was first known as co-founder of KCRW / AAA radio darlings and commercially successful duo eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson to Dreamworks Records. Now with Sarathan Records, Peter has garnered critical acclaim as a solo artist with much success.



03/14/15

$22/20 for members



- http://passim.org/club/peter-bradley-adams-3

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



Author Charles Johnson Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Ice Ship'

Presented by Falmouth Historical Society

Please join us for a talk and slide presentation by Charles Johnson for his new book Ice Ship, the story of the extraordinary ship, the Fram. The book follows the ship from conception to construction, through twenty years of three epic expeditions, to its final resting place as a museum. It is also the story of the extraordinary men who steered the Fram over the course of 84,000 miles: on a three-year, ice-bound drift, finding out what the Arctic really was; in a remarkable four-year exploration of unmapped lands in the vast Canadian Arctic; and on a two–year voyage to Antarctica, where another famous Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, claimed the South Pole.

We promise an entertaining and interesting afternoon!



03/14/15

FREE



- http://museumsonthegreen.org/category/2015-programs/



Brian Wicklund in Concert

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Swedish-American fiddler Brian Wicklund returns from his native Minnesota to host an evening of globe-trotting musical adventure. Brian is best known for his work in bluegrass music touring internationally as a sideman with many of the top bluegrass players in the country. In the last decade, he has returned to his Swedish roots through travels to Dalarna, Sweden to study the region's distinct fiddle style. Brian will be joined by guitar wizard Flynn Cohen. Presented in collaboration with the Suzuki School of Newton.



03/14/15

$25/$15



- http://scandicenter.org/event/brian-wicklund/



Benefit Concert for Women of Means performed by the Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Women of Means, Inc. at NEC's Jordan Hall

Ronald Feldman and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra will perform selections by world-class composers John Corigliano, Eugene d'Albert, and George Bizet.  Internationally renowned cellist Adrian Daurov joins the orchestra as a special guest soloist.

This is a benefit concert in support of Women of Means, a physician-run organization that sends teams of nurses and volunteer doctors into shelters in and around Boston to provide free, life saving medical care to women and children in need.

 

 



03/14/15

$75 for Champagne Reception and Concert

$50 for Concert only



- http://www.womenofmeans.org/events/lso-event

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



Badass

Presented by Sleeping Weazel at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Sleeping Weazel celebrates Women's History Month with Badass, an anti-Golden Girls evening of outrageously funny and moving plays and solo performances by nationally renowned playwright/performers Kate Snodgrass, Robbie McCauley, and Magdalena Gómez. The program includes The Tempest (or Bark's Dream), a "storm in one act" by Kate Snodgrass, Magdalena Gómez's Shameless to the Bone!, and Robbie McCauley's performance meditation, Jazz 'n Class. Presented at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, it's a great way to experience three new works from award-winning women playwrights.



03/05/15 - 03/14/15

Adult: $25
Senior: $20
Student: $10 (with ID)



- http://www.sleepingweazel.com/upcoming-events

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



The Kerry Jon Walker Fund Presents BC High Choir Benefit Concert

Presented by The Kerry Jon Walker Fund

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents BC High Choir Benefit Concert. All proceeds benefit KJWF’s mission to improve the quality of life of those suffering from poverty by promoting sustainable programs to improve health, education and economic opportunity for those in need.

The Boston College (BC) High School Choir performs music of all periods, from Renaissance to contemporary, with an emphasis on learning to express and respond to different musical styles. Nationally, the Choir has performed at the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont, in Washington, DC at the White House and the National Cathedral, in San Francisco with the University of San Francisco choir, at Boston’s Symphony Hall, and in a debut series solo performance at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall. International tours include concerts in Prague, Czech Republic, Russia, Ireland, and at The Vatican in Rome.

BC High School Choir Director Dr. Marina Rozenberg has a long and successful history leading choral groups throughout Russia and the European Union, taking 1st and 2nd place prizes in international choir competitions in Russia and Paris. She is also the author of several music education publications.

Enhancing the education of youth is at the heart of The Kerry Jon Walker Fund’s mission. Most recently, KJWF provided 3000 lbs. of books, maps and educational materials to village schools in Guinea, West Africa, a community that ranks amongst the poorest in the world. KJWF also purchased school uniforms for Guinea’s most deprived children. By bringing literacy and educational necessities to children across the world, KJWF provides them with hope to aspire to a better future for themselves and their communities.

In collaboration with Boston’s Snowden International High School, KJWF provides opportunities for financially challenged urban teen students to travel abroad in charitable service. Most recently, KJWF sponsored five Snowden graduates to travel to Rwanda, serving victims of the country’s genocide at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, home and school for 500 orphaned teens. While providing service to the students in this Rwandan community, the Boston teens gained a new understanding of third world issues through the homeless families they served. They bonded with friends across the world who had once lived alone or in child led households, and who survived daily conditions that lacked clean water, electricity and reliable food sources.

Through the support of generous donors, KJWF continues its mission to educate children in need, enhancing their potential to grow into strong world leaders and citizens.



03/14/15

$20 for adults, $10 for children under 12, available at the door.



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Mike Block, cello

Presented by Carriage House Violins

Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal msuician of the 21st Century", Mike Block is a multi-style cellist and composer.

Musical selections include classical Bach Suites he learned while attending the Juilliard School, Arabic melodies and improvisations he learned as a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, arrangements of American folk songs he encountered while touring with Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio, and original songs that are born with a fresh contemporary pop influence.

Block will expand your conception of what is possible with the cello, as he attempts to connect the world's cultures through music.

Reception to follow.

 

 



03/14/15

$20.00



- http://www.carriagehouseviolins.com/events/cello-month/events.html#march2



Simon Says: A Dramatized Seance

Presented by Little Seer Productions at BCA Plaza Theatre

By Mat Schaffer
Directed by Myriam Cyr

Featuring Ken Baltin* Anthony J. Goes* and Brianne Beatrice
*indicates member of Actor's Equity Association

For the past decade, Professor Williston has been studying James, a young psychic who channels an all-knowing being named Simon, in an effort to scientifically prove the existence of the soul after death. When Annie, a recent widow, comes to their home for a reading, events that occurred two thousand years ago will finally culminate in reunion, redemption and resolution.



02/26/15 - 03/14/15

Tickets: $30.00 - $40.00



- http://SimonSaysThePlay.com

BCA Plaza Theatre - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



2nd Art Class for Children

Presented by The Guild of Boston Artists at The Guild of Boston Artists

THE GUILD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE SPONSORING A THREE PART SERIES OF ART DISCOVERY CLASSES FOR CHILDREN. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP CHILDREN “SEE” THE ART WORKS IN OUR GALLERY THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYE. WE WILL HAVE ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY  TO GUIDE THE CLASSES. WE WANT TO SHOW YOUR CHILDREN THAT ART IS JOYFUL, FUN AND TOTALLY COOL.

March 14: What Is So Important About Light and Dark? 

We will discuss the role light and shade plays in the mood and expressiveness of the paintings in the gallery.

After each of these discussions, the children will have an opportunity to make their own paintings.



03/14/15

Free



- http://guildofbostonartists.org

The Guild of Boston Artists - 162 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116



Lost in Time, An Inaugural Show by Paradise Lost (A Movement Collective)

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

The Multicultural Arts Center welcomes the dance/theatre collaborative, Paradise Lost, for their inaugural show entitled, “Lost in Time” this March! The show will address various topics from identity, to childhood into adolescence, transportation journeys, and human interactions. Showcasing material from their previously staged “Nostalgia” (a collaboratively conceived, choreographed, and composed hip-hop/modern dance and original music show), each piece is designed to inspire connection, commonality, and community among audiences from all walks of life. Experience life through original music dance... Come get lost!



03/13/15 - 03/14/15

Tickets:
General Admission $25
Students, BDA & Seniors $18



- http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/

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



Public Tour: Hanging with the Old Masters

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum on a smaller scale, affording visitors, students, and faculty alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls of the space will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through the exhibition of Old Master Italian paintings. 



03/14/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55446

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



Mary Lynn Rajskub

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Mary Lynn Rajskub is best known for her iconic performance as “Chloe” in Fox’s 24, which she reprised in 24: Live Another Day, the highest rated show of 2014. She has also appeared in recurring arcs on 2 Broke Girls and Californication, and was a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. On the big screen, Mary Lynn was in Safety Not Guaranteed, and also starred in The Kings of Summer with Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally. Other credits include Arrested Development, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Julie & Julia, Punch-Drunk Love, and Sunshine Cleaning.



03/12/15 - 03/14/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=361437

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



Taste of Iceland in Boston: Free Reykjavik Calling Concert & Icelandic Film Screenings

Presented by Iceland Naturally at Middle East Downstairs

Reykjavik Calling Concert at The Middle East | March 14

Hailed as an “experiential and enlightening night of collaboration” by BDCwire and “a terrific fusion of genres” by MIT’s The Tech, Iceland Naturally's FREE Reykjavik Calling concert returns to The Middle East on March 14! Up-and-coming Icelandic band Kaleo will headline this year’s show alongside Icelandic solo artist Beebee and the bluebirds, and Boston performers Love in Stockholm and George Knight With Pablo Palooza.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14 | Doors at 8 PM, show at 9 PM (first-come, first-served)

WHERE: The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub | 472-480 Massachusetts Ave. | Cambridge, MA 02139 (Google maps)

PRICE: Free 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Icelandic Film Festival at Kendall Square Cinema | March 14

Discover the best in Icelandic film at Kendall Square Cinema, where Iceland Naturally will host a series of Icelandic film screenings on Saturday, March 14. Specially curated by the Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival, admission to the film screenings is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 14 | 1-4 PM

WHERE: Kendall Square Cinema | One Kendall Square | 355 Binney Street | Cambridge, MA 02139 (Google maps)

PRICE: Free

About Taste of Iceland in Boston

This event is part of Taste of Iceland in Boston, a five-day cultural event that will celebrate Iceland's food, music, film and environmental initiatives from March 12-16 to give Bostonians a taste of what life is like in Iceland. Click here to RSVP on Facebook, and join the conversation on Twitter & Instagram by tagging @IcelandNatural with the hashtag #TasteofIceland.

 



03/14/15

Free



- http://www.icelandnaturally.com

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



Beautiful as a Dove (Boston)

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Beautiful as a Dove is a unique opportunity to hear the exquisite sacred motets of Renaissance composer Raffaella Aleotti alongside settings of similar texts by her famous contemporaries: Gregorio Allegri, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Giovanni da Palestrina, and Clemens non Papa. The program Includes the beloved Miserere by Allegri and several settings from the Renaissance favorite, the Song of Songs.



03/14/15

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door
 



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2014-2015-season/csl5

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



"Cow and Mouse's Picnic" and "Mathilda's Bath" by Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets

Presented by Galapagos Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts

Cow will share a lot with his friends, but not dessert! Join Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets for “Cow and Mouse’s Picnic,” a funny farm fable told with hand puppets ; and “Mathilda’s Bath,” a story of a little pig who loves mud more than baths. These gentle stories are best for ages three and up. Come for the show; stay for puppet-play and coffee afterward



03/14/15

$7 individual; $20 for a group of three
Cash or check at the door



- http://galapagospuppets.blogspot.com

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



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 groundbreaking 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
 



- https://artsemerson.org/

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



The Way of Water

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

By Caridad Svich
Directed by Robert Walsh

While the headlines have faded, the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still run deep. Explore this crisis through the lives of two couples fighting valiantly to survive in the spill's aftermath. OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich has woven a subtle and personal journey that effortlessly evokes the larger disaster and its subsequent impact.



03/12/15 - 03/15/15

$20
Seniors (55+): $15
Students: $5



- http://www.brandeis.edu/arts/btc/1415season/thewayofwater.html

Spingold Theater Center - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02454



Maceo Parker

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s Mothership Connection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are firmly rooted in funk music history.



03/15/15

$50 - $80



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/maceo-parker/

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



Someone Else's Country, Photographs by Jo Ratcliffe

at Peabody Essex Museum

Photographer Jo Ractliffe (b. 1961) has spent the better part of the last decade photographing the effects of the prolonged civil war in Angola (1975-2002), both in the country itself and in her native South Africa. From the capital city of Luanda to the former battlefields where mines and disused military installations litter the landscape, the artist explores the poignant, humane and occasionally surreal vestiges of violence past, and examines the lives of the people and animals who now inhabit the land. Recently the artist has been photographing in South Africa itself, where encampments and mining facilities helped sustain that country's involvement in the war. Now largely decommissioned, these installations have become curious features of the landscape.

Someone Else's Country brings together a selection of Ractliffe's haunting black and white photographs inspired by the Angolan conflict. Beautiful and evocative, her work raises questions not just about the war, but also about the triumph and folly of human endeavor, showing us history on a human scale. 

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.



10/11/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $18 | Seniors $15 | Students (with ID) $10 | Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted Free

 



- http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/169-someone_elses_country_photographs_by_jo_ractliffe

Peabody Essex Museum - 161 Essex St, Salem, MA, 01970-3783



Forged in the Stars

Presented by Pontine Theatre at Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond

In 2008, NASA commissioned Jay O’Callahan to create a story to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. The resulting work, Forged in the Stars, features the stories of three prominent NASA personalities: J.C. High Eagle, a NASA engineer of Cherokee Indian heritage whose childhood dream was to help men land on the moon; astronaut Neil Armstrong in the 1969 Apollo moon landing; and the poignant story of New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Further, the story explores the wondrous journey of the twin Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977 with the goal of exploring Jupiter and Saturn, and continuing on to this day to places no other spacecraft has ever explored.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

$24



- http://www.pontine.org

Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond - Near Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA, 02130



Brian Regan

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show! Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015. It is the quality of his material, which is relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, that continues to grow Brian’s fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.



03/15/15

$39.50

10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=176

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



Sherlock Jr. featuring Buster Keaton

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theatre projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth to bring his fantasies to life.



03/15/15

$20. $5 discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=161

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



WSO Family Concert on Saint Patrick's Day

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO Family Concert features musicians from the Wellesley Public Schools, the winner of the 2013 WSO Concerto Competition, Irish Party in 3d Class from Titanic, Isle of Innesfree with soprano Anya Olsen, Greg Rice's Irish Stew & audience Irish Singalong. The concert is narrated and hosted by Brian Hagar-McKee


Max Hobart, Conductor
 



03/15/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, Children under 12: free, MassBay Students/Faculty/Staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

MassBay Community College - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA,



Dorrance Dance

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

Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Michelle Dorrance and her award-winning company perform the Boston premiere of The Blues Project, an unforgettable evening combining nine astonishing tap artists with live music by world-renowned musician and composer Toshi Reagon and her band, BIGLovely.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 / $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2341/dorrance-dance

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



Conversation Piece

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

In the 18th century, the term “conversation piece” referred to an informal or intimate group portrait staged in an everyday setting. Today, the phrase commonly refers to an object whose distinctiveness inspires curiosity and launches dialogue.

Contemporary works on view in Conversation Piece invite interaction by serving as platforms for dialogue. By taking everyday objects as a starting point for conversation—such as a curtain, television, table, or chairs—these works tease out novelties from the mundane and disrupt viewers’ expectations of what they would find in a museum. Blurring the lines between art and everyday life, each of these works asks viewers to reconsider the world around them through the lens of art. Pointing to individual and collective agency, and how we perform in our everyday lives, this installation highlights art's ability to mobilize us. Included are performance, installation, sculpture, and video by artists Sarah Crowner, Pedro Reyes, María José Arjona, Jaime Davidovich, and Andrew Witkin. An iPhone app by artist and filmmaker Miranda July—the first to be featured as an artwork at the Museum—sends a message not to its intended recipient but to the closest user nearby, who will then deliver it verbally in person. MFA galleries are a hotspot for the app, Somebody™, which means they will be one of the top places to find “somebody” to deliver a message. Together with these works in the exhibition, visitors become the active subjects of a contemporary “conversation piece.”



10/10/14 - 03/15/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/conversation-piece

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



Israeli All Star Cabaret

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 A cabaret style evening showcasing four of outstanding young Israeli musicians living in Boston, directed by Matti Kovler, featuring:

Ehud Etun, Jazz Trio
Tutti Druyan, Contemporary Pop
Tal Zilber, Piano Sensation
Florie Namir, Jazz-Classical Fusion

Sit around the table with new and old friends as we set the auditorium cabaret style and enjoy these wonderful talents.



03/15/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25
NH Mini Fest 2 Concert Special, $36



- http://nhallstars.bpt.me/



Classical and Operatic Music by Jewish Composers

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

Cantor Rosemberg and the Boston Chamber Symphony present works by renowned Jewish composers including Gustav Mahler, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Weiner, and Jacques Halevy.



03/15/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $25
Advance Sale, Student, $20
At the door, $30



- http://bjmfclassical.bpt.me/



Ronan Tynan

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, including the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Through the years he has participated in Master Classes with Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor Ugo Benelli, Australian tenor Ken Neath, American tenor James King, and American soprano Cynthia Lawrence.

Dr. Tynan has appeared in concert halls across the United States and internationally. He is a Sony recording artist who has released more than 10 titles, 4 of which have achieved platinum status. Additionally, between 1981 and 1984, Dr. Tynan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records while participating in the Paralympics, of which he still holds nine.



03/15/15

$32 - $55



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ronan-tynan/

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



Rumplestiltskin

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

by Dream Tale Puppets

A beloved European folk tale comes to life in this whimsical production created by Polish master puppeteer Jacek Zuzanski. Rumpelstilskin tells the story of a young girl who must spin straw into gold in order to save her life. A strange-looking man offers to help, but demands that the girl promise him her first-born child. Her only way out is to guess the mysterious stranger’s name…but how? This gentle and light-hearted adaptation comes to life with beautiful, large-scale puppet characters performed by visible puppeteers on a table top… and sometimes in the audience!

Dream Tale Puppets offers quality original puppetry performances for children and families, and theatrical and educational programs for all ages. The theater is dedicated to the study of both traditional and innovative styles of puppetry, and the richness of theatrical and literary cultures of the world.



03/14/15 - 03/15/15

This show is recommended for ages 4 through 10.

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Guided Snowshoe Adventure

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

Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!

Instructions and Directions:
Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/18/15 - 03/15/15

Adults $12.00m/ $15.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Guided%20Snowshoe:whoTags[]=audience_adult

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



Mixed Media Play Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

A workshop for painters both new and old who want to get their hands dirty and their creative juices flowing! You will play, explore mediums, paper, paint, found objects, stamps, layering techniques, and more. Bring whatever supplies you have: acrylics, brushes, found objects such as dried leaves, fabric, decorative paper, collage materials, stencils, stamps, makers, and ideas. Work will be done on paper supplied by Danforth Art. Examples and additional materials for collage will also be provided. Advance registration required.



03/15/15

Danforth Art members $50; Non-members $60



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



Recovering from Brain Injury: A Poetry Reading by Catherine Morocco

Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot

 "Moon without Craters or Shadows is, "a remarkable documentation of the experience of and recovery from two brain surgeries...it sizzles with perception, imagery and vision. It is a life-changing book." – Kathleen Spivack, author of With Robert Lowell and His Circle (University Press of New England)

"The poems translate the experience of being a patient with a serious illness into words, images and metaphors that allow the reader to share the experience at both a cognitive and emotional level. Physicians, caregivers and fellow patients can all benefit from sharing the author's experience in such an intimate format." – Andrew James Cole, M.D. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Catherine Morocco, a poet and educator, suffered a hematoma and seizures while writing a book for teachers. Out of that experience, she has written and published a volume of poetry that explores her experience of recovery---its terrors, fascination and occasional moments of beauty and humor. Her poems explore life on a neurology ward, her son's gifts of scarves and butterflies, interactions with doctors and nurses, regaining her coordination and learning to drive again. She will read poems and talk about how writing--keeping a diary and writing poems--has been a tool for her recovery. Catherine is a published poet and book author. 



03/15/15

$20.00



- http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/detail.php?q=WBRN

Lexington Depot - 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA, 02420



A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Presented by WGBH at Sanders Theatre

 WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season in March with two performances in Cambridge and one in New Bedford. Fresh off the success of last December’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn series, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn Concerts will energetically celebrate the holiday while continuing to showcase the passion of Irish culture.

Featured performers include Keith Murphy, The Henry Girls, Còig, and Sarah Jacobsen.



03/15/15

$20-$45



- http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/

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



University Wind Ensemble: Musical Passport

Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

 Join The University Wind Ensemble of Boston College on March 15 at 3 PM in historic Gasson Hall at Boston College for an afternoon of unforgettable music. The Ensemble will be performing a series of member favorites, including Vesuvius, Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons, Irish Tune of County Derry, and more. Admission is free and open to the public!



03/15/15

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



Fraunstimmen: Women's Voices from Ravensbruck

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

 A powerful, theatrical cabaret portraying the lives of seven women who were imprisoned at Ravensbruck, the Nazi's only camp built for an all-female, ethnically diverse population.

This piece was conceived and directed by cantor and performer Lynn Torgove Hebrew College, Emmanuel Music, Cantata Music) with music direction by cantor Becky Wexler Khirtik (Temple Sinai, Congregation Kahal B'raira, and Temple Beth Zion . She also plays clarinet in Boston's popular Klezwoods ensemble.

This cabaret has been performed at Northeastern University and at KlezKanada and is presented in partnership with Temple Israel, Boston 3G, and Generations After.



03/15/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $20
Advance Sale, Student, $15
At the door, $25



- http://frauenstimmen.bpt.me/



Banda Magda

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Banda Magda | Opening act: Chorobop This special kickoff concert featuring Berklee alumni and students celebrates the partnership between Celebrity Series Stave Sessions and Berklee College of Music. Banda Magda is led by Greek-born singer and composer Magda Gianniko, and the group is musically based in Brazilian bossa with strains of vintage French pop. Chorobob’s repertoire is based on traditional Brazilian Choro, with a special twist of bebop.  



03/15/15

General Admission Seats: $35

General Admission Standing: $20



- http://celebrityseries.org/stavesessions/bandamagda/index.html



Petrochemical America

Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at Northeastern University, Gallery 360

Northeastern University presents Petrochemical America on view from Jan 15 to March 15, 2015. Organized by Aperture Foundation, Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans—a place that first garnered attention as “Cancer Alley” because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach’s haunting photographs of the region and Orff’s Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or “throughlines.”

The dialogue between photograph and drawing begins to unpack complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped this landscape, mapping cycles of extraction and transformation from the scale of the neighborhood, to the region, to the globe. Ultimately, this joint enterprise offers an expansion of both disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of the petrochemical industry and American culture, which has become intricately intertwined with its output.



01/15/15 - 03/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/cfa/events/petrochemical-america/

Northeastern University, Gallery 360 - 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115



Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston

Presented by Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston, Inc. at MIT's Kresge Auditorium

Hundreds of dancers will take to the stage at the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston on Sunday March 15th at 3:00 pm in M.I.T.'s Kresge Auditorium. Our thirty-ninth annual performance includes dancing feet and flying horas, Spanish-infused Ladino steps, lithe Yemenite movements, and all capped by a huge finale filling the stage and the aisles en masse for the premier Israeli folk dance festival in the entire country with 20 performing groups from the Boston area and beyond. For tickets and further information contact: info@bostonfestival.org or find us on Facebook.



03/15/15

$15 reserved seating
$5 student rush tickets at the box office on the day of the show



- http://www.bostonfestival.org

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



The Hammond Performing Arts Series Presents the Boston Cello Quartet

Presented by Hammond Residential RE

Saul Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, is pleased to announce that the Boston Cello Quartet will perform as part of the Hammond Performing Arts Series, which is sponsored by the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation. This free concert will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC), 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA.



03/15/15

Free



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



The Mind Blowing Test No One Knows About workshop

Presented by Mobius at Mobius

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boston – January 16, 2015)

The Mind Blowing Test No One Knows About: ACE is an informational workshop of a little known study that correlates the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) with lifelong health. The workshop will be held on Sunday, March 15th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mobius, 55 Norfolk Street in Cambridge.

The ACE Study – done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente – isn’t new but it’s newsworthy. According to Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, co-principal author, ACE scores “….turn out to be strong predictors of what happens later in life in terms of health risks…. in terms of disease and premature mortality.” Felitti devised a simple 10 question test that measures adverse childhood experiences and the score can be used as a valuable tool .

Margaret Bellafiore and Christine Cissy White are shocked by and fascinated with the ACE study and test. They are co-hosting this free workshop to discuss both. Creative ACE inspired visuals will spark discussion and the 10-question test will be available to take (or take home) for those who want to know their personal ACE score.

“I didn’t believe it, at first,” said Bellafiore, an educator and artist, “The ACE score can predict adult depression?! Diabetes?! Arthritis?!”
“I mean, people are dying up to two decades too soon with high ACE scores like mine,” said White, a writer and activist.” “I didn’t survive a horrible childhood so it could kick my ass now.”
Bellafiore and White want healthier, happier, longer and less fearful lives for themselves and others. They hope attendance triggers awareness, activism and self-care.
White has interviewed Carol A. Redding, ACE Study Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003-2006) and survivor of extensive childhood abuse and neglect. White wants to know what those with high ACE scores can do to improve health. Redding shared ideas, research and suggestions which will be shared.
“Knowledge is power,” said Redding, “If you apply it – it makes you stronger…It empowered me to think about what happened to me in childhood…I didn’t put it together (what happened in childhood and health). I’m still putting it together. I gradually became less afraid…healthier and happier.”
To find out more about the study and test, which is free and available online, see the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
Margaret Bellafiore is a Mobius Artist Group member (www.mobius.org) and professor at Bridgewater State University (BSU) where she teaches an Art as Activism class. She became interested in the subject of trauma when she interviewed returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan to college life for her sound installation at Mobius, “Combat to Campus, the Voices of Veterans.” She wrote about this experience for the American Association of University Professors. (http://www.aaup.org/article/combat-campus#.U9_isvldWSp).
Christine Cissy White writes extensively about post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma and trauma recovery. She has been published in the Boston Globe, Spirituality & Health and Elephant Journal. Her website, www.healwritenow.com includes memoir, profiles and research about adult life after childhood trauma. Her writing has been shared online by Ms. Magazine, Belleruth Naparstek, Rick Hanson, Sebern Fisher and the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN).

Bellafiore and White collaborated on “Body Language, an interactive installation exploring the impact of trauma” at Mobius last year, which is how they learned about the ACE study, test and score. A review of that show is here http://www.suzilooksatart.com/?p=1361

For more information, contact:
Margaret Bellafiore, 781 331 0711, margaret@mobius.org
Christine Cissy White, 781-331-4679, cwhite@healwritenow.com, www.healwritenow.com

 



03/15/15

free
suggested donation to Mobius $10



- http://www.mobius.org

Mobius - 725 Harrison Avenue Suite #1, Boston, MA, 02118



That Hopey Changey Thing

Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre

It’s Election Day 2010, and the Apple family gathers for dinner in their childhood home in upstate New York. On the menu is a discussion of everything from Sarah Palin to the best way to de-skunk a dog. Richard Nelson explores ideas big and small, personal and political, and fashions them into a heartfelt, funny, and engaging snapshot of contemporary life.

"Mr. Nelson's series is quietly turning into one of the great accomplishments in American theater to date in this century."  — The New York Times



02/26/15 - 03/15/15



- http://stonehamtheatre.org/season15/thathopeychangeything.html

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



Greenland

Presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company at Chelsea Theatre Works

Directed by Guest Director Meg Taintor (Whistler in the Dark)

Governor General's Award for Drama
NYC Fringe Overall Excellence for Playwriting
Summerwork's Outstanding Production & Audience Choice

Receding ice levels off the coast of Greenland have revealed that an area thought to be part of the mainland is actually a separate island. This discovery mirrors a growing rift between the island’s discoverer and his increasingly distant family, set adrift after a catastrophic loss.

“A beautifully wrought, thoughtful script” – CurtainUp.com
“Ice figures prominently in Greenland, Nicolas Billon’s quietly disarming drama from Canada about a family cracked apart by a fatal accident...The story unfolds as three subtly connected monologues, each detailed and conversational .” – Daily News



02/20/15 - 03/15/15

$25, $20 general admission advanced purchase, $15 general admission with student ID



- http://www.apollinairetheatre.com

Chelsea Theatre Works - 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA, 02150



Bite: Food as Art

Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery

Like art, food is a visual, sensory and social experience. Flavors and textures, aromas and taste are all elements that can be explored through artwork. Culture, memories and health are just some themes that can be viewed through the lens of food. Bite is an exploration of art made with food, art about food and/or food about art.

 

OPENING RECEPTION & FOOD DRIVE:
Saturday, February 14, 2015; 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Please note: We will be collecting food and toiletries donations to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s Project Soup. A full list of needs can be found here:
https://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org/how-you-can-help/in-kind-donations/



02/14/15 - 03/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://navegallery.org/wp/bite-food-as-art/

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



Maple Express

Presented by Charmingfare Farm

Dates offered for March 2015:Sat 7&Sun 8, Sat 14 & Sun 15 March is MAPLE MONTH in New Hampshire so come join us on our horse-drawn Maple Express. Charmingfare Farm has created an event for the whole family to experience maple sugaring in New Hampshire on a working farm. Horse-Drawn Ride! Our draft horses transport you 20 minutes to the authentic sugar shack and meet a professional Sugar Maker. Maple Tree & Tapping! Learn about the trees themselves and the proper way to tap them for their delicious sap! Authentic Sugar Shack Tour! Take a look at how a real sugar shack operates and learn about all the equipment involved in sugar making. Taste Testing! Your mouth will water when you take your first bite of the syrup on our buttery silver dollar pancakes. Maple Syrup! Not to worry, the Sugar Maker will have pints, quarts and 1/2 gallons for sale. Don't forget to prepare your shopping list for your family and friends. Visit the Animals! The Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn will be available for your children to visit with their animals friends.



03/07/15 - 03/15/15

$19 per person. More details at:
https://www.visitthefarm.com/viewEvent.php?id=51



- https://www.visitthefarm.com/viewEvent.php?id=51



TCAN Players present: Getting Sara Married

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

"A bright and breezy evening of delightful theatre... It is fun and a great change of pace from the daily news and the rest of the world. Don't miss it!"  - Jacksonville Review

A romantic comedy in two acts by Sam Bobrick, presented by the TCAN Players. Sara Hastings is an unmarried New York lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in any romance. Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find her a husband. Unfortunately, Aunt Martha's method of doing it amounts to having the prospective groom bopped over the head and brought to Sara's apartment. Aunt Martha's choice is Brandon Cates, a young man who handles her finances. Although Brandon is already engaged to be married, this does not deter Aunt Martha. The journey to the altar has never been quite so entertaining.



03/12/15 - 03/15/15

$20 public / $18 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



FCT - Old Time Radio This recurring event is part of a series.

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Join Framingham Community Theater's RadioActors as they transport you to the 1940's for a taste (or reminder) of an evening 'round the family radio. The show will combine music, live and recorded sound effects and actors reading from scripts to recreate the experience of attending a live studio broadcast. Each performance will include three scripts. (There may even be a chance for you to join the sound effects team!) Don't miss the fun and nostalgia.



03/13/15 - 03/15/15

$25 (Stu/Sen $24, Mem $22, Child U12 $13)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Where will Flat Stanley travel next? From Hollywood to Paris to Hawaii and back, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley will take audiences on a whirlwind journey filled with infectious songs, laughter, and fun! With a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, writer of Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach, Flat Stanley is one adventure you won’t want to miss! Bring your own Flat Stanley to the theater and join our BCT cast for this rollicking musical journey!



03/07/15 - 03/15/15



- http://bostonchildrenstheatre.org/2014-2015-season/

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



Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras BYSO On Parade

Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Symphony Hall

For the first time ever, join all 484 BYSO musicians at Symphony Hall for a fun afternoon filled with music and entertainment for all ages.

Daniel Berger-Jones, Host and Narrator

Highlights include:
BOSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY

Federico Cortese, Conductor
BRITTEN A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra


with performances by:
REPERTORY ORCHESTRA

Mark Miller, Conductor
HOLST Jupiter from The Planets


JUNIOR REPERTORY ORCHESTRA
John Holland, Conductor
BIZET Farandole from L'arlésienne Suite No. 2

PREPARATORY WINDS
Janet Underhill, Conductor
BEETHOVEN Two Pieces for Wind Band


YOUNG PEOPLE'S STRING ORCHESTRA
PETIT ENSEMBLE

Marta Zurad, Conductor
JOSHUA MISSAL The Parade and The Clown from The Circus
SHERMAN and SHERMAN Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre


And more!!!

Photo credit: Michael J. Lutch



03/15/15

$5 KIDS TICKETS! ($20 for adults)



- http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/68665

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



Marblehead Little Theatre Presents Into The Woods

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

Come join us for this beloved Stephen Sondheim piece. Set in a clock tower with steampunk flair, the adaptation of the well known classic is sure to stir up your emotions about parenting, relationships, wishes and wants.

From the team that brought you Godspell (October 2013 WINNER of 8 Dash Awards including Best Production), come see some of the best local talent in the North Shore and Boston portray these beloved "fairy-tale" characters in a creative black box setting.

Featuring an intimate orchestra led by Ben DiScipio, Direction and Choreography by Sarah Ernst, lighting and set design by Jim and Sarah Ernst and produced by Andrea Giangreco and Jim Ernst, this show is certain to bring you something outside of the usual "woods" box.

Shows are:
March 6,7,8 (Friday and Saturday 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm)
March 12, 13, 14, 15 (Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sat-Sun 2pm)



03/06/15 - 03/15/15

$25 adults, $15 students matinee performances only



- http://www.mltlive.org

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



Opera at the Cinema: ARABELLA

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

A highlight of the 2014 Salzburg Easter Festival, this production of Arabella marks the first time Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson have performed the opera together in its entirety. Ms. Fleming’s performance in the title role has garnered enthusiastic acclaim; as the New York Times praises, she sings “with the plush sound, sublime lyricism, and dramatic subtlety that have endeared her to opera lovers”.

Strauss’s opera captures the fleeting reverie of youth and Vienna’s Golden Age through the romantic entanglements of two sisters. As Arabella finds the man of her dreams in Mandryka, this marriage is complicated by a case of mistaken identity and confused lovers. A comedy of errors in the pursuit of true love, Arabella is one of Strauss’s most charming comedic operas.



03/15/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



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

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



Music Made in America

Presented by Middlesex Concert Band

Music Made in America, a celebration of music inspired by and created in America, will be presented by the Middlesex Concert Band.  From New Orleans jazz to Chicago blues, Hollywood hits to Broadway showstoppers, the rich cultural and natural landscapes of this country have inspired countless musicians and composers through the years. The Middlesex Concert Band weaves together an American tapestry of sound featuring works from several musical genres and composers in this exciting afternoon of music. Audience members will enjoy free refreshments and can try their luck in a raffle featuring more than a dozen themed gift baskets. 



03/15/15

Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and children under 12.



- http://www.mcbconcertband.org/america.htm



WingMasters: Birds of Prey

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Birds of prey, also known as raptors, are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks, powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons, and the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Learn about these powerful creatures, their adaptations, and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. WingMasters will bring five live raptors to Wayside Visitors Center including one or more of the endangered raptors that they have rescued and care for at the WingMasters rehabilitation aviary.
 



03/15/15

Children under 12 years $5 each
Members $10, Nonmembers $15 Includes admission to WinterFest



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

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



Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity - Concord

Presented by The Oriana Consort at First Parish in Concord

Walter Chapin, Director
Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director

The Oriana Consort, a 27-voice chorale based in Cambridge and currently celebrating its Twentieth Anniversary Season, presents Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity.  The works on this program — Francis Poulenc’s Un soir de neige, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices — are their composers’ creative responses to adverse personal experiences: totalitarian occupation, strife between nations, and oppression of religious beliefs.  Heinrich Christensen, Chaerin Kim, and Aaron Trant accompany Chichester Psalms on organ, harp, and percussion.



03/15/15

Adults: $20
Students and seniors: $15



- http://orianaconsort.org/concerts/201503.html

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



Reagle Music Theatre, Presents "A Little Bit of Ireland"

Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

Reagle Music Theatre will bring pure Celtic magic back to the stage for three performances only during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  Come celebrate St. Pat’s with us during the 17th Anniversary edition of A Little Bit of Ireland,Reagle’s heartfelt homage to the Emerald Isle. A Little Bit of Ireland is one of the largest Irish shows in New England featuring a pinch of Irish tenors, a touch of Riverdance and a rousing visit to an Irish pub. 

This year’s production will feature Broadway couple Sarah Pfisterer (“Phantom of the Opera,” “Show Boat”) and Rick Hilsabeck (“Phantom of the Opera,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Billy Elliot”), who will perform the beloved Irish tunes that will have all Irish eyes smiling. Local comedian and Reagle favorite Harold “Jerry” Walker will bring a barrage of riotous jokes and irreverent stories told with an impish grin and the charm of a leprechaun. The grand rhythms of Irish step dancing will fill the house when the Harney Academy Dancers take the stage, led by Liam Harney (successor to “Lord of the Dance” Michael Flatley), and theMassachusetts Harp Ensemble will mesmerize with an extraordinarily artistic music performance. A cast of 100 and live orchestra round out this extraordinary production.



03/14/15 - 03/15/15

Tickets for A Little Bit of Ireland at Reagle Music Theatre are $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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.reaglemusictheatre.com, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on performance days until show curtain. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.



- http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com



HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical

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

Based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, “HAIRSPRAY” is a fun musical production that is suitable for children of all ages and their adults too! This inspiring story, set in Baltimore in 1962, follows lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad as she pursues her dream of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

 



03/12/15 - 03/15/15

$15



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

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



Take a joyride on the NoMad Wagon!

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

“What melody do hopes and fears dance to? What tune causes fantasy to sway? NoMad Dreams” (from album review by Victoria Kichuk, freelance writer). Hailing from three continents, Asia, Europe, and Africa, and five different countries between them (we promise a full disclosure at the concert), NoMad Dreams are three musical mavericks whose songs, by turns light-hearted and innocent, then dark and ironic, are certain to find their way into your heart. Fittingly, their music draws on many traditions and genres – jazzy chords and French melodies, Latin and African rhythms. They feel equally at home in folk, bossa nova, blues, and world music and create a sound both refreshingly new and soothingly retro. The concert will also feature champion fiddler Mari Black and other musicians on saxophone, bass, and percussion.



03/15/15

$15 (general admission)/$12 (Club Passim members)



- https://www.facebook.com/events/1626451707573628/

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



Beautiful as a Dove (Newton)

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Eliot Church of Newton

Beautiful as a Dove is a unique opportunity to hear the exquisite sacred motets of Renaissance composer Raffaella Aleotti alongside settings of similar texts by her famous contemporaries: Gregorio Allegri, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Giovanni da Palestrina, and Clemens non Papa. The program Includes the beloved Miserere by Allegri and several settings from the Renaissance favorite, the Song of Songs.



03/15/15

General admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Seniors & students: $15 in advance/$18 at the door



- http://www.clausura.org/#!2014-2015-season/csl5

Eliot Church of Newton - 474 Centre Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Sacred visions

Presented by Newton Choral Society at The Second Church in Newton

Stir your late-winter soul with an afternoon of glorious music for church and synagogue, anchored by Jean Langlais’ Messe Solennnelle. Blind from childhood, Langlais was an influential 20th century organist and composer in Paris. The Messe Solennelle is unquestionably his finest piece of church music—and has been out of print for decades until recently. The program also features the celebrated Collegium Regale Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis of Herbert Howells, along with spirituals and inspiring sacred works by 19th and 20th century composers.



03/15/15

$30/$25 student/senior



- http://newtonchoral.org/sacredvisions

The Second Church in Newton - 60 Highland Street, West Newton, MA, 02465



An Afternoon in Words and Music with Lee Konitz

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

Spend a two-part afternoon celebrating the life and music of legendary jazz composer and saxophonist Lee Konitz. Hear Konitz in conversation with musician Tim Hagans as he recounts his almost 70-year career in jazz, from playing on Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool and work with Lennie Tristano, to decades of large and small ensemble work. Then let the music speak for itself as Konitz and pianist Dan Tepfer perform.



03/15/15

Tickets - $35 nonmembers/$28 members



- http://www.mfa.org/programs/lecture/an-afternoon-in-words-and-music-with-lee-konitz

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



Gallery Talk for Heaven and Earth

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Sky, sea, and land have long served as alluring subjects for artists who wish to challenge themselves with fleeting effects of atmosphere, light, and motion: churning rapids, wind-blown trees, dark thunderheads, gossamer mists. While many of the works in this exhibition present the landscape as a kind of fantasy, others explore the ways in which artists—both past and present—have expressed their wonder at nature’s invisible or intangible properties, as well as exercised their imaginations to depict the unknown.



03/15/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison/Exhibitions/HeavenEarth/Pages/default.aspx



4TET (Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, Cleek Schrey, and Nic Gareiss)

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Brittany, Cleek, Jordan and Nic share an interest in the championing of traditional music repertoire, new music composition, and the use of performance in both maintaining and critiquing the conventions surrounding folk music. They follow the work of mentors such as Bruce Molsky, Brendan Mulvihill and Eileen Carson-Schatz, in tandem with careful study of historical sources and inspirations outside of traditional music, and continue the legacy and lineage of traditional music. They're on a quest to probe the expressive and creative potential of fiddle tunes, traditional song, and vernacular dance.



03/15/15

$17/10 for members



- http://passim.org/club/4tet-brittany-haas-jordan-tice-cleek-schrey-and-nic-gareiss

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



Music of John Adams

Presented by Composer Focus at Lily Pad

On the seventh of nine monthly concerts, the Composer Focus series (recent recipient of a Cambridge Arts Council grant) will feature the music of composer, John Adams, one of America's most renowned living composers. Drawing from jazz, minimalism, romantic, and modernist traditions, Adam's music is both immediately accessible and highly intricate. This concert will feature a more purely minimalist work of his, Phrygian Gates for solo piano, as well as his jazzy piece for violin and piano, Road Movies, and movements from John's Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet and pre-recorded percussion.

 



03/15/15

$10, cash only



- http://www.composerfocusconcerts.com

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



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of interiors embrace cultural and spatial fragmentation, creating a kaleidoscopic vision that recasts traditional notions of beauty, gender, race, and representation.

A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.

 



03/16/15

Free



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Morse Auditorium - 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Video Games Live

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well known game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Special events surround the show, including a pre-show experience where guests can enjoy a costume contest, Guitar Hero competition, prize give-a-ways and interactive game demos. Post-show event includes the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers. All pre and post show events are open to all ticket holders.


The best way to describe Video Games Live™? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.
This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family.


If you or someone you know is into video games, you won’t want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Live™ is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore. Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live™ will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game you’ve never heard or seen an orchestral performance quite like this.



03/16/15

$36 - $77



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/video-games-live/

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



Gallery Talk @ Noon: Roger Hankins and Cristi Rinklin

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

Cantor Art Gallery director and visual arts member and chair Cristi Rinklin will give a Gallery Talk at noon about their work in the current exhibition “Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists”.



03/16/15

No cost, open to the public



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

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



National Evening of Science on Screen: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Cary Grant stars in this dark comedy about a newly-married theater critic who discovers that his beloved spinster aunts have been poisoning lonely old men.

Based on the hit play by Joseph Kesserling and directed by Frank Capra, Arsenic and Old Lace takes place on the wedding day of Mortimer Brewster (Grant) and Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane). En route to their honeymoon in Niagara Falls, the couple pays a visit to the Brooklyn home of Brewster’s two maiden aunts and eccentric uncle.

While rooting around the house for notes on his latest book, Brewster stumbles upon a corpse, who turns out to be one of many victims of his aunts’ “benevolent” scheme to help lonely old men by spiking their elderberry wine with arsenic.

Dubbed the “king of poisons,” arsenic has a rich and colorful history dating back to ancient times. Before the film, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Deborah Blum (The Poisoner’s Handbook) will give an overview of its early uses as well as its ongoing environmental ramifications.



03/16/15

$12 general admission, $10 students, seniors and Museum of Science members, free to Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/arsenic-and-old-lace

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



Massmouth Story Slam

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening’s theme. Ten names will be drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges – interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people and members of the audience who love stories – evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how well it honors the time limit. The 2 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the “BigMouthOff” at the at the end of the slam season.



03/16/15

$10/5 for members



- http://passim.org/club/massmouth-story-slam-20

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



The Big Quiz Thing

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

The Big Quiz Thing, the Boston area’s favorite live trivia event, is at Oberon the first Monday of every month. Quizmaster Wes Hazard presents five big rounds of multimedia quiz excitement, including video puzzles, audio clues, the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the Buzzertastic Three-Way Finale, and the best, smartest live quiz questions anywhere! Plus, there’s hope for dummies: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. Best of all, the $200 cash jackpot split among four team, along with show tickets books, DVDs, CDs, baked goods, and more excellent prizes. 



03/16/15

Free and open to the public. All sitting is general admission, first comes, first served.



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/big-quiz-thing

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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



Farewell Herr Schwarz

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival,
director Yael Reuveny’s Farewell Herr Schwarz is a cinematic journey about
buried family secrets, the Holocaust (from a third generation perspective) and
how it is never too late to reclaim your heritage. 

Germany/Israel | 96 minutes | 2013 | In German, Hebrew and English with English Subtitles

 



03/17/15

$8 advance; $10 day of show



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

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



Open Mic

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Each performer gets 10 minutes or two songs, whichever comes first.  If your songs are two minutes long, you do not get five of them. You still get two.  If your songs are 8 minutes long, please just play one.  Originals are encouraged, but covers are certainly not frowned upon!  We are not exclusively a music open mic, so feel free to bring your poems, your comedy, your stories or whatever other kind of performance you do (within reason, of course).



03/17/15

$5/free for members



- http://passim.org/club/open-mic-100

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



Gabriel Kahane

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Gabriel Kahane is a composer and singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn. His recent projects include commissions by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, among others. A tireless collaborator, he has worked with musicians Chris Thile, Jack White, Beck, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and in a project with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker. Rolling Stone hailed Kahane’s 2014 album The Ambassador as “one of the year’s very best albums.” Singer and bassist Kate Davis was selected by MTV as one of 2014’s “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,” with her inventive riffs on standards and her own soulful and funny compositions. Kate has shared the stage with artists such as Alison Krauss, Josh Groban, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and Renée Fleming. She’s also covered the music of pop artists like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Trainor (All About That Bass).
 



03/17/15

General Admission Seats: $35

General Admission Standing: $20



- http://celebrityseries.org/stavesessions/gabrielkahane/index.html



Double Vision: Paintings by Elizabeth Awalt and Angelo Fertitta

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 Elizabeth Awalt and Angelo Fertitta. Rooted in the natural world, Elizabeth Awalt’s paintings evolve from observational studies into expressive evocations of nature. The micro and macro view of nature exist simultaneously in her recent paintings which weave those two worlds together. Oppositional forces of growth and decay, dark and light, and interior and exterior create a tension both visual and spiritual. Awalt’s paintings are physical beings that shift and change through sanded, wiped, and sensually painted surfaces.

Angelo Fertitta absorbs landscape features that dwarf the painter—the Grand Canyon, glaciers, mountains and rivers, and crystallizes them into kaleidoscopic panoramas. Says Fertitta about his work “My drawings, overlaid on the modified images, become the paintings, representing the stream of consciousness experienced while viewing the landscapes. While painting, the use of color follows a similar process. The process for me is both spiritual and meditative; a means to be within myself.”
 



02/04/15 - 03/18/15

Free and open the public



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

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



The Tony V Show

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Join Boston comedy legend and headliner Tony V as he and fresh-faced local talent share stories and deliver a taste of Boston’s unique brand of comedy



02/04/15 - 03/18/15

General Admission: $10



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=363871

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



Ms. Lauryn Hill

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Born in New Jersey to a schoolteacher mother and computer programmer/system’s analyst father, it was obvious from a young age that Ms. Hill possessed extraordinary talents, abilities and propensity for creativity.

Walking and talking early, she would soon impress family and teachers alike with a seemingly quick mind and extended vocabulary. She excelled throughout school in all areas of academic, athletic, creative and extra-curricular activity. A venerable social butterfly, she used her talents and office as school president from 5th to 8th grade consecutively, to promote many concerns expectantly beyond her years like a school breakfast program intended for students her same age, who weren’t able to eat adequately enough before school. This streak of community service would continue into high-school and beyond, eventually taking her into Africa and other parts of the world building wells in communities who lacked sufficient means to water and raising money, as well as sending food and clothing to the needy; not as a part of some school or social club’s prerequisite, but from her own private desire to make tangible change. To backtrack for a moment, all of this of course would ultimately be supported by a love that began as early as she can remember, her love of music—which would result in her becoming known throughout the world.

Ms. Hill grew up in a home where the sound of music was a household staple. She very early, probably in the second or third grade, discovered a treasure chest’s worth of 45 singles that belonged to her mother and father that chronicled the lives and careers of some of the world’s most renowned and soulfully successful musicians-from the offerings of Motown, Staxx, Atlantic, Capitol and Mercury Records, and the like, who were at the time recording ‘the greats’ like Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Little Anthony and the imperials, The Dreamlovers, Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Last Poets, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, Doug and Jean Carne, Procol Harem, Santana, Alice Coltrane, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and a plethora of other world changing artists who were influencing music and recreating the world. This love affair with music seemingly outside of her generational trajectory would extend in many different ways from jazz, to soul, to reggae, to rock to classical. An eclectic appreciation and voracious appetite for good music trans-genre, Ms. Hill would establish her own categories that incorporated all types of unique and incredible sounds from both the past and the contemporaneous environment of her youth—this obviously included what was then known as hip-hop and R&B as well, but Puccini didn’t escape her either. She was an interesting and powerful hybrid of musical influences (and stylistic mastery). These influences would dramatically shape her own approach to self-expression.

Ms. Hill sang and deeply appreciated music at a young age, known for being very animated, she also acted, danced and enjoyed performance art of various kinds. She spent her formative years acting in plays and being cast in television commercials, as well as the daytime drama ‘As the World Turns’, Steven Soderbergh’s ‘King of the Hill’, and ‘Sister Act II’ with Whoopi Goldberg. Ironically all of this was done while she was still a full-time student. After graduating high school with stellar grades, she attended Columbia University in New York while a member of the then up and coming musical group the Fugees. Ms. Hill was a great academician, but her unique gifts, interest and pursuits would take her in the direction of profound experience and great accomplishment not just in the classroom, but also beyond it. This of course would not negatively alter her life-long love of learning, invention and acquiring knowledge, but would enhance it. She often envisioned herself as able to very naturally make the kind of great contributions that often come from people with great minds and the passion and discipline required in order to bring great things into fruition. She would establish a reputation in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. She launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The recording earned a record breaking five Grammy Awards.



03/18/15

$65.00 - $150.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/ms-_lauryn_hill/

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



You Will Be My Son-French Film

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

2014 - 2015 FSU INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES Presents:"You Will Be My Son" in French with Subtitles Introduction by Prof. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English and Film Studies, Framingham State University. Discussion follows the screening. A Collaboration between Framingham State University and Amazing Things (Framingham) Gilles Legrand's YOU WILL BE MY SON (Tu seras mon fils; France, 2011). Legrand's domestic drama focuses on the problematic relationship between an owner of a prestigious vineyard and his son, whom he holds in contempt. Set in the lush rolling hills of the Saint-Emilion region, the film ultimately emerges as a psychological thriller with overtones of Greek tragedy. In French with English subtitles. 102 min.



03/18/15

$8 (Stu/Sen/Mem $6, All FSU students Free)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Roomful of Teeth

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Roomful of Teeth is a vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from non-classical traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an on-going commissioning project, invites today’s brightest composers to create a repertoire without borders. The ensemble creates an a cappella repertoire incorporating Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing and Sardinian cantu a tenore styles.



03/18/15

General Admission Seats: $35



General Admission Standing: $20



- http://celebrityseries.org/stavesessions/roomfulofteeth/index.html



Guantánamo and the Legacy of Torture

Presented by Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

On March 18th, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University along with the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), is hosting the Valerie Gordon Human Rights lecture. This is the 22nd in a series of lectures held annually to celebrate the legacy of NUSL grad, Valerie Gordon.

This year's keynote speaker is Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Director for the Center of Democracy, American Civil Liberties Union. Jaffer has for years been at the center of the national and international debate around the detainment center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In this, his first Northeastern appearance, Jaffer will discuss the ways in which the treatment of Guantánamo prisoners is contributing to a legacy that will influence the global image of the US for decades to come.

 



03/18/15

The event is free admission and open to the public but does require registration. To register, click here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-valerie-gordon-lecture-tickets-15222780747



- http://www.northeastern.edu/law/academics/institutes/phrge/news/gordon.html



Food for Thought Film Series: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

A breathtaking 3D documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man) follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. A hit at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago -- almost twice as old as any previous discovery.



03/18/15

Film Screening: Free of Charge, Soup: $5 per person



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

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



Visiting artist talk: Oded Ezer

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Join Tel Aviv, Israel–based graphic artist and experimental typographer Oded Ezer at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) to hear firsthand about his pioneering work exploring the emotional and symbolic associations of letters while pushing type design into new realms.This program is being held in relation to StereoType, on view at BSA Space through May 25, a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of established and up-and-coming designers from around the world.

Image: Skype Type (2010), Oded Ezer, at BSA Space; Photo: Mike Lawrie.



03/18/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/visiting-artist-talk-oded-ezer



Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

As a tight-as-hardwood stringband, these ace players know how to sustain this moment expertly, relishing the tension between the past, which keeps pulling them backwards, and the future they’re about to rush into. You can hear this tension musically on their new album, especially on the leading song “Hot Hands,” which rabbits playfully between off meters, rapid-fire picking, stop-and-go bass lines, and steamy vocals that surge back and forth. There’s incredible kinetic motion in this music, a sense of movement so exacting and precise that it’s almost architectural.



03/18/15

$15/13 for members



- http://passim.org/club/lindsay-lou-flatbellys

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



Jefferson Starship

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

Paul Kantner and Marty Balin founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The Airplane were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. They headlined the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 and, like The Beatles with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years, though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century.

In 1974 Kantner created Jefferson Starship and, again with Balin, enjoyed chart-topping success. Paul, Marty & Jefferson Airplane were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as Pink Floyd. In 2005 they celebrated their 40th anniversary, playing 21 countries on their world tour. In 2007 they headlined “The Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Celebration” and performed at The Monterey Pop commemorative on the exact same stage as the historic landmark rock festival of 1967.

Jefferson Starship, the name created by Kantner for his 1971 solo debut “Blows Against The Empire” recording has endured 37 years as rock music’s premier “political science fiction” themed band. That recording was the first and only to ever be nominated for literary science fiction’s Hugo Award … a stellar achievement.



03/19/15

$55 public / $50 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Ledisi: The Intimate Truth Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means “to bring forth” or “to come here” in Yoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals.



03/19/15

$39-$49



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

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



The Moody Blues Timeless Flight: The Polydor Years

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

The name, legendary. The music, timeless. THE MOODY BLUES have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits includes: “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name a few. The Moody Blues’ No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence.

Get your tickets to THE MOODY BLUES as they kick off their new tour at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester on March 19. They return for one night, but a lifetime of hits, as original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge continue to wow audiences wordlwide.



03/19/15

Full price tickets are $60, $80, $90, and $128, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=182

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



The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working class neighborhoods of Boston. Several return home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back. With the city on edge, authorities believe the abductions are the handiwork of a psychopath, until they discover that their killer—fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy—is barely older than his victims. The criminal investigation that follows sparks a debate among the world’s most revered medical minds and will have a long-lasting impact on the judicial system and medical consciousness for decades. The historical novel, The Wilderness of Ruin is a riveting tale of gruesome murder and depravity, but at its heart it depicts a great American city divided by class, a chasm that widens in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1872. Roseanne Montillo brings Gilded Age Boston to glorious life—from the genteel cobble stone streets of Beacon Hill to the squalid, overcrowded tenements of Southie—and here, too, is the writer Herman Melville, who, eager to understand both the child killer case and his own mental instability, enlists the aid of physician Oliver Wendell Holmes. With verve and historical detail, Roseanne Montillo explores this case that reverberated through all of Boston society to help us understand our modern hunger for the prurient and sensational.

Roseanne Montillo is the author of The Lady and Her Monsters. She holds an MFA from Emerson College in Massachusetts, where she is a professor of literature. She lives in Boston.



03/19/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2441/wilderness-ruin-tale-madness-bostons-great-fire-and-hunt-americas-youngest-serial-killer

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



In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years

Presented by Northeastern University School of Law at Northeastern University Blackman Auditorium , Ell Hall

In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years depicts how and why the nation found itself brutally treating the men it detained — some with good reason, some with stunning caprice — after 9/11. The play confronts the government rationalizations, the bizarre military hearings and the willful blindness of the public to what was happening behind barbed wire.

Following the play, the Ethics Institute is sponsoring a panel discussion on the ethics of torture in an age of terrorism.

Written by Michael Meltsner
Directed by: Victoria Marsh



03/19/15

FREE



- http://calendar.northeastern.edu/event/in_our_name_a_play_of_the_torture_years_7183#.VLWdZGTF-so

Northeastern University Blackman Auditorium , Ell Hall - 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115



Loretta LaRoche: "Mind Your Stress"

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

The emotional challenges of living in a high stress society are taking its toll and we are paying the price. Discover easy, practical ways to downsize your stress, and increase your ability to live a longer more fulfilling existence.

Loretta LaRoche is a Motivational & Keynote Speaker, International Stress Management & Humor Consultant, Author and PBS television star. She is a thought leader who has pioneered the use of humor as a coping mechanism for stress management, engaging this concept as an educational tool and enthralling audiences across the globe.

With MIND YOUR STRESS! Loretta will demonstrate SEVEN SIMPLE TRUTHS to a healthier, happier life. Learn how to let go of the ?‎stress? and the things beyond our control and let ?Loretta make you laugh and contemplate all the good in your life.

For over 30 years Lorretta has raised the humor potential in all of us. She is on the Mass General advisory council for anxiety and depression and was recently awarded the National Humor Treasure Award. Loretta writes a weekly newspaper column called, ‘Get a Life’. As a speaker, Loretta leaves audiences feeling, inspired, and with renewed passion for living a juicy life!



03/19/15

Reserved:

FIRST LEVEL SEATING (Orchestra Seating) $45.00
SECOND LEVEL SEATING (Balcony Seating) $35.00



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

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



Loretta LaRoche: Mind Your Stress

Presented by Arlington Community Education

Loretta LaRoche is a motivational and keynote speaker, stress management and humor consultant, author and PBS television star who has pioneered the use of humor as a coping mechanism for stress management. Come laugh yourself to inner peace when Loretta appears at Arlington’s Regent Theater.  Discover easy, practical ways to downsize your stress, and increase your ability to live a longer more fulfilling existence.

Special Offer: Purchase your ticket through Arlington Community Education and receive a complimentary signed copy of Loretta’s book Joy Journal with the price of admission.The book will be available for pick-up at Regent Theatre 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA on night of event.



03/19/15

$45 Orchestra
$35 Balcony

Use code REG if registering for ONLY this class; book will be available for pick-up at Regent Theater on night of event



- http://www.lorettalaroche.com.



Ben Sollee and Becca Stevens Band

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Cellist and self-proclaimed storyteller Ben Sollee is at the forefront of contemporary instrumental music. His genre-bending songwriting style flows from his Kentucky upbringing, and includes influences from classical music and blues. He travels with his 1930 cello nicknamed Kay. Sollee is also known as an activist, and recently completed a 4,000 mile bike trip across America to raise awareness for environmental sustainability. Becca Stevens is a jazz, pop, and folk singer/guitarist who grew up performing Appalachian-based tunes. An avid collaborator across musical genres, Becca has worked with artists such as the Kronos Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau, and Lionel Loueke. She has also re-interpreted and sampled works by Björk, rapper Frank Ocean, pop star Usher, and rock/blues artist Steve Winwood. Special guest, bassist Alan Hampton, joins this performance.
 



03/19/15

General Admission Seats: $35

General Admission Standing: $20



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/calendarbymonth/index.htm#



HISTORIC NEWTON BOOK CLUB MEETING

Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

HISTORIC NEWTON BOOK CLUB MEETING
Offering a nuanced understanding of the American Revolution from the British point of view, this month’s selection is The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy. Contrary to familiar stereotypes, he suggests the loss of the American colonies and was not because British leaders were blundering incompetents. Quite the contrary, they were astute and capable, and in some instances brilliant strategists. The book has won numerous prizes, including the George Washington Book Prize, where the jury praised the book as "a major contribution to the history of the American Revolution." The book club is free and open to the public, new members are always welcome. 



03/19/15

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Jackson Homestead - 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02458



Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (transcribed for viola)

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with soloists from the Emmanuel Music ensemble. For March 19th we will have Mark Berger, viola, performing Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (transcribed for viola).



03/19/15

Free to the public. To save your seat please make a reservation here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9946050



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/14-15season/caltix14-15_lindsey_chapel.html

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



Author Marc Solomon Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Winning Marriage'

Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

From the gritty battles in the state legislatures of Massachusetts and New York to the devastating loss at the ballot box in California in 2008, to the joyous victory of prevailing in the Supreme Court, Marc Solomon has been at the center of one of the great civil and human rights movements of our time--the fight for the right of same-sex couples to marry. Solomon will recount the struggle with some of the world’s most powerful forces—the Catholic hierarchy, the religious right, and cynical ultraconservative political operatives—and the movement’s eventual triumph.
 



03/19/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/marc-solomon-winning-marriage

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



Molly Pinto Madigan CD Release with The Whiskey Boys

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Hailed for her angelic voice and haunting compositions, Molly Pinto Madigan won first place in WUMB's Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and was named "Artist of the Year" at Salem State University, her alma mater.  Since her debut as the lead singer for the teen bluegrass band Jaded Mandolin, Madigan has submerged herself in the dark, luscious world of ballads, drawn to their magic, and her original songs echo with the whisperings of the American and European traditional music.



03/19/15

$15/13 for members



- http://passim.org/club/molly-pinto-madigan-cd-release-whiskey-boys

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



Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction

Presented by MIT Communications Forum

Why are brutal dystopias, devastating apocalyptic visions, and tales of personal trauma such a staple of young adult literature? Kristin Cashore, author of the award-winning Graceling Realm trilogy, and the University of Florida's Kenneth Kidd will explore the history and current preoccupations of one of the most popular forms of fiction today. MIT's Marah Gubar will moderate.



03/19/15

Free and open to the public



- http://lit.mit.edu/event/communications-forum-coming-of-age-in-dystopia-the-darkness-of-young-adult-fiction/



Mozart: 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

Tickets: $25 - $69
Student, senior, and group discounts available



- http://www.cantatasingers.org/season/march/

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



Perfume Genius

Presented by The Sinclair at The Sinclair

Seattle musician Mike Hadreas made one of my favorite albums of last year, “Too Bright.” His music has a shimmering, yet weighty quality that is rooted in despair but somehow animated by it.



03/20/15



- http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D67B0346D83?brand=sinclair

The Sinclair - 52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



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.



03/20/15

$8 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Cinematheque: An Evening with Eliza Dushku

Presented by Boston University College of Communication at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101

Eliza Dushku, the Bring It On movie star, has been an exciting presence across video games and popular television shows. At BU, Eliza will present her acting in episodes of her most beloved series, playing Faith in Buffy the Vampire Killer and Echo in the sci-fi Dollhouse, which are both produced by Joss Whedon. COM 101, 640 Comm. Ave, Boston 02215.



03/20/15

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/com/academics/film-tv/cinematheque/

Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101 - 640 Comm Ave, Room 101, Boston, MA, 02215



Drawing the Line at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

DRAWING THE LINEDrawing by Fort Point Arts Community members

 

January 26—March 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday February, 3rd 5:00-7:30pm RSVP
Guest juror: Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

 

Drawing The Line is an exhibition of drawings by seventeen FPAC member artists. The show includes traditional approaches to drawing, such as graphite, silverpoint, ink, and pastel as well as digital drawings and needlework.

 

works by:

Susan Blatt, Sammy Chong, Maggie Connors, Laura Davidson, Ruth Fields,

Jason Fiering, Sarah Gay-O’Neil, Elisa H. Hamilton, T.D. Heavican,

Jan Johnson, Lisa Knox, Maria Molteni, Steven Muller, Krina Patel,

Alexandra Rozenman, Jonathan Sahula, Candice Smith Corby



01/26/15 - 03/20/15



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/atlantic-wharf/



Brooklyn Rider

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider has been hailed as “the future of chamber music” by Strings. Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire in performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics. The ensemble’s recordings are played across North America on stations ranging in focus from classical to world, jazz, pop, and new music. For their latest project, the Brooklyn Rider Almanac, the quartet turned to a spectrum of composers including Bill Frisell, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Padma Newsome (The National), Ethan Iverson, Christina Courtin and Vijay Iver.  



03/20/15

General Admission Seats: $35

General Admission Standing: $20



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Satisfaction — The International Rolling Stones Show

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar highly rated show are entering their 14th year in production with over 2000 performances listed to their credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits. They have been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy



03/20/15

Reserved seating:



$33.00 (FRONT 6 Rows Center Orchestra)

$28.00 (REAR of Center Orchestra as well as Left and Right Orchestra Seating)

$23.00 (ALL Balcony Seats)



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

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



Reverberations: ACTION KITS

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)

What will they create? Be there to find out!

The BCA and Community Music Center of Boston musicians Claudia Eliaza, Danny Kutty and Earl Grant-Lawrence experiment with art from the latest Mills Gallery Exhibition, Action Kits. Armed with voice, piano and flute, these artists explore the visual realm through improv and play in response to the work on display. Hear original compositions created in the moment - styles may range from jazz-blues, classical to pop. The final pieces stem from the interplay between the musicians, the artwork and you the audience! In collaboration with Community Music Center of Boston. Part of the John Kleshinski Concert Series.



03/20/15

Free and Open to the Public



- http://bcaonline.org



NEFFA night at Club Passim: A musical preview of the New England Folk Festival

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Club Passim hosts a night of live traditional and folk music with a few of the many musical artists performing at the upcoming New England Folk Festival.

Featuring:
Julie Metcalf (American/Canadian fiddle)
lydia and Andrea (Scandinavian fiddle)
Outrageous Fortune (Jug Band)
Marylou Ferrante (Blues singer)
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards (Folk)
Mierlita (Romanian fiddle)

The New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. The 2015 Festival, the 71st annual Festival, is to be held on April 24-26, 2015 in Mansfield, Massachusetts (near Boston). One of the things that makes the Festival special is that all performers donate their talents as volunteers. 



03/20/15

$15



- http://www.neffa.org

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



Michael Johnson with Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

"Michael Johnson has performed and lived more music and recorded more hits than you would imagine. His voice immediately identifies him as the man who sings ""Bluer Than Blue,"" ""Give Me Wings,"" ""That's That,"" and other landmark songs. His music shows a diversity, depth and heart that only come from years of dedication to a labor of love. Emote, Create, Inspire, Connect, Expand, Soothe, Uplift.... These intentions are the basis of their music. Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli skillfully combine thoughtful, provocative lyrics with soulful vocals and seasoned musicianship. They playfully refer to their original style as ""a gentle but passionate exploration of Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Pop""."



03/20/15

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



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity - Cambridge

Presented by The Oriana Consort at University Lutheran Church, Cambridge

Walter Chapin, Director
Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director

The Oriana Consort, a 27-voice chorale based in Cambridge and currently celebrating its Twentieth Anniversary Season, presents Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity.  The works on this program — Francis Poulenc’s Un soir de neige, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices — are their composers’ creative responses to adverse personal experiences: totalitarian occupation, strife between nations, and oppression of religious beliefs.  Heinrich Christensen, Chaerin Kim, and Aaron Trant accompany Chichester Psalms on organ, harp, and percussion.



03/20/15

Adults: $20
Students and seniors: $15



- http://orianaconsort.org/concerts/201503.html

University Lutheran Church, Cambridge - 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



MassArt's Gaining Perspective: A Visual History of MassArt

Presented by MassArt

MassArt Presents A New Exhibition:

Gaining Perspective: A Visual History of MassArt

Celebrating MassArt’s 140-year impact on the world through art, design, invention and leadership

February 19-March 20, 2015 – Free and Open to the Public

Photo of MassArt sculpture class in 1882, Courtesy MassArt

Boston, MA (February 17, 2015) – Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) announces a new exhibition, Gaining Perspective: A Visual History of MassArt, on view Thursday, February 19-Friday, March 20, 2015 in the President’s Gallery (located in the Tower Building on MassArt’s campus at 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston).  The exhibition celebrates MassArt’s unique history and significant impact on the world through the art, design, inventions, teaching, and leadership of its renowned alumni and faculty.  This exhibition was curated by Paul Dobbs, M.A., MassArt Library Director and former archivist; Librarians Caitlin Pereira and Greg Wallace, and a team of MassArt faculty and staff.  All exhibitions at MassArt are free and open to the public; the President’s Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For information about this and other exhibitions at MassArt call (617) 879-7333, email galleryinfo@massart.edu or see www.massart.edu.

 

In addition to the objects, artwork, and photographs on view in Gaining Perspective the public is encouraged to participate in a photo booth installation by Cindy Sherman Bishop (MFA Dynamic Media Institute, 2013), for which the participant’s photo is incorporated into one of several historical photographs at MassArt. The public is also invited to participate in an online component of the exhibition: submit your MassArt memories at history.massart.edu or tag your Instagram or Twitter posts with #MassArtMemories to personally contribute to the show.

Special Events:

There will be a free Opening Reception on Thursday, February 19, 6-8 pm in the President’s Gallery to celebrate the exhibition. On Friday, March 20, 6-8pm, as part of Boston Design Week, join curator Paul Dobbs for a special event entitled Design Perspectives: How MassArt historically and currently impacts the creative design world. Tour the exhibition Gaining Perspective: A Visual History of MassArt with curator Paul Dobbs and then join students in the design studios for a laser cutting machine demonstration.  

 



02/19/15 - 03/20/15

Free



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Bach: St. John Passion

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of 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: Dana Whiteside
Susan Consoli; Brenna Wells, soprano
Thea Lobo; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto 
Jonas Budris; Frank Kelley, tenor 
Bradford Gleim; Mark McSweeney; Paul Max Tipton, bass



03/21/15

Tickets: $30 / $50 / $70 / $150 / students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/14-15season/caltix14-15_st_john_passion.html

Emmanuel Church in the City of 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



Richie Furay Band

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

Richie Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and later, Poco. His best known song with that band was "Kind Woman," which he wrote for his wife, Nancy. As a founding member, singer, guitarist and songwriter of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Souther Hillman Furay, Richie Furay has cemented his place in rock history. Now with his own Richie Furay Band, he is writing a new musical chapter anchored by a songbook that includes “For What It’s Worth”, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces”, “Good Feelin’ To Know”, “Fallin’ in Love” and more.



03/21/15

$50 public / $45 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



An Evening with Penny and Sparrow

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

Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season. They understand that you don’t need gimmicks to make beautiful music, and they write songs that draw you in with rich harmonies and deep, intimate lyrics. Join Andy Baxter, Kyle Jahnke, and their band for an evening of your favorite songs, storytelling, and friendship.



03/21/15

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show



- http://www.berklee.edu/events/evening-penny-sparrow

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



Sculpture Day Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Create sculpture using a variety of materials and styles as you explore 3-D space, form, movement, balance, anatomy and proportion. Create a cardboard stabile, a paper relief,
a clay torso and a collaborative oversized sculpture. Tuition includes all materials and clay fees. Bring your lunch. Advance registration required
 



03/21/15

Danforth Art members $85; Non-members $110



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



The Golden Girls LIVE: The Lost Reunion Episode

Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Jacques Underground

Audiences loved the long-running NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, tuning in weekly to laugh at the often bawdy antics and hilarious quips of geriatric roomies Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. The show won a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy for each actress over the course of its seven seasons. Now comes the loving parody The Golden Girls LIVE: The Lost Reunion Funeral Episode. This 65-minute show adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage reuniting at the funeral of Dorothy's Husband Lucas (Blanche's Uncle). This show gives fans of the show the reunion episode that never was. Equal parts new material and content we know and love. Called a "Must see.!" by LA Weekly where it played in Los ANgeles for 10 months. Nominated for the Broadway World Awards. This show features the original cast of the Golden Girls LIVE from NYC in 2003.



01/09/15 - 03/21/15

Priority front of house table seating including a picture with the cast onstage $60. First 20 seats. Assigned on arrival.





Rear of house of house table seating including a picture with the cast onstage $45. General Admission.



- http://goldengirlsliveonstage.com

Jacques Underground - 79 Broadway, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116



Ghazal

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

Beautiful, mesmerizing, and profoundly musical, Ghazal brings together world-renowned Persian and Indian musicians to create an exquisite and harmonious dialogue between the two traditions. Iran’s kamancheh (spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and India’s sitar virtuoso Shujaat Hussain Khan have toured the world over to critical acclaim. They will be joined by the superb tabla player Sandeep Das.



03/21/15

Reserved Seating

$37.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2356/ghazal

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



New Moon Coffeehouse presents bluegrass with Southern Rail

Presented by New Moon Coffeehouse

SOUTHERN RAIL brings their upbeat brand of Bluegrass and happy mayhem to the NEW MOON COFFEEHOUSE in HAVERHILL on Saturday March 21 at 8 pm.

This promises to be another packed house, featuring high-energy exuberant bluegrass with lush harmonies, irrepressible good humor, and sparkling banjo, guitar and mandolin.


"Beautiful and creative arrangements, emotionally knife-edged" Twangin Country Magazine, CA
“First rate bluegrass...precise harmonies, sharp instrumental work...soaring and lush.” Boston Herald
“The vocal harmonies are exquisite and the musicianship is impeccable.” Radio Star, Ireland
”The phones went nuts over this!” KVML, CA
 



03/21/15

Tickets are $20. ($10 for 18 and under.) Reservations can be made via the New Moon web site or by calling: 978-459-5134.



- http://www.newmooncoffeehouse.org



Steven Wright

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Academy Award winning, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian Steven Wright continually sells out theaters internationally with his skewed comedic view of the world. Since his “Tonight Show” debut, which caused such a stir that Johnny invited him back to perform again within a week, the deadpan surrealist master has pushed the comedic boundaries in film, television and the live stage. With an Oscar-winning short film, a 2014 Emmy nomination as a Producer on the hit FX series Louie, two Grammy-nominated CD’s, three critically acclaimed hour specials and countless appearances on TV and in film, Wright is a prototype comedian that others continually try to follow.



03/20/15 - 03/21/15

$30 - $40



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/seven-wright/

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



Missa Solemnis

Presented by Back Bay Chorale at Sanders Theatre

Scott Allen Jarrett conducts the Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's masterpeice Missa Solemnis, featuring soloists Jessica Muirhead, Adriana Zabala, Stefan Barner, and David Kravitz.  



03/21/15

$65, $53, $37, $27 ($5 senior/student discount)



- http://bbcboston.org

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



Antje Duvekot with Michael Laureanno Opening

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

Blending uncommonly beautiful vocals with one of the sharpest poetic sensibilities in her field, Antje Duvekot has a remarkable ability to make us believe she is whispering secrets in our ear, and we know that she believes every word she sings.
 



03/21/15

$18



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



Golden Dragon Acrobats

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Cirque Zíva is sure to entertain, delight, and keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. Performed by the internationally celebrated Golden Dragon Acrobats from Hebei Province, China, this fast-paced, technically innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobatics, dance, and costumes; ancient and contemporary music; and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, heart-stopping stunts, and the grace of their centuries-old art form.



03/21/15

Tickets: $30, $48, $58



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2376/golden-dragon-acrobats

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Revels Spring Sing

Presented by Revels

Celebrate the arrival of spring amidst forsythia blossoms and sprigs of green at this joyful family even featuring communal singing, refreshments and springtime entertainments led by Revels music director George Emlen.  Guest artists include soloist David Coffin, the Revels Alumni Youth Chorus, the Farmers' Market Mummers, plus a special visit from the Padstow 'Obby 'Oss, al the way from Cornwall, England!



03/21/15

Adults: $20
Children 11 and under: $5



- http://www.revels.org/shows-events/spring-sing/



Books in Bloom

Presented by Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library

 The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are a hosting “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, March 21st, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, at the Georgetown Peabody Library on Maple Street.

“Books in Bloom” features floral arrangements that represent books and other media available at the library. Local floral designers - amateur and professional - are welcome to participate. The displays will be placed throughout the library that evening for guests to admire. Many of the displays will be available for raffle.

Tickets are $20. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Those interested in submitting a floral arrangement can contact Joan Chatterton at jdchat@verizon.net or Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com.

To purchase tickets, please contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net.

Proceeds from the event benefit library children’s programs, the museum pass program, and the purchase of books and other resources for the library.



03/21/15

$20.00



- http://www.georgetownfol.org



Dinner-Theater Gala

Presented by Harvard Schools Trust at Bromfield School

  The Harvard Schools Trust is pleased to announce its largest annual event, the 26t Annual Spring Dinner-Theater Gala to be held Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Gala will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a production by the award-winning Bromfield Drama Society at the Cronin Auditorium, directly followed by dinner an dessert catered by Lucia's Tavola, and a silent auction at 7:15 p.m. at the Fellowship Building, 7 Elm Street in Harvard.



03/21/15

Tickets: $60 per person. Checks payable to Harvard Schools Trust, P.O. Box 450, Harvard
PayPal: Purchase tickets online at: http://harvardschoolstrust.org/GalaReservationForm.aspx
Contact: Harvard Schools Trust at 978-456-5085 or email galainfo@harvardschoolstrust.org



- http://harvardschoolstrust.org/Events/Dinner-TheaterGala.aspx

Bromfield School - 14 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard, MA, 01451



Kids' Shows: Josh and the Jamtones

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Josh and the Jamtones are an exciting new (and sometimes hilarious) Boston-based rock and roll family band working towards a singular goal: to create a unique and original music experience that parents can enjoy together with their children. After 100+ shows, one full-length release and three separate EP’s in 2011, the Jamtones family is ready to take a step onto the national stage with a brand new record in 2012! The band is led by front-man Josh Shriber, owner of the wildly popular Jammin’ With You!, a 5,000 square-foot music and teaching studio and performing center located in Wellesley, MA.

Recommended for ages 3+.



03/21/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/josh-and-jamtones

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



Debbie and Friends

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

A live Debbie & Friends show is fun for the whole family. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Like everyone’s favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are, and her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious.

What kids love is her energy, her sunshine, and the interesting array of musicians she brings to each show, including keyboard, all sorts of hand percussion, energetic and sometimes zany backing vocalists, saxophones, banjo, fiddle, flute, whistles, you name it. Puppets and performance cartoons are part of every show. Kids love being active participants in every song, and the audience is as much a part of the show as Debbie and her band.

Winner of more than 20 National Awards including CBS Boston Best Local Children’s Musician & Nickelodeon Parents Pick Award. Debbie and Friends also has a song on a 2011 Grammy Award-Winning CD for Best Children’s Album!

 



03/21/15

General admission:
$10 Adults
$8 Kids and Seniors
$7 Regent Members



- http://regenttheatre.com/details/family_fun_saturdays_presents..._debbie_and_friends

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



Imagination Movers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Flying toilet paper! Smoking trash cans! Catchy poprock music! It can only mean one thing: the coolest kids rock band in the world is coming to a theater near you!

The Emmy-winning Imagination Movers will embark on their first U.S. concert tour in two years to support their new CD/DVD release "Licensed to Move." The first series of dates will begin at the Landmark Theater on March 6 in Port Washington, New York and wrap up on March 22 in Hartford, CT.

"Licensed to Move" was made possible by contributions to a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign. In the process, the Movers connected with fans in many creative ways.

Buy online and get details at www.imaginationmovers.com.



03/21/15

$25.00 - $60.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/imagination-movers/

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



Tartuffe

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

A classic French satire, this side-splittingly funny story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe – a fraud and a pious impostor – has insinuated himself.

Hilarity ensues as Tartuffe attempts to swindle his way to wealth in Moliere’s examiniation of the wrongdoing that can be accomplished under the pretense of religious fervor and the perils of clinging to a belief while ignoring the evidence against it.



03/06/15 - 03/21/15

$20 adults/$15 students and seniors



- http://theumbrellaarts.org/production/tartuffe

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



Ockeghem@600: Ockeghem, Busnoys, Regis, Caron & Faugues

Presented by Blue Heron at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

With this concert, Blue Heron continues "Ockeghem@600," a long-term project exploring the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497), one of the greatest musicians of all time, as we approach the 600th anniversary of his birth (more or less). This concert explores the music of the five “modern” composers lauded by the 15th-century theorist Johannes Tinctoris: “All of these men’s works exhale such sweetness that, in my opinion, they should be considered worthy not only for men and heroes, but even for the immortal gods.”

Voices:
Martin Near, Daniela Toši?, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Mark Sprinkle, Paul Guttry, Steven Hrycelak, David McFerrin



03/21/15

Reserved seating: $60 / $42.50
General admission: $30 / $25 senior / $10 student or low income / free under 18
(Add $3 for sales at the door, except for $10 tickets.)



- http://blueheronchoir.org/concerts/current-season/ockeghem600-ockeghem-busnoys-regis-caron-faugues/

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



Ellipsis Trio at Killian Hall

Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio at Killian Hall at MIT

 Ellipsis Trio, one of New England’s premier piano trios, will be performing works by Ives, Foote, and Iwanek on Saturday, March 21st at MIT’s Killian Hall. The concert program is Charles Ives’ Piano Trio, Arthur Foote’s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 5, in C minor, and a new piece for piano trio by Polish-American composer Igor Iwanek, commissioned by Ellipsis.

Come enjoy this evening of music by New England composers, spanning from the late 19th century to the present day. The two trios by Arthur Foote and Charles Ives represent a cross-section of American music at the turn of the 20th century. Contrast Foote’s lush piano trio, which is full of old world romance, with the distinctly American idioms of Ives’ trio that launched a new tradition of musical experimentation in America. Polish-American composer Igor Iwanek is greatly interested in the mystical relationship between music and geometry. His trio, to be named, was written for Ellipsis Trio and will be given its world premiere in this fourth part of MIT’s American Experiment series.

Ellipsis Trio, Amanda Wang, violinist, Patrick Owen, cellist, and Konstantinos Papadakis, pianist, will perform starting at 7:30 p.m. at MIT’s Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA on Saturday, March 21st.

www.ellipsistrio.com/
www.facebook.com/EllipsisTrio
Tickets: http://ellipsistriomit321115.brownpapertickets.com/



03/21/15

$15 general admission
Free for MIT students, faculty, and staff
 



- http://ellipsistriomit321115.brownpapertickets.com/

Killian Hall at MIT - 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02142



Opera Adventures at the BPL

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library

Opera Adventures at the Boston Public Library
Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 3:00pm–4:00pm
BPL Central Branch, Copley Square—Children’s Room

Free, and open to ages 5–8 with their caregivers

Singing, acting, and creative movement—opera has it all! Boston Lyric Opera Teaching Artist Heather Gallagher leads children and parents in this interactive workshop all about opera, the ultimate game of make-believe, in the newly-renovated Children’s Room at the Boston Public Library. Play theatre games, sing like opera divas or divos, and stay afterwards for opera-themed arts and crafts.



03/21/15

Free, and open to ages 5–8 with their caregivers



- http://blo.org/learn/family-community-events/

Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

This queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, who grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples, teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. She’s the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band, whose latest CD, 2010’s The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists and features special guests/duet partners Ian Hunter, Dion DiMucci, and Marshall Crenshaw, plus Levon Helm, GE Smith, Andy York, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Catherine Russell, Big Al Anderson, and others. Ohlman topped the Alternate Root.com’s 2013 Readers’ Poll as top Americana vocalist, joining other winners Paul Thorn, The Mavericks and Rodney Crowell.



03/21/15

Adult:$20, Student/Senior:$19, Member:$17, Child U12:$10



- http://amazingthings.org/event/christine-ohlman-rebel-montez-3/

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



Third Coast Percussion

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering vibrant performances for audiences of all kinds. Founded in 2005, this brilliant ensemble has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, offers groundbreaking cross-disciplinary residencies, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including David T. Little, Timothy Andres, Ted Hearne, Glenn Kotche and Augusta Read Thomas. Third Coast Percussion is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.



03/21/15

General Admission Seats: $35



General Admission Standing: $20

 



- http://celebrityseries.org/



3rd Free Art Class for Children

Presented by The Guild of Boston Artists at The Guild of Boston Artists

THE GUILD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE SPONSORING A THREE PART SERIES OF ART DISCOVERY CLASSES FOR CHILDREN. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP CHILDREN “SEE” THE ART WORKS IN OUR GALLERY THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYE. WE WILL HAVE ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY  TO GUIDE THE CLASSES. WE WANT TO SHOW YOUR CHILDREN THAT ART IS JOYFUL, FUN AND TOTALLY COOL.

March 21: What is So Special About Color? 

We will examine the different ways that painters use color and how that influences the final outcome.

After each of these discussions, the children will have an opportunity to make their own paintings.

 



03/21/15

Free



- http://guildofbostonartists.org

The Guild of Boston Artists - 162 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116



Heather McDonald

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Heather McDonald doesn’t hold back on anything, especially when it comes to demonstrating her many talents. She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author. McDonald is best known for being a staff writer and for her regular roundtable appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Her debut book, You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again, spent seven weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, and climbed to the #1 position on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers in Entertainment list. She released her follow-up to Blue Balls in 2013 titled My Inappropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults, which also became a national best seller. My Inappropriate Life is an irreverent account of her attempts to balance fame with family time, all while doing it her way. She also contributed a chapter to the best-selling book Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. McDonald's writing has also been featured in Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and The Hollywood Reporter, and she has contributed to New York's Vulture.

McDonald has been a regular collaborator with the Wayans Brothers, serving as a writer on their features White Chicks and Dance Flick. She is also a featured performer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has been a guest star on the hit television series Frasier, Malcolm in the Middle, Reno 911, and Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh. Most recently, her first solo comedy special, I Don’t Mean To Brag, aired on Showtime is currently accessible to watch through On Demand. This hilarious performance showcases her storytelling talents as she recounts the many ways she attempts to balance family and fame.

As a stand-up comedian, McDonald just wrapped her My Inappropriate Life Tour where she performed to sold-out crowds in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and more. She also opened for Chelsea Handler’s Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me Tour at sold-out performances around the country.

McDonald was a member of The Groundlings where she performed in the Sunday Company for two years. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern California. She has been married to her husband Peter for 10 years and they have 3 children. They reside in the San Fernando Valley next door to her parents just in case they run out of milk, Chardonnay, or need one of her dad’s Vicodin.



03/19/15 - 03/21/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=363822

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



Deborah Silverstein & Eric Wells

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Most recently Deborah has been performing on the local acoustic circuit with her singing partner, Eric Austin Wells, contributing stunning guitar and vocal harmony accompaniment.  Prior to teaming up with Deborah, Eric has been a presence in the Boston area music world in his own right, though up to now, in a very different realm of this vibrant scene.  After completing his studies in musical Theater at Emerson and guitar and composition at Berklee, Eric’s electric guitar became a mainstay in numerous bands and genre ranging from top 40 Classic Rock, Blues, Rockabilly and Alt Americana. Most recently he’s performed with The Inebriations and R.J. and the Imperatives to name a few.



03/21/15

$15/13 for members



- http://passim.org/club/deborah-silverstein-eric-wells

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



Silent Rage: Heroin/e (Keep Us Quiet)/Dutchman

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Playwright Carson Kreitzer explores the ambiguous lines between sanity and insanity, justice and crime in Heroin/e (Keep Us Quiet), a play inspired by the lives of two women: Anna Pankiev, the older sister of Sigmund Freud’s patient, the Wolf Man; and Ellie Nesler, a woman who shot her son’s accused molester while he was testifying in court. This production is presented together with Dutchman by LeRoi Jones. Directed by Scott Ziegler, featuring graduate acting students in the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.



03/13/15 - 03/21/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/silent-rage-heroine-keep-us-quietdutchman



American Brass Quintet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be overstated. 

Since its beginnings, the American Brass Quintet has dedicated itself to only performing works originally written for brass, a daunting task considering the short list of historical works for brass already in existence. This has led to the commissioning of numerous works from contemporary composers that are now considered to be among the most significant contributions to the brass quintet repertoire. ABQ has premiered works by Jan Bach, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, William Schuman, Ralph Shapey, Gunther Schuller, Virgil Thomson, and Melinda Wagner among many others.



03/22/15

Tickets: $39, $35, $25



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/american-brass-quintet/

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



The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center

A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this acclaimed feature-length documentary about the groundbreaking klezmer band the Klezmatics. It is the culmination of a four-year journey alongside the band members, their music, and their creative process.

USA | 2010 | 106 min | English | Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou



03/22/15

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8



- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/15/03/film-klezmatics-holy-ground

National Yiddish Book Center - 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002



Raphael Severe, clarinet

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

After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael Sévère went on to win the prestigious competition of Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in November 2013, where he was awarded First Prize and eight special prizes. He has since played all over the world, as one of the leading represenatives of the French school of clarinet.



03/22/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. The opening will begin with “Vocal Vibrations,” an exhibition that follows an experiment led by composer and inventor Tod Machover with designer and architect Neri Oxman, and in which specially designed objects disembody vibrations generated by visitors’ own voices and promote new ways of exploring vocal vibrations in health and meditation.

Visitors first enter a group meditative chamber where they listen to Tod Machover’s 10-channel “Chapel” composition based on vocal recordings by soprano Sara Heaton and the Blue Heron Choir, directed by Scott Metcalfe. Centered on a single meditative tone, Machover’s music blends voices with other sources to create a wide variety of textures and timbres that prepare the listener for the next sonic journey: the oRb Tunnel. The Tunnel leads to an intimate room containing a sensorial “cocoon,” which closes around the participant as they hold an object called the oRb, a magical ceramic sphere created by Machover and his students at the MIT Media Lab.

 



10/31/14 - 03/22/15

Free



- http://opera.media.mit.edu/vv/



Jay Leno

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno has always been widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” The Tonight Show has also taken home the trophy for “Favorite Late Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and Jay was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.



03/22/15

$48 - $125, limited VIP seats are available for $200 and include a photo opportunity.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=174

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



The Taste of Sunrise

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

Written by Suzan Zeder
Directed by Wendy Lement and Kristin Johnson
Scenic design by Janie Howland
Lighting design by Annie Wiegand

The Taste of Sunrise takes place in the mind and memory of Tuc, from the fever dreams of his childhood that took his hearing, to the language that he shares with his father of the natural world, to the deaf school where his mind explodes with the discovery of sign language. Tuc is a boy who must navigate the perilous path of love, loss, and language to weave a family out of wishes. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing directors, designers, and actors invite you to explore the cultural complexities of deafness with humor and compassion.

This bilingual play - performed in American Sign Language and spoken English - is the second play in Zeder’s critically acclaimed Ware Trilogy, which will be produced in its entirety in collaboration with Emerson Stage and Central Square Theater. 



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

Tickets: $20 - $30

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 9+.



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/performances.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Collage Workshop (Adults)

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Collage is drawing and painting with paper, and requires no formal art experience or drawing skills. But it teaches about composition, color relationships, texture, pattern and design! Students will leave with two unique artworks and lots of ideas. Advance registration required.



03/22/15

Danforth Art members $40; Non-members $50



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



Don Felder: An Evening at Hotel California

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. Currently Don and the Eagles have sold more than 83.5 million albums.

A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes”. He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar-work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more. “Hotel California” was recently voted the Number 1 best 12 string guitar song in the world by Guitar World magazine.

Four time Grammy award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times best selling author, amazing guitarist and captivating performer is the best way to describe Don Felder today.



03/22/15

$30 - $65



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/don-felder/

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



Curious George

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Theatreworks USA presents a delightful new musical based on the adventures of the inquisitive,
lovable, little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Shows at 11am and 1pm. Geared for families with children ages 3+ years. Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit bostonjcc.org/magicark or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.
 



03/22/15

Cost is $13, JCC member cost is $11



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

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



Katya Kabanova

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Performed for the first time in BLO’s history, Janácek’s sweeping Kátya Kabanová is a juxtaposition of extraordinary beauty and fateful oppression. The opera paints a tragic portrait of provincial life in the story of a woman suffocated by her cowardly husband and tyrannical mother-in-law. Finally she finds both liberation and tormenting guilt in the arms of another man. Janácek’s deeply moving and melodic score evokes freedom both longed for and feared. Elaine Alvarez, making her Boston Lyric Opera debut in the title role, has been praised by the Chicago Tribune for “conveying lyric pathos [that] seems to come as naturally as breathing.”

 



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

Tickets start at $30



- http://blo.org/events/katya-kabanova/

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



The Amish Project

Presented by New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

Called “a remarkable piece of writing” by The New York Times and “unique, uplifting, and unforgettable” by Chicago Theatre Beat, this powerful and poetic piece is inspired by the 2006 killing of five girls in a hostage-taking at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. This one-woman exploration of the Nickel Mines shooting conjures seven characters, from gunman to victims, and delves into the stories that tie these characters together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the wake of tragedy. “It’s my private prayer,” writer Jessica Dickey says, “that this play, should they ever know about it, would not hurt them further, but somehow honor the goodness they forged in the face of such tragedy.”



03/07/15 - 03/22/15

General Admission Seating

General Admission: $36 plus fees
Seniors: $31 plus fees
Students: $20 plus fees



- http://www.newrep.org/productions/the-amish-project/

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



Medway Public Library presents Southern Rail Bluegrass

Presented by Southern Rail - Bluegrass

SOUTHERN RAIL brings their upbeat brand of Bluegrass and happy mayhem to the MEDWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon MARCH 22.  Awesome home-made desserts will be available during intermission.  Bring the whole family. A very kid-friendly show!
 



03/22/15

$10 adults, $5 students, Kids under 12 are free.



- http://jeans-playhouse.com



2015 Irish Film Festival, Boston

Presented by Boston Irish Film Festival Productions at Somerville Theatre

 For the 15th year, the Irish Film Festival, Boston will run from Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22, 2014 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.We celebrate everything Ireland and the Irish on screen. Full schedule to be released soon. See http://irishfilmfestival.com for details about the festival.



03/19/15 - 03/22/15

TBD



- http://www.irishfilmfestival.com

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



Carmen Orsini

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Carmine Orsini, an Italian tenor who has shared the stage with Pavarotti is an accomplished Tenor from the Campania region of Italy and has toured extensively through Europe. Carmine will take you on a journey you won't soon forget... You will hear beautiful arias and classics. This will be a great night, so just sit back, listen and feel the music from The Grande Maestro.



03/22/15

Regular $22, Stud/Sen $21, Mem $19, Child U12 $12



- http://amazingthings.org/event/carmine-orsini-with-tom-lemark/

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



Seussical the Musical

Presented by Neverland Theatre

Neverland Theatre invites you to enter the fun world of Dr. Seuss as they present Seussical the Musical! Join the Cat in the Hat and follow Horton the Elephant on his adventures through the stories of Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, Gertrude McFuzz and many others! All told through music with a talented cast!  Fun for the whole family!



03/14/15 - 03/22/15

$15-$18



- http://www.neverlandtheatre.com



20th Annual Balkan Music Night

Presented by Folk Arts Center of New England

Bringing together folk music and dance enthusiasts from across the Northeast, Balkan Music Night is the premier local event devoted to the compelling, distinctive and stirring repertoires of music and dance from southeastern Europe. The evening features village and urban folksongs, instrumental music for dancing and listening, and dance traditions from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey. 

 

 



03/21/15 - 03/22/15

$30 concert and dance party
$20 dance party only



- http://www.balkanmusicnight.com



Claiming the Space: A Play Fest of Women’s Voices.

Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

 

The Actors Studio of Newburyport Presents

 

Claiming the Space: A Play Fest of Women’s Voices.

 

This year to celebrate Women’s History Month The Actors Studio of Newburyport put out a call to women playwrights.  We are thrilled by the responses we received from across the country. 

 

The eight selected short plays, written by women and directed by women, explore the journey of relationships, identity, work, family, friendships, body image, and aging. These plays depict the sometimes familiar, sometimes unexpected courage and chaos that life brings forth.  These plays will engage, entertain, and inspire you.

 



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

$20 adults/ $18 students and seniors



- http://www.newburyportacting.org



CraftBoston Spring 2015

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts at BCA Cyclorama

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston Spring is one of New England's premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. This annual, well-established show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.

CraftBoston Spring is a selective display of 90 artists presented at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts. A charming 19th-century brick building, the Cyclorama provides an intimate showing and shopping experience. Small in size, CraftBoston Spring ensures craft of the highest caliber. Spend the day looking at and learning about contemporary craft, meet the artists, and take home something fabulous.



03/20/15 - 03/22/15


General Admission: $15

Senior Citizens: $13

Students: $12

SAC Members: $7.50

Children 12 years and under: Free

Admission tickets valid for readmission throughout the weekend.



- http://www.societyofcrafts.org/cbspring/springinfo.asp

BCA Cyclorama - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



AGC Spring Art Exhibition

Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at StoveFactory Studios

Juried show of more than 25 regional artists. Come to the opening reception on Friday to meet the artists and enjoy the exhibition! 



03/13/15 - 03/22/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com/index.html

StoveFactory Studios - 523 Medford Street, Boston, MA, 02129



The Travelogues of Isabel Anderson

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

 Although she is perhaps known most widely today as a children’s author, former Brookline resident Isabel Anderson published ten travelogues between 1914 and 1936. Isabel, and her husband Larz, were among many wealthy world travelers of their time, but the Andersons position in diplomatic circles gave them access to people and places unavailable to many other travel writers. Isabel Anderson's travelogues still make interesting reading today and remain available in a number of libraries. Her books provide valuable details on travel in the Anderson’s era and cultural perceptions of Americans of the time, as well vivid interpretations of the history, folklore, and geography of the many countries they visited over the course of their lives.

Valerie Sallis served as the archivist for the Society of the Cincinnati from 2011 until 2015. During that time, she enjoyed working with the letters, journals, and other primary sources from the Andersons that were available at the Society's library, which is located in the Anderson's former winter home in Washington, DC. Valerie has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Arkansas and a master's degree in library and information science from Syracuse University.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Brookline and Jamaica Plain Historical Societies. The event is being held at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum which houses the Andersons magnificent automobile collection (the oldest in the country). Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.



03/22/15

Free



- http://www.jphs.org



Shadows Around the World

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Nappy's Puppets

Travel the world with shadows, stories, and songs! For thousands of years, people have manipulated puppets, and one of the oldest and most wonderful puppetry styles is shadow puppetry. In this fun and interactive show, you'll meet everyone from elegant Chinese Emperors to the topsy-turvy Turkish trickster Karagoz, all with the hilarious Jim Napolitano as your guide! Audiences of all ages will enjoy this fun opportunity to experience world cultures and history, and learn about traditional storytelling, all while witnessing the exciting evolution of shadow puppetry as an art form.

Jim Napolitano, a.k.a. “Uncle Nappy,” is a Connecticut native and one of America’s most-loved shadow puppeteers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program, and has taught puppetry to students of all ages throughout New England. For over 20 years, Nappy’s Puppets has toured nationally to theatres, festivals, libraries, and museums, delighting audiences of all ages with quality shadow theatre productions. Jim has also worked extensively as a freelance artist and puppeteer. As a member of Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre, he performed musicals with giant puppets across the country and around the world, including at the National Cultural Center in Japan and the National Theatre in Taiwan. His television credits include Between the Lions, The Book of Pooh, and segments for Nickelodeon, Scholastic Home Video, and HBO Pictures.



03/19/15 - 03/22/15

Recommended for everyone ages 4 and up

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Spring Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough

Presented by Paradise City Arts Festival at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center

Named a “Top 10 Arts Fair in America”, Metro Boston’s most acclaimed show and sale of fine craft, paintings and sculpture features 175 juried exhibitors. Awesome large-scale outdoor sculpture, remarkable painters, a great selection of furniture and lighting, a broad range of ceramics and glass, jewelry to knock your socks off, and fashion from cocktail dresses to hats and outerwear. With live jazz in the Sculpture Cafe and the special exhibit "Up in the Air!". Easy Metrowest location, 30 minutes from downtown Boston. FREE PARKING!



03/20/15 - 03/22/15

$13 adults; $11 seniors 65+; $8 students; $16 3-day pass; 12 and under free; free parking



- http://www.paradisecityarts.com/east/homeeast.html

Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center - 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 01752



PACC Spring Fling Concert with Joanna Porackova and Friends

Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church

The Park Avenue Congregational Church Concert Series presents diverse musical gems performed by renowned dramatic soprano opera singer, Joanna Porackova and her friends, soprano Sara Michale Smith and tenor Adam Russell with Jeffrey Brody providing accompaniment.

This Spring Fling features selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Il Trovatore, and Delibes’ Lakme, as well as exquisite Japanese songs, and two Petrarch Sonnets by Liszt.  Jeffrey Brody’s setting of Hesse’s Songs about love and loss is very different from his setting for a famous nonsense poem.  He notes, “Jabberwocky’s symmetrical construction and delicious humor, not to speak of how one pronounces the text, provide an irresistible attraction for composers seeking to portray the classic battle between young man and beast.”



03/22/15

Advance tickets (held at door)
$15 adult, $10 seniors/students
Day of concert: $20 and $12



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Young Masters Series: Raphael Severe, clarinet

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

After winning the Tokyo competition at the age of 12 and gaining a nomination as “Solo instrumental discovery” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique at 15, Raphael Sévère went on to win the prestigious competition of Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in November 2013, where he was awarded First Prize and eight special prizes.  He has since played all over the world, as one of the leading represenatives of the French school of clarinet.  This performance will also feature Paul Montag, piano.

BRAHMS Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2      

Allegro amabile
Allegro appassionato

Andante con moto

BOULEZ Domaines for solo clarinet

PICART Fantasy on Themes by John Williams           

INTERMISSION

HINDEMITH Sonata in B-Flat Major for clarinet and piano      

Mässig bewegt
Lebhaft

Sehr langsam
Kleines Rondo, gemächlich

POULENC Sonata for clarinet and piano    

Allegro tristamente
Romanza

Allegro con fuoco



03/22/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Magic and Comedy

Presented by Magician Joel Acevedo at Hampshire House

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

The event starts with a pre-show reception in the Hampshire's House Baker Bar at 3:00 pm / 6:30pm (evening show). Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and are included in the ticket price. There will be a vast selection of cocktails and beverages available at the cash bar. At 3:30 pm / 7pm(evening show), guests enter the Library where they will witness surreal situations come to life: common objects will appear and vanish, teleport to impossible locations, and move across the room in inexplicable ways. In addition, audience members will experience mind reading and telepathy between the magicians, and even each other! It is guaranteed to be a fun and memorable time.

Two shows: 3:30pm and 7pm. For additional dates visit our website: www.fourhandedillusions.com



03/22/15

General Admission: $45



- http://www.fourhandedillusions.com

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



Marblehead Little Theatre Presents Into The Woods, Jr.

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

 STOP BY MARBLEHEAD LITTLE THEATRE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH FROM 7:00 - 9:00 PM TO PICK UP YOUR TICKETS DURING OUR LIVE BOX OFFICE HOURS*

Come join us for this beloved Stephen Sondheim piece with an incredibly talented youth cast! Set in a clock tower with steampunk flair, this youth adaptation of the well known classic is sure to stir up your emotions about parenting, relationships, wishes and wants.

From the team that brought you Godspell (October 2013 WINNER of 8 Dash Awards including Best Production), come see some of the best local youth talent in the North Shore and Boston portray these beloved "fairy-tale" characters in a creative black box setting.

Featuring an intimate orchestra led by Ben DiScipio, Direction and Choreography by Sarah Ernst, lighting and set design by Jim and Sarah Ernst and produced by Andrea Giangreco and Jim Ernst, this show is certain to bring you something outside of the usual "woods" box.

Shows are:
March 20, 21, 22 (Friday and Saturday 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm)

*Tickets are also available at MLTlive.org and Spirit of 76 Bookstore

Featuring:

Narrator – Nick Angeramo
Cinderella – Bryn Smith
Jack – Ben Smith
Jack’s Mother – Sarah Sontz
Baker – Jacob Pini
Baker’s Wife – Thea Nickolas
Witch – JeanMarie LaPointe
Cinderella’s Stepmother – Carly Sontz
Cinderella’s Mother – Cameron Saltsman
Wolf – Leah Veprek
Florinda – Sophie Blake
Lucinda – Kate Tucker
Little Red – Bryn Taylor
Mysterious Man – Maxwell Wright
Granny – Sophie Collins
Rapunzel – Sofia Juste
Rapunzel’s Prince – Andrew Bunar
Cinderella’s Prince – Jack Krivit
Milky White – Nathan Filipiak
Ensemble – Megan Spreen



03/20/15 - 03/22/15

$20 adults, $15 Students matinees only



- http://www.mltlive.org

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



Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items in the Fruitlands collections, each object in the show was selected by you, our supporters! Each of the five collections – the Land, the Shakers, the Transcendentalists, the Native Americans, and American Art – is represented in this first-ever publically curated Fruitlands exhibit. Join us as Dr. Volmar provides an overview to the remarkable and historically significant objects and become reacquainted with our vast collections.
 



03/22/15

Free with admission

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 978-456-3924, ext. 239 or email programming@fruitlands.org

 



- http://www.fruitlands.org/curatorialtour3

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



Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity - Boston

Presented by The Oriana Consort at First Lutheran Church of Boston

Walter Chapin, Director
Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director

The Oriana Consort, a 27-voice chorale based in Cambridge and currently celebrating its Twentieth Anniversary Season, presents Three Choral Visions: Musical responses to adversity.  The works on this program — Francis Poulenc’s Un soir de neige, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices — are their composers’ creative responses to adverse personal experiences: totalitarian occupation, strife between nations, and oppression of religious beliefs.  Heinrich Christensen, Chaerin Kim, and Aaron Trant accompany Chichester Psalms on organ, harp, and percussion.



03/22/15

Adults: $20
Students and seniors: $15



- http://orianaconsort.org/concerts/201503.html

First Lutheran Church of Boston - 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Grounded

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

A hot-shot fighter pilot’s career in the skies, “alone in the blue,” is ended by an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to a windowless trailer in the desert outside Las Vegas, by day, she hunts down terrorists, her face lit by the dull grey glow of a drone’s monitor. At night, she returns to her domestic life with husband and daughter. As she tracks a high-profile target half a world away, the pressure mounts. Named a Top 10 Play of 2013 by The Guardian and the London Evening Standard, Grounded was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.



02/23/15 - 03/22/15

Tickets start at $15.



- http://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/grounded/

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



Ellie & Sumaia | Jenna & Mairi

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

Ellie & Sumaia
As long-time friends from their studies at Berklee College of Music, Ellie Buckland and Sumaia Jackson explore their mutual love of songs with accompaniment of guitar and fiddle. As a duo, their delicate interpretation of songs demonstrate a deep understanding of the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional roots music while blending elements of contemporary sound. 

Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul
Rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian Old-Time music, Jenna and Mairi have developed a sound which celebrates and explores beautiful melodies. Jenna and Mairi have both been heavily steeped in tradition, but their arrangements push boundaries with original compositions and breathe new life into old tunes.

 



03/22/15

$10 General Admission, $5 Students & Seniors



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

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



Dance and Exercise Class at the JCC

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will offer an eight-week dance class on Mondays, January 26-March 23 from 11am-12pm. Participants will learn dance technique in sections until a dance routine is completed. Movements will be lyrical, contemporary, jazz and other genres not often encountered in a group exercise class. No experience necessary. Open to the entire community. Cost is $170. Register at www.bostonjcc.org/register. For more information, contact 617-558-6459 or fitness@jccgb.org.



01/26/15 - 03/23/15

$170, JCC member cost $145



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

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



Neil Diamond

Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden

Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015, kicking off in Allentown, Pa. on Feb. 27, 2015 and ending in Denver, Colo. on May 31, 2015. The tour makes a stop in Boston at the TD Garden on Mar. 23, 2015.

Produced exclusively by Live Nation in North America, the 2015 tour will include 29 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada plus one stop in Mexico City, which marks Diamond's first time ever visiting or performing there. "Neil is one of the greatest live performers touring today and we are honored to be working with him on his 2015 world tour," said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer, Live Nation Entertainment. "The depth and power of the Neil Diamond songbook, from his early hits, right through to his soon to be released Melody Road album, will be a treat for fans everywhere."

The 2015 tour will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favorites.



03/23/15

$68.50 - $153.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=392

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

Anyone who has spent time in New England will recognize the century-old buildings that Maureen Meister will discuss in a slide lecture based upon her new book—the first comprehensive study of Arts and Crafts architecture in the region. Focusing on the 1890s through the 1920s, she will explain how a group of Boston architects and craftsmen encountered English Arts and Crafts theorists, including John Ruskin and William Morris, and produced exquisite works of their own. Among the architects were Ralph Adams Cram, Lois Lilley Howe, Charles Maginnis, and R. Clipston Sturgis. They were conservative in some respects, promoting designs based on historical precedent and the region's heritage, while they also were forward-looking, blending Arts and Crafts values with Progressive Era idealism. Their legacy is apparent in landmarks honored today in cities and towns across New England.

An architectural historian, Maureen Meister is the author of Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Boston: Harvard's H. Langford Warren, and she was volume editor of H. H. Richardson: The Architect, His Peers, and Their Era. She received her doctorate from Brown University and has taught for many years at area institutions of higher education, including Tufts University.



03/23/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/2442/arts-and-crafts-architecture-history-and-heritage-new-england

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



In and Out Concerts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., immerse yourself in something new and experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come- and-go atmosphere. Enjoy a few moments of musical inspiration or enrich yourself with a complete performance the choice is yours. March features Morton Feldman, For Christian Wolff, with Paula Robison on flute and Bruce Brubaker on piano and celeste.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—a work of art in totality—is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a 1902 building, modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo, and a 2012 wing, designed by Renzo Piano, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Collection galleries installed in rooms surrounding the verdant Courtyard contain more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts featuring works by Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. 



03/02/15 - 03/23/15

Tickets are required, which may be purchased in advance or at the door, and include Museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, $5 for students with valid IDs; free for children 7 to 17; and youth age 7 and under are not admitted.



- www.gardnermuseum.org

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



Olga Litvak: "Zionism Before Herzl: The Religious Origins of Modern Jewish Political Culture"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

Professor Litvak will address the conceptual difficulties involved in segregating Jewish politics from Jewish piety and present the implications of her own findings for a new approach to the historical study of the relationship between Judaism and Jewish nationalism. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.



03/24/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163085



Fifth Harmony: The Reflection Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 In conjunction with MTV Presents, award-winning, gold-selling pop five-piece Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) excitedly reveal the 2015 dates for The Reflection Tour. This will be their first headline tour of the new year.

The girls who were an MTV 2014 Artist To Watch will hit the road on the MTV Presents tour starting February 27, 2015 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. From there, they go on to play major cities across North America. Support on all dates comes from Jacob Whitesides, Jasmine V, and Mahogany Lox.

A special fan club pre-sale goes live Wednesday, January 14. General pre-sale follows Thursday, January 15, while public on-sale starts Friday, January 16 at 10am local time. Tickets will be available at www.FifthHarmonyOfficial.com, and exclusive meet-n-greet packages can be purchased www.VipNation.com. The Reflection Tour is promoted by AEG Live. For more info head to Fifthharmony.MTV.com.

After an unforgettable 2014, The quintet begin 2015 with the release of their full-length debut Reflection [SYCO/Epic Records]. The album includes the RIAA gold-certified hit “BO$$” as well as their latest single “Sledgehammer,” which recently climbed to the Top 25 at Top 40 radio and continues quickly rising.

Experience the biggest and best Fifth Harmony show yet on The Reflection Tour!

2014 was a banner year for Fifth Harmony. In addition to “BO$$” going gold, they completed their first-ever arena tour opening for Demi Lovato, went out on their own 5th Times A Charm headline tour and hit the road with Austin Mahone. Fifth Harmony won their first major awards at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards when they picked up trophies for Breakout Artist of The Year and Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF. They won the Artist To Watch Moonman at the MTV VMA’s and they were nominated for six 2014 Teen Choice Awards and a People’s Choice Award. In addition, they were tapped by Mattel to sing the “Anything Is Possible” brand anthem for Barbie and have an exclusive partnership to release a Fifth Harmony Barbie doll collection throughout the world.



03/24/15

$31.50 - $37.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/fifth-harmony-the-reflection-tour/

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



CONFLICT AND TRANSFORMATION: LIFE IN A 19TH CENTURY TOWN

Presented by Historic Newton

CONFLICT AND TRANSFORMATION: LIFE IN A 19TH CENTURY TOWN
We sometimes romanticize New England towns in the first decades of the 19th century as peaceful, bucolic havens -- they were not. In this talk, public historian and independent scholar Mary Babson Fuhrer will discuss the remarkable stories of conflict and transformation that reshaped local communities in the decades leading up to the Civil War. The diaries, letters, and account books she draws on form the basis of her recent book, Crisis of Community: Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848.

 



03/24/15

FREE



- http://www.historicnewton.org



Evolution Matters Lecture Series. : Written in Stone-Reading Earth’s Library of Planetary History

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

 We live on a mature planet shaped by four billion years of evolution and environmental change. But what was Earth like in its youth and adolescence? To find out, Harvard Professor of Natural History, Andrew Knoll travels to remote locations in search of rocks that reveal the deep history of Earth and the life it supports. Focusing on 600–800 million-year-old rocks exposed on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Knoll will discuss the importance of documenting and analyzing ancient sedimentary rocks, highlighting what they can tell us about the evolution of the earliest living organisms and the planet’s early environmental transitions.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture



03/24/15

Free



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/evolution-matters-lecture-series-written-stone-–-reading-earths-library-planetary-history

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



Lecture Demonstration: Music of The Nile

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative

The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International albums of 2013. The band’s combination of indigenous instruments like the Ugandan lyre with the sax and bass produces a joyous result — “You can hear just how much fun the crowd is having.” Members of the Nile Project and the Musical Director Miles Jay will offer a hands-on workshop to demonstrate the variety of instruments, musical styles, and rhythmic and modal systems from the countries represented in the Nile Project. Open to the public.



03/24/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/arts/nile-project/



Ignite

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

In their highly anticipated launch event, Ignite, Phoenix Orchestra takes what would be a classical orchestral concert and makes it into an immersive experience. Phoenix breaks down the barriers between audience and musicians from the moment you walk in the door. The orchestra is made up of some of the best young orchestral talent in Boston who will bring great classical music along with a modern twist to the presentation and format of the evening.

 



03/24/15

$20 - 30



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Discussion Panel: Arts & Social Engagement

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative

The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International albums of 2013. The band’s combination of indigenous instruments like the Ugandan lyre with the sax and bass produces a joyous result — “You can hear just how much fun the crowd is having.” This panel, consisting of music scholar, activist, performer, and environmental scientist, will discuss the role of the arts and civic engagement with a particular focus on music and environmental issues. Panelists will be industry experts & faculty. Open to the public.



03/24/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/arts/nile-project/



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.

Featured Artist: Amy Kucharik

amykucharik.com



03/24/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Authenticity in Architecture: Fantoft Stave Church

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Throughout human history the cultural meanings of various architectural structures have been altered. This continuous change in our social environments through wars and natural disasters contributes to the disruption of our sense of continuity, memories, and shared meaning, and challenges our perceptions of the authentic. Rob Anderson will comparatively cite various examples in America, Europe, and Asia, against the context of the Fantoft Stave Church, in Bergen Norway, to discuss the merits (and lack thereof) of various representations and reconstructions and the nature of authenticity in architecture.



03/24/15

Free



- http://scandicenter.org/event/authenticity-in-architecture/



"Challenging the Obvious”: An evening with StereoType artist Ji Lee

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Hear Facebook creative strategist and StereoType artist Ji Lee explain how he hacks the linear and rigid systems of letters and alphabets by adding elements of playfulness, dimensions, and remixing to create his artwork. Also be on the lookout for mysterabbits, part of his guerrilla art project that involves placing tiny sculptures—in the shape of a meditating rabbit—in random public places across the world. Pick one up yourself, and be part of this campaign to encourage mindfulness in the moment!



03/24/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/challenging-obvious%E2%80%9D-evening-stereotype-artist-ji-lee



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



Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious, unstable, prone to misinterpretation; yet highly frenetic, adaptable, and charged with a sense of fierce autonomy.



03/25/15

Free



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All Schubert Concert - The Muir Quartet, Robert Mayes and Blaise Dejardin

Presented by Carriage House Violins

The Boston Cello Society presents:

Schubert Arpeggoione Sonata  -  Blaise Dejardin, cello   Annrei Baumann, piano

Schubert Quintet in C Major  -  The Muir Quartet with Robert Mayes, cello

Join these wonderful artists as they perform these famed works by Schubert.  Proceeds from this Music for Food concert will go to the Centre Street Pantry in Newton.



03/25/15

$20.00
Proceeds from tickets sales will go to the Centre Street Pantry in Newton



- http://www.bostoncellosociety.org/all-schubert-concert/



The Levin Brothers

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

Tony Levin, (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), has for the first time, joined up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) to make an album (in both CD & Vinyl!) in the style of music they loved listening to when they were kids - the 'cool jazz' of the 1950s. Tony's cello and bass share the lead voice with Pete's organ and piano, and they're joined by notable players on drums, guitar and sax. Don't expect abstruse songs or long-winded solos - this album is all about great, melodic songs with high level performances by all the players. 



03/25/15

$30 public / $25 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Art, Media, Politics Panel

Presented by Simmons College at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium

Join us for a panel discussion on the intersections of art, media and politics on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.

Speakers include:

Multicultural visual artist and children’s illustrator, Synthia Saint James

Executive Producer and Host of CityLine, Karen Holmes Ward

Senior Editor at Penguin Random House, Stacey Barney

Founder of The Color of Film Collaborative and the Roxbury International Film Festival, Lisa Simmons

Moderating will be sociologist and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Renée T. White.

“Producing a work of art – be it a painting, a book, a film or a news story – doesn’t occur in a void. What these women do is both a reflection of and a challenge to the predominant culture,” said Dean White.

“The worlds they present to us are meditations on who we are, who we were and what we can become. I believe this panel provides an opportunity for us to think about how art can push us to see and experience the world differently and why creative expression matters.”



03/25/15

Free



- http://www.simmons.edu/events/school/cas/synthia-saint-james-panel

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium - Tower Auditorium, Boston, MA, 02115



Horticulture Workshops at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—a work of art in totality—is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. The Collection galleries installed in rooms surrounding the verdant Courtyard contain more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts featuring works by Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. 



02/11/15 - 03/25/15

$5-15



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



Author Bob Katz Talk & Book Signing for His New Book "The Whistleblower"

Presented by Brookline Booksmith at Brookline Booksmith

Join us as author Bob Katz talks about his new book 'The Whistleblower: Rooting for the Ref in the High-Stakes World of College Basketball'. During a season on the road with college basketball referees, Katz watched the games they officiated, listened in on their candid conversations, and explored the challenges they must regularly confront. In this portrait of one consummate professional at the top of his game, referee Ed Hightower, Katz pulls off an unbelievable feat: In 'The Whistleblower', we come to actually root for the ref.



03/25/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/events/mainevent.html

Brookline Booksmith - 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA, 02446



Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music, influencing a generation of country-rock bands in its over 45 year history.



03/26/15

Tickets: $85, $75, $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/nitty-gritty-dirt-band/

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



Salon Series: Concert #4

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Beth El Temple Center

Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.



03/26/15

$30



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

Beth El Temple Center - 2 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478



From the Top

Presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival

From a musical setting of a poem by Hannah Szenes, to works by Gershwin and Shulhoff, with a rousing Klezmer finale, this episode of From the Top will celebrate Jewish music and music by Jewish composers played by some of America's best classically-trained young musicians.



03/26/15

Advance General Sale Admission, $25
At the door, $30



- http://fromthetop.bpt.me/



Gallery Talk @ Noon: Leslie Schomp and Amy Wynne

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

Holy Cross visual arts faculty members Leslie Schomp and Amy Wynne will give a Gallery Talk at noon about their work in the current exhibition “Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists”.



03/26/15

No cost, open to the public



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

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



Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Six free concerts performed in the intimate and beautiful space of the Lindsey Chapel will feature each of Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and viola (BWV 1001-1006) with soloists from the Emmanuel Music ensemble. For March 26th we will present Rosemary Harbison, violin, performing Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004.



03/26/15

Free to the public. To save your seat please make a reservation here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9946051



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



Boston Lindy Hop - March Swing Dance Classes

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop

Boston Lindy Hop offers classes in Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area such as Cambridge and Somerville.

If you are brand new to swing dancing or a seasoned dancer we have our experienced teachers help you improve and introduce you to our local swing dance community.



03/05/15 - 03/26/15

Pre-registered prices:

One 4-week class series:
Student: $40
Normal: $50

Two 4-week class series:
Student: $60
Normal: $75



- http://www.bostonlindyhop.com



Travel & Taste Newfoundland: Fins, Feathers and Fossils

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

Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins, terns, gulls and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters in all of North America, Ed and Janet discovered Newfoundland was for the birds! On land, one can “travel back in time” from Viking settlements and beyond to evidence of continental collisions and Cambrian layers on “The Rock.” Here you can see folded rocks from continents colliding and million year old fossil layers. Newfoundland is only one of two places in the world you can see trombolites, the critically endangered flower-shaped mounds formed from algae & bacteria, the only known forms of life from 3.5 billion to 650 million years ago. Never more than 50 miles from the ocean, one can see much from shore including humpback whales and the largest animal in the world, the blue whale, while below the surface are slowly recovering populations of salmon and cod. Join us as we explore the nature of this ancient land.

Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, March 24. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
Please let us know at the time of registration if there are any dietary restrictions.



03/26/15

Dinner/Lecture: $26 members/ $32 non-members,


Lecture only: $12 members/ $15 non-members(7:30 start)


 

 



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Newfoundland:program_code=37699

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



A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2015 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES Discover Historic Nonantum

Presented by Historic Newton at Newton Free Library

Discover Historic Nonantum: A Village of Traditions
Nonantum residents Terry Sauro, Lois Dominique, and Alderman Alison Leary will present an overview of their village’s historic sites, traditions and notable persons. Join them in exploring the cultural events and traditions that make Nonantum unique among Newton’s 13 villages, including the Saint Mary of Carmen Festival, the Coletti-Magni park lighting and the notable shops that run along the Village Center.

Co-Sponsored by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library. 



03/26/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.historicnewton.org

Newton Free Library - 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA, 02459



Jubilee Riots (formerly Enter the Haggis)

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

“Rock, fusion, bluegrass, traditional Celtic fare, agitpop, folk, even Latin flavors. Sounds ?awfully confused, right? Wrong. Enter The Haggis is one of those rare jewels that actually pulls it all off.” - Celtic Radio

Melding crafty storytelling and bagpipe blasting with roots-rock and jig-punk, Toronto-based Jubilee Riots (a.k.a. Enter The Haggis) has inspired thousands of “Haggis Heads” (term of endearment for fans) the world over.

On March 30, 2013 Enter The Haggis released their new album, The Modest Revolution, which was based entirely on news stories published in the March 30, 2012 edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper.

The Canadian band has enjoyed significant success on American charts:Gutter Anthems (2009), which reached No. 13 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, also hit No. 2 on the iTunes World Music chart. They also have appeared on TV shows like Live with Regis and Kelly and PBS’s popular program Out of Ireland.

Mastering a wide range of instruments, from fiddle, accordion, whistles, and ukulele, Enter The Haggis’s diverse instrumentalists include Trevor Lewington, Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Mark Abraham, and Bruce McCarthy.



03/26/15

$25 public / $22 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Brick Builder and Big Picture Classes Every Friday in March

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

Construct social skills and imagination at The Children’s Museum in Easton every Friday in March with our Brick Builder and Big Picture classes. Build your child’s imagination and strengthen their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills in the guided Brick Builder class with Krissy Cannizzo. Each week your child will be presented with a different challenge and encouraged to solve it creatively using LEGOs™, DUPLOs™ and other building materials. Then, join The Big Picture activity for a hands-on learning task. Each week your child will work on a piece of a project. This class builds social skills and stresses the importance of teamwork. Art is always more dynamic when lots of people are involved!



03/06/15 - 03/26/15

Free with admission into the Musuem



- http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/calendar1.aspx

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



Free screening of student short films and video projects

Presented by Cambridge Community Television

Come see the cool media being made by students enrolled in classes at Cambridge Community Television! This screening is free and open to the public, so invite some co-workers and have some fun. Refreshments will be offered. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. CCTV is located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square.

And if you wish to make work like CCTV students, take our classes! CCTV is offering a special class discount for employees of businesses participating in the Cambridge Arts Challenge. Throughout the month of Month, those participating in the Challenge and who enroll in multimedia classes at CCTV will receive a 40 percent discount off the regular price of classes. And if you start taking classes in March, we'll even offer 25 percent off the regular cost of classes in April, May and June - so start signing up now! A current list of course offerings can be found at cctvcambridge.org/learn.



03/26/15

FREE



- http://cctvcambridge.org



Frank Carroll presents An Evening with The Priests to Benefit St. Johns Food for the Poor

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

This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!

When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. As it transpired, plenty did - huge record sales, record-breaking triumphs and global fame. Now, four years on, Frs Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album sold at such a pace that it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever .

They have sung to audiences that include the British Royal Family and the Irish President. They were nominated for Classical Brit Awards for Classical Album of the Year for three consecutive years and in September 2010, the Priests shared a stage with Pope Benedict XIV before a crowd of 80,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.



03/27/15

$25 - $45
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=171

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



David Wilcox

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

“A charismatic performance by a star still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience.” - The New York Times

David Wilcox is a true American treasure and a traveler and adventurer at his core. He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years. He is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. His songs are a strong elixir. Music distilled. David Wilcox believes that the right song at the right time changes people’s lives.

His latest release is Blaze. As Wilcox notes in his liner notes, blaze is a “complex blossom of contradictions that is held together at the center by this blissfully focused state of mind that I first came to know while pedaling across the country. Working with the bigger sonic choices that this rhythm section brought gave me a broader emotional palette and meant that I could go beyond those introspective, soul-searching songs and actually state some strong opinions."



03/27/15

$25 public / $22 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre

The high-energy performance surrounds the final live studio broadcast of the hit talk show “GIRL TALK” on WPMS radio. The two radio hosts and their most popular regular guest, sex therapist Dr. Lauda (think Sofia Vergara), are going out in style! The ladies love to dish about life, love, sex, marriage, relationships, friendships, motherhood, careers, food, alcohol, and, yes, men in any capacity. This show will have audiences dishing, dancing, laughing and singing from start to finish as these three talented ladies belt out hits by artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin, and many more!



03/27/15

$48.75 - $58.75



- http://www.citicenter.org

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



Sinbad

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Actor and comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him back in the day - Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking the various painful trials or embarassing tribulations of his audience's day-by-day life, throwing it back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.



03/27/15

$25 - $39



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

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



Owl Prowl Adventures (adults)

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

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech and great horned owls.

Instructions and Directions:
This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/24/15 - 03/27/15

Adults $13.00m/ $16.00nm



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

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



The Nile Project

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Tsai Performance Center

The Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create one unified sound. With the lilting melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and beyond, the music is produced by a stunning variety of instruments, including the masenko from Ethiopia, the ney and oud from Egypt, and the adungu from Uganda, in addition to violin, saxophone, bass guitar, and six vocalists singing in 11 languages. The Nile Project's 2013 recording Aswan was named a Must-Hear International Album by NPR.



03/27/15

Reserved Seating
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2391/the-nile-project

Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Discussion Panel: Water Politics in the Nile Basin

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at CFA Concert Hall

The Nile Project uses music to approach the issues of water politics and cultural conflict in the Nile River region. Their first album, Aswan, was named among NPR's Top Must-Hear International albums of 2013. The band’s combination of indigenous instruments like the Ugandan lyre with the sax and bass produces a joyous result — “You can hear just how much fun the crowd is having.” Experts in the Nile River and water politics will discuss the challenges and political realities of managing and protecting the resources of the Nile River. Open to the Public.



03/27/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/arts/nile-project/

CFA Concert Hall - 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Young Artists: Artwork by Cambridge Public School Students

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

Reception Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015. 4-7 PM
Exhibition running from February 16 – March 27, 2015

The Multicultural Arts Center welcomes back the talented students of Cambridge Public Schools in their Young Artists exhibition. Come enjoy artworks of all mediums from grades K-12, a true show of creativity and imagination from Cambridge Public School Students. The Reception will be held on March 12th from 4-7 PM and the artwork will be displayed in both our upper and lower galleries.



02/16/15 - 03/27/15

FREE



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

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



Cold, Cold Night: An Evening of Choral Music

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Hans Christian Anderson's story of "The Little Match Girl" is a modern passion setting that describes the cold, cold night in which a poor girl freezes to death. David Lang's 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning setting for choir and percussion instruments has received extraordinary popular and critical acclaim. Using only the most minimal musical material Lang has created a piece that is not only contemporary and relevant, but also profound. This concert also features the world premiere of the short opera Riding on a Train at Rush Hour by Samuel Beebe, winner of Boston Choral Ensemble's 2014 competition for a new work.



03/20/15 - 03/27/15

$20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/cold-cold-night-evening-choral-music

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Karla Bonoff

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

Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today. When Karla’s self-titled first album was released in 1977, she was in her early 20s and already a veteran of the Southern California music scene. Karla is the composer of a string of hits for Linda Ronstadt including the classic “Someone To Lay Down Beside Me.”

Check out Karla on the new release "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne," which features Karla along with fellow artists Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, David Lindley, Lyle Lovett, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Springsteen and many more covering Jackson Browne's iconic songs.



03/28/15

$35 public / $30 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm



- http://natickarts.org

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



Heritage Chorale Meets Bluegrass

Presented by Heritage Chorale


Bluegrass Band Monroe Crossing comes from Minnesota to perform with Heritage Chorale
An exciting collaboration of Heritage Chorale with the internationally acclaimed Bluegrass Band, Monroe Crossing, performing Carol Barnett's, "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass", composed for Monroe Crossing. This amazing work (to quote from the band's website) "blends the classical mass, modern choral sophistication, touching poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation into an exhilarating musical experience."

"The World Beloved" is such a different choral work that we are thrilled to be one of the first choral groups to present it in the Metro West area, and the first to perform it here with Monroe Crossing themselves.

Rounding out the program will be a variety of American folk songs and spirituals by the Chorale, as well as a set of Bluegrass works by Monroe Crossing.



03/28/15

At door-$25 General, $20 Senior/Student
$15 Child thru 12
Advance Discounts: $22, $17, $10



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



Owl Prowl Adventure for Families

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

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/24/15 - 03/28/15

Adults $11.00m/ $13.00nm, Children $6.00m/ $8.00nm



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

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



Heritage Blues Orchestra

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery horn arrangements, and echoes the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. HBO's music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities, and beauty of the blues.



03/28/15

Reserved Seating
$35.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2406/heritage-blues-orchestra

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



Old Schwamb Mill Spring Open House

Presented by The Old Schwamb Mill

The Spring Open House at the Old Schwamb Mill, the oldest continuously operating mill in the United States, will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 11 am to 4:30 pm. The Mill, an 1864 picture frame factory and living history museum, is the country's only manufacturer of hand-turned museum quality oval frames. The Open House will feature tours by mill volunteers and turning demonstration by David W. Graf; music by the Creek River String Band; and an Opening Reception for Mosaics II art show.



03/28/15

Free, with donations welcome.



- http://www.oldschwambmill.org



This Is Not A Dark Ride: Solo Exhibition by Jani Zubkovs

Presented by Mingo Gallery

Mingo Gallery presents This Is Not A Dark Ride, the first solo exhibtion by contemporary photographer Jani Zubkovs. This project explores the passing of time and the dissapearance of the American Landscape.

 Located at 284 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA. The exhibition is being shown from February 24th or March 28th.

 

 



02/24/15 - 03/28/15

Free and open to the public



- http://www.mingogalleryandframe.com/



Alton C. Bynum Recital Series - Sarita Kwok, violin; Wei-Yi Yang, piano

Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Recital Hall

Highlights of this performance include Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, Dvo?ák's "Four Romantic Pieces" and Ravel's "Tzigane" 



03/28/15

General Admission (Adults): $20.00
Seniors (65+): $15.00
Students and Gordon Faculty/Staff: $10.00



- http://www.gordon.edu/recitalseries

Phillips Recital Hall - 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA, 01984



From The Deep

Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box

Andrew's life ticks away in the Room of the Missing. Trapped between space and time, he futilely awaits his real-life captor's final move. Ilan's life ticks rapidly towards him. Deep into his fifth year as Israeli prisoner of war, he feels that his freedom is nearly in sight. As their fates tangle together, Ilan must convince Andrew to keep his mind alive and face the circumstances surrounding his captivity—before they both go missing forever. 



03/12/15 - 03/28/15

$30.00



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



Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

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

 Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between technology and the natural world is increasingly difficult. In this interactive presentation, Scott Sampson—the host of the hit PBS KIDS television series, Dinosaur Train—will tap into the many secrets revealed in his new book, How to Raise a Wild Child, to offer inspirational advice. Dr. Scott will also offer engaging activities aimed at hooking kids on nature and helping grown-ups become highly successful nature mentors. It’s time to get outside and go wild! A family-friendly presentation.

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis

Free event parking at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge MA



03/28/15

Regular admission rates apply: $8-$12



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/go-wild-connecting-kids-nature-0

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



Adobe Lightroom Workshop

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

Do you have hundreds maybe even thousands of digital photos and are having trouble organizing them? Are you shooting in RAW? Do you need help on how to process multiple digital photos for output to e-mail or web? Learn how to manage your digital photo/files in a way that is easy to learn, plus many shortcuts.

This class will cover understanding Lightroom and how it works including importing files, rating and editing or culling images. Small class size for individual attention.

Ethan Gordon is a widely published photojournalist and former photography magazine editor. He teaches several different photography classes at Broadmoor.

Instructions and Directions:
Computers:
We will have laptops with Lightroom available for use. If you have your own laptop with Lightroom, please feel free to bring it.

Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



03/28/15

Adults $60.00m/ $75.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37687

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



Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall

Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall

Pianist Ya-Fei Chuang at NEC's Jordan Hall, Saturday 3/28/2015 at 8 pm.

Acclaimed by critics worldwide for her stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang has appeared at numerous international festivals, including the Beethoven (Warsaw), the European/Musikfest Stuttgart, the Bach (Leipzig), the Ruhr Piano, and the festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Gilmore, Ravinia, Sarasota, and Tanglewood. Her recent appearances include the symphonies of the City of Birmingham, the Israel, the Malaysian, at prestigious venues including the London’s Queen Elisabeth Hall, and in Tel Aviv, Salzburg, South America, and at the International Grieg Piano Competition in Norway (where she was a member of the jury). She has recorded for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and New York Philomusica Records. The Ruhr Festival has released several of her live recordings, including a solo album as a premium of Fono Forum Magazine. Fanfare Magazine hailed her “delicacy and fluidity of touch ...” Her recording of Hindemith chamber works was awarded a special prize by the International Record Review. Upcoming performances include the festivals of Verbier, Oregon Bach, the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, the Mozart Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, among others.

Ya-Fei Chuang has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden, and Thomas Oboe Lee. She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory Preparatory. She earned an artist diploma with honors at Musikhochschule Freiburg (Germany), and also completed a soloist exam (final performance degree) at Musikhochschule Cologne and a graduate diploma at the New England Conservatory with Russell Sherman.

Ms. Chuang will perform Chopin 24 Preludes, Liszt Sonata in B minor, and Ravel La Valse. Free student tickets available. Details at www.ChinesePerformingArts.net.



03/28/15

Tickets: (Children under 6 not admitted)
$50: VIP Reserved Seats, $30: open seating at non-VIP section , $15: student open seating at non-VIP section
100 free student tickets (age 14 and up) available at
http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/specials/20150328/index.htm

Rush tickets $10 for students and senior, available 6:30 pm on concert day at Jordan Hall Box Office only, 617-585-1260
Order Online:
http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/tickets/index.htm (no fee) 781-259-8195
Email: Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net



- http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/contents/season/20150328/index.html

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



Journeys Through Time and Light: Special NCECA Ceramic Exhibition Open House

Presented by Mobilia Gallery

Travels Through Time and Light: Special ceramic exhibitions featuring work by Pippin Drysdale, Richard Shaw, Dorothy Fiebleman, Karen Thuesen Massaro.

Acclaimed international artist and master of Australian craft, Pippin Drysdale's new works evoke a timeless and breathtaking sense of space and place within finely crafted procelain vessels, narrating the mesmerizing vastness of color in the Australian landscape.

 

Inspired by his travels in New England and the Boston area, Richard Shaw juxtaposes ceramic replicas of everyday objects into trompe l'oeil still life sculptures and figures that are mysterious, poetic, often slyly humorous, and must be seen to be believed.

 

Dorothy Fiebleman transforms the ancient Japanese technique of nerikomi-in with ideas from glassmaking, mosaic art and jewelry makign to achieve this new series of delicate, translucent tableware.

 

Drawing on the organic possiblities of ceramics, Karen Thuesen Massaro's hand fabricated beads, jewelry and sculptures in porcelain and clay invite the viewer on a journey of movement and light through intricate geometric patterns, form and space.

 

Please join us to celebrate at our reception open house: Sat, Mar 28, 10-7pm.

 



03/28/15

FREE



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Montserrat's Artrageous!29 Auction Party

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

Experience THE signature spring art event on the North Shore where Montserrat's accomplished students create art live, guests can bid on more than 200 pieces of art donated by members of the Montserrat community + other renowned/emerging artists & everyone can engage with old/new friends all while supporting financial aid for deserving student artists! auction.montserrat.edu

FEATURED ARTIST: Bill Thompson

HONORARY CHAIR: Jack Barnes President & CEO, People's United Bank

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS: Rosemary Costello, Jodi Hess, Devlyn LeBoeuf, Jayne Rice & Jean Verbridge

Artrageous!29 sponsorship supports financial aid that Montserrat awards to 98% of its students. Few of these talented young people would be at Montserrat, or any college, without it.

Experience Where Creativity Works @ Artrageous!29 & Montserrat College of Art!

Art is even better when shared!



03/28/15

$150



- http://auction.montserrat.edu/



Boston Ballet School Intro to Ballet Course for Adults

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

Join us for our NEW Introduction to Ballet Course for adults! This 5-week progressive course is tailored to the adult student looking to learn ballet for the first time. Students will learn the basics of a ballet class, gain the skills to continue in drop-in classes, and discover the joy of dance! The $90 course also includes a complimentary ticket to a Boston Ballet performance on March 28. Classes meet on Fridays from 7-8:30pm at our state-of-the-art facility in Newton, MA. Visit us online to learn more.

Space is limited, register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 



02/27/15 - 03/28/15

$90, which includes a complimentary ticket to a Boston Ballet performance on March 28.



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/intro-ballet.html

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



Atwater Donnelly

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

The highly praised Atwater~Donnelly duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, with a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.

Atwater~Donnelly collaborate with musicians Cathy Clasper-Torch on violin, cello and piano and Irish step-dancer Kevin Doyle who, occasionally, is the principle dancer and dance director for Brian O'Donovan's Christmas Celtic Sojourn.

Based in Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for 27 years in the US, with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by one. They have produced seven books, 13 recordings that receive international airplay, and were featured in a documentary by Uriah Donnelly.



03/28/15

Regular $18, Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Montserrat's Artrageous!29 Auction Party

Presented by Montserrat College of Art

 Experience THE signature spring art event on the North Shore where Montserrat's accomplished students create art live, guests can bid on more than 200 pieces of art donated by members of the Montserrat community + other renowned/emerging artists & everyone can engage with old/new friends all while supporting financial aid for deserving student artists! auction.montserrat.edu

HONORARY CHAIR: Jack Barnes

President & CEO, People's United Bank

 

FEATURED ARTIST: Bill Thompson

HOST COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: Rosemary Costello, Jodi Hess, Devlyn LeBoeuf, Jayne Rice & Jean Verbridge

 

Artrageous!29 sponsorship supports financial aid that Montserrat awards to 98% of its students. Few of these talented young people would be at Montserrat, or any college, without it.

Experience Where Creativity Works @ Artrageous!29 & Montserrat College of Art!

Art is even better when shared!



03/28/15

$150



- http://auction.montserrat.edu/



Josh Wolf

Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston

Comedian, actor, and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick-witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Best Selling Author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved he is one of the most dynamic and multifaceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf was a regular round table guest and writer on the hit E! series Chelsea Lately, as well as appeared on After Lately. In 2013, he debuted his book It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad. Funny and brutally honest, the book details Wolf’s adventures as a struggling stand-up comedian, while juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.

Born in Boston and raised in Amherst, Wolf had a love for comedy and making people laugh from an early age. As a teenager, he took to the stage in the Boston area, performing his first stand-up show when he was 15-years-old. By the time he was in his mid-twenties, he was ready for a fresh start, and moved to Seattle, in hopes of expanding his comedy career. He was able to get more stage time and practice in the comedy world, as indie musicians were dominating Seattle’s live entertainment scene. When he was 28, Wolf decided to make the move to Los Angeles. After several years in Seattle he had made his mark in the local comedy circuit, and wanted to play with the big boys of comedy.

In 1999, Wolf got his first big break, performing a one-man show at the HBO Workspace, which landed him a talent deal at 20th Century Fox, and a deal for his own television series with ABC. A deal with NBC soon followed. While testing the waters on the television front, Wolf began writing for TV, and quickly found it was another aspect of the entertainment business that he loved. He wrote on numerous sitcoms including Yes, Dear, Will Smith’s All of Us, and Cuts starring Shannon Elizabeth. He soon decided he wanted to dedicate all his time to writing, and stepped down from stand-up and appearing on camera.

In 2006, Wolf returned to television, appearing on the fourth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. This also marked his return to sitcoms, recurring on the hit series My Name Is Earl and recurring and writing for Raising Hope. In 2009, he started making regular appearances on Chelsea Handler’s hit E! television series Chelsea Lately, and he toured nationwide with stand-up comedy sensation Larry the Cable Guy. In 2011, Wolf ended his touring with Larry the Cable Guy, and committed to appearing on Chelsea Lately once a week, while also writing for the show. He also became a New York Times Best Selling Author for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s best-selling book Lies that Chelsea Hander Told Me.

In 2012, Wolf landed a deal to pen his first book written solo, It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Underprepared Single Dad. In addition to his work on Chelsea Lately, his stand-up comedy tours, and his book, Wolf also works on a podcast with fellow Chelsea Lately round table member, Ross Mathews. Airing on The Toad Hop Network, Josh and Ross showcases the guys sharing their unique view on pop culture and the news of the day.



03/26/15 - 03/28/15

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



- http://laughboston.com/event.cfm?id=363826

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



"State Fair"

Presented by Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts at Weston Town Hall Theatre

STATE FAIR follows the adventures of the Frake family at the 1946 Iowa State Fair. Seeking blue ribbons, the family finds much more, as young Wayne and Margy are surprised by love, and the allure of farm life and close community infects everyone. Featuring some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best music, including “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “All I Owe, I Owe Ioway,” and the rousing “Our State Fair,” STATE FAIR is an upbeat, affirming, and eminently enjoyable trip back to a simpler time in America.



03/21/15 - 03/28/15

Balcony Seats $10
 



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

Weston Town Hall Theatre - 1 Townhouse Drive, Weston, MA, 02493



Radcliffe Pitches 40th Anniversary Concert

Presented by Radcliffe Pitches at Sanders Theatre

The Radcliffe Pitches are celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a concert in Sanders Theatre! The concert, entitled “Fabulous 40,” will feature guest performances by the Harvard Krokodiloes and the original Pitches of 1975, followed by an exciting performance by the group's current members.  With the Pitches' all-female jazz a cappella sound and historic anniversary, this concert is a unique arts opportunity for the entire Boston community.



03/28/15

General admission $18

Harvard ID holders cost $12 individually or $10 for groups of four or more



- http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~pitches/?page_id=927

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



Hidden Faces of Courage, plus a staged reading of A Lot On Our Minds

Presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel at Cambridge YMCA Theatre

On With Living and Learning in collaboration with Fort Point Theatre Channel presents a remixed and reimagined Hidden Faces of Courage. Preceding the performance is a staged reading of A Lot on Our Minds, reflections from youth about their experiences with incarceration and police interaction. Both plays combine monologues, spirituals, and rap to portray the struggles of a group of mothers reentering their communities from prison and the effects on the youth living in the shadow of their incarceration.



03/19/15 - 03/28/15

$25 general admission, $15 for students



- http://onwithlivingandlearning.org/

Cambridge YMCA Theatre - 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139



The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy

Presented by Cohasset Dramatic Club

The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy presented by Cohasset Dramatic Club, features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. 
 



03/13/15 - 03/28/15

General Admission Tickets are $20



- http://www.cohassetdramaticlub.org



Brattle Street Chamber Players

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998.



03/29/15

Tickets: $20, $15



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/brattle-street-chamber-players/

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



Bach St. Matthew Passion

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

“There is nothing like it in all music,” said Leonard Bernstein, describing this monumental oratorio. H+H reprises its sold-out 2012 performances of the Saint Matthew Passion with an exemplary cast of soloists, including Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams as the Evangelist and Jesus, respectively. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind masterwork, to be performed during the final days of Lent.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/bach-st-matthew-passion/

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



Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Jeremy Denk

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

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 for Strings in E Major, Op.22

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world - is renowned for its recorded legacy, polished and refined sound, and outstanding musicianship. This program will feature thought-provoking, multifaceted, and compelling pianist Jeremy Denk, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year.

“…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

Adults: $49
Students: $15
Youth Below 18: $5
10% off and 2 points for WOO Card holders



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/asmf-and-jeremy-denk/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at 808 Gallery

Presenting the work of over thirty artists who currently teach at Boston University, this exhibition features a wide range of visual practices, spanning genres and media, from realism to abstract, two to three dimensions, and small to large scale.


A Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword: Intersect event.



01/29/15 - 03/29/15

Free



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808 Gallery - 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Shades of Sound

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Three riveting works of magnificent musicality and exhilarating choreography featuring the return of Wayne McGregor's Chroma and the company premieres of George Balanchine's Episodes and Hans van Manen's deliciously comic Black Cake.



03/19/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/shadesofsound/

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



Called Back: Ravel, Schubert, Crumb, Vierne

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

Love and loss are at the center of this poignant program, extraordinary works that arose from tragedy: from Schubert’s ode to Beethoven, to George Crumb’s exquisite meditation on the nature of life and death, to Louis Vierne’s epic Piano Quintet, a rarely-heard, late-Romantic masterpiece written in response to the death of his son in World War I.

PROGRAM:
Franz Schubert, Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn, D. 943, Op. 119
Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet
George Crumb, Apparition for soprano & piano
George Rochberg, Contra Mortem et Tempus for flute, clarinet, violin & piano
Louis Vierne, Piano Quintet in c minor, Op. 42 (1917)



03/28/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $45 / $35 / $25 /
$5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/march.html

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



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.

“Ailey’s (relatively) new artistic director, has brought in an encouraging amount of good-quality work that is either new, or at least new to the company and its faithful audiences.” — The New York Times

“The company is dancing better than ever.” — The New Yorker

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/alvinailey/index.htm

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Paul Lewis, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

Program:
Schubert | Violin Sonata in A Major, Opus 162, D. 574, “Grand Duo”
Schubert | Rondo in B minor, Opus 70, D. 895
Bach | Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major

An Aaron Richmond Recital

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



03/29/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/batiashvililewis/index.htm



Mozart, Beethoven, Golijov

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society at Sanders Theatre

Mozart
Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt

Beethoven
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102, No. 1

Golijov
Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Clarinet and String Quartet

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Ida Levin & Harumi Rhodes, violins; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio showcases the viola’s and the clarinet’s lyrical qualities and is suffused with a spirit of playfulness and spontaneity. Composed during Beethoven’s final creative period, the Sonata in C major takes advantage of the new developement in piano making at that time and exploits the cello’s singing quality. The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for klezmer clarinet and string quartet by Boston-based composer Osvaldo Golijov weaves a tale inspired by the named great kabbalist rabbi of Provence and presents “a kind of epic, a history of Judaism.”  



03/29/15

$23, $34, $45, $56; Student: $8; Senior/WGBH: $4 off
 



- http://www.bostonchambermusic.org/?concerts=2015-329-sanders

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



Danforth Art Public Tours

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through March 21 is Facial Expressions, a new installation of works from the Permanent Collection representing portraiture’s changing conventions in New England from the 19th century to the present day, with pieces representing a range in style and technique from Gilbert Stuart to Boston Expressionism to contemporary photography.



01/04/15 - 03/29/15

Free with Museum admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, under age 17 free



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



Reggie Wilson: Moses(es)

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

Reggie Wilson, who completed a weeklong residency in our theater in July 2014, returns with his Brooklyn-based Fist and Heel Performance Group. An evening-length exploration of “how we lead and why we follow,” Moses(es) draws from influences including Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain; Wilson’s studies of Monotheism, African cultures, and fractal geometry; and trips to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Mali.

“The dance vocabulary is rich,” wrote the New York Times after the work’s premiere, with “wide squats, jumps that spin and kick, Egyptian poses, arms rippling like bulrushes, heavy steps…a thrilling work.” The movement is accompanied by a soundtrack including blues, spirituals, klezmer, calypso, and house music.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

$15 members + students
$30 nonmembers



- http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/reggie-wilson_moseses/

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



Saltbox Gallery Spring Art Show and Sale

Presented by Saltbox Gallery


Saltbox Gallery welcomes all to our Annual Spring Show and Sale

Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor Paintings, Fine Jewelry, Turned Wood, Pottery, Collage

FRIDAY EVENING
March 27: 7pm – 9pm
Catered Reception

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10-5
Regular Show Hours


Coolidge Hall, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Rte. 1, Topsfield, MA
Free admission, Free Parking, and Handicapped Accessible!
Comfortably air conditioned. Easily accessible from Rt. 95.

We look forward to seeing all of our friends and customers!.



03/27/15 - 03/29/15

FREE



- http://www.saltboxgallery.net/events/



WinterFest

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you prefer a little quiet contemplation and reflection, make a visit to the Art Gallery to view our centennial exhibition 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Whatever your preference, hot chocolate and a toasty fire will help to keep you warm this winter season!



01/24/15 - 03/29/15

Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person



- http://www.fruitlands.org/winterfest2015

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



Transient Currents

Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre

Transient Currents offers three gripping ballets by celebrated dancemaker Jose Mateo. The concert features Time Beyond Time (2005), a ballet that portrays different dimensions of time as lenses to a range of human emotion set to French composer Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Pagano y No is an Cuban-inspired audience favorite set to Aruan Ortiz’ original score Santiarican Blues Suite commissioned for the ballet in 2011. The Patriot Ledger says that Vanished Verses (2013) is a ballet that, “…encapsulates the artistic vigor and spellbinding storytelling of choreographer Jose Mateo,” set to Bach’s Cello Suite in D Major.

More than just “going to the ballet”, José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers a thrilling live dance theatre experience designed for today’s audiences. Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square offers an extraordinary close-up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. See ballet in a new light and be part of the drama, passion, and beauty on stage at the spectacular performance space in Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.



03/13/15 - 03/29/15

Reserved cabaret-style seating: $42



- http://www.ballettheatre.org/

Sanctuary Theatre - 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA,



Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections, pairs the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes, and whistles with Indian tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin. This groundbreaking ensemble tours North America performing The Pulse of the World for the first time with a stellar lineup of Indian and Celtic musicians.



03/29/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2421/zakir-hussain-and-celtic-connections

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



Kids' Shows: Randy Kaplan

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Randy Kaplan, one of the most beloved and innovative children’s performers in the nation, released his new not-JUST-for-kids CD, Jam on Rye, on June 1st.

The record features its share of Kaplan's trademark fast-talking/half-singing rap-bluegrass barnburners, a calypso tune, a Tin Pan Alley gem, a couple of lullabies, and the single "Don't Fill Up On Chips" which is already a smash hit on Sirius-XM's Kids Place Live. New York magazine raves, “Roots rocker Randy Kaplan is one of those happy-they-exist people you can't quite tell is playing kids’ music. And yet he is. ”

Recommended for ages 3+.



03/29/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/randy-kaplan

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



Dignity: Tribes in Transition

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at Boston University Art Gallery

DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition is an exquisite photography exhibition by Dana Gluckstein, honoring Indigenous Peoples worldwide. The sixty black-and-white portraits, spanning three decades, distill the universality of experience that links us all without diminishing the dignity of the individual. Whether photographing a Haitian healer or a San Bushmen chief, Gluckstein infuses each portrait with an essential human grace.

DIGNITY’s power, artistry, and impassioned call to action create a historic exhibition in support of Indigenous Peoples — who comprise six percent of the global population and are amongst its most impoverished and oppressed inhabitants. DIGNITY is intended to give a fuller awareness of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration was adopted by 144 countries in 2007 even though the U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand voted against the declaration. In December 2010, the U.S. adopted the declaration following the other three countries. The declaration is the most comprehensive global statement of the measures every government should enact to ensure the survival, dignity, and well-being of Indigenous Peoples around the world. DIGNITY was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva in 2011 sponsored by the U.S. Gluckstein spoke at the World Economic Forum, in 2013, in Davos, Switzerland on how art can impact the state of the world. DIGNITY begins its U.S. tour at the Boston University of Art Gallery after several years of touring museums in Europe.

 



01/30/15 - 03/29/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bu.edu/art/2014/04/16/dignity-tribes-in-transition/

Boston University Art Gallery - 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Permaculture 101

Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

Have you been wondering what exactly permaculture is and how it could help your garden? Come to Fruitlands and have all your questions answered. Jonathan Bates, ecologist and co-founder of Food Forest Farm, will be here to discuss the benefits of permaculture and how its principles can enable us to develop sustainable living in balance with a healthy environment.
 



03/29/15

Members $10, Nonmembers $15



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

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



The Rake's Progress

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

This masterpiece of mid-20th century opera (premiered in 1951) was inspired by a famous set of paintings and engravings of the same title by William Hogarth from the 1730s, which Stravinsky had seen at an exhibition in Chicago. The Faustian plot traces the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell, an ambitious young man, who, goaded and tricked by Nick Shadow, betrays his beloved Ann Trulove, but is eventually redeemed by her constancy. The Rake's Progress is a cautionary tale for a hedonistic age. Performed in English with projected supertitles.

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Conducted by Andrew Altenbach
Stage direction by Nathan Troup



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Tickets: $25 - $30 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/rakes-progress

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



Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol

Presented by American Textile History Museum at American Textile History Museum

This exhibition, on loan from the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before.



01/21/15 - 03/29/15



- http://www.athm.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

American Textile History Museum - 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA, 01854



The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

David Haas, piano

Eric Hofbauer, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Syd Smart, drums



03/29/15

$10 Donation at the door



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



AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20 & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair

Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama

8th Annual AD20/21 and The Boston Print Fair March 26-29, 2015
The 4-Day Show is the Culminating Event in Boston Design Week
AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award to Architecture Critic Robert Campbell
 

Co-Producers Tony Fusco & Robert Four announce the 8th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries Boston Print Fair taking place March 26-29, 2015, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End.  The only show of its kind in New England, the fair features close to 50 outstanding exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair features fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers, photography, drawings and other works on paper.  For more information visit www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.

AD20/21 is the culminating event in the second annual Boston Design Week, March 19-29, 2015, a 10-day design festival offering more than 60 events citywide.  Launched by Fusco & Four in 2014, the first annual Boston Design Week was a major success: The 10-day citywide festival featured 80+ events and was declared "Boston Design Week" by Mayor Walsh. 12 Media Sponsors provided more than  $100,000 in sponsored advertising reaching more than 1 million readers and radio listeners. The events attracted an estimated 8,000 participants, with many events Sold Out.  For more information, visit www.BostonDesignWeek.com.

The Gala Preview for AD20/21 on Thursday evening, March 26 from 5:30-8:30pm will support and celebrate Boston Design Week. The co-producers are pleased to announce that the AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the nationally recognized architecture critic Robert Campbell at 6:00pm at the Gala Preview.  Tickets for the Gala Preview are $250 (VIP Admission at 5:30pm) and $125 (Gala Admission at 6:30pm) and are available online on the AD20/21 website.  Past Lifetime Achievement Awardees have included Vladimir Kagan, Dakota Jackson, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, and Vicente Wolf among others.

“We are thrilled to be able to present the award to Robert Campbell,” comments co-producer Tony Fusco. “For many years through his column in The Boston Globe, Robert has had been major voice on the design and architecture of our city, and it allows us to recognize design criticism as an important part of the design cycle and celebrate his longstanding contributions.”

The weekend show takes place Friday, March 27 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 28 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 29 from 11am-5pm.  Weekend admission is $15, under 12 free, and includes a complimentary color show catalog and admission to all special programs at the fair.  Valet and discount parking is available, and the show café is catered by Jules Catering.  For details, hotel information and driving direction visit www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.

 

“Many people return each day to the show to take advantage of the insightful special programs, book signings and panel discussions we offer,” notes Fusco.  “This year the lineup of special programs at AD20/21 will be even more integrated with Boston Design Week, on topics ranging from Art Deco, to contemporary home design and décor, to public art.”

 

The Cyclorama provides the ideal venue for this exciting show.  Built in 1884 to house an enormous panorama painting (a "cyclorama") of the Battle of Gettysburg, the large circular rotunda and adjacent salons encourage visitors to both linger and wander throughout the show.  The historic structure is the heart of the Boston Center for the Arts complex, which boasts four theatres, a gallery, the Boston Ballet School, artist studios and other facilities.  There are more than a dozen "hot" restaurants and nightspots within a five-minute walk.

 

The Cyclorama is also the location for Fusco & Four's other shows including the 19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show that will take place October 22-25, 2015.  For more information on all of Fusco & Four’s art and design events, visit www.BostonArtFairs.com.    

 

Editor’s Note:            • Additional background information and photos on request.

                                    • Interviews are available with Tony Fusco and the exhibitors.

                                    • Media coverage of the Gala and show is encouraged. 



03/26/15 - 03/29/15


Thursday, March 26: Tickets for the Gala Preview are $250 for VIP Admission at 5:30pm
OR $125 for Gala Admission at 6:30pm
Friday, March 27- Sunday, March 29: Tickets are $15 for weekend admission OR under 12 free



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BCA Cyclorama - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at The Center for Arts in Natick

We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time record snowfalls. Who hasn’t heard about these events and wondered what is happening. What do these weather extremes mean for our future and what can be done?

This talk will be followed by a reception with the speaker. Pre-registration is free but requested. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
This program will be held at the Natick Center for the Arts (TCAN) 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760



03/29/15

Free



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37703

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



Tiger Tales

Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater

By Chinese Theater Works

Four performers blend Chinese and Western styles of shadow puppetry to create a delightful theatrical experience filled with wit and wisdom. A wise old rabbit recounts for her granddaughter the rise and fall of the reigning jungle monarch, the fearsome but none-too-smart Tiger. Based on traditional Chinese folklore (with a humorous modern twist!), Tiger Tales features a colorful cast of antique-replica shadow puppet characters and traditional Chinese music.

Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) was created in 2001 out of the merger of two non-profit institutions with long histories of bringing both traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to local, national, and international audiences. Now based in New York City, CTW's mission is to preserve and promote the traditional Chinese performing arts (including opera, shadow theatre, puppetry, dance, and music); to create new performance works that bridge Eastern and Western aesthetics and forms; and to foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in audiences, artists students, scholars, and educators around the globe.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

Recommended for everyone ages 6 and up

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

General Admission: $12
Members: $8



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

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



Road Salt: A 4500 Mile Journey

Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston

 Every year as cold, snowy weather sets in, cities and towns across the country rely on road salt to help keep walkways and streets safe during travel. Around Boston, the massive salt mounds in Chelsea are a familiar sight, but where does all this salt come from? Photographer and filmmaker Allison Cekala takes visitors on a journey to the Atacama Desert in Chile, a prominent road salt source. Follow along through images and video that chronicle how this salt is extracted, processed, and shipped 4,500 miles to Massachusetts.

Road Salt is the master's thesis project of local student and artist Allison Cekala, who is completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She is also a teaching fellow at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. To see more of Allison’s work, visit allisoncekala.com.

Join artist Allison Cekala in the Road Salt exhibition on Friday, February 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, hear Allison give a special talk about her work.

 



01/31/15 - 03/29/15

Free with general admission to museum.



- http://www.mos.org/exhibits/road-salt

Museum of Science, Boston - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114



ART FOR ALL SEASONS, DECORATIVE ARTS AND BASKETRY GUILD SHOW

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

Every season provides its own celebrations and the Decorative Artists and Basket makers of Lexington Arts and Crafts Society will be celebrating each season.

Our artists invite you to enjoy our various art forms; paint, basketry and upholstery reflected by the four seasons. We will feature collaborative works of the painters and basket makers. Come vote on your favorite.

 

Learn and experiment with us and our featured speakers :

Guest Speaker:  The Art of Upholstery with Kevin Kennedy, co-owner of                                                 Upholstery on Broadway in Arlington

 

            Sunday March 15,     1 – 3 pm.

Talk and Demo, Jeanne Paglio: Certified Zentangle teacher and the author of                                                      several Zentangle books will present an interactive                                                              demonstration of the 5 R’s of Zentangle.

 

            Basketmaker, Fred Lawson will be demonstrating basket making at various                                       times throughout our show.

           

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Friday &  Sunday 12-4; Saturday  10-4 



03/14/15 - 03/29/15

Free admission and parking



- http://www.LACSma.org

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



Artists and Environmentalists Confront Climate Change

Presented by Mobius

Artist Margaret Bellafiore and writer Christine Cissy White are sponsoring this event which is free and open to the public. Their recent collaboration, “Body Language, an interactive installation exploring the impact of trauma,” was a starting point for looking at climate change as trauma as well as in understanding cultural denial about the issue.

A variety of communities have accepted their invitation to this event.
Mothers Out Front, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Weathering Art Group will be represented. All are committed activists in refusing to look away from the consequences of global warming. The event will bring together different approaches to the issue with a goal to learn from each other and become a more effective and supportive collective community. All interested in global warming in particular and activism in general are welcome to attend.

Margaret Bellafiore is a Mobius Artist Group member (www.mobius.org) and professor at Bridgewater State University where she teaches an Art as Activism course. In 2013, she made the video "Water=Life" a performance of walking the Kidd Brook while commenting on the threat of fracking. at the Zeleny Les residency See https://vimeo.com/83100070 Bellafiore is a member of Sustainable South Shore and a Climate Reality Project Leader (climaterealityproject.org/

Christine Cissy White writes extensively about post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma and trauma recovery. She has been published in the Boston Globe, Spirituality & Health and Elephant Journal. Her website, www.healwritenow.com includes memoir, profiles and research about adult life after childhood trauma. Her writing has been shared online by Ms. Magazine, Belleruth Naparstek, Rick Hanson, Sebern Fisher and the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN).

 



03/29/15

Free



- http://www.mobius.org



Rinaldo

Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Rinaldo, which was performed more than any other opera during Handel’s lifetime, is a story about the conflict of war and love and personal desires versus the greater glory.

BOC welcomes New York City's New Vintage Baroque ensemble, creating an intimate chamber setting for this provocative tale. Performed at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, in an intimate 160-seat performance hall 1/3-size replica of Symphony Hall, Rinaldo will come to life with sorcery, warriors, sirens and furies.

Delve into the dilemma of what happens when everything you hold true is found to be not.



03/26/15 - 03/29/15

General Admission: $25
Seniors: $20
Students: $15
Children 10 & Under: Free



- http://http://www.bostonoperacollaborative.org/season1415/rinaldo/

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



The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

Presented by The Boston Camerata at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Back by popular demand, The Sacred Bridge is an interfaith celebration unlike any other. Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. Our program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.



03/29/15

$24-$50, students $10



- http://bostoncamerata.org/programs/carminaburana.html

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



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



Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center

Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1



03/30/15

Free



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Tsai Performance Center - Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215



Belle and Sebastian

Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues

The Scottish indie pop darlings return with a new album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” all warm tones and fuzzy memories to welcome in the springtime.



03/30/15



- http://www.houseofblues.com/boston/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=01004D58D4427F59&oid=0

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



Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflex

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

In his lecture, "Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflexibility," Professor Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law) will present a case study from his latest book, "In Praise of Intransigence: The Perils of Flexibility" (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book argues that a willingness to embrace intransigence allows us to recognize the value of our beliefs, which are always at risk of being compromised or equivocated. Reception to follow.



03/30/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163087



Prather Lecture Series: Science in Policy and Politics

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

 Jane Lubchenco was the first woman to be appointed Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Drawing on her experience at the helm of NOAA from 2009 to 2013, Lubchenco will discuss how this government agency advances and utilizes scientific research on weather, climate, and oceans to guide its services and improve environmental stewardship in the United States. She will also highlight new scientific advances that are transforming attitudes, behaviors, and policies that affect ocean health and the future of humanity, and discuss her role as the Department of State’s first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Free event parking available at 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA



03/30/15

FREE



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/prather-lecture-series-science-policy-and-politics

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



EXHIBIT: Pascal Lord - A Table!

Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB)

The French Cultural Center is pleased to present an exhibition that explores the complex layers of a simple dinner conversation through dynamic textures and unexpected mixed media.

 


Pascale Lord was inspired by her childhood and especially when her mother was calling her to the dinner table. Dinner time is a time for sharing about different topics of discussion from simple gossip to news, politics, history etc.


The paintings in the exhibition A Table ! relate to these moments. The dinner table and food become metaphors on the nature of communication between people. Different applications of paint are important to Pascale Lord’s process and relate to the various personalities and reactions of dinner guests. Manipulating the surface texture brings about a distortion to the image. What was once there is now gone, destroyed. Rips and holes appear in the surface revealing what is hidden behind the façade, not being said. Mirrors allow the viewer to contribute, in their own way to the discussion.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from March 4 to March 30.

There will be a free opening reception with complementary French wine on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Gallery Open Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fridays by appointment



03/04/15 - 03/30/15

FREE



- http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/scheduled-events/pascale-lord-a-table-/

The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB) - 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Big Screen Classics: BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Ridley Scott’s legendary adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? gave us a startling vision of a noir-ishly dystopic future, in which the line between human and non-human has worn perilously thin.

Scott’s masterpiece not only anticipated our future but designed it: Much of our world today appears, well, just so Blade Runner. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Scott went back, corrected a few details and fashioned a version that he feels is closest to what he had originally intended. One of the greatest American films of the Eighties returns to the big screen!



03/30/15

$12 General admission, $10 seniors and students, $9 Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/blade-runner-final-cut

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



Lesley University presents Pedro Noguera, author of “The Trouble With Black Boys”

Presented by Lesley University

Educator Pedro Noguera kicks off Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and astronaut Mae Jemison. Dr. Noguera, an NYU professor and award-winning author and activist, directs the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. His work focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, and he is an expert on school reform, diversity and the achievement gap. 



03/30/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



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



Citizen Cope

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Born Clarence Greenwood, he is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

Cope’s musical education was catch-as-catch-can. During the eighties, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats that only later would be shaped into songs. As a serious artist with no interest in rock star glory, Cope figured he would eventually find the right voice to sing his songs – he later found that voice within himself.

Citizen Cope introduces us to a world of musical worry that doesn’t come fully into focus until his second album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which this year celebrates its 10 year anniversary. His song “Sideways” caught the attention of Carlos Santana who covered it and asked Cope to perform with him during a European tour. In 2010, he founded his own label, Rainwater Recordings, under which he has since put out two albums, The Rainwater LP and One Lovely Day.

In 2014 Clarence began working with The President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities and First Lady Michelle Obama in her initiative Turnaround Arts, accepting an Ambassadorship (alongside Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others) to work with the students of Red Lake Middle School in northern Minnesota on the Red Lake Nation reservation.

From the get-go, Citizen Cope has taken his case to the people. He has toured tirelessly, bringing his stories to whatever venue would have him. His motivation to make music in front of people, no matter the size of the crowd, has won him a vast audience in America and abroad.



03/31/15

$36.00-$40.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/citizen-cope/

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



Roman in the Provinces

Presented by McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

The Roman Empire conjures images of sculpted marble emperors, elaborately engineered aqueducts, and conquering soldiers. Yet one reason for the empire’s success and longevity was its ability to accommodate different peoples, languages, and religions. This exhibition explores the lives and experiences of people living in the provinces through evidence gleaned from their material culture.

Focusing on the eastern Mediterranean between the 2nd and 6th century CE, a region already rich in ancient civilizations, the exhibition reveals how earlier cultural interaction intensified during the empire through access to trade networks and new technologies. On view is a vast array of paintings, mosaics, textiles, inscriptions, sculpture, glass, coins, and pottery, primarily from the Yale University Art Gallery, supplemented with loans from museums and private collections. Highlights include a newly restored floor mosaic and wall painting from Yale’s excavations at Gerasa and Dura-Europos. Together these objects tell stories of both public and private identities revealing the different ways people in the provinces reacted to being Roman.



02/14/15 - 03/31/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/rip/index.html

McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Devlin Hall 108, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



National Theatre Live in HD: A View from the Bridge

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
 

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
 



03/31/15

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/a-view-from-the-bridge/

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



Midwinter Tropics

Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Masses of tropical and subtropical plants fill the Courtyard with many shades of green punctuated by bright color. Orchids abound, along with a variety of leaf textures and patterns: Norfolk Island pine, tree ferns, large fishtail palms, smaller fan and Areca palms, and ferns.

Early images of the Courtyard show the profusion of plants placed by Isabella Stewart Gardner, filling the north side of the courtyard and creating a network of green that obscured the courtyard. Small trees and tall palms anchored Courtyard corners and many smaller plants lined the paths and surrounded the mosaic. The Courtyard was revealed to visitors in the surrounding cloisters. Today this luxuriant atmosphere is recreated in the first display of the New Year.

The Courtyard features plants that are actively growing and constantly changing. Courtyard images include plants that are representative of each display, but plants will be added or replaced over the life of the display.



01/01/15 - 03/31/15

Admission
Adults: $15
Seniors 65 and up: $12
College Students:
$5 with current ID



- http://www.gardnermuseum.org/gardens/courtyard

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



Lesley University presents Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color NASA astronaut

Presented by Lesley University

Physician, NASA astronaut and scientist Mae Carol Jemison headlines Lesley University’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which features renowned guest speakers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, psychologist Daniel Goleman and educator Pedro Noguera. Dr. Jemison was the first woman of color to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. She advocates for the need to diversify STEM fields and foster collaboration between the sciences and the arts, and through her foundation The Earth We Share (TEWS), children from around the world share ideas about how to solve current global issues.

 



03/31/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Lorelei "On the Rocks" in Beacon Hill

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble

The third in a new chamber series hosted by Boston's Lorelei Ensemble.Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English perform Salon music of the 18th-19th century, by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger.

With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, fortepiano.



04/01/15

$30 General Admission (Includes food and drink)



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com



Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room

Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting BLO’s upcoming productions. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the theatre.

Feminine Vengeance – Opera’s Unforgettable Leading Ladies
Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and psychological insights. With special guests from the New England Foundation of Psychoanalysis, this final Opera Night at the BPL presentation will include riveting performances from some of BLO’s very own leading ladies and an engaging discussion about the inspiration, portrayal, and psychodynamics of these unforgettable female roles.



04/01/15

Free, and open to the public



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Boston Public Library, Abbey Room - 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116



Libera

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 One of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group, with members
aged 7 to 16, has topped charts around the globe with their vivid arrangements and innovative
harmonies that stretch the full range of the boys’ voices. Libera is known through their international
concert tours, television appearances, and many recordings of their music.



04/01/15

$30.00-$40.00



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

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



Cornille Colloquium with Hilton Als | "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre and art critic in 2002. In this lecture, Als will discuss photographer and writer Diane Arbus and explore “her relationship with New York, the city of her birth and early death, and home to the subjects—deviant, deformed, and singularly beautiful—of her most iconic images” (mfa.org). Just a glimpse at Arbus’ photographic portraits of New York residents in black and white will evoke curiosity about this artist and her background.



04/01/15

FREE



- https://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/52706

Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



10 String Symphony & Eva Walsh

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

10 String Symphony is a duo known for mesmerizing acoustic innovation.  Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices, encompassing “aggressive, almost discordant, celtic and dare I say punky string-chording experimentations” (The Bluegrass Situation).  Vocally, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer lock in seamlessly, and their vocal duets often take center stage despite the fact that they are self-described fiddle players. Sedelmyer (Jerry Douglas Band ) and Baiman met in Nashville, and realized a mutual love for the range and depth of the 5-String fiddle.  Their desire to see just how far a two-fiddle, two-vocals instrumentation could take them was the inspiration for the 10 String Symphony project.  By the time their first full-length album was released in November 2012, their instrumentation had expanded to include the occasional clawhammer banjo and resonator mandolin, though still maintaining a stripped down, tightly woven and carefully arranged duo sound.

http://www.10stringsymphony.com/

Eva Walsh is a fun-loving folk-pop singer, fiddler and songwriter from Boston who delivers a heartfelt performance of catchy original songs and smiles. Her debut album “Storybook” is the product of a diverse and lifelong exploration of music and tells the stories of the heart with undeniably sweet sincerity.

http://www.evawalsh.com/

 



04/01/15

The show costs $15 for non-Passim members and $13 for Passim members



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



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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



04/02/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



The Bow Makers Dilemma

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
 

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
 



04/02/15

Free, no tickets required



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

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



Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus

Bob Moses’ vision of grass roots organizing led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement and Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. He initiated and organized voter registration drives, sit-ins, and Freedom Schools for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Nearly 40 years later, the renowned activist began organizing again, this time as teacher and founder of the national math literacy program called the Algebra Project. His work was recognized with a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, which he used to found the Algebra Project. He argues that the crisis in math literacy in poor communities is as urgent as the crisis of political access in Mississippi in 1961.



04/02/15

Admission $5



- http://www.maah.org/events.htm

Museum of African American History, Boston Campus - 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA, 02114



Foghorn Stringband

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

The sound of Portland, Oregon's Foghorn Stringband's tight instrumental work and line-up - fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar - is reminiscent of early bluegrass, but their powerful approach is whole-heartedly old-time, centered largely around the fiddle. Devoted to the interpretation and performance of American stringband music, their style encompasses early country music, the fiddle repertoire of the Southern Appalachians and the Midwest, and the stringband sounds of the Piedmont region. They are highly regarded by traditional music lovers.



04/02/15

$18 / $15 for Passim members



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/foghorn-stringband-lily-henley-opens

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



Daniel Goleman presents A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Call to Action

Presented by Lesley University

Lesley University welcomes psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” as the 2015 Sonnabend Fellow and a featured speaker during Lesley’s weeklong Creativity Forum, which presents renowned guest lecturers such as choreographer Twyla Tharp, astronaut Mae Jemison and educator Pedro Noguera. Dr. Goleman was trained as a psychologist at Harvard University, and became a science journalist at the New York Times. His 1995 best-seller “Emotional Intelligence” has been translated into 40 languages, and “EQ” has been added to vocabularies around the world. 

 



04/02/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.lesley.edu/the-creativity-forum/



Good Friday Concert

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The La Farge Ensemble returns to Trinity Church, performing choral masterpieces for Passiontide.



04/03/15

FREE, no tickets required; $20 suggested donation.



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

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



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Formed in 1999 by four high school friends, The Tenderloins (Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn) have been making New York City laugh for over a decade. They can currently be found as the creators and cast of “Impractical Jokers”, the new hit hidden camera comedy series on truTV airing every Thursday night. Come see the cast of Impractical Jokers live on stage in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!



04/03/15

$50-$125



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-tenderloins-the-cast-of-impractical-jokers/

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



Susan Cattaneo

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

 Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three albums of mostly upbeat, catchy pop-country music, “Brave and Wild,” in 2009, “Heaven to Heartache” in 2011 and “Little Blue Sky” in 2012. You’ll hear a blend of country, rock and soul with sparkles of blues and folk – music that would slide into the comfort zone for fans of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Sheryl Crow. Her album Little Big Sky was nominated for Best Country Album for the 13th Independent Music Awards.

Cattaneo knows how to craft a lyric and pen a hook, to marry lyric and melody. On her albums, she says, “I did mainstream country songs I originally wrote for others, and I found myself a mainstream country artist. The single ‘Girls Night Out’ from ‘Heaven to Heartache’ charted. Some people wanted another single like that. And I wondered, ‘Is that really me?’” The answer she came up with: Not quite. The music she’s pursuing now is going down a darker, more brooding path. If she had to pick a genre, she’d call it Americana, in the broadest definition of the term: music that encompasses all the genres of the great American tradition: country, blues and folk.



04/03/15

Reg $20, Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17, Child U12 $15



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Upon Closer Inspection

Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

Peter Scott “makes a positive habit of avoiding the picturesque” says Roger Kizik, Scott’s co-exhibitor in the Chandler Gallery’s upcoming show, “Upon Closer Inspection.” The same could be said of Kizik’s art. Kizik’s works on paper depicting perfume bottles, underwear and museum statues make a dynamic counterpoint to Scott’s brooding urban landscapes and mythic Italian countrysides. Adds Scott, “I think both Roger and I value the role of humor and wit in our work. And we both draw squiggly.”

Kizik’s sense of humor is direct and inventive. The titles of his paintings—“Juvenile Gullinquent” for a young seagull and “Bust-ed Homer” for the head of the poet—set the tone for the visual jocularity to follow. “At the Met” features three classical busts in muted greens and browns set against a pink and turquoise background of lopsided concentric circles, like funhouse wallpaper. “At the Met II” shows two cupid-like figures perched on display pegs behind an official museum label, and, in the corner, a tennis ball. When Kizik reimagines the surroundings in which viewers would usually encounter these artifacts, the viewers can reexamine their ingrained responses to such historic pieces. Irreverence is one aspect of Kizik’s artwork, but so is respect, as Kizik’s playfulness invites the viewer to meet these antiquities on less intimidating terms.

Scott’s works on paper take the viewer out of the museum and into the streets, dodging the predictable and the picturesque at every turn. His cityscapes lack people, and only vestiges of habitation remain: advertising signs, buildings with darkened windows, and scaffolding. Not even the seats shown in “Christian Island Chairs” have sitters. In “Pickup,” gray clouds gather above an open highway as a blue pickup truck journeys toward the horizon. The overcast day grounds the work in everyday life; a radiant sunset or a clear, blue sky might have idealized the moment, but the scattered clouds suggest a metaphor for rumbling along, enduring, even when the storm is building. Scott’s more colorful pieces inspired by 18th century Venetian artist G.B. Tiepolo form a bridge between Scott and Kizik’s styles. In “Talking to Tiepolo – Puchinello’s Tomb,” a piece rich in historical references, Scott casts Puchinello, the everyman of Italian commedia della’arte, as a corpse, and brings a group of gawkers to his gravesite, including a figure in cargo shorts with a camera strapped around his neck. Once again, history is presented as a playground, and we are welcome to explore.

“Upon Closer Inspection” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from March 2-April 3, 2015 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 5, from 6-8 pm. 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.



03/02/15 - 04/03/15

FREE



- http://www.maudmorganarts.org



1 + 1 = 1: Collaborative Dreamscapes by Scout Austin and Kellie Weeks

Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

This collaborative project by artists Scout Austin and Kellie Weeks was inspired by a recent exhibit by William Kentridge at ICA Boston. Deciding to try something different from their individual practices, the artists pinned large pieces of paper to the studio walls and began to draw with charcoal and pastel. After about five or ten minutes they switched and began to draw on each other’s drawing . . . and continued on in this way until they felt the drawings were complete. Through this collaboration, the artists arrive collectively at what Kellie likes to call a “dreamscape”. The drawings are visions of inner worlds that tap into the unconscious of each artist.



03/05/15 - 04/03/15

Free and open to the public.



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



Will Dailey

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Will Dailey is an acclaimed recording and performing artist, who is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter. In June of 2013 he was featured on a Stephen King/John Mellencamp project produced by T Bone Burnett called Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County and also released an original song he wrote inspired by Jack Kerouac's Tristessa. In September of 2013 he played his fourth Farm Aid Concert alongside Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp, and in November finished up a nine city tour of France. Dailey's music has been featured on over 50 TV programs and films. The first single from his new album National Throat, due out later in 2014, is already a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Rock journalist Steve Morse said recently, "Will Dailey's pop smarts, his dedication to detail, and his soul-inflected voice are just what we need right now to restore belief in music. His new songs are personal epiphanies with a universal appeal."



04/03/15

Non-Passim members: $20/Passim members: $18



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



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



Kids' Shows: Film - WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

 Nothing beats the sweetly strange original adaption of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.

Gene Wilder stars as the weird and wonderful candy man Willy Wonka, who starts a frenzy the world-over with the announcement that five golden tickets stashed away inside the wrappers of his candy bars will allow the winners a peek inside his top-secret confectionery.

Once inside, five lucky children and their guardians, including meek little Charlie Bucket and his grandpa, discover a world wilder than they could have imagined: rivers of chocolate, lickable wallpaper, and of course Oompa Loompas - Wonka's singing, dancing miniature factory workers. It's all fun, games, sweets and songs, but some of the children discover there are consequences for their bad behavior inside the factory, while poor little Charlie finds he may have won the grandest prize of them all.



04/04/15

$6 children, $8 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory

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



Shockheaded Peter

Presented by Company One Theatre at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Fall into the world of Victorian SteamCRUNK nightmares as a manic music-box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter, with the musical mayhem of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!



03/06/15 - 04/04/15

Full Price: $25 - $38

Students w/ ID: $15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances ($6 Minimum):
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015



- http://companyone.org/production/shockheaded-peter/

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



The Misadventures of Spy Matthais

Presented by Theatre on Fire at Charlestown Working Theater

Meet Matty Olchak. Matty is a an artist. And a voyeur. An artist/voyeur, if you will. When everybody he cares about self-destructs or disappears, Matty must find his way through a world of blistering dread to return to life, love, and finally standing on his own two feet. The Misadventures of Spy Matthais is a hyper visual production of a smart and sexy comic book for adults.



03/13/15 - 04/04/15

$10



- http://www.theatreonfire.org/#!tickets/c23ct

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



SHEL

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim.



04/04/15

$15/$13 for members



- http://www.clubpassim.org/club/shel

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



Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra 2nd Annual “Band in Boston” Concert

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

BAND IN BOSTON! In celebration of the heroes and victims of the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon and for TWO-NIGHTS-ONLY, The URO will perform the music of local rock legends, AEROSMITH, BOSTON, & THE CARS, with special guests and more. Partial proceeds will benefit The Boston Foundation.

The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (URO)—known for their no holds barred, electrifying versions of ‘60s and ‘70s British Rock (Beatles, Bowie, Who, Queen, Zeppelin)—will reinvent their repertoire to perform the music of Aerosmith, Boston, The Cars. and more.

For TWO NIGHTS ONLY - URO’s 12 singers and musicians—along with very special guests—go all out to deliver jaw-dropping versions of Beantown Rock classics to benefit The Boston Foundation.



04/03/15 - 04/04/15

Reserved seating; $30



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

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



Joe Crookston

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

Joe Crookston may be described as artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates and you’ll end up in the moment, humming & buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He’ll sing to you - you’ll sing with him. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us. Joe believes in stories. You’ll ride along mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way. Amber eyes, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, Grandmother Moons, Galway heather, meter maids and silver crowns. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired, with a renewed sense of what’s possible. “The Long Note” is a phrase used in Irish culture~ “The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite… There IS a “Long Note” and Joe is reaching for it. From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson, through stories of ruby red dresses, Tinian Island, Dylan Thomas, Taoist parables and drunken roosters you’ll be drawn in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to the show. Through his spirit and playfulness and his unwavering courage to be himself, you will be moved in ways you didn’t expect. He is literate, poignant and funny as hell. You’ll be glad you came. Joe was recently signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with fellow songwriters John Gorka, Red Horse and Peter Yarrow. His CD, “Able Baker Charlie & Dog” received the most airplay of any folk acoustic recording and was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis TN. He received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel throughout New York State, collect stories, and write original songs. His favorite quote about his music is, “I hate folk music, but I absolutely LOVE Joe Crookston’s music!” He lives in Ithaca, NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada.



04/04/15

$20 (Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17 Child U 12 $10)



- http://www.amazingthings.org

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



Session Americana

Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

Session Americana sit tightly around a small cafe table, ambient mics tuned to catch the whole sound of the voices and instruments. A suit-case drum kit, an old electric bass, a bunch of acoustic instruments, a field organ; this format feels very theatrical, and though the musicians face each other, the audience feels drawn into the circle by the warmth, joy and camaraderie that emanate outwards by the all-star cast of characters seated around the table. The group has grown from a rag tag jam at a local pub to a regional institution, playing gigs from church houses to urban nightclubs to regional festival tents to large halls.



04/04/15

$22/ $20 for members



- http://www.passim.org/club/session-americana-40

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



X Dance

Presented by Emerson Stage 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



The Colored Museum

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's landmark comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America.



03/06/15 - 04/05/15

Ticket price range: $25 to $99.



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/colored-museum/

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



Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

Presented by Feld Entertainment at DCU Center

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion KingThe Little MermaidPeter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. You and your family will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Never Land to join Tinker Bell; and travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch. Upbeat music, lovable characters, and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation your family will never forget.

 



04/02/15 - 04/05/15



- http://www.disneyonice.com/passport-to-adventure

DCU Center - 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Lisa Fischer

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Anyone who’s seen Lisa Fischer on stage with the Rolling Stones, Sting, or Chris Botti, or in last year’s Oscar-winning documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom will know well her astonishing range, flawless intonation, and casual mastery of the stage. But before joining the elite of session and stage backing vocalists, Lisa was an acclaimed recording artist in her own right and the winner of a 1991 GRAMMY Award for Best Female R&B Performance for her hit single “How Can I Ease the Pain.” In his Minneapolis Star–Tribune review of a September 2014 performance, Jon Bream described Lisa Fischer’s voice as “a wondrous instrument that can seamlessly blend classical, jazz, soul, gospel, rock and folk into the same song and sometimes the same sentence…She mesmerized, haunted and seduced with nuance, dynamics and remarkable inventiveness.”



04/05/15

$39.00-$61.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/lisa-fischer/

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



The Mikado

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

The Chicago-based company The Hypocrites (Pirates of Penzance) reimagines this 1885 operetta, infusing the absurdist comedy of W.S. Gilbert’s libretto with Monty Python clownishness, and bringing a folk/pop interpretation to Arthur Sullivan’s lovely, lilting melodies. Expect zany fun and hip tunes in this vibrant adaptation of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved works.



03/31/15 - 04/05/15

Tickets from $25



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/hypocrites-mikado

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Heaven and Earth

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Sky, sea, and land have long served as alluring subjects for artists who wish to challenge themselves with fleeting effects of atmosphere, light, and motion: churning rapids, wind-blown trees, dark thunderheads, gossamer mists. Nineteenth-century artists often depicted a nature either harmoniously idyllic or terrifyingly awesome—sometimes both at once. While many of the works in this exhibition present the landscape as a kind of fantasy, others explore the ways in which artists—both past and present—have expressed their wonder at nature’s invisible or intangible properties, as well as exercised their imaginations to depict the unknown.



02/07/15 - 04/05/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



BU Symphony Orchestra and BU Symphonic Chorus at Symphony Hall

Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Symphony Hall

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
David Hoose, conductor, BU Symphony Orchestra
Ann Howard Jones, conductor, BU Symphonic Chorus



04/07/15

Tickets available at the door, day of performance, 10am-6pm

$25 general public; two free tickets with CFA Membership; free with BU ID at the door; student rush $10



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



Stephen Dubner

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

An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak. Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it went on to spend eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than 5 million copies around the world in more than 35 languages.



04/07/15

$26 - $36.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=157

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



Piano Masters Series: Yevgeny Sudbin

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Young Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin has created an international sensation, enjoying a meteoric international career performing with major orchestras on the most prestigious series, and earning raves for his albums. The Piano Masters Series is proud to present Sudbin's much-anticipated Boston debut.

SCARLATTI: Sonatas
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN: Nocturne, op. 27, no. 1
SCRIABIN: Sonata no. 9 "Black Mass"
MOZART/SUDBIN: "Lacrimosa" from Requiem
SAINT-SAENS: Danse Macabre (Liszt-Horowitz-Sudbin)



04/07/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/piano-masters-series-yevgeny-sudbin

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



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.

Featured Artist: Kim Jennings

kimjenningsmusic.com



04/07/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Gallery Talk What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

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

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



04/07/15

FREE



- https://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55461

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



Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: Performance of Traditional Tibetan Music

Presented by Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College

Music in the Gallery: Penpa Tsering: A performance, discussion, and exploration of Tibetan music.  Featuring traditional and hand-made instruments, Penpa Tsering’s costumed performance along with singing and chanting includes his passionate interest in preserving Tibetan culture. March 17- April 17: Skirting Identity: Women and Weaving in Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Curated by Margaret Hanni, Ph.D.  A scholarly examination of how traditional textiles create a narrative of gender roles, status and wealth. Reception March 18, 5-7 pm.



04/07/15

FREE



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Dublin Guitar Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

“The Dublin Guitar Quartet have no frontiers when it comes to blazing a trail for contemporary music.” – Sunday Business Post (Ireland)


Program will include works by John Tavener, Leo Brouwer, György Ligeti, Arvo Part.

Seating for this performance is limited

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



04/08/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/dublinqt/index.htm



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



Stratford Shakespeare Festiva: King John

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Ex-communication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.



04/09/15

Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

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



Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Evolution in a Vortex - Fish Diversity in the Lower Congo Area

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

Some of the most spectacular cataracts, falls, and gorges on Earth are found in the lower Congo River, in the heart of central Africa, near the twin Congolese capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville. This stretch of the river is also home to over 300 different species of fish, many with unique adaptations—including bizarre morphologies—that enable them to survive in an environment with intense rapids. Based on her many years collecting, documenting, and studying the fish in the lower Congo River, Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator of Fishes, American Museum of Natural History, will discuss the river’s unique hydrological and geographical characteristics and their role in driving the evolution and diversification of its exceptional fish fauna.

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Harvard Museum of Natural History

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit



04/09/15

Free



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/evolution-matters-lecture-series-evolution-vortex-–-fish-diversity-lower-congo-river

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



Pat Travers Band

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

While most bluesy hard rock acts of the '70s and '80s were of U.S. origin, there were a few exceptions such as Canadian rocker, Pat Travers. Travers first picked up the guitar as a pre-teen after being greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Feeling inspired, Travers soon hit the Quebec music scene, playing in bar bands. 

Traver's first big break was when he toured with '50s rocker Ronnie Hawkins who is best known for performing with a group that would later be known as The Band. Feeling like he needed to go back to his rocker roots, Traver's packed up and headed to London where he recorded a demo that would land him a record deal and kick off his debut in the beginning of 1976. In 1979, Travers formed his band lineup and went to the U.S. where his success heightened and continued.

Featuring drummer Tommy Aldridge, guitarist Pat Thrall, and bassist Mars Cowling, the new Travers band lineup premiered on 1979's Heat in the Street. This led to Travers' most commercially successful period, resulting in a pair of Top 30 releases, 1979's Live! Go for What You Know (considered by many Travers fans to be his finest hour) and 1980's Crash and Burn. 

Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trio’s during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade.



04/09/15

$30 public / $26 members
Members Only Pre-sale ends February 9, 2015 - 10:00am



- http://natickarts.org

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



Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles

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

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the frontmen and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered rising stars in the worlds of jazz and Gypsy jazz. Over the years they have individually performed alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Andreas Öberg, among others, and have finally joined forces to form this special group. For their self-titled debut album, the Rhythm Future Quartet decided to revisit and record classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites. Through their intricate, creative arrangements and musical sensitivity, they have brought new life to songs like “Night and Day” and “Summertime.” This album acts as an enticing example of the future of Gypsy jazz.



04/09/15

$10 Advance, $12 Day of Show



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

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



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

Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron 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.

Sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger



04/10/15

Tickets start at $45. 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.



- http://celebrityseries.org/wmigellington/index.htm



Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In advance of their eagerly anticipated appearances as Poppea and Nerone in BEMF’s June 2015 production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, beloved soprano Amanda Forsythe and superstar countertenor David Hansen join forces with BEMF’s Grammy-nominated Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring selections from Monteverdi’s Poppea, sparkling chamber duets by Steffani and Handel, and solo showcases from each performer. This collaboration of world-class artists promises to be a truly unforgettable musical event!



04/10/15

$100 - $66 - $49 - $38 - $19



- http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/14-15_boston/forsythe.htm

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



Boston Ballet School Story Hour

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton

Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Friday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30am Hamilton-Wenham Public Library at 14 Union Street, South Hamilton



04/10/15

Free and Open to the Public



- http://www.bostonballet.org/About_the_School/News_and_Events/Ballet_Story_Hours.html



Tal National

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

 The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, the incredibly tight band features lightning-fast rhythms, shredding electric guitars, and percussion-driven grooves.



04/10/15

Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation
$25.00 General admission, 21+



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2436/tal-national

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



Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists

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 exhibit new work by full and part time faculty artists Amy Archambault, Michael Beatty, Rachelle Beaudoin, Matthew Gamber, Randy Garber, Roger Hankins, Cristi Rinklin, Susan Schmidt, Leslie Schomp, Marguerite White and Amy Wynne.

A series of noontime gallery talks by faculty artists will be held in February and March, please check the Cantor website for dates.

Closed Saturdays February 28 & March 7 during Spring Break and April 2 – 5, Thursday – Sunday, for Easter Break.

Tours and workshops of the exhibition for Worcester Public School classrooms are available and supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



01/21/15 - 04/10/15

No cost, open to the public



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

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



Joan Armatrading

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

 With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has seen the birth of classics- "Love and Affection," "Down to Zero," "Me Myself and I," and many more. Touring solo for the first time after 42 years, Joan Armatrading says she wanted to do something special for her last major tour. "For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience."-Joan Armatrading



04/10/15

Reserved Seating
$69.00, $58.00, $48.00, $32.00 (includes Berklee $1 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2451/joan-armatrading

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



Justin Willman

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 ustin Willman is an American magician, comedian, and TV personality. He’s a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Chelsea Lately; and he hosts the hit shows Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on the Disney Channel. The Los Angeles Times calls him, “a new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.” Time Out says his live show, “has to be seen to be disbelieved.” Justin is currently in production on his own variety show pilot for Comedy Central (Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman) along with co-executive producer Chris Hardwick



04/10/15

$22.50



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

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



AcousticaElectronica

Presented by Oberon at OBERON

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theater with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Leaders in these industries have teamed up to create an extraordinary, next-generation experience. This ultimate dance party becomes an immersive event for the audience. Dancers, symphonies, aerialists, operas, and live musicians (THE WIG included) all happen around every inch of the space to keep the audience guessing at every turn.



02/13/15 - 04/10/15

Tickets from $25



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
Opera at the Movies

Amadeus
Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
$10 adult/$7 senior
Presented in 35mm!

Experience the grandeur and the drama of Amadeus the way it was meant to be enjoyed—on the big screen! The historic and beautiful Somerville Theatre welcomes Boston Lyric Opera for a special screening of Miloš Forman’s Academy Award®-winning Amadeus (1984), the story of Mozart’s music and life as told by his rival, Salieri. Kick off your evening with a live performance from the upcoming BLO production of Don Giovanni, visit the theatre bar for a great assortment of beer and wine, then delve into a sweeping story of genius, passion, jealousy, and, above all, glorious music.

About the Somerville Theatre:
The Somerville Theatre, in the heart of Davis Square, was built in 1914 and has been a home to vaudeville, theatre, music, and film ever since. The classical main theatre, featuring proscenium and balcony, also hosts live events and performances in addition to first-run movies, featuring notable names such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Maya Angelou, Kevin Spacey, Phish, Norah Jones, Adele, Nelly Furtado, Ben Kingsley, Guster, and countless others. Live theater has taken the stage in recent history as well, such as the annual holiday burlesque extravaganza The Slutcracker. The Somerville Theatre continues doing what it set out to do since 1914—provide the community with quality entertainment on stage and screen.



04/10/15

$10 adults; $7 seniors



- http://blo.org/learn/signature-series/

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



Portland Cello Project

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

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on loading docks in New York City to symphony halls to punk rock clubs. The group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

Because their repertoire now numbers over 1,000 pieces of both traditional and nontraditional cello music, no two Portland Cello Project shows are alike. Their stage setup ranges from the very simple (four to six cellos) to the epic (12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion instruments).

The Portland Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker, to name a few.



04/10/15

$14 In Advance / $16 Day of Show



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



Jerry Seinfeld

Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre

He will always be unquestionably linked to his namesake series, but since its ending in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld has been keeping busy. In 2002 he starred as the subject of "Comedian", a behind-the-scenes documentary film that followed him both on and off-stage traveling on his national stand-up tour, which reflected on his post-Seinfeld life, including becoming a father.

More recently, he has also guest-starred on the Emmy-nominated Curb Your Enthusiasm and drove around chatting to his famous friends in his own series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.



04/10/15

$65+



- http://www.citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/2015-jerry-seinfeld

Citi Wang Theatre - 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Big Fish

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.



03/13/15 - 04/11/15

Tickets: $25 - $61



- http://www.speakeasystage.com/doc.php?section=showpage&page=fish

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



Jazz Meets Broadway

Presented by Highland Jazz

The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of improvisation to the great body of Broadway songs. From swing style to contemporary rock rhythms, the Winikers’ jazz combo, featuring Tom Petrakes (bass), pianist Neil Green, and Cyndy Gayle (vocals), will explore how jazz artists from every decade put their own stamp on the music.



04/11/15

$18 Adv($17 Sen.$10 Stud); $20 Door



- http://www.highlandjazz.org



BMV World Tour 2015

Presented by Boston Musica Viva at The Longy School of Music

SHIRISH KORDE: New work World Premiere
   Iva Bittova, soprano, Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist, and Sandeep Das, tabla
CHOU WEN-CHUNG: Ode to the Eternal Pine
FRANCO DONATONI: Arpege
SEBASTIAN CURRIER: Whispers

See the world on stage with a season finale featuring a new fusion work by Shirish Korde for BMV and international soloists, presented alongside works from BMV-favorite composers from around the globe.



04/11/15

$30 General Admission, $25 Seniors, $10 Students / Children



(All seats general admission)



- http://www.bmv.org

The Longy School of Music - 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action at Harvard Epworth Church

Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, featuring:

D’Anna Fortunato, Mezzo-soprano
Linda Toote, Flute
Michelle La Course, Viola
Ina Zdorovetchi, Harp
Mana Tokuno, Piano

“In this time of international strife, I felt that the most appropriate centerpiece of this concert should be the gripping chamber work- Earl Kim’s Now and Then- written in response to his having flown as an American airman over Nagasaki right after the atomic bomb fell. Mr. Kim waited quite a few years to let this work rise within him, bringing the texts of Samuel Beckett and William Butler Yeats to full haunting impact. Other works on the program by Ravel and Poulenc will complement and contrast with this work, utilizing the beautiful sonorities of the chamber ensemble and piano.” – D’Anna Fortunato

The concert will include:

Earl Kim, Now and Then: 5 Movements with Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp
Francis Poulenc, Priez pour Paix with Voice and Harp
Claude Debussy, Nous n’avons plus de Maison with Voice and Piano
Maurice Ravel, Greek Songs with Voice and Harp
and other music to be announced.

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series.



04/11/15

$35 non-member, $25 member in advance, $10 student/low income



- http://masspeaceaction.org/event/music-for-peace-vocal-chamber

Harvard Epworth Church - 1555 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



Gordon Bok with Terry Kitchen Opening

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

Gordon Bok's songwriting draws on his experience in and around the working boat culture of the Gulf of Maine. He spins into song the diverse voices of fishermen and other sea-folk, crafting a penetrating vignette or a full-fledged ballad-song as the material demands. At times he reaches deep into the wealth of sea myth that haunts the North Atlantic.



04/11/15

$18



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



Much Ado About Nothing

Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About Nothing.

 



04/11/15

FREE & open to the public



- http://www.shakespeareconcerts.org/event/dance-of-the-mechanics/



Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

Presented by Friends of the JP Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch

The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories of spring, including rousing Irish songs and tunes, boisterous maritime music, revivals from their long tradition of performances, original tunes, and some delightful surprises. A $10 donation is requested.



04/11/15

$10 suggested donation



- http://www.friendsjplibrary.org

BPL Jamaica Plain Branch - 12 Sedgwick Stret, Boston, MA, 02130



Kids' Shows: Alex the Jester

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

It’s easy to imagine a court jester – the colorful trickster with bells jingling from his floppy hat. But have you ever seen one perform in real time? A rare treat, indeed!

Enter the world of the Wise Fool, and take an inspiring journey to Medieval times. A Coolidge regular, Alex the Jester has performed his physical comedy on Showtime, America’s Got Talent, Off-Broadway in NY, and at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Recommended for ages 3+.



04/11/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/alex-jester-0

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



RUBBERBANDance Group

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

With the freshness and spontaneity of street dance, the rigor of ballet, and the inventiveness of contemporary dance, RUBBERBANDance Group defies gravity with humor and humanity as well as power and grace. Choreographer Victor Quijada, who was a b-boy in Los Angeles before signing on with Twyla Tharp and later Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrèal, codirects the Montreal-based company with Anne Plamondon. Their latest production, Empirical Quotient, explores human relationships with six exceptional dancers whose backgrounds range from classical, contemporary, and urban dance to circus arts.  



04/10/15 - 04/11/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 / $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2471/rubberbandance-group

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



Cassandra Wilson

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's 100th birthday and applying her smoky-smooth delivery to the late master's jazz hits. The winner of two Grammy awards, three DownBeat Magazine Vocalist of the Year awards, and the first Pulitzer Prize to be given for jazz, Wilson is a musical chameleon, moving from different genres with ease, while reinterpreting much-loved standards with her own unique style.



04/11/15

Reserved Seating
$48.00, $42.00, $37.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2486/cassandra-wilson

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



Marc Maron - The Maronation Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on HBO, Letterman, Leno, Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up, and two Comedy Central Presents specials. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian.

In 2012, Marc was included in TIME Magazine’s 100 short list of the Most Influential People and was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold out stand up shows as well as Live WTF stage shows, and was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.



04/11/15

$29.00



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

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



Ellis Paul

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

"Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times

With a whopping 15 Boston Music Awards under his belt and inclusion in several movie soundtracks, Paul has made a significant mark on the modern history of folk music. Previous chief architect of what is now the Boston school of songwriting, his music is urbane, literate folk-pop that ignited the ‘90’s folk revival. Ellis' 19th album, "Chasing Beauty," was recorded in Atlanta, Charlottesville, and Boston. Kristian Bush of the Grammy-award winning duo, Sugarland, co-produced the album with his brother, Brandon Bush, of the band Train. Ellis bridges the gulf between a contemporary folk sound and the Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger tradition.



04/11/15

$26 public / $24 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



MassArt's 26th Annual Benefit Art Auction

Presented by MassArt at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Brant Gallery

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nations only independent public college of art and design, will host its 26th Annual MassArt Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The live and silent auctions will feature a selection of over 600 of the finest artworks and commisions by gifted emerging artisits and nationally acclaimed art legends. 

The MassArt Auction is one of the largest visual art auctions in New England and a destination for collectors to purchase artwork while also supporting the College. Proceeds of the MassArt Auction ensure that deserving students receive vital scholarship aid for academic programs and support. 



04/02/15 - 04/11/15

Attendance is Free



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Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Brant Gallery - 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115



Boston Ballet School Intro to Ballet Course for Adults

Presented by Boston Ballet Studios- Boston Location at Boston Ballet School

Join us for our NEW Introduction to Ballet Course for adults! This 5-week progressive course is tailored to the adult student looking to learn ballet for the first time. Students will learn the basics of a ballet class, gain the skills to continue in drop-in classes, and discover the joy of dance! The $90 course also includes a complimentary ticket to a Boston Ballet performance on March 28 in place of class that day. Classes meet on Saturdays from 2-3:30pm at our state-of-the-art facility in the South End of Boston. Visit us online to learn more.

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03/07/15 - 04/11/15

$90



- http://www.bostonballet.org/school/intro-ballet.html

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



Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall

This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old Post Road ensemble and actors Marya Lowry and Robert Walsh, founding members of the Actors' Shakespeare Project. A riveting instrumental score and spoken drama (in English) combine to portray the tale of love and loss, destiny and tragedy, lived by Ariadne and Theseus on the island of Naxos. Mozart was said to have loved this work. You will, too!

The program also showcases a flute concerto and trio sonata by Benda.



04/11/15

$35 general admission; $30 seniors and students; kids ages 7-17 admitted free with an adult



- http://oldpostroad.org/concert_series

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Hamlet

Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club at Loeb Drama Center

While dying in Horatio’s arms, Hamlet asks his best friend one last favor, “tell my story.” Horatio has kept his promise with every production of Hamlet since, knowing that each time ends with Hamlet asking and dying again. Worn down by the force of centuries of grief, Horatio calls upon the rest of the cast to do something a little different. Together, they will all perform the role of the Melancholy Prince. Maybe, Horatio hopes, this will be the last time.

 



04/03/15 - 04/11/15

General Admission: $12
Students & Seniors: $8
Groups (10+): $5
For school groups, one teacher free per 5 students.



- http://hrdctheater.com/hamlet/

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



The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in the aisles!

Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4, & 5 for four-hand piano; Piano Quartet in G minor
Ravel: Tzigane (Gypsy) for violin and piano
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, "Gypsy" (flute arr. J Scolnik)
Monti: "Czardas" for flute & strings

Sarita Kwok, violin
Stephanie Fong, viola
Mickey Katz, cello
Max Levinson, piano
Sophie Scolnik-Brower, piano
Julie Scolnik, flute



04/11/15

Adult $30; Senior $25; Student Rush $10; Child $5; Group rates available



- http://www.mistralmusic.org/concert-season/current-season/

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



Out of the City

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

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

Tickets: $20 - $60



- http://www.mrt.org/show/out-city

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



God's Ear

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at Davis Square Theatre

The manifestation of grief is a wily snake that assumes unpredictable forms. Through a most unusual use of language, Jenny Schwartz guides us through a window of loss that may appear at first opaque but, in fact, cuts to the bone.



03/25/15 - 04/12/15

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



- http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/gods-ear

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



Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One 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: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Wolf: Mörike-Lieder, 34-53

Gabriela Diaz; Rose Drucker; Lena Wong; Karen Oosterbaan, violin
Joan Ellersick; Noriko Herndon, viola
David Russell; Cora Swenson Lee, cello
Kendra Colton, soprano
Mark McSweeney, baritone
Michael Beattie, piano



04/12/15

Patron: $55
General: $30
Student: $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/calendar_tickets/14-15season/caltix14-15_mendelssohn-wolf_chamber.html

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



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and left his worn-torn homeland, hoping to find an audience for his third concerto in America. Decades later, pianist Jon Kimura Parker took a giant step of his own, making his stunning Carnegie Hall debut with the Russian’s now critically-acclaimed piece, known as the “Giant.” This year marks Parker’s 30th anniversary performing this famously difficult masterpiece which positions both soloist and orchestra as mighty protagonists. Another place, another time. Mahler, Vienna’s brilliant conductor, crosses a different threshold with the premier of his fourth symphony, so beautifully interlaced with a song, a child’s view of heaven. To capture the music’s purity, innocence and wonder, a young boy will perform the solo, usually sung by a soprano, Mahler often said “my time will come.” Maestro Pak, a master interpreter of the composer, and the orchestra will prove that it will
always be. Join us as we walk among Giants.

SYMPHONY NO. 4 | Gustav Mahler
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 | Sergei Prokofiev



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-8.asp

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



Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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 that historic collaboration between two master musicians.

“[Chick Corea is]… a luminary, ebullient, and eternally youthful.” – The New York Times

“The sheer rhythmic dynamism, relentless invention and all-over-the-keyboard virtuosity of his performance… suggested, in fact, that [Herbie Hancock] may be entering a new period of creativity and rejuvenation.” – Chicago Tribune



04/12/15

Tickets start at $45.



- http://celebrityseries.org/coreahancock/index.htm



National Pride (and Prejudice)

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

The American Flag, Stonehenge, Chairman Mao Zedong: instantly recognizable, powerful symbols of the nations that produced them. But what instills pride in one citizen may be a call to protest for another, or may represent a complex combination of thoughts and feelings. The seven works in this installation take a critical look at such images to spark dialogue around provocative issues of national identity. They challenge long-held assumptions about these symbols with a combination of humor, beauty and biting commentary, highlighting the close link between politics and contemporary art. A new acquisition, Jeremy Deller’s off-the-wall video portrait of British culture, English Magic (2013), is accompanied by works by Dave Cole, Burhan Dogançay, Matthew Day Jackson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Catherine Opie and Stan Nanchez.



11/15/14 - 04/12/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/national-pride-and-prejudice

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



String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

BACH: Duo for two violas
D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
BRAHMS: String Sextet in B-flat Major, op. 18



04/12/15

Tickets: $15 plus fee



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-carol-rodland-viola-0

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



Brit Floyd

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

BRIT FLOYD- the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100 concerts planned throughout the United States and Canada between March and August 2015.

Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd, from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River', this amazing show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.

Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the 'true' live Pink Floyd concert experience, BRIT FLOYD brings together all the best moments from the timeless Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combining the latest state-of-the-art sound and light technology, to create a performance that is both sonically perfect and visually awesome. BRIT FLOYD'S World Tour 2015 promises to be their best yet.

For both the well seasoned Pink Floyd connoisseur and newcomer alike - close your eyes, and let Brit Floyd take you to the Dark Side…and to the unmistakable sound...of Pink Floyd.



04/12/15

Full price tickets are $34.50, $39.50 and $49.50, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=179

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



Katrin Sigurdardottir: Drawing Apart

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptural practice examines the way physical structures and boundaries affect perception. Her works gesture towards real locations, employing shifts in scale and fragmentation to systematically question the veracity of both memory and history. Sigurdardóttir’s exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center will consist of two bodies of work recently completed as part of the commission for this project. The series Ellefu–Eleven in Icelandic–are abstracted, miniaturized constructions of interior segments of the artist’s childhood home in Reykjavík. For each of these floor-bound sculptures, the artist methodically regenerates cross-sections of rooms and passageways, their surfaces rendered without evidence of personal history. For the series Unbuilt Residences in Reykjavík, 1925-1930, Sigurdardóttir uses unrealized architectural drafts of houses to create models that are then destroyed by various means only to be reconstructed from the remains. The partially eroded structures evince a history simulated through a process as rehearsed and anticipated as it is left to chance.



02/13/15 - 04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/katr%C3%ADn-sigurdard%C3%B3ttir-drawing-apart

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



WST Presents: The Home Front Women's Voices from The Great War

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Alumnae Hall

 World premiere. In song, story, and music, the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life. The performance space is reimagined, and audiences are transported to the sights and sounds of the war that changed the world.
 



04/09/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students. No reservations are required.



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Alumnae Hall - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 02481



"Culture of Light": Early Twentieth-Century Art Film

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

Part of the Addison's Black and White Film Series in conjunction with Light/Dark, White/Black, exploring the aesthetics and symbolism of black and white in various genres of short and feature-length films.



04/12/15

Free and open to the public.



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



2015 Family Concert by BEEP PTO

Presented by BEEP Brookline Early Education Program

Come sing and dance with Vanessa Trien and Philip Alexander at the 8th Annual Family Concert! Vanessa and Philip and the band will give us a shoe stomping, hand clapping show that is sure to be a rollicking good time for everyone. Bring your family and your friends and join us for a morning of quality family fun! 



04/12/15

Tickets: $10 for children 1 year or older and adults. Cash/Check/Charge



- https://beeppto.ticketbud.com/8th-annual-family-concert



Wild About Reptiles

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

Come meet some of the species of reptiles found around Broadmoor. Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? Find out for yourself as you meet baby turtles and snakes up close! Learn more about our wonderful scaly friends and take a short walk to see more reptiles in the wild. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.



04/12/15

Adults $12.00m/ $14.00nm, Children $7.00m/ $9.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37435

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



Annelies

Presented by Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents two performances of James Whitbourn’s Annelies, conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and features a soprano soloist, accompanied by a chamber ensemble of piano, clarinet, violin and cello

Based on The Diary of Anne Frank, Annelies is a best known work resulting from the Holocaust. With a libretto by Melanie Challenger, British composer Whitbourn has created a powerful and moving work in 14 movements, the first major setting of the Diary.The music takes us into the mind and heart of a lively and perceptive 13 year-old girl who, with seven other people, lived in hiding in Amsterdam for 25 months and, in the end, was betrayed, taken to a concentration camp, and died at the age of 15. Parts of the work premiered in 2005 as part of the UK's National Holocaust Day.

A pre-concert talk will be presented by Beth Slepian, The Anne Frank Center USA’s School Programs Manager, speaking about Anne Frank, including her history, family, diary and legacy.



04/11/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for senior citizens and $15.00 for students over 14.Children under the age of 14 are admitted free.



- http://www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org



Welcome Back! Open House

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Stop by Highfield Hall for a day full of fun activities for the whole family. The day begins with a Highfield Estate tour at 12:30 pm and children’s activities from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. From 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm there is a reception for artists in the spring exhibitions, Modern Man, John Cira and David Kelley with refreshments provided by White Lion Baking Company. Highfield Garden Coordinator Terry Soares will be on site to talk about Highfield’s new garden program and recruit volunteers. The event concludes at 3:00 pm when Highfield Music Director Robert Wyatt will play his favorite songs of spring. More at highfieldhall.org.



04/12/15

Free



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



Cinephile Sundays : Bamako

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

An extraordinary trial is taking place in a residential courtyard in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. African citizens have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), whom civil society blames for perpetuating Africa's debt crisis, at the heart of so many of the continent's woes. As numerous trial witnesses (schoolteachers, farmers, writers, etc.) air bracing indictments against the global economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward. Melé, a lounge singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up; a security guard's gun goes missing; a young man lies ill; a wedding procession passes through; and women keep everything rolling - dyeing fabric, minding children, spinning cotton, and speaking their minds.



04/12/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/56206

Collins Cinema, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Musicians of the Old Post Road:

Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old Post Road ensemble and actors Marya Lowry and Robert Walsh, founding members of the Actors' Shakespeare Project. A riveting instrumental score and spoken drama (in English) combine to portray the tale of love and loss, destiny and tragedy, lived by Ariadne and Theseus on the island of Naxos. Mozart was said to have loved this work. You will, too!

The program also showcases a flute concerto and trio sonata by Benda.



04/12/15

$35 general admission; $30 seniors & students; kids ages 7-17 admitted free with an adult



- https://oldpostroad.org/concert_series

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



Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents "Loot" by Joe Orton

Presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church in Boston

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye-literally! 

Hub Theatre Company of Boston will kick off its third season this spring with Joe Orton’s irreverent and amoral dark farce, Loot.

Poor Mr McLeavy! It's the day of the funeral and his late wife won't stay in her coffin. The nurse - a seven-time widow - fancies him as her latest “late” husband. His ne'er-do-well son and his “friend” are pursuing new careers as bank robbers and a nosy representative from the water board (or so he claims) is asking some very probing questions and making everyone quite nervous indeed!

In this tour de force of bad taste, taboos, and high farce, nothing and no one is safe from Orton’s wicked wit! Inspired by the trial of the infamous police detective Harold "Tanky" Challenor, notorious for his brutality and planting of evidence, Loot satires The Roman Catholic Church, social attitudes to death, police brutality and everything in between. This show will make you laugh but its message will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Hub Artisitic Associate and IRNE award nominated director, Daniel Bourque, directs some of Boston's finest actors including the Hub's Artistic Director, IRNE Award winner John Geoffrion, as well as Sean Cooper, CJ David, Tom Grenon, Kevin Paquette and Meredith Stypinski.

 



03/27/15 - 04/12/15

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!


 



- http://www.hubtheatreboston.org o

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



The Edge of Peace

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

As World War II comes to a close, a small town in Illinois desperately waits for news from a young soldier. Buddy, the younger brother, glamorizes the battlefield and refuses to believe his brother lost when all signs point that way. A town at a standstill, the characters of Ware are forced to reckon with a troubling past and an unsettled future.

Over thirty years in the making – Suzan Zeder’s richly lyrical Ware Trilogy is inspired by the oral traditions gathered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Set against the stark mid-west backdrop of Ware, Illinois, we are introduced to complicated themes of loss, identity, and family through the lives of three outsiders: Tuc, a young Deaf man; Girl, a foundling child; and Mother Hicks, a mysterious recluse, who is often suspected of being a witch. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing actors explore the cultural complexities of Deafness with humor and compassion.

The Edge of Peace is the final play in the Trilogy; the first two plays are being produced in collaboration with Wheelock Family Theatre and Emerson Stage. This play is in both spoken English and American Sign Language.



04/03/15 - 04/12/15

Tickets are $15 & $30. Discounts to Students and seniors.



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/the-edge-peace/

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



The Gypsy Spirit (Andover)

Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover

Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in the aisles!

Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4, & 5 for four-hand piano; Piano Quartet in G minor
Ravel: Tzigane (Gypsy) for violin and piano
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, "Gypsy" (flute arr. J Scolnik)
Monti: "Czardas" for flute & strings

Sarita Kwok, violin
Stephanie Fong, viola
Mickey Katz, cello
Max Levinson, piano
Sophie Scolnik-Brower, piano
Julie Scolnik, flute



04/12/15

Adult $30; Senior $25; Student Rush $10; Child $5; Group rates available



- http://www.mistralmusic.org/concert-season/current-season/

West Parish Church, Andover - 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA, 01810



Sarah Hammerschlag: "School of Prophets: The Renaissance of Judaism in Postwar Paris"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

The paper will trace a trajectory between the wartime Jewish youth movement of Les Eclaireurs Israelite de France and the Jewish intellectual renewal in Paris of the 1950s and 1960s. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.



04/13/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163089



Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Analyzing Awe in Film Music

Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

Tufts University Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman presents our second colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture. This colloquium is rescheduled from its original date of February 9.

This colloquium has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.



04/13/15

Free; no tickets required



- http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/calendar.htm



The 18th Annual IRNE Awards

Presented by The Independent Reviewers of New England at BCA Cyclorama

This is New England’s largest theater arts recognition program, recognizing the work of playwrights, designers, actors, choreographers and directors among small, mid-size, small and fringe theater companies throughout the previous year. 

The IRNE Awards Ceremony is the biggest theater party of the year, a celebration of the theater community. This year’s IRNE Awards will be held April 13, at 7:30 pm (doors at 7 p.m.), at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.  
All are invited, the event is free and open to the public – no ticket required.



04/13/15

FREE



- https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=897802880242843&id=351248908231579

BCA Cyclorama - 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118



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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



04/14/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Robert Rich - Filaments 2015 Tour

Presented by Other Worlds Concert Series

Ambient music legend Robert Rich makes his Boston-area debut. Touring to support his new release, Filaments, Rich will immerse the audience in a 90-minute flow of deep ambient drifts and world music influences. Don't miss this unique opportuntiy to hear one of the true masters of ambient music.



04/14/15

All seats $15. Reserved tickets will be admitted first.



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Margot Livesey: A Writer's Life

Presented by Arlington Community Education

Part of Arlington Community Ed's  Conversations with David Whitford series.   Join this conversation about the creative process and life as a writer with acclaimed novelist Margot Livesey. Raised in Scotland, she received her B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of York, then moved to Toronto where she worked for many years as a waitress while honing her writing skills. In the early 1980s, she moved to Boston after accepting her first teaching position as a creative writing instructor at Tufts University. Her first book, a collection of stories called Learning by Heart, was published in 1986. “After writing a terrible novel in my early twenties I vowed that I would never write another and started writing short stories,” she says. “I kept my word for nearly a decade.” Since 1990, she has published seven novels,;the most recent,The Flight of Gemma Hardy, was published in 2012 and received that year’s book award for fiction from the New England Independent Booksellers Association. A modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the novel also echoes Ms Livesey’s own childhood, which included a difficult stepmother and a harsh boarding school. Now Senior Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College, where she teaches graduate workshops in fiction writing, she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.



04/14/15

$10.00 General Admission

Arlington High School, Media Center

walk-ins are welcome as space permits



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



Tower of Power

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as “Urban Soul Music.”

Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.



04/15/15

$50.00 - $65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/tower-of-power/

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



Harlem Quartet

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.



04/16/15

Free, no tickets required.



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



St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 The Trinity Concert Series is excited to welcome the world-renowned choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Come hear this exceptional choir of men and boys perform musical favorites in the Anglican tradition.
Questions? Contact Janet Stone, jstone@trinitychurchboston.org



04/16/15

$10, $30, $50



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

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



NT Live: THE HARD PROBLEM

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.



04/16/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/hard-problem

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



Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

"Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century"

 

Professor Landes (History) will discuss the historical phenomenon of "Jew hatred," including the recent revival of medieval conspiracy theories and blood libels. He will focus on the shift of animosity from Jews to Israel, which in the most extreme cases has become an apocalyptic enemy: for Jihadis, the "Dajjal"; for Western anti-Zionists, a secular antichrist. This talk will explore the apocalyptic dimensions of these surprisingly resilient hatreds and suggest some ways to disarm them.



04/16/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163090



Dawids Return: Journey of an African Bushman

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

In 2011, Patrician Glyn set off for the Kalahari, to find traces of a long-dead Bushman by the name of Makai Kruiper, a legendary mystic, hunter and healer who roamed ‘The Thirst Land’ a century ago. By her side was Makai’s grandson, Dawid, a man as legendary as his forebear. Dawid was 76 years old and easily the most famous Bushman in South Africa, having featured in numerous films, documentaries and books and for the most celebrated human rights victory for the Bushmen of Southern Africa. In 1999, Dawid and his clan won a land claim against the former apartheid government. Patricia will tell the story of what she witnessed on this trip: the fragments that remain in the Kalahari sand of a long-gone life; the extraordinary memory and tracking skills that helped Dawid find his grand-father’s artifacts, some 100 years after they’d been buried; the secrets that have been handed down from son to son. Hear how losing their land brought the Khomani people to a state of utter despair and rage, and how going back to their heritage places helped to heal and restore them. Learn what the Bushmen can teach us about respect for our natural resources, how to preserve them and how the ‘old’ Bushman attitudes hold the key to our environmental future. Join us for a compelling and amusing talk about a journey with a group of irreverent storytellers, free spirits, hilarious mimics and loving people.

Please join us for a meet the speaker desert reception and book signing following the talk. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.
 

Patricia Glyn made her name as a broadcaster on South African radio and TV where she hosted news and actuality programmes, did profile interviews, music shows, quizzes and documentaries. Once again Patricia and her professional team of photographers and filmmakers have brought back amazing photos and footage, the best of which have been selected to illustrate her talk about this grand adventure.

During the 13 years she was on air, Patricia spent her vacations enjoying the great African outdoors. She hiked in wilderness areas, walked 500 kilometres through Zimbabwe at a rate of 50 kilometres per day, canoed sections of several of Africa’s great rivers, climbed Kilimanjaro twice, and Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere) once – all but the last 300 metres when the team was beaten back by a killer storm.

In 2003, Patricia decided to make adventures her living and she spent three months at Mount Everest, reporting on the Discovery team’s efforts to stand on top of the world. Her daily journal describing life on this great mountain was later published as a popular book called Off Peak.

Her next adventure was a 2000 kilometre walk from Durban to the Victoria Falls in the footsteps of her ancestor, Sir Richard Glyn, who got to the Falls soon after David Livingstone. The two thousand kilometre journey took her along the old hunter/trader routes to the interior of Africa, often off-road and often in Big Five territory. Footing with Sir Richard’s Ghost is the book Patricia wrote about this odyssey and it is a best-seller in South Africa.



04/16/15

$12 members/ $15 non-members



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:program_code=37705

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



Glean at FPAC Gallery

Presented by Fort Point Arts Community

On View: March 5-April 16, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 5-7 pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays, 10-6 pm

 

glean (?l?n/)

verb

extract (information) from various sources.

synonoms: gather, learn, pick up, collect, harvest, accumulate, reap, garner, amass, cull 

 

The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce “Glean,” an exhibition of the work of Sharon Freed, Walter Kopec and Andrew Neumann, March 5-April 16, 2015. Andrew Witkin, Gallery Director of Barbara Krakow Gallery, juried the show.

 

Using a variety of means, materials and methods, Freed, Kopec and Neumann explore and create work commenting on the social and political, highlighting issues of use and abandonment, and navigating personal histories.

 

Sharon Freed, a self-taught photographer, produces both color and black and white images. Through her work, she explores how we view broken, discarded objects. She gives special emphasis to the recurring sequence of use and disposal, of the regarded and disregarded and of the cherished and abandoned. What does it mean when we carelessly dismiss so much--and what are the consequences of such profound disconnection? Freed has widely exhibited in New England.

 

Walter Kopec’s work can be separated into two bodies: “visuals” and “verbals.” His visuals reference the iconic or the symbolic and offer observations and critiques on subjects such as commerce, need/greed, and patriotism. Using common, everyday materials, found objects, and easily identifiable forms, each piece seeks immediate, “comfortable” recognition before often darker underpinnings become obvious. The verbals rely on language and its inherent shape-shifting to offer wry perspective and commentary on ego, desire, and the human need to communicate with certitude. Kopec has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Art New England. His work has shown recently with the Cambridge Art Association, Danforth Museum of Art, and the University of Maine Museum of Art.

 

Andrew Neumann works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and video installation, and electronic/interactive music. Originally, his artistic output consisted of single-channel videos and films, then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into 3D and sculptural work. Additionally, he builds electronic musical interfaces and is very active in electro-acoustic improvisation. Neumann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. His music is available on Sublingual Records. He has shown his work internationally, including on PBS.

 

For a complete review of Sharon Freed, Walter Kopec and Andrew Neumann’s work, please refer to their websites: sfreedphotography.com, walterkopec.com and adneumann.com



03/05/15 - 04/16/15



- http://www.fortpointarts.org/posts/fpac-gallery-presents/



Allston Pudding presents POLARIS w/ Hallelujah The Hills

Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

Polaris was a one-off musical project in the mid-1990s involving members of the New Haven indie rock band Miracle Legion. Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey performed music for the Nickelodeon television show. Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, released in 1999 on Mulcahy's Mezzotint label, contains many of the songs Polaris recorded for the show and is the group's only album release. Today, Scott Boutier and Dave McCaffrey play drums & bass for Frank Black and the Catholics. On August 28, 2012, Polaris reunited for a concert at Cinefamily's Everything Is Festival II. The band claimed it was their first ever live performance.



04/16/15

$20



- http://do617.com/artists/polaris-

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



Joseph Calleja, tenor

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

“Mr. Calleja has one of the lovliest voices in opera right now, pure, sunny and strong, but ith a ringing vibration…” – The New York Times

“Only one lyric tenor on the scene today has the honeyed tone and ingratiating style to make comparisons to Pavarotti and Gigli seem serious, and it is Calleja, the man from Malta, who…is now maturing into an artist of the first rank.” – The New Yorker

Sponsored by the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO



04/17/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/calleja/index.htm



Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Giselle

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

The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Giselle returns to our stage with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers, and a corps de ballet of beauty and grace. Created in 1841 by legendary Parisian composer Adolphe Adam and choreographers Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, the first production of Giselle, the acknowledged masterpiece of Adam, was at the Paris Opera in 1841. The National Ballet brings a sweeping grace and beauty to this classic story, which comes to The Hanover Theatre direct from Moscow, Russia, presented by Music Worcester.



04/17/15

Full price tickets are $42, $45, $48, and $53, depending on seating location.
Kids and students tickets are only $25.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=169

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



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.



04/17/15

$8 pubic / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Boston Ballet School Story Hour

Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore at Peabody Institute LIbrary

Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages. Tuesday, February 17 from 2-3pm Newton Free Library at 220 Homer Street, Newton Friday, March 13 from 10:30-11:30am Wit and Whimsy at 60 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead 01945 Friday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30am Hamilton-Wenham Public Library at 14 Union Street, South Hamilton 01982 Friday, April 17 from 10:30-11:30am Peabody Institute Library at 82 Main Street, Peabody



04/17/15

Free and open to the public



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Peabody Institute LIbrary - 82 Main Street, Peabody, MA, 01960



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

 Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have received the highest levels of honors, awards and accolades. A uniquely unforgettable art experience of growth, inspiration, laughter and life-long friendships - like art therapy but, so much more. Our spacious, well-lit and comfortable studio is a supportive atmosphere welcoming all ages and levels (adults only during nude modeling) with individual 'play-stations' and other surprises accessible 24 hours - here in America's oldest working Art Colony: Boston's North Shore.



04/15/15 - 04/17/15

$359



- http://northeastartworkshops.com



The Onlies

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

The Onlies are Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon (both of whom sing and play fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo). All three are only children (hence 'The Onlies") and are juniors at Seattle'sGarfield High School. They will be traveling to the Boston and Amherst areas to look at colleges during spring break. We understand they are top-notch musicians; they're also charming, witty, and fun before audiences large and small. They've played gigs up and down the West Coast, and have been featured performers at Northwest Folklife, the Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention, and the The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. notloB gives you once again the opportunity to be able to say "I saw them when."


 



04/17/15

Free-will donation, $5-10 suggested.
Reservations are suggested (see ticket link).



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

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



O Ship, Aboard the Ship!

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

 Exploring the world and its people.



04/11/15 - 04/18/15

All tickets $10



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/o-ship-aboard-the-ship/

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



Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure

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

The live children’s show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees.

In Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure, it’s the first day of advanced training for the trainees. They are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero in Chug Patrol?



04/18/15

$29 - $39. Limited VIP seats are available for $52 and include premium seating and a goody bag with show merchandise.
10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, and WOO Card holders.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=165

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



Tongue in Cheek

Presented by A Far Cry at St. John's Church, JP

Sometimes a bit of wry humor is just the thing for the craziness of Spring. Hindemith and Mozart bookend this musical roast, looking askance at the musical traditions of their times. Meanwhile, Boccherini gets his groove on, Farina channels cats, dogs, and roosters, and and Harvard composer/mathematician Noam Elkies shows us just how nutty a fugue can get, as A Far Cry concludes its season with a smile and a wink, tongue firmly in cheek.

Paul Hindemith: Suite from “Minimax,” arr. AFC
Carlo Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
Luigi Boccherini: Fandango, G. 341 arr. AFC
Noam Elkies: Allegro Troppo
W. A. Mozart: Ein Musicalischer Spass



04/18/15

$15 General admission
Kids come free!



- http://www.afarcry.org

St. John's Church, JP - 1 Roanoke Ave, Boston, MA, 02130



Hannibal Buress

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special “Live in Chicago” in March 2014. Buress also serves as a series regular on Comedy Central’s Broad City, helmed by executive producer Amy Poehler, and appeared in the film Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.



04/17/15 - 04/18/15

$30



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/hannibal-buress/

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



The Vibrant Art and Storied History of Ethiopian Icons

Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons

This visually stunning exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons from a private European collection (usually 3 by 6 inches) triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which be on display. The dates of the icons and objects will range from the 16th century to the present. 



01/23/15 - 04/18/15

Adults $10; Seniors 59 +, $7; Students 18+w/ID, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, FREE



- http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/special-exhibits/upcoming/ethiopian-icons/

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



Rhiannon Giddens

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre

 Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly incorporates folk, jazz, gospel, and the blues.



04/18/15

Reserved Seating
$40.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2501/rhiannon-giddens

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



Animal Behavior for the Photographer

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

Have you seen an amazing image of a common animal and wondered how it was done? How do you catch that one-of-a-kind animal shot with backyard animals or other wildlife? Learn more about the pre-shoot planning process, how best to approach different animals for your photos, and techniques for capturing that perfect expression. The more you know about wildlife, the better you can capture those interesting behaviors!

If weather allows, we will then take our cameras outside and practice some of these techniques with the wildlife at Broadmoor.

Instructions and Directions:
Class will run rain or shine. Additional information, including a list of what to bring will be included in a link in the confirmation email. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



04/18/15

Adults $40.00m/ $48.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=11:keywords=photo:program_code=37408

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



Kids' Shows: Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Jamberries provide live entertainment with a collection of original and traditional toe-tapping tunes for the entire family.

Winners of a Parents' Choice Award, their songs are labeled as "lively and fun", "smoldering" and "rollicking". Each tune engages children in a fun way on topics such as eating right, brushing their teeth, facing fears, bad dreams, self-confidence, and decision-making, as well as mashing up the classics like Miss Mary Mack and Old MacDonald.

Recommended for ages 2+.



04/18/15

$9 children, $12 adults



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/ethan-rossiter-jamberries

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



Wacky Woodcocks

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

Looks like a shorebird, but where's the ocean? These bizarre birds are woodcocks! They look like shorebirds, but are native to the woods at Broadmoor. Every spring, woodcocks court, filling the last hours of daylight with spectacular aerial displays. Watch and listen as they rocket up 300 feet, then call loudly as they zigzag during their dive back towards earth. Come join us as we attempt to view this amazing rite of spring. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



03/31/15 - 04/18/15

Adults $12.00m/ $15.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Wacky

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



I Love Your Space

Presented by 555 Gallery

I Love Your Space, a group exhibition opening the gallery space for active involvement with the works of art allowing visual, tactile and intimate viewing experiences. Featuring the work of: Mary Ellen Strom, Ralph Mercer, Nadine Boughton, Alyssa Minahan, Todd Danforth, David Mattox, Brenda Bancel, Corinne Schulze, Jeffery Heyne, Dorothea Van Camp, Neal Rantoul, Stefanie Klavens, Astrid Reischwitz, Gail Samuelson, Defne Kirmizi, Cynthia Katz, and Clive Moloney.

Living in a culture inundated with images and visual stimuli, looking to visual arts with a fresh and exciting perspective is almost impossible. In a conventional exhibition setting, affective engagement with the work can feel somewhat impeded.

At 555 Gallery in "I Love Your Space" the ordinary (gallery) space becomes a place of immediate interaction, which allows spectators to engage in the work for an active experience. From the street outside of the gallery, with David Mattox’s “Wall No. 1”, pasted street art style, to Stefanie Klaven’s projection in a subtle paint washed landscape, of “Vanishing Drive-Ins” viewers will have the opportunity to see photography on a scale and in a format not previously presented at 555 Gallery, and in many cases ever. Viewers will circumnavigate, arrange, touch, move and use their smart devices while viewing the work.The exhibition includes video installation, photography, printing, painting, and sculpture.



03/05/15 - 04/18/15

FREE



- http://www.555gallery.com



Kim Russo: The Happy Medium

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

Kim Russo, also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine.  Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her bedroom and  sometimes felt their presence walking home with her from school.  Not knowing what they wanted, they scared her then. Now she is comforted by their presence, speaking to them more than she speaks  to the living on some days. Kim says “It’s my pleasure and blessing to be the voice for the spirit world.  This work that I do brings an amazing peace and closure to many people.” To be read by Kim, or attend one of her seminars, is truly to be in the presence of something rare and astounding and peacefully wondrous, especially at a venue has intimate as TCAN. 

 



04/18/15

$45 members / $50 public



- http://natickarts.org/performance/kim-russo-happy-medium

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



Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of freedom, beauty, and wonderment. Listen to original songs composed by Andrew List and performed by mezzo-soprano Krista River and pianist George Lopez, enjoy bird-inspired poetry by Mary Pinard, and learn about local birds from Wayne Petersen, director of the Massachusetts Audubon’s Important Bird Area Program. On the Wing offers an original way to appreciate birds’ unique vocalizations and behavior and to reflect on bird conservation and ecological stewardship.



04/18/15

Free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP to lectures@hmsc.harvard.edu.



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/wing-celebration-birds-music-and-spoken-word



Expanse: Studies in Landscape

Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

ArcWorks Community Art Center continues the 2015 exhibition season with the exhibit, “Expanse: Studies in Landscape.” This curated exhibit features works by four local North Shore artists working in painting, drawing and photography with a focus on landscape. “Expanse” refers not only to the physical quality of landscape subjects, but also to the emotional feeling that is often evoked by viewers observing landscape: a feeling of vastness, opportunity and wonderment. The four artists featured are Andrew Anderson-Bell, pastel painter; Leah Bokenkamp, photographer; Lisa Courtney, oil painter; and Daphne Dwyer, oil painter.



03/05/15 - 04/18/15

Free and open to the public. Donation is encouraged. 



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



Art and Reality: A Symposium on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in Context

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Join us for an exploration of current issues in contemporary Middle Eastern art, an area of newly heightened interest among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars, and patrons. Organized in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition Parviz Tanavoli, the event kicks off with a special screening of Terrance Turner's new documentary film on the artist. Drawing inspiration from Tanavoli's myriad roles as an artist, teacher, scholar, collector, and curator over nearly six decades, the symposium maps the ways contemporary Middle Eastern art circulates within the artworld. Panelists will discuss the possibilities and limits of the scholarly, curatorial, economic, and political infrastructures within which this emerging field is embedded. 



04/18/15

Free and open to the public. Reservations required.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55376

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



Chameleon Up Close: Gloria Chien & Elizabeth Schumann

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Join us for a very special reprise of Gloria and Elizabeth’s earth-shattering rendition of The Rite of Spring, as well as Debussy’s own evocations of ancient gods and exotic rituals. The Goethe-Institut will be transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating and a complimentary glass of wine, and the concert will be hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin.

PROGRAM:
Claude Debussy, Six épigraphes antiques
Steven Stucky, Allegretto quasi Andantino (Schubert Dream)
Franz Schubert, Grand Rondo in A Major, Op. 107, D. 951
Igor Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps for piano four-hands



04/19/15

$45 | $5 off for students/seniors



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

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



Boston Philharmonic presents Saint-Saens & Berlioz

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre

 The magnificent Overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a dramatic, conflicted collision between idealized religion and idealized passion. Considerable heat is generated on both sides. Neither side wins, but all of the music – both the devout and the torrid – is unforgettable.

The Symphonie fantastique of Berlioz also concerns itself with passion and religiosity, but both, in this work, are not just fervid, but are driven to the brink of obsessive madness. This amazing early work of Berlioz ushered in previously unknown orchestra colors and instrumental techniques, and employed harmonic and rhythmic audacities that were so shocking in 1830 that, in a good performance, they still manage to stun us today. Benjamin Zander and the BPO have performed it several times in the past, and judging from past experience the odds are that these performances are going to stun us again.

In between these two tumultuous works comes the beloved First Cello Concerto of Saint-Saëns. Its single movement melds a huge variety of melodic ideas – and astonishing instrumental virtuosity – into a supremely satisfying whole. Nineteen-year-old Jonah Ellsworth, who is already well-known in Boston from local appearances, is the phenomenal soloist in these performances.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

Level A $72 | Level B $52 | Level C $36 | Level D $15



- http://bostonphil.org/concerts/april

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



Massenet's CENDRILLON

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

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre present CENDRILLON, the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true love. Composed by Jules Massenet with libretto by Henri Caïn. Massenet's ethereal score carries the audience into a dreamlike world of enchantment. Conducted by William Lumpkin, with Stage Direction by E. Loren Meeker. Sung in French with English supertitles.



04/16/15 - 04/19/15

$20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, senior citizens | $10 with CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



- http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/cendrillon/

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



Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Back by popular demand with an all new line-up of Broadway hits! A smash-hit revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber, 101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest Broadway shows of the century. Featuring the stars from shows such as The Phantom of the OperaLes Miserables, Evita, CatsWonderful TownJesus Christ Superstar, and Fiddler on the Roof, these amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling songs from Broadway’s newest hit shows.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

Tickets: $43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=26

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



Taj Mahal

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music.



04/19/15

$93; $83; $55



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/taj-mahal/

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



Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In her stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending, period-hopping novel, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl “is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf’s” (New York Magazine). Preserving Woolf’s vital ideas and lyrical tone, Ruhl brings to the stage the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who’s magically transformed into an immortal woman.



04/04/15 - 04/19/15

$18 in advance, $25 day-of-show.



- http://badhabitproductions.org/shows/season-8-identity-discovery/orlando/

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



My Fair Lady

Presented by Wellesley Players at Arsenal Center for the Arts Charles Mosesian Theater

The Wellesley Players' spring production is My Fair Lady, a musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalian. The show played for nearly 3000 performances on Broadway opening in 1956 starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and held the record for longest running musical at the time. It has since run in London and been revived on Broadway several times. And, of course, it was remade into a now-classic film in 1964.

The cast and crew of Wellesley Players' production are drawn from talent throughout Eastern Massachusetts, from Ashland to Beverly, from Tewksbury to Winthrop, and some hometown Players from Wellesley. The talented cast includes both Wellesley Players veterans and performers who are new to the troupe.

The show will be directed by Celia Couture with music direction by Art Finstein, choreography by Kelly Murphy and set design by Ruth Neeman.  Director Celia Couture has taken shows to the National Drama Festival three times, including once with the Wellesley Players. Her Radium Girls with the Burlington Players won the Best Show Award in 2013.

My Fair Lady will be performed at the Arsenal Center of the Arts, Mosesian Theatre from April 10-19. To reserve tickets please visit: www.wellesleyplayers.org.



04/10/15 - 04/19/15

$22-$28. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more



- http://www.wellesleyplayers.org/

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



Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Highfield welcomes back New Zealand jazz pianist Alan Broadbent, a two-time Grammy winner and perennial sell out. Playing with New York bassist Don Falzone, Highfield’s magnificent Mason & Hamlin concert grand will sparkle with the sounds of classic jazz. 



04/19/15

$25/$20 members



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/event/jazz-pianist-alan-broadbent/

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



Limitless

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Dance Division students perform works by internationally recognized choreographers: "Battlefield" by Robert Battl, (currently Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), "Swing Concerto" by audience favorite Danny Buraczeski;, "To Have and To Hold" by Shapiro and Smith, and the premiere of a new work by Darrell Moultrie (Witness Uganda, Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour), accompanied by the music division. Cathy Young, Artistic Director.



04/17/15 - 04/19/15

Tickets: $25 - $30



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/limitless-0

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



The Mugford Street Players Present "Alphabetical Order"

Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

 MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS PRESENTS ALPHABETICAL ORDER - AN AWARD-WINNING COMEDY OF LOVE AND CHAOS IN THE PRE-DIGITAL AGE.
Marblehead, MA - Winner of the 1975 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy after a long London run, Alphabetical Order unfolds in the cluttered library of a provincial British newspaper. The office chaos is mirrored by the lives of manager Lucy and her oddball associates…until Leslie - a crisp new hire with a passion for organization – arrives on the scene! Then the question becomes: Is a passion for organization anything like passion at all? At least, when chaos reigned they all got wet!
Alphabetical Order –
Playwright Frayn is best known as the author of the hugely popular farce Noises Off and the Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen. His novels - such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies - have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction.
Produced and directed by John Fogle, Alphabetical Order features Alex Alexander, Kristine Burke, Brian Casey, Stephen Cooper, Julia Short, Bob Karish, and Mark O’Donald. Set design is by Bruce Greenwald, costume design by Linda Ross, set decoration by Jean Fogle, lighting design by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro and Anna Stenberg is the production stage manager.

Director Fogle is the former Artistic Director of the Salem Theatre Company, where his most recent credits include A Delicate Balance, The Elephant Man and Shirley Valentine. He has has staged over 80 area productions. Shows under his direction have won the Best Production Award at the EMACT Drama Festival on three occasions and have twice been cited as One of the Year’s Ten Best by the Boston Phoenix.

Alphabetical Order will have 13 performances at the Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street in Marblehead, from April 2 – 19, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 with discounts for Seniors and Students ($20) and are available online at www.mltlive.com. Reservations can also be made by calling 781-962-0409.
ABOUT MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS (MSP)
The Mugford Street Players was founded in 1975 at its original home, the Unitarian-Universalist Church on Mugford Street in Marblehead. Since then, MSP has presented more than 60 productions in a variety of North Shore venues. Recent productions include The Weir, The Dresser, The Wind in the Willows, How I Learned to Drive, The Visit, and The Trip to Bountiful. MSP exists to provide challenging, thought-provoking theatre for residents of Marblehead and the entire North Shore – and to serve the artistic ambitions of its members. Director driven, our play selection tends toward the off-beat, even the obscure. Free of any set production schedule, our audiences can be sure that each production is a pure labor of love.



04/02/15 - 04/19/15

$25 adults, $20 students and seniors.



- http://www.mugfordstreet.com

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



The Hard Problem

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry.



04/21/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/the-hard-problem/

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



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.

Featured Artist: Cathy Schumer

cathyschumer.com



04/21/15

$5 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Collectors and Dealers - The Trade of Egyptian Antiquities

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

Many of the Egyptian objects in Western museums were acquired during the heyday of the antiquities trade market in Egypt from the 1880s to 1930s. The scale of this trade was staggering, but its mechanics and networks are poorly known. In this public, illustrated lecture, Kim Ryholt, Professor of Egyptology and Director, The Papyrus Carlsberg Collection and Project, University of Copenhagen, Denmark,  will discuss his most recent research on the trade’s geography, dealers, and legal issues, as well as the role that Egyptian museums and Egyptologists played in the acquisition of objects. He will also highlight how the antiquities trade and acquisition policies have played a decisive role in dictating the research agendas of Egyptologists.



04/21/15

Free and open to the public



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/collectors-and-dealers-trade-egyptian-antiquities



Trio Jean Paul

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

“…The Jean Paul players unashamedly held nothing back. These are acutely musical and sophisticated players, and they deserve an audience.” – The New York Times

Program:
Beethoven | Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 1, No. 1
Wolfgang Rihm | Fremde Szenen III
Dvo?ák| Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Opus 65

Seating for this performance is limited.

The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



04/22/15

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/jeanpaul/index.htm



The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

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

 Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the Shetland Islands) are three of the finest fiddlers on the international folk circuit. Performing reels, polskas, and ballads with mesmerizing fervor and graceful bowing, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brilliantly integrates old traditions with innovative ideas to create a sound that is distinct, expressive, and invigorating.



04/23/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2516/the-nordic-fiddlers-bloc

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



America

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The year 2014 marks the 44th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal. “I think that the ingredients of the America sound are the basic fundamentals that translate internationally,” explains Beckley. “The Italians are huge fans of dance music, but they also love a ballad–they’re romantic at heart. It’s the same in the Far East. A lot of times in these countries, we see people singing along, and they don’t really know what the words mean. Music is truly the international language.”



04/23/15

$50.00



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

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



Symphonic Band at BC Arts Festival

Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100

 Come join Boston College’s Symphonic Band for BC’s annual Arts Festival, Friday, April 24 at 8 PM in historic Gasson Hall. The Symphonic Band will be performing selections from Bernstein’s Candide, Sousa’s Semper Fidelis, and more. Join in the fun at BC’s Arts Fest, and see SymBa on April 24!



04/24/15

Free



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Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100 - 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467



BC bOp! at the Arts Fest

Presented by Boston College Bands

 Join BC bOp! for some afternoon fun as they celebrate the start of spring at BC’s annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 24 at noon inside the Main Tent in O’Neill Plaza. Admission is free and open to the public!



04/24/15

Free



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Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival Opening Ceremony & Dinner With the Authors

Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

The tenth annual Newburyport Literary Festival's Opening Ceremony features journalist and award winning author of The Map Thief Michael Blanding. Dinner With the Authors immediately follows. 



04/24/15

Opening Ceremony is Free of Charge. Tickets for Dinner With the Authors are $50



- http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org



Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center

Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open the week-long celebration with special guests from Yanvalou and jazz alumnae, in a musical journey from Africa to the Americas.



04/24/15

Free and open to the public. 



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/55111

Jewett Arts Center - 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

  Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have received the highest levels of honors, awards and accolades. A uniquely unforgettable art experience of growth, inspiration, laughter and life-long friendships - like art therapy but, so much more. Our spacious, well-lit and comfortable studio is a supportive atmosphere welcoming all ages and levels (adults only during nude modeling) with individual 'play-stations' and other surprises accessible 24 hours - here in America's oldest working Art Colony: Boston's North Shore.



04/20/15 - 04/24/15

595



- http://northeastartworkshops.com/event/56312/cathy-taylor-art-workshop



Fun in Nature: April Vacation Week at Broadmoor: Grades K-5

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

Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor! Flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals! We'll also enjoy the return of the birds to our fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for food, sing songs, and build nests. Sign up for single sessions or all four! Extended hours for parents! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



04/21/15 - 04/24/15

$80.00m/ $95.00nm each day



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=April

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



WICF: Jane Lynch

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Jane cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicagoland area.

Jane can currently be seen in the Ryan Murphy television series Glee on FOX for which she is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for portraying the iconic television character, Sue Sylvester. Some of her other recent credits include the STARZ series Party Down, Lovespring, a Lifetime original series, Desperate Housewives and Weeds as well as the last season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Jane’s play Oh Sister, My Sister! had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award.

Jane also authored the autobiography Happy Accidents which topped several national best sellers list, including the New York and LA Times.

Starting this May, Jane will be featured in the Broadway production of Annie as Miss Hannigan in a limited Broadway run at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in New York. She also will be seen hosting NBC’s newest game show hit, Hollywood Game Night, produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner later this summer.



04/24/15

$37.00 - $79.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/jane-lynch/

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



Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a wide variety of topics as eclectic as evolution, 3D printing, humor, law, and birdsong. Join Project LENS members Ariel Mitnick, Rainer Crosett, and Alan Toda-Ambaras, along with neuroscientist David Silbersweig, to explore the field of neurobiology. Together they will present a TalkThread that reveals an idea, theory, or story; and a MusicThread spun of selections from the classical repertoire.



04/24/15

Free and open to the public



- http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/exploring-neurobiology-and-music-1



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



Lily Tomlin

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comedians, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards.



04/25/15

$50-$77



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

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



Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/blanchardcoltrane/index.htm



MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.



04/25/15

Met Member Subscriptions: Friday, August 15
General Public: August 22
Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20
Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/cavalleria-rusticana-and-pagliacci/

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



Ulysses on Bottles

Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Winner of Israel Theater Prize’s Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron’s poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston’s own Israeli Stage, featuring the acting talents of local favorites Jeremiah Kissel, Will Lyman and Karen MacDonald. With surprising humor and powerful insight, Ulysses on Bottles tells the story of two unlikely companions who meet in prison: an Israeli-Arab literature teacher nicknamed Ulysses and a successful Israeli-Jewish attorney who takes on his case pro bono. Combined, the perspectives of the two men explore the different reactions to Gaza: the collisions of the personal and the political, morality and ambition. Evron wrestles with people living in separate realities where a life of privilege is pitted against a life of deprivation, and the story of Ulysses raises profound questions about absolute morality and personal freedom.



04/09/15 - 04/25/15

Tickets start at $25.



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

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



A Night on the Clowns

Presented by Brandeis Theater Company at Spingold Theater Center

Enjoy an evening of comedy, music, magic and silliness featuring some of the best physical comedians and variety artists working today. These entertainers have performed on Broadway, with Cirque du Soleil, on television and on assorted stages in Germany, Australia, England, France, Chile, Israel, Turkey and the United States.

What do you get when you put a troupe of clowns on the Brandeis stage? Join us to find out!



04/24/15 - 04/25/15

Free and open to the public, however this event is ticketed.

Get your free tickets through Brandeis Tickets by phone at (781) 736-3400, or in person. Internet ticketing is not available for this production.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/arts/btc/1415season/anightontheclowns.html

Spingold Theater Center - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02454



Dancing with bOp!

Presented by Boston College Bands

 Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing dance to hip hop, there’s something for everyone. Admission is free and open to the public, so join us for an evening of music and dance, at Dancing with bOp!



04/25/15

Free



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Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival: A Page in Time

Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

Join us for a full day of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature and activities beginning with Coffee with the Poets and ending with the Closing Ceremony. Featured authors include Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Michael Blanding, Susan Minot, David McCullough, Jr., Joyce Maynard, Bob Ryan, Margo Howard and Avi. All events are free of charge and take place in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport. 



04/25/15

Free of Charge



- http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org



The Pedrito Martinez Group

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

 The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba tradition and revels in the batá rhythms and vocal chants of Yoruban and Santerian music. Members of the Pedrito Martinez Group include percussionist Jhair Sala from Peru, bassist Alvaro Benavides from Venezuela, and newest member Edgar Pantoja from Cuba on piano, trumpet and vocals.



04/25/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2536/the-pedrito-martinez-group

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



Handel: Agrippina

Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall

Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much sought after countertenor David Hansen as Aggripina’s son Nerone.

Handel’s opera Agrippina is the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, and her plot to achieve the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius, her fourth husband, in order to install her son as emperor. It’s a story of passion, murder, and the desire for power. Other key soloists include Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano as Ottone, Amanda Forsythe, soprano as Poppea, Kevin Deas, bass-baritone as Claudius and Douglas Williams as Pallante. Stage direction is by Mark Streshinsky.



04/24/15 - 04/25/15

Tickets range $35-95

Student rush $10, senior rush $20, and $30 under 30 available 90 min before the performance with valid ID



- http://www.bostonbaroque.org/concert-series/subscription-serieshttp://bostonbaroque.org

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



Harvard Semitic Museums Presents: The Dog Catacombs of Annubis

Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. In this illustrated lecture, Paul Nicholson will discuss the sacred role that dogs played in the cult of Anubis—the dog-headed deity associated with the afterlife—and what their mummification reveals about ancient Egyptian cultureb ased on the findings of a recent full excavation of the site and the careful examination of the dog mummies found there.



04/25/15

Free and open to the public



- http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/dog-catacombs-anubis



Confronting Guantánamo Exhibit

Presented by Northeastern University

A Contested Place. A Controversial Past. A Questionable Future. 

Confronting Guantánamo locates Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in time and space. It also examines the nature of place, the reality of the refugee experience, the ethics of public health, the implications of indefinite incarceration, and the scope of human justice.

The exhibit is on loan from the Guantánamo Public Memory Proejct and will be on display in the lobby of Northeastern University’s International Village (1155–1175 Tremont St.) from March 19–April 25.  

 



03/19/15 - 04/25/15

The exhibit is free and open to the public.



- http://www.confrontingguantanamo.com



Landscape for Life: Sustainable Landscaping with Barbara Conolly

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

In this 5- week class, through lecture and hands-on learning, students will learn how to do a simple Landscape for Life site assessment of their property, create a checklist for garden renovation and new construction, learn what to ask if you're hiring a landscape designer, landscape architect, or contractor, and develop a checklist for choosing a new home site. The beautiful gardens at Highfield Hall will serve as examples from which to learn how to solve real-life challenges that you can translate to your own back yard. Barbara Conolly holds a BS degree and a master’s degree in Public Garden Leadership, both from Cornell University and is a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional. More at highfieldhall.org



03/28/15 - 04/25/15

$375 for 5 class series



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



WICF: Cristela Alonzo

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

A native of Dallas, rising comedy star Cristela Alonzo's great bits about everyday life, being Latina in America, and more made her a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. She's also been seen on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Stand Up Revolution with Gabriel Iglesias, as well as Showtime's Legally Brown. She's played shows at America's top clubs and more than a hundred colleges across the country, and her acting credits include FX's hit drama Sons of Anarchy. In 2012, she made her late-night TV debut with a set on Conan.



04/25/15

$22.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/cristela-alonzo/

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



Merrily We Roll Along

Presented by Emerson Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer, and Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines
Directed by Scott LaFeber


1976: Franklin Shepard is a rich, famous, influential songwriter and film producer and the world is his oyster…or is it? Is he merely a once-talented Broadway composer who abandoned friends and morals in pursuit of the specious spark of fame? Filled with instantly-recognizable Sondheim classics, including “Not a Day Goes By” and “Old Friends,” Merrily We Roll Along is a thoughtful, thought-provoking look at fame and the price we pay to achieve it.



04/23/15 - 04/25/15

General Audience: $20
Students & Seniors: $15
Emerson Community & Children (under 16): $10



- http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/performing-arts/emerson-stage/merrily-we-roll-along

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



Warrior Moves

Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Join the Peabody Museum of  Archaeology & Ethnology for a family event exploring martial arts from around the world.  Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America will be offered in conjunction with the Peabody Museum’s exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures. Drop in for demonstrations by Harvard student athletes, practice some moves, and learn the ways of warriors. Invited athletes will represent taekwondo, archery, capoeira, kendo, fencing, Shotokan karate, aikido, and wushu. 



04/25/15

Usual museum rates apply: $8-$12



- https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2163

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02138



A Symphonic Spectacular

Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Ravel - Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

The Boston Civic Symphony brings to a close its celebratory 90th season with a program showcasing the orchestra musicians. Music Director Max Hobart will conduct.

 



04/26/15

Adults $40/$35
Senior & Student Discounts Offered



- http://www.bostoncivicsymphony.org

Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre - 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA, 02493



Come Back, Little Sheba

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

When Doc and Lola Delaney rent a room in their cluttered Midwestern home to Marie, a vivacious college student, her youthful energy stirs up forgotten dreams and missed opportunities. Visionary director David Cromer, the creative force behind the Huntington's acclaimed production of Our Town, returns to the Roberts Studio Theatre for this intimate and heartrending portrait of a marriage.



03/27/15 - 04/26/15

Ticket price range: $25-$88



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/come-back-little-sheba/

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



Chamber Series IV - Apple Hill Quartet

Presented by Winsor Music, Inc. at St. Paul's Church, Brookline

The Apple Hill Quartet joins Peggy for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. James Primosch presents the world premiere of his new quartet for oboe and strings, and we will conclude our season-long exploration of Haydn's chamber works with the Symphony Quintetto, an exquisite chamber arrangement of his Symphony No. 97. 



04/26/15

At the door: $30 general, $15 senior/student
In advance: $20 general, $10 senior/student



- http://winsormusic.org/calendar/chamber4-2014-15

St. Paul's Church, Brookline - 15 St. Paul's Street, Brookline, MA, 02446



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



Walden, revisited

Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Walden, revisited features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau; and the connection and disconnection between the two. In 1845, Thoreau (1817–1862) embarked on a now-legendary two-year, two-month, and two-day venture into the Concord woods to write and live “Spartan-like.” He immortalized his experiment in Walden; or Life in the Woods, which extols the virtues of a life simplified to “only the essential facts,” spent in a self-built, one-room cabin near the shores of Walden Pond.

Today, 160 years after its first publication, Walden is firmly ensconced in the canon of great American literature. It remains the foundational text for American nature writing, and its message of living simply, economically, and intentionally has resonated throughout subsequent generations. In the wake of the Great Recession and the growing urgency of climate change, Walden emerges again as a home-grown American handbook dedicated to self-reliance and a life lived with, not against, nature.

These same topics loom large as contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment, and the role of art within culture. Walden, revisited brings fifteen artists to deCordova, the pond’s neighbor, to contemplate and review the less explored legacies of this great American memoir through and in contemporary art practices.

Walden, revisited features sculpture, installation, performance, painting, drawing, and video, alongside new commissions. Artists include James Benning, David Brooks, William Cordova, Spencer Finch, Futurefarmers, William Lamson, Ana María Gómez López and Pamela Jordan, Jane D. Marsching, Michael Mercil, Oscar Palacio, Gina Siepel, Lisa Sigal, Jennifer Sullivan, Deb Todd Wheeler, and Hilary Wilder.



10/31/14 - 04/26/15

Adults:  $14
Seniors (65+): $12
Students: $10
Children 12 and under: FREE



- http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/walden

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum - 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773



Coolsville, a concert musical

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

Set to the music of two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rickie Lee Jones, Coolsville is a poetic theatrical vision of life as seen through the eyes of a children's playground. Past and present converge in this multidisciplinary musical event featuring songs such as "Chuck E's in Love," "The Last Chance Texaco" and "Satellites." Coolsville is directed by Doug Lockwood



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets: $25 - $30
 



- http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/coolsville-concert-musical

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



Young Masters Series: New England Conservatory in Recital

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

The honors string quartet that will be performing consists of violinists Harriet Langley and Brian Hong, violist Jim Peng, and cellist Alexander Hersh.



04/26/15

$25 public / $20 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



String Masters Series: Strings Chamber Fest

Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall

The 2014-2015 String Masters Series concludes with a celebration of chamber music, performed by Boston Conservatory faculty and honors students, as well as The Boston Conservatory's cello octet, BoCoCelli, led by Rhonda Rider, cello.

HAENDEL-HALVORSEN: Passaglia for violin and cello
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante In Eb Major K. 364/320d (string sextet version, edited by Gunther Schuller)



04/26/15

Tickets: $10-15 plus fee



- https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/event/string-masters-series-strings-chamber-fest

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



Love's Labour's Won - Screening

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins the day. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare’s matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love’s Labour’s Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeare’s lifetime.



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

$18



- https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=24975C30-F6DD-43B3-A461-D78A9E516E78

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



Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented

Presented by Seraphim Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

The Seraphim Singers (Jennifer Lester, Music Director) and Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College (Amy Lieberman, Music Director; Lynn Torgove, Artistic Director) perform choral music inspired by the holy city of Jerusalem, including the world premiere of “The 70 Names of Jerusalem” by Israeli composer Avner Dorman, a world premiere by Joseph Ness, and works by Aaron Copland, James Woodman, Mikolaj Zielenski, Manuel de Sumaya, Volker Wangenheim, and more. 3pm performance will be preceded by a composer panel discussion at 2:30pm.

Tickets: $20 (regular), $15 (seniors & students), available at the door. Visit www.seraphimsingers.org for more information.



04/26/15

$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors & Students

Available at the door.



- http://www.seraphimsingers.org

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



Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

Presented by Feld Entertainment at Agganis Arena

Step into a world of wonder where dreams come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey and Minnie as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes, and glittering special effects, you’ll dream with the princesses, cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains, and be captivated by these spellbinding stories.  There’s a world of enchantment waiting for you right in your hometown!



04/24/15 - 04/26/15

Tickets as low as $35



- http://www.disneylive.com/three-classic-fairy-tales

Agganis Arena - 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215



The Booby Trap

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Work all weekend and feel like there is nothing to do on "your Saturday"? Come down to Improv Asylum and party like you only have to brunch the next day! Featuring two shows for the price of one -- sketch and improv!

8pm: Just Suspects: About Time

The Just Suspects are back at Improv Asylum with all new material this May! “About Time” is their latest sketch comedy revue featuring all new bizarre characters and inappropriate sketches that will have you scratching your heads and laughing you out of your seats. These suspects are gonna alter your minds and leave you wanting to come back for more each week. 

9pm: Improv!

Featuring improvisors from Improv Asylum's Main Stage, NXT and Training Center



10/21/14 - 04/27/15

$5



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-booby-trap.aspx

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



Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve

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

For the first time in its history, the MFA will exhibit a painting by Gustav Klimt—among the most important artists of the early 20th century.

Adam and Eve (1917–18) will be on loan from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna as part of the MFA’s Visiting Masterpiece series, giving visitors a taste of the artist’s signature style, including his sensuous approach to the nude, his bold experiments with pattern, color, and finish, and his exploration of human consciousness and desire. The work will be juxtaposed with the MFA’s life-sized study of a nude couple, Two Nudes (Lovers) (1913), painted by Klimt’s Viennese friend and colleague, Oskar Kokoschka. No more than five years separate the two paintings, which share many features—ambitious scale, daring experiments with form and finish, and, above all, a fascination with sexuality. Each is, in its own way, a product of Freud’s Vienna, but also of a singular artist with a singular vision.



01/17/15 - 04/27/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/visiting-masterpiece-klimt

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



Israeli Stage presents Never Ever Ever

Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

This touching portrayal of a teenage boy dealing with dyslexia was the winner of four Israeli Assitej Awards in 2013. Yoni runs away from school, from home, from himself. He runs away the moment he’s confronted with the words disabled or dyslexic. In this moving, one-man play, Ben Yishai provides the audience an experience of what it’s like to feel like an outsider, feeling different, being differently-abled, yet, at the same time whole. Never Ever Ever is performed as a staged reading.

Israeli Stage is dedicated to exposing audiences to the works of Israeli playwrights, offering high-quality artistic, apolitical programming to help promote Israeli culture in a meaningful way.



04/27/15

Tickets: $15
JCC Members/Students/Seniors: $12



- http://www.bostonjcc.org/Cultural-and-Performing-Arts/Performances-and-Lectures.aspx

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



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



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. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



01/13/15 - 04/28/15

Adults $36.00m/ $44.00nm



- http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=11:keywords=Watercolors

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



Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little scholarly attention. Professor Ophir (Tel Aviv University) will speak about two moments in this history, the most ancient and the most recent. Exploring the origins of the concept of the gentile, he will ask what makes this "other" so different from many others. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.



04/28/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163091



The Waterboys

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute closer, “Long Strange Golden Road”, already destined to become a Waterboys’ classic. A mythic quest-song encompassing Druid colleges, dim-lit motel rooms and the “bright-lit neon canyons” of Tokyo, it features walk-on cameos from Aphrodite, Venus and the ghost of Jack Kerouac’s Dean Moriarty. Along the way it also captures something of Scott’s own compelling journey: from post-punk seer, raggle-taggle roustabout and spiritual seeker to the mercurial spirit of today, full of fire and attack. “Keep the river on your right / And the highway at your shoulder,” he sings as the music roars around him. “And the front line in your sights / Pioneer.” Modern Blues is the glorious, inimitable sound of The Waterboys driving forward once again, stretching up and out to the higher ground.



04/28/15

$30.00 - $50.00



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

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



Vanity Project

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Improv Asylum founders/original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette join Artistic Director Jeremy Brothers, as well as alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation. Vanity Project...egos will be stroked.



09/03/14 - 04/29/15

 $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/video/vanity-project

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



Wrong is Right

Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186

As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they are paving a way through the acoustic scene as they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music.


 



04/29/15

$10 General Admission, $5 Students & Seniors



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

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



W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

Presented by Arlington Community Education

Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across five television series, an animated series and twelve motion pictures, the Trek franchise developed a fictional universe of such depth, richness and detail that it became the subject of books - serious, non-fiction books—by specialists from a number of academic disciplines: The Physics of Star Trek, The Biology of Star Trek, The Ethics of Star Trek and many others. W. D. Kay, a political scientist at Northeastern University who specializes in science and technology policy, continues this tradition with his forthcoming book The Politics of Star Trek. As with earlier works, the book is partly a “mind-stretching” exercise, drawing upon current knowledge of political science in an attempt to understand how an institution like Trek’s Federation Council—which supposedly represents some 1 trillion citizens from an untold number of different species spread over 150 planets—could possibly function. In addition, it uses characters, situations, and events from the franchise as a way of teaching about politics and government (e.g., looking at the so-called United Federation of Planets can provide some insight into the origin and operation of federal systems in our own history), as well as to point out gaffes and oversights on the part of the writers (why are so many Federation Council members wearing Starfleet uniforms?). Finally, the book addresses questions about our future in space, comparing the vision of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry from 1966 with the subsequent reality.

 



04/29/15

$10 General Admission, walk-ins welcome as space permits


Arlington High School, Media Center



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Shear Madness

Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse

Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the US and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul.



09/19/14 - 04/30/15

$50



- https://www.shearmadness.com/

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



Salon Series: Concert #5

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs

Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.



04/30/15

$30
 



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

Gregorian Rugs - 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA, 02162



Daniel Boyarin: The Language of Divinity Speaker Series

Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose work on Jewish identity and Talmud hermeneutics has crucially informed the contemporary study of early Judaisms. Reception to follow.



04/30/15

FREE



- http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=163092



Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not fully aware of the method to Bradlee’s madness.

On the surface, the method is video – clips of full-band performances (that’s Bradlee on piano) shot in the bandleader’s living room with a single stationary camera. The madness: pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” assayed as a doo-wop number; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” tricked out in flapper jazz; Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” rendered a 1940s big-band standard.

In fact, Bradlee’s method runs deeper. He’s educating his audience about 20th-century song styles; he’s commenting on the elasticity of the pop form; he’s confounding cultural context; he’s uniting generations; he’s breaking the rules. He’s manifesting postmodernist ideas in his approach to production and business as well as music. But as far as the fans are concerned, it’s just fun (and sometimes funny). Bradlee himself will tell you, simply, “I reimagine a song in another style because I want to hear it that way.”

Clearly, so does everyone else, as evidenced by PMJ’s presence on concert stages (stateside and abroad) and Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart, where its self-released 2014 opus “Historical Misappropriation” landed in the Top 10 alongside John Coltrane’s “Offering: Live at Temple University” and “All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller.”

This proximity of Bradlee’s outfit to Waller is particularly fitting; the former, a self-taught jazz pianist, considers the latter, an innovator of the Harlem stride style who helped lay the groundwork for modern jazz piano, a key influence, as is Jellyroll Morton, James P. Johnson and Art Tatum.

Which isn’t to discount the importance to Bradlee’s development of Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” the vinyl incarnation of which was, he says, “the first album I ever loved.” That was when he was six, growing up in Pattenburg, New Jersey, where he moved at four from Nesconset, New York. He took piano lessons, but they didn’t take. Then, at age 12, Bradlee heard “Rhapsody in Blue” and was forever changed. “I got the sheet music and taught myself how to play it,” he recalls. “I started wondering, ‘Where does this come from? What else sounds like this?’”

Asked what appealed to him about the popular music of the 1920s, ragtime especially, he says, “I could play it fast and loud. It was brash. And it had contempt for rules, which really appealed to me.”

Bradlee began his career as a jazz pianist during high school with a standing gig at a local eatery; he began his career as a pop-cultural provocateur during high school with a “this might be cool” ragtime medley of classic rock songs. “Not much has changed,” he says of the lyrical content of pop music. “In the 1920s, in the ’60s and ’70s, today – it’s still about love and drinking and dancing.”

He pursued Jazz Studies at the University of Hartford, then moved to New York to become a starving artist. He booked gigs, but as he puts it, “Jazz pianists are a dime a dozen in New York City.” So he moved to Astoria to save on rent and, in 2009, started making videos. “There was this niche on YouTube where people were doing experimental, interesting, funny things with music,” he notes. “It was another way to reach an audience.”

Bradlee’s first video was straight-up jazz. He didn’t have much footage of himself, however, so he decided to try a video experiment of his own: a ragtime medley of ’80s pop. He managed to amass 100 views. But through one of those viewers, Neil Gaiman discovered him. The author tweeted Bradlee’s flying fingers to his millions-strong Twitter following. Within a week, Bradlee reports, “more people had seen that video than had seen me play live my entire life.”

Things went viral from there, affording Bradlee and the coalescing Postmodern Jukebox a receptive online crowd. Among Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox’s subsequent hits are a New Orleans-flavored take on Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” – 3+ million views; the “grandpa-style” reiteration of “Thrift Shop” – 6 million views; and “We Can’t Stop” – 10.5 million views. Media coverage, including the likes of “Good Morning America” and NPR, ensued.

How does he come up with this stuff? “A lot of pop songs are constructed of elements that lend themselves to a certain feel,” he points out. “The simple progression of the bass line in ‘Blurred Lines,’ for instance, reminded me of bluegrass. ‘Sweet Child’ sounds like an old blues song – the structure, the way the chorus repeats …” With Cyrus, it was more an instance of tongue-in-cheeky cultural criticism: “She’d gained all that notoriety from her 2013 VMA appearance. I had to recast her song for the ’50s, which everyone thinks of as this squeaky-clean era.”

Then there were the gifts from the pop-music gods, like Meghan Trainor’s #1 hit “All About That Bass.” Bradlee knew a musician-singer named Kate Davis. “I’d wanted to do something with Kate for a while,” he reveals, “but I was waiting for the right song to come along.” Check the PMJ video for “All About That Bass” and you’ll find Davis singing – and playing stand-up bass. If you do click there, you’ll be in good company: 3.5 million views and counting.

The mashup of Davis and Trainor is some good old-fashioned A&R. The repertoire Bradlee selects for PMJ’s vocal artists has furnished a platform for some very talented but previously little-known performers. And it’s not just the eyeballs afforded by YouTube; Bradlee provides an intuitive musical context for the singular gifts of these singers that allows them to be seen in a new light – it’s as if he’s somehow cracked the code to their essential appeal.

Take Puddles. “Last week, a seven-foot clown dropped by my apartment to sing an epic cover of Lorde’s ‘Royals.’ NBD,” Bradlee blogged in November of 2013. Puddles the Clown (née Michael Geier), frontman for Puddles Pity Party, is possessed of a dramatic baritone that has thrilled cabaret-goers for years – but it wasn’t until Bradlee asked Puddles to cover “Royals” in his signature style that he clicked with a mainstream audience. The reinterpretation of Lorde’s chart-topper, just one of Puddles’ collaborations with PMJ, has been viewed more than nine million times.

Discovering talent and knowing what to do with it is fundamental to the business of music. Bradlee is something of a postmodernist here, too, having achieved renown doing everything himself, mostly online, “with no budget” (i.e. using the recording equipment he’d had since college). His adherence to the DIY ethos also suggests the decidedly postmodern form of punk rock. “I was a struggling jazz pianist sitting in my basement apartment in Queens,” he attests, “but I just figured it out and made it happen.”

That said, punk rock is likely not top of mind for those attending a Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox show. The scene is more reminiscent of a speakeasy, with swells in vintage threads swilling Prohibition-era cocktails. “It’s a variety show, a musical revue featuring special guests,” Bradlee illuminates. “Coming to a PMJ show is like time-traveling back to Old Hollywood – it’s an experience.” Creating that for audiences appears to be PMJ’s ultimate mission.



04/30/15

$37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox/

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



Don Quixote on the Big Screen

Presented by Boston University at Boston University George Sherman Student Union

Don Quixote on the Big Screen is a film series in celebration of the IV Centennial of Don Quixote Part II, 1615-2015.

Presented by the Observatorio de la Lengua Española y las Culturas Hispánicas en los Estados Unidos and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices initiative of the Department of Romance Studies of Boston University, this film series includes classic and lesser known film versions of Miguel de Cervantes' Masterpiece.

Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring both Cervantes scholars and film specialists. The screenings and panel discussion are free and open to the public. Audience participation in the panel discussions is encouraged.

The films and dates are as follows:

Man of La Mancha (1972) - Thursday, February 19th @ 6pm (Boston University)

Lost in La Mancha (2002) - Thursday, March 26 @ 6pm (Boston University)

Don Quijote de La Mancha (1948) - Thursday, April 2 @ 6pm (Harvard University)

El Caballero Don Quijote (2001) - Thursday, April 30 @6pm (Harvard University)


Please follow the link to our website for more information on the showing venues.



02/19/15 - 04/30/15

Free



- http://www.bu.edu/rs/files/2015/02/filmfestival_DQ7x10.jpeg

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



Brentano Quartet

Presented by Music Worcester

Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello

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.

“Such was their ferocity on Saturday night that the instruments almost burst into flames.” -- The London Times



05/01/15

Adults: $45
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15
WOO Card holders: 10% off and 2 points



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/brentano-quartet/



Broadway On Highland

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? Come on down. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for the pianist.



05/01/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, 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.

Program:
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

“Barnatan obviously possesses tons of technique…The audience cheered the performance to the rafters, complete with standing ovation.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Though buoyant and youthful, Weilerstein approaches the works she plays with an oversize presence. Already her musical personality…a combination of curiosity and intensity…well developed and unmistakable.” – The New York Times

 



05/01/15

Tickets start at $45.  Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales are 5-7pm the day of the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/weilerstein/index.htm



Chris Hardwick

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multiplatform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) with over 1M subscribers; 2.4M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages over 6 million monthly downloads. Nerdist also produces content for television including “All Star Celebrity Bowling” for AMC and “In the Name of Science” for National Geographic Channel. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International. On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.



05/01/15

$35



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/chris-hardwick/

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



Noura Mint Seymali

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

 A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the desert-blues guitar lines created by her husband, Jeiche Ould Chighaly. They are backed by a declarative, funk-driven rhythm section with traditional instruments at its core—ardine (harp), tidinit (lute), and tíbeul (bowl drum), along with western bass and drums.



05/01/15

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



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2551/noura-mint-seymali

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



Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

  Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have received the highest levels of honors, awards and accolades. A uniquely unforgettable art experience of growth, inspiration, laughter and life-long friendships - like art therapy but, so much more. Our spacious, well-lit and comfortable studio is a supportive atmosphere welcoming all ages and levels (adults only during nude modeling) with individual 'play-stations' and other surprises accessible 24 hours - here in America's oldest working Art Colony: Boston's North Shore.



04/27/15 - 05/01/15

595



- http://northeastartworkshops.com/event/47516/georgia-mansur-workshop



Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

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

Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk rock music. 

Hailing from Harbour, NL, Doyle formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallet, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada.

His second solo album, So Let's Go, is set to release on January 20, 2015.



05/01/15

$32 public / $28 members



- http://natickarts.org

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



Wilson Lecture with Michael Ondaatje In conversation with Pico Iyer

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College

 Michael Ondaatje is the best-selling and award-winning Canadian author of The English Patient, his classic novel, Running in the Family, a childhood memoir, and There’s a Trick With a Knife I’m Learning to Do, his Governor-General’s Award-winning book of poetry. His bestselling novel, The English Patient, was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. Ondaatje has received several literary prizes including The Booker Prize for Fiction, The Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, and the Giller Prize.

Pico Iyer is an acclaimed travel writer and author of twelve books that explore the contrast between local tradition and global pop culture. In 2013 and 2014 Iyer delivered popular TED talks entitled “Where is Home?” and “The Art of Stillness.” He has also written introductions for roughly 50 books, among them Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.
This feature event will bring these two authors together to discuss the concept of home.

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the Wilson Lecture on behalf of the Office of the President. The lecture will serve as the keynote address for the House and Home Conference.



05/01/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56211

Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



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



Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Newton

A festive concert dedicated to the memory of a special friend of the New Phil and our community – Nasir Khan.

Featuring John Finney (organ) - a consummate musician, John is one of the most respected artists on the Boston classical music scene. With long standing musical involvement at Handel & Haydn, Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Boston College and Framingham’s Heritage Chorale, John is a sought after organist with many organizations including the BSO.

Ives/Schuman – Variations on America
Schuman – New England Triptych
Saint Saens – Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony”



04/26/15 - 05/02/15

$10 - $45



- http://www.newphil.org/

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



Godspell

Presented by Voices of Hope Boston at North Shore Music Theatre

Presented by Voices of Hope at North Shore Music Theatre. Proceeds from the show go to the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the MGH Cancer Center.

GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.  



05/02/15

$40 for Outer Circle
$50 for Inner Circle
$75 for VIP including Post Show Party



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



City of Angels

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

Set in the seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, City of Angels chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a disillusioned young novelist attempting to write a screenplay for a tyrannical movie producer. As his marriage falls apart, we follow Stine's film alter ego, the dashing detective Stone, who is haunted by the memory of the girl that got away. With a jazzy, brassy score, City of Angels simultaneously spoofs the glamorous real world of old Hollywood and the film noir "reel" world of thugs and femme fatales.



03/27/15 - 05/02/15

Tickets: $25 - $67
Student Rush: $10 at the door



- http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=89

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



Kinky Friedman - Singer, Raconteur, Author

Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman writes and performs satirical songs and has been hailed as the Frank Zappa of country music. The son of a University of Texas professor who raised his children on the family ranch, Rio Duckworth, Kinky was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas. An evening of song, stories and surprises.



05/02/15

Cost: $28; JCC members, students, seniors: $25



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

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



House and Home Conference: Theories, Texts, Metaphors

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College

The conference will bring an interdisciplinary group of scholars together to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in art, literature, film, and on stage. How does the physicality of a house—its architecture, spatial configuration and design, even the furniture within—intersect with the more intangible emotions, aspirations, and sense of ownership we associate with the place we call home?

 



05/01/15 - 05/02/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56216

Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre

Special Screening!
Author Peter S. Beagle in Person!
(1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92 min; DCP]
Peter S. Beagle’s THE LAST UNICORN is considered one of the best fantasy novels of all time and the wonderful animated film version by Rankin & Bass is no less of a classic. Since its initial release over 30 years ago, THE LAST UNICORN has enchanted audiences everywhere with its moving story about a unicorn trying to find and rescue her lost people, and the price she pays for bringing magic back into the world. We are pleased to host this special screening of this charming film, now available in a remastered digital version, accompanied by a Q&A and book signing with its creator, Peter S. Beagle.



05/02/15

Tickets for this special event are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, children, and Brattle members. No member passes accepted for this event.



- http://bit.ly/196k1Ol

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



Wendy Williams

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Mother, wife, media mogul, entrepreneur, performer and best- selling author, Wendy Williams is best known for her long- running talk show “The Wendy Williams Show”. The nationally syndicated weekday program now airs in 52 countries, on BET at midnight, and launched its sixth season on September 15, 2014 delivering the shows highest ratings ever and ranked #1 in all syndicated talk shows.

“The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see talk show in daytime. Taped live in New York City, viewers delight over Williams’ distinctive and entertaining personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include “Hot Topics,” in which she delivers her own unpredictable, honest and authentic take on the most talked about headlines and “Ask Wendy,” in which she offers real advice to audience members looking for guidance to everyday problems.

“The Wendy Williams Show” is a reflection of its star and host; the vibrant colors and upbeat soundtrack matches Williams’ own personality and spirited sense of humor. The focus on entertainment and pop culture reflects Williams’ passion for those topics. Hailed by the New York Post as “daytime TV’s favorite guilty pleasure,” Williams’ interviews countless celebrity guests from the perspective of a fan, as she asks the questions that her audience wants to know.

Live out of NYC, “The Wendy Williams Show” ratings are growing exponentially and surpassing the competition with guaranteed renewal through 2017. This is the only syndicated talk show that achieved year-to-year national growth in W25-54 ratings (0.9 to 1.0 = +11%).

Prior to achieving success in daytime television, Williams built a devoted fan base throughout a successful 23-year career in radio. “The Wendy Williams Experience” was Williams’ top-rated, daily radio show. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York and was listened to by an audience of more than 12 million people. One of the most popular personalities in radio, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November of 2009 – one of only a handful of women with that honor.

Turning 50 this past July, Wendy celebrated her milestone birthday with a bucket list of items including making her stand up debut in Las Vegas. Her sold out show was a huge hit and will be returning to perform two more shows on October 31 and November 1 for the “Lipshitck” comedy series.

Expanding her media footprint, Williams and her husband Kevin launched the non-fiction television programming company Wendy Williams Productions (WWP) in 2013. The joint partnership with Debmar-Mercury, the producers of “The Wendy Williams Show”, sees WWP finding, developing and producing original programming including the Lifetime original movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B that will air in November. 2013 also saw the launch of another entrepreneurial endeavor with Wendy’s own line of wigs: Wendy Williams Hair WorldTM Collection. Having been diagnosed over a decade ago with a thyroid condition that causes thinning hair, Williams has long been a proud and outspoken supporter of hairpieces. Following years of wearing, styling and openly talking about wigs on her show, Wendy is a recognized expert in the field.

In Spring 2004, Wendy released her seventh book and first romance novel, “Hold Me In Contempt” (Harper Collins). It became a New York Times bestseller the first day of its’ release. This past spring also marked another milestone; Wendy was the first talk show host to donate show items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

With TV, Broadway and film performances to her name, Williams is a seasoned performer, both as herself and in character. Her television credits include appearances on NBC’s “30 Rock” as herself, competing on Season 12 of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” hosting Game Show Network’s original series “Love Triangle,” and appearing as a featured guest on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva”. Wendy also appeared in the major motion picture, Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man” and took center stage as Mama Morton in the Tony-winning revival of the musical “Chicago”.



05/02/15

$54.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/wendy-williams/

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



Jesus Christ Superstar

Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at 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/

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



The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

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


 



- https://artsemerson.org/

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



Haydn The Creation

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets: $22 - $88



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/haydn-the-creation/

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



All Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto with Ilana Zaks, Swan Lake, and more

Presented by The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra at MassBay Community College

The WSO welcomes Ilana Zaks, violin, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The WSO performs Swan Lake Ballet Suite, and the Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

Max Hobart, Conductor.

 



05/03/15

Adult: $25, Seniors/Students: $20, children under 12: free, MassBay students, faculty, and staff: free with MassBay ID



- http://www.wellesleysymphony.org/

MassBay Community College - 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA,



Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre

Proving that a great shows is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit! This intimate collection of stories about clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger, produces funny and often poignant insights of life and love. A must-see for any woman who has a love/hate relationship with her wardrobe!

Written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends, Love, Loss, and What I Wore celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run at New York City’s Westside Theatre.



05/01/15 - 05/03/15

Tickets: $43



- http://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=25

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



The Cripple of Inishmaan

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

A dark comedy in the great tradition of Irish storytelling set on a remote Irish island in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film "Man of Aran", the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.



04/29/15 - 05/03/15

$12 General Public | $10 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington Subscribers | $6 CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability



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

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



Todd Rundgren - Global Tour 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The 25th solo studio album of his career, "GLOBAL", scheduled for release on April 7 in North America and April 6 in the rest of the world, is a stunning contemporary fusion of styles - rock, soul and EDM - which continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius. Todd’s preternatural gift of melding the bold and the accessible is the hallmark of “GLOBAL” ’s finely crafted tracks.

Todd will be embarking on what will eventually be a world tour in support of the release, beginning in the USA from April 10 - June 10, and continuing in the UK/Europe in September/October. The stage production will be unlike anything Rundgren has mounted in the past: the singer/guitarist will be joined on stage by just two female vocalists and a DJ/keyboardist, and while Todd is keeping the details under wraps, he is promising that the show will be a “video and lighting spectacle to behold”.



05/03/15

$30.00 - 65.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/todd-rundgren/

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



Cinephile Sundays: A Touch of Sin

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College

A brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China, A Touch of Sin was inspired by the shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. The film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. This film is presented as a part of the spring Cinéphile Sundays series.

Filthy lucre, dirty money…this spring, we turn to a suite of films that explore our many orientations to money: greed, lust, power and impotence, the temptations of gambling, global economies and personal struggles, and stock market manipulations from 1909 to 2009. In films ranging from the magnificent 1928 French silent film L’Argent to the entangling 2011 Margin Call, from China to Senegal and Mali to the United States, we invite you to join our growing band of cinephiles for a series of brilliant films by major world filmmakers, all on the big screen.

All films are shown in Collins Cinema and are free and open to the public.



05/03/15

FREE



- http://www.wellesley.edu/event/node/56221

Collins Cinema, Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Opera at the Cinema: TOSCA (rescheduled date)

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate work for the Paris Opera.

A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive; a romantic painter, an idealist and a defender of liberty; a police chief with a lust for flesh, power and blood, ready to do anything to achieve his ends. Puccini artfully combines the ingredients of a melodrama written for Sarah Bernhardt and comes up with what might be called the opera of operas, a spectacle at once primitive and decadent. In a mythical yet real Rome, from the shadows of the church of Sant' Andrea della Valle to the terrace of Castello Sant' Angelo, passions collide and tear all apart, mingling the erotic with the sacred, love with possession, theatre with life. Nothing is what it seems in Tosca: beautiful women who come to pray are conspirators, defeats are victories, and mock executions are real - a spectacular work which captures the essence of opera as few others do.



05/03/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/tosca-2015

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



Iggy Azalea

Presented by AEG Live at TD Garden

After igniting a Twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, the official dates for Grammy-nominated Iggy Azalea's The Great Escape Tour, presented by AEG Live, have been announced. One of the most-anticipated tours of the year, the Great Escape Tour will travel across North America, making a stop in Boston at TD Garden on May 6, 2015. Joining Iggy on tour will be multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas as special guest. In addition, also joining as support acts are R&B/Hip-Hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.



05/06/15

$39.50 - $69.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=419

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



David Kelley: Art Making!

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm 



04/01/15 - 05/06/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



- http://highfieldhallandgardens.org/

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



Think, Don't Think: John Cira Mixed Media Works

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall



04/01/15 - 05/06/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



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



Boston Ballet’s Next Generation

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join us for an inspirational evening of dance!

Next Generation showcases the talented youth in Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program and Boston Ballet II, with young musicians from New England Conservatory.

This inspirational, one-night-only performance demonstrates the progression of Boston Ballet School’s curriculum at its highest level. Program highlights include George Balanchine’s timeless Divertimento No. 15 and Peter Martins’ Les Gentilhommes, an elegant ballet for male dancers.

Come support the extraordinary young talent from two of Boston’s finest arts education institutions! Order tickets online or call the Box Office at 617.695.6955.



05/06/15

Tickets from $25



- http://boxoffice.bostonballet.org/storefront/2015-spring_showcase/boston-ballets-next-generation/c2015springshowcase-c2015nextgen-p1.html

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



Pink Martini

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

Mark your calendars for the fabulous musical sensation, PINK MARTINI!  Founded in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the performance elegantly showcases music from around the world through the genres of pop, jazz, and classical.  The Telegraph comments, “The songs swoosh past like fabulous gowns in a vintage fashion parade.”  This multilingual performance has graced stages throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, New Zealand, South America, and North America.  Described as “one of the world’s most elegant live bands,” by the Times (UK), you won’t want to miss this.  This dynamic and enchanting performance is a must-see for everyone! 



05/06/15

Ticket prices range from $35 to $85, depending on seating location.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=188

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



05/07/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Stephen Hough, piano

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

Program:

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

Tickets start at $45. Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/hough/index.htm



Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston

 Join the Trinity Choirs as they sing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s transcendent Vespers in its 100th anniversary year, accompanied by candlelight and incense.



05/08/15

$10, $30



- http://trinitychurchboston.org/worship-and-music/music/concerts

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



Maria Bamford

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone just named her one of their 50 Funniest People!

Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made numerous latenight appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Maria’s writing has been featured in The Onion, GQ and LA Weekly. She can be seen as both herself and her mother in the My Damn Channel web series Ask My Mom. Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God!, is available on Comedy Central Records.



05/08/15

$22.00 - $27.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/maria-bamford/

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



Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

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: Donald Wilkinson



05/09/15

Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150
Students always $10



- http://www.emmanuelmusic.org

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



The Song of Songs: Sensual Texts from the Bible’s Raciest Book

Presented by Musica Sacra at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Settings by Renaissance composers, and by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham.



05/09/15

Reserved: $45 in advance / $50 at the door
General: $27 in advance / $30 at the door
Seniors & Students - $15
Groups of 5 or more - $15 per person



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

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



Jad Abumrad

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius Grant”). Abumrad is a storyteller of profound skill and creativity.

This lecture thread begins with a simple question: what does it mean to “innovate?” How does it feel to make something new in the world? (These are questions Radiolab host Jad Abumrad was frequently asked after being awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2011). This lecture, on one level, is the personal story of how Jad invented a new aesthetic. On another, it is a clinic in the art of storytelling. On a third and more profound level, the lecture is the result of a three-year investigation into the science, philosophy and art of uncertainty, which all began with the two words that are the title of this talk. Gut Churn. What use do negative feelings have during the creative process? Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward?



05/09/15

Tickets start at $45.

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://celebrityseries.org/jad/index.htm



The Hour of Feeling

Presented by '62 Center Theatre for Performing Arts at Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance

“It’s 1967 and the map of the Middle East is about to change drastically. Fueled by a love of English Romantic poetry, Adham journeys from Palestine to London with his new wife, Abir, to deliver a career-defining lecture. As the young couple’s marriage is tested, Adham struggles to reconcile his ambitions with the pull of family and home. But what if seizing the moment means letting go of everything he knows?”  - Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Humana Festival, 2012



05/07/15 - 05/09/15

$3



- http://62center.williams.edu/events/the-hour-of-feeling/

Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance - 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267



Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at First Parish Church in Cambridge

 Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the world's finest fiddle players, has a deep understanding that spans centuries of Scottish music. Haas, a consummate cellist, is known for transforming the role of the cello in traditional music.



05/09/15

General Admission
$28.00



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2591/alasdair-fraser-natalie-haas

First Parish Church in Cambridge - 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Martyn Joseph

Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.



05/09/15

$20



- http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com



The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

Presented by Museum of Science, Boston at Museum of Science, Boston

Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel as they juggle everything from potted plants to tennis rackets, sometimes from atop seven-foot unicycles. Who knew physics could be this fun?



02/19/15 - 05/09/15

Included with Exhibit Hall Admission.



- http://www.mos.org/amazing-nano-brothers

Museum of Science, Boston - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02114



Queen Night at the Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Once a month The Donkey Show's glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their groove thang before taking the stage for a disco diva inspired performance.

UPCOMING QUEEN NIGHTS:
March 28 — Fena Barbitall
April 18 — TBA
May 9 — TBA

Showtimes: 7:30PM & 10:30PM



03/28/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets from $20



- http://americanrepertorytheater.org/node/16535

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



Camelot

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

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 for the Performing Arts - 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



Edge of Vision

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Boston Ballet presents Edge of Vision, a beautiful trio of contemporary dances featuring a World Premiere by resident choreographer Jorma Elo, Helen Pickett's Eventide, and Lila York's Celts.



04/30/15 - 05/10/15

$142 to $29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/edgeofvision/

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



Cape Symphony: Masterpiece V Carmina Burana

Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
ALIZE ROZSNYAI, SOPRANO | GERROD PAGENKOPF, COUNTERTENOR | THOMAS JONES, BARITONE
BOSTON CAMERATA, ANNE AZÉMA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CAPE COD CHILDREN’S CHORUS, JOHN YANKEE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Insistently earthy. Bold and barbaric. A lusty, rowdy masterpiece. Everyone has something to say about Carmina – from the subject matter (wine, women, gambling, wealth and that fickle thing called fate) to its original authors (medieval minstrels, vagabond scholars and defrocked monks)! The renowned Boston Camerata takes you on a rare trip back to medieval times to hear selections of this magical music in period style. Then, we’ll present Orff’s extravagant orchestral masterpiece, known for its raw, sensual energy and hypnotic rhythms. Three soloists, two choruses and an enormous orchestra combine forces for an unabashed and unrelenting celebration of life. Passion, drama, innocence, excess – and even a bit of sin. Carmina Burana isn’t something you hear. It’s something you feel.

CARMINA BURANA | Carl Orff
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE MEDIEVAL CARMINA BURANA | Presented by Boston Camerata



05/09/15 - 05/10/15

$29 - $68



- http://www.capesymphony.org/cape-symphony-orchestra-concert-9.asp

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



Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

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

For decades, MFA visitors who read the small print have been familiar with the names of Jean and Fred Sharf. “Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf” has appeared at the bottom of hundreds upon hundreds of the labels next to artworks in our galleries. And what a range of works! Late 19th-century Japanese prints, American folk art, drawings by fashion designers, jewelry, architectural renderings, and concept drawings for automobiles. Fred and Jean have never had conventional taste, and they have always followed their passion. In the process, they’ve blazed paths that many other collectors and museums have followed.

Even so, one theme does run through the Sharfs’ collection: transportation. Fred, whose energy is legendary and who is always on the move, has forever been fascinated by the great speeding up of life that occurred in the middle decades of the 20th century. Planes, trains, and, most of all, automobiles, appear over and over again in the collection, as Fred has sought to capture the excitement that accompanied the simple act of getting from one place to another at mid-century. Now, for the first time, we’ve gathered the planes, trains, and automobiles of Fred’s—and the world’s—dreams in one place. There are “spin-dizzies,” concept cars, see-through model planes, and a train that lights up; many by major designers such as Raymond Loewy and Viktor Schreckengost. Come and take a trip!

With generous support from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Exhibition Fund.



11/15/14 - 05/10/15

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

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



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/planes-trains-and-automobiles

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



Don Giovanni

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Citi Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart’s most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. In this new BLO production, Jennifer Johnson Cano sings the role of Donna Elvira, the woman scorned who pursues Giovanni to the ends of the earth, with new sensation Duncan Rock in the title role. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart’s work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and comedic insights.



05/01/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets start at $30



- http://blo.org/events/don-giovanni/

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



Momix

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Cutler Majestic Theatre

 From the wild and whimsical imagination of Moses Pendleton comes Alchemia, Momix's dazzling new multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, and playful humor. A fantastical exploration of the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, the show bursts with aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphoses, and the sensuality of nature itself. It's Momix at its most magical.



05/08/15 - 05/10/15

Reserved Seating
$69.00, $58.00, $35.00 (includes Cutler Majestic Theatre $1.50 restoration fee)



- http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/2576/momix

Cutler Majestic Theatre - 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116



When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South

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

When the Stars Begin to Fall brings together 35 artists of different generations and working in different mediums who share an interest in the American South as both a real and fabled place. Key to the exhibition is the relationship between contemporary art, black life, and “outsider” art, a historically fraught category typically encompassing artists who have not received formal art training and who may have been marginalized in society. 

When the Stars Begin to Fall includes artworks by self-taught, spiritually inspired, and incarcerated artists alongside projects by prominent contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, David Hammons, and Theaster Gates. It presents diverse artworks—from drawing and painting to performance, sculpture, and assemblage—unified by an insistent reference to place.

When the Stars Begin to Fall was curated by Thomas J. Lax for The Studio Museum in Harlem and organized for the ICA by Ruth Erickson, Assistant Curator.
 



02/04/15 - 05/10/15

Included with museum admission*

General Admission is free for all members and youth 17 and under



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/when-the-stars-begin-to-fall/

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



Sonic Abroretum: Sculpture by Ian Schneller / Sound by Andrew Bird

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

Sculptor/instrument-maker Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird share a fascination with sound and its interaction with the natural world.

Since 2010, the duo has collaboratively produced Sonic Arboretum, an installation of over 30 colorful horn speakers made from recycled newsprint, dryer lint, baking soda, and shellac and powered by custom-made tube amplifiers. Through the speakers, Bird plays an original, 50-minute composition, Echolocations: Canyon, which he recorded by whistling and playing his violin in a canyon to experiment with the site's reverberations. 



02/04/15 - 05/10/15

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students



- http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/sonic-arboretum/

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



Dirty Dancing

Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit song, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?," and the heart-stopping "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life," London’s Sunday Express says "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!



04/28/15 - 05/10/15



- http://boston.broadway.com/shows/dirty-dancing-baa/

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



Big Apple Circus presents Metamorphosis

Presented by Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza

Fly away to our magical all-new show, Metamorphosis! Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches, and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy, and astounding magic of Metamorphosis!



03/24/15 - 05/10/15

Tickets: $25 - $100

Tickets to select Wednesday performances are Buy 1, Get 1 Free.

Tickets to autism-friendly performances on Tuesday, April 7 are $10 - $25.



- http://bigapplecircus.org/

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



Scribbles to Novels

Presented by Jumpstart

 An annual gala to celebrate the written word while supporting children's literacy efforts.



05/11/15

$1,000-$50,000



- http://jstart.org/scribbles



Belmont World Film's 14th Annual International Film Series

Presented by Belmont World Film at West Newton Cinema

Belmont World Film moves to the West Newton Cinema for its 14th Annual international Film Series titled “Secrets and Lies.” The series features eight internationally-acclaimed films, many of which are New England or East Coast premieres, as well as their countries’ entries for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film. Most films are immediately followed by a discussion moderated by an expert speaker.

Of special interest to Bostonians are The Finishers, a film inspired by the Boston Marathon father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt, which will be shown the day before the race, as well as The Cut, the first film to focus on the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority from the Ottoman Empire in 1915, which will be shown two days after the 100th anniversary observation of the Armenian genocide. Greater Boston is home to the second largest population of Armenians in the country.

The festival opens on Sunday, March 22 with the New England premiere of Ghadi, a good natured satire about Lebanon's marginalization of people with mental and physical disabilities that was the country's entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film. It will be preceded by a Lebanese reception at the theatre. The series closes on Monday, May 11 with the East Coast premiere of Tokyo Fiancée, a film that examines two very different cultures - French and Japanese - and how far apart they are both physically and mentally. It will be preceded by a French and Japanese reception at the theatre. Both receptions begin at 5:45 pm and require separate admission.

Several other films were their countries' entry for Best Foreign Language Film, including Three Windows and a Hanging from Kosovo, about how the country's patriarchal society has prevented women from speaking out about the rape of women by the Serbians during the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and A Few Cubic Meters of Love from Afghanistan, which is based on a true story about a romance between an Afghanistan factory worker and an Iranian girl whose father works illegally at the factory (in the film, the countries are switched).

Full Schedule
Sunday, March 22: Ghadi directed by Amin Dora; Lebanon/Arabic; New England premiere

Sunday, March 29: Three Windows and a Hanging directed by Isa Qosja; Kosovo/Albanian); New England premiere

Monday, April 6: Henri Henri directed by Martin Talbot (Canada, French & English) Boston premiere

Sunday, April 12: A Few Cubic Meters of Love directed by Beadie Finzi (Afghanistan/Persian); East Coast premiere

Sunday, April 19: The Finishers directed by Nils Tavernier; France, Belgium/French; New England premiere

Sunday, April 26: The Cut directed by Fatih Akin; Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Canada, Russia, Italy/English, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish & Spanish; East Coast premiere

Sunday, May 3: Court directed by Chaitanya Tamhane; India/Marathi, Gujarati, English & Hindi; East Coast Premiere

Monday, May 11: Tokyo Fiancée directed by Stefan Liberski; Belgium, France, Canada/French, Japanese & English; East Coast Premiere



03/22/15 - 05/11/15

General Admission: $11
Students, Seniors, & Belmont World Film Members: $9
Passport: $65 (includes admission to 8 films)

Optional Lebanese reception on March 22: $15
Optional French & Japanese reception on May 11: $29



- http://www.belmontworldfilm.org

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



Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. Open to the public. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.



05/12/15

$10 to play; free for audience



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Modern Man

Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

This exhibition features selections of artwork by regional and New York artists which challenge traditional expectations of gender. Painters, sculptors and installation artists include: Ria Brodell, Bruno Cancado, Andrea Evans, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Peter Hutchinson, Dan McCarthy, Ethan Murrow, Brad Nelson, Kirk Amaral Snow. More at highfieldhall.org.



04/01/15 - 05/13/15

$5 suggested donation to Highfield Hall & Gardens



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



Salon Series: Concert #6

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.

A program of tangos.



05/14/15

$30



- http://www.proarte.org/salon-series-3/

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



Man and Superman

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.



05/14/15

$5 - $22



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/man-and-superman/

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



NT Live: MAN AND SUPERMAN

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.



05/14/15

$20 general admission, $17 seniors and Coolidge members



- http://www.coolidge.org/content/man-and-superman

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



Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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. 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, Elling is joined by special guest, multi-reedist Anat Cohen.



05/15/15

Tickets start at $45.

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.



- http://celebrityseries.org/elling/index.htm



Edwin Mccain

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single “I’ll Be” and a relentless touring schedule.



05/15/15

$39, $35, $25



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



Bill Burr: Wilbur Week

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Bill Burr- Wilbur Week
Internationally Acclaimed Comedian Bill Burr Performs Week of Shows at The Wilbur in Boston, MA

(BOSTON, MA) – [January 5th, 2015] – This May 2015 comedian Bill Burr will bring his internationally acclaimed act to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District. The Boston-bred talent will headline “Bill Burr- Wilbur Week,” performing an astounding seven shows over the course of one week, all of which are expected to sell out.

“We’re proud to not only be hosting one of the top comedians in the world, but to be hosting him for an entire week of shows which we’ve deemed the first-ever ‘Wilbur Week’. It goes to show you that Boston is one of the top markets, and we’re at the forefront of the industry,” said Bill Blumenreich, owner of The Wilbur.

Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation, achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage. A recipient of the “Comedian of the Year Award” from the Boston Comedy Festival, Burr is a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, he sells out theaters internationally, and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. On December 5, Burr premiered his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, on Netflix and on September 30, 2014 Burr released the vinyl album, Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, from Third Man Records. On January 30, Burr will co-star with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in the film Black or White, and later in the year Burr’s animated Netflix series, F is for Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family. Bill received rave reviews for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC TV show, Breaking Bad; he was seen in the Paul Feig film, The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys. For more on Bill visit www.BillBurr.com and follow Bill on Twitter – @BillBurr.



05/09/15 - 05/15/15

$40.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/bill-burr-wilbur-week/

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



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

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

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/16/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/may.html

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



What Is This Thing Called Love?

Presented by The Spectrum Singers at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Torch songs, happy songs, sad songs of love found and love lost, from the Renaissance through the Great American Songbook - George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Guillaume de Machaut, Heinrich Schutz, Schubert, Brahms. Imagine the Spectrum of possibilities!



05/16/15

Tickets: $45 Reserved / $30 Reserved / $15 General Admission
Ticket price determines seating location within venue



- http://www.spectrumsingers.org

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



Wanda Sykes

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 
Sykes was previously seen on several television shows over the past two years. Her Own special “Herlarious” which aired in July highlighted female comics. Last year she made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David. In 2010 she starred on her own late night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show”. In October of 2009 her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered. It was taped at the Warner theatre in Washington DC where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.July 2012 she was heard in the animated feature “Ice Age: Continental Drift” as ‘Granny.’ In 2010 she was heard in the Fox animated feature “Rio” as ‘the Goose.’
Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes; Sick and Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. It was taped in Seattle Washington and covered everything from racial profiling to gay marriage.

Sykes was seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty,” the sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature “Monster-In-Law” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature “Over The Hedge” for Dreamworks as well as “The Barnyard” for Paramount Pictures.

She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show “Wanda Does It” where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004. Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

She spent 5 years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.” As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic”. She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly- Inside The NFL”.

In 2010 she won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians.

She also appeared in the feature films: “Pootie Tang”, “Nutty Professor 2; The Klumps”, and “Down to Earth”.



05/16/15

$39.00 - $59.00



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

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



The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

Presented by 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



Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall

Triple Play - Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck - create a remarkable mix of folk, blues, and jazz. The groupo is led by the late Dave Brubeck's son Chris, himself an acclaimed composer, trombonist and pianist.

"Triple Play was rollicking good fun … the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - L.A.Times



05/17/15

Adults: $49
Students: $15 with Student ID
Youth Below 18: $15



- http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/chris-brubeck-triple-play/

Mechanics Hall - 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608



Words and Phrases Found: Brahms, Needham, Janacek, Stravinsky

Presented by Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston at Goethe-Institut Boston

Stories, aphorisms, poems and speech…music begins where words end. Janacek crafts melodies from the pitch and rhythm of the Czech language, Bernard Rands draws us into the distilled, highly-charged world of Samuel Beckett, and Stravinsky spins a dream-like tale of exile and alienation.

PROGRAM:
Leos Janacek, Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 (1917)
Bernard Rands, Prelude ...sans voix parmi les voix… for flute, viola & harp
Igor Stravinsky, Suite from Histoire du Soldat for clarinet, violin & piano
Clint Needham, Axioms for flute, clarinet, string trio, piano & percussion
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87



05/17/15

$45, $35, $25; $5 off for students/seniors



- http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/may.html

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



Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

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.

“The 16-member Cedar Lake…has become a New York success story, possibly the country’s most innovative contemporary ballet troupe with an A-list repertoire, and an accent of creation that few companies worldwide can match.” – The New York Times

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.



05/15/15 - 05/17/15

Tickets start at $45

Student Rush Tickets: $20.00. Two tickets per valid student I.D., cash only. Ticket sales begin 1 1/2 hours before the event at the venue box office.



- http://www.celebrityseries.org/cedarlake/index.htm



South American Gems

Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre

Pro Arte Music Director Emerita Gisèle Ben-Dor returns to conduct a series of tangos, including Piazzolla’s Remembrances of Buenos Aires. Joining us is Adrian Anantawan on violin and Juanjo Mosalini on the Argentinian Bandoneón. We conclude with Ginastera’s masterpiece of folklore and dance.

Gisele Ben-Dor, Conductor
Adrian Anantawan, Violin
With a special performance by The Conservatory Lab Charter School Dudamel Orchestra

PIAZZOLLA Oblivion
PIAZZOLLA Adios Nonino
PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
GINASTERA Variacones Concertantes



05/17/15

Tickets: $18 - $73



- http://www.proarte.org/south-american-gems/

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



The Ultimate Crossover: Finding Your Way in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Beyond

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Wheelock Family Theatre

For students interested in maximizing their potential as a performer, this workshop shares the secrets of putting together a successful crossover audition book by exploring how singers can switch seamlessly from one style of music to another. Students will develop essential collaboration skills as they work closely with a pianist/coach on elements of style, diction, and musicality to create interpretations that are uniquely suited to their own skills and strengths. By encouraging the development of a healthy vocal technique and fundamental skills, this session will help students become well-rounded singers who can wow a crowd across several musical genres and styles.

Part of the Finding Your Voice: The Complete Singing Actor series; one- and two-day workshops for youth ages 11 - 15 



05/16/15 - 05/17/15

$200 per workshop; some scholarships available



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Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum

The establishment of the Boston Athenæum in 1807 as a place for the advancement of American culture coincided with the rise of Neoclassicism as the aesthetic-of-choice, first in Europe and then in the new United States. As an artistic movement, Neoclassicism dominated western art from the 1750s when major archaeological sites at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and elsewhere were discovered, and the second quarter of the nineteenth century when Romanticism, an outgrowth of Neoclassicism, came into vogue. In the United States, with its pretensions to a democracy modeled on Greco-Roman and Enlightenment ideals, the design language of the classical world seemed perfect for the translation of heady ideas into visual, accessible reality. Thus the proliferation of ancient forms—columns, capitals, acanthus leaves, ideal faces, perfect torsos—in the American fine arts during the late eighteenth century and into the first half of the nineteenth.

This exhibition brings together many of the masterworks of American neoclassic sculptures from the Athenæum’s collection for the first time. The exhibition installation will include sections that summarize the ancient roots of Neoclassicism; early European interpretations of it; the rise of Neoclassicism in America; the tension between the classical and the real in portraiture and in images of children during this period; the Neoclassicist’s preference for themes from literature and religion; and the special role that Boston—and the Boston Athenæum—played in the patronage of American sculptors during the first half of the nineteenth century.



02/26/15 - 05/17/15

Boston Athenæum Members free; non-members $5.00



- http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition

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



Danforth Art Public Tours

Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through May 17 are: The Expressive Voice: Landscape Reimagined, David Berger: Space for the Human Heart, Prilla Smith Brackett and Amy Ragus: Fractured Visions, Elizabeth Ellenwood: Of Light and Line, and Jennifer Goldfinger: At Play in the Children’s Gallery. 



03/15/15 - 05/17/15

Free with Museum admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, under age 17 free
 



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

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



Collection Intervention: Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Ellen Gallagher (b. 1965) brings together imagery from myth, nature, art, and culture to create complex works in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, relief, collage, print, sculpture, and film. This season the Addison is delighted to be able to exhibit Gallagher’s seminal print portfolio DeLuxe. To create this remarkable series of sixty works, the artist used beauty and hair product advertisements drawn from vintage African American magazines as raw material which she then transformed via printing techniques ranging from aquatint, drypoint, and silkscreen to laser-cutting, mold-making, and digital technology. Further subverting and recontextualizing the original ads, Gallagher added plasticine, paint, coconut oil, toy eyeballs, and glitter to each of the printed surfaces. A tour-de-force fusion of printmaking, drawing, collage, and painting this playful and provocative series of gridded prints offers sly and insightful commentary on modernism, mass media, fashion, identity, and race in mid-century America. Taking center stage in this exhibition, DeLuxe serves as inspiration for groupings of works chosen from the Addison’s permanent collection that explore the multiple layers of material and meaning revealed in Gallagher’s work.



02/07/15 - 05/17/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



2015 SMFA Medal Award Gala Honoring John Baldessari

Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) Medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world. On May 18, SMFA will honor renowned American artist John Baldessari who for over five decades has influenced generations of artists as both an educator and creator. The gala, which includes an award presentation, seated dinner, and a silent art auction, raises crucial funds for SMFA student resources. Visit smfa.edu/medal for details.

Image: John Baldessari, Photo by Heidi Slimane, 2011. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.

 



05/18/15

Tickets start at $250. Contact us to find out how to become a sponsor.



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

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



9th Annual Boston Handbell Festival

Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Old South Church, Boston

On the third Tuesday of May, Old South Church plays host to the Boston Handbell Festival, an annual celebration of handbell musicianship co-sponsored by Old South and the Back Bay Ringers.

The Boston Handbell Festival brings together local community handbell ensembles, as well as the Old South Ringers and an invited guest choir, for an evening of massed and solo ringing in Old South’s beautiful sanctuary. The concert is free and open to the public. Many audience members at the BHF are seeing handbells for the first time! They’ve been treated to an enormous variety of performances, including pieces that included choreography, singing, baseball hats, or pirate costumes, as well as a memorable massed piece involving five choirs and Old South’s stunning Skinner pipe organ.



05/19/15

FREE



- http://www.backbayringers.org/events/boston-handbell-festival/

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



Stratsford Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Reason and judgment prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.



05/21/15

$22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth



- http://www.rockportmusic.org/stratford-shakespeare-festival/

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



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area.

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



05/22/15

$8 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



Shelter

Presented by Lorelei Ensemble at Marsh Chapel

 Boston's only female vocal chamber ensemble presents a concert devoted to peace and refuge. Featuring new music by Carson Cooman as well as a collaboration between composer Shaw Pong Liú, Lorelei Ensemble, and Calligrapher Mike Mei. Rarely performed music from the Spanish Las Huelgas codex rounds out the program. 



05/22/15 - 05/23/15

$30 General Admission
$15 Students



- http://www.loreleiensemble.com

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



Thrill of Contact

Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House

Join Boston Ballet for a striking program of precision and impressive athleticism featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, and a world premiere by Jeffrey Cirio.



05/14/15 - 05/24/15

$142-$29



- http://www.bostonballet.org/thrillofcontact/

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



Shrek The Musical

Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the DreamWorks film Shrek

Directed by Shelley Bolman
Musical director: Matthew Stern
Choreographer: Patricia Manalo Bochnak
Scenic design: Matthew T. Lazure

The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess, and a garrulous donkey, Shrek The Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy tale expectations. With wit and a mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love, all while thwarting a dastardly villain. Based on the irreverent book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily ever after”, and the importance of accepting yourself for who you really are.



04/17/15 - 05/24/15

Tickets: $20 - $35

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 8+.



- http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/current-season.aspx

Wheelock Family Theatre - 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215



Mr g

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater

Mr g creates time, space, matter, a few basic laws of physics. These give birth to stars, planets… but intelligent life? The Creator’s plans go awry when a mysterious rival questions the nature of free will. Together, we experience the birth and fate of Mr g’s favorite universe: ours. Adapted by Wesley Savick (who staged Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams and Car Talk: The Musical!!!).



04/23/15 - 05/24/15

$15+



- https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/mr-g/

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



StereoType: New Directions in Typography

Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. 



11/13/14 - 05/25/15

Free



- http://www.architects.org/bsaspace/exhibitions/stereotype-new-directions-typography



House Teams

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.



09/03/13 - 05/26/15

$5



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

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



The Show Against Humanity

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Based on the party game, Cards against Humanity, this show has Main Stage actors, alum and special guests doing some of the most politically-incorrect, just plain "wrong" scenes you're ever going to see.

The Show Against Humanity -- You're going to hate yourself for laughing. #sorrynotsorry.



10/21/14 - 05/29/15

Tickets: $15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/show-against-humanity.aspx

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



The Invented Landscape

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Just as the Arnold Arboretum is an invented landscape, so are the paintings in this exhibition. While every work of art is an invention, Nancy Sableski takes this concept a step further by painting imagined landscapes that are constructed by blending multiple images taken with her cellphone. In this way she invents places that don’t exist but which clearly refer to the Arboretum. This technique allows her to examine aspects of landscape that continually capture her imagination: the interplay of powerful verticals, unpredictable diagonals, and receding horizontals.



02/21/15 - 05/29/15

FREE



- http://arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/art-shows/

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



Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

Presented by Cooper Gallery

 A forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983, Grupo Antillano articulated a vision of Cuban culture that privileged the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. The art of Grupo Antillano belongs to a long tradition of Caribbean resistance and cultural cimarronaje, a tradition that lives on in the work of the younger contemporary artists who also participate in this exhibit.

 



01/30/15 - 05/29/15

Free and open to the public.











































































































 








 


 
 



- http://coopergalleryhc.org/drapetomania/



Suzuki School's Artist Concert featuring the Claremont Trio

Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Wilson Chapel, Newton

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

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

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

Online ticket prices reflect a $10 advance purchase discount.

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



05/29/15

$35/$30 seniors/$20 students



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

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



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 Show cast join alumni and NXT company actors to create an audience-interactive experience that’s different every time.



09/06/14 - 05/30/15



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

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



Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

 

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



05/30/15

Reserved seating:

$25 advance
$28 day of show



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

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



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!



09/05/13 - 05/30/15

$20-$25



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/main-stage-show.aspx

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



Memorial Day Concert: Songs of Love & War

Presented by Music Worcester

The Worcester Chorus
Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor

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

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

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



05/30/15

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



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



Raunch

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

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



10/21/14 - 05/30/15

$15

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



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

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



Get the Led Out

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



05/30/15

$25-$35



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

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!



02/28/15 - 05/30/15

69.95



- http://www.thedinnerdetective.com/bos



The Sunday Night Show

Presented by Improv Asylum at Improv Asylum Theater

Come finish up your weekend with us. The Sunday Night Show features a blend of improv and new sketches each week. No rules and definitely never the same show twice. Members of the Main Stage Show cast, the NXT, and alums will all be there to ensure a raucous good time.



11/24/14 - 05/31/15

$15



- http://www.improvasylum.com/shows/now-playing/the-sunday-night-show.aspx

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



Heritage Pops - And the Winner Is...!

Presented by Heritage Chorale

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

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



05/31/15

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



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



Africa's Children of Arms

Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum

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

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



11/19/14 - 05/31/15

Free with museum admission.



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

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



"Weird Al" Yankovic: Mandatory World Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

 



06/02/15

$52.00



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

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



Intro to Welding

Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts

Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering a six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter.
In this introductory course, students will get a basic overview of welding which covers gas welding or Oxy Acetylene, stick or arc welding and MIG welding. Students are taught shop safety as well proper use of tools and equipment. Students will learn various techniques and will make at least one piece by the end of the six week session.

Class size: Maximum 5 students. Number of Sessions: 8 for Monday classes, 10 for Wednesday AM classes, 5 Wednesday PM.

Teacher: Benjamin Todd

Stonybrook offers day and evening classes.

AM Classes are offered on Mondays 9-12PM from 3/30-6/1, Wednesdays 9-12PM from 4/1-6/3. Evening classes are offered on Mondays from 6-9PM from 3/30-6/1. This spring Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering 5 week Wednesday night classes. PM Session 2 is from 4/1-4/29. PM Session 3 is from 05/06-06/03

No classes are held on 04/06 and 05/25.

Price varies with number of class sessions $400 for 5 week session, $640 for 8 week session and $775 for a 10 week session.

 

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

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

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

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

 



03/30/15 - 06/03/15

$500-$775 depending on number of sessions



- http://www.stonybrookfinearts.com

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



Open Mic Night at Starbucks

Presented by Winchester Community Music School

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



06/04/15

Free



- http://www.winchestermusic.org



Dark Star Orchestra - Spring Tour East 2015

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

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

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

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

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



06/04/15

$32.00 - $40.00



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

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



Musical Theatre Discovery 7-12 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

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



01/30/15 - 06/05/15

$375



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

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



Kevin Hart

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family 



06/05/15

$28.00 - $121.50



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

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



Titans IV

Presented by Cape Symphony

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

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

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

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

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



06/06/15

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



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



Mothers & Sons

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

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



05/08/15 - 06/06/15

Tickets: $25 - $61



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

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



The Fab Faux: Meet (With) The Beatles

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



06/06/15

$35 - $95



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

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



Henry VI, Part 2

Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project

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



05/13/15 - 06/07/15

$28-$50. $15 student rush at the door, first-come, first-serve



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



Warhol @ Wellesley

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

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



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

FREE



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

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



Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

Pretty Raw takes the artist Helen Frankenthaler as a lens through which to refocus our vision of modernist art over the past 50 years. In this version, decoration, humor, femininity and masculinity, the everyday, pleasure, and authorial control take center stage. Artists from the 1950s through the present work in a range of mediums, finding personal, social and political meaning in sheer, gorgeous materiality.



02/11/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/prettyraw.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



New Acquisitions

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

New Acquisitions gathers together objects that have entered the Rose's collection in the last 18 months. Major historical works by artists including Howardena Pindell, Sam Gilliam and Melvin Edwards demonstrate the Rose's commitment to diversifying its holdings in 20th century painting and sculpture by acquiring important works by figures who until recently have been excluded from canonical accounts of art history due to race and gender-based discrimination.  Curated by Rose Director Chris Bedford, this exhibition focuses on abstract painting and sculpture by African Americans with an emphasis on work made in the 1970s. 



02/11/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/newacquisitions.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Buddy Guy

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

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



06/07/15

$40.00 - $85.00



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

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



L'Elisir d'Amore

Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden

Opera@51 presents a fully staged performance of L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. The leading roles will be sung by Robin Farnsley (Adina) Ray Bauwens (Nemorino),  Adrianne Fleming (Gianetta), Nathan Rodriguez (Belcore) and Michael Prichard (Dulcamara). The opera will be sung in Italian, with English surtitles.



06/05/15 - 06/07/15

$25



- http://www.51walden.org/lelisir-damore/

The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden - 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742



Parviz Tanavoli

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

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

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

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



02/03/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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

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



Michael Craig-Martin: Reconstructing Seurat

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

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



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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

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



Francesc Torres: What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

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

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



02/24/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



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

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



Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Throughout the seventeenth century, Rembrandt van Rijn and his contemporaries explored the genre of landscape as both the setting for and the subject of their work. Dramatic, inviting, wild, and inhabited, the natural settings frame narratives depicted by these artists and become the focus of the works themselves. This exhibition of drawings and prints drawn from the Davis collections examines changing attitudes to nature in the United Provinces and the diverse ways in which landscape both imagined and observed was depicted by Rembrandt and other artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

Co-curated by Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art, Wellesley College and Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs, with generous support from the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe '54 Davis Museum Program Fund.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



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



Edged in Black - SMS

Presented by Wellesley College

SMS is an important piece of the history of modern art. Amidst the social and political turbulence of 1968, William Copley, an American surrealist painter and art dealer, created an inventive periodical entitled S.M.S., which informally stood for “Shit Must Stop.” Copley was inspired by the fluxus movement, which encouraged the blending of all aspects of art and life. S.M.S. embodied this philosophy. The artwork ranged from dada to pop art and took many forms of expression, including photography, audio, drawings, and writing. Through the generous gift of Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of '54, the Davis Museum holds a complete set of the portfolios. This exhibition showcases a selection of interactive work by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Kosuth and Roy Lichtenstein alongside music by La Monte Young and Terry Riley.

 

Curated by Michael Maizels, Andrew W. Mellon New Media Curator/Lecturer.

Generously supported by the Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund.

 



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/



Hanging with the Old Masters

Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent galleries, many of which have been off view for decades, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial reinstallation process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum and will afford the campus community and the general public alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls on the fifth floor will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through Old Master Italian paintings. Issues and concerns, including questions of display, conservation, and aesthetics, that inform whether an individual work of art will be included in the reinstallation will be revealed and, hopefully, demystified for the viewer.

Co-curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs/Senior Curator of Collections, and Claire Whitner, Associate Curator.

Presented with generous support from the Sandra Cohen Bakalar '55 Fund and the Mildred Cooper Glimcher '61 Endowed Fund.



02/10/15 - 06/07/15

Free



- http://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/

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



Ivy Street School Extravaganza

Presented by Ivy Street School at Berklee Performance Center

 A group of students from the Ivy Street School will be performing in their fourth annual Extravaganza.

The Extravaganza is a talent show where the Ivy Street’s students can showcase their talents including but not limited to singing, dancing, other music, and skits. The students prepare for months to perform with professionals and have their moment to shine.

The Ivy Street School is a residential school in Brookline, MA for adolescents with brain injuries and other neurological challenges ages 13-22. The school is one of only a handful in the country that specializes in behavioral health diagnoses, autism spectrum disorder, post High School transition programming, brain injury, and other neurological conditions.



06/11/15

FREE



- http://www.mabcommunity.org/ivystreetschool/news-events/extravaganza.html

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



Bette Midler

Presented by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group at TD Garden

Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M's national tour kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 22 cities nationwide, including a stop in Boston at TD Garden on June 12, 2015.

With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans are entitled to a copy of her new CD, "It's the Girls!" The tour is produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group.

The tour will feature material from Midler's iconic career and material from her new album, "It's The Girls!" - a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages. "It's The Girls!" features the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60's super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90's hit makers TLC.



06/12/15

$45.50 - $260.50



- http://www.tdgarden.com/event-registration/?ee=396

TD Garden - Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02222



Boston Pride presents Fortune Feimster

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Fortune Feimster made her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where she finished as a semi-finalist. That same year she was selected to perform in the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Now Fortune is a
full-time writer and roundtable regular on the E! Network’s popular late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” with Chelsea Handler. She’s also a cast member on the second season
of Handler’s scripted series, “After Lately.” In her spare time, Fortune travels the country doing stand-up, but can be seen on a weekly basis at the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store. She is also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist, and is an alumna of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts other such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow.



06/13/15

$25



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/boston-pride-presents-fortune-feimster/

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



Dance Classes 3-11 years

Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

The Dance Program explores kinesthetic creativity by using movement, music, props, games and play to develop and link students’ learning into complex dance moves and phrases. Dance Instructor Tom Krusinski starts with each child’s strengths within individual and ensemble work, engaging them using the practices of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, including spatial, linguistic, mathematical and logical. Such intelligences assist in emotional and behavioral control, resisting impulses, developing cognitive flexibility and memory, and bringing courage and joy to meeting challenging situations in and out of the dance class.

Creative Dance 3-5
Sibling Dance 3-8
Pre-Ballet 4-7
Pre-Ballet for Boys 4-6
Ballet 6-8
Modern Dance 6-8
Making Dances for Boys 6-8
Dance Ensemble 8-11
Boys Dance Ensemble 9-11



01/26/15 - 06/13/15

$345, 15 weeks



- http://www.bmsmusic.org/music-study/dance/

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



New Castle Village Walk & Garden Tour

Presented by Pontine Theatre

Visit a variety of exquisite gardens at Pontine Theatre’s annual New Castle Village Walk and Garden Tour. The self-guided walking tour takes participants on a leisurely stroll through the quaint seaside town and into several private gardens, some on the water’s edge.

The New Castle Village Walk will take place rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Pontine Theatre's cultural and educational programs. This event is underwritten by Piscataqua Landscaping.



06/14/15

$20, $15 if purchased online



- http://www.pontine.org



Over There! Posters from World War I

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

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe—including select examples from Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. Many of the works were used to encourage enlistment in the US Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Service, while others appeal to the American citizenry to buy war bonds, conserve food, support the Red Cross and other relief agencies, and maintain a strong work ethic on the home front. This exhibition is the first time since 1938 that many of these works will be on view, and marks the MFA’s first display of the newly acquired poster I Want You for U. S. Army (1917) by James Montgomery Flagg.



07/26/14 - 06/14/15

Adults $25 Seniors (65+) | $23 Students (18+) $23 | Youths 7–17 FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays otherwise $10 | MFA members and children 6 and under FREE



- http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/over-there

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



Dreamgirls

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are discovered by an ambitious agent who begins to guide their quickly rising career. However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.  Share their elation and tribulations on the road to stardom, told through an unforgettable score that features "One Night Only," "Dreamgirls," and one of the most popular songs in musical theatre history, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." This brand-new production of DREAMGIRLS will provide the show-stopping numbers and touching performances audiences have come to expect from North Shore Music Theatre productions.



06/02/15 - 06/14/15

Please contact the Ticket Office for Seating and Pricing.



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



Rose Projects 1C: Painting Blind

Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

 

Painting Blind brings together work by four artists­–Willem de Kooning, Maria Lassnig, Frank Auerbach, and Georg Baselitz–that deliberately blurs touch and vision, bodily experience and image. A small group of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reveal these artists rejecting the confines of categories such as abstraction and representation in order to feel their way to new possibilities in art in the post-war world. This exhibition, curated by Curator-at-Large Katy Siegel, is the final installment of Rose Projects 1, a series of three research-based exhibitions.  

 

 



02/11/15 - 06/17/15

Free and open to the public.



- http://www.brandeis.edu/rose/onview/spring2015/roseprojects1c.html

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University - 415 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453



Handel and Haydn Sings

Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall

Join us for this special concert, held in conjuction with the 2015 Chorus America conference, which will have Harry Christophers conducting some of his favorite choral selections in front of an audience of choral enthusiasts. This program surveys some of the most moving vocal music of the past four centuries, from the glorious counterpoint fo Palestrina to the spirtual minimalism of Arvo Part. 



06/18/15

$27-$52



- http://handelandhaydn.org/concerts/handel-and-haydn-sings/

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



The Tenderloins - The Cast of Impractical Jokers

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Formed in 1999 by four high school friends, The Tenderloins (Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Joe Gatto and Brian Quinn) have been making New York City laugh for over a decade. They can currently be found as the creators and cast of “Impractical Jokers”, the new hit hidden camera comedy series on truTV airing every Thursday night.

Come see the cast of Impractical Jokers live on stage in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!



06/19/15

$50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/the-tenderloins-the-cast-of-impractical-jokers/

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



After All The Terrible Things I Do

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.



05/22/15 - 06/21/15

Ticket price range: $25-$83



- http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2014-2015/after-all-the-terrible-things-i-do/

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



Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season May-June 2015

Presented by Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

May 15th – June 21st, 2015
Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties
180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 508-862-4990
Friday-Sunday, 11AM -8PM Also, Monday, May 25th.
Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists who work and sell their wares right from their "seaside studios". Artwork varies and includes painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, ceramics, mariner knot work, wood carving, and much more! Artists change weekly. FREE family entertainment, July/August. http://www.hyartsdistrict.com
 



05/15/15 - 06/21/15

FREE!



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



60th Annual Arts Festival

Presented by South Shore Art Center at Cohasset Town Common

For 60 years, Cohasset’s historic town common has been the site of South Shore Art Center’s annual arts festival, attracting over 9,000 guests to the three-day festival. Held on Father’s Day weekend, a sprawling eight-pole tent housing art exhibitions, 100 exhibitor booths, food booths, and a performance stage transform the quintessential New England town green. 



06/19/15 - 06/21/15

Suggested Donation $5.



- http://ssac.org/festival.asp

Cohasset Town Common - North Main Street, Cohasset, MA, 02025



NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza - A Pop Culture Expo

Presented by IMAGE Meet And Greet Entertainment LLC

 NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of comics, movies, television and Nerd culture.  Celebrities signing autographs including Adam West of "Batman" and :Family Guy," along with national and local artists, authors and musicians. Cosplay (costumes) including contests and video game tournaments provide entertainment and activities.  NECC K!DZ presented by artist Emily Drouin provides young people with a creatuve area to learn how to draw, write or create a comic book.  Panels, presentations and famous cars from TV and Movies including the Batmobile and Batcycle from the 1966 Batman TV show and a De Lorean time machine from Back To The Futiure.  More attractions and guests to be announced.



06/20/15 - 06/21/15

$20 daily in Advance

$25 daily at the door

$10 daily children 7-13 advance

$15 daily children 7-13 at the door

$30 weekend pass in advance

$40 weekend pass at door

$15 weekend children 7-13 advance

$20 weekend children 7-13 at the door

Children under 7 Free



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Wellesley Summer Theatre Company Presents: Three Sisters

Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and their quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. Written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, Three Sisters was Chekhov's first specific commission for the Moscow Arts Theatre.

A year after the death of their father, an army officer, the Moscow-bred Prosorovs, including the three sisters Olga, Masha, Irina, and one brother Andrew, are finding life drab and increasingly hopeless in a provincial Russian town. Only the proximity of a nearby artillery post and the company of its officers make their existence bearable. Each of the sisters is in pursuit of love and happiness, but both of these desires seem increasingly out of reach as the play progresses.

The play has often been described as "the decline of the aristocratic and artistic elite coupled with the search for meaning in a modern world." Chekhov offers us the Prozorov siblings, who are refined and cultured youth, raised in Moscow but living a small and "lifeless" provincial town for the past eleven years. With the recent death of their father Colonel Prozorov, they await a return to Moscow where the "good life" can begin again.

From its initial success to current productions, audiences have responded with enthusiasm to this beautiful collision of envisioned dreams and frustrated hopes as well as the memorable characters of the Prozorov family and their friends, lovers, and acquaintances who populate the stage (pcpa.org).



05/21/15 - 06/21/15

$10 Seniors/Students
$20 Adults

 



- http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/56346

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 02481



Keb' Mo'

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth.

“I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” Keb’ relates. “’BLUESAmericana’ is the beginning of the next phase of who I am.” The disc will be accompanied by Keb’s most extensive tour in years.

“My job is to look for something that’s truthful,” he vows. “Lies are the hardest things in the world to remember, but the truth digs right inside me and it reaches other people, too. If a song is truthful, the way the songs on ‘BLUESAmericana’ are, I have a piece of that song inside of me so I can always deliver it from my heart.”



06/25/15

$40.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/keb-mo/

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



Rock Off Main

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

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area.

Tickets are sold at the door for all performances.



06/26/15

$8 public / members free



- http://natickarts.org

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



The Weepies

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.

In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

SIRENS will be released by Nettwerk worldwide on April 28, 2015.



06/26/15

$30.00 - $40.00



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

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



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater

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



02/13/15 - 06/26/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

The Riot Theater - 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130



The Donkey Show

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience - a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever! 



09/06/14 - 06/27/15

Tickets from $25



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

OBERON - 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138



ComedySportz Boston

Presented by New England Fun at Davis Square Theatre

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



08/08/14 - 06/27/15

Adults: $15
Kids 12 & Under: $10



- http://cszboston.com

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



Celtic Woman: 10th Anniversary Celebration

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

Global music sensation CELTIC WOMAN brings its 10th Anniversary Celebration to Worcester. This enchanting musical experience features CELTIC WOMAN performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss CELTIC WOMAN live in concert! CelticWoman.com

 

 

Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank



06/27/15

Full price tickets are $45 and $74, with limited premium seats available for $105.



- http://thehanovertheatre.org/showinfo.php?id=173

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



Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums, star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos, and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. For five consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist.” Since 2001, the franchise has sold more than 15 million albums. Their latest release, KIDZ BOP 26, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The KIDZ BOP Kids have toured the country performing kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits and are hitting the road again in 2015. The all-new “Make Some Noise!” tour will stop in more than 40 major cities across North America.



06/27/15

$25.00 - $50.00



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/kidz-bop/

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



Blue Man Group

Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse

Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre. Blue Man Group is recommended for ages 7 and up.



09/17/14 - 06/28/15

Tickets: $59.50 - $117.10



- http://www.blueman.com/boston/about-show

Charles Playhouse - 74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA, 02116



July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks Free Concert

Presented by HyArts Cultural District

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks free concert
Saturday, July 4th, Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean Street, Hyannis
7PM-dusk
 



07/04/15

Free



- http://www.artsbarnstable.com



Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos 1972-2005

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

In conjunction with the presentation of Joan Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the List presents seven of the artist’s seminal film and video works surveying the breadth of her career. Immersed in the post-minimal experiments of New York’s downtown scene, Jonas developed her distinctive performances drawing on dance, ritual and various theater traditions in the late 1960s, and soon began to incorporate video into her work. Her first single-screen tape Organic Honey’s Visual Telepathy (1972) combines her inquiry into the representation of femininity using masks, mirrors, and other props, with the conceptual probing of video’s properties such as instant playback. The film Mirage (1976) shows the artist executing a number of signature, enigmatic chalk drawings, and erasing them immediately after. In the 1980s, Jonas’s work turned towards more narrative forms, inspired by antique myths, fairy tales, and literature. Using a range of stylized special effects, Double Lunar Dogs (1984), based on a science fiction story by Robert Heinlein, envisions the inhabitants of a space ship lost in space for generations, whereas Volcano Saga (1989), originally produced for television broadcast, stages a retelling of an ancient Icelandic saga. Also presented isLines in the Sand (2002-2005), documenting Jonas’s celebrated performance first staged for Documenta 11 in 2002.



04/07/15 - 07/05/15

Free and open to the public.



- https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/joan-jonas-selected-films-and-videos-1972-2005

MIT List Visual Arts Center - 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA, 02139



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



Melanie

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

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



07/17/15

$28 - $46



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

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



Phil Vassar

Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

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

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

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



07/19/15

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



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



Shrek

Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

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



07/07/15 - 07/19/15

Please see website for Ticket Prices.



- http://www.nsmt.org

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



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

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

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



12/20/14 - 07/19/15

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

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



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

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



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

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

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

July 13-23

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 



07/13/15 - 07/23/15

Please call 617.456.6380



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

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



Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Kerry Dunn

Presented by Academy of Realist Art Boston

 5 Day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop (5 day)

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

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



07/20/15 - 07/24/15

700.00



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



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop for ages 8-14

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

 North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead

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

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

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

 

 

 



07/06/15 - 07/24/15

Please call 617.456.6380



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

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



The Half Door Sunday Open Mic

Presented by Half Door Sunday Open Mic

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



07/21/13 - 07/26/15

N/A



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



Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums

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



11/16/14 - 07/26/15

Free with admission to museums.

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



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

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



Suffield Academy Summer Academy

Presented by Suffield Academy

 Suffield Academy will hold its five-week Summer Academy on its campus from June 28 through July 31, 2015. The Summer Academy is open to boys and girls ages 12 through 18, as either day students or boarding students.

Application materials are available online. Students are accepted on a first come first served basis. Suffield Academy has been running an academic enrichment summer session since 1995.

According to Suffield Academy Summer Programs Director, Greg Lynch, “The summer session offers academic programs in mathematics, languages, computer science and sciences; workshops in leadership and study skills; and a full array of athletics, arts, and recreational activities on the campus in Suffield, Connecticut. We also program weekend field trips to New York City, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island”.

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer

For additional information, contact Kyle Vigneault, Summer Academy Director of Admissions, at 860-386-4482 or kvigneault@suffieldacademy.org.

Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, Connecticut. Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy's programs and services: www.suffieldacademy.org.



06/28/15 - 07/31/15

Summer Academy information including course descriptions, tuition and fees, and application materials are online at:
www.suffieldacademy.org/summer



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Thunder From Down Under

Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

 The PERFECT Girl's Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!

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

This show is the ultimate bachelorette party, divorce party and girls' night out destination.



07/31/15

$20.50 - $37.50



- http://thewilbur.com/artist/thunder-from-down-under/

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



Light/Dark, White/Black

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

 Beyond their effectiveness in depicting three-dimensionality and conveying light and shade to construct the illusion of space, black and white have long fascinated artists, as they are rich with symbolism, metaphor, and association. Comprised of challenging juxtapositions, harmonious ensembles, and unexpected pairings, this exhibition explores how artists use different formal elements and mediums to exploit the associative character of black and white and visually render conceptual themes. Through this lens, the work of artists such as Josef Albers, Roy DeCarava, Carroll Dunham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Ray Metzker, Louise Nevelson, Dorothea Rockburne, Fred Sandback, Frank Stella, Ad Reinhardt—whose avant-garde treatise on this subject inspired the title of the exhibition—and others from the Addison’s permanent collection will come into focus.



01/17/15 - 07/31/15

FREE



- http://www.addisongallery.org



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



Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Workshop

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

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



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for these classes.



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



Boston Ballet School Summer Children's Program

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

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



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series

Presented by Boston Ballet School Newton at Boston Ballet School

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



08/03/15 - 08/14/15

There is tuition for this class.



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

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



Boston Ballet School Master Class Series for ages 12-17