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Exhibit: Siberia Imagined and Reimagined (September 13 - January 10)

September 13th 2014
Museum of Russian Icons

Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings compelling photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to America for the first time. Countless images of Siberia by non-Russian photographers have been publ...

“Works on Paper” Multi-Artist Exhibit (through Jan. 5)

November 9th 2014
Hudson Town Hall

Most works are available for purchase. A portion of each sale of art goes to support the River’s Edge Arts Alliance. Please support our local artists, support the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, promo...

Exhibit: "The Dennison Manufacturing Company 1844-1990" (Oct. 10-Nov. 14)

November 14th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library

Fascinating look at this iconic Framingham-based corporation that "supplied" the world. A Dennison Mfg. Company Exhibition, Reunion and Brew Launch The story of “The Dennison” is very much the s...

Evita at The Umbrella Community Arts Center

November 14th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 20.00

Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, who escaped an early life of poverty to become a starlet, the president...

Artists Market

November 15th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Enjoy the holiday shopping season at deCordova | Store’s annual Artists’ Market, with an expanded selection of handcrafted, stylish, and unusual gifts, ornaments, fiber goods, and more. ...

Better Together StoryWalk®

November 28th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

All day The Discovery Museums Campus Thanksgiving is a great time to think about family, friends, and those that are special in your life. As you reflect, explore our campus while reading Jan Brett...

Winter Reimagined--Holly Days

November 28th 2014
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Wander through glittering indoor displays and illuminated trees and shrubs in the Orchard, Entry, Lawn and Winter Gardens. A giant Bromeliad tree, hundreds of poinsettias, more than 1,500 hand-crafted...

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees

November 28th 2014
Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees will showcase over 75 trees and a new addition to the festival, Snow Village at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. The Festival of Tr...

Sixth Annual Festival of Trees (through Dec. 14)

November 28th 2014
Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees will showcase over 75 trees and a new addition to the festival, Snow Village at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. The Festival , dis...

Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts

November 28th 2014
Concord Museum

Visiting Family Trees over Thanksgiving weekend? Get crafty with your family with special projects related to this year's children's books. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; free with Family Trees admission, Me...

Eddie Money live at the Violet Jam!

November 28th 2014
The Verve at the Crown Plaza

A Pop & Roll Cocktail Party you won't want to miss! Eddie Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money's sound, and the album, whic...

BLACK BOX New England Artists Series Presents Brothers McCann

November 28th 2014
THE BLACK BOX
Price: 20.00

Brothers McCann creates dynamic palettes of sound, weaving sweeping three-part harmonies over rustic reinventions of folk-rock. Mike, Pat and Eric nurture the heart of their New England musical upbrin...

LEGO ZONE

November 28th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Drop-in All Day, Science Discovery Museum You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to ou...

Holiday Stroll--Holliston Business Association

November 29th 2014
Downtown Holliston

The all-day event includes kids car racing, a campfire booking demonstration, visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus and Magic Mike the Balloonman, wine-tasting, cookie-decorating, live music, and specials a...

Holiday Window Decorating and Tree-Lighting

November 30th 2014
Natick Common

Enjoy hot chocolate, characters, sit with Santa, and trim the tree! Stroll downtown Natick to see all the windows decorated for the holidays! Then, from 2:30 to about 5:30 p.m., the annual Holida...

Distinguished Writers Series: Zadie Smith

December 1st 2014
Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, Green Hall 237

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:30pm Location: Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East About the Distinguished Writers Series The Distinguished Writers Series reminds us that reading, writing, conversation, ...

First Dibs: Holiday Shopping Event

December 1st 2014
Concord Museum

A special evening of holiday shopping. Get first dibs on our star-studded collection of holiday gifts!...

Lecture: Natick's Beginnings

December 3rd 2014
Natick Historical Museum

Do you know about Natick's unique place in American history? Please join us to hear the Society's historian and past-president, Jim Morley, give his lively and informative program about Natick's begi...

ARTFull Explorations

December 4th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Fill your weekend with art and family! Engage with materials and processes inspired by the featured artist of the day. For families with children of all ages....

Great Hill Exploration

December 5th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

10:00am & 3:00pm Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land? Come explore some of the trails that wind through the wooded 184 acres ...

Re-opening of Fine Arts Theatre Maynard

December 5th 2014
Fine Arts Theatre

Come celebrate the newly renovated Fine Arts Theatre at 19 Summer Street in Maynard--a restored gem in MetroWest!...

First Free Night Free AND Super Solar Energy Exploration

December 5th 2014
The Discovery museums

Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept food donations local food pantries. Science Discovery Museum The Sun i...

"Home for the Holidays" On the Marlborough Common

December 5th 2014
Marlborough Union Common

Join the Mayor and Santa for the Tree Lighting on the Common accompanied by performances by the Marlborough High School Mixed Chorus, Enjoy balloons, barn animals, candy canes, popcorn and hot chocol...

"Home for the Holidays" tree lighting

December 5th 2014
Marlborough Union Common

Tree lighting by the mayor at 6pm, along with the Marlborough High School Mixed Chorus, will be followed by performances by the high school's string ensemble and jazz band at the 1st Congregational Ch...

4th Annual Holiday House Tour

December 6th 2014
Concord Museum

Seven of Concord's most beautiful private homes will be professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and well-known interior designers. From 10:00-4:00, guests will tour ground floor rooms ...

Fountain Street Winter Open Studios

December 6th 2014
Fountain Street Studios

Fountain Street Studios Presents the Gift of Art, Saturday (One Day Only), December 6, 2014 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Located at 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702, the 21st Fountain Street Op...

Holiday Bazaar and Book Fair

December 6th 2014
The Writers Loft

Do your holiday book shopping; meet more than 30 local children’s, teen, and adult authors; enjoy activities and crafts for the whole family; see what The Writers’ Loft is all about!...

The Nutcracker

December 6th 2014
Thomas D. Mercer Auditorium
Price: 34.00

The Nutcracker remains a highly anticipated and treasured part of the FPAC season – a popular holiday tradition for more than 20 years. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the world-famous ballet ...

Santa Brunch at American Girl

December 7th 2014
American Girl
Price: 20.00

A classic holiday delight, American Girl-style! We’ll host a delicious brunch at American Girl and then your girl will have an opportunity to pose for a 5x7” photo with Santa. Reservations are req...

Cinephile Sundays: Monsieur Verdoux

December 7th 2014
Collins Cinema

CINÉPHILE SUNDAYS: 100 Years of Tramps The Cinéphile Sundays series offers exemplary films—five each semester—from all parts of the globe and all periods of cinematic history. This fall, we c...

Benefit Concert for Call2Talk with Robin Spielberg

December 7th 2014
TCAN
Price: 30.00

Benefit Concert and Celebration for Call2Talk with Robin Spielberg Pianist/Composer/Author $50 VIP Pre-Party / $30 Regular Admission A charity concert for local mental-health and emotional supp...

The Nutcracker

December 9th 2014
Perrin Theater
Price: 25.00

Walnut Hill School for the Arts presents this annual holiday classic....

All's Well That Ends Well

December 11th 2014
Perrin Theater
Price: 15.00

Walnut Hill School for the Arts presents this William Shakespeare romantic comedy....

MetroWest Festival of Trees

December 12th 2014
Royal Plaza Trade Center

What started six years ago as a small "Christmas at the Farm", Festival of Trees at the Historical Society's 1688 Peter Rice Homestead with 17 Trees has evolved into one of the premier Holiday events ...

American Girl at the Nutcracker

December 12th 2014
American Girl
Price: 90.00

There’s nothing like the wide-eyed wonder of seeing The Nutcracker as a child—unless you’re sharing its magic with your daughter. If she’s a fan of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle, an aspiring ...

Humbug!

December 12th 2014
THE BLACK BOX
Price: 34.00

A family favorite since debuting as part of FPAC’s 2008 season, Humbug! is an original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. With musical hits of every genre and live accompani...

MetroWest Festival of Trees

December 13th 2014
Royal Plaza Trade Center

What started six years ago as a small "Christmas at the Farm", Festival of Trees at the Historical Society's 1688 Peter Rice Homestead with 17 Trees has evolved into one of the premier Holiday events ...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

December 13th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural Councils,...

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

December 13th 2014
The Discovery museums

Come join in all the fun and explore both museums during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Visitors may also drop-in for a workshop from a practicing music t...

MetroWest Festival of Trees

December 14th 2014
Royal Plaza Trade Center

What started six years ago as a small "Christmas at the Farm", Festival of Trees at the Historical Society's 1688 Peter Rice Homestead with 17 Trees has evolved into one of the premier Holiday events ...

9th annual River’s Edge Holiday Concert & Shoppe

December 14th 2014
Hudson High School

will continue our 2014-2015 Season of Compassion. Performing in this popular concert, which has become a warm and festive community tradition, will be the fifty member strong River’s Edge Community ...

Artie Shaw and His Cinderella Theatre Staged Reading

December 15th 2014
Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College

Artie Shaw was a bandleader, clarinetist, precision marksman, expert fly fisher, composer, World War II veteran, and writer in the booming swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Artie Shaw and His ...

Winter Workshop: Snow Globes

December 16th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Who knows what Mother Nature will bring this year, but guarantee a little “snow” for the holidays with a homemade snow globe. A sprinkle of snow and a dash of creativity...

American Girl at the Polar Express Train Ride

December 20th 2014
American Girl
Price: 80.00

Treat your girl or your whole family to a magical celebration of the holiday season based on the hit movie, The Polar Express. After a delicious meal in our Bistro, you’re off to catch the Polar Exp...

The THE BAND Band A Tribute to The Band - Rick Danko Birthday Celebration

December 20th 2014
Johnny D's
Price: 18.00

While iconic roots rock The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of the legendary repertoire...

'Tis the Season

December 20th 2014
Thomas D. Mercer Auditorium
Price: 34.00

’Tis the Season!, an original large cast musical first presented by FPAC in 1995, returns to entertain audiences with great merriment, fanfare and fun. The upbeat, jazzy extravaganza features member...

Everyday Engineering: Marble Runs

December 21st 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Use your engineering skills to design, build and test out roller coas...

Local Inspiration Themed Show 2015: Call to Artists

December 29th 2014
Post Road Art Center
Price: 15.00

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be having a local inspiration themed art show in January. The submission deadline is Thursday January 8th at 7:00pm. The opening reception wi...

Visual Alchemy (through January 25)

January 2nd 2015
Fountain Street Fine Art

This show is open to professional artists working in all media. Juror Elizabeth Devlin is an independent curator, art consultant, and founder of FLUX.Boston, an online resource for artists ad art enth...

Woolf's Orlando

January 8th 2015
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College
Price: 20.00

Woolf’s ORLANDO by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Nora Hussey and performed by Wellesley Summer Theatre Company. The award-winning professional company brings their joy and dramatic dexterity to this ...

Opening: Wayland Winter Farmers Market

January 10th 2015
Russell's Garden Center

ALSO featuringBaer's Best Beans, Bagel Alley, Bread Obsession, C & C Lobsters and Fish, Cookie Lady Treats, Crooked Row Fields, The Daily Jar, Deborah's Kitchen, DOOS P.K., Dragonfly Longarm Quilt...

Local Inspiration Themed Show 2015: Opening Reception

January 15th 2015
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the Local Inspiration Themed Art Show 2015 on Thursday night Jan. 15th. You're sure to find some wonderful pieces amid ...

Farm Fiber Days at Wayland Winter Farmers Market

January 24th 2015
Russell's Garden Center

As part of the weekly Wayland Winter Farmers Market, on January 24, New England farmers will bring their own hand spun and hand dyed yarn, roving, top, raw and washed fleece. Finished products include...

29th Annual Hudson Community Fest

June 6th 2015
Downtown Hudson

This free fest includes two sound stages and over 100 vendors. Weather permitting, this event draws up to 5000 people....

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