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Exhibit: Ian Hamilton Finlay: Arcadian Revolutionary and Avant-Gardener (June 6-October 13)

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

This ambitious survey exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Scottish artist, poet, and garden designer Ian Hamilton Finlay includes over 200 objects including sculptures, prints, and ...

Exhibit - 140th Anniversary Celebration (June 26 - October 25)

June 26th 2014
Alumni House - Framingham State

The exhibit will incorporate student life and fashions, classroom experiences, sports, reunions, alumni achievements, and alumni clubs. A retrospective fashion display, mementos, and scrapbooks will ...

Exhibit: Lesley Dill (June 26-October 13)

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

A 20-year survey of work by the American artist, the exhibition Lesley Dill features oil pastel drawings, a large-scale metal wall drawing, and bronze and paper sculptures in the Joyce and Edward Lind...

Exhibit: "Language as Inspiration" (June 26-October 13)

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

On view in the 2nd floor galleries is Language as Inspiration: Works from deCordova’s Permanent Collection. On view May 16-October 13, this selection of works from the Permanent Collection celebrate...

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...

Wild Writing! for Women (thru Oct. 14)

September 23rd 2014
Kamala art and soul
Price: 109.00

Looking for a fun night away from the demands of your everyday life? An opportunity to “let your hair down” with a small group of women and get the stories that burn inside of you onto the page? ...

Call for Art : Visual Alchemy

September 26th 2014
Call for Art : Visual Alchemy

This show is open to professional artists working in all media. Show us your best work- original, fully realized, well-crafted two and three-dimensional work and new media. Juror Elizabeth Devlin i...

GROUCHO TRIBUTE: AMAZING COMEDY-VARIETY MIQUE SHOW & FOOD DRIVE

October 1st 2014
Amazing Things Arts Center
Price: 6.00

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT “AMAZING COMEDY-VARIETY MIQUE SHOW” FILLED WITH COMEDY, MUSIC, MAGIC, AND MORE! WE WILL ALSO HAVE A TRIBUTE TO GROUCHO MARX ON THE EVE OF HIS 124TH BIRTHDAY. WEDNESD...

Cityscape Art Exhibit 2014: OPENING RECEPTION

October 2nd 2014
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the Cityscape Art Show 2014 on Thursday, October 2nd from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find some wonderful pieces amid...

First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

October 2nd 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Spend your first Thursday evenings at The Umbrella. Visit artists as they’re creating and explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. Whether you’ve been coming to The Umbrella for years o...

Kiwanis Taste of Natick

October 2nd 2014
Hampton Inn Natick
Price: 15.00

Your favorite restaurants from the Natick-area will be serving a taste of their new menu items and specialties. Price is still only $15 per person. Free Door Prize, Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction....

After Work Wine & Chocolate Therapy

October 2nd 2014
Chocolate Therapy
Price: 25.00

Learn everything there is to know about chocolate, how to pair it with fine wine and sample 4 specially-created pairings created with wine from Zoll Cellars Winery in Shrewsbury. Frank Zoll, Chief Win...

First Friday Nights Free!

October 3rd 2014
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and ...

Flavors of Fall Beer Dinner

October 3rd 2014
The Verve at the Crown Plaza

Enjoy a prix-fixe dinner created by Executive Chef Alastair McLean in the Pantry Restaurant, including beer bacon oysters, drunken pork rillettes, and beer cioppino. Call for reservations: 508-416-135...

Angels In America, Part II- Perestroika

October 3rd 2014
Umbrella Community Arts Center
Price: 20.00

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30PM. October 5 and 12 at 3:00PM. In the second part of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS, homosexuality and religion in 1980s New York, the plague of the i...

Fall Foliage Canoe and Breakfast on the Charles

October 4th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 45.00

Start the weekend with a relaxing canoe trip. Watch the morning mist rising off the water as fall colors reflect off the river. Listen to bird songs and watch for turtles and great blue herons as we p...

Oktoberfest in Hopedale

October 4th 2014
Little Red Shop Museum

Welcome to the Award Winning Oktoberfest in Hopedale! On the grounds, streets and parks surrounding the Little Red Shop Museum. Follow us on Facebook and receive up to the minute updates and announc...

Make a MESS: Colorful Chemistry

October 4th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent Add a drop of this to a dash of that, mix in a little color, and stand back! See how chemical reactions can transform everyday kitchen chemicals into mixtures that bubble, ooze and po...

Marlborough Heritage Festival

October 5th 2014
Downtown Marlborough

The Marlborough Heritage Festival is a great family event held every year on Main Street in downtown Marlborough. The purpose of this event is simply to draw the community together for an enjoyable da...

Harvest Festival

October 5th 2014
Downtown Franklin

Music, entertainment, food, children's activities, historical museum tours, and over 11 crafters and vendors....

3rd Annual Farm Pond Festival - Framingham

October 5th 2014
Farm Pond Park

The free, family-friendly event celebrates downtown's historic connection to Farm Pond. Parking is available on site. The festival will feature live music, food, games, boating, art and other activ...

The Caterpillar Lab with Sam Jaffe

October 5th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Come see dozens of native caterpillars! Naturalist/Photographer and caterpillar expert Sam Jaffe will be here to show off and tell us about some of the largest, spiniest, wa...

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

October 5th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

Talk and book signing: "New England Notebook"

October 5th 2014
Morse Institute Library

Author Ted Reinstein is best known around New England as a longtime correspondent for "Chronicle," the equally longtime and celebrated nightly newsmagazine which airs on Boston's ABC affiliate, WCVB-T...

Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"

October 9th 2014
Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is pleased to welcome the return of Actors From the London Stage for a ninth, much anticipated visit, to bring audiences Shakespeare's beloved tale of love, loss, and ...

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

October 10th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library

Fascinating look at this iconic Framingham-based corporation that "supplied" the world....

Battle for the Airfield: WWII Reenactment

October 11th 2014
Collings Foundation

WWII Reenactment and WWII Living History Educational Weekend! Picture this: Allied Forces knew the exact coordinates of the German encampment. The night before an elite German force over took a sm...

Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles

October 11th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the sme...

LEGO ZONE

October 11th 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 ...

Fall Colors Photography Workshop

October 11th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 58.00

Join us in the midst of fall colors as we work with exposure, reflections and other techniques to create dramatic effects with fall foliage. A great chance to work with a pro and practice with your wi...

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children

October 11th 2014
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join in all the fun during this special free evening for families with deaf or hard of hearing children in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Children's Hospit...

Fall Migrants at Broadmoor

October 12th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

What is going on in the fall with your neighborhood birds? Who is staying and who is going? What bird is making that call or song? Do the males and females look alike? A great way to get the most out ...

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

October 12th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

October 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,...

Bitty Baby and Me at American Girl

October 14th 2014
American Girl

Your little girl can shine bright with Bitty Baby! At this special event inspired by our picture-book collection, she’ll enjoy a fun "mommy-daughter" activity, coloring page, and delicious snack. $1...

Take Aparts: Throwback Thursday

October 16th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Join us for a special “Throwback Thursday” edition of our popular Take Aparts program. Curious about what’s inside that old typewriter or record player? Grab a screwd...

10,000 Maniacs in Concert at the Violet Jam

October 17th 2014
The Verve, Crown Plaza Natick

A Pop & Roll Cocktail Party you won't want to miss! 10,000 Maniacs are one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college...

Pride & Prejudice

October 17th 2014
Hopkinton Historical Society
Price: 20.00

Enter Stage Left Theater presents the classic tale Pride & Prejudice, adapted from the Jane Austen novel of the same name by Jane Kendall. Directed by Sandee Buckley and produced by arrangement...

Fall Foliage Canoe and Brunch on the Charles

October 18th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 45.00

Start the weekend with a relaxing canoe trip. Watch the morning mist rising off the water as fall colors reflect off the river. Listen to bird songs and watch for turtles and great blue herons as we p...

14th Annual Quilt Show

October 18th 2014
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Wayside Quilters Guild presents the 14th annual show of its members' creations....

113th Annual Harvest Festival

October 18th 2014
First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist

The 113th Harvest Craft Fair is held on the grounds of the historic First Parish of Sudbury in Sudbury Center. The fair attracts a loyal following to shop at the 65 booths of beautifully hand made ar...

Natick Artists Open Studios

October 18th 2014
Natick Common

Now in its 14th year, Natick Artists Open Studios is comprised of over 70 artists who live, work or show in Natick, and guest artists. We are committed to bringing art to the local community by openin...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

October 18th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. There may even be...

Celebrate National Chemistry Week!

October 19th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us as we kick-off this year’s celebration with members of the Central Massachusetts divisio...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

October 19th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. There may even be...

Fall Foliage Afternoon Canoe on the Charles

October 19th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 35.00

Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Enjoy the many colors along the bank and the smell of wild grapes. Relax and watch f...

ZooBoo Days

October 20th 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Join us at Southwick's Zoo for a week of Halloween themed fun! Children ages 3-12 in costume receice free general admission. Trick or treat through out the zoo and play the ZooBoo stamp game! Some ani...

Celebrate National Chemistry Week! The Sweet Side of Chemistry : Candy !

October 21st 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: ...

Farm to Table Art Exhibit 2014: Call to Artists

October 23rd 2014
Post Road Art Center

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be having a Farm to Table art show in November. The submission deadline is Thursday, October 30th at 7:00pm. The opening reception will be on...

Meet an Archaeologist!

October 23rd 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn...

Meet an Archaeologist!

October 23rd 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month! Suanna Crowley, PhD, RPA of AnthroScience Advisors will lead future archaeologists on a tour of the science of archaeology. Learn...

Celebrate National Chemistry Week! The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy!

October 24th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: C...

HOPtoberfest, Oct 24 -- tickets are on sale NOW!

October 24th 2014
St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center
Price: 60.00

HPLF’s 2nd Annual Hoptoberfest is coming up on Oct 24, tickets are on sale now and already moving FAST! Date: Friday, October 24, 2013 Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Location: St. John the Evang...

Totally 80's Costume BAsh

October 24th 2014
The Verve at the Crown Plaza
Price: 40.00

Re-live the fabulous 80's to the MAX at the Totally 80's Costume Bash to benefit the United Way of Tri-County Food Pantries in Framingham, Marlborough and Greater Clinton. Join us Friday, October...

Wayside's 5K4Kids

October 25th 2014
Walsh Middle School
Price: 25.00

Join us for Wayside’s 5th annual 5K4Kids! This year it will be taking place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Walsh Middle School in Framingham! What better way to start your Halloween festivities th...

Voices from the Old Burying Ground

October 25th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library

Presented by the Framingham History Center Do you dare to be led amongst the tombstones, summoning the ghosts of Framingham’s past to tell their legendary tales? You just may hear from the heroic...

Creepy Crawlies

October 26th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

It is almost Halloween! How do you hiss without using your mouth? Breathe without lungs or gills? Move if you don't have legs? This program features some of the strange and creepy critters from our wi...

Spooky Science

October 29th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Join us as we use a little spooky science to create some strange substances. Whip up a batch of ooey, gooey slime or sink your hands into some odd oobleck. Is it a liquid or ...

Harvest Hullabaloo: Halloween’s Last Hurrah

November 1st 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

The Discovery Museums Join as we celebrate the sights and sounds of fall with a day full of fun! Come dressed for the occasion and give those Halloween costumes one more chance to spook, sparkle and ...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

November 1st 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. *Please note ...

Golden Eagles in the Monadnocks

November 2nd 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 22.00

Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. *Please note ...

First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

November 6th 2014
The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Spend your first Thursday evenings at The Umbrella. Visit artists as they’re creating and explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. Whether you’ve been coming to The Umbrella for years o...

American Girl Boston at Annie, the Musical

November 7th 2014
American Girl

Leapin’ Lizards! It’s the return of the world’s best-loved musical, Annie, directed by its original lyricist and director Martin Charnin. The fun evening starts with a delicious dinner in the Bi...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

November 8th 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,...

Paradise City Arts Festival

November 21st 2014
Royal Plaza Trade Center

This award-winning fair of fine and functional art--named one of the ten best in the country by USA Today--returns to Marlborough for its 20th anniversary year. 175 outstanding American artists and ma...

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...

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,...

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...

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