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63 upcoming events.

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: Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era (October 26-August 30)

June 26th 2014
Museum of Russian Icons

An exhibition of 55 Soviet propaganda posters and other assorted ephemera from the cold war era. Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period th...

Exhibit: Synergia 2014 (June 26-September 30)

June 26th 2014
River's Edge Arts Alliance

The River's Edge Arts Alliance is very excited to present Synergia 2014: A Moveable Exhibit of Local History, Poetry, Theater and Visual Art. The exhibit will begin at Hudson's Historic Town Hall, and...

Free Friday Night Fun!

July 18th 2014
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord. Sponsored by Ma...

Summer Arts Under The Umbrella (Through August 29)

August 13th 2014
Umbrella Community Arts Center

Let your creativity be your guide this summer with The Umbrella Community Arts Center’s summer programs. This summer The Umbrella is offering three programs for families to choose from: Summer Arts ...

Free Friday Night Fun! (Friday's through August)

August 15th 2014
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Maynard. Sponsored by Ma...

Make a MESS: Spin Art

August 30th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum We’re putting a fresh spin on art! We’ll twist our tools; twirl our paper…maybe even give the artist a whirl. Whatever technique you choose, you’ll create a uniquely...

First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

September 4th 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...

After Work Wine & Chocolate Therapy

September 4th 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 with Chocolate Therapy and special guest speaker, Maia Gosselin. The owner of ...

Violet Jam: The Outlaws

September 5th 2014
The Verve, Crown Plaza Natick
Price: 25.00

A southern rock and country-rock band best known for their 1975 hits "There Goes Another Love Song," and "Green Grass and High Tides." For The Outlaws, it was always about music. For 40 years, the Sou...

Roller Coaster Race

September 6th 2014
Six Flags New England

The Roller Coaster Race has partnered with Six Flags New England for a fun, family weekend on September 6-7, 2014. This event has something for runners, families, and coaster enthusiasts alike. In add...

Autumn Craft Show

September 7th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 5.00

Don't miss the wonderful Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival at Longfellow's Historic Wayside Inn! There will be over 100 fabulous exhibitors with an array of beautiful arts & crafts including glass...

Autumn Craft Show

September 7th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 5.00

Buy American-made Arts and Crafts! Join us for Music (Tim Janis) and food! This event is rain or shine, and is to be held under a canopy. All are welcome. One of our special exhibitors will be Caro...

Massachusetts Day

September 7th 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Residents of Massachusetts receive But One Get One general admission today. Must have valid ID. Southwick’s Zoo, New England’s largest zoo, offers 200 acres of family fun. View giraffes, big ca...

Special Day with Grandparents

September 7th 2014
American Girl

Share a delightful day with your granddaughter! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper bouquet, and even sign a promise to keep caring and sharing. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an Am...

Make a MESS: Take Aparts Jr.

September 10th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Children’s Discovery Classroom Are you curious about what’s inside telephones and computers? Let’s learn together with real tools and electronics as we adapt one of the most popular programs f...

“Infusing Your Life with Herbs” - Karen O’Brien

September 10th 2014
Elm Bank
Price: 25.00

Learn how to take simple culinary staples, such as butters, sugars, vinegars, liqueurs, and more and transform them into something special with the addition of fresh herbs. Infuse your pantry as w...

Opening Reception: Landscape/Seascape Exhibit

September 11th 2014
Post Road Art Center

Join us at the Post Road Art Center for the wine and cheese Opening Reception of the Landscape/Seascape Art Show 2014 on Thursday, September 11th from 5:30-8:00 pm. You're sure to find some wonderful ...

Make a MESS: Nature Rubbings

September 12th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent Let’s take a look at the natural world around us and record some of our observations with crayon rubbings. Let’s compare and contrast the different rocks, trees, and leaves we fin...

Synergia 2014: A Moveable Exhibit of Local History, Poetry, Art and Theater

September 12th 2014
Main Street Cafe

The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is very excited to present Synergia 2014, an engaging moveable exhibit of local history, poetry, art and theater which will move from town to town in order to be enjo...

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...

3rd Annual Michael Drinkwater Golf Tournament

September 13th 2014
New England Country Club

Join us for a great day of golfing, food, entertainment and prizes as we raise money for the Michael J. Drinkwater Memorial Scholarship. To get involved as a golfer, sponsor or to donate to our raffl...

Natick Days 2014

September 13th 2014
Natick Common

This annual family event takes place in Natick Common, Morse Institute Library, Town Hall, and Safety Buildings. Come enjoy games, art, music, and food while supporting local non-profits!...

Free Drop-in Family Days at The Umbrella

September 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,...

Rhode Island & Connecticut Day

September 14th 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Residents of Rhode Island and Connecticut receive But One Get One general admission today. Must have valid ID. Southwick’s Zoo, New England’s largest zoo, offers 200 acres of family fun. View g...

Get into the Spirit!

September 14th 2014
Elm Bank

Join Boston's top chefs and mixologists to enjoy irresistible cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and admire designer vignettes, inspired by the bounty of our unique veggie garden! To be held at the beautifu...

Get into the Spirit!

September 14th 2014
Elm Bank

Join Boston’s top chefs and mixologists to enjoy irresistible cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and admire designer vignettes, inspired by the bounty of our organic veggie garden! To be held at...

Celebrate the Spirit & Bounty of the Garden

September 14th 2014
Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

Enjoy samplings from top chefs, local craft brews, music, and more. Enjoy a mushroom walk led by Boston Harbor Hotel Chef and author Daniel Bruce. Samplings from Kitchen Confidant Lisa Caldwell. All...

We’re Not Afraid of the Dark!

September 16th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Children’s Discovery Classroom Come string together some glow-in-the-dark beads and then explore our brand new exhibit space, Backyard at Night! From sitting near the campfire to making shadow pup...

A Day in Support of the Garden to Table Program

September 17th 2014
Whole Foods Market Wellesley

Shop at Whole Foods Wellesley anytime throughout the day and support the Garden to Table program. Whole Foods will donate 5% of all sales to Mass Hort’s Garden to Table program....

From Bean to Bar: Creating Chocolate Like the Pro's

September 17th 2014
Chocolate Therapy
Price: 75.00

Get ready for the holidays by learning everything there is to know about chocolate, including tasting and making your own--the origins and history of chocolate, the 4 senses of making, tastes and attr...

Cityscape Art Exhibit 2014: Call to Artists

September 18th 2014
Post Road Art Center

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be having a cityscape art show in October. The submission deadline is Thursday, September 25th at 7:00pm. The opening reception will be on Th...

Applefest 2014

September 19th 2014
Algonquin Regional High School

Three days of community events, including a barbecue, bake-off, parade, street fair, road race, ice cream social, jewelry bazaar, and movie night. Events are held throughout Northborough, including th...

Kundalini Yoga Fall Festival

September 20th 2014
The Ashram

New England's 17th annual festival, featuring Spirit Voyage Artist Snatam Kaur....

Concord Museum Battle Road Open House

September 20th 2014
Concord Museum

The Concord Museum is open free! Visitors of all ages can participate in activities on the Museum lawn such as face painting, music, and games. NOTE: From 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Battle Road Brewing Com...

MetroFest: Arts, Music and Food Truck Festival

September 20th 2014
Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex

The first-ever regional cultural festival features Food Truck Festival of New England, two stages full of non-stop performances, vendors, kids' area, and more! MetroFest is produced by the MetroWest ...

Dooni Dooni (“dough-knee dough-knee”): Little by Little

September 20th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Bessie’s Tent Join Issa Coulibaly in a hands-on drumming experience inspired by the music of Mali, West Africa. Play authentic djembes, dunun, and caxixi while you learn the rhythms straight from ...

Grand Opening featuring Broadway stars

September 20th 2014
Black Box Theatre

Please join the FRANKLIN PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY as we celebrate our new home and the Grand Opening of THE BLACK BOX. Featuring Broadway guest stars: Tony® Award-winner Beth Leavel and Alexander Gemi...

New Hampshire, Vermont, & Maine Day

September 21st 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine receive Buy One Get One general admission. Must have a valid ID. Southwick’s Zoo, New England’s largest zoo, offers 200 acres of family fun. View...

Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation

September 26th 2014
Edgell Memorial Library
Price: 25.00

This workshop will take place at the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, Massachusetts, in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society. It is open to teachers, librarians, arc...

Oktoberfest at the Wayside Inn

September 26th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Featuring seasonal beers, authentic German food, live rock 'n' roll--from roast port sliders on Gristmill rolls to braised red cabbage with apple....

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

September 28th 2014
The Vin Bin

Experience delicious wines and cheeses while listening to local musicians share their music. Start your holiday shopping early this year! A percentage of purchases from The Vin Bin will benefit the Ri...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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