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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...

Lego Americana Roadshow: "Building Across America" (through November 2)

October 18th 2014
Natick Mall

A highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger-than-life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Nine one-of-a-kind, large-scale models of American land...

Orchid Passion Annual Show & Sale 2014

October 31st 2014
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

This year’s theme showcases the world’s fascination with orchids. Orchids grow on every continent, except Antarctica, their flowers coveted for their eye-catching beauty and mysterious shapes. Ex...

Meet a Master Lego Builder

November 1st 2014
Natick Mall

Master Builder Ian Coffey conducts live builds and teaches the public new building techniques. It's all part of the LEGO® AMERICANA ROADSHOW: BUILDING ACROSS AMERICA, held at the Natick Mall through...

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 ...

Battle of the Red Horse Tavern Reenactment

November 1st 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

In the 18th century, taverns were key spots of influence, as the coming and going of people would bring news, warnings, and strategy. Each year, the Redcoats and Minutemen take to the fields and grou...

A Matter of Taste: An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Art

November 1st 2014
Danforth Museum

Sip and sample wines from around the world, accompanied by gourmet food pairings. Mix and mingle at this lively night of taste and art sensations! Presented by regional distributors, and curated by Fi...

Live Comedy: Brad Mastrangelo

November 1st 2014
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

The six-week comedy series tonight features Wayland native Brad Mastrangelo, know from Comedy Central and Denis Leary's "Comics Come Home concert." $20 per ticket; dinner and overnight packages availa...

Meditations in Ink: Asian Brush Painting Workshop

November 2nd 2014
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Explore the ancient and elegant art of painting in the traditional hsieh-i style. All materials provided. Member $125, Non-member $140 ...

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 ...

Walking Adventure: Walden Pond

November 2nd 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Join artists and experts for outdoor walking tours to discover how land and nature impact art. Catch a glimpse inside the artistic processes of Walden, revisited artists Oscar Palacio and Deb Todd on ...

Watercolors in Nature

November 4th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

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 wis...

Comedy-Variety Open Mique show

November 5th 2014
Amazing Things Arts Center

Comedy featuring Dave Hornfischer, music, magic, and more. EVERY GUEST WHO DONATES A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM WILL RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN A SURPRISE GIFT BAG COURTESY OF CHESSCAT PRODUCTIONS....

Workshop: Spice Up the Holidays with Herbal Infused Alcohol

November 6th 2014
Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

The winter months are the perfect time to make festive and warming cordial drinks. So come spice up your holidays and learn how to create delicious herbal-infused alcoholic beverages - they make a del...

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...

A Dennison “Tag Town Lager” Beer Launch!

November 6th 2014
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

In anticipation of the upcoming Dennison exhibition at Framingham History Center, join us at John Harvard’s for free appetizers and samples of a specially brewed ale in honor of “The Dennison.” ...

Wonders of the Holiday Private Shopping Night

November 6th 2014
American Girl

Now you can surprise your special girl with the perfect holiday gifts—and have a fun evening out with friends, too! We're providing you and a friend plus a limited number of other American Girl shop...

Travel & Taste: Beautiful Bahamas

November 6th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

The Bahamas are a group of 700 islands made from the remnants of coral reefs in the northern Caribbean Sea/Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a British colony, their economy has long been reliant upon the sea. ...

Autumn Joys: Garden Club Federation Flower Show

November 7th 2014
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Enjoy the artistry of 60 floral designs, unique botanical arts and crafts and educational displays. Free with admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Friday, November 7, 9am-5pm Saturday, Novembe...

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...

First Friday Nights Free!

November 7th 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 for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pant...

Getting the Most from your Digital Camera Workshop

November 8th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 55.00

Are you new to the world of digital photography, or still don't feel you're getting the most from your digital camera? This workshop is designed to help you understand the features of digital cameras,...

Church Fair

November 8th 2014
Ashland Federated Church

Ashland - Federated Church of Ashland - 61st Annual Church Fair Something for everyone! Art Sale, boutique, bake sale, fudge, kid's Spot, Country Store, crafts, knitted Items, jewelry, new-to-you ro...

Luna's Magic Flute

November 8th 2014
David French Music Company Recital Hall

A musical fairytale about the power of music and friendship. Chamber Music MetroWest will present Luna’s Magic Flute from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. November 8 at David French Music. -Join us as we...

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,...

Craft Beer Tasting & Bonfire

November 8th 2014
Fruitlands Museum

At Fruitlands Museum's annual event, enjoy a range of New England ales and lagers while enjoying autumn view of the Nashua River Valley. Hors d'oeuvres from Gibbet Hill Grill. $45 for museum members,...

Busy Beavers

November 8th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. We will visit different beaver sites, discover what life is like as a beaver and how to recognize signs that a beaver has been ...

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

November 8th 2014
The Discovery museums

Both Museums Open with Free Admission 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 f...

Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

November 8th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 11.00

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 ...

“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...

The Great War at 100: Great Britain in Song and Verse

November 9th 2014
Hancock Church

New England Light Opera presents “The Great War at 100: Great Britain in Song and Verse” — a concert series informed by the British experience of WWI aimed at raising awareness of the political ...

Blue Ribbon Dad with Visiting Author, Beth Raisner Glass

November 11th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Children’s Discovery Classroom Join us for a special visit from local author Beth Raisner Glass as she reads from her book Blue Ribbon Dad. This rhyming picture book for ages 2-8 will inspire us t...

Taste of Fall Beer Dinner

November 11th 2014
Skybokx 109

4-course dinner, starting with a Beer-Ception. The all-inclusive price includes a half-dozen types of beer from Clown Shoes. Reservations required. 508-903-1595....

Glass Identification Clinic

November 12th 2014
Morse Institute Library

Glass Identification Clinic open to the public and FREE on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 starting at 2 pm, at the conclusion of our monthly meeting. The Founders Chapter of the National American Glass...

Theatre: "Mary Shelley" (through Nov. 16)

November 12th 2014
Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College

"We cannot let our lives be small. There is no life but loving." This compelling new drama explores a crucial episode in the early life of Mary Shelley: her meeting and scandalous elopement with Percy...

Festival of the Arts - "Young and Old Masters of Israeli Art"

November 13th 2014
Temple Beth Am

Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant St in Framingham, MA, in conjunction with Safrai Gallery, Jerusalem Israel, and Morph Events, is proud to present an exhibition and sale of “Young and Old Masters of Isr...

Special FREE Lecture: Invasion! Challenges to our Forest & Plant Communities

November 13th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

We often hear in the news about invasive pests such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. See the dramatic effect of the Asian longhorn beetle invasion on trees in the Worcester ar...

ArtFULL Explorations

November 14th 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....

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...

Ladies Night Out Shopping & Wine Dinner

November 14th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn

Featuring wines from J.Lohr Vineyards. Shopping and wine receptino at 6pm, Full dinner, including Boursin Breast of Chicken, at 7pm....

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. ...

“The Dennison Mfg. Company 1844 – 1990? Exhibition Opening Day

November 15th 2014
Framingham History Center
Price: 5.00

The pride of being a “Dennisonian” runs deep among former employees and their families and the Framingham History Center is pleased to present an exhibition of this extraordinary company. It will ...

Animal Tracking at Broadmoor

November 15th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

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 l...

Busy Beavers

November 15th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. We will visit different beaver sites, discover what life is like as a beaver and how to recognize signs that a beaver has been ...

Live Comedy: Mike McCarthy

November 15th 2014
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

The final night of this six-week comedy series features Mike McCarthy, "The Comedy Barbarian." $20 per ticket; dinner and overnight packages available. 508-879-7200...

Duckstravaganza!

November 16th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

November is a great time to watch beautiful wintering ducks. Not just your average mallards... we will carpool to several locations in search of ducks. Target species include teals, shovelers, mergans...

Watercolors in Nature

November 18th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 36.00

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 wis...

Consenses: Festival of the Senses (outdoor installation)

November 18th 2014
Tishman Common, Wellesley College

Consenses' founder, Sally Taylor, has engaged artists from around the world by asking them to interpret one another's artwork in the vein of a game of "Telephone.". For example: a musician interprets ...

Travel & Taste: Magnificent Crete

November 20th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Griffon vultures soared over ancient Minoan Zakros as they do today, nesting in small caves along the steep gorge walls that cut into the landscape throughout Crete. In spring, Bee-eaters and grey he...

Duckstravaganza!

November 21st 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 15.00

November is a great time to watch beautiful wintering ducks. Not just your average mallards... we will carpool to several locations in search of ducks. Target species include teals, shovelers, mergans...

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...

Pumpkin Party! with Stop & Shop Nutritionist Julie Hersey

November 21st 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Behind that Jack O' Lantern smile lies a delicious veggie powerhouse. The bright orange skin and flesh is a giveaway that pumpkins contain antioxidants like beta-carotene. J...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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