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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 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 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 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...

Ian Hamilton Finlay opens at deCordova

June 26th 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Ian Hamilton Finlay will include over 200 objects including sculptures, prints, and books. The show will be the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States since his show a...

Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

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: We Are You International - New England Edition

June 26th 2014
Fountain Street Fine Art

Fountain Street Fine Art is very excited to host a traveling exhibit organized by the We Are You Project that presents the work of 36 major contemporary Latino artists. The works reflect ancest...

Synergia 2014 Exhibit

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 11th 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...

Hopkinton Jazz Series

July 13th 2014
Hopkinton Common

Start your Sundays with live jazz on the Hopkinton Common from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Dates: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17 For a weekly schedule and information, visit www.hopartscenter.org/jazz...

Summer Arts Under The Umbrella

July 14th 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!

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...

Engaging Vessels and Designing Environments: Session B

July 23rd 2014
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Price: 345.00

This course for the developing artist or design aficionado explores traditional techniques as well as new approaches to ceramics. For ages 19+. All experience levels welcome. Registration is required....

Much Ado About Nothing

July 31st 2014
Hopkinton Common

Enter Stage Left Theater, company in residence at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, presents its 3rd annual Shakespeare Under the Stars production: Much Ado About Nothing. This takes place at the...

Much Ado About Nothing

July 31st 2014
Hopkinton Common

Enter Stage Left Theater presents Much Ado About Nothing, the third installment of the Shakespeare Under the Stars series. Directed by Patrick Greeley, the cast will delight you in the telling of the ...

Wellesley Theatre Project Presents: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

August 1st 2014
Wellesley High School Auditorium
Price: 15.00

Event Dates: August 1 at 7pm August 2 at 2pm Ticket URL: http://www.wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets/ In Advance: $12-Adults $6-Students and Seniors At the Door: $15-Adults $10-Students and ...

LEGO ZONE

August 2nd 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...

EARTH Awareness Day

August 2nd 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Join us for EARTH Awareness Day! This wonderful family event involves visiting experts and special exhibits set up throughout the zoo including a birds of prey expert and a cow milking demonstration. ...

Brunch with the Author: Valerie Tripp

August 2nd 2014
American Girl
Price: 17.00

Here's an eggstra-special opportunity to meet the woman who created many of our beloved historical characters' books. Valerie Tripp is the author of our Molly, Kit, Josefina, Felicity, and Samantha no...

Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

August 2nd 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals to yo...

Summer Author Tour: Meet Valerie Tripp

August 2nd 2014
American Girl

American Girl is encouraging summer reading with a special visit from author Valerie Tripp, who created many of our beloved historical characters' books: Molly, Kit, Josefina, Felicity, and Samantha. ...

The Wonders of Butterflies & Dragonflies

August 2nd 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 12.00

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots and learn how to attract them to...

Splendors of the Summer Milky Way

August 2nd 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 8.00

Enjoy the dark skies of Broadmoor as we learn about the splendors of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. How do you find the Milky Way? Just what is a galaxy? Discover the wonders of the night sky as we s...

Free Band Concert

August 3rd 2014
Bay State Commons Green

The Westborough Community Band continues its sixth season of Sunday evening performances at the Bay State Commons with concerts. The band has more than 70 members drawn from area communities; musical ...

Americana Online Auction

August 4th 2014
Skinner, Inc.

Skinner, Inc. presents an eight-day online auction of select American antiques, with over 400 lots of furniture, decorative arts, and folk art. Bid from the comfor...

First Tuesdays in Marlborough

August 5th 2014
Skinner, Inc.

Do you own any works of art you want appraised? On Tuesday, August 5, the American & European Works of Art dep...

Ice Cream and...Bats

August 5th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 9.00

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a...

Ice Cream and...Bats

August 5th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 9.00

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a...

Americana Auction Preview

August 7th 2014
Skinner, Inc.

Come preview the objects in Skinner, Inc.'s August Americana auction! Located at our Marlborough gallery, the preview times allow you to see firs...

Music with Kathy Lindsey

August 7th 2014
Framingham Center Common

A Children’s Entertainer for over 25 years, Kathy will have children singing along and dancing while learning the power of music. This event is FREE and open to the public!...

Film and Discussion: The Red Menace: American Cold War Propaganda Shorts

August 7th 2014
Museum of Russian Icons
Price: 10.00

In conduction with the special exhibition "Darker Shades of Red," we present a collection of short films produced in the United States during the same period, illustrating American responses to the sp...

First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

August 7th 2014
Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

Take a break from the sun and come explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. During First Thursdays, the artists open their doors, and visitors have a chance to come in and see the artists a...

After Work Wine & ChocolateTherapy

August 7th 2014
Chocolate Therapy

Join Chocolate Therapy in Framingham for a fun and delicious date night or girls' night out, after dinner or before! Savor fine wine and fine chocolate at Chocolate Therapy, creators of award-winning,...

An Evening with Blacksmith Derek Heidemann

August 8th 2014
Skinner, Inc.

Interested in blacksmithing? Join Skinner, Inc. for an evening with blacksmith Derek Heidemann, owner of Resurrection Iron Works in Millbury, Massachusetts. De...

Wayside Inn's CountryFest and Barbeque

August 8th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 25.00

Wayside Inn is going country this August! Featuring the Country Mile band, barbecue buffet, and a cash bar, this event is sure to be a blast! Enjoy the country stylings of one of New England's hot...

Wayside Inn's Country Fest and Barbecue!

August 8th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 25.00

Wayside Inn is going country this August! Featuring the Country Mile band, barbecue buffet, and a cash bar, this event is sure to be a blast! Enjoy the country stylings of one of New England's hott...

Violet Jam: 10,000 Maniacs

August 8th 2014
The Verve, Crown Plaza Natick
Price: 30.00

A rock'n'roll cocktail party! 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 rock and created the first...

Once Upon A Mattress

August 8th 2014
Hopedale High School
Price: 20.00

Enter Stage Left Theater, company in residence at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, presents Once Upon A Mattress as its annual summer stock production for high school/college students. Directed by ...

Summer Photography Workshop: Focus on Butterflies, Wildflowers & more

August 9th 2014
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Price: 55.00

Summer fields and woodlands are full of great opportunities to photograph butterflies, other insects and wildflowers. Learn from a pro how to use natural light, perspective, depth of field and other f...

August Americana Auction

August 9th 2014
Skinner, Inc.

Auction at Skinner, Inc. : August 9, 2014 at 10AM and August 10, 2014 at 10AM From folk art game boards to Queen Anne furniture, the two-day August American...

Film and Discussion: The Red Menace: American Cold War Propaganda Shorts

August 9th 2014
Museum of Russian Icons
Price: 10.00

In conduction with the special exhibition "Darker Shades of Red," we present a collection of short films produced in the United States during the same period, illustrating American responses to the sp...

Summer Concert Series: 3 of a Kind

August 11th 2014
Natick Common

The Summer Concert Series on Natick Common begins in June! Bring your family and friends, bring your blanket and chairs, and pick up something to eat from a local restaurant. Join your local community...

Short Circuits and Climate Sensors

August 12th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Make a circuit and see what happens when it shorts out. See how circuits are used as sensors and how you can use sensors to observe the environment. These hands-on activiti...

Bill Shontz & The Motion Man

August 13th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

1:45pm Bessie’s Tent Bill Shontz and the Motion Man blend incredible music (original and more) with mime and physical comedy. It is music with a face and movement with a melody; the loquacious Mi...

Storytelling with Libby

August 14th 2014
Framingham Center Common

Listen to storyteller Libby Franck’s captivating stories of local legend and beloved fairytales. Appropriate for children over age 3. This event is FREE and open to the public!...

Paint and Drink Night!

August 14th 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 45.00

Interested in learning the techniques of great artists? This August, enjoy the thrill of creating artwork of your very own, while relaxing in the Wayside Inn's beautiful and historic environment. T...

Free Fun Friday! - Garden in the Woods

August 15th 2014
Garden in the Woods

Join us for a free day full of activities and fun at Garden in the Woods! ...

Free Fun Fridays: Museum of Russian Icons

August 15th 2014
Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons takes part alongside 66 other museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts that are open for free on summer Fridays! Extended hours for this event only. ...

TCAN Presents David Wax Museum

August 15th 2014
TCAN
Price: 24.00

David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of David Wax Museum, fusing traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. The duo met in 2007 and be...

Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest

August 16th 2014
Downtown Hudson
Price: 25.00

Experience tasting crafted beers from over 25 breweries & enjoy delicious food from Hudson's finest restaurants. Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for food or $25 for food and beer. Plus enjoy ...

Family Home Energy Exploration

August 17th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Join us for a hands-on exploration of your home’s energy use! Test insulation and use an infrared camera and watt meter to learn about energy usage in your home. Interacti...

Wild Painting! Create With Abandon

August 18th 2014
Cheryl Cohen’s Mosaic Studio

Many painting classes invite you to copy something else, a photograph, a still life, a model. All of this can be helpful on your artistic journey. Yet, this same method can lead new and experienced a...

Wild Painting! Create With Abandon

August 20th 2014
Cheryl Cohen’s Mosaic Studio

Many painting classes invite you to copy something else, a photograph, a still life, a model. All of this can be helpful on your artistic journey. Yet, this same method can lead new and experienced a...

Cold As Ice: A 300lb Block of Ice!

August 20th 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum Get ready for a cold day in August! Make chilly discoveries when you put salt, coins, and food coloring on a 300-pound block of ice. Experiment with sand, salt, ice melt, an...

Call to Artists: Landscape/Seascape Art Exhibit

August 21st 2014
Post Road Art Center
Price: 15.00

The Post Road Art Center is calling all artists! We will be having a landscape/seascape art show in September. The submission deadline is Thursday, August 28th at 7:00pm. The opening reception will ...

Tea Blending Basics

August 21st 2014
Tufts University HNRCA Auditorium

Move beyond commercial tea, and learn how to blend your own unique herbal tea blends. Community herbalist and educator Steph Zabel will demonstrate how to create delicious, cooling teas for summertime...

Film: The Return of the Icon

August 21st 2014
Museum of Russian Icons

A rare opportunity for visitors to see one of our most popular gallery videos in its entirety in the comfort of our auditorium. The film tells the history of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God - on...

Paint Like a Pro!

August 23rd 2014
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Price: 195.00

Learn to paint from a master painter, and bring home your own finished piece! Join us at the historic Longfellow's Wayside Inn for a workshop with the folk painter Christopher Gurshin. This event incl...

Celebrate Sudbury's 375th Anniversary!

August 23rd 2014
Sudbury Center

Celebrate the 375th anniversary of the town of Sudbury's incorporation. Join us in Sudbury Center for the Olde Time Family Community Fair. This all-ages festival will include food, children's games, d...

Film: The Return of the Icon

August 23rd 2014
Museum of Russian Icons

A rare opportunity for visitors to see one of our most popular gallery videos in its entirety in the comfort of our auditorium. The film tells the history of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God - on...

Super Solar Energy Exploration

August 23rd 2014
The Discovery museums
Price: 11.50

Science Discovery Museum The Sun is a powerful, clean source of energy. Find out what makes a home good for solar panels and learn how solar photovoltaic systems work. Make sun dials and see solar g...

TCAN Presents Dana Fuchs

August 23rd 2014
TCAN
Price: 22.00

Whether playing the title role in the hit Janis Joplin musical Love, Janis, or taking a turn as Sadie in the highly acclaimed Beatles movie, Across the Universe, Fuchs' talent and charis...

Summer Safari Scavenger Hunt

August 24th 2014
Southwick's Zoo

Do you think you know all there is to know about Southwick’s Zoo and our animals? Join the annual “Summer Safari Scavenger Hunt” where you can test your zoological knowledge and win some cool pr...

A Fabulous Night of Shopping with Chico's and Lancôme

August 28th 2014
Natick Mall

DZian Gallery will be hosting an event in collaboration with Chico’s women’s clothing and Lancôme cosmetics for a night of shopping in the Natick Mall. On Thursday, August 28, 2014, DZian Gallery...

Summer African Music: On-going Series

August 28th 2014
Gallery of African Art

Throughout the summer of 2014 Crocodile River Music, Gallery of African Art and Coffeelands Cafe are showcasing musicians specializing in or inspired by African Music. The night starts out with a lect...

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...

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...

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...

“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 ...

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!...

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...

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....

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 ...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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