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10.25.19 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St
$5/adults, Free/FHC Members & children under 18
Among the rows of storage shelves and tucked away in archival boxes lie the most important artifacts housed at Framingham History Center (FHC). Ten of these precious objects have been chosen by the curator and the community for a 20 month exhibition designed to reinforce the local, national, and international significance of the FHC’s collection. Spanning three hundred years, with objects as small as a pin to as large as billboard, this exhibit will underscore the variety of the FHC’s holdings. Set in a modern gallery style, each artifact stands alone in reverence to its importance. Visitors have the opportunity to explore further through interactive displays that excite discovery. Framingham’s Top 10 has something for everyone – paintings, sculpture, documents, clothing, Americana, music, and neon. On exhibit October 25, 2019 through April 2021.
07.01.20 at 8:00 AM
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Between Rte 2 and Powder Mill Rd
CONCORD, MA—Inspired by NYC’s En Plein Air doors on the Highline, “Go Out Doors” is West Concord’s newest public art exhibition, installed along the recently opened section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. Designed to raise awareness of local bike trails as part of an interconnected system throughout the region, this exhibition will run from July 1 – November 30, 2020. A project of The Umbrella Arts Center program, Go Out Doors features fourteen doors painted by seven regional artists that "explore a world you might find if you open your front door and adventure outside," says Nancy Lippe, director of The Umbrella Arts & Environment program. A variety of door images celebrate nature, our senses and outdoor activity. The majority of doors are sited between the Commonwealth Avenue entrance and the Assabet River bridge, with another grouping at the Powder Mill Road entrance. Contributing artists are Kayo Burman, Karla Collins, Howie Green, Marlowe Miller, Caroline Provost, Rebecca Tuck and Sophy Tuttle. Additional artists may be commissioned for a future expansion to other locations. Installation of the doors takes place over a three-week period, per the request of the Town Bruce Freeman Bike Advisory Committee to minimize large gatherings. Funded by the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and Foundation for Metrowest, the exhibition also seeks to inspire visitors to slow down, notice, and explore. The timing of the exhibition dovetails well with a community emerging from quarantine and eager for outdoor activity and art. Organizers remind exhibition visitors that social distancing and masks are required when out in public. The homepage for Go Out Doors can be found at TheUmbrellaArts.org/Go-Out-Doors.
11.14.20 - Framingham History Center
3 Oak Street, Framingham
HGTV meets the FHC! The Framingham History Center is bringing you our beloved House Tour featuring four Framingham properties – inside and out – in stunning HD video. Award winning filmmakers at MEDIABOSS have produced captivating videos displaying varying styles, collections, and architecture of these unique homes. Featured properties include: • The newly restored Clayes-Brewer House on Salem End Rd. • A 1730s farmhouse with an incredible collection of antiques • A mid-century modern home designed by an acclaimed female architect • A reproduction of an 18th century bow house The tour drops at midnight on November 14 and you have 48 hours to rewind and reflect at your own pace or binge to your heart’s content. Tickets available now on Eventbrite. Ticket options: $20 FHC member $25 Not-yet-a member $30 Household FHC member $35 Household not-yet-a member Optional Donation: Support Framingham History! Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhc-virtual-house-tour-tickets-122556901993 Teaser video link: https://bit.ly/32mCrZS
04.02.21 at 8:00 PM
The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow St.
April 2 - 25, 2021 By Dominique Morisseau Directed by Michelle Aguillon It's 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over more much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots. Morrisseau’s powerful portrait of an explosive moment in American history with striking relevance for today’s audiences. 04/02/2021 - 8:00pm 04/03/2021 - 8:00pm 04/04/2021 - 3:00pm 04/08/2021 - 7:30pm 04/09/2021 - 8:00pm 04/10/2021 - 8:00pm 04/11/2021 - 3:00pm 04/15/2021 - 7:30pm 04/16/2021 - 8:00pm 04/17/2021 - 8:00pm 04/18/2021 - 3:00pm 04/22/2021 - 7:30pm 04/23/2021 - 8:00pm 04/24/2021 - 8:00pm 04/25/2021 - 3:00pm
05.15.21 at 8:00 PM
The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow St.
May 14 - June 6, 2021 Music & Lyrics by The Go-Go's Original Book by Jeff Whitty Adapted by James Magruder Directed by Brian Boruta Head Over Heels is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts. 05/15/2021 - 8:00pm 05/16/2021 - 3:00pm 05/20/2021 - 7:30pm 05/21/2021 - 8:00pm 05/22/2021 - 8:00pm 05/23/2021 - 3:00pm 05/27/2021 - 3:00pm 05/28/2021 - 8:00pm 05/29/2021 - 8:00pm 05/30/2021 - 3:00pm 06/03/2021 - 7:30pm 06/04/2021 - 8:00pm 06/05/2021 - 8:00pm 06/06/2021 - 3:00pm