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Arts & Culture

Exhibit: GĂ©rard Titus-Carmel (thru Dec.)

09.07.17 at 10:00 AM - Spaightwood Galleries
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New England's largest gallery, with works from the 15th to the 21st centuries, present an exhibit of over 100 paintings, collages, drawings, watercolors, and original etchings, aquatints, drypoints, and lithographs by the French artist Gerard Titus-Carmel.  Because of the number of his works owned by the Galleries, the show wil be presented in two different modes overs 3-4 months.

Open Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12-5pm; weekdays by arrangment

We have an extensive reference library on art from the late 15th century to the present as well as over 2000 art books (new and used) available for purchase. If there are books about which you have an interest, please let us know. If we have them we will be happy to ship them directly to you. If you seek information about our art inventory, please feel free to call at 1-800-809-3343.

 

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Exhibit: "This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal" (thru Jan. 18)

09.29.17 at 9:00 AM - Concord Museum
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The most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the life of one of America's most influential authors and thinkers, this brings together remarkable holdings from the world's two most signficiant Thoreau collections, which include journals, manuscripts, books, field notes, and personal items, as well as the very desk on which Thoreau wrote much of his journal.

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Exhibit: "Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic" (thru Dec. 17)

09.30.17 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Eddie Martinez’s first museum solo exhibition, this installation includes a suite of seven new large-scale “mandala” paintings, accompanied by a range of table-top painted bronze sculptures and large graphite drawings. 

The exhibition and catalogue are realized with generous funding from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, The Helyn MacLean Endowed Program Fund for Contemporary and South Asian Art, The Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 Endowed Fund, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center Endowed Fund; with additional support for the catalogue from Timothy Taylor, London, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. This exhibit will be held in the Davis Museum Gerald and Marjorie Schechter Bronfman Gallery and Chandler Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Exhibit: "Martin Luther: Protest in Print" (thru Dec. 17)

09.30.17 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

This selection of 16th-century prints and books commemorates the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Disputation on the Power of Indulgences, also known as the 95 Theses. In voicing increasing complaint against the corruption of the Church, Martin Luther (1483–1546) became a leading provocateur for its reform. Protest in Print explores the history and popular thought that supported those grievances, the impact of the print medium on the circulation of protest and reform materials, and the artistic response to reform ideologies. 

Early printed books, borrowed from the Special Collections of Wellesley College, and artworks from the Davis Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery demonstrate the role of print in disseminating reform thought and visually reiterating the themes of the Reformation. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs, in collaboration with Simon Grote, Wellesley Faculty Assistant Professor of History, and presented with generous support from The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum Program Fund. This exhibit will be held in the Davis Museum Levine Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Life on Paper: Contemporary Prints from South Africa (thru Dec. 17)

10.04.17 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Taught in both academic institutions and community education centers, printmaking has long held a prominent place in South African modern and contemporary art. "Life on Paper: Contemporary Prints from South Africa" investigates the existential questions raised by diverse artists in drypoints, lithographs, screenprints, woodcuts, and more. The exhibition honors recent gifts to the collection.

The exhibition honors recent gifts to the collection by the Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg) and Dr. Pamela Allara, Brandeis University Associate Professor Emerita of Contemporary Art. Curated by Amanda Gilvin, assistant curator, and presented with generous support from the Constance Rhind Robey ’81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions. This exhibit will be held in the Davis Museum Freedman Lober Viewing Alcove. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Hrair Sarkissian: Horizon (thru Dec. 17)

10.05.17 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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free

Shot by drone across a perilous expanse, Hrair Sarkissian’s two-channel video installation, Horizon (2016), charts one of the shortest and most common refugee routes from Ka on the southwestern Turkish shore, across the Mycale Strait, to the island of Megisti on the edge of southeastern Greece. Sarkissian writes of this journey “into the unknown” as marked by extreme uncertainty wherein “there is just one line to hold on to: the horizon."  Born and raised in Damascus, Sarkissian trained in his father’s photographic studio and has lived and worked in London since 2011. 

Curated by Lisa Fischman, with generous support from the Maryam and Edward Eisler / Goldman Sachs Gives Fund on Art and Visual Culture in the Near, Middle, and Far East at the Davis Museum. This exhibit will be held in the Davis Museum Freedman Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Soong Mayling: Paintings (thru Dec. 17)

10.05.17 at 11:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

Soong Mayling (1898–2003) graduated from Wellesley College as a Durant Scholar in 1917 with a major in English literature and a minor in philosophy. She married Chiang Kai-Shek in 1927. Madame Chiang began to paint in 1951 and proved herself an adept and gifted pupil. A 1952 feature on her in Life magazine claimed her “aptitude far greater than that of most amateurs.” Madame Chiang made a gift of five paintings to Wellesley in 1958, during her third post-graduation visit. 

Organized by Ningyi Xi ’17, the 2017 Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Intern at the Davis Museum, and presented with generous support from The Mellon Endowment for Academic Programs at the Davis. This exhibit will be held in the Davis Museum Elizabeth Rickey Bevington/Leila Hammond Duncan Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Exhibit: "Screens: Virtual Material" (thru March 18)

10.06.17 at 10:00 AM - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Focusing on the increased presence of screens, both digital and tactile, within contemporary art, this exhibit features large-scale works by six leading contemporary artists: Brian Bress, Marta Chilindron, Liza Lou, Matt Saunders Josh Tonsfeldt, and Penelope Umbrico. From metal fences and folding architecture to television monitors and video projections, screens are the primary artistic medium and conceptual focus in these immersive sculpture, installations, and multimedia artworks.

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Exhibit: "Bodies in Water" (thru March 18)

10.06.17 at 10:00 AM - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Showing the many creative ways photographers have been inspired by water, the exhibition features human bodies immersed in, emerging from, and interacting with water in visually bold and thought-provoking ways. While some artists address water as a form of recreation or relaxation, others focus on its scarcity or potentially dangerous nature.

 

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Exhibit: "Cool Medium" (thru March 18)

10.06.17 at 10:00 AM - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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"Cool Medium" explores how the emergence of color televsion and psychedelic culture--and the hypnotic properties of both--interesected with visual arts. The paintings, photographs and prints in the exhibition mirror the saturated colors and patterns shown on television in hte 1960s and 1970s, and also address cultural issues of drug use, paranoia, space exploration, and media saturation.

 

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Showing (work x family) Exhibit (thru Dec. 15)

11.06.17 at 9:00 AM - Mazmanian Gallery
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Free

This exhibition combines landmark comissioned photographs of pregnant women in the workplace and curated works by contemporary photographers who reveal the interplay between work and family. 

Located inside the McCarthy Center at Framingham State University

Arts & Culture

WWII Exhibit: "The Real and Reel Casablanca" (thru Jan. 31)

11.10.17 at 9:00 AM
International Museum of World War II
8 Mercer Road, Natick 01760
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Donations appreciated

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of American troops landing in North Africa in November of 1942, this special exhibit of more than 75 one-of-a-kind artifacts shows the steps for battle success in the real events in Casablanca, which was a baptism by fire for the Americans. Reservations are required to tour this museum: 508-651-1944.

Community & Celebrations

ATHENA Leadership Award Nominations (thru Dec. 15)

11.14.17 at 8:00 AM - United Way of Tri-County
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The United Way of Tri-County is now accepting for the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award®. The ATHENA Award recognizes a prominent leader in MetroWest who consistently invests in her profession, community, and especially other women. She demonstrates leadership within their industry, mentors women throughout their career, and dedicates themselves to the community through volunteer activities and charitable endeavors.  Nominations must be received by December 15, 2017. The nomination form, which includes award criteria, is available on UWTC’s website (www.uwotc.org/athena). 

 The Athena Award recipient will be announced on Thursday, March 8th, which is also International Women’s Day, at a luncheon hosted at the Framingham Country Club in Framingham, MA. Marcy Reed, Chief of Business Operations for National Grid in the U.S., will be the keynote speaker. “I’m very happy to be part of this great annual event that recognizes outstanding local women who give back to our community,” Reed said. Luncheon tickets are available online at www.uwotc.org/ATHENA. All money raised for this event will support United Way of Tri-County’s Read to Read program. 

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24th Annual Artists Market (thru Dec. 31)

11.16.17 at 10:00 AM - deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
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Make holiday shopping a breeze with work by local artists and craftspeople as well as paper goods, winter wearables, ornaments, and holiday treats. This year's market features expanded offerings, extended hours, and free parking.

December 11-24:  Open until 7:30pm nightly.

Arts & Culture

22nd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (thru Jan. 2)

11.22.17 at 9:00 AM - Concord Museum
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During the holiday season, the museum's galleries are filled with more than 30 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children's storybooks and contemporary picture-book favorites.

Community & Celebrations

Festival of Lights (through Jan. 1)

11.23.17 at 5:00 PM
La Salette Shrine
947 Park Street, Attleboro
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Free

Walk through the amazing lights display that is famous around New England. Free admission and parking, but donations are welcome. S'mores and cocoa for sale. Hay rides and mini carnival for a fee. 

Other

Winter Reimagined (thru Jan. 7)

11.24.17 - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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Tower Hill's annual celebration of lights and winter's arrival features trails, gardens, and conservatories uniquely decorated with nature-inspired ornaments. As evening falls, visitors can marvel at glittering lights displayed throughout acres of formal gardens, illuminated paths, and sculptures and fountains aglow with lights. 

 

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Community & Celebrations

Christmas by Candlelight (through 12/23 - weekends only)

12.02.17 at 3:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village
29 Stallion Hill Road, Sturbridge
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Adult: $28, Children: $14, Under 3 yrs: Free

History is recreated with a special Christmastime at Old Sturbridge Village. North Pole village beautifully decorated, sleigh rides, gingerbread house contests, strolling Victorian carolers, roasting chestnuts, yule logs, mistletoe, period demonstrations, and more. 

Community & Celebrations

Annual Christmas of Lights Celebration (through 12/28)

12.02.17 at 5:00 PM
Xaverian Mission Center - Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
101 Summer Street, Holliston
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Free

A 50+ year tradition of Xaverian missionaries. Several acres of the property are lit and decorated for visitors to explore. Hot chocolate and pastries for sale at Xavier Hall. Free parking and admission. 

Arts & Culture

Chamber Music Society Fall Concert

12.05.17 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The Chamber Music Society presents its annual fall concert for the community. There are four performances at two different locations:

  • Pendleton West 101 Music Salon: December 5 and 11 at 7pm
  • Jewett Art Center Auditorium: December 6 at 7pm and December 10 at 2pm

Founded in 1958, the Society provides an opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small ensembles. Each chamber group receives weekly coachings from a member of the Wellesley College Music Department, and performs at one of several concerts held at the end of each semester. 

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Stroller Tours: African Masks and Masquerades

12.13.17 at 10:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour—a special opportunity for families open before normal hours. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old). Join Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education Programs, for a different theme each month. This month's theme is "African Masks and Masquerades."

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Fugitive Stories: Moth-Inspired True Stories Told Live

12.14.17 at 7:30 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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Members $7; Non-members: $10; Students $5

Love the Moth? Want to hear the same great quality stories? Fugitive Stories brings new and experienced storytellers together to challenge and delight us with this profoundly personal, accessible craft. We bring Moth and Massmouth Slam winners from Greater Boston, and YOU can be part of the evening by putting your name in a hat and you may be picked! Tonight’s theme: Good Intentions.

 

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Planetarium Show: "Holiday Skies"

12.15.17 at 5:30 PM - Christa McAuliffe Center
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In this live, astronomical "variety show," enjoyable for the whole family, you'll learn why the December Solstice has inspired so many wonderful cultural traditions throughout human history.  We'll do plenty of stargazing and may even get a chance to travel to Earth's North Pole.

One-hour shows begin at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Community & Celebrations

Holiday Stroll

12.15.17 at 7:00 PM - Downtown Framingham
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$5

Get to know your community on this four-hour adventure through downtown Framingham! Learn about others' passions while you partake in our fun holiday games and show off your unique stroll swag. We'll announce the holiday gear winner and help you vote on the best storefront window decorations. Remember: there is zero pressure to drink or even spend money at every venue!

Arts & Culture

Free Christmas Concert

12.15.17 at 7:00 PM
United Church of Christ
496 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052
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FREE

Youth Choirs, Chapel Bell and Youth Handbell Choirs, and featured soloists perform this fun and festive concert in the sanctuary. Music will include traditional and contemporary Christmas favorites, including “Carol of the Bells,” “Sussex Carol,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and more. Refreshments will be served after the 45-minute concert. Children young (and young at heart) will have a chance to visit and take photos with Santa. For more information,contact Music Director Christine Hogan CHogan@uccmedfield.org.

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Buskin with Lara Herscovitch

12.15.17 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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Regular $20 ~ Senior 65+ $19 ~ Member $17 ~ Studen

Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences.  Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” BUSKIN is a new combination of the considerable writing and performing talents of father David Buskin and daughter Sophie Buskin, whose voices blend magically and their writing styles – his out of folkie roots, hers more grounded in alternative bands – combine in a compelling and nuanced multi-generational hybrid.

Lara delivers with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.” 

David Buskin has been writing and performing music his entire (long) life, most recently as part of the notorious “geezer trio” Modern Man and for years as half of the legendary folk/rock duo Buskin & Batteau, where his multiple vocal, songwriting and instrumental chops were given free rein. His songs and jingles have been recorded by countless artists, and he has won numerous awards – Clio, Bistro, NY Nightlife, Kate Wolf, Jamie deRoy ASCAP Songwriter and more. Sophie Buskin is a veteran – since age four (!) – of the NYC studio–singing scene. She was also, while at school, a member of the prestigious Berklee Gospel Choir. She has backed up Jewel, Little Anthony, Alana Davis, Marci Geller and Paul Shaffer, among others. In this, her second year of applying to NERFA, she was deemed worthy of a Tricentric Showcase. She is currently working – in collaboration with her co-proucers, Neale Eckstein and Steve Jagoda – on her first CD as a singer/songwriter.

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Concert: St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble

12.16.17 at 5:00 PM - Museum of Russian Icons
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Members $20, Non-members $25

After a three-year hiatus, the powerhouse a capella quartet from St. Petersburg is returning to the museum with an all-new program. The ensemble's repertoire encompasses various musical periods and styles, from ancient Russian chants to chorales of Western and East European masters to modern contemporary. The ensemble's previous performances at the Museum of Russian Icons have sold out, so reserve your tickets by calling 978-598-5000, ext. 121.

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The GrooveBarbers Holiday Show

12.16.17 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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Regular $22 ~ Senior 65+ $21 ~ Member $19 ~ Studen

An a cappella supergroup?  Each member of this all-vocal powerhouse quartet is a bona fide star in his own right: Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes are former members of the pioneering contemporary a cappella group Rockapella, and Kevin Weist is a renowned bald vocal guru. Collectively they have established themselves as the “go to” vocal group for rock, doo-wop, jazz and even (no way!) barbershop! 

The GrooveBarbers were featured in not one but two national TV commercials as The Astelins, the deliriously suave vocal group that offers Astelin nasal spray to seasonal allergy sufferers. Featuring Inna Duckach, The GrooveBarbers resident diva. A rising star of the opera world, Inna has dazzled tens of thousands of YouTube viewers with her glorious rendition of ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’, backed by the GrooveBarbers in an insane mash-up of doo-wop and Bell Canto they call “Doo-wOpera”.

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Food & Drink

Annual Santa Brunch

12.17.17 at 11:00 AM
The Verve Crowne Plaza
1350 Worcester Street, Natick MA 01760
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Adults $34, Children $19, Under 3 Free

Jolly Old Saint Nick is coming to town! And he’s sledding into The VERVE for our annual brunch with Santa! Make new memories at this year’s brunch. Brunch includes selfies with Santa, Children’s Craft Zone, and Santa & Elf storytime. 

Arts & Culture

Downtown Artisan Market

12.17.17 at 1:00 PM
Springdale Beer
102 Clinton Street Framingham, MA 01702
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Come meet our local artisans and business leaders in the vibrant Springdale Beer room! Your last-minute shopping will be fun with the surrounding games and art gallery by the Framingham Contemporary Artists Group!

Community & Celebrations

Downtown Celebration

12.18.17 at 6:00 PM
La Cantina
911 Waverly Street Framingham, MA 01702
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It's time to come together and celebrate 2017, a year full of business and community accomplishments!

  • Sign and facade improvements
  • Business milestones and expansions
  • New businesses
  • Green space enhancements
  • Community events and faith-based missions
  • Achievements in arts and culture

Moving forward, let's forge bravely into 2018 and meet our refined vision for a healthy, vibrant community!

  • Fundraising mission
  • Engagement wall
  • Silent auction
  • Networking coaches
  • Become a platinum, gold or silver member

Arts & Culture

Songs for Ceilidh

12.22.17 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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Regular $15 ~ Senior 65 $14 ~ Member $12 ~ Student

Songs for Ceilidh combines Irish, Scottish, and Canadian Maritime Celtic influences with American heartland roots and acoustic pop/rock. Their original music includes traditionally inspired Celtic melodies and modern narratives, with an emphasis on lively, upbeat rhythms. The name says it all–ceilidh [kay-lee] – a foot stomping, high energy party. All proceeds will be donated to a local food bank, A Place to Turn. Patrons can also bring canned goods that will be donated to A Place to Turn.

Each band member brings his own influence. Scott Price sings and plays the acoustic guitar, tin whistle, and didgeridoo. Bryan Christensen plays fiddle with a blend of American and Celtic styles, guitar, keyboard and backup vocals while Jon Jasinski ties it all together with djembes, bodhran and backup vocals. 

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Holiday Hustle Weekend

12.23.17 at 9:00 AM - Natick Center
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Last-minute shoppers will love "Holiday Hustle" Weekend in Natick Center. Shops will be open with amazing gift options, goodies for shoppers, and some will offer free gift wrapping. Spread the word to the procrastinators in your life!

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SCAMPS Comedy: Laugh in the New Year with Jimmy Dunn and Friends

12.31.17 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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$30 for members and $35 for non-members

SCAMPS Comedy and Amazing Things once again bring together a terrific New Year’s Eve show headlined by comedian Jimmy Dunn, a cast member for the former Boston-based CBS series The McCarthys. Dunn appears with two other Boston standouts, Tim McIntire and Chris D. Dunn. Jimmy has performed at some of the comedy industry’s most prestigious events, including Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home and Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.  A former headliner at Amazing Things, McIntire has been one of the most popular and prolific comedians in Boston for more than a decade.The show is hosted by Chris Dimitrakopoulos, also called “Chris D.” by the many people who can’t pronounce his last name. 

Jimmy co-hosts the Two Boston Guys Whack up a Pie podcast with Tony V., and can also be seen in theaters with Kelly MacFarland performing in the standup-and-more show, "Your Husband is an Idiot."  McIntire's career has been eclectic — he’s hosted the Boston Music Awards, written for Nickelodeon, released two comedy albums, performed on Comedy Central, and been featured on NPR. His legendary “Thursday Night Fights” and “Geek Council” shows at Harvard Square’s The Comedy Studio are still talked about by comedy fans — some of whom were too young to even see them in person. Chris has established himself as a Boston comedian on the rise. He works regularly at clubs and fundraisers, and is a member of the revolving cast of comedians on the popular standup theme show “How Men Think (Or Do They?).” In 2017, he won the “North Shore’s Next Big Catch” contest, and previously won the “Witch City Comedy Festival” in Salem, Mass., and was a finalist in the “Boynton’s Standup Standoff” in Manchester, N.H. He has performed on shows with top Boston/national headliners including Tony V., Paul D’Angelo, Juston McKinney, and Joe Wong.

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Phillippe Crettien Concert

01.05.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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Regular $20 ~ Senior 65+ $19 ~ Member $17 ~ Studen

This son of French diplomats grew up primarly in North Africa, and began studying tenor sax at the French Lycee in London. After graduating Berklee College of Music, he performed and recorded with slues singer Jelly Belly, Trudy Silver, Bill Lowe, John Medeski, Andy Jaffe, Mario Pavone, Bob Gullotti, and Dave Zinno among others. He was artistic director of the Toulon International jazz festival and director of the Toulon Jazz festival workshops 1991-2000. He is currently jazz band director at The Rivers School in Weston MA, and Jazz chair at The Rivers School Conservatory.

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Theatre: "The Liar" by David Ives (thru Feb. 3)

01.11.18 at 7:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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$10-$20

David Ives has this play adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille that takes place in Paris, 1643. From a series of misunderstandings surrounding charming young Dorante, and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies, springs one of the Western world’s greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it.  Call the box office to make a reservation: 781-283-2000

Image: from left to right: Molly Parker Myers and Caroline Parsons

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Alexis P. Suter Band

01.13.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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$11-$22

Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. Alexis P. and her band are on the rise as accolades pour in and they continue to captivate audiences from town to town. Miss Suter and her powerful and unique ensemble artfully blend the lines between Blues, Soul, Roots and Rock music. Alexis’ voice ranges from a pained passion to explosive and soul-bearing. 

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In concert: Vance Gilbert

01.19.18 at 8:00 PM - Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
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$11-$22

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early '90s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics.  Noted not only for being the ever-consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. He's been an opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker and is considered to be an integral part of the national folk scene.

Nature

Full Moon Owl Prowl for Adults

01.26.18 at 7:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $13 Members; $16 Non-Members

Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join the adventure as we explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident great horned, screech & barred owls. Pre-registration required. This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.

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Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

01.27.18 at 6:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult: $13M, $15 NM: Child: $7M, $9NM

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 to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat. We will explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.  Pre-registration required. This program is for ages 6 and up and includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light.

Arts & Culture

Nashoba Valley Chamber Ensemble

02.05.18 at 1:30 PM
Heineman Ecumenical Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Join us for L'Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky, performed by the Nashoba Valley Chamber Ensemble. This 1918 work for clarinet, violin, double-bass bassoon, trombone, cornet, and percussion tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in exchange for riches.

Located at the corner of Maynard and Church streets on the campus of Framingham State University

Other

Planetarium Show: "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me"

02.16.18 at 6:00 PM - Christa McAuliffe Center
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Preschoolers, this one's for you! First, we'll host a read-aloud from teh classic children's book, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle. After the reading, our young guests will get a chance to participate in a short planetarium programs that's just right for them. We'll be exploring--what else?--the moon!

Arts & Culture

Hot Tamale Brass Band

03.05.18 at 1:30 PM
McCarthy Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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free

The Hot Tamale Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass band from Boston, MA. Playing traditional New Orleans jazz, Dixieland and funky second line brass band music, they always add a tasteful and exciting element to any event. The festive sounds of the Hot Tamale Brass Band will make you feel like you're at Mardi Gras. 

Located in the Forum in side the McCarthy Center at Framingham State University

Arts & Culture

Steve Moysey: The Road to Balcombe Street - The IRA Reign of Terror in London

03.28.18 at 4:30 PM
Heineman Ecumenical Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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free

Dr. Moysey's critically acclaimed book on the Irish Republican Army 1974 - 1975 terrorist campaign in London is a gripping true story. Dr. Moysey will discuss his true crime thriller The Road to Balcombe Street – The IRA Reign of Terror in London. He will be joined via Skype during the talk by film producer Rebecca Brown, who will discuss creating a film based on the story

Located at the corner of Maynard and Church Streets on the campus of Framingham State University

Arts & Culture

Transient Canvas: Wired

04.09.18 at 1:30 PM
Heineman Ecumenical Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have been blazing their own trail as the bass clarinet/ marimba duo Transient Canvas since 2011. At FSU, the duo will present Wired, a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life. 

Located at the corner of Maynard and Church Streets on the campus of Framingham State University

Community & Celebrations

5th Annual MetroFest: Arts, Music, and Food Truck Festival

06.16.18 at 11:00 AM - Bowditch Athletic & Cultural Complex
475 Union Avenue, Framingham 01702
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This regional festival returns with more than 15 food trucks; live music on two stages; 100 exhibitors, vendors, and artisans; a tastings tent with beer, wine, and hard cider; Kids Town with Touch-A-Truck; and fun throughout the day for all ages, including building 10 playhouses for families of local veterans through Habitat for Humanity.  

Arts & Culture

Annual ArtWalk

07.19.18 at 5:00 PM - Natick Common
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More than 75 artists will be stationed outside local businesses and studios in Natick Center to share their work. Live music, activities, and special food & drink offerings as part of Natick Restaurant Week, too.

Arts & Culture

Natick Artists Open Studios Weekend (thru Oct. 21)

10.20.18 at 11:00 AM - Natick Common
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Over 70 artists, all members of Natick Artists Open Studios (NAOS) will open their doors throughout the community (downtown Natick and South Natick) during the weekend for the public to meet them, view their work, and enjoy demonstrations and informal conversation.

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