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May 2017

Art, Sex, and Democracy

May 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm5:30 pm
Catherine Bertulli Studio, 10 Vine Street
Melrose, MA 02176 United States

Join a lively panel discussion, moderated by curator Mary M. Tinti, with five diverse women artists talking about how they respond to social and political turmoil.

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TIMBAerobics & Latin Logic Band

May 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Wake Up The Earth Festival Sun Stage, 100 Boylston Street Stony Brook T stop - Southwest Corridor Park
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

MetaMovements and Spontaneous Celebrations present TIMBAerobics & Latin Logic at the annual Wake Up The Earth Festival! Join us for a free outdoor Latin dance party with Timba (dance) lines with MetaMovements and live music by Boston’s own Latin Logic!

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Kevin So Brings It Back Home

May 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Boston , MA 02111 United States

Boston-born and raised musician Kevin So returns home to his roots in celebration of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s (BCNC) new art center and ArtWeek. Explore the foundation of all music with a lesson in the history of Blues, and experience how the genre and industry kept this Asian American performer grounded and ultimately brought him home. Part performance, discussion, experience-sharing and multimedia lecture, the event will challenge audience members to engage in dialogue about the concept of roots and the intersection of music and identity.

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“Salvage Style”- Wining, Designing & Book Signing

May 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Restoration Resources, 1946 Washington Street
Boston, MA 92118 United States

See renowned Author, DIYand Decorating Guru, Leslie Linsley in Boston at Restoration Resources for this Artweek exclusive event! The esteemed panel of local award-winning designers and salvage experts from Impeccable Nest Interior Design and iDesign Interiors will also present and inspire you with unique design ideas re-using and repurposing one-of-a-kind vintage relics!

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Create the Space for Creativity

May 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm7:30 pm
JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Wish you could find more time for creativity, find a space to create in, and find a way to maintain the creative spark? Discover new tools for better time and space management, along with helpful exercises for getting those creative juices flowing…

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Art of Movement

May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Urbanity Dance, 1180 Washington Street #100
Boston, MA 02118 United States

Urbanity Dance is transforming its studio space into a curated gallery exploring movement. The space will explore how movement is translated into 2D and 3D works of art, how movement and performance can be incorporated into visual arts, and how visual arts can be translated back into movement making itself.

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OUTLOUD Runway Show

May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Midway Artist Studios, 15 Channel Center Street 15 Channel Center St #212
Boston, MA 02210 United States

OUTLOUD is the third annual collaboration between Lasell College students, emerging designers, and established designers working in the fields of art, design and production. This year’s theme, “Out of the Box… Out of This World” showcases a myriad of creative styles and designs for both men and women.

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Seth B. Minkin Book Launch Party + Celebration

May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Seth B Minkin Studio + Showroom, 840 Summer Street Suite 205
Boston, MA 02127 United States

Join artist Seth B Minkin at his cool, vibrant Southie studio and showroom for a talk and book signing celebrating the official launch of “I Wish I Were An Animal”, a vivid story that reminds us that we are exactly who we were created to be. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from this artist, catch an exclusive glimpse inside this fantastic space, and see where Minkin makes his artistic magic happen.

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Art in the Garnish

May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Privateer Rum Distillery, 28 MItchell Road
Ipswich, MA 1938 United States

Join Privateer Rum and Tenzin Samdo, of Tavern Road Boston, at the Privateer Distillery, in Ipswich, for an evening of cocktail art. The night will include the history of rum in Massachusetts, a tour of our distillery and explanation of our unique process, along with a rum tasting.

$50
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WAE IV Beasts and Beauties

May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm11:00 pm
Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue The Onyx Room
Lowell, MA 01851 United States

We invite you to a night where fashion, art and theatre collide featuring the Merrimack Valley’s longest performing drag troupe Miracle Providers NorthEast. Light refreshments will be provided with a cash bar. Join us for a meet and greet with the designers after the event!

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Louder than a Bomb MA Youth Poetry Slam Showcase

May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

  The annual Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts Youth Poetry Slam Festival Finals Showcase will be taking place at Boston’s historic Strand Theatre on Saturday May 6th. Sponsored in part by the Boston Cultural Council, Mass L.E.A.P. (Literary Education & Performance) presents an evening of powerful spoken word poetry performances from teens throughout the state, as we crown a state championship team, showcase brilliant young writers and honor award winners. The showcase is the culminating event of a month long…

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The History of Greek Dance

May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm10:00 pm
St Spyridon Cathedral Cotsidas Cultural Center, 102 Russell Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States

Irene Savas, president of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, and an array of talented performers transport us through history of Greek dance from ancient times to the present. Combining commentary and demonstration, the program will share the diverse forms and distinct regional characteristics of Greek dance. Come see and appreciate the color, movement, and significance of dance in Hellenic culture!

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Jazz Improvisation-Hymnal Jazz Artist Talk

May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Improvisation of Hymnal Jazz, 133 Walnut Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States

Improvisation is an invisible art form of Jazz. Berklee H&J Quintet will represent their arranged hymnal Jazz and original jazz piece with five members of the band; drums, flute, piano, and guitars. Special for ArtWeek, flutist Hanna Kim will give a brief talk about her improvisation and her inspiration for her original tune “Prayer for Boston” which was composed during the Boston Marathon Bombing as a tribute to the people who were affected by this tragedy. Her band will play…

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Freedom, Expression, & Hope

May 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

In a first-ever collaboration, the Cape Symphony will partner with Cotuit Center for the Arts for its 2016-2017 season finale. “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor,” written by Tom Stoppard with music by André Previn is a rarely performed work for 6 actors and 70 musicians. Special for ArtWeek, join us for an interactive talk-back after the Saturday night concert. Audience members can ask Jung-Ho questions.

$32
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A Walk Through Prague

May 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Boston artist Gary Tucker, known for his exquisite watercolors, shares his recently-painted scenes of Prague, thought to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Historian Patrick Leehey will give background to the fascinating history of the city, and the Boston Arts Consort will present Czech poetry, classical Czech music and music of it’s favorite adopted son, Mozart.

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Dance ‘Til You Drop!

May 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm10:30 pm
Arthur Murray Dance Center of Boston, 20 Park Plaza Suite 330
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Our studio will be transformed into a 1920’s Speakeasy where guests will take part in a 45-minute dance lesson full of iconic dances from the era. Once you get the Charleston, Lindy, or Jitterbug down, it will be time to show your stuff on the dance floor at our Swing dance party!

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Spontaneous Celebration After Dark with MetaMovements

May 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm11:30 pm
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Every year Spontaneous Celebrations hosts the Wake Up The Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain. This year they have selected MetaMovements Latin Dance Company to host their after-party to celebrate a great festival, as well as to help raise funds for Spontaneous Celebrations programming. Dance to the sounds of DJ Steph and DJ Roy Barboza from HOT 96.9!

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The Key Idea™, an Interactive Exhibit for All Ages

May 7, 2017 at 10:00 am12:00 pm
Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

You are invited to add your voice to this exhibit during ArtWeek 2017 at the Boston Public Market. Plan to come by, see the exhibit, choose a key and create your own KeyStory.

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Wild ArtWeek at Franklin Park Zoo

May 7, 2017 at 10:00 am3:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States

Join us for a fun-filled day at the Franklin Park Zoo to discover how arts and animals have influenced each other! Whether in music, drawing, or theater, animals are often an inspiration.

$20
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Design Your Own Wine Label Contest

May 7, 2017 at 10:00 am11:00 pm
Bauer Wine and Spirits, 330 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Visit Bauer Wine & Spirits to design a new wine label to enter to win a gift card! Bauer will have a design area for contestants and each entry will be showcased on our social media. Entries will be accepted from April 28th to May 5th. Then, on May 6th and 7th stop by Bauer Wine & Spirits to vote for your favorite!*Store hours are Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

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The Actor-Director Relationship

May 7, 2017 at 10:00 am12:00 pm
Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Artistic Director of The Nora Theater Company, award-winning director and actor Lee Mikeska Gardner, will work with four actors on their audition speeches in front of you – the ArtWeek audience!

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Studio Sale and Live Painting at the Guyer Barn

May 7, 2017 at 10:00 am3:00 pm
Guyer Barn, 50 Pearl Street
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

The artists of Gallery Artrio in Hyannis will have a “Studio ART” Sale on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 10:00 – 3:00. Come and see artists painting on site. In addition, artists will offer framed and unframed paintings, as well as studies and sketches at well below market prices.

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Stitched Into Memory

May 7, 2017 at 11:00 am4:00 pm
Martin Richards Park, 308 Congress Street (next door to Boston Children's Museum)
Boston, MA 02210 United States

Celebrate the art and culture of West Africa and the Yoruba people! Stephen Hamilton, a Boston-based artist, will be leading an Adire dye demonstration as a part of his workshop with local students who are creating a large scale traditional Textile installation based on West African Weaving and Dyeing traditions. After the demonstration, there will be a time to speak with the artists and enjoy traditional West African music and food.

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Spring Blossoms in Japanese Ink & Watercolor

May 7, 2017 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 2130 United States

Japanese inks and watercolors are a perfect mix to portray the fragile blossoms of the spring against their expressive branches. This is an event for kids and their parents to explore the combo of these media in Boston’s stunning Arnold Arboretum.

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Kite Education: Miniature Kite Making

May 7, 2017 at 11:00 am11:30 am
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

Join Kite Education at for miniature kite making during Mother Brook Arts & Community Center Spring Open Studios. All ages are invited to stop by to learn how kites are assembled and give theirs a test fly. Ask expert kite flyer Pauly Berard any question about his work with kites and of course how to fly them.

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Paper Cutting Demonstration with Susanne Strater

May 7, 2017 at 11:30 am12:00 pm
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

There is currently a resurgence in paper cutting, an ancient art form with traditions in many different countries and cultures. Join artist Susanne Strater as she shows a few different types and gives a demonstration of techniques, after which anyone can get started.

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Artist Demo: Iris Quilts Tulle Technique

May 7, 2017 at 11:30 am12:00 pm
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

Join Iris Quilts for a quilting demonstration that will walk participants through the creation of her unique designs including the “Quilting Tulle Technique.” You’ll have the opportunity to view each stage of the process and ask questions.

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MIT Museum’s Idea Hub – 3D Printing and Design

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue Building N51
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative technology space – for 3D Printing and Design. Learn how to design your own sculpture in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3D printers can turn digital models into reality.

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Design Your Own Tumbler

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Tervis Boston, 270 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Let your child’s creative side shine as they create their own Tervis Tumbler an all American brand that comes with a “Made for Life Guarantee!” Come in with your children to make their own artwork into a customized tumbler. We will also be serving light refreshments. Special for ArtWeek we are waiving the usual customization fee…

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Mural Design and Interactive Painting Demo

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
SOWA, 450 Harrison Ave. Studio 403
Boston, MA 02118 United States

Artist Sorin Bica invites the public to his studio to be part of a new mural design and interactive painting

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Collaboration Nation: A Collaborative Mural

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm5:00 pm
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125 United States

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute welcomes visitors to contribute to a participatory mural created by the teen artists of Artists For Humanity. Together we can make a bold colorful statement that amplifies the many and varied voices in our communities and country

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Newbury Street Music Crawl

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm8:00 pm
Various Newbury Street locations, Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join us on Newbury Street for our Music Crawl during Spring ArtWeek! Throughout the weekend you will enjoy live music entertainment at various restaurants and shops along Newbury Street on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th & May 7th from Noon-8:00pm. Vincent King and Friends will perform live on Newbury Street on Sunday, May 7th from 1:00-3:00pm.

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Resistioke Live Band Singalong with Wee The People

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Sam Adams Park, 1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 United States

For Art Week Spring 2017, Resistioke and Wee the People will join forces for the first time in a collaboration that will pull together an unsuspecting audience, using a variety of art forms, and will provide activities for children and their parents to learn about current issues of social justice.

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Highfield Hall & Gardens Open House

May 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm3:30 pm
Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540 United States

Join us for our spring Open House as we herald in the new season with art exhibitions that celebrate the ocean from Cape Cod to the Gulf of Maine. There will be indoor and outdoor activities including live music and floral arranging demonstrations. Take an estate and garden tour, be part of a traditional Maypole celebration, and enjoy music performed by the Village Band and Highfield Hall’s Music Director, pianist Robert Wyatt, playing his favorite songs of spring. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

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Improvize!

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Join us for two hours of in-depth exploration concentrating on: contemporary fusion, character and emotional development, musicality, instrumentation, prop work, partnering and more!

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Open Rehearsal: Tony Williams’ Rock Ballet

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory Street Second Floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Special for ArtWeek, Tony Williams Ballet Company (producers of the “Urban Nutcracker”) will open their studio for public viewings of their rehearsals in progress for “Color of Life,” a brand new rock ballet set to Ken Nordine’s Jazz Album, “Colors” mixed with a medley of rock music favorites from the past 60 years.

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Artist Demo: How to Create an Underpainting

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm1:30 pm
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

Using oil paints and a variety of common household items like sponges, rags and q-tips, artist Besty VanOot will demonstrate how to quickly lay in a landscape with a range of values and textures. This demonstration is a part of Mother Brook Arts & Community Center Spring Open Studios held May 6 – 7, 11:00am – 5:00pm both days.

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Mad for Monet

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm4:00 pm
The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue
Easton, MA 02356 United States

Throughout the week we’ll focus on this Frenchman and his love of his water lily pond. We will use different mediums to recreate the color-filled water scenes he painted in his new style. And who knows? Maybe we’ll sneak a little science in, too!

$9
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Pyramids, Ziggurats, and Skyscrapers, Oh My!

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773 United States

Join us for an exhilarating, mind-bending, and amusing afternoon for all ages as we puzzle through Sol LeWitt’s conceptual art-making process and together make a mega city in the Sculpture Park. Architects from BSA Space (Boston Society of Architects) will lead a sculpture park challenge with their extraordinary LEGO® collection.

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Yellow Bird Chase Puppetry Workshop

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Martin Hall, Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Center for the Arts' Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join Boston Center for the Arts Performing Arts Resident Liars & Believers for their matinee performance of “Yellow Bird Chase” and then learn how you can turn hands, socks, sticks, mops, hats, buckets—anything you want—into a character with a mind of its own.

$25
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EcoArt Workshop

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm5:00 pm
Green Learning Center, 4 Archdale Road
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States

Join us for an EcoArt Workshop at the Launch of Boston’s New Green Learning Center! We will make a sculpture of 1000 origami cranes that will help bring peace and good fortune to all who participate. The finished product will be showcased at Boston GreenFest, August 11 – 13. Other projects from recycled/earth materials will include egg carton art, plarn (plastic bag yarn) weaving and rock art.

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Contemporary Printmaking-Creative Innovations

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Avenue
Osterville, MA 02655 United States

Printmakers of Cape Cod will be exhibiting current work at the Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA. The public is invited to attend to listen to the artists on display discuss the inspiration for their work and techniques.

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Tamar Heritage – Country Faces/Music/Date Palms

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Enjoy listening to music, painting palm trees and learning abut the nutritional values of dates during this mutlidisciplinary event celebrating different cultures.

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Freedom of Expression

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm4:30 pm
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421 United States

The Ceramics and Painters Guilds of LACS join together in presenting “Freedom of Expression,” an exhibition highlighting the best works of artists of both guilds. Special for ArtWeek, Arthur Halvorsen will be giving a talk about his process and inspiration. His work evolves through creative repetition; making the same form over and over, tweaking it with sprinkles of spontaneity. Halvorsen says the best pleasure is in the creativity, not expecting the ordinary.

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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

May 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm5:30 pm
Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street The Gertrude Lawrence Stage
Dennis, MA 2638 United States

Following the Sunday, May 7 4:30pm performance of Educating Rita by Willy Russell, going us for a talk-back with Director Stephen Ross, Artistic Director of the Eventide Theatre Company Toby Wilson and the cast members immediately following the show.

$25
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Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music

May 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
First Church, Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States

In May 2016, Riverview Chamber Players presented the First Annual Harmony & Hope. This year we are presenting a two-hour performance with string quartet and gospel choir, interwoven with spoken word. This concert is designed to help ease the pain in our hearts…

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Foiled Again Workshop + Appetite Pop-up Exhibit

May 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm5:30 pm
Catherine Bertulli Studio, 10 Vine Street
Melrose, MA 02176 United States

Join us for “Foiled Again”, a free hands-on workshop for ages 14+ and adults. Build your own tower alone or with a partner. We’ll learn some simple techniques for connecting shapes and painting them with acrylic.

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“A Woman’s Heart”: A Play by Judith Partelow

May 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center Street
East Dennis, MA 02641 United States

Immediately following the performance on Sunday, May 7, Judith Partelow will discuss the challenges and delight of writing poetry, and address the unique feature of this production: poems written on a page and brought to life on a three-dimensional stage. She will welcome audience accounts of their own writing experiences, answer questions, and sign books.

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Art of Japanese Cuisine

May 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm6:30 pm
itadaki, 269 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Participants will enjoy a tasting of 7 types of raw fish, prepared using various Japanese culinary techniques.Chef Masaki will explain some of the origins of the fish he chose, how to make some of the marinades as well as his thoughts around the presentation of a classic Japanese dish. Since Japanese cuisine emphasizes visual presentation as well as taste, the chef will speak about the artistry, history and principles of plating each course.

$45
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Salsa In The Park at Ryles

May 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm11:55 pm
Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

MetaMovements and Salsa Sundays at Ryles unite to bring our Salsa In The Park (SITP) vibe indoors for our fundraiser, which will include Salsa and Rueda De Casino dance lessons by MetaMovements starting at 6:30pm followed by social dancing with DJ Rob Suave, live percussion instruments, a food buffet, and more!

$10
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