NAAC BOSTON MEMBER EVENTS

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color (or NAAC Boston) was established to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

Below is a calendar of events promoting the work of NAAC Boston members and events affiliated with NAAC Boston members’ organizations.

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No Evil Project Pop-Up Exhibit & Photoshoot

04-28-2017

Presented by Northeastern Crossing at Northeastern Crossing
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am
Unless you have a secret lair where you’re devising nefarious plots to bring about world destruction, you can be a part of the No Evil Project. Come see samples from the collection from silly to serious, and showing that anyone can do good, no... [more+]
Unless you have a secret lair where you’re devising nefarious plots to bring about world destruction, you can be a part of the No Evil Project. Come see samples from the collection from silly to serious, and showing that anyone can do good, no matter who they are. If you like what you see, we’ll have a photo studio setup, and the creator of the project, Troy B. Thompson, will be photographing anyone that wants to be part of the project for free!  Your finished set will be available online to share and show you’re not evil. Bring your friends and family along to work together. It’s free to participate, and everyone gets an “I’m not evil” monkey pin for posterity. Planning on attending? You can download the worksheet ahead of time and bring with you to the exhibit/photo shoot, found here: http://noevil.co/2mKFwyL. [less-]
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The Marriage of Figaro

05-07-2017

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at John Hancock Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, May 05 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 07 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The passions and perils of love and marriage collide in one uproarious day as Figaro struggles to get his bride, Susanna, to the altar unscathed. Identities are concealed, manners upended, plots foiled … all to the glorious music of Mozart’s... [more+]
The passions and perils of love and marriage collide in one uproarious day as Figaro struggles to get his bride, Susanna, to the altar unscathed. Identities are concealed, manners upended, plots foiled … all to the glorious music of Mozart’s masterpiece. Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan, who wowed audiences as Musetta in 2015’s La Bohème, is the bride-to-be, Susanna. The Marriage of Figaro reunites key members of BLO’s La Bohème creative team, with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting. [less-]
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Paradise

05-07-2017

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 05 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 07 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science... [more+]
Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science while honoring her cultural traditions. An unlikely, inspired partnership is created, investigating adolescent romantic love. Clashes arise out of their conflicts over religion, science, and mentorship as both teacher’s and student’s lives are transformed forever. [less-]
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Barbecue

05-07-2017

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm + 8 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 05 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 07 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

This rowdy and raucous new comedy, directed by Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) introduces, and reintroduces, the O’Mallery family, as they gather in a public park for an intervention with their sister,... [more+]
This rowdy and raucous new comedy, directed by Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) introduces, and reintroduces, the O’Mallery family, as they gather in a public park for an intervention with their sister, Zippity Boom. James T., Lillie Anne, Marie, and Adlean are the kind of family that comes to such an occasion armed with a Taser, even though they're all worthy of their own interventions. Audiences will never guess all the surprises in this piercingly funny new play by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy). by Robert O'Hara Directed by Summer L. Williams [less-]
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17 Border Crossings

04-29-2017

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson/Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black B..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security — it’s all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel... [more+]
The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security — it’s all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey. 17 Border Crossings is a surreal sojourn that transports us to very real places: Hungary, Serbia, Morocco, Colombia, Holland, and Mexico, to name a few. In the deft, mischievous manner of the trickster, Phillips manages to float huge questions that surround the fraught migrations of our era. With all the childlike curiosity and adult skepticism of monologist Spalding Gray, and the theatrical wizardry of a Robert Lepage, Thaddeus Phillips takes audiences by the hand on a trip around the world and shows us that when we cross the imaginary lines that divide up the world, the real borders come to light. Run time is 90 minutes [less-]
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Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST Festival: A Celebration of Harvard Artists

04-28-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm
A spectacular evening at Sanders Theatre celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST festival (April 27-30), featuring Emmy Award-winnning actor Courtney Vance ’82 (“Law & Order,” “The People v. O.J.... [more+]
A spectacular evening at Sanders Theatre celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST festival (April 27-30), featuring Emmy Award-winnning actor Courtney Vance ’82 (“Law & Order,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson”), Academy Award-nominated composer Nick Britell ’03 (“Moonlight”), former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel MPA ’07, members of both the Silk Road Ensemble and the Harvard Dance Project, other Harvard undergraduate performers, and more to be announced—all under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus ’88. [less-]
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Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST Festival: Performance Fair

04-29-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Harvard Square, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am
Harvard’s annual festival continues with over 100 free performances and presentations every half-hour at venues in and around Harvard Yard, as well as “Make Art” stations where YOU are the artist! Highlights include a performance by Silk... [more+]
Harvard’s annual festival continues with over 100 free performances and presentations every half-hour at venues in and around Harvard Yard, as well as “Make Art” stations where YOU are the artist! Highlights include a performance by Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan and Harvard students at 11 am; “In the Beginning: The ARTS FIRST Creation Story,” a tongue-in-cheek pageant relating the story of the founding of ARTS FIRST, featuring hip hop and ballet, orchestral music, beatboxing and more, at 11:30 am; and a greeting by award-winning actor John Lithgow (“The Crown,” “3rd Rock From the Sun”) at 12:30 pm. [less-]
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Peerless

05-27-2017

Presented by Company One Theatre at Boston Public Library, Rabb Auditorium, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Thu, May 04 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 07 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 11 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 13 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 14 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 18 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 21 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 25 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 27 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Twin high school seniors L and M are dead-set on attending not just an Ivy League school, but the Ivy League school. With their perfect SAT scores, perfect hair, and “perfect” minority status, they think acceptance should be guaranteed. When... [more+]
Twin high school seniors L and M are dead-set on attending not just an Ivy League school, but the Ivy League school. With their perfect SAT scores, perfect hair, and “perfect” minority status, they think acceptance should be guaranteed. When a rival student emerges with a personal tragedy to make an admissions officer weep, however, the twins will do anything to knock out the competition. Does that include murder most foul? Mean Girls meets Macbeth in this dark comedy, which sets one of Shakespeare's bloodiest plays against the backdrop of competitive college admissions. by Jiehae Park Directed by Steven Bogart Run time is 90 minutes All tickets are "Pay-What-You-Want" [less-]
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Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet.

04-30-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Science Center Plaza, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as... [more+]
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson and showcasing his powerhouse Quintet from New York: Yosvany Terry, alto & soprano saxophones, chekeré; Michael Rodriquez, trumpet Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass; Ludwig Afonso, drums. [less-]
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Jazz in the Square "Mood Swings Orchestra"

05-05-2017

Presented by Jazz in the Square at Roslindale Congregational Church, Roslindale
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 05 @ 7:30 pm
The Mood Swings Orchestra was founded in 2004 and is comprised of 20 women from Boston and the surrounding area. Members represent many generations of professional and amateur musicians and singers.
The Mood Swings Orchestra was founded in 2004 and is comprised of 20 women from Boston and the surrounding area. Members represent many generations of professional and amateur musicians and singers. [less-]
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Dance of the Holy Ghosts

05-09-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 09 @ 7:00 pm
Oscar Clifton prefers to live his memories rather than his life. But when his estranged grandson comes calling after eighteen years, Oscar must face a very different version of his past. Together, what future can they make when they are so alike... [more+]
Oscar Clifton prefers to live his memories rather than his life. But when his estranged grandson comes calling after eighteen years, Oscar must face a very different version of his past. Together, what future can they make when they are so alike they can’t stand each other? Something is going to have to arouse them; something beyond the smell of sweet potato pie and the muddy blues of the Delta—something supernatural. dance of the holy ghosts is a poetic family drama that waltzes from the hilarious innocence of a childhood crush to the heartbreak of a ruined marriage. It is a memory-scape that arouses all the senses, wakes the imagination, and leaves no stone unturned. [less-]
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Folk Masters

05-14-2017

Presented by Massachusetts Cultural Council at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 14 @ 5:00 pm
At the Massachusetts Cultural Council, we believe in the power of culture. Through the arts, humanities, and sciences, culture builds community, fosters creativity, and drives social change. It builds relationships across ethnic, racial, and... [more+]
At the Massachusetts Cultural Council, we believe in the power of culture. Through the arts, humanities, and sciences, culture builds community, fosters creativity, and drives social change. It builds relationships across ethnic, racial, and generational lines. We know that culture is an essential resource for the health and well-being of the Commonwealth. Our Folk Arts & Heritage Program, of which this concert is a part, is one important way that we invest in our cultural life. The folk and traditional arts help us both deepen our understanding of our past, and give shape to our future. [less-]
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Bold Moves

05-21-2017

Presented by Madison-Park Development Corp at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 19 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Searing and brutally honest, Bold Moves is the umbrella title of new works by author and playwright Tricia Elam Walker. This quartet of contemporary short plays about friendship, race, intimacy, and responsibility contains haunting themes and a... [more+]
Searing and brutally honest, Bold Moves is the umbrella title of new works by author and playwright Tricia Elam Walker. This quartet of contemporary short plays about friendship, race, intimacy, and responsibility contains haunting themes and a kaleidoscope of human stories. The people we meet in Walker’s one-act plays captivate us as they navigate and try to make sense of their complex worlds. Directed by Dillon Bustin.  Plays include Bold Moves, The Widows’ Club, Mani-Pedi, and Maternity Ward. [less-]
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I Dream: Boston

05-24-2017

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson/Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 24 @ 6:00 pm
I Dream, created by award winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist Daniel Beaty, is a nationally recognized social justice initiative that uses the tools of the arts, immersive group exercises, and trauma recovery to support young... [more+]
I Dream, created by award winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist Daniel Beaty, is a nationally recognized social justice initiative that uses the tools of the arts, immersive group exercises, and trauma recovery to support young people to rewrite the story of race and class inequity in America. Over the course of the 2016/17 school year, I Dream: Boston has facilitated year-long residencies in two Boston public high schools: Boston Arts Academy and Snowden International High School. The I Dream: Boston 2017 Culminating Performance will feature devised original works created and performed by the I Dream: Boston participants. The performances will include storytelling based in social justice issues that are important to these theatre-makers. Leadership of I Dream: Boston includes local acclaimed teaching artists Michelle Baxter, Brandon G. Green, and Jacqui Parker, therapeutic professionals Myisha Rodrigues-Scott and Dr. Charmin Jackman, and classroom teachers Juanita Rodrigues (Boston Arts Academy) and Joshua Streeter (Snowden International High School). SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM: Doors Open 6:30-6:35 PM: Welcome by ArtsEmerson Leadership 6:35-6:45 PM: Welcome and Performance by Daniel Beaty 6:45-8:10 PM: I Dream: Boston Performances 8:10-8:30 PM: Talk Back with I Dream: Boston Youth Leaders [less-]
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An Issue of Blood

09-25-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse... [more+]
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present. [less-]
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Black Odyssey

10-30-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to... [more+]
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to his wife, Nella and his son, Malachi. A host of Gods control his fate, including the dignified Deus, scheming Paw Sidin, and radiant Aunt Tina, who make Ulysses confront his ancestral past so he can embrace his unsettled present. [less-]
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International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo

11-16-2017

Presented by Exponet Events at Philadelphia, USA
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 14 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am
International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo welcomes you as our guest to the City of Philadelphia, USA during November 14-16, 2017. The International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo aims in Bridging Pharma Academia with the... [more+]
International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo welcomes you as our guest to the City of Philadelphia, USA during November 14-16, 2017. The International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo aims in Bridging Pharma Academia with the Industry. iPharma 2017 includes nearly every permutation of knowledge, innovation, technology and networking; and has an objective of creating an international forum for academicians, practitioners and business professionals to discuss the soundest issues related to Pharmaceuticals. iPharma 2017 offers unparalleled business opportunities and access to new markets in Health Science. Be on the cutting edge of new and often yet-unreleased information and discover an area that piques your interest. Join us and witness the booming industry by participating at iPharma 2017 and give your business access to buyers and opportunities from throughout the world.   and more.   Submit Abstract here: http://www.ipharmaconference.com/submit-abstract   Register here: http://www.ipharmaconference.com/registration   [less-]
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Every Tongue Confess

01-29-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the... [more+]
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the sweat-soaked gospel of a revivalist church tent, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Based upon biblical stories and events in the town’s history, Every Tongue Confess awakes a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged, and the truth cannot escape. [less-]
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A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes

02-12-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects... [more+]
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects costly experimental treatment and opts to face his end surrounded by his loving family. However, things could be about to change. [less-]
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...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

03-19-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter... [more+]
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter Po’em. En route, he is murdered and resurrected into the goddess Demeter by way of devine intervention. Now having the power to upset the balance of nature, Demeter continues her journey to find Po’em despite the fact that the world will flood in three days if she doesn’t set Mother Nature right. The goddess arrives on a plantation in the rich fertile landscape of Louisiana (a modern day Elysian field), where her daughter was a slave. Although Po’em is not there and eventually discovered to be in limbo, what Demeter unearths changes her course entirely. In this epic bricolage, myth, spirituality, Gods and mortals are all woven together to examine the complex and profound fabric that is the American quilt. [less-]
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No Evil Project Pop-Up Exhibit & Photoshoot

04-28-2017

Presented by Northeastern Crossing at Northeastern Crossing
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am
Unless you have a secret lair where you’re devising nefarious plots to bring about world destruction, you can be a part of the No Evil Project. Come see samples from the collection from silly to serious, and showing that anyone can do good, no... [more+]
Unless you have a secret lair where you’re devising nefarious plots to bring about world destruction, you can be a part of the No Evil Project. Come see samples from the collection from silly to serious, and showing that anyone can do good, no matter who they are. If you like what you see, we’ll have a photo studio setup, and the creator of the project, Troy B. Thompson, will be photographing anyone that wants to be part of the project for free!  Your finished set will be available online to share and show you’re not evil. Bring your friends and family along to work together. It’s free to participate, and everyone gets an “I’m not evil” monkey pin for posterity. Planning on attending? You can download the worksheet ahead of time and bring with you to the exhibit/photo shoot, found here: http://noevil.co/2mKFwyL. [less-]
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The Marriage of Figaro

05-07-2017

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at John Hancock Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, May 05 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 07 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The passions and perils of love and marriage collide in one uproarious day as Figaro struggles to get his bride, Susanna, to the altar unscathed. Identities are concealed, manners upended, plots foiled … all to the glorious music of Mozart’s... [more+]
The passions and perils of love and marriage collide in one uproarious day as Figaro struggles to get his bride, Susanna, to the altar unscathed. Identities are concealed, manners upended, plots foiled … all to the glorious music of Mozart’s masterpiece. Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan, who wowed audiences as Musetta in 2015’s La Bohème, is the bride-to-be, Susanna. The Marriage of Figaro reunites key members of BLO’s La Bohème creative team, with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting. [less-]
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Paradise

05-07-2017

Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 05 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 07 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science... [more+]
Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science while honoring her cultural traditions. An unlikely, inspired partnership is created, investigating adolescent romantic love. Clashes arise out of their conflicts over religion, science, and mentorship as both teacher’s and student’s lives are transformed forever. [less-]
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Barbecue

05-07-2017

Presented by Lyric Stage Company at Lyric Stage Company, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm + 8 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 05 @ 8:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 07 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

This rowdy and raucous new comedy, directed by Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) introduces, and reintroduces, the O’Mallery family, as they gather in a public park for an intervention with their sister,... [more+]
This rowdy and raucous new comedy, directed by Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) introduces, and reintroduces, the O’Mallery family, as they gather in a public park for an intervention with their sister, Zippity Boom. James T., Lillie Anne, Marie, and Adlean are the kind of family that comes to such an occasion armed with a Taser, even though they're all worthy of their own interventions. Audiences will never guess all the surprises in this piercingly funny new play by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy). by Robert O'Hara Directed by Summer L. Williams [less-]
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17 Border Crossings

04-29-2017

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson/Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black B..., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security — it’s all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel... [more+]
The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security — it’s all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey. 17 Border Crossings is a surreal sojourn that transports us to very real places: Hungary, Serbia, Morocco, Colombia, Holland, and Mexico, to name a few. In the deft, mischievous manner of the trickster, Phillips manages to float huge questions that surround the fraught migrations of our era. With all the childlike curiosity and adult skepticism of monologist Spalding Gray, and the theatrical wizardry of a Robert Lepage, Thaddeus Phillips takes audiences by the hand on a trip around the world and shows us that when we cross the imaginary lines that divide up the world, the real borders come to light. Run time is 90 minutes [less-]
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Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST Festival: A Celebration of Harvard Artists

04-28-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm
A spectacular evening at Sanders Theatre celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST festival (April 27-30), featuring Emmy Award-winnning actor Courtney Vance ’82 (“Law & Order,” “The People v. O.J.... [more+]
A spectacular evening at Sanders Theatre celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST festival (April 27-30), featuring Emmy Award-winnning actor Courtney Vance ’82 (“Law & Order,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson”), Academy Award-nominated composer Nick Britell ’03 (“Moonlight”), former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel MPA ’07, members of both the Silk Road Ensemble and the Harvard Dance Project, other Harvard undergraduate performers, and more to be announced—all under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus ’88. [less-]
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Harvard University’s ARTS FIRST Festival: Performance Fair

04-29-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Harvard Square, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am
Harvard’s annual festival continues with over 100 free performances and presentations every half-hour at venues in and around Harvard Yard, as well as “Make Art” stations where YOU are the artist! Highlights include a performance by Silk... [more+]
Harvard’s annual festival continues with over 100 free performances and presentations every half-hour at venues in and around Harvard Yard, as well as “Make Art” stations where YOU are the artist! Highlights include a performance by Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan and Harvard students at 11 am; “In the Beginning: The ARTS FIRST Creation Story,” a tongue-in-cheek pageant relating the story of the founding of ARTS FIRST, featuring hip hop and ballet, orchestral music, beatboxing and more, at 11:30 am; and a greeting by award-winning actor John Lithgow (“The Crown,” “3rd Rock From the Sun”) at 12:30 pm. [less-]
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Peerless

05-27-2017

Presented by Company One Theatre at Boston Public Library, Rabb Auditorium, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Thu, May 04 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 06 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 07 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 11 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 13 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 14 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 18 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 21 @ 2:00 pm Thu, May 25 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 27 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Twin high school seniors L and M are dead-set on attending not just an Ivy League school, but the Ivy League school. With their perfect SAT scores, perfect hair, and “perfect” minority status, they think acceptance should be guaranteed. When... [more+]
Twin high school seniors L and M are dead-set on attending not just an Ivy League school, but the Ivy League school. With their perfect SAT scores, perfect hair, and “perfect” minority status, they think acceptance should be guaranteed. When a rival student emerges with a personal tragedy to make an admissions officer weep, however, the twins will do anything to knock out the competition. Does that include murder most foul? Mean Girls meets Macbeth in this dark comedy, which sets one of Shakespeare's bloodiest plays against the backdrop of competitive college admissions. by Jiehae Park Directed by Steven Bogart Run time is 90 minutes All tickets are "Pay-What-You-Want" [less-]
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Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet.

04-30-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Science Center Plaza, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as... [more+]
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson and showcasing his powerhouse Quintet from New York: Yosvany Terry, alto & soprano saxophones, chekeré; Michael Rodriquez, trumpet Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass; Ludwig Afonso, drums. [less-]
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Jazz in the Square "Mood Swings Orchestra"

05-05-2017

Presented by Jazz in the Square at Roslindale Congregational Church, Roslindale
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 05 @ 7:30 pm
The Mood Swings Orchestra was founded in 2004 and is comprised of 20 women from Boston and the surrounding area. Members represent many generations of professional and amateur musicians and singers.
The Mood Swings Orchestra was founded in 2004 and is comprised of 20 women from Boston and the surrounding area. Members represent many generations of professional and amateur musicians and singers. [less-]
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Dance of the Holy Ghosts

05-09-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 09 @ 7:00 pm
Oscar Clifton prefers to live his memories rather than his life. But when his estranged grandson comes calling after eighteen years, Oscar must face a very different version of his past. Together, what future can they make when they are so alike... [more+]
Oscar Clifton prefers to live his memories rather than his life. But when his estranged grandson comes calling after eighteen years, Oscar must face a very different version of his past. Together, what future can they make when they are so alike they can’t stand each other? Something is going to have to arouse them; something beyond the smell of sweet potato pie and the muddy blues of the Delta—something supernatural. dance of the holy ghosts is a poetic family drama that waltzes from the hilarious innocence of a childhood crush to the heartbreak of a ruined marriage. It is a memory-scape that arouses all the senses, wakes the imagination, and leaves no stone unturned. [less-]
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Folk Masters

05-14-2017

Presented by Massachusetts Cultural Council at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 14 @ 5:00 pm
At the Massachusetts Cultural Council, we believe in the power of culture. Through the arts, humanities, and sciences, culture builds community, fosters creativity, and drives social change. It builds relationships across ethnic, racial, and... [more+]
At the Massachusetts Cultural Council, we believe in the power of culture. Through the arts, humanities, and sciences, culture builds community, fosters creativity, and drives social change. It builds relationships across ethnic, racial, and generational lines. We know that culture is an essential resource for the health and well-being of the Commonwealth. Our Folk Arts & Heritage Program, of which this concert is a part, is one important way that we invest in our cultural life. The folk and traditional arts help us both deepen our understanding of our past, and give shape to our future. [less-]
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Bold Moves

05-21-2017

Presented by Madison-Park Development Corp at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 19 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Searing and brutally honest, Bold Moves is the umbrella title of new works by author and playwright Tricia Elam Walker. This quartet of contemporary short plays about friendship, race, intimacy, and responsibility contains haunting themes and a... [more+]
Searing and brutally honest, Bold Moves is the umbrella title of new works by author and playwright Tricia Elam Walker. This quartet of contemporary short plays about friendship, race, intimacy, and responsibility contains haunting themes and a kaleidoscope of human stories. The people we meet in Walker’s one-act plays captivate us as they navigate and try to make sense of their complex worlds. Directed by Dillon Bustin.  Plays include Bold Moves, The Widows’ Club, Mani-Pedi, and Maternity Ward. [less-]
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I Dream: Boston

05-24-2017

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson/Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 24 @ 6:00 pm
I Dream, created by award winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist Daniel Beaty, is a nationally recognized social justice initiative that uses the tools of the arts, immersive group exercises, and trauma recovery to support young... [more+]
I Dream, created by award winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist Daniel Beaty, is a nationally recognized social justice initiative that uses the tools of the arts, immersive group exercises, and trauma recovery to support young people to rewrite the story of race and class inequity in America. Over the course of the 2016/17 school year, I Dream: Boston has facilitated year-long residencies in two Boston public high schools: Boston Arts Academy and Snowden International High School. The I Dream: Boston 2017 Culminating Performance will feature devised original works created and performed by the I Dream: Boston participants. The performances will include storytelling based in social justice issues that are important to these theatre-makers. Leadership of I Dream: Boston includes local acclaimed teaching artists Michelle Baxter, Brandon G. Green, and Jacqui Parker, therapeutic professionals Myisha Rodrigues-Scott and Dr. Charmin Jackman, and classroom teachers Juanita Rodrigues (Boston Arts Academy) and Joshua Streeter (Snowden International High School). SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM: Doors Open 6:30-6:35 PM: Welcome by ArtsEmerson Leadership 6:35-6:45 PM: Welcome and Performance by Daniel Beaty 6:45-8:10 PM: I Dream: Boston Performances 8:10-8:30 PM: Talk Back with I Dream: Boston Youth Leaders [less-]
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An Issue of Blood

09-25-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse... [more+]
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present. [less-]
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Black Odyssey

10-30-2017

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to... [more+]
black odyssey mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore in this musical and visionary new take on Homer’s classic. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran, struggles to find his way home to his wife, Nella and his son, Malachi. A host of Gods control his fate, including the dignified Deus, scheming Paw Sidin, and radiant Aunt Tina, who make Ulysses confront his ancestral past so he can embrace his unsettled present. [less-]
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International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo

11-16-2017

Presented by Exponet Events at Philadelphia, USA
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 14 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am
International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo welcomes you as our guest to the City of Philadelphia, USA during November 14-16, 2017. The International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo aims in Bridging Pharma Academia with the... [more+]
International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo welcomes you as our guest to the City of Philadelphia, USA during November 14-16, 2017. The International Pharmaceutical Conference and Expo aims in Bridging Pharma Academia with the Industry. iPharma 2017 includes nearly every permutation of knowledge, innovation, technology and networking; and has an objective of creating an international forum for academicians, practitioners and business professionals to discuss the soundest issues related to Pharmaceuticals. iPharma 2017 offers unparalleled business opportunities and access to new markets in Health Science. Be on the cutting edge of new and often yet-unreleased information and discover an area that piques your interest. Join us and witness the booming industry by participating at iPharma 2017 and give your business access to buyers and opportunities from throughout the world.   and more.   Submit Abstract here: http://www.ipharmaconference.com/submit-abstract   Register here: http://www.ipharmaconference.com/registration   [less-]
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Every Tongue Confess

01-29-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the... [more+]
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the sweat-soaked gospel of a revivalist church tent, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Based upon biblical stories and events in the town’s history, Every Tongue Confess awakes a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged, and the truth cannot escape. [less-]
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A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes

02-12-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects... [more+]
This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a wicked new comedy that rocks the foundations of trust, faith and redemption. Given just days to live, multi-millionaire Archibald Organdy rejects costly experimental treatment and opts to face his end surrounded by his loving family. However, things could be about to change. [less-]
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...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

03-19-2018

Presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter... [more+]
And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War and narrated by the Mississippi River. Having run away from a plantation in Arkansas, a father travels South in search of his daughter Po’em. En route, he is murdered and resurrected into the goddess Demeter by way of devine intervention. Now having the power to upset the balance of nature, Demeter continues her journey to find Po’em despite the fact that the world will flood in three days if she doesn’t set Mother Nature right. The goddess arrives on a plantation in the rich fertile landscape of Louisiana (a modern day Elysian field), where her daughter was a slave. Although Po’em is not there and eventually discovered to be in limbo, what Demeter unearths changes her course entirely. In this epic bricolage, myth, spirituality, Gods and mortals are all woven together to examine the complex and profound fabric that is the American quilt. [less-]
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