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Robust Summer Arts and Cultural Calendar

Massachusetts takes great pride
in its arts and cultural offerings and there’s nothing that demonstrates
that more than a summer lineup teeming with opportunities. From our
traditional array of world-class museums and attractions to an exciting
lineup of special exhibits, theatrical performances and festivals, there’s
more than enough to entertain and educate people with all interests and
backgrounds this summer. Learn something new, step out of the everyday and
join us as we celebrate all our Commonwealth has to


Outside the Box
Festival, Boston

Taking place July 13-21, Outside The Box 2013
is the first annual, citywide, multi-arts festival based in Boston,
Massachusetts. With a wealth of theatres, concert halls, conservatories,
performing arts centers and educational institutions for the arts in the
region, Outside The Box will capture talent and enthusiasm and generate
creative energy from every corner of the city.

Shakespeare on the Common and
Summer Concert Series, Boston

A Boston tradition since 1996,
CSC has been presenting fully-staged productions of Shakespeare plays
free-of-charge to Boston audiences. Sponsored by New England Conservatory,
Commonwealth Concerts is a series of pre-show concerts featuring a wide
range of musical stylings before performances of Shakespeare on the

of Boston and Greater Merrimack Valley

Salem Jazz and Soul

This free, two-day festival occurring August 17-18,
renews the vibrant jazz scene that began in Salem in the 1920’s, when
musicians from the Big Band era played at the seaside park in
Massachusetts. The festival adds soul, blues and funk while highlighting
talented musicians from Boston’s North Shore and beyond.

Lowell Folk Festival,

July 26-28, the town of Lowell will host the finest
traditional artists from across the country. Besides musicians, there will
also be crafts, demonstrations and food.

of Boston

Singin’ In the Rain by
the New Bedford Festival Theatre, New Bedford

The stage
adaptation of this romantic comedy about the early days of sound film will
be performed at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, July 26-August 4.

New Bedford Folk Festival,
New Bedford

New Bedford Folk Festival brings together over 70
renowned and emerging performers and 90 juried arts and crafts vendors in
New Bedford’s authentic historic district during the first weekend in

Cod and the Islands

Woods Hole Film Festival,
Woods Hole

The 22nd Woods Hole Film Festival will take place
in various locations around the town, screening more than 100 independent
films from July 27-August 3. There will also be workshops, panel
discussions, parties and other special events. Tickets are $10 per
screening and passes are also available.

Nantucket Legends: Foggy
Facts and Fictions, Nantucket

Nantucket’s past is full of
stories and the Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum wants to
separate the myth from reality. The exhibit, on display from April
26-November 15, explores some of the island’s most curious tales,
including the first Nantucket tea party, R. H. Macy’s red star tattoo,
Tony Sarg’s sea serpent hoax, the origin of roof walks on Nantucket
Houses, Folger’s Coffee and Nantucket Reds.


Drawing Club at the
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

Whether you’re just starting
to learn how to draw or you’ve been an artist all your life and are just
looking to get inspired, you have plenty of opportunity to practice during
the Worcester Art Museum’s Drawing Club. Held every Wednesday afternoon in
a different gallery to always give a new perspective on art, participants
may bring their own supplies or use those provided by the museum.

ONE Exhibit, ArtsWorcester,

ArtsWorcester has been exhibiting the works of new
and established artists since 1979. ONE, opening June 7 and on display
until September 2, will showcase artwork by members of ArtsWorcester, with
any member allowed to submit one piece of art to this non-juried,
non-themed exhibit, creating a vibrant and diverse collection with
different mediums and subjects.


Berkshire Theatre
Group, Pittsfield and Stockbridge

The summer lineup for the
Berkshire Theatre Group is a mix of individual shows and theatrical
performances. In addition to the many concerts and regular series, they
will be presenting The Lion in Winter, Oklahoma! and more.

The Summer of Love:
Psychedelic Posters from the SCMA Collection,

Featuring designs by some of the major California
poster artists of the 1960s, “The Summer of Love” exhibit at the Smith
College Museum of Art explores one visual side of 20th century American
counterculture. The exhibit will be up from June 14-September 15.

For a
full list of summer events and even more arts and cultural attractions,

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