Cross Cultural Boston

Boston is a welcoming city that embraces world cultures and visitors of all backgrounds.  Explore our many events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails, cuisines, and more!

Events

Artists for Humanity Open Studio
Sep 26
Every month, the AFH celebrate the hard work of their talented teens with the...
ASL Night
Sep 26
Join us at the MFA’s second-annual ASL Night, a celebration of Deaf culture...
Empresses of China's Forbidden City
Sep 26, 2018 - Feb 10, 2019
This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s...
Hamilton
Sep 26 - Nov 18
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail,...
Latinx Queer Film Series
Sep 26
Join us for a film series that highlights the diverse lives of lesbian, gay,...
Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century
Sep 26 - Dec 31
Picturing Frederick Douglass, the first major exhibition of photographs of the famed...
Survival English for Travelers with FLS
Sep 26
From “Where is the bathroom?” to “Tom Brady is unequivocally the greatest...
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965 - 85
Sep 26 - 30
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical...
Boston Latino International Film Festival
Sep 27 - 30
Since its inception in 2001, the Boston Latino International Film Festival has been...
Race Over Party: Author Discussion
Sep 27
In late 19th-century Boston, battles over black party loyalty were fights over the...
Boston Women's Film Festival: I Am Not a Witch
Sep 29
Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital....
Experience Chinatown
Sep 29
Featuring: Angkor Dance Troupe - Cambodian Dance * BollyX - Bollywood-inspired...
Flavors of Japan with wagamama: Demo and Tasting
Sep 29
The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is honored to welcome our friends from the...
Boston Pops Free Concert
Sep 30
The Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, will perform a special free...
Boston Women's Film Festival: On Her Shoulders
Sep 30
Directed by Alexandria Bombach (USA, 2018, 94 min.). Digital. English and Arabic...
Spanish for Lunch @FaneuilHall
Oct 1 - 8
Free open-level Spanish conversation practice. Bring your lunch and come pick up...
HONK! Festival
Oct 5 - 7
Throughout the country and across the globe, a new type of street band movement is...
Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created
Oct 9
Patrick E. McGovern , Scientific Director, Biomolecular Archaeology Project for...
Panel: Native American Environmental History
Oct 9
This panel will explore the intersections of environmental history and indigenous...
Alejandro Fernandez & Los Tigres Del Norte
Oct 12
Super star Alejandro Fernandez, whose celebrated live shows combine spellbinding...
"All Legislative Powers…" Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution Then & Now
Oct 15
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on the history surrounding the issues...
BollyX Happy Hour and Master Class
Oct 16
Join BollyX, The Bollywood Workout for a HUGE Master Class and Happy Hour. Happy...
Kendall Square Eat Up
Oct 17
Taste the flavors of the world — from Kendall's best restaurants! Plus, cooking...
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Oct 18 - 28
New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival The Boston Asian American Film...
J Balvin
Oct 18
Multi-platinum, award-winning Colombian superstar and one of the hottest acts in...
2nd Annual Racines Festival
Oct 19 - 21
An Experience You Won't Forget! A one-of-a-kind dance festival that explores the...
Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu
Oct 20, 2018 - Jan 21, 2019
For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus (khipus)—complex...
Starr Forum: Pachinko
Oct 30
A book talk with Min Jin Lee Pachinko, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award...
In the Kitchen: Mantou
Nov 3
Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In...
Diwali: The Festival of Lights
Nov 7
Celebrate the ancient Festival of Lights Diwali at the MFA celebrates an ancient...
Wet: A DACAmentedJourney
Nov 9 - 25
WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in...
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Nov 11
Our Mission The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish...
Flavors of Anatolia
Nov 15
Experience an evening of exquisite Turkish Cuisine accompanied by the distinctive...
Cultural Survival Bazaar
Dec 15 - 16
This free admission, family-friendly festival features art and crafts created by...
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert Boston
Jan 4, 2019
Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will...
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Jan 19 - May 12, 2019
A way of life, a way of seeing The photographs of Graciela Iturbide not only bear...
Pablo Sáinz Villegas
Jan 23, 2019
A native of La Rioja, Spain, and a Sony recording artist, Pablo Sáinz Villegas has...
American Moor
Apr 11 - 21, 2019
As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years...
/peh-LO-tah/
May 2 - 5, 2019
Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child...

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Where to Eat

Besito Mexican Restaurant - Chestnut Hill Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a...
Blue Dragon Ming's Tsai's Asian gastropub. Located in the heart of Fort Point Channel, Blue...
Empire Operated by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group, Empire is a...
Estragon Estragon Tapas Bar is inspired by the supper clubs and salons of 1930 Madrid....
Fuji - The Outlets at Assembly Row Upscale Sushi & Chinese Restaurant
Gourmet India - Faneuil Hall Marketplace Specializes in authentic North Indian cuisine of the highest quality; only the best...
Happy Lamb Hot Pot A traditional Inner Mongolia dish served in a metal pot, hot pot is the centerpiece...
Kika Tapas KIKA, is a fun spot for an after-work get together, business dinner or first date...
Koy Restaurant Koy, in bustling downtown Boston, is located next to the historic Faneuil hall...
LoLa 42 Boston LoLa stands for longitude latitude and the number represents the parallel that each...
MATADORA Restaurant at the Hilton Boston Woburn Within a dramatic setting, Matadora blends tailored tapas with classic staples and...
Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar - Faneuil Hall Marketplace Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar is Boston's premier authentic Mexican restaurant located...
Oishii Boston Award-winning sushi and signature cocktails with a pioneering sake list set in a...
Osaka Japanese Sushi & Steak House Osaka is the only Japanese Steak House (Hibachi restaurant) in Brookline / Boston....
PABU A modern izakaya + sushi bar by Chefs Michale Mina and Ken Tominaga, PABU presents a...
Publico Street Bistro & Garden Latin inspired neighborhood bistro seving worldly, creative cuisine + cocktails....
Q Restaurant A modern, contemporary Asian fusion restaurant serving a combination of Chinese,...
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge Red Lantern offers sophisticated space, superb cuisine and attentive staff to make...
Rosa Mexicano Serving authentic, regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine since 1984. Don’t miss our...
Sabroso Taqueria - The Outlets at Assembly Row Boston's answer to tasty burritos!
Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar Savor the experience of a different time and place while sipping sangria at the bar...
Sumiao Hunan Kitchen Contemporary Chinese restaurant and bar introducing authentic Hunan cuisine in...
Tiger Mama Tiger Mama is owned by James Beard Award nominated chef, Food Network personality...
Totto Ramen - The Outlets at Assembly Row Laid-back Japanese noodle house offers a simple menu of ramen plus toppings such as...
Ueno Sushi- Faneuil Hall Marketplace Fresh sushi, makimono. Bubble tea and udon noodle soup.
Uni Restaurant - Eliot Hotel Uni, the intimate subterranean sashimi bar at the Eliot Hotel has been transformed...
Wagamama - Faneuil Hall Wagamama is an award winning asian noodle restaurant with over 85 restaurants...
wagamama - Prudential Center Popular Japanese-inspired restaurant, wagamama, offers diners a varied seasonal...
Zuma's Tex Mex Cafe- Faneuil Hall Marketplace Put some south in your mouth at the best little cantina this side of El Paso. Savor...

Museums / Attractions

Museum of African American History
Museum of African American History New England's largest African American history museum with four national historic...
MFA-flowers
Museum of Fine Arts One of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from around the world and...
Faneuil Hall Freedom Trail Tours
Freedom Trail With a Tour Guide or Self-Guided
Hibernian Hall
Hibernian Hall Hibernian Hall features music, dance, and theater – reflecting the diversity of...
ICA Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art The ICA offers a robust variety of exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours,...
Peabody Essex Museum dancers
Peabody Essex Museum In historic Salem, Mass, just 16 miles north of Boston.