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Culture Enthusiast

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons.  From museums and performing arts, to International Festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts.

Festivals

Explore Boston's many cross cultural festivals and celebrations...

Museums & Attractions

Discover places such as the Boston African American National Historic Site, and more...

Events

Take in one of the many cross cultural performing arts events the area has to offer...

If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston.   If you prefer a lighter, contemporary flair then the Boston Pops is your orchestra of choice.  The Pops is a staple of spring and come December the famous Holiday Pops enthrall audiences of all ages.  Boston’s renowned music colleges, including Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, also perform weekly throughout the school year.

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Pops / Symphony Hall

The music plays on at BSO NOW! Although Symphony Hall is temporarily closed due to ongoing public...

Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and...

If outdoor concerts and music festivals are more appealing, head to the Esplanade during the summer for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra or The Blues Barge behind Boston Harbor Hotel for an evening delight.  For cultural festivals with music and dance check out City Hall Plaza during the summer months, and in late May, Boston Calling, a 3 day musical extravaganza in Allston.  

The performing arts in Boston reveal a rich array of theatre, dance and intimate concerts.  Award-winning theater companies across the city include Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson’s World on Stage, and American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.  Iconic venues such as the Boston Opera House and the Boch Center bring captivating drama, comedy, dance and popular music performances to Boston’s theatre district.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Founded in 1996, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting the works of William...

Boch Center

The Boch Center is excited to announce that it will be bringing the beauty and wonder of the...

Broadway in Boston

Every year Broadway In Boston presents a spectacular season of critically-acclaimed Broadway...

Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet will temporarily close performances due to ongoing public health and safety concerns....

Explore Boston’s diverse museums, from the great masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museums to modern art at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Artifacts as well as photography exhibits are on display at the Museum of African American History and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Most of these sites, as well as the Boston Public Library, feature intimate concerts set against the backdrop of their distinctive settings.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safety...

Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums are temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safety concerns. In...

Institute of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1936, The Institute of Contemporary Art is the oldest non-collecting contemporary arts...

Museum of African American History

With campuses in Boston & Nantucket, the Museum of Afro-American History is New England's largest...

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Overlooking the sea he loved so much and the city that launched him to greatness stands a vibrant...

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) celebrates the visual arts...

Boston Public Library

Open for holds pickup and Printing To Go pickup only. No other in-person services are available at...

BAMS Fest presents: Womxn do it Better Playlist

In honor of Womxn's Month, we wanted to create a playlist that celebrated, amplified and gave...

Beach Yoga Class

Join us for our partnership with Save the Harbor/Harbor to the Bay. We will be hosting two movement...

Black Gems Unearthed

Black Gems Unearthed is an educational video series about Black History of Massachusetts. We bring...

Blue Heron Presents Complete Performance of Gabriel Fauré

In collaboration with our friends and colleagues from A Far Cry, we present to you today a complete...

Blue Man Group at Home: Cirque Du Soleil 60-Minute Special

Blue Man Group at Home looks a little different. Visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect or check the...

Boston Ballet Online

Welcome to the BB family. We’re so glad you’re here. Since you watched The Nutcracker this season,...

Boston Symphony Orchestra: #BSOatHome

Enjoy exciting performances, behind the scenes content, and videos featuring various musicians with...

ChoreograpHER program by Boston Ballet at Home

Take a look back at our first BB@home: ChoreograpHER program, which featured six original works by...

COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTS THE TEMPEST

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company invites you to The Tempest, a night of free Shakespeare on the...

Firelei Báez

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) will open the next season of the Watershed, its...

Free Public Art Project: Water 2021

DATMA’s free public art projects will examine the role of water within the histories, economies, and...

From Boston Ballet with Love & Fan Favorites

We’re bringing you more fan favorites as we gear up for Triple Bill, an exuberant program showcasing...

Imagining the Age of Phillis

Revolutionary Spaces commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a...

International Jazz Day & The Boston Beat

In honor of International Jazz Day (April 30), enjoy this tribute to Boston! “(This is) The Boston...

Live Like a Local Tours - Now Open

Live Like A Local Tours brings you out of downtown Boston and into the city's neighborhoods where...

Museum of African American History - Now Open

Museum of African American History is ow open! The Museum is committed to providing a safe...

Reflecting Attucks

Reflecting Attucks is a new temporary exhibit exploring the live and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a...

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

The Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market will take place outside on Seaport Common and will feature...

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-owned restaurants in the area. Check out highlights from this crowdsourced list below:...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

SoWa From Home: Construction AREA

A R E A Gallery's response to COVID-19 is a new online platform just launched called Construction A...

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As...

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

Jean-Michel Basquiat pioneered a groundbreaking visual language that confronted issues of racism,...

A Taste of Ethnic Boston

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of our restaurants, our neighborhoods and our city! For the...

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park

The Elma Lewis Playhouse in Franklin Park features two concerts every Tuesday at 11am for children,...

One World 2021

It’s time for The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 16th annual One World program—a series of free art and...

Salsa Suerte Tuesdays

Come to Salsa Suelta Tuesdays with MetaMovements and featured instructor Francois Noel. A free and...

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights

Join us to hear the story of the “agitators,” three friends and neighbors in Auburn, New York, at...

BAMS fest: Amplify the Soul

Named Best Music Festival by Boston Magazine in 2019, Boston Art & Music Soul Festival has...

Boston Ballet Brings Live Music To Your Living Room

End your week on a high note with the musicians of Boston Ballet! We're bringing live music to your...

LGBT in Three

Presented by Boston Spirit, “LGBT in Three” is your place for a weekly video recap of New...

Chinatown Farmer's Market

Join us for a brand new farmers market at Auntie Kay & Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway!...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH & AMERICAN ICONS

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony begins with the most famous notes in history. The symphony moves from...

Nubiana Black Market

Nubiana is an open-air Gallery and Black-Owned Marketplace powered by Black Market and hosted on the...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra: RACHMANINOFF TO ELLINGTON: MUSIC & HEALING

Partners from Boston’s dance community explore connections between music, movement, and well-being....

Longwood Symphony Orchestra and Mercury Orchestra: BACH AND BEETHOVEN

Two of our favorite collaborators, Longwood Symphony Orchestra and Mercury Orchestra, share a...

Andrea Cruz

The last stop of her "El Sentir" Tour, Andrea Cruz will perform a very special concert at...

Savor the Square

TACC is grounded in an inclusive and collaborative approach to neighborhood revitalization by...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra: AMAZING GRACE & SOUSA MARCHES

The Landmarks Orchestra forms a concert band for the first time. Beginning with English...

Saint Anthony's Feast

We are excited to announce that the City of Boston has given the green light to hold the 2021 Saint...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra: RHAPSODY IN BLUE & AMERICAN PORTRAITS

Rhapsody in Blue has captivated listeners since its premiere nearly a century ago. Audiences still...

The Sound Inside

2020 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! In the seventeen years since she was last published, novelist...

2021 Annual Dance for World Community Festival

FREE-to-the-Public, the Indoor/Outdoor Event takes place on Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard/Bow...

Anastasia

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime , this dazzling show transports...

24th Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Virtual Dance Featuring Lily Tomlin

The 24th Annual Lesbians & Friends LGBTQ+ Dance will take place virtually on Saturday, October...

Million Dollar Quartet

Please be advised that Million Dollar Quartet scheduled for the Shubert Theatre on November 20 &...

Hadestown

Welcome to HADESTOWN , where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards, this...

Riverdance

Please be advised that Riverdance scheduled for the Wang Theatre, June 8 - 13, 2021, has been...