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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

A Boston tradition in world-class entertainment providing music to delight audiences year-round....

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 open to all and Sundays are free for everyone! Make your reservation...

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...

Black Gems Unearthed

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

Boston Ballet Online

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

Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Each/Other features 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by...

Emerson Stage: "Next to Normal"

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright,...

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...

Helina Metaferia: Generations

The family and community that precede us shape how we see the world today. From pride in identity to...

Imagining the Age of Phillis

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

Jazz Scene In Boston: Telling The Local Story

The Museum of African American History celebrates Boston's rich jazz history in this exhibit! Jazz,...

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...

Mr. Parent

A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking "how hard could it be?" But as...

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, is...

Reflecting Attucks

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

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...

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...

The Bluest Eye

Celebrate the legacy of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and see her classic...

Two Homes, One Heart: A Chinese New Year Celebration with NEMPAC

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Winter Concert Series will feature one of...

Black Is... 2022: Boston Public Library Booklist

The Black Is... Booklist is a list of recent books concerning the African American experience. It is...

Chinese New Year Concert: Reunion

The Chinese New Year Concert is an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year. In its eleventh year,...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Celebrity Series fresh off the heels of...

Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger and join us for music, art making and classic traditions. Limin Mo...

Ship Happens

Cowabunga! It’s 1986, and four unlikely misfits have received mysterious invitations to join...

Blue is Back in Boston! Blue Man Group Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising...

The Artist’s Voice: Deana Lawson

"I photograph family, friends, and strangers, and I operate on the belief that my own being is found...

Lunar New Year Game Night Fundraiser

Join the National Association of Asian Professionals Boston for a cozy game night and fundraising!...

MobFellas

Rub elbows with wise guys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in...

Petrarch’s Canzoniere in song - Un petrarchino cantato

Thus begins our musical valentine of 16th-century madrigals setting poetry by Francesco Petrarca. In...

Trolls Live

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on...

Chinese New Year Cultural Village

Happy New Year! The Chinese New Year Cultural Village features Chinese calligraphy, Handmade dough...

Chinese New Year Parade

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year Parade! The...

Peace of Mind: An Evening with Taraji P. Henson

Academy-Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson comes to the Museum of Science for a one-night only...

Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Pulling Out All the Stops

BMOP returns to the concert stage in style, with a special concert event to kick off celebrations of...

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to...

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

Following a smash run on Broadway, Heidi Schreck’s timely, hilarious and deeply felt play breathes...

Disney On Ice

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate party when Disney On Ice presents Let’s...

IN-PERSON BOOK TALK: THE COLOR OF ABOLITION: HOW A PRINTER, A PROPHET, AND A CONTESSA MOVED A NATION

In the crucial early years of the Abolition movement, the Boston branch of the cause seized upon the...

Jubilee, Juneteenth and the Thirteenth

MGH and the Museum of Science proudly present a special screening at the Museum of African American...

Blue Man Group: Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

ChoreograpHER

Five ChoreograpHers, five voices, five world premieres. Experience this female-led program...

Yamato: The drummers of Japan

Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu ( Passion ), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the...

Can you see the stars?: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert

In our 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert, Boston Children’s Chorus highlights...

To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning...

Emerson Stage: "Into the Woods"

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend...

Ain't Too Proud

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway...

MINDscape

Discover the transformative power of dance with two world premieres by living artists William...

Riverdance

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

Global Arts Live presents Jean Appolon Expressions

Cambridge-based contemporary dance company Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) explores themes that are...

Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Haunted by the memories of his prize-winning boxing past, welterweight champion Emile Griffith...

Wicked

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different...

Anastasia

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