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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...

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 Baltic Film Festival: Spring Mini Festival

The third annual Baltic Film Festival in Boston plans to present three days of the latest...

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...

Company One's Hype Man: a break beat play

Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now...

Conversation with Mala’s playwright and director

In the four years since Mala's premiere at ArtsEmerson, it has been performed at two other theatres,...

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...

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...

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...

Spring Awakening (a virtual production)

Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people...

The Mural Project

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

Virtual Concert: Magos Herrera

Two shows - 3 & 7PM Join BAMS Fest and Third Row Events for an amazing virtual concert with...

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

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

The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs

When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of...

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...

Boston Festival Chamber Series: Debussy - Musicien Français

The Boston Festival Chamber Series present this free virtual event starring Debussy's unique "Sonata...

Flap, Hop, Caw

Celebrate International Crow and Raven Appreciation Day by taking a virtual swoop through the...

Quiara Alegría Hudes with My Broken Language: A Memoir

In this remarkable memoir, Quiara Alegría Hudes tells her lyrical story of coming of age against...

ReRooted: Presented by The HairStory Project

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home....

The Anniversary of Keith 'Guru' Elam- BeWords: Lyrics, Legacy & Love

Hip-Hop Legend Guru’s “Mass Appeal” song will forever be revered in the global music community as a...

Verónica Robles Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Join Neighborhood Arts favorite, Verónica Robles, and her all-female mariachi band as they celebrate...

Opera Night at the BPL: Opera and Jazz

Listen to Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle, musician and scholar, discuss the storytelling power of jazz, soul,...

“Thina”: A New Piece from SYREN Modern Dance

SYREN Modern Dance joins the Museum for a special virtual event this spring! After premiering their...

Boston Pride Virtual Events

Boston Pride and the City of Boston has announced that the 2021 Pride Parade and Festival will not...

Carnaval (Fiesta Weekend Edition)

East Somerville Carnaval will be back this year, but in a post-pandemic format in order to continue...

Boston Early Music Festival: Music of Solace and Joy

Save the dates for our next biennial Festival—June 6–13, 2021—"Music of Solace and Joy". We...

Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Boston Dragon Boat Festival takes place annually on the banks of the Charles River in Boston and...

ICA Watershed Opens: Firelei Báez

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

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

The virtual event will take place on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST....

Million Dollar Quartet

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

Riverdance

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