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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 includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres. These historic landmarks present dance,...

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 Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safety...

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

Boston Public Library is America's first public library serving the city of Boston with 27...

Art Classes to Shake Up Your Winter - ArtsBoston

For art lovers and artists alike, missing performances and gatherings this winter has been...

Black Gems Unearthed

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

Black History Month Film Festival

At this pivotal moment in our nation's history, The Boston Globe honors films and filmmakers...

Black History Month Virtual Events: Recommendations by Black Gems Unearthed

There are many opportunities to learn Black history during this upcoming Black History Month now...

Black Is... 2021: Boston Public Library Booklist

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

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 Black Restaurant Challenge

The Boston Black Restaurant Challenge is a month-long event. Visit four Black-Owned Restaurants in...

Boston Festival Chamber Series: Beethoven for Three

The second show of the Boston Festival Chamber Series features Beethoven String Trio No. 1 in G...

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...

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...

Jazz Scene In Boston: Telling The Local Story

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

Museum of African American History - Now Open

Museum of African American History is open as of Monday, February 1, 2021. The Museum is committed...

Reflecting Attucks

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

Solitaire Suite

The Twilight Zone meets Zoom! Driving through the suburban countryside in the middle of the night,...

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...

Support Black-Owned Restaurants & Businesses

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

The Mural Project

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

The Museum of African American History: An Online Exploration

Immerse yourself in Afro-American history and heritage with the Museum of African American History's...

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

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

Beyond A Winter's Day

Boston-based experimental theatre ensemble Liars & Believers is pleased to announce the debut of...

Emmanuel Music: Lindsey Chapel Series

Streamed live weekly on Thursdays at Noon from Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, the 2021 series...

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...

Grief, Remembrance, Justice

Boston still strives to live up to the legacy of Melnea Cass, one of the city’s most dynamic civil...

Everybody

In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of...

The Conjurors' Club

Join us for an intimate and interactive multi-magician experience, performed live nightly. For the...

Lluís Claret’s 70th Birthday Celebration Concert

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. All concerts raise resources...

NewFest New Play Workshop: An Interior of the Artists Without Her Sister

Emerson Stage presents a workshop production of a new play in development by an established...

NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award Winning Play: Going to California

The student winner of the 2020 Rod Parker Playwriting Award sees their play taken from page to stage...

Native Americans and the National Consciousness: Virtual Reading and Conversation with Joy Harjo

The Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Art Museums present a reading and...

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

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

SubSpace Sessions: Genie Santiago

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

Spring Awakening (a virtual production)

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

ReRooted: Presented by The HairStory Project

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

“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 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...

Riverdance

Riverdance originally scheduled for the Wang Theatre on March 31- April 5 has been rescheduled to...

Million Dollar Quartet

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