Dorchester Artists Past & Present Opening Reception | June 29

On Friday, June 29, Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting the opening reception for the exhibit Dorchester Artists: Past & Present put on by Dorchester Historical Society and Dorchester Arts Collaborative. The show will continue through Saturday and Sunday, during other Dorchester Historical Society events! The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will feature work by present-day Dorchester artists as well as those from times past. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street in Dorchester, MA 02125. >> Read More

First Parish Church Annual Square Dance | April 28

Want to show off your square dancing skills? Want to just learn how? First Parish Church will be holding their Annual Square Dance on April 28, 2012 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Dancers of all ages and experience will be joining together under the guidance of New England Dance Caller, Tony Parkes! This event is for dancers of all ages. Tickets will be $10 each or $20 for a family. The Meetinghouse is located at 10 Parish Street in Dorchester. For more information about First Parish Church, visit their website here!

"When Our Brushes Shook": The Healing Power of Art April 27

"When Our Brushes Shook": The Healing Power of Art, an art exhibition in memory of Haiti's Earthquake Victims put on by the Haitian Artists' Assembly of Massachusetts, will take place Friday, April 27 from 6pm to 8pm at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.  

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Location:  221 Rivermoor Street/Boston, MA 02132

Haiti and Black History Month @ UMass Boston Feb. 25

The Haitian Consulate in Boston invites you to celebrate the connection between Haiti and Black History Month in an event featuring panelists Virginius W. Thornton, State Representative Byron Rushing, and Dr. Peniel Joseph. On Saturday, February 25th, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom B. This is a free event! The event will feature music, dance, and an exhibition of paintings.  For more information, contact Beatrice Joseph, Vice-Counsul, at beatrice.joseph [at], or [at] You can also contact the Counsul by phone at 617.266.3660 ext. 10 or at 617.266.3707 ext. 18.

Anyone who needs disability accommodations in order to fully participate should visit www.ADA.UMB.EDU.

Greater Boston House Concerts: Agustin Castilla-Avila Feb. 17

This Friday, February 17, Greater Boston House Concerts presents Spanish guitarist and composer Agustín Castilla-Ávila. Join for a night of classical standards and new works for solo guitar with Spanish guitarist and composer Agustín Castilla-Ávila! Music will include original pieces by Agustín as well as works from the Renaissance by Dowland, the Baroque by Bach & Purcell, and from Spain by Albéniz, Granados & Tarrega, and Latin America by Barrios.

Agustín Castilla-Ávila was born in Spain and resides in Germany.

GREATER BOSTON HOUSE CONCERTS was founded by artist and educator Aaron Larget-Caplan as a network of music and art lovers who open their house to performing artists for semi-private events. All arts are acoustic with the focus on classical, contemporary and world, unless otherwise noted. Events are ticketed for donation and all artists are paid. RSVP is required. For more information, please visit or

Stage Reading of Wednesday Double @ Dot2Dot, Feb. 23

Can't Wait Productions, a new theatre company in Dorchester, is presenting A Staged Reading of Wednesday Double, written by Gabriella Ciambrone, an actress, playwright, and cofounder of CWP!
The play takes a hilarious look at the clandestine restaurant industry through the eyes of the employer, employee and customer. Performed at Dot2Dot Cafe, February 23rd at 6:30pm. Dot2Dot is located at 1739 Dorchester Ave. $15 with reservation $20 at the door - Dinner Included! Please RSVP to this event with us at
Don't Miss it!  Come and support your local artists and have a tasty meal at Dot2Dot Cafe prepared by Chef Extraordinaire Karen!

Franklin Park Kid's Winter Fest Feb. 23

On Thursday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. join in on fun for kids at the Kids' Franklin Park Winter Festival! The Festival will provide hours of family fun during February school vacation week with both indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment! Weather permitting there will be sledding, a demonstration by the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, a marionette puppet show, face painting, arts and crafts, games, and even a Critter Exhibit featuring wildlife native to Massachusetts! There will also be a screening of "Cool Runnings" the inspiring true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team to make it into the Winter Olympics, in celebration of the winter season. The Boston Parks Department will provide popcorn at the clubhouse. Attendees should plan on packing a lunch for the afternoon. Free parking is available at the clubhouse parking lot located at One Circuit Drive in Franklin Park. For more information, please call the Boston Parks Department at 617-635-4505, visit their website at, or go to

Boston Ballet at The Strand March 23

Boston Ballet, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, and Boston Public Schools, presents two free performances featuring Boston Ballet company dancers, Boston Ballet II dancers, and Boston Ballet School students at The Strand Theatre at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

The performances, developed specifically for The Strand Theatre, will feature a dynamic introduction to a variety of dance forms through an interactive and diverse program.

There will be two performances, at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23. For more information, contact 617.635.1403.

The afternoon performance has been reserved for Boston Public School students. The evening performance is free and open to the general public, and will feature performances by Boston Ballet company dancers specially prepared for this one-night-only presentation!

Clap Innovation School Hosts Benefit Concert Feb. 10

Clap Innovation School will be hosting an evening with world-renowned and champion fiddler Hanneke Cassel at the Carpenters Center, located at 750 Dorchester Ave. The evening will open with a social hour at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be limited for this event, and are $20.00, available through Roger Clap Innovation School. For more information about this event, please read the flier attached below, or call Roger Clap Innovation School at 617.635.8672. All proceeds will benefit the Roger Clap Innovation School and its students!

Djembe Dell'arte at JFK Library, Feb. 22

As part of the John F. Kennedy Library's Celebrate! series, experience the energy and excitement of African Dance on February 22, at 10:30 a.m. Join with Djembe dell'Arte, accompanied by drumming ensemble Troupe Komee Djosee from Mali, West Africa. The performance features authentic African masks and costumes, folk dances of Mali, and a lively drum circle. The event is free, however registration is required. Register for this particular event here! The John F. Kennedy Library is located at Columbia Point in Dorchester, 02125.

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