Arts and Culture

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ART

Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Monday, Aug. 29
DOWNTOWN NEW BEDFORD

Call for Art: Four Legged Friends

Gallery X is seeking artwork depicting or inspired by our animal friends. While the show may be called Four Legged Friends participants are free to include any animal, regardless of leg count, from no-legged snakes to 8-legged spiders.

This exhibition is open to submissions from all artists working in any medium. Work may be submitted during Gallery hours or by appointment beginning August 17. The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 29. When submissions are brought to Gallery X the artist will fill out a submission slip with basic contact and labeling information.


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
ROTCH JONES DUFF HOUSE

Pitch Black All Ideas Pitch Contest

EforAll South Coast has teamed up with BuyBlackNB to host an outdoor Pitch Contest on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5–7 p.m. at the Rotch Jones Duff House to engage and encourage BIPOC entrepreneurs.The deadline to apply is Thursday, Sept. 15 at noon. To learn more and apply, visit bit.ly/PitchBlackAllIdeas.


MUSIC

6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19
PURCHASE STREET BETWEEN UNION AND WILLIAM STREETS

Summer Sound Series: World Premier Band

The World Premier Band incorporates the music of the 90s, and today with funk, dance, originals, and R&B. They put on a show like no other with choreographed dances and coordinated outfits. Each band member has a distinct voice, so the song list encompasses multiple genres.


MUSIC

Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 21
ROTCH-JONES-DUFF HOUSE AND GARDEN MUSEUM

Open House at the Mansions

The two mansions connected by County Street and marriage (James Arnold married Sarah Rotch, daughter of William Rotch Jr.) are co-hosting a free day of activities. RJD features tours of the house, lemonade on the terrace, and lawn games. At the James Arnold Mansion, visitors can tour the home and grounds, learn about the Arnolds’ passion for horticulture and their once 11-acre garden, hear about future landscape plans, and enjoy fruit punch and cookies.


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The Azorean Spirit: The Art of Domingos Rebêlo

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Domingos Rebêlo (1891-1975) created thousands of works of art that reflected his Portuguese identity and culture and honored his Azorean roots. The seminal exhibition, "The Azorean Spirit: The Art of […]

William Shattuck Art Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exhibiting the luminous landscape paintings of a Dedee Shattuck Gallery favorite: William C. Shattuck. The opening night is from 5–6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 […]

DATMA: Shelter 2022

Downtown New Bedford Union St. /Purchase St. Area, New Bedford, MA

DATMA is launching its 4th year of exhibitions and programs on June 16, 2022. SHELTER 2022 will feature free exhibitions and programming all summer. The SouthCoast region is rooted in […]

Free

Summer Exhibition at Judith Klein Gallery

The Judith Klein Gallery's Summer Exhibition will run from June 25 to August 20. The opening receptions will occur on Saturday, June 25, from 4–7 p.m., and AHA! Nights July […]

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2022 Seaport Art Walk

The 2022 Seaport Art Walk "Open Spaces" officially opens during the July 14 AHA! Night. Sculptures and murals reflect the idea of creating open space for our minds and souls, […]

Free

Coming Full Circle at Dedee Shattuck Gallery

The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is coming full circle with works from the artists of the inaugural exhibition in June 2011. From August 6 until Sept. 16, the gallery will highlight […]

Recurring

Call for Short Plays

Culture Park Theatre calls for short plays for the first in-person Short Plays Marathon since 2019. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Cook Memorial Theatre at […]

Greg Mattson at Cisco

Greg Mattson is a Connecticut-based singer/songwriter who performs with his band, Mattson. The group delivers both recognizable and unique musical sounds.

Wire Ring Making Workshop

Viva Fall River Pop Up 333 South Main Street, Fall River, MA

Jesi’s Jewels will hold a wire ring-making workshop at the Viva Fall River Pop Up Shop on August 18 from 6–8 p.m. Each participant will go home with two self-designed […]

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Clarity Through Collage Club

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

In-person collage workshop on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month around an evolving altar, Participants create an individual intuitive art piece, then explore and receive insights through different […]

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The Concept Duo at Rose Alley

The Concept Duo performs at Rose Alley Ale House every Thursday. The popular party band plays Top 40, Rock, Alt Rock, dance, and sing-along style music from the ’80s until […]

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Dallas Corbin & BBQ

Country performer Dallas Corbin brings a touch of Nashville to the Cisco Brewery every week. A special menu of house-made bbq is also featured.

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Henry Horenstein Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also […]

$9 – $19
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Call for Art: Four-Legged Friends

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Gallery X is seeking artwork depicting or inspired by our animal friends. While the show may be called Four-Legged Friends participants are free to include any animal, regardless of leg count, from no-legged snakes to 8-legged spiders. This exhibition is open to submissions from all artists working in any medium. Work may be submitted during […]

Recurring

Food Truck Fridays in August

Viva Fall River Pop Up 333 South Main Street, Fall River, MA

The Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop at 333 South Main St, Fall River, hosts Food Truck Fridays every week throughout August.

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2022 Summer Sound Series

Every Friday from 6–8 p.m., Jun. 17 to Sept. 16, downtown New Bedford will be the place to be for dance-filled fun. The city is hosting the most extensive musical lineup ever this year, alternately between Purchase Street and lower Union Street. Various musical genres and restaurants highlight these free weekly block parties. Purchase St.: […]

Free

Summer Sound Series: World Premier Band

Downtown New Bedford Union St. /Purchase St. Area, New Bedford, MA

The wildly popular World Premier Band incorporates the music of the 90s, and today with funk, dance, originals, and R&B. They put on a show like no other with choreographed dances and coordinated outfits. Each band member has a distinct voice, so the song list encompasses multiple genres.

Free