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COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford’s array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of higher transmission, including Bristol County. 


Now through November

November Artist of the Month: Fitzcarmel LaMarre

Works by Fitzcarmel LaMarre will be on display at the MaiatoFitz Art Gallery & Studio throughout November.

Fitzcarmel is a creative educational developer and program director, a home school workshop educator, muralist, portrait artist, graphic designer, and a former public school art teacher. He is currently working on his graphic novel “New Deadford,” an inclusive community project including creative workshops for at-risk, underserved youth at the New Bedford Housing Authority’s Blue Meadow Property and Our Sisters’ School.

Nov. 11, 2021 to Jan. 23, 2022

Nancy Holt Symposium and Exhibit

UMass Dartmouth hosts a multi-part exhibition Nancy Holt: Massachusetts, a major celebration of the renowned multimedia artist Nancy Holt and her connections to Massachusetts, and the Southcoast region. The Thursday, Nov. 11 symposium happens at noon on the main campus and the opening reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Star Store location on the same day.

The exhibit will be displayed in both the University Art Gallery and CVPA Campus Gallery Nov. 11, 2021 through Jan. 23, 2022. The symposium will feature speakers who knew Holt and her connection to the region, including Alena Williams, Ardele Lister, DeeDee Halleck, and William Traubel, who worked with Holt on her public artwork Spinwinder (1991).


1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14

NBJazzFest: Jazz at Kilburn Mill 

Jazz at Kilburn is a one-day, two-band event (rain or shine) featuring both Latin and American jazz. Proceeds will go toward the New Bedford JazzFest next summer.

Guitarist Ron Murray delivers his Spanish, Latin, and blues influences to the stage, with former Ahmad Jamal drummer Arti Dixson and bassist Mark Gerhart.

Rebecca Cline Trio brings years of Latin influence to American jazz, a perfect combo of world rhythms and sounds, mixed with jazz.

8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14

Chris Botti at the Zeiterion

Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has performed everything from jazz to pop to rock for over 20 years. He has earned various honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the largest selling instrumental artist in the U.S.


7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9

Cinema New Bedford: ‘Paris, Texas’

Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with his family, society, his life, and himself.

Wim Wenders directed the unconventional 1984 road trip film and Palme d’Or-winner “Paris, Texas,” featuring Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell and Harry Dean Stanton.

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