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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. 

FILM

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23
ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

A sartorial ‘Black Panther’ screening

Images © Marvel

See the work of ‘Black Panther’ costume designer Ruth E. Carter at the New Bedford Art Museum through Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Watching the blockbuster film about the superhero king of Wakanda on the big screen is the perfect way to take in the silhouettes, textures and prints that earned costume designer Ruth Carter an Academy Award. Before the show, stop by the Art Museum exhibition featuring Carter’s costumes from such films as “Selma,” “Do the Right Thing,” and “Malcolm X.”


FESTIVAL

11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Sunday, Sept. 26 
RIVERSIDE PARK

Celebrating Guatemalan culture

The sounds of the marimba will resonate in Riverside Park during the fourth annual Festival Tipico Guatemalteco. The Community Economic Development Center’s showcase of Guatemalan culture, encompassing food, crafts, music, dance and soccer, has become a staple on the city’s festival calendar.


THEATER

11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 
INCOGNITO BISTRO & LOUNGE

Breakfast with queens

Make it a Sunday Funday and dine with LaDiva, Jacqueline and Vilet at Incognito’s monthly drag brunch. The $25 cover charge includes food and the show.


FUNDRAISER

10 a.m.–12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 
ROTCH-JONES-DUFF HOUSE & GARDEN MUSEUM

The perfect setting for a Mad Hatter tea party

Inspired by former Rotch-Jones-Duff House resident Amelia Jones’ love for the arts, museum fundraising events this year have an Alice in Wonderland theme. Tickets ($35) for Sunday’s party on the patio overlooking the garden support preserving the historic site and include tea, scones and sandwiches. Festive hats are encouraged. Masking and distancing required.


TALK

11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24
UMASS DARTMOUTH COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS STAR STORE SWAIN GALLERY

A conversation with Zimoun

The Swiss artist behind DATMA’s “Water 2021” sound installation comprising hundreds of cardboard boxes, cotton balls and dc-motors will discuss his creative process and take questions from attendees.


ART

Noon-3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 22-26
GALLERY X

Nature observed and imagined

One artist creates drawings from direct observation; the other prefers to draw from imagination. Together the works of Gallery X members Herby Thompson and Lisa Goulart form “Two Perspectives on Nature,” on view in person (masks required) and virtually through Oct. 3.


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