What follows are just a few of the events happening in New Bedford this week. For more events, visit our arts and culture calendar. And learn how to get your event listed here. We want to hear from you.


6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 13 (Doors 4 p.m.)

Flutie Brothers Band

Local football legend Doug Flutie will be rockin’ The Rooftop with high-energy rock and roll cover songs. Check out the “Dancing with the Stars” phenom and The Flutie Brothers Band, with special guest James Montgomery and be part of a live film documentary audience. Footage will be taken for the upcoming film on the life of former Boston drummer Sib Hashian. Filming begins at 5 p.m.

2 p.m. Sunday, June 13

Chamber Music in the Garden

Indulge in the beauty of the RJD Museum while enjoying the sweet sound of strings. Based on Armenian and Turkish classical and folk music, Kristapor Najarian’s “A Tale for Two Violins” was written in 2014 to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. The program concludes with an entertaining version of the children’s classic Ferdinand the Bull for violin and narrator, with music by Alan Ridout. This concert takes place rain or shine on the tented patio.


10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, June 10

Live from New Bedford … It’s AHA!

Yes, it’s time to get outdoors again. And tonight’s AHA! in New Bedford will let you do just that.

The monthly celebration of arts, history and architecture heads back to the streets for June, with a mix of live events to complement the virtual (V)aha! activities.

So what’s happening? A little bit of everything. Wait … Make that a lot of everything. A few highlights:

  • Celebrate Pride month with the SouthCoast LGBTQ+ Network at Gallery X for a showcase and sale of works produced by local LGBTQ+ artists.
  • Meanwhile, at the Alison Wells Art Gallery you can get creative at the mini-Rainbow Craft Table, while listening to saxophonist Manny Escobar perform jazz, soul, and contemporary music outside.
  • Fond of folk? Stop by the Drawing Room, where New Bedford singer-songwriter Molly O’Leary will perform.
  • If you just want to relax and smell the roses, you can do that, too. Bring a picnic and chat with historic interpreters on the lawn of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum.


7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8

Tchindas: Beyond the Binary Film

Cinema New Bedford hosts “Beyond the Binary,” a series of gender-oriented films, in partnership with South Coast LGBTQ+ Network. A new film is showing at the Zeiterion each Tuesday in June. This week’s movie, “Tchindas,” delves into the inclusive community on São Vicente, Cape Verde, the second-most-populous island in the beloved archipelago. Shot verité-style during the preparations for Carnival, “Tchindas” showcases an island that is an exception for the way trans people are respected.

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