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.
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.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30
Quinn Sullivan at the Z
At a very young age, Quinn Sullivan is already an established singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The New Bedford native has been touring the globe since the age of 11. He has graced legendary venues including Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, and RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., as well as India’s Mahindra Blues Festival, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, and three Montreux Jazz Festivals.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30
Casa do Galo
Casa do Galo returns to Incognito for the third time. The Portuguese performers invite artists from the community to join them on stage. Their musical style is a mix of sounds, including blues, fado, bossa nova, etc. Family-style dinner with appetizers, soup, fish, and meat will be served at 7 p.m. The band plays after the meal.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31
THE VAULT AT GREASY LUCK
Slaughter: Live in The Vault
Slaughter is a 90s glam metal band formed by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. The group rose to fame in 1990 with their first album Stick It to Ya. Popular tracks include “Up All Night” and “Fly to the Angels“.
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
RKO Army performs a live shadow cast as the 1975 cult classic rolls on screen. Audience participation is a big part of the experience, so bring approved props with you or purchase a prop bag for $3 ($5 for two). Water pistols, candles, lighters, or any food including rice and toast are prohibited. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an R-rated film intended for viewers who are 18 and older.
Cullen Mulrooney, the Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Facilitator with the NB YWCA, will lead a pre-show discussion on gender identity at 7 p.m.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29
MCCOY REC CENTER
Not-So-Spooky Halloween Party
The public is invited to a free Halloween party at the McCoy Rec Center. There will be fun activities for all ages both indoors (masks required) and outside. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A costume contest and parade will take place at 7 p.m.
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