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.


FESTA!

Tickets 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24; event 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21
CLUB MADEIRENSE S.S. SACRAMENTO

Craft Beer and Food Truck Festa

The promoters of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament — canceled again this year because of COVID — are launching a new annual event. And, yes, it takes place at Madeira Field and involves food and music and, of course, Madeira wine. To attend the Craft Beer and Food Truck Festa in late August you must buy tickets online this week (starting Saturday) — they are limited and will not be available at the gate, organizers warn. Performers include Somethin’ Else, Morrissey Boulevard, Craig DeMelo, and Montage Bleu. You’ll still have to wait till next summer for the traditional carne d’​espeto fix, but in the meantime food truck vendors will dish out Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Italian and Mexican fare, grilled cheese, burgers, dogs and sausages, açai bowls, ice cream and more. Craft beer will be flowing from Berkley Beer Co., Fall River’s Canned Heat, Bridgewater’s Black Hat, Plymouth’s Mayflower and Second Wind, Westport’s Buzzards Bay Brewing, Norton’s Bog Iron, and Twelve Guns of Bristol, R.I. Wine lovers will have their choice from a Portuguese red or white or Madeira. The $20 ticket includes two 5-ounce beers or one 10-ounce beer and a commemorative mug.


THEATER

7 p.m. Thursday, July 22 & Friday, July 23
ROTCH-JONES-DUFF HOUSE & GARDEN MUSEUM

Vaudeville with a modern twist

A group of actors and musicians is inviting you to dig out that pinstriped suit or flapper costume gathering dust in your closet. A vaudeville show, doubling as a 1920s-themed garden party set on the lush grounds of the Rotch-Jones-Duff mansion, will revive classic sketches such as “Who’s On First” alongside originals. Burlesque, sketch comedy, live music by Moonglow, juggling, and Shakespeare are all part of this production by The Collective NB. Bring food for a picnic; beverages, including beer and wine, will be sold.


EXHIBITIONS

Images © Lydia Broderick
4-7 p.m. Friday, July 23; noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 24; by appointment Sunday, July 25
MAIATOFITZ ART GALLERY

Windows to the soul

“I am inspired by people,” says Lydia Broderick gesturing toward her vibrant abstract-realist paintings on the walls of her Kilburn Mill studio. “Which is why everyone is staring at you,” she says in a video tour of her exhibition in the MaiatoFitz Art Gallery. Indeed, panning around the exhibition it feels impossible to escape the gaze of her subjects, who can seem like they are looking right back at you from the canvas. Find additional work on Broderick’s website, including her “musician series” capturing the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Jimi Hendrix. The Cape Cod-based artist combines acrylics, spray paint, oils, and various other mediums to create her expressive portraits, on view and for sale through July in the South End.


Through October
SEAPORT CULTURAL DISTRICT

Waterfront murals and sculptures reflect on ‘tides and time’

Photos via Facebook

The theme of this year’s Seaport Art Walk is change, both environmental and social. A hashtag sculpture fashioned from planks designed by local students, located at Elm Street and Route 18, highlights ideas and topics important to teens. A mural at State Pier layers endangered Algonquin words with portraits of Native American chiefs and their descendants. A recycling project transforms plastic bottle caps into a 30-foot whale installation, also at State Pier. Check New Bedford Creative’s site for more details on artists and locations.


MUSIC

Eclectic summer soundtrack

Whatever kind of music you like, chances are there’s a show for you this week in New Bedford. Artists will be playing everything from soul to sonatas to jazz to reggae to acoustic and more in the city’s bars, clubs, mills, parks, and on its beaches, cobblestoned streets, tarmacs, and rooftops. Check our culture calendar for even more options.

Soul Box 

7:30 p.m. Friday, July 23
NIGHTSTAGE PERFORMANCE CENTER AT KILBURN MILL

Danny Tucker & Vibe Tribe

3-7 p.m. Sunday, July 25
WEST BEACH PAVILION

SouthCoast Jazz Orchestra

2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 24
WINGS COURT

Southcoast Brass Band

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 23
THE AIRPORT GRILLE

The MonteiroBots

7 p.m. Thursday, July 22
CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE

World Premier Band

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, July 23
THE VAULT MUSIC HALL AT GREASY LUCK PUB

Raluca Dumitrache and Antoaneta Anguelova

4 p.m. Saturday, July 24
THE DRAWING ROOM

Chrissi Poland

Matt Chase, Chrissi Poland, Neal McCarthy, Ari Hest, Dub Apocalypse, Aldous Collins

5-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday, July 19-25
CISCO BREWERS KITCHEN & BAR

Beautifully Human 

2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 24
PLAY ARCADE

FILM

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20
ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’

Set in the Badlands of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge reservation, Chloé Zhao’s award-winning first feature, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, displays her gift for capturing the rugged beauty of rural America. Johnny is a handsome Lakota high school senior who dreams of moving to Los Angeles, but his strong bond with his younger sister complicates his decision. Zhao has since made history as the first Asian woman (and second woman) to win an Oscar for Best Director for “Nomadland.”


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