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William Shattuck Art Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exhibiting the luminous landscape paintings of a Dedee Shattuck Gallery favorite: William C. Shattuck. The opening night is from 5–6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 […]

Henry Horenstein Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also […]

$9 – $19

Re/Framing the View: Nineteenth-century American Landscapes

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The SouthCoast of Massachusetts is home to an array of stunning private collections with demonstrated strengths in nineteenth-century American landscape painting. This exhibition draws together gems from private collections with […]

Story Walk at The Acushnet Sawmill

The Sawmill 32 Mill Road, Acushnet, MA

The fall story walk at the Acushnet river reserve is up for public view. The focus is on the book Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak. The story highlights […]

Free

The Apple Tree on the Abandoned Railroad Line Exhibit

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

The artist couple, Elin Noble and Lasse Antonsen, have long careers as artists, but this exhibition marks the first time they are presenting work they have made together.   Noble and […]

Free

Tidings 2022: Call for Poetry

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

Submissions for Tidings are open now through Dec. 10, 2022. Please send us up to two (2) poems, short prose of 800 words or less, or two (2) pieces of […]

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Roger Williams Park Zoo 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, MA

The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo is bigger and more vibrant than ever this year, with over 3 ½ million bright lights. This festive family-friendly event runs […]

$10 – $12

Cisco Brewers Music Lineup

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The full December music lineup includes the following performers. The schedule is subject to last-minute changes. Check the website at https://www.ciscokitchenbar.com/live-events/ for the most up-to-date list. Thursday, Dec. 1: 7-9 p.m. Country Night with Dallas Corbin Friday, Dec. 2: 8:30-10:30 p.m. The Zan Band Saturday, Dec. 3 Acoustic Tunes: 2-4 p.m. Citrus Biscuit: 8:30–10:30 p.m. […]

Board of Assessors

New Bedford City Hall 133 William St., New Bedford, MA

The Boards of Assessors will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Room 112 at New Bedford City Hall. On the agenda: Automobile and/or boat excise monthly reports Optional COLA for FY2023 exemptions Report of the acting administrative assistant to the board Executive session: Appellate tax board update, discuss abatements and exemptions Read […]

New Bedford Housing Authority

Virtual

The New Bedford Housing Authority will meet virtually at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. Click here to join the Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 822 0947 6790 Passcode: 931846 On the agenda: Award contract for On-Call Heating System Repair to Lemieux Heating of New Bedford for $101,200. Approve change order with Daniels Asphalt Services, Fall […]

Portuguese & Lusophone World Lecture Series

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

John Dos Passos - The Man, the Works, and the Portuguese Heritage with Bernardo de Vasconcelos Assistant professor at the University of Madeira in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Bernardo de Vasconcelos will speak on the importance of John Dos Passos and his work, and the inherent and binding transatlantic connection. The lecture […]

Free

YWCA Southeastern MA Annual Meeting

Waypoint Events Center 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA

The evening will feature the stories of YWCA program participants, the annual business meeting and election of board members and officers. The evening will feature the heartfelt stories of YWCA program participants, the annual business meeting and election of board members and officers. Great networking event and way to learn more about the YWCA and […]

Recurring Event Tech Talk Thursdays

Tech Talk Thursdays

Howland-Green Library 3 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Wish you knew more about computers? Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla? Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of theirs. For more information, contact: Kristen Cardoso at 508-991-6212 or kcardoso@sailsinc.org

Recurring Event Clarity Through Collage Club

Clarity Through Collage Club

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

In-person collage workshop on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month around an evolving altar, Participants create an individual intuitive art piece, then explore and receive insights through different Oracle and Tarot decks led by Co-Creative member, Melanie McMullin. Doors open at 5:45 pm. All materials are provided. This is a free event open […]

The Bad Plus at Narrows

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

The Bad Plus is the ultimate original. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades, they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules, and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has […]

$43 – $48

New Bedford Festival Theatre: White Christmas

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

White Christmas is the regional premiere starring Broadway's David Elder. This is New Bedford Festival Theatre's first holiday show and the first of the 2022-2023 season. A song and dance […]

$35 – $65