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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 […]


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 […]


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 for the most up-to-date list. Thursday, Dec. 1: 7-9 […]

5th Annual Holiday Exhibit at Cultural Center

Dartmouth Cultural Center 404 Elm Street, Dartmouth, MA

South Coast Artists celebrates the holiday season with the 5th annual Holiday Arts Exhibit at the Dartmouth Cultural Center from Dec. 2–18. The exhibit opens on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5–8 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Many of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. The show will continue through Sunday, […]

Kids Open Art Week

Co+Creative Center 137 Union St., New Bedford, MA

Kids Open Art Week features basic art classes the second week of every month. Painting on Wednesdays, drawing Thursdays, and sculpting Fridays. The classes are instructed by local artists and are partially funded by the Art is Everywhere Grant. Children aged four and over are welcome to participate in this free community event. Contact David […]

POP! A Sip and Shop at the Viva Pop-Up Shop

Viva Fall River Pop Up 333 South Main Street, Fall River, MA

The celebratory night of sipping and shopping will be paired with a curated, sparkling wine and Dorothy Cox Chocolate tasting station. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

Pickleball is Life: Book Talk

Acushet Public Library 232 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA

Local author Erin McHugh will speak about all things pickleball on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. Her latest book, “Pickleball Is Life: The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Obsession,” is the first book of its kind to celebrate the world of pickleball. It takes readers from the sport’s quirky origins to its modern-day cult […]

Recurring Event Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night

Fort Taber 1000 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Astronomy Night is a series of outdoor star-gazing events at Fort Rodman/Fort Tabor from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, and Feb. 8. The rain dates are Dec. 28, Jan. 25, and Feb. 22. The Queer Arts Council of New Bedford and Parks, Recreation & Beaches present this program. Local amateur astronomer Laura […]

Ugly Sweater After Hours

Krave Restaurant and Bar 1856 ACUSHNET AVE, New Bedford, MA

Come and join Buy Black NB’s Buy Black Professionals’ Network and Latinas in the South Coast for a fun evening of networking on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6–8 p.m. at Krave Restaurant and Bar. New Bedford’s  Jules Flava will provide the sounds while we mix and mingle. Registration in advance is required. Tickets are $15, […]

Recurring Event Craig DeMelo at Rose Alley

Craig DeMelo at Rose Alley

Rose Alley Ale House 94 Front St., New Bedford, MA

Craig DeMelo is a versatile singer/songwriter from Acushnet who can sing a ballad, or blast out a rock song. During his career Craig has opened for Howie Day, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less than Jake, Griffin House, and Ed Kowalczyk.

Comfort and Displacement Exhibit at NBAM

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

Thursday, Dec. 8, is the opening reception for the exhibition Comfort and Displacement: The Art of Richard Neal. The exhibition will feature recent abstract paintings and wall-hanging sculptures by Richard […]

Fiber Art Exhibit at NBAM

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

The upcoming fiber arts exhibition: Yarn/Rope/String! The Fiber Art Now Yarn/Rope/String was designed to encourage the innovative use of fibers⁠ that artists incorporate into new and exciting works of art. […]