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 substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.

 

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Nancy Holt Symposium and Exhibit

UMass CVPA Main Campus 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA

UMass Dartmouth hosts a multi-part exhibition Nancy Holt: Massachusetts, a major celebration of the renowned multimedia artist Nancy Holt and her connections to Massachusetts, and the Southcoast region. The Thursday, Nov. 11 symposium happens at noon on the main campus and the opening reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Star Store location on the same […]

Turn The Tide: Courtney Mattison Exhibit

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

Courtney Mattison defines herself as both an artist and an ocean advocate. Her work illustrates the widespread and devastating effects of ocean warming and pollution on marine species, including corals and other invertebrates. The Los Angeles-based ceramicist and sculptor’s touring exhibit “Turn of the Tide” is on display in the Herman Melville Room at the […]

NBAM CAIR: Deana Tavares

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

The New Bedford Art Museum is happy to introduce the next Community Artist in Residence, Deana Tavares. The talented visual artist is also a published poet, singer/songwriter, and actor. Her exhibitions and performances have a strong focus on nature, social issues, and our interconnectedness with all of humanity. Deana's work is currently displayed at NBAM. […]

NBAM Annual Member’s Exhibition

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

The annual Member's Exhibition is currently on display at the New Bedford Art Museum from Dec. 4, 2021, to May 8, 2022. Visitors can view both the winning selections and all approved artwork. Juror Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director, and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, led the selection process. The winners are Nancy […]

Co Creative Center Member’s Show

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

The member gallery exhibition features a wide variety of multi-disciplinary artists and their works. Many are these pieces are created right in-house and within the community. Patrons will meet the artists and enjoy the viewing. The event is free and open to the general public

Free

Christopher Volpe: Loomings Exhibit

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

Christopher Volpe's Loomings exhibit is on view in the Braitmayer Family Gallery in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Named after the first chapter of Moby Dick, all of the tar, oil paint, and gold leaf paintings in Volpe's collection allude to the classic novel. The artist's collection suggests disquieting parallels between today's oil-driven industrial age […]

Call For Art: Gallery X Fresh Art Show

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Gallery X seeks new artwork completed within the last three months (after Oct. 1, 2021). Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2022. The opening reception for the Fresh Art Show is Saturday, Feb. 6, and AHA! Night, Feb. 10 from 5–8 p.m. For more information, visit www.galleryx.org.

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Thursday’s New Bedford Food Pantry

Please follow each food pantry's rules and regulations, including how often they can be accessed. Many require photo ID for adults and MA Health cards for children and some require a proof of address and/or income. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., House of Hope, 306 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 508-996-6814 10 a.m. to Noon: […]

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Community Preservation Committee Community Meeting

New Bedford Downtown Library 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

The Community Preservation Committee is hosting three virtual community meetings to review this year's CPA applications. Applicants will present their project, allowing the public to learn about and comment on each. The public is invited to attend via Zoom and provide comments for any of the project applications. Comments can also be sent via email […]

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Zoning Board of Appeals

Virtual

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold an Advertised Virtual Public Hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 via Zoom. To participate, copy and paste this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84723771265 and enter Meeting ID: 8472377 1265 or Dial 1 646 558 8656 on any phone and the chair will direct you in the call. The following […]

Artist Talk with Christopher Volpe

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

Artist Christopher Volpe discusses Loomings: a series of tar and gold leaf paintings named after the first chapter in Moby-Dick. Michael P. Dyer, Whaling Museum Curator of Maritime History, moderates the talk. Volpe will explore how the artwork, book of essays, and images invoke Melville's novel as a cautionary, foundational myth for today's accelerating climate […]

$10 – $15

Black in Business: HERStory Virtual Talk

Zoom Meeting

The seventh event in the Black In Business online series highlights and supports black entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders. HERstory in January celebrates black women role models and social influencers. The speakers: Angel Lyte, Ariel Robert, and Danielle Andrews. Justina Perry (founder of BuyBlackNB) and Rayana Grace (Board of New Bedford Historical Society) lead the […]

Free

Get The Led Out at the Zeiterion

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

Get The Led Out is six professional musicians who are passionate about the music of Led Zeppelin. The band members are Paul Sinclair (lead vocals, harmonica), Paul Hammond (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin), Tommy Zamp (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), Phil D'Agostino (bass guitar, vocals), Adam Ferraioli (drums, percussion), and Eddie Kurek (keyboards, electric and […]

$35 – $49
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Friday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule

Virtual

Please follow each food pantry’s rules and regulations, including how often they can be accessed. Many require photo ID for adults and MA Health cards for children and some require a proof of address and/or income. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., House of Hope, 306 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 508-996-6814 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

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Lawler Branch Technically Good Information

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly Lawler Library staff. For more information contact Denise Plaskon at 508-991-6216 or dplaskon@sailsinc.org

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Backyard Birds and Blooms Exhibit

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

Vania Viveiros adapted brilliantly to the COVID-induced restrictions. The artist and teacher continued to instruct students virtually. She gave free video painting demonstrations for the public on Facebook Live and the C.A.N., the Creative Arts Network. The Backyard Birds and Blooms exhibit is the result of those live painting workshops.

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Pride Yoga at Sangha

Sangha 693 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

Sanga invites the LGBTQ community and allies to join this free yoga class in collaboration with the South Coast LBGTQ+ Network. Nicole Winning, the owner of Metta Rising, guides the weekly sessions for participants ages 14 and older.  

Free

January Dock-U-Mentaries: Double Feature

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center hosts a free double-feature with two 20-minute films from the 1930s. "Towed in a Hole" (1932) starring Laurel and Hardy. The story follows the shenanigans of successful fishmongers Stan and Ollie as they try their hand at becoming fishermen. However, they soon learn making a boat seaworthy isn't as […]

Free

Back Rhodes at the Kilburn Mill

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Jesse Desorcy (banjo/vocals/acoustic), Ed Desorcy Jr. (bass/vocals), Antonio Salvatore (violin/vocals), Jay Coutu (drums), Chris Quiray (acoustic guitar/banjo), and Tyler Hill (lead guitar) are the Back Rhodes Band. This group of musicians performs progressive country songs with Americana/rock sprinkled on top.

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The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith

Your Theatre 136 Rivet Street, New Bedford, MA

Show postponed Note to readers: The Outsider, originally scheduled to run from Jan. 14 through 23, has been postponed by Your Theatre "out of an abundance of caution as a result of the current COVID situation." New rescheduled dates for the production will be shared when they are available. The Outsider is a comedy, satire […]

$15 – $18

Chris Smither at Narrows

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

Chris Smither is an accomplished folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. For over 50 years, he has performed songs that pull from deep in the soul, making for a kind of reflection, a timeless introspection. The soulful singer/songwriter Milton will open the show.

$33 – $36
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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

Furniture and Clothing Drive

Lemons to Lemonade 50 Conduit Street, New Bedford, MA

Join Lemons to Lemonade for its first monthly furniture drive at its warehouse space at 50 Conduit Street in New Bedford. Now is the perfect time to donate your unwanted furniture and clothing that has been taking up space in your home. Please remember that Lemons to Lemonade only accept pieces that are in good […]