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Two Perspectives on Nature at Gallery X

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford

“Two Perspectives on Nature” is now on view in the Douglass Gallery Wednesday–Sunday from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. The virtual exhibit is available starting Friday night, Sept. 10. Masks are required when inside the gallery. The exhibit features the works of Gallery X members Lisa Goulart and Herby Thompson.

Amanda Means: Light Years Exhibit

UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus 715 Purchase St., New Bedford

The CVPA exhibit Amanda Means: Light Years will feature work from all phases of the renowned artist’s career. Alongside key pieces from her color Polaroid Light Bulb and silver gelatin Water Glass, some of the artist's early prints and works on paper are included. The Star Store gallery is open daily from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free
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Tides and Times: The 2021 Seaport Art Walk

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District New Bedford

“Tide and Times” is an outdoor exhibition on view along the New Bedford waterfront through October. This year artists Alanna Boucher, Jacob Ginga, Erin Meade, Eric Lintala, and Marcus Cusick were chosen to create sculptures and murals that reflect or comment on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics or social […]

Free
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Book Sale at Southworth Library

Southworth Library 732 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth

A fall fundraising book sale will take place in the Haskell Room at the Southworth Library in Dartmouth this month. The annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries (FODL). Prices typically range between 50 cents and $2. Proceeds from the sale allow FODL to offer free educational programs for adults and […]

Black Panther Film at the Zeiterion

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford

Movie night at The Z features "Black Panther." The blockbuster film showcases the costume design that earned Ruth E. Carter an Academy Award. Presented in partnership with New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! in support of the currently running exhibit "Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter."

$4

Outta Control All Stars at Doug’s House of Harmony

Doug's House Of Harmony 818 Kempton St,, New Bedford

Outta Control is a collection of the hottest musicians from various regional bands. This all-star lineup consists of bassist CC Biggs and guitarist Corey Waldron from World Premier Band, funk veteran Donald Duck Campbell on the keyboard, Slam-G on drums. The seasoned group performs old-school R&B music from the '70s, '80s, and '90s.

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Tides and Times: The 2021 Seaport Art Walk

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District New Bedford

“Tide and Times” is an outdoor exhibition on view along the New Bedford waterfront through October. This year artists Alanna Boucher, Jacob Ginga, Erin Meade, Eric Lintala, and Marcus Cusick were chosen to create sculptures and murals that reflect or comment on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics or social […]

Free
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Albert Pinkham Ryder Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

"A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art," will feature masterworks by the New Bedford native. Ryder (1847-1917) achieved legendary status among artists during his lifetime. Check Museum website for hours.

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In The Neighborhood Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

Alison Wells creates paintings influenced by New Bedford’s rich architecture, the fishing harbor, histories of whaling, the Underground Railroad, its multicultural backbone, and the artistic veins that pump life and vitality into the city. Wells fuses these themes with her Caribbean culture and sensibilities to create unique and vibrant mixed media paintings in this series […]

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Pre-K Messy Art at Andrea McCoy Rec Center

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman St,, New Bedford

Pre-K Messy Art offers all of the fun for kids ages 3–5, but none of the mess for parents. Each project will focus on the creative process, not the finished product. Parent participation and prior registration are required.      

$45
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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

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

Women’s Work: At Sea, On Shore, At Home, In the Community is a new exhibit at the Fishing Heritage Center. The open reception takes place during AHA! Night from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. on September 9. Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. […]

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Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions

UMass CVPA Main Campus 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth

Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions, can be viewed at the CVPA Campus Gallery from Sept. 7 through Oct.23. The opening reception is Sept. 23 from 5–7 p.m. This major exhibition of Ives's work as an artist and designer showcases some early works that will be on display for the first time. Everyone must wear a […]

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WATER 2021

DATMA launches "WATER 2021"— three free public art exhibitions, plus numerous programs and initiatives with more than 15 partner organizations in New Bedford. The public art projects will examine the role of water and women working with water in the UK, South Korea, Switzerland, and Massachusetts. Harvesters of the Deep: Portraits of Fisherwomen from South […]

Free
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Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford

This is the latest exhibition at NBAM by the New Bedford Library’s art curator, Allie Copeland. "Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion" features historic photographic studies of animals in motion and early motion-picture projection. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

$5 – $8
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Book Sale at Southworth Library

Southworth Library 732 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth

A fall fundraising book sale will take place in the Haskell Room at the Southworth Library in Dartmouth this month. The annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries (FODL). Prices typically range between 50 cents and $2. Proceeds from the sale allow FODL to offer free educational programs for adults and […]

Artist Talk with Zimoun

UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus 715 Purchase St., New Bedford

Swiss sound-installation artist Zimoun exhibits his intricate sculpture — 280 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 13″ x 13″ x 13 – using motion and sound as part of DATMA’s Water 2021 exhibitions. During this conversation, Zimoun will discuss his creative process and invite questions from attendees.

Free
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The Concept at Off the Hook

Off the Hook 56 Goulart Memorial Drive, Fairhaven

The Concept performs at Off the Hook Bar & Grille on the West Island Marina. The popular party band plays Top 40, Rock, Alt Rock, dance, and sing-along style music from the '80s until now.

Three Viewings at Your Theatre

Your Theatre 136 Rivet Street, New Bedford

The play “Three Viewings” consists of three comic/dramatic monologues set in a midwestern funeral parlor. One actor is on stage at a time portraying a mild-mannered undertaker with a passion for a local real-estate woman, a beautiful Los Angeles drifter making a living by stealing at showings, and a widow whose husband has left her […]

Trapt Live in The Vault

The Vault Music Hall at Greasy Luck Pub 791 Purchase St., New Bedford

Trapt (full band) performs rock music live in The Vault at Greasy Luck. The Alice in Chains tribute band, We Die, Young is the opening act.

$25 – $35
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Tides and Times: The 2021 Seaport Art Walk

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District New Bedford

“Tide and Times” is an outdoor exhibition on view along the New Bedford waterfront through October. This year artists Alanna Boucher, Jacob Ginga, Erin Meade, Eric Lintala, and Marcus Cusick were chosen to create sculptures and murals that reflect or comment on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics or social […]

Free

Fall Bird Walk

Lloyd Center for the Environment 430 Potomska Rd, South Dartmouth

The Monarch butterfly migration is peaking on this walk. It is possible that butterflies will be visible in the Lloyd Center butterfly garden. In addition, birds are on the move, including the first warbler wave and various waterbird species. Pre-registration is required by noon on Friday, Sept. 24. Participants should bring (if available) binoculars, a […]

$10 – $13