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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NBAM Annual Member’s Exhibition

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford

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 […]

Christopher Volpe: Loomings Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

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 […]


Wednesday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule


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 9 a.m. to Noon, […]


Pool Tournament Wednesdays

Ryan's Sports Pub and Billiards 500 Hathaway Rd, New Bedford

Ryan's Sports Pub & Billiards hosts a single-rack 8-ball pool tournament (APA rules) every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The number of losses allowed before elimination is based on handicap.


Retro Trivia at Play Arcade

PLAY! Arcade 34 Union St., New Bedford

Tom Dube hosts the 80s and 90s trivia night every Wednesday at Play Arcade.  Patrons play on their own or with a group while Tom walks everyone through the process. The focus is usually on retro trivia, but sometimes specialty subjects are featured, such as holidays.  


A-Ok Karaoke at Pour Farm

Pour Farm Tavern 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford

A-Ok Karaoke hosts a music-filled night every Wednesday at The Pour Farm Tavern. Sing along and perform to a wide variety of karaoke songs, with music and lyrics.