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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Whale Scroll: One Whale Makes Seven Shores Prosperous

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

This exhibit is from the New Bedford Free Public Library's art curator, Allie Copeland. Beginning in the 18th century, Japanese feudal lords who oversaw whaling efforts commissioned emakimono, or picture […]

SEMAYO Summer Camp Registration

UMass CVPA Main Campus 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth

Registration is now open for the 2022 SEMAYO Summer Camp . The camp offers multiple performing groups of various skill levels to string, wind, and percussion students. Participants must have […]


The Azorean Spirit: The Art of Domingos Rebêlo

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

Domingos Rebêlo (1891-1975) created thousands of works of art that reflected his Portuguese identity and culture and honored his Azorean roots. The seminal exhibition, "The Azorean Spirit: The Art of […]

Listen to Your ART Exhibit

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

Listen to Your ART is the vision of Wendy Garf-Lipp, Executive Director of the United Neighbors of Fall River. Ms. Garf-Lipp strived to bring students (young artists) together virtually, to […]

Kaleidoscope: Art Through Your Eyes

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford

Gallery X and the South Coast LGBTQ+ Network invite the community to help them celebrate the works of Kaleidoscope: Art Through Your Eyes.  Over 150 pieces by local LGBTQ+ and […]

Geometric Incidents Exhibit at Narrows

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

This three-person exhibition features works by artists Michael Cochran, Lloyd Martin, and Jason Travers. Paintings, paper works, and sculptures focus on and illustrate their interests in geometric compositional strategies. Each […]


Lawler Branch Device Advice

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford

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


Fado Night at Morna Lounge

Morna Lounge and Grill 621 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford

Morna Lounge and Grill hosts a “Fado Night” every Sunday starting with a dinner buffet at 6 p.m. Check the Facebook page for updates:


Artist Talks by Kat Knutsen

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford

At the Co+Creative center, local artist Kat Knutsen hosts a 5-day series of artist talks. This series presents creatives talking about the conceptual and aesthetic inspirations that go into the […]


Dave Alves at Moby Dick Brewing

Moby Dick Brewery Co. 16 S Water St,, New Bedford

Dave Alves is known for his own takes on classic songs as well as catchy re-imaginings of audience favorites. The Singer-Songwriter/Pianist/Guitarist performs at Moby Dick every third Friday of the […]


CV Night at Morna Lounge

Morna Lounge and Grill 621 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford

CV Night at Morna Lounge features live Cape Verdean music by Va Va Medina, Spencer, Jorge Gorila, and more, every Friday night. 8 p.m.–12 a.m.