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 […]

Memorial Day All White Brunch

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford

Pub 6T5 invites the public to celebrate Memorial Day dressed all in white. This daytime party will feature music by DJ Jules of JAMN 94.5.


Corn Hole at the Airport Grill

The Airport Grille 1569 Airport Road, New Bedford

Airport Grill hosts a bi-weekly corn hole tournament with a double elimination competition starting Sunday, May 1 from 1–3 p.m. The winning team wins 2- $50 Airport Grill gift cards. […]

$20 – $50

Molly O’Leary at Play! Arcade

PLAY! Arcade 34 Union St., New Bedford

Molly O'Leary is a local singer-songwriter. Her musical style has been described as indie, folk, Americana, and rock. The New Bedford native performs solo, duo, and with a full band […]

Apollo Suns at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford

Apollo Suns delivers an innovative sound combining instrumental, jazz, rock, and psychedelic music.


Auditions: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Zoom Meeting

Auditions for Reverie Theatre Group's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held by appointment only (10-minute timeslots). Auditionees should prepare a 1–2 minute comedic, Shakespearean monologue centered […]

A Night at the Zoo Benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Buttonwood Park Zoo 425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford

This private event will feature exclusive access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits of the Buttonwood Park Zoo, along with food and non-alcoholic beverages and access to the Carousel from 5:30-8:30. A cash bar will also be available. It will be a fun and festive evening with opportunities to win prizes and to participate in […]


Toussaint the Liberator at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford

Toussaint the Liberator's soulful voice has inspired the Boston music scene since 2001.  He is the son of a pastor and choir director and has been blessed with a style […]