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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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Creative Classroom: Modern African Dance

In this 5-week course, students will learn Acogny: the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. Acogny is based on traditional African dances from Senegal and Benin and Western dance techniques like classical ballet, release, and Graham technique. Acogny asks us to place ourselves inside the community and nature and encourages us to become […]

$5 – $20

NBSO The Magic of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, this season’s “movie night” concert will feature music from The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Toy Story, Frozen, Coco, and many other unforgettable tunes that have touched the hearts of millions around the world.

$10 – $65

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at Narrows

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

Formed in 1991, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, trips around the world as far as South Africa, and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of them live. Johnny and company are purveyors of the American […]

$25 – $28

Back in Black w/ BAND, Inc. at The Vault

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

The AC/DC tribute band Back in Black will perform live with local rockers BAND, Inc.

$15 – $25

Monsta Country Rock at Knuckle Heads

Knuckle Heads 85 MacArthur Dr., New Bedford, MA

Monsta Country Rock returns to Knuckle Heads with a dance-floor packing mix of today’s country rock and classic rock hits

Creative Classroom: Beginner Ukulele

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

This 7-week program focuses on the fundamentals of playing the ukulele. No prior musical experience is necessary. All ages are welcome. Need a ukulele? Call the New Bedford Public Library to rent a uke free from their Funbrary using your library card, or call The Symphony Music Shop to purchase one. Choose $20, $10, or […]

$5 – $20

Creative Classroom: Beyond Beginner Ukulele

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

This 7-week program focuses on expanding your ukulele playing skills. Students should have completed a beginner course and be comfortable with beginner-level skills. Wednesdays, January 25 to March 8. 7:30–8:30 p.m. Zeiterion Lounge. All ages are welcome. Pay what you can! Choose $20, $10, or $5 (Card to Culture) per class at check-out. Enroll at […]

$5 – $20

Creative Classroom: Jazz History and Improvization

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

In this 5-week course, students will gain insight into the history of jazz music and how local artists have kept the legacy of jazz alive on the South Coast. They will explore jazz's roots in the African diaspora, the various genres that jazz has emerged from and inspired, and how jazz lives on in our […]

$5 – $20

7 Day Weekend at The Vault

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

 7 Day Weekend will perform live at The Vault on February 3.  The high energy party band plays all the dance hits across generations and genres.

Wild Nites at Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl 576 State St.,  Westport, MA

Wild Nites is a local party band.  They have performed throughout NE for the past 25 years at various venues.  From Oldies and swing to 70’s funk and disco, to 80’s metal and pop-rock, to 90’s alternative, ska, dance & hip hop, to 2000s & current radio pop, rock, and country tunes…Wild Nites covers it […]

Creative Classroom: Modern African Dance

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

In this 5-week course, students will learn Acogny: the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. Acogny is based on traditional African dances from Senegal and Benin and Western dance techniques like classical ballet, release, and Graham technique. Acogny asks us to place ourselves inside the community and nature and encourages us to become […]

$5 – $20

Colby James & The Ramblers at Narrows

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

Accomplished singer/songwriter Colby James has consistently earned an outstanding reputation as one of the area’s hardest-working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists to appear on the live stage.

$28 – $30

Immuter at Pub 6T5

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Immuter is a South Coast indie band that fuses elements of classic rock with the sound of acts such as Muse, The Strokes, and Radiohead.

Recurring Event Mosaic Trivets Workshop

Mosaic Trivets Workshop

New Bedford Arts & Cultural Emporium 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

In this workshop, students will learn the tenets of mosaic making, clipping shards, sanding, grouting, and burnishing. Each trivet will be unique from another. The $65 fee covers most of the materials. View additional materials here.

$65

Creative Classroom: Beginner Ukulele

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

This 7-week program focuses on the fundamentals of playing the ukulele. No prior musical experience is necessary. All ages are welcome. Need a ukulele? Call the New Bedford Public Library to rent a uke free from their Funbrary using your library card, or call The Symphony Music Shop to purchase one. Choose $20, $10, or […]

$5 – $20

Creative Classroom: Beyond Beginner Ukulele

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

This 7-week program focuses on expanding your ukulele playing skills. Students should have completed a beginner course and be comfortable with beginner-level skills. Wednesdays, January 25 to March 8. 7:30–8:30 p.m. Zeiterion Lounge. All ages are welcome. Pay what you can! Choose $20, $10, or $5 (Card to Culture) per class at check-out. Enroll at […]

$5 – $20

Life of the Party at Airport Grille

The Airport Grille 1569 Airport Road, New Bedford, MA

Life of the Party (LOTP) is the dance vocal duo featuring Marvin Perry and Michelle Silva. LOTP keeps the party going with a diverse selection of high-energy dance music, from Motown to 90s throwbacks, to today's chart-topping hits.