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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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The Three Musketeers at the Z **CANCELED**

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

This modern adaptation of The Three Musketeers, mashes up waltz with spoken word and high court drama with high fashion hip-hop. At 6 p.m. there will be a pre-show talk with members of The Acting Company. The actors will discuss their artistic process and reimagining of the swashbuckling classic for today's audience. Questions encouraged.

$15 – $45
Recurring

Mystery at the Mansion: Gala

Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum 396 County St., New Bedford, MA

The Collective returns with an all-new mystery to solve in this participatory theatrical event. This year's setting is a fictional museum gala where guests can expect a red carpet, paparazzi, […]

$50 – $80
Recurring

Mystery at the Mansion: Gala

Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum 396 County St., New Bedford, MA

The Collective returns with an all-new mystery to solve in this participatory theatrical event. This year's setting is a fictional museum gala where guests can expect a red carpet, paparazzi, and many suspects. Guests at the party will help investigate the crime by seeking clues and interviewing suspects. Arrive promptly for your red-carpet entry. “Gala” […]

$50 – $80

Playback Theater: Storytelling in Action

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

The skill-building introduction to Playback Theatre is hosted by artist and therapist Jennie Kristel from Journey Works . The 3-hour program is devoted to enhancing creativity and play as we form a community of storytellers in action. Using Playback Theatre as the core, participants will learn how to use applied theatre to transform personal stories […]

$40 – $65

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

RKO Army performs a live shadow cast as the 1975 cult classic rolls on screen. Audience participation is a big part of the experience, so bring approved props with you or purchase […]

$17

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

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

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr explores the life of the Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s. A glamorous siren of the silver screen, she was more than "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World." She invented Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to […]

$15 – $25

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

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

Best known for his two starring roles in both “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss”, Tony Danza has also shifted into a singing and dancing, Broadway star. In his hit live show, Danza and his four-piece band perform a selection of his favorite selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as pieces from a hit […]

$45 – $99

Short Plays Marathon

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Culture Park Theatre calls for short plays for the first in-person Short Plays Marathon since 2019. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Cook Memorial Theatre at the Whaling Museum. New, 15-minute play submissions will be accepted until Sept. 15. For more information, go to www.culturepark.org.

‘80s Murder Mystery Dinner

White's of Westport 66 State Rd, Westport, MA

This murder mystery comes with a 1980s theme and a 3-course meal. The audience is encouraged to wear ‘80s gear and help solve the crime. Stick around for the rad after-party hosted by DJ George Ayoub. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets and private tables are available for […]

$45