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Turn The Tide: Courtney Mattison Exhibit

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

Courtney Mattison defines herself as both an artist and an ocean advocate. Her work illustrates the widespread and devastating effects of ocean warming and pollution on marine species, including corals […]

NBAM CAIR: Deana Tavares

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Art Museum is happy to introduce the next Community Artist in Residence, Deana Tavares. The talented visual artist is also a published poet, singer/songwriter, and actor. Her […]

NBAM Annual Member’s Exhibition

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

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 […]

Co Creative Center Member’s Show

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

The member gallery exhibition features a wide variety of multi-disciplinary artists and their works. Many are these pieces are created right in-house and within the community. Patrons will meet the […]

Free

Christopher Volpe: Loomings Exhibit

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

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, […]

Call For Art: Gallery X Fresh Art Show

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Gallery X seeks new artwork completed within the last three months (after Oct. 1, 2021). Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2022. The opening reception for the Fresh Art […]

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Friday’s New Bedford Food Pantry Schedule

Virtual

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 10 a.m. to 2 […]

RT 18 at Kilburn Mill

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Rt 18 is a high-energy cover band that plays the top pop, rock, and alternative hits from the ’80s and 90’s.

Neal McCarthy at Cisco

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

Neal McCarthy performs live at Cisco Brewery. He is one of the more recognizable acoustic guitarists in the New Bedford area

Neal and the Vipers at Narrows

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

Neal and the Vipers are a long-standing dance band that has been performing for over 30 years.  Their songs encompass blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf. The Vipers always […]

$23 – $25

West Bound Band in the Vault

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

West Bound is a 5-piece hard rock band formed by vocalist Chas West (former lead singer of Foreigner, Resurrection Kings, ex-Bonham, Lynch Mob, etc.) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (Bruce […]

$20 – $35
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Back in the Day Double Header Weekend

Oriental Pearl 576 State St.,  Westport, MA

Back in the Day is Scott Cooper (vocalist), Brian Johnson (drummer), TJ Nowicki (keyboardist), Ron Farias (guitarist), and Tom Walason (bassist). The popular 80s tribute band pays homage to Journey, […]

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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

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

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

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January Artists of the Month

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The MaiatoFitz Art Gallery is proud to present the January Artists of the Month: Mary Jodoin & William D. Jordan, III. Both photographers' work is displayed in Studio 2-62 in […]

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19 on Paper at Narrows

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

19 on Paper is a collaboration of artists who created and displayed works on or with paper. Members are painters, collage artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, digital artists, and sculptors. The group has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in New England and abroad.

Creature Creations: Animal-Inspired Art

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

This is a program for kids ages 3 and up that combines art and animals. Participants will have a private encounter with Odin the #opossum and then create their own artwork in the classroom led by instructor Kathleen Patrick.

$16 – $27

Truue at Ryan’s Sports Pub

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

Acoustic duo Jackie Marashio and Stephanie Correia make up the local band Truue. The two women perform secular and Christian/Catholic music, specializing in folk, folk-rock, soft rock, blues from the '60s–'80s.

Southbound Band at Pub 6T5

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Scott Fowler and Southbound are a four- and five-piece modern Country/Country rock group of RI/CT/MA musicians. The band covers current Country hits and some older Country and rock tunes.  

Citrus Biscuit at Cisco Brewery

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

Citrus Biscuit is a 4-piece band from Dartmouth. The group's unique sound is a fusion of surf rock, reggae, and easy listening.  

SlipKid: A Celebration of The Who

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

Gary Cherone, lead singer of Extreme (and formerly Van Halen), has joined his brother Mark to form SlipKid, a tribute to The Who. As the band puts it, "it's a celebration, not an imitation." Johnny Barnes and The Nightcrawlers open the show at 8 p.m.

$28.50 – $38.50
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Back in the Day Double Header Weekend

Oriental Pearl 576 State St.,  Westport, MA

Back in the Day is Scott Cooper (vocalist), Brian Johnson (drummer), TJ Nowicki (keyboardist), Ron Farias (guitarist), and Tom Walason (bassist). The popular 80s tribute band pays homage to Journey, STYX, Foreigner, Loverboy, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and many more.

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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

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

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

Drag Brunch at Incognito

Incognito 1606 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA

The Queens of RI is back on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Jacqueline DiMera, LaDiva Jonz, and Vilet LaBoss are ready to start 2022 with sass and laughs as they entertain the crowd. Please call 508-993-3933 for tickets, $25 includes food and the show.

$25
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January Artists of the Month

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The MaiatoFitz Art Gallery is proud to present the January Artists of the Month: Mary Jodoin & William D. Jordan, III. Both photographers' work is displayed in Studio 2-62 in the Kilburn Mill until Jan. 31. The majority of Mary Jodoin's creations focus on cityscapes and urban photography. She likes to capture images at a […]