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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in New Bedford

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

Reverie Theatre Group presents another season of Shakespeare in New Bedford. The adventure takes us to a magical forest outside Athens where fairies and sprites play and laugh, where the […]

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Dallas Corbin & BBQ

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

Country performer Dallas Corbin brings a touch of Nashville to the Cisco Brewery every week. A special menu of house-made bbq is also featured.

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Coastal Ecology Program

Lloyd Center for the Environment 430 Potomska Rd, South Dartmouth, MA

Children ages 9–12 explore the coastal environment while studying the salt marsh, estuary, sandy beach, and rocky shore. Emphasis is on environmental awareness and skill development. Hands-on activities and outdoor […]

$350 – $400
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Henry Horenstein Exhibit

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

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also the author of over 30 books and has creations in many major museum collections. Join the artist and New Bedford Whaling Museum Chief Curator, Naomi […]

$9 – $19
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Lawler Branch Device Advice

Lawler Library 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA

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

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Food Truck Fridays in August

Viva Fall River Pop Up 333 South Main Street, Fall River, MA

The Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop at 333 South Main St, Fall River, hosts Food Truck Fridays every week throughout August.

JAMMIN’: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Downtown New Bedford Union St. /Purchase St. Area, New Bedford, MA

JAMMIN’ recreates the sights and sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley. The colorful musicians display their Jamaica-inspired style on Purchase St. (between Union and William streets) as part of the […]

Free
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NB Rude Boys at Cisco

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

The NB Rude Boys play classic styles of ska, reggae, rock-steady, and punk rock. The result is a spirited, live performance featuring slick vocals, solid rhythms, and an energetic horn section.

Funhouse at Seaport Inn

Seaport Inn and Grill 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA

FunHouse is a local party cover band. Gina, Mike, Rick, Rich, Andy, and Cam play favorite hits from the 80s 90s and today’s top 40. The group performs as both […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in New Bedford

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

Reverie Theatre Group presents another season of Shakespeare in New Bedford. The adventure takes us to a magical forest outside Athens where fairies and sprites play and laugh, where the […]

West End Neighborhood Clean Up

NAACP Building 25 Cedar St., New Bedford, MA

Join the West End Neighborhood Association and Clean Sweep for a neighborhood clean up day on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. All residents, families and groups can […]

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Henry Horenstein Exhibit

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

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also the author of over 30 books and has creations in many major museum collections. Join the artist and New Bedford Whaling Museum Chief Curator, Naomi […]

$9 – $19

Henna Hands Painting Workshop

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

In this workshop, instructor Erica Clavin will introduce students to the ancient art of henna body adornment. The class begins with a brief overview of what henna is, how the […]

$45
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Groundwork Southcoast Volunteer Day

Riverside Park 297 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA

Join Groundwork Southcoast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Volunteer Day at GWSC Urban Farm and Community Garden, located near the basketball court in Riverside Park. Help clean […]

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Studio Saturdays on Hatch St.

Hatch Street Studios 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA

Hatch Street Studios invites the community into their creative workspaces on the second Saturday of the month, June–Dec. from 11 a.m.–to 3 p.m. Visitors can wander from studio to studio, […]

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Morrissey Blvd. at Cisco

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

Morrissey Blvd. is a musical family from New Bedford with Zan on guitar, Zoelle on keys, Henri on bass, and Wilson on percussion. All of the siblings are on vocals.

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Craig DeMelo at Play! Arcade

PLAY! Arcade 34 Union St., New Bedford, MA

Craig DeMelo is a versatile singer/songwriter from Acushnet who can sing a ballad, or blast out a rock song. During his career Craig has opened for Howie Day, Hootie and the […]

19th Nervous Breakdown at Kilburn Mill

The Rooftop at The Cove at Kilburn Mill 127 W. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

19th Nervous Breakdown is a local tribute band that celebrates the music of the Rolling Stones.