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 […]

$250
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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 […]

Nye Street Pocket Park Popup

Nye Street Pocket Park Nye St., New Bedford

Music and other performances are to be announced.

Free
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Weekly Wellness Walk at Buttonwood Park

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford

Local physicians lead a walk around Buttonwood Park every Saturday morning. Participants meet at the zoo entrance. The Wellness Walks are part of the New Bedford Wellness Initiative to raise […]

Free

Beach, Booze and Buffett at Kilburn

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

The Kilburn Event Center kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a summer celebration on the Rooftop Deck. Doors open at 11 a.m., and admission is free until 5 p.m. 11:30 […]

Brian and the Cassettes at Cisco

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

Brian Cass and the Cassettes (Peter Antunes, Kyle Spark, Michael Gallant, Kat Knutsen, and David Mitton) are back rocking and rolling outside at Cisco Brewers.

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Butch McCarthy with The Gentlemen of Leisure

Rose Alley Ale House 94 Front St., New Bedford

Butch McCarthy is a New Bedford musician who's been performing throughout New England since the 1970s. The popular singer/songwriter/guitarist plays with various bands and solo.

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Sonata Saturdays at The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room 22 William Street, New Bedford

The NBSO and The Drawing Room present the second annual Sonata Saturdays series on the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. NBSO musicians will perform outside The Drawing […]

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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 […]

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Resin Pendants with Dried Flowers

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

This workshop provides the education and skill to make resin jewelry. Mellissa Kelleher will teach students 13 and up how to use UV resin in open bezels to make necklaces […]

$35
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Whiskey Affair at Off the Hook

Off the Hook 56 Goulart Memorial Drive, Fairhaven

Whiskey Affair covers pop/rock from the 60s to today's hits, with some unexpected B-side favorites. Susan Sylvia, lead vocals; Jr. Dias, lead guitar/vocals; Tom Woz, guitar;  Chevy, drums; Caleb Sparling, […]

Back to Bach: Cellist, Stephanie Winters

Dedee Shattuck Gallery 1 Partners' Lane, Westport

Stephanie Winters' latest collaborative project features an original soundtrack with excerpts of Sarabande dance movements from each of the six Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach paired with her solo […]

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NB Rude Boys at Cisco

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

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 […]

The Funky Cat Duo at Cisco

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

The Funky Cat Duo is Felix Rentschler on guitar/vocals and Mike Janelle on bass. Felix works with a large network of musicians to offer everything from solo jazz guitar and […]

Brian and the Cassettes at Pour Farm

Pour Farm Tavern 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford

Brian Cass and the Cassettes (Rob Massoud, Boey Russell, and guests) are back rocking and rolling outside at Cisco Brewers.

Quiet Riot with Metal 101

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

Legendary bassist and Metal Health founding member Rudy Sarzo has returned Quiet Riot after almost a 20-year absence. As per the wishes of Frankie Banali, who passed away in 2020, […]

$35 – $50