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Motion State Dance Film Series

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

Playing Favorites is a unique cinematic event showcasing an eclectic collection of dance films pulled from the first four exciting seasons of the Motion State Dance Film Series. Motion State […]

Exquisitely Re-defining Ballet

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

Let’s dive into the legacy of ballet's all-male company. From off-off Broadway beginnings, pioneering activism in dance, and parody of le travesti, we will celebrate their vibrant history. Come ready […]

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive

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

Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend. Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer.

$49 – $89

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

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

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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

A Cannes Film Festival Palm d’Or winner, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg features a sumptuous production design with Kubrick-esque colors and dense patterning and rivals Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet for its gripping depiction of impetuous youth. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was also nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original […]

$10

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

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

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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

After the Stonewall riots in New York City, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was formed in 1974 and is affectionately known as "the Trocks." The all-male company reimagines classical and modern pieces by embracing ballet's inherent glamour and melodrama.

$15 – $49

Listening Session on Climate Change for Youth

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

All 12 to 21-year-olds are welcome to join a free, 90-minute workshop consisting of a nature-focused art project followed by a youth-led discussion centered around youth ideas, perspectives, and experiences with climate change.

Youth Climate Leadership Listening Session

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

If you are between the ages of 12-21, provide your thoughts, perspectives, and calls to action on climate change. In this free, 90-minute workshop you will get the opportunity to make art and share your ideas, views and experiences with climate change. Your voice will help create and support climate solutions in New Bedford.

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