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Events Calendar - 2024

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

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Children & Families

Sesame Street Live! Say Hello – Boston MA

Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and their friends from Sesame Street are coming to your neighborhood to say hello! In Sesame Street Live! Say Hello, you can sing and dance with your favorite furry friends while enjoying fun surprises along the way. So put on your dancing shoes and make your way to where the air is sweet for this all-new celebration on Sesame Street!

Music

Tanglewood 2024 Season

Mar 15, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024 297 West Street Lenox, MA 01240

Set in an exceptionally beautiful part of the Berkshires, in a place where the best of the current generation of artists gather to celebrate everything music has to offer, the concerts, workshops and discussions at Tanglewood create memories to last a lifetime. Friends and families gather on the lawn, or inside the Serge Koussevitzky Music Shed with its world-famous acoustics, to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra, world-famous solo artists and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Smaller programs play out throughout the property, where eclectic artists both perform and discuss their work, educating audiences and mentoring students. A vast array of programs, from John Williams Night to an evening celebrating Bernstein and Brahms, will be presented from late June through Aug. 31. Come experience Tanglewood and begin a new summer tradition.

Brahm's Requiem – Boston MA

Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115

Savor the richness of Brahms in this profound performance that captures the full shimmering spectrum of human emotion. It’s a perfect showcase of the chorus — almost as if this deeply spiritual music were written just for them. With celebrated period instrument conductor Bernard Labadie at the helm, you’ll take part in the rare thrill of hearing these pieces played on the instruments Brahms knew best, surrounding yourself with the healing sounds that brought him solace following his mother’s death. This majestic offering matches ferocity with tenderness, boldness with beauty, promising goosebumps from start to finish.

Chameleon Arts Ensemble presents "Shadows, Canons, Veils" – Boston MA

Apr 20, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024 First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street Boston, MA 02116

Chameleon Arts Ensemble presents an electrifying chamber music program at intersection of past and present. Beethoven breaks free from his classical roots with his quintet for piano and winds, while Serge Arcuri animates fantastical scenes from Medieval manuscripts in Les Furieuses enluminures. Rebecca Clarke plays hide and seek with quixotic clouds in her Midsummer Moon for violin and piano, and Thomas Adès unveils Couperin’s Les baricades mistérieuses for the 21st century with a shimmering, kaleidoscopic trompe l’oeil. Shostakovich, too, looks to the past, bringing Baroque grandeur to his striking Piano Quintet, as shadows of history give way to the future.

Berklee College of Music Singers Night 2024 – Boston MA

Apr 30, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024 Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA, MA 02115

Each semester, more than 120 voice students at the Berklee College of Music audition for the opportunity to be cast in Singers Night, one of the Voice Department’s premier shows. Don't miss this high-energy concert featuring the students who were chosen during this process, performing solo and in small groups.

Brandenburg Concertos – Cambridge MA

May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024 45 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Revel in the splendor of J.S. Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos, the best of the Baroque. From the clarion call of the trumpet in No. 2 to the tour de force harpsichord solo in No. 5, there’s always something new to discover in this much-loved collection. Handel +Haydn’s endlessly dynamic concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky joins principal keyboard Ian Watson to co-pilot the ensemble from within. This is historically informed performance at its finest: masterfully performed and passionately shared. Please note: Thursday and Friday performances will be at Sanders Theatre located in Harvard’s Memorial Hall. Saturday’s performance will be held at NEC’s Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115).

Performing Arts and Theater

Anthony Rapp's "Without You" – Boston MA

Apr 2, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

A new musical based on the New York Times best-selling memoir of love, loss, and the musical "Rent."  In 1994, Anthony Rapp was 22, out of money and working at a Starbucks, about to audition for a new musical by a young writer named Jonathan Larson. The musical? The global phenomenon "Rent." This is where "Without You" begins. Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name and backed by a five-piece rock band, Anthony shares his unimaginable real-life story during the early years of "Rent" in this intimate evening of unsurpassed joy and unspeakable loss. Featuring beloved songs from "Rent" alongside Anthony’s original music, "Without You" asks us the universal question of how to crack our hearts open and allow us to heal.

The Great Gatsby – North Dartmouth MA

Apr 25, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024 UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Literature to Life takes on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic work as their newest title in their Signature Performance series! Set in the Jazz Age of the roaring 20s, this story about dreams, love, and American idealism follows Nick Carraway and his interactions with mysterious millionaire neighbor Jay Gatsby and his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. “He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.” Adapted and directed by Kelvin Grullon. We're on the road while the Zeiterion undergoes a major renovation and restoration! This performance will be at UMass Dartmouth, Main Auditorium, 285 Westport Road, North Dartmouth.

Cirque du Soleil presents OVO – Boston MA

Jul 20, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 Agganis Arena, 102 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

Cirque du Soleil returns to Boston with its high-energy production, OVO, which portrays a day in the life of insects. The miracle of biodiversity is performed through a continuous display of color, light and acrobatic movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst and opens, insects react with wonder and love.