Welcome To The Multicultural Arts Center

As New England's only multicultural arts center, we strive to present dedicated programming reflecting diversity in the arts. Please join us for music, dance, theater, art exhibitions, and more! We also rent our Theater space for special events!

Upcoming Events


Artists' Memorial to 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM


Join the Art Ensemble of Boston and other fine performing artists for a multi-cultural, multi-media remembrance of 9/11. A deeply human look at who we were, who we are, and who we could become.


This will not be a night of politics and shaming, partisan blaming, or demonizing damnations, but a sobering, inspirational and uplifting presentation of original songs, poems, music, and movement.


We will celebrate the opened hand, lifted voice, and healing sound with works by Poet Regie Gibson, Saxophonist and Composer Jeff Robinson, and Choreographer Tyler Catanella.








Carlos Averhoff, Jr.

In our Jazz Club
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM


Carlos Averhoff, Jr. brings the music of his debut album iRESI to Multicultural Arts Center! He will showcase original compositions melting the sounds of avant-garde and contemporary Jazz with the traditional sounds of his native Cuba. The music of iRESI is visionary, unique, engaging and rich in culture and tradition and elegantly combines the harmonies and rhythmic landscapes of Cuban music with the modern allure of contemporary Jazz.


Special Guest Artist: Bill Pierce on tenor sax









Performed by Monkeyhouse!
Friday, October 23 / Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM


Monkeyhouse's eclectic band of choreographers roam the edges of the dance landscape seeking out uncharted connections to other art forms. Join us as they return for their 15th anniversary season. They will ponder questions about where we belong as they play with pottery, palindromes and history. 








Monkeynarium Tickets

Do you love both Monkeyhouse AND Luminarium and want to attend shows for each company!? We totally understand. That's why we are offering a special discount so you can do just that! Click the link below to select a date for the Misplaced/Displaced show and Spektrel show with a price made just for you!









Performed by Luminarium Dance Company

Tuesday, October 27 / Thursday October 29 /
Friday, October 30 / Saturday, October 31 at 8:00 PM


Luminarium Dance is thrilled to return to the Multicultural Arts Center with their latest production, Spektrel. The evening of dance will feature four new works that accentuate the company’s powerful theatricality through otherworldly shadows, light play, and colorful abandon.







 Mid-Week Shuffle Fall Schedule

FREE Wednesday Night Performance Based Salons


You helped us fund it, now help us celebrate it! That's right, our Mid-Week Shuffles begin this fall and are FREE each Wednesday day night starting October 23rd. We will soon have a link for free seat reservations, but for now take a gaze at our amazing line-up! Get ready for some great food, entertainment, and CONVERSATION!







MetaMovements Salsa Night
September 23
Cash Bar and Complimentary Apps 6:30 - 7:30
Performance at 7:30


A taste of Cuba, right here in Cambridge! MetaMovements Latin Dance Company returns to the Multicultural Arts Center this fall with an exciting, interactive showcase of Cuban dance and music, ranging from traditional to the contemporary. Join us for a fascinating journey into the Cuban roots of Salsa! Prepare to be thoroughly entertained by their performance...but also bring your dancing shoes YOU can dip into some Salsa yourself!  Stick around after the show for a conversation with the performers about the intriguing history and culture behind these dances.




Monkeyhouse Skort Series
September 23
Cash Bar and Comp Apps 6:30 - 7:30
Performance at 7:30

Skort - |skôrt| - n.

1. shorts with full legs and a central flap in front (via Websters)
2. a short showing of work in progress (via Monkeyhouse)

"Collaboration doesn't end with the artists in the studio but extends to the conversations and feedback Monkeyhouse gets from each one of you. While building new pieces, we hold events called Skorts to invite you in to our creative process. At the Skort the choreographer or performers ask viewers questions to get insight about the audience's experience. Based on the resulting conversation, we may choose to try the piece again using different variables like new music or adding an extra prop or costume. Audience is also encouraged to ask questions about what they see and the process that got us there."




Poets' Theatre Presents: Dracula
October 7
Cash Bar and Comp Apps 6:30 - 7:30
Performance at 7:30


Poets’ Theatre will be joining us for a script-in-hand reading of “Stoker’s Dracula”! A one man, one woman show, both will fulfill each role in this daring deconstruction of one of the greatest novels of horror ever written. We will unpack the deep-seated issues of sexual repression, desire, and gender identity in this macabre masterpiece. The show is directed by Steve Barkhimer and will feature Benjamin Evett and Eve Kagan.




Poetry Slam Night
October 14
Cash Bar and Comp Apps 6:30 - 7:30
Performance at 7:30


Get your score boards out... Our final performance is a Poetry Slam! Boston is on record for producing one of the best National Poetry Slam tournaments in the history of the 25 year annual event. Four teams for the NorthBeast will compete to be listed as one of the 72 official teams of the 2016 National Poetry Slam.  Some of the best performance poets in New England will be performing here that night!