Coming this September!

Multicultural Arts Center presents

The Immersive Afrofuturism Experience

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 8pm

Come join us for a one-of-a-kind experience as we celebrate Afrofuturism live! Immerse yourself in the world of Afrofuturism, a cultural movement that combines elements of African diaspora, science fiction, technology, and imagination. The event will explore Afrofuturism through various art forms, including captivating visual art, exhilarating dance performances, soul-stirring music, and cutting-edge fashion. Get ready to be transported to a future where creativity knows no bounds!
This program is a part of Cambridge Science Festival’s Art at Night. The Cambridge Science Festival shines a spotlight on the innovative and diverse cultural programming coming out of Third Street. Featuring the creative talent and pioneering spirit of local visual and performing artists.

Multicultural Arts Center presents


Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:30pm

DVIDHA is an enriching performance showcasing the duality of two distinct styles of Indian Classical Dance, Bharatanatyam and Kathak.

Swathi Jaisankar will present Bharatanatyam, which originates from South India, and Ariaki Dandawate will present Kathak, which originates from North India. Together, the two artists will use an interactive format to highlight the beauty in the similarities and differences of their respective dance styles. The harmonious confluence of dance, the artistic synergy between the dancers, and the richness of movement will make the DVIDHA a spellbinding experience for all audiences!

Other Upcoming Events

Join us for Singer Mali's
Album Release Concert for


Friday, September 22, 2023

Boston-based Singer Mali, of avant-rock band Jaggery, releases her solo album, Lodestone, with a special concert and celebration. Lodestone explores humanity’s dichotomy, the destructive and restorative, love and conflict, individual, familial and societal, and the introspective and external struggles that comprise the wide-ranging aspects of those experiences. All of this is done with the inventiveness Mali is known for through blending and juxtaposing the familiarity and accessibility of pop music with elements more often associated with jazz, classical, musical theater, world music, and the avant-garde.


For this concert, Mali will be joined by Jaggery bandmates Tony Leva on bass/es, Dylan Jack on drums, and string quartet — Brian Urra and Rachel Panitch on violins, Jaggery bandmate Rachel Jayson on viola, and Michael Frontz on cello.


Writer, musician, and Cambridge treasure Charles Coe opens the night with songs, poems and prose, “writing like a man with polished wings, flying above it all while watching the high and low tides of life” (Poet Lore magazine).

Juventas New Music Ensemble
Song in Flight

Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 8pm

Juventas New Music Ensemble is a contemporary chamber group with a special focus on emerging voices sharing classical music as a vibrant, living art form. They bring audiences music from a diverse array of composers that live in today’s world and respond to our time. Song in Flight is an homage to avian life and includes music by Oliver Caplan, Libby Meyer, Mari Kotskyy, Angus Davison, Joshua Shank, Beth Ratay, and Christina Rusnak.

Cambridge Jazz Foundation's Winter Concert Series
Celebrating John Coltrane Featuring Tia Fuller

Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 8pm

When Grammy-nominated Mack Avenue recording artist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, something amazing happens. Blending technical brilliance, melodic creativity, and the performing precision drawn from both her academic and stage experience, Fuller is a force to be reckoned with in the worlds of jazz, pop, R&B, and more. Currently, Fuller balances the worlds of performance and education, fulfilling a demanding schedule as both a busy touring and recording artist and a full-time professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Maitreyee Chakraborty (Tagore, Me and You) presents

Women, Gender, Caste and Colorism
in Tagore's Compositions


Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 5pm

Women's stories, gender issues, caste and colorism will be explored in Tagore's songs, stories, dances and acting in a feast for the senses. Come watch this amazing show with vocals, live music, dance and drama (with English subtitles).


This program is supported and funded by The Cambridge Arts Council , a part of Mass Cultural Council, and hosted at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge. It is also supported by NEBAF (New England Bangladeshi American Foundation).

In the Gallery

Braided Memories
Photographs by Samuel Shats
Poetry by Marjorie Agosin


August 21 - September 29, 2023

Chilean-American poet, novelist, essayist and human rights activist Marjorie Agosín, pays homage to her great grandmother, Helena Broder, who escaped Austria shortly after the Night of the Broken Glass in 1938, in a compelling series of poems paired with photographs by Chilean photographer Samuel Shats, in a journey across time and space and across thresholds between life, death and dreams to discover Helena's lost voice.

Gallery Reception
Thursday, September 21, 6pm-8pm
Gallery Hours 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am-6pm
Thursdays 10am-8pm

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