Past Events

United Dance Presents
Carnival of the Animals

April 6, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm

 

Hear the music of Camille Saint-Saens and follow the story of Alfie, a young boy who struggles being social. More comfortable with his stuffed animals than with people, Alfie plays with his toys alone each night to escape the world. One night, after he’s gone to sleep, watch as his animals come to life to help Alfie on a journey to self-acceptance. In this world premiere by Gianni Di Marco, United Dance is thrilled to present a narrated performance for all ages. Carnival of the Animals will be presented alongside Di Marco’s Gatherings, returning to United Dance audiences after critical acclaim in 2023 and the world premiere of Sundaey.

Urbanity Creative Class Presents
Revive

March 29 & 30, 2024 at 3:00pm

 

Join us on March 29-30 for Revive! This showcase features new work by Urbanity Dance's second company, Urbanity Underground, and the Junior Apprentice dancers. Urbanity Underground is a cohort of accomplished dancers who pursue various professions but still want to stay connected to dance at a high level. Meanwhile, Urbanity's Junior Apprentices are talented high school students aged 14 and above interested in pursuing a career in dance.

Soca Fusion Presents
A Journey Through Workshops

March 24, 2024 at 1:00pm

 

Soca Fusion is back with its third dance workshop series as a part of A Journey Through Weekend 2024. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd, to raise awareness and funds for the Lung Transplant Assistance Fund at Mass General Hospital. Through a dynamic showcase and free dance workshops, Soca Fusion intends to honor its founder and current director, Ella, and her journey through a double-lung transplant three years ago.

Juventas New Music Ensemble Presents
The Age of The Rise

March 23, 2024 at 8:00pm

 

Viewing classical music as a vibrant, living form, the Juventas New Music Ensemble is a contemporary chamber group focused on uplifting emerging voices. On Saturday, March 23, at 8 pm, attend a unique program reflecting on how we engage with our planet.

Boston Choral Ensemble Presents
My Journey Yours

March 16, 2024 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

 

My Journey Yours features the music and stories of immigrants: the songs they bring from their homelands and their experiences of starting a new life in a new country. It is a celebration of the many people and cultures who have come here from around the world and now call the Boston area home.

 

Multicultural Arts Center Presents
The Outlet

March 08, 2024 at 8:00pm

 

The Outlet is back and better than ever, with an open mic platform that offers a unique opportunity for creatives to showcase their skills. Created by Elae Weekes, The Outlet is a celebration of local talent. As an artist and Dorchester native, Elae understands the importance of supporting local talent and is passionate about bringing communities together. If you're a poet, dancer, or singer, this is the perfect chance to shine! So, join us, and let your creativity take center stage!

 

No Sleep Presents
Takaaki Itoh

February 19, 2024 at 3:00pm

 

Active in the scene since the early '90s, Takaaki has been one of Japan's most prominent and influential figures of techno, as a DJ, producer, promoter and founder of the record label WOLS. Takaaki's production and track selection is hypnotic, cerebral, and heavy in ambience. In more visceral terms, the sound is dark, deep, and often, as he has described, "wet". Throughout his sets, there's a consistent feeling of venturing into the unknown.

The Assembled Theatre Company and Multicultural Arts Center Presents

God's Ear
February 17 - 18, 2024 at 7:00pm

 

Jenny Schwartz’s God’s Ear is an honest look into a family’s journey after the loss of their ten-year-old son. This play is liminal – it rambles. It is loud, mean, and heartbreaking. A mixture of magic and the raw edges of grief, this production from Those Assembled Theatre Company will make you lean in and lean in again for meaning as the characters work to find it themselves.

The Cambridge Jazz Foundation Presents
Celebrating Blues and Swing
February 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM

 

Immerse yourself in the soulful melodies and infectious rhythms that have defined generations. Whether you're a fan of the classic blues or love to dance to swinging tunes, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all. Tap your feet to the sounds of Bobby Broom on guitar, Greg Groover, Jr. on sax, and vocals by Farayi Malek. To bring you the best of these iconic genres, the Ron Savage Trio is attending with Ron Savage on drums, Ron Mahdi on bass, and Consuelo Candelaria-Barry on piano. Bring your friends and loved ones to enjoy a night of toe-tapping music, energetic performances, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents
Nebulous String Quartet
February 09, 2024 at 7:30 PM

 

The Nebulous Quartet might have traditional string quartet instrumentation, but their sound is all their own. On Friday, February 9th, at 7 PM, prepare to experience unique musical arrangements and beautifully original compositions. Drawing from their distinct musical identities, this young quartet, all recent Berklee graduates, create music in an improvisational style and nebulous state. Celebrate the joyful spirit that brings them together as you embark on a cosmic experience at the Nebulous String Quartet concert!

Valkyrie Heels Crew presents
Valkyie: Rise 
February 03, 2024 at 8:00 PM

 

Prepare to be amazed, inspired, and uplifted at Valkyrie: Rise! Embracing creativity as their cornerstone, the Valkyrie Heels Crew is a queer-led and queer-founded heels group passionate about providing a safe space for dancers to experiment with original Choreography and develop their artistic voice. Join us for an electrifying evening of dance by the Valkyrie Heels crew and guest performers representing various dance styles. 

Juventas New Music Ensemble Presents
Anne Howarth: Center Stage
January 27, 2024 at 8:00 PM

 

Viewing classical music as a vibrant, living form, the Juventas New Music Ensemble is a contemporary chamber group focused on uplifting emerging voices. On Saturday, January 27, at 8 pm, attend a unique solo program celebrating hornist Anne Howarth’s five years with the Juventas New Music Ensemble.

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents
A Conversation with
Ashwini & Ranee Ramaswamy

January 17, 2024 from 6:30pm - 8pm

The Multicultural Arts Center Presents

For Nina
Saturday, December 16, at 7:30pm

 

We exhale to remember, we perform to call in. Performing art uniquely positions a person to look for and embody freedom. Nina Simone is one of the most beautiful Freedom Seekers. Her work paved the way for Black artists and underrepresented voices to claim liberation. This piece is titled “For Nina” as a thank you letter for the work she has done and as a reflection on the lineage - old and young - of artists like Nina Simone. “For Nina” will celebrate the songs of Nina Simone through dance by Victoria Lynn Awkward, vocals by Desiré Graham, piano by Hua Ye (Jane), lighting design by Elmer Martinez, sets by Mikayla Williams and will include guest youth dancers.

The Multicultural Arts Center Presents
qUaRtEr LiFe cRiSiS
Friday, December 15, at 8:00pm 

 

In "qUaRtEr LiFe cRiSiS," a captivating dance show by Miranda Lawson, audiences are taken on a rollercoaster journey through the ups and downs of young adult-hood. Through a perfect blend of dance and stand-up comedy, Miranda fearlessly explores life's great questions and shares glimpses of her own experiences.

Nomads Presents
Showmads
Sunday, December 10, at 7:00pm

 
Nomads invites you to celebrate the end of an incredible season and the friends we've made throughout it!
 

Juventas New Music Ensemble Present
Encore
Saturday, November 11, 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.

Beehive Chamber Series
Homeland
Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7pm

 

Palaver Strings Ensemble performs Homeland; a performance that explores folk-inspired music by a diverse group of composers paying homage to their homelands: Carlos Guastavino (Argentina), Violetta Parra (Chile), Leos Janacek (Czech Republic), and Bela Bartok (Hungary). These pieces explore the essence of each composer’s cultural-political landscape, using folk material from everyday life.

Multicultural Arts Center presents

Dvidha
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!

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 and by NEBAF (New England Bangladeshi American Foundation).

Multicultural Arts Center presents

The Soggy Po Boys
Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 8pm

 
The Soggy Po Boys, native to New England, have quickly become an institution. They are spreading the good news of New Orleans music across the northeast and beyond, playing at concert halls and street corners; music festivals and burlesque festivals; bars and libraries; wherever the party requires. Part of the beauty of New Orleans music is that it's celebrated and appreciated wherever it goes, from the street to the theater.

 

Multicultural Arts Center presents
The Immersive Afrofuturism Experience
Friday, September 29, 2023 at 8pm
 
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.
 
This program is a part of Cambridge Science Festival’s Art at Night.

 

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.

 

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.
Join us for Singer Mali's
Album Release Concert for

Lodestone
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.
Off-Kendrik presents
2nd South Asian-American
Theater Festival

September 16 - 17, 2023
 
Off-Kendrik presents the second South Asian-American Theater (SAATh) Festival at the Multicultural Arts Center. There will be eight plays in total representing the wide range of languages, themes, and cultural diversity of the subcontinent. There will be original and adapted plays as well as classics from various languages.

 

Cambridge Hip Hop presents
Bridgeside Hot Girl Cypher
Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 7pm
 
This women empowerment cypher is a Hip-Hop and R&B community event with an all-women lineup! Ten featured local artists will take turns performing in a collab-orative, and sometimes improvisational, style with a live band! The event will include an open mic for women of all identities.

 

Eliot Fisk Guitar Academy Presents
Boston GuitarFest XVlll
Transformation
June 27 - July 2, 2023

 

The Elliot Fisk Guitar Academy is bringing the Boston Classical Guitar Fest to East Cambridge! Join us at the Multicultural Arts Center for the Boston International Guitar Challenge on Wednesday evening, followed by stellar performances Thursday through Saturday!

Cambridge Chamber Ensemble Presents
Savitri: A Tale of Love and Loyalty

June 22 – 25, 2023

 

In this tale of love and loyalty, death comes to claim Savitri’s husband, the noble woodsman Satyavan. But Savitri, by her love and loyalty to Satyavan, captures Death in her spell and he spares Satyavan. 

Winsor Music Presents
Pulse: Kevin Harris Project
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 8pm

 

Kevin Harris is a Boston and New York based jazz pianist and composer. “Pulse” is a large, compelling chamber composition combining improvised and fully notated music. In Winsor’s twenty-year history of commissioning new works, “Pulse” will be the first piece directly linked to jazz. This project is made possible by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation.

Infinity Dance Collective Presents
Activate

May 5 - 6, 2023 

 

Collective consciousness and energy inspire the interdisciplinary art performance, Activate. The performance dives into the collective human experience and the interconnectedness of souls, the universe and higher energies to empower and inspire.

Sheffield Chamber Players Present
Shared Spaces

 

An evening of music and spoken word reflecting on the Japanese-American experience. Internment survivor David Sakura shares the stage with a series of works including the premiere performance of Kenji Bunch’s new “String Quartet No. 5, Songs for a Shared Space,” commissioned by Sheffield Chamber Players. 

BOLT
Choreography by IJ Chan, Olivia Moon,

and Jeryl Palana Pilapil Brown
April 27 - 28, 2023 at 7:30pm

 

BOLT is a multidisciplinary performance uplifting femme voices from the Asian-American diaspora. BOLT will explore themes such as belonging, identity, and heritage: a merging of past and present. Featuring choreography by IJ Chan, Jeryl Palana Pilapil Brown, and Olivia Moon.

Abilities Dance Presents
Intersections V2

 

Abilities Dance Boston is doing their 2nd installment of Intersections, a series that highlights BIPOC and disabled artists/activists past and present. Through original choreography/artistic direction by Ellice Patterson and original score by Andrew Choe (who also identify on the intersections of race and disability), they bring the interviewees stories to life with dancers, musicians, and more. In addition, they also relate honorees' stories to current bills on the Massachusetts state floor in collaboration with Disability Policy Consortium. Join us for this two hour event that ensures that none of us at the intersections gets forgotten.

United Dance Company Presents
JOY

April 14-15, 2023

 

Celebrate the joy that dance can bring in this live performance by the United Dance Company. Experience curated works by choreographers Erica Schwartz and Gianni Di Marco with the common thread of joy and passion through dance.

This mixed-bill features three world-premières and the return of Di Marco's beloved "Guardians". The United Dance Company features dancers of inclusive abilities united by their artistic excellence.

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents

Hub New Music
April 1, 2023 at 3pm

 

Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, Hub New Music celebrates its tenth anniversary with new works by Angélica Negrón and Jessica Meyer as well as "Scenes from Surreality," a work by Boston-based erhu player and violinist Shaw Pong Liu that was originally commissioned for Neighborhood Arts.

Urbanity Professional Company Presents
Of the Ether

March 24 & 25, 2023 at 7pm

 

Urbanity Professional Company will present a performance exploring the concept of the Ether. The performance will be a creative collaboration between Urbanity’s Company Director, Meg Anderson, Choreography Fellow and members of MASARY Studios. The creative team, along with the dancers, will aim to create, not just a performance, but an immersive experience for the audience.

 

 

Juventas New Music Ensemble Presents
Concert for Peace

March 18, 2023 at 8pm

 

 

Farayi Malek Band
Featuring Lihi Haruvi
With Guests Caio e Jess
March 17, 2023 at 7:30pm

 

The Multicultural Arts Center brings you an evening of live music influenced by Jazz, Gospel and Americana with Grammy-nominated vocalist Farayi Malek and her band. Malek is a jazz and contemporary vocalist, composer, and educator. Also in the line-up that evening will be the amazing duo Caio e Jess. Don't miss this special night full of creativity, beauty and live music!

Soca Fusion Presents
A Journey Through Weekend
March 11 - 12, 2023

 

Join us for a beautiful showcase that helps bring awareness to The Lung Transplant Assistance Fund at Mass General Hospital in honor of Soca Fusion’s founder and lead director, Ms Ella, and her journey through a double-lung transplant almost 2 years ago. The showcase will be followed by a full day of workshops

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents
Sandeep Das and Suhail Yusuf Khan

Soundscapes of India with Boston City Singers

February 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm

 

Join tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das and Suhail Yusuf Khan, who brings a rock sensibility to India’s traditional stringed sarangi, as they team up to present Soundscapes of India. We can guarantee that these two artists will present a wide-ranging concert that blends the traditional and modern, and vividly conjures the diverse landscapes, cityscapes, and cultures of India. 

 

Das and Khan share the stage with students from Boston City Singers in what will be the culmination of their February vacation tabla camp, where they will spend the week learning the basics of the twin hand drums. 

Urbanity Dance Presents
Reverberate
February 17 & 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm

 

Urbanity Dance's Creative Class of Urbanity Underground and Junior Apprentice dancers will perform and present new work. 

 

Urbanity Underground is Urbanity's second company comprised of accomplished dancers who are pursuing various professions or advanced studies, but still want to stay connected to dance at a high level. Urbanity's Junior Apprentices are talented high school students ages 14+ who are interested in pursuing a career in dance. 

The Cambridge Jazz Foundation Presents
The Jazz + Soul Connection

Feburary 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm

 

Celebrate the voice of Farayi Malek as she explores the sounds from Billie Holiday, Donny Hathway, Cannonball Adderley, and Diana Washington.

The Bridgeside Cypher Presents
Love & Rhythm

February 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

 

Love and Rhythm will showcase talented, local RnB artists performing with a live band. Located in the Multicultural Arts Center ballroom, it will also include a "cypher" portion, where the live band will play RnB cover songs and artists can sign up to sing and or freestyle in a fluid, collaborative concert.

 

There will be plenty of Valentine's day themed decorations, a photo booth, refreshments, and hor dourves. This elegant event will be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day early!

Juventas New Music Ensemble presents

Kelley Hollis: Center Stage

January 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm

 

Juventas Soprano Kelley Hollis headlines this rare solo concert, with a program centered on mental health and healing.

The Multicultural Arts Center Presents

Hear Her Sing for Freedom

January 13 - 16, 2023

 

Each year, we host an annual event in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For over 30 years, we have celebrated his legacy through our Joyful Noise concert with Harlem Gospel Choir. This year, returning from a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic, our new Artistic Director Najee Brown will be reimagining the event to focus on the legacy of Coretta Scott King, who’s role in the Civil Rights Movement is often underrepresented. Scott King presented concerts to fund the movement, and was responsible for the salaries of many of the men employed at the SCLC. In Hear Her Sing for Freedom, visitors will have the chance to experience what it might have been like to witness Coretta Scott King perform a Freedom Concert.

United Dance Presents

The Extraordinary Nutcracker

December 9-10, 2022

 

Come and discover the origin story of the Nutcracker! The untold story of the Extraordinary Nutcracker by artistic director and choreographer Gianni Di Marco is an epic story ballet of love, adventure, and magic. Follow our heroine as she embarks on a magical adventure to save the love of her life. Immerse yourself in a new tradition with our holiday market, arts and crafts, and photo booth.

Love in the Time of

Based on and incorporating Schumann’s Dichterliebe Performed with piano accompaniment

November 10-12 , 2022 

 

In this extraordinary musical pairing, Robert Schumann’s beloved Dichterliebe is intertwined with Love in the Time Of..., a brand new song cycle commissioned by BOC. 10 poets and 8 composers have created 16 new songs, each one a reflection or response to the brilliant works in Schumann’s cycle. In a fully staged narrative, this piece explores the love we aspire to and the things we must let go amidst all the promise, turmoil, wonder and heartache of the 21st century.

An Evening of Spanish Music with Tomomi Kohno and Zaira Meneses

Sat, November 5, 2022, 6:00 PM 

 

Tomomi Kohno

Born in Tokyo, Ms. Kohno started piano at age of 4. She has won many prestigious competitions, such as the Tokyo International Guitar Competition, Asian International guitar Competition. She is the president of The Spain-Japan Guitar Society.

 

 

 

Zaira Meneses

International classical guitarist, dancer, singer, and Sonja Rocho performance artist.

She is highly regarded by the international press as a leading performing artist of classical guitar. Founder and president of the Entrepreneurs' Online Academy, EFGA Music was founded in 2020 and named after her husband, world-renowned classical guitarist Elliott Fisk.

Cambridge Jazz Foundation Presents

Divas Live!
Friday, November 4, 2022, 7:00 PM

 

Join us November 4th, as we present Cambridge Jazz Foundation's second fall concert featuring the Ron Savage Trio, Gabrielle Goodman, Dominique Eade, and Farayi Malek. Concert starts at 8pm with cash bar reception at 7pm!

Winsor Music Presents

Boston Connections

Friday, October 28, 2022, 7:00 PM

 

Join us for the second concert in Winsor Music’s 2022-2023 season. This performance will feature composers with strong Boston ties, and will premiere new works by Yu-Hui Chang and Eric Chasalow. We hope to see you there!

Fermata Chamber Soloist presents

Mosaic
Friday, October 21, 2022

 

Fermata Chamber Soloists is excited to open our 5th season, featuring music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Modern and contemporary music can sometimes be a turn-off for audiences, who often feel more alienated by the sounds they hear than anything else. Join us as we bravely dive into this unique language, and uncover the powerful meaning beneath.

 

Celebrity Series of Boston

Regie Gibson & Atlas Soul Trio
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

 

Poet Regie Gibson and world-funk-and-more band Atlas Soul once again join forces in a return to the Series for an afternoon of powerful words and music, featuring covers and originals, as well as Gibson’s resonant, dazzling, and thought-provoking wordplay.

 

Celebrity Series of Boston

Jean Appolon Expressions: Traka
Trauma, Haiti, and the Healing Power of Dance
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 7:30pm EST

 

Traka, the newest work from Cambridge-based Haitian choreographer Jean Appolon, means “Troubles” in Haitian Creole and explores how dance, community, and culture are pathways to healing from traumatic events. Inspired by Appolon’s own healing process after his father was murdered in Haiti’s 1991 coup, Traka uses Haitian folkloric dance and contemporary dance to depict the journey of a country and a people working through generational trauma.

 

Appolon teams with Haitian composer, turntablist, and Afro-futurist Val Jeanty (Val-Inc), who creates Vodou-inspired contemporary soundscapes that provide the rhythmic foundation for Appolon’s heartfelt and thought-provoking work.

   

Also available as a streaming performance premiering October 13, 2022 at 4pm.

Infinity Dance Collective presents

Transmute
Thursday, September 29-30, 2022
 

Transmute is about the energy that connects us all and the soul expansion & transformation that can happen with universal love of community. One love, one light, transmuting darkness to light.

 

As we transmute energy for ourselves and those around us, we collectively heal humanity. Transmute brings artists together across different ages & various styles of dance, with live music, poetry, and voice. The show brings a community heart healing component in the per-formance with audience involvement and energetic healing for all. Dance styles are contemp-orary, modern, structured & contact improvisation, and ballet.

 

With guest artists Erica Cornejo and Carlos Molina and pre-professional dancers of Integrarte.

 

Celebrating John Coltrane on his Birthday featuring Tia Fuller

Thursday, September 23, 2022
 

September 23rd, starting at 7pm, join us as we  celebrate John Coltrane on his actual birthday. Grammy-nominated Tia Fuller is accompanied by the soulful Ron Savage Trio.

 

The Bridgeside Cypher
3-Day Weekend Series of Hip Hop Cypher Events!
THIS WEEKEND September 16th - 18th
The series begins Friday, September 16th, 7-11 pm, with the Bridgeside Super Cypher, celebrating the elements of hip-hop, including freestyling, beatboxing, dancing, and scratch DJs. On Saturday, September 17th, 7-11 pm, will be the Bridgeside Hot Girl Cypher. A women empowerment cypher where featured artists will take turns performing in a collaborative and sometimes improvisational style with a live band! The series ends Sunday, September 18th, 1-4 pm, with Bridgeside Community Day with writing and poetry workshops and community discussions with local educators, youth, and keynote speakers.

Flamenco a la Mexicana:

Featuring María Aliaga
Friday, September 9, 2022 

 

In September, Mexico and Mexican people across the world commemorate Mexican Independence. However, through the heart of Mexico runs Prehispanic and Spanish blood, because Mexico is the result of a “mestizaje”, a very deep cultural mixture. Flamenco a la Mexicana is a celebration of that miscegenation of which all Mexicans are a product. It is a show created by the Mexican flamenco dancer María Aliaga, where music, costumes, dances and traditions fuse with flamenco, a Spanish art. Mexican boleros meet the chords of the Andalusian guitar, Mexican textiles turn into a flamenco dress, and La Catrina, the Mexican skull, dances flamenco. This show, created in 2014, has been presented in Mexico City and New York. September 9 at the Multicultural Arts Center will be the first time it will be presented to commemorate the Independence of Mexico, celebrating our “mestizaje”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come along with us to Clement Morgan Park (The Port) for Arts in the Park this Saturday, June 25th from 1 pm - 5 pm! Artist and designer Ayana Mack (pictured here) will join us in leading a hands-on craft activity all about JOY. 

Adius Arts Initiative, Everbody Gotta Eat, and the Cambridge Department of Public Works present Arts in the Park, a day of learning, a celebration of the arts, and building community in The Port neighborhood! The event will also include FREE performances, tastings, interactive exhibits, children's games, and and more as part of The Port Infrastructure Improvements Project.

Mark your calendars for this rarely performed operatic gem! Composed in the late 1600s, Venus & Adonis is believed to be the earliest surviving English opera. Playful Cupid pierces his mother Venus with one of his arrows. She promptly falls in love with the beautiful youth Adonis and sends his off hunting with his comrades. Then the drama begins as Adonis is felled by a wild boar! Our opera is a fascinating window into the period and a musical gem that sparkles anew for us today.

Ekti Abhinaba Natoker Mohora (In search of a novel play) is a dark absurd comedy that reflects the state of humankind in current times. It takes us on
a spiral of stories that are repeatedly fragmented leaving one wondering what is
true. An ensemble cast of human and non-human characters create a collective collage of the despair and ludicrousness of our current life.

Off-Kendrik Presents
Ekti Abhinaba Natoker Mohora
(In search of a novel play)

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 6:30pm
Sunday, June 5, 2022, 3pm

Urbanity Dance

10th Anniversary Series

inTENtion
May 20 & 21, 2022, 7:30pm
 
Urbanity's 10 year anniversary season will conclude with performances of new works choreographed by Meg Anderson, Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Key’Aira
Lockett, Levi Marsman, and Asia Pyron.

Boston Jazz United for Ukraine
A Jazz Benefit for the People of Ukraine 
Featuring Maxim Lubarsky & Special Guests 
Friday, May 13th, 2022, 7:30-9:30pm EST US

The Boston jazz community will unite to support Ukrainian relief efforts with a hybrid in-person/streaming evening of amazing & inspiring jazz and poetry. Ukrainian-born pianist & musical director Maxim Lubardky has assembled an all-star collection of musicians, including Fernando Huergo/bass, Mark Walker/drums, Tucker Antell/sax, Yulia Musayelyan/flute, Annette Philip/voice, the Noah Preminger Group, and the Nando Mihelin/Ebinho Cardoso Group. In addition, poet & translator Dzvinia Orlowsky will read poems by Ukrainian writers Natalka Bilotserkivets & Halyna Kruk in Ukrainian and in English translations by Orlowsky and Ali Kinsella.
 

Conceived by Jay Hoffman & CJ Kelley, this event is presented by JazzBoston, the Multicultural Arts Center (MAC), and the Cambridge Community Center for the Arts (CCCA), with partial funding provided by Kjell Christiansen and Stephen Adams.

Join us for Wonderland: a Hip Hop film screening and panel conversation on Hip Hop and Placemaking. This project created by Paul Willis uses art to create a conversation about home through digital storytelling, music and community engagement.

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We support diversity through the visual and performing arts events that we present. Because we are a multi-use art center, we make our space available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream.

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Our historic venue is the perfect place for Private, Corporate, and Non-Profit events.

 

 

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