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ALRIGHT produced by Porsha Olayiwola and Cierra Michele Peters

This event is part of The Earthshot Prize, a global initiative designed to find and grow the solutions that will repair our planet this decade.

December 1, 2022
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre
    539 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-12-01T19:30:00 - 2022-12-01T21:30:00

ALRIGHT, led by Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and creative and curator Cierra Peters, is an interactive arts experience and show that engages a conversation around the Black Diaspora and climate change. Inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics, “We gone be alright”, this art experience uses an Afro-futurist pedagogy to frame the role Black individuals have in writing and claiming a future we want to and can live in by their own design.

Alright flyer

The event will feature music from DJ Real P, dance vignettes choreographed by KiKi at 4 Star Dance Studio, poetry from Crystal Valentine, a live performance from Fanta Vibez, and more. Audience members will be spirited through the evening via host/forest goddess Dzidzor Azaglo of Black Cotton Club.

The ALRIGHT event is free and open to all, and attendees are encouraged to dress in the theme of “enchanted garden”. Learn more about the event here

RSVP for the event

NOTICE OF ACCOMODATIONS

English: Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov or 617-635-0081 by: 11/18

Spanish - Español: Hay servicios de interpretación y traducción a su disposición sin costo alguno. Si los necesita, póngase en contacto con nosotros mandando un correo electrónico a arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov o llamando a 617-635-0081, hasta esta fecha: 18/11

Haitian Creole -Kreyòl ayisyen: Sèvis entèpretation ak tradiksyon disponib pou ou san sa pa koute w anyen. Si w bezwen yo, tanpri kontakte nou nan arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov oswa 617-635-0081, ant: 8/11

Traditional Chinese - 我們可以向您提供口頭翻譯和書面翻譯服務,並不向您收取費用。如您需要,請在011月 18 日 前與我們連絡,發電子郵件至 arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov 或致電 617-635-4445。

Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt: Các dịch vụ thông dịch và biên dịch được cung cấp cho quý vị hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu quý vị cần những dịch vụ này, vui lòng liên lạc với chúng tôi theo địa chỉ arts@boston.gov LCA@boston.gov hoặc số điện thoại 617-635-4445 ngày cuối: 18/11

Simplified Chinese - 简体中文: 我们可以向您提供口头翻译和书面翻译服务,并不向您收取费用。如您需要,请在11月 18 日 前与我们联系, 发电子邮件至 arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov 或致电 617-635-4445。

Cabo Verdean Creole - kriolu: Nu ta oferese-bu sirvisus di interpretason y traduson di grasa. Si bu meste kes sirvisu la, kontata-nu pa email arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ó pa telefóni, pa númeru 617-635-4445. Na es data: 18/11

Arabic - العربية

خدمات الترجمة الشفوية والترجمة التحريرية متوفرة لك دون تحملك أي تكلفة. إذا احتجت لهذه الخدمات، يرجى التواصل معنا على العنوانarts@boston.gov, أو LCA@boston.gov، أو رقم الهاتف 617-635-4445، بحلول يوم 18/11.

Russian -Русский: Услуги устного и письменного перевода предоставляются бесплатно. Если Вам они нужны, просьба связаться с нами по адресу электронной почты arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov либо по телефону 617-635-4445. до 18/11

Portuguese - Português: Você tem à disposição serviços gratuitos de interpretação e tradução. Se precisar deles, fale conosco: arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou 617-635-4445. Até esta data 18/11

French - Français: Les services d’interprétation et de traduction sont à votre disposition gratuitement. Si vous en avez besoin, veuillez nous contacter à arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ou au 617-635-4445, d'ici au: 18/11

Somali - Af Soomaali: Adeegyada tarjumaadda iyo fasiraada luuqadaha ayaa diyaar kuu ah adiga oo aan wax kharash ah ka bixin. Haddii aad u baahatid iyaga, fadlan nagala soo xiriir arts@boston.gov, LCA@boston.gov ama 617-635-4445, markay taariikhdu tahay: 18/11

December 1, 2022
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre
    539 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-12-01T19:30:00 - 2022-12-01T21:30:00
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City Hall Plaza Reopening: Evening Celebration

Come join us on Friday, November 18, from 5-8 p.m. as we celebrate opening the newly renovated City Hall Plaza.

November 18, 2022
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-11-18T17:00:00 - 2022-11-18T20:00:00

The newly renovated plaza showcases accessibility, sustainability, and more connected public space. There will be an afternoon celebration and ribbon cutting from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. We'll continue the celebration from 5-8 p.m. with:

  • music by DJ WhySham
  • a lineup of local poets emceed by Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola,
  • and a digital projection and lighting installation by Jeff Grantz/ILLUMINUS Boston featuring images by Artists for Humanity that will light up the building.

Inside City Hall, we'll be highlighting the talent of City employees through the National Arts Program exhibition and awards.

And you can continue the celebration the next day Saturday November, 19.

Check out day two

November 18, 2022
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-11-18T17:00:00 - 2022-11-18T20:00:00
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555-559 Columbia Road Community Meeting

Join the City of Boston and the Boston Planning & Development Agency for the two developers’ presentations for Site 1 (555-559 Columbia Road) within the Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District

October 19, 2022
2022-10-19T18:00:00 - 2022-10-19T19:30:00

This will be an opportunity for the community to share your feedback on the two proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP). This site will include affordable housing and a new branch of the Boston Public Library to fulfill the community’s vision.

The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. The meeting ID is 161 900 3009.

Join the meeting


ID di riunion: 161 900 3009
Link di Zoom: bit.ly/3SCCFUk
Data y Óra: 19 di otubru 6:00 di tardi - 7:30 di noti
Djunta ku Kámara Munisipal di Boston y Ajénsia di Planiaméntu y Dizenvolviméntu di Boston pa aprizentason di prumotoris pa Lokal 1 (555-559 Columbia Road) déntu di Distritu di Artis & Inovason di Upham’s Corner. Kel-li é un opurtunidadi pa kumunidadi faze kumentárius y da opinion sobri kes dos prupósta ki aprizentadu en rispósta a es RFP. Es lugar ta ben inklui abitason asesivel i un novu ramu di Biblioteka Publika di Boston pa kunpri vizon di kumunidadi.

ID Reyinyon: 161 900 3009
Lyen Zoom: bit.ly/3SCCFUk
Dat ak Lè: 19 Oktòb 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Rejwenn Vil Boston ak Ajans Planifikasyon ak Devlopman Boston pou prezantasyon devlopè yo pou Sit 1 (555-559 Columbia Road) nan Distri Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation. Sa a se yon opòtinite pou kominote a bay kòmantè sou de pwopozisyon yo soumèt an repons avèk Apèl dòf sa a. Sit sa a pral gen ladan li lojman abòdab ak yon nouvo branch Bibliyotèk Piblik Boston pou akonpli vizyon kominote a.

ID de la reunión: 161 900 3009
Enlace de Zoom: bit.ly/3SCCFUk
Fecha y hora: 19 de octubre de 6:00 PM a 7:30 PM
Participe con la Municipalidad de Boston y la Agencia de Planificación y Desarrollo de Boston durante la presentación de los desarrolladores del Sitio 1 (555-559 Columbia Road) dentro del Distrito de Artes e Innovación de Upham's Corner. Esta es una oportunidad para que la comunidad exprese opiniones sobre las dos propuestas presentadas como respuesta a este pedido de propuestas. Este sitio incluirá viviendas asequibles y una nueva sucursal de la Biblioteca Pública de Boston para cumplir con la visión de la comunidad.

ID của buổi họp: 161 900 3009
Đường nối cho Zoom: bit.ly/3SCCFUk
Ngày và giờ: 19 tháng Mười 6:00 chiều - 7:30 tối
Hãy tham gia cùng Thành phố Boston và Cơ Quan Hoạch Định và Phát Triển Boston (Boston Planning and Development Agency) cho buổi thuyết trình của các nhà thầu cho Địa Điểm 1 (555-559 Columbia Road) trong Khu Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation. Đây là cơ hội để cộng đồng đóng góp ý kiến cho hai đề nghị đã nộp cho RFP này. Địa điểm này sẽ bao gồm nhà ở giá cả phải chăng và một chi nhánh mới của Thư viện Công cộng Boston để thực hiện tầm nhìn của cộng đồng.

October 19, 2022
2022-10-19T18:00:00 - 2022-10-19T19:30:00
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Community Conversation: Boston Transportation and Accessibility

Boston Artist-in-Residence Ellice Patterson is working with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to host a community conversation to hear what is going well and what can be improved regarding access and community engagement in the city of Boston.

October 17, 2022
2022-10-17T18:00:00 - 2022-10-17T19:15:00

We want deaf and disabled folks (opening up the meaning for disability to include mental health, chronic illness, COVID longhaulers, other identities under disability, and more) that live and/or work in the city of Boston to participate. All participants will get $100 Visa gift card for one hour as payment for their time and lived experience. We want to hear from you and hope you can join us! 

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The meeting will be held on Monday, October 17 at 6 p.m. in the BTD conference room (Room 721) at Boston City Hall (1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201), and individuals can join in person or via Zoom. If you are attending in person, please enter through the back entrance on Congress Street.

We strongly encourage in-person attendees to wear masks, and will have masks with panels available for anyone who would prefer that as an option. ASL interpretation and CART will be provided.

Register for the meeting

October 17, 2022
2022-10-17T18:00:00 - 2022-10-17T19:15:00
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Reception for Period Art Pop-Up at City Hall

Please join the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement for our opening reception on the third floor, Wednesday, October 12, from 4-7 p.m., in collaboration with MassNOW.

October 12, 2022
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    women@boston.gov
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-12T16:00:00 - 2022-10-12T19:00:00

The Period Art Pop-Up will be displayed from October 11 - November 18. Learn from fellow menstruators, check out all forms of art, and have some refreshments!

Enter and exit the building from the first floor if you plan to attend after 5:30 p.m.

Graphic with text: Period art pop up at city hall

October 12, 2022
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    women@boston.gov
  • Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-12T16:00:00 - 2022-10-12T19:00:00
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Butterfly Stories Open House

See the butterflies on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Boston City Hall!

October 1, 2022
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Boston City Hall
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T10:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00

More than 1,000 butterflies decorated by Boston Public School students are now hanging on the second and third floors of City Hall. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., students and their families are invited to come see their butterflies! There will also be snacks, free COVID-19 test kits, and an opportunity to get COVID-19 vaccinations. 

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Butterflies to the right of a Visitor sign on the 3rd floor of Boston City Hall

The butterfly is often a symbol of migration. For Immigrant Heritage Month 2022, the City of Boston Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement invited Boston Public School students to decorate butterflies to celebrate their cultures and personal stories. More than a thousand students from K-12 submitted these butterflies. By hanging them in City Hall, this exhibit reminds people that they belong here and can take pride in their identities. Learn more about the exhibit.

Students decorating butterflies for Immigrant Heritage Month

Special thanks to the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Public Schools (BPS), BPS Arts Office, and the BPS Office of Multilingual and Multicultural Education for their partnership on this exhibit. We'd also like to thank the students for sharing their stories and all our BPS teachers, without whom this would not be possible. - Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement

October 1, 2022
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Boston City Hall
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T10:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00
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Roxbury Open Studios

This event will showcase original work by local artists and artisans.

October 1, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 1, 2022, 2 times
  • The Dewitt Center
    122 Dewitt Drive
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T11:00:00 - 2022-10-01T18:00:00

The 2022 Roxbury Open Studios will take place on October 1 - 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Dewitt Center. It is free to the public. 

Learn more

October 1, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 1, 2022, 2 times
  • The Dewitt Center
    122 Dewitt Drive
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T11:00:00 - 2022-10-01T18:00:00
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Roslindale Open Studios

Roslindale Open Studios will host its 16th annual event on October 15 - 16.

October 15, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 15, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Roslindale
    Boston, MA 02131
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roslindale
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-15T11:00:00 - 2022-10-15T17:00:00

Walk around the Roslindale neighborhood and visit more than 90 local artists in their studios and at local businesses.

Visit the Roslindale Open Studios website

October 15, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 15, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Roslindale
    Boston, MA 02131
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roslindale
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-15T11:00:00 - 2022-10-15T17:00:00
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Fenway Open Studios

Join Fenway Studios for a two-day Open Studios event in November.

November 12, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from November 12, 2022, 2 times
  • Fenway Studios
    30 Ipswich Street
    Boston, MA 02115
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Fenway/Kenmore
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-11-12T11:00:00 - 2022-11-12T17:00:00

Come inside the building, meet artists in their studios, and view fantastic original art. The event will be held on November 12 - 13 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn more about Fenway Studios

November 12, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from November 12, 2022, 2 times
  • Fenway Studios
    30 Ipswich Street
    Boston, MA 02115
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Fenway/Kenmore
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-11-12T11:00:00 - 2022-11-12T17:00:00
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Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Meet local artists and browse some great art at the 29th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios!

September 24, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from September 24, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Jamaica Plain
    Boston, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-09-24T11:00:00 - 2022-09-24T18:00:00

The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2022 for its 29th year.

Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 50 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School, local businesses and more.

The Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an annual celebration of the arts in Jamaica Plain that gives the public and artists an opportunity to connect, converse and deal in art works. During JPOS, visitors can experience locally created art, clothing, jewelry, and home accessories, and can buy directly from the artists. Our artists include a mixture of newcomers, emerging student artists as well as more established artists, many with quite high profiles in their field.

Visit the JPOS website

September 24, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from September 24, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Jamaica Plain
    Boston, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-09-24T11:00:00 - 2022-09-24T18:00:00
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