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Boston Arts & Cultural Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve cultural arts activities, happening near Boston.

Drop into Art at Danforth Art MuseumFramingham, Free
Sun, February 13, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Join us the second Sunday of each month for Danforth's Drop Into Art! Event takes place in Museum and Art School. Free family fun, culture and creativity!
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Free Thursday Nights at ICA BostonBoston, Free
Thu, May 26, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
ICA, Boston is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 - 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. And is always free for youth 17 and under.
On View -- ACA Members Show: 'Courageous Colors'Arlington, Free
Thu, October 13, 2022  -  Wed, January 11, 2023   
Arlington Center for the Arts is pleased to present our annual Members Show: 'Courageous Colors', on view in the Shaira Ali Gallery from October 13, 2022 - January 11, 2023!
2022 Design Biennial by MassArt x SoWaBoston, Free
Sun, November 20, 2022  -  Sun, January 8, 2023   
MassArt x SoWa is pleased to present the gallery’s inaugural Design Biennial, which showcases the marvelous works of nineteen MassArt designers and artists from the college’s graduate and professional certificate programs in Design.
Rachel Grae | Singer SongwriterBoston, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
New York based singer-songwriter Rachel Grae will be performing at the Red Room at Cafe 939 on Saturday, Dec 3. Make sure to grab your tickets now!
Boston Bhangra Competition 2022Boston, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Come to the annual Boston Bhangra Competition. Check out some of the most explosive dancing you will see all year! Team from all over North America will be there!
Kathryn Kolbert Lecture: The End of Roe v. Wade and the Future of Reproductive RBoston, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
The MassArt Art Museum will host public lecture and book signing by Kathyrn Kolbert. The public-interest attorney will present about her 50 year legacy in advancing women’s reproductive rights.
THE GAME AWARDS: The IMAX® Live ExperienceBoylston
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Thu, December 8, 2022   
Join gaming enthusiasts for the biggest viewing party of the year to celebrate the best of video games, new announcements, world premieres of upcoming game and film footage, surprise appearances, musical performances, and much more.
THE CANNON THEATRE Proudly Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play”Devens, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
The Cannon Theatre is pleased to announce their holiday show, a 1940's radio show interpretation of It’s a Wonderful Life, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of this timeless classic.
Parent Tour: Cey Adams ExhibitionBoston, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Parent Tours offers art and museum tours for parents with their babies. Crying, sleeping, hungry babies are all always welcome! For more info, visit
MAAM Print-In: Reproductive Rights and Designing Motherhood Closing CelebrationBoston, Free
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
Celebrate Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births by creating custom wearable art, designed by MassArt students and professional artists and inspired by the exhibition.
Shemekia CopelandNewburyport, $
Fri, December 30, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
We are thrilled to have award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time.
Parent Tour: Contemporary ArtWaltham, $
Sat, January 21, 2023  -  Sat, January 21, 2023   
Parent Tours offers art and museum tours for parents with their babies. Crying, sleeping, hungry babies are all always welcome! For more info, visit
Fun HomeNewburyport, $$
Fri, February 10, 2023  -  Sun, February 19, 2023   
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.
Afro Caribbean Black History Gala & AwardsBoston, $$
Sat, February 25, 2023  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
The premier Caribbean charitable event to recognize our Massachusetts Caribbean American community members. The Gala & Awards reception is the highlight of our calendar of events.
Doubt, A ParableNewburyport, $$
Fri, March 10, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
Boston Design Week 2023Boston, Free
Tue, April 25, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
The Annual Boston Design Week (BDW) takes place April 25-May 6, 2023, featuring 80+ virtual and outdoor events citywide, including the annual Design Week Awards, Friday May 7th.
PippinNewburyport, $$
Fri, June 9, 2023  -  Sun, July 16, 2023   
Heir to the Frankish throne, the prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness. He seeks it in the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!
Burgundy & Bonbons: An Evening at Cocorico Featuring Valrhona ChocolateBoston
Thu, August 25, 2033  -  Thu, August 25, 2022   
Join us on August 25 for “Burgundy & Bonbons,” where Cocorico's Head Pastry Chef Mai Nguyen will join forces with Valrhona Executive Pastry Chef Guillaume Roesz for a one-night-only event!
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