EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, International Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

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Calendar of Events
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day
February Vacation Week at the Whaling Museum @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Get ready for some fun and adventure at the Whaling Museum during February Vacation Week! Len Cabral, a great grandson of Cape Verdean whalers, will captivate you with engaging stories and folktales on Monday. Pose... Read more »
African Children's Choir, South Coast Children's Chorus, NBPS Carney Academy Select Chorus @ Keith Middle School | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Experience an unforgettable Cultural Connections Concert as The African Children’s Choir unites with our local talented voices from the South Coast Children’s Chorus and NBPS Carney Academy Select Chorus! This concert is presented by the... Read more »
Judy Gold – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm
Judy Gold - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Comedian/Actor/Writer/Host/Big Mouth Judy Gold has an extensive resume that includes appearances on some of the funniest television (I’m Dying Up Here, Broad City, among others) and stand-up specials on HBO and Comedy Central. These credentials... Read more »
March AHA! Night - I Am New Bedford: Herstory, History, Ourstory @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
AHA! Mothers and Daughters @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AHA! Mothers and Daughters @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
At New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, rangers and volunteers will reenact a lively discussion about the lives of famous mother and daughter​,​ Anna and Rosetta Douglass​ at 6:30​. ​And first, the life and times... Read more »
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet performs The Manjiro Story at AHA Night @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet Celebrates Local Ties to Japan Travel in time to 1841 as the New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story,” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for AHA... Read more »
Candace Dalton – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm
Candace Dalton - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Candace Dalton is a medium whose precise validations have comforted thousands. The 26-year-old Bostonian is passionate about helping the living connect with the ‘Other Side,’ and she will communicate with deceased loved ones attempting to... Read more »
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Courage, Perseverance, and Trust:  The Manjiro Story @ New Bedford Ballet | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Travel in time to 1841 as New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story” based on the extraordinary life of Manjiro Nakahama. A poor, uneducated, shipwrecked Japanese boy, rescued by the... Read more »
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
This four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning ensemble has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide for more than 50 years! With joyous and uplifting musical voices in a cappella style, Ladysmith Black Mambazo combine the complex rhythms and... Read more »
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History (A Musical) @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The buoyant musical “We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History” tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. With catchy musical numbers and... Read more »
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm
Your Theatre presents Six Degrees of Separation @ Your Theatre, Inc. | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, claiming he... Read more »
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style! After more than 30 years of captivating audiences with Irish music and culture on the radio program A Celtic Sojourn, Brian O’Donovan brings traditional instrumentalists, dancers and... Read more »
Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet's Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet returns for an enthralling presentation of Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Sergei Radchenko’s troupe brings together the highest classical... Read more »
The Oak Ridge Boys @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Oak Ridge Boys @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Few country music groups have had the enduring popularity, cultural significance or crossover success of The Oak Ridge Boys, a vocal harmony quartet that started out in traditional country and gospel. They’ve helped popularize and... Read more »
Charlotte’s Web @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am
Charlotte's Web @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Theatreworks USA brings E.B. White’s classic to life on stage! Charlotte’s Web is the beloved story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. To help her dear friend Wilbur,... Read more »
Birdman LIVE @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
Birdman LIVE @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Experience the celebrated movie Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a live soundtrack from composer and renowned drummer Antonio Sanchez! He performs his GRAMMY® Award-winning score live on The Z stage while the... Read more »
NBSO’s Movie Night Pops Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NBSO's Movie Night Pops Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Movie Night: Hear new and old favorites performed live by our orchestra! Conductor: Yaniv Dinur The new and charismatic NBSO Music Director, Yaniv Dinur, returns to the stage with the orchestra to perform familiar theme... Read more »
Million Dollar Quartet @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
Million Dollar Quartet @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Relive one epic night of rock ‘n’ roll with Million Dollar Quartet. The Tony® Award-winning smash hit is the exhilarating true story of the famed on-the-fly recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny... Read more »
Boston Comedy Jam @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm
Boston Comedy Jam @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Four Boston-based comedians, one epic night of comedy! Legendary comics Lenny Clarke (Rescue Me, Are You There Chelsea?) and Steve Sweeney (Me, Myself & Irene, There’s Something About Mary) are nationally recognized for their renowned... Read more »
Black Violin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
Black Violin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Hip hop meets strings in a groundbreaking collaboration between Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, known together as Black Violin. The classically-trained duo return to The Z with their incredible band and signature blend... Read more »
Ana Moura @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Ana Moura @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado, and we are thrilled to welcome her back to The Z! Her voice strolls freely through the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening... Read more »
One Night of Queen @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
One Night of Queen @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
One Night of Queen returns to rock The Z once more! The tribute to the legendary rock group is helmed by Gary Mullen, who exhibits the sound, look and showmanship of the beloved and talented... Read more »
April AHA! Night - Sustainable SouthCoast @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
The Things They Carried @ The Whaling Museum Theatre
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Things They Carried @ The Whaling Museum Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power... Read more »
Jake Shimabukuro @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The ukulele virtuoso returns, putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, popular tunes and classical symphonic concertos. No wonder Rolling Stone called him “one of the hottest axe men of the past few... Read more »
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago! The premiere Chinese acrobats bring Cirque Ziva from world-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang. Their... Read more »
Doo Wop & The Sounds of the City @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
Doo Wop & The Sounds of the City @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
From New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia comes the gritty soul, classic harmonies and good time rock ’n’ roll hits that helped define a generation. Todd Baptista, who has hosted and produced Doo Wop concerts for... Read more »
The Greg Abate Quartet – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Greg Abate Quartet - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Our Stage Door Live series brings you up close and personal with amazing artists in an intimate, cafe-style setting, all on our historic stage! Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee Greg Abate has dazzled... Read more »
Always & Forever: An Evening of Luther Vandross' Music feat. Ruben Studdard @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Imagine having a second chance to see a Luther Vandross concert. Imagine the vocals, the music, the stage. Imagine how you would feel hearing a night of his timeless hits, like “Endless Love,” “Dance with... Read more »
Pinkalicious – The Musical! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
Pinkalicious - The Musical! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Based on the beloved best-selling books by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious The Musical follows Pinkalicious who has overindulged in pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. She lands in the doctor’s office with Pinkititis,... Read more »