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, Blues Festival, 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
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm
Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors' Series Lectures @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating... Read more »
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
All The President's Men Watch Party & Discussion @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Whet your appetite for Bob Woodward’s April 1 appearance! You’re invited to the The New Bedford Lyceum presentation of the Academy Award winning movie “All the President’s Men” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum theater.... Read more »
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
This live multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this new iteration of their performance adds even more hits... Read more »
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Zeiterion proudly presents United States Coast Guard Band, the premier band representing the U.S.C.G. and the Department of Homeland Security. Based at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the 55-member ensemble has... Read more »
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos and singing. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American... Read more »
Popovich Pet Theatre @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
Popovich Pet Theatre @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the talents of his furry costars, more than 30 pets who have each been rescued from animal shelters... Read more »
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
NB Lyceum presents Bob Woodward & The Age of the American Presidency @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
No journalist or author has uncovered more secrets or probed deeper into the modern American presidency and Washington than Bob Woodward. Over the years the power of the executive branch has morphed and broadened. How... Read more »
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Seaglass Theater Company presents Amore! @ Grace Episcopal Church | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Seaglass Theater Company presents Amore! at historic Grace Episcopal Church. Delight in the first kiss of Mimi and Rodolfo in La Boheme and become intoxicated by the charming lovebirds in L’Elisir d’Amore. Be helplessly drawn... Read more »
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors' Series Lectures @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating... Read more »
Zoe Lewis – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
Zoe Lewis - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
World-beat grooves, vintage jazz, yarn spinning, vaudevillian Zoe Lewis is described as a “band in a body,” playing anything from the piano to the spoons. Originally from the U.K., she now resides in Provincetown, Cape... Read more »
Doo Wop At The Dawn of Soul @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
Doo Wop At The Dawn of Soul @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Todd Baptista’s beloved Doo Wop series takes us back to when rock was young, if only for a night. This installment re-visits the dawn of soul with Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters... Read more »
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
Famine, Friends and Fenians Lecture Series @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Lecture series to explore charity, human rights, and social justice, through centuries of struggle in both in the US and Ireland This spring, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a lecture series that delves... Read more »
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
2017 International Portuguese Music Awards @ The Zeiterion Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA), recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by international artists of Portuguese ancestry. Multiple award categories honor exceptional artists for their abilities to inspire audiences all over the world.... Read more »
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: Join the NBSO for an unforgettable concert that will transport you to the many worlds of John Williams! Guest Conductor: Ken-David Masur No composer has done more to bring the... Read more »
Annie Sing-Along Movie! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Annie Sing-Along Movie! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing along as little orphan Annie escapes the mean Miss Hannigan and into Daddy Warbucks’ arms in this sing-along version of the 1982 movie starring Albert... Read more »
PIPPIN @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
PIPPIN @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Full of dazzling acrobatics, sizzling choreography and soaring songs, this unforgettable performance of Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. Straight from Broadway, where it won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical... Read more »
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The family-friendly downtown festa returns! Full of music, history, food and fun, this street fair showcases the richness of Southcoast’s vibrant Portuguese-American culture. The Zeiterion is proud to work alongside New Bedford’s finest Portuguese cultural... Read more »
Carlos Do Carmo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Carlos Do Carmo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Z offers the best in World Music, and fado super star Carlos do Carmo’s arrival for a one-night-only performance is proof! Possibly the finest in the “Lisbon Song,” do Carmo dominates the stage with... Read more »
Keigwin & Company @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Keigwin & Company @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, KEIGWIN + COMPANY engages audiences with a dynamic repertory program that showcases two of Bernstein’s most iconic works: “On The Waterfront” and “On the Town – Suite.” With... Read more »
B-52’s LIVE! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
B-52's LIVE! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band! And nearly 40 years and over 20 million albums into their career, there’s no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and... Read more »
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rich Robinson, co-founding member of The Black Crowes, brings together two former Black Crowes bandmates – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – to create The Magpie Salute! The band instantly sold out its... Read more »