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
Patti Smith @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm
Patti Smith @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, iconic artist, and author Patti Smith reads from her latest book, Devotion, a deeply personal look at her creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections. All attendees will receive... Read more »
The Soap Myth starring Ed Asner & Kate Burton @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Soap Myth starring Ed Asner & Kate Burton @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
More than a half century after WWII, at the desperate urging of a passionate survivor (played by Ed Asner), a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story. Against the... Read more »
The Moth Mainstage @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Moth Mainstage @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The wildly popular stage show returns once again with stories that honor the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its inception, The Moth Mainstage has presented more than 26,000 true stories, crafted with assistance... Read more »
GlobalFest: The Golden Age of Latin Music @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
GlobalFest: The Golden Age of Latin Music @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being shaped right here in North America! globalFEST presents two of today’s most exciting bands, Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras, whose merging styles reflect the changing borders... Read more »
Jessica Lange Dance @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Jessica Lange Dance @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Experience the beauty of movement and music as only Jessica Lang Dance can deliver. Rapidly gaining recognition, the company has performed at world-renowned venues and festivals including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, John F. Kennedy Center... Read more »
Masters of Illusion @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Masters of Illusion @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
As seen on CW television network! The time-honored art from master illusionists meets the modern design of the 21st century in this spectacular performance: grand illusions, levitation, appearances and vanishes, comedy magic, sleight of hand…everything... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The third annual Viva Portugal! festa harnesses the power of The Z and 12 local Portuguese-American organizations for an event that lauds the culture and heritage of so many in our community. Four downtown New... Read more »
Dori Rubbico – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Dori Rubbico - 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! Jazz vocalist and singer-songwriter Dori Rubbicco returns to Stage Door LIVE... Read more »
Curious George @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Curious George @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Welcome Curious George, the star of children’s books, movies, an award-winning PBS television show, and Theatreworks USA’s delightful new musical. The live performance follows the inquisitive and lovable little monkey as he travels to Rome... Read more »
Through A Portagee Gate @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
Through A Portagee Gate @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Culture*Park Theatre was originally commissioned by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies to adapt and present “Through a Portagee Gate, a play.” This full-length play dramatizes the immigrant experience framed by a dynamic father/son... Read more »