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May
21
Tue
Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse
May 21 all-day

Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. It won’t call your mom on her birthday. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Blue Man Group

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The Charles Playhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is the longtime Boston ‭home of Blue Man Group. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what ‭Blue Man Group is really about. 

Dates and times vary – check website for more details

Cinderella, By The Boston Ballet @ Boston Opera House
May 21 all-day

Cinderella Boston BalletConsider this your invitation to the Royal Ball.

Step into the magical world of Cinderella, where pumpkins become carriages and fairy godmothers grant wishes. This timeless ballet tells the story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her courage and love’s destiny. When a fairy godmother grants Cinderella’s wish to attend the Royal Ball, will all her dreams come true…before the clock strikes midnight?

Please see official website for specific dates and times for shows

Defeating Disease @ Museum of Science
May 21 all-day

Explore the efforts and progress that have been made over time to defeat infectious diseases such as Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and others. Smallpox is the only human disease that has been eradicated, but governments worldwide have been working hard for many decades to wipe out various diseases on the national level — and many have been successful.

Defeating Disease Iron Lung

Plus, learn about Boston’s historic connection to polio and what polio treatment was like at Boston Children’s Hospital during outbreaks in the first half of the 20th century. Examine a 1950s-era restored iron lung, the mechanical device that helped polio patients breathe — and was invented in Boston!

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

Explore•A•Saurus @ Boston Children's Museum
May 21 all-day

Explore•A•SaurusThe dinosaurs are coming! Boston Children’s Museum’s extends its first-ever hands-on dinosaur exhibit, Explore•a•Saurus, will introduce you to the clues that dinosaurs left behind, and how we use those clues to tell the stories of these amazing animals. 

Highlighted by a life-size animatronic Dilophosaurus, Explore•a•Saurus invites children and families to assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science, and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. 

Toulouse-Lautrec And The Stars Of Paris @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 21 all-day

Experience the celebrity culture of 19th-century Paris

Toulouse Art Exhibit

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The exhibition includes approximately 200 works and is composed of thematic sections highlighting Lautrec’s formal innovations, such as dramatic lighting effects and color combinations; the changing artistic and social landscapes of Paris, with scenes of the city by day and by night; cafés, cabarets, and theaters; and celebrities of the age. The display also incorporates works by Lautrec’s contemporaries Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, James Jacques Joseph Tissot, and others—presenting him in the context of his heroes, peers, and followers. 

Organized by the MFA in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the exhibition draws on both institutions’ rich holdings, and includes key loans of paintings and graphic arts from public and private collections.

Africa Gallery @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Africa Exhibit

Visitors will see impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife collected over a century ago, including hippopotamus, lion, ostrich, hyena, gorilla, and a variety of rare animals from the island of Madagascar, as well as an interactive video display about endangered species.

 
Lily Simonson: Painting The Deep @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lily Simonson - Painting The DeepLily Simonson: Painting the Deep presents six original mural-sized paintings that literally glow with luminescent pigments and together create an immersive visual experience in which light and color materialize out of a sea of darkness, giving form to a hidden alien universe. Through her extraordinary art, Simonson envelops us in this astonishing world, invites us to share in the excitement of exploration and discovery, and challenges our preconceptions of what it is to be alive.

May
22
Wed
Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse
May 22 all-day

Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. It won’t call your mom on her birthday. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Blue Man Group

BROWSE TICKETS ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

The Charles Playhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is the longtime Boston ‭home of Blue Man Group. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what ‭Blue Man Group is really about. 

Dates and times vary – check website for more details

Cinderella, By The Boston Ballet @ Boston Opera House
May 22 all-day

Cinderella Boston BalletConsider this your invitation to the Royal Ball.

Step into the magical world of Cinderella, where pumpkins become carriages and fairy godmothers grant wishes. This timeless ballet tells the story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her courage and love’s destiny. When a fairy godmother grants Cinderella’s wish to attend the Royal Ball, will all her dreams come true…before the clock strikes midnight?

Please see official website for specific dates and times for shows

Defeating Disease @ Museum of Science
May 22 all-day

Explore the efforts and progress that have been made over time to defeat infectious diseases such as Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and others. Smallpox is the only human disease that has been eradicated, but governments worldwide have been working hard for many decades to wipe out various diseases on the national level — and many have been successful.

Defeating Disease Iron Lung

Plus, learn about Boston’s historic connection to polio and what polio treatment was like at Boston Children’s Hospital during outbreaks in the first half of the 20th century. Examine a 1950s-era restored iron lung, the mechanical device that helped polio patients breathe — and was invented in Boston!

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

Explore•A•Saurus @ Boston Children's Museum
May 22 all-day

Explore•A•SaurusThe dinosaurs are coming! Boston Children’s Museum’s extends its first-ever hands-on dinosaur exhibit, Explore•a•Saurus, will introduce you to the clues that dinosaurs left behind, and how we use those clues to tell the stories of these amazing animals. 

Highlighted by a life-size animatronic Dilophosaurus, Explore•a•Saurus invites children and families to assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science, and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. 

Toulouse-Lautrec And The Stars Of Paris @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 22 all-day

Experience the celebrity culture of 19th-century Paris

Toulouse Art Exhibit

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

BECOME A MEMBER >>

The exhibition includes approximately 200 works and is composed of thematic sections highlighting Lautrec’s formal innovations, such as dramatic lighting effects and color combinations; the changing artistic and social landscapes of Paris, with scenes of the city by day and by night; cafés, cabarets, and theaters; and celebrities of the age. The display also incorporates works by Lautrec’s contemporaries Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, James Jacques Joseph Tissot, and others—presenting him in the context of his heroes, peers, and followers. 

Organized by the MFA in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the exhibition draws on both institutions’ rich holdings, and includes key loans of paintings and graphic arts from public and private collections.

Africa Gallery @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Africa Exhibit

Visitors will see impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife collected over a century ago, including hippopotamus, lion, ostrich, hyena, gorilla, and a variety of rare animals from the island of Madagascar, as well as an interactive video display about endangered species.

 
Lily Simonson: Painting The Deep @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lily Simonson - Painting The DeepLily Simonson: Painting the Deep presents six original mural-sized paintings that literally glow with luminescent pigments and together create an immersive visual experience in which light and color materialize out of a sea of darkness, giving form to a hidden alien universe. Through her extraordinary art, Simonson envelops us in this astonishing world, invites us to share in the excitement of exploration and discovery, and challenges our preconceptions of what it is to be alive.

May
23
Thu
Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse
May 23 all-day

Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. It won’t call your mom on her birthday. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Blue Man Group

BROWSE TICKETS ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

The Charles Playhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is the longtime Boston ‭home of Blue Man Group. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what ‭Blue Man Group is really about. 

Dates and times vary – check website for more details

Cinderella, By The Boston Ballet @ Boston Opera House
May 23 all-day

Cinderella Boston BalletConsider this your invitation to the Royal Ball.

Step into the magical world of Cinderella, where pumpkins become carriages and fairy godmothers grant wishes. This timeless ballet tells the story of a young woman overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to find her courage and love’s destiny. When a fairy godmother grants Cinderella’s wish to attend the Royal Ball, will all her dreams come true…before the clock strikes midnight?

Please see official website for specific dates and times for shows

Defeating Disease @ Museum of Science
May 23 all-day

Explore the efforts and progress that have been made over time to defeat infectious diseases such as Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and others. Smallpox is the only human disease that has been eradicated, but governments worldwide have been working hard for many decades to wipe out various diseases on the national level — and many have been successful.

Defeating Disease Iron Lung

Plus, learn about Boston’s historic connection to polio and what polio treatment was like at Boston Children’s Hospital during outbreaks in the first half of the 20th century. Examine a 1950s-era restored iron lung, the mechanical device that helped polio patients breathe — and was invented in Boston!

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

Explore•A•Saurus @ Boston Children's Museum
May 23 all-day

Explore•A•SaurusThe dinosaurs are coming! Boston Children’s Museum’s extends its first-ever hands-on dinosaur exhibit, Explore•a•Saurus, will introduce you to the clues that dinosaurs left behind, and how we use those clues to tell the stories of these amazing animals. 

Highlighted by a life-size animatronic Dilophosaurus, Explore•a•Saurus invites children and families to assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science, and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. 

Toulouse-Lautrec And The Stars Of Paris @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 23 all-day

Experience the celebrity culture of 19th-century Paris

Toulouse Art Exhibit

VISIT OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

BECOME A MEMBER >>

The exhibition includes approximately 200 works and is composed of thematic sections highlighting Lautrec’s formal innovations, such as dramatic lighting effects and color combinations; the changing artistic and social landscapes of Paris, with scenes of the city by day and by night; cafés, cabarets, and theaters; and celebrities of the age. The display also incorporates works by Lautrec’s contemporaries Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, James Jacques Joseph Tissot, and others—presenting him in the context of his heroes, peers, and followers. 

Organized by the MFA in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the exhibition draws on both institutions’ rich holdings, and includes key loans of paintings and graphic arts from public and private collections.

Africa Gallery @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Africa Exhibit

Visitors will see impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife collected over a century ago, including hippopotamus, lion, ostrich, hyena, gorilla, and a variety of rare animals from the island of Madagascar, as well as an interactive video display about endangered species.