The Next AHA Night Themed “Sustainable Southcoast” Is Coming up on Thursday, April 13th – Presented by Domino’s Pizza and Vineyard Wind AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) provides a free platform for New Bedford’s creative community to showcase their talents collectively; making arts, culture, and creative expression accessible to all. AHA! Night offers a meeting place for community partners on the 2nd Thursday of the month, when artistic expression is everywhere and open to everyone: encouraging fun, provoking-thought and nurturing the soul. Join us downtown to shop in various galleries, relax in downtown restaurants, and participate in all the fun events AHA! Night has to offer!
Earth Eve Parade
5:00pm New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street. Spring is here and the streets will be filled with music, hands-on activities and ways to appreciate the earth and our environment. The People Powered Procession is Massachusetts’ only Eco-float Procession with anything a person or group can wear, roll or carry. Starts at the Library at 613 Pleasant Street.
Sound in Space, Sound in Place
5:00-7:00pm New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks, 608 Pleasant Street Stop by the NBAM for the exciting opening reception of their contemporary sound art exhibition: Sound in Space, Sound in Place. The exhibition features a collaborative work by established sound artists John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein—the richly exploratory sound installation Cluster Fields (2018–2023)—as well as New Bedford Soundscape, a crowdsourced collection of audio recordings by New Bedford residents, Sonic Textures of Place, experimental sound works by UMass Dartmouth students in Professor Walker Downey’s Spring 2023 sound art seminar, NBWaves, an EP by Scapeghost, and Whirly Chorus by Tess Oldfield. It will be a sensory experience like no other!
Hip Hop Cypher!
7:00pm CO+ Creative Center, 137 Union Street The AHA! Cyphers will be happening from April – September at the Co-Creative Center from 7:00 –
9:00pm. The Cyphers will feature a local emcee and producer who will be highlighted and featured during the cyphers. The featured emcee will improvisationally rhyme over instrumentals in a rap cypher that will also include the emcees from the public. The featured producer will be highlighted with a 30 minute segment of their instrumental that the emcees will rhyme over. The featured emcee will also have a 30 minute performance set at the end of the cypher.
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