Arts & Engagement

Arts & Engagement

Fall 2022 Community & Cultural Events

Bridgewater State University Senior College

BSU Senior College
Lifelong Learning for Curious Adults
Bridgewater State University’s Senior College offers intellectually stimulating courses for mature learners (50-plus). Six week courses are led by BSU emeritus faculty, full and part-time faculty and other distinguished educators in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Details available at bridgew.edu/ccs/seniorcollege

community

SEP
DEC

Bridgewater Community Dance Series
facebook.com/bridgewatercommunitydance
Fridays 7 - 9 pm
Bridgewater Senior Center 10 Wally Krueger Way Bridgewater, MA
$8 per dance, or $54 for the entire series of nine dances

September 9, 16, AND 30
October 7 AND 21
November 4 AND 18
December 2 AND 16

Starting our twelfth season! Join us for Circle Dances and Mixers, International Folk Dance, and New England Squares and Contras. Beginners and singles welcome, appropriate for ages 10 and up, gender neutral language.

Depending on Covid conditions, masks may be required.

SEP MAY

Get Out in Nature Community Scavenger Hunt
Monthly through May 2023
Various outdoor trails throughout southern Massachusetts

Teams of families and community members will “Get Out in Nature” and compete for monthly prizes by fulfilling missions in outdoor areas located throughout Southeastern Massachusetts using a fun, interactive app called Goosechase. Teams can join at any time throughout the year. We will end the adventure with a celebration on the campus of BSU.

For more information, or to participate, please see the Scavenger Hunt Registration Form

NOV 9

Open Lab Night 2022
Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, 24 Park Avenue, Bridgewater, MA

With the goal of engaging the community in hands-on STEM learning, Open Lab Night will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Hands on activities are geared towards community members of all ages. Registration for the event is required.

For more information, please see the Open Lab Night Website

culture

SEP 21

Film Screening and Discussion
Truth Tellers

Zoom or Dana Mohler-Faria 120 Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Join the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, as we host a series of events highlighting Truth Tellers. We will screen the documentary film Truth Tellers and host a post-film discussion with the artist Robert Shetterly. We will also be joined virtually by one of the activists that he’s painted. This free event will be open to all with options for both in-person and virtual attendance available.

Truth Tellers is a new documentary film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial equity, climate justice, and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a longtime activist and artist. The film explores the intersection of these issues stressing the urgency of coming together to confront them and galvanizing our resolve to uphold our country’s founding ideals.

More details and registration available at EventBrite.

SEP 21

Mix & Mingle
Truth Tellers

Dana Mohler-Faria Atrium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324
5:30 - 6:30 pm

In-person attendees are invited to join us after the Truth Tellers film screening for a reception in the Dana Mohler-Faria Atrium. If you would like to attend the reception, please be sure to select this option in addition to the film screening when registering for this event.

More details and registration available at EventBrite.

music

BSU Ensembles

Free and open to the public.

OCT 6

Middle School Honor Band Festival
Rondileau Student Union Auditorium, 19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater, MA
3:15 pm

OCT 16

Social Justice Choir Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
4 pm

NOV 3

Wind Ensemble Concert
Rondileau Student Union Auditorium, 19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater, MA
8 pm

NOV 29

Jazz Band Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
8 pm

DEC 2

Pop Vocal Ensemble Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
7 pm

DEC 5

Opera Ensemble Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
9:05 pm

DEC 9

Holiday Choral Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
7 pm

DEC 13

Flute Choir Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
11 am

DEC 12

African Drumming Ensemble Concert
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
8 pm

DEC 16

Holiday Extravaganza
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
7 pm

Plymouth Philharmonic

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional orchestral ensemble located within the Plymouth Bay Cultural District, presents a wide range of live music and educational programs to people of all ages and backgrounds on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

More details and tickets are available on plymouthphil.org

SEP 7

Meet the Maestro with Steven Karidoyanes
Plymouth Public Library 132 South Street Plymouth, MA
7 pm

Music director Steven Karidoyanes leads a lively and insightful discussion of the Phil’s upcoming concert season. This fun and free evening includes storytelling, light refreshments, and of course, music! All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a pair of tickets to our opening night concert, Sept. 24. Sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library.

SEP 24

Opening Night! American Favorites
Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA
7:30 pm

Our 107th season opens with music that has won the hearts of audiences from coast to coast. Features the music of Florence Price, George Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff.

NOV 5

Perfect Pairs
Plymouth North High School, Performing Arts Center 41 Obery Street Plymouth, MA
7:30 pm

We’re all ‘bout the bass—especially when it pairs the principal bassist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Susan Hagen, with Simón García, one of the most interpreted, international composers on the double bass scene today.

NOV 18

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Plymouth Memorial Hall 83 Court Street Plymouth, MA
7 pm

The Phil is honored to participate in America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration. The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage.

DEC

Holiday Pops!
Plymouth Memorial Hall 83 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Dec. 10 at 3 pm & 7:30 pm, Dec. 11 at 3 pm

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so let’s deck Memorial Hall and jingle all the way there!

JAN

Shaken, Not Stirred: Music of James Bond
Plymouth Memorial Hall 83 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm, Jan. 29 at 3 pm

James Bond. He’s dashing, daring, and deadly. Just like his soundtrack: tuned up like an Aston Martin, killer brass and an explosion of strings. From Skyfall to Thunderball, we’ll bring it all.

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra (BrSO)

Our 2022-2023 season celebrates the instrumental voices of the Brockton Symphony as we warmly welcome exciting guest conductors and artists into our community.

The schedule is subject to change. Please check the BrSO website at brocktonsymphony.org for updates and ticket information.

OCT 16

Discovering the New World
Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA
3 pm

Guest Conductor: Michael Korn. Explore the works of Amy Beach, Anton Márquez, and Antonin Dvořák, and their diverse musical viewpoints of the Americas. Discovering the New World also features guest cellist and 2021 Youth Competition winner Andrew Kim.

DEC 18

Holiday Pops Concert
Oliver Ames High School Auditorium, 100 Lothrop St., North Easton, MA 02356
3 pm

Guest Conductor: Philip Sanborn. Sing along with our Holiday Concert in December, which is sure to be a joyful spectacle of holiday spirit!

JAN 29

Close Connections
Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA
3 pm

Our annual chamber music concert will celebrate intimate and dynamic spaces created by music with smaller groups.

theater/dance

NOV

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
First Parish Players
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA

NOVEMBER 17, 18 AND 19 AT 7:30 pm
NOVEMBER 20 AT 3:00 pm

Join the Peanuts Gang in a Musical Revue about what it means to be a kid.

$25 for Adults
$20 for Seniors & Military
$15 for Kids
Purchase tickets at firstparishplayers.com.

exhibitions

AUG OCT

Americans Who Tell the Truth Exhibit
Robert Shetterly

August 15, 2022 – October 2, 2022
Maxwell Library, 3rd Floor Exhibition Space, 10 Shaw Road, Bridgewater, MA

In addition to the Truth Tellers events on September 21st, The Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice and Bridgewater State University is hosting an exhibit of 12 portraits painted by artist Robert Shetterly on the third floor of Maxwell Library. The exhibit is free, open to all, and will be on display for the month of September, through Homecoming weekend.

Learn more about this exhibit at bsuarts.com/Truth
Free and open to the public.

OCT
FEB

The Ground We Stand On
Lavett Ballard

October 28, 2022 - February 10, 2023
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, 40 School Street, Bridgewater, MA

In this exhibition, Lavett Ballard creates a visual lexicon of African American, female, self-identity through her extensitve a photographic catalog of female images that cover the African diaspora over different geographic areas and historical periods.

Learn more about this exhibit at bsuarts.com/BallardL
Free and open to the public.