Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Doors open at 7:00, performance begins at 7:30

Join us for a far-out groovy time in this beach party rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our nymphs will be from the sea, our music inspired by Elvis and Motown, and our wayward wonders will emulate the likes of Frankie and Annette.

Presented by Hovey Players in partnership with the Charles River Museum.

Tickets $20 Regular admission, $15 Museum Members


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An Evening with Filmmaker Jonathan Boschen
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Filmmaker Jonathan Boschen

An Evening with Filmmaker Jonathan Boschen

Jonathan will be screening two of his works about local landmarks: Waltham’s Music Hall Building and the Waltham Watch Factory. There will be a Q&A with Mr. Boschen to end the evening.

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The Music Hall Building 
A ‘live documentary’ on the history of Waltham’s Music Hall Building that applies Boschen’s belief that Keynote/PowerPoint presentations should be treated as a form of video production. This show was first performed for the Waltham Rotary Club in 2012 to show the historical significance of the Music Hall building to the City of Waltham, and the importance of restoring its facade. That restoration took place in 2018.

Waltham’s Watch 
A twenty minute video that focuses on the golden age of the iconic Waltham Watch company. This documentary was Jonathan Boschen’s 2011 student film for the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and was created as a flagship piece to demonstrate Boschen’s skills in the art of video production -- specifically interviewing, video editing, story telling, and graphic design. Not only did this video receive recognition from the Boston Globe and Student Filmmaker’s Magazine, it also landed Boschen his first job out of film school.

This event begins at 8:00pm; doors open 30 minutes prior. Tickets are $10.

BIOGRAPHY 
Jonathan A. Boschen is an award-winning videographer who specializes in the production of educational videos, common interest documentaries, and event documentation videos. In 2011 he completed a digital filmmaking certificate program at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts that was located in Waltham MA. His final thesis project was a highly received history documentary on the Waltham Watch factory. In addition to video production Boschen is also very interested in the art of public speaking and creation of PowerPoint/Keynote presentations; he personally believes that presentation design should be treated as a form of video production. His favorite filmmakers include: Walt Disney, Jamison Handy, Frank Goldman, Jerry Fairbanks, Pete Smith, Max Fleischer, George Pal, Chuck Jones, and Ray Harryhausen.

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ANIMATED FILMS OF KAREN AQUA w/KEN FIELD Alto Sax Quartet + Drums
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

ANIMATED FILMS OF KAREN AQUA w/KEN FIELD Alto Sax Quartet + Drums

ANIMATED FILMS OF KAREN AQUA w/KEN FIELD Alto Sax Quartet + Drums

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Performance begins at 7:30, doors open 30 minutes prior

Saxophonist-composer Ken Field (Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble) teamed with his wife, award-winning independent animator Karen Aqua, to create soundtracks for her animated films for several decades until her untimely passing in 2011. 

In 2017 Field was invited by the ANIMATOR Festival (Poland) to perform live for a program of Aqua's films and assembled an unusual instrumentation of four alto saxophones and a drummer. The resultant performance was celebrated as the highlight of the festival.

This program at CRMII serves both as a tribute to Aqua and as an opportunity for Field to share with the public his ongoing engagement with her creative spirit. Since 1988 Field has been a member of the internationally acclaimed electronic modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, with whom he has recorded eight CDs. He leads the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, an experimental and improvisational brass band, and performs with the community-based Second Line Social Aid & Please Society Brass Band. Since 2015, Field has annually led a pick-up band of unaffiliated musicians at the HONK!Oz Festival in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. His solo releases document his work for layered saxophones and his soundtracks for dance and film. Field was named a 2017 Finalist in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His music is also heard regularly on the children's television program Sesame Street. 

Karen Aqua (1954-2011) completed 12 independently-produced animated films and one collaborative animation/live action video since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1976, and before her untimely death at age 57 in 2011. Her award-winning films have screened worldwide. In 2005, a special program of Aqua's animated films was presented at the Tehran International Animation Festival, Iran. During the 1990's she directed/animated 22 segments for the acclaimed children's television program Sesame Street. Aqua's film Twist of Fate was screened at Telluride Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, Kos Ippokratis International Health Film Festival (Greece), and international animation festivals in Ottawa, Hiroshima, and Annecy (France). It received awards at Ann Arbor Film Festival, James River Film Festival, and Black Maria Film & Video Festival. Her final film, Taxonomy, debuted at the ICA/Boston in May 2011. Aqua's work is included in the permanent collections of the Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA), the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell, NM), and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum (Lincoln, NE).

PERFORMERS:
Ken Field
 - alto saxophone
Lihi Haruvi - alto saxophone
Neil Leonard - alto saxophone
Stan Strickland - alto saxophone
Savannah Marshall - drums

PROGRAM:
Vis-á-Vis (1982 - 12 minutes) - With original soundtrack - Music by Jacques Dorier
Penetralia (1976 - 4 minutes)
Kakania (1989 - 4 minutes)
Perpetual Motion (1992 - 5 minutes)
Ground Zero / Sacred Ground (1997 - 9 minutes)
Sensorium (2007 - 5 minutes)
Taxonomy (2011 - 4 minutes)
Parade of Numbers (1994 - 1 1/2 minutes)

All films directed and animated by Karen Aqua except Sensorium co-directed by Karen Aqua & Ken Field
All music composed by Ken Field except Vis-á-Vis by Jacques Dorier, Kakania by Karlo Takki

For additional information please visit:
kenfield.org 
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Karen Aqua's complete body of animation is available at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/animationbykarenaqua or via a link on her website.



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Mill Talk: WHEEL HERO: Charles H. Metz- inventor of Bicycles, Cars and Motorcycles
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Mill Talk: WHEEL HERO: Charles H. Metz- inventor of Bicycles, Cars and Motorcycles

Mill Talk: WHEEL HERO: Charles H. Metz- inventor of Bicycles, Cars and Motorcycles

Presented by Bob McGann, in conjunction with The Waltham Museum

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

This is the story of Waltham's Charles Herman Metz (1863-1937), a bicycle racer who became an inventor and entrepreneur.

Metz was a visionary who could see that the future of America was on the roads and byways. Originally famous for the Oriten, a sensation-causing 10 person bicycle that toured the country, he went on to build motorcycles and finally a line of Metz automobiles. 

He literally got the city moving.

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This MILL TALK is presented to coincide with the Waltham Museum's annual "Metz Meet" - a gathering of Metz automobile owners at the Museum on Saturday, July 13th to show off their cars. The Waltham Museum is located at 25 Lexington St. in Waltham

BOB McGANN is a lifelong Waltham resident. His family has a long history of service to the city. The corner of Church and Main is dedicated to his uncle Leo T. McGann while the corner of Church and Summer is dedicated to his father Joseph F. McGann, both WWII veterans and formerWaltham city employees. Bob worked for four years at Rex Trailer's TV studio on Main St. and has produced many shows for the Waltham cable channel including ones on the Waltham Museum and the Gore, Payne and Lyman estates. He has been on the board of the Waltham Museum for the last three years.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the talk. Light refreshments will be served.

This Mill Talk is generously sponsored by The Lowell Institute.

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Independence Day Swing Dance
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Independence Day Swing Dance

Independence Day Swing Dance

Doors open at 7:00, dance begins at 7:30
(dance instruction 7:00-7:30 and 8:50-9:10)

Come celebrate our nation’s birth by going back in time when swing ruled the land. Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an authentic eighteen piece swing band, will set the stage for a full evening of swing dance, accompanied by the Moon Maids, a 4-piece vocal group.

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Don’t know how to swing? No problem! Vintage Dance instructor Ruth Levin will be on hand to help get you started a half hour before the show starts and during the intermission.

Don’t want to dance? Come enjoy live the exceptional, iconic music that defined a golden age in American history! Refreshments will be available, including a beer and wine cash bar.




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Arlington Explores the Museum
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Arlington Explores the Museum

We are inviting the Arlington community to come and enjoy the Charles River Museum at the start of our new “Friday Nights at the Museum” Series.

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On various Friday nights we will open to a select group of visitors in order to provide a unique experience. On this particular night, one of our staff will provide an overview of groundbreaking business founded on the site which houses the Museum, and which skyrocketed the Northeast into the American Industrial Revolution: the Boston Manufacturing Company.

Highlights of a few of the exhibits currently on display will follow.

Doors open at 5:30. Presentations will occur twice: 6PM and 7PM Special Event Admission: $8 for Adults, kids 17 & under are FREE

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Arni Cheatham - Elizabeth Steen
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Arni Cheatham - Elizabeth Steen

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out.

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Arni Cheatham - Elizabeth Steen

ARNI CHEATHAM 
Saxophonist Arni Cheatham is a Boston area legend, and this unlikely but very intriguing pairing with keyboardist/accordionist Elizabeth Steen (Julaiana Hatfield, Tanya Donelly, Natalie Merchant) should prove to be a revelation, taking both of their styles to an entirely new level.

Saxophonist, bandleader, educator, master teacher/performer, community activist, and photographer Arni Cheatham was the recipient of the 2013 Boston Jazz Hero Award by the Jazz Journalists Association and the 2015 Community Catalyst Award by the MPDC-Hibernian Hall. These awards acknowledged his long term dedication to bringing Jazz Education to children.

As a musician, Arni has been a stellar musical presence in the Boston scene.  His own ensembles – Thing and Search, and currently Smoke and Synergy – have always demonstrated the highest level of musicality, adventure, and exploration while honoring the widest sense of the jazz tradition. As lead alto for the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, a Boston institution now in its 46th year, Arni has been one of the anchors and soul-stirrers from the beginning. He is also a member of that other fabulous big band, the Makanda Project, which performs the music of “Makanda” Ken McIntyre, and he has made guest appearances with the many national as well as local Jazz artists. Arni can be heard on various recordings under his own name and 14 albums with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. His most recent recording is entitled “Telecoustic”.

Finally, Arni is also an accomplished photographer. He exhibits frequently; his work is in the permanent collection of the Boston Athenaeum and many private collections. He specializes in photographing nature, birds, landscape, and of course, local jazz artists.

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ELIZABETH STEEN
Elizabeth Steen is a multi-keyboardist, accordionist, and singer/songwriter who grew up in Pennsylvania, where she soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 16. After receiving a Masters of Music degree from the University of Michigan in Classical Piano Performance, Elizabeth moved to Boston to immerse herself in the music scene, and quickly became active in a far-reaching range of bands, from surf to electronic rock, including Juliana Hatfield, Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, Belly,) and Natalie Merchant, with whom she toured and recorded for many years. Her first recording as an accordionist was on the Billy Bragg/ Wilco project “Mermaid Avenue,” and she has shared the stage with luminaries Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan, among others.


In between her touring and performing, she taught classroom music in the Boston Public Schools for 15 years, bringing music of many cultures to students throughout the city, and currently maintains a full studio of piano students.

She has recorded two CDs of original works, and is currently working on a third, with her new project, Famous Grouse.

She continues to collaborate on many projects, in the studio and onstage. Her accordion repertoire spans music of many cultures and genres including swing, French, Balkan, Irish, Latin, Americana, Zydeco, polka, and rock n roll, and she finds an ever-flowing inspiration in music from anywhere and everywhere.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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May
25
11:00 AM11:00

An Aerialist's Travel In Time

Show times are 11am, 12pm, and 1pm

Join us as we travel through time this Memorial Day Weekend.

Three 30 minute sets of aerial delights depicting different eras will be performed. The first show will feature the Roaring 20's and Swinging 30's. The second performance will showcase the Awesome 80's. The last set will be of a Fantastic Futuristic interpretation.

The aerialists performing will be Kelley Jones and Josephine Somerville.

Show times are 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.
Show price is included with your general admission to the Museum - $10 for Adults, $5 for Children 6-17, Seniors, Active Military, Students w/ID, and kids 5 and under are free.
No advance ticket purchase is required

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2nd SHIFT Concert: JENNIFER KIMBALL
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

2nd SHIFT Concert: JENNIFER KIMBALL

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

JENNIFER KIMBALL

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Jennifer Kimball is a wildly creative force on the Boston music scene, known for her unusual note choices, her love of dissonance, and ability to create harmony where none has been envisioned before. In the 23 years since the disbanding of her seminal folk-pop duo The Story (with Jonatha Brooke), Kimball has walked her own relentlessly creative and individual musical path. Jazz-inflected folk? Chamber pop?

It’s hard to know what to call the music Kimball makes, but one thing is certain: through it all floats the unadorned and honest voice of a truly literate songwriter; a voice which conveys warmth without affect.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available


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Archery at the Museum
May
19
10:45 AM10:45

Archery at the Museum

Archery at the Museum RETURNS to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation Sunday, May 19th!

The industrial meets the archaic during this special Round 4 edition of the archery range being set up inside the historic the Museum's historic 1901 Engine House. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to soak up the knowledge of a bygone era!

Archery Class Schedule:
Limited to 10 participants each

Class 1: 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Class 2: 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Class 3: 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
Class 4: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Class 5: 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm
Class 6: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This timeless activity is one that can be enjoyed at all levels regardless of athletic ability or skill and it is quickly becoming a favorite sport across Massachusetts. Enjoy a friendly high score tournament raffle for a chance to win some unique prizes!

Our certified instructors will teach the fundamentals of recurve shooting in small group classes in 30 minute accelerated sessions. No prior experience necessary, all equipment is provided.

Participants will learn the fundamentals and then try to win one of the prizes outlined below by earning the highest score of the day :

  • 1st Place - A brand new recurve bow and arrow set AND a one year membership to the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

  • 2nd Place - Two #OpenRangeNight tickets to an On the Mark Archery community event

  • 3rd Place - Guided tour of the museum

$20 Class Enrollment Fee, includes Museum admission
Participants must be age 9 or 50" tall or older to shoot on the range.

There is a Spectator Fee of $5 to enter the Museum for non-archery participants.

REGISTER AT: www.onthemarkarchery.com/crmii

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Drone 101: Hands On with Micro Racing Drones
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Drone 101: Hands On with Micro Racing Drones

Drone 101: Hands On with Micro Racing Drones

Availability limited to 10 participants

This 2 hour introductory workshop is targeted at newcomers. We will start with an overview of the anatomy of a drone, how the parts work, where to buy them, and briefly overview possible uses with a focus on literacy of underlying technologies: how things work. There will be at least an hour of hands on operation including both simulators and TinyWhoop indoor micro drones.

Everyone will get a chance to experience flying a drone through a VR-headset, and understand the next steps towards proficient and safe operation.

Ages 10 and above

Availability limited to 10 participants

Children 13 and under must be accompanied by adult
(Non-participating adult supervisors admitted free)

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Gabriela Martina - Maxim Lubarsky
May
16
9:00 PM21:00

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Gabriela Martina - Maxim Lubarsky

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out.

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Gabriela Martina-Maxim Lubarsky Duo

The Swiss-born eclectic jazz vocalist Gabriela Martina will team with Ukrainian born pianist Maxim Lubarsky as a duo performing material they will have rehearsed together as well as improvisation they will create on the spot.

GABRIELA MARTINA
https://www.gabrielamartina.com/
Gabriela Martina  is a stunning accomplished and versatile jazz vocalist/composer who can sing in four languages and is currently performing with various groups up and down the East Coast. She co-founded the In Momentum concerts which, like Boiler House Jazz. paired duos who rarely, if ever, performed as a duo, in an improvisational format. She is also a social activist who is passionate about learning about other cultures, helping to develop  a sense of community, and fighting inequality and racism.

Gabriela released a album in 2016 called No White Shoes, which received a four star review in Downbeat, and represented a major step in the singer's sojourn as a 21st century musician. It featured her own compositions along with her arrangement of the Wayne Shorter piece "Witch Hunt" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Night in Tunisia".  She has also had the opportunity to perform with heavyweights like Meshell Ndegeocello, Jack DeJohnette, and Angelique Kidjo. Her latest project, Homage To Grämlis, tells the story of her upbringing on a beautiful dairy farm in Switzerland. It includes Swiss traditional jodel sounds, cow bells and accordion fused with her American music influences (gospel, soul, jazz, etc.) 

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MAXIM LUBARSKY
http://www.maximlubarsky.com/

Maxim Lubarsky, a native of Odessa Ukraine, is a pianist, arranger, and composer with a rare spectrum of talent and virtuosity. He is equally comfortable performing jazz, classical, and music of Latin America. 

Maxim came to the Boston area in 2001 to study jazz at the Berklee School of Music where he studied with such renowned musicians as Joanne Brackeen, Danilo Perez, and Joe Lovano. He has been involved in numerous projects and recordings. He leads his own group and also performs as a member of Gabriela Martina's group as well as the Macayu Trio with flutist Yulia Musayelyan, and cellist Catherine Bent. He has performed at festivals throughout the world and also has led master classes in China, South Africa, and Russia.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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2nd SHIFT Concert:  Peter Mulvey
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

2nd SHIFT Concert: Peter Mulvey

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

PETER MULVEY
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A restless and inventive iconoclast, Peter Mulvey has been one of the country’s most respected singer/songwriters for over 25 years. Eighteen records, one illustrated book, thousands of live performances, a TEDx talk, a decades-long association with the National Youth Science Camp, appearances on NPR, an annual autumn tour by bicycle, emceeing festivals…Mulvey never stops.

He has built his life’s work on collaboration and on an instinct for the eclectic and the vital. He folds everything he encounters into his work: poetry, social justice, scientific literacy, and a deeply abiding humanism are all on plain display in his art.

We are thrilled to welcome Peter to our 2nd SHIFT series on the heels of the release of his 18th album, There Is Another World.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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Mill Talk: The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Mill Talk: The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell

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The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is located in what was, for 117 years, the Boston Manufacturing Company — the first fully integrated textile mill in the world, and the precursor to the famous mill cities and towns that followed in Lowell, Lawrence, Nashua, Chicopee, Saco/Biddeford, and many more. 

The brainchild of Francis Cabot Lowell, what happened here established America's first industrial dynasty and propelled the transformation of the young United States from an agrarian nation into an industrial powerhouse.

Author Chaim M. Rosenberg

Author Chaim M. Rosenberg

Chaim M. Rosenberg's book, "The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell," chronicles the life of its visionary subject, what inspired Francis Cabot Lowell, and what he and those he recruited to manifest his vision of American self-sufficiency ultimately achieved.

In this talk, Mr. Rosenberg will lead us on a journey from Lowell's 1775 birth, through his career as a shipping merchant, on to his transformational sojourn to England and Scotland where he extensively toured the great British textile mills. Upon returnng to the United States in 1812 Francis Cabot Lowell set about to implement his vision for helping the United States earn their financial independence from the British Empire through industrialization.

After a long career as a psychiatrist, Chaim M. Rosenberg turned his attention to research and write about the American industrial revolution that had its start with cotton textiles in early 19th century Massachusetts. His 2007 book "Goods for Sale" describes the products made, using water, steam and then electric power. His 2011 book describes the extraordinary "Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817". In his 2015 book "Yankee Colonies Across America" Rosenberg describe thes great migration that seeded New England ideas and enterprise across the nation. And his 2019 book will explore the International Harvester Company, once America's leader in farm equipment, tractors and trucks.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Advance registration, on Eventbrite, is requested.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the talk.

Light refreshments will be served.

This Mill Talk is generously sponsored by The Lowell Institute.

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Oscar Stagnaro- Fabio Pirozzolo
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Oscar Stagnaro- Fabio Pirozzolo

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out.

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ -Oscar Stagnaro & Fabio Pirozzolo Duo

Italian percussionist and vocalist Fabio Pirozzolo meets six-time Grammy-winning Peruvian-born bassist Oscar Stagnaro!

OSCAR STAGNARO
Hailing from Peru, Oscar Stagnaro studied at the Conservatory of Music in Lima while working extensively as a first-call session musician and live performer for many international artists and local bands. He moved to the U.S. in 1979, where he continued his studies with pianist/educator Mike Marra, and Jazz great Jerry Bergonzi. Since then, Oscar has become one of the most in-demand performers the on the East Coast. His mastery of different music styles from Jazz and Fusion to Latin, Brazilian, and South American music, has allowed him to travel the world performing with a virtual who's who in the Latin and Jazz worlds respectively. Throughout his illustrious career, Oscar has accrued four Grammy Awards with a total of six nominations.

Oscar has also been a Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1988. He's been largely responsible for the school's development of Latin education, instituting several courses on Latin and world bass styles. Oscar has represented Berklee at the International Association of Jazz Educators conferences and has held clinics in music communites all over the world, including Peru, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Spain. Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Germany Switzerland, Canada, Uruguay. He also teaches Latin Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Improvisation in the Latin Jazz Idiom at the New England Conservatory of Music. During his tenure at Berklee, Oscar has produced concerts for numerous guest artists including Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Eva Ayllon, Larry Harlow, Jorge Drexler, Ivan Lins, Issac Delgado, Rosa Passos, and Luis Enrique, among many others.

Oscar is the co-author of the “Latin Bass Book” published by Sher Music, a complete work on how to play bass lines in the Afro Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, and South American music styles. He has also written the Afro Cuban Slap Book published by Berklee Press/Hal Leonard. He is currently working on a a new book for Bass, Drums and Piano “New Trends in Latin Jazz” an intensive study of Latin American rhythms from Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay and their applications in Latin Jazz.

Oscar is a contributing writer for the Magazine “Musico Pro” for the monthly articles “Latin Bass Masters,” and “Bass Concepts.”

FABIO PIROZZOLO
Fabio Pirozzolo is an Italian drummer, multi-percussionist and singer currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Terracina, Italy, he started his career as a folk percussionist, playing Italian frame drums tamburello and tammorra, in one of the most famous folk groups in his area. This experience gave him the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, playing concerts and giving lectures on regional Italian frame drum techniques.

A summa cum laude Berklee College of Music graduated, he performs in virtually any genre of music from jazz to world wusic to rock. He’s the co-founder of the world music ensemble Grand Fatilla and Italian folk music ensemble Newpoli where he plays percussion and sings. Highly in demand both as a drummer and as percussionist, he’s currently the drummer for The Guruganesha Band, Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys and the Union United Methodist Church Band and he’s the percussionist for Revma Greek Ensemble, Musaner and Arev Armenian Folk ensemble. His experiences led him to drum for Herb Reed’s Platters, Mario Frangoulis, George Perris, Jon Butcher and Petroloukas Halkias among other world class performers. He also collaborates with Berklee College world-class teachers Skip Haddenand Casey Scheuerell. He taught master classes at Berklee, Harvard and Tufts University and worked at Emerson College and Boston Conservatory as an accompanist for dance classes. He’s the author of the drum transcriptions for Skip Hadden’s drum book "Profiles in Jazz Drumming" and "Broken Eight’s Time Feel". His transcriptions are also featured on the Italian drum magazine "Batteria e Percussioni", "Batteria", "Percussionista" and on Polish drum magazine "Top Drummer". In 2012, Fabio was accepted at Tufts University and in 2014 he completed his master's degree in ethnomusicology with a thesis titled "Central and Southern Italian Tambourines: Between Tradition and Innovation", the first-ever scholarly work in the English language entirely focused on tamburello and tammorra. 

In 2015, Fabio earned the highly competitive Iguana Music Fund award. The fund will help with the production of a series of instructional videos that will eventually culminate in a commercially available DVD entirely dedicated to the art of playing central and southern Italian tambourines.

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available



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Mill Talk: Poetry Fuels Democracy - An Evening with Poet Richard Blanco
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Mill Talk: Poetry Fuels Democracy - An Evening with Poet Richard Blanco

Join Cambridge Forum and Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation for a very special collaborative event at the Museum featuring former poet laureate Richard Blanco who will read and talk about his new book, How To Love A Country.

The evening will begin with a wine reception at 6:00pm; the event itself will kick off at 7 pm and a book-signing will follow. There will be live jazz preceding and following the reading by Ken Field/saxophone and Blake Newman/bass. - This free event is sponsored by the Lowell Institute.

Richard Blanco

Poet, author, educator
(and engineer!)

As presidential inaugural poet, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a country. In this new collection of poems, his first in over seven years, Blanco continues to invite a conversation with all Americans. Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, he addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all.

The poems form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the Pulse Nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868; a lynching in Alabama; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet’s abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed as a gay man. But despite each poem’s unique concern or occasion, all are fundamentally struggling with the overwhelming question of how to love this country.

Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation’s psyche and mandate: e pluribus unum (out of many, one). Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive.

Please join Cambridge Forum at the Charles River Museum for an extraordinary evening experiencing how Poetry Fuels Democracy. 

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2nd SHIFT Concert: DENNIS BRENNAN
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

2nd SHIFT Concert: DENNIS BRENNAN

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

DENNIS BRENNAN

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There are artists that hit it big, rocket to stratospheric levels of success and, more often than not, combust upon re-entry to our atmosphere. Then there are the lifers, the ones who stick around, tapped into something deeper, more eternal and enduring…like Dennis Brennan.

Blues, country, soul, folk, and good ole’ rock n’ roll are all expertly represented in equal parts at one of his shows, which can often feel like the entire Boston music scene distilled down into one electrifying experience.

You can usually find Dennis holding down a Wednesday night residency at Cambridge’s Lizard Lounge, but we are thrilled to welcome him to our 2nd SHIFT series, where he will perform in a rare, stripped-down, more acoustic format.

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida Duo
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida Duo

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out.

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Charles Overton - Julian Loida Duo

Boiler House Jazz presents two remarkable musicians, both of whom are well versed in the jazz world and the classical world, string harpist Charles Overton and vibraphonist Julian Loida. They will be performing as a duo for the first time. 

CHARLES OVERTON
http://www.charlesovertonmusic.com/

Virginia native, Charles Overton, is a classically trained harpist who moved to Boston in 2012 to attend Berklee College of Music. While continuing to study classical music, Charles also began to explore the world of jazz and other improvised music. He became the first string harpist to be admitted to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute - a prestigious and highly specialized program at the school where students are able to learn from and work intimately with master jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Terri-Lynn Carrington.

Currently Charles maintains an active performance schedule as a performer of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. He has performed all over the world participating in both ensemble and solo performances in London, Tokyo, Milan, and Rome as well as America's finest concert halls including Carnegie Hall. Recent performances include shows at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the LIlypad, and at Symphony Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His latest jazz album, Convergence, was released in 2017 and debuted the Charles Overton Group.

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JULIAN LOIDA
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Julian Loida
 is a percussionist, multimedia artist, and curator exploring repertoire spanning Western Classical Music, to Cuba Bata drumming, to Jazz and R&B. Julian grew up in St. Louis performing both in a rock back and also as a member of the St. Louis Youth Orchestra. Since then he has gone on to perform with Alarm Will Sound, Callithumpian Consort, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. He was also a percussionist and contributed as a composer and arranger with the critically praised folk-world band Night Tree who have recently decided to disband.

Beside being a proficient sideman, Julian is a passionate entrepreneur, curator, and producer having directed a number of interdisciplinary projects. He leads a folkloric Cuban & Brazilian band called INA and a modern world-jazz quartet called Mojubá, and more recently is half of a synthesizer and vibraphone duo called Loida & Lenahan.  

This meeting of these two musicians with some shared background in multi genre interests and projects, should make for an electrifying evening.


Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available



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Laika – A Puppet Play
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Laika – A Puppet Play

Two Performances!

11:00AM and 1:00PM


Laika tells the true story of the first ever animal to orbit the earth.

A stray mutt launched in Sputnik II serves as our protagonist as she whizzes through the Milky Way Galaxy and communicates with Sirius, the canine constellation of lore. This story of innovation by Massachusetts author, Cat Dossett meets with the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation’s mission to inspire future innovation by preserving and studying history. This theatrical adaptation will feature puppetry, projection, music, and multi-media effects to weave an informative story that delights children and engages adult audiences equally. Performance runs about 45 minutes.

Ticket price: included in General Museum Admission price.

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 SOLD OUT - VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT: The story of Filene's Basement–Waltham Film Factory Film Screening
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT - VOICES FROM THE BASEMENT: The story of Filene's Basement–Waltham Film Factory Film Screening

THIS SCREENING HAS SOLD OUT
Voices from the Basement

Screening begins at 7:30, doors open 30 mins prior

Film Screening with Filmmakers Michael Bavaro and Susan Edbril, PhD

110 years ago Edward and Lincoln Filene opened the doors to Filene’s Basement and started a retail phenomenon. No matter how you pronounce Filene’s, everybody knew The Basement.

The 45-minute film was first released in 2010 on WGBH in Boston and was nominated for a local Emmy Award. This special screening will include conversation with the filmmakers and audience. Come and share your Basement story and bring along your favorite bargains if you still have them.

In addition to the film, we will be presenting shorts scenes that were not included in the film due to time format for Public Broadcasting. Go beyond the Basement and see what the customers didn’t see, like The Morgue, The Big House, Loss Prevention, and travel all the way down to 4B.

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2nd SHIFT Concert: SUSAN CATTANEO
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

2nd SHIFT Concert: SUSAN CATTANEO

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

SUSAN CATTANEO

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Singer/songwriter Susan Cattaneo’s creed is be “respectful of tradition, but not bound by it,” which sums up her music—and the entire Americana genre—perfectly. Cattaneo, a one-time member of the Boxcar Lilies, is a mainstay of the Boston roots music scene and a respected songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music.

If you like vivid, timeless storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin, this is the show for you.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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Get Your Poetry ON!
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Get Your Poetry ON!

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A three part poetry oration event.  Three poets present a chosen established piece of writing, then a newly prepared piece on the subject of Waltham or the Mill, then an on-the-spot piece on the subject provided by the audience.

The Poets

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Enzo Silon Surin

 Enzo is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate, is the author of two chapbooks, A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (2017) and Higher Ground (2006). He is recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation and is a PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry. Surin’s work gives voice to experiences that take place in what he calls “broken spaces” and has appeared in numerous publications. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and is an Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press.

Matthew Carriker

As an ordained Christian minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC), Matt is the Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University, and pastors a new UCC church start in Waltham, MA called “Agape Spiritual Community.” Matt loves facilitating youth and adult spiritual formation retreats, and is passionate about interfaith engagement and putting spirituality into action. Matt finds joy in leading mindfulness and contemplative practices opportunities on campus and in the wider Waltham community. The title of Matt’s upcoming book is “Giving Christianity back to Agape Love.” More info about Agape Spiritual Community can be found here: http://www.agapewaltham.org

 

Jamele Adams/Harlym 1Two5

1Two5 remains very well known in the New York City area in slam poetry circles. Known as Harlym 125, He was a frequent and highly regarded figure in competitions in New York and beyond. 125 has become a part of the Boston area poetry scene and joined a team of poets who have won numerous competitions regionally and nationally. 125 has also become well known in the Boston area for his work leading workshops dealing with issues of diversity. Several times in the last couple of years, Harlym has been called to local high schools, colleges and communities to help bring a calm and constructive unity after racial incidents have happened. Known for his work, Harlym 1Two5 is often asked to be a panelist or to give presentations on a broad range of topics regarding diversity and pluralism, and also is asked to prepare presentations in response to very specific incidents or conditions. Appearing at dozens of college campuses every year. He is the "HUMAN HIGHLIGHT OF POETRY AND EDU-ACTIVISM."

Doors open at 7pm

This event is co-created and moderated by the Waltham Public Library.

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Yoron Israel-Martin Haroutunian Duo
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Yoron Israel-Martin Haroutunian Duo

The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out.

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ -Yoron Israel-Martin Haroutunian Duo

An Armenian traditional instrument master meets a master of jazz drumming for an unforgettable evening of unique and spontaneous music!

Yoron Israel’s illustrious career includes 13 recordings as a leader and over 200 recordings as an accompanist. His latest project, New Dreams is slated for release early in 2019; other recent works include This Moment and Visions.

Yoron has toured and recorded with such acclaimed artists as Sonny Rollins, Ahmad Jamal, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Abbey Lincoln, David Newman, Kenny Burrell, Larry Coryell and Joe Lovano.

Currently Assistant Chair and Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music. Mr. Israel is a world-class educator and clinician, his educational DVD, Creative Improvisation for the Drum Set, continues to inspire countless drummers and percussionists. He is also the author of the popular Berklee Online course, Drumset Fundamentals.

He endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Sonor Drums, Evans Heads and Vater Signature Sticks. For more information, visit www.yoronisrael.com

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Martin Haroutunian a highly regarded musician and a student of Armenian folk music.  He performs and teaches traditional Armenian wind and percussion instruments, including dap, dhol (kopal), duduk, parkapzuk, pku, saz, shvi, sring (blul), and zurna. Martin has studied at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Folk Instruments Department under Khachatur Avetisian in the Wind Instruments Division under Jivan Gasparian and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has also received private instruction from Professors Ohannes Salibian, Georgi Minasov, Ararat Petrosian, Gevorg Dabaghian and Norayr Kartashian. His critiques and reviews have been published in the Armenian Forum, Armenian Mirror-Spectator and Armenian Weekly.

Martin has performed in Armenia, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Holland, Italy, Lebanon, Switzerland, Syria, and Turkey. He was a guest artist with the Navasart Armenian Folk Ensemble of Paris, France during their United States tour with performances in Boston, New York, Fresno, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Martin has also toured with the Erebouni and Garni Armenian Folk Ensembles as principal soloist performing at various prestigious international festivals including the Festival of Nations in Albany, New York and the Wolf Trap International Children’s Festival in Vienna, Virginia. He has also has toured with Kurdish folk singer Şivan Perwer. Martin arranged and performed the music for New Repertory Theater’s 1998 production of Richard Kalinoski’s “Beast on The Moon” as well as acted as a consultant and recorded for the play’s 2005 Off-Broadway production.

In 1989 Martin founded and has since directed the Arev Armenian Folk Ensemble performing extensively in the United States and Canada, including performances with the 2002 Christmas Revels. The ensemble’s first recording in 2003 received two nominations at the Armenian Music Awards. Martin is featured on various recordings including “An Anthology of Armenian Patriotic Songs”, “Portable Planet”, “Lullabies From The Cradle Of Civilization” and various film and television soundtracks, including the “Everything is Illuminated” original motion picture soundtrack. In 2007 Martin was invited to be recorded by Academy Award winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla for the film soundtrack of "Things We Lost In The Fire". He is also featured on recordings of Berklee Studio Production Projects, Raffi Adourian, Janette Khalarian, The Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble as well as The Komitas Project and Musaner (both directed by Ara Sarkissian). In 2006 Martin founded the Lusin Armenian Experimental Improvisation Group. He developed and taught a music appreciation program at St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School. Martin has been invited to play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra as well as with legendary folk singer Hasmik Harutyunyan and the Cornell Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Music Ensemble. He was invited by Carnegie Hall's Weil Music Institute to perform as part of its Musical Explorers program with Ara Dinkjian and Zulal a cappella trio. Most recently, Martin was invited to play at the premier of the new opera "Role Playing Game" by Jacob Shulman. Martin has also served on the Eastern Regional Executive Committee of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available


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SOLD OUT! 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

SOLD OUT! 27th Annual WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

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RETURNING TO THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM!

It's Waltham's biggest celebration of its diverse area restaurants, Massachusetts' best breweries, and some great wine–The WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, now its 27th year, and returning to where it all began, The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation!

The Charles River Museum is located in the historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, one of the great historic sites of the American Industrial Revolution, and you will be able to roam the artifacts and exhibits highlighting the history of our great country–all right over the river from the Moody Street "Restaurant Row" of one of the most celebrated American food towns: Waltham, Massachusetts.

Famous for its ethnic diversity, Waltham’s dynamic food scene will be on elegant display at the Festival. American, Cuban, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Spanish, Persian, and more are all a part of city's food scene, and we will be presenting many of our fine local restaurants, and highlighting their unique tastes and flavors, for you to savor.

Alongside all that great food, you'll be able to sample and try some of Massachusetts best craft beers, and the connoisseurs at Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors will be serving samples of an array of noteworthy and delicious wines to complete the evening’s gourmet experience. — Whether you want to pursue your newest culinary curiosities or established passions, this is the event for you!

As if all the delicious food, wine, and craft beer weren’t enough to make for a great evening out, there will also be live music, as well as a Silent Auction featuring a diverse selection of great lifestyle prizes, including (of course!) restaurant meals, hotel stays, theatre and sporting event tickets, and many more great experiences.

All proceeds will benefit the exhibits and programs of THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY & INNOVATION, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

2019 Participating Restaurants and Breweries

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OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

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Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

2nd SHIFT Concert: JEFFREY FOUCAULT

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

JEFFREY FOUCAULT

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In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, lauded for his “stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker).

Jeffrey’s 2018 release BLOOD BROTHERS is the sixth collection of original songs in a career remarkable for an unrelenting dedication to craft, and independence from trend. 

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available


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Vintage Irish Dance Night
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Vintage Irish Dance Night

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day mill-style! 

Join us as we dance three 19th century Irish Ceili dances in the period setting of our 1901 Engine House. These are group pattern dances are fun and easy to learn. The dances, with great names such as “The Walls of Limerick” and “The Waves of Tory” will be taught by vintage dance instructor, Ruth Benson Levin, who will have everyone gleefully dancing within minutes.

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Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and, of course, feel free to emphasize the color green!

Costumes are welcomed!

Admission:

$15 for General Public
$10 for Museum Members

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BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Joe Morris–Do Yeon Kim duo
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Joe Morris–Do Yeon Kim duo

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The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door at $20/each unless sold out.

BOILER HOUSE JAZZ - Joe Morris–Do Yeon Kim duo

It is with great pleasure to have the Boiler House Jazz Spring 2019 season opening event be with two incredible musicians from two very different geographical birthplaces. New England native Joe Morris, a highly respected guitarist/improvisor/educator will perform with the Korean born Do Yeon Kim, a masterful performer on the gayageum, the national instrument of her homeland.

JOE MORRIS
https://www.joe-morris.com/
Originally from New Haven, CT, Joe Morris, a leading figure in the improvisational music field on the east coast, began playing in 1969. He considers Cecil Taylor,  Eric Dolphy, Leroy Jenkins, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, and West African string music to be his major influences. Morris moved to Boston in 1975 where he further developed his unique approach to guitar playing, composition, and improvisation. His recordings are wildly eclectic, ranging from solo performances, traditional acoustical settings, to collaborative outings. The most recent of these is a recording that was just released with Do Yeon Kim called Macrocosm, where they perform improvisations using a diversity of approaches.

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DO YEON KIM
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Do Yeon Kim, a Seoul native, plays the gayageum, a Korean silk-stringed zither like instrument. Do Yeon has been making her own genre of music by incorporating traditional Korean music, world music, jazz, and improvisation. She has focused her career on broadly sharing and bringing new approaches to music and the development of unique techniques. Fully immersed in in traditional Korean music and Western modern works alike, Do Yeon has given several solo recitals and concerts in the US, Korea, and Europe. In 2017, Do Yeon released her first album, GaPi, with American pianist Chase Morrin and performed a sold-out release concert in Korea where the album was nominated last year for a Korean music award in the best music category. In addition to Joe Morris, she has also worked of late with Anthony Coleman. She has performed several times at John Zorn's The Stone in NYC. For a performance she gave with her group in Budapest, the press there described it as "everlasting, timeless, space-barred ...unforgettable, overwhelming."

On their recent release Macrocosm, Do Yeon Kimon gayageumcollaborates with Joe Morris on guitar for five incredible string improvisations using a diversity of approaches from both players, including pointilistic improv, rich rivers of chords, languid moments of beauty, and moments where it is difficult to discern who is playing what.

Expect some of this magic to occur at the Boiler House Jazz event.

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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2nd SHIFT Concert: JEFFREY MARTIN
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

2nd SHIFT Concert: JEFFREY MARTIN

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

JEFFREY MARTIN

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Former high school English teacher quits teaching for the troubadour’s path, after telling his students that it didn’t feel right to tell them to chase their dreams at all cost if he wasn’t going to do the same. And that really tells you all you need to know about the man and the artist. Martin is a literate man of integrity and his poetically plainspoken songs reflect his nature. In a sandy baritone, Martin sings of gritty, hard-won truths and blue collar characters who somehow find a way to hang on to hope and the promise of redemption.

Jeffrey may be a new voice to you—he only comes through Boston sporadically—but we are thrilled to present him to kick off our spring 2019 series.

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Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.

A beer, wine, and non- alchoholic beverage cash bar will be available

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Independent Publishing; a Discussion Panel with Local Authors
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Independent Publishing; a Discussion Panel with Local Authors

Come meet four local authors as they discuss the ins and outs of Independent Publishing. Moderated by the Waltham Public Library, this one hour discussion panel will cover topics such as: how to get started, where/how to do research, and best marketing practices. Following the discussion panel will be a question and answer session and the chance to purchase books from the authors.

The Authors

Gledé Browne Kabongo

Gledé Browne Kabongo writes gripping psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the award-winning author of the Fearless thriller series, Swan Deception, and Conspiracy of Silence. Gledé holds a Master’s degree in Communications, and was a featured speaker at the 2016 Boston Book Festival  https://www.gledekabongo.com/

 

Herb Pearce  

Herb Pearce is an expert in the Enneagram Personality Types, having taught over 2000 Enneagram workshops publicly and for hundreds of organizations and companies in the last 30 years.  He is the author of of six books - Enneagram Basics, Enneagram Beyond the Basics, The Caregivers's Enneagram, Presidential Profiles: Washington to Trump - Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Perspectives, Lessons from the River (about whitewater canoe trips in Maine), and Herb's Tips for Living. www.herbpearce.com

 

Faye Rapoport DesPres 

Faye’s first full-length book, a memoir-in-essays titled Message From a Blue Jay, was published by independent press Buddhapuss Ink in 2014. Her second book, Little White: The Feral Cat Who Found a Home, is a children’s book scheduled for publication by Writer’s Coffee Bar Press in October, 2018.   http://fayerapoportdespres.com/

 

Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

At last count, Tilia has published three novels, numerous short stories, and a smattering of memoir.  She is a judge in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, a book reviewer for IndieReader.com, and an instructor at Grub Street in Boston.  She also sits on the board of Mystery Writers of America. http://www.tiliaklebenovjacobs.com


Doors open at 7pm. This event is free. Advance registration recommended. Tickets will be available at the door if the event is not sold out.

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23rd annual NEMES Model Engineering Show
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

23rd annual NEMES Model Engineering Show

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The 23rd annual NEMES Model Engineering Show!


The New England Model Engineering Society brings their annual show to the Charles River Museum on Saturday, February 16th!

See operating scale:
steam engines • gasoline engines • aircraft engines • locomotives • traction engines • model boats
and meet the craftsmen who built them!


This event is a popular, great time for all ages, and a chance to view wonderful working engines and machines and interact with their creators. We at the Museum look forward to this event every year!

Standard Museum admission applies.


EXHIBITORS:
free admission for show exhibitors
setup starts at 8:00 am
compressed air for running models provided
gas engines allowed
non-member exhibitors welcome!



For more information on the New England Model Engineering Society, visit: www.neme-s.org

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Independent Publishing; a Discussion Panel with Local Authors
Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

Independent Publishing; a Discussion Panel with Local Authors

Come meet four local authors as they discuss the ins and outs of Independent Publishing. Moderated by the Waltham Public Library, this one hour discussion panel will cover topics such as: how to get started, where/how to do research, and best marketing practices. Following the discussion panel will be a question and answer session and the chance to purchase books from the authors.

The Authors:

Gledé Browne Kabongo

Gledé Browne Kabongo writes gripping psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the award-winning author of the Fearless thriller series, Swan Deception, and Conspiracy of Silence. Gledé holds a Master’s degree in Communications, and was a featured speaker at the 2016 Boston Book Festival  https://www.gledekabongo.com/

Herb Pearce  

Herb Pearce is an expert in the Enneagram Personality Types, having taught over 2000 Enneagram workshops publicly and for hundreds of organizations and companies in the last 30 years.  He is the author of of six books - Enneagram Basics, Enneagram Beyond the Basics, The Caregivers's Enneagram, Presidential Profiles: Washington to Trump - Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Perspectives, Lessons from the River (about whitewater canoe trips in Maine), and Herb's Tips for Living.www.herbpearce.com

Faye Rapoport DesPres 

Faye’s first full-length book, a memoir-in-essays titled Message From a Blue Jay, was published by independent press Buddhapuss Ink in 2014. Her second book, Little White: The Feral Cat Who Found a Home, is a children’s book scheduled for publication by Writer’s Coffee Bar Press in October, 2018.   http://fayerapoportdespres.com/

Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

At last count, Tilia has published three novels, numerous short stories, and a smattering of memoir.  She is a judge in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, a book reviewer for IndieReader.com, and an instructor at Grub Street in Boston.  She also sits on the board of Mystery Writers of America. http://www.tiliaklebenovjacobs.com

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SOLD OUT - Archery at the Museum
Jan
27
10:45 AM10:45

SOLD OUT - Archery at the Museum

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Archery RETURNS to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation Sunday, January 27, 2019!

The industrial meets the archaic during this special #Round3 edition of the archery range being set up inside the historic the Museum's historic 1901 Engine House. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to soak up the knowledge of a bygone era!

Archery Class Schedule:
Limited to 10 participants each
Class 1: 10:45 AM-11:15 AM
Class 2: 11:20 AM-11:50 AM
Class 3: 12:05 PM-12:35 PM
Class 4: 12:40 PM-1:10 PM
Class 5: 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Class 6: 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

This timeless activity is one that can be enjoyed at all levels regardless of athletic ability or skill and it is quickly becoming a favorite sport across Massachusetts. Enjoy a friendly high score tournament raffle for a chance to win some unique prizes!

Our certified instructors will teach the fundamentals of recurve shooting in small group classes in 30 minute accelerated sessions. All equipment is provided.

$20 Class Enrollment Fee, includes Museum admission
Participants must be age 9 or 50” tall or older to shoot on the range.

There is a Spectator Fee of $5 to enter the Museum for non-archery participants.

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The TARBOX RAMBLERS' HOLIDAY BARN-BURNER!
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

The TARBOX RAMBLERS' HOLIDAY BARN-BURNER!

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Holiday cheer? You want cheer?

Brothers and sisters, THE TARBOX RAMBLERS practically INVENTED the term!

Join us for a raucous evening of great music and revelry when the Ramblers take over the Museum for a special holiday throwdown!

Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, backwoods blues and gospel meet in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers have drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered and more. The band’s rough-hewn sound goes right to the heart of American traditional music, and in a live setting they’re a force of nature.

The New Yorker says “Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you.” If you’re a fan of roots music that’s real and uncompromising, this is a must-see show.

“Homemade rock ‘n’ roll with a dose of rattlesnake venom and gospel-drenched howling.” — All Things Considered

For those 21+, your first beverage (beer or wine) is included in the ticket price. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages for all.

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