Archery at the Museum
Aug
26
10:45 AM10:45

Archery at the Museum

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We're bringing archery back! Come join us on Saturday, August 26 to participate in the live archery range that will be open from 10:45 am – 1:40 pm inside the Museum's historic 1901 Engine House.

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. The certified instructors from On The Mark Archery will teach the fundamentals of recurve shooting in small group classes, in 30 minute accelerated sessions.

All equipment is provided.

Program hosted by On the Mark Archery
$20 Class Enrollment Fee, includes Museum admission
Participants must be age 9 or older to shoot on the range

Online registration is available at https://www.onthemarkarchery.com/crmii

Schedule (limited to 10 participants each slot):

Class 1: 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 

Class 2: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Class 3: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 

Class 4: 12:35 PM - 1:05 PM

Class 5: 1:10 PM - 1:40 PM

 

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Mill Talk: Brick Walls and Bells - Mill Girls' Lamentations in Letters and Literature, 1820-1840
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Mill Talk: Brick Walls and Bells - Mill Girls' Lamentations in Letters and Literature, 1820-1840

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This talk is FREE and light refreshments will be served. 

This talk will be given by our Resident Historian, Amy S. Green, Ph.D., and is part of a collaboration with many of our fellow historical organizations in Waltham to celebrate near Labor Day 2018 the history of workers in our great City. 

Historians all agree that Yankee farm women comprised the first large-scale industrial labor force in the United States. Factory agents recruited unmarried women from Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts.  The large machinery in these massive brick buildings required large, able-bodied women, eliminating the demand for children.  Yankee men, most likely, would have chafed at becoming a factory operative, and remained on farms or worked in the building trades. 

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Lowell Mill Girls

First, this talk will explore the “push-pull” factors that resulted in a major demographic shift from farm to factory.  For example, a massive wave of Vermont women ended up in the factory cities along the Merrimack River.  But why did they come?  Did corporate propaganda draw women away from their homes, with promises of great bounty?  Or did declining conditions on New England farms motivate women to leave? 

After examining an array of economic factors, the talk will shift focus to the “psychic shock” of entering an alien world of clanging bells and noisy crowds.  No longer did the sun, fields and stone fences shape women’s sense of time and space. 

While countless poems raged against the tyranny of the ever-ringing bell, testifying to mill girls’ despair, operatives also employed an amazing array of coping strategies as well: 

·      Improving their minds through educational opportunities.  Writing essays, published in magazines like the Lowell Offering on subjects from botany to boarding houses, increased their self-esteem. 

·      Whether creating bonds with other women, or encouraging relatives to join them, “sisterly” affection provided a rich social network, a powerful counterpart to psychic alienation. 

·      Enjoying their new-found independence, now free from the patriarchal control of father or husband, now free to spend cash wages on themselves, whether improving their attire or saving for college.

·      Finally, letter writing connected women to the places of their past, bridging the farm with the factory. 

In the end, not only did many women successfully negotiate the world of the unknown, but many made it over to fit their needs.

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This talk is FREE and light refreshments will be served.

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An Evening with MARY GAUTHIER
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with MARY GAUTHIER

"You'll be hard-pressed to hear a more powerfully moving work than Rifles & Rosary Beads - this year, or any other."
-LA Times

"The importance of this effort cannot be overstated."
-Country Standard Time

Join us for a very special night of music as we welcome back to the Museum Mary Gauthier.

Mary's latest album, Rifles and Rosary Beads (Nominated for Album of the Year by The Americana Music Association) distills the work she has done in collaboration with U.S. Military veterans and their families, using songwriting to both share the stories of their experiences and, most importantly, helping to heal their emotional scars and wounds. 

More details and ticketing information to come soon.
 

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"Songs build bridges over broken human connections."

"Songs are what feelings sound like."

"Songwriting is empathy, for self and for others."

"Songs make beauty out of the beast"

–Mary Gauthier

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Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest
Dec
14
to Dec 16

Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest

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This three-day, inaugural film festival is hosted by the Waltham Film Factory, a community-based collaboration residing at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.

Logistical details on the Festival itself will be announced in early March, 2018. In the meantime, full details for filmmakers, including instructions and deadlines for submissions, are available on FilmFreeway.

The core of the Museum's mission is to encourage and inspire future innovation in America. The Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest has been created to celebrate the filmmaking industry and the art and science that it manifests. The short film genre was chosen because of its inclusiveness; more films can be viewed in the time available, and more aspiring filmmakers are able to complete high quality short projects than feature-length films—a truth that will inspire—in a very inspiring place.

The Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest welcomes films of up to 25 minutes in length. Festival categories are:

• Animation
• Documentary
• Narrative, and
• Experimental.

English-language subtitled Foreign Language submissions are welcome.

Refreshments will be available. There will be panel discussions that explore the art, science, and technology of filmmaking. The Festival will include a family-friendly track.

The Inaugural Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest offers filmmaker awards in several different categories and more than $3,000 in cash and prizes. The Grand Prize is $1,000.

NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS!

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Dance Like a Revolutionary
Jul
1
2:30 PM14:30

Dance Like a Revolutionary

Join us as we learn to dance like George and Martha Washington! 

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There will be three group dance patterns to learn with names like: “ The Pilgrim” and “The Fisher’s Hornpipe.”  These group pattern dances are fun and easy to learn, and will be taught by vintage dance instructor Ruth Benson Levin.  No experience needed!  Ruth will have everyone gleefully dancing within minutes.

All levels of experience welcome!

Tickets $15

$10 for Members
$5 for Children under 10


SPACE is LIMITED!  REGISTER TODAY!
Water and juice will be provided for all attendees.

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CANCELED - The Importance of Being Earnest
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

CANCELED - The Importance of Being Earnest

June 3, 2018

Hello,

I’m sorry to have to inform you that circumstances have arisen that have made it necessary for us to cancel the production of The Importance of Being Earnest that was due to be performed at the Museum on Friday-Sunday, June 8-10, 2018.

On behalf of the Museum and the entire theatre production team, I apologize for the cancellation, especially to those of you who had already purchased tickets and made plans to attend a performance.

Unfortunately the circumstances driving this decision were beyond our control and insurmountable, but please know that we intend to stage live theatre productions at the Museum in the future and we do hope you can join us then.

Sincerely yours,

Bob Perry
Executive Director
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

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May
31
8:00 PM20:00

2nd Shift Concert: Ana Egge

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Doors open at 7:30 with the performance beginning at 8:00 PM.

Ana Egge

Growing up as the daughter of wheat farmers in a 50-person North Dakota town, Egge came by her independent streak honestly and at a young age. She’s worked with songwriting legends like Steve Earle and Ron Sexsmith, cut collaborative albums with bands like The Stray Birds and The Sentimentals, but no matter the musical context it’s the quiet strength of her spirit and her singular voice that shine through. Egge will close out our spring season in a rare Boston-area appearance with her acoustic trio.

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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The Waltham Sound: Latin with Mariachi Internacional Boston and Jorge Omar
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Waltham Sound: Latin with Mariachi Internacional Boston and Jorge Omar

The performance begins at 7:30; doors open 30 minutes prior. 
Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door unless sold out.

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

MARIACHI INTERNACIONAL BOSTON
In 2000, Mariachi Internacional Boston was founded by Guatamalan-born Carlos Alfredo. Alfredo has vast experience working with musicians from Mexico and renowned mariachis. He has worked with "Mariach Mujer 2000” from Los Angeles CA, and Jose Hernandez with members of "Vargas de Vargas de Tecalitlan" at the New Mexico Mariachi Festival.

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JORGE OMAR
Jorge Omar
 is a Colombian-born singer, musician and composer. He has toured the United States with his music, as well as countries in South and Central America. His style is derived from using ancestral instruments and rhythms from the Central and South America.

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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Boiler House Jazz: Jason Palmer/Boujemaa Razgui Duo
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Jason Palmer/Boujemaa Razgui Duo

The performance begins at 7:30; doors open 30 minutes prior.

Jason Palmer & Boujemaa Razgui
Unique improvisations, and a first-ever collaboration, from award winning jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer and Moroccan multi-instrumentalist Boujemaa Razgui.

Trumpeter/Composer/Educator Jason Palmer is becoming one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. He has performed with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith (the organist), Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Common, Roy Hargrove, Lewis Nash, etc. Jason was recently named to the inaugural class of the Boston Artist in Residence Fellowship for Music Composition. Jason was a recipient of the 2014 French American Cultural Exchange Jazz Fellowship and was named a Fellow in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2011 and 2017. Jason took 1st Place in the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and the June 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine cited Jason as one of the “Top 25 trumpeters of the Future”. In addition to performing on over forty albums as a sideman, Jason has recorded ten albums under his own name and is currently a Steeplechase Records Recording artist (three of his recordings receiving 4 stars or better in Downbeat Magazine). Jason is has toured over 30 countries with saxophonists Greg Osby, Grace Kelly, Matana Roberts, as well as a featured guest artist on multiple projects.
http://jasonpalmermusic.com

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Boujemaa Razgui was born in Marrakech, a city known for its percussive musical culture. Since 1975, he has been performing internationally with different groups and in numerous festivals across the United States, Canada, Morocco and Europe. His proficiency of many different instruments makes him a musician appreciated for his versatility. Boujemaa has often been called to perform using the ney (a middle eastern bamboo flute), oud, kamanja, and a variety of flutes, percussion, singning voice and more. His vast knowledge of oriental, african and Andalusian music and his considerable scene experience got him to perform with groups like Boston Camerata, Al-Andalus, the Sharq Ensemble and Atlas Soul. Boujemaa was also called for various recording sessions, including a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, the song Beautiful Liar by Beyoncé and Shakira and appearances on major channels like Fox News, Radio-Canada and Boston NPR.
https://razgui.com

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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May
17
8:00 PM20:00

2nd Shift Concert: The Suitcase Junket

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Doors open at 7:30 with the performance beginning at 8:00 PM.

The Suitcase Junket

If there’s another artist who better embodies the industrial spirit celebrated here at the museum in such a fiercely independent and creative way, we haven’t heard of them. Matt Lorenz, aka The Suitcase Junket, is a one-man band who can entertain with the spectacle of a single guy playing four instruments and singing multiple notes at once. But whether he’s wringing salvation from a salvaged guitar or the blues from a box of bones, it is his songs that leave the most memorable impression.

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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The Waltham Sound: opera & classical w/soprano Molly Jo Rivelli w/Stephen Steiner, and the Waltham Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Waltham Sound: opera & classical w/soprano Molly Jo Rivelli w/Stephen Steiner, and the Waltham Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet

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The Waltham Sound: opera & classical featuring: soprano Molly Jo Rivelli w/Stephen Steiner, and the Waltham Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet

Doors open at 7:00 with the first performance beginning at 7:30.

Soprano MOLLY JO RIVELLI
A Waltham resident for 20 years, Soprano Molly Jo Rivelli, has impressed audiences throughout New England with “one, incredible voice and great stage presence.” Singing many times with Boston Lyric Opera, Ms. Rivelli portrayed the role of Bianca in their production of La Rondine. Additional opera roles include Frasquita in Carmen with Granite State Opera, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Providence, Adele in Die Fledermaus with Longwood Opera, and both Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel with Opera New England. An active recitalist, Ms. Rivelli has sung numerous times for “Friends of the Marlborough Public Library” series and Opera Providence, programming varied repertoire covering Opera, Baroque, Music Theatre, and the American Songbook.

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Additional operatic performances include singing with the Fine Arts Chorale and Orchestra as Lucia in excerpts from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Ms. Rivelli also premiered the role of Constance for Granite State Opera in the world premiere of Oscar, a new opera by composer Thomas Oboe Lee. Ms. Rivelli has performed frequently with Raylynmor Opera in roles such as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Micaela in Carmen and as Violetta in La Traviata . Additional roles with Raylynmor Opera include Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, and Adina in L’elisire d’amore.

Ms. Rivelli’s various concert performances include singing as soloists for the Waltham Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert, Handel’s Messiah with the Nashua Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem with the Waltham Philharmonic and the Wellesley Choral Society, both the world premier of Requiem for September 11 by Germani and Handel’s Messiah with the Scituate Choral Arts Society Orchestra, and the Poulenc Gloria with Central Congregational Orchestra.

A long-time teacher, she is the owner of MJ’s Music School in Waltham, MA, where she has taught voice and piano for over 15 years. She is also the Classical Vocal Instructor and co-Choral director at the Boston Arts Academy for the Boston Public Schools. In addition to preparing students for entrance to various music conservatories and operatic careers, Molly Jo is passionate about early music education and working with students of all levels. She has spent years working on ways to adapt standard teaching methods to use successfully with students with disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Accompanying pianist STEPHEN STEINER
Stephen Steiner has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as a teacher, performer and arts administrator. For many years, he served in a number of capacities for Boston Lyric Opera, including director of productions and chorus master. He has also been closely associated with many other opera companies around the country. He was head of music staff for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he also was supervisor of its young artist ensemble program. For Houston Grand Opera, he was engaged as guest principal coach, working on a variety of productions, later returning to work with the singers in the Houston Opera Studio. Other affiliations have included the Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera Saratoga.

One of Boston’s most respected coaches, Mr. Steiner has served on the faculties of Boston University and The Boston Conservatory, his extensive work with aspiring young singers also taking him to the Chautauqua Institution as Principal Coach for its Summer Vocal Program.

Mr. Steiner is frequently asked to sit on a number of panels, and has also been involved as an adjudicator for a variety of vocal competitions for organizations including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

He currently maintains an active coaching studio in the Boston area

THE WALTHAM PHILHARMONIC WOODWIND QUINTET
The Waltham Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet is made up of wind players from the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra. These musicians have been together as a chamber ensemble for over 12 years. They have performed concerts at venues throughout Waltham including Waltham Library, Government Center, and Bentley University.

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They frequently perform works composed for woodwind sextet- the quintet plus piano.

The group members are: Jane Pollack- flute, Haig Iskenderian- oboe, Richard Yospin- clarinet, Nancy Rosen- horn, Rachel Kos- bassoon, and David Salstein- piano.
www.wphil.org

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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Boiler House Jazz: Ryan Lee Crosby/Danny Mekonnen Duo with guest Koushik Chakrabarty
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Ryan Lee Crosby/Danny Mekonnen Duo with guest Koushik Chakrabarty

Performance begins at 7:30, with doors opening 30 minutes prior.

THE RYAN LEE CROSBY/DANNY MEKONNEN DUO with guest Koushik Chakrabarty

Another exciting first time collaboration, this one between Ryan Lee Crosby, a Boston based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has grown from punk rock roots to develop a personal guitar approach that finds inspiration in traditional folk and blues sounds of the American south and in the classical music of north India, and Danny Mekonnen, an Ethiopian-American saxophonist and founder and leader of Debo Band whose self titled debut was included on NPR's 50 Favorite Albums of 2012. This led to performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, South by Southwest and the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa. He is also a member of the Nile Project, an international coalition of musicians from every country bordering the Nile River.

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When asked to describe what the audience should expect in this project, Ryan Lee Crosby stated "I anticipate that it will be a mix of American and African sounds, played on 12 and 22 string guitars, saxophone, and calabash. While the emphasis will be on improvisation, I imagine we will may use some songs or song fragments as spring boards to blast off from."
https://www.ryanleecrosby.com/
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Koushik Chakrabarty has been trained in Lucknow gharana (lineage) of Indian classical tradition. He is a percussionist for Boston area band Philomela and regularly performs in greater Boston area. He has been collaborating with Ryan Lee Crosby for the last few years to create a unique blues-raga sound with tabla and Chaturangui.

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Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Charles River Museum 30th Anniversary Gala

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The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation's
30th Anniversary Gala...
 

...will take place on Thursday evening, May 3, 2018, at the Museum, located at 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, in the historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, the cornerstone of the American Industrial Revolution.

in addition to celebrating the 30 years since opening to visitors in 1988, we will be honoring with a new exhibit "The Boston Associates," America's first industrial dynasty, whose work led the transformation of the United States into a strong, industrialized nation. 

The evening schedule is as follows:

5:30pm: Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and exhibit viewing
7:00pm: Dinner and program in the Jackson Room

The enticing dinner menu includes an Arugula Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette to start, with an entrée choice of Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Demi-glace or Crab Cake and Remoulade with Roasted Potatoes and Sautéed Greens, and a vegan option of Quinoa Stuffed Squash.

Please join us for an evening of excitement and celebration at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation! 

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our 30th Anniversary Gala from the Lowell Institute, whose mission it is to inform the populace regardless of gender, race, or economic status. 

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Boiler House Jazz: Zach Mayer/Utsav Lal Duo
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Zach Mayer/Utsav Lal Duo

Performance begins at 7:30 with doors opening 30 minutes prior

ZACH MAYER/UTSAV LAL DUO
This will be the debut collaboration between two outstanding musicians who met while attending the New England Conservatory.

Zach Mayer is a baritone & soprano saxophonist , composer and singer from New York City who currently resides in Boston after attending the New England Conservatory. He is a member of the very inventive Boston based band Night Tree who have been creating quite a buzz in the Northeast and beyond performing music infused with elements of Celtic, Swedish, Jewish, Afro-Cuban, jazz & classical influences while incorporating a healthy dose of improvisation. Zach has contributed many of his own compositions to the group. He is interested in music from around the world and has sat in with groups from other cultures whenever he has the opportunity. While at NEC he performed with musicians from Seoul, Korea.

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https://www.facebook.com/zachmayermusicnyc/ 
https://soundcloud.com/zach-mayer-music 

Utsav Lal is an extraordinary musician who has set a precedent in the world of music by performing the tradition of Indian ragas on the piano often accompanied by a tabla player. Choosing to perform on an instrument that has traditionally been considered unsuitable for Hindustani Classical Music, Utsav's innovative handling of a raga blends his diverse musical influences and has left listeners spellbound. Utsav also experiments with a number of other music forms including Irish & Scottish traditional music, jazz, and free form improvisation. He has performed with the great Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and more recently collaborated with Irish-American fiddler and educator Winnie Horan (Solas).

http://www.indianragapianist.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/utsavlalragapianist/ 

Zach Mayer and Utsav Lal come from very different backgrounds yet both are true music explorers so this collaboration should prove to be an exciting and adventurous one.

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

2nd Shift Concert: Dan Bern

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Doors open at 7:30 with the performance beginning at 8:00 PM.

Dan Bern

*We're pleased to share that, despite a recent injury, Dan is committed to making this performance, most likely with a special guest guitarist accompanying him. In addition, 2018 2nd Shift Music Series Curator Mark Erelli is now scheduled as a special guest this night!* 

One of the marks of a great artist is to absorb all the tags that critics try to hurl at you and, despite the long odds against anyone who creates for a living, simply endure. Dan Bern has sloughed off comparisons to Dylan and Guthrie, teamed up with Ani DiFranco and Judd Apatow, and generally followed his own road for over 20 years and 26 albums. Bern is a master at threading the artistic needle, effortlessly balancing immediacy and timelessness, humor and poignancy. He’s one guy with a guitar, and you may think you know what that sounds like, but Dan Bern will make you think again.

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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Boiler House Jazz: Jenny Herzog/Jim Guttman Duo
Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Jenny Herzog/Jim Guttman Duo

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

JENNY HERZOG/JIM GUTTMANN DUO
Jenny Herzog is a classically trained, jazz-loving tap dancer, vocalist, and improvisational musician based in Boston. She grew up on the Great American Songbook, musical theater, Thelonious Monk, and the Nicholas Brothers. Her belief is that the voice and body are intertwined; voice informs body informs voice. Improvisation is an essential ingredient to who she is and what she does. She received a Masters degree in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory where she sang and tapped her way through genres, structures, and ideas. She also has extensive knowledge of Yiddish Theater music and klezmer tunes. She is presently the founder and executive director of Moving Stories, an organization that partners with local organizations to create live, full-length performances integrating storytelling, music, and dance. To sum it up, Ms. Herzog is truly an eclectically adventurous artist and her vibrant personality and her sheer originality has delighted audiences especially those seeing her for the first time.
http://www.jennyherzog.com/

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From smoky dives to Carnegie Hall, Jim Guttmann’s career spans 40 years and many musical idioms. As a founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, he has toured the world and has performed & recorded with Itzhak Perlman and Joel Grey. He has worked with Eartha Kitt, Mark Murphy, western swing legend Tiny Moore, blues masters Johnny Shines and James Cotton, the new acoustic music stars Matt Glaser and Russ Barenberg, Jaki Byard’s Apollo Stompers and the Artie Shaw Band.

He spent many years with Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1999, with the young Peter Evans, premiered Gunther Schuller’s “Fantastical Colloquy,” a duet for trumpet & contrabass.  Along with Richard Stolzman and Dan Stepner he was part of the Grammy Award winning ensemble on Yehudi Wyner’s “The Mirror.”

In 2010 he released his first album as a leader, “Bessarabian Breakdown” a culmination of his experience to date, playing traditional klezmer music with small and large ensembles, and creating fusions of klezmer with traditional Afro-Cuban guajira and guaguanco, a nod to Tower of Power and calypso, a swinging jazz trio and a brief hip hop interlude. 


http://www.jimguttmann.com/

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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The Waltham Sound: rock with Rolling Nectar and Background Orcs
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Waltham Sound: rock with Rolling Nectar and Background Orcs

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Doors open at 7:00pm and the first performance begins at approximately 7:30pm.

ROLLING NECTAR
Boston-based ROLLING NECTAR embraces vintage to modern rock 'n roll influences- creating a uniquely honest and gritty modern rock sound. Their music is laced with psychedelic overtones, Americana, old-school blues, and soul.

The band won the Boston Hard Rock Rising competition in 2016, was nominated for the 2016 "Rock Act Of The Year" by the New England Music Awards, and was a 2015 finalist in the "Last Band Standing" competition at the Hard Rock Cafe. They opened for international touring act Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, the legendary Rusted Root, and a special tribute featuring members of Foghat and Badfinger. They are a personal local rock favorite of the Boston Red Sox organization- having been invited to perform before games on several occasions.

ROLLING NECTAR is fronted Kevin J. Graham lead vocals and guitar. He is backed by rhythm section of bruising drummer Tony St. Cyr, and bassist Aaron Haynes and rhythm guitarist Nick Moreira. They are also accompanied onstage by backing vocalists Leah Hinton and Christine Moser, known as the "Nectarines". 
www.rollingnectar.com
https://m.facebook.com/RollingNectar/
 

BACKGROUND ORCS
With a unique sound that defies normal categorization, Background Orcs combine musical styles and feels from around the globe to deliver a high-energy atmosphere for listeners as well as keep them on their toes. While some have attempted to package the Orcs' sound with brands such as "deep pocket immersive groove" or "heady psychedelic jazz fusion", one must experience the group first hand to grasp their diverse musical directions. Regardless of genre, constant craftsmanship by all four members has been a hallmark of Background Orcs from the very beginning.

The band has a strong presence in the Northeast music scene, sharing stages with artists such as Bernie Worrell, Dopapod, Consider The Source, The New Mastersounds, Rebirth Brass Band, The Nth Power, and many more. In 2014, the Orcs dropped their first full length album Villains. The Orcs have set their sights on world domination.
www.backgroundorcs.com

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

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

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Mill Talk: Civil War Massachusetts
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mill Talk: Civil War Massachusetts

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This Mill Talk begins at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30.

This talk is free, and light refreshments will be served.

Massachusetts recruited over sixty regiments during the Civil War and their records are preserved in the Massachusetts Archives.  Highlighting original materials from the files of the "Great War Governor,"  John Albion Andrew, the lecture presents the stories of three unique regiments:  the 20th "Harvard Regiment," the " Irish-American" 28th Regiment, and the  "African-American" 54th Regiment, featured in the motion picture Glory!  It also includes material on the technology that made the Civil War so devastating.

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Our speaker, Stephen Kenney, has been Director of the Commonwealth Museum, the Massachusetts state history museum, since 2002.  He has a Ph.D. from Boston University and has been a faculty member and administrator at several colleges including service as Interim President at Quincy College. He has been curator for several exhibits at the Commonwealth Museum, including Civil War Massachusetts, Sacco and Vanzetti, Road to Revolution: the Stamp Tax Crisis of 1765, and Freedom's Agenda: African-American Petitions to the Massachusetts Government.

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This Mill Talk begins at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30.

This talk is free, and light refreshments will be served.

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Boiler House Jazz: Maria Finkelmeier/Tim Hall Duo
Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Maria Finkelmeier/Tim Hall Duo

Performance begins at 7:30 with doors opening 30 minutes prior

MARIA FINKELMEIER/TIM HALL DUO

Cincinnati native Maria Finkelmeier has been called a "one-woman" dynamo" by the Boston Globe. She is a percussionist, composer, educator, and arts entrepreneur based in Boston. She founded and directs Kadence Arts, a non-profit devoted to incubating artistic projects, curating performances and engaging local communities through music making. A nuanced interpreter and creator of new music, Maria is also a co-founder of the artist collective Massary Studios and has been commissioned to create works for several different projects. She also finds time to tour with the Swedish-American band, Quartet Kalos who re-work traditional folk music with unique arrangements and instrumentation as well as perform original compositions and commissioned works. She also got lots of attention for a project she did with Illumininus for HubWeek in 2015, where she turned Fenway Park's Green Monster into an instrument and projection canvas combining music performance with triggered animation.
http://www.mariafinkelmeier.com/

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Detroit born Tim Hall is an educator, saxophonist, writer, and producer who has performed all around the country. He began playing music at the age of 10, and found poetry in college as a way to share his thoughts on paper. Tim Hall draws inspiration from his lived experiences, charting the nuances of blackness, masculinity, and the beauties of life. He has performed in spaces all around the Midwest and Greater Boston areas, and has opened for artists such as Neiel Israel, Regie Gibson, the Asia Project of BET’s Def Poetry Jam, and soul singer Lalah Hathaway. 
http://hipstory.org/timhall/

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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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26th annual WALTHAM FOOD WINE & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL at the Waltham Westin Hotel
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

26th annual WALTHAM FOOD WINE & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL at the Waltham Westin Hotel

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The 26th Annual Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival will take place on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018, from 5:30-8:30pm in the Eden Vale Ballroom at the Westin Waltham Boston Hotel.

Located at 70 3rd Avenue in Waltham, Massachusetts, this wonderful venue is easily accessible from all points in the Greater Boston Metro West.

This great event, now an annual tradition, is an excellent opportunity to go on a culinary tour 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 2018 Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival where you can embark on your personal city food tour through American,Cuban, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Spanish, Persian, and more ----- or thematically through baking, barbecuing, braising, grilling, roasting, sauteing and and stir-frying, and more. 

Of course you’ll want to enjoy choice beverages, too! Local breweries will be serving samples of their latest creations 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 jazz and blues by Session450, 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. 

The Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival is a fundraiser for the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, a Museum of the American Industrial Revolution located in the historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, just off Moody Street. All proceeds of this event support the Museum, its exhibits and programs. 

The Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.

PARTICIPATING WALTHAM RESTAURANTS

Check back soon! MORE RESTAURANT ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!

The Charles River Museum would like to thank the following for their support of this year's Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival


MASTER CHEF LEVEL: Hobbs Brook Management


TOP CHEF LEVEL: Waltham Tourism Council
IRON CHEF LEVEL: The Nelson Companies, Park Lodge Hotel Group
SOMMELIER LEVEL:Dinner and Company, Watertown Savings Bank, Carol & Jack O'Neil
SOUS CHEF LEVEL: Boston Properties, Stanton Insurance, Anchor Line Partners, Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham Chamber of Commerce, Saltbox Kitchen

If you are interested in joining the fine businesses below as a sponsor of the 26th annual Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival, please visit here for full details on sponsorship levels.

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Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

2nd Shift Concert: Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers

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Doors open at 7:30 with the performance beginning at 8:00 PM.

Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers

What do you get when you cross mandolin, guitar, upright bass, accordion and percussion with an accomplished Americana instrumentalist who has studied meditation and violin with masters in India? Our second act of the season, Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers, answer this riddle with a unique and kaleidoscopic take on roots music. Sometimes shimmering and hypnotic, sometimes rhythmic and brassy, we are proud to welcome Phoebe Hunt and her band to the 2nd Shift series.

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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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Mill Talk — Liberty Street: Anti-Slavery Activists in Waltham
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mill Talk — Liberty Street: Anti-Slavery Activists in Waltham

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE OF MARCH 21st.

Mill Talk begins at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30.

This talk is free, and light refreshments will be served.

In the 1830s, Waltham's first middle-class residents built a neighborhood near the Common that came to include some of the town's most radical abolitionists. Starting as a small group, they became a force in the antislavery movement and drew abolitionist leaders to Waltham, including Frederick Douglass and Ralph Waldo Emerson. In a house at the corner of Main and Liberty Streets, one man also harbored runaway slaves.

With the discovery of a largely untouched room papered with Civil War images from Harper's Magazine, historian Alex Green uncovered Waltham's hidden role in the Underground Railroad. Green will share his findings and what they mean for Waltham residents today.

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Author Alex Green

Alex Green is a Fellow at Harvard Law School. A longtime Waltham resident, he is the former chairperson of the Waltham Historical Commission. His writing has appeared in The AtlanticThe Huffington Post, and Lapham's Quarterly, and he is a contributor to WBUR-NPR's Cognoscenti.

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This Mill Talk begins at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30.

This talk is free, and light refreshments will be served.

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Boiler House Jazz: Mike Rivard/Dave Tronzo Duo
Mar
25
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Mike Rivard/Dave Tronzo Duo

The performance begins at 7:30; doors open 30 minutes prior.

Mike Rivard & Dave Tronzo
An evening of exciting improvised duos from two internationally-acclaimed musicians.

Composer/bassist Mike Rivard has brought his skills on acoustic and electric bass to a diverse roster of artists including John Medeski, Billy Martin, Hassan Hakmoun, Ryan Montbleau, Either/Orchestra, Jonatha Brooke, Aimee Mann, Mark Sandman & Morphine, and many others. He leads the award-winning dub-jazz-trance group Club d'Elf, recipient of the Boston Music Award in 2007 for Outstanding Jazz Act. He performs with Indo-jazz group Natraj, the Boston Pops Orchestra, as well as Broadway tours of Wicked, Disney's The Lion King, The Color Purple, Mary Poppins & many others. Rivard has a passion for Moroccan trance music, particularly that of the Gnawa and Amazigh (Berber) people of the Atlas mountains, becoming one of the few non-Moroccans to master the sintir, a camel-skin covered bass lute. In 2009 he served as musical ambassador during a cultural exchange to Morocco, and has since led workshops on the sintir and Gnawa music at Berklee, South Shore Conservatory, Northeastern University and Wellesley College.

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David Tronzo is a master slide guitarist, improviser, and composer. He has been voted among the “Top 100 Guitarists of the 20th Century” and the “Top Ten Jazz Guitarists” by Musician Magazine; “Best Guitarist in NYC” by the New York Press; Tronzo was one of thirty musicians worldwide to receive a nomination for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts for music. Tronzo’s unique playing style has resulted in an innovative body of extended techniques for the slide guitar: fluid single lines, finger-behind-the-slide chords and harmonic slaps, using plastic cups, rags, pencils, and wires.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Tronzo

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The Waltham Sound: world music with Steve Oundo and Afro Diamonds
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Waltham Sound: world music with Steve Oundo and Afro Diamonds

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THE WALTHAM SOUND: world music with Steve Oundo and Afro Diamonds

The performance begins at 7:30; doors open 30 minutes prior.

STEVE OUNDO
Born and raised in Africa Uganda Jinja Town. A singer, song-writer, producer, voice teacher, and a multi-Instrumentalist.

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"I use music to share my heart with the world, to inspire thoughts and ideas of love, unity, peace and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I write and create music taking inspiration from my very near surrounding ,world events and also as the Holy Spirit puts it on my heart. When words are not enough, I chant and scat that unspoken spontaneous message. I would call my genre world music!

"A great friend and mentor Tshaka Winston Mayanja once said to me - 'a good song is a good song and there is enough room in this world for all musicians to be heard'."

AFRO DIAMONDS
Afro Diamonds is a group of talented young passionate dancers who love to express the beauty of Africa through dancing. We are a part of the Africano center (African Cultural Services Inc.) that is located at 703 Main Street Waltham Massachusetts. Our main motive is to bring cultural awareness to whoever is willing to listen. We love to connect with different people through the energy and passion we give while we dance. We perform at many cultural events, universities, shows, churches, competitions etc. We want to dominate the world and spread love through the positiveness of our dances.

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Aside from dancing, Afro Diamonds is a team of inspiration. We are a family that cultivates each other’s gifts. We believe that the future belongs to anybody who believes in the beauty of their dreams. Afro Diamonds’ dream is help individual pursue their dreams.

 

 

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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Boiler House Jazz: Allan Chase/Ted Reichman Duo
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Allan Chase/Ted Reichman Duo

The performance begins at 7:30; doors open 30 minutes prior.

Allan Chase (soprano, alto, bari saxes) & Ted Reichman (accordion with electronics)Saxophonist Allan Chase and accordionist Ted Reichman will explore sounds in time and space, extended techniques and unusual textures and timbral combinations, and free approaches to melody, harmony, and rhythm, in a series of structured and free duets (and short solos).

Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist and composer. Since 2008, he has chaired the Ear Training department at Berklee College of Music. He appears as a soloist on over 40 jazz, pop, and classical recordings, in addition to several movie scores. Chase has taught a wide range of college courses in ear training, transcription and analysis, harmony, counterpoint, music theory, and music history, as well as ensembles and private lessons. He began his teaching career at Berklee in 1981, and has also taught at Tufts University and New England Conservatory, where he served as chair of jazz studies and dean of the faculty. From 1992 to 2000, he performed and recorded with John Coltrane's former drummer Rashied Ali, and he has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981. Chase studied music theory and composition at Arizona State University (BM, 1978) and ethnomusicology at Tufts University (MA, 1992). He also did graduate study in music theory and jazz at New England Conservatory and studied new music improvisation for two summers at the Creative Music Studio.
http://allanchase.com

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Ted Reichman is an accordionist, keyboard player, and composer, focusing on connections between improvisation and various forms of folk, popular music, and jazz. He works as a film composer and record producer, in addition to performing worldwide in John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet, and other jazz and rock bands.
http://www.tedreichman.com/

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For more information on these and other Boiler House Jazz Series artists, please visit the Charles River Museum webpage: charlesrivermuseum.org/boiler-house-jazz-series

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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Vintage Irish Dance Night
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Vintage Irish Dance Night

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

  Instructor Ruth Benson Levin

Instructor Ruth Benson Levin

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

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

Costumes are welcomed!

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission:

$15 for General Public
$10 for Museum Members

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

2nd Shift Concert: Joyce Andersen

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Doors open at 7:30 with the performance beginning at 8:00 PM.

Joyce Andersen

Equally at home with a fiddle tune, a spare country waltz or an intricately woven tapestry of violin and percussion loops, Andersen is a versatile and beguiling musician. She’s a modern artist hailing from the Maine seacoast, but when her crystalline voice harmonizes with her fiddle playing, pedestrian concerns like time and place fall away. Andersen’s blend of original songs, Celtic ballads and transformative covers of everyone from Steve Winwood to Jimi Hendrix makes her the perfect choice to kick off our 3rd season.

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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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Exhibit/Artist Opening - The Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibit/Artist Opening - The Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian

This event, hosted by Mr. Robert Megerdichian, is really a full-throated expression of a son's love for his father, Abraham, sharing with all of us his machinist father's love for his work.

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Abraham Megerdichian

Abraham Megerdichian was born in 1923 to Armenian immigrants. After completing a special machinists' technical training secondary education and serving in the United States Navy in World War II, he then worked a full career at General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts.

During the early 1960s, Mr. Megerdichian began using his 20 minute breaks to craft precious keepsakes for family and fiends. His earliest items were utilitarian, domestic, and full size. As his technical proficiency increased, however, his works became more intricate, smaller, and often included many very small parts.

Among these items created entirely out of metal to please and amuse were jewelry, doll house furniture, a cash register, a miniature vacuum cleaner, a tool box with individual tools to scale, toy trucks and cars, and a train set. Over the course of his working life, Abraham Megerdichian created over 400 metal art objects.

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A wagon with a keg

Please join us for a special evening hosted by Abraham Megerdichian's son, Robert, who will give a short talk about his father's life, art, and legacy, and will be on hand to discuss Abraham's work and what it was like to grow up the son of such a talented and generous tradesman-artist.

This event runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free. Please RSVP by clicking the button below.

We hope to see you on March 14th!

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Archery at the Museum
Mar
3
10:45 AM10:45

Archery at the Museum

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Want to try your hand at archery? Come join us on Saturday, March 3rd to participate in the live archery range that will be open from 10:45 am – 1:00 pm inside the Museum's historic 1901 Engine House.

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. The certified instructors from On The Mark Archery will teach the fundamentals of recurve shooting in small group classes, in 30 minute accelerated sessions.

All equipment is provided.

Program hosted by On the Mark Archery
$20 Class Enrollment Fee, includes Museum admission
Participants must be age 9 or older to shoot on the range

Online registration is available at www.onthemarkarchery.com/charlesrivermuseum.

Schedule (limited to 10 participants each slot):

Class 1: 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 

Class 2: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Class 3: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 

Class 4: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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The Waltham Sound: jazz with The Fringe w/Dave Fox Trio
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Waltham Sound: jazz with The Fringe w/Dave Fox Trio

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Doors open at 7:00 with the first performance beginning at 7:300.

The Fringe
Starting in 1972, The Fringe is one of America’s longest running and working bands. This award-winning jazz trio formed while still students at Berklee College of Music. The trio has performed at many international jazz festivals including: Red Sea Jazz Festival, Bergin Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz, San Paulo Jazz Festival and Newport Jazz Festival. With 15 recordings to date, The Fringe has had a Monday night residency in Boston for over 40 years! All three members are currently professors at Berklee College of Music.
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Dave Fox Trio
The Dave Fox Trio is an acoustic, modern jazz trio that draws from a deep repertoire of classic jazz standards as well as arrangements of modern jazz and original compositions. Featuring Bruno Raberg on bass and Bill Jones on saxophone, The Trio has extensive experience performing at numerous hotels and high-end corporate events in the Boston area and its members have also performed in Boston’s finest Jazz Clubs such as The Regattabar, Ryles Jazz Club, Wally’s Jazz Café, The Beehive, The Beat Hotel, Devlin’s and The LilyPad. Since 2014, The Trio has hosted a bi-weekly Jazz Brunch at The Fairmount Grille in Hyde Park, MA.
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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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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

22nd Annual NEMES New England Model Engineering Show

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See Operating Scale:

Steam Engines
Gasoline Engines
Aircraft Engines
Stirling Cycle Engine
Clocks
Machinist’s Tools and Fixtures
Locomotives Traction Engines
Model Boats – Steam and Gas

And Meet the Craftsmen Who Built Them

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General museum admission applies for spectators.

Exhibitors Setup Starts At 8:00 Am

Compressed Air for Running Models

Gas Engines Allowed

Non-Member Exhibitors Welcome

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

MassDestruction

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Metal versus Metal!

Engineers versus Engineers!

ROBOT versus ROBOT!

 

MassDestruction
returns to the Charles River Museum!

Fighting Robots return to the Charles River Museum! Come watch as talented engineers, designers, and programmers pit metal against metal in our ninth robot MassDestruction. Robots range from 3lb highly-kinetic destruction machines to sumo-style 12lbers, as well as a specialty 3D printed-only class!

This event is fun for the whole family as all the destruction is contained inside of our sealed bulletproof-glass box and robots are operated by their talented builders!

Standard Museum admission rates apply for spectators.

If you're interested in getting involved in this event,
please register at:

 and check out our Facebook page here.

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

MassDestruction

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Metal versus Metal!

Engineers versus Engineers!

ROBOT versus ROBOT!

 

MassDestruction
returns to the Charles River Museum!

Fighting Robots return to the Charles River Museum! Come watch as talented engineers, designers, and programmers pit metal against metal in our ninth robot MassDestruction. Robots range from 3lb highly-kinetic destruction machines to sumo-style 12lbers, as well as a specialty 3D printed-only class!

This event is fun for the whole family as all the destruction is contained inside of our sealed bulletproof-glass box and robots are operated by their talented builders!

Standard Museum admission rates apply for spectators.

If you're interested in getting involved in this event,
please register at:

 and check out our Facebook page here.

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

2nd Shift Concert: The Tarbox Ramblers

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The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.

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THE TARBOX RAMBLERS
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

Videos:
Shake ‘Em On Down

Hey Mr. Starlight 

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