Best Boston Area Arts For Memorial Day Weekend

May 10, 2011 3:38 PM

(Credit: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

It’s the unofficial kickoff to summer in New England, and for most people it’s a three day weekend. That gives you plenty of time to mix up your normal routine with some of the best Arts that Boston has to offer. Here are some Memorial Day weekend recommendations from our friends at ArtsBoston.
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Mouth Wide Open

Presented by American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center
May 24-29
Event Details

Soulful, transcendent, laugh-out-loud funny, Amy Brenneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy) returns to her theatrical roots in this exuberant theater piece drawn from her own life experience that juxtaposes a hunger for the spiritual with the externalized pressures of celebrity. From a Tibetan temple in Kathmandu to an evangelical church in the Mississippi Delta; from the hype of the red carpet to the cold reality of a hospital room, Brenneman is our guide on an epic journey.

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Memorial Day Campfire

Club Passim
May 27-30
Event Details

This is four days packed with music – more than 100 music acts in all, starting Friday and playing right through Monday. Thirty dollars will get you a weekend pass, or you can buy a one-day pass for $10.  For a full schedule of performances, visit Club Passim’s campfire website.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Presented by ArtsEmerson
Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room
May 28-29
Event Details

The influential German theater director Max Reinhardt brings together ballet, classical music, literature, and Expressionist art for this generous Hollywood-by-way-of-Berlin Shakespeare adaptation, a fusing of his ornate theatrical aesthetics with the zippy professionalism of Warner Bros., who hired him after his acclaimed 1934 Hollywood Bowl staging of the play. The film is presented in partnership with Boston Lyric Opera’s Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Boston Ballet’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Richard III/Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
Boston University Theatre
May 18 – June 19
Event Details

Experience Shakespeare as never before when the internationally acclaimed Propeller Theatre Company leaps from England onto a Boston stage for the first time. One set of actors presents two productions in ambitious alternating repertory. In RICHARD III, director Edward Hall and his British cast bring a great villain to unsparing life. The company shows off their trademark mischievous wit in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy. A rigorous approach to classic text mixes with dynamic physicality and modern flair in the all-male Propeller productions, the theatrical event of the season.

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(Credit: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Bring in the Spring!

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Through May 28
Event Details

May 28th is the last day to rediscover the Sculpture Park with half off admission. Bring a picnic, the family, and even the dog for a day of art and fun. May 28th is also Member Preview day where members of the museum can be the first to see its summer exhibitions, Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture, Andy Goldsworthy: Snow, and Wall Works.

For a full listing of arts and cultural events Memorial Day Weekend, go to