Your (virtual) week ahead – May 9-16

Cajun Hobos

Sat. May 9 – Southcoast Lessons hosts presents Cajun Hobos, a virtual concert tonight from 7-8:00 pm. The hobos are…Alan and Michelle have been playing Cajun music together for 25 years. They are most well known for playing with Magnolia, and currently are also playing in smaller combos in the Cajun Hobos and French Roast. Learning from Louisiana’s finest, they are passionate about sharing their love of Cajun culture, music, and dances. Stream from the Southcoast Lessons FB page here.

Fiddles for Mom

Sunday, May 10 – The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra brings you a A Mother’s Day Treat with Emmy and the P’s, an online concert today from 4-5:00 pm.  Emmy and the P’s bring you a special Mother’s Day musical treat. Peter Zay (cello and guitar), Piero Guimaraes (vibraphone and percussion) and Emmy Holmes-Hicks (violin/fiddle) bring you a whole new program with music by living composers Kirsten Volness and Stephen Michael Gryc as well as some toe-tapping old-time and New England fiddle tunes, one of Peter’s unbeatable arrangements, and more. Grab a drink, stay in your PJs, and join in from the couch! Sream via the NBSO FB page here


Thurs. May 14 – The second edition of VAHA! New Bedford – the region’s second Thursday of the month celebration of art, history and architecture takes place on various online venues. 

Featuring talks, tours, music, movement, demos, dance parties, and wellness activities. Plus on-line resources to help keep our community creative and connected. Brought to you by AHA! New Bedford and First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union.

3pm: The 5 Pillars of Hip Hop Series (3rd EyE & the NB National Historical Park)

5pm: WHALE 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting (Waterfront Historic Area League) REGISTRATION REQUIRED

6pm: Curbing the Culture of Shame: A Conversation on the Impact of Cyberbullying (The Marion Institute in partnership with the New Bedford Lyceum) REGISTRATION REQUIRED

6pm: Night with The Drawing Room – In the Wake of the Willows Author Reading with Frederick Thurber REGISTRATION REQUIRED

7pm: UMASS Dartmouth MFA Thesis Exhibition Live Artist Talks (CVPA)

7pm: We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration (Fishing Heritage Center)

7:30pm: Night with The Drawing Room – Virtual Beer Tasting

with Corey Nuffer & Turtle Swamp Brewing REGISTRATION REQUIRED

8pm: A Whaling Descendant Performs In Four Acts (Whaling National Historical Park)

Anytime: Mayday Mask Makers Display (Dyer Maker Studio) MASK SUBMISSIONS BY MAY 12

Anytime: Film – Intro to Historical New Bedford (New Bedford Preservation Society)

Anytime: Cape Cod Museum Trail – Connect From Your Couch

Anytime: Judith Klein Art Gallery Virtual Exhibit (Judith Klein Art Gallery)

Anytime: Virtual Talks and Tours with New Bedford Preservation Society

For details on how to participate and the most up to date schedule visit

For more opportunities that you can access from your couch 24/7 visit


Thurs. May 14Curbing the Culture of Shame: A Conversation on the Impact of Cyberbullying,” a virtual online discussion takes place tonight at 6pm. It’s hosted by The Marion Institute, in partnership with the New Bedford Lyceum and will be part of Thursday evening’s VAHA! New Bedford programming in ecognition of May Mental Health Awareness Month.

The panelists will respond to themes presented in the award-winning documentary Audrie & Daisy, an urgent real-life drama that takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

This event was originally scheduled in conjunction with the New Bedford Lyceum Presents Monica Lewinsky: A Conversation on Cyberbullying and Our Culture of Humiliation. Even though that event is no longer taking place, all presenting organizations feel that this topic is too important to silence the community conversation that was started in preparation for Ms. Lewinsky’s visit.