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  1. 8th annual Framingham Rotary Craft Fair

    April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Keefe Technical School

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  2. Workshop: Photograph Your Artwork

    April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    Do you wonder why the color and brightness of your photographs don’t match your artwork? Do you need better images of your work for a portfolio or exhibit submission? Learn how to photograph your art with more accurate, professional results. We will demonstrate each step involved, even with only the most basic camera. Lighting, white balance, camera angle, lens polarization and appropriate focal length will be covered. You will leave with a foundation for successful photography of your artwork. The workshop will take place in a gallery setting, giving participants the opportunity to learn to take effective installation shots as well. Basic knowledge and familiarity with your camera (whether SLR or point-and-shoot) is required. Bring your camera and fresh batteries, camera manual, and tripod if you have one plus a 2-D or 3-D work of art to photograph (optional). Handouts will be provided.

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  3. Yoga Shred at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    April 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) will get your heart racing and your muscles working hard; but relief will come in the form of a yoga fusion blend, designed to stretch and relax the muscles you worked hardest. This class aims to enhance core, strength, balance, and cardiovascular endurance. All skill levels are welcome! Participants must bring a water bottle and their own mat to class. Your first beer after the class is included!

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  4. Meet the Bunnies Storytime at Barnes & Noble

    April 20, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble

    Join us for our spring tradition: a Meet the Bunnies Storytime. Hop on in for a fun story, and then meet and pet a pair of real bunnies!

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  5. Melt Food Truck at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    April 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

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  6. Vacation Week: Makers’ Workshop

    April 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Are you ready for Spring? What better way to get ready than to encourage some friendly pollinators to make their homes in our area! This month we will be constructing homes for mason bees. Mason bees are non-stinging pollinators that are are solitary, meaning they live alone. Ages 5+

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  7. 420 Show with Uncle Johnny's Band at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    April 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    Come jam-out with jam band and Grateful Dead cover band Uncle Johnny’s Band to celebrate 420!

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  8. Live Music at Ken's Steakhouse

    April 20, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse

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  9. Live Music with Buffalo Rose and Mama's Marmalade

    April 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    Buffalo Rose is a modern folk group whose unique string & harmony-based arrangements have captivated audiences in their hometown of Pittsburgh so much that Next Pittsburgh declared them one of the city’s “Top 5 Bands You Shouldn’t Miss”. In March of 2018, they released their first full-length album, the Soil and the Seed, and continue to travel to major U.S. cities to promote its release. Opening is Mama’s Marmalade! Mamma’s Marmalade is a Northampton MA-based, newgrass band. Their fresh take on traditional American music transforms the conventional bluegrass experience into a raucus barnyard party that refuses to let you sit. Since their formation in 2014, the five piece string band has been fusing diverse musical backgrounds into a sound that bursts at the seams with energy, exuding a pure joy for creating music. Experimenting with intricate instrumentals and lively covers, their music brings the genre to new and unexpected places.

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  10. Live Music at Tropical Cafe

    April 20, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tropical Cafe

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  11. Live Music at Tropical Cafe

    April 21, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tropical Cafe

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  12. SCORE: Free Small Business Consulting

    April 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Starting or running a small business? You can get free and confidential business advice from SCORE of Boston! Make an appointment to meet with a SCORE volunteer at Framingham Public Library. Runs every Monday, except Memorial Day.

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  13. Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

    April 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian! Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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  14. World Tavern Poker

    April 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Beacon Street Bar and Grill

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  15. Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

    April 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch

    Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler. Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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  16. Drop-in Resume Help

    April 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Expert help with resumes, cover letters, job-search strategies, and more. Every Tuesday. Drop-In - Free & Confidential. For details call 508-532-5570, extension 4361.

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  17. Social Services Assistance from SMOC at Framingham Public Library

    April 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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  18. Friends of Saxonville Annual Meeting

    April 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Edwards Hll

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  19. Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Class

    April 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    All Levels / 18+ Class Size: Min 6 / Max 10 Students will learn the methods of traditional calligraphy using using dip pens with steel nibs and Sumi ink. Proper pen grip and pen angle are learned first. The provided exemplars will reflect a formal alphabet in the Italic hand and instruction will emphasize the proper construction of these letters with good balance and consistency of spacing and letter slant. Students will also learn to rule their own lines on blank paper and draw letter slant guidelines using rulers and triangles. Diane, a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ­Boston Her love of calligraphy was kindled in the early 1980’s when she was given her first fountain pen, and she has continued studying with and learning from the work of master lettering artists from around the world. Her home and calligraphy business are in Framingham.

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  20. Jazz Jam & Show

    April 23, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Tickets: $3.00 for Students • $5.00 for Amazing Members • $6 for non-members

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  21. Stories for Scooters

    April 24, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Stop by every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at the Framingham Public Library weekly story-time! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people! For Ages 0-3 years old. No registration required.

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  22. Weekly Story Time - for ages 3-5

    April 25, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft. For Ages 3-5.

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  23. Advanced Creative Machine Sewing Class

    April 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    In this class, we will choose a piece of fabric to use as a blank canvas. We will learn tricks and techniques to create a work of art on this canvas, using fabric scraps, threads, yarns, and other textiles, to either create an abstract piece of work, or even a “drawing” with machine sewing. We will then use this piece of fabric/ art to create at least two finished products. Perhaps a throw pillow, a lap blanket, wall hanging, or tote bag. Kim Mowers is primarily a machine sewist, and has been stitching, designing and sewing professionally for 15 years. She began her career designing and sewing handbags and laptop bags under the business name ZAUM, and has since branched out into multiple other creative lines. The Sewist is her latest venture, in which she offers classes and workshops on all things sewing related, as well as custom home decor projects, private sewing lessons, private sewing parties, and sewing refreshers.

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  24. Special Play Space Activities at Framingham Public Library

    April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our the library's Play Space. Check out their Facebook page to discover which rotating station they will showcase each week.

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  25. Raspberry PI/Arduino Night

    April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Framingham Makerspace

    No Agenda as of your. Normally will field questions and do on the spot projects.

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  26. Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room

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  27. Open Blues Jam - Live Music at The 4's Sports Pub

    April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM @ The 4's Sports Pub

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  28. Matilda Empanada at Exhibit 'A'

    April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

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  29. Live Music at Ken's Steakhouse

    April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse

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  30. Live Music with The Wolff Sisters at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    Indie-folk rockers The Wolff Sisters make their Exhibit ‘A’ debut!

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  31. Paints and Pints

    April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Springdale Beer

    At Paints and Pints, have fun, sip a beer and take home your masterpiece. All materials will be provided in this special Winter Edition! Grab your loved one, or your friend posse for this fun night of arts and drafts! Tickets are $40 and include instructions, all materials for your masterpiece and one Springdale beer. Link posted to reserve your spot! Sorin Bica is a contemporary artist based in the Boston area, frequently sought for his unique large scale abstract and figurative paintings. The use of intense color and expressive figures could be seen through-out his work. Bica's work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections both in the United States and abroad. Sorin Bica is an artist resident at SOWA artist Studios in Boston and Fountain Street Studios in Framingham, MA.

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  32. Live Jazz Music at Pho Dakao

    April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Pho Dakao

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  33. Live DJ Music at Taqueria Mexico

    April 26, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tacqueria Mexico

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  34. Live Music at Tropical Cafe

    April 26, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tropical Cafe

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  35. Earth Day Festival

    April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham Centre Common

    Come to the 9th Annual Framingham Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 3pm at the Framingham Centre Common. Explore over 100 environmentally friendly vendors with friends and family. Enjoy live local music, diverse lunch options, kids activities and free fitness classes. We hope you can join us for this beautiful event. It takes a village! Join our volunteer team: https://goo.gl/forms/AhRB9BbkOVpn24T92 Show us your stuff! Apply to be a vendor here: https://goo.gl/forms/hM7AHzYzlb64QlN42 Questions? Hit us up: FraminghamEarthDay@gmail.com Your Impact Matters! 1. Bike, walk, or carpool to the Festival. 2. Bring your own water bottle to fill up at our free water stations. 3. Bring your own reusable shopping bag to carry any treasures you find. For full info see: http://www.framinghamearthday.org/

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  36. The State Street Science Fair

    April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham State University

    This year’s Science on State Street, the annual MetroWest STEM festival at Framingham State University is on Saturday, April 27th from 11am-3pm. In addition to this being an awesome event for our science-loving families, PJ Feynman (STEAM Coach for the Framingham Public School District) will have a group of students from Fuller Middle School participating in the festival with a special Stomp Rocket exhibit. Feel free to stop by and bring your families! The event is FREE. You can easily spend more than 2 hours checking out all the exhibits. Last year the event saw 1,000 visitors and 40+ exhibits. There are free planetarium shows at the McAuliffe Center!

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  37. Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen at Exhibit 'A'

    April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    House-made sausages and grilled cheese on house-made sourdough bread.

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  38. Live Music at Ken's Steakhouse

    April 27, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse

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  39. Live Music with Bruce Millard & Friends

    April 27, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    Since ATAC opened in 2005, Bruce Millard’s annual shows have been known for their euphoric freedom, juggling unique backing players, instruments, styles, and song choices in an Old Time Revue format that highlights his band as much as himself, in effect a bunch of mini-concerts rolled into one full one. Another key element is the special guests, from year to year a shifting and diverse assortment of well-known Boston area musicians, both sitting in and Millard backing them on their own material, some of it rehearsed, some of it spontaneous, all of it unexpected. It’s music that straddles the line between loose and tight, traditional and modern, original songs and re-imagined covers, the familiar and the unknown. Would you want it any other way?

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  40. Beacon St. Bar Welcomes The American WHO!

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Beacon Street Bar and Grill

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  41. Live Music at Tropical Cafe

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tropical Cafe

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  42. Spring Restaurant Week

    April 28, 2019, All Day

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  43. Taste of Downtown Framingham

    April 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The 3rd Annual Taste of Downtown Framingham Top 5 Strengthen your community (and local economy) by supporting our local restaurants! Pick-up the Spring Restaurant Week Card featuring week-long specials & deals from April 28 - May 4. Vote on your favorite restaurant! Participating restaurants receive three months of tailored marketing support. Attendees automatically enter a chance to win gift cards to their favorite restaurants! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - art, games, and more featured at Springdale Barrel Room >> Tickets (excludes beverages) Pre-Order One Adult $10.00 One Child (12 and under) $5.00 At-Door One Adult $15.00 Two Adults $25.00 One Child (12 and under) $5.00

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  44. Ecological Pollinator Conservation Workshop

    April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Garden in the Woods

    Join Dr. Robert Gegear, 2018 recipient of the Society’s Regional Impact Award, to learn the skills needed to properly assess, conserve, and restore native pollination systems and the biodiversity that they support. This class provides foundational knowledge for the Citizen Science workshop, and can be taken alone or in tandem with the workshop.

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  45. Sunday Concert Series: Zefira Trio

    April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

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  46. Live Music at Tropical Cafe

    April 28, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tropical Cafe

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  47. Spring Restaurant Week

    April 29, 2019, All Day

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  48. SCORE: Free Small Business Consulting

    April 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Starting or running a small business? You can get free and confidential business advice from SCORE of Boston! Make an appointment to meet with a SCORE volunteer at Framingham Public Library. Runs every Monday, except Memorial Day.

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  49. Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

    April 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian! Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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  50. Dinner with the Doctor: Allergies & Asthma

    April 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ MetroWest Medical Center

    Dinner with the Doctor: Allergies & Asthma Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Join Stuart Rhein, MD for an in-depth discussion of the most common allergies, how they are linked to asthma, and their management and treatment. Monday, April 29, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Perini Auditorium, Framingham Union Hospital Campus 115 Lincoln Street, Framingham Ma 01702 Attendance is free but registration is required. Please call 800-872-5473 or visit mwmc.com/classes to sign up and for more details.

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  51. The Secret to Songwriting Class

    April 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    In this course we’re going to dissect our favorite tunes and uncover the DNA of great songwriting. No previous knowledge is required. Whether your a beginner or you’re looking to hone your existing songwriting skills, this class will have a little bit for everyone. We’ll dive deep into the fundamentals of lyric and melody writing, common chord progressions, where find song-worthy ideas, and how to overcome the dreaded writer’s block when it strikes.

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  52. World Tavern Poker

    April 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Beacon Street Bar and Grill

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  53. Spring Restaurant Week

    April 30, 2019, All Day

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  54. Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

    April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch

    Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler. Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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  55. Drop-in Resume Help

    April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Expert help with resumes, cover letters, job-search strategies, and more. Every Tuesday. Drop-In - Free & Confidential. For details call 508-532-5570, extension 4361.

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  56. Social Services Assistance from SMOC at Framingham Public Library

    April 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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  57. Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Class

    April 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    All Levels / 18+ Class Size: Min 6 / Max 10 Students will learn the methods of traditional calligraphy using using dip pens with steel nibs and Sumi ink. Proper pen grip and pen angle are learned first. The provided exemplars will reflect a formal alphabet in the Italic hand and instruction will emphasize the proper construction of these letters with good balance and consistency of spacing and letter slant. Students will also learn to rule their own lines on blank paper and draw letter slant guidelines using rulers and triangles. Diane, a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ­Boston Her love of calligraphy was kindled in the early 1980’s when she was given her first fountain pen, and she has continued studying with and learning from the work of master lettering artists from around the world. Her home and calligraphy business are in Framingham.

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  58. Jazz Jam & Show

    April 30, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Tickets: $3.00 for Students • $5.00 for Amazing Members • $6 for non-members

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