Dorchester Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Apr. 10

Join the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra as it presents its Spring Concert, Sunday, April 10th, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (209 Ashmont Street). The orchestra, conducted by Dorchester resident William Shoucair, will be joined by violinist Annie Chen from the New England Conservatory as she plays the Mozart Violin Concerto #5 in A Major, one of the most well know and best loved pieces by Mozart. Also on the program is the Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart and Symphony #101 (The Clock) by Haydn. Come celebrate spring with your own, hometown orchestra!

Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 6 - 16 years. Age 5 and under get in free! For more info, contact William Shoucair at 617-822-3979 or email >> Read More

"Behind the Music" of Boston City Singers, Mar. 23

Boston City Singers will host "Behind the Music - Inspiring Young Voices" on Wednesday, March 23 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for afternoon tea. This event is free of charge and not a fundraiser-rather, it's an opportunity to showcase all of the Boston City Singers' achievements, what the group is today and how these kids make a difference in our neighborhoods. Call 617-265-6700 to RSVP or with questions.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
All Saints Ashmont Church
209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Art Show at Cedar Grove Gardens, Reception Mar. 24

The staff at Cedar Grove Gardens have green thumbs and a knack for creative design. Join Cedar Grove in celebrating the collaborative talents of several local artists - all of whom are also employees! Original works of art will be on display depicting still life, scenes of Boston, abstract glass and more.

An opening reception will take on Thursday, March 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (wine and light refreshments will be served). The show itself is open to the public from March 24th - April 7th. See a sneak peak of the show and more info on the featured artists here (or view attached PDF).

Cedar Grove Gardens
911 Adams Street
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124 

Dorchester Music Clubhouse


(617) 288-7120


Connecting youth with music and opportunity: The Dorchester Music Clubhouse, located at the Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center, is a place where music, fun, education, and expression come together. Come in and learn to play an instrument, practice what you know, start a band, record or write a song, meet your friends, or make new ones. See a performance, talk about your favorite music, hear new music, or take part in a workshop. Don’t forget about performances and field trips.


The Dorchester Music Clubhouse is also a gateway into the amazing City Music Program, sponsored by Berklee College of Music for Middle School and High School students to prepare for a Berklee Education!


Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center
1135 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Music Clubhouse is a program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Sponsors include Berklee College of Music, Music & Youth Initiative, Charles Hayden Foundation, Amelia Peabody Foundation, City of Boston Dept. of Neighborhood Development.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact director for schedule, to sign up for classes or to volunteer. 

Key Programs Offered: 

Music, music production and songwriting lessons; concerts & events; workshops; game nights; Rock Band 


DAC 4th Fridays: Chuck Sullivan and Vincent Crotty, Mar. 25

All are welcome to the DAC 4th Fridays Potluck on March 25th! Wine and soft drinks provided - just bring yourself, your appetite, and something for the table. If you'd like to contribute to the chili table, bring that along too--or maybe some garnishes (guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese). Everyone who tries the chili gets to vote on which should be DAC's official entry in the Dorchester Chili Cook-off.

Questions? Call 617 839-6734 or 617 922-1396. >> Read More

Ashmont Hill @ Ashmont Grill: Artist Mike Ritter, Mar. 16

Mike Ritter of Dorchester’s Ashmont Hill presents his work at Ashmont Grill this month. The exhibit displays an assortment of framed photographs from his varied portfolio of portraiture, travel, Boston and architecture. A reception with the artist will take place Wednesday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Free snacks, cash bar, walk-ins welcome. Small, matted works will be available for sale.
Ashmont Grill
555 Talbot Avenue Dorchester, MA  617-825-4300

Sunday at Three Concert Series: Russell Hoffman Jazz Trio, Mar. 27

Sunday at Three is proud to present its last concert of the season featuring the Russell Hoffmann Jazz Trio (Russell Hoffmann, piano; Ron Mahdi, bass; Ron Savage, drums) on Sunday, March 27, at 3:00 PM. This Berklee faculty trio has performed on three continents and collaborated with distinguished artists like Marian McPartland, Kevin Eubanks and Bobbie McFerrin among many, many others. Their concert will include selection from the American Song Book as well as original compositions. A reception and meet and greet with the artist will conclude the afternoon. Concert is free (though donations are accepted). Contact Ana Popa, Organist and Music Director, with inquiries at

Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m.
First Parish Church,
10 Parish Street, 
Dorchester, MA
617 436 0527;

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Lufthansa Studios Presents: Lacombe, Wray, Molteni & Zacher; Mar. 26

Lufthansa Studios presents its second exhibition, featuring artists Michelle Lacombe, Michael Wray, Maria Molteni, and Chris Zacher. Collaborative, performative, historical, archival and socio-cultural, this show is certainly not to be missed! Come see the artists on March 26, from 6 - 10 p.m. at Lufthansa Studios, 29 Sturtevant Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Contact with inquiries. Artist bios after the break. >> Read More

"Fine Art" - Patrick Ryan Photography at Flat Black, Mar. 18

Flat Black Coffee Company will have their second art opening this Friday, March 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carruth @ Ashmont Café, 1906 Dorchester Ave. Fine Art by Patrick Ryan is a breathtaking collection of long exposure photography. There are landscapes and scenes from London, unique views of the night sky. Traditionally framed prints will be featured alongside photos printed on stretched canvas.

March 18, 5 to 7 p.m.
Carruth @ Ashmont Café
1906 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124

Dorchester Neighborhood Artists Show, Mar. 12

Support local artists and see great work! Dorchester Neighborhood Artists (D.N.A.) will show at Hancock 309 Gallery and Consignment on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4 p.m. This exhibition collects the best of Dorchester's artists together in one fantastic display -- you can't miss it!  

Hancock 309 Gallery and Consignment
309 Hancock Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

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