Exuberant Politics is a multi-site celebration of art, activism and political feeling from around the world. The year-long Exuberant Politics project celebrates the intersection of art and activism in new forms of creative direct-action and organizing, and this juried exhibition reflects that spirit of enthusiasm and ed... read more
  • Thu Mar 6 - Wed Apr 30 2014
  • CSPS Hall
John Gorka has been part of the new folk movement since the late ’80s, steadily carving out a distinctive niche. Rolling Stone called him “the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement.” His soulful baritone and rich, multi-faceted songs have made him a favorite among critics and audiences across the country. Gorka... read more
Kris Delmhorst A sweet voice, spiked with a shadowy growl…  A folksy sound, peppered with punchy piano and sharp vocals…  Kris Delmhorst is not your typical folk singer.  Her songs have drawn inspiration from the poetry of famous authors... She recorded an album of The Cars’ music she loved in her youth. ... read more
The Surf Zombies raise surf rock from the dead, wielding fast and crazy surf originals that successfully straddle alternative, underground, retro and kid-friendly fun. A Surf Zombies show is some combination of Saturday morning cartoon, beach party and hot rod convention. The savage jungle rhythms, the swirling tremolo of the dueling guitars and th... read more
An opening reception is planned for Thursday, May 1, 5-7 pm. Meet the artist. Free and open to all In his exhibit "Some Places on This Planet," Stuart Klipper literally takes on the world. The Minnesota photographer has traveled the world (six visits to Antarctica alone) capturing the light and form of far-flung environments. Hi... read more
  • Thu May 1 - Sun Jun 1 2014
  • Commons Gallery
An opening reception is planned for Thursday, May 1, 5-7 pm. Meet the artist. Free and open to all Ian Etter brings his multi-media exploration, Manned Mock Mars Mission (MMMM), to the CSPS galleries. Blending histories of the settlement of the American West and interplanetary exploration, the installation covers Ian’s time in... read more
  • Thu May 1 - Sun Jun 29 2014
  • CSPS Hall
An opening reception is planned for Thursday, May 1, 5-7 pm. Free and open to all Since her emergence in 2004 with her first Boston Sculptors show, Ellen Wetmore has blended influences of surrealist and feminist art with her own unique iconography. These videos focus on the body and gesture, exploring memory, and its failings. ... read more
  • Thu May 1 - Sun Jun 1 2014
  • Digital Gallery
CSPS unveils Ian Etter's "Manned Mock Mars Mission," panoramic photographs by Stuart Klipper and videos by Ellen Wetmore. Ian and Stuart will be on hand to visit with gallery-goers. The event is free and open to all.... read more
  • Thu May 1 2014
  • CSPS Hall • 5:00 -7:00 pm • Free
Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today," French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan's name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He h... read more
A free workshop for performing artists who are interested in touring their work outside their community or state, "Doing It on the Road," takes place on Tuesday, May 6, from 3-5:30 pm. Hosted by Legion Arts, the workshop is designed and presented by the National Performance Network (NPN), as part of its regional programming. The workshop will inclu... read more
  • 3:00 pm
  • Tue May 6 2014
  • CSPS Hall • 3:00 - 5:30 pm • Free, but registration appreciated
Chris “Critter” Eldridge of The Punch Brothers has teamed up with Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Julian Lage. The pair distill guitar traditions from prebop swing to bluegrass flash into a one-of-a-kind sound, and all on 1939 Martin flat-tops. With a four-track EP, Close To Picture, under their belts, the two are wowing audiences a... read more
Since forming in 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released eight studio albums, fast earning them a reputation for the tight, diverse sound they’ve dubbed  “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock.” “Genetically theatrical… ,” Gambit Weekly said, “appetite-whetting… a snow-globe carnival segueing seamlessly from kazoo... read more
In cities across the country, local artists are creating change and engaging stakeholders to address the challenges that confront their communities—from disruptive construction, to fragmented neighborhoods, to fragile local economies. "Artists Respond," a day-long, hands-on workshop, will provide participating artists with the tools and strategie... read more
  • Sat May 17 2014
  • CSPS Hall • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Free, but registration required
Anchored by brothers David and Joey Landreth, this four-piece Manitoba alt-country outit features Eagles-inspired harmonies, tasty slide guitar and a neo-Laurel Canyon vibe a la Dawes. Songs cover the gamut: love gone bad, love gone worse, and the repercussions of falling for a stripper. “Can’t Help Myself” contrasts the serious tone as a ... read more
  • 7:00 pm
  • Thu May 22 2014
  • CSPS Hall
  • $15 advance | $18 door
SPT Theatre Company serves up another season of Tales from the Writers’ Room with Food for Thought. Featuring the original musings of the members of the Writers’ Room, Tales is an evening of sketch comedy and drama, monologue, poetry, physicality, and as al... read more
Red Cedar Chamber Music's final Main Stage Concert of the 2013-2014 season presents Red Cedar Trio members flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and cellist Carey Bostian performing the world premiere of Michael Gilbertson's exciting new work Three Rivers, plus a passionate Hungarian Trio by Nathan Kolosko and Gilbertson's <... read more
Well known for his many years as Jackson Browne's go-to stringman, David Lindley effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish music. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments into his music, including Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian... read more