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Early Release Workshop - Ceramic Whistles

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Kids ages 9 to 11 will have creating their own ceramic whistles with instructor Hana Reilly. In this early release workshop on Friday, March 22, students will mold and create their own original creations. Pieces will be fired up and ready for pick up 2-3 weeks later.

March 22 (12:30 pm-03:00 pm)



Macbeth: March 22-23, 29-30 (7:30pm)

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Directed by Jenn Rich

presented by Enter Stage Left Theater

March 22, 23, 29 & 30th @ 7:30 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at ESL Theater's third party vendor CLICK HERE


March 22 (07:30 pm-09:30 pm)



Karen K & the Jitterbugs

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Bug Out! with Karen K in her imaginary backyard fort where she makes music with her friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (full of energy, working on self control); Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). In this crowd-engaging, full-of-energy and wonder show, Karen takes audience members young and old on a musical adventure exploring themes of kindness, friendship and downright fun.

One of the most buzzed about songwriters and performers for families and kids on the East Coast, Karen K & her Jitterbugs have received multiple national awards, including a Parents Choice Fun Stuff Award and Best KidVid of 2014 for their smash hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck.” Music from both of their albums – “Pancakes for Dinner” and “Big Ol’ Truck” can be heard on radio stations across the country. Videos and streaming available at: www.karenkjitterbugs.com

Tickets: $5 Kids, $10 Adults (ages 11 month and under FREE)
HCA Member Tickets: $4.50 Kids, $9 Adults

Tickets: $10 General Admissions, $9 for members

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April 07 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)



Boston Marathon: Sign-Making Party

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Are you cheering on the runners Marathon Monday?

Then join us at the HCA for a sign-making party to help support the HCA Marathon Runners! All poster boards and supplies will be provided. You can make a sign for any runner of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Drop-in anytime from 4 to 6pm in the Lotvin Family Gallery.

Free, but donations are appreciated!


April 13 (04:00 pm-06:00 pm)



Boston: The Documentary (Film)

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Special Marathon Weekend Event:
Join us for a screening of "BOSTON" the documentary with a special Q&A after the film with filmmaker Jon Dunham and executive producer Tom Derderian. 

Tickets: $12 per person. $10 for students/seniors. Buy here.

BOSTON, narrated by Matt Damon, is the first feature-length documentary film about the world's most legendary running race - the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins 120 years ago, starting with only 15 runners, to the present day. The Boston Athletic Association granted exclusive documentary rights to BOSTON producers as well as use of the Association's extensive archive of video, photos, and memorabilia. The film showcases many of the most important moments in the history of the oldest annually contested marathon in the world. Evolving from a working man's challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and, eventually, women, Boston is the stage for many firsts paving the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports.

BOSTON immerses the viewer into the world of the marathon – the only sport in which an everyday athlete can participate alongside the best in the world – to experience the preparation, competition and camaraderie of the runners and the loyal dedication and support of the spectators. Recounting the history of Boston champions such as Johnny Kelley – who ran the marathon through eight decades; and Stylianos Kyriakides – who won in 1946 to raise money for food, supplies and other relief for his home nation, Greece; and following modern athletes such as Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan, BOSTON connects the history of the marathon and its runners with the 2014 race in an inspiring telling of heroism, friendship, dedication, and bravery.

Following the tragic events of 2013, BOSTON records the preparations and eventual running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later when runners and the community gather once again in support of one another for what would be the most meaningful race of all. Runners and spectators join together, “Boston Strong,” to overcome the fear of the terrible, exhibiting the best of the human spirit. Accompanied by Jeff Beal’s original score and narrated by Boston native Matt Damon, BOSTON imparts an emotional journey into the wondrous kaleidoscope of the marathon, a microcosm of the ability of humans of all ages, genders and races to be unified by a single event.

BOSTON premiered on April 15, 2017

"The Boston Marathon is like no other event in the world, and to have its history captured through this type of exclusive documentary is extraordinary." - Mayor Marty Walsh, The Boston Globe

Jon Dunham (producer, director, cinematographer) is an award winning filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher. The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films.

Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award. It was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States, where it grossed over $1 Million in two days on its way to becoming one of the year’s most successful theatrically released documentary films. The critically acclaimed production, which has become a cult classic among runners, was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II in 2013.

BOSTON is the filmmaker’s third and final film on the subject and marks the first time in the legendary race’s history that the complete story will be told in a feature-length film.

As a cinematographer, Dunham has lensed a wide range of documentaries and has filmed on every continent.

Executive Producer Tom Derderian will be joining us for the screening as well. He’s the world’s foremost expert on the history of the Boston Marathon an accomplished runner and coach of the Greater Boston Track Club. 

Tickets: $12 General Admissions, $10.8 for members

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April 13 (07:00 pm-09:30 pm)



If It's Magic - A One Man Show

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If It's Magic
treasured stories from magical moments

Written and Performed by John Ferdenzi.
Expressed through the music of Leslie Bricusse, Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, Irving Berlin, Burton Lane and larry Grossman.

Holliston, MA native John Ferdenzi brings his one-man show to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts this April. John centers much of his tales around his New England up-bringing and weaves songs throughout the show. The stories are written for children, but are to be enjoyed by older audiences who truly remember their own "once upon a time."

Saturday, April 20 (7:00PM)

Tickets: $23, $18 for seniors and students.
Purchase tickets here: https://www.hopartscenter.org/buyticket/3977

Show time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.



Tickets: $23 General Admissions, $20.7 for members

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April 20 (07:00 pm-08:30 pm)



Cinco de Mayo! Open Craft Workshop (FREE)

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Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the HCA with a celebration of Mexican folk art.

Participants are welcome to join us any time from 1 to 3pm to create their own unique yarn art inspired by the Huichol Yarn Paintings. Younger participants can enjoy creating colorful tissue paper flowers. All ages are welcome. Instructor: Cathy Howe.

Part of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts' Art Around the World Cultural Series.


May 05 (01:00 pm-03:00 pm)

HCA members have access to the galleries, exhibits, programs, and events at discounted prices to keep them engaged throughout the year -- all the while supporting the center.