In additional to performance based programming and classes, Hubbard Hall also offers several Special Events and Fundraisers throughout the year!
FILM FORUMS (New this year!)
FREE – Suggested Donations of $10
February 18 and June 17
Check back soon for a full list of this year’s film titles!
Take in a flick from forgotten days gone by with friends in our Freight Depot!
The Freight Project
Saturday August 27, 7pm
Rachael Shane grew up acting on the Hubbard Hall stage. Her love for the Hall brings her back to Cambridge each August with Oscar + Lottie Productions, where clusters of artists emerge gratefully from NYC for a week in residence here. This year, several new projects will workshop new shows. Rachael and friends would love to see you there!
Hubbard Hall is pleased to welcome master hand drummer and recording artist Ubaka Hill: a performer, composer, songwriter, recording artist, public speaker, and has been teaching hand drumming for more than 30 years throughout the United States and other countries. She says “my soul-vision and intention is to facilitate and inspire personal transformation, empowerment, healing and joy with music that moves you.” Her primary focus as a teacher of hand drumming is to encourage, motivate, empower, and stimulate joyfulness. Hill creates environments to reconnect with ancient wisdom and drumming traditions using sound as a tool for personal transformation, healing, and celebration; to re-activate our relationship to rhythm and pulse; to learn how to participate in community drum circles and group music making; to recognize ourselves as active participants on the continuum of folkloric drumming and musical traditions; and to foster positive public recognition, awareness, and appreciation of the evolving women’s drumming culture. Check out her work on www.ubakahilldrumsong.com or come to Hubbard Hall on August 28th!
Opening Night Dinners for Theater Performances
Oct 8, Jan 21, March 4, and April 22
Once again, Scott Carrino and the Roundhouse Bakery Cafe are providing delicious menus for Theater Season’s Opening Nights. Reservations for the Opening Night Dinners DO need to be made in advance.
After last year’s Spooktacular Success, we’re bringing BACK Hubbard Hall-O-Ween! Fun for the whole family, we’ll have games & activities, baked goods, local businesses, and a costume parade on the Hubbard Hall Lawn. Make sure to come back later that night for scary stories and haunting performances at Whispering Bones!
Once again, Kelvin Keraga hosts an evening of creepy and chilling tales, told by some of the region’s best storytellers! It’s a great mix of great stories and the proceeds from the show will go to help Hubbard Hall’s Arts Education Scholarship program. This program helps to ensure that no student at Hubbard Hall is ever turned away from a class based on financial limitations.
Saturday, November 5
Dust off your poodle skirt, kick off your blue suede shoes, and JOIN US at Hubbard Hall November 5 from 7-9pm for a peachy keen evening of music, dance, and ice cream. Dance instructors and students will be there to lead you in some cool moves that’ll keep your heels smokin’! Threads of the time are greatly admired but not required, so get on the horn to tell your friends about the hippest bash in town while helping to bring in the bread for the Hubbard Hall Dance Costume Fund!
Blues and Brews
A Smokin’ Hot Fundraiser for Hubbard Hall featuring the Road Side Blues Band. Admission includes chili, cornbread, jambalaya, desserts, and soft drinks. Cash bar for beer and wine with ID. All ages welcome. Dance the winter blues away!
Spring Perennial Sale
If you’d like to support Hubbard Hall and give/ get some great perennials for your garden, come to our annual perennials sale. People who bring freshly dug perennials to donate may begin “shopping” any time after 7 am, otherwise the shopping begins at 9 am and is mostly done by 11. There will be knowledgeable people on hand to help you make good choices for your particular site and garden needs. These are the best bargains of the season AND you help Hubbard Hall keep art and community happening
Rites of Spring Gala
Join us for our annual Rites of Spring Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year and a time to come together and celebrate our swing into spring! There’ll be, as always, a delicious dinner by Sal & Piper Catering, a silent auction for some amazing prizes, gorgeous music provided by David Cuite’s Freight Yard Quartet and a relaxed atmosphere of community and camaraderie.
Usually Sundays at 2:00pm in the Hubbard Hall Freight Depot
Stay tuned for a list of upcoming Curiosity Forums.
Check out the Curiosity Forum Spotlight page or view our list of upcoming events.
The Maurice Sendak Matching Grant
at Hubbard Hall – YOU DID IT!!!
We are THRILLED to announce that we’ve blown past our goal to match the Maurice Sendak Foundation’s gift of $15,000, to the tune of approximately $21,000 in gifts and pledges. Given online, through the mail, and often as walk-ins to the office, this support again shows that this community, locally and nationally, values Hubbard Hall and all that we do. What’s more, we’re also happy to share that the vast majority of this total comes from gifts of $100 or less, again demonstrating that every gift matters – and that, together, we can do great things. Thank you again for your tremendous support. We look forward to seeing you on campus and throughout the community soon.
Sincerely and gratefully,
David A. Snider
Executive Artistic Director