atac: downtown arts + music
160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA

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upcoming events

Centre Music House Open Mic
First Thursdays, Sept — June
7:00 PM, Free, All Ages
Doors open 30 min before showtime

The Centre Music House Open Mic brings together musicians of all ages and playing levels to hone their skills, test out new material, and celebrate community. This amazing, roving crew of open mic-ers has been gathering since 2011. Grab a seat and enjoy the show, or get up on stage and show this town what you’ve got. Arrive early to sign up!


Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969

Friday March 8, 2024

Show Starts 8:00 PM; Doors Open 7:30 PM

$10 - $25, All Ages

A 1990’s teen lesbian explores history and reckons with the power of femininity in this solo dance/theatre performance.



Saturday March 9, 2024

7:30 PM Start; 7:00 PM Doors

$0 - $30, All Ages

A powerful group of women musicians dedicated to elevating and celebrating the female experience. SheGrooves is an eclectic mix of pop, rock jazz and r&b.


The Saturday before the third Sunday each month, September 2023 through May 2024

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. All ages. Free.
RSVP encouraged but not required.

Explora is a low-key creative drop-in space in downtown Framingham, MA. One Saturday of each month, we open our doors to artists of all ages and skill levels for some quality shared studio time.

Families with younger kids can create alongside local artisans and grown-up makers. We’re always adding new materials, tools, and resources to our library; you’re welcome to use them, or bring your stuff. You can also just hang out. This isn’t a class and there are no expectations. Our friendly staff will be there to show you around, and you can leave with whatever you create.


Underground Madness

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Show Starts 8:00 PM; Doors Open 7:30 PM

$10 - $15, All Ages


Stand Up Comedy Class

Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Six week session: $300
No refunds after first class
Limited to 12 students per session

Whether you are checking off something on your bucket list, developing a skill to advance in your job or want to pursue stand up as a career, eight weeks with Kathe Farris will get you where you need to go.

You'll begin with the basics because you need to know the rules before you can break them. Stand up has a sense of mystery that Kathe will quickly help you solve through formulas, processes and a couple of other boring methods that only "type A, linear learners" like myself find comforting. By the end you will have the start of a stand up set that is an expression of you.

Most importantly Kathe fosters a safe and creative
space for all because in her experience trust can generate genius.


Half a Mind Comedy Open Mic
Fourth Thursday, Feb — June
7:00 PM Start; 6:30 Doors
$5/Free, 18+

The Half a Mind Comedy open mic at Amazing Things Arts Center is a monthly 18+ show hosted by Shruti. Our show will feature both established Boston area comedians, including a headliner, as well as newcomers to the comedy scene. Half a Mind Comedy strives to be a safe, inclusive, and fun show for all audience members and performers. The online sign-up sheet is open to comedians with up to five minutes of prepared comedic material. We encourage people from every background, ability, sexuality, and gender identity to join our community.


Wellesley High School Rock Band

Friday April 5, 2024

8:00 PM show; 7:30 PM doors

$15, All Ages

Wellesley High School Rock Band is an audition based group which rehearses weekly and performs at school and in the local community. They perform all genres of music and instruments. Members support one another with the goal of improving musically throughout the year while having a great time.

The group will be performing two 40-min sets with a brief intermission.

Follow them on IG at @whsrockband


Antje Duvekot

Friday April 12, 2024

8:00 PM Start; 7:30 Doors

$25, All Ages

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters!

“Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice.” -The Boston Globe

“She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody.” -Neil Dorfsman, Producer


Harmony Grove

Saturday April 13, 2024

7:00 PM Start; 6:30 PM Doors

$0-$30, All Ages

Harmony Grove is a musical project co-led by longtime collaborators Willie Sordillo and Zoë Krohne. Whether performing as a duo or augmented by additional musicians, they offer a diverse repertoire of original compositions and personal interpretations of both known and obscure songs from folk, jazz, Latin and pop origins. Their mission is to entertain while presenting a vision which offers hope, joy and possibility in an often troubled world.

This performance will involve two visual artist, Samela and Patrick St. Pierre, who will be painting their impressions to the music in real time during the first set, and Ketu Oladuwa, who will be reading during the second set while the band interacts with him. 

Zoë Krohne - vocals
Willie Sordillo - alto sax
Doug Rich - bass
Consuelo Candelaria- Barry - piano
Aaron Trant - percussion

*This performance is supported by a generous grant from the Framingham Cultural Council


Nic Gareiss & Simon Chrisman

Friday April 26, 2024

8:00 PM Start; 7:30 PM Doors

$20, All Ages


Nic Gareiss & Simon Chrisman mesh time and timbre to create dynamic performances of music and dance!



Saturday May 25, 2024

6:30 PM Start; 6:00 Doors

$10, 21+

A rave-style event that is based on Anime Music, 2000s Nostalgia, and Nerd Culture. Featuring live performances with an Idol Showcase. Cosplay is highly encouraged.

Metam0re is a Vocaloid Cosplay and Dance cover duo formed on March 9, 2023, consisting of best friends Nat and Birdie. Both with a huge love of crafting, dancing, performing, and event planning! They love making their own cosplays for their performances, which often consist of their favorite Vocaloids, Kagamine Rin and Len.

Metam0re recently won Best Advanced Performance at Another Anime Con's 2023 Masquerade.

Metam0re aim to create events that are safe, accessible, and a welcoming space to all in the New England Idol Community (and beyond)! Their goal is to keep our events low cost - because everyone deserves to feel welcomed in this community and get their chance to shine on stage!

  • Doors open one hour before show start
  • Plenty of parking on site
  • Members enjoy 10% off. Become a member today!

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