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THE Z IS RE-OPENING THIS SUMMER AND WE’LL ANNOUNCE THE 2021/2022 SEASON SOON!

We’ve missed you, and we’re thrilled to welcome you back inside The Z, where our doors have been closed for more than a year. While we still face challenges ahead, we couldn’t have made it this far without YOUR support. Thank you for safeguarding performing arts for the Southcoast!

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Click here for Employment & Internship Opportunities at The Z.


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WE’RE HIRING!

Visit our employment page to see the current full-time and part-time openings.
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Donate to The Zeiterion's Resiliency Fund

THE Z’S RESILIENCY FUND

While performances inside the theater are paused, you can ensure a brighter tomorrow. Please consider making a gift to The Z’s Resiliency Fund in any amount. Thank you! 
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Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

JUST ANNOUNCED!
SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAYS, starting JULY 8, 2-7PM

Join us this summer on Thursdays to meet friends, grab take-out, and enjoy some fantastic music in downtown New Bedford at Custom House Square – free! Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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Cinema New Bedford at Zeiterion

CINEMA NEW BEDFORD
TUESDAYS, 7pm

Reigniting the rich cinema history of downtown New Bedford! Cinema New Bedford showcases incredible films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a wide variety of perspectives, followed by Q&As with directors, filmmakers or cast members, hosted by the series’ curator, Mocha James Herrup.
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CINEMA NEW BEDFORD: SO PRETTY
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 7pm

Cinema New Bedford continues its monthly theme of “Beyond the Binary,” a series of films from the gender frontier, in partnership with South Coast LGBTQ+ Network. So Pretty is a utopic vision of a tight-knit group of trans and genderqueer artists, writers, and activists living creative and loving lives, followed by Q&A with the director and series curator Mocha James Herrup.
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Cinema New Bedford presents Searchers at Zeiterion

CINEMA NEW BEDFORD: SEARCHERS
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 7pm

Cinema New Bedford celebrates “Best of Fests,” showcasing the festival favorites, like Searchers, an official selection at Sundance 2021! Cinematic, humorous, and touching, the doc draws on encounters with a diverse set of New Yorkers as they navigate their preferred dating apps, searching for their special someone. Followed by Q&A with the director and series curator Mocha James Herrup.
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Butch McCarthy at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

BUTCH MCCARTHY at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! Butch McCarthy blends original songs with his take on popular cover songs. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at Zeiterion

NBSO’s LIVING LEGENDS
Streaming through July 9

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra was selected to perform a virtual concert at the League of American Orchestra’s national conference! Stream the virtual performance through July 9.
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Cinema New Bedford presents Ma Belle, My Beauty at Zeiterion

CINEMA NEW BEDFORD: MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 7pm

The celebration of festival favorites continues with an impressive feature debut – and winner of the Sundance NEXT Audience Award – about a polyamorous group of New Orleans ex-pats kicking it in the French countryside. Followed by Q&A hosted by series curator Mocha James Herrup.
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Pearly Baker at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

PEARLY BAKER ACOUSTIC QUARTET at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! The Pearly Baker Band plays Grateful Dead tunes for a sweet evening of song and dance. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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Cinema New Bedford presents Songs My Brothers Taught Me at Zeiterion

CINEMA NEW BEDFORD: SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 7pm

Cinema New Bedford “Best of Fests” continues with Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao’s first feature film, an honest portrayal of young people’s lives on Pine Ridge Reservation, which was nominated for the Caméra d’Or Award at Cannes. Followed by a Q&A hosted by series curator Mocha James Herrup.
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MonteiroBots at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

MONTEIROBOTS at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, JULY 22, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! Praised as a “force to be reckoned with” by Shaqueille O’Neal, saxophonist Marcus Monteiro brings an evening of jazz. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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New Bedford Festival Theatre presents Annie

CANCELLED
NEW BEDFORD FESTIVAL THEATRE presents ANNIE

JULY 24 – AUGUST 2

New Bedford Festival Theatre has cancelled ANNIE for summer 2021. Ticket holders: please click MORE to let us know what you’d like to do with your tickets.
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Cinema New Bedford presents Keyboard Fantasies at Zeiterion

CINEMA NEW BEDFORD: KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 7pm

Cinema New Bedford’s “Best of Fests” wraps up with the Hot Docs 2020 audience favorite award, Keyboard Fantasies, which spotlights musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s “overnight” success, only 50 years in the making. Followed by a Q&A hosted by series curator Mocha James Herrup.
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Mark T Small at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

MARK T. SMALL at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! Guitarist Mark T. Small is an internationally recognized musician and entertainer who will bring his signature foot stompin’ blues, boogie, early rock and honky-tonk selections. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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Djim Job at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

DJIM JOB at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! Prominent Cabo Verdean musician Djim Job has performed and produced for over 25 years around the world for artists like Bana, Cesária Évora, Ildo Lobo, and more. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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Kim Trusty at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

KIM TRUSTY at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! Kim Trusty has spent three decades refining her musical skills, crafting and branding her own style of jazz, R&B, blues and original music. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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The Jethros at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

THE JETHROS at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! The Jethros are a fixture in the nearby folk music scene, playing bluegrass and much more. Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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Rebecca Correia at Summer Sound Series presented by City of New Bedford and Zeiterion

REBECCA CORREIA at SUMMER SOUND SERIES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 4-7pm
FREE

Gather together again for concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford – free! Rebecca Correia has been lauded as “one of the best singer-songwriters in America,” describing herself as “Sheryl Crow meets Gavin Degraw.” Presented by The City of New Bedford in partnership with The Z.
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EMISUNSHINE AT STAGE DOOR LIVE!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021, 7:30pm

The East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, blues and jazz.
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Black Panther at Zeiterion in partnership with NBAM

MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, 7pm

Join us for the blockbuster film that showcases the costume design that earned Ruth E. Carter an Academy Award! Presented in partnership with New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! in support of its exhibition Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter, open now.
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COLIN & BRAD: SCARED SCRIPTLESS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021, 8pm

Armed with only their wits, Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re…Scared Scriptless!
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Ultimate 70s Tour at Zeiterion

CANCELLED
ULTIMATE 70s TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021, 8pm

Due to the untimely loss of Rusty Young, lead singer of Poco, this performance has been cancelled.
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Doo Wop at the Zeiterion

DOO WOP XVIII: THE HITMAKERS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021, 7:30pm

Todd Baptista’s annual extravaganza spotlights the stars and golden hits of rock and roll’s first generation!
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Howie Mandel at Zeiterion

HOWIE MANDEL LIVE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021, 8pm

Be there when this comedy superstar brings his spontaneous humor to New Bedford for an evening of laughs!
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Kansas at Zeiterion

KANSAS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021, 8PM

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the massive hit album Point of Know Return! Kansas will perform the album in its entirety – plus their classic music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.
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NEW DATE!
MARIZA

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022, 8pm

Join Mariza when she returns to New Bedford to celebrate her 20th anniversary as a recording artist, with an inspired repertoire firmly rooted in classical and contemporary fado!
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ON A WINTER’S NIGHT
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022, 2pm

The brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement in the past three decades unite for the 25th Anniversary of On A Winter’s Night!
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GRACE MORRISON AT STAGE DOOR LIVE!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022, 7:30pm

Grace Morrison brings her brand of folk, roots, and Americana to the unique atmosphere of Stage Door Live.
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THE PEKING ACROBATS
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022, 7:30pm

Behold the wonder of the thrilling Peking Acrobats – fun for the whole family!
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NEW DATE!
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022, 2PM & 7PM

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN brings the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites!
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Postmodern Jukebox at Zeiterion

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2022, 8PM

The time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine” returns to The Z with “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.”
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The Beach Boys at Zeiterion

NEW DATE!
THE BEACH BOYS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022, 8pm

Get ready for some fun, fun, fun – The Beach Boys are coming to New Bedford!
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ONE FUNNY MOTHER
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022, 8pm

The Off-Broadway sensation is back by popular demand! Perfect for anyone who is a mom, has a mom, or is married to a mom.
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Zeiterion presents the New Bedford Folk Festival

25TH ANNUAL NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JULY 9 & SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022
11am to 9pm

Celebrate the silver anniversary of New Bedford Folk Festival with many festival favorites who have performed throughout the years! Now rescheduled to July 2022.
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