Art, Entertainment, and Culture

January Arts & Cultural Events in Medford- Updated

Happy New Year from CACHE, the Coalition for Arts, Culture and a Healthy Economy in Medford!

Thank you to everyone who presented, sponsored, attended, publicized or covered any of the 605 arts and culture events that appeared on the Medford Arts and Cultural Event Calendar in 2017. The CACHE database now includes 120 presenting organizations and 95 venues that have hosted arts and cultural events since May 2016.

This year figures to see even more arts and cultural events in Medford, with nearly 100 on the 2018 calendar already. Among some of the January highlights are:

– New Chevalier Theatre manager Bill Blumenreich Presents events featuring sisters Jenna and Barbara Bush, broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley, and recent “America’s Got Talent” winner Darci Lynne Farmer

– The community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with the theme, “Creating Beloved Community through Shared Action”

– The West Medford Community Center’s monthly Words and Music event, focusing on Affordable Housing

– A Royall House & Slave Quarters talk by historian Kendra Taira Field on her forthcoming book, “Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War”

There also are Mystic Makerspace classes, and art, dance, film, book and music events.

Postponed or Canceled

– Jan. 5: Faith and Film at Sanctuary UCC, postponed until Friday, Jan. 12, due to weather

– Jan. 5: Words & Music at West Medford Community Center, postponed due to weather, rescheduled date to be announced

– Jan. 5: Jenna and Barbara Bush First Sisters Tour at Chevalier Theatre, postponed until March 8, due to weather

– Jan. 17: Death of a King with Tavis Smiley at Chevalier Theatre, canceled due to Smiley’s suspension by PBS after allegations of misconduct

For details, see the Event Calendar on the CACHE website. And if you have a Medford event to add, please send the details by email to cache.event[AT]

– Submitted by Ken Krause, CACHE Calendar Editor

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