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Abbe Museum Indian Market 2018 - Bar Harbor, ME

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018 Downtown Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor and the Abbe Museum will host the Northeast’s biggest Native American arts marketplace, May 18-20. This three-day event will feature Native art and artists from Maine, the U.S., and Canada. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about these creative works and those behind the handmade heritage products. The event will present the works of 75 Native artists representing 40 nations, a fashion show, a film festival, dance, and music.
Time: All day

Art Shows

NH Printmakers Show - Brookline, NH

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018 106 Route 103 Brookline, NH 03038
Exhibit of ten NH printmakers showing many forms of printmaking including etching, solarplate, linocut, woodblock, serigraphs and more. There will be three workshops in Adinkra textile printing, foil monoprint, and styrofoam stencil printing. 
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: exhibit free, $10 for workshops
Telephone: 603-785-2395

Arts & Crafts Shows

Northeast Sea Glass Expo - Seabrook, NH

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Seabrook Recreation Department Seabrook, NH
More than 50 artists will showcase beautiful creations they have made from finds on beaches from all over the world. Educational lectures will be held throughout the weekend.  
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5; children under age 12 admitted for free
Telephone: 603-275-5191

The Northeast Sea Glass Expo - Seabrook, NH

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Seabrook Community Center, 311 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH
Artists showcasing their creations in sea glass, shells, driftwood and beachstones. Hourly raffles, contests with cash prizes and lectures. 
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: $5; children under 12 admitted free
Telephone: 603-918-6237

Mothers’ Day Weekend Craft Festival 2018 - Hampton Falls, NH

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Avenue Hampton Falls, NH
 Over 75 Booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day. The Fair is held rain or shine and admission is free.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Spring Art Pop-Up - Harrisville, NH

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Granite Mill, 69 Main Street Harrisville, NH
Historic Harrisville's first Spring Art Pop-Up -- showing and selling the work of a dozen New Hampshire artists, including glass, quilts, paintings, furniture, pottery, photography and jewelry.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-424-5659

Car Shows

Behind-the-Scenes Auto Storage Tour - Sandwich, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for close look at Heritage Museums and Gardens’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will tells stories about the cars and their histories. Guests will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up close to the cars.
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Admission: Adults, $25; youth, $17

Children & Families

“My Sky” exhibit at ECHO - Burlington, VT

Jan 27, 2018 - May 6, 2018 ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, One College Street Burlington, VT
“My Sky” invites children and adults to explore the Sun, the Moon and the stars in an immersive, inviting environment. “My Sky” encourages visitors to practice science skills like observing, communicating, noticing patterns, predicting, imagining . Activity areas are a skate park, a child's room, a Moon Dome, and a back yard.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14.50; seniors and students, $121.50; children age 3-17, $11.50

Mutinous Expedition: A Quest for Kids at the USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown, MA

Apr 13, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 Charlestown, MA
Take your place inside the fictional story of Jack Tarr, a sailor aboard Constitution who had to decide whether to join a mutinous crew or stay loyal to the ship’s captain. Explore the galleries to find clues to help inform your decision. Quest kits are available for the adventure.
Time: Daily. 10 a.m.-5 p.m
Admission: suggested: $5-$10 for adults; $3-$5 for children; and $20-$25 for families
Telephone: 617-426-1812

Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at Strawbery Banke - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 21, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Strawberry Banke, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH
This event is a family-oriented chance to to learn about domestic livestock of northern New England farms from the 17th century to present day. Come to meet baby chicks, turkeys and ducklings. The historic houses and the Visitors Center will host hands-on weaving programs. This event happens rain or shine, under a tent.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 5-17, $5

Build a Lighthouse! during ArtWeek - Salem, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA
Essex Heritage invite visitor (ages 4 and older) to come and build a model lighthouse using everyday materials. Children’s book illustrator Katy Bratun will be leading this family craft. All craft materials will be provided. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Free

G.I.R.L. Expo Vermont! - Essex Junction, VT

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Champlain Valley Exposition; 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT
Enjoy a day full of science demos, dance performances, interactive activities featuring robotics, coding and circuits, as well as opportunities to try your hand at airsoft rifles and archery, visit over 100 local exhibitors, participate in a chance to win raffles and prizes and other special surprises! Open to the public.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person
Telephone: 888-474-8696

Sensory Friendly Event at Legoland - Boston, MA

Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Legoland Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Boston, MA
In honor of Autism Awareness month, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is hosting a sensory friendly event. Legoland will have designating quiet areas, turn down the music, and adjust the lights throughout the attraction. These special adjustments will be made only from 8:30 am - 10:00am, but once you are inside, you are welcome to stay for as long as you'd like.
Time: 8-10 a.m.

May Day Festival 2018 - Kennebunk, ME

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Main Street / Downtown Kennebunk, ME
A  full day of family fun throughout Downtown Kennebunk. Pancake breakfast, rock climbing wall, demonstrations, book sales, a photo booth and a parade. 
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free; small charges for food
Telephone: 207-985-6009

Kids Day & Parade - Burlington, VT

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Waterfront Park, Bottom of College Street Burlington, VT
A parade on College Street 9:30 a.m. will open the day. The parade begins at Church Street and heads down College Street to Waterfront Park. There will be floats, trucks and marchers giving out treats! Kids Day is STEAM-themed this year. Activities include bucket truck rides, e-bike demos, live entertainment, a large activity tent, life-size games, a softball derby, face painting, a petting zoo, meet and greets with mascots, touch-a-trucks, inflatables, a food court, Young Traditions music contest, and more.
Time: Parade start at 9:30 a.m.; fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 802-864-0123

"Lion King" - Dover-Foxcroft, ME

May 5, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Center Theatre, 20 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft, ME
The African Savannah comes to life on your stage, with our Slightly Off Center Players Kids as Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Email: info@centertheatre.org
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 207-564-8943

"My Dad Fixed the Lighthouse" Father's Day Event - Salem, MA

Jun 17, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 Blaney Street Dock , 10 Blaney Street Salem, MA
This will be a Father's Day outing to Baker's Island Light Station with Marty Nally, author of the children's book, "My Dad Fixed the Lighthouse." Trip to the island aboard the landing craft Naumkeag will be offered morning and afternoon. The tours include a harbor and Lighthouse tour, a reading of "My Dad Fixed the Lighthouse" and a book signing.
Time: tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; kids, $25

Charlotte's Web Experience at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Jul 5, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village brings the story of Charlotte’s Web to life at the Freeman Farm with a live musical production based on the classic story. This production sets the story in a New England era that honors the 1830s but with a modern touch. Before or after the one-hour performance, tour the Village and visit piglets, see costumed historians re-constructing the Allen Piggery. Plan to arrive 40 before show time to check in and walk to the farm.
Time: Wednesday – Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (no shows on August 4-5 due to Redcoats & Rebels event).
Admission: $12-$14


Fake Science with Boston Improv - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Museum of Science, Charles River Dan Road Boston, MA
ImprovBoston turns up at the Planetarium at the Museum of Science with an improvised comedy show in which expert comic improvisers create games, scenes, and songs using the Planetarium's state-of-the-art projections, surround sound, and 360-degree videos. For guests age 18 and older. Dates: March 29, April 19, and May 24.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Fake Science with ImprovBoston - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Museum of Science Boston, MA
ImprovBoston rocks the Museum of Science with an entirely improvised comedy show. Expert comedy theater brings off-the-charts laughs to the extreme ends of the galaxy in the Planetarium. Science meets comedy as sketch artists create games, scenes, and songs using the Planetarium's projections, surround sound, and 360-degree videos.Dates: March 29, April 19, and May 24.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Capital City Improv - Gardiner, ME

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME
Using audience suggestions and interviews, Capital City Improv creates unique, on-the-spot comedy shows that live for one night only!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $16, $14, & $5
Telephone: 207-582-7144

Andy Borowitz's Making America Not Embarrassing AgainTour. - Boston, MA

Jun 29, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Join author and satirist Andy Borowicz for an evening of laughs, conversation and acute observations. He has been called a "Swiftian satirist" (the Wall Street Journal), "America's satire king" (the Daily Beast), "the funniest human on Twitter" (the Times).
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$150


Mothers Day Cruise Aboard the M/S Mount Washington - Laconia, NH

May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018 211 Lakeside Ave. Weirs Beach Laconia, NH
Treat mom to a cruise and brunch aboard the M/S Mount Washington on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee on her special day. Choose from the 10 a.m. cruise or 2 p.m. cruise from Weirs Beach. Price includes cruise, brunch and entertainment. 
Time: Departures at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $49; children age 5-12), $24; under 5, free
Telephone: 603-366-5531


Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival 2018 - Vernon, CT

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30) Vernon, CT
This agricultural learning experience features fiber art demonstrations and workshops, sheep dog trials, sheep shearing and a wool fashion show. Premier fiber vendors offer a wide variety of handicrafts. Live music, animals, great food and a kids wool craft corner also.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 860-966-9264


Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival - Waltham, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA
Our festival features both traditional and electric sheep shearing. Sheep fleeces are collected and later sold. A fiber tent area offers dozens of fiber artists specializing in wool yarn, roving, knitting kits, and finished wool products. Some even bring animals or special demonstrations. Artisans will be selling handmade candles, birdhouses, jewelry, metalwork, pottery; traditional music and dancers, historic re-enactors, militia encampment and wagon rides!
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $20, children age 12 and younger admitted free.
Telephone: 781-894-2798

Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival 2018 - Cumberland, RI

Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018 Diamond Hill Park, on Route 114 Cumberland, RI
Enjoy four stages of Celtic and world music plus Irish step dance, face painting and 45 craft amd food vendors. Performances by Atwater~Donnelly Trio, Mari Black Celtic Band, Daymark, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, The Gothard Sisters, La Croisée D’Antan, Owen Marshall & Jenna Moynihan, Emerald Rae, Torrin Ryan, Sheila Falls & Kyle Forsthoff, Kevin Doyle Dance Showcase: From trad to tap, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Irish session led by Bob Drouin
Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; children over age 5, $5

Food, Wine, Beer

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl - Boston, MA

Jun 5, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018 Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA
Join the largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, and enjoy the best ice cream and frozen yogurt. All proceeds benefit Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund’s mission to end cancer. Tickets
Time: Noon-8 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 3-9, $5


Early Risers Horticulture Club - Cambridge, MA

Apr 13, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA
Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what's in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. Dates: April 13 and 27; May 11 and 25; June 8 and 15
Time: 7 a.m.
Admission: $7-$12

Wildflower Festival at Bartholomew's Cobble - Sheffield, MA

Apr 21, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road Sheffield, MA
On these guided tours of the Ledges Trail you will learn about spring wildflowers and what makes them unique. Tours will leave from the Visitor's Center at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and take 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers have short bloom times; flowers that will be blooming early may not be in bloom by mid-May, of visit often. Private tours are available. Email: cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org
Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
Admission: Adults. $10
Telephone: 413-298-3239

Health & Fitness

World Qigong Taichi Day 2018 - Lenox, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Eastover Estate & Retreat, 430 East Street Lenox, MA
World Qigong Taichi Day is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by leaders of Taichi, Qigong, Chinese medicine and Eastern philosophy. Dive into the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions with help from knowledgeable teachers. Experience practical, modern applications of these healing practices.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Telephone: 866-264-5139


Undressing History: Women’s Clothes & Unmentionables From the 19th Century - Providence and Newport, RI

Mar 6, 2018 - May 3, 2018 See description below Providence and Newport, RI
During this program, historical costumer Carrie Midura will tell some of the secrets (and stuffing) that were hidden beneath the leg-o-mutton sleeves and shelf-like bustle gowns of the 19th century, using a combination of created period reproductions and original garments from her private collection. Two dates:
March 6 at Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St., Providence, 6 p.m. Free admission
May 3 at Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport. 5:30 p.m. $5
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above

Discovering New Hampshire: Guided Gallery Tours - Concord, NH

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 30 Park Street Concord, NH
Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences.
Time: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $7
Telephone: 603-228-6688

Revolutionary War Encampment 2018 - Wethersfield, CT

May 26, 2018 - May 26, 2018 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
Meet the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress and see demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a band of British redcoats. Children are invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden muskets. This event begins after the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Admission to the encampment is free; regular admission will be charged museum tours.
Telephone: 860-529-0612

Home & Studio Tours

The Music Hall Kitchen Tour 2018 - Portsmouth, NH

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Little Harbour Neighborhood, Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth’s walking-friendly Little Harbor neighborhood is the location for this year’s tour of fascinating kitchens. This is a popular annual fundraiser for the Music Hall in Portsmouth. See how turn-of-the century house have been renovated to showcase kitchens. Buy ticket online or by phone. Guests receive a map and a guidebook with descriptions of the kitchens.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $27 in advance; $30 the day of the tour

Learning retreat

The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: - Deerfield, MA

Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
As one of the best places to study geology in the world, the Connecticut River Valley displays dramatic and unusual geologic phenomenon. This Historic Deerfield Outdoors program is four days of tours and lectures by experts. More informationL Julie Orvis at 413-775-7179 or send email to jorvis@historic-deerfield.org
Time: Four full days
Admission: $995/person includes double occupancy room at the Deerfield Inn for 4 nights and most meals


Gorey’s Worlds at Wadsworth Antheneum - Hartford, CT

Feb 10, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
For more than 50 years, Edward Gorey’s drawings illustrating tales of hapless children, swooning maidens, and whimsical creatures have delighted and amused audiences. Gorey’s Worlds is the first museum exhibition to explore the artistic inspiration of the famed American artist and author.
Time: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors over 61, $12; students 18 and older, $5; youth under age 18, free

Exhibition: In the Garden - Shelburne, VT

Mar 17, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT
Featuring a mix of fine art, textiles, jewelry, and the bodies of insects, this exhibition explores the various ways in which flowers and bugs have captivated the imaginations of artists over the last five centuries. Combining historical objects from the Museum’s permanent collection with works by contemporary artists, the exhibition is open through August 26, 2018.
Time: May 1-December 30; daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $24; seniors, $22; youth age 13-17 and college students, $14; children ages 5-12, $12
Telephone: 802-985-3346

Exhibit: Tails of Twain: How Animals Shaped the Man and His Work - Hartford, CT

Mar 22, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
Mark Twain’s affection for all creatures, whether they had paws or claws, wings or whiskers, was one that he shared with his readers. The exhibition is rich with items from the museum’s collections, including the Clemens family’s horse-drawn sleigh, a book called "The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten," an extraordinary drawing of a dachshund going around a corner drawn by Twain; a cement lion’s head from Twain’s final home ; and many other rarely displayed treasures. The exhibit is on display through January 21, 2019.
Time: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $20; over age 64, $18; age 6-16, $12
Telephone: 860-247-0998

Photo Exhibits at Bruce Museum: “In Time We Shall Know Ourselves,” “Wild Bees,” and “National Geographic Photo Ark” - Greenwich, CT

Apr 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
This spring the Bruce Museum focuses on photography in three new exhibitions. In addition to the exhibits, several talks by photographers are scheduled throughout the spring.
In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith. Smith traveled through the South and Midwest, camping and photographing people and places he encountered during the three-month journey. Opens April 7.
Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman.This exhibition features more than two dozen exquisite photographs of wild bees in their natural habitats. Opens April 14.
National Geographic Photo Ark. Document nearly every species in captivity, working in zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world. Opens June 2.
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10 for adults; seniors and students, $8; children under age five, free.
Telephone: 203-869-0376

Scrimshaw Weekend and Nautical Antique Show 2018 - New Bedford, MA

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA
Scrimshaw Weekend is devoted to this distinctive art form, of engraving or carving on bone or ivory. The weekend includes the Nautical Antiques Show on Friday from noon to 5 p.m., presentations on scrimshaw, recent discoveries, advice on buying and selling, the manufacture of scrimshaw replicas, market reports, and a field trip to see a private collection.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $17; senior over 64, $15; students 19 and older, $10; youth, $7


An Evening with Mary Gauthier - West Dennis, MA

Apr 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 O'Shea's Olde Inn, 348 Main Street West Dennis, MA
The popular American folk singer’s resume includes being nominated as Best New Artist of the Year in 1998 by the Boston Music Awards. Mercy Now, her first major label release, was on the top 10 list of dozens of publications.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $20

Caitlin Canty - West Rutland, VT

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 West Rutland Town Hall Theater, 35 Marble Street West Rutland, VT
Caitlin Canty recently released Motel Bouquet and the album has been praised by Rolling Stone, Noisey, American Songwriter, Paste, No Depression and The Bluegrass Situation, to name a few. Featuring a band of some of Nashville’s finest musicians, Motel Bouquet is an album written on the move
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $17-$20

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn - Stowe, VT

Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his everexpanding world of wonders. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$65
Telephone: 802-760-4634

South Kingstown Community String Orchestra Concert - Narragansett, RI

May 1, 2018 - May 1, 2018 The Towers 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Playing Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini and Grieg. Dr. Brian M. Cardany, Conductor. Free.
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Ladama - Rockland, ME

May 4, 2018 - May 4, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Rhythm and percussion drive song in Spanish, Portuguese and Englishby these women musicians from across the Americas. Here maracatu from northeast Brazil, folksy joropo from the high plains of Venezuela, and Colombia's irresistible dance music cumbia, backed by a battery of Brazilian percussion.
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: $20-$25
Telephone: 207-594-0070

Atwater Donnelly Trio - Cumberland, RI

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch to perform American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjacks and other musical surprises.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $16
Telephone: 401-725-9272

Michael McDonald - Providence, RI

May 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. In the mid-’70s McDonald was invited to join the Doobie Brothers as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $50-$70
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Opening Night at Pops with Andy Grammer - Boston, MA

May 9, 2018 - May 9, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Pop singer Andy Grammer teams up with the Boston Pops to perform his hits, "Keep Your Head Up," "Fresh Eyes" and "Honey, I'm Good." The concert will also feature a tribute to the music of Leonard Bernstein.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $36-$150

Dark Star Orchestra - Boston, MA

May 10, 2018 - May 10, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience, performing from the Dead’s extensive catalog.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $40

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Tribute - Boston, MA

May 11, 2018 - May 30, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Boston Pops celebrates the career of composer Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The concerts present many of his works from the symphonic stage, opera, Broadway, art songs and film scores. Singers will perform works from "Candide," "West Side Story," and more. Dates: May 11, 12, 17, 29 and 34.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

Disney's Broadway Hits - Boston, MA

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
In an night of music, the Boston Pops and Broadway stars Ashely Brown, Josh Strickland, Alton Fitzgerald White, and Merle Dandridge perform beloved songs from 9 Tony and Academy Award-winning scores of Disney movies.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

Gladys Knight - Medford, MA

May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street Medford, MA
This multiple Grammy winner has performed #1 hits in pop, gospel, R & B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $125

Rock the Pops with Alfie Boe - Boston, MA

May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Just leaving Pete Townsend's Classic Quadrophenia tour, British singer Alfie Boe accompanies the Pops to presents classic rock & roll hits! Hear the majesty of Pink Floyd, Queen, The Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and others as you've never heard them before.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

Freese Brothers Big Band - Wolfeboro, NH

May 19, 2018 - May 19, 2018 Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S Main St Wolfeboro, NH
The Freese Brothers Big Band plays big band arrangements of the Count, the King, the Duke, the Chairman and the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing. Yes - Basie, Goodman, Ellington, Sinatra and Dorsey, along with updated arrangements of classic hits from Michael Buble and others.
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 603-569-2151

John Gorka Concert Celebrating CD Release of “True in Time” - Putney, VT

May 20, 2018 - May 20, 2018 Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill Putney, VT
John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer/songwriter of the 1980’s folk scene. Hailing from New Jersey, he honed his craft and persona as a shy, wry and insightful singer/songwriter in the Greenwich Village “Fast Folk” and Boston music scenes.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $22-$25
Telephone: 802-387-0102

The Best of the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 22, 2018 - May 25, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Best of the Boston Pops features the scope of Bernstein, Copland and Rodgers, swinging favorites of Ellington and Gershwin, rock from bands like Queen, and the film music of John Williams. It's music for the whole family. Dates: May 22 and May 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

John Williams's Film Night - Boston, MA

May 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Experience the awe and excitement of cinema's greatest music with Boston Pops and composer John Williams. The program will include selections from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and some music performed with accompanying film excerpts.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $50-$125

Raul Malo - Stowe, VT

May 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Raul Malo is frontman for the The Mavericks and the sole writer of many of their songs. Malo has drawn on classic country, cow-punk and standards, to create a sound of rhythmic passion and Latin machismo.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40-$65

"On the Town" - Boston, MA

May 31, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
When three sailors get shore leave in bustling Times Square, antics and romance ensue! The Boston Pops presents an orchestral and dance concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins's classic work with Broadway singers and dancers, and new choreography.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$96

Gospel Night with Melinda Doolittle - Boston, MA

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition. The music will have you on your feet and singing along with joy! Boston Pops favorite and American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle joins Maestro Floyd on stage.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$96

A Broadway Celebration with Sutton Foster - Boston, MA

Jun 6, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Broadway star Sutton Foster and the Pops will bring you a great evening of great music, singing and dancing.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$96

Sean McCann of Great Big Sea - Stowe, VT

Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Séan McCann’s love for Newfoundland and Labrador led him to help found the renowned group Great Big Sea. He now tours as a solo artist in intimate venues.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton - Provincetown, MA

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 Provincetown Town Hall, commercial Street Provincetown, MA
Grammy Award-winning artist Lisa Fischer brings a huge vocal range, wonderful intonation, and infectious hospitality to the stage. She appeared on the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom." Tickets go on sale for the public on February 1.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge - Great Barrington, MA

Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Known for her personal lyrics and gritty singing, Etheridge has been a popular artist for more than two decades. Her chart-topping singles include “Bring Me Some Water, “No Souvenirs,” “Ain’t It Heavy.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $71 to $146.
Telephone: 413-528- 0100

Anders Osborne Solo + Jay Psaros - Beverly, MA

Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018 Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
New Orleans’s Anders Osborne is one of the original and visionary musicians writing and performing today.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $22.50 - $38.50

June 17 Ani DiFranco - Great Barrington, MA

Jun 17, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Ani DiFranco returns to the road backed by her band mates Todd Sickafoose (bass) and Terence Higgins (drums) on the “Rise Up” tour. From the raw folk pun” of her early albums through her work as a solo artist, DiFranco guides listeners into exciting territory. Haley Heynderickx is the opening act.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $80.
Telephone: 413-528- 0100

Harry Connick Jr. with a\A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration - Lenox, MA

Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
The foundation of Connick's art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five.
Time: 7 p.m.

Ry Cooder - Burlington, VT

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street Burlington, VT
For over half a century, guitarist Ry Cooder has adjusted his style from ‘30s topical songs to Hawaiian slack key, Tex-Mex twang to Cuban jazz, Indian classical music to pop, bop, and rock. Cooder comes to the Flynn with his seven-piece band for an evening of career highlights.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$65

Robert Cray Band - North Truro, MA

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Robert Cray has been straddling blues, soul and R&B for decades, now with a Best Contemporary Blues Album award for the 2018 Grammys.
Time: 8 p.m.

Recycled Percussion - Beverly, MA

Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 6, 2018 Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
Junk rock music has become a national phenomenon. Watch talented people make music with garbage can lids, Zippo Lighters, brooms, and... who knows?
Time: Doors, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m.
Admission: $22.50 - $32.50

The Southern Uprising Tour – Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band - Bangor, ME

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad Street Bangor, ME
The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for the number one crossover country hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” as well as 1980s hits like “In America.” They last played in Bangor in 2010, with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band had a major hit in 1973 with the song “Can’t You See.” Tickets go on sale on February 9 via Ticketmaster.
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $20

John Pizzarelli Trio - Stowe, VT

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Pizzarelli has expanded his with music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, and others.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$55

Taylor Swift Reputation Tour - Foxborough, MA

Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA
Due to heavy demand, a third date has been added to the Taylor Swift show at Gillette Stadium. The new show July 26 at 7 p.m. and tickets for the added show will go on sale to the general public on January 31 at 10 a.m.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Josh Groban and Idina Menzel - Uncasville, CT

Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT
Singer, songwriter, superstar Josh Groban tours form the first time since his sold-out Stages Tour on 2015/2016. Joining him is recording artist and actress Idina Menzel. Tickets on sale starting March 16 through Ticketmaster and starting March 17 at the Mohegan Sun box Office.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $54-$94

Outdoor Activities

Run of the Charles: Boston's Premier Paddling Race - Brighton, MA

Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 DCR Artisani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road Brighton, MA
Around 1,000 canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddling enthusiasts from throughout the US and Canada, ages 12 and up, compete in a variety of races. Races start in Dedham, Needham, Newton, and Brighton and all races finish at Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, where race fans and families gather to enjoy live music, refreshments, exhibits, raffles and picnics.
Time: 8:30 a,.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Admission for paddlers, free for spectators
Telephone: 508-698-6810

Eustis Estate Landscape Tours - Milton, MA

Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA
Enjoy the seasonal splendor as you walk through the Eustis Estate abutting the Blue Hills Reservation. This one-hour guided tour will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens as well as the exterior architecture of the house. Registration is required. Landscape tour does not include admission to the house.
Time: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 617-994-6600

Cycle the Seacoast - Portsmouth, ME

May 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018 1 Redhook Way Portsmouth, ME
Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day, multi-route cycling event that is both challenging and fun for serious athletes to weekend warriors with kids in tow. With 25-, 50- or 100-mile routes  to choose from, there is something for everyone as you enjoy the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire.
Time: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Registration $35
Telephone: 207-624-0312

Color Bangor 2018 - Bangor, ME

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Front Street Bangor, ME
You can walk, run, jump, skip, or dance the 5k route with friends and family all while supporting the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. 
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Admission: Varies
Telephone: 207-262-7765

Yoga and Hiking Adventure - Rockwood, M

Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018 62 Village Road, Rockwood, M
Enjoy a shuttle ride across Moosehead Lake to Mount Kineo from the Rockwood landing. Morning yoga will be led by Holly Twining of Maine Yoga Adventures. this followed by a walk to the summit of Mount Kineowith Samantha Coffin of Northwoods Wellness Collective. Lunch at the Mount Kineo Club House. Registration is required. Email: angela@mooseheadlake.org
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 207-695-2702

Yoga and Hiking Adventure - Rockwood, M

Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018 62 Village Road, Rockwood, M
Enjoy a shuttle ride across Moosehead Lake to Mount Kineo from the Rockwood landing. Morning yoga will be led by Holly Twining of Maine Yoga Adventures. this followed by a walk to the summit of Mount Kineowith Samantha Coffin of Northwoods Wellness Collective. Lunch at the Mount Kineo Club House. Registration is required. Email: angela@mooseheadlake.org
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 207-695-2702

Ice Cave Excursion - Shirley,, ME

Jun 6, 2018 - Jun 6, 2018 meet at Northeast Whitewater, 155 Greenville Road, Shirley,, ME
Join a guide for a scenic drive on Maine’s woods roads during peak moose watching season to and from the Ice Caves. It is an easy 3-mile round-trip hike, with time spent at the caves and the lake. Lunch is included. Register in advance. Email: info@northeastwhitewater.com
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 207-695-0151

Parties, Dances, Balls

Evening at the Lay House - Beer & Ales - Essex, CT

Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018 Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street Essex, CT
Join this evening of music, drinking songs, ballads, tavern games, food, and fun! Olde Burnside Brewing will bring beer and ale; music by Rick Spencer, Dawn Indermuehle and Chris Dobbs, and historic food by Catering By Selene, serving foods based on early American cooking like hearty corn chowder and chess pie. Guests may try historic games like Skittles and Captain’s Mistress. Reservations required, must be 21 or older to attend.
Time: Programs at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $29

A Bridge to the Past: An Indigenous Food, Film & Music - Plymouth, MA

May 4, 2018 - May 4, 2018 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA
Enjoy a lively reception with hearty hors d'oeuvres by Wampanoag chef Sherry Pocknett and music by Kim Moberg (Tlingit). then learn see the documentary film "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World," followed by a Q & A session. Proceeds from this event will benefit Plimoth Plantation's new "Native Peoples of the Northeast Woodlands and Coast Exhibit Building."
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Derby Day at Linden Place Mansion - Bristol, RI

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Linden Place, 500 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol, RI. Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction and more. Prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple.
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Admission: $75
Telephone: 401-253-0390

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre - Cambridge, MA

Apr 6, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 The Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard Street. Cambridge, MA
Moving Violations will feature three original ballets - including a world premiere work that will feature the music of Franz Schubert and Alfred Schnittke. Performances run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 6-29.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $45
Telephone: 617-354-7467

Alice in Wonderland - Lebanon, NH

May 4, 2018 - May 4, 2018 Colburn Park,51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH
City Center Ballet is brings you this whimsical full-length ballet suitable for all ages. Follow Alice as she plunges down a rabbit hole into a mad dancing adventure filled to the brim with delightful characters, enchanting sets, zany costumes, and wacky puppetry.
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $9-$38
Telephone: 603-448-0400

"Stomp" - Portland, ME

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
The eight-member troupe uses everything but musical instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40–$68
Telephone: 207-842-0800

The Australian Bee Gees Show - Beverly, MA

Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018 Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
This 75-minute, multi-media tribute to the Bee Gees relicates the original group's clothes, style and moves.
Time: Doors, 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Admission: $30.50 - $50.50

Science & Nature

New England Right Whale Festival - Boston, MA

May 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Harbor View Terrace Tent outside the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
The New England Right Whale Festival is an opportunity to learn from local scientists, researchers, and educators about the efforts taking place in our backyard to protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. There will be family-friendly, hands-on activities that are designed to enlighten as well as entertain.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fiddlehead Harvesting - Abbot, ME

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 meet in Abbot at the Town Hall, 133 Main Road, Abbot, ME
Join Maine fiddlehead forager Monica Bates and go into the woods to gather fiddlehead ferns. Later, the group will head to Greenville for a demonstration of ways to prepare these native Maine treats Gourmet Girl, Abby Freethy. Lunch is provided. You will have to transport yourself or carpool from Abbott to Greenville. Footwear for woods walking is suggested.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.

Shopping & Sales

Vintage Market on Squam Lake - Holderness, NH

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Cottage Place, 1132 US Route 3 Holderness, NH
This semi-annual market includes food trucks, 61 vintage vendors, local art and creative finds, upcycling and much more! Email: cottageplace@gmail.com
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 603-968-7116

Hope Street Spring Block Party - Providence, RI

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018 Hope Street Providence, RI
Live music, food trucks, art, games, & much more!
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shows & Exhibits

Antique & Classic Boat Festival - Salem, MA

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina , 10 White Street Salem, MA
See a many rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats from the early 20th century. Meet captains and crews. Children get to make a toy boat. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more.
Time: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $5, children under 12 free
Telephone: 978-448-6757


Volvo Ocean Race Stop Over and Race Village - Newport, RI

May 8, 2018 - May 20, 2018 Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI
The world's most grueling ocean race returns to Newport for a celebration with a Race Village featuring live music, food and entertainment, free sailing lessons, a Globe theater that will make visitors feel like they are onboard, and the One Ocean Exploration Zone of interactive exhibits, in-port racing and beer and wine gardens.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Free

Buzzards Bay Swim - New Bedford, MA

Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Start Line beach next to The Edge Seafood & Lounge, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, MA
Buzzards Bay Swim is a scenic course across New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by safety patrols, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor. Finish line is Fort Phoenix State Beach in Fairhaven. At the finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party,live steel drum band, pancakes, coffee, free massages, and beer. Email: events@savebuzzardsbay.org
Time: 6-10 a.m.
Admission: $25 registration fee, plus $150 (pay or raise) fundraising minimum
Telephone: 508-999-6363

Trek Across Maine - Newry, ME

Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 97 Summit Rd Newry, ME
Join the American Lung Association for Trek Across Maine. From the mountains at Sunday River to the sea in Belfast, cycle 180 miles across the state of Maine. This ride is fully supported by volunteers and trained medical staff, including support vehicles along the route and three rest stops daily.
Time: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: Registration $65
Telephone: 207-624-0312


“Noises Off” - White River Junction, VT

Apr 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Northern Stage. The Barrette Center for the Arts,74-76 Gates Street White River Junction, VT
An ambitious director and mediocre actors are rehearsing a silly sex comedy titled “Nothing On.” What happens? Everything goes wrong. Jealousies erupt and scenery crumbles in what is often called the “best comedy ever written!”
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 802-296-7000

The Will Rogers Follies - East Haddam, CT

Apr 13, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT
This Tony Award-winning Best Musical tells the spirited rags-to-riches story of the beloved stage, screen and radio star in an exuberant Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 860-873-8668

“On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan” - Boston, MA

Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Boston Opera House Theatre, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
From their home in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and became a crossover sensation in pop music. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. See the real story of this groundbreaking couple – with gorgeous music!
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

“Love Quest” - Ivoryton, CT

Apr 25, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
“Love Quest” is the stories of two women navigating the thorny world of online dating. You will cheer for them as they play the games to find love.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Telephone: 860-767-7318

"Ragtime" - Providence, RI

Apr 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
In the early 1900s, optimism and possibility are as prevalent as burgeoning racial and social volatility. The lives of an upper-class white mother, a Jewish immigrant, and a bold African American musician from Harlem intersect in ways that profoundly affect their families’ fates. A passionate, vibrant, Tony Award-winning score heightens the tenderness and tension that will rouse and inspire audiences.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“The Sound of Music” - Boston, MA

May 1, 2018 - May 1, 2018 Wang Theater, Citi Performing Arts Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA MA
The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its memorable score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The film version continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $46-$56

"Menopause The Musical" - Providence, RI

May 10, 2018 - May 10, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $58 - $38

“Dirty Dancing” - Portland, ME

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Have you had the time of your life? “Dirty Dancing” on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Time: 7:30 p.m. both nights
Admission: $45-$70
Telephone: 207-842-0800

"Compagnia de’ Colombari" or Shakespeare’s "The Merchant of Venice" - Hanover, NH

Jun 26, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018 Bema Outdoor Amphitheater on the Dartmouth Universitye campus Hanover, NH
This site-specific production uses inventive staging and casting—including five actors taking turns playing Shylock—to raise questions about outsiders and how we treat them. With live music composed by the Klezmatics’ Frank London. Rain location is Spaulding Auditorium
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45; youth age 18 and younger, $20; Dartmouth students, $10

Workshops & Classes

Designing Sterling Silver Bands Workshop - Williamstown, MA

Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
IS183 instructor James Kennedy guides participants in creating and designing silver bands, experimenting with texture and width while learning the basics of cutting, hammering, and shaping metal. This workshop welcomes the total beginner as well as the more experienced student with a specific design in mind.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $105 plus $40 for materials and equipment use
Telephone: 413-298-5252