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All Ages

Pancake Breakfast and Old Time Maple Sugaring at Norlands - Livermore, ME

Mar 26, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 290 Norlands Road Livermore, ME
Enjoy pancakes with Norlands’ maple syrup in the farmer’s cottage. Sap boiling demonstrations take place in the sugar house. Help tap trees and collect sap. The one-room school house will be open.  Bring snowshoes and walk the beautiful 445 acres. No reservations are necessary.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: $5-$7 for breakfast; no admission fee
Telephone: 207 897 4366

Arts & Crafts Shows

Cabin Fever Craft Expo - Chester, VT

Feb 11, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 103 Artisans Marketplace, 7 Pineview Drive and Route 103 Chester, VT
A month-long gathering of artists and crafters under one roof includes Kathy Stone's sawdust pottery; Mark Yuengling's wooden ware; Clearlake furniture and rockers; Woody Jackson's cow art; Joe Langton's turned wood; and Laurie Marechaux's jewelry.
Time: Open Thursdays to Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 802-875-7400

Auctions

Night at the Auction - Oxford, CT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Colonial Tavern, 24 Hawley rd Oxford, CT
Night at the Auction is a charity auction to benefit the children of Oxford. Adults have a great night and a little time for themselves, all while raising money for children. Items up for auction include Caribbean vacations, Walt Disney World Tickets, sports memorabilia, local attractions and more.
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance

Children & Families

Cranapalooza 2017 - North Conway, NH

Dec 24, 2016 - Mar 11, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 1 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH
Cranmore’s signature winter event takes place every Saturday from December 24, 2016, to March 11, 2017. Find family entertainment, s'mores and DJ dance parties in Schneider Square with C-More the Penguin, face painting, family games and activities, giveaways and so much more. Adults can enjoy live music in Zip's Pub and Grill then gather the family back together for an early fireworks show at 6:30 p.m. at the base of the South Slope. Fireworks schedule for December 31, January 14, February 18, March 11.
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-5543

Explore•a•Saurus Exhibit at Boston Children’s Museum - Boston, MA

Feb 17, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
This exhibit will introduce you to the clues that dinosaurs left behind. Touch and measure a fossil footprint and estimate the size of the dinosaur that left it . Make a life-sized model of a dilophosaurus. Build a three-dimensional dinosaur bone puzzle. You can even paint virtual skin on a dinosaur skeleton, and see what these animals might have looked like in life. Exhibit opens February 17, 2017.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $16; children age 1-15, $16
Telephone: 617-426-6500

Winter Carnival at King Pine - Madison, NH

Feb 20, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, 1251 Eaton Road, Route 153 Madison, NH
Celebrate February Vacation Week on the slopes at King Pine with sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, silly slalom and belly bag races, family challenge races and a kids light parade and fireworks. Dates: February 20-24 and February 27-28
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 800-373-3754

"Little Red Riding Hood" - Bridgeport, CT

Feb 25, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT
Downtown Cabaret Theatre Children’s Company continues its 2016/17 season with "Little Red Riding Hood." It’s a case of mistaken identity in this brand new comedy of errors adaptation of the classic tale. Come along as we travel through the woods to grandmother’s house where we discover fun, excitement and more than a few surprises along the way.
Time: February 25 & 26, noon; March 4, noon; March 5 - April 2, Saturdays & Sundays ONLY, noon and 2:30 p.m.
Telephone: 203-576-1636

WildQuest Winter Camp During February School Vacation - Laconia, NH

Feb 27, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Depending on the weather, the week will be a mix of: Animal tracking and snowshoeing adventures, sledding, winter games such as “Weasels & Voles,” building igloos, a Winter Quest, exploring the frozen pond, winter-themed art & craft projects, maple sugaring, and stories around the campfire. For children ages 6-12. Extended care is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $235/week or $47/day. Prices increase for registrations received after February 21

David Gonzalez’s “Sleeping Beauty” - Portland, ME

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
n this decidedly modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, master storyteller David Gonzalez uses rhymes inspired by Dr. Seuss, music inspired by Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and captivating projected images to create a world in which the sleeping princess is a vibrant participant in her own story. Recommended for childrne in grades 3 to 5.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $8.50 performance only; $13 performance and in-class workshop

Audubon Maple Sugaring and Pancake Breakfast - Seekonk, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue Seekonk, MA
Step back in time at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge to experience the history of maple sugaring. Discover how maple sugaring started with Native Americans and how to make this sweet syrup in your own backyard. Sample pancakes, muffins and other treats with fresh maple syrup. Tours begin every 15 minutes starting at 9 a.m. Please register in advance; space is limited.
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Admission: Adults, $18; children, $9

Maple Sugar Festival Weekend 2017 - Stamford, CT

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT
Visit the little red sugar house on Heckscher Farm during the Maple Sugar Festival to see how sap is turned into maple syrup. Learn how trees are tapped, find out how sap is collected, and make a maple-themed craft. There are also demonstrations of how Native Americans of the area made maple sugar using vessels of bark and wood and cooking the sap with the hot-rock method. On Sunday, enjoy the pancake brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person; children 3 and younger, free. ThePancake Brunch on Sunday is $6 per person.
Telephone: 203-977-6548

Kids & Kotzschmar Family Concert - Portland, ME

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Come explore, experience, & encounter the mighty Kotzschmar with Portland’s Municipal Organist, Ray Cornils, to see how it works to produce its range of sounds, and hear some of its new sounds. Hear familiar tunes and walk through the organ after the concert.
Time: Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00pm
Telephone: 207-553-4364

Silly Soirée - Boston, MA

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
Calling all kids! Grab your favorite grown-up, dress up in your finest, and get ready to have the time of your lives at the Silly Soirée! Formal attire is encouraged. This dance party in the Museum is complete with dinner, games, exploration of Museum exhibits, and a silly photo booth. For more information, email or call Katie Stack at Stack@bostonchildrensmuseum.org or 617-986-3662.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $100-$125
Telephone: 617-986-3662

Second Saturdays for Families: "Warrior Women!" - Hartford, CT

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
Celebrate Women's History Month and learn about powerful women in art and history. Create a warrior accessory to wear to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Stop, Look & Listen Tour at Castle Hill - Ipswich, MA

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 310 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA
An outdoor adventure for the whole family! The group walk from the Barn to the Pine Grove, investigating the trail for signs left by animals, and piece together the evidence that will help us see the story in the landscape. Bring your skills of observation! At the end of the hike we’ll warm up with hot chocolate around a campfire. This walk is about 3/4 mile each way. We will go at an easy pace. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; children. $10

Dance

Island Moving Co Opening Weekend at Rosecliff - Newport, RI

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 548 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
The Island Moving Co will perform works by Rodney Rivera of Ballet Brio in Puerto Rico and Miki Ohlsen's delightful "There's a Party in My Mind," and two duets choreographed by Spencer Gavin Hering. Miki Ohlsen will also restage a work from the company's early days Psalms, set to Leonard Bernstein's score.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $30-$45
Telephone: 401-847-4470

Stars of American Ballet - New London, CT

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 The Garde, 325 State Street New London, CT
See a breathtaking performance by a cast of stellar dancers from New York City Ballet, including principals Daniel Ulbricht and Sara Mearns. Stars of American Ballet brings the best dancers to America’s front door. With music by all American composers, the program reflects the brilliance of legendary choreographer George Balanchine, including Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Who Cares, his exuberant tribute to the music of George Gershwin.  
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $22-$60
Telephone: 860-443-7373

BodyTraffic - Westbrook, ME

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME
Known for its theatricality, BodyTraffic engulfs audiences with their pure joy of dance. Its versatile and ever-growing repertory has landed the company on Dance Magazine’s sought-after “25 to Watch” list
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $36, $28; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Viktor Plotnikov's Carmen by Festival Ballet Providence - Providence, RI

Mar 24, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Festival Ballet Providence Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope Street Providence, RI
Viktor Plotnikov’s adaptation of the iconic Bizet opera is a bold retelling of the classic story of seduction and passion. Then an unknown choreographer, Plotnikov’s first full length work received resounding acclaim for his unique style and choreographic voice. Dates: March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1, 7.
Time: Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 6 p.m.
Telephone: 401-353-1129

Farms

Maple Sugaring Celebration at Shleburne Farms - Shelburne, VT

Mar 19, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
Coem of Shelburne Farms in mid-March to see the closing days of winter and enjoy maple. A pancake breakfast will happen form 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McClure Center for Education in the Farm Barn. Explore the sugarbush from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the journey of sap to syrup. Explore a sugarmaker’s tools, tap a sugar maple, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the sugarbush, and taste sugar-on-snow. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. see ongoing live bird-on-hand presentations as well as some helpful hints about what other birds you may find at this time of year. No registration required. All are welcome! Email: cwright@shelburnefarms.org.
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Pancake breakfast is $8 for adults and $4 for children

Festivals

Chinese New Year in Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Harvard Square Cambridge, MA
2017 is the Chinese Year of the Red Fire Chicken. Come celebrate in Harvard Square. There will be a grand procession through Harvard Square and a cultural open house at the Hong Kong! A full schedule of Chinese New Year activities will be announced shortly.
Time: Consult event website

Film

Salem Film Fest 2017 - Salem, MA

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 9, 2017 Various locations Salem, MA
Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talk-backs with the directors are the highlights of the weeklong film fest. See event website for schedule.
Time: Consult event website

Fitness

2017 Fight For Air Climb: Providence - Providence, RI

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 1 W Exchange St. Providence, RI
In this "vertical marathon,” 1,000 participants, including firefighters in full gear, race up 22 floors of stairs inside the Omni Providence Hotel. Climb solo or start a team for this unique fitness event. After climbing, head over to the after party at Union Station Brewery. 

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 401-533-5177

Gardens

2017 Vermont Flower Show - Essex Junction, VT

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 105 Pearl Street, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT
The Vermont Flower Show highlights include The Grand Garden Display, over 90 vendors related to the horticultural and gardening industry, seminars and workshops, a Family Room with hands-on activities and entertainment, a local bookstore, cooking demonstrations, Federated Garden Clubs of VT and VT Railway Society displays, and VT Certified Horticulturists and Green Works members on hand to answer any gardening and landscaping questions.
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Admission: $16-Adults, $16; seniors, $12; kids ages 3-17, $5
Telephone: 802-865-5202

Spring Flower Show at Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden - South Hadley, m

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden, 50 College Street South Hadley, m
Spring Pools is the theme of the Spring Flower Show. The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden encompasses the Mount Holyoke College campus, including an arboretum and numerous gardens, as well as the Talcott Greenhouse. Enjoy your visit!
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 413-538-2116

Spring Orchid Sale - Waltham, MA

Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street Waltham, MA
Shop the greenhouse’s selection of hundreds of orchid plants, including Cattleyas, Laelias, Paphiopedilums, and Phalaenopsis. Species and hybrid plants that are budded and blooming are available.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-994-5913

Historic

Tour of Irish Newport - Newport, RI

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Leaves from Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue Newport, RI
Sites of Irish interest include: Forty Steps, Ochre Court, Barney Street Cemetery Includes introductory visit to Museum of Newport Irish History's Interpretive Center on Lower Thames Street. Space is limited; reservations required.
Time: Coffee and Danish served at 9:30 a.m.; tour departs 10 a.m. and returns noon
Admission: Admission free, but donations accepted.
Telephone: 401-841-5493

Guided Tours of Fort Adams - Newport, RI

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI
Historic fort constructed with Irish labor between 1824-1857. Tours are one hour. This is an event of Irish Heritage Month. Dates: March 4, 5, 11, 12, then every day March 18-31.
Time: Tour times: noon and 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $6 (mention Irish Heritage Month for $2 discounts).
Telephone: 401-841-0707

Maple Open House Weekend 2017 - various towns, VT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Participating sugarhouses various towns, VT
Sugar makers in Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience this time of year when maple syrup is made. Activities include tours of sugarhouse and woods, pancake breakfasts, candy-making demonstrations, sugar-on-snow, sampling of maple syrup, donuts, cotton candy, creemees and other maple goodies. See website for participating sugarhouses.
Time: Consult event website

Reenactment of Battle of Ridgefield - Ridgefield, CT

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Various locations Ridgefield, CT
Saturday events:
American Encampment at Keeler Tavern. Mingle through the camp of the 5th CT Regiment; see the original cannonball lodged in the Tavern during the battle; enjoy period music, meet artisans. 9 a.m.
British Encampment at Ballard Park. Mingle through the camp of His Majesty’s 54th Regiment of foot, witness live musket ball smelting, drills of the British soldiers, and lifestyles of the encampment. Each soldier will be in full character. 9 a.m.
Meet Benedict Arnold and Sybil Ludington at Keeler Tavern. Meet Benedict Arnold and other notable characters who will share their perspective on the Battle of Ridgefield. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walking Tours. Free hourly tours will be guided by local historians. Along the way participants will learn about the actual battle, historic homes, churches and other landmarks. 9, 19, 11 a.m.; 3 and 4 p.m.
Colonial Music at the Library. Musicians clad in colonial garb will entertain with period tunes while spectators gather for the beginning of the Battle. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Black Tie Gala. 6 pm.
Time: All day, see event website

Hobbies

Sea Glass Jewelry Making Workshop - Bristol, RI

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Come design and create a beautiful pendant with sea glass found on local beaches. Learn how to choose the right piece of glass and transform it into fun, creative jewelry using quick and easy wire wrapping techniques. Program includes all materials. Find something special on the beach? Bring that too! Advance registration is required.
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: $35

Museums

Phantom Punch: Contemporary Art From Saudi Arabia - Lewiston, ME

Jan 3, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 Bates Museum of Art, 75 Russell Street Lewiston, ME
This exciting exhibit provides a glimpse into the mind of young Saudi artists and their culture, both so familiar and so foreign to us. Open through March 18.
Time: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sea Change Exhibit at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

Jan 24, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
SeaChange exhibit uses large, free-standing abstract structures evocative of sails or icebergs to frame each central artifact.  Interactive technology allows people to peer inside a 1740s English ship model, test the principles of  ship camouflage, and zoom in to see the tiny carved cuts on miniature figureheads. The exhibit is open through fall 2017.
Time: Through March 26, open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; March 27-October 29, daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $28.95; seniors over age 64, $26.95; youth ages 4-14, $18.95

Lunar Attraction Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, MA

Jan 26, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
The moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Lunar Attraction features artworks that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about werewolves to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides. Exhibit open through September 4, 2017.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; third Thursdays, open until 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12, Youth age 16 and younger, free

Exhibit: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain - Salem, MA

Jan 31, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Explore the creativity of footwear from around the globe through more than 300 pairs of shoes, ranging from elaborate vintage designs to those by contemporary makers. This exhibition considers the cultural significance of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology creating higher heels and dramatic shapes.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12; youth age 16 and younger and Salem residents. free

Free Sundayf and Dutch Paintings Exhibit at The Clark - Williamstown, MA

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
Discover the art of the Dutch Republic three ways: Be one of the first to see the exhibition An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Paintings, make a still-life drawing, and enjoy a special performance of period music. An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Music

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio - South Yarmouth, MA

Feb 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA
Henry Acker is a twelve-year-old gypsy jazz guitarist in the style of Django Reinhardt and with abilities far beyond his years. He performs exhilarating gypsy jazz repertoire along with jazz standards in duet and trio with his father Victor Acker, a Berklee alum and jazz guitarist.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 508-394-7100

The Sweetback Sisters and Girls, Guns and Glory - Rockland, ME

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
This band’s rollicking country swing is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. The Sweetback Sisters sing country songs in close harmony, recalling the best of country music. Girls Guns & Glory has forged its sound from the raw materials of rockabilly, country and other American traditions, tempered by a unique musical and lyrical approach.
Time: 7: 30 pm
Admission: $20-$25

Los Lobos - Ridgefield, CT

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Grammy award winners Los Lobos have been one of America’s most distinctive and original bands for more than 30 years. Best known for their chart-topping hits “La Bamba”, “Come On Let’s Go” and “Will The Wolf Survive” they continue to impress audiences around the world with their eclectic sound, blending Rock, Tex-Mex, Country, Folk, Zydeco, R&B, Blues, and Spanish and Mexican music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60
Telephone: 203-438-5795

The Chieftains - Medford, MA

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017 The Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street Medford, MA
The Chieftains have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $39-$89
Telephone: 781-391-7469

Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones in Concert - Boston, MA

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017 The Wilbur, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona . Peyroux, whose voice has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday’s, was discovered while in her early twenties. Rounder Records has just released “Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux,” an anthology of her 20-year career.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$65

Ariana Grande - Boston, MA

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 TD Garden,100 Legends way Boston, MA
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande brings the Dangerous Woman Tour to TD Garden. Special Guests include: Little Mix and Victoria Monet.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

March Mandolin Festival 2017 - Newmarket and Concord, NH

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 See description below Newmarket and Concord, NH
This year’s festival presents two concerts with a lineup of virtuoso mandolinists, whose musicianship showcases the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin. These performances will feature Italian classical mandolinist Carlo Aonzo, Tim Connell, Steve Roy, and David Surette, with guest\, Susie Burke.
Friday, March 3, at the Stone Church, Zion’s Hall, Newmarket, at 7 p.m. $10-$12. Tickets: www.stonechurchrocks.com or call 603-659-7700
Saturday, March 4 at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street, Concord, 7:30 p.m. $10-$15, Tickets: www.ccmusicschool.org or call 603-228-1196.
Time: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10-$15

Muddy Ruckus - Gardiner, ME

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME
Muddy Ruckus is a nationally touring Americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. Muddy Ruckus blends haunting male/female vocals, rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5-$16
Telephone: 207-582-7144

Celtic Crossings: Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney - Boston, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Phil Coulter, from Derry, and Andy Cooney, from New York, join forces to present Celtic Crossings, weaving a tapestry of Irish warmth, spirit, and culture through music. Guests include Irish vocalist Geraldine Branagan, World Champion Irish dancer Conor O’Brien (of Lord of the Dance) and the Irish Pops Ensemble.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $39 / $59 / $99

The Country Jamboree: A Celebration of Classic Country Music - Keene, NH

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
This outstanding concert features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and more. The Country Jamboree will take you from all-out hoedown to poignant love song and everything in between.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $29.50 - $39.50

The Sweetback Sisters and Girls Guns & Glory - Rockland, ME

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode's precise, family-style harmonies and rollicking country swing recall the best of rock and country music from the 1950s and 60s. Boston's Girls Guns & Glory has forged its sound from the raw materials of rockabilly, country and other American traditions, interpreted with a unique musical and lyrical approach.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Choral Evensong - Southport, CT

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT
The combined choirs of Christ and Holy Trinity Church and Trinity Episcopal Church sing Evensong.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: free
Telephone: 203-227-0827

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra with Lang Lang - Providence, RI

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
World renowned pianist Lang Lang joins the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for a Gala Celebration! Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $35-$100
Telephone: 401-248-7000

Traditional Irish Music at Fastnet Pub - Newport, RI

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Fastnet Pub, One Broadway Newport, RI
A live traditional Irish session is hosted on Sunday afternoons by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright. No cover. Family-friendly. Arrive early to secure a table if you plan to eat. Dates: March 5, 12. 19, 26.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: no cover
Telephone: 401-845-9311

Yale Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert - New Haven, CT

Mar 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2017 470 College Street New Haven, CT
The concert features the premiere of the Yale Jazz Ensemble’s latest commission, "Dale Pa’lante" -- a contemporary Latin jazz stunner by New Haven bassist Jeff Fuller. Hear big band blues, straight-ahead swing, jazz ballads and soulful post-bop music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 203-432-4111

Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 8, 2017 - Mar 8, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trailblazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on records. Neil “Spyder“ James Giraldo has been changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $87; $68; $48; VIP, $300

"We Banjo 3" - Hartford, CT

Mar 8, 2017 - Mar 8, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
From Galway, Ireland, the band--composed of two sets of brothers--plays a blend of traditional Irish music, old time, and bluegrass music that they call Celt Grass. Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at thewadsworth.org.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30

Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration with Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy - Rockland, ME

Mar 8, 2017 - Mar 8, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Natalie MacMaster has turned the music of Cape Breton into an international phenomenon by thrilling audiences with her exciting fiddling and dynamic stage persona! MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy, two of Canada's brightest stars, have captivated audiences all over North America with their exceptional musical skills.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55/Advance, $60/Day of Show

Natalie MacMaster - Rockland, ME

Mar 8, 2017 - Mar 8, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration featuring Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy. Two of Canada's brightest musical stars are captivating audiences all over North America with their exceptional musical skills and obvious joy at playing the fiddle together.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55-$65

Spirit Of Johnny Cash - Rochester, NH

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Harold Ford as Johnny Cash, Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash, and the Red Hot Cash Band enthrall fans of the legendary Johnny Cash and his music. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Spirit of Johnny Cash - Rochester, NH

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Crowd pleasers Harold Ford as Johnny Cash, Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash, and the Red Hot Cash Band enthrall fans of the legendary Johnny Cash and his music. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon.  
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20, $22, $25
Telephone: 603-335-1992

The TEN Tenors: The Power of TEN - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Celebrated for their wonderfully vast repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN Tenors are among the most successful touring groups of all time. They perform a high-octane blend of soul-stirring operatic arias and heart-pounding rock anthems. The Tenors have performed with Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, Sarah Brightman, Willie Nelson, Katherine Jenkins and Christina Aguilera.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$75

Celtic Music in the Mansion with Robbie O’Connell - Bristol, RI

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Linden Place Museum, 500 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Robbie O’Connell is an Irish folk singer who began his career by performing with his uncles, the Clancy Brothers Advance reservations recommended.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 401-253-0390

We Banjo 3 - Barre, VT

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Barre Opera House, City Hall, 6 North Main Street Barre, VT
Mix the skills and strengths of the Flecktones with a bit of Punch Brothers and add a dash of The Chieftains and you get one of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multi-awarded winning We Banjo 3. With two banjo champions and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, the result is truly unforgettable.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $19 - $33

Beatles for Sale Beatles Tribute - West Kingston, RI

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road West Kingston, RI
Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 401-782-1018

Inspirations vocal concert - Duxbury and Hingham, MA

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 See description below Duxbury and Hingham, MA
Pianist Jonathan Roberts South shore Conservatory piano faculty play music they love. Be inspired by what inspires them! Music from Classical to Jazz showcases the diversity and brilliance of these performers.
March 12 at Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury
March 19, at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: Admission is free

The Ten Tenors - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Celebrated for their wonderfully vast repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The Ten Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical tenors and composers, but also contemporary music’s most popular artists. From Bowie to Bocelli, an evening with The Ten Tenors is guaranteed to surprise and delight in equal measure.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $35; $48; $58

See Viva Live In The Lounge! - Brunswick, ME

Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017 14 Maine Street Brunswick, ME
See Viva & The Reinforcements present a special series of nostalgic tunes from around the globe. Featuring Joseph Pierog on bass, guitar virtuoso Bryant Sirois, Pat Sutor of the Fogcutters on tenor sax and clarinet, and percussion team Nichole Bailey & Joseph Perullo, all under the leadership of flirt, Viva.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 207-725-5222

Dropkick Murphys - Boston, MA

Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017 House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA
Celtic Rock/Punk band The Dropkick Murphys just released a new album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, on which the band carries on the tradition of rough and tumble storytelling.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $32.50 - $60

John Gorka - Gardiner, ME

Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 17, 2017 Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Folk meccas like Texas’s Kerrville Folk Festival and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $28

Spring Sing with Revels - Watertown, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown, MA
Enjoy seasonal sing alongs, a performance by The Revels Alumni Youth Chorus, rousing gospel music from Linda Brown-San Martin, and maybe a little bit of Cole Porter too. The music closes with a seriously funny Mummers Play, refreshments, and a visit from the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss, that ancient harbinger of spring.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; children, $7

Jimmy Webb:The Glen Campbell Years - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years highlights some of the srecordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook, pulling the audience in with hits such as “Honey Come Back,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and more!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45

The Kennedy Center's Magic Moments LIVE! - Fairfield, CT

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 The Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT
The evening will feature a concert by renowned musicians and performers: Steve Scales, formerly with The Talking Heads; Grammy nominated Nona Hendryx, formerly with Labelle and Talking Heads;Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Tom Tom Club. 

Mix and Mingle with open bar and food at 6:30P.M.; Concert in Kelley Theatre AT 8 P.M.; Black Box After Party with dessert, drinks, and meet and greet with the band, 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Kennedy Center's Autism Project. 

Time: 6:30-11:00pm
Admission: $40 for concert; $125 for entire event

Close Encounters With Music: Beethoven Journey’s --Early, Middle and Late - Great Barrington, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Follow three stops along Ludwig Beethoven’s journey, from disciple of Haydn to Olympian master. Listen to the early Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, a middle-period Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, and the glorious “Archduke” Trio. Performed by pianist Michael Brown, winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Time: 6 p.m.

My Fair Lady in Concert - Shelton, CT

Mar 19, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Shelton High School, 120 Meadow Street, Shelton, CT Shelton, CT
I could have danced all night! The NHSO performs its first musical, Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra onstage. Enjoy “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “I’m Getting Married in the Morning,” in this concertized production.
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Admission: $35 or $49

Melissa Aldana Trio - Boston, MA

Mar 22, 2017 - Mar 22, 2017 Berklee College of Music, 160 Mass Avenue Boston, MA
Tenor sax star Melissa Aldana, the first woman to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition, makes no secret about being inspired by Sonny Rollins: like Sonny in the late '50s, she fronts a piano-less trio.
Time: 7:30 p.m
Admission: $25; student,s $10

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Dana Louise forged the beginnings of her guitar sound amid the Azores’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Back in the States, she began singing and songwriting professionally. The Glorious Birds use jazz and bluegrass with a contemporary beat to create a futuristic folk sound.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30

Steep Canyon Rangers - Barre, VT

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Barre Opera House, City Hall, 6 North Main Street Barre, VT
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $19 - $33

TIGUE and Innov Gnawa - Boston, MA

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Berklee College of Music, 160 Mass Avenue Boston, MA
TIGUE and Innov Gnawa perform as part of the Third Annual Celebrity Series Stave Sessions. TIGUE is a percussion trio using members’ conservatory training and eclectic influences to create music that sits at the intersection of contemporary music and art rock. Innov Gnawa performs Moroccan gnawa music: hypnotic Islamic liturgical chants with plucked string and percussive instrumentation. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25; students, $10

Steep Canyon Rangers - Barre, VT

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Barre Opera House, City Hall, 6 North Main Street Barre, VT
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $19 - $33

Liz Longley - Chepachet, RI

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Purple Cat Vineyard and Winery, 11 Money Hill Road Chepachet, RI
The Pennsylvania native attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and gained her first national traction in television, which recognized her ability to frame a scene early. Longley’s “This is Not the End” was featured in the 2012 season finale of Lifetime’s Army Wives, while “Rescue My Heart”made its way onto ABC’s Switched at Birth.
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20
Telephone: 401-566-9463

Blonde Redhead Featuring ACME - Celebrity Series Stave Session - Boston, MA

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Berklee College of Music, 160 Mass Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Formed by Japanese lead singer and guitarist Kazu Makino and Italian twin brothers Amedeo (guitar/vocals) and Simone Pace (drums), Blonde Redhead has built itscareer as a driving creative force on the indie music scene. They will perform their seminal 2004 album Misery is a Butterfly in its entirety.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25; students, $10

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton - Portland, ME

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 State Theatre, 600 Congress Street Portland, ME
After four decades of singing background for the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. Fischer is joined by her trio, Grand Baton, for a concert that draws from many sounds: Led Zeppelin, Little Willie John, the Stones and Tina Turner.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$55

Chelsea Berry live at Brandon Music - Brandon, VT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
See Chelsea Berry, a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends, presents a program reminiscent of the folk music of the sixties. As a vocalist and performer, she evokes the style of artists such as Cheryl Crow, Janis Joplin, and Paula Cole. Email info@brandon-music.net.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Steep Canyon Rangers - Great Barrington, MA

Mar 26, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
A bluegrass band at itscore, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walks the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony. It’s that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 to $60. Some $15 tickets are available for people age 30 and younger
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Chicano Batman - Burlington, VT

Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 27, 2017 Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Road Burlington, VT
Chicano Batman came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formal wear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Ángeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and their reputation grew fast.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $12

Le Vent Du Nord - Rockland, ME

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Quebec's driving force in progressive folk brings high spirited versions of Quebecois traditional tunes plus original compositions! Award-winning quartet has won audience adoration across the US, Europe and Oceania.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $24-$26

Davydov-Fanning Duo - Brandon, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov formed a strong musical connection 40 years ago which developed into an international duo that, as the Times-Argus’ Jim Lowe says, is “one of Vermont’s state treasures”. The duo celebrates this milestone with an international tour, including a stop at Brandon Music.
Time: Music at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Lakou MIzik - Rockland, ME

Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
African, French, Caribbean and American influences collide in Haiti like nowhere else in the world and Lakou Mizik draws inspiration from all of them. There's the insistent spirit stirring rhythms of vodou drumming, the French café lilt of the accordion and the joyful percussive punctuation of the Rara horns.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Buddy Guy - Ridgefield, CT

Apr 25, 2017 - Apr 25, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
is a living blues legend. At age 80, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Orchestra, $110; mezzanine and balcony, $95
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Outdoor Activities

Wine Cheese and Snowshoe Hikes - Grafton, VT

Dec 24, 2016 - Mar 11, 2017 Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT
wine and cheese snowshoe hikes in grafton VT This winter, strap on your snowshoes and enjoy a guided tromp through the woods that concludes with wine and Grafton Village Cheese tastings at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. Held December 24, 29, 30, 31 in 2016 and every Saturday from January through March 11 in 2017.
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Admission: $40

Guided Snowmobile Tours - Stowe, VT

Jan 9, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Snowmobile Vermont,849 Main Street Stowe, VT
This snowmobile tour operator has locations in Killington, Okemo, Mount Snow and Stowe. Choose from many, custom-guided snowmobile tours. Ride on scenic Vermont ski trails (at Killington and Mount Snow locations) or through National Forest (all locations). There is a guide-monitored kids’ tour for ages 4-11 at Killington and Okemo. Riders are outfitted with helmets and boots. Email: stowe@snowmobilevermont.com
Time: Daily
Admission: Single Snowmobile, $154; double snowmobile, $199; passenger with guide, $99
Telephone: 802-253-6221

Moonlit Walks at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 13, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Environmental educators will guide you on a moonlit walk to explore Prescott Farm. You will learn to identify several constellations, discuss the habits of several nocturnal animals, and practice your night vision. Wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available. All ages welcome. Dates: January 13, February 10, March 11.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10/person with pre-registration; $12 at the door.

Ice Skating and Tubing Daily - Portland, ME

Jan 16, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 The Rink and the Hill at Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompson’s Point Portland, ME
Enjoy your skating experience with up to 10,000 square feet of ice surface and many heating areas to keep those warm and toasty. The Hill is a two-story, four-lane hill that you can tube down all winter long. No snow needed and tubes are provided. Enjoy special events and themed nights of ice skating fun. Calendar and operating hours.
Time: Open daily; see website for hours
Admission: Price per session" skating, $8; skate rental, $2; tubing, $3; all day combo of skate & tube hill, $18

Take It Outside Days at Maine State Parks - Many state parks, ME

Jan 29, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Various state parks Many state parks, ME
February 25 Cross country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, ice skating, tote sled rides, wildlife exhibit, bonfire at Aroostook State Park, State Park Road, Presque Isle. 10 am-3 pm
March 4 -- Kids' Ice Fishing Derby at Range Pond State Park, 26 State Park Road, Poland. 9 am to 1 pm
March 11-- Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing demo, tote sled rides, wildlife exhibit, bonfire at Lily Bay State Park, State Park Road, Beaver Cove, Greenville. 10 am-3 pm
Time: See description above

Full Moon & Folklore Hike - Essex, MA

Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Crane Wildlife Refuge Essex, MA
Join us for a night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! Transformed by the glow of the full moon on snow, the dunes are an eerily beautiful landscape. We’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a beach fire at the end. Prepare for hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 to 3 miles. Suggested for ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Directions to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Event repeats on March 12.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 978-356-4351

Maple Sugar Madness - Laconia, NH

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, you will have hands-on participation in every step of the syrup making process at Prescott Farm. The program involves a 20 minute walk to a sugarhouse. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed. This program is offered only on Saturdays. Pre-register and save. Space is limited.
Time: 10 and 11 a.m.; noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Program is 90 minutes long.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 603-366-5695

Doggie Paddle Plunge - New Castle, NH

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 301 Wentworth Road New Castle, NH
The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Doggie Paddle Plunge is back at the Great Island Common in New Castle. Raise funds and dive into the chilly Atlantic Ocean – all for a great cause!
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $10-$40
Telephone: 603-772-2921

Wintervale 2017 - Burlington, VT

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Intervale,282 Intervale Road Burlington, VT
The Intervale Center provides 3 miles of groomed cross country ski trails in the Intervale. During Winter Days, February 12 and March 12, there will be free ski and snowshoe rentals for the whole family, Kids' activities and games, food and drink for purchase.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free

Out Like A Lamb Hike - Ipswich, MA

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Crane Wildlife Refuge Ipswich, MA
Join this night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. This will be a great hike even if the roaring cold lion is still around! At the end of our walk we’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a beach fire. We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½-3 miles. Suggested for guests age 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Directions.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $15

Parades

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017 - Pawtucket, RI

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 downtown Pawtucket, RI
The start location is behind McCoy Stadium, at the corner of Division and South Bend. The parade can be viewed from South Bend, Walcott, across the highway down past APEX, and ending at City Hall. After the parade a party is held at the Armory on Exchange Street. Food, drinks, vendors, and live Irish music from 1 to 6 p.m.
Time: Parade steps off at noon; party after the parade until 6 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Parties 2017 - Newport, RI

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 See description below Newport, RI
The parade steps off from City Hall on Broadway promptly at 11 a.m. It continues via Washington Square, Thames Street, and Carroll Avenue to St. Augustine's Church.
A party following the parade will be held at Hibernian Hall, Wellington Avenue, starting at noon. Come enjoy corned beef sandwiches and plenty of Irish music Advance tickets are $20. For information and tickets call 401-847-8671.
An alcohol-free family party will be held at the Hut, behind the Newport Public Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. Entertainment includes bag pipers, Irish step dancers, Tony the dancing cop, pirates and more.
The Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, 648 Thames Street, will be open noon to 5 p.m. Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
Time: See description above
Telephone: 401-846-5081

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017 - New Haven, CT

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 See description below New Haven, CT
The Parade route travels Southeast on Chapel Street, to the end of the Green, where it turns left onto Church Street. It follows Church Street to Grove Street, where it turns right, and end at Orange Street. The Parade Route is 1.5 miles. Parking information.
Time: 1:30 p.m.

St. Patricks Day Parade & Festivities” - Bennington, VT

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 See description below Bennington, VT
The St. Patrick's Day Parade is taking a new route! Beginning at the Fire Station parking lot the parade will head South to River Street, then East to Depot Street, then South to Main Street, then turn east to the Four Corners at Putnam Square. At Putnam Square the parade will turn north onto North Street and continue traveling north up to River Street. The parade will take a left (heading west) onto River Street and continue until it arrives back at the municipal parking area behind the Bennington Station Restaurant.
Time: Kick-Off Breakfast at JC's, 10 a.m.; St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1 p.m.; St. Patrick's Celebration at JC's, 2 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017 - New Haven, CT

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Downtown New Haven New Haven, CT
The Parade route travels Southeast on Chapel Street, to the end of the Green, where it turns left onto Church Street. It follows Church Street to Grove Street, where it turns right, and end at Orange Street. The Parade Route is 1.5 miles.
Time: 1:30 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Providence, RI

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Parade starts near Providence College Providence, RI
The annual parade starts near Providence College,travels down Smith Street and ends at the State House.
Time: noon

Mystic Irish Parade - Mystic, CT

Mar 19, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Starts on Greenmanville Avenue near Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
The Mystic Irish Parade Starts on Greenmanville Avenue near Mystic Seaport and marches into the downtown. Downtown parking can be found at the Mystic Arts Center Parking lot, 9 Water Street, where the parade ends. Many more smaller parking lots can be found along the parade route or on the many side streets along the Route.
Time: Parade kicks off at 1 p.m.

Paranormal

Spirit Medium Karen Tatro at Ventford Hall - Lenox, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
Karen Tatro, a certified spirit medium, and her fellow investigators return to present the Spirits of Ventfort Hall program, giving attendees the opportunity to explore their abilities among like-minded mediums. Guests will be divided into smaller groups, shown the basics of communication with energies and then investigate areas where they feel connections. A Ventfort Hall docent will present a brief history of the 1893 mansion. Reservations are required. Reserve only online.
Time: 6 p.m.-midnight
Admission: $65 per person

Spirit Medium Karen Tatro at Ventford Hall - Lenox, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
Spirit Medium Karen Tatro and her fellow investigators is are returning to one of their favorite sites for the "Spirits of Ventfort Hall" program, giving attendees the opportunity to explore their abilities among like-minded mediums. With experience, training and knowledge of the spirit world, Tatro and her team will assist the group in the investigation. Reservations are required. Reserve only online at http://www.karentatro.com/march-4th-ventfort.html.
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; program at 7 p.m.-midnight
Admission: $65 per person

Mills & Mysteries Paranormal Investigations - Pawtucket, RI

Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017 Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI
Join Slater Mill senior interpreter and paranormal expert Carl L. Johnson for a 90-minute Paranormal Investigation Tour of the Slater Mill historic site. This program explores the 1793 Slater Mill, the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House, and the Waterwheel Pit of the 1810 Wilkinson Machine Shop, on a site reputed to be one of the most haunted in America.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 401-725-8638

Parties, Dances, Balls

Museum of Work & Culture Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day - Woonsocket, RI

Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 16, 2017 Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry, 42 Cherry Street Woonsocket, RI
Enjoy an evening of Irish music, dance, history, and a traditional feast. Music will feature sing-alongs and ballads with performances from Irish native Kieran Keating, Fr. Michael Woolley, Stephanie Mahon and friends, along with dancers from the award-winning Tir na Nog school of Irish dance. The menu will include soda bread, potato soup, shepherd's pie, corned beef, a festive green cocktail, and dessert in Ciro's Hampton Court.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $45
Telephone: 401-769-9675

Spend the Night With Billy Crystal - Providence, RI

Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
A stand-up comic turned television star, Billy Crystal found fame as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers," and "Analyze This." He was much loved as the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards. Crystal’s latest memoir, "Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?" was an instant New York Times’ best-seller. This event is PPAC's annual gala.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$300

Stache Pag - Portland, ME

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Portland House of Music, 25 Temple Street Portland, ME
Fifteen of the world's most interesting mustachios perform for your adulation and compete for the title of Mr. Stache Pag. The event is expected to sell out.
Time: 7:30-11 p.m.
Admission: $10 – $25

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Shanghai Acrobats: The New Shanghai Circus - Ridgefield, CT

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT 06877
In acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals of more than 2,000 years ago, this youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of demanding performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and constituting a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition. 
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $40; children, $30

Circus Spectacular 2017 - Brattleboro, VT

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Latchis Theater Brattleboro, VT
Starring guest artists from circuses around the world, this is a unique opportunity to see some of today's most renowned high flying aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers in Brattleboro. All proceeds from this annual event support outreach programming by the New England Center for Circus Arts.
Time: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Admission: $15 - $50
Telephone: 802-254-9780

Shen Yun - Boston, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Classical Chinese dance does the storytelling, presenting diverse ethnic and folk traditions. In this performance ancient legends blend with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumesmeet breathtaking animated backdrops.
Time: Saturday, 2 and 7:305 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $70-$180

Cashore Marionettes - Plymouth, NH

Mar 5, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Silver Center for the Arts, 114 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. . The performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Life in Motion is a theatrically satisfying, performance for adults and young adults.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; seniors, $33; youth, $20
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Craft Reveals: Remarkable Events of Substance and Inspiration - Brockton, MA

Mar 5, 2017 - Apr 24, 2017 Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street Brockton, MA
During March and April, Fuller Craft Museum overflows with eye-opening, informative events to engage and inspire audiences.
Trilogy of Trios Chamber Music Concert. March 5. Three trios perform Beethoven Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon, contemporary compositions performed by Erik Lindgren, and a jazz trio with Berklee College professors. 2 p.m.
Shades of Yale University Vocal Concert. March 18. Shades celebrates music of the African Diaspora with choreographed, vocal arrangements. Its sound resembles Sweet Honey in the Rock, Take 6, John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Gershwin, Big Mama Thornton. 2 p.m.
Studio Open House. April 1. Celebrate Fuller Craft Museum’s renovated studios. Learn about classes and workshops. 2 p.m.
Deep Collaboration: Terry Martin & Zina Manesa-Burloiu. April 8. Martin and Burloiu are internationally renowned artists in the medium of wood. This one-day event is a two-hour demonstration, a lecture, and a pop-up show.
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme with Leonard Brown Quintet. April 8. John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme with poetry and music performed by WGBH’s Eric Jackson and Leonard Brown’s quintet “Joyful Noise.” 7:30 p.m.
Luminarium Dance Company. April 21-24. Luminarium Dance Company is a contemporary dance company. Luminarium will be constructing installations with wood, metal, glass, ceramics, and fiber—and setting them in motion through dance.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-588-6000

Drumline Live - Concord, MA

Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 7, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, MA
The Legendary Historically Black College and University band experience comes alive with a world-class cast of percussionists, musicians and dancers. Drumline Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that will hit every emotion in their bodies. Free tickets are limited to four per patron and are available beginning January 30 at 11 a.m.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-225-1111

A Little Bit Of Ireland - Waltham, MA

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
A feast of Irish music, folk dancing, and light-hearted comic blarney featuring Soprano Mara Bonde Ricker. This homage to the Emerald Isle includes a pinch of Irish tenors, a touch of Riverdance and a rousing visit to an Irish pub. A cast of 100 and live orchestra round out this extraordinary production
Time: Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 781-891-5600

Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles - East Greenwich, RI

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI
Kevin Doyle’s Roscommon Soles takes the Greenwich Odeum stage with its latest show, Step into the Irish Parlor-St. Patrick’s Day. The dance, music, and storytelling performance recreates an intimate family parlor of the 1960s on St. Patrick’s Day, when memories travel back and forth in time to the tunes and the steps for an audience of all ages.
Time: Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 401-885-4000

Cirque Troupe: Seven Fingers of The Hand: Cuisine and Confessions - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Prepare to be delighted and amazed when this world-renowned cirque troupe flips their way onto the Historic Theater stage. The show is built on the real-life personal stories of each cast member and set to original music. Live cooking, countless backflips, and a set that combines childhood, current, and dream kitchens, don’t miss this show.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25; $48; $60

Science & Nature

Winter Wonder Days and Half-Price Admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI

Jan 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
A winter visit to the Zoo offers a unique experience and a great way to beat cabin fever. Cold-hardy animals like snow leopards, red pandas, bison and others may be more active. Visitors can enjoy food and beverages at the Wilderness. Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7.50; seniors age 62 and older, $6.50; children ages 2-12, $4.95
Telephone: 401-785-3510

Land-Based Eagle Watches on the Connecticut River - Madison, CT

Feb 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 The Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Road Madison, CT
Winter brings dozens of Bald Eagles down the Connecticut River. In recent years, over 50 eagles have wintered on the lower Connecticut River. Participants will either meet at The Audubon Shop at 7:45 a.m. or at the first location on the river at 8:30 a.m. Then carpool with Jerry Connolly of The Audubon Shop to five viewing spots along the river. (This is not a boat trip). Call for tickets and information.
Time: Various departure times from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 203-245-9056

Snowy Owl Prowl - Essex, MA

Feb 11, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Crane Wildlife Refuge Essex, MA
Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Prepare for hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 to 3 miles. Suggested for ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Dates: February 11 and 19. Directions to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Event repeats on March 26
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $15

Winter Birding Along Crane Beach - Ipswich, MA

Feb 25, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Crane Beach Ipswich, MA
Join Ranger Dave Williams for a walk along Crane Beach to look for winter birds. Birders may spot species they don’t often see, while beginners will learn what to look and listen for. Bring your binoculars. Directions. Event repeats on March 5.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 978-810-5892

Owl Prowl - Shelburne, VT

Mar 13, 2017 - Mar 13, 2017 McCLure Education Center at the Farm Barn, Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
Explore the world of Vermont’s winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home. Back indoors, warm up with hot refreshments and meet live owls. Please dress appropriately for the cold weather. We will hike up Lone Tree Hill and head into the woods. The trail will include some moderately steep terrain. This program is designed for adults and children above age 10. Registration required. Please contact Cat Wright at cwright@shelburnefarms.org.
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10/person

Shopping & Sales

Paint the Town Red - Kennebunkport, ME

Jan 28, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 Various locations Kennebunkport, ME
The romantic seaside town of Kennebunkport "Paints the Town Red." Red tag sales in boutiques, red plates at the best restaurants, a red light ceremony, and carriage rides are highlights. Kennebunk-Kennebunkport offers the perfect winter destination, with fine lodging with romantic fires. Getaway packages include dining at cozy intimate restaurants, even spa treatments in a picturesque village setting.
Time: Consult event website

Providence Flea - Providence, RI

Feb 26, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Hope High School, 324 Hope Street Providence, RI
The Providence Flea returns to Hope High School for six winter and spring markets on alternate Sundays. Dozens of local vintage vendors, artisan/makers and food trucks! Free and free parking! Dates: February 26; March 12 and 26; April 9.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 401-484-7783

BerkChique! 2017 - Great Barrington, MA

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Catwalk, 325 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington, MA
BerkChique is a fashionable alternative to the traditional fundraiser in the form of a Pop-up Boutique selling clothes and accessories collected from some of the most fashionable and stylish closets in the Berkshires. Find upscale clothing and accessories at unbelievable prices. All proceeds to non-profits including the Berkshire Humane Society, Community Access to the Arts, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, and WAM Theatre.
Time: First Dibbs on Friday: VIP, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; general, 6:30-8:30; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Friday, VIP, $100; general, $25; Saturday and Sunday admission is free

Shows & Exhibits

Spring Bulb Show at Smith College - Northampton, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Lyman Conservatory at Smith College, 16 College Lane Northampton, MA
Fields of Flowers. Are there any more beautiful fields of flowers begging to be artistically captured than the flowering bulb nurseries of Holland? For centuries these wide swaths of color have charmed visitors to the Low Countries and many have tried to interpret the texture, color and contrast of the vivid plots of bulbs against somber skies.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 413-585-2740

Boston Flower Show 2017 - Boston, MA

Mar 22, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA
The Boston Flower & Garden Show hosts gardening, cooking and floral design demonstrations and lectures every day. Enjoy amateur competitions in floral design, horticulture and photography. Shutter bugs: join one of the photography mini-workshops. The Massachusetts master gardeners host an information booth to answer gardening questions. The Little Sprouts Children’s Center will be packed with fun activities like storytelling, vegetable stamping, and tissue flower making.
Time: Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors age 65 and older, $17; children age 6-17, $10; Flower Show After Dark, $15

NH Camping and RV Show 2017 - Bedford, NH

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive Bedford, NH
NH camping and RV show This is New Hampshire’s largest camping and RV show, featuring dealers with the latest RVs, trailers, pop-ups, tents, and camping equipment. Visit with more than 50 campground owners/managers from New Hampshire and neighboring states to make your reservations for next summer. You’ll also find fun activities for the entire family in a beautiful indoor setting. Each person bringing a donation for the New Hampshire Food Bank of 2 non-perishable items will receive $2 off their admission. Last year 4,044 pounds of food was donated – help us beat this amount in 2017.
Time: Friday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children age 12 and younger, free when accompanied by paid adult

Rhode Island Home Show 2017 - Providence, RI

Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 RI Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street Providence, RI
Huge trade show attempts of answer all your questions about home and property improvements, from the front mailbox to new bricks for the chimney. Learn what's new and smart in creating a comfortable and classy house for generations to enjoy. Attend seminars, cooking demonstrations, and send your children to activities for kids.
Time: Thursday and Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 pm.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; kids age 15 and younger, free. Thursday and Friday tickets are good all show days.

Sightseeing

Tour: Winter Merriment on the Back Roads - Manchester Center, VT

Dec 16, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017 Tours depart from 39 Bonnet Street Manchester Center, VT
Discover the appeal of Vermont back roads in winter season. Visit a marble quarry; villages, an international woodworking facility and kitchen store, an artisans’ boutique, a maple syrup/cheese shop, a Norman Rockwell exhibit, an antique covered bridge, and see sweeping mountain vistas. Learn the fascinating history and other places to visit in the area. Travel in a 10-passenger tour vehicle with local guide. Advance reservations necessary.
Time: Daily tour is 1-3:30 p.m.
Admission: $35 per person
Telephone: 802-362-4997

Ski Area Events

BodeFest 2017 - Franconia, NH

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Cannon Mountain Ski Area, 260 Tramway Drive Franconia, NH
Your BodeFest entry fee includes: entry to kids' ski with Bode Run for kids age 18 and younger; fun race; autograph session; goodie bag; T-shirt; VIP pass; barbecue lunch; entry into a raffle. There will also be a silent and live benefiting the foundation. Lift ticket or Season Pass is required in addition to BodeFest event ticket. A special ticket rate will be available to all participants on event day. BodeFest at Cannon Mountain is a creation of The Turtle Ridge Foundation, which support adaptive and youth sports. Email sherry.hartford@dred.nh.gov
Time: All day
Admission: Early-bird special: $49 (February 22 - March 10); regular price: $59 (March 2 - March 23)
Telephone: 603-823-7722

Sports

Lancaster Grand Prix - Lancaster, NH

Feb 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 516 Main Street Lancaster, NH
Classic sleds take the spotlight at the oldest snowmobile race in America, as the 52nd Lancaster Grand Prix gets underway on February 4 and 5 at the quarter-mile oval ice track at the Lancaster Fairgrounds. Snowmobile racers from New Hampshire and beyond will bring their vintage sleds and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 603-631-6439

Harlem Globetrotters - Manchester, NH

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 SNHU Arena, 333 Elm Street Manchester, NH
Blinding athleticism on the basketball court. The Globetrotters need no introduction.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40-$100

Storytelling

The Moth Mainstage - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
True stories, told live, no notes. The theme this year will be High Anxiety: The Moth in Portsmouth with host Dame Wilburn. Featuring a mix of national storytellers and local voices, including luminaries in the arts and sciences, newsmakers and news breakers, and everyday heroes (and even a few reformed villains!) this one-of-a-kind event returns to The Music Hall.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39; $45

Theater

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Providence, RI

Feb 9, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
In one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, four fantastic stories are woven together in a single fanciful night: the wedding of an Athenian Duke to his Queen; the comic misadventures of four lovers lost in the forest; an uproarious throw-down between the King and Queen of the Fairies; and the hilarious antics of a group of amateur actors. Trinity Rep’s production, set in a 1980’s high school dance, gets it all right -- the longing, the lust, and the leggings. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $25-$60

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" - White River Junction, VT

Feb 15, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street White River Junction, VT
Northern Stage presents Neil Simon’s charming comedy, which follows long-married Barney Cashman, a seafood restaurant owner, as he tries to have one passionate tryst before opportunity passes him by. His attempts to become God’s gift to women offer a hilarious look at a fine fellow who just can’t seem to succeed in sinning.  For ages 12 and older.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Adults, $30-55; students, $15
Telephone: 802-296-7000

"Peter and the Starcatcher" - New Milford, CT

Feb 17, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue New Milford, CT
This musical play is billed as a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan and is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlike heros, “Peter and the Starcatcher” explores the bonds of friendship, duty and love. 860-350-6863
Time: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday matinee (March 5) 2 p.m.
Admission: $28

“The Night of Iguana” - Cambridge, MA

Feb 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
Set in a retreat on the sweltering Mexican coast, “the Night of the Iguana” assembles a disgraced preacher, a poor Nantucket spinster, and others to tell a tale of loneliness and the violent emotions just bubbling under the surface.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 617-547-8300

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” - North Andover, MA

Feb 23, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Rogers Center for the Arts, 315 Turnpike Street North Andover, MA
What happens when beloved comic strip kids grow up and go to high school? In this unauthorized parody, the characters from Peanuts are too immersed in their own problems  to care that everybody’s favorite dog has just died. Dark, tragic, and very funny, the play asks: What happens after death? Not recommended for children under 16.
Time: Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"The Lion King" - Providence, RI

Feb 28, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. "The Lion King" makes its triumphant return to Providence. More than 90 million people around the world have enjoyed the visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20-$170

"Buyer & Cellar" - Portland, ME

Feb 28, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue Portland, ME
In this one-man show, a star is born. Alex, a struggling actor in LA, finds himself working in a shopping mall. This isn’t your regular shopping center. In his most challenging role yet, Alex plays the shop boy bargaining with Barbra in her basement. With riotously sharp wit, Alex awaits a visit from the ultimate customer, the “Funny Girl” herself.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Previews $32-$37; Evenings $38-$43; Saturday and Sunday matinees, $43-$48

"Little Women" - Warwick, RI

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick, RI
Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, "Little Women" follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl - Brunswick, ME

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall at Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road Brunswick, ME
Eurydice leaves her wedding for the underworld, searching for her father – but the reunion is costly. Trapped on the opposite side of death, Orpheus fights to retrieve his bride, making a deal that seals both their fates. This weird and wonderful new play explores the ancient Greek myth with a fresh eye. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 207 725 3375

"The Nether" - Pawtucket, RI

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
Log in. Choose an identity. Live out your private dreams. This is life in the Nether—a lush, virtual wonderland offering total sensory immersion, free of judgment and, seemingly, consequence. But when a real-world cop discovers a disturbing form of entertainment, she triggers a virtual investigation For mature audiences.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Festival of Women’s Plays - Ivoryton, CT

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
Two evenings of staged readings will take place on March 3 and March 4.
March 3 – “Guenevere” --Guenevere and Arthur are teenagers and best friends. What will be the outcome when they confront with Excalibur? “Apple Season” -- To make arrangements for her father’s funeral, Lissie returns to the family farm she and her brother fled 26 years earlier. 7 p.m.
March 4 – “Buck Naked” -- Two daughters are thrown into a tizzy when they discover their 60-year-old mother has decided to spice up life by tending her back yard garden in the nude. “Intake” -- An arrogant young psychiatrist meets an 80-year-old woman and comes to realize how doctor and patient learn about life, love, and hope.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $15; students, $10
Telephone: 860-767-7318

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” - Boston, MA

Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery. Dates and times.
Time: See description above
Admission: $40-$175

"Shirley Valentine" - Warren, RI

Mar 10, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
In Willy Russel’s captivating one-woman tour de force, an unfulfilled housewife fixes dinner while ruminating on her husband, her children, her life and, her upcoming unannounced Greek holiday—a trip that leads to a life-changing romantic tryst and a mid-life fork in the road. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20-$35

"Sister Act the Musical" - Norwell, MA

Mar 17, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
Sing Hallelujah for this new, ridiculously fun, feel-good musical that will have you jumping to your feet! Delores Van Cartier, a wannabee Las Vegas diva, sees her life take a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in – where else – a convent!
Time: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Admission: $38 to $43
Telephone: 781-871-2787

"Jesus Christ Superstar" - The Rock Opera - Ridgefield, CT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events. This special event features a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway’s finest rock band. Two shows only! 
Time: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $75
Telephone: 203-438-5795

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway - Boston, MA

Apr 4, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. Dates and times.
Time: See description above
Admission: $40-$175

Visual Arts

Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont Exhibit - Brandon, VT

Feb 17, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive Brandon, VT
Through the centuries, botanical art has combined precise observation of plant life with the balance and beauty of original compositions. This exhibit presents the work of three of Vermont’s finest botanical artists. Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley, and Stephanie Whitney-Payne create watercolor paintings and etchings derived from careful observation of plants and flowers. The exhibit runs through April 1.
Time: Opening party, February 17, 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Workshops & Classes

Adult Workshops at Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton, MA

Jan 14, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
Take a workshop this winter to develop your craft artistry:
Ukrainian Egg Decoratin, March 4, March 18, or April 1. 10 am-1 pm. $75. Learn a traditional method of decorating eggs as practiced by the Ukrainian people.
Calligraphy for Beginners, March 11, 10 am-1 pm. A professional calligrapher teaches the fundamentals
Pottery: Intro to Wheel Throwing, January 19-March 16, 6-8:30 pm $210 .This 8-week course covers all the basics of working on a pottery wheel.
Bookbinding, February 25- March 31, 6-8:30 pm. $190 plus $35 for materials. This class will cover all the basic skills you need to create your own personal journal or sketchbook.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 508-588-6000