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All Ages

Daffodils At Dusk - Bristol, RI

Apr 21, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Join Blithewold “after hours” for an evening filled with live jazz, a complimentary cocktail or lemonade, and the opportunity to explore Blithewold’s enchanting spring gardens at dusk. An outdoor scavenger hunt will be held for kids. Dates: April 21, 28, May 5.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; youth, $5; Family, $28; military and students, $10.

Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show - Essex, CT

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street Essex, CT 06426
Ct Spring Boat Show in Essex CT
Boats from 20 to 75 feet will journey into the Essex, CT, harbor, attracting interested boat buyers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and beyond. New and pre-owned sail and power boats will be on display in one beautiful location on a 13-acre private island, with free ferry service. The resort marina is family friendly and the popular Marley’s Café will be open for the weekend, offering food and beverages with a portion of sales proceeds to be donated to Sales Up 4 Cancer. Free admission and free parking. The boat show is produced by WindCheck Magazine and sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America and YachtWorld. Email: anne@windcheckmagazine.com
Time: Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking
Telephone: 203-332-7639

Springtime Spectacular at The Lawn On D - Boston, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 The Lawn on D, 420 D Street Boston, MA
Lawn on D, an outdoor experimental event space, hosts a grand opening celebration with entertainment for all ages, eight activities throughout the day, and ice cream give away, six bands, and more. Highlights include Nimble Arts doing aerials, juggling, balancing, comedy; and ReadBoston's Storymobile.
Time: Noon- 11 p.m.

Barre Barbeque Festival And Maker Faire - Barre, VT

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way Barre, VT
Vermont artists, crafters, do-it-yourself people will demonstrate their skills and crafts. Vermont barbecue vendors will offer treats like ribs, brisket, and pork shoulder. Come see demos of grills and smokers, picnic tables, patio furniture and more. Live music by the Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers and Starline Rhythm Boys. Families can enjoy s’mores and play bocce ball.
Time: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Telephone: 802-477-2967

Antiques

Antique and Vintage Appraisals with Sarabeck Antiques - West Harwich, MA

May 6, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28 West Harwich, MA
Harwich Antique Center is offering free appraisals of your antique and vintage items, with specific interest in nautical, primitive furniture, carved woodworkings, militaria, musical instruments, vintage collectibles, coins, gold/silver, vintage or antique jewelry, lamps, advertising and signage. Limit of two items per person. ates: May 6 and 20. Email: harwichantiquecenter@comcast.net
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 508-432-4220

Antiques 101 Tour at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum - Wethersfield, CT

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
Antiques 101 is a workshop-style tour where participants learn how to distinguish authentic colonial furniture from reproductions. It includes a period of classroom instruction for the antiques novice. Participants can apply what they've learned by diagnosing the authenticity of furniture at the museum. Digging Deeper Tours will be offered again on September 16 and November 11.
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $20

Arts & Crafts Shows

Spring Fling Craft Fair - Prospect, CT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 17 Center Street, routes 68 and 69 Prospect, CT
Come spend the day browsing quality crafters from throughout Connecticut! Jewelry, glass, soaps, woodworking, fabrics, florals. Shop for Mother's Day flowers and enjoy food and music.
Time: 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 203 733-6560

The Northeast Sea Glass Expo - Seabrook, NH

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017 The Seabrook Community Center, 311 Lafayette Road Seabrook, NH
Join us as 60 artists from all over the country show and sell their creations in sea glass, beachstones, driftwood and seashells. Also: guest speakers, book signings, contests. 

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 603-918-6237

Mothers’ Day Weekend Craft Festival 2017 - Hampton Falls, NH

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Avenue Hampton Falls, NH
Over 75 Booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Free admission. Held rainor shine.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Apple Country Craft Fair - Londonderry, NH

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 3 Peabody Row Londonderry, NH
Crafters display artwork such as pottery, glass work, hand painted wood, specialty foods, hand made jewelry, textiles and much more. There are more than 50 juried crafters set up throughout the beautiful landscaped grounds of St. Peter's Church.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-437-8333

Garden Party and Birdhouse Auction - Wellfleet, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
This popular annual fund raiser for Wellfleet Preservation Hall has expanded this year to include all manner of garden art, along with paintings and sculpture in addition to the birdhouses. We have pre-made, ready to be designed birdhouses available at the Hall if you are interested in designing a birdhouse.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Car Shows

Hemmings Motor News Cruise-ins - Bennington, VT

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Hemmings Motor News International Headquarters, 216 Main St. Bennington, VT
An open car show with awards, music and free popcorn, plus the Hemmings museum display will be open. Winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News. No registration required.
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 800-227-4373

Children & Families

Fairy Garden Days at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center - Providence, RI

Apr 15, 2017 - May 30, 2017 Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Fairy Garden Days 2017 will feature more than 100 handmade homes. Guests may go on a scavenger hunt in four greenhouses, play games in the Gnome Village, join adventures in the Pixie Paradise Campground, and watch daily lady bug releases. Frenchy’s Popcorn Food Truck will provide snacks. Visitors are encouraged to dress as fairy folk.
Time: Tuesdays - Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; seniors, military, and children age 6-12, $4
Telephone: 401-680-7250

May the Fourth Be With You Space Day for Kids - Norwalk, CT

May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Mathews Park Norwalk, CT
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is celebrating all things space, sci-fi and science. Come dressed as your favorite character or show off your sci-fi tee shirt for rocket science planet marble painting, and other fun.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15; seniors, $10
Telephone: 203-899-0606

“Annie Warbucks” - Rochester, NH

May 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
In this family-friendly musical the world's favorite orphan returns. All the ingredients that made Annie so popular are here once again, with some romance thrown in!
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Food Truck Friday Opening Night at the Carousel Village - Providence, RI

May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Habro's Boundless Playground, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-785-3510

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” - Portland, ME

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
D In Mo Willems’s beloved books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of Adventure. Performance is one hour. Best for children age 4 and older.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum - Newport, RI

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Family programming celebrates spring with music by Portsmouth Abbey School singers performing choral, jazz, and contemporary music; artist talk with Jason Evans; gallery games and art-making led by Museum Studies students, gallery exhibition at Griswold House, small bites and a cash bar.
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: $10 suggested donation

E.T. In Concert with the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Relive the magic of Steven Spielberg's “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Hear John Williams's winning score performed live by the Boston Pops while the movie plays on the silver screen.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $36-$122

Opening Day Free Ferry Rides to Boston Harbor Islands - Boston, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Long Wharf North Boston, MA
Take a ferry to Georges and Spectacle islands from Long Wharf North in Boston. Ferry fares are free today to celebrate opening day for the season on the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They’re first come, first served at the Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Ferry is free
Telephone: 617-223-8666

Kids Pirate Festival - Vergennes, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbour Road Vergennes, VT
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum campus will be taken over by the pirates of New England Brethren of Pirates, sailors, rogues, and mutineers from all distant shores for this family friendly swashbuckling good time! Listen and sing along with the sea chanty music of Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate. Come in costume and enjoy exciting pirate-themed activities, shows, sing-alongs, and crafts for the whole family.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $14; youth ages 3-17, $10
Telephone: 802-475-2022

Comedy

Juston McKinney - Concord, NH

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
“The Granite State may have more famous comedians than you can shake a stick at, but no one really ‘gets’ New Hampshire humor like Juston McKinney,” -- New Hampshire Magazine. Juston has been using the state as his comic muse since he was humoring perps as a deputy sheriff on the NH/ME border in the 1990s.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $27
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Paula Poundstone - Rockland, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me..."where she holds the record for game losses. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for guests age 21 and older.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42

The Capitol Steps - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, "What to Expect When You’re Electing."
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Cruises

Cigar & Whiskey Cruise with Essex Steam Train and Riverboat - Essex, CT

May 25, 2017 - May 25, 2017 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT
Guests will board the vintage steam train for a ride to Deep River Landing, where they’ll join cigar enthusiasts on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for an evening of spirits, cigars, and cuisine.  Flights of Knob Creek, Wild Turkey Forgiven, & Crown Royal will be paired with cigars by Up in Smoke. Adults only.

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $75 (advance) $85 (door, pending availability)
Telephone: 860-767-0103

Revels Tall Ships Harbor Cruise - Boston, MA

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 departing from Long Wharf Boston, MA
Join Revels at its annual fundraiser aboard the event boat MV Majesty for a tour of Boston Harbor to view the visiting full-rigged ships, barques & barquentines, brigs & brigantines at Boston’s hosting of the International Tall Ships 2017. Buy your tickets soon - this event will sell out!
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $350 per person ($200 pp is tax-deductible).

Dance

"The Sleeping Beauty" - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
This production of the coming-of-age fairy tale features Tchaikovsky's soaring music, sumptuous costumes, superlative dancing, the triumph of good over evil, and the power of a single kiss.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Bowdoin College Spring Dance Concert - Brunswick, ME

May 4, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall at 1 Bath Road Brunswick, ME
Students from the Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance perform original works choreographed by faculty. Advanced Tickets are free and can be reserved at Smith Union 207-725-3375. Tickets available at the door.
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free!
Telephone: 207 725 3375

Arrabal - Cambridge, MA

May 11, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schedule.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Festival Ballet Providence presents "Cinderella" - Providence, RI

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
A fairy tale for the ages, Cinderella is a charming tale of romance, glistening and elegant from beginning to end. The ballet sweeps audiences away with the magical rags-to-riches story as Prokofiev’s soaring score provides a fitting backdrop. 
Time: May 12, 13, 7:30 p.m.; May 14, 2 p.m.
Admission: $23-$85
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Festival Ballet Providence presents "Cinderella" - Providence, RI

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
The ballet sweeps audiences away with the magical rags-to-riches story as Prokofiev’s soaring score provides a fitting backdrop.
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission: $85 - $23
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Day Camps for Kids

Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - North Truro, MA

Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Professional performers teach aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, tightwire walking, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training. Camp runs four days a week (Monday-Thursday) from July 17 to August 17.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 9:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: Full week, full days, $260; full week, half days, $160; half week, full days, $150
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Farms

Sheep Shearing & Herding With Border Collies - Woodstock, VT

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road Woodstock, VT
This event showcases the spring shearing of the farm’s Southdown ewes, along with spinning and carding demonstrations showing the skills needed to turn fleece into yarn. Visitors can also watch a herdsman and his team of border collies herd sheep in the fields.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; over 62, $13; children age 5-15, $8; children age 3-4, $4
Telephone: 802-457-2355

Visitors Day 2017 at Swiss Village Farm - Newport, RI

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Ocean Drive Newport, RI
Swiss Village Farm in Newport studies and preserves genetic material of rare-breed and heritage livestock and plants. It opens its doors once a year to the public to visit. Come enjoy a day of fascinating information and fun activities on this 35-acre property. Take self-guided tours; look at facilities and meet the veterinary staff; attend cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations; shop for farm products and heritage breed meat. Julians Omnibus, food truck serving heritage breed burgers and munchies, will be onsite. Parking will be at Fort Adams State Park and transportation will be provided by trolley. No parking at the farm. Email info@svffoundation.org
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-848-7229

Festivals

Heifer Parade and Opening Day at Canterbury Shaker Village - Canterbury, NH

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Celebrate the return of the spring to Canterbury Village pastures and Opening Day with a parade of heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, food, outdoor barn dancing, and make-your-own head wreaths and May cards. Heifer Parade is 11  a.m. and guided tours are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-783-9511

MISTI-Con 2017 Harry Potter Convention - Laconia, NH

May 18, 2017 - May 22, 2017 Margate Resort, 76 Lake Street Laconia, NH
MISTI-Con is a Harry Potter fan convention sponsored by The Group That Shall Not Be Named. Designed to fill the need for smaller, more intimate Harry Potter P conventions, MISTI-Con will transform the Margate into an immersive magical experience. Everyone who is a fan of Harry Potter is invited to MISTI-Con. Anyone who will be age 14 or older by May 18 may purchase a full registration, Guests between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied a chaperon who is 21 or older ho is 21 or older.
Time: All day

Motif #1 Day 2017 - Rockport, MA

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Downtown Rockport, MA
The Motif No.1 Day Festival -- named after the humble fishing shack that has inspired work from many painter and photographer -- honors the arts in Rockport. Come enjoy film, poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outdoor Crafts Festival at the Bruce Museum - Greenwich, CT

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
Each year the Bruce Museum sponsors two outdoor festivals that feature original work by some of the best artists and craftspeople from around the country. All artists are present throughout each entire weekend and all works are for sale. Festival parking: Island Beach parking lot, Steamboat Road, Museum Drive
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $8; children under age 5, free.

The Thing in the Spring 2017 Music and Arts Festival - Peterborough, NH

Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017 Various locations Peterborough, NH
More than 30 musical groups will perform at six ticket events at downtown venues. Music is by an eclectic cross-section of artists, from free-form jazz to punk, noise, folk and rock and roll. The weekend also includes Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair, where 50 artists will sell their creations for under $50. Free performances, a reading series, film-screenings and art exhibits will also be taking place.
Time: See event website for details
Admission: $10 to $15; weekend passes, $50

Galleries

Newport Gallery Night - Newport, RI

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Participation galleries Newport, RI
Many galleries are open to browsers. A brochure and map are available as a guide. During Gallery Nights, free parking is available during Newport Gallery Night in the downtown area at the Visitors Bureau, 23 America's Cup Avenue, and at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Gallery Night is held the second Thursday of each month. Facebook . Twitter.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Gardens

Spring Plant Sale - Washington, CT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road Washington, CT
Broken Arrow, Connecticut’s destination nursery, will set up shop next to the barn at Hollister House Garden with a fabulous array of rare and unusual plants for the spring garden. These funds are used to expand Hollister's outreach and education efforts.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 860-868-2200

From Trustees Gardens to Your Backyard: Lessons from a Seasoned Gardener - Kingston, RI

May 16, 2017 - May 16, 2017 Swan Auditorium, University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
This fun, illustrated lecture will take critical lessons learned from The Trustees recent estate garden restoration projects and translate them into design lessons for your own backyard, including the 10 rules for getting your garden picture-perfect. 
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Admission: Free; advance registration recommended
Telephone: 401-837-8344

Nature Tamed at Rough Point - Newport, RI

May 17, 2017 - May 17, 2017 Roug Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
On Wednesday evenings this spring Rough Point, the seaside mansion of Doris Duke, invites the public for special garden tours, sketching the collection activities, floral fashions, gallery talks, and much more. Topics vary each session. Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  "Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point," will be open for viewing.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10; youth age 12 and under free
Telephone: 401-837-8344

Spring Native Plant Sale - Greenwich, CT

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017 National Audubon Society, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
Looking to fill some holes in your garden? Want to attract more birds and butterflies? Check out the annual Native Plant Sale: For The Birds, Butterflies, & Bees. Add native plants to your garden and create a bird and wildlife-friendly habitat for all to enjoy. Pre-orders are due by May 7.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 203-869-5272

Historic

Opening Day Festivities and Heifer Parade at Canterbury Shaker Village - Canterbury, NH

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Celebrate the return of the spring to Canterbury Shaker Village pastures with a parade of heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, food, outdoor barn dancing, and make-your-own head wreaths and May cards will be available throughout the day. Self-guided exhibits are open. Guided tours are available for $10 per person at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Canterbury
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; parade begins at 11 a.m. Open until 5 p.m. for Opening Day.
Admission: Free; guided tours are $10
Telephone: 603-783-9511

Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village's annual sheep shearing festival. Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14

Harriet Beecher Stowe House Grand Re-Opening - Hartford, CT

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street Hartford, CT
After an 18-month renovation, the National Historic Landmark Harriet Beecher Stowe House reopens with a new interactive tour. See beautifully preserved interiors; learn what compelled Stowe to write the anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom's Cabin”; discuss 19th century social issues. Guests may take a horse-drawn carriage ride, meet Harriet Beecher Stowe, play games, enjoy food vendors, eat birthday cake for Stowe’s 206th birthday
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Tall Ships and Sail Boston Festival 2017 - Boston and Charleston, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 Waterfront Boston and Charleston, MA
The first major event is the Parade of Sail on June 17. Next is a Crew & Cadet Street Parade at on June 19. The Tall Ships depart on June 22. All events are free and open to the public.
Parade of Sail is in Boston Harbor, June 17. The vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas. Public viewing of the parade will be spectacular from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown. , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Time: See event website for details

Abenaki Heritage Weekend - Vergennes, VT

Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbour Road Vergennes, VT
See and hear an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Dancing, drumming, storytelling, craft and cooking demonstrations are presented by Vermont’s Abenaki Tribes. At the Native Arts Marketplace and exhibit come meet some of the artists in the exhibition "Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage" and other artists.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $12; seniors, $11; youth age 6-17, $8
Telephone: 802-475-2022

Hobbies

Spring Photo Walks at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Come explore the Village on a quiet Spring day where photo opportunities abound. A staff photographer guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs. Pre-registration is required. Photo Walks tend to sell out, so register early!
Time: Two sessions: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Admission: $18

New Hampshire Coin & Currency Expo - Manchester, NH

May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017 700 Elm Street Manchester, NH
Come in to buy coins for your collection, invest in silver or gold bullion, or just come to appreciate the coins and currency minted since 1792. Events include a coin grading seminar and Children's Introduction to Coin Collecting program, both on Saturday.
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $3; $5/weekend; youth under age 12. free
Telephone: 978-658-0160

Blacksmith Hammer-In - Vergennes, VT

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbour Road Vergennes, VT
Blacksmiths and metalworkers from Vermont and beyond gather at the Blacksmithing Arts Center to exchange information and compare work. Featured instructors help participants expand their skills.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 802-475-2022

Stone Wall Workshop - Middletown, RI

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road Middletown, RI
Learn the art of traditional stone wall construction and repair from the experts. Master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith lead for the fourteenth year of this active workshop. 
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Admission: $40; advance registration required
Telephone: 401-837-8344

Workshop: Branch to Spoon - Ferrisburgh, VT

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Rokeby Museum, 4334 US-7 Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
Come join us for a day of spoon carving at the Rokeby Museum. We will carve spoons from green wood using hand tools and traditional Swedish carving methods. Using straight and crooked knives, we will coax the spoon from the branch one slice at a time. Fee includes materials & a set of carving tools to keep. Presented by Shelburne Craft School.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $160
Telephone: 802-877-3406

Home & Studio Tours

Spring NH Open Doors - Concord, NH

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017 NH Statewide Concord, NH
During this weekend, visitors can meet and talk with artists and craftspeople in their studios, sample fresh products from farmstands and orchards, purchase items made in New Hampshire (tax free), and savor fine cuisine and wine at local restaurants. The tour is self-guided, so you visit the participants and locations that interest you.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: free
Telephone: 603-224-3375

Mr. Longfellow’s Cocktail Party and Magical History Tour of Portland - Portland, ME

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Pick up maps at Maine Historical Society’s Brown Library, 485 Congress Street Portland, ME
Magical History Tour is Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore gems in downtown Portland at your own pace, with help from a map and docents at each location. The tour celebrates Portland's history of art, entertainment, and architecture. All sites are new, except for the winner of People's Choice site, from the past two years. Most sites are walkable.
Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party is May 12,at the State Theatre, 609 Congress Street, Portland. Light fare, a signature cocktail, a cash bar, and a live auction featuring auctioneer Thomas Saturley. Festivities culminate with the grand reveal of the Magical History Tour sites. 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
Time: Cocktail Party Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; tour on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Tour, $35, children, $5; cocktail party only, $60
Telephone: 207-774-1822

Music Hall’s Kitchen Tour 2017 - Portsmouth, NH

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Little Harbour Neighborhood Portsmouth, NH
This Mother’s Day, take a stroll and admire the contemporary and vintage styles created by top designers and builders in Portsmouth’s Little Harbor neighborhood. This year’s tour features breathtaking kitchens of all shapes and sizes. This is the tour for people thinking about renovation or just curious about dream kitchens. There is a discount on tickets purchased before the day of the Tour. Tickets can be purchased at The Music Hall’s box office, 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth or online at TheMusicHall.org. Tour-goers are given an easy-to-follow map and a guidebook with detailed descriptions of the kitchens and designers. Maps may be picked up at the box office starting May 1.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $27 in advance; $30 on tour day
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Doors Open Lowell 2017 - Lowell, MA

May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Various downtown locations Lowell, MA
At this free annual event, you can explore many of Lowell's historic buildings, from residential lofts to churches to rehabilitated mills and everything in between. No registration or tickets required. Lowell is for its preservation-based economic development efforts, with 97 percent 5.2 million square feet of mill space having been rehabilitated.
Time: All day
Admission: Free

Vermont Open Studio Weekend 2017 - All Towns, VT

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017 art studios All Towns, VT
Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios close to their homes. These are exciting places to visit; you can see the process to produce the finished work of art. Buying or ordering work during open studio sale gives you the opportunity to speak to the artist directly. Email: vt1crafts@aol.com Guide and Maps
Time: All day
Admission: Free
Telephone: 802-223-3380

Festival of Historic Houses: Upper Elmwood - Providence, RI

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 275 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
See stunning historic architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $35 in advance/$45 on-site

Literary

A Very Happy Family Tour of the Mark Twain House, Told by Susy Clemens - Hartford, CT

Apr 10, 2017 - May 10, 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
Mark Twain’s oldest daughter, Susy, takes visitors through her childhood home and divulging family stories that only she can tell. Visitors will clearly see the similarities between the great author and his complex, intelligent and affectionate oldest daughter. Tour schedule.
Time: Adults, $25; children age 1 to 16, $17
Admission: Tours offered daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Telephone: 860-247-0998

Mother's Day

Mother's Day Jazz Brunch at Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford, CT

Apr 26, 2017 - May 26, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
A Mother's Day brunch in the Museum Café, set to the music of the Jonathan Chatfield Trio featuring Theresa Wright. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch and one brunch cocktail; purchase tickets online.
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (two seatings)
Admission: $35

Mother’s Day Tea at Nathan Hale Homestead - Coventry, CT

May 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street Coventry, CT
Learn about tea etiquette while sipping tea and enjoying decadent treats in honor of Mother's Day. Limited space available. Reservations required. Email: hale@ctlandmarks.org.
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person

Round Trip Train Excursion and Mother's Day Brunch - Burlington, VT

May 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Departs from Burlington station, 1 Main Street Burlington, VT
Enjoy breakfast with a view from Burlington to Middlebury to treat my mom. Start the morning with coffee, or a mimosa, on board a historic dining cars. On the way to Middlebury, your party can enjoy pastries and a main entre while you atch the spring landscapes pass by. This is a 3.5-hour round trip with no layover.
Time: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $60; kids age 7-12, $55

Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Family events are planned throughout the day, including a demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances. Visit with 19th-century midwife Lucy Tucker and Lydia Maria Child, author of The Mother's Book. Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14. Free for mothers

Museums

Beauty and the Beast Exhibits: Restoration of the Mahogany Suite and Mark Twain’s Temper - Hartford, CT

Mar 23, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
The exhibit “Renewing the Royal Chamber” explores the detective work, craftsmanship, and painstaking research behind the museum’s restoration of the Mark Twain House's Mahogany Suite. “Twain’s Temper” explores what made Mark Twain mad, diving into his eloquent thunderings against injustice and his quirkier dislikes. Exhibit is on display through January 2018.
Time: Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors over age 64, $18; children age 6-16, $11; Museum only $4-$6

Matisse in the Studio Exhibit - Boston, MA

Apr 9, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
“Matisse in the Studio” is examines the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering insight into the great artist’s creativity. See these rare pairings of Matisse’s major works with objects of inspiration. Exhibit on display through July 9, 2017
Time: Saturday to Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; seniors and students age 18 and older, $23; youths age 7 to 17, $10

Exhibit: Hand-Painted Pop! Art and Appropriation, 1961 to Now - Hartford, CT

Apr 29, 2017 - May 31, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
Andy Warhol's "Water Heater" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Girl with Ball," both painted in 1961 in New York as opening salvos in the Pop art movement, will be on view alongside a selection of 14 Pop and Pop-inspired artworks in this exploration of the development and legacy of Pop art. On view through August 13, 2017.
Time: Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 - 15; discounts for members, students and seniors.

Picasso: Encounters Exhibit - Williamstown, MA

Jun 4, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This exhibition addresses Picasso’s stylistic range, the narrative themes that drove his creative process, the collaboration in print production, and the muses that inspired him. Exhibit open through August 27, 2017.
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Admission: Admission is $20; free for children 18 and younger, and students
Telephone: 413-458-2303

Music

Songs for a Sign: Concert on Nantucket! - Nantucket, MA

Apr 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Museum of African American History, 29 York Street Nantucket, MA
Join us for live jazz, classical flutes, and covers of some of your favorite songs by Jazz Quartet: E Cliff Graves, Jason Sullivan, Aiden Sherry, and Nigel Goss; Nantucket Flute Ensemble: Jessie Lambrecht, Jenna Darkow, and Shea Fee; Burn Before Reading: Michael Mofsen, Karyad Hallam, Brian Steele, and Charity-Grace Lambert. This is a fundraiser for the African Meeting House.
Time: 5:30-7 P.M.
Admission: $15

The Ballroom Thieves - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Apr 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
The Boston-based Ballroom Thieves perform a stylish blend of acoustic styles, blending folk with Delta blues.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Advance tickets, $15; day of show, $20
Telephone: 207-633-5159

Danika & the Jeb - Brandon, VT

Apr 26, 2017 - May 26, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart present a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents. Check out their video. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Show, $20; pre-concert dinner, $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Kevin Eubanks - Hartford, CT

Apr 28, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front Street Hartford, CT
Jazz fusion virtuoso, composer, master of the jazz guitar, and lead of the ‘Tonight Show Band’ with Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks makes his debut on Infinity Hall Hartford stage. Come enjoy an evening with one of the best Jazz cats around.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $29-$49

Judy Collins - Ogunquit, ME

May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Ln. Ogunquit, ME
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Judy Collins. Her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $80-$120
Telephone: 207-646-4777

Rhode Island Philharmonic Performs Debussy and Bartok - Providence, RI

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Rhode Island Philharmonic performs Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"; Canteloube's "Chants d’Auvergne"; and Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra."
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$100
Telephone: 401-248-7000

The Del Mccoury Band - Rutland, VT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Del McCoury bring true, hard-core bluegrass music into full flower.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30, $40, $50

The Dustbowl Revival - Rockland, ME

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
This group is known for its free-flowing and joyous live shows! Rooted in bluegrass, gospel, New Orleans swing and blues, its current sound is a soulful blend of funk rhythms, brass, and folk. The Dustbowl Revival has opened for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Pianist Annemieke McLane and Garden Tour - Brandon, VT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Annemieke McLane will perform her new recital program, Garden Tour. The program will include works such as Rachmaninoff’s Daisies, Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude, the beloved Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy’s Nocturne, and more. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. E-mail 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

Suede in Concert - Wellfleet, MA

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
Suede is a top favorite at The Cape Cod Jazz Festival at Wequassett Resort each summer and packs the place to standing room only.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $30-$50

Chris Botti Live in Concert - Providence, RI

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Chris Botti is one of the important figures in contemporary music. Since the release of his CD "When I Fall In Love," Botti's success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $68-$38
Telephone: 401-421-2787

The Tenors - Ridgefield, CT

May 9, 2017 - May 9, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Come and enjoy moving reinventions of anthems and popular classics including “Lean on Me,” “You Are So Beautiful,” and “Agnus Dei,” in addition to original compositions by The Tenors. Thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies, The Tenors, blend classical music and pop.
Time: 8 p.m.
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Tom Paxton and The DonJuans - Ogunquit, ME

May 10, 2017 - May 10, 2017 Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Ln. Ogunquit, ME
Folk icon Tom Paxton, teams up with the Don Juans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner.Their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40-$80
Telephone: 207-646-4777

Storm Large - Rockport, MA

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38- $52
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Pittsfield, MA

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind, and Fire; Chaka Khan and Sun Ra). The sons formed the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble, and toured the performing the original written jazz compositions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the music of Bach and Beethoven.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45

Storm Large - Pittsfield, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Musician, actor, playwright and author, Storm Large was a finalist on CBS's Rock Star: Supernova. She has sung with Pink Martini at sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45, $35, $20

Revels Presents Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville with Guest Josée Vachon - Watertown, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown, MA
The extraordinary fiddler Lisa Ornstein returns for a concert with her group Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville, called "a trio of artists who helped define traditional Québécois music for their generation" by Sing Out! Magazine.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Musica Dolce Mother’s Day Chamber Ensemble Concert - Narragansett, RI

May 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Treat mom to a special day of Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar. Tickets.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $20; students and children admitted free

A Song Recital for Mother's Day - West Hartford, CT

May 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Concora singers as they present a bouquet of solo songs in an intimate recital setting. Enjoy music of various periods and genres about mothers and motherhood, a mother’s love, lullabies and cradle songs, and perhaps even some motherly advice.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $20-$35
Telephone: 860-293-0567

Mamma Mia! The Music of ABBA with Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 14, 2017 - May 15, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Boston Pops and Arrival from Sweden celebrate ABBA, one of the world's most successful pop bands. Enjoy “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “Fernando” and all your favorites!
Time: Sunday, 3 p.m.; Monday, 8 p.m.
Admission: $26-$84

Ben Folds - Boston, MA

May 17, 2017 - May 18, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Ben Folds’s musical works include pop albums as frontman for Ben Folds Five, solo hits, music for film and TV and more. He joins the Boston Pops for the Boston premiere of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29-$93

Hartford Gay Men's Chorus: "Yearbook" - Hartford, CT

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
The Hartford Gay Men's Chorus celebrates five years at this spring performance.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $30-$45

Fred Moyer, Pianist - Wolfeboro, NH

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
Frederick Moyer, classical/ contemporary pianist from Lee, New Hampshire, returns to Anderson Hall, delving into the music of jazz greats like Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, and others. The MoyerCam, which enables the entire audience to see the keyboard action along the inner piano lid. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 603-569-2151

All Roads Music Festival 2017 - Belfast, ME

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Belfast Free Library, the American Legion Hall, Waterfall Arts and more Belfast, ME
All Roads is a one-day festival and celebration of indie music, with performances in a variety of genres like indie rock, folk, pop, bluegrass and indie folk musicians, as well as alternative country, punk and hip-hop. Lineup. Over 24 artists will perform; there will be discussion panels, curated showcases and the Maine Songwriters Circle. Email: allroads@wearelaunchpad.org
Time: See event website for details
Admission: Fest pass, $25-$30; VIP pass, $35-$40

Patriot Fest Concert - Boston, MA

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 The Lawn on D, 420 D Street Boston, MA
Mass Fallen Heroes presents country artists Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay for this year’s Patriot Fest at Lawn on D. Music also by Dalton and The Sheriffs and Louie Bello. Proceeds from the show will benefit Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.
Time: 3-11 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 800-745-3000

The Bohemian Quartet - Narragansett, RI

May 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
The Bohemian Quartet at once embraces the ancient traditions, and still wanders off in newer, lovely, unpredictable directions. Tickets.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $20

“Jaws” in Concert with Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
“ Jaws” is the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the world premiere of this concert with the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29-$93

Rusted Root - Great Barrington, MA

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Known for its mixture of acoustic, rock ‘n’ roll, and other styles of music, Rusted Root draws from African, Latin American, and Native American traditional sounds. The has toured with Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$40

John Williams Film Night with the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 31, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The composer and conductor behind films including "Jaws," "Star Wars," Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40- 134

Francine Reed - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
Jazz, R&B, blues and gospel singer Francine Reed toured for 10 years with Lovett’s Large Band and is now on a solo career. She performs here with Seth Warner, Bob Colwell and other Maine musicians.
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: Advance tickets, $20; day of show, $25.
Telephone: 207-633-5159

Gaelic Storm - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME
Celtic band Gaelic Storm’s new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Advance tickets, $30; day of show, $35

Caleb Klauder Country Band - Narragansett, RI

Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Leading with vocals, guitar, and a mandolin, Caleb hosts some of the Northwest’s best singers and players creating a honky-tonk band that stands out as a totem in the country music scene. The band performs Calebʼs praised original songs right alongside the classics.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

Judy Collins - North Truro, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Grammy award winner and legend Judy Collins. For nearly 45 illustrious years, her dulcet tones have graced our ears, and her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released more than 40 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $88, $68, $42
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Ramsey Lewis - Ridgefield, CT

Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Ramsey Lewis has been a leader in the contemporary jazz movement, crossing into pop and blues sectors. The Ramsey Lewis Triowas a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene. He’s a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $62.50
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Music For The Summer Solstice - Washington, CT

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road Washington, CT
Hollister House Garden invites garden and music enthusiasts to celebrate the official beginning of summer with a concert presented by The New Baroque Soloists. Bring a picnic, chair, or blanket; rose wine and sparkling water are provided.
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Telephone: 860-868-2200

Bob Dylan and His Band - Providence, RI

Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
This legendary American fold singer and poet needs no further introduction.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $129.50 - $54.50

Aimee Mann - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Aimee Mann is a rock singer, bassist and guitarist, and founder of ‘Til Tuesday, that hit with its first album, Voices Carry. Her song “Save Me” from the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film “Magnolia” was nominated for an Academy Award and a Grammy.
Time: tba
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Marcia Ball - North Truro, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Singer and pianist Marcia Ball brings her rocking Southern boogie, rollicking roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25, $35, $50

Bar Harbor Music Festival 2017 - Bar Harbor, ME

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Bar Harbor Congregational Church, The Maine Sea Coast Mission, Blackwoods Campground amphitheatre in Acadia National Park, Criterion Theater, Bar Harbor Club Bar Harbor, ME
Concertgoers can take in everything from string orchestra concerts and nights of jazz or brass to New Composers concerts and even opera. Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" is scheduled for Friday, July 21 at historic Criterion Theatre. Festival Schedule
Time: Consult event website

Jesse Colin Young - North Truro, MA

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Founder of The Youngbloods, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Time: 8 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Loudon Wainwright III made his name in the fold scene starting in the 1960s, creating something of a cult following. He has made 26 albums, including a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. He has a quirky acting career, including a role in M*A*S*H.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Reminisce - Narragansett, RI

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Belting doo-wop tunes for audiences across the region and at Radio City Music Hall, this talented group of musicians specializes in songs from the 50s and early 60s. Learn more at the band’s website.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

Dave Mason - Alone Together Again Tour - North Truro, MA

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Released in 1970, Dave Mason's Alone Together is one of America’s most beloved classic rock albums. Dave Mason revisits this classic masterpiece to perform a limited engagement concert tour along with his band Johnne Sambataro, Alvino Bennett, and Tony Patler.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45, $65, $85

Pink Martini - Portsmouth, NH

Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Spend a colorful and classy evening with Portland’s favorite “little orchestra” and its blend of vintage pop, jazz, classical, and global styles. Hear songs from the band’s newly released album “Je dis oui”, as well as fan favorites such as “Je ne veux pas travailler.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $34-$70

Coastline Swing Band - Narragansett, RI

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Enjoy 18-piece big band play ballroom, swing, Latin at this historic landmark left from a gilded Age casino
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

Pink Martini - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Using a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the work, using elements of jazz, classical, and straight-on pop music.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 888-712-2929

Graham Nash - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Singer-songwriter Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. His new studio album This Path Tonight was released April 15, 2016 to rave reviews.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Elvis Costello and the Impostors - Providence, RI

Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The show takes songs from the 1983 album, Imperial Bedroom as a starting point. Standout songs from Imperial Bedroom like “Beyond Belief,” “Almost Blue,” and “Man Out Of Time” have remained in Costello’s repertoire throughout the years.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $79.50 - $49.50

Arlo Guthrie - North Truro, MA

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Arlo guthrie is a folk music icon who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $65, $55; students age 24 and younger, $20

Drive-By Truckers - Portland, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street Portland, ME
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, but with American Band they have made the most political album in their extraordinary canon. It is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$45

Jackopierce - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
In 1988, Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, were playing covers in a small club in their Dallas, Texas, when they crafted a tune on the spot called “Three of Us In A Boat” to elongate their set. That became a signature track for a decade-long career
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville moves back and forth between solo work and his role in the Neville Brothers, known as the “First Family of New Orleans Music.” His latest release, Apache, is a solo album of deep soul.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60-$95

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville’s career has varied from solo work and his palying in the Neville Brothers, known as the First Family of New Orleans Music. His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which hit the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $74, $60

Aretha Franklin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
She is a musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. She is the reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul”
Time: TBA

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes traditional brass band music and creates a gumbo of bebop, funk, R&B, and soul.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Black Violin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Black Violin is two musicians who mix classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music, with help from a turntable wizard and a powerful drummer.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Outdoor Activities

Mushroom Hike at Ballard Park - Newport, RI

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road Newport, RI
Expert mushroom hunters Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt will share foraging secrets as well as information about the unique roles fungi play in the ecosystem as they point out mushrooms along the trails of Ballard Park.
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-619-3377

The Trek Across Maine - Newry, ME

Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Start at Sunday River ski area, 15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME
This is a 3-day, 180-mile bicycle ride from the Sunday River ski resort to Steamboat Landing in Belfast. It is a fundraiser for American Lung Association For bicyclists age 7 years and up. New this year is a two-day ride starting at Colby College in Waterville and ending in Belfast. There’s a $65 registration fee and fundraising minimums of $550 per person (3-day ride) and $450 per person (2-day ride). See website for more details.
Time: All day
Admission: See description above

Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It - Deerfield, MA

Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Based at the Deerfield Inn Deerfield, MA
Historic Deerfield and River's Edge Cycling offer a week of day trips by bicycle through the scenic byways and back roads of the Connecticut River valley's vibrant communities. Your Deerfield Bicycle Tour registration includes five nights lodging at the Deerfield Inn; five dinners and breakfasts at the Inn; support-and-gear (SAG) vehicles; marked routes, maps, GPS files and cue sheets for five valley bicycle tours; learning and social programs each day.
Time: All day
Admission: $1,595

Parties, Dances, Balls

Currier After Hours: Hippo de Mayo Taco Challenge - Manchester, NH

May 4, 2017 - May 4, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
Enjoy Veronica Robles and her mariachi band, a specialty cocktail, collection highlight tours, an art-making activity and tacos! A cash bar and full menu will be available at the Winter Garden Café. Museum admission is free from 4 to 9 pm. Entertainment starts at 6:30 pm.!
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Telephone: 603-669-6144

Cinco De Mayo at The Lawn On D - Boston, MA

May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017 The Lawn on D, 420 D Street Boston, MA
Lawn on D, an outdoor experimental event space, opens the season May 4-7 with a Cinco De Mayo celebration, live bands, Latin DJs, margaritas, and food. Music by Rumba Flamenca on Thursday and Friday, DJ So&So on Sayturday, and DJ Mario Leon on Sunday.
Time: Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, noon-11 p.m.

Dance Party #1 at The Factory - Dalton, MA

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Avenue Dalton, MA
This year IS183’s gala event mixes the flair of Warhol’s pop art, punk rock mohawks, spikes, and leather to create a truly one-of-a-kind evening. Dinner by Peter Platt of Old Inn on the Green, music by J-Wolf, and projections by Joe Wheaton.
Time: Dinner at 6 p.m.; dance party at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$225
Telephone: 413-298-5252

Glow in the Park - Boston, MA

Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 Rowes Wharf Plaza at High Street Boston, MA
The Greenway's signature event for young professional people is an evening of live entertainment, craft beer, wine, Greenway food trucks, lawn games, and more! Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy, this event benefits the non-profit Greenway Conservancy. Early bird tickets are now on sale.
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $75

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Boston Pops Opening Night With Queen Latifah - Boston, MA

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
With a Grammy award and an Oscar nomination for “Chicago,” this entertainer charms audiences with her warm presence and boundless talents.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45- $150
Telephone: 617-266-1492

Project Poetry Live! - Hartford, CT

May 12, 2017 - May 12, 2017 Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT
Matthew Westerby Company will perform a repertory of contemporary dance that critics have described as having "a dreamlike quality" and "irresistible force." Saxophonist Albert Rivera brings his Jazz Quartet to share his smooth and eclectic sound. Email: matthewwesterbycompany@gmail.com
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: General, $12; children, $5
Telephone: 347-256-6125

America’s Got Talent’s Tape Face - Concord, MA

May 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, MA
Tape Face’s performance is mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. Forbes contributor Maria Karvouni said “Silent Cinema is part of humanity's culture and history.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Science & Nature

Science of Sharks Exhibit - Boston, MA

Apr 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
At this newest exhibit at the New England Aquarium, you can get close to shark species from around the world. Shark science comes alive with inspiring videos and underwater footage. The Aquarium Lecture Series is full of discussions about sharks and their place on Earth.
Time: daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult $26.95; children age 3-11, $18.95; seniors age 60 and older, $24.95

Birding for Beginners - Bristol, RI

Apr 15, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Audubon offers a six-week class on bird biology and identification techniques. Time will be spent in both the classroom and the field to practice birding skills. Bring binoculars and a field guide and dress for the weather. Register early. Dates: April 15, 22, 29; May 6,13, 20, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Admission: $102

BirdFEST! - Montpelier, VT

Apr 19, 2017 - May 19, 2017 North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT
Join this celebration of birds. Bring your family to see and take part in bird walks and workshops, live raptors, kids activities, bird banding demo, bird house building, and a photo contest.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $15; free for kids!
Telephone: 802-229-6206

First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center: Bees and Wasps - Old Greenwich, CT

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT
See a slide show about bees and wasps and take a guided walk around Greenwich Point to observe these insects in action and learn more about their habits. Beth Boyer, the "bee lady," will be on hand with fun and easy bee activities for younger visitors.
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Telephone: 203-413-6756

Bird Walk at Ballard Park - Newport, RI

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Ballard Park Wickham Road entrance (across from Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road Newport, RI
Birder Patty O’Neill will guide the walk and share her knowledge of local, breeding and migratory birds. The event is open to birders of all levels. Participants should wear sturdy shoe; trails are steep and uneven in areas. Bring binoculars. 
Time: 8 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-619-3377

Shopping & Sales

NH Open Doors - Many towns and cities, NH

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Many locations; see event website Many towns and cities, NH
NH Open doors NH Open Doors is a weekend-long touring and shopping event showcasing the people, places, and products of New Hampshire. Come explore New Hampshire’s awe-inspiring natural beauty, farmlands, and cultural attractions, and shop (tax-free) for locally made gifts. Visitors will see in-studio demonstrations by artists and craftspeople; sample fresh products from farm stands; indulge in fine food and wine at local restaurants; and enjoy special events and cultural attractions. Enter to win great prizes when you download a passport and visit five locations. Go to the website to plan your tour on the interactive Google map or follow one or more of the recommended itineraries.
Time: Consult event website

French Country Market - South Glastonbury, CT

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Killiam & Bassette Farmstead, Water Street and Pease Lane South Glastonbury, CT
Come stroll and shop from 30 vendors offering vintage & antique, up-cycle & re-purposed, hand-crafted, locally raised, made and grown, plants, artisan food. Food trucks Mercado, Urban Gourmet, The Farmer's Cow and Faddy's Donuts will be present. Kids will enjoy hayrides and meet and greet baby farm animals.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shows & Exhibits

Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show - Essex, CT

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street Essex, CT
Ct Boat Show Boats varying in size from 20 to 75 feet will journey into the Essex, CT harbor, attracting interested boat buyers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and beyond. New and pre-owned sail and power boats all in one beautiful location on a 13-acre private Island, accompanied by a complementary ferry service. The resort marina is family friendly and the popular Marley’s Café will be open for the weekend, offering food and beverages with a portion of sales proceeds to be donated to Sails Up 4 Cancer. The boat show is produced by WindCheck Magazine and sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America and YachtWorld. Email: anne@windcheckmagazine.com
Time: Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and free parking
Telephone: 203-332-7639

Heritage Museums & Gardens Auto Show 2017 - Sandwich, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
This show displays antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. This year, motorcycles are part of the show. Enjoy lunch from Magnolia Café’s grill at the field, vote for your favorite car, watch the parade of cars at 2 p.m. Rain date is June 11.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free with museum admission
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Vintage Car Show - Eliot, ME

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road Eliot, ME
Beautiful cars, 50’s music, farm displays, food, and the kids barrel tractor rides.
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; children 12 and younger, free. Plenty of free parking.

Storytelling

Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

May 28, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
From 1974 to 2016, Garrison Keillor hosted the unique talk and music radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” enjoyed by 3.5 million listeners. His books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny. He hosts the daily program The Writer’s Almanac
Time: TBA
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Theater

“Saturday Night Fever” - Manchester, NH

Apr 14, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street Manchester, NH
Go back to the days of the hustle and come see Tony Manero bust out the moves made famous by John Travolta. Dates: April 14-15, 21-23, 28-30, May 4-6.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $25- $45
Telephone: 603-668-5588

“Faithful Cheaters” - Providence, RI

Apr 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
A modern comedy for modern marriages. When one couple users a breakthrough medical nose spray to enhance fidelity, everything will be coming up roses, right? If not for a meddling mother, spotty phone service, and a bizarre interloper. Facebook. Twitter.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

"Art" - Warren, RI

Apr 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
In this Tony Award-winning comedy, one of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has bought a very expensive painting. As Marc and Serge argue about its value and the definition of “art,” another friend, Ivan, is pulled into the fray. Soon, the discussions become less theoretical and more personal, testing the resiliency of their bonds. 
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20-$35
Telephone: 401-247-4200

“Biloxi Blues” By Neil Simon - Ivoryton, CT

Apr 26, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
Ivoryton Playhouse is heading south to the steamy bayou country of Biloxi, Mississippi with the opening of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.” This play describes Simon's experiences in boot camp before he was shipped off to serve in the World War II. It’s the second chapter in his Eugene trilogy, following "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and preceding "Broadway Bound." “Biloxi Blues” won the Tony Award when it opened on Broadway in 1985.
Time: Wednesdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Admission: General, $50; seniors, $45; students, $22; children, $17
Telephone: 860-767-7318

“Biloxi Blues” - Ivoryton, CT

Apr 26, 2017 - May 15, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
A 26-M 15 Make a visit to Biloxi, Mississippi, and an Army boot camp during World War II. A young man from Brooklyn and other recruits learn about life and some other harsh lessons. Winner – 1985 Tony Award for Best Play.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

“Steel Magnolias” - Rutland, VT

Apr 27, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor lean on each other through life’s ups and downs.
Time: April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.; April 30 at 2 p.m.; May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: General Admission $20

“Working” - Middlebury, VT

Apr 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Town Hall Theatre, South Pleasant Street and Merchants Row Middlebury, VT
The average working American is the focus of this unique musical, based on Studs Terkel's interviews with American workers. The play, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, (“Wicked,” “Godspell,” “Pippin”), is presented in its newest update, with two songs by “Hamilton” superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Time: April 27 - 29, 8 p.m.; April 30, 2 p.m.; May 4 - 6, 8 p.m.; May 7, 2 p.m.
Admission: Thursdays, $15; Friday - Sunday, $23 or $18 for students

"King Elizabeth" - Pawtucket, RI

Apr 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
​ This thrilling new version of Schiller’s classic Mary Stuart pits the ousted queen of Scotland against the reigning queen of England in a titanic battle of wills. Based on historical events, King Elizabeth is a classic for today.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

"In the Heights" - Bridgeport, CT

Apr 28, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT
From the creators of "Hamilton," , "In the Heights" tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Option 0.
Time: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m.
Admission: $28-$33
Telephone: 203-576-1636

"Chicago" - Providence, RI

May 2, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
This triumphant hit musical received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. It’s a dazzling tale of sin, corruption and jazz in Chicago.
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $88 - $56

"Disgraced" By Ayad Akhtar - Portland, ME

May 2, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue Portland, ME
Amir, a rising star in a high-powered New York law firm, has rejected his Muslim traditions to pursue his career. When he and his wife Emily host an Upper East Side dinner party, what starts as a friendly conversation escalates, upending their views on race, religion, and each other.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“The Best of Everything” - Warren, RI

May 5, 2017 - May 28, 2017 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
Rona Jaffe’s mid-century page-turner electrified millions of women who saw their own lives in five young employees of a New York publishing house. This show captures Jaffe’s incisive look at the personal and professional struggles of women in the workplace. Showtimes. Facebook. Twitter.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Regular, $35; preview, $20; under age 25, $25

"Annie" - Boston, MA

May 9, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
This production of "Annie" will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original, with songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You."
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $35-$125

National Tour of “Pippin” - Concord, NH

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
This show tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. It explores the glories of war, the temptations of love, and the intrigues of political power before discovering happiness lies not in the extraordinary but in the ordinary moments of every day.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Broadway National Tour of “Pippin” - Portland, ME

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
This captivating new production comes straight from Broadway, super-heated with choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and stuning acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Enjoy well-known Broadway standards like “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
Time: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $70, $55, $45
Telephone: 207-842-0800

“Avenue Q” - North Conway, NH

May 18, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Willow Place, 1857 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH
This musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, this is not an ordinary neighborhood.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

"Ripcord" - Boston, MA

May 26, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Boston Center For The Arts, 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
When Abby and Marilyn are forced to share a room in assisted living, the women make a bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing unpleasant truths. From Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“Million Dollar Quartet” - Ivoryton, CT

May 31, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
In 1956, a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at the Sun Records’ storefront recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. “Million Dollar Quartet” tells of that accidental moment and what followed, presented by many hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

"Godspell" - New London, NH

Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
The Gospel according to St. Matthew take center stage, explaining the story of Jesus and his teachings in irresistible dance and song. Created by alum Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin,” “Wicked”). Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

"The Secret Garden" - New London, NH

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this show brings to the stage the Victorian classic of a lonely girl who discovers the magic of the natural world and the need for friendship. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

Visual Arts

Design Your Own Wine Label Contest - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Bauer Wine and Spirits, 330 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Wine Labels are a crucial part of wine shopping. During the Wine Label Design Contest submissions will be accepted during ArtWeek, April 28-May 5. Each entry will be showcased on Bauer's social media.On May 6 and 7 stop by Bauer Wine & Spirits to vote for your favorite! The winner will receive a $75 Bauer gift card! This is an event of ArtWeek Boston.
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
Admission: Free