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Charles River Historic Walking Tour - Waltham, MA

Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Landry Park, 154 Moody Street Waltham, MA
East Coast Greenway Alliance and its partners are hosting a historical walking tour about the industrial revolution, and wildlife of the Charles River. Includes a tour of Watch City Bike Lab. 
Time: Noon-1:30 pm
Admission: Free

All Ages

Summer in the Park 2017 - Freeport,, ME

Jul 3, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Morse Street Freeport,, ME
Yoga in the Park. Monday, Wednesday, Friday all summer, 8-9 a.m. Weather permitting. Free.
Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival. August 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Watermelon carving, seed-spitting, music, lawn games, face painting and fun surprises.
Amazing Place Adventure Race. August 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Contestants will navigate their way through Freeport to discover clues and complete challenges.
Kids’ Get Out + Play Day. August 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Try slack lining and test your skills on a mountain bike course.
Dog Days of August featuring DockDogs. Festival on August 25; Dock Dogs show August 26 and 17. DockDogs do long jump, high jump and timed retrieval events.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. September 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby, perhaps best known for the hit song “The Way It Is.”
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Most events free

Endless Summer Celebration - Wakefield, RI

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 The Contemporary Theatre Company, 327 Main St , Wakefield, RI
Wear your favorite beach gear and enjoy live music by The Z Boys, The Mintones, and The Indestructibles; a pig roast; wine and beer. The theme is Hawaii. Forty local artisans and street vendors show their stuff alongside limbo, conga, and Hukalai dancing. RiverFire will happen Saugatucket River. , which will help support the event, Wakefield Village Association, and the local community. Email: wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com.
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Admission: suggested $5 per person donation; free to children under age 12
Telephone: 401-474-4700

Clydesdale Camera Day - Merrimack, NH

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Anheuser Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH
Bring your camera and have your picture taken with a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale! 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. While you are here, enjoy a brewery tour, browse the gift shop and visit the biergarten.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-595-1202

End of Summer Bash at Waterville Valley - Waterville Valley, NH

Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Town Square Waterville Valley, NH
Outdoor concerts, kids’ games, and the annual Duck Race on Corcoran Pond. Cash prizes
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Varies by event
Telephone: 800-468-2553

The Championships of Mud Football & the Tournament of Mud Parade - North Conway, NH

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Hog Coliseum, 2628 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH
Twelve teams will compete throughout the weekend in a double elimination tournament of mud football. The Tournament of Mud Parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Watch and cheer for skits, cheerleaders, whimsical costumes and floats. “Children’s MUDDY Shows” is the theme.
Time: Consult event website; parade is 10 a.m. on Saturday
Admission: $15 ticket covers entrance to games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and doubles as a raffle ticket

Taste of Block Island 2017 - Block Island, RI

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Many locations Block Island, RI
Come sample Block Island's delicious food, charming lodgings, pristine beaches, fun-filled activities, unique shopping. Take advantage of the many discounts offered this weekend. Enjoy from kayak, taxi and farm tours to wine and beer tastings. Taste of Block Island Buttons will be available for purchase at the Block Island Chamber of Commerce for $5 per button.
Time: All day

Antiques

Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn - Ellsworth, ME

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive / Route 172 Ellsworth, ME
With a reputation as one of the finest summer antiques show in the country, the show will feature twenty-seven dealers of national, international, as well as regional renown. Special events and opening night party.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person or $15 for show and museum tour
Telephone: 207-667-8671

Barnstable Antiques Show and Sale 2017 - West Barnstable, MA

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School, 2463 Main Street West Barnstable, MA
This show has dealers displaying and selling a wide variety of antiques, like jewelry, porcelain, pottery, linens, silver, glassware, and more, from all around Cape Cod.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 508-775-2280

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

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
During this workshop-style tour you can acquire the basics of how to distinguish authentic colonial furniture from reproductions. The tour includes a short period of classroom instruction for the antiques novice. Participants will receive pointers on comparing colonial furniture styles, features and construction. Antiques 101 Digging Deeper Tours will be offered again on November 11, 2017.
Time: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Architecture

Doors Open RI Festival 2017 - Providence, RI

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Many historic buildings Providence, RI
The inaugural Doors Open Rhode Island Festival will provide free access on self-guided tours to more than 20 interesting places in Providence. Among the places open to visitors are Barnaby's Castle; Box Office, one of the largest shipping container buildings in the country; upper floors of the Providence Arcade, the oldest indoor shopping mall in the country ; the vault of Hudson Furs; the recording studio of Rhode Island Public Radio; the giant green dome above Beneficent Congregational Church.
Find a festival guide at any participating site on the day of the festival. Participating sites.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: free; no tickets needed

Art Shows

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition - Stowe, VT

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Helen Day Art Center 5 School Street, and throughout town Stowe, VT
A unique outdoor sculpture gallery exhibits art all over Stowe. This exhibition and series of events is accompanied by cell phone audio tours, QR codes, nameplate describing the art and artist, walking tour maps, walkabouts, and a catalog of the exhibit. Exhibit is open through October 21.
Time: all hours
Telephone: 802-253-8358

Ogunquit Sidewalk Art Show & Sale - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 28, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 Beach Street and Jacob's Lot. Ogunquit, ME
Enjoy and purchase the artwork of many people working in various media. Rain date is August 29. Aug 28, 2017.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 207-646-2939

Arts & Crafts Shows

Field of Artisans - Wakefield or Matunuck, RI

Jun 10, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Rotating Locations; consult website Wakefield or Matunuck, RI
Field of Artisans is a pop-up art market in southern RI. Every Saturday in the summer, shoppers will find a new mix of creatives. locations are Marina Park at 210 Salt Pond Road in Wakefield; South Kingstown Town Beach at 706 Matunuck Beach Road in Matunuck; and The Village Green, 1057 Kingstown Road in Wakefield. Schedule.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show - Stockbridge, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Town Offices & Bidwell Park, 50 Main Street Stockbridge, MA
Eighty-one jury-selected artists and crafters will display their work ranging from paintings to ceramics, fiber ware to glass blowing. Email: info@stockbridgechamber.org
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 413-298-5200

Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival 2017 - Meredith, NH

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Meredith Village Shops and the Mill Falls Marketplace, Main Street Meredith, NH
Featuring high quality works of over 80 artists and craftspeople, the festival is held outdoors in Meredith, and Main Street is closed to vehicles. A highlight of the summer season, this festival creates an exciting weekend of art, crafts, music, entertainment and food.
Time: Consult event website

Bass River Arts and Craft Festival - Yarmouth, MA

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 1153 Route 28 Yarmouth, MA
Over 75 Booths of arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Free admission. Rain or Shine. 
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts with United Maine Craftsmen - Westbrook, ME

Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road / Route 22 Westbrook, ME
This event showcases products like handmade crafts products,wood workers, marble sculptors, handmade clothing,books and handmade crafts,needle arts and crochet, fine arts etc.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Solstice Craft Shows - Wells, ME

Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Wells Jr. High School, 1470 Post Road / Route 1 Wells, ME
More than 70 crafters and artisans from across the state show and sell their wares. Traditional, contemporary and country crafts are featured. The juried show is held held rain or shine.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking.

Auctions

Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction - Freeport, ME

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME
A tasting with Frontier Café and Gather, featuring local food, drinks and live music will be held at the site of the beautiful Mallet Barn on Wolfe’s Neck Farm. A silent auction of more than 20 artworks will be followed by a live auction of 12 works. Artists have created art using the scenic beauty of the oceanfront farm as their inspiration. Tickets will go on sale August 3
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person; includes all food and drinks.

Boat Shows

Newport International Boat Show 2017 - Newport, RI

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf Newport, RI
The Newport International Boat Show spans 13 acres of Newport, Rhode Island’s famed downtown waterfront. Hundreds of domestic and international companies participate and offer a full range of powerboats and sailboats, plus an extensive array of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $15-$42; parking, $20

Car Shows

Brattleboro on Wheels - Brattleboro, VT

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Fairground Road Brattleboro, VT
Cruise-in car and motorcycle show. Prizes, raffle, food, DJ, music.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free

6th Annual Rally in the Valley - Waterville Valley, NH

Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Town Square Waterville Valley, NH
This is an all-vehicle show, presented by the East Coast Camaro Club. Awards, music, food, and 50/50 raffle. $10 donation; proceeds to benefit a charity. Registration at gate. Rain or shine.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $10 donation
Telephone: 800-468-2553

British Invasion All British Motorcar Show - Stowe, VT

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Stowe Events Field, just off Route 108 on Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT
Experience British cultural activities, shops and car corral during this four-day event. Participants show 600 cars on field and 1,000 in all. Events include Notch Run Driving Tour, British Pub, Tailgate Picnic Competition, British Car Corral. A British Invasion Block Party will happen Friday, September 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Children & Families

“My Father’s Dragon” - Monmouth, ME

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Theatre at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of a poor mistreated baby dragon, he packs his knapsack and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer outwits the fiercest of beasts and saves the day.
Time: 7:30 p.m. on June 24; 1 p.m. on July 9, 16, 23; August 1, 5, 10, 12, 17
Admission: Adults, $15; children, $10

Build-It Table at RI Audubon - Bristol, RI

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Stop in to the Audubon Environmental Education Center on weekends this summer for our Build-it Table! Various recycled materials will be available to build with—design a cardboard race car, create a water bottle castle, construct a bubble wrap jet pack. No registration needed. Free with admission. Email: @asri.org
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children age 4-12, $4

Family Fun Fridays at Blithewold - Bristol, RI

Jul 21, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Bring a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy the show! Each week, dance and sing along with the kids to a variety of educational and interactive musical performances. After the performance, enjoy a nature-inspired craft activity, face painting, and pizza. Register.
August 11 - Toe Jam Puppet Band
August 18 - Keith Munslow
August 25 - Kaleidoscope Theater
Time: Concert, 11 a.m.-noon; picnic and crafts, noon-1 p.m.
Admission: Adults,$15; seniors, $14; youth age 6-17, $6; military and full-time students

Forest Fairy Hunts at VINS - Quechee, VT

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center, 6565 Woodstock Road Route 4 Quechee, VT
Building fairy houses with materials you find in the woods and walking through the forest to hunt for fairies and house materials offers kids and parents a fun way to connect with the natural world.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: General admission: adults, $15; seniors age 62 and older, $14; youth age 4-17, $13
Telephone: 802-359-5000

Family Fun Friday at Heritage with Airborne Comedians - Sandwich, MA

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
This day at Heritage that features fun for the whole family, including a performance, outdoor games, and family challenges. At 11 a.m., Airborne Comedians entertain with unicycles and lawn chair juggling.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $18; children ages 3-11, $8
Telephone: 508-888-3300

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

“Fame, Jr.” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
This high-energy show is based on the hit movie “Fame.” The inspiring story about a diverse group of students dedicated to artistic and academic work is filled with candor, humor and insight, combined with an electrifying pop score. Tickets.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.
Admission: See "tickets" page of event website

Kids Pirate Festival 2017 - Vergennes, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will be taken over by New England Brethren of Pirates, Sirena, The Pirate Fairy, Pirates of Fortune's Folly, sailors, rogues, and mutineers from all distant shores for this family friendly swashbuckling good time! Listen and sing along with the music by Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate. Come in costume and enjoy pirate-themed activities. Time:
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $14; youth age 3-17, $10.

Family Afternoon Fun and Concert by The Mallett Brothers Band - Harrison, NH

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, NH
There will be an afternoon barbecue, musicians performing on the porch, something for those that love crafts and artisans and for those who love their four-legged friend you need to keep watching. Evening concert starts @ 7:30 PM.
Time: Starting at noon. Evening concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $36
Telephone: 207-583-6747

All Hands to Mischief! - Charlestown, MA

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 USS Constitution Museum Building 22 Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, MA
Constitution is a busy ship, and work fills almost every minute of a sailor’s day. But, from time to time, the call of “all hands to mischief” meant that even sailors got some time off! Join the USS Constitution Museum and see how sailors spent their time between chores and battle in 1812. Write with a quill pen, play a board game, or get a nautical tattoo. Take a nap in one of the hammocks.
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day
Admission: Free

Comedy

“A Man and His Prostate” - Old Saybrook, CT

Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT
Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $75

An Evening with David Sedaris at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Author and humorist David Sedaris will be celebrating his new book, “Theft by Finding.” David Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as collections of essays, “Naked,” and “Me Talk Pretty One Day.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $43 - $120

Labor Day Comedy Show - Lincoln, NH

Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
Headliner Jim Colliton has turned his everyman’s life (married with 3 kids) into a comedy routine. From yard work to peanut butter allergies, Jim weaves jokes into spontaneous crowd work. Ken Reid has been a staple on the Boston comedy scene since 2003. He is the creator and host of the weird “Secret Menu” show. The evening is hosted by Greg Boggis.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: All tickets $20

Cruises

Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse - Salem, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Naumkeag departs from the Salem Ferry dock at 10 Blaney Street Salem, MA
Cruising aboard Essex Heritage’s boat Naumkeag is the only way to visit Bakers Island Light Station, off the coast of Salem. Specially themed boat trips include En Plein Air Painting days on June 25 and July 13; Wild Edibles on July 27; and lobster tours with trap demos on Thursdays. The trip to the light station is sure to be an adventure! Full trip is two and a half hours. No one under age 4 admitted. Buy tickets.
Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with departures at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lobster Tours on Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; children age 4-12, $25
Telephone: 978-224-2036

Dance -- Participation

Tango in the Park - Boston, MA

Jul 15, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 High Street / Rowes Wharf Plaza, across the street from Boston Harbor Hotel Boston, MA MA
Free tango instruction and dance have returned to The Greenway weekly on Saturdays, Swing by for an introductory tango lesson, a tango showcase, and a Milonga atmosphere to practice your moves. Every Saturday through August.
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Dinner Theater

The Beer Show - A Royal Mocktober-Feast! - Webster, MA

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Wintergarten at Kretschmann Brewing Co., 9 Frederick Street Webster, MA
The Beer Show is an interactive dinner theater and beer tasting experience. Set in 19th-century Germany, King Ludwig II wants to throw a party that is bigger and better than the annual party his grandfather King Ludwig I had created. Like his grandfather, he also wants the party to be his wedding .... but who will he marry? For guests age 21 and older. Advance tickets only.
Time: 7-9 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $45 includes comedy, music, games, a German banquet, a Kretschmann beer tasting, and a souvenir glass.
Telephone: 508-671-7711

Farm to Table Dinners

Farm to Table Dinners and Farm Tour - Cambridge, VT

Jun 20, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Valley Dream Farm, 5901 Pleasant Valley Road Cambridge, VT
Your evening begins with a tour of this beautiful farm, in the picturesque Pleasant Valley. After the tour, guests enjoy appetizers and then a seated dinner in an outdoor covered setting with fresh flowers. A local guest chef serves salad, fresh bread, butter, delicious entrees, vegetables and herbs picked and prepared that day. Every dinner ends with homemade ice cream. BYOB. Families are welcome. The Farm Store is open all evening. Advance registration is required by noon on Tuesday.
Time: Every Tuesday, 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $65; children under 10, $39 (does not include 9% meals tax or gratuity)
Telephone: 802-644-6598

Farms

Vermont Open Farm Week 2017 - Statewide, VT

Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Participation farms Statewide, VT
Open Farm Week is a celebration of Vermont farms. Learn more about local food origins and to get to know your local farmer. Activities vary and may include milking cows and goats, harvesting vegetables, collecting eggs, tasting farm fresh food, scavenger hunts, hayrides, dinners, workshops, live music, and more. See event website for participating farms. See events.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 802-434-2000

Cider Tasting and Sunset Walk at Champlain Orchards - Shoreham, VT

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Champlain Orchards and Cidery, 3597 Route 74 West Shoreham, VT
Join head cidermaker Jeren Stoneman for a guided cider tasting and walk to the Pinnacle at sunset for early apples, fresh peaches, and a killer sunset. Parking is at 3597 VT Rt 74 West; tasting room is in red 1881 building.
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: Flight and guided tasting for $6
Telephone: 802-897-2777

Honey Tasting and Open House at Brookfield Bees - Brookfield, VT

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Brookfield Bees, 1148 Kibbee Road Brookfield, VT
Choose honey to taste from a worldwide collection and compare to this farm's wild flower honey. There will also be a brief tour of the maple sugar set-up and honey extraction process (not actively doing these). A woods walk to bee hive location is happening.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 802-276-3808

Friday Night Pizza at Crossmolina Farm - Corinth, VT

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Crossmolina Farm, 109 Gristmill Road Corinth, VT
Come out to the farm and check out the latest, freshest produce, fresh eggs and other local goodies like mushrooms, local cheese, medicinal herb products and fresh artisan bread baked right here on the farm! ​ Join us for for pizza from 5-7:30 pm. Take it home or stay a while and listen to our weekly line up of live and local acoustic music! Music begins at 6 pm. There will also be a cheese tasting with neighboring farm Blythedale Cheese.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.; music at 6 p.m.
Telephone: 802-439-3358

Farm to Table Dinner and Garden Party - Brandon, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Blueberry Hill Inn, 1245 Goshen Ripton Road Brandon, VT
Join Blueberry Hill Inn for a Farm-to-Table Dinner and Garden Party! Celebrate the tastes of Vermont Summer with a four-course meal in their garden, featuring local farmers and artisans. BYOB.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $60 pp all inclusive of tax and service
Telephone: 802-247-6735

Meet the Parris Hill Farm Alpacas & Shop at the AlpacArt Studio - Hartland, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Parris Hill Farm Alpacas and The AlpacArt Studio, 637 Brownsville Hartland Road Hartland, VT
Learn all about the alpaca: anatomy, husbandry, evolution, migration, history and fleece.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 802-484-3200

Farm Tour with Meadow Hayride - Edgartown, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Farm Institute, 12 Aero Avenue Edgartown, MA
Whether you’re a family with a few wee farmers or a farm-to-table enthusiast, stop by for a visit! Tour includes 30-minute walking tour around main campus and barns followed by a hayride to see the Katama plains from a whole new angle! Drop in, no need to register in advance! Family size of up to five. Hayride space is limited and is first come, first serve.
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Admission: $15 per family

Festivals

Winsted Fire Department Carnival and Parade - Winsted, CT

Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Rowley Recreation Fields, 50 Rowley Street Winsted, CT
The carnival features, food including Tower 1 famous fried dough, a beer garden, dunk tank, rides, games, music, fireworks on Friday night at dark. Fireworks will be on Friday, August 18; parade will be on Saturday, August 19.
Time: Carnival opens at 6 p.m. each night

Railway To The Moon Steampunk Festival 2017 - Bretton Woods, NH

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Cog Railway, Off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH
Steampunk at Cog Railway Experience Victorian Era meets the Wild West meets Jules Verne at The Cog. Wear your Steampunk best for the costume parade with prizes, Steampunk art, antique bicycling, steam exhibits, kids activity booth and more. Dress up or not, it's fun for all ages. End the day with a ride to the moon on the Steampunk Express, engine number 9. Call to book train tickets for the 3:30 pm steam ride; admission to the event is free.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Festival admittance is free; fee for train ride.
Telephone: 603-278-5404

NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln, NH

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH
 Highland Games in NH Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Watch world-class athletes compete in games like the caber toss, hammer throw, weight over bar, stone carry. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional piping and drumming to bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies and beers. Explore the Clan Village to see the attire and customs of 65 clans and learn their history. Children will love the sheep dog trials and the special Festival Youth Program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Email: info@nhscot.org
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with additional ticketed evening events in locations in Lincoln-Woodstock area
Admission: $20 to $60; children age 14 and younger admitted free with adult
Telephone: 603-229-1975

Revels RiverSing - Cambridge, MA

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 In Harvard Square & along the Charles River Cambridge, MA
Join thousands of voices in song as Revels bids goodbye to summer. The celebration starts in Harvard Square’s Winthrop Park with “honk” bands, stilt walkers, giant butterflies, and a Brazilian marching band. Join a puppet-filled parade to the Charles.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Films

Movies on Settlers Green 2017 - North Conway, NH

Jul 11, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 Settlers Green, Route 16 North Conway, NH
Movies on the Green presents family classics. This free event takes place near Timberland Factory Store and Kay Jewelers. Beginning at 6 p.m., yard games, face painting and music are available. Grab a seat or bring your own chair or blanket. Movies are family-friendly. All kids receive a free glow stick.
August 8. Cinderella. (Original 1950 version) Start time 8:20 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Story Land Character Visit from Cinderella and Little Bo Peep 7-8 p.m.
August 15. Up. Start time 8 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Free balloon twists from The Balloon Dude from 6-8 p.m.
August 22. Power Rangers. Start time 8 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Health

Wellness Wednesday: Reiki & Relaxation - Clinton, CT

Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017 Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpk. Clinton, CT
Come to the Henry Carter Hull Librarythe last Wednesday of every month for a workshop featuring a different local wellness professional. This month Deborah Huddy will guide us in learning about ancient techniques used for stress reduction and relaxation. Learn about Reiki, chakra meditation, and singing bowls.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-669-2342

Historic

Tuesday Tea & Talks at Ventfort Hall - Lenox, MA

Jun 6, 2017 - Sep 5, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
Sumptuous Victorian teas will be served at the conclusion of each talk.
August 1. Gary Helm Darden” “Keeping Up with the Vanderbilts”
August 8. Frances Morrone: “The Plaza: New York’s Legendary Hotel”
August 15. Margot MacIlwain Nishimura: “Rough Point: Doris Duke’s Newport Legacy”
August 22. Cornelia Brooke Gilder: “Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society”
August 29. Frank MacGruer: “Antique Furniture. Use, Care & Restoration”
September 5. Ulysses Grant Dietz: “Money, Taste and Jewelry in America’s Gilded Age”
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $26-$32
Telephone: 413-637-3206

Deck Tours of a Viking Longship at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
Draken Harald Hårfagre is a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a Great Ship based on historic documents and Norwegian traditions.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours will run every 30 minutes
Admission: $6 per person; children age 3 and younger admitted free, in addition to regular admission to Mystic Seaport.

Hillsborough Living History Event New Hampshire - Hillsborough, NH

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 44 Jones Road, 301 2nd NH Turnpike, 18 Est Washington Road, 5 Center Street. Hillsborough, NH
Living History Event in Hillsborough New Hampshire with VisitNewEngland.com This year's special guest is General Ulysses S. Grant. Enjoy scenic drives, take a horse-drawn wagon ride take a scenic tour of the National Landmark Civil Engineering award-winning stone arch bridges, Interact with period artisans and the music of the 2nd South Carolina String Band, or follow a battle through the woods, watch the Cavalry charge, hear the cannons roar. Sutlers, crafters, and the blacksmith will be selling their wares.We have over a dozen hands-on activities for children and families. Feast on mouth-watering traditional foods, grilled chicken, pulled pork, Plowman’s Lunch, homemade pie, watermelon, and more. Email: info@hillsboroughnhchamber.org
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; children ages 6-17, $5; children age 5 and younger, free
Telephone: 603-464-5858

Shipbuilding Odyssey - Kennebunk, ME

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME
Brick Store Museum's exclusive trolley tour of former shipyard sites in the Kennebunks. On this three-hour tour, you'll get a glimpse of what it was like to work in a shipyard along the Kennebunk River in the 19th Century. Return to the Museum for Alisson's Chowder and a gift. Reservations required for this tour. Email: dwilliams@brickstoremuseum.org to reserve your seats.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: 35 per person
Telephone: 207-985-4802

Music, Books, Ghosts, Family Fun at the Mount - Lenox, MA

Aug 31, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Experience the beauty of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic estate. Special events throughout the year. Admission is valid for 7 days, kids free every day.
Summer Lectures
Biographer Laura Claridge discusses “The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf and her Unlikely Friendship with H. L. Mencken.” August 7-8.
Author Susan Quinn discusses “Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady.” August 14.
Biographer Mary Dearborn discusses “Ernest Hemingway: A Biography.” August 21-22.

Family Events
Books & Blooms. Children and families gather in the Italian Garden for story time and crafts on 10 a.m. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Ghost Tour.
What will you discover on your tour of the most haunted parts of the estate? Not for children under 12. August 2, 9, 16, 23

Music After Hours (5-8 p.m.)
Andy Wrba and the Berkshire Jazz Collective on August 4, 11, 26
Struttin’ with the Wanda Houston Band on August 5
Jon Suters and friends on August 11 and 26.
Jason Ennis and Natalia Bernal on August 12.
The Benny Sharoni Quartet on August 18
Paul Green Quartet on August 19

Backstairs Tour Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount through this behind-the-scenes tour. August 6, 10:30 a.m. Repeats August 13, 20, 27

SculptureNow Guided Tour Two-hour artist-led guided tour of this year’s exhibition of large scale contemporary sculpture. August 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Lift Ev’ry Voice Sculpture and Art Walk Lift Ev’ry Voice takes you for a walk through a medley of music, dance and poetic responses to the grounds and sculpture on August 20.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fort at No. 4 Out of Time: Mountain Men at the Fort - Charlestown, NH

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road Charlestown, NH
Come by the Fort the first weekend in September to see how Mountain Men handle being thrown out of time into the 18th century.
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $6-$10
Telephone: 603-826-5700

The Complete History of the Seabees (Abridged) - Charlestown, MA

Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 Charlestown, MA
This one man show is an engaging narrative of the Seabee experience through time and stories of the men and women who answer the call to action in both war and in peace.
Time: daily, noon and 3 p.m.
Admission: Suggested donation is $5-$10 for adults, $3-$5 for children, $20-$25 for families.

Hobbies

Drop-In Weaving - Pawtucket, RI

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI
Slater Mill invites you to drop in any Saturday in August and learn to weave. later Mill provides the loom, yarn, and needles for the activity. Participants may take their completed weaving projects home. For families; children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: Saturdays in August, 10 a.m.-noon
Telephone: 401-725-8638

Home & Studio Tours

Wednesday Nights at Rough Point - Newport, RI

May 17, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Drop in for special garden tours, sketching activities, floral fashions, art making, gallery talks, and much more. This year's exhibition, "Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point," will be open during the program. No reservation required; tickets available at the door
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 12 and younger, free

Wednesday Walk-arounds and Saturday Strolls at Blithewold - Bristol, RI

Jul 12, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, who built this seaside garden estate. See breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and the mansion’s original furnishings. The guided tour includes the grounds’ magnificent trees and gardens. This tour end with a Q & A and iced tea on the North West Porch. Tours every Wednesday and Saturday through mid-October. Register for Wednesday. Register for Saturday
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Adults,$15; seniors, $14; youth age 6-17, $6; military and full-time students, $11 PLUS $6 for tour

Boat House Tours - Meredith, NH

Aug 1, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 Inn at Mill Falls, 312 Daniel Website Hwy. Meredith, NH
Visit historic and new boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee in the only tour of its kind. The tour will include vintage and new boathouses of varying styles and sizes. Take the tour by a vintage wooden boat, by an antique care, or in your own vehicle. See website for details. Rain date is August 11.
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 603-960-4488

Block Island House and Garden Tour - Block Island, RI

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Island Wide Block Island, RI
Get a glimpse inside some of the island’s prettiest homes and gardens during the 45th Annual Block Island House and Garden Tour, benefiting the Block Island Historical Society. Volunteers will be on hand at the homes and gardens to point out features of interest in architecture, design and decor.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 401-466-2481

John Hay, The Fells, and Lake Sunapee Excursion Tour - Newbury, NH

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 the Fells, 456 Route 103A Newbury, NH
New Hampshire Historical Society hosts a day at The Fells, the estate of John Milton Hay, on Lake Sunapee. Hay was Abraham Lincoln's private secretary during the Civil War, ambassador to Great Britain, and secretary of state. The Fells was Hay's summer retreat. The day begins with tours of the estate, followed by lunch and a talk by historian Philip McFarland. Next up is a narrated cruise of Lake Sunapee.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $150, includes membership to New Hampshire Historical Society
Telephone: 603-856-0621

Lighthouses

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Climb - Jamestown, RI

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Beavertail Lighthouse, Beavertail Road Jamestown, RI
Bring your family to wander the grounds, climb the lighthouse tower, and visit the museum. Climbers to the tower must be at least four feet tall. In addition to the 49 steps of the spiral staircase, a 7-foot ladder requiring both hands must be scaled to reach the observation catwalk. Neither small children nor pets may be carried. Openings are weather dependent; if uncertain, call 401-423-3270.
Lighthouse Tower opening dates are June 17; July 2, 15 and 29; August 12 and 26; September 9 and 23.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $4; children, free
Telephone: 401-423-3270

Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2017 - Many towns, ME

Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Several lighthouses Many towns, ME
This open lighthouse day offers the public a chance to visit and explore Maine's iconic lighthouses. Sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation. See event website for participating lighthouses.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Museums

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss - Springfield, MA

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
This permanent, bilingual museum commemorates Ted Geisel, aka "Dr. Seuss." Visitors can explore sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, invent stories and much more. The second floor showcases Geisel's personal memorabilia" studio, drawings, bow ties.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays
Admission: Adults, $25; seniors age 60 and older, $16.50; youth age 3-17, $13

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

Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Watercolors, 1938 to 2008 - Rockland, ME

Jul 24, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum Street Rockland, ME
Farnsworth Art Museum http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/exhibition/andrew-wyeth-maine-watercolors-1938-to-2008/ Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938 – 2008 displays Wyeth’s most important watercolors of Maine for the duration of his entire life at the easel. This series of exhibitions marking the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth. The five shows of the exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Wyeth Center as well as its Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries. Exhibit is on display through December 31 2017
Time: Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $13; students age 17 and older, $10; youth age 16 and younger, free
Telephone: 207-596-6457

Third Thursdays: Dog Days of Summer - Boston, MA

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way Boston, MA
Chase away the hottest days of summer at the Museum and share in Isabella Stewart Gardner’s love of dogs with canine-inspired gallery activities and art-making in our studio! Featuring music by Improper Bostonian's 2017 "Best of Boston" Best Musician winner Julie Rhodes. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Sorry, no dogs allowed in the museum
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $5-$15
Telephone: 617-278-5156

Exhibition: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits - Greenwich, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is most well-known for his pictures of Belle Époque Paris and the café-concert and the entertainers that performed there. This exhibition explores portraiture, caricature, and rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century. Exhibit is open through January 7, 2018.
Time: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, 10; seniors and students age 5-22, $8
Telephone: 203-869-0376

Music

The Towers Summer Music Series 2017 - Narragansett, RI

Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Come to the Towers in Narragansett for music and dance on Thursdays.
August 10. Foot-stomping, high-octane Americana, honky tonk, rock-and-rollin’
Roger Ceresi’s All Starz. August 17. R&B, classic rock, oldies but goodies
Shiny Lapel Trio. August 24. Swing, lindy, jitterbug.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. August 31. Steve Riley plays a Cajan sound rivaled to none.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $15

Lowell Summer Music Series 2017 - Lowell, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street Lowell, MA
August 12. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. $53-$60
August 18. Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan. $47-$50
August 19. David Grisman Sextet with Honeysuckle. $36-$40
August 20. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins with Bhi Bhiman. $54-$60
August 26. Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper. $29-$35
August 31. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. $40-$45
September 1. Rosanne Cash with Upstate Rubdown. $39-$45
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Bands on the Beach 2017 - Salisbury, MA

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 North End Boulevard Salisbury, MA
Salisbury Beach offers free weekly concerts, fireworks, great food and family fun.
August 12. Aerochix - All Female Aerosmith
August 19. FreeVolt
August 26. Adam Ezra Ramble

Time: 7:30 p.m. except where noted

Music in the Meadow 2017 - Stowe, VT

Jun 25, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, 700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT
A long running tradition in Stowe, Vermont, the Music in the Meadow Concert Series is a visitor's and resident's delight. The Meadow opens for picnicking two hours before the concert. Tickets.
August 20. The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. The CBO continues the history, started by Basie, of stomping and shouting the blues. 7-9 P.M.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Manchester Summer Concerts 2017 - Manchester, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Manchester Band Shell, Manchester Community College, South Founders Drive Manchester, CT
Concerts may be held indoors or outdoors. Please check the web site or call 860-432-7728 after 5 p.m. if the weather looks threatening.
August 9. Irish Night with Bill Eagan Band, St. Patrick Pipe Band, Golden School of Dance. Rain date is August 10.
August 11. Shaded Soul
August 14. Musical Cavaliers - Polish
August 16. Patti and the Percolators - blues, swing
August 18. Simply Swing.
August 21. Goza Latin Band
August 23. Manchester Silk City Chorus and Sound of New England (Sweet Adelines)
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Tuckerman Concert Series 2017 - Conway, NH

Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Tuckerman Brewing Co., 66 Hobbs Street Conway, NH
Come hang with the Tuckerman brew crew, taste some of our great beers on draft and listen to some great music. These concerts are family friendly.
August 6. Eric Bettencourt. ($5 cover)
August 19. Ghost of Paul Revere. ($10 cover)
September 2. Entrain. ($10 cover)
September 3. Junco. ($5 cover)
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 603-447-5400

Sunday Evening Music on the Island - Tilton, NH

Jul 2, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Tilton Island Park, Main Street/Route 3 Tilton, NH
The Concert schedule provides a varied musical venue, with a different band performing each Sunday. Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring your own picnic (no alcohol please). Bring chairs and blankets. Email:HartwellConcerts@aol.com
August 13. Mill City Revival Band – ’80s Rock with brass
August 20. Rockin' Daddios - Doo Wop
August 27. Annie & The Orphans -- Oldies
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-286-3000

Summer Music Series at Maudslay Arts Center - Newburyport, MA

Jul 8, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road Newburyport, MA
August 12. Rebecca Parris. Admired by vocal icons Shirley Horn and Sarah Vaughan, Rebecca Parris conveys a song’s underlying emotion through masterful phrasing.
August 13. Liz Frame & the Kickers. Liz Frame was weaned on the music of her parents’ generation, absorbing the influence of Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King and Elvis Presley.
August 19. Jonathan Edwards. Jonathan Edwards delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor.
August 20. Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. A little bit Polish, a little Russian, the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra plays the music of the Eastern European Jews.
August 27. A Salute to Veterans with Don Campbell. Veterans and Gold Star Families are invited.
Time: Saturday shows at 7 p.m.; Sunday shows at 2 p.m.
Admission: $20-$30

Guilford Concert Series 2017 - Guilford, CT

Jul 8, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Guilford Green, 43 Park Street Guilford, CT
Enjoy live entertainment on various weekend evenings. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the Guilford Green. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, Shows will be moved to the Guilford Community Center if the weather is not suitable. Map
August 13. Ragdoll. The vocal harmonies of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons are masterfully reproduced.
August 20. Taste the Shoreline. Food from many local restaurants, family entertainment, children’s activities. Noon-5 p.m.
August 20. Magic of Motown. This show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances with incredible harmonies and smooth moves.
August 27. CSN Songs. These seven talented musicians perform all the hits of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. or other times are noted above

Summer Music Series at Dog Mountain 2017 - St. Johnsbury, VT

Jul 9, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road St. Johnsbury, VT
The free concerts are open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. There will be a food vendors and a beer tent.
August 13. 35th Parallel opens for folk rock ensemble HuDost. HuDost’s original work ranges in style from alternative world music to country-and-eastern fusion.
August 27. Celtic musical group Catamount Pipe Band will open for Prydein, producers of a bagpipe-infused blend of ska, funk, and rockabilly.
September 3. Brazilian folk and bluegrass stars Matuto will take the stage with opening act, Buzzkill Abby: rollicking drums and quicksilver accordion licks.
September 10. Ira Friedman will open for jazz fusionists, The Lao Tizer Band, driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences, Afro-Caribbean and world rhythms.
September 17. The NEKtones will feature headliners The High and Mighty Brass Band, mixing rhythm and blues, hip-hop, Afro-beat, and New Orleans funk.
Time: Sundays, 4-7 p.m.
Telephone: 800-449-2580

Music at Sunset: Summer Concert Series - Bristol, RI

Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner, and chairs or blankets. Register. Wednesday evenings.
August 9 - Atwater Donnelly
August 16 - October Road, A James Taylor Tribute Band
August 23 - Superchief Trio
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $10

Cochecho Arts Festival headliner Series 2017 - Dover, NH

Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park Dover, NH
Music lovers of all ages flock to Henry Law Park with picnic blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family to enjoy music on the banks of the winding Cochecho River.
August 11. Olivia Frances. Folky pop-country musical creations. Opener: Joel Cage
August 18. MellowYellow. Mellow Yellow pays tribute to the ’60s and ‘70s with authentic renditions of some of the genre’s greatest songs. Opener: Zach Benton
Time: 7 p.m.; opening act is 6 p.m.

Cooler In The Mountains Concert Series - Killington, VT

Aug 4, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Killington Grand Hotel, 228 East Mountain Road Killington, VT
Top names from the national music scene will be taking the stage for free outdoor shows as the "Cooler in the Mountains" summer concert series returns. Concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. and guests are encouraged to come early to enjoy the festive atmosphere,.
August 12. Donovan Frankenreiter
August 19. Southern Avenue
August 26. Funky Dawgz Brass Band
September 2. Live at the Fillmore
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Naumkeag at Night Summer Concerts 2017 - Stockbridge, MA

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road Stockbridge, MA
http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/berkshires/event-32937.html Join us for the perfect end to a Berkshires summer day with a variety of live music provided by some of the area's most popular bands, with cocktails and the glorious gardens of Naumkeag providing the perfect backdrop. Here's the summer line-up:
August 10. HBH Band featuring Wanda Houston
August 17. Easy Ridin' Papas
August 24. Jesse Lege
August 31. Jenny Parrot
September 7. Corn Potato String Band
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 413-298-3239

The River House Restaurant Concert Series - Portsmouth, NH

Aug 16, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Find top-notch and riveting performers from around the globe in a gorgeous setting. No tickets or reservations needed.
August 16. Taj Mahal & Keb Mo. Two masters of the blues appear side by side for an exciting night of music!
August 23. Joe Purdy. His song “Wash Away” became synonymous with the 2004 season of ABC’s Lost.
August 26. Valerie June. Appalachia-style music that evokes Robert Johnson 90 years ago or Harlem two generations ago.
September 2. The Ballroom Thieves. An acoustic blend of folk, blues and pop.
September 3. Galactic. The New Orleans funk band jams while you dance.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $8-$10 donation.

Aeterna Trio - Harrison, ME

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
This incredibly talented trio return for their third year. All strings they may be but be prepared to be surprised and captivated by their music! Their ability to improvise resulted, when they first appeared on our stage three seasons ago, in an inspired performance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $22 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

Colin Hay - Rockland, ME

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Former lead singer from MEN AT WORK Singer-songwriter Colin Hay, formerly the lead singer of Men at Work, has inspired many artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance; $45 at the door

Chris Isaak - Rutland, VT

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
The “Wicked Games” rockabilly singer-songwriter “channels the spirits of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash with uncanny accuracy” (The Guardian)
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $66, $76 & $96

Roger Williams Park Pops Concert - Providence, RI

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy inspiring favorites like the 1812 Overture, Fanfare for the Common Man, Stars and Stripes Forever, and Star Wars. Food trucks will be onsite. Rain date is August 19.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

The Paula Boggs Band - Westport, CT

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT
The 6-piece Paula Boggs Band traverse jazz, world, rock and Americana. Their sound is "Seattle-brewed soul grass." Lawn and concessions are open to the public one hour before show time. Picnics are welcome. Pets are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, check our calendar or call our concert hotline at 203-221-2153.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Countrygrass Music Festival - Jefferson, ME

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 40 Retreat Road Jefferson, ME
The Maine Academy of Country Music's annual Countrygrass Music Festival features various Maine artists and This years' headliner is the popular Nashville group, Highway 101. The headliner appears on Saturday only for two shows, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.Handicap accessible. Event is held rain or shine. 
Time: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: Friday,$10; Saturday, $25; Sunday, $10
Telephone: 207-299-5909

Lucinda Williams - Truro, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Payomet presents three-time Grammy Award winning artist Lucinda Williams! For the past 40 years Lucinda has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each of which weave rock, country, folk and blues.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $75, $45

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

The Tartan Terrors - Harrison, ME

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
This band is a fresh Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. Their musical arsenal features classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones and signature guitar styles. Its energy will have you dancing 'til New Year!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

Cooie’s Jazz Ensemble - Brandon, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Cooie brings to each song a true and melodic voice as well as unique interpretive skills, using expressive vocal arrangements to take a lyric back to its foundation. Songs in their repertoire include ‘All of Me’, ‘Cry Me A River’, ‘I'll Be Seeing You’, ‘As Time Goes By’, ‘All the Things You Are’, ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me', and a special ‘Route 66’. This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

John Williams Film Night at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
John Williams' Film Night is among the most-loved events at Tanglewood. The program will feature classic cinema scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and Alex North, as well as music by Williams himself, including selections from the Harry Potter series, “E.T.,” and “Far and Away.” Also on the program will be music from Steven Spielberg's “Lincoln.”
Time: Gates open 5:30 p.m.; music at 8 p.m.
Admission: $23 - $124

The Peterson Brothers - Westport, CT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT
The Peterson Brothers of Austin, TX, perform a modern blend of blues, soul, and funk. Their debut album won the Living Blues Critics Award for Best Debut Blues Album of 2015. Lawn and concessions are open to the public one hour before show time. Picnics are welcome. Pets are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, check our calendar or call our concert hotline at 203-221-2153.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Americano - A Tribute To Brian Setzer Orchestra - South Yarmouth, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Cape Cod Irish Village, 822 Route 28 South Yarmouth, MA
Americano is a modern swing, rockabilly, rock trio from New York playing timeless songs with an energetic edge.
Time: 9 p.m.

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival 2017 - Salem, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Salem Willows Park, 165 Fort Avenue Salem, MA
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival recreates and renews the vibrant jazz scene that began at the Salem Willows in the 1920s. The festival builds on this jazz history by adding soul, blues and funk, featuring musicians from Boston's North Shore and beyond. Performers include Salem High School Jazz Band, Anibal Cruz, Reed Turchi, The B3 Kings, The A-Beez, North Shore Jazz Project All Stars, Parker Wheeler Allstars featuring Pete and Yamica Peterson, Lydia Harrell, Eric Reardon, BT/ALC Big Band. Schedule.
Time: Consult event website

Chris Botti - Ridgefield, CT

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Trumpeter Chris Botti brings his superb musicianship, his killer band and his on-stage generosity to The Playhouse stage for one night of can’t-miss musical thrills. In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $110

Colin Hay - Rutland, VT

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Colin Hay is most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being the influential and celebrated frontman, songwriter and vocalist of 80’s pop sensations Men at Work
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30, $40, $50

Wood, Wire, And Wind - Gloucester, MA

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street Gloucester, MA
Andrew and Beverly Soll celebrate the Adams instruments at the Village Church. Andrew Soll will play both of the organs and Beverly will take on the harpsichord, demonstrating the singularity of these instruments with classical works of Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, Hindemith, and Handel. Email: avc.music.program@gmail.com
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20
Telephone: 978-283-6416

Free Concert: Darling Valley - Williamstown, MA

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This is the last concert of Crystal Clear, an acoustic concert series at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, an installation on Stone Hill. Darling Valley's unique blend of folk and indie-rock has all four members of Darling Valley playing percussion, on different drums, at different times
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Castlebay on Hancock Wharf - York, ME

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 John Hancock Wharf, 140 Lindsay Road York, ME
The musical duo of Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee performs music of the Celtic lands. The concert features ballads interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic supper.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $18

Tom Rush - North Truro, MA

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Tom Rush's humor, emotional music, and terrific storytelling have been on display for over 50 years, touching audiences from local clubs to Carnegie Hall.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$50

Arthur Lipner and the Brasilian Vibes - Westport, CT

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT
Arthur Lipner is one of the leading vibes and marimba voices of today. As such he is one of the few musicians carrying the message of jazz mallets into the 21st century. Lawn and concessions are open to the public one hour before show time. Picnics are welcome. Pets are not allowed. In case of inclement weather, check our calendar or call our concert hotline at 203-221-2153.
Time: 7 p.m.

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

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at The Mahaiwe - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Fifty years ago, songwriter Stephen Still met singer Judy Collins, and both artists shaped modern music. This joint summer tour marks the first time ever that Stills and Collins have been onstage together.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$150

Ann Wilson of Heart - Ridgefield, CT

Aug 22, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
All of the songs that make up the essence of Ann Wilson will be on display; Heart songs, songs from Ann’s solo projects, and songs that have influenced and inspired Ann throughout her life.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $90
Telephone: 203-438-5795

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

Rock Solid Alibi at Rhythm By The Rails - Essex, CT

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT
New to the schedule at Essex Station this year is Rhythm by the Rails, a live lawn concert series. Performing on August 23 is Rock Solid Alibi with classic rock n'roll
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-767-0103

John Fogerty - Westport, CT

Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT
As the lead singer and lead guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty's prolific songwriting helped pen some of the most memorable songs in rock and roll, including "Proud Mary,” "Bad Moon Rising" and "Fortunate Son." His solo career skyrocketed in the 1980s with his chart topping single “Centerfield.”
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $95-$125
Telephone: 866-811-4111

Lakou Mizik - Barnard, VT

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 BarnArts Center for the Arts, 6211 Route 12 Barnard, VT
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Special event concerts are held at Feast & Field and are rain or shine. An event tent is available if weather is challenging. Food and drinks available from Fable Farm and Fermentory and Kiss the Cow.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; children age 12 and younger, $10
Telephone: 802-234-1645

Symphony at the Seashore Presents “Sanctuary” - Eastham, MA

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Salt Pond Visitors Center, Route 6 Eastham, MA
Join the National Park Service and Cape Symphony for a multimedia performance featuring musicians and community choral groups. Through music, words, and images, celebrate the nature, history, and sense of community that makes the Outer Cape a sanctuary for all living things, including people. Featuring: The Rum Soaked Crooks Jessie Little Doe Baird Jonathan Perry A Cape Community Chorus.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Secret Sisters - Rockland, ME

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the Secret Sisters were heavily influenced by country, bluegrass and gospel, as well as classic rock and pop.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in ad

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert - Lenox, MA

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Relive the magic on the silver screen of Steven Spielberg's great family adventure, “E.T.” and John Williams's Academy Award-winning score performed by the Boston Pops.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $23 - $124

Valley Light Opera Performs Gilbert & Sullivan - Williamstown, MA

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
The delightful music and lyrics of Gilbert & Sullivan have entertained audiences for generations. Of the 14 comic operas created by the duo between 1871 and 1896, many are still widely performed today, including “H.M.S. Pinafore”,” The Pirates of Penzance,” and “The Mikado.” Singers perform numbers from these operas and more complete with festive costumes.
Time: 7:30 -9 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 413-458-0524

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - Bethlehem, NH

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 The Colonial, 2050 Main Street Bethlehem, NH
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making popular Cajun music born from out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members. BeauSoleil beings even the most staid audience to its feet.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29-$42

DaddyLongLegs at Brandon Music - Brandon, VT

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
DaddyLonglegs is the confluence of three well known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos, and Matt Witten infuse catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Squirrel Nut Zippers - North Truro, MA

Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Known for their 90's MTV and radio hits "Hell" and "Put a Lid On It", North Carolina's Squirrel Nut Zippers play a electifying blend of of everything from big-band swing to jazz crooning to klezmer!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28, $38, $55

The Bacon Brothers - Ridgefield, CT

Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic.  Their style can best be described by their first album title, Forosoco, a word describing the blend of folk, rock, soul and country influences. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Tickets: $67
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Sting -- 57th & 9th Tour at Tnaglewood - Lenox, MA

Aug 29, 2017 - Aug 29, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting is joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) with backing vocals from Diego Navaira & Jerry Fuentes of The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $33 - $189

Diana Ross at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Aug 30, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Diana Ross is one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.
Time: Gates open 4 p.m.; music at 7 p.m.
Admission: $29 - $149

Avett Brothers at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
American folk-rock band The Avett Brothers were inducted recently into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and continue to be revered for their authentic sound.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35 - $89

Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia with the Boston Pops - Lenox, MA

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
The Who's Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia for a four performances featuring music legends Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe. The performance mixes The Who's album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment by the Boston Pops.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39 - $189

Dueling Pianos - Chepachet, RI

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 The Purple Cat Winery & Brewery, 11 Money Hill Road Chepachet, RI
Northern Rhode Island's hottest sing-a-long show. Don't miss out on the great evening of fun! Perfect for couples, ladies night out or groups looking to make an occasion special. Limited seating, HURRY and get your seats now before this event sells out.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $12

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo - East Providence, RI

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Bold Point park, Waterfront Drive East Providence, RI
Pat Benatar is a bold and distinctive artist and a true legend. Giraldo began his career in 1978, as a key member of the Rick Derringer band, after beating out 200 other guitarists for the position
Time: Gates open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m.
Admission: $19-$286

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan - North Truro, MA

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, this soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists,
Time: 8 p.m.

The Boston Pops with Melissa Etheridge at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Melissa Etheridge joins the Boston Pops in performing her mixture of personal lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and smoky vocals.
Time: Gates open at noon; music at 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $23 - $124

Jefferson Starship 2017 - North Truro, MA

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
jefferson Starship is led by co-founder David Freiberg, a renowned singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who shared co-billing with Paul Kantner and Grace Slick on the original Airplane.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75

Boz Scaggs - Rutland, VT

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Iconic rock legend Boz Scaggs and his band will bring a unique blend of blues, R&B, rock, and jazz to the stage in support of their new album, "A Fool To Care." Throughout his career Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $70, 80 and $99
Telephone: 802-775-0903

The Charlie Daniels Band - Ridgefield, CT

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Fans know and love Charlie Daniels Band for itstop country tunes “Long Haired Country Boy,, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia,”which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Occidental Gypsy with guest Miss Maybell and Slim Pickins - Bethlehem, NH

Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 The Colonial, 2050 Main Street Bethlehem, NH
Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $14, $17, $22

The Concert That Never Was: An Evening with Barbra and Frank - Waltham, MA

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
An incredible tribute to Barbra "Babs" Streisand and Frank "Ol' Blue Eyes" Sinatra Experience the magic of the Great American Songbook!
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $32
Telephone: 781-891-5600

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing - Charlestown, MA

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 Charlestown, MA
Participate in your Maritime Heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. These monthly gatherings, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are family friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Telephone: 617-426-1812

Made In Vermont Statewide Tour of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Randolph, Woodstock, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Derby Line, Castleton, VT

Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017 Various locations Randolph, Woodstock, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Derby Line, Castleton, VT
Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Selections include Gluck’s “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo, Britten’s “Simple Symphony,” Paul Dedell’s “Breath,” and Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante.”
September 20 at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph at 7 p.m.
September 21 at Woodstock Town Hall Theater in Woodstock at 7:30 p.m.
September 22 at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro at 7:30 p.m.
September 23 at Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury at 7:30 p.m.
September 24 at Haskell Opera House in Derby Line at 4 p.m.
September 26 at Castleton University Fine Arts Center in Castleton at 7 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 802-864-5741

Chameleon Arts Ensemble Performs Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring - Boston, MA

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street Boston, MA
Creating a language distinct from European traditions became a keen interest for Copland in the mid-1930s, and his use of the Shaker melody "Simple Gifts" paved the way for a generation. Also on the concert are songs by Charles Ives; John Harbison's North and South; Arthur Berger's Woodwind Quartet, and the Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, Op. 67, by the pioneering Amy Beach.
Time: Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.
Admission: $25-$47

Outdoor Activities

Daily Guided Canoe Tours with Maine Audubon - Scarborough, ME

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Maine Audubon, 136 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME
Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. A trained naturalist will show you the marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. This tour is suitable for novice and experienced paddlers. No reservations needed. Email: smac@maineaudubon.org
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $9
Telephone: 207-883-5100

The Z -- Boston Zipline - Boston, MA

Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Clinton Street across from the Armenian Heritage Park to North Street, across from the North End Parks Boston, MA
Spanning 220 feet, the zipline carries riders along The Greenway's Parcel 12. From the top of the 30-foot tower riders have a unique view of downtown Boston, the waterfront, and The Greenway! All riders must weigh between 45 and 250 pounds and must be at least 40 inches tall, and must be in good health. Greenway Map
Time: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: $8 for one rider and $15 for a pair

Steeple Chase Bike Tour - Mansfield, CT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 69 Mansfield City Road Mansfield, CT
The tour takes place rain or shine and will include rides routes of 100, 62.5, 50, 35 or 20 miles, and a walk or ride route of 5 miles. This event offers something for every age group and fitness level from kids and families to competitive cyclists.
Time: 7 a.m. until riders finish
Admission: Registration $25 for individuals, $75 for teams
Telephone: 860-450-7122

Maine Island Getaway & Lobster Bake - Rockland, ME

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 to be announced Rockland, ME
Cost Spend two days exploring Maine’s coast by kayak; relax at a secluded island lodge, and enjoy Maine food and drink. Includes: transportation to and from Rockport; sea kayaking equipment and instruction; traditional Maine lobster bake on the beach; Allagash beer and oyster tasting; one night’s stay at a rustic island lodge; all meals Email: kfleury@downeast.com
Time: 9 a.m on Saturday to 4 p.m. on Sunday
Admission: $500
Telephone: 207-230-4245

SOWA Walking Tour - Boston, MA

Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Meet at Broadway MBTA Station, Broadway and Dorchester Avenue Boston, MA
This area of the South End (SOuth of WAshington Street) is experiencing yet another reboot. The neighborhood came into being in the 1830s and saw a massive transformation in the 1950s. This tour visits the new buildings of the Ink Block but also seek out some vestiges of the old neighborhood too. Email: info@bostonbyfoot.org
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 617-367-2345

Summer Walk in the Woods - Providence, RI

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy, 120 Killingly Street Providence, RI
Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy invites you to a self-guided walk through the only wild forest in Providence. Use the sloping path to access a loop route along the orange and blue trails across the ridge through shaded woods and over cooling streams. Plan to linger at the views from the Pocasset overlook and summit meadow - always a treat. Trail map.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Admission: Free Admission

Walk and Paddle and Barbecue at Blackstone Park - Providence, RI

Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 See description below Providence, RI
Walkers: The walk starts at 3 p.m. at India Point Park Parking Lot, 201 India Street, Providence, and ends at 5 p.m. in Blackstone Park, 2 River Road, Providence, across from the Narragansett Boat Club. Kayakers should meet at the Gano Street boat launch, 81-99 East Transit Street, Providence. You must bring your own boat. Walkers and paddlers will finish by 5 p.m. so they can attend a barbeque at Blackstone Park, 2 River Road across the street from the Narragansett Boat Club Barbecue information..
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Paranormal

Ghost Magnets with a Twist Ghost Hunt - Lenox, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
The Paranormal Team, “Ghost Magnets with a Twist” is Thomas and Johnna Kelly. They investigate historic sites throughout the Northeast for suspected paranormal activity and will be investigating Ventfort Hall. The Team includes techs and empaths and it often works with psychic mediums. Reservations are required.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $75 per person
Telephone: 845-505-0588

Parties, Dances, Balls

Summervale 2017 - Burlington, VT

Jul 6, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road Burlington, VT
Every Thursday this summer will be a night of local food, live music, tastings with Slow Food Vermont, kids activities and more. Different food presenters and topics and musicians every week. No pets; no outside alcohol; very limited parking – but free valet bike parking. Email: Abby Portman at abby@intervale.org.
Time: Every Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free admission (donations gratefully accepted)
Telephone: 802-660-0440

Summer Fridays at the Institute for Contemporary Art - Boston, MA

Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive Boston, MA MA
Celebrate the season at the ICA every Friday in July and August with DJ nights, pop-up oysters, and First Fridays, all al fresco.
August 11. DJ Night: Devendra Banhart. Enjoy music and dance parties, vibrant art installations, and the perfect waterfront setting. 6:30-10 p.m.
August 18. Free Fun Friday. The ICA will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long, with activities for all ages. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
August 18. DJ Night: Uproot Andy + TYGAPAW. Jamaican dance hall, Latin tropicalia, and Afro Caribbean electronic music, DJs Uproot Andy and TYGAPAW cross cultural boundaries with a night of music from the Caribbean. 6:30-10 p.m.
August 25. Culture Club. DJ sets by Dayglow + Dee Diggs Visual installations by Jesse Kaminsky, Kenji Nakayama + J.R. Uretsky. 6:30-10p.m.
Time: See description above

Centro's Latin American Festival 2017 - Worcester, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Worcester City Hall and Common 455 Main Street Worcester, MA
This year’s festival will feature Tito Nieves, who is known as “The Legend” or “The Luciano Pavarotti of Salsa.” The goal of this event is to share an appreciation of Latin American music and culture.
Time: Noon-9 p.m.

Symphony Sampler - Newport, VT

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017 Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing Street Newport, VT
The evening includes music by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Fiddlesticks! String Trio, live and silent auctions, and sumptuous buffet with cash bar, raffle for VSO Masterworks tickets with hotel overnight in Burlington.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; ages 13-17, $25; under age 13, $20

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2017 - Providence, RI

May 19, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Waterplace Park, Memorial Blvd. and Exchange Street Providence, RI
The 2017 WaterFire season includes ten full lightings and three partial lightings. Here’s the schedule:
Saturday, September 23. 6:41 p.m.
Saturday, September 30. 6:29 p.m.
Saturday, November 4. 5:36 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Gutless and Grateful with Amy Oestreicher - Newburyport, MA

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square Newburyport, MA
Gutless & Grateful is the one-woman musical autobiography of Amy Oestreicher, taking the audience on a journey of hope, resilience and gratitude. An inspiring story of survival and determination, Gutless & Grateful is ideal for audiences of all ages.
Time: $13-$15

Brazen Belles Summer Striptacular - Cotuit, MA

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017 Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Route 28 Cotuit, MA
The Brazen Belles are one of New England’s premiere Burlesque troupes. These dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes have been teasing their way throughout the country to sold out audiences since 2012. Winners of the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival in 2015, Dinner and show package with Villaggio Ristorante available.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30, $28 for seniors/veterans

Thunder from Down Under - Mashantucket, CT

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist. Dates: August 11-12, 18-19
Time: 10 p.m.
Admission: $30-$45

Celebration Barn Theatre Presents An Evening of New Work - South Paris, ME

Aug 26, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, ME
This hilarious late-night TV show spoof’s hysterical sketches, soulful music, and wild improvisations have made it the longest running variety show in Maine history.
Dates: August 26 and September 2.

Time: 7:30 p.m. bpth night
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $13; kids, $10
Telephone: 207-743-8452

A Tribute to Black Orators: By Word and By Pen - Boston, MA

Aug 28, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 David Walker & Maria Stewart House, 81 Joy Street Boston, MA
The program is a poetic and musical dedication to three literary giants: Maria Stewart (1803-1879), David Walker (c.1797-1830) and Samuel Allen (1917-2015). Maria Stewart was the first woman to speak to a mixed-gender audience in public. David Walker wrote “An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World.” Both contributed to the African American literary canon. Poetry books of Samuel Allen (pen name Paul Vesey) include “Ivory Tusks” and “Paul Vesey's Ledger.”
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $10

The Amazing Acro-cats in Arlington! - Arlington, MA

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Regent Theater, 7 Medford Street Arlington, MA
The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of performing house cats. Cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and leap into the Guinness Book of World Records, holding the record for the longest cat jump.
Time: Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6 p.m.; Monday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $19-$39
Telephone: 781-646-4849

Science & Nature

Twilight Walk & Night Sky Viewing at Hodge Preserve - Block Island, RI

Jun 19, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Hodge Preserve. Corn Neck Road Block Island, RI
The Hodge Preserve is a 25-acre field that slopes to Middle Pond and West Beach. Naturalist Kim Gaffett from the Oceanview Foundation will be leading the walk through the meadow sharing her knowledge of Block Island’s environment and eco-systems, followed by a break for stargazing at the night sky.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-466-2129

Solar Eclipse Viewing with Boston children's Museum - Boston, MA

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
Join us outside on the boardwalk as we celebrate the solar eclipse! Wear a pair of special eclipse-viewing glasses, and watch as the moon partially covers the sun. Special glasses provided by #popscope and the American Astronomical Society. this will happen weather permitting.
Time: 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Animals in Berkshire Botanical Garden - Stockbridge, MA

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA
August is all about animals in the Garden, with eight lectures and interactive workshops offered.
August 11 -- Birds of Prey. 10-11 a.m.
August 12-13 -- The Grow Show at The Garden. Noon-5 p.m.
August 12 -- Fairy Houses . 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 17 -- The Caterpillar Lab. 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
August 18 -- Spinning Angora Rabbit Wool. 10 a.m.-noon
August 19 -- Worm Houses. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 24 -- Wet Felting with Sheep Wool. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 25 -- The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County. 10-11 a.m.
August 26 -- Bee Houses. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Time: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $14; students, $12; free to children under age 12.
Telephone: 413-298-3926

Astronomy Week at Stepping Stones Museum - Norwalk, CT

Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, Mathews Park Norwalk, CT
Astronomy Week at Stepping Stones Museum for Children kicks off on August 14 and culminates with the solar eclipse August 21. Each day, little stargazers can drop into the Making Space Challenge to make their own telescope then create what they might see in deep space. Workshops include Constellation Games and Planet Marble Painting. During the eclipse experience on August 21, amateur astronomers can see what happens when the sun disappears behind the moon
Time: Consult event website

Introducing StarLab and the Solar Eclipse at VINS - Quechee, VT

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center, 6565 Woodstock Road Route 4 Quechee, VT
VINS’s portable planetarium, Starlab, will debut on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse over North America, Presentations will include Milky Way Starfield & H.A. Rey Constellations at 12:30 and 2 p.m.; Native American Mythology & Navajo Skies at 1:15 p.m.
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors age 62 and older, $14; youth age 4-17, $13
Telephone: 802-359-5000

Solar Eclipse Viewing - Worcester, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street Worcester, MA
View this historic solar eclipse on the Oval. hosted by the City of Worcester, Brew on the Grid, The Grid, and DoorbelGet free eclipse glasses and nitro cold brew!
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.

Tropical Fish at Exploration Center and Aquarium - Newport, RI

Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium,Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI
August is Tropical Travelers month at Exploration Center and Aquarium. Enjoy a story hour featuring “Look! Fish” by Stephanie Calmenson, a tropical fish-themed scavenger hunt with surprise prizes, arts and crafts. Feeding Frenzy is on August 24, from 5-6 p.m. -- visitors can help aquarium staff feed the fish, turtles, sharks and more.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $8

Fall Migration Bird Walks - Montpelier, VT

Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT
Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome and no registration required! Binoculars available for loan. Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Email: info@northbranchnaturecenter.org
Time: 7:30-9 a.m.
Admission: $10 for nonmembers; free for kids
Telephone: 802-229-6206

Raptor Weekend 2017 with RI Audubon - Bristol, RI

Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Owls, hawks and falcons are descending on RI Audubon for Raptor Weekend. Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of these extraordinary birds. Enjoy live flight demonstrations, educational programs, and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bird Banding with the Aquidneck Land Trust - Middletown, RI

Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 123 Valley Road Middletown, RI
Join the Aquidneck Land Trust for a bird banding demonstration at the Sweet Flag Preserve at Bailey Brook with ecology professor Jim Chace and students of Salve Regina University. Chace will be catching and banding migrant and resident songbird species as part of their research on the property. Please park at the Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road, Middletown (a 2-minute walk at the end of Haymaker Road). Reserve your spot
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-849-2799

Fall Wild Edible Workshop - Montpelier, VT

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017 North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT
Edible plants are ripening everywhere this time of year. Naturalist Ken Benton shows how to identify and harvest grapes, chokecherry, beaked hazelnut and many other edibles. He also discusses tips to incorporate these wild foods into your regular diet and ways to preserve the harvest. Join a wild harvested lunch. Pre-registration is required. Email: info@northbranchnaturecenter.org
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: $25 nonmember.
Telephone: 802-229-6206

Fall Festival & Hawk Watch 2017 - Greenwich, CT

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood is the nation's leading raptor demonstration—an absolute must-see! Come enjoy a chance to get up close and personal with over a dozen birds-of-prey at three dazzling shows each day. Also enjoy live raptor shows, a petting zoo, climbing wall, food, rides in a Tesla radio flyer, hayrides and more.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum Day Live! - Bristol, RI

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at Smithsonian Museum Day Live. One ticket is permitted for two people per household. Special programs offered on this day are STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Table. Biofacts Table, Nature Story, Animal Interview, Guided Nature Walk, Poetry Reading.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: free with ticket from Smithsonian website; see above

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk - Shelburne, VT

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Farm Barn of Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
This “weed walk” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of Vermont’s working lands, deepen your appreciation of the local food movement, and introduce you to nature-based, local medicine as part of a resilient food system.
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: $15/person

Shopping & Sales

Brimfield Antique Flea Markets 2017 - Brimfield, MA

Jul 11, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Route 20 (use 35 Palmer Road for GPS) Brimfield, MA
Antique dealers and collectors travel from the United States and abroad attend the gigantic Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, one of the oldest and biggest outdoor antiques events in the country. The event is comprised of about 20 individually owned show fields. Many of the events are free to attend. Several ATMs are available. Many dealers accept checks and some also take credit cards. Dates: July 11-16 and September 5-10.
Time: times vary by show field; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. is a good rule of thumb
Admission: Free

Arcade Artist & Vintage Marketplace - Providence, RI

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Arcade, 65 Weybossett Street Providence, RI
Come to the Arcade Providence, , home of Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, for an Artist & Vintage Marketplace during NecronomiCon Providence 2017. Vendors include Above/Below Jewelry, The Attic Project, The Blank Space Collection, Conjoined Pins, Earth & Anchor Soap Co., and Kenahora.
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sports

Summer Polo Matches - Greenwich, CT

Jun 4, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Greenwich Polo Club, 1 Hurlingham Drive Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Polo Club hosts public high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. Food and drink onsite include gourmet food trucks and a full bar. Dogs on leashes are allowed. Dates: Sundays, June 4-July 16; Sundays, August 27-September 10
Time: Gates open at 1 p.m. and matches start at 3 p.m.
Admission: $40 and up
Telephone: 203-561-1639

Talks

Deconstructing the Hamilton Phenomenon with Frank Rizzo - Wethersfield, CT

Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
Variety theater critic and arts writer Frank Rizzo will give a lively multimedia presentation on the phenomenon that is “Hamilton!” Rizzo’s one-hour program will explain why the musical is not simply a landmark show but part of a zeitgeist that is affecting American education, politics and culture.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Telephone: 860-529-0612

Theater

“Mary Poppins” in Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jun 23, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performance schedule. You may reserve a table, a blanket or order pizza in advance.
Time: See link above for performance schedule

"Three Days of Rain" - Monmouth, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
A famous architect has died and left a mysterious will, prompting his children and their best friend to search for answers about their families’ history. Darkly funny, the play trips through time, playing children’s perceptions against their parent’s reality.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

"The Learned Ladies" by Moliere - Monmouth, ME

Jul 6, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Clitandre seeks the hand of Henriette but her mother has other plans. The course of true love runs anything but smoothly in Moliere’s romp of pompous poets, pretentious parents, and seductive servants. But all is set right in the end, with true love trumping intellectual snobbery.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“Oklahoma” - Haddam, CT

Jul 14, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 The Goodspeed, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT
Considered the first true Broadway music as we now understand the form, this play unrolls passion, laughter and high-kicking choreography in a land where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain. Tickets.
Time: Daily except Monday and Tuesday; see theater website for curtain times

Edward Albee's “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)” - Stockbridge, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 The Unicorn Stage, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry, played by Joey Collins. This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life, and his own.
Curtain times vary; see “Dates and times” on website. A barbecue dinner happens before the August 17 performance. 6 p.m. $50. Proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group's year-round education program.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website. Previews: July 19-21; opening night, July 22 at 8 p.m.
Admission: $52

“Red Velvet” - Monmouth, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his time, collapses on stage while playing Othello. A young black American actor is asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics, and audience react to the revolution on stage?
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“Arsenic and Old Lace” - Stockbridge, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 The Fitzpatrick Main Stage of the Berkshire Theatre Group, 83 East Main Street Stockbridge, MA
Drama critic, Mortimer Brewster leads a normal life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming, spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. But soon Mortimer’s discovers that his innocent aunts are killing lonely bachelors – for their own good. Curtain times vary; see “Dates and times” on website
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website. Previews: July 27-July 28; opening night, July 29 at 8 p.m.
Admission: Preview, $45; all other shows, $65

"Fiddler on the Roof" - Bethlehem, CT

Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Gary The Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road Bethlehem, CT
Don’t miss this universal story of family, tradition, love, exile and abiding faith featuring some of the regions top performers in a beautiful (roofed) open air theater!
Time: Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $28-$35
Telephone: 203-273-5669

“Annie The Musical” - Lincoln, NH

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
With pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. on August 9 and 16
Admission: $16-$30

“Ragtime” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
Set in the volatile melting pot of early 1900s in New York, three American tales are woven together. We learn about a trapped upper-class wife, a striving Jewish immigrant and a fearless young musician from Harlem who are exercise courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see “tickets” for curtail times

"The Legend of Georgia McBride" - Dorset, VT

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road Dorset, VT
He’s young; he’s broke; his wife is having a baby. And now, Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his club brings in a drag act led by Miss Tracy Mills, Casey is given the opportunity to trade one sequined outfit for another. This production includes strong language and sexual content.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Single tickets start at $42

“The Music Man” - Weston, VT

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
Traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying for a boys' band in this charming musical that has enthralled audiences for generations.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $50-$67
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“A Legendary Romance” - Williamstown, MA

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main Street Williamstown, MA
Decades ago, Joseph Lindy was on top of the world, making movie after movie with his leading lady, Billie Hathaway. Half a lifetime later, he must approve for release a version of his abandoned, cinematic masterpiece, an autobiographical film now altered beyond recognition. Schedule and tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 413-458-3253

“Actually” - Williamstown, MA

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main Street Williamstown, MA
TWO freshmen at Princeton University find their moral mettle being put to the test. \ Schedule and tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“All Shook Up” - New London, NH

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
A small-town girl with big dreams joins forces with a motorcycle-riding stranger to bring the power of rock ‘n roll to a sleepy Midwestern backwater. Rock to “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock”, “Come On, Everybody”, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

"Newsies" - Brunswick, ME

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Maine State Musical Theatre, 1 Bath Road Brunswick, ME
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Disney’s Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged newsies, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. 
Time: 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $49-$80
Telephone: 207-725-7869

“Saturday Night Fever” - Ivoryton, CT

Aug 9, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
Brooklyn-born Tony Manero loves to dance on the weekends, and he’s about to enter a dance competition and fall in love!! It’s late 1970’s and DISCO is here! Get ready for some Night Fever and the nostalgic songs of the Bee Gees! Based on the film that defined the disco generation.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday,7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Additional matinees: Saturday, August 19 and September 2, both at 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

“Buyer & Cellar” - Weston, VT

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
In this one-man play, an unsuccessful actor in LA. takes a day job in a glittery mall, gaining insight into the cost of fame and the price of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. This funny play won many awards Off-Broadway and is quickly becoming a regional favorite.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“All Night Strut” - Portland, ME

Aug 15, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue Portland, ME
Swing’s the thing in this classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and ’40s. From the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco and the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, “The All Night Strut!” moves through the Depression, World War II and the post-war boom in a two-act musical celebration.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website; daily except Mondays
Admission: $55-$75
Telephone: 207-774-0465

“Round and Round the Garden” - Meredith, NH

Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
“Round and Round the Garden” is part of a trilogy of stories about a Romeo whose romantic cravings create zany misunderstandings and mismatched relationships.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 17 and August 21. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“The Producers” - Wakefield, RI

Aug 16, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road Wakefield, RI
Based on the hit 1968 film, this Mel Brooks masterpiece is the story of a washed-up Broadway producer and his timid accountant who hatch a scheme to get rich quick by producing a failed show. It’s a comic tour de force that spoofs the big, old-fashioned Broadway musical.
Time: Daily except Mondays; curtain times vary; see website for curtain times
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-782-8587

“The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” by Elm Shakespeare Company in the Park - New Haven, CT

Aug 17, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Great Lawn of Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street off Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT
Enjoy Shakespeare's classic tragedy with this seasoned company -- outdoors. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to set up on the grass. Blanket Only Seating - The section closest to the stage is reserved for blankets only. Picnics & merriment begin at 6:30. Arrive early to get a good seat! Entrances at Edgehill Road opposite Edgehill Terrace and on Cliff Street and Edgehill Road.
Time: Daily except Mondays at 8 p.m.
Telephone: 203-392-8882

"The Tarnation of Russell Colvin" - Middlebury, VT

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse on Exchange Street Middlebury, VT
Based on Manchester's very own unsolved murder case of 1812, local history comes alive in this one-man virtuoso tour-de-force. Oliver Wadsworth portrays a motley medley of characters as they grapple with the slippery truth of the real life murder of Russell Colvin, an eccentric Vermonter whose ghost haunted the town of Manchester till the malefactors were brought to justice and sentenced to hang.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $12

“Darling Grenadine” - Chester, CT

Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 The Terris Theatre, 33 North Main Street Chester, CT
Meet fun-loving jingle composer Harry. In modern Manhattan, his charmed life sparkles with the fizz of romantic comedies and the whimsy of MGM musicals. But will it all go flat when reality interrupts Harry’s tenderly orchestrated fantasia? Strong language and adult themes.
Time: Daily except Mondays and Tuesdays; consult event website for curtain times
Admission: Consult event website

“Murder For Two” - Dennis, MA

Aug 22, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 The Cape Playhouse, 820 Main Street / Route 6A Dennis, MA
Two performers play 13 roles—andthe piano—in a witty and tongue-in-cheek homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20-$66
Telephone: 508-385-3811

“On Golden Pond” - New London, NH

Aug 23, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
August 23-September 3 The tranquility of the New Hampshire lake where Ethel and Norman Thayer have spent almost 50 summers is broken by the arrival of their daughter and her wacky friends. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” - Lincoln, NH

Aug 23, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
America’s loveable loser Charlie Brown and his friends, the Peanuts gang, delight us as they journey through a day in their lives. From Valentine’s Day to baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown takes us from a bright uncertain morning to a hopeful starlit evening.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 p.m. on August 30 and September 6
Admission: $16-$30

“American Buffalo” - Dorset, VT

Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road Dorset, VT
Starring Treat Williams and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, Dorset Theatre Festival now takes a fresh look at a trio of misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. This production includes strong language.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Single tickets start at $42
Telephone: 802-867-2223

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” - Weston, VT

Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
See the Tyrone family in its battle to bury a lifetime of secrets. Published after his death, this autobiographical story by Eugene O’Neill transfixes audiences.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$57
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” - Meredith, NH

Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
Journey West in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A young traveler scholar faces a choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 31 and September 4. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“Heartbreak Hotel” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
This tender story follows Elvis Presley in the early years of his bourgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’s career skyrockets, a secret love story is revealed. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see "tickets"

“Peter and the Starcatcher” - Monmouth, ME

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Where are Peter’s parents? How did Hook lose his hand? What makes the crocodile tick? This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust, and an orphan named Peter. Dates: September 14-17 and 21-24.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Trains

Railroad Day - Willimantic, CT

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, 55 Bridge Street Willimantic, CT
A great day for history buffs and rail fans. Ride the train, tour locomotive cabs and historic buildings, demonstrations of railroad. Live music and great food.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children age 8 to 12, $3
Telephone: 860-456-9999