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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2017 at Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI

Oct 5, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
In 2017 the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – a trail in Roger Williams Park that passes elaborate installments of carved jack o lanterns -- will take explorers through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome. See images of the Middle Ages, the New World, and human inventions. Art and music of each era will accompany the intricate pumpkin carvings. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine; no refunds or rescheduling.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday visits are available for purchase online only; timed ticket entry requires pre-registration. Adults, $18; children ages 2-12, $15. Trail open 6-11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday visits are sold online and at Zoo admissions. Adults, $15; children at 2-12, $12. Trail open 6-10:30 p.m. Last ticket is sold at 10 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above


Antiques Appraisal Day at Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum - Warner, NH

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road Warner, NH
This is an entertaining and educational way for people interested in the history and the value of antiques to come together. Guests may bring up to three antique items for a verbal appraisal. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended by calling 508-970-3240. Admission includes a self-guided tour of the museum, the Medicine Woods and the Arboretum.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person, includes up to three items to be appraised.
Telephone: 603-456-2600

Art Shows

City-Wide Open Studios 2017 - New Haven, CT

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Various locations New Haven, CT
Artists from across Connecticut open their doors or make art at Erector Square in Fair Haven or the Goffe Street Armory. The event takes place over several weekends in October, as follows:
Westville Weekend. October 7-8: Artists in the Westville section of New Haven will open their doors.
Armory Weekend. October 14-15: Artists from across the state of Connecticut take over the vacant Goffe St Armory, exhibiting work in a wide range of media.
Private Studios Weekend. October 21-22: Visit artists in their studios across Greater New Haven. Artspace organizes bike tours and routes to help visitors see the breadth of art on display.
Erector Square Weekend. October 28-29: Erector Square acts as a hub of artistic activity in Fair Haven. A high concentration of artist studios make it an especially exciting place to be during Open Studios.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Free

Boston International Fine Art Show 2017 - Boston, MA

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
European and American galleries will offer more than 3,000 original works of art. Exclusive gala preview takes place October 19.
Time: Thursday 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15 with re-admission; youth under age 12 admitted free
Telephone: 617-363-0405

Arts & Crafts Shows

Brunswick Arts & Crafts Show - Brunswick, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 14 Thomas Point Road (Cook's Corner) Brunswick, ME
At this show, many Maine artisans will be displaying and selling their unique handcrafted products at the Coastal Performance Center in Brunswick. Free parking.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $2; kids under age 12, free
Telephone: 207-621-2818

Essex Fall Craft Show 2017 - Essex, VT

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex, VT
Come see fine woodworking, baskets, candles, pottery, photography, painting, birdhouses, stained glass, calligraphy, gourmet specialties, and more. The price of admission includes entry into the Vermont Antique Expo and Sale on the same weekend.
Time: Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $8; free parking

Bangor Arts & Crafts Show 2017 by United Maine Craftsmen - Bangor, ME

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street Bangor, ME
Enjoy all the wonderful handcrafted items that 80 United Maine Craftsmen artisans are offering. There will be free gift giveaways. United Maine Craftsmen is a non-profit membership organization founded to promote Maine artists
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Greenland Craft Fair & Pie Sale - Greenland, NH

Nov 19, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Greenland Central School, 70 Post Road Greenland, NH
Over 500 pies go on sale alongside 115 artisans and crafters showing and selling foods, fiber art, jewelry, and much more! A complete listing appears on the web page and is updated regularly. The fair  and pie sale raises funds for local, national and international charitable purposes supported by the Greenland Women's Club.
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-498-0099

Children & Families

Wicked on Wednesdays with Salem Haunted Happenings - Salem, MA

Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Salem YMCA, 1 Sewall Street Salem, MA
Wicked Wednesdays Family Fun is the newest addition to the Salem Haunted Happenings line-up, and it promises fun for all ages on Wednesday afternoons in October. Visitors will be able to participate in a kids' costume parade, a talent contest, and more! There will be family-friendly walking tours, storytelling, and costumed characters. Each Wednesday will provide something different.
Time: Times vary depending on the program but usually 4 to 7 p.m.
Admission: Pricing ranges from free to $10 per person

Pumpkin Patch 2017 at the Trolley Museum - East Windsor, CT

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road (Route 140) East Windsor, CT
Pumpkin Patch is a family adventure where you ride on a trolley car out to the pumpkin patch and each child can pick out a free pumpkin. Back to the museum, you can decorate the pumpkins, get your face painted, enjoy the outside play area and the entire museum. Dates: October 6-8, 9, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29.
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors, $11; children age 4 to 12, $10; children under age 4, $3
Telephone: 860-627-6540

American Girl Baking Workshop - Woonsocket, RI

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main Street Woonsocket, RI
Museum of Work & Culture will offer a Baking Workshop in conjunction with Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery. Bakers will receive a chef’s hat and pink apron and, after a demonstration by Wright’s Bakery’s pastry chef Paul Dulude, will fill and glaze éclairs. Space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged.
Time: Two sessions, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $25 per baker and $6 per accompanying adult. Admission to the MoWC is included.

Enchanted Forest - Sharon, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Audubon Sharon, 325 Cornwall Bridge Road Sharon, CT
Guided groups will meet friendly costumed animal characters along a candlelit trail and hear how the animals live their lives on the Audubon grounds. After the one-hour tour, guests can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before their hay ride back to the parking area. This non-scary program is ideal for children up to 8 years old and their families.
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; tours begin every 10-15 minutes

Audubon’s Perfect Pumpkin Party - Bristol, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Search for hidden pumpkins throughout the wildlife refuge, try your hand at pumpkin ring toss and other games then collect stickers for your own “patch.” Visit our silly photo booth for a fall family picture and purchase a pumpkin to decorate with creative art supplies. Don’t forget to come in costume – those who do will receive a prize. The party will include favorite games from last year as well as new activities. No need to register.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Discovery: Expedition Orchestra! - Portland, ME

Oct 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Introduce your child to mind-expanding music in this fast-paced, family-friendly concert with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The concert will include a selection of recognizable pieces from Harry Potter to Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Concerts are around an hour long and engage the audience for a fun and educational journey with the full orchestra.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

Kindred Spirits at Nature Museum: Native Ways and Giving Nature Thanks - Grafton, VT

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT
This autumnal program for families will explore Native peoples’ traditions of living in balance with Earth and each other. This hands-on harvest time adventure will highlight the interdependence of all living things in nature and explore gratitude as taught by Native cultures.
Time: 10-11:30 p.m.

Day of the Dead Family Celebration at the Peabody Museum - Cambridge, MA

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA
Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; non-Harvard students, $10; seniors age 65 and older, $10; children ages 3-18, $8


David Sedaris - New Bedford, MA

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers working today.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 / $45 / $55 / $59

Local Laugh: Ladies Night - Portland, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Aura, 121 Center Street Portland, ME
Comics include: Dawn Hartill, Gwen Tuttle, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle. For guests age 21 and older. Hosted by Micaela Tepler
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Candid Camera's 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt - Rutland, VT

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
“Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt,” has pleased audiences nationwide. Peter’s hilarious stage comedy is blended with a behind-the-scenes peek at clips and quips from the show’s funniest moments.
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $26

Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show: Greg Stone - Middletown, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI
Join Newport vineyards for an evening of wine and a barrel of laughs as host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region and headliner Greg Stone.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person
Telephone: 401-848-5161

Colin Jost - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 The Wilbur, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Colin Jost returns for his third season as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” Jost has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on SNL.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $33
Telephone: 617-248-9700

Comedy Night at Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI
Join us for an evening of wine and a barrel of laughs as host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region and headliner Greg Stone!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person

The Capitol Steps - Rochester, NH

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Capitol Steps has elevated political satire to an art form. It began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize its employers, and hasn't let up since. Neither side is safe from the group that puts the "mock" in Democracy!
Time: Dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m.

Nick Di Paolo - Lexington, MA

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
Nick Di Paolo's honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be - funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan O’ Brien.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $36

Corn Mazes

Tree of Life Maze at Fort Hill Farm - Thompson, CT

Aug 30, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017 Fort Hill Farms, 260 Quaddick Road Thompson, CT
Join the Orr Family of Fort Hill Farms for this year’s corn maze challenge featuring the 7-acre “The Tree of Life” maze. The 2017 theme is Advocating For Sustainability. For a shorter challenge try the “Your Roots Run Deep” Mini Maze. The mini maze takes a half-hour to navigate and is perfect for hot days or kids birthday parties. No pets, please.
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; last ticket sold 90 minutes before closing.
Admission: Adults, $12; youth under age 12, $10
Telephone: 860-923-3439

Corn Maze 2017 at Escobar's - Portsmouth, RI

Sep 1, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Road Portsmouth, RI
For fall fun in Rhode Island get lost in this eight-acre corn maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm on Middle Road in Portsmouth. Try the maze, race your friends, get lost and see how long it takes someone to miss you! The farm provides an entire day of fun; once you have unraveled the maze and emerged, other entertainments include picnic tables, farm food, hay rides, hay play area. Special days include Grandparents Day, Harry Potter Day and Columbus Day. See website for hours of operation. .
Time: Friday, 4 p.m. to dusk; Saturday, 10 a.m.-dusk; Sunday, 11 a.m.-duxk
Admission: $8 for ages 12 and older; $6 for ages 5-11
Telephone: 401-683-1444

Lyman 2017 Corn Maze Celebrates Spirit of St. Louis - Middlefield, CT

Sep 2, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Lyman Orchards, routes 147 and 157 Middlefield, CT
The 2017 fall corn maze at Lyman Orchards celebrates the event 90 years ago when Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo flight from New York to Paris. Enjoy four acres of towering corn, two miles of pathways, and fun trivia questions.. Corn cops maintain order and help with directions.
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Age 13 and older, $10; age 4-12, $5
Telephone: 860-349-6015

Mike’s Corn Maze at the - Sunderland, MA

Sep 9, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Warner Farm, 23 South Main Street Sunderland, MA
The 2017 maze is titled “Greetings From Earth,” in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. Visitors to Mike’s Maze can also enjoy Kernel Mike’s kettle corn, Mike’s Mini Maze and Raceway up and running. Moon-walk on our jump-pad, an exhilarating plunge through our double black hole slides, a few orbits on Pedal Carts, and some shots at Spudnik Blasters.
Time: Open weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; students and seniors, $12; kids, $11. Tokens for $2.50 for potato blaster, pedal carts, paintball
Telephone: 413-665-8331

Marini Corn Maze 2017 - Ipswich, MA

Sep 9, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Linebrook Road Ipswich, MA
Experience one of the largest and most challenging corn mazes in New England at Marini Farm Corn Maze. Special events include Muddy Leprechaun 5K obstacle race, trick or treat hay rides, Flashlight Nights on Fridays and Saturdays starting September 22.
Time: Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 978-356-0430

Treworgy Corn Maze 2017 Honors Paul Bunyan - Levant, ME

Sep 11, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Treworgy Family Orchards, 3876 Union Street Levant, ME
Treworgy Family Orchards 2017 corn maze Paul Bunyan: Legendary Lumberjack. Use a special map with riddles to solve as you wander the 4-acre maze and visit the maze stations. If you complete the puzzle you will get a free ice cream cone. Find the center of the maze and you may sign the Hall of Fame Board.
Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; children age 3 to 12, $7
Telephone: 207-884-8354

Great Corn Maze 2017 at Zach's - York, ME

Sep 14, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Zach's Farm, at 7 Colby Turner Road York, ME
The Great Corn Maze is acres of cornfields and confusion . A 20-minute hayride delivers you to the custom-designed corn maze, where not all who enter can find a way out. Visitors might also want to take advantage of the farm’s tractor-pulled, pumpkin-picking hayrides. Flashlight tag starts October 11 nightly from 7 to 10 p.m.
Time: Open Fridays through Sundays and holidays, noon-6 p.m.
Admission: $10 everyone over age 3
Telephone: 207-475-7857

Thunder Road Farm Corn Maze 2017 - Corinna, ME

Sep 16, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Thunder Road Farm, 185 Newport Road (Route 7/11) Corinna, ME
At Thunder Road Farm Corn Maze at 185 Newport Road (Route 7/11) in Corinna, you’ll find not only an entertaining corn maze, but also duck races, a cow train, a bale maze, a corn box, a corn tunnel, hay rides, and a new jumping pillow -- the size of a basketball court. Open September 16, 2017 through October 29 in 2017. Halloween trick-or-treat day is October 28 with the rain date of October 29. Maze is open
Time: Weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Ages 4 to 64, $9; seniors 65 and older, $7.50; cow train ticket, $1.50
Telephone: 207-278-3708

Corn Maze 2017 at Salisbury Farm - Johnston, RI

Sep 18, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Salisbury Farm, 11 Peck Hill Road Johnston, RI
The corn maze at Salisbury Farm in Johnston was the first maze of its kind in New England. The Corn Maze at Salisbury Farm has challenged peoples memory, team work, and sense of direction for more than 15 years. Thousands of people entered the maze last year, most of them got out.
Time: Weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Moonlight Maze 7-9 p.m. on October 7, 14, 21, 28.
Admission: Adults,$9-$11; children, $7.50-$9' Moonlight Maze, adults, $12; children, $9
Telephone: 401-942-9741

Corn Maze 2017 at Hathaway Farm - Rutland, VT

Sep 19, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Hathaway Farm, 741 Prospect Hill Road Rutland, VT
Hathaway Farm Corn Maze on Prospect Hill Road in Rutland celebrates the 75 years that the family farm has been operating. The all new 2017 maze is 12 acres of clues, smart phone options, punches to find, a relaxing grassy knoll to enjoy and four big bridges to overview the whole property. There's a mini-maze for little kids and other entertainments. See website to learn about Midnight Mazes. Schedule and tickets.
Time: Daily except Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 3, $10 to $12
Telephone: 802-775-2624

Davis’s Mega Maze 2017 - Sterling, MA

Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Davis Mega Farm, 142 Redstone Hill Sterling, MA
This corn maze features more bridges than any other field maze in the world and the only double-decker bridge. There are seven intensity levels to this maze. knocker soccer, live music on Saturday nights, rat races, petting farm, laser maze, giant farm volleyball, jump pad, mambo tube swings, inflatables, corn cannons, hay bale obstacle course, zip zone zip line, and pick your own pumpkins.
Time: Friday, 4:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Age 13 and older, $19.95; children age 5 to 12, $16.95
Telephone: 978-422-8888

Pumpkin Valley Farm Corn Maze 2017 - Dayton, ME

Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 100 Union Falls Road Dayton, ME
Five acres of field corn have been cut into rows of winding twists and turns at Pumpkin Valley Farm at the end of in Dayton. The eight-foot high cornstalk alleys zig-zag through the field, with lots of dead ends and even a room to rest. Try to find your way through the 6-acre corn maze, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin, feed the farm animals, ride the cow train, launch an ear of corn, try the jumping pillow, and more.
Time: Weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $9 per person over age 2; seniors, $7.50.
Telephone: 207-929-4088

Corn Maze and Fall Fun 2017 at Brown's Harvest - Windsor, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Brown’s Harvest,1911 Poquonock Avenue Windsor, CT
The 6-acre interactive corn maze is open on the weekends and Columbus Day, 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. Flashlight mazes will be held October 230, 21, 27 and 28. Other activities include a kids play area and the “B” Fun Barn. These activities rotate through the weekends: face painting ($5), sand art ($4), paint your own pumpkin ($5), DJ music, and visit the chickens. Hayrides are offered Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Time: Weekends, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 per person for corn maze; $8 per person for kids play area

Paproski’s Maze at Castle Hill Farm - Newtown, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017 Castle Hill Farm, 25 Sugar Lane Newtown, CT
This maze is re-designed every year, Find the numbered Fact Signs and track your progress. Climb onto the observation deck and get a gander at the whole farm. Flashlight Corn Maze will be open November 4 and 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your own flashlight.Dogs permitted if on a leash and well behaved.
Time: Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Flashlight maze November 4-5, 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $9; kids age 3 and younger admitted free; flashlight maze, $10


Lighthouse Legends and Lore Cruise - Bath, ME

Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street Bath, ME
Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine’s lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen, depending on weather and sea conditions, including Doubling Point Light, Hendrick’s Head, Seguin Island Light (from afar), Ram Island Light, and The Cuckolds. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing for an up-close look at the keeper’s house and the majestic tower. Cruise is 3.5 hours long.
Time: Sundays, 2-5:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $65; youth age 6-12, $42; youth under age 6, $5

Dinner Theater

Murder Mystery Dinner Train 2017 - North Conway, NH

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH
The Conway Scenic Railroad presents an evening of food, service and dinner theater aboard elegant dining cars. Passengers can participate as much as they like in the zany antics of “Matrimony, Mayhem and Murder.” Fare includes the 3-hour excursion, dinner, live performance, taxes and tips. Beverages extra. Dates: October 20-21 and 27-28. Reservations required.
Time: Departure at 6 p.m.; board early for cocktails.
Admission: $125
Telephone: 603-356-5251

Murder Mystery Weekend 2017 and Murder Mystery Dinner - Manchester Village, VT

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive Manchester Village, VT
It's a Dinner to Die For on Saturday. Guests are invited to dress up and pack their inner Miss Marples and Sherlocks. A feast and interactive murder mystery unfolds through the courses of the meal. Follow a cast of actors through the 1902 Wilburton mansion. Dinner is open to the public as well as guests of the Inn. Sunday morning after breakfast is a Broadway sing-along.
Time: Saturday dinner is 6:30 – 11 p.m.
Admission: Saturday dinner, $60-$70; weekend lodging rates begin at $200 per night.
Telephone: 802-362-2500


Woofstock - Boston, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 SoWa Open Market, 540 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA
Hate leaving your pup at home when you're headed out for drinks? Well, you don't have to. Woofstock is a dog-friendly afternoon filled with cocktails, canines, live music and more! Come down to the SOWA Open Market and bring your dog! All bar proceeds benefit Last Hope K9 Rescue.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vermont Steampunk Expo 2017 - Burlington, VT

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Sheraton Hotel, 870 Williston Road Burlington, VT
A weekend of Victorian fantasy will showcase artisans, crafters, and performers from across Vermont and New England, all with a steampunk flair. If you need a new pair of goggles, some opera glasses, a top hat, or any other steampunk accessories, the Vermont Steampunk Expo is the place to get them. We have all of the industrial-chic items you need to keep you going. This event is produced by the creators of the Vermont Renaissance Faire.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: $25/day or $40/weekend pass; kids under age 12 admitted free


The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Guests will be ghoulishly guided through Old Sturbridge Village’s countryside, where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and maybe the Headless Horseman. Each outdoor performance is 1.5 hours long, and requires walking. Performances are rain or shine. If the evening is a rainout, a modified version of the Experience will take place in the Brewer Theater. Schedule.
Time: Wednesday - Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30-$35
Telephone: 800-733-1830

Historic Trade Demonstrations - Deerfield, MA

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
Join Historic Deerfield to learn how things were made in early New England. Observe the skills of craftspeople who continue the trades of early New England.:
Oct. 21: Dressmaking, Shoemaking, Letterpress Printing
Oct. 22: Stoneware Pottery
Oct. 28: Gravestone Carving
Oct. 29: White Pine and Ash Bark Basket Making; Redware Pottery
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; youth age 6-17, $5

Happy 220th "Old Ironsides!" - Boston, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Charlestown Navy Yard Pier 1 Boston, MA
Tour USS Constitution and write her a birthday card, watch as "Old Ironsides'" crew performs gun and boarding pike drills, enjoy live music from the Navy Band Northeast-Rock Band, explore the WWII Fletcher-class destroyer USS Cassin Young , hear the revving of motorcycles from Rolling Thunder, make a paracord bracelet, feast on food truck fare, and so much more!
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 617-242-5601

Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park - Concord, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Major John Buttrick House across from North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street Concord, MA
Join Nikki Walsh of the National Park Service for a presentation of various artifacts found throughout the park, from Concord to Lincoln to Lexington. See the artifacts and learn the stories behind where the items were found and the use of them in their historical context.
Time: 1 p.m.
Telephone: 978-369-6993

Stowe House Preservation Tour - Hartford, CT

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street Hartford, CT
Join Stowe Center Collections Manager Beth Burgess on an insider's look at the process of choosing interior finishes, furnishings, art and decorative arts during a recently completed interior renovation of the 1871 house.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $18/person

Beer in the Garden with Maine Historical Society: Traditional Toys & Games - Portland, ME

Nov 21, 2017 - Nov 21, 2017 Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street Portland, ME
Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden in the evening, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections. RSVP not required, for guests age 21 and older.
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 general admission


Shaker Crafts Workshops - Canterbury, NH

Sep 23, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Consider taking a workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village this autumn to develop a new skill or make a holiday gift.
ABCs of Letterpress Printing. September 30, October 21, or November 4. Participants will design their own personal project incorporating different type faces, "wing dings," and Victorian graphic enhancers. Participants will print their projects on a hand-fed, 19th-century platen printing press.
Rugs in the Shaker Spirit. October 7. This class is about recycling and re-purposing the smallest of wool scraps into folk art rugs. You will acquire the skills to recycle your worn or unused wool clothing into heirloom rugs.
Shaker Broom Making. October 15, November 4, or November 12. Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Learn the broom making process in the historic Carpenter's Shop. You will take home a completed, Shaker-style broom.
Primitive Folk Art Dolls. November 5. From the early 1800s these dolls have had a rough and simple look, made from cloth, wools, leftover buttons and lace, and very basic stitches to produce an heirloom piece for children of all ages. A small doll will be made in class.
Cordials and Chocolate. November 11. This class combines the popular herb and fruit cordial class with new material on making chocolate treats including truffles! Make a batch of herb-infused truffles to taste and take home, and craft make a 4-ounce cordial.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website


An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe - Cambridge, MA

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA
Edgar Allan Poe rises for this special appearance at Story Chapel. Literary historian Rob Velella brings Poe to life in a one-man, living history presentation with readings, conversation, and wonderfully dark humor. Poe will be joined by special guest Mount Auburn’s Composer-in-Residence Mary Bichner.
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.


Exhibit: The Art of Eric Carle: Night - Amherst, MA

Sep 12, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA
Visitors to The Art of Eric Carle: Night will recognize familiar nocturnal images from some of the artist's classic picture books. The exhibition features original artwork from more than 20 Carle books. Several pieces from “Draw Me a Star” are included to mark the 25th anniversary of the book's publication. The exhibit is open through March 18, 2018.
Time: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $9; children under age 18, $6; family of four people, $22.50
Telephone: 413-559-6300

Historic Property Walks at Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Sep 21, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Enjoy these guided strolls on the Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. We’ll also explore the sculptural installations of Peter Rockwell, stone carver and historian. Walks held every Thursday at 2 p.m. through November 1. Included with Museum admission.
Time: Thursdays 2-3 p.m. through November 1
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors 65 and older, $18; college students, $10; kids age 18 and younger, free

Old-School Ink: New Haven's Tattoos - New Haven, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 New Haven Museum 114 Whitney Avenuye New Haven, CT
"Old School Ink" will explore four aspects of tattooing, beginning with the tools of the trade, and a look at New Haven area innovators. Contemporary tattoo artists have created new, limited-edition art for the exhibit inspired by historical aspects the Elm City. Exhibit on display through March 10, 2018.
Time: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m.’
Admission: $2-$4; free on first Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Telephone: 203-562-4183

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

Morgan: Mind of the Collector Exhibit - Hartford, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
Collection of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, who traveled the globe to collect more than 20,000 works of art: sculpture, manuscripts, rare books, prints and drawings, paintings, and decorative arts including silver, porcelain, glass, tapestries, enamels, ivories and bronzes. The exhibition is on view through December 31.
Time: Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5-$15; discounts for members, students and seniors.

Exhibit: The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec - Manchester, NH

Sep 30, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s instantly recognizable posters are found on walls worldwide. Although the original works of art are more than 100 years old, their continued prevalence is a reminder of the influence he continues to have on art, and especially graphic design. Exhibit is on display through January 7, 2018.
Time: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults. $15; seniors, $13; students, $10; youth age 13-17, $5
Telephone: 603-669-6144

Exhibition: Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now - Providence, RI

Oct 6, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design, 20 North Main Street Providence, RI
Seventy works from the British Museum examine the translations of thinking to paper form ancient times to the presents. Exhibit on view through January 7, 2018.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; youth age 5-18, free


Leslie Odom Jr. - Portland, ME

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. helped revolutionize Broadway with his starring role in the musical “Hamilton.” Backed by his quintet, Odom’s smooth vocals deliver original compositions and beloved jazz standards as highlighted on his recent chart-topping, self-titled album.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30-$55

The Revolutionists - Cambridge, MA

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 Central Square Theater,450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
Paris, France, 1793: The Reign of Terror. Four badass women conspire, plot murder, and resist extremist insanity. Join playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette before each of them loses his head. This fantastical comedy examines feminism, extremism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 and over
Telephone: 617-576-9278

Pink Martini - Lexington, MA

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
Pink Martini features a dozen musicians performing classics of the American Songbook, encompassing the genres of classical music, classic pop, Latin music, and jazz. Lead singer China Forbes is featured.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $69 / $79 / $99

Paco Peña - The Art of Flamenco Guitar - Cranston, RI

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Park Theater, 848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35

The Fab Four, The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - Ridgefield, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
An Ed Sullivan impressionist will take the audience through note-for-note live renditions of Beatles songs from all phases of its journey, from “Please Please Me” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” to “Abbey Road” and “Hey Jude.” The Fab Four won an Emmy Award for its popular 2012 PBS television special.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55

Fall Fiddle Festival 2017 - Concord, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street Concord, NH
Presenting master fiddlers steeped in the Celtic and American folk traditions and adept at improvisation, the second annual Fall Fiddle Festival will offer Concord a jam-packed day of workshops and jam sessions, followed by a concert of fiddle music.
The Festival will bring together three fiddle players: bluegrass and old-time innovator Darol Anger, whose credits include performances with Edgar Meyer and Bela Fleck; Irish fiddling maven Winifred Horan, founding member of Solas; and Celtic and New England contradance musician Liz Faiella, of the Concord Community Music School.
Time: Workshops are 9:30ay-5 p.m. and concert is at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Workshops, $50-$75; concert, $15-$20

Patti LaBelle - Mashantucket, CT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Patti LaBelle’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$50

Jefferson Starship & Mark Farner - Portland, ME

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Aura, 121 Center Street Portland, ME
Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Jefferson Airplane. Founder Paul Kantner knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts.
Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show at 9 p.m.
Telephone: 207-772-8274

Snake Mountain Bluegrass at Brandon Music - Brandon, VT

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Snake Mountain performs the best of modern and traditional bluegrass with harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from hard-driving breakdowns to softer arrangements. The group is known for its vocal, instrumental, and original songwriting talents. 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

Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora perform an Evening of Song - Adams, MA

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Adams Free Library, 92 Park Street Adams, MA
The evening will offer vocal selections from the Broadway repertoire, the American Songbook and popular and classic standards spanning several decades; highlighting songs from musicals and movies that are based on popular novels in homage to the beautiful library.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 413-281-0089

Ray Lamontagne - Providence, RI

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne embarks on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour. Of his last acoustic tour, Consequence of Sound wrote, “Hearing Ray LaMontagne perform live is a poignant and magical experience.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40-$80

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute - Lexington, MA

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
With note-for-note live performances of Beatles' classics, this stage performance seems to bring the early Beatles back to life.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $39 / $49 / $59

Portland Symphony Orchestra Presents a Centennial Celebration of Leonard Bernstein - Portland, ME

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Program includes Bates: Book of Matthew; Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”; and Jenkins: The Armed Man
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Big Woods Voices Concert - Grafton, VT

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 The White Church, 55 Main Street Grafton, VT
Big Woods Voices is an a cappella vocal ensemble. Expect to enjoy American roots music and pieces by musicians such as Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and you have the ear-thrilling experience called Big Woods Voices. This is a benefit concert to the educational work of The Nature Museum. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $10-$25

Down on the Farm: Concert by Rust Never Sleeps - Ipswich, MA

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Appleton Farms, 219 County Road Ipswich, MA
These family concert at the Stone Paddock will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and farm animals. This evening brings the Neil Young cover band Rust Never Sleeps! Bring a picnic from home; food, beer, and wine also available for purchase. Enjoy lawn games; meet our animals. No pre-registration required. Bring lawn chairs. No dogs or BYOB.
Time: Gate opens at 4 p.m. and concert starts at 5 p.m.
Admission: $30

Fall Pub Sing with Revels - Jamaica Plain, MA

Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington Street Jamaica Plain, MA
Join Revels for lusty singing, food, and drink at one of Boston’s most-loved watering holes. Revels music director and song leader lead the fun along with the young folk duo, The Vox Hunters. Revels Pocket Pub Sing Book, yours free for the evening. You can even lead a song or two.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $15;

World Music Percussion Ensemble with Guest Ensemble Ladama - Hanover, NH

Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, 4 East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH
The multi-national quartet Ladama joins a concert celebrating the cycle of the seasons. Based in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and New York City, the women of Ladama create music that mixes the sounds of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin American.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10

Christian McBride’s “Remembering Ray Brown” - Ridgefield, CT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Four time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride recently released his latest album, Bringin' It, his second big band recording. McBride has performed and recorded with many jazz legends and ensembles. McBride’s “Remembering Ray Brown” is a group presentation with Benny Green and Lewis Nash.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42.50

The Alexis P. Suter Band - Eastham,, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Elks Music Hall, 10 McKoy Road Eastham,, MA
Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm at Elks Music Hall, Eastham Get ready for a mind-blowingly beautiful evening of blues featuring the Alexis P. Suter Band. Alexis Suter integrates the depth and warmth of Gospel music with the grit and deeper sensuality of the blues.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20

John Funkhouser Quartet - Brandon, VT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
The Quartet has covered much musical ground together, playing everything from old-time swing music to avant-garde jazz, from rock/jam music to Greek and Bulgarian folk songs, and all the while putting their unique stamp of truthfulness and integrity on everything they play. This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating arts in Vermont.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Beer, Blush & Beatles at The Purple Cat Winery & Brewery - Chepachet, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Purple Cat Winery & Brewery, 11 Money Hill Road Chepachet, RI
A great night of Beatles music, craft beer and quality wines. Beatles music performed by "All In" duo. This evening of live Beatles tribute music includes a tasting of two craft beers and three of wines. Hurry, there is limited seating.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 401-566-9463

Dartmouth Aires - Wolfeboro, NH

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
Hear the fabulous Dartmouth Aires, America's oldest college a cappella group.
Time: 7:30-10 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-569-2151

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour - Providence, RI

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The male a cappella group Straight No Chaser is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither is it vaudeville-style kitsch. It has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$70

Wanted DOA Bon Jovi Tribute - Salisbury, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA
Bon Jovi's music means a lot to millions of people. One tribute group truly captures the authenticity in what Bon Jovi's music is all about and what their fans demand. That group is wanted DOA.
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $15.50 - $25.50
Telephone: 978-462-5888

Badfinger's Straight Up Live And Complete Starring Joey Molland - Arlington, MA

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street Arlington, MA
The show that has drawn raves in New York and Los Angeles (with several standing ovations throughout the show) is making its debut in the Boston area. Badfinger's "Straight Up" album is performed in its entirety by original Badfinger member, Joey Molland at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38 and $53 (totals include fees)
Telephone: 781-646-4849

Thompson Square Duo - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in modern day country music. The three-time “Vocal Duo of the Year” awards winners have achieved international success. Big Elm Brewing will offer free tastings during intermission.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $55

British A Cappella Ensemble The King’s Singers - Concord, NH

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
British a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers was born in 1968 by six choral scholars at King’s College, Cambridge, England. The group quickly distinguished itself via its musical diversity. It appeared regularly on prime-time TV, celebrating popular music never usually touched by choral ensembles.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $34.50 – $59.50
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Deep Blue 'C' Studio Orchestra - Rochester, NH

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
This orchestra performs music of Burt Bacharach and his lyricist,Hal David. Enjoy some of the best music ever written with songs that you know and love including, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “Walk on By,” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” The 17-piece orchestra is comprised of a string section, horn section, four vocalists and a full rhythm section.
Time: 7 p.m.

John Mclaughlin & Jimmy Herring "Meeting of the Spirits" - Cranston, RI

Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Park Theater, 848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Guitarist John Mclaughlin revisits the legacy of Mahavishnu Orchestra on his farewell U.S. tour with guitarist Jimmy Herring!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55-$75

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - Providence, RI

Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Texas-based Lyle Lovett fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-¬‐defying manner that breaks down barriers. John Hiatt, a lyricist and storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales. He plays music rooted in acoustic blues.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $69.50 - $39.50

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! Ballroom with a Twist - Portland, ME

Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
With dancers Damien Whitewood and Chelsea Hightower from “Dancing With the Stars” and vocalists from “American Idol” this electrifying celebration of the dance will dazzle the eye and the ear!
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Darlene Love - West Barnstable, MA

Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Tilden Arts Center, 2240 Iyannough Road West Barnstable, MA
The effervescent, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and "Twenty Feet From Stardom" star Darlene Love performs.
Time: Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $40-$125

The Howard University Gospel Choir - Middlebury, VT

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Formed on the campus of Howard University in 1968, the Howard Gospel Choir (HGC) is a body of students, alumni and community members dedicated to using the gift of music to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As the first college choir of its kind in the world, HGC is a trailblazer for all gospel music ministries on collegiate campuses across the globe.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $25, plus $2 building preservation fee

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Fleck has devoted time away from the ensemble explore the banjo’s African roots and playing jazz duos with Chick Corea. Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums and contributed to side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $80

Beatlemania Stage Show - Fryeburg, ME

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main Street Fryeburg, ME
This all-star cast of musicians, starring Ceili Rain's Bob Halligan, Jr. as Sir Paul McCartney, will be performing the complete "fab four" experience—from the early Ed Sullivan days through the Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road eras, with original costume changes and authentic Beatles instruments.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 207-935-2001

Arlo Guthrie - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The father of the American protest song (and Arlo’s father), Woody Guthrie, hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band to travel the country and sing songs to the people. The Re:Generation Tour realizes Woody’s dream through the inspiring work of Arlo and his children, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Abe Guthrie.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $26 to $70

Annual Beatles Nights - Portland, ME

Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 State Theatre, 600 Congress Street Portland, ME
This year Beatles Night has graduated to a three-night stand with a special lineup for each night. Friday night the band will play “Revolver” and more. Saturday brings “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” and more. Sunday's family matinee will be an abbreviated set of family favorites. The Maine Youth Rock orchestra and The Fogcutters fill out the orchestra pit.
Time: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.
Admission: $18-$20

Gobsmacked! - Providence, RI

Nov 28, 2017 - Nov 28, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Direct from sell-out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal show Gobsmacked!, an a cappella show that redefines the human voice that stars the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $32-$52

Outdoor Activities

Soaring Eagle Zip Ride at Roger Williams Park and Zoo - Providence, RI

Sep 20, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride offers delightful views 115 feet above the Roger Williams Park & Zoo, allowing riders to Providence and Narragansett Bay from side-by-side seats. The zip ride is in the zoo's new Explore & Soar area. You must buy tickets to the Zoo to ride the zip ride. Open daily, weather permitting.
The zip ride will be open every night during the zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, October 5 through November 5. The scenery at night with the dazzling lights of more than 5,000 pumpkins and the city lights add to the magnificence of the popular pumpkin extravaganza. You must buy tickets to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular to ride the zip ride at night. Passengers must be at least 42 inches tall and fit securely in the restraint systems. $12-$15 per rider
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through 10 p.m. during Jack O Lantern Spectacular
Admission: Zoo admission is over age 13, $14.95; age 2 to 12, $9.95; seniors over age 61, $12.95

Freeport Conservation Trust's Freeport Trail Challenge - Freeport, ME

Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Freeport Conservation Trust, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street Freeport, ME
Hike four trails in September and October for a chance to win a prize. Kids will receive a coupon for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Adults will be entered into a drawing for various prizes. Passports are available at the Freeport Town Hall and the Freeport Community Center.
Time: All day
Telephone: 207-865-3985

Family Fire & Bushcraft Fun - Greenwich, CT

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 Audubon Center in Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
This is an evening of family fun by the firelight. Learning how to build a safe fire and hear about the world of wilderness survival techniques. Families can explore fire making techniques while learning how use of fire altered human history and how survival skills can apply to everyday life. RSVP to Eli at 203-930-1349 or eschaffer@audubon.org. All ages welcome.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $8

Stargazing with String Quartet - Rindge, NH

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Cathedral of the Pines,10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH
Join Monadnock Music for a string quartet performance followed by stargazing at the very spiritual Cathedral of the Pines. Telescopes and guidance will be provided by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. Refreshments and hot drinks to follow
Time: String quartet performance, 6:30 p.m.; stargazing, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

All Things Pumpkin Tour 2017 - Jackson, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 Nestlenook Estate and Resort, 66 Dinsmore Road Jackson, NH
Board at Nestlenook for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through Jackson Village, stopping at five properties to receive a pumpkin food or keepsake. Tour takes you past 16 Return of the Pumpkin People displays. The ride takes just about one hour. Properties include the Inn at Jackson, J-Town Deli & Country Store, the Snowflake Inn, the RiverWood Inn and Flossie's General Store.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person
Telephone: 603-383-9356

Awash in Color: Fall Foliage Tour at Mount Auburn Cemetery - Cambridge, MA

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA
Come experience the beauty of autumn at Mount Auburn during this fall walking tour led by Visitor Services Assistant Jim Gorman. We will visit some of the more colorful trees in our landscape in addition to looking for plants and shrubs putting out their fall fruits and nuts.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Fruitlands Annual Bonfire - Harvard, MA

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
Fruitlands hosts its annual bonfire under a full moon. Glow sticks and s'more kits will be for sale. Write down a wish and tuck it in the structure before we light it afire and send your hopes and dreams into the night.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Free


Ghost Tours at The Mount - Lenox, MA

Sep 13, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Syfy’s Ghost Hunters found The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton, to be full of eerie experiences. What will you discover on your tour of the most haunted parts of the estate? Not recommended for children under 12.
Time: All Fridays, September and October, 5:45 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays, October 14 and 28, 5:45 and 7 p.m.; October 31, 8 and 10 p.m.
Admission: $24; youth age 12-18, $20
Telephone: 413-551-5100

Spirits at Stowe 2017: An Otherworldly Tour - Hartford, CT

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street Hartford, CT
Tour the Stowe House after dark, explore 19th century Spiritualism and hunt for ghosts. L earn about Harriet Beecher Stowe and paranormal beliefs of the 19th century. For guests ages 12 and older. Tickets. October 21 at 8:30 p.m.; October 20, 27, 28 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: $18 per person

Parties, Dances, Balls

FireBall 2017 at the WaterFire Arts Center - Providence, RI

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St Providence, RI
Join WaterFire Providence at the FireBall, a stellar celebration at the newly completed WaterFire Arts Center! Enjoy an exciting evening with dinner, dancing, art, and special surprises.
Time: 5:30-11 p.m.
Admission: $5, $20. $35, $150, $250

Stop the Clock! A Steampunk Party at Witch Hill - Topsfield, MA

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston Street Topsfield, MA
Wind your clock back to the Gilded Age at the gentleman farm of railroad tycoon T.W. Peirce for an unforgettable night! Come dressed in your favorite steampunk gear and dance the night away with @Commonweath Vintage Dancers. Strike a pose in our Victorian themed photo booth sponsored by the Topsfield Fair. Signature cocktails (one included per guest) devised by and donated by Deacon Giles Distillery. Cash bar (beer & wine).
Time: 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Admission: $50

Stop the Clock! A Steampunk Party at Witch Hill - Topsfield, MA

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston Street Topsfield, MA
Get ready to wind your clock back to the Gilded Age at the gentleman farm of railroad tycoon T.W. Peirce for an unforgettable night. Come dressed in your favorite steampunk gear and dance the night away with Commonwealth Vintage Dancers.
Time: 7:30-10:30 P.M.

Moulin Rouge at the Currier: La Fête de la Saison! - Manchester, NH

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
Come celebrate the Montmartre nightlife that Toulouse-Lautrec made famous. An evening of aerial dancers and other live performances, music, dancing, French fare and a cash bar. Enjoy our newest exhibition: The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art.
Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
Admission: $75
Telephone: 603-669-6144

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, November 4. 5:36 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Experience G.R.A.B. - Stonington, CT

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 325 Mistuxet Avenue Stonington, CT
Feel like you’ve entered a speakeasy as a private member. This is a grown-up night out with a cabaret influenced mash-up of dance, magic & comedy, blues, rock and roll music. Allow yourself to experience a unique fusion of passionate choreography, eclectic music,and steamy artists with the audacity to take only your total involvement. Guests are invited to BYOB. Dates: October 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $50

Circus On The Point Presented by Circus Maine - Portland, ME

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 4 Thompson’s Point Portland, ME
This bi-monthly cabaret features an all-female cast for the first time! Prepare to push the limits of your imagination, with an evening of dames and dynamic physicality. A spectacle of vertical dance on rope, balancing, bottle walking, spellbinding juggling and more.
Time: Friday and Saturday, doors at 6:15 for 7 p.m. show; Sunday, doors at 3:15 for 4 p.m. show.
Admission: $12-$16
Telephone: 207-536-0768

Pilobolus - Boston, MA

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
The wildly creative avant-garde dance company Pilobolus explores new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
In this follow-up to the “Edible Inevitable” tour, Alton Brown presents songs, talk-show antics, and better dangerous food demonstrations. Brown has a knack for mixing science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38-$89

Preview of the 2017 Christmas Revels - Cambridge, MA

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA
Join this intimate preview of the Christmas Revels, set this year in Renaissance Venice. Enjoy good food and wine and a night of glorious love songs by Revels performers. Sword dancers will perform the mysterious Bal do Sabre dance from Bagnasco in the Piedmont region. Tickets,
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $30

Science & Nature

Seal Watch and Nature Cruises - Westerly, RI

Oct 14, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 Departs: Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street, Westerly, RI
Join Save the Bay for a 90-minute cruise down the Pawcatuck River and into Little Narragansett Bay for fall foliage and winter wildlife. Guests from Mystic Aquarium join the cruises on October 21 with Dr. Allison Tuttle, November 18 with Janelle Schuh and December 9 with Sarah Callan. These guests will share their professional insights . Saturdays only.
Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $17-$22

Astronomy Bonfire at Blithewold Mansion - Bristol, RI

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Gather around the bonfire at beautiful Blithewold Mansion to hear how your favorite constellations got their names. Enjoy some hot cider and a star program with naturalist Fred Orwiler. Learn more about the night sky and enjoy the company of family and friends. Rain date is October 29.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $10

Cove Island Birding Trip with Greenwich Audubon - Greenwich, CT

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Greenwich Audubon, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
Cove Island in Stamford has been designated as an Important Bird Area and is a perfect coastal location to spot migrants and over-wintering species. To attend this birding trip, meet at Cove Island Park at 8:30 a.m. or ride to the park in the Audubon van from the Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich. Cove Island Park is reached by following Seaside Avenue south from Exit 9 of I-95 to Cove Road and turning left (east) on Cove Road and following it into the park. Anyone who wants to ride in the Audubon van should RSVP by email to tgilman@audubon.org and be at the Audubon Center by 7:45 a.m. For age 6 and older,
Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
Admission: $8
Telephone: 203-930-1353

Backyard Winter Birding for Families and Project Feederwatch - Greenwich, CT

Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
Learn about the life histories and food habits of winter birds and what foods and feeders will fill their needs. Learn also about Project Feeder Watch, a chance for you and your family to engage in real citizen science. RSVP to tgilman@audubon.org
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: $8
Telephone: 203-930-1353


“Death of a Salesman” - Providence, RI

Sep 28, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
This classic tale of the perilously high cost of the American Dream centers on Willy Loman, who craves success for himself and his sons. Surrounded by a wall of delusions, Loman searches for a hidden path to greatness. This show is performed as part of the fall rep, The American Dream, Then and Now, in repertory with Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew.”
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“The Boys Next Door” - Warren, RI

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
Four mentally handicapped men live in a group home under the eye of a caring but weary social worker. This classic comedy generously mixes mirth with message while exuberantly exploring the courage it takes to pursue a meaningful life in the face of overwhelming odds. Dates: September 29, 30; October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Previews, $25; before October 1, $30; after October 1, $40; guests under age 25, $25

“Skeleton Crew” - Providence, RI

Oct 1, 2017 - Nov 22, 2017 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
In Detroit, a group of four factory workers toil as their industry heads toward failure. They must negotiate their own hopes, loyalties and survival. This fresh, off-Broadway play shows us that the quest for the American Dream endures. This show is performed as part of the fall rep, The American Dream, Then and Now, in repertory with Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

"From Here to Eternity" - Ogunquit, ME

Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
Set in Hawaii in the weeks before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, this epic tale follows the powerful story of two U.S soldiers, the soulful Private Prewitt and ardent Sergeant Warden, as they embark on doomed and dangerous love affairs with the wrong women. Contains strong language, adult situations and simulated violence.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“Rags” - East Haddam, CT

Oct 6, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT
Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan promise opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of “Wicked” and “Annie” illuminated a saga of America’s immigrant past.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

“The Crucible” with Middlebury Community Players - Middlebury, VT

Oct 9, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Written as a parable of early–Cold War McCarthyism, this American classic quickly established itself as a parable for all times and all places. Twenty-seven Vermont actors offer a contemporary and local perspective on the play’s themes of good and evil, power and its abuse, gender and race.
Time: November 2-4, 7:30 p.m.; November 5, 2 p.m.
Admission: Thursday, $12; Friday-Sunday, $17

"Silent Sky" - Lowell, MA

Oct 18, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
Much in the spirit of the 2016 film "Hidden Figures," "Silent Sky" brings to life the work of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, who in the early 20th Century rose high above her duties as a computer at Harvard and developed the techniques that led to the first discovery of galaxies beyond our own.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $26 - $73
Telephone: 978-654-4678

“The Metromaniacs” with Middlebury Actors Workshop - Middlebury, VT

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Mistaken identity, misplaced ardor, and a fight for true love ensue in this adaptation of Piron’s 1738 French farce. Would-be poet Damis has fallen for the works of a mysterious Breton poetess, not knowing she is really his host, middle-aged gentleman Francalou.
Time: October 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.; October 22 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $12 - $22

"The Revolutionists" - Cambridge, MA

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
Paris, France, 1793: The Reign of Terror. Four women conspire, plot murder, and resist extremist insanity. Join playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette. In this irreverent comedy, Lauren Gunderson, examines feminism, extremism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20 and over
Telephone: 617-576-9278

Broadway in Kittery: "The Full Monty" - Kittery, ME

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 STAR Theatre, 120 Rogers Road Kittery, ME
Six unemployed steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the show, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $27

“Menopause the Musical” - Concord, NH

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
This upbeat musical follows four women shopping for lingerie at a Bloomingdale's sale. They sing 25 songs about chocolate cravings, hot flashes, loss of memory, nocturnal sweats, and sexual predicaments. The lyrics parody popular baby boomer music.
Time: Two shows, 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $44 – $59
Telephone: 603-225-1111

"A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder" - New Bedford, MA

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Broadway audiences have embraced the uproariously funny story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45/ $52/ $59/ $65

“Dr. Van Nostrand’s Collection of Curiosities” - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 27, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Full Time Fools presents a classic carnival style sideshow. Follow a creepy host on a journey of amazement and disgust, as do seemingly impossible physical feats.  This show includes a variety of acts including circus, acrobats, burlesque, dancers, and flow artists.
Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. With a special performance after the Portsmouth Halloween Parade
Admission: $14-$18
Telephone: 603-436-8123

“Girls Night: The Musical” - New Haven, CT

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Shubert Theater, 247 College Street New Haven, CT
This touching musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s make this musical a fan favorite. “Girls Night” is packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive,” “We are Family.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$55

"Godspell 2012" - Fryeburg, ME

Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main Street Fryeburg, ME
The masterful retelling of Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz's first musical sensation is injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students
Telephone: 207-935-2001

"Twelfth Night" - North Conway, NH

Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 M&D Playhouse, 1857 White Mountain Hwy North Conway, NH
See what happens to Viola, shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process she has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. She disguises herself as a boy and assumes the name Cesario for protection. Presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Dates: November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-733-5275

"Tuesdays With Morrie" - Ridgefield, CT

Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Basketball Coach Jim Valvano once said that there are three things you should do every day: You should learn something, you should laugh and you should be moved to tears. "Tuesdays With Morrie" fulfills all three of these requirements. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The New York Times best-selling book by Mitch Albom.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $55
Telephone: 203-438-5795

“Fun Home” - Providence, RI

Nov 7, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The new musical “Fun Home” was the event of its Broadway season. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, “Fun Home: introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $38-$80

"The Sound of Music" - New Haven, CT

Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Shubert Theater, 247 College Street New Haven, CT
One of the world's most beloved musicals returns home to the legendary Shubert Stage where the original production made its World Premiere in 1959. The spirited and romantic musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with timeless classics.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $40-$125

"Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story" - New Haven, CT

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 Shubert Theater, 247 College Street New Haven, CT
Before the Beatles, before the Rolling Stones, rock 'n' roll was born. "Buddy" tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, "That'll Be The Day," "Not Fade Away," and many more.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $16-$76

“Crimes of the Heart” - Warren, RI

Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
Three estranged sisters reunite to resolve their tragic past, and to move toward a more optimistic future. This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy mixes one-part tears to two-parts laughter as it joyfully reaffirms the value of family and the redemptive power of love. Dates: November 17-19, 24-26, 30, December 1-3, 7-10, 14-17.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Previews, $25; before October 1, $30; after October 1, $40; guests under age 25

“In the Heights” Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico - Bridgeport, CT

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT
From the creators of the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” the award-winning “In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The concert is one night only. Revenue from ticket sales and raffle prizes will be donated to the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Hurricane Relief Fund.
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Admission: $60- $30; VIP pre-sale, $100
Telephone: 203-576-1636


Pumpkin Patch Express Train 2017 - North Conway, NH

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Departs from Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH
All departures are from the North Conway Station for a leisurely roundtrip train ride aboard vintage coaches to Conway, where each child can visit the Pumpkin Patch and select their own pumpkin. Halloween costumes welcome. Dates: October 20-22 and 27-29.
Time: Departs Friday-Sunday at 1:30 p.m.; and Saturday to 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $17-$36; children age 4 to 12, $12 to $26; children under age 4, free to $8.50 (depending on seating)

Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Matrimony, Mayhem and Murder - North Conway, NH

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH
Love is in the air and wedding bells are ringing as guests gather to celebrate the love of two brothers, three ex-wives, a new bride and a killer. Before the evening’s end, “forever hold your peace” takes on a whole new meaning for one guest. Conway Scenic Railroad presents an evening of food, superior service and dinner theater aboard the elegant dining car Chocorua or Hattie Evans. Murder and mayhem is a formal affair, so dress the part and join the fun. This is an adult only event. The train departs promptly at 6 p.m. Board early for cocktail hour. Reservations are required. Dates: October 21, 22, 28, 29
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $125 fare includes 3-hour excursion, 4-course dinner, live performance, taxes and tips.
Telephone: 603-356-5251