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

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

"Little Red Riding Hood" - Bridgeport, CT

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

“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” - North Conway, NH

Mar 16, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Your Theater, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH 03575
Based on the original Broadway production and the movie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 603-733-5275

Easter Bunny Tea and Easter Egg Hunt - Bristol, RI

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Bring the family to enjoy an Easter Bunny Tea and Easter Egg Hunt at Blithewold Mansion. Enjoy treats, finger sandwiches, tea, and hot cocoa. You must be registered for one of the tea seatings to participate in the egg hunt. The hunt begins at 1 pm on the Great Lawn. Advance registration is required.
Time: Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Seatings for teas at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Admission: Limited seating. $32 Adult, $25 Children.

Wonderful Oceans: Life Beneath the Waves - Cambridge, MA

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA
Learn about current marine research with graduate students from Harvard; see live marine animals, observe museum specimens, explore our gallery of marine life, and conduct experiments to learn more about the creatures of the sea. Participants are encouraged explore the museum before or after class. These programs are not appropriate for children under 8 years of age. Families must register at least one adult and one child for this program.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: $20

"The Hundred Dresses" - Ivoryton, CT

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
The Hundred Dresses remains as relevant for children today as it was when it was written in 1944. The timeless story by Eleanor Estes is about a young immigrant who gets bullied at school. This acclaimed musical adaptation masterfully handles such topics as bullying, friendship and forgiveness. Best for children age 12 and younger.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $14
Telephone: 860-767-7318

Spring Festival 2017 at the Carousel Village - Providence, RI

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy animal encounters with some of the Zoo's ambassador animals, take unlimited carousel rides and enjoy endless jumps in the bounce house. Don't miss a pop-up interactive art wall, exhibitors, coloring activities and more. Pony rides if weather allows.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: Advance tickets online are $7. Tickets may be available at the door for $8. Pony rides, $5

Hop To It - Jumbo Egg Hunt - West Hartford, CT

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave West Hartford, CT
Find the colorful jumbo eggs in our field, and there is a prize inside. Keep your eyes open for the bunny! Hip Hop Class and visit with live animals from The Children’s Museum. For children ages 3-9 accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Admission: $12.00 per child
Telephone: 860-561-8160

Camouflaged Egg Hunts with Audubon - Bristol, Smithfield, Exeter, RI

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Three Locations Offered Bristol, Smithfield, Exeter, RI
Children ages 3 to 10 hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting, quickly learning how well eggs camouflage. Prizes are awarded to all children. Please bring a basket. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. It is held rain or shine. Advance registration is required.
Three locations: Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol; Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield; Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter.
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Admission: $7 per child

Zoo Lover’s Day and Ape Awareness Day - Boston, MA

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
Chat with zookeepers to learn about the animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home and partake in ape-themed crafts and activities in the Tropical Forest.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $19.95; senior over age 61, $16.95; children ages 2-12, $13.95

Bunny Bonanzoo at Stone Zoo - Stoneham, MA

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA
Stone Zoo! Easter crafts, games, music and other fun surprises, and of course a visit with the Easter Bunny!
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $19.95; senior over age 61, $16.95; children ages 2-12, $13.95

Easter Egg Hunt Festival - Bedford, NH

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive Bedford, NH
The Easter Bunny is ready with his 10,000 candy and prize-filled eggs. There will be live entertainment by Jungle Jim of Boston, princesses, Batman, lovable characters, bounce houses, games, face painting, a silent auction, a bake sale and a raffle for Easter baskets. Please register. Cash, check or charge will be accepted at the door.
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: Online, $8 per person or $28 per family; at the door, $10 and $32

Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at Rosecliff - Newport, RI

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt on the oceanfront lawn of Rosecliff followed by brunch in the mansion.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $70; child ren age 6-12, $40; children age 3-5, $35; children age 2 and younger, $15

Family Farm Fest at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s newborns and experience the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. All week, guests will meet Laura Ingalls Wilder, of the "Little House" series. Discovery Adventures programs for children ages 7-14 are also scheduled for April School Vacation week! Pre-registration for these 3 or 5 day programs is required.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors 55 and older, $26; college students, $14; youths age 4-17, $14

April School Vacation Week with RI Audubon - Bristol, RI

Apr 17, 2017 - Apr 24, 2017 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Join Audubon in a week-long voyage to discover and test your nature skills. Take off on an expedition with an Audubon naturalist and explore our local habitats with nets, magnifying glasses, and more. Enjoy nature crafts, stories and animal interviews. Recommended for children age 6 and older. No registration required.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: free with admission of adults, $6; seniors, $5; child ages 4-12, $4

Earth Day Celebration at Woodcock Nature Center - Wilton, CT

Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road Wilton, CT
Come celebrate Earth Day at Woodcock with activities for all ages. Take an exploratory hike with a nature guid, hear a reading of "The Lorax", meet native animals.Email: wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org
Time: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Telephone: 203-762-7280

No Strings Marionettes - Nick of Time - St. Johnsbury, VT

Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017 Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT
On a task to explore a mysterious object that is approaching the Earth, a rocket ship carrying Astronaut Nick Eastman and his faithful bot Glitch is attacked by a deep space alien. This marionette extravaganza explores intriguing dimensions of puppetry.
Time: Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $4 each; all four shows, $10

Wild Kratts LIVE! - Providence, RI

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $49-$29; $100 for VIP meet and greet
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Pawcatuck River Duck Race 2017 - Westerly, RI

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Downtown Westerly Westerly, RI
Twenty thousand rubber ducks will be released from the Westerly-Pawcatuck Bridge for a race down the Pawcatuck River. Entertainment will include duck games, moonwalk, great food, and much more! The Grand Prize is a trip for a family of four to Walt Disney World in Florida.
Time: Festivities begin in Donahue Park at 11:30 a.m. The race is at 1:30 p.m.
Telephone: 401-596-7761

“Annie Warbucks” - Rochester, NH

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

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

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

Comedy

Ed Asner: A Man And His Prostate - Rutland, VT

Apr 4, 2017 - Apr 4, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
A man discovers new revelations about himself when he faces a visit to the hospital for surgery he doesn’t want. We all remember Ed Asner from his role as Lou Grant in the long-running hit sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40

Banned In Boston Comedy and Fundraiser - Boston, MA

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA 02215
Banned in Boston is the annual comedy and music revue that raises money for Urban Improv's youth empowerment programs. Local celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a one-night-only, impromptu show of hilarity, musical satire, and skits.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $250

Redhook Brewery Comedy Series: Starring Chris Distefano - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Redhook Brewery Portsmouth, 1 Redhook Way Portsmouth, NH
Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life. Who the hell is that he’s talking about?
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20

Comedian Bob Marley - Manchester, NH

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street Manchester, NH
Comedian Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
Admission: $27.50
Telephone: 603-668-5588

Emma Willmann - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH
Emma Willmann is rising in the comic world. In the past two years alone, she was featured in Just for Laughs New Faces, on the cover of Time Out New York as one of 10 Funniest Women in New York
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $18

Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-In Tour - Providence, RI

Apr 9, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Ccomedian Kathy Griffin breaks through the entertainment clutter with her brand of pull-no-punches comedy.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $39-$59
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Kathy Griffin - Keene, NH

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
Kathy Griffin presents her persona brand of pull-no-punches comedy.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $65 - $79

Upright Citizens Brigade - Lyndonville, VT

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road Lyndonville, VT
The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in New York and Los Angeles. All those top-drawer standup comedians you enjoy on broadcast and cable TV? They’ve beern Upright Citizens
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $32, $24, $15; students admitted for free

Kathy Griffin - Rutland, VT

Apr 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Kathy Griffin takes over the house with her pull-no-punches brand of comedy.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35, $55, $65, $75

Cruises

Revels Tall Ships Harbor Cruise - Boston, MA

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

Dance

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

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

Festival Ballet Providence presents "Cinderella" - Providence, RI

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

Dance -- Participation

Community Tap Day Extravaganza - Middletown, CT

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Vinnies Jump n Jive, 424 Main Street Middletown, CT
Tap dance at its finest. Live Jazz musicians. Tap history 1920's to present. This day includes two shows and two tap jams with live musicians. Come learn the basics of Tap dance and the Shim Sham! Hang with us for a informal jam and Q&A session.
Time: 2:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Day Camps for Kids

South Shore Conservatory Summer 2017 Performing Arts Programs - Hingham and Duxbury, MA

Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, and Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury Hingham and Duxbury, MA
Music programs of various durations are offered to children of all ages. Hingham site: 781-749-7565; Duxbury site: 781-934-2731
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - North Truro, MA

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

Farms

Lamb Visits - Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard, MA

Mar 13, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 The FARM Institute, Aero Avenue Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard, MA
Come to the lamb nursery of The Farm Institute to see the newborn lambs. March 18, 22, 25 and 29.
Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 508-627-7007

Baby Farm Animal Celebration - Woodstock, VT

Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road Woodstock, VT
The Farm's most popular event has been expanded to two days and will feature the opportunity to meet baby animals and attend family-centered programs. Horse-drawn wagon rides, heirloom seed and children’s craft activities also will be featured.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults age 16-61, $15; seniors, $14; students, $9; children age 5-15, $8; children ages 5-15, $4
Telephone: 802-457-2355

Festivals

Motif #1 Day 2017 - Rockport, MA

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

Film

Bolshoi Ballet on Screen - St. Johnsbury, VT

Mar 19, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury, VT
March 19 - March 29, 2017 Some of the world’s best ballet performers dance on the big screen. Inspiring!
Time: March 19 at 12:55 p.m.. Repeats March 29, 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; students, $6

Fundraisers

Audubon Party for the Peregrines - East Providence, RI

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 Squantum Club, 1 Squantum Road East Providence, RI
Party for the Peregrines will include live and silent auctions as well as hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Audubon’s live owls, hawks and a kestrel will be presented and the Providence Peregrine Webcam will be featured. Dozens of interesting and desirable items will be on auction. Proceeds support the Audubon Society of Rhode Island raptor care. Auction items include antiques, museum and theater passes, and a weekend getaway at Norman Bird Sanctuary's Paradise Farmhouse.
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $80-$150

Gardens

Spring Orchid Sale - Waltham, MA

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

Opening Weekend at Hollister House Garden - Washington,, CT

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road CT, 06793Phone: Washington,, CT
Celebrate spring and opening day at Hollister House Garden. Located on a terraced site in the hills of Litchfield County, Hollister House Garden is an American interpretation of classic English gardens.
Time: Friday, 2-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5

Historic

Guided Tours of Fort Adams - Newport, RI

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

Anniversary of the First Muster of the National Guard - Salem, MA

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 St. Peter's Church to the Common Salem, MA
The celebration of the 380th Anniversary of the First Muster of the National Guard opens with a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church and Armory Park and continues with a march by National Guard units, Lancers, and re-enactors to the Common. The muster ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature a Pass in Review and Cannon Salute.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon

Tall Ship Sørlandet - Boston, MA

Apr 10, 2017 - Apr 12, 2017 Fan Pier Marina, 1 Marina Park Drive Boston, MA
The Tall Ship Sørlandet from Norway will be arriving on April 9 and leaving on April 14. Public boarding hours are April 10-12, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tour times are subject to change at the Captain’s discretion.
Time: 1:30-5 p.m.

Patriots Day - Lincoln Concord, Lexington, MA

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 17, 2017 Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, and other locations Lincoln Concord, Lexington, MA
Patriot’s Day, on April 17, commemorates the start of the Revolutionary War, and is a state holiday in Massachusetts. Much of the activity takes place at or near the Minute Man National Historic Park. Saturday, April 15 The Lexington Minutemen reenact parts of the Battle retreat on April 15 from Parker’s Revenge at 1 p.m. in Lexington Center to the Tower Park Battle at 3:30 to 5 p.m. near the Munroe Tavern on Massachusetts Avenue. See Lexington Minutemen website for schedule.
Sunday, April 16 The Lincoln Minutemen host a concert of fife & drum music Sunday from 1:45-3:30 p.m.in Pierce Park, at Lincoln and Weston roads, and a reenactment at 7 .m. of the muster of the Lincoln Minutemen, who fought at the North Bridge.
Monday, April 17 Lexington & Concord. Events in Lexington begin at 6 a.m. with a reenactment of the Battle of Lexington on the Green. Lexington holds a Youth Parade at 7:30 a.m.
In Concord a parade is held at 9 a.m. The parade begins in Concord Center, crosses North Bridge and returns to Main Street. The North Bridge Visitor Center in Concord and the Minute Man Visitor Center in Lincoln will also be open.
Lexington’s big parade begins at 2 p.m. and reaches Massachusetts Avenue and Waltham Street by about 2:30 p.m. It is full of marching bands, floats, clowns, and performers.
Time: See description above
Admission: Most events free

Reenactment of Battle of Ridgefield - Ridgefield, CT

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

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

Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 Waterfront Boston and Charleston, MA
The first major event is the Parade of Sail on June 17. Next is a Crew & Cadet Street Parade at on June 19. The Tall Ships depart on June 22. All events are free and open to the public.
Parade of Sail is in Boston Harbor, June 17. The vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas. Public viewing of the parade will be spectacular from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown. , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For Groups: Sail Boston 2017 welcomes groups of 10 or more people for public boarding or ticketed grandstand opportunities for the Grand Parade of Sail. Group tickets for Parade of Sail include premium viewing location, easy drop off and pick up for buses, access to covered bistro seating and concessions, handicap seating and restrooms, festival site with announcer and live entertainment. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $99. Public ticket sales for parties for fewer than 10 people are anticipated in Spring 2017. Please check back for more details.
Time: See event website for details

Hobbies

Slavic Easter Egg Decorating Workshops - Lenox, MA

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
This Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs has been passed down for generations. Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, who will again lead the workshop, learned the technique many years ago from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria Krofta.
Time: Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Admission: $30 advance reservations, $35 day of event, all materials included

Spring Photo Walks at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

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

Workshop: Branch to Spoon - Ferrisburgh, VT

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

Museums

Sea Change Exhibit at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

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

WOW! World of WearableArt Exhibit - Salem, MA

Feb 18, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes to explore the boundary between fashion and art. This exhibit presents 32 ensembles the competition's most unique, spectacular and outlandish wearable artworks. On view through June 11, 2017.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12; youth age16 and younger, free

Glasstastic Exhibit - Brattleboro, VT

Mar 18, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon Street Brattleboro, VT
Schoolchildren in a design program submitted drawings and descriptions of  imaginary creatures and Vermont artists worked to faithfully render the details of the imaginary creatures. The fanciful menagerie is on display in glass. Exhibit is on display through June 18.
Time: Open daily except Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $4; youth under age 18, free, and free to all on Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.

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

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

Space Expo - Windsor Locks, CT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 New England Air Museum, 35 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, CT
Visitors can try on a space suit, see aerospace exhibitors, meet intergalactic droids, see planetarium shows, fly a Space Shuttle simulator, touch a space rock, participate in science demonstrations, build and launch straw rockets. Special guest is NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12.50; seniors age 65 and older, $11.50; youth ages 4 to 11, $7

Festival of Flowers at Springfield Museums - Springfield, MA

Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
Four dozen objects from the art, history and science collections are creatively interpreted by local florists, designers, and garden club members. A new element to this year’s Festival are Afternoon Tea parties on Friday and Saturdayat 2 p.m. Guest will enjoy tea, light sandwiches and desserts among the colorful arrangements. Families can explore the world of flowers through kids' activities and a performance of “I Spy Butterfly.”
Time: Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors, $12; youth age 3-17, $9.50; Springfield residents, free

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibit - Manchester, NH

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
Deep Cuts showcases work by contemporary artists who redefine and subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Exhibit is open through May 5.
Learn to quill paper and create work of art at a Creative Studio program March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages welcome.
Time: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $15; seniors 65 and older, $13; students, $10; youth age 13-17, $5

Fine Art & Flowers at Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford, CT

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
Fine Art & Flowers exhibits floral arrangements created by florists, garden clubs and interior designers and inspired by masterworks from the museum's collection. Floral demonstrations will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Screenings of the film "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism" at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 are ticketed separately for $10.
Time: Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors, $15; students, $8; youth age 17 and young and Hartford residents, $3

Music

The Zombies - Boston, MA

Mar 28, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
This unique presentation will unite four original member of the Zombies to perform material from their new studio album and classics from earlier years.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$65

The Beach Boys - Keene, NH

Mar 28, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
The Beach Boys has recorded a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the millions, and changed the musical landscape to create an original pop sound.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $119 (Gold Circle), $99, $95, $85

Valley Stage at Spruce Peak: Pat Donahue - Stowe, VT

Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Guitarist and story-teller Pat Donahue’s was the lead guitar player and songwriter for the “Guy’s All Star Shoe Band” on the NPR favorite A Prairie Home Companion. Donahue is now touring the US solo, playing nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and his original tunes.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$33
Telephone: 802-760-4634

American Roots Music Festival - West Hartford, CT

Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT
Focusing on songs collected by folkorist Alan Lomax, roots musicians present Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing  ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs from sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: General, $25; seniors $20; students, $15
Telephone: 860-231-5555

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis - Rockport, MA

Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performersin jazz today. Each season the Collective focuses its repertoire on a different modern master, and this season the octet will be exploring the music of Miles Davis.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $45- $59
Telephone: 978-546-7391

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - Rockport, MA

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been exporting the rich musical traditions of southwestern Louisiana for close to 40 years. The group almost singlehandedly revived Cajun music in the 1970s,incorporating folk and world music traditions.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Fourplay - New Haven, CT

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent Street New Haven, CT
For two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B and pop to their unwavering jazz foundations. This supergroup explores all dimensions of jazz while appealing to a broad audience. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 203-392-6154

Le Vent Du Nord - Rockland, ME

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

Daymark performs Irish music - Brandon, VT

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. The group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar. 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

The Renaissance V Brass Quintet - Bristol, RI

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Enjoy a variety of music ranging from the 15th century up to today. Everything from Renaissance, Baroque, classical, ragtime, marches, swing, jazz, and even some rock will make for a lively evening of brass music in Blithewold’s Living Room. Wine and refreshments will be served.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $30

Anais Mitchell and Sam Amidon - Randolph, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT
Vermont music icons Anais Mitchell and Sam Amidon come together for an evening of music. Amidon grew up in folk music and Mitchell comes from the world of folks music, poetry, and balladry and has recorded six albums.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $24-$35; students, $10; kids age 5 and younger, free
Telephone: 802-728-6464

Davydov-Fanning Duo - Brandon, VT

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

Capital Jazz Orchestra Presents Artie, Benny, Woody - Concord, NH

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet masterKen Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra. Swing favorites like “Begin the Beguine,” “Stardust,” “Don’t Be That Way,” “Woodchopper’s Ball” and many others are performed by Peplowski.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $20 – $45

John Jorgenson Quintet - Stowe, VT

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
The John Jorgenson Quintet plays Gypsy jazz, a misture of Latin, classical, rock 'n'roll and Greek music. Jorgenson is known for his astonishing workmanship on the guitar.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$35

Solo Jazz Piano Festival - Brattleboro, VT

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222 Brattleboro, VT
This two-day festival will be devoted exclusively to the art of solo jazz piano performance. Pianists presenting concerts and master-classes include world renowned players Stanley Cowell, Luis Perdomo, Amina Figarova, Miro Sprague and Yoko Miwa, as well as local performers. Tickets
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Admission: $20-$80

Eric Jackson Hosts A Love Supreme Live Jazz Concert - Brockton, MA

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street Brockton, MA
Hear this live performance of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme with poetry and music by WGBH Radio's Eric Jackson and Leonard Brown's quintet "Joyful Noise." Eric Jackson, host of WGBH Radio's Eric in the Evening, will speak the words Coltrane wrote for the suite. Reserve soon; space is limited
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 until April 1; $25 at the door; $10 for children under age 12

John Jorgenson and the Community Engagement Lab - Randolph, VT

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT
Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar licks and broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist. He is also featured on the saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin, and vocal. His quintet creates a unique musical experience.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $11-$27

Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour - Rutland, VT

Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 12, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Guitarist Peter Frampton brings a stripped-down acoustic performance of his classic hits, working with Julian Frampton amd songwriter Gordon Kennedy. Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock ‘n’ roll history.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $46, $76, $86, $110

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin - Stowe, VT

Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin performs traditionsl music from Prince Edward Island in Canada. Canadian Maritime rhythms fused with pop and ethnic rhythms.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Randolph, VT

Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform as a duo after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Fleck and Washburn play Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $42-$75

Lakou MIzik - Rockland, ME

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

Dave Davies of The Kinks - North Truro, MA

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Co-founder of The Kinks, Dave Davies puts on some of the most electric rock 'n roll shows to be experienced today.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Emanuel Ax - Portland, ME

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Emanuel Ax is one of the most versatile and brilliant pianists on the international concert scene. Come and hear solo works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Adams and Frédéric Chopin.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $55, $40; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Lakou Mizik - Middlebury, VT

Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 18, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Lakou Mizik is a collective of Haitian musicians whose music reflects the African, French, Caribbean and U.S. influences that collide in Haiti. The spirit-stirring vodou rhythms and call-and-response vocals; the French café lilt of the accordion; intricate bass lines and interlocking guitar riffs mesh with the joyful rara horns.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

George Winston - Rutland, VT

Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
George Winston performs in many styles including melodic folk piano, like New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. Coem and hear songs from his seasonal favorites “Autumn,” “December,” “Winter Into Spring,” and “Summer,” as well as Peanuts pieces “Linus & Lucy –The Music Of Vince Guaraldi.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40

George Winston - Rutland, VT

Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
George Winston performs in many styles including melodic folk piano, like New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. Coem and hear songs from his seasonal favorites “Autumn,” “December,” “Winter Into Spring,” and “Summer,” as well as Peanuts pieces “Linus & Lucy –The Music Of Vince Guaraldi.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40

The Gloaming - Portland, ME

Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017 State Theatre, 600 Congress Street Portland, ME
Expect to hear traditional Irish tunes presented through a distinctive new sound. Fiddlers, guitarist, singer and pianist deliver an unforgettable music evening.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40, $35, $20
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies - Colchester, VT

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 McCarthy Recital Hall, Saint Michael's College Colchester, VT
This concert features world premieres of three new works by Norwegian and American composers: Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen and Conrad Kehn. Details.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free

Charlie Daniels Band - Rutland, VT

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
The legendary Charlie Daniels Band performs gospel and country hit songs as well as Southern rock anthems. His signature hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” won a Grammy Award™ for Best Country Vocal Performance by Duo or Group. Daniels is in the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $65, $75

Joey Alexander Trio - Burlington, VT

Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street Burlington, VT
Charged with intricate bursts of improvisation, piano prodigy Joey Alexander plays with a strikingly vast emotional range made all the more stunning considering Alexander’s young age. The Bali-born 13-year-old is the new thing in jazz, a fully formed artist.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$45

Elisabeth Von Trapp in concert - Norwalk, CT

Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 St. Peter Lutheran Church, 208 Newtown Ave Norwalk, CT
For Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired "The Sound of Music," was raised in Vermont, and she has bee singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 203-847-1252

Aurea Ensemble’s “Crossings” - Providence, RI

Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 St. Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard Street Providence, RI
Aurea is a Rhode Island performance ensemble with a string quartet at its heart. “Crossings” celebrates the connections between Eastern and Western cultures, from ancient times through the present, through readings and music. Pipa player Yang Wei from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble joins Aurea.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Telephone: 401-421-4281

Buddy Guy - Ridgefield, CT

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

Tannahill Weavers with Elizabeth and Ben Anderson - Harvard, MA

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Road Harvard, MA
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Its diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in advance / $25 general admission

Les Violons Du Roy - Concord, NH

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
The French-Canadian group specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. The orchestra also play the repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, like Piazzolla, Bartók, and Britten.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free, but tickets are required for entry
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Atwater – Donnelly - St. Johnsbury, VT

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury, VT
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance with glorious harmonies on many instruments from mountain dulcimer to limberjacks.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 all seats

New England Blues Summit 2017 - Hyannis, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Avenue Hyannis, MA
April 28-30 Friday afternoon brings blues act Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, followed by Anthony Gomes, and the headline duo of Tommy Castro and Mike Zito. Saturday’s music includes Grits & Groceries Orchestra and the Willie J. Laws Band. The afternoon features a Youth Showcase and acoustic blues with Mark T. Small & Dave Howard. Saturday night offers performances by the Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-start with headliner Shemekia Copeland. Both nights close with Afterhours Blues Jam. On Sunday Racky Thomas will have his Traveling Medicine Show Revival. The Farewell Blues Jam will round out the weekend with Toni Lynn Washington, Sam Gentile, Bruce Bears, Sonya Rae and Ryan Taylor.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $35-$60. Prices for above do not include dinner and room.

Carbon Leaf at Jonathan's Ogunquit - Ogunquit, ME

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Ln. Ogunquit, ME
Carbon Leaf creates a sound that encompasses folk, pop, Americana, rock, and even Celtic music.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: Show only, $36; show plus, $50; premier, $75
Telephone: 207-646-4777

Judy Collins - Ogunquit, ME

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

The Del Mccoury Band - Rutland, VT

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

Chris Botti Live in Concert - Providence, RI

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

Tom Paxton and The DonJuans - Ogunquit, ME

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

Rusted Root - Great Barrington, MA

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

Judy Collins - North Truro, MA

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

Music For The Summer Solstice - Washington, CT

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

Bob Dylan and His Band - Providence, RI

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

Jesse Colin Young - North Truro, MA

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

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

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

Elvis Costello and the Impostors - Providence, RI

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

Arlo Guthrie - North Truro, MA

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

Outdoor Activities

Guided Snowmobile Tours - Stowe, VT

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

Out Like A Lamb Hike - Ipswich, MA

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

The Trek Across Maine - Newry, ME

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

Paranormal

Health and Psychic Fair - Concord, NH

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 189 Pembroke Road Concord, NH
Come enjoy the day shopping holistic organic products, chair massage, Reiki, singing bowls, psychic readings, jewelry, stones and gems and much more. 
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-540-7215

Paranormal Investigation - Lenox, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
Paranormal investigator David Raby brings his experience and passion to Ventfort Hall. Author of non-fiction and online articles. Cost is .00. Reservations required.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 413-637-3206

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

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

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

Rockin' Road to Dublin - Lowell, MA

Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
Rockin’ Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show and the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. It stars Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two vocalists.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$50

Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries - Stowe, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
The extraordinary magicians Ted and Marion Outerbridge devise a time machine to take viewers on a trip full of instantaneous illusions.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20-$45

Shaolin Warriors - Rutland, VT

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
A dance-and-fight tradtiions that dates bakc two millenia. The Shaolin have created a unique form of martial art, based on their spiritual beliefs.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $30-$40

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Portland, ME

Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 6, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Audiences are stunned with delight by Golden Dragon Acrobats and their performances of acrobatics and Chinese dance. Spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical create an experience of skill and classic beauty.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $46, $40, $32; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Lexington, MA

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
The Golden Dragons is known as the leading Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Come see acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $39-$49
Telephone: 617-531-1257

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Rochester, NH

Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 12, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
The Golden Dragons, a top-quality Chinese acrobatic touring company, performs with the highest of production values and scrupulous attention to artistic details.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $18-$28

Ragamala Dance Company: “Sacred Earth” - Westbrook, ME

Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017 Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME
Choreographers Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, create dance landscapes that express opposition to find the spiritual place that informs the whole.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40, $35; students, $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

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

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

Boston Pops Opening Night With Queen Latifah - Boston, MA

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

Science & Nature

Watching Woodcocks: Supper and Saunter - Smithfield, RI

Mar 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Powder Mill Ledges Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI
Join Audubon for an evening WITH the mysterious American Woodcock. Begin with a soup and salad supper and an introduction to this bird and its exuberant mating flights. Then venture outdoors WATCH and listen for the mating flights and songs. Wear sturdy shoes, dress warmly and bring a bright flashlight. . For age 9 and older.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $30

First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center of Bruce Museum - Old Greenwich, CT

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT
Two 30-minute family programs with live mammals take place at 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Get up close to South American chinchillas, an African hedgehog and an Australian sugar glider. At 3:15 pm hear from Top to Top Global Climate Expedition, featuring the Swiss family sailing the globe. Limited seating. No reservations. Email: cynthiae@brucemuseum.org or .
Time: 1:30 – 4 pm.
Telephone: 203-413-6756

Science of Sharks Exhibit - Boston, MA

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

Birding for Beginners - Bristol, RI

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

Shopping & Sales

Providence Flea - Providence, RI

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

BerkChique! 2017 - Great Barrington, MA

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

Shows & Exhibits

Rhode Island Home Show 2017 - Providence, RI

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

Made in Vermont Marketplace - Essex Junction, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT
The Made in Vermont Marketplace trade show presents products made by dozens of Vermont companies. From wood producers to specialty food products to flannel ties, this is an opportunity to browse, taste and purchase products all under one roof.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children under 12 admitted free.

Sports

Harlem Globetrotters - Manchester, NH

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

Storytelling

The Moth GrandSLAM - Boston, MA

Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont Street Boston, MA
The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of new horizons. Each ticket purchase includes a copy of The Moth's new book, All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown.  
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 212-742-0551

Theater

"Shirley Valentine" - Warren, RI

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

"Blithe Spirit" at the Great House - Ipswich, MA

Mar 13, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA
Theater returns to the Great House on the Crane Estate with "Blithe Spirit," the smash comedy hit by Noel Coward. This much-revived classic features cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. DatesL March 17-19, 24-26.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 978-356-4351

"Sister Act the Musical" - Norwell, MA

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

“My Way. A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” - Ivoryton, CT

Mar 22, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
Frank Sinatra was one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, a man whose career successes spanned more than 50 years, enjoying popularity with each successive generation.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

“Chill” - Lowell, MA

Mar 22, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017 Nancy L. Donahue Theatre, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
Merrimack Repertory Theater presents a bittersweet drama about all life throws you between ages 18 and 28. The play follows four Massachusetts teens across a decade of change in America, and is inspired by the real-life experiences of playwright Eleanor Burgess.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $70 - $26
Telephone: 978-654-4678

Broadway National Tour "Saturday Night Fever" - Portland, ME

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
The iconic musical returns–fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$70

Pop-Up Plays 2017 - Middlebury, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Six playwrights stay up all night, each writing a ten minute play. The next morning, the hot-off-the-press scripts are given to 16 local actors and 6 daring directors to memorize and stage in just 10 hours. Whatever they come up with premieres in front of a live audience that evening. The entire process - from the first playwrights' meeting to the curtain falling on the final play-takes 24 hours.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $12

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway - Boston, MA

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

"12 Angry Jurors" - Rochester, NH

Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
On a hot summer day after a long trial, a jury must decide whether a 16-year-old man is guilty of murdering his father. Tempers flare as the eleven jurors try their best to convince the single dissenter to come around to their side.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“Saturday Night Fever” - Manchester, NH

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

“Biloxi Blues” - Ivoryton, CT

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

Broadway National Tour of “Annie” - Portland, ME

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
This “Annie” is a new presentation of the beloved original. Enjoy unforgettable songs as: “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $70, $55, $45
Telephone: 207-842-0800

“Steel Magnolias” - Rutland, VT

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

National Tour of “Pippin” - Concord, NH

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

Broadway National Tour of “Pippin” - Portland, ME

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

“Million Dollar Quartet” - Ivoryton, CT

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

Visual Arts

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

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

Workshops & Classes

Adult Workshops at Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
Take a workshop this winter to develop your craft artistry:
Ukrainian Egg Decorating, March 18, or April 1. 10 am-1 pm. $75. Learn a traditional method of decorating eggs as practiced by the Ukrainian people.
Bookbinding, February 25- March 31, 6-8:30 pm. $190 plus $35 for materials. This class will cover all the basic skills you need to create your own personal journal or sketchbook.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 508-588-6000