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The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival 2018 - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Many locations Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield hosts 66 events in 10 days taking place in 12 venues hosted by 40 cultural organizations. Among the events are Kids Create at The Lichtenstein; Turning Points at Berkshire Athenaeum; The Mastheads Party at Methuselah; community ice-skating workshop; Mutts Gone Nuts at The Colonial; "10, By George" at Berkshire Museum with The Ted Rosenthal Trio, performing jazz versions of "Rhapsody In Blue"; “Billy Budd in the Breadbox,” Instrument Petting Zoo at the Museum ; 10x10 New Play Fest at Barrington Stage ; 10x10 Real Art Party at Berkshire Museum; and more. Calendar of Events.
Time: Consult event website

LEGO Maritime Festival at the USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown, MA

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 USS Constitution Museum, 22 First Avenue Charlestown, MA
See the ship designs on display in the Masters of Miniature exhibit, then build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks! A pile of colorful bricks can become an aircraft carrier – or USS Constitution. The nautical fun continues with a Float Your Boat LEGO Challenge, Picture Yourself LEGO Selfie Masks, a scavenger hunt through our Masters of Miniature exhibit, and much more.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Festival Day at Easton’s Beach - Newport, RI

Feb 25, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Easton’s Beach Newport, RI
Polar Bear Plunge at noon, followed at 12:30 p.m. by an old-fashioned block hunt. Dig in the sand and turn your block in for fun prizes. Also one silver block in each age category wins a grand prize! This is an event of Newport Winterfest 2018.
Time: noon
Admission: Free

Abbe Museum Indian Market 2018 - Bar Harbor, ME

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018 Downtown Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor and the Abbe Museum will host the Northeast’s biggest Native American arts marketplace, May 18-20. This three-day event will feature Native art and artists from Maine, the U.S., and Canada. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about these creative works and those behind the handmade heritage products. The event will present the works of 75 Native artists representing 40 nations, a fashion show, a film festival, dance, and music.
Time: All day

Children & Families

Winter Family Fun at Gilsland Farm - Falmouth, ME

Jan 9, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME
Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures. Themes include animal tracks, shapes in nature, backyard birds, snow and ice, and more. This is an eight-week program on successive Tuesdays; there's no class on February 20. Advance registration is encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.
Time: Choose from two sessions: 9:15 a.m.to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Admission: $120
Telephone: 207-781-2330

Masters of Miniature: Model Ship Show at the USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown, MA

Feb 3, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 , Charlestown, MA
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild is the star of the exhibit “Masters of Miniature.” See handcrafted ship models of all types and learn about the art of model making. Members of the Model Guild will be on hand to talk about their work. Activities also include a scavenger hunt.
On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come watch model conservator Rob Napier clean and restore a late 19th century model of USS Constitution. Shop for ship model kits, plans, and books from the museum store.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Admission by suggested donation.
Telephone: 617-286-5082

LEGO Maritime Festival at USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown, MA

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 Charlestown, MA
Head to the USS Constitution Museums to build your own ship with LEGO® and DUPLO® Bricks! The nautical fun continues with a “Float Your Boat” LEGO Challenge, “Picture Yourself” LEGO Selfie Masks, a scavenger hunt through the museum's Masters of Miniature.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 617-426-1812

February Vacation Week 2018 at Franklin Park Zoo - Boston, MA

Feb 19, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
Celebrate the winter games with the wild things during Animalympics at the zoo. In honor of the winter Olympics, the Zoo’s animals will be getting into into a sprty vibe. Clme watch and learn.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $13.95; seniors over age 61, $11.95; children age 2-12, $9.95

February Vacation Week at New Bedford Whaling Museum - New Bedford, MA

Feb 19, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA
New Bedford Whaling Museum has a ship load of activities for during February Vacation Week. Len Cabral, a great grandson of whalers, will tell folktales on Monday. Pose for photos in front of painted backdrops, or dress as historical figures. Other activities: climb in a giant inflated whale, arts and crafts, special tours, activities on the Lagoda (world's largest ship model), and a movie about Frederick Douglass.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $17; senior over 64, $15; students 19 and older, $10; youth, $7

February and April Vacation Programs at Heritage Museums and Gardens - Sandwich, MA

Feb 20, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
During each session, kids will do daily science and technology adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens, as well as daily carousel rides. Four- and two-day options, and full- and partial-day options are available. Sessions: February 20-23, and April 17-20.
Time: 7:30-5:30; or partial days
Admission: $30- $260

Live Jazz For Kids Greenvale Vineyards - Portsmouth, RI

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road Portsmouth, RI
Singers Tish Adams, bassist Dick Lupino and guest musician Yvonne Monnett will entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old-time standards. Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available for purchase for adults. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival 2018.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-847-3777

School Vacation PaintingClass - Boston, MA

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Lenox Hotel, 61 Exeter Street Boston, MA
Kids will be guided through two lively hours of creativity and fun as they learn to paint.Open to both adults and children ages 8 and older.
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Admission: $37.43

February Vacation Week Flyby With Mass Audubon - Newburyport, MA

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Joppa Flats, 1 Plum Island Tpk. Newburyport, MA
Beat the winter blahs during school break! Join Mass Audubon at Joppa flats and learn how to blend science and art based on the day's theme: Animals of the Ice on Thursday and Creatures of the Deep on Friday. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Adults must accompany children. There is no charge for adults.
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults free; child member $5; child nonmember $8
Telephone: 978-462-9998

Bubblemania - Newport, RI

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Newport, RI
BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities of bubbles.This is an event of Newport Winterfest 2018.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets will be sold at the door: $8 or $4 with Winterfest bracelet.

Frame By Frame Family Fun - Stockbridge,, MA

Feb 25, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Center House Classroom at Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge,, MA
Kids and parents will work together to create a video together using claymation techniques. Create a storyboard, brainstorm various character profiles, discuss various elements such as, setting, conflict, and resolution. After making claymation characters and sets, you will create a stop motion video using your own smartphone. Registration includes one child and one adult. This is a two-day program: Sunday, February 25 and Sunday, March 4.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $90
Telephone: 413-298-3926

Silly Soirée at Boston Children's Museum - Boston, MA

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
The Silly Soirée is planned by the kids and for the kids. It’s a formal party and fundraiser for kids and their grown-ups, a date night with dinner and dancing, kids’ style. Proceeds allow kids and families to use the museum and its programming.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 until January 31; $50 from February 1 to 24; $70 week of the event

"Charlotte's Web" - Portland, ME

Mar 11, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
E.B. White’s classic story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur, a spider named Charlotte and a brave little girl. This treasured tale, featuring endearing farm animals should be an heirloom for each generation.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Easter Egg Hunt - Westerly, RI

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Wilcox Park Westerly, RI
There will be three egg hunts, for ages 1-3, ages 4 – 5, and ages 6 – 8. This annual spring time event will feature a visit with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck. There will be plenty of candy for all in attendance. Rain date is March 25.
Time: 1 p.m.

Comedy

Winter Festival Comedy Show with Steve Sweeny and Marion Grodin - Newport, RI

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Gurney's Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport) Newport, RI
Steve Sweeney is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and character voices. Marion Grodin can pretty much do it all in comedey. When it comes to life... she's still working parking tickets and cake resistance. Guests must be age 15 or older. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival 2018.
Time: 8:30 p./m.
Admission: $28; $22 with Newport Winter Festival bracelet; VIP seating, $50 and$55
Telephone: 401-847--7666

George Lopez: The Wall World Tour - Boston, MA

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. Lopez is currently on his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country.
Time: Two shows, at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Admission: $66

Trevor Noah - Portland, ME

Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
Time: Two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Admission: $45

Jay Leno - Providence, RI

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Late night show host and comedian Jay Leno is an outgrowth of Leno's Youtube channel, which has garnered Emmy Awards Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$125

Chrissy Metz: This Is Me Tour - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
“This Is Us features Chrissy Metz, playing Kate Pearson. Metz’s “This Is Me Tour” brings an evening of honest conversation about life and its lessons. Metz will describe the struggles and triumphs of her life, and her journey of self-acceptance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $47-$97

Fake Science with ImprovBoston - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Museum of Science Boston, MA
ImprovBoston rocks the Museum of Science with an entirely improvised comedy show. Expert comedy theater brings off-the-charts laughs to the extreme ends of the galaxy in the Planetarium. Science meets comedy as sketch artists create games, scenes, and songs using the Planetarium's projections, surround sound, and 360-degree videos.Dates: March 29, April 19, and May 24.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

The Capitol Steps: "Orange Is The New Barack" - Rockland, ME

Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 30, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
The Capitol Steps, use song parodies and skits to parody political news out of Washington.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50-$55

Film

Bugs Bunny Film Festival 2018 - Cambridge, MA

Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Brattle Theatre. 40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
The first program is the All Bugs Revue, starring everyone’s favorite rabbit! The second program, Daffy Duck And Friends, features Daffy Duck and all the Looney Tunes. The second weekend of the fest is for the Looney Tunes Revue.
Time: Consult event website

Gardens

Winter in Bloom at Tower Hill Botanic Garden - Boylston, MA

Feb 10, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive Boylston, MA
Winter in Bloom is a three-weekend event celebrating flowers in the winter. Escape to Tower Hill's lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors 65 and older, $10; youth age 6-18, $5
Telephone: 508-869-6111

Illuminated Garden - Newport, RI

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Ballard Park Ballard Park, Hazard Road Newport, RI
Thousands of lights displayed in the three-acre quarry meadow.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Bulb Show at Berkshire Botanical Gardens - Stockbridge, MA

Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA
This show features regional bulbs as well as South African bulbs rarely seen in New England. Stop by often because different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Maine Flower Show 2018 - Portland, ME

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 Brick South building at 8 Thompson’s Point Road Portland, ME
Enjoy displays from landscapers, exhibitors, designers, and horticulturists. Seminars and consultation with experts; display gardens, The year’s theme is Rooted in Maine. Premiere Night is March 21.
Time: Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General, $223; seniors, $18; children under age 12, free

Historic

Colonial Career Fair - Newport, RI

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Colony House,Washington Square Newport, RI
Come to the Colony House and learn about various trades common in an 18th seaport, like printer, milliner, coffeehouse owner, tavern keeper. Costumed interpreters will represent different occupations as they demonstrate their craft while conversing with you. For $5 you can make a traditional beeswax candle to take home.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Women Take Flight at New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, CT

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 New England Air Museum, 35 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, CT
Visitors will celebrate women’s contributions to aerospace history through special events, hands-on activities, and lectures. Coem and meet women pilots, engineers, and industry professionals from aerospace companies and the armed forces. The event will also feature hands-on STEM activities, climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, and flight simulators.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 860-623-3305

Hobbies

Sea Glass Jewelry - Bristol, RI

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Come create jewelry with sea glass found on local beaches. Program includes all materials. This class fills quickly. Advance registration is required. Additional classes on February 24, April 14, and May 19.
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: $35

Learning retreat

The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: - Deerfield, MA

Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
As one of the best places to study geology in the world, the Connecticut River Valley displays dramatic and unusual geologic phenomenon. This Historic Deerfield Outdoors program is four days of tours and lectures by experts. More informationL Julie Orvis at 413-775-7179 or send email to jorvis@historic-deerfield.org
Time: Four full days
Admission: $995/person includes double occupancy room at the Deerfield Inn for 4 nights and most meals

Museums

Exhibit: Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style - Salem, MA

Jan 31, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style examines connections among the art and clothing and living style of this well-loved artist. O’Keeffe’s carefully curated garments are presented with photographs and her paintings, showing the linkages between O’Keeffe’s modernist aesthetic and distinctive style. O’Keeffe shaped her public persona to define a progressive, independent life as a foundation to her creative work,
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; third Thursdays, open until 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12, youth age 16 and younger, free

Exhibit: Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles - Milton, MA

Feb 9, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue Milton, MA
Enjoy the ingenuity of American car design from the 1940s to 1970s at this exhibit. The exhibit, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, includes concept and presentation drawings, and advertising artwork. Exhibit is open through May 13.
Time: Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; students and children, $8.

Exhibit: The Sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens - Manchester, NH

Feb 10, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) was the most important American sculptor of his time. The exhibition will present many of his masterpieces, including Abraham Lincoln: The Man, the Adams Memorial, and Diana. Exhibit is on display until May 10.
Time: Daily except Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 603-669-6144

Scrimshaw Weekend and Nautical Antique Show 2018 - New Bedford, MA

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA
Scrimshaw Weekend is devoted to this distinctive art form, of engraving or carving on bone or ivory. The weekend includes the Nautical Antiques Show on Friday from noon to 5 p.m., presentations on scrimshaw, recent discoveries, advice on buying and selling, the manufacture of scrimshaw replicas, market reports, and a field trip to see a private collection.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $17; senior over 64, $15; students 19 and older, $10; youth, $7

Music

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Plymouth, NH

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy casts a spell that transports audiences to the times of big horns, wild jungle-jazz rhythms, zoot suits and dancing flapper girls.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45 and higher
Telephone: 603-536-2551

American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook - Providence, RI

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Led by vocalist Michael Andrew, hailed as “the next Harry Connick Jr.” by The New York Post, the 17-piece Gershwin Big Band, Andrew and guest vocalist Michelle Amato bring beloved Gershwin standards like "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and many more to life in this inspirational new program created the Gershwin family.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $28-88

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy - Plymouth, NH

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Bad Voodoo Daddy plays jazz and swing music, bringing joy to audiences around the world.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45 and higher

Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay - Concord, NH

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Spotlight Café at theCapitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Nellie McKay interprets artists from Steve Miller to Cole Porter and and Frank Zappa.
Time: $15-$20, plus fees for phone/Internet sales.
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Winter Blues Festival 2018 - Plymouth, NH

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
This evening of blues performers brings you music by bluesmen Sugar Ray Norcia (Bluetones), Jerry Portnoy (Muddy Waters/Eric Clapton), Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Big Bill Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), Jason Ricci and Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Starting at $29
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Howard Jones Solo – Songs & Stories - Hartford, CT

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front Street Hartford, CT
Howard Jones presents a solo performance on grand piano combined with stories of his life and career.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $34 - $54

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd - Beverly, MA

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 The Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
The Machine has replicated the sound of Pink Floyd for decades, amassing a wide and appreciative audience.
Time: Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $22.50 - $32.50

Merry Ploughboys - Worcester, MA

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street Worcester, MA
The Great Hall at Mechanics Hall will be transformed into an Irish Pub and the Merry Ploughboys will provide Irish music and entertainment, like ballads and folk music, and interaction with their audience. The pub atmosphere open with pre-show dinner and cash bar with all drinks,Irish draft beers.
Time: Dinner, 5:30 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.

Roots of Creation with Mochester and DJ Joe Bell - Stratton Mountain, VT

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Grizzly at Stratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Road Stratton Mountain, VT
Roots of Creation is a top artist on the Relix/Jamband radio chart, a festival staple, and an internationally touring powerhouse. It's a top-quality jam band. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 800-787-2886

Broken Arrow: The Music of Neil Young - Rochester, NH

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, both the electric Crazy Horse tunes and the acoustic country rock material. This group gets audiences singing along and demanding encores at every show.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.

Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble - Hanover, NH

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, 4 East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH
The Coast further explores “creative music” with contemporary musicians Mary Halvorson (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), Jim Hobbs (alto sax), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), Bill Lowe (trombone/tuba), Stomu Takeishi (electric bass), Ken Filiano (acoustic bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $10

Marc Cohn - Bar Harbor, ME

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, ME
Marc Cohn’s most famous song, “Walking in Memphis,” helped net him a 1991 Grammy for Best New Artist. Since then, he’s put out several other acclaimed albums, collaborating with the likes of Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and Rosanne Cash along the way.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$55
Telephone: 207-288-0829

The Country Jamboree - Waltham, MA

Feb 25, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
The Country Jamboree brings back the glory days of country music with the songs of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynne, Willie Nelson and more.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $37
Telephone: 781-891-5600

Delta Rae - Beverly, MA

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018 Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from North Carolina bringing sultry harmonies. Delta Rae’s larger-than-life performances have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bumbershoot, Summerfest, Hangout Fest, Kaaboo, Basilica, VOODOO, and Lollapalooza.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $32.50

Del and Dawg - Concord, NH

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Bluegrass royalty Del McCoury and David Grisman will perform in the Spotlight Café. McCoury’s history with Grisman dates back more than 50 years to a fortuitous meeting in 1963. Three years later, the pair would play their first show together and they’ve been performing together intermittently ever since. ,
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $32
Telephone: 603-225-1111

March Mandolin Festival 2018 - Concord and Newmarket, NH

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Two locations; see below Concord and Newmarket, NH
The mandolin festival includes two days of workshops at Concord Community Music School and two concerts featuring world-class musicians. The concerts will present Marla Fibish on mandolin, mandola, tenor guitar, and button accordion; Will Patton on mandolin and bass; Matt Shipman on mandolin and guitar; multi-instrumentalist David Surette; polystylist Bruce Victor, and singer/guitarist Susie Burke. Concerts:
March 2, Stone Church , Zion's Hill, Newmarket. 7 p.m. $10-$12. 603-659-7700.
March 3, Concord Community Music School , 23 Wall Street, Concord. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 603-228-1196

Weird Al: The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
This musical satirist and Grammy winner settles here for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his albums.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $48; $64; $74, $279

A Night at the Oscars II with Singers Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 American Legion, 41 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA
Stepping out with Oscar-winning and nominated songs from movies, past and present, Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay offer a pre-Oscar celebration of song. The duet will be accompanied by the popular Eileen Markland on violin and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds with vocalist Karen Cellini.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Soja at Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT

Mar 4, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Higher Ground Ballroom, 1214 Williston Road South Burlington, VT
Reggae octet SOJA's digs into its message of finding peace. All ages.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$28

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Portland, ME

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has shared its uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter for over 50 years. The group has won four Grammy Awards since it became famous from its work with Paul Simon and his Graceland album in 1986.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30–$40
Telephone: 207-842-0800

JJ Grey and Mofro - Beverly, MA

Mar 11, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
JJ Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance.
Time: Dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m.
Admission: $28.50 - $42.50

A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan - Beverly, MA

Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018 The Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn presents new and familiar Irish musicians to people eager to celebrate the holiday in authentic style. The trio Open The Door for Three reaches deep into historic sources for Irish sounds from uilleann piping, bouzouki and song.
Time: Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $28.50 - $48.50

Traditional Irish Band Altan - Concord, NH

Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
This show is part of a tour promoting Altan's new album "the Gap of Dreams," transporting listeners to the lifestyle of rural Donegal, with Irish musicians gathering to sing songs of this world and the Otherworld.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $34.50 abd up
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon) and Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy) - Arlington, MA

Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018 Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street Arlington, MA
Now members of the Brisitsh Invasion of the 1960s, Peter & Gordon and Chad & Jeremy, return to Boston as a new duo. Peter & Gordon were the first Invaders to follow the Beatles to the pinnacle of the US charts.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $33 and $53
Telephone: 781-646-4849

Cantata Singers presents Beethoven's Missa Solemnis - Boston, MA

Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street Boston, MA
Cantata Singers continues its season with a performance of Beethoven’s choral masterpiece Missa solemnis. Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood will give the pre-concert talk at 7 p.m., free to all ticket holders.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$75

Grace Morrison and Sarah Blacker - Plymouth, MA

Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Spire Center for Performing Arts 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Grace Morrison’s songs speak to fans of all ages. Her 2017 album, “I’m the Apple,” is full of catchy choruses, history, and emotion. Sarah Blacker has built a devoted following via extensive touring, passionate singing and songwriting.
Time: 8 p.m.

St. Paddy's String Show with Last Fair Deal and Five in the Chamber - Collinsville, CT

Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Bridge Street, 41 Bridge Street Collinsville, CT
Bridge Street Live opens its doors for this season with a St. Paddy’s String Show featuring Last Fair Deal with Five in the Chamber. Last Fair Deal is a string band and Five is a bluegrass quintet from New Haven.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 general admission; $30 VIP reserved seating
Telephone: 860-693-9762

Spring Sing with Revels - Watertown, MA

Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 17, 2018 Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, 80 Mount Auburn Street Watertown, MA
This is a joyful family celebration of spring featuring communal singing and other forms of seasonal entertainment. Expect traditional songs from England, Ireland and America with a few little twists, and even some Irish tunes in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Get your tickets early; this event sells out.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; kids age 11 and younger, $8

St. Patrick's Day with Pete's Posse - Stowe, VT

Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 17, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson take you on a musical journey through Celtic music from the British Isles to North America, Enjoy the Posse’s original songs and traditional Irish ballads.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in advance; $25 day of concert.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Providence, RI

Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. Rock anthems ride alongside the traditional tunes of Scotland. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$50

Betsayda – The Voice of Venezuela - Providence, RI

Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walkway Providence, RI
singer Betsayda Machado and her band La Parranda El Clavo perform Venezuelan Afro-soul music called as tambor. New York Times: "...the kind of group that world music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 advance; $30 at door; students, $15

Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale Tour - Boston, MA

Apr 2, 2018 - Apr 2, 2018 TD Garden,100 Legends Way Boston, MA
Global rock icon Bon Jovi brings his This House Is Not for Sale Tour for Boston. Pre sale to tickets begins January 18 at 10 a.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $29.50-$549.50

Justin Timberlake Man Of The Woods Tour - Boston, MA

Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 4, 2018 TD Garden,100 Legends way Boston, MA
Justin Timberlake will return to the stage with The Man Of The Woods Tour in Boston. The Man Of The Woods Tour is named after Timberlake’s forthcoming album, set for release on February 2. Ticket sales for the TD Garden show open to the general public on January 16 at Ticketmaster.
Time: Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Steve Earle & The Dukes: 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road - Portland, ME

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 14, 2018 State Theatre, 600 Congress Street Portland, ME
Steve Earle’s newest collection of songs, the 16th studio album of his singular career, is called Terraplane. It is very much a blues album. Opener: The Mastersons
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $50, $40, $30, $25

Jake Shimabukuro - Rockland, ME

Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro is known for his complex finger work, combining sounds of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco in his music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50

Dark Star Orchestra - Boston, MA

May 10, 2018 - May 10, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience, performing from the Dead’s extensive catalog.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $40

Gladys Knight - Medford, MA

May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street Medford, MA
This multiple Grammy winner has performed #1 hits in pop, gospel, R & B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $125

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton - Provincetown, MA

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 Provincetown Town Hall, commercial Street Provincetown, MA
Grammy Award-winning artist Lisa Fischer brings a huge vocal range, wonderful intonation, and infectious hospitality to the stage. She appeared on the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom." Tickets go on sale for the public on February 1.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Robert Cray Band - North Truro, MA

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Robert Cray has been straddling blues, soul and R&B for decades, now with a Best Contemporary Blues Album award for the 2018 Grammys.
Time: 8 p.m.

The Southern Uprising Tour – Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band - Bangor, ME

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad Street Bangor, ME
The Charlie Daniels Band is best known for the number one crossover country hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” as well as 1980s hits like “In America.” They last played in Bangor in 2010, with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band had a major hit in 1973 with the song “Can’t You See.” Tickets go on sale on February 9 via Ticketmaster.
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $20

Taylor Swift Reputation Tour - Foxborough, MA

Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA
Due to heavy demand, a third date has been added to the Taylor Swift show at Gillette Stadium. The new show July 26 at 7 p.m. and tickets for the added show will go on sale to the general public on January 31 at 10 a.m.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Outdoor Activities

Tour de Moon at Sugarbush - Warren,, VT

Dec 30, 2017 - Mar 3, 2018 Sugarbush Ski Resort, 1840 Sugarbush Access Road Warren,, VT
Join a moonlit skin or snowshoe up Mount Ellen. Open to seasoned skinners or people new to the sport. There will be guided and unguided skinning and snowshoeing to Walt's at the Glen House. At the top, enjoy food and local craft beers. Snowshoe rentals are available. Meet at the base of Mount Ellen. This event repeats on February 3 and March 3.
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Ice Bumper Cars - Providence, RI

Jan 3, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018 Providence City Center, 2 Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI
What's more fun than bumper cars? How about bumper cars on ice? Slide and bump around the City Center Ice Rink in brightly colored, round cars. Riders must be 6 years old and at least 42 inches tall. Children 3 to 5 years old can ride free seated with an adult. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
Time: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m.-midnight
Admission: $12 per rider for 20 minutes
Telephone: 401-331-5544

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum - Lincoln, MA

Jan 13, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA
Explore the sculpture park by snowshoes. Cost includes snowshoe instruction, a guided tour, and museum admission. Snowshoe rentals are available . Tours are approximately 90 minutes and are led by a museum guide and an Eastern Mountain Sports instructor. For ages 8 to adult
Snowshoe tours are offered every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. from January 13 through March 10. See all tours here. Check the website in advance for the possibility of weather-related cancellations.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; youth age 8-18, $20; snowshoe rental, $12
Telephone: 781-259-8355

REI Western Mass Nordic Adventure - Framingham, MA

Jan 27, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Meet at Framingham REI, 375 Cochituate Road Framingham, MA
Join REI on this Nordic Adventure to Notchview Reservation in Windsor, MA. Meet your guides at REI Framingham, and ride to Notchview Reservation: 3,000 acres of scenic forest and open meadow. Hot lunch (included) at the Budd Visitor Center. Hit the trails in the afternoon before heading back to Framingham. Transportation, gear, lunch, and instruction included. Bring 2 quarts of water, a day pack, synthetic or wool layered clothing, warm gloves and hat, jacket and socks of down, synthetic or wool. REI provides skis, boots, and poles. Three dates: January 27, February 10, and February 24. Email: newengland-OS@rei.com
Time: 6:15 a.m.-5:30p.m.
Admission: $199

Whitaker Woods snowshoe Scramble - North Conway, NH

Feb 2, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018 Whitaker Woods Meeting House, 2829 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH
This Snowshoe Scramble race will in Whitaker Woods, the in-town trail network. It is a four-mile groomed trails and twisty singletrack. Come as a participant or a spectator. Bagels, coffee and soup provided by Big Dave's Deli will be served following the event.
Time: check-in, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; race starts at 10 a.m.
Admission: $20 per person in advance and on race day.

Wintervale 2018 - Burlington, VT

Feb 25, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Intervale, 282 Intervale Road Burlington, VT
Feb 25, 2018 Come enjoy and day of free skiing on three miles of groomed cross country ski trails. There will be kids activities and games, Slow Food Vermont tastings, food and drink to buy, a chili cookoff, and bonfire, and free ski and snowshoe rentals for the whole family.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free

Women’s Wilderness Weekend - Exeter, RI

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Canonicus Camp and Conference Center, 54 Exeter Road Exeter, RI
A weekend for women age 18 and older of outdoor activities, indoor classes, games, arts, conversation and good food. Email: info@womenswildernessri.com
Time: Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at noon
Admission: $264 includes all meals, lodging, entertainment, classes/workshops
Telephone: 401-369-0045

Winter Doe Camp - Fairlee, VT

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Hulbert Outdoor Center, 2899 Lake Morey Road Fairlee, VT
This is a women's weekend retreat to work on outdoor skills and enjoy some adventure, education and camaraderie. Learn skills in winter sports, homesteading, survival, hunting, fishing and more on the shores of Lake Morey. Campers select classes in 4 sessions starting on Friday afternoon. Recreational activities include: winter camping, cross country skiing, ice fishing, Nordic skating, snowshoeing, survival skills and backpacking, and dog sledding
Time: 10 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunda
Admission: All-inclusive: $390. Mother/daughter discounts and group discounts for 3 or more and day rates are available.

Parades

Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018 - Newport, RI

Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 17, 2018 Start at Newport City Hall Newport, RI
The parade begins at 11 a.m. from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the Fifth Ward. The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include pipe bands, marching bands, fife & drum corps, clowns, reenactors, police and fire units, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and schools.
Time: 11 a.m.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Mardi Gras Masquerade - Canton, MA

Jan 28, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018 Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Route 138 Canton, MA
Whether you come as royalty or a glittering cat, dress in your best, join in games and dance, and sample Cajun dishes and treats, and try a specialty cocktail (one complimentary with admission). Email:: bradley@thetrustees.com.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 508-776-4432

Fireside Live Music with Blue Light Bandits Acoustic - Middletown, RI

Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road. (Route 138) Middletown, RI
Join Newport Vineyards for extended tasting room hours while enjoying live music by Mike and Ethan of the Blue Light Bandits as an acoustic duo. No cost for entry or reservation needed. Music is is held inside in the Meadow Room with fire pits available outside, weather pending.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Una Noche Para Puerto Rico Party and Fundraiser - Middletown, RI

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI
Newport Vineyards hosts a night of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, dancing to live Latin music and auction items to benefit Unidos por Puerto Rico, providing those affected in Puerto Rico by the hurricanes as well as the rebuilding of La Estacion Restaurant in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Admission: $45 per person

Stupid Cupid Steam punk Ball 3 - Manchester, CT

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road Manchester, CT
A stupendous evening of steampunk, Goth, Whovian and Muggle mingling with This Way To The Egress, Frenchy and the Punk, The Eternal Frontier and Venus Lens Cap performing. Authentic British Tea with the Tea Round. Tea Duelling with Dolly and Birdie.  Floral and other manners of romantic expression by The_Gypsy_Rose. Performances by Shandra the Steampunk Gypsy Dancer and hooping by Cait the Great. 
Time: 5:30-11 p.m.
Admission: $20

Black and White Ball at Ocean House - Westerly, RI

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Westerly, RI
Ocean House Ocean celebrates Community YMCA’s 90th birthday with an evening of merriment. Feast on delectable cuisine and dance to a live band. Come dressed in your finest black and/or white cocktail attire. Allproceeds go directly to the Ocean Community YMCA.
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Admission: $150 per person, including tax and tip
Telephone: 401-340-1011

Fire & Ice Bar at DoubleTree Bedford Glen Hotel - Bedford, MA

Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 DoubleTree Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Tpk. Bedford, MA
Come chill out and enjoy the martini bar, signature cocktails, a selection of craft beers, DJ music, menu favorites, and fashions by O bags. Winter attire is recommended. Premium cigars for sale.
Time: Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 -10 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Telephone: 781-276-7510

MFA Late Nites - Boston, MA

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
The MFA is open to the public for ticketed entry. Visit the exhibitions: “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” “(un)expected families,” and “Seeking Stillness,” explore the galleries, and engage in art making. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to performances, tastings and more. For all ages.
Time: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Admission: $15-$20

Oscar Red Carpet Party - Middlebury, VT

Mar 4, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT
Get dressed up, bring friends, and enjoy a sit-down dinner with dessert and wine, beer and cider. Then, catch the Academy Awards telecast on the big screen. All guests will also receive party gifts, including a Beau Ties tie or a pair of beautiful earrings from Danforth Pewter. This party is a major fundraiser for Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $150

AcousticaElectronica Dance Party - Cambridge, MA

Apr 6, 2018 - Apr 6, 2018 Oberon, 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA
AcousticaElectronica sets its tale in the world of art's past, resurrecting its most intriguing ghosts and planting them here, in this new future. The show blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts, and immersive theater. After party until 2 a.m. with DJ Danny Satori.
Time: 10 p.m.
Admission: Dance Floor: $25; Lower Mezzanine: $45; Table Seat: $55

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

The Magic of Adam Trent - Boston, MA

Jan 22, 2018 - Feb 22, 2018 Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Produced by the creative team behind The Illusionists, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, The Magic of Adam Trent is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music designed to entertain the entire family. Showcasing his “futuristic” brand of magic, Trent has mesmerized live audiences around the globe.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75

Circus Spectacular - Brattleboro, VT

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street Brattleboro, VT
Circus Spectacular gathers professional circus performers from around the world in this event to benefit the New England Center for Circus Arts. High flying aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers will bring laughter and awe to the Latchis stage.
Time: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Admission: $15 - $50
Telephone: 802-254-9780

QYRQ QYZ / Forty Girls - Providence, RI

Mar 14, 2018 - Mar 14, 2018 RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walkway Providence, RI
An ancient epic of Central Asian "girl power" told through music, poetry and contemporary film. Turkic female poets and musicians, performing live against a backdrop of stunning film by Uzbek film and video artist Saodat Ismailova.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at door; students, $15

"Stomp" - Portland, ME

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
The eight-member troupe uses everything but musical instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40–$68
Telephone: 207-842-0800

Science & Nature

Bill Nye: Science Guy - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Bill Nye is evolving his presentations for tge kiddies to move into the role of late professor, astronomer Carl Sagan. Can Bill show the world why science matters in a culture increasingly indifferent to evidence?
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors and students,$9

Feed Your Backyard Birds - Bristol, RI

Mar 4, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Bring the whole family and make your own birdseed ornaments and water feeders. Learn how to identify the birds you might see in your yard. This program is perfect for beginning birders and young naturalists alike. All ages.
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Admission: $12

Screening of "Amazon Adventures: A True Story of Scientific Discovery" - East Greenwich, RI

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018 Showcase Cinema, 1200 Quaker Lane, ) East Greenwich, RI
Discover the wonders and mystery of the Amazon at Roger William Park Zoo's public movie screening of "Amazon Adventures: A True Story of Scientific Discovery." Amazon Adventures is a 45 minute, non animated movie, and appropriate for ages 5 and older.
Time: $10/person
Admission: Please arrive at 6:30 p.m. for check in; movie starts at 7 p.m.

Shows & Exhibits

New England Saltwater Fishing Show 2018 - Providence, RI

Mar 9, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI
Displays, exhibitors, seminars and expertise of every aspect of saltwater sport fishing.
Time: Friday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $8-$10

Ski Area Events

Snowcat Ride With Dinner - Stratton Mountain, VT

Jan 14, 2018 - Mar 3, 2018 Stratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Road Stratton Mountain, VT
On select dates, reserve a unique dining experience beginning with a snowcat ride to mid-mountain lodge! You'll be sure to enjoy this fine dining experience highlighting Stratton's winter beauty and culinary expertise. Includes: Snowcat Ride to and from the Mid Mountain Lodge, beverage and snacks upon arrival, and a three-course meal. For guests age 21 and older.Dates: January 14, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 18, 23; March 3, 10, 17.
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $120 per person plus tax and gratuities.
Telephone: 800-787-2886

Storytelling

Story Slam! An Evening of Live Storytelling at Northshire Bookstore - Manchester Center, VT

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Northshire Books,4869 Main Street Manchester Center, VT
Fans of "The Moth" will love this event! It's an evening of storytelling by Carslile Carey, Michael Kingsbury, Judi Thompkins, Forrest Byrd, Michael Nigro , Jarred Goodrich, and Jennifer Hall. This event is free but space may be limited and reservations are appreciated. Please email tdavies@northshire.com to reserve your space.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

Theater

"Into the Breeches!" - Providence, RI

Jan 25, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
It's 1942 Oberon Play House’s director and leading men are off at war. So the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s "Henry V," assembling a troupe with heart but little skill. But the show must go on! A moving comedy about how art and community make us bold.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $25-$63

"Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle" - Lowell, MA

Feb 14, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
During silent film’s golden age, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s comedic genius outshone even Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Then after one tragic weekend, he became America’s biggest villain. What really happened to him and Virginia Rappe? The divide between comedy and tragedy is narrower than you think. Tickets
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Something Rotten! - Worcester, MA

Feb 20, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA
We are in the 1590s and Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play, but they are stuck in the shadow of that damn “Bard” of playwriting. When a local fortune teller declares that theater requires singing, dancing and acting, the brother set out to write the world’s very first musical.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $45-$80

"Beautiful -- the Carole King Musical" - Providence, RI

Feb 27, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
"Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical" tells the true story of this musician's rise to stardom. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $46-$110

“Into The Woods - The Musical” - Newport, RI

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue Newport, RI
The Swanhurst Chorus Dinner Theatre presents a timeless classic by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, where everyone's favorite storybook characters are brought together in a interwoven story with Tony Award winning music. Tickets include a dinner/lunch and admission to the show. Dates: March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 p.m.; March 4, 10 at 1 p.m.
Time: March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 p.m.; March 4 and 10 at 1 p.m.
Admission: Adults,$37.50 for evening shows and $30 for matinees; child discounts available

"The Humans" - Boston, MA

Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018 Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As eerie things start to go bump in the night, the clan’s fears and follies are laid bare. This newly minted American classic won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $25 and higher

"An American in Paris" - Providence, RI

Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
This is the new award-winning musical about an American soldier, a French girl, and the most romantic of all European cities, seeking a new beginning in the aftermath of war, with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $42-$90

"We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History" - New Bedford, MA

Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA
"We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History" tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 508-997-0046

"The Fantasticks" - Ivoryton, CT

Mar 21, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
"The Fantasticks" is the longest-running musical in the world. This romantic musical tale is the story of a boy, a girl, and parents who try to keep them apart.
Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.

"Kinky Boots" - Portland, ME

Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Charlie Price has inherited his father’s failing shoe factory. Determined to save the business, Charlie finds inspiration fro Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he means to be.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.
Admission: $45–$70
Telephone: 207-842-0800

“Love Quest” - Ivoryton, CT

Apr 25, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
“Love Quest” is the stories of two women navigating the thorny world of online dating. You will cheer for them as they play the games to find love.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Telephone: 860-767-7318

"Menopause The Musical" - Providence, RI

May 10, 2018 - May 10, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $58 - $38

“Dirty Dancing” - Portland, ME

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME
Have you had the time of your life? “Dirty Dancing” on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Time: 7:30 p.m. both nights
Admission: $45-$70
Telephone: 207-842-0800