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Events Calendar - 2019

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All Ages

Summervale 2019

Jul 11, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road Burlington, VT

Every Thursday this summer will be a night of local food, live music, tastings with Slow Food Vermont, kids’ activities and more. Different food presenters and topics and musicians every week. No pets; no outside alcohol; very limited parking – but free valet bike parking! Lineup

Antiques

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show 2019

Sep 3, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Route 20, Brimfield, MA

Enormous outdoor antique show lines both sides of the road for a mile. Food is available on site. Show hours. Payment by cash, certified check or Paypal only; no personal checks accepted.
Dates: September 3-8

Sage Farm Antiques Junque Jam -- Portsmouth NH

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Cisco Brewers at Pease International Tradeport, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH

One hundreds vendors of the best in vintage, antique, artisan wares and home decor show their goods under four huge tents on the grounds of Cisco Brewers. The day includes food, music, a cash bar and demonstrations of painting techniques and tips. A juried array of furniture (bring your trucks and vans!), home decor, seasonal accents and quality artisan wares is available. Early bird tickets available.

Architecture

Doors Open = Pawtucket and Central Falls RI

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Many locations Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI

Doors Open Pawtucket + Central Falls hosts behind-the-scenes access to one-of-a-kind places and spaces across Paawtucket and Central Falls. During these self-guided tours, guests may behold the unexpected grandeur of the hidden dome at The Old Industrial Trust Company building; peek behind the clock faces of Jenks Park Cogswell Tower and explore the grotto where it stands; step into the dugout of McCoy Stadium and visit the PawSox players lounge, tour The Guild brewery. See the website for participating venues.

Art Show

Greeley Park Art Show

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 100 Concord Street Nashua, NH

Sixty artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting their work. Also, puppet shows, children's color area, dog watering stations, and a musical instrument petting zoo.

Art After Dark at Mystic Art Museum -- Mystic CT

Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 Mystic Art Museum, 9 Water Street Mystic, CT

Music by Luke & Mike, and drawing to music. Enjoy live music under the tent on the Museum’s riverfront terrace, an inclusive art project for all, pizza from Pizzeta, wine and beer (2 drink tickets) and lemonade. Turn what you know about drawing and painting on its head! Create individual light circles out of white chalk on black paper, using your drawing medium to add highlights, not shadows. Less messy children’s activities will also be included!

Art in the Park 2019

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Ashuelot River Park on West Street in Keene, NH

Artists come from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work. Other highlights include music provided by local musicians, and the promotion of high school artists.

Art in the Park -- Keene NH

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Ashuelot River Park on West Street Keene, NH

This is a judged exhibition. Artists come from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work. Other highlights include live music.

Sculpture Walk at the Eustis Estate

Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

Explore the grounds of the Eustis Estate in a new way with a guided tour of the outdoor sculpture included in the special exhibition, Changing Landscape: Sculpture at Eustis Estate. All sculptures are by local New England artists and are related to the theme of landscape. Advance tickets recommended. Includes admission to the house.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Great North Woods Arts and Crafts Fair 2019 -- Columbia NH

Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Great North Woods Center for the Arts, 1993 US Route 3, Columbia, NH

Featuring artisans and crafters from around the region with their own creations for sale. Children's activities and lunch foods available as well.

Chelsea Arts on the Green Market & Festival -- Chelsea VT

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 3 North Common Chelsea, VT

Over 35 jury-selected artists and craftspeople will be selling their work from on Chelsea’s North Common while musical groups take turns entertaining the crowd. Search for one of a kind treasures, explore new crafts and other activities with your children in the Family Tent, try tasty treats, listen to live music by Araba-lon drumming ensemble,Hen of the Woods, and Out on a Limb.

Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival --Hyannis MA

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Village Green, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Over 75 juried artisans will display and sell their American made works and specialty foods. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day. Held rain or shine. Friendly pets on leash are welcome. Ample free parking in the town lots in downtown Hyannis.

United Maine Craftsmen's Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts 2019

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road (Route 22) Westbrook, ME

Over 100 of Maine's talented artisans will be selling their unique handcrafted products on the grounds of Smiling Hill Farm. Ample free parking, food vendors, rain or shine. Rain date is September 8.

Old Deerfield Craft Fairs Fall Festival 2019

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 10 Memorial Street Deerfield, MA

This fair features more than 180 juried exhibitors from 16 states displaying and selling crafts of all media in the picturesque setting of the historic village of Old Deerfield. Highlights include a free museum tour, craft displays and demonstrations, music, food court and specialty food sampling.

Car Shows

Cocktails for Cars at Heritages Museums & Gardens -- Sandwich MA

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA

This showcase that extends the entire length of the age of the automobile. Enthusiasts and curious spectators get up-close views of some of the most beautiful automobiles ever designed. Beautiful gardens and the Heritage Automobile Gallery sere as a backdrop. Proceeds from this event benefit Heritage’s automobile collection.

Children & Families

Stroller Tours of Worcester Art Museum

May 22, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street (use Tuckerman Street entrance), Worcester, MA

This tour—designed for children up to 3 years old with their parents, includes a story in the galleries and a hands-on activity led by a Museum educator. Juice and snacks are available after the tour. Free with Museum admission.
July 3 -- Red, White and Blue. Visit WAM and make fun patriotic crafts.
July 17 -- Painted Pets. Look at works that include our four-legged, finned, and feathered friends.
July 27 -- Water Everywhere. See how artists painted bodies of water.
August 7 -- Rhythm. Learn how art and music come together through observation, sound, and movement.
August 21 -- The Art of Expression. How many faces can you make? See how many expressions you can find at WAM.
August 31 -- Painted Picnic. Use our community garden to create your own representation of food in art!

Wicked Big Bugs Exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo

May 25, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA

Big (anamatronic) bugs invade Franklin Park Zoo. Kids can test climb a rope spider web, and insect enthusiasts can dive into interactive education stations and meet real-life insect during daily encounters, held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Take "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Story Walk through Eric Carle’s classic children’s book.

Movies in the Park 2019 at Assembly Row

Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Sylvester Baxter Waterfront Park, Assembly Row & Great River Rd, Somerville, MA

Pack up a blanket, lawn chair and picnic and head to Assembly Row for free movies under the stars all summer long! Grab your spot on the lawn with friends and family and enjoy the movie. All movies are shown at dusk.
August 17 – "Captain Marvel"
August 24 – "Dumbo" (2019)

Storytime With Goats at Notchview

Jul 2, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 Notchview, 83 Old Route 9, Windsor, MA

Meet Notchview's French Alpine goats, Daisy & Aster, and enjoy stories and snacks. The day starts in the little barn, where guests brush and feed the goats. Then it's into the lodge for a nature story and snack. For kids age 2 to 5. Please register online. Space is limited. Email acaluori@thetrustees.org. Dress to be outside, with farm animals. Held every Tuesday.

Bubbles & Books at Hammond Castle Museum

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Hammond Castle, 80 Hesperus Avenue Gloucester, MA

Young kids and parents are invited every Monday morning in August for story time, followed by a bubble party on the back lawn. Stories start at 10:15 am. Bring a blanket and listen to classic prince and princess stories and explore lesser known favorites too. After the storytime, bubble machines will be blowing hundreds of bubbles. Young guests encouraged to dress up.

Victorian Picnic Smith at Appleby House Museum -- Smithfield RI

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 220 Stillwater Road Smithfield, RI

Join Victorian re-enactors for a Victorian Picnic. Pack your picnic basket, blanket, and toy boats, for an old fashioned family day on the Smith-Appleby Museum grounds. Bring your own games, or enjoy some of our 18th century lawn games with your children. Smith-Appleby House tours will also be available for a donation of $5 per person – children free.

Peppa Pig Live: Peppa's Pig's Adventure!

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Peppa Pig Live! brings a live show of favorite characters as life-size puppets and costumed characters. Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends.

The Secret Garden Outdoors at Stevens-Coolidge Place -- North Andover MA

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street, North Andover, MA

This classic of children's story is is re-told with music. . Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to England to live with her Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life.

Fairy House Tour -- Portsmouth NH

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 See description below Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour displays 250 fairy houses on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park. Information and ticket booths will be at Marcy Street across from the flagpole in Prescott Park and at the Governor John Langdon House at 143 Pleasant Street. Tour attendees can also enter through Strawbery Banke Museum entrances. All tour guests must check in at a ticket booth or other point of entry to receive their tour maps and wristbands - tickets will not be mailed.

Comedy

Improv Acadia

Jul 11, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Improv Arcadia, 15 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME

Improv Acadia is rated the number one thing to do at night in Bar Harbor by Trip Advisor. The Improv crew creates spontaneous comedy inspired by audience suggestions. The 8 p.m. shows are fine for kids, ranging from G to PG13 material. If no children are present, we let the audience suggestions inform the rating of the show. Reservations recommended, Call 207-288-2503 or send email to improvacadia@mindspring.com. Full bar, snacks, and desserts.

Hanging Hills Comedy Night -- Hartford CT

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Hanging Hills Brewing Company, 150 Ledyard Street, Hartford, CT

The Comedy Craft Beer Tour brings the best of Northeast comedy to local breweries and wineries. This show features Ryan Brauth, who is heard on Sirius/XM; Mike McCarthy of the Irish Comedy Tour; and Giancarlo Biondino, finalist in the CT Funniest Comic Competition.

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street Springfield, MA

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers of our times. Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live.” Martin's and Short’s Netflix special titled “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” received four Emmy nominations.

"Hands on a Hardbody"

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT

Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them.

Kevin James

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on Long Island. The TV show, "The King of Queens,"garnered James an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Cruises

Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise and Clambake

Jun 13, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 departure from Hope Dock, 43 North Water Street (corner of Washington & North Water streets), Norwalk, CT

The Seaport Ferry takes passengers to the 1868 Sheffield Island and Lighthouse off the coast of Norwalk for Thursday evening clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Advance registration only.

Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Farm Tour & Sunset Sail

Jul 11, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Pirate Adventures at Dockside Pier, 12 Circuit Avenue Ext., Oak Bluffs, MA

Come set sail on a 2-hour oyster farm experience on Vineyard Sound! The two-hour adventure includes visiting a working oyster farm to learn about bivalves; meeting oyster farmers; eating fresh oysters and light bites; enjoying a sweet Island sunset and views of the Vineyard Sound. The tour is BYOB. The journey is safe for kids of all ages, but the program ideally suited children age 8 and older.
Dates: June 26; July 2, 11, 18, and 25; August 1, 12, 20, and 29.

Taste of Italiana on Lady Kate Cruises

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Harbor Drive Middletown, CT

Come aboard the “Mystique” with Lady Kate Cruises for an evening of authentic Italian food and live entertainment by Tony Reali. Come hungry and ready to feast on an extensive dinner buffet. Be sure to leave room for dessert and dancing! Seating is limited - make your reservations today!

Dance

Ballroom Dance Lessons

May 8, 2019 - Sep 4, 2019 Towers of Narragansett, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI

Take social dance lessons every Wednesday evening all year long! Ballroom, Salsa, Tango and Latin. No experience or partner necessary and lessons change regularly so there’s always something fresh. Email: info@TwirlTheGirl.com

Free, Pop-Up Performance by Martha Graham Dance Company -- Williamstown MA

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA

The Clark Art Institute hosts a special pop-up performance by the acclaimed Martha Graham Dance Company. The free event is co-hosted with Jacobs Pillow dance festival. The program includes some of Martha Graham’s most revered and iconic choreography. Dancers from the company will perform in dialogue with the Clark’s idyllic landscape and galleries in various locations in and around the Clark’s reflecting pool.

The Wondertwins’ To Hip Hop with Love

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Celebration Barn Theatre, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris, ME

With the technical facility of hip hop, the sophistication of the glory days of the Cotton Club, the flash of Rat Pack era Las Vegas, and elements of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime, The Wondertwins create a distinctive style all their own. Six-time winners of Showtime at The Apollo Theater, The Wondertwins have appeared with Maurice Hines Club Harlem.

Dance -- Participation

Dancing on The Row

Jun 14, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way Somerville, MA

Join Metamovements Latin Dance Company and Assembly Row to do Salsa Dancing On The Row. Salsa1 On 1 lesson is at 6 p.m. followed by Timba Lines and Social dancing until 9 p.m. with MetaMovements and DJ Rob Suave. Note: the location will be on the street at Assembly Row East next to LOFT Outlet and JP Licks!
Dates: June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 30.

Dinner

Harvest at the Hut Wine Pairing Dinner and Overnight Stay -- Kingfield ME

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Stratton Brook Hut, 496C Main Street, Kingfield, ME

A local chef prepares dinner from local ingredients. Hike or bike to Stratton Brook Hut anytime after 11a.m. on Saturday. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Because this is a multi-course dinner with a pre-set menu, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Event includes three meals (including the event dinner), all paired wines, and lodging for one night.

Festivals

RiverFire Summer Series 2019 -- Wakefield RI

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 327 Main Street, South Kingstown, RI

Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. RiverFire will run every Thursday through August 22, with volunteers lighting braziers along the river and a new band performing each week.
August 8: Where's Lewis & By George
August 15: Those Guys
August 22: TBA

Provincetown Carnival 2019 --The Enchanted Forest

Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 various towns; consult event website Provincetown, MA

Highlights of this nine-day celebration include the Carnival Gallery Stroll, Opening Party: Enchanted Sunset Cruise by Bay State Cruises, Opening Night Costume Party at the Crown & Anchor, Carnival Pool Party, entertainment by Miss Richfield, Carnival Parade: Enchanted Forest on August 22 at 3 p.m.; and Enchanted Creatures Fantasy Ball. See event website for detailed schedule.

Coventry Farmers Market Garlic Fest -- Coventry CT

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Coventry Farmers' Market, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT

Garlic is versatile! For cooking medicine, and vampire avoidance. This festival embraces garlic with many specials. Also, music by the aptly named Pork Chop Express. Join YogaPerk for free pre-market yoga class at 9:30 a.m.. Bring your mat, water, and towel and meet by the stone pyramid at the back of the Hale Homestead.

Olde Tyme Fair -- Westerly RI

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Wilcox Park Westerly, RI

In recognition of the town’s 350th year, this community party will offer train and swan paddleboat rides; music by Britishmania and Roomful of Blues; local treats like Del’s Lemonade, lobster rolls from Ocean House' magic shows, a jester, storytelling, carnival games; and a giant birthday cake.

Salute to Summer Free Concert & Fireworks Show

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Dewey Field at Naval Station Newport, 1260 Peary Street, Newport, RI

The day's events are as follows: Dewey Field gates, kid’s area & concessions open to authorized ID holders at 2 p.m.; The Naticks play rock 'n' roll at 3 p.m.; Gate 1 opens for general public, pedestrian traffic only at 4 p.m.; Changes in Latitude, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, plays at 5 p.m.; Navy Band Northeast play at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:156 p.m. Concessions and food trucks will be serving. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Coolers, outside food or drink, pets, glass bottles, banners or signs are not permitted. Strollers and small bags such as diaper bags, small backpacks or handbags are permitted; however, they will be subject to search. Guests should be prepared to present a picture ID upon entry to the base.

Chester Fall Craft Festival

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 on the Green Chester, VT

Enjoy strolling our town green lined with Victorian-era painted ladies. The festival features handmade crafts including glass, pottery, fiber art, woodcarvings, turned wooden bowls, watercolor and landscape paintings, paper art, hand crafted soaps, jewelry, and photography. Don't miss the midday music provided by Vermont entertainers and the Saturday Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn.

Family Homestead Festival at the Stevens-Coolidge Place -- North Andover MA

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street, North Andover, MA

Come celebrate the fall season with some old-fashioned family fun at this former working farm-turned-gentleman's country estate. Demonstrations, vendors and informational booths, delicious foods and drinks. Kids crafts and a community mural for all. Non-Member Child: $8 Non-Member Family: $30

Film

Washington Square Nights with Jane Pickens Theater and Stoneacre Brasserie --Newport RI

Aug 6, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street Newport, RI

The Jane Pickens Theater picks a one-night-only film and Stoneacre Brasserie adds something special to its menu that ties to that theme for the evening. Buy a ticket for the film only at www.janepickens.com and then visit Stoneacre before or after the film making your own food and drink choices. This is chance to discuss the film with other movie-goers. Make reservations at Stoneacre at 401-619-7810.
"The Farewell” -- In this funny, uplifting tale, a young Chinese-American woman reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. Showtimes: 4:45 p.m. on August 6-15. Tickets.
“Mostly Martha” – Coming September 3. Tickets.
“Big Night” coming October 8. Tickets.

Marketplace Movie Nights at Faneuil Hall

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater in August and September with free movies on the West End of the property.
August 10 – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with an appearance by Patricia Quinn (Magenta in the film)
August 17 – “Grease”
August 24 – “Mamma Mia!”
August 31 – “La La Land” featuring pre-show music by Swing 17 Jazz Band

Fireworks

Summer Fireworks 2019 in Rhode Island - Newport, Pawtucket, Charlestown, RI

Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 various locations Newport, Pawtucket, Charlestown, RI

Public fireworks don’t end after the Fourth of July. Below are fireworks happening in the state all summer. Check back as we add more listings.

August 17, 24, 31 – Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium, After the PawSox game

Summer Fireworks 2019 in Connecticut - New London, Guilford, Hartford, Canaan, Oxford, North Branford, Clinton, CT

Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 various locations New London, Guilford, Hartford, Canaan, Oxford, North Branford, Clinton, CT

Public fireworks don’t end after the Fourth of July. Below are fireworks happening in the state all summer. Check back as we add more listings.
August 31 -- Clinton. Clinton Summerfest and Fireworks at Clinton Town Beach

Summer Fireworks 2019 in New Hampshire - Hampton Beach, Hillsborough, Weirs Beach, Jaffrey, NH

Jun 28, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 various locations Hampton Beach, Hillsborough, Weirs Beach, Jaffrey, NH

Enjoy fireworks all summer long. See listings below and check back as we add more listings.

July 3-August 28 -- Hampton Beach. Fireworks are held every Wednesday on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean. All of the shoots are at 9:30 p.m., with a rain date of the following Friday if they are cancelled. The 2019 dates are July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 1 and 7.

July 20-August 10 -- Weirs Beach. Saturdays, July 20 and 27; August 3 and 10. August 17 is a make-up date, if needed. All regular shows are 14-15 minute displays, shot from a barge. At 10 p.m. Great viewing from the boardwalk or on a boat out on the lake.

August 17 -- Jaffrey, Festival of Fireworks 2019 at Jaffrey Airport / Silver Ranch Airport, 190 Turnpike Road (Route 124)

Food trucks

Southern NH Food Truck Festival -- Nashua NH

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH

This year, the festival brings a new VIP tent, more food trucks, live music, a DJ, yard games, a corn hole tournament, a bigger Zone, craft beer. There will be parking in the immediate surrounding parking lots the day of the event.

Food, Wine, Beer

Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest -- Henniker NH

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Pats Peak, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH

This is a family-friendly afternoon of food, beverages, entertainment and activities for the kids. In

Appetizer and Dessert Crawl -- New Haven CT

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 56 Broadway New Haven, CT

Come hungry to the Appetizer and Dessert Crawl, with 13 appetizer and dessert stops at The Shops at Yale. This is the first day of CT Tax-Free Week, so expect to find some great shopping deals on your crawl. Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m. on Broadway Island, 56 Broadway.

Chili Fest -- Henniker RNH

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH

Judge two chili tasting competitions, one for area restaurants and another for individuals and service organizations. Event includes chili sampling and voting, barbecue, live music classic car show, activities for kids and a variety of chili-inspired booths and vendors.

Burger Night at Brookford Farm

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 250 West Road Canterbury, NH

Join this family friendly event held at Brookford Farm. The evening includes a tractor ride and farm tours, live local music, and grass-fed burgers. Each burger plate is served with seasonal farm salads and vegetables, farmstead cheeses and fermented krauts. There’s plenty of room for frisbee, wiffle ball, or a stroll around the pasture. You can even take a walk down to our river front beach. BYOB. Picnic blankets and chairs welcome

A Taste of New England at Spruce Peak -- Stowe VT

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Spruce Peak 7412 Mountain Road. Stowe, VT

The region's best chefs come together for a celebration of food and wine. Join Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Co, Chef Colt Taylor of the Essex, Chef Ben Lacy of Cafe ArtScience, and Chef Sean Blomgren of the Lodge at Spruce Peak for an exceptional dining experience. Saturday night will feature a five course dinner highlighting each guest chef's specialties!

Guided Tours

Harbor Tours -- Block Island RI

Jul 2, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Block Island Maritime Institute, 216 Ocean Avenue, Block Island (New Shoreham), RI

The Block Island Maritime Institute hosts harbor tours of the Great Salt Pond on its 30-foot Oldport Launch. Feel the sun on your face and the sea breezes in your hair as you learn about the local history, folklore and ecology of Block Island as well as the importance of the Pond to the Island's economy and environment.

Wabanaki Spirit Walk – Bar Harbor ME

Jul 29, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Departs from Abbe Museum at 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME

Walk the Spirit Road through Bar Harbor with a Wabanaki guide. Visit the sites of Native American encampments. Hear ancient supernatural stories. This tour will expose you to both the paranormal good and evil of Wabanaki cultures. Listen while your guide regales you with tribal histories and contemporary hauntings. Reservations are highly recommended. The number of guests on each is limited. Monday, Wednesday, Friday through Labor Day.

Land & Sea Tour of Portland and Casco Bay with Maine Duck Tours

Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 Departing from 177 Commercial Street, Portland, ME

As you move through the Old Port and land and on sea, a guide tells you all the legends that made Portland into an interesting, drama-filled city. This is anarrated 60-minute land and sea adventure. Perfect for all ages. No bathrooms on board. Dress for the weather.See calendar on website and reserve tickets in advance.

Portland Walking Tour with Beaten Path Tours

Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Tour departs Lobsterman's Park, Temple Street and Middle Street Portland, ME

Take a guided stroll through the Old Port, the Waterfront, and Congress Street/Arts District. Tour passes the Custom House, City Hall, Longfellow's Home, and the Art District. Learn about the architecture, museums, activities and nightlife.

Five-Lighthouse Bike Tour With Summer Feet Cycling Adventures – Portland ME

Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Departs from 14 Ocean Gateway Pier Portland, ME

Join this five-hour and five-lighthouse bicycle tour of Portland. Your ride begins at Willard Beach and continues past Bug Lighthouse and the Portland Breakwater, Spring Point Lighthouse, the Portland Harbor Museum, and Fort Preble. Continuing, bicyclists will pass Portland Head Light, saltwater farms, Two Lights State Park and Kettle Cove. Lobster roll lunch is included. Participants should be comfortable cycling 10 to 12 miles. Reservations are recommended. Book online or call 866-857-9544.

Historic Walking Tours -- Edgartown MA

Jul 30, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 Departure from The Carnegie, 58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA

Explore the maritime heritage and architectural history of Martha’s Vineyard in two guided walking tours. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour and can be acquired at The Carnegie. Email melissa@mvpreservation.org.
The Architectural Walking Tour travels through the town center of Edgartown, stopping at the John Coffin House, the Village Green, the Vincent House of 1672, the Dr. Daniel Fisher House & Gardens, and the Old Whaling Church. 90 minutes. Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.through October 14. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; kids, $7
Edgartown Harbor Tour focuses on three significant maritime properties, the Osborne Wharf Building, Norton Boathouse, and Old Sculpin Gallery. 45 minutes. Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 p.m. through October 14. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; kids, $5.

Walking Tours of the Campground and Gingerbread Cottages -- Martha's Vineyard MA

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Tabernacle, Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association manages and hosts walking tours of the Campground, which includes many of the colorful, renowned gingerbread cottages and the iconic iron Tabernacle. The Campground grew out of the religious camp meetings of the 19th century. The first meeting took place on these grounds in 1835 with nine church tents and a crude speaker’s stand. Today, the Tabernacle towers over 312 Victorian cottages where people still live today in this special community. Walking Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

Art's Dune Tours -- Provincetown MA

Aug 5, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019 4 Standish Street Provincetown, MA

Art’s Dune Tours use dune buggies to take visitors out onto the dunes of the Provincelands, a marvelous, otherworldly place of sky, sea, bending grass, and sand. Access by the public to the dunes is limited, so this is one of the few ways to see them. Tours run rain or shine. Private tours may be arranged.

Gorham Moose Tours -- Gorham NH

Aug 5, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 Tours depart from Gorham Information Booth, 69 Main Street, Gorham, NH

This 3-to-4 hour tour takes place on comfortable tour buses. When possible and safe, we allow visitors to disembark the bus and get a closer look at these beautiful animals. Our success rate historically runs in the 93 to 97 percent range, including one fortunate tour that spotted 12 moose! Like all wild animals, moose can be unpredictable and there is no guarantee of seeing a moose, but the tour driver does everything possible to ensure a sighting on every tour.

Taste of New Haven Food and Drink Tours

Aug 5, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 departure location given when tour is booked New Haven, CT

This company has a first-class reputation for offering interesting weekend walking tours of this multi-faceted city of traditional foodways, fine museums and architecture, an ivy-league university, and beautiful public spaces. All tours are on foot (except the bike tour). Themes of the tours include the Trick or Eat Spooky Tour; Pizza and Pints Bike Tour; Theater District Tour; Canal Quarter and Goatville tours, named for two gastronomic neighborhoods; Wooster Square Tour; and the On 9 Tour. Tours usually last 3 to 4 hours. Private tours also are offered. Choose a tour and book your place at the website. FAQs. Calendar. Tours held year-round.

Newport History Tours -- Newport RI

Aug 5, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 Tours depart from 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI

Learn about Newport’s fascinating Colonial history by walking the streets with an expert with Newport History Tours, which conducts several walking tours from spring through fall. The flagship tour, Discover Colonial Newport, tells stories of revolution and ruin and struggles for liberty among Newport’s people. Rogues and Scoundrels explores where scoundrels lived and where pirates profited. Golden to Gilded describes the city’s transformation from the Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony. Tour schedules.

Tours of Yale University Architecture – New Haven CT

Aug 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Departing from Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street, New Haven, CT

Yale College students lead a tour of the uplifting architecture of Yale University, including many stories of the institution’s 300-year history. The tour includes the Gothic-style Sterling Memorial Library, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Built from scores of panels of translucent marble, the Beinecke houses a many rare materials, including the Gutenberg Bible. Tours are 60 to 75 minutes. A video about campus life is offered before each tour. Tours offered year-round.

Federal Hill Food & History Walking Tour – Providence RI

Aug 11, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 meet at Garibaldi Park located at the entrance of Federal Hill under the Arch Providence, RI

The Federal Hill Premiere Food & History Walking Tour is led by chef and historian Walter Potenza. This two and a half hour tour includes visits to food shops, bakeries, wine stores. Along the way, Potenz describes the historic of Federal Hill, Providence’s Little Italy, dates to the arrival of the first Italy immigrants in 1886. This is a deep immersion in Italian food culture, history and lifestyle in this old and still very dynamic Little Italy neighborhood. Reserve by e-mail at info@federalhilltours.com or by calling 401-273-2652. Dates in 2019: August 11 and 25; September 7, 8, 14, 22, 28 and 29.

Discover Providence Tour -- Providence RI

Aug 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Departing from Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI

An air-conditioned tour bus carries you through divine Providence, one of America’s favorite cities. See fantastic architecture and the most beautiful settings in the city. There will be opportunities along the way to take pictures and explore up close, including a stop for something tasty in our famous Little Italy. Tours are one and a half hours long.

Tours at New Bedford Whaling Museum

Aug 13, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA

A daily Highlights Tour tells stories about the history of New Bedford. Seevisitor favorites, new whale science exhibits, and some of our most historically significant artifacts. Free with Museum admission. 11 a.m. and, on Mondays only, 12:30 p.m.
To Catch a Whale Tour joins Captain Michael Taylor and his crew on a voyage aboard the whaleship Kutusoff in 1842. Held every other Saturday.

Seacoast Tours of Eagle Island Tours – Freeport ME

Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Depart for tour using the free shuttle from 95 Main Street, Freeport, ME

Eagle Island, the former summer home of Admiral Robert E. Peary, is a National Historic Landmark and the subject of this boat tour. The tour moves among the islands of Casco Bay, past seals, buoys, lobstermen at work. Eagle Island is the destination. The tour is three and a half hours long, with a 15-minute shuttle each way from downtown Freeport.

Health & Fitness

Mindful Yoga with Yoga Roots

May 21, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT

Shelburne Museum hosts a monthly yoga series. Intro yoga class is taught by Yoga Roots on the museum grounds at the following locations:
May 21: Ticonderoga
June 18: Webb Gallery of American Art
July 23: Pleissner Gallery
August 20: Bostwick Garden

Historic

History Alive

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 584 Center Road Hillsboro, NH

History Alive is an annual event where re-enactors come from all over New England to engage the audience with music, stories, and re-enactments. See live action musket and cannon fire and learn about the Revolutionary, Civil and French and Indian Wars. Also, see demos of domestic life, like butter churning, ice cream making, apple cider presses, blacksmithing, stone wall building. Musicians, and re-enactors in authentic dress show life in the 1700 and 1800s.

Visit the Amistad for Dockside Tours and Sunset Sails -- New London CT

Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Custom House Pier, 1 Waterfront Park Street, New London, CT

Board the tall ship Amistad for dockside visits at the Custom House Pier in New London, as well as sunset sails. Sails are two and one-half hours hours, for guests age 10 and older. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure. In case of rain and to check on sail status, please call 475-238-4906 two hours before your scheduled sail. Food and drink may be brought on the sail, but please, no glass aboard. Reservations for the sunset sail must be made by noon the day before the sail. Email: tsullivancolon@discoveringamistad.org

A Night of Fire & Wine -- Plymouth MA

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Peabody Pavilion at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA

Plimoth’s fall fundraiser, A Night of Fire & Wine, presents wine , flame-seared foods, and jazz by Chantal Joseph. All the while, fire dancers and water fire light up the night.

Let History Ring: Casting A New Ship's Bell

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

The weekend opens a series of homecoming events for Mayflower II. Verdin Company – a world-renowned pioneer in cast bronze bells – brings a traveling bell foundry to Plimouth Plantation to cast a new ship's bell for Mayflower II. Enjoy food, music, and activities for children.

Mayflower II's Launch and Re-Commissioning --Mystic CT

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT

After a three-year restoration at Mystic Seaport, Mayflower II will be re-commissioned in a ceremony at Mystic Seaport, co-hosted by Plimoth Plantation. Speakers and entertainment will set the stage for the ceremonial christening before the ship is lowered into the Mystic River for the first time since 2016. Free with Mystic Seaport admission; some VIP seated tickets will be available closer to the event date.

Victorian Game Night - Providence, RI

Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI

Providence Gaming Guild will guide novices and challenge experienced players with a new round of historical games. Snacks provided, drinks by donation sponsored by Campus Fine Wines.

Museums

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Jun 19, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show, takes you into the scenes and sets of early-20th-century England and the Crawley family's lives. Enjoy the social history, culture, and important moments from the show’s six-season run. Schedule and tickets.

Radiance Rediscovered: Stained Glass by Tiffany and La Farge

Jun 30, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA

This exhibition is centered on two sets of exquisite memorial windows created by Louis C. Tiffany and John La Farge, Originally located in Boston's Mount Vernon Congregational Church, the windows were given to Worcester Art Museum when the church vacated its building. Exhibit is on display through December 1, 2019.

Music

Summer 2019 Music at Feast & Field

May 30, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019 Feast & Field Market, 1544 Royalton Turnpike Road Barnard, VT

Every Thursday, BarnArts Thursday Music Series is presented at the farmers’ market in Barnard.
August
August 1: Strangled Darlings, indie-folk; August 8: JigJam, Irish bluegrass; August 15: Les Poules à Colin, Quebecois; August 22: Kalbells, dream pop; August 29: Haywire, Americana
September
September 5: Triton, Celtic/French; September 12: The Fretless, trad; September 19: Moxley Union, rock & roll; September 26: open mic

Thursday Night Live Music at the Towers

Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI

August 1 – Magnolia. New England’s Cajun band. High-energy two steps and sultry waltzes.
August 8 -- Roger Ceresi’s All Starz. Aight of R&B, classic rock and oldies.
August 15 -- Eight to the Bar. Boogie woogie and swing music that gets everyone on their feet.
August 22 -- Dynamite Rhythm. Powerful vocals and smooth harmonies.
August 29 -- Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Right from Louisiana with an authentic Cajun sound.

Summer in the Park Concert Series 2019 -- Auburn MA

Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Pappas Recreation Complex, 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA

August 1 – Ayla Brown, American Idol contestant (country)
August 8 – XS Band (Motown to Top 40)
August 15 – Aquanett ('80s rock)
August 22 – Dock 10 (classic rock)
August 29 – Robert Black (Elvis)

Summer Concerts 2019 at Church Street -- Burlington VT

Jun 12, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 lower Church Street near City Hall, Burlington, VT

August
August 7: Moose Crossing;
August 9: The Zeichner Trio;
August 14: John Emil Music;
August 16: Bessette Quartet;
August 21: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers;
August 23: AliT;
August 28: TBD.

River House Restaurant Concert Series 2019 at Prescott Park

Jun 16, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Prescott Park, Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH

Fine performers from around the world entertain in this beautiful riverside park. See event website for descriptions of performers.
August
August 4 -- Kurt Vile; August 8 -- The Del McCoury Band; August 10 -- Galactic; August 11 -- Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival XXIV; August 14 -- Fruition; August 16 -- Margo Price; August 18 -- Anderson East; August 19 -- Courtney Barnett; August 23 -- Ripe; August 30 -- Darlingside; August 31 -- The Sheepdogs.
September
September 1 -- Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn.

Music at the Fort

Jun 17, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 Fort Adams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI

Join us all summer long on the third Thursday of every month for live music. Food and refreshments are available from Newport Craft Brewing and Distillery Company and many food trucks. The concerts are for all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on the lawn while they enjoy the live music and views of Newport Harbor.
August 15 -- The Ravers
August 29 --
September 19 -- TBD.

Summer Concerts Series at Bartlett Arboretum -- Stamford CT

Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road Stamford, CT

August 4 -- Gunsmoke plays traditional country music.
August 11 -- Maria Tiscia and Rio Bound bring the sounds of Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66
August 18 -- Richard "Cookie" Thomas is a jazz vocalist.
August 25 -- Sister Sun family folk band

Watch Hill Sunset Concerts 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Watch Hill Village Green Bay Street and Plympton Hill Road, Westerly, RI

Free outdoor concert every other Tuesday on the Watch Hill Village Green. Plenty of free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the venue also in the lot by the carousel. Come to relax and listen to this eclectic mix of musical talents. Lineup:
August 6 -- The Bagboys (Bluegrass)
August 20 -- Atwater-Donnelly Trio

Tuesdays on the Terrace -- Portsmouth NH

Jul 2, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

The popular open-air acoustic music concerts series, Tuesdays on the Terrace, returns to Strawbery Banke Museum.
August 6 - Tom Richter & The Sidewalk Boys
August 13 - Laura Fox & Whitney Roy
August 20 - Gary Sredzienski
August 27 - Noteworthy: Linda Bieber & Mitch Shuldman

Party on the Rooftop -- Uncasville CT

Jul 5, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT

Party on the Rooftop is the best spot for over-21 fun with $3 beers, specialty cocktails, wine, fire pits, table games, slot machines, food trucks, cornhole and more. There will not be rain dates or make-up dates. In bad weather, cancellations only will be announced by 2 p.m. on the day of the event.
August 9 -- Black Dog Led Zeppelin tribute band. With Backyard Smokers LLC, Munchies Food Truck, Canterbury Cones
August 16 -- Queen Flash Queen tribute band. With Uncle D's Blazin BBQ, 744 Express, Canterbury Cones
August 23 -- Bon Jersey Bon Jovi tribute band. With Munchies Food Truck, Spuds Your Way, NoRA Cupcake Company
August 30 -- Wild Heart Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac tribute band. With The Whey Station, Captain Scott's Lobster Truck

Music at Sunset Concert Series 2019 at Blithewold -- Bristol RI

Jul 10, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI

Brings, blankets, chairs and picnics to enjoy the the sunset over Narragansett Bay as you soak up a variety of musical performances. You may pre-order a picnic box prepared by The Kitchen at Blithewold for $15. Pre-register for the show at website. Please leave your pets at home. In case of rain, the concert will be held under the tent. If there is a threat of lightning, however, the program will be canceled and an e-mail will be sent to everyone who pre-registered.
August 7 -- The Little Compton Band (More about the band)
August 14 -- The Oh No’s – Beatles Tribute Band (More about the band)
August 21 -- The Colby James Band (More about the band)
August 28 -- The DMB Project – Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band (More about the band)

Levitt AMP Music Series 2019 -- St. Johnsbury VT

Jul 14, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road St. Johnsbury, VT

For concert schedule updates due to weather, please visit the Catamount Arts Facebook page.
August 4 -- Ward Hayden & The Outliers. Rock ’n’ roll soul and country
August 11 -- Realta. Irish dance music on pipes, bouzouki, whistles, flute, banjo and bodhran.
August 18 -- Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura. Music of New Zealand’s indigenous people
August 25 -- La Misa Negra. High-energy, Afro-Latin music
September 8 -- Barika & Daby Toure. West African instrumental-heavy soundscapes
September 15 -- Durham County Poets. Soulful, bluesy vocals
September 22 -- Nomadic Massive. Hip-hop supergroup raps and sings in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic

Turnip the Beet: A Kids Concert Series – Bristol RI

Jul 19, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI

Lettuce turnip the beet at this six-week concert series under Blithewold’s tent. After the show, stay for garden crafts and picnicking. Pre-register at the event website.
Aug 1 – Fairy Celebration with Celebrating Ireland
Aug 8 – Keith Munslow
Aug 15 – Elijah T. Grasshopper and Friends
Aug 22 – Toe Jam Puppet Band

Music at deCordova Sculpture Park -- Lincoln MA

Jul 23, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA

deCordova's Café Courtyard is the perfect venue for music and food on a lovely summer night. Sip some wine, savor a brew, enjoy a snack and performances by local musicians. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside the Café. No ousdie food ro drinks permitted
August 1 -- Notorious
August 8 -- Jenny Riddle with Eric Faulkner
August 15-- Lisa Bastoni
August 22-- Sarah Blacker & Aaron Z Katz

Sunset Serenade at Southwick’s Zoo – Mendon, MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Southwick's Zoo, 5 Southwick Street Mendon, MA

The patio outside the Daniels Room of Southwick’s Zoo is a place of live music, cocktails and specialty food! Relax by the fire pits and performing artists. Schedule:
August 7 -- Ripcord
August 8 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band
August 14 -- Joe Esposito
August 15 -- Ghost Train
August 21 -- Professor Roots
August 22 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band
August 28 -- Gay Perkoski
August 29 -- TBD
September 4 -- Ripcord
September 5 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band
September 11 -- Gay Perkoski
September 12 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band

Naumkeag at Night -- Stockbridge MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA

Naumkeag at Night is back in the gardens. Naumkeag will bring the band and the sunset. Cash bar and food available on site. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the Facebook event page by noonon the day of the performance. Due to parking restrictions please carpool when possible. Lineup:
August 1 -- Trio Candela
August 8 -- Wanda Houston
August 15 -- Empty Bottle Ramblers
August 22 -- Little Leatherwood Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman
August 29 -- The Late Risers
September 5 -- Tom Bailey Oldtime Band
September 12 -- Jenny Parrott

Woonsocket Music Series 2019 – Woonsocket RI

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon Street, Woonsocket, RI

Concerts are free and accompanied by local food trucks, an on-site bar, and more. Bring a friend and a chair.
August 2 -- Kwame Binea Shakedown. This rocker is influenced by blues and folk with a blend of instruments and styles.
August 9 -- Sarah Borges. A mix of gritty punk rock and traditional American music. With opening act Sidy Maiga.
August 16 -- Flor De Toloache. All-female mariachi group brings mariachi, jazz, salsa, pop and more! With opening act Julie Rhodes.
August 23 -- Terrance Simien. Terrance Simien brings a vibrant splash of New Orleans.

Mary Wilson of the Supremes -- Cranston RI

Aug 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI

Mary Wilson performs with the same passion she did singing with the original Supremes. While she is best known as a founding member of the world’s most famous female trio here career did not stop there.

Cranberry Coast Concerts: Sinatra – Wareham MA

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Eastern Bank, 226 Main Street Wareham, MA

Mike Duarte sings beloved songs made famous by “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales. Michael Duarte is a Boston area set designer and scenic artist.

John Mayall

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT

John Mayall is an English blues singer and founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, which included some of the most famous blues and blues-rock musicians of all time: Eric Clapton, Kal David Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Aynsley Dunbar Walter Trout and Coco Montoya.

Rob Thomas Presents Chip Tooth Smile – Burlington VT

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street Burlington, VT

Rob Thomas, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and co-founder of Matchbox Twenty, presents his fourth solo offering, Chip Tooth Smile. Appearing with guest Max Frost.

Village Concert & Picnic with Monadnock Music -- Harrisville NH

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Harrisville Community Church, 13 Canal Street, Harrisville, NH

This program b the Monadnock Music String Quartet includes the following works: Concert pour quartre parties de viols, H545 by Charpentier; 12 Microludes by Kurtag; String Quartet #3 by Elizabeth Maconchy; and String Quartet #2 in A minor by Brahms. The annual picnic will follow the concert, at 5 p.m. Purchase a picnic dinner for you and your friends.

Jim Brickman -- Rockport MA

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Jim Brickman has created an ever-growing, devoted fanbase on the strength of beloved, platinum-selling hits like “Angel Eyes” and “Valentine."

The Subdudes

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians. Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass.

Santana and the Doobie Brothers

Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Xfinity Center, 885 South Main Street Mansfield, MA

Santana: Supernatural Now Tour will be coming to Xfinity Center along with The Doobie Brothers.

Jonas Brothers: The Happiness Begins Tour

Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 Mohegan sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Grammy-nominated trio the Jonas Brothers begin a 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album Happiness Begins.

Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild

Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street Springfield, MA

This show will bring audiences up close to Aerosmith in an intimate concert experiences. Along with never-seen-before visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions, the performances will be presented in L-ISA Hyperreal sound, allowing fans to feel a deeper connection to the band. Dates: August 21, 24, 26, 29.

Mikarimba

Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Jazz marimbist Mika Stoltzman has been described by the LA Times as a “high-wire jazz marimbist… an amazing, energetic performer ready for major exposure.” She and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman take the audience on a wild, invigorating musical journey.

The Silks at the Knickerbocker -- Westerly RI

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

The Silks are a rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island, performing blues-based rock 'n' roll.

Daughtry

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Daughtry is helping with the evolution of rock 'n' roll in the 21st century. He has released four albums that have reached the Billboard Top Te.

Nellie McKay

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

Nellie McKay cover lots of ground, including an album honoring the ingénue Doris Day, and a cabaret show focussed on the transgender jazz pianist Billy Tipton. Opener: Corey Laitman This seasonal concert series happens in the Shaker barn overlooking an authentic Shaker village. Seeds is serving dinner (in the restaurant, on the terrace, or in a picnic box). The barn bar opens an hour before the show and serves snacks, drinks, and beer.

Old Time Music Picnic at South County Museum

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street Narragansett, RI

The South County Jammers will host the Old Time Music Picnic. The Jammers have been playing old-time fiddle tunes in and around South County for more than 15 years.Visitors are encouraged to bring their own acoustic instruments and join the festivities.

The Texas Tenors -- Arundel ME

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent," The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world by Billboard magazine.

Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams pioneered the alt-folk/Americana genre. "A Box of Everything," the band’s most recent release, is a compilation of the greatest hits you’ve never heard from this reclusive band.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: 40th Anniversary tour

Aug 27, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT

Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer with more than 30 years of rock 'n' roll performing. Her husband, Neil “Spyder James” Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer and songwriter for over four decades, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s. For this ticketed event, chairs are provided for all concert-goers; seating is general admission within each section. This concert is rain or shine.

Gladys Knight with the Spinners

Aug 28, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight makes her Tanglewood debut. Known as the Empress of Soul, Knight’s hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For,” among countless others. R&B group The Spinners—known for songs like “One Of A Kind Love Affair” and “Working My Way Back To You”—open this performance.

Trinity Plays Crosby Stills Nash and Young -- Newport RI

Aug 28, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI

Trinity consists of five singers, here performing a tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. This tribute to CSNY includes songs from their beginnings with selections from The Byrds, The Hollies and Buffalo Springfield as well as songs from their various solo albums and of course all their many hits.

Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers

Aug 29, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

Peter Wolf is known as the lead singer of the J. Geils Band, and his solo career has led to many excellent recordings, With his band, The Midnight Travelers, Wolf brings funky, blues-laden rock 'n' roll.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

The combination of Pat Benatar’s vocals with Neil Giraldo’s songwriting and guitar have created 19 Top 40 hits, including “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Promises in The Dark,” and “We Live for Love.” Benatar and Giraldo perform in Tanglewood as part of a multi-city tour this summer celebrating their 40th anniversary together.

Joe Crookston

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA

“A song needs to be more than good, it needs to be good for something.” That’s Joe Crookston’s favorite Woody Guthrie quotation. Joe Crookston is not just a folksinger, not just a versatile musician with his Martin OM 28, his fiddle, his slide guitar or banjo. He’s a storyteller, carrying on Woody’s work of telling the story of America, song by song.

Eli Young Band -- Torrington CT

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Warner Theatre, 68 Main Street Torrington, CT

The Eli Young Band is a crew of brothers -- maybe even "misfits" -- who celebrate their musical Texas roots. The country sound is focused and sincere.

Cabaret on the Ocean House Lawn with Steve Palumbo -- Watch Hill RI

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 South Lawn of Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI

Summer isn’t over yet – not until Steve Palumbo sings the music of Frank Sinatra! Celebrate Labor Day weekend and the end of summer with a lively performance and an elegant dinner buffet under the stars. This send-off to summer is one of the best of the year's events. Seating for this event is assigned; all tables will be set for 10 guests. Tickets are non-refundable.

Scarab – The Journey Experience

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

this is a very cose re-creation you will see to this supergroup of the 1970s and 1980s. A dynamic stage show with four-part harmonies brings the sights, sounds and songs that made Journey loved the world over.

Marcia Ball

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Texan singer and piano player Marcia Ball has been blending Texas blues, Louisiana swamp ballads and New Orleans second-line rhythms into her roadhouse roots-rock for 30 years.

Berkshire Ramblers

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA

The Ramblers end another Troubadour season at the Guthrie Center! They always get everyone singing along.

Reba McEntire at Tanglewood

Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Country music superstar Reba McEntire closes out the 2019 Tanglewood season. The iconic entertainer has become a household name through a successful career that spans music, television, film, theater, and retail.

RI Philharmonic Summer Pops in Bristol, Sept. 1

Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Independence Park, Thames Street, Bristol, RI

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Francisco Noya. Rain date is September 2 at 6 p.m. Free

Johnny & the East Coast Rockers - Westerly, RI

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Knickerbocker Music Center, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

A premiere rhythm and blues dance band in the Northeast for over 28 years, Johnny & the East Coast Rockers perform original tunes and favorite covers from the 40's, 50's, and 60's in an eclectic mix, that combines elements of traditional blues, swing, jazz, R&B, and roots rock.

Kitchen Dwellers

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Portland House of Music, 25 Temple Street, Portland, ME

Bluegrass group Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with a music style they have anointed as Galaxy Grass. The group has played at festivals around the country like The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit, and The Frendly Gathering.

Gov’t Mule

Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Merging rock, blues, jazz, and funk, the trio Gov't Mule carved out a place in the American rock ’n’ roll canon with a string of influential albums.

Alan Parsons Live Project

Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Alan Parsons is best known for his time with The Alan Parson's Project and its string of hit albums like I Robot, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons also was involved in the production of other significant albums like The Beatle's "Abbey Road" and "Let it Be," and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon."

Boyz II Men

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street Springfield, MA

Boyz II Men, known for many classic R&B hits, is one of the best-selling R&B groups of all time, The group redefined R&B with smooth harmonies and timeless themes.

Steel Pulse

Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH

Marking the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Steel Pulse has never wavered in a career-long commitment to better mankind through reggae music.

Collective Soul

Sep 24, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Ever since the this rock band from Stockbridge, Georgia, burst onto the national scene with its debut "Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid," and hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” Collective Soul has been on an upward trajectory across the world.

Concert & Stargazing at Cathedral of the Pines -- Rindge NH

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road Rindge, NH

Classical Irish performance featuring a trio of vocals, fiddle, and accordion. New Hampshire Astronomical Society will lead a free guided tour of the skies after the concert.

Concert & Stargazing with Monadnock Music

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 Cathedral of the Pines,10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH

Classical Irish performance featuring a trio of vocals, fiddle, and accordion. New Hampshire Astronomical Society leads a free guided tour of the skies following the concert.

Celtic Night

Sep 29, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire Stage, 16 South Main Street Concord, NH

Celtic Night is co-hosted by fiddlers Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Liz Faiella. Each Celtic Night may feature guest appearances by some of the region’s top traditional Irish and Scottish musicians. After the show, local musicians are invited to join the performers in an all-comers session until 8 p.m. – bring your instruments. Celtic Night repeats on October 27, November 24, and December 29.

Trio Sefardi

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019 Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT

Trio Sefardi perform Sephardic music, a creation of the Sefardim, the Jews of Spain.

Brahms and Schumann with the Boston Symphony -- Boston MA

Nov 29, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

The German pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias leads the symphony and performs in Robert Schumann's Serenade no. 2 in A major; Introduction and Allegro appassionato; and Symphony no. 4 in D minor.

Outdoor Activities

ShoeFly Trail Running Series

May 20, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Kingdom Trails, VT, and other trails near Littleton, NH Kingdom Trails and Littleton, VT

The ShoeFly Trail Exploring Series 2019 takes place in northern Vermont and New Hampshire. This is a group run on mountain trails that takes place every other Monday evening from May 20 to August 26. Choose your distance: 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Precise locations on the trail networks for each gathering will be advertised approximately a month in advance.

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

Jun 26, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME

Explore the marsh for plants and animals through activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichog, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the creatures living there. All ages. No reservations are needed. Dates: June 26, July 24, August 21.

Twilight Paddle on Tully Lake -- Royalston MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Tully Lake Campground, 25 Doane Hill Road, Royalston, MA

Come and enjoy the paddling a kayak or canoe on Tully Lake and Tully River for a discounted week night rental rate! Canoes and kayaks available.

Old Orchard Beach Olympics 2019

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Town Square and Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME

Join us for three days of games and fun competitions including an exciting opening ceremony, live music, silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Maine. Free participant lanyard tags are available for kids ages 5 to 16 at the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Friday: Opening ceremonies at 7pm with live entertainment at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Games and silent auction start at 10 a.m. in the downtown square
Sunday: Live entertainment starts at 11 a.m.

Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops: Berries, Baskets and Brook Trout

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Earthwork Programs, Ashfield Road Conway, MA

Join two days of wilderness skills workshops for families, adults, and teens. Topics are Bark Basket Making, Intro to Wilderness Survival, Primitive Fishing and Wild Edibles and Medicinals. Attend all four, or three, two or one of the workshops. See website for schedule of workshops.

Illumination Night – Onset MA

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Onset Beach, 184 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA

Roam the lighted beaches for gorgeous views of Onset Harbor. Circus Dynamics will be putting on a fire dancing show on the main beach from 8:45 to 9:15 p.m. Be at the beach by 9 p.m. to hear the horn signaling volunteers to light the thousands of flares and sprint down the beach, lighting up the harbor as they go. Paid parking at the Onset Pier; free parking at Hynes Field. Rain date is August 25.

Sunrise Drives Up Mount Washington Auto Road

Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Mount Washington Auto Road, Route16 Gorham, NH

The Mount Washington Auto Road opens early on three Sundays every summer, allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mount Washington to see the sunrise. Due to the popularity of these drives, don’t wait until the last minute to arrive; you may spend time waiting at the Toll House due to traffic. Guided van rides are available by reservation. Limited food service available on these dates. Dates: August 25 Directions to Mount Washington Auto Road .

Parties, Dances, Balls

Vermont Summer Sundays at Harpoon Riverbend -- Windsor VT

Aug 4, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden, 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT

Join Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden every Sunday through Labor Day for ribs, live music, and plenty of beer! Music lineup:
August 4 -- Hillbilly Holiday
August 11 -- Sensible Shoes
August 18 -- Blackberry Bushes
August 25 -- Ali T
September 1 -- Blackberry Bushes

SteamPunk Fest 2019 - Railway To The Moon -- Bretton Woods NH

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Mount Washington Cog Railway, off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH

 Steampunk fest at the Cog NH Jules Verne and SteamPumk attitude arrive at The Cog. Wear your Steampunk fashions for the costume parade with prizes, Steampunk art, antique bicycling, steam exhibits and more. End the day with a ride to the moon on the Steampunk Express at 3:30 p.m. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

SoWa Dog Days of Summer -- Boston MA

Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

Dog Days of Summer in the SoWa arts district will include cold, crisp beer; four-legged friends; fun prizes and good vibes. Ruff Tale's pop-up at the beer garden will be the place to pet the pups and contemplate adopting a dog. Enter your dog in the Dog Days of Summer Costume Contest. Finally, explore SoWa Open Market, which is packed with over 100 artists, farmers, and specialty food vendors.

Sips and Wickets Highclere Castle Gin Launch Party

Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 South Lawn of Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI

Spend the afternoon with Lady Carnarvon from Highclere Castle, the historic estate and face of iconic award-winning television drama, Downton Abbey. Sport your most elegant whites while playing a game of English croquet and sipping on a classic gin cocktail. Also attending will be Avril Graham, executive & beauty editor for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine and host of Platinum Eye, a new A&E series, and Adam von Gootkin, the CEO of Highclere Castle Gin.

Best of the North Shore Event 2019

Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA

Come enjoy the North Shore’s best food, beers, and wines, along with live music and dancing, at this historic mansion with its beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the sea.

Cocktails by the River with Old York Historical Society -- YOrk ME

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 Perkins House Museum, 394 Southside Road York, ME

Celebrate the re-opening of the Perkins House Museum with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music by Seasmoke, under a tent by the scenic York River. Take a first look at the newly-restored 1926 kitchen, and enjoy light treats along with craft cocktails , beer , and wine. Parking is at the York Middle School at 30 Organug Road, with a trolley to the Perkins House Museum.

Rewind '80s Party -- Concord NH

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire Stage, 16 South Main Street Concord, NH

Come dressed in your best 1980s outfit and dance the night away at NH’s newest live venue and club!

Labor Day Weekend Pow Wow -- Sanbornton NH - Sanbornton, NH

Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 109 Osgood Road Sanbornton, NH

All are welcome to enjoy Native American drums, dancing, children’s crafts, raffles and vendors, food and drinks. There will be a fry bread stand with wajopi and other toppings.

A Night of Fire & Wine

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

At dusk, as molten bronze is cast into a new bell for Mayflower, celebrate the end of summer with an evening forged in fire and delight. Join us for A Night of Fire & Wine is Plimoth Plantation's fall fundraiser. Molten bronze is cast into a new Mayflower bell, wine and food are served, singers and musicians perform sultry jazz. Fire dancers and water fire light up the night.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2019

Jun 22, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 WaterPlace Park, between Memorial Blvd. and Finance Way Providence, RI

A series of nearly 100 bonfires are poised in the center on the three rivers of downtown Providence. The scent of burning wood and the sound of instrumental music amplifies the experience. Street performers, musicians, and street food add to the enchantment. Fires begin at dusk.
August 17. Sunset: 7:43 p.m.
September 14. Sunset 6:57 p.m.
September 28. Sunset: 6:33 p.m.
October 5. Sunset: 6:21 p.m.
November 2. WaterFire Salute to Veterans. Sunset: 5:39 p.m.

Circus Show: "Some Like It Hotter"

Jul 17, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

Payomet’s Cirque by the Sea presents "Some Like It Hotter," an original circus show under the Payomet Big Top Tent. With high-flying aerials, gravity-defying juggling, roll-in-the-aisles comedy and lighter-than-air acrobatics, Payomet’s fabulous circus artists show the topic of climate change in a whole new light. Dates: July 17, 21, 24, 29, 31 and August 5, 7, 11, 14, 19, 21, 25 at 6:00pm

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Hartford CT

Jul 30, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Hilton Garden Inn, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT

dinner detective hartford Ready for some dinnertime sleuthing? Check out The Dinner Detective’s shows! This interactive, murder-mystery dinner is a night of fantastic entertainment. While you enjoy a four-course plated dinner, new clues will come up, new characters will be introduced and everyone turns into a suspect. Join us for a fun night. Showtimes and tickets.

Rockport Celtic Festival 2019: Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches -- Rockport MA

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Presenting new and well-known musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, the weekend will focus on Celtic music's broad range with an emphasis on crossover work. Schedule:
Friday, August 23
The Celtic/Appalachian Journey. The Journey of Irish and Scottish music to America. 7 p.m. $49-$69
Celtic Session Upstairs. Artists will include: Mick McAuley, John Doyle, & Oisin McAuley; Bruce Molsky & Allison de Groot; The Seamus Egan Project with Moira Smiley; Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul; & Kevin Doyle. 10 p.m. $10-$25
Saturday, August 24
Celtic Workshop: Harmony and traditional song accompaniment. 2 p.m.
Strings on Strings. Featuring classical crossovers in traditional music and new compositions. 7 p.m. $49-$69
Celtic Session Upstairs. 10 p.m. $10-$15
Sunday, August 25
Words & Music/The Celtic Spirit. A meditative Sunday hour with poetry, prose, and music. 2 p.m. $10
Closing Concert: Songs and Stories From the Sea. Saluting the history of Cape Ann and its place in Atlantic maritime history. 5 p.m. $49-$69

"La Bohème" preview concert -- Wellfleet MA

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA

Opera Theater of Cape Cod presents Giacomo Puccini’s opera classic "La Bohème" in a preview performance. The show uses the English National Opera's translation of the piece, allowing audience members who are new to opera to understand and enjoy the performance in the most more accessible way possible.
Two mainstage performances will be held on September 6 and September 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Studio Theater at The Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Elizabethan fool and bon vivant, Taylor Mac chronicles an unseen history of America through a selection of his 24-Decade music odyssey, ranging from murder ballads to disco and everything in between. Dressed in irreverent regalia designed by Machine Dazzle, Mac is joined on stage by Matt Ray and an incomparable band.

Taylor Mac: “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, (Abridged)” -- Portland ME

Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 State Theatre, 609 Congress Street Portland, ME

Taylor Mac tells the history of America in outrageous drag costuming and using a selection of songs ranging from murder ballads to disco. The performance is an immersive experience that tells the story of the country through the voices of marginalized Americans. Mature content.

The Bourbon Street Jubilee -- East Greenwich RI

Oct 31, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

The Bourbon Street Jubilee is a traveling road show where New Orleans jazz meets Vaudeville Email: info@greenwichodeum.com

Science & Nature

Wicked Big Bugs at Franklin Park Zoo

May 25, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA

Giant bugs are invading the Franklin Park Zoo in an exhibit featuring animatronic life-like bugs. Expect to meet a dozen moving, buzzing bugs, including an 8-foot-tall tarantula, emperor scorpion and ants. Bug-related events during the summer of 2019 include a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with a story walk through of the book; breakfast with the Wicked BIG Bugs including chats with animal ambassadors and an exclusive tour of the Wicked BIG Bugs exhibit; an after-hours Snorin’ Roarin’ Sleepover program and moonlight trek through the exhibit.

Solar Gazing at Castle in the Clouds

Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Castle in the Clouds, Route 171, 586 Ossipee Park Rdoad, Moultonborough, NH

Disobey your mother and look at the sun… through a hydrogen alpha telescope. Marc Stowbridge of the NH Astronomical Society will set up his telescope in the field by Shannon Pond. Stop by, have a look, and learn about what you’ve never really seen. For cancellation notifications, call 603-476-5900 the day of the event. All Mondays through August 26.

Cosmic Origins

Jul 20, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St Cambridge, MA

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human boot print. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

Swallow Spectacular on the Connecticut River -- Haddam CT

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 RiverQuest, 1 Marine Park, Route 82, Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT

During fall migration, thousands of tree swallows congregate on the lower Connecticut River at sunset, forming a brilliant funnel shape before settling down to roost. Join Audubon onboard the RiverQuest out of Haddam, CT to see this spectacular display. Bring binoculars, a picnic supper and your favorite beverage to enjoy. Deadline for registration is August 26, 2019. Space is limited. Ages: 10 and older.
Trip departs from Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI.

Shopping & Sales

General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019

Apr 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI

The historic General Stanton Inn's Flea Market happens at a tree-lined, breezy, outdoor gathering place for vendors. In addition to antiques, vintage, and renewable collectors’ items, the market offers a fun environment and small-batch foods, new merchandise, and homemade crafts and art.

Boston Night Market 2019: Fall Edition

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA

Inspired by night markets in Asia, Boston Night Market will be anevening of lights, food, games, and entertainment. Get ready to come and ignite the night with us once again. Enjoy food, a beer garden, DJ and music, performances, lawn games, raffles, carnival games and more. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Shows & Exhibits

Maine Windjammer Fall Sail-In – Brooklin ME

Sep 10, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019 WoodenBoat Publications, Naskeag Road, Brooklin, ME

The fall gathering of the Maine windjammer fleet takes place at the Brooklin, Maine, headquarters of WoodenBoat magazine and WoodenBoat School. The event includes refreshments, live music, tours and a harbor full of historic schooners. Email: info@sailmainecoast.com

Folk Art Quilt Show 2019

Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett, RI

South County Museum will display more than 75 quilts made by local quilters and present programs on quilts in the museum’s collections.

Storytelling

The Mosquito Story Slam

Aug 13, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 Provincetown Theater, Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA

Storytellers from the audience sign-up to tell 5-minute, personal stories related to the night’s theme. No notes are allowed on stage, 2019 summer themes:
August 24: Let Down Anticipation, expectation and disappointment usually go hand in hand. What or who did you put your hopes and dreams into?

Cutting Remarks by Bill Torrey

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Town Hall Theater, South Pleasant Street and Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT

Sixth-generation Vermonter Moth Story Slam winner Bill Torrey recently retired from logging work. Come hear the true, hilarious, and heart wrenching stories of his life. Author of “Cutting Remarks- Forty Years in the Forest.”

Summer theater

“Saturday Night Fever”

Aug 14, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI

Brooklynite Tony Manero he lives for the weekends at the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor.

Tastings

New Haven Craft Beer Fest 2019

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Temple Plaza, 160 Temple Street, New Haven,, CT

Enjoy tastings from 30 local and regional breweries pouring 60 beers. Each session offers unlimited drink samples and a chance to to meet the people who make the beer. Food available from the Prime 16 pop-up burger outpost The festival is inside a “pocket plaza” between Temple, Crown, Chapel and College streets. Street parking and garages are in the neighborhood. For guests age 21 and older.

Theater

"Sweeny Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Jul 8, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA

"Sweeney Todd" tells the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race. Schedule and tickets.

"The Children”

Jul 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Two retired physicists hide out on the English coast after a nuclear power accident followed a devastating tsunami. But an unexpected visitor arrives from their past. The story unfolds with fascinating twists amongst three long-time friends who share a passion for life in the face despite its fragility. Times and tickets.

“Passing Through”

Jul 26, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT

The story of a young man who journeys on foot from Pennsylvania to California, collecting stories along the way. This musical that celebrates America and the power of what can happen when we open ourselves up to new people.

"Peter and the Starcatcher" -- South Berwick ME

Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 School Street, South Berwick, ME

This re-telling of "Peter Pan" from before the beginning. While traveling aboard The Neverland, the Boy meets Molly- a starcatcher-in-training. The girl tells the Boy -- who will become Peter -- about “starstuff”- a powerful dust from beyond this world.

“Always … Patsy Cline”

Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, VT

Spend an evening with one of country music’s biggest stars. Listen in and hum along as Patsy and her biggest fan, Louise, belt their way through hits such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy,” and “Back in Baby’s Arms.”

"Ain’t Misbehavin’"

Aug 6, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Portland Stage, 25a Forest Avenue Portland, ME

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in Ain’t Misbehavin’. Join five sensational performers on a sassy, sultry journey – from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood – through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Black and Blue,” “This Joint is Jumpin’,” and “I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling.” Tickets.

“Cabaret”

Aug 7, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT

Explore the thrilling but tortured lives of people enjoying a brief revelry between the wars at the Kit Kat Club in Berlin as you watch “Cabaret.” Singable musical numbers that remain favorites for all time included “Wilkommen,” “Cabaret,” and “Maybe This Time.”

"Intimate Apparel"

Aug 7, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

In 1905, an African American seamstress supports herself by creating lingerie for wealthy Manhattan women. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love that she’s yearned for, but it is nothing like she expected. This is a portrait of a young woman’s determination.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Aug 8, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Sir John Falstaff underestimates the women of Windsor as he plans to separate them from their money and drive their husbands to distraction. Shakespeare leads us laughing at our own silliness. Performed outdoors in the intimate Roman Garden Theatre with comfortable seating.

“Fall Springs”

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Barrington Stage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA

Boulders, buildings, and the occasional bartender are being swallowed in the ground due to fracking. The town of Fall Springs is cash-strapped but sits directly on top of America’s largest reserve of cosmetic essential oils. It has big dreams but at what cost?

"If I Forget"

Aug 9, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Barrington Stage Company, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

A Jewish-American struggles with a culture under duress. Three siblings come home for their old dad’s birthday, and secrets rise to the surface. Negotiations ensue and they must decided how much of the past they’re willing to release. Talkback follows the performances on August 21. Cafe Chats follow the performances on August 16 and August 30. Email: boxoffice@barringtonstageco.org

"Topdog/Underdog"

Aug 13, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Two brothers and locked into two battles: a game of Three Card Monte and a strained conversation to come to terms with their identity and what history has handed them. Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Best Play

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?”

Aug 15, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Weston Playhouse, 703 Main Street Weston, VT

It’s two o’clock in the morning when George and Martha return home from a college faculty party. Now it's time for the fireworks to begin. This classic by playwright Edward Albee asks what we are willing to do to, and for, the people we love.

Elm Shakespeare in the Park: "The Comedy of Errors"

Aug 15, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street, New Haven, CT

Egeon, an elderly merchant, travels to Ephesus in search of his son. But when he arrives, the local duke places him in prison because the law prohibits merchants from Syracuse from entering the city. Before judgement is passed, Egeon tells the story of why he came to Ephesus.

The Gold Dust Orphans Present "The Ebonic Woman"

Aug 18, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Fishermen Hall (enter at back of Provincetown High School), 12 Winslow Street Provincetown, MA

Irreverent! Outragous! And Fearless. This brave soul sister is out to stop Trump and his cronies in their tracks. She's the Ebonic Woman and she's coming your way this summer. Dates: August 18 and 25; September 1.

"Slow Food"

Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Dorset Theatre Company, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT

Irene and Peter are looking for a lovely restaurant dinner for this anniversary in Palm Springs. But their wacky waiter will not bring them their food, and everything goes horribly, ridiculously wrong. This comedy for anyone who's ever been "hangry."

“Tiny Beautiful Things” – Lowell MA

Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

Cheryl Strayed, advice columnist, answered hundreds of letters with candor and honesty. The stage adaptation of her memoir, "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar," is a clarion call to the strength of the human spirit. . Recommended for ages 16 and older – adult content/language

"The Prince of Providence"

Sep 12, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

This is the story Buddy Cianci., Providence mayor, reformer, felon. A visionary who was also a corrupt philanderer, The mayor was surrounded by a colorful cast who helped his achieve great things for the capital city and also helped with his downfall.

"Time Stands Still"

Sep 13, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

A news photographer recovering from an encounter with a roadside bomb, ponders a choice between her life's work of revealing horror of the world, and a life of homey comfort. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies weaves a story of the cost of staying true to one's principles.

“Shear Madness”

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT

This comedy-whodunit at Shear Madness hairstyling salon brings murder into the theater. The audience is charged with spotting clues, grilling suspects, and solving the crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Voted “Best Comedy of the Year” seven times by the Boston Globe