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Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn

Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019 Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive Ellsworth, ME

The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, staged under a tent on the museum grounds, will feature 27 dealers of national, international, as well as regional renown. Expect to see American and English furniture and accessories, American paintings and watercolors, quilts, prints, rare books, ceramics, porcelains, folk art, silver, jewelry, and Oriental rugs. The show kicks off with an opening night party and dinner on Wednesday.

Children & Families

Frozen Fruitlands

Jan 22, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

Every Saturday and Sunday through March 24, Fruitlands is open for indoor and outdoor explorations. Bring your boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis and explore Fruitlands’s hills and woodland trails. A staff member can recommend trails and to answer questions. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate inside the building. Indoors, enjoy cozy seating, children’s books, and games. Gift shop is open.
The first and third Saturday of each month, young children, are welcome to Saturday Storytime at 2 p.m.

Dinosaurs at Dusk! at the Planetarium

Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 70 Falmouth Street Portland, ME

Come enjoy this full-dome, computer-animated dinosaurs show packed with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us. Look up to the planetarium dome to watch an Earth teeming with pteradons, triceratrops and T-Rex!

Laser Festival 2019 at Southworth Planetarium

Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 70 Falmouth Street Portland, ME

Come enjoy full-dome laser shows during February school vacation week. Show includes Laser Perseus and Andromeda, Laser Mania, Laser Orion, Laser Magic; Pink Floyd's "The Wall," Laser Metallica and Laser Beatles.

February School Vacation at New England Air Museum

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 New England Air Musuem, 36 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, CT

Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. Hand-on activities for february school vacation week include building a model airplane, building a flying machine with Legos, foam flyer challenge, watching constellations, straw glider challenge,

Penguins and Polar Bears Kids' Nordic Ski Camp

Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019 Great Glen Trails, 1 Mount Washington Auto Road Gorham, NH

Penguins and Polar Bears Nordic ski camp will focus on games and fun while teaching cross country ski basics for kids ages six to eleven years old. Camp opens with games that teach and test stopping abilities. Kids will explore trails at Great Glen that wind through the meadows and forest will be explored. Campers will also search for the locations of Trail Tracker critters. Sessions end with a few runs on the tubing hill.

Wild Kratts, Nature's Superheroes and National Engineers Week at Museum of Science

Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston, MA

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure opens February 16 and and Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits opens February 14. The new film, "Cuba," which opens February 15, was filmed exclusively for IMAX.
February 17 to 23 is National Engineers Week. These presentations and activities are all included with your Exhibit Halls admission: Mount Everest Climbing & Rescuing on February 19 and Quasars to the Rescue on February 23. Every day brings design challenges drop-in activities and CRISPR and the Genetic Revolution.

February School Vacation Week at Harvard Semitic Museum

Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA

Free, fun, family activities explore the arts of the ancient Near East. Make Egyptian accessories, hear a story, inscribe clay tablets, decode hieroglyphics, build a ziggurat or pyramid. Exhibitions include a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, casts of famous Mesopotamian monuments, mummy coffins, and clay tablets showing the earliest writing. Open daily except Saturday

February Vacation Week at Broad Meadow Brook

Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook, 414 Massasoit Road Worcester, MA

Explore the sanctuary by foot or snowshoe if the weather cooperates. Experiment with snow, follow wildlife tracks and trails, and explore where animals go in winter. Every day will feature a new theme, and this week promises to be filled with new discoveries.Before- and after-care options are available. Register for individual days or come for the whole week. Pre-register for all 5 days and save.

Princess Party

Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019 OceanCliff Castle, 65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI

Wear your favorite princess attire for a royal afternoon filled with stories, songs and surprises. . No strollers allowed in the ballroom due to space. Tickets available in advance online and at the door if any are left. You must have a bracelet per person to get the bracelet price. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival.

February Vacation Programs at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA

Children will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout the grounds of Heritage all week and make new friends. This program is a great way to get to know The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Open to all children age 4 to first grade. So pack your snow-pants and jackets and join in the fun!

February Vacation Drop-In Family Day at Addison Gallery

Feb 20, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019 Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Avenue, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Families with kids of all ages are invited to explore the winter exhibitions through hands-on activities and sculpture making. Visit the Addison's website or join the family email list (bit.ly/AddisonEmail) to receive more information and stay up to date. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to the public.

"The Sound of Music"

Feb 20, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

The hills are alive! A brand new production of "The Sound of Music," the beloved musical story of Maria and the VonTrapp family, will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning music.

American Girl Live

Feb 20, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

This new musical is filled with original songs, stories of courage and faithfulness to friends. American Girl characters are out on a camping adventure where they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

Drop-In Building Challenge: Designing Boston with LEGOs

Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019 Boston Society of Architects Space, 290 Congress Street Boston, MA

Join the Boston Society of Architects Foundation for a LEGO Challenge using an extensive collection of LEGO® bricks. What should a new building in Boston look like? This drop-in activity is appropriate for children aged five to 13 years old accompanied by an adult. At least one adult per three children will be required. Feel free to drop in any time.

Family Design Day: Animal Habitats

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Boston Society of Architects Space, 290 Congress Street Boston, MA

Like us, animals need their own habitats, places and spaces where they can lead healthy, happy lives. Come and learn about how animals build their homes, design your own structure for a creature of your creation. This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13 years old. At least one adult per three children will be required. Please register.

Wildquest Winter Camp at Prescott Farm

Feb 25, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 Prescott Farm nvironmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH

Many natural wonders are at work in the quiet days of winter. Activities, weather permitting, may include: snowshoe adventures, s’mores, sledding, winter games, animal tracking, snow crafts, a Winter Quest, exploring the frozen pond, winter-themed arts and crafts projects, maple sugaring activities, stories around the campfire. For kids age 6 to 12. Scholarship funds are available for income-eligible families. Registration for WildQuest Winter Camp is now open. Email: jnewcomb@prescottfarm.org

Wild Kratts LIVE!

Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 5, 2019 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

Dive into a Wild Kratts adventure with the Kratt brothers as they combine live action and animation, with Martin and Chris LIVE on stage and the rest of the Wild Kratts team coming to you animated and on screen from the Tortuga HQ. Which creature powers will they activate and what new and amazing ‘WOW!’ facts will you learn?

Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0

Apr 9, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Young fans and their families are in store for even more adventure on the creature trail. This theatrical production starring Martin and Chris Kratt and based on the PBS KIDS series will take audiences along on a wild ride with a dynamic mix of live-action and animation.


Winter Festival Comedy Show Featuring Nick Griffin with Guest Ray Harrington

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina Newport, RI

Winter Festival Comedy Show presented by the Newport Comedy Series & Newport Winter Festival. Nick Griffin is one of the most sought after comedy club headliners in the country with a resume that includes 11 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival.

Patton Oswalt

Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Patton Oswalt entertains in film roles and guest appearances on his TV shows, Like "Parks and Recreation." Last year, Oswalt released his special Annihilation on Netflix to critical acclaim.

Vermont Comedy All-Stars

Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT

Town Hall Theater presents an evening of the Vermont's best comics with Vermont's Funniest Comedian and Middlebury native Tina Friml. The evening also features Vermont comics Tim Bridge, Tracy Dolan and Sky Sandoval.

"Defending the Caveman"

Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

"Defending the Caveman" is a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate, set in prehistoric times. It holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history.


Connecticut Flower & Garden Show 2019

Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT

It's already spring at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. More than 200 exhibitors, demos, talks, markets, insights for gardening this year.

Vermont Flower Show 2019

Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019 Champlain Valley Exposition, 1-5 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT

Highlights of the Vermont Flower Show include a grand garden display; local artists doing paintings; many horticultural/gardening vendors; expert advice; craft and planting activities for kids; art gallery; bookstore; a judged competition open to garden club members and the general public; landscaped display with moving trains; plant sale at the end of the show.

Boston Flower Show 2019

Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019 Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA

The Boston Flower & Garden Show hosts colorful life-sized gardens, intricate floral arrangements, informative lectures and demonstrations and exciting special events. There is a garden marketplace and a Little Sprouts activity center for kids.


Black Experience Tour of Stowe Center

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 Harriett Beecher Stowe Center, Connecticut Historical Society, Amistad Center Hartford, CT

The Black Experience Tour includes visit to two or three local museums for one price. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center covers the black experience of the 19th century and today, including discussion of Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The Connecticut Historical Society tour discusses black Connecticans, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today. Dates: February 2, 9, 16, and 28


Slow Fashion: Handmade Clothing Today

Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

Sewing instructor and founder of patternreview.com, Deepika Prakash, leads this exploration of handmade clothing today in conjunction with our Leisure Pursuits exhibition displaying handmade recreational clothing from across the Trustees collections. This program is free with museum admission. Please pre-register online.


Exhibit: The Basket Tree

Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME

The Basket Tree exhibition examines the long use by the Wabanaki people of the ash tree, a species under threat. Artifacts include baskets made from ash, as well as from alternate materials.

Exhibit: Monet's Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process

Feb 1, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA

"Monet's Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Proces"s brings together nine stellar versions of Claude Monet's well-known series of paintings depicting London's Waterloo Bridge. These paintings reveal the breadth of Monet's emphasis on color, light, and density.


Sea Chanteys at The Gris

Jan 21, 2019 - Mar 25, 2019 Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street Essex, CT

Every Monday the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. Come and add your voice to these traditional songs,


Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Preeminent progressive rock band moe. has developed a solid national and international fan base. moe. is at the forefront of the jam band music scene due to its energy and vitality and great songwriting.

American Contemporary Music Ensemble: Strumming Music

Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019 Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress Street Portland, ME

American Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform works by Charlemagne Palestine, Clarice Jensen, Phillip Glass, and Morton Feldman, with the centerpiece of the performance being Palestine’s Strumming Music. Two of the pieces will include video accompaniment. A free, tour of the gallery is at 6 p.m.

Live Jazz For Kids Greenvale Vineyards

Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019 Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road Portsmouth, RI

Singers Tish Adams and Dick Lupino and guest musician Yvonne Monnett entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old standards. 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.

The Romance of Rachmaninoff with Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Side-by-side performance of Borodin's "Petite Suite: Au Couvent"; Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice'; Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"; and Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique" (movements 4 and 5).

Jackie Evancho

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age ten with her glorious voice. Since then, she has released a string of platinum and gold albums and has had 7 consecutive number 1’s on the Billboard Classical charts.

John Mellencamp

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation.

Country Concert with Ben O'Connor

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI

Country Music Artist Ben O'Connor will keep you dancing all night long to popular country hits and original music. O'Connor knows how to rock a crowd.

A Night at the Oscars…III: Best Original Songs1934 - 2018

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 American Legion, Post 68, 41 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA

Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora return with "A Night at the Oscars," performing Oscar-winning and nominated songs from movies past and present. The pair will be joined by collaborators Eileen Markland on violin &and guitar and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds and percussion A full bar will be available for purchase. Reservations can be made by calling 413-212-4459.

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

Feb 24, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Lyle Lovett, singer, composer and actor, and John Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, are captivating musicians, blending an evening of rock and country music.

James Taylor & His Band With Guest Bonnie Raitt and Band

Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 Dunkin' Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square Providence, RI

James Taylor has touched people for several decades with his warm voice and distinctive guitar playing. Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music.

Chelsea Berry

Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT

Chelsea Berry is a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends. She evokes the styles of artists like Cheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, KD Lang, and Melissa Etheridge. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for shows. Venue is BYOB.

David Bowie Alumni Tour

Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019 Wilbur Theatre, Tremont Street Boston, MA

The David Bowie Alumni Tour presents Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and a changing comviantion of hits and cuts. Alumni musicians of David Bowie's are led by Mike Garson.

Celtic Crossroads Concert: A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes and Spoken Word

Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019 270 Chatham Road South Harwich, MA

Come hear traditional Irish music by The Vox Hunters, Max Cohen, Rose Clancy, John Alden, Sarah Ford Marchio and special guests, Jonathan Ford, Bailey Ford and Thomas Marchio. Actor and storyteller, Dennis Cunningham, performs as Shanachie. Tickets are available at th ewebsite for by phone.

Fiddle Masters atalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Mar 14, 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, accompanied by talented musicians and their children, will be performing Celtic music.

Dom Flemons --American Songster Tour

Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and bones. He is a co-founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops

Mariah Carey

Mar 28, 2019 - Mar 28, 2019 Boch Center Wang theatre, 27 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Mariah Carey is a music powerhouse and the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles to her name. ) and via Ticketmaster. Canadian and U.S. residents who purchase tickets online will be able to redeem one digital or physical copy of Mariah Carey’s new album.

Celtic Women

Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Celtic Women singers continue the Irish practice of telling stories through song, thereby celebrating Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour

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

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd embarks on its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour, performing live at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour marks a big moment for generations of fans; Lynyrd Skynyrd has been touring consistently since the 1990s.

Judy Collins 2019

May 26, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Tilden Arts Center, Route 132 West Barnstable, MA

Few singers have the staying power of folk singer Judy Collins. For nearly 45 years, her songs have entertained and galvanized a fan base of listeners.

Phish at Fenway

Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 Fenway Park Boston, MA

Formed in Vermont in 1983, Phish—Jon Fishman, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell—are known as masters of improvisation, humor and intricacy. Phish wears the mantle of a leading jam band.

Hootie & the Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA

The rich voice of Darius Rucker and masterly string work by guitaris lead the band that has sold over 25 million records worldwide. In 2018, Barenake Ladies celebrated its 30th anniversary with the release of a dynamic new album, "Fake Nudes."

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.

Outdoor Activities

Sleigh Ride Social and Cabaret

Jan 25, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Street Candia, NH

Sit next to a cozy bonfire, have a chili-and-cornbread dinner and listen to live acoustic performers by the campfire. Coupled with a horse-drawn ride out to the campfire, this is all part of the Sleigh Ride Cabaret at Charmingfare Farm. Performers:
Dan Morgan on January 25; Nicole Knox Murphy on February 8; Lynda Nelson on February 22.

Full Moon Hike at Merck Forest

Feb 8, 2019 - Mar 8, 2019 Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315 Rupert, VT

JOin Merck Forest staff on a hike in the evening landscape to view the full Snow Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footwear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested. Held weather permitting.

Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike

Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Square Brattleboro, VT

Celebrate deep winter with an adults-only evening snowshoe followed by a campfire with Tavernier chocolate, charcuteries, and drinks. Saxtons River will be providing a tasting on Feb 23rd. Snowshoes included. Pre-registration is encouraged. Two dates: February 17 and February 23

Wintervale 2019

Feb 24, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Intervale, 282 Intervale Road Burlington, VT

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. Activities will take place with or without snow on the ground.


Mystic Irish Parade 2019

Mar 24, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019 Greenmanville Avenue and Main Street to Water Street Mystic, CT

Come enjoy this uplifting parade, a favorite in the community, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Downtown parking is at the Mystic Arts Center Parking lot, 9 Water Street, where the parade ends. Smaller parking lots can be found along the parade route or on the many side streets along the route.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Mystery at the Newport Art Museum: Kiss of Death

Feb 9, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI

It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. It's all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. Dates: February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16

An Evening Inspired By Sherlock Holmes - Brighton, MA

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street Brighton, MA

Embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes. The evening will include activities of deductive reasoning skills, talks from local experts, signature Sherlock cocktails and bite-sized treats. Sherlock inspired attire is strongly encouraged. Grab a friend, and get ready for some serious fun.

Black & White Ball: Golden Age of Hollywood

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Westerly, RI

Come indulge in an evening of glitz and glamour at the annual Golden AGE of Hollywood themed Black and White Ball at Ocean House. Feast on delectable cuisine and dance the night away to a live band. Come dressed in your finest black and/or white cocktail attire. Reserve your place by phone or email at vparker@pace-ri.org. All proceeds go to the Adult Day Center of Westerly and the PACE Organization of RI. This event is non-refundable.

Oscar Party at The Kate

Feb 24, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Katharine Hepburn cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT

The Kate’s annual red-carpet event honors its namesake -- Katharine Hepburn -- and makes for a great party and fundraiser. Walk the red carpet. Pose for a photo with a real Oscar. Watch the 91st annual Academy Awards live on the Kate’s big screen as you enjoy delicious food prepared by Fresh Salt with a cash bar.

Fat Tuesday Celebration 2019 at Black-Eyed Sally's

Mar 5, 2019 - Mar 5, 2019 Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues, 350 Asylum Street Hartford, CT

If you're looking for a place to party all day on Fat Tuesday, then head for Hartford. Black-eyed Sally's serves up an all-you-can eat Southern lunch buffet. There'll be happy hour specials and free vittles. The evening features N'awlins menu specials and, at 7:30 p.m., the bayou sounds of River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs. Also ; beads, stilt walkers, face painters and more.

Spring Fling

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA

Heritage Museums & Gardens opens its 50th season with a party. Listen to live music as you enjoy foods from popular area food trucks in the lush gardens. See Heritage’s automobiles on display outside and enjoy all the exhibits and gardens after normal operating hours. Adults can sample beers from local breweries. Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

The Met Opera Live in HD at Spruce Peak Arts

Dec 26, 2018 - Jun 26, 2019 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

Experience extraordinary opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera.
“The Magic Flute” (Mozart) on December 26, 1 p.m.
“La Traviata” (Verdi) on January 23, 1 p.m.
“Adriana Lecouvreur” (Cilea) on February 13, 1 p.m.
“Carmen” (Bizet) on March 13, 1 p.m.
“Die Walküre” (Wagner) on April 10, 1 p.m. “Aida” (Verdi) on May 8, 1 p.m.
“Dialogues Des Carmélites” (Poulenc) on June 26, 1 p.m.

Tap Dogs

Feb 28, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Part theater, part dance, part rock concert, the show is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance, and live music.

Kattam and his Tam Tams

Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Percussionist Kattam invites you to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance! From African rap and desert dance to trance sufi rhythm and Bollywood dance, Kattam never fails to entertain his audience. Accompanied by his monkey, Takoum, Kattam takes families on an incredible multicultural adventure!

Science & Nature

Newport Seal Watch Cruises 2018-19

Nov 10, 2018 - Apr 28, 2019 Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, Newport, RI

Join Save the Bay aboard an education vessels on a cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse.

Eagle Watch on the CT River

Feb 9, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Road Madison, CT

Winter brings bald eagles down the Connecticut River from Canada in search of fishing. In recent years, over 50 eagles have wintered on the lower Connecticut River. During the Winter Eagle Watches on the Connecticut River, Jerry Connolly of The Audubon Shop will help participants spot eagles from a variety of locations. This is a land-based trip. Bring binoculars and camera (or rent binoculars for $4.) Participants must pre-register. Your ticket includes soup and sandwich at Otter Cove Restaurant in Old Saybrook.

Winter Birding at Sachuest point

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, 769 Sachuest Point Road Middletown, RI

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few places in Rhode Island where watchers in the winter can see horned larks, snow buntings, northern harriers, purple sandpipers, and a variety of sea ducks. Meet in the refuge parking lot. Dress very warmly for cold and wind and bring your optics.

Owls and Ale

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI

Meet some of Audubon’s birds of prey and enjoy a presentation on these fascinating birds while enjoying locally brewed beers. Then take a guided walk through the refuge to look and listen for owls and other signs of animal life. This program is just for adults age 21 and older. Dress for a chilly evening.

Shopping & Sales

Providence Flea Winter & Spring Pop-ups

Jan 13, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Hope High School, 324 Hope Street (rear entrance) Providence, RI

The Providence Flea, downtown's outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, returns on the *second and fourth Sundays* of the month through April with a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch food items from local vendors at each market.

Shows & Exhibits

Home & Garden Show

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Earth Expo & Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Find home improvement assistance; learn something new about home renovations or garden design and landscaping care.

Southern New England RV & Camping Show

Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Earth Expo & Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

The Southern New England RV & Camping Show will feature over 125,000 square feet of the latest in recreation vehicles, travel trailers, camping supplies, accessories, campgrounds and travel information exhibits.


Memphremagog Ice Skating Festival 2019

Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019 Kingdom Games, 649 Sunset Acres Newport, VT

Three days of ice skating and competitions on Lake Memphremagog. The races will be held on a 700-meter to 1-km skating track on Lake Memphremagog. Free to the public for viewing.


"The Heath"

Feb 13, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Merrimack Repertory Theater, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA

Playwright Lauren Gunderson turns her storytelling skills on herself as she wrestles with how you make peace with a beloved relative who seems unlike you in every way. This beautiful, funny mediation on her grandfather's life draws on everything from Shakespeare to bluegrass in a story of redemption, love, madness, and the science of memory. Recommended for ages 13 and older.

Workshops & Classes

Artisan in Residence: Mosaic Framed Mirror Workshop

Feb 13, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019 Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Westerly, RI

Learn how to create your own mosaic art with Mosaic Artisan Susan Rosano. Adult students will be given a ″ wooden base with a beveled mirror and pre-cut mosaic tile, mirror tile and jewelry pieces. Rosano will guide participants on how to creatively design and apply color to a finished mosaic piece.