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Events Calendar - 2019

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Children & Families

Doctor Dolittle Animal Talk Scavenger Hunt at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Have you ever wanted to talk with animals? Doctor Dolittle could! Use the clues to find six of his animal friends in the museum and learn how that animal communicates. Then, tell us what you think that animal is saying by drawing or writing on the sheet provided. When you are finished take your sheet to The Shop at HMNH and receive a small gift.

Playtime at The Palace Children’s Shows – Stamford CT

Jan 26, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT

Sunday, January 26 The Amazing Max. Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for age 3 and older. 12:30 p.m. $12.50
Sunday, February 9 Flip Flop Circus. With classic vaudeville style and the worldwide language of clowns, Liz and Therese create hilarious family entertainment. 3 p.m. $12.50
Sunday, February 16 Mr. Fish and Fantastic Forces . Gravity forces are demonstrated and explained in this fast paced and fun show. Lots of audience participation. 3 p.m. $12.50

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Boston Children's Museum

Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

Throughout the weekend, explore how communities in Boston celebrate the Lunar New Year through dance, games, and art with a focus on Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions. Join a variety of performances and activities with local artists.

Toe Jam Puppet Band

Feb 16, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 Gurney's Newport Resort (formerly Hyatt Newport), One Goat Island, Newport, RI

Toe Jam Puppet Band offers interactive children's entertainment that grown-ups can enjoy, too. The performances encourage kids and parents to sing and dance along. Expect original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. This event is part of the Newport Winter Festival 2020.

February School Vacation: Off The Wall at Tower Hill Botanic Garden -- BoylstoN ma

Feb 17, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

Cure your cabin fever and connect with nature this February vacation. Create your own nature inspired graffiti art and join us for drop-in crafts, nature walks, family workshops, and more. Activities include Plant Mache, Storytime, Garden Discoveries, Family Zentangle, Family Nature Walk, Tag It! Mural making, GraffiTees, Terrarium making, and Graffiti With Croc. See garden website for programming and scheduling details.


Randy Feltface at Vermont Comedy Club -- Burlington Vt

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020 Vermont Comedy Club, 101 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Rnady Feltface bring a high energy existential rant of funny anecdotes and biting observations that have earned him the title of World’s Most Entertaining Non-Human Comedian. Great if you enjoy Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Avenue Q,

Chris Tucker -- Providence RI

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

Chris Tucker is known widely as Detective James Carter in the “Rush Hour” movies with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. Tucker is doing a U.S. and international 2019 comedy tour, receiving rave reviews from all over the world.

Comedy on the Road -- Hyannis MA

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA

This hysterically funny group of comedians will have features Marty Caproni, John Turco, , and musical hosts, World Gone Crazy DUO . Mature content. Tickets include buffet dinner. Cash bar.

Comedy with Rodney Laney and Dan Crohn -- Newport RI

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI

Rodney Laney has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and MTV. Dan Crohn has been performing comedy around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival 2020.

Cooking classes

Healthy Family Cooking: 5-Ingredient Meals -- Falmouth MA

Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 22, 2020 Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Learn how five-ingredient family meals can save time! Recipes and tastes are provided. Recipes are also subject to change depending on availability. To register, click the link below or call 508-495-1878, ext. 2 Tickets.

Pasta Making Class & Dinner at Sarto

Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Sarto, 86 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Learn how pasta is crafted with a hands-on demo by Chef Oliver Williams and then enjoy a family-style dinner with expert wine pairings. Complimentary valet parking available.


Cruise and Royal Tea -- Middletown CT

Apr 19, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020 Lady Katharine Cruises, 96 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT

Dress in your best High Tea attire for a cruise on the Mystique, accompanied by summery scenery, teas, finger sandwiches, scones, and a classical string quartet. Finish this unforgettable afternoon experience with a toast of Champagne. Live music by Golden Scroll Soloists


Festival Ballet Presents "Game Changers" -- Providence RI

Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

Three choreographers at the top of their game.

Dinner Theater

Murder Mystery: My Dead Lady on Essex Steam Train – Essex CT

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020 Essex Train Station, 1 Railroad Ave, , CT Essex, CT

The Professor is frustrated. Azalia Dimwittle has failed to rise Cockney flower girl to aristocratic lady. Now, she’s invited you and her conniving family over to the Professor’s house for a party. By George, I think she’s going to get it. Presented by The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat and the Acme Murder Mystery Company. A buffet menu of beef medallions, stuffed chicken, and desserts is included along with a cash bar. Note that no train or boat excursion is part of this event.

The Portuguese Kids at Kilburn Mill -- New Bedford MA

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Kilburn Event Center, 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding will have you laughing, dancing, and singing all night with an interactive dinner comedy. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, cash bar, and memorable moments at the table as The Portuguese Kids bring along a full cast of Tia’s, Tio’s and Primos.


London’s National Theatre Broadcasts at Mahaiwe – Great Barrington MA

Jan 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will host announces three of London’s National Theatre in HD broadcasts.
Arthur Miller’s drama “All My Sons” will be shown on February 22 at 7 p.m. The play introduced Miller themes like relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.
Noël Coward’s provocative comedy “Present Laughter” will air on March 7 at 7 p.m. Andrew Scott plays a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis.
James McAvoy appears in “Cyrano de Bergerac” on March 28 at 7 p.m. This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful resistance against overwhelming odds.


Yoga and Wine Tasting at Wachusett Mountain -- Princeton MA

Feb 25, 2020 - Mar 26, 2020 Maple Room Suite, Wachusett Mountain, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA

Bring your own yoga mat, towel, water, yoga attire. Yoga Class Run by Kate's PowerHouse. Wine Provided by Martignetti Wines. For guests age 21 and older.

Food, Wine, Beer

Ice Bar at Portland Harbor Hotel 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore Street, Portland, ME

At the 2020 Ice Bar you will find beautifully crafted ice bars, ice sculptures, DJ Jon, fire pits, complimentary food and fully stocked bars inside (when it's time to warm your feet). Note that tickets will not be available at the door. This event always sells out!

Foam Beer Dinner at Sugarbush -- Warren VT

Jan 31, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020 Sugarbush Resort, 1840 Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, VT

Allyn’s Lodge Beer Dinner Series at Sugarbush opens with a ride in a Lincoln Limo Cabin Cat or hike to Allyn’s Lodge, located on Gadd Peak, where guests will be served a multi-course dinner paired with Vermont craft beers. After dinner guests can choose to ski or ride down under the moonlight on freshly groomed terrain or take the Cabin Cat back to the base area for dessert and a last beer pairing in Rumble’s Bistro & Bar.

Craft Brew Stroll and Chili Contest

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Downtown Wilmington, VT

The Brew & Chili Stroll will feature village-wide craft beer tasting and a chili competition for local chefs.

Flavors of Freeport 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown, 5 Park Street, Freeport, ME

Throughout the weekend visitors can attend many foodie events from chocolate factory tours and a lobster brunch to free tastings and demonstrations all over town. Two nights of headline include a Fare & Ice on Friday, showcasing sweet and savory bites from Freeport area restaurants, and the Ice Bar on Saturday with a dance party and music by Motor Booty Affair. For guests age 21 and older, Tickets are transferable. No refunds. Both events run regardless of weather.
Friday February 21 Fare + Ice. 5-9 p.m. $30
Saturday February 22
Ice Bar with music by Motor Booty Affair 5-9 p.m. $30

Maine Restaurant Week 2020 -- Statewide ME

Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 Participating restaurants Statewide, ME

Portland is headquarters of Maine Restaurant Week, which showcases outstanding restaurants and great chefs around the state. New this year is a specially priced cocktail and appetizer pairing. Maine Restaurant Week will offer multi-course meals at fixed prices from $25, $35, $45 and $55 per person, depending on the establishment. This year's early sign-ups include BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood in Portland, Hartstone Inn in Camden, MK Kitchen in Gorham, and Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough. The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off on Friday, February 28, at Sea Dog Brewing in South Portland, opens the festivities.


Soup, Bread and Lectures on Wedgewood, Herbalism, Lighthouses, Fashion – York ME

Jan 15, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020 Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME

The 2020 Soup Series opens on January 15 with Adele Ierubino Barnett, historian and collector of Wedgwood pottery. She speaks about Josiah Wedgwood, and his place in history, along with his political and personal sympathies during the period of America's revolution. 6 p.m. Admission is $22. Ticket price includes the lecture and dinner. BYOB or wine. Tickets.
February 12 -- A History of Herbalism in Maine with Hannah Peterson.
March 25 -- Lighthouses of New Hampshire and Southern Maine with Jeremy D'Entremont
April 15 -- From Petticoats to Pockets: Getting Dressed in the 18th Century with Kristel Henry and Hannah Peterson

Evening of Illumination at Old Sturbridge Village

Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020 Visitor Center, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA

How did New England families spend their evenings before electricity? Find out on this tour of the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight. Guided by lantern light around the Village Common, guests will visit villagers and enjoy music and storytelling throughout the tour. After the tours, Bullard Tavern will be serving refreshments, mulled cider, and a cash bar. Advance registration is recommended; register online. Dates: January 17 and 31

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Damien Sneed -- Storrs CT

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020 Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

"We Shall Overcome" showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King's recorded speeches. Composers including: Duke Ellington, Damien Sneed, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Wynton Marsalis. Songbooks of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway.

Curtains Up! – A Peek Behind the Scenes at the Providence Performing Arts Center

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

Join a a behind-the-scenes look at Providence Performing Arts Center. Opened in 1928 as Loew’s State, it was designed by architects C.W. and George Rapp of Chicago, who were known for their opulent and grand designs. At this open houseguests may admire the intricacies and grandeur of the historic interiors, visit the projection booth, step onstage to see the mechanics of PPAC’s acclaimed productions, and hear the theater’s Wurlitzer pipe organ.


Winter Landscape Photography Workshops -- MA

Jan 8, 2020 - Jan 22, 2020 Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station, 241 East Beach Road, Westport, MA

Join Bphotographer Greg Stone for a series of workshops on photographing the winter landscape. Open to photographers of all experience levels and using all forms of photography equipment. Each workshop meets at the Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station for an overview before the group moves outside to try out the techniques you learn. Please register online for each event individually.


Flora in Winter 2020 -- Worcester MA

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

Dozens of imaginative floral displays paired with paintings transform Worcester Art Museum into a wonderland of artistry by nature and humans. Related programming includes special tours, floral design demonstrations, musical performances, family crafts and intriguing tablescapes.


The Simon and Garfunkel Story -- Concord NH

Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 22, 2020 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH

This show describes the life's work of folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from the beginning to their success as one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s.

An Evening With Patti Austin -- Beverly MA

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

The daughter of jazz trombonist Gordon Austin, Patti was a recording artist in her teens, achieving her first chart success in 1969 with “The Family Tree.” She has notched six decades to performing for fans all over the world.

Entrain at the Narrows Center – Fall River MA

Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020 Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA

Entrain’s resume includes stints playing with Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Montgomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents All Mozart -- Providence RI

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring violinist Karen Gomyo performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3. Other pieces include Mozart’s The Magic Flute: Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No.41 (Jupiter).

Forever Young Neil Young Tribute Band -- East Greenwich RI

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI

Forever Young performs the music of Neil Young, using the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and the instrumentation of Young's bands: Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, the Stray Gators, the International Harvesters, and Promise of the Real. Opening the show will be Napoleon In Rags, performing the songs of Bob Dylan.

Denny Laine and the Moody Wings Band -- Plymouth NH

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH

Denny Laine is an English instrumentalist best known for as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, co-founder of Wings. Laine was one of three constants in Wings, along with Paul and Linda McCartney. Denny was also the lead singer on the Moody Blues’ "Go Now", which was a worldwide multi-million seller.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story – Worcester MA

Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA

The Simon & Garfunkel Story chronicles the times and works of the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The show ends with the famous Concert in Central Park reunion of 1981, where the pair saw more than half a million fans in attendance, using huge projection photos and original film footage

Aurea Ensemble Of Nature Composed -- Providence RI

Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 First Unitarian Church of Providence, 1 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI

This ensemble with a string quartet at its core calls us to listen closely to some of America’s most eloquent composers: John Luther Adams, Charles Griffes, John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Charles Ives; Pulitzer Prize winning poets Galway Kinnell and Mary Oliver; former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser; and naturalists Henry David Thoreau and John Muir.

Beantown Swing Orchestra -- Rockport MA

Jan 29, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in performing big band music from the Swing Era, one of the most popular and sophisticated forms of American music ever created.

Get The Led Out: A Celebration of The Mighty Zep – New London CT

Jan 31, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020 Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT

Get The Led Out, a Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians, delivers Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents.

Air Supply at Twin River -- Lincoln RI

Jan 31, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020 Twin River Casino Hotel, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, RI

In 1980, “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, and air supply leaped to the top of all of the charts.

Mandolinist Jamie Masefield and Pianist Tom Cleary -- Brandon VT

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, VT

This performance takes the piano and mandolin to unexpected places, using workds by classical composers Samuel Barber and Bela Bartok to jazz heroes like Horace Silver and Ralph Towner and songmasters like Neil Young Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.

Cheap Trick -- Concord NH

Feb 4, 2020 - Feb 4, 2020 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH

Cheap Trick is among the most influential classic rock groups of recent times. Hits like “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” garnered a lot of popular appeal. Come at 6:30 p.m. and hear opening act, Rookie.

Fire on the Mountain at Sugarloaf -- Carrabasset Valley ME

Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020 Sugarloaf Resort, 5092 Sugarloaf Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead as performed by some of New England's most talented bands. Event bracelets guarantee access to the nightly shows, but daytime shows are first come, first served. Music will be pumped onto the Beach all weekend!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert with RI Philharmonic -- Providence RI

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, this story is is accompanied by the music of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

Collegiate A Cappella Competition -- Brattleboro VT

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020 Latchis Theatre Brattleboro, VT

This year’s lineup features six groups that will make you swoon: Nor’easters from Northeastern University, the Williams College Ephlats, UMass Vocal Suspects, Dartmouth Sings, MIT Logarhythms, and Univoz Vocal Ensemble, featuring Ian Epstein. This event is a fundraiser for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. #lovebrattleborovt

The Eagles Experience -- Newport RI

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020 Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup, Newport, RI 02840

The Eagles Experience performs as the exact lineup of the Eagles during the late 1970s, portraying the original band and its sound as accurately as possible. Hear the group them nail classic songs. Tickets for sale online and at the door. Parking across the street at the Visitors Center. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival.

Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band Changes in Latitudes – Newport RI

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Gurney's Newport Resort, One Goat Island (formerly Hyatt Newport), Newport, RI

Changes in Latitudes is the top tribute show to the honor the mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett. This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls and leis flying. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival.

Saving Abel & Tantric -- Derry NH

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A Street, Derry, NH

Saving Abel features a Southern rock Tennessippi sound. The group has appeared with ThreeDoorsDown, Buckcherry, Shinedown, Nickleback, AvengeSevenfold, Papa Roach, Seether, Hinder and Brett Michaels.

Bobby Watson & Horizon in Concert – Brattleboro VT

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Vermont Jazz Center, 73 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT

Bobby Watson is one of the most important alto saxophonists on the scene today; many of his compositions have become jazz standards. Watson’s ensemble, Horizon, will play at the Jazz Center. #lovebrattleborovt

Jake Shimabukuro -- Beverly MA

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

Ukulele Jake Shimaburuto takes the ukulele to altogether new heights, performing music with origins and inspiration in jazz, blues, and rock, bluegrass and classical.

Ice Cube At Mohegan Sun Arena -- Uncasville CT

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Ice Cube began his career two decades ago with N.W.A — aka the World’s Most Dangerous Group. After penning some of the most memorable lyrics on N.W.A’s groundbreaking tracks “Straight Outta Compton” and “Fuck Tha Police,” Ice Cube broke away at the height of the group’s success.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Presents Sgt. Pepper / Abbey Road -- Hamden CT

Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020 Hamden High School, 2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT

Vocalists Jean Meilleur and David Blamires, a rock band, and backup singers perform hits by the Fab Four, including" Hey Jude," "Here Comes The Sun," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "A Day in the Life," "Something," and more.

New England Winter Blues Festival 2020 -- Slaisbury MA

Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury, MA

Headliner for 2020 is soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado. Also on the bill are singer/songwriter, Gina Sicilia and Troy Gonyea.

Marcia Ball & Sonny Landreth -- Boston MA

Feb 25, 2020 - Feb 25, 2020 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

The 16-song album "Recorded Live in Lafayette" arrives right after Sonny Landreth's back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for "Bound by the Blues." Texas-born pianist, songwriter and singer Marcia Ball has won fans across the world for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage.

Witch City’s Dueling Pianos -- Salem MA

Feb 27, 2020 - Feb 27, 2020 Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA

This entertaining weeknight brings two top-notch high-energy pianists that will surely keep you laughing, signing and clapping along to all your favorite requested songs. This is a fundraiser for Stepping Stones for Stella and Northeast Arc. Light refreshments, desserts and coffee station included in ticket price.

Chris Botti -- Beverly MA

Mar 7, 2020 - Mar 7, 2020 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti produces hypnotizing performances that meld pop and classical music, amassing legions of fans frm aroudn the world.

Ellis Paul at the Kate -- Old Saybrook CT

Mar 8, 2020 - Mar 8, 2020 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Ellis Paul is a singular singer/songwriter who tells universal stories through song.

A Cappella Live! -- St. Johnsbury VT

Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 Fuller Hall at St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

This celebration of contemporary a cappella was conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, credited with the 2012 hit comedy/musical film, "Pitch Perfect" and "The Sing-Off." This concert will feature four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles.

American Voices Concert by the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra -- Providence RI

Mar 21, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020 McVinney Auditorium, Dave Gavitt Way Providence, RI

This program of American composers features Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings / Agnus Dei," Martin Sedek's "Nature Has A Thousand Choirs," Jocelyn Hagen's "Soft Blink of Amber Light."

Celtic Women -- Concord NH

Mar 24, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH

Celebration – The 15th Anniversary Tour is composed of is a collection of songs that have made Celtic Women the most successful all-female group in Irish history. Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp and singers Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh perform the Irish tradition of telling stories through song.

2nd Shift Concert by Hank Wonder – Waltham MA

Apr 2, 2020 - Apr 2, 2020 Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Imagine, if you can, a musical misture of Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. Hank Wonder is fronted by honey-voice Darren Buck, backed by Michael Loria on acoustic guitar and the classically-trained Annie Bartlett on fiddle. A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available

David Bromberg Quintet -- St. Johnsbury VT

Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020 Fuller Hall at St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

David Bromberg journey spans five an a half decades, and includes his adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary.

Melissa Etheridge-The Medicine Show at Twin River -- Lincoln RI

Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Twin River Casino Hotel, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, RI

This is a collection of songs about renewal, reconciliation, most profoundly healing. These, of course, are themes that have run through Etheridge’s career, core to the vision and drive that has brought her fifteen Grammy Awards nominations and two wins.

Sweet Honey in the Rock -- Provincetown MA

Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020 Provincetown Town Hall, Provincetown, MA

Female a cappella vocal quartet. "Sweet Honey in the Rock delivers messages with luminous, virtuosic singing..." – The New York Times.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - Old Saybrook CT

May 20, 2020 - May 21, 2020 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert's extraordinary musicianship has earned him many awards and sold 72 million records. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight. Lani Hall started her singing career as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes's break through group, Brasil '66.

Outdoor Activities

Wine and Cheese Snowshoe Tours -- Grafton VT

Dec 21, 2019 - Mar 7, 2020 Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center is a popular place for snow sports. On Saturday afternoons in winter, the center hosts a snowshoe walk straight followed by wine-and-cheese party. wine-and-cheese snowshoe tours begin at the base of Bear Mountain, and include a stopover at a warming hut to enjoy wine and Grafton Village Cheese served by an open fire. Saturdays only. Reservations are necessary.

Night Sledding on the Farm -- Southborough MA

Jan 11, 2020 - Mar 7, 2020 Chestnut Hill Farm, 5 Chestnut Hill Road, Southborough, MA

Grab your sled and snow pants and come to the farm for an evening adrenaline rush with some night sledding. Sledding lanes will be lighted. BYO hot chocolate. This event is free and weather permitting. If there's no snow, there's no sledding! This is a self-guided activity; please follow a leave-no-trace-behind policy. Held every Saturday, January 11-March 7, 2020, if there is snow on the ground.

Youth Ice Fishing Derby & Winter Family Fun Day -- Liberty ME

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Lake St. George State Park, 278 Belfast-Augusta Road (Route 3), Liberty, ME

Come learn how to fish, with all equipment and bait provided! Pre-register in the big white barn before heading out on the ice. The Maine State Parks Ski and Snowshoe Trailer will be on site with for cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice skates and sleds, loaned for free during the event.

Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park -- Freeport ME

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road Freeport, ME

Experience the joys of snowshoeing as you track animals through the park! The Maine State Park Ski and Snowshoe trailer will be on site with free equipment rentals both days. Please arrive 15 minutes early for fittings and meet at the benches by the second parking lot, weather permitting.

Great Maine Outdoor Week 2020

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020 Many locations many towns, ME

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations to help people connect with the natural world. Many activities are free and manageable by beginners. Events happen across the state, and may include snowshoeing, skijoring, sauna, star-gazing walks, fat biking, owl prowl, and more. Find events.

Parties, Dances, Balls

World Premier Band Dinner Show – Providence RI

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 10 Memorial BoulevardSkyline at WaterPlace, 1 Finance Way, Providence, RI

World Premier Band is composed of drummer Tony “Sweetp” Hobbs; singer Luke Jackson; rapper and dancer Jeron “Jiggy” Oliver; guitarists C.C. Biggs and Corey; and singer Lady T. Valet included. Dates: February 1, March 7, and May 29.

Providence Preservation Society 2020 Winter Bash – Providence RI

Feb 29, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020 Bucklin Plaza, 69 Bucklin Street, Providence, RI

The 2020 Winter Bash theme is Studio 54. Come on Leap Day and enjoy Rhode Island’s party of the year, featuring music, live entertainment and food. VIP ticket-holders gain access to an exclusive lounge with seating, bottomless bubbles, and gourmet treats. Tickets.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

"Lulu" -- Willimantic CT

Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 83 Windham Street Willimantic, CT

The Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University performs this contemporary opera inspired by the tragic masterpiece "Earth Spirit" by Frank Wedekind. The opera tells the story of Lulu, a homeless child living in fin de siècle Vienna. She is groomed by a predatory father figure and grows up to become a seducer who rips through the lives of all who love her.

Hear Here 2020 – Portland ME

Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland, ME

This annual live concert showcases Portland’s performing arts. This variety show will presents works by a rapper, a dancer, a pop singer, a strings ensemble, a punk rock band, and drummers from Burundi. Performers: Lindsey Bourassa, Bri Lane, Ikirenga cy'Intore, The Jason Spooner Band, USM Chamber Singers, Angelikah, Dominic Lavoie, Shy & Pihcintu Chorus Video, Franchely Benazo. Run time is 90 minutes, with no intermission. There may be strobe lights in use.

Seacoast Skating With The Stars -- Portsmouth NH

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

This professional ice skating show will follow the format of “Dancing with the Stars” and six Seacoast-area skaters are paired with a professional skater to perform a skating routine. Ice Dance International skaters practice with their partners for a week before the show. The complete show also includes performances by professional IDI skaters. A panel of judges determines the Seacoast Skating with the Stars champion.

Mysterious Deceptions with Illusionist David Garrity -- Newport RI

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI

Brace for stunts of possible mind-reading, a magic trick that has a table floating around the stage and out into the audience, and a Houdini-style escape. Illusionist David Garrity uses visual magic and illusions combined with music, pantomime, comedy and audience participation. This is an event of the Newport Winter Festival 2020.

Recycled Percussion -- Concord NH

Feb 29, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH

Turbo-charged drumming on objects that just were never drums before they fell into the hands of these performance maniacs.

Science & Nature

Birding Basics with Maine Audubon -- Falmouth ME

Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 23, 2020 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME

This three-part series reviews the basics of birding. Every two weeks, experts will discuss a different topic about birding.
January 14 -- Identifying birds
January 28 -- Finding birds
February 11 - Bird behavior
February 25 Making it Count (eBird intro)

Trainer Days at Mystic Aquarium- Mystic CT

Jan 5, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT

Bring your most marine animal questions to Mystic Aquarium every Sunday and get to know some of the extraordinary trainers who care for our animals. Meet a different trainer throughout the day starting at 10:30am in the Main Gallery. Trainer Days activities are free with admission. Dates: Every Sunday from January 5 to 26, 2020

Winter Tree ID at Working Woodlands Workshop -- Woodstock VT

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 54 Elm Street Woodstock, VT

Join this 2-hour workshop to learn how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on their twig, bud, needle, and bark characteristics. Jon Bouton will lead an indoor discussion followed by a trek through the park. Bring a bagged lunch and join a lunch discussion after the workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Please pre-register by calling 802-457-3368 x 226, or email leah_marshall@partner.nps.gov.

Guided Wildlife Tracking Exploration -- Andover VT

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 TBA Andover, VT

Chris Bernier, a biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, will lead a 3-hour nature immersion for a small group of participants. This trek will lead us through the snowy landscape with education about habitats, animal tracking, forest management, and land conservation. If you would like to borrow a pair of snowshoes, please indicate this on your registration form. Pre-registration is required and the meeting spot, which is on private land in Andover, Vermont. will be sent to all registrants.

Australia Day at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos -- Boston and Stoneham MA

Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, and Stone Zoo, Pond Street. Boston and Stoneham, MA

Australia is home to a wealth of ecologically diverse and important species. An estimated 500 million to 1 billion animals having died in the country's recent wild fires. On Sunday, January 26, which is also Australia Day, Zoo New England will donate 50 percent of all gate admission sales at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo to Zoos Victoria’s Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund. In addition, a private donor has made a $10,000 challenge gift to match all entry revenue on this day.

Groundhog Eve at Fields Pond -- Holden ME

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 Fields Pond, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME

Celebrate Groundhog Day with treats and s your fascinating facts about woodchucks, the only rodent with its own holiday. Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days. Test your knowledge with a Groundhog trivia game.

Groundhog Eve at Fields Pond With Maine Audubon -- Holden ME

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 Fields Pond, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME

It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks. Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days. Test your knowledge with a Groundhog trivia game. This is a family friendly event.

Eagle Watch on the Connecticut River -- Madison and Haddam CT

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020 Meet at Audubon Shop or at at Eagle Landing State Park (see above) Madison or Haddam, CT

Carpool with Jerry Connolly of The Audubon Shop to five places along the Connecticut River that are excellent for eagle viewing in winter. Connolly will help participants spot eagles from a variety of locations on the river, and will discuss the bird’s natural history. Bring your binoculars and camera or rent binoculars for $4. Participants MUST pre-register by phone at 203-245-9056.
Meet at the Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Road in Madison at 7:45 a.m. or at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam at 8:30 a.m. Note that this is a carpool trip with viewing from shore; it is not a boat trip. Dates: February 8, 15, and 22.

Owls & Ales - Bristol, RI

Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020 Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI

Visit the Audubon Nature Center for a presentation on these fascinating birds and taste local beers. Then take a guided walk through the refuge at night to look and listen for owls. This program is for adults only! Come prepared to walk on a chilly evening. For guests age 21 and older.

Shows & Exhibits

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show 2020 -- Hartford CT

Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020 Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT

It's already spring at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. This year’s theme is Woodland enchantment. More than 200 exhibitors.

Ski Area Events

Wounded Warriors Snowfest -- Hancock MA

Mar 7, 2020 - Mar 7, 2020 Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA

Service members and their families are welcome to enjoy two days of skiing and snowboarding activities at Jiminy Peak. With the support of STRIDE’s adaptive equipment and teaching methods, the veterans will learn how to overcome the challenges of injury and enjoy independence and freedom through sport.


Archery at Charles River Museum -- Waltham MA

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

An archery range and classes inside the historic 1911 Engine House is an inspired opportunity to soak up the knowledge of New England’s industrial past. Certified instructors will teach the fundamentals of recurve shooting in small group classes in 30-minute accelerated sessions. No prior experience necessary, all equipment is provided. Participants must be at least age 9 or at least 50 inches tall to shoot on the range.

US National Toboggan Championships 2020

Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020 Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden, ME

Amateurs and pro team compete on Camden's classic toboggan run for the fastest time. Sledders don crazy costumes for the wild ride on traditional toboggans down the icy track for the title of Champion. Camden Snow Bowl offer skiing and snowboarding plus sledding, tubing and ice skating all winter, but this is their biggest event

Jumpfest 2020 -- Salisbury CT

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020 Salisbury Ski Hill,80 Indian Cave Road (off Route 44) Salisbury, CT

Eastern States Ski Jumping Championship presents Olympic level competition on the 55-meter jump. Events include jumping under the lights on Friday evening, target jumps, human dogsled races, and chili cook-off. Saturday activities include Nordic Kids 20 and 30, meter jumps, and a Snow Ball. Sunday brings the United States Eastern Ski Jumping Championships.

Harris Hill Ski Jump 2020 -- Brattleboro VT

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 Harris Hill Ski Jump, Cedar Street, Brattleboro, VT

This ski jump, an Olympic qualifier, takes place at the only 91-meter Olympic-level ski jump on the East Coast. Each year thousands of thrill-seekers come to watch jumpers soar over 300 feet at speeds up to 60 miles per hour. There will be food vendors, a beer tent and event souvenirs at the base of the jump. FAQs. #lovebrattleborovt


The Kitchen Table: An Evening to Storytelling -- Rangelely ME

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Rangeley Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street. Rangeley, ME

Rangeley Friends of the Arts hosts an evening of personal storytelling. this will be an adventure for those wishing to tell their tales and another to those looking to listen to others tell their tales. If you are interested in getting up and letting the world know about that time when you were there in that place doing that thing, please contact Tim Straub at 864-9995, or email him at tstraubster@gmail.com.


Beveridge Ice Fest -- Mirror Lake NH

Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Rpute 109 Mirror Lake, NH

Beveridge Craft Beer Fest will bring together some of the finest craft breweries around to pour some of their tasty brews on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee. This is a beer fest on frozen water so please come prepared with warm clothing, grips for boots and hand and foot warmers. Your ticket into the fest includes all of he beer samples you would like to try. For guests age 21 and older.


“Almost, Maine” – Portland ME

Jan 21, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020 Portland Stage, 25a Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

With its insightful vignettes about love and life in Maine, this play has charmed audiences across the globe after its premiere in 2004.

"Manhatta" by Yale Rep -- New Haven CT

Jan 24, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street New Haven,, CT

It’s 2008 and securities trader Jane Snake has landed a lucrative job on Wall Street, where her Native Americans ancestors were persecuted by the Dutch four centuries earlier. Past and present intertwine as Jane is caught in the center of a looming mortgage crisis that threatens financial ruin for millions of families––including her own.

“Plaza Suite” – Boston MA

Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick performing together in the Neil Simon comedy “Plaza Suite.” Two world-class actors play three hilarious couples in this Broadway classic.

"I Am My Own Wife" -- New Haven CT

Feb 5, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020 Long Wharf Theater, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT

"I Am My Own Wife" tells the inspiring true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a. transgender woman who survives the Nazi and Communist regimes of East Germany with a combination of determination, intelligence and humility. It is a life-affirming story.

“The Odd Couple” – North Conway NH

Feb 13, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020 M&D at Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse, 2760 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway, NH

Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat-freak writer, moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar’s problems Felix, though, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything. This play is the story of what the two men have to teach each other.

10×10 New Play Festival with Barrington Stage -- Pittsfield MA

Feb 13, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020 Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germaine Stage, 36 Linden Street Pittsfield, MA

10 Ten-Minute Plays times 10 Playwrights = 100 Minutes of Pure Joy. Plays include:
"Digital Detox" -- Digital Detox at Unplugged is a desperate last ditch effort for one couple;
"My Body" -- In a world in which men are not trusted, women hold all of the cards;
"Are You One Of Those Robots?" -- Tele-Nurse Ruth is worn out by life, until one call pushes her out of her indifference;
"Oy Vey Maria" -- It was supposed to be a silent night;
"Closing Doors" -- When a teacher breaks protocol during an active shooter drill, her assistant principal must decide how they can protect their students and their friendship;
"Jill Takes a Leap" -- A woman on the verge of getting married tries to decide if she’s doing the right thing;
"Minor Deviations" -- After his wife's death, McNally looks for a caregiver for their children but struggles to find the right match;
"Stay, Please" -- After Bruce becomes a widower, his neighbor Elaine comes to console him with lasagna;
"Five Seconds" -- It’s audition day for the annual Five Second Play Festival, and everything is on the line;
"With Improvements by the Actors" -- At the first reading of the new “Danish play” at the Globe, some actors have just a few notes for the Bard.

“Fiddler on the Roof” – Boston MA

Feb 25, 2020 - Mar 8, 2020 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

The creators and producers behind “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” and “Oslo” bring a fresh vision to this theatrical masterpiece. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” “Fiddler on the Roof” will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration to life.

"Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" -- Providence RI

Apr 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

This diabolical crime thriller happens in 19th-century London. An exiled barber’s is on a revenge mission . Sweeney Todd is a beautiful, soaring dark comedy filled with stunning terror that will leave you gasping!


Bratt Luv Pub Crawl -- Brattleboro VT

Feb 6, 2020 - Feb 6, 2020 Hermit Thrush Brewery, 29 High Street, (for day-of tickets) Brattleboro, VT

At this pop-up pub crawl, sample food and drink – gin, whiskey, cupcakes -- by 18 local tastemakers at 18 downtown locations. Pop from store to store, pub to pub, sampling edibles and drinks from Southern Vermont’s fine food and craft beverage makers. #lovebrattleborovt

Valentine/Anti-Valentine Sips & Stories -- Waltham MA

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

Love Valentine’s Day or hate it? Either way, come to Gore Place for Sips and Stories in a gorgeous 1806 Mansion. Hear readings on love, romance and singlehood by famous writers like Jane Austen. Enjoy drinks, light appetizers and dessert. For guests age 21 and older. Advance tickets required.

Hoop Your Heart Out Workshop – Brattleboro VT

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020 New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT

Whether you’re looking for a ring or just want to gyrate, bring your special someone to this fun hula hooping class taught by New England Center for Circus Arts coach Sierra Stephenson. For guests age 16 and older. #lovebrattleborovt

Snowshoes and Sweethearts – Brattleboro VT

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, VT

Enjoy a softly lit guided hike on the Nature Trail followed by a romantic campfire with cheese and chocolate fondue. Snowshoes included; hiking poles encouraged. Dress for adventure! Pre-registration is required.This event is adults only. #lovebrattleborovt