Quantcast
 
 
8000 Reasons to go to Class - the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts at Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI - Click here to explore!
Distinctive Inns of New England - A Collection of New England Luxury B&Bs and Country Inns. Click for more info.

Events Calendar - 2019

Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England.

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

We welcome the events that are open to the public. Click here to Submit your Event for FREE

Adults

Lord Hobo Holiday Beer Garden at Stone Zoo – Stoneham MA

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA

Celebrate the holidays with games, merriment and beers from Woburn's Lord Hobo Brewing Company. Access to the Beer Garden is included in the purchase of your ZooLights tickets. Access to the beer garden is restricted for guests age 21 and older. Dates: December 5, 12, and 19.

All Ages

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – Portland ME

Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

This classic story of revival of faith is presented as a 1940s radio broadcast with sound effects performed live on stage. Run time is two hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Antiques

Holiday Antiques, Vintage, and Decorative Arts Show – Wilmington MA

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Shriner's Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA

Largest indoor antiques show in New England. One hundred dealers present antiques, vintage and decorative arts, rare and vintage books and ephemera.

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show 2019 -- Old Greenwich, CT

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road Old Greenwich, CT

Browse antiques from 40 nationally recognized exhibitors of fine and marine art, estate jewelry, American and continental furniture, prints, handbags, decorative objects, and more from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.

Architecture

Historical Tour of the Colonial Theater -- Boston MA

Sep 27, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Guests see the parts and hear stories of the theater building's rich history, in particular about the openings of musicals at the Colonial before they hit Broadway in New York. Enjoy the architecture from the turn of the last century and take a behind-the-scenes look at Boston’s oldest theater. Dates: September 27, October 25, November 22, December 13.

Art Shows

Foundry Artists Show & Sale -- Pawtucket RI

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI

Convenient holiday shopping with a wide range of unique gifts, fine art, functional crafts, and original designs from over 65 local artisans. Free parking. Free Admission. No sales tax. Dates: December 5, 6, 7, 8, 13.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Holiday Crafts Festival at Communicyt College of Rhode Island -- Warwick RI

Nov 29, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Community College of Rhode Island, 400 East Avenue Warwick, RI

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list, all handcrafted by Ocean State artisans. Santa and Mrs. Claus will in attendance as well. item donation for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

WaterFire Holiday Art & Craft Festival -- Providence RI

Nov 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

come to the WaterFire Arts Center in the Valley Street neighborhood and enjoy handmade works by local artists, live music, and local food.

Audubon Holiday Craft Fair -- Smithfield RI

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019 Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI

 AUDUBON CRAFT SALE Local vendors will be selling nature and wildlife related wares like jewelry, ornaments, stationery. Browse , sip warm cider and enter the raffle for a chance to win a handcrafted items donated by our artisans.

Children & Families

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment – Boston MA

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 Boston University Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Four favorite Disney stories – “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Toy Story,” and “Frozen” -- come to life on the ice. Expert skater thrill young guests and parents with vivid storytelling in motion. Dates: December 20-23 and 26-29.

Classes

Making Spirits Bright: Cocktail + Truffle Making Class

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 5, 2019 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI

Join Newport Vineyards for a delicious, festive evening with our Executive Chef Andy Teixeira and cocktail expert Brenna Leveille as they take guests on a truffle-making and cocktail-creating journey.

Comedy

Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show With Gordon Baker-Bone -- Middletown RI

Nov 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI

Host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region including headliner Gordon Baker-Bone. Baker-Bone has been performing around the New York/New Jersey area and is poised to become a top comedian of his generation. His comedy can be described as a clever and witty that connects with people on all levels.

Lewis Black: The Joke's On US Tour -- Springfield MA

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019 MGM Springfield, 1 MGM Way Springfield, MA

Yes, comedian Lewis Black is deeply annoyed … again. Come hear all about it.

Lewis Black: The Joke's on Us Tour -- Concord NH

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

Comedian Lewis Black has always aligned the names of his tours with what is going on in the world around him.

Tammy Pescatelli -- East Greenwich RI

Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

Tammy Pescatelli brings a bold female voice to the subject of sports, television, dating and family life.

Dance

Dancing With The Stars – Live Tour 2020 -- Uncasville CT

Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

The all-new production of Dancing With the Stars will feature professional dancers wowing audiences with every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars.

Dinner

Bradford's 2019 Wild Game Supper

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 245 N Main Street, Bradford, VT

Everyone is welcome, Meats are served buffet style with different types of preparations. Diner includes bear, moose, buffalo, elk, venison, wild boar, rabbit, pheasant, squash, rolls, cabbage salad, gingerbread. Reservations recommended; the dinner often sells out.

DIY Gifts & Crafts

Season of Light: DIY Upcycled Lanterns Family Workshop -- Laconia NH

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH

Bring the whole family to Prescott Farm to make your own lantern out of natural and upcycled materials including branches and tissue paper or metal cans. Then be sure to use your lantern to celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21.

Create a Thanksgiving Centerpiece - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center, 600 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA

Ward’s Nursery staff will guide you in making a harvest table centerpiece with plant material. Every participant puts one together to take home and enjoy. Participants need to supply own pruners and gloves.

Beach Art Workshop – Westport MA

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Gooseberry Island parking lot, Eat Beach Road Westport,, MA

Join artist John Middleton to scour the beach and pick up objects to create a unique beach sculpture. On the beach tour, a guide will describe Gooseberry’s ecology and history. Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station you will create a unique art object. For ages 10 and older. Meet at the Gooseberry Island parking lot. Bring reusable bags. The walk around Gooseberry will be roughly two miles.

Holiday Wreath and Sip at Hancock Shaker Village -- Pittsfield MA

Nov 24, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

Join florist Jed Thompson to create a holiday wreath, using fresh Fraser fir, juniper, pine, and other natural materials. While you work, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. This event sells out, so we suggest reserving early. Fee includes materials, appetizers, and wine. Dates: November 24 and December 8.

Christmas DIY Dinners and Craft Workshops – West Brookfield, MA

Nov 24, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 Salem Cross Inn, 260 West Main Street (Route 9) West Brookfield, MA

Salem Cross Inn dining room is the setting for this evening, which starts with appetizers, a main course of chicken pot pie, biscuits, squash, potatoes, and a seasonal dessert. After your meal, Barry Mongeon will show how to create your chosen holiday craft. Bring wire cutters, craft scissors and garden pruners. All floral supplies will be provided. Order your tickets online or call 508-867-2345. Forty seats for each class fill up fast so buy your tickets early.
Make Your Own Wreath on November 24 -- Students should pick some greenery from their own yards and bring it to the class.
Decorate a Wreath on December 3, 4, and 10 -- Take a basic fresh evergreen wreath and transform it into a beautiful holiday decoration. You will learn the basic techniques of wreath decorating and other design tips.
Make Your Own Door Swag on December 11 -- Make a fresh swag from local greenery, twigs and evergreens then decorate with berries, cones and beautiful red bow. This is a beginner class, learning basic techniques and tips.
Christmas Centerpiece with Candles on December 17 -- This class is geared to the advanced beginner who wants to learn basic floral design techniques. We will be using fresh greenery & flowers, cones, berries & candles all arranged in a charming wooden box.

Make Your Own Christmas Wreath -- South Berwick ME

Nov 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, ME

Enjoy Christmas music and snacks as experts guide you in making a unique Christmas wreath. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Deadline for registration is Monday, November 25.

Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath -- Saunderstown RI

Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019 Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, RI

 casey farm
Make an evergreen wreath from scratch with guidance from the master gardener at Casey Farm. Casey Farm will serve hot cider, Christmas treats, and all craft materials; you bring your holiday cheer. Advance tickets required. Please call for more information.

Holiday Craft Night -- Milton MA

Dec 3, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019 Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

holiday crafts workshop
Following the history and arts of the former Scandinavian servants of the estate, students will create and decorate a nisse winter sprite figure. Get a look at the decorated 1878 mansion and then enjoy wine and snacks in the kitchen. Registration is required. Crafts are geared toward adults but would be suitable for children over ten years old accompanied by an adult. Please call for more information.

Sea Glass Ornament Making Workshop -- Bristol RI

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI

Come create a beautiful ornament with sea glass found on local beaches. Program includes all materials. Find something special on the beach? Bring that too! This class fills quickly, please register early.

Creative Holiday Cards Workshop -- South Pomfret VT

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT

Make three holiday cards, each one unique and creatively handmade for someone special! Come learn card folding techniques, ink distressing, stamping, and embossing. This is a half-hour workshop. For age 16 and older. Instructor is Patricia Files Rodriguez.

Snow Globe Making at Fruitlands -- Harvard MA

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

Wayside Gallery is the location for an afternoon of crafting -- make your own snow globe as a gift for friends or family or create one to decorate your own home. All ages are welcome. Supplies and instructions provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration for timed sessions is required.

Handmade Soaps Workshop -- South Pomfret VT

Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT

Using a goat’s milk soap base and essential oils, honey, and other natural ingredients, you will learn to create batches of decorative soap. Participants are welcome to bring a favorite essential oil fragrance to class, but several oils will be available for use. We will pour our soaps into fancy molds and make charming wrappers and labels. This is a two-hour workshop.

Needle-Felted Christmas Trees -- South Pomfret VT

Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT

 needle felting workshop VT Come create beautiful 3D tabletop trees using special hand tools and colorful wool roving. This class will cover the basics of “felting” wool without sewing and is for anyone with or without experience in this medium. The process of needle felting makes each piece one of a kind. This is a four-hour workshop.

December Culinary Series: Making Peasant Bread -- Falmouth MA

Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA

This workshop will teach participants how to make peasant bread. Everyone will leave with a loaf of read and a bowl to make it in at home. This is a great idea for a holiday gift--either to yourself or a friend. Recipes and tastes are provided. Register online or call 508-495-1878 ext. 2

Christmas Centerpiece Workshop --Waltham MA

Dec 15, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA

Christmas centerpiece workshop
Create a festive and fresh centerpiece for your holiday table, using greens, berries, and flowers. You will leave with a finished centerpiece that looks and smells fantastic. Greenhouse Manager Lynn Ackerman teaches this workshop. Advance tickets required. Please call for more information.

Festivals

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving 2019 -- Plymouth MA

Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 many locations Plymouth, MA

plymouth thanksgiving parade The celebration of Thanksgiving brings history to life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, soldiers, patriots, and pioneers re-take the streets of Plymouth.
Parade. November 23 at 11 a.m. Parade steps off from Benny’s Plaza Court Street. this event displays in chronological order America’s heritage, the floats demonstration each century from the 17th through the 21st.
Historic Village. November 23. Brewster Gardens will bustle with people in costume, re-creating living areas and scenarios of historical eras.
Wampanoag Pavilion. Wampanoag and Colonial interpreters at the pavilion giving you information about that first feast known by many as Thanksgiving.
Food Festival. Near Plymouth Rock. The best soups, chowders, desserts, party foods, entrees and décor in the region.
Concert. November 22. Celebration of drum and bugle corps music. Tickets are required.
Harvest Market. Meet 30 local farmers and food makers and shop for Thanksgiving feast ingredients. https://usathanksgiving.com/

Film

Short Short Story Film Festival -- Providence RI

Nov 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Acoustic Java Café & Microcinema, 204 south Main Street, Providence, RI

The Short Short Story Film Festival includes live-action and animated films that tell a story in less than six minutes. The first program, “Heartstrings,” screens at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The second program, “Headtrip,” screens at 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Food, Wine, Beer

New England Harvest Feast at Plimoth Plantation -- Plymouth MA

Oct 11, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA

Sit down to a 17th-century meal at Plimoth Plantation. Your modern host will guide you through the meal, while visitors from the past and experts from today will answer your questions about England and Plymouth, old and new. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs. Ticket price includes admission to the Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Plimoth Grist Mill, Craft Center and Nye Barn, tax and service.
Bill of fare includes wood-pressed cider, cheate bread and butter, sallet of herbs, mussels seeth'd with parsley and beer, dish of Turkey, sauc'd, pottage of cabbage, leeks & onions, a sweet pudding of native corn ... and more. Advance reservations required. All sales are final. Family style dinner service with pre-assigned seating is arranged for you. Dates: October 11, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 24, 27, 29, and 30.

Guided Tours

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.

Historic

300 Years of Thanksgiving Traditions Guided Tour at Strawbery Banke -- Portsmouth NH

Nov 2, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

This 90-minute program explains how Thanksgiving has evolved into the holiday that Americans celebrate today. Costumed role players lead craft making and tours of homes from three centuries. Themes of this holiday over three hundred years inclues charity, survival, gratitude, national identity, and the celebration of family and community. Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November 2 - December 1, and Friday, November 29.

Home & Studio Tours

Putney Craft Tour 2019

Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019 Participating arts, at their studios Putney, VT

Once each year, local craftsmen open their studios for the public to come and explore and to purchase our unique crafts directly from the makers. Putney in the home and workplace of one of the highest concentrations of award winning craftsmen in America. Map. Next Stage Arts and Sandglass Theater will be presenting works during the weekend.

Literary

Moby Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum 2020

Jan 3, 2020 - Jan 5, 2020 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

At this annual readathon of America’s most iconic novel, “Moby-Dick,” you’ll relive the narrative and travel back in time on a thrilling adventure. In addition to the main event, the Whaling Museum hosts two mini-marathons on January 4: a Portuguese-language reading of Tiago Patricio’s abridged Moby-Dick; and a children’s version by Classic Starts. Reader sign-up begins November 8, 2019. Email: mdmarathon@whalingmuseum.org.

Music

Music at Pump House Music Works -- Wakefield RI

Sep 26, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown ROAD, Wakefield, RI

A guitar-makers’ workshop by day, a venue for live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the Pump House welcomes everything from folk to bluegrass to jazz, punk and big band. Fun, casual and welcoming music in a real old stone pump house. See website for schedule.

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap -- Plymouth NH

Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap had six consecutive gold records and sold more records in 1968 than any other recording act ...Including The Beatles. for guests age 13 and older,

Voices from the Heart Fall Concert -- Portsmouth NH

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 292 State Street Portsmouth, NH

The concert will inspire handclapping, moments of quiet tenderness, and dance-in-your-seat African beat, American gospel and Zimbabwe music accompanied by the WorldBeat Marimba band.

Gilberto Santa Rosa -- Cranston RI

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI

Gilberto Santa Rosa is loved as one of the most successful Latin music vocalists in the world.

Rustic Overtones

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire stage, 16 South Main Street. Concord, NH

Rustic Overtones is a seven-piece rock band from Portland Maine that play indie rock influenced by soul, punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 1960s and 1970s.

Adam Ezra Group -- East Greenwich RI

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

For their most recent release, "Hurricane Wind," the Adam Ezra Group fans shared the music for free with over 5000 people over the course of two weeks.

Cellist Mike Block & Guitarist Derek Gripper in Concert -- Kittery ME

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME

Mike Block is a celebrated cello player and member of the Silk Road Ensemble. Block's solo show features a mixture of original compositions and songs. Guitarist, violist, and composer Derek Gripper has forged a career blending classical music with African folk traditions.

Organ Concert Series at Canterbury Shaker Village -- Canterbury NH

Nov 24, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH

To celebrate the recent restoration of the 1887 Hook & Hastings pipe organ, Canterbury Shaker Village is hosting a concert series this fall. Each concert will be followed by an informal reception in the Creamery. Organist R.P. Hale will present on his interest in Mexican Baroque, and relationships between early Shaker hymns, New England shape-note hymns, and early Anglican hymns. His concert will include a virginal-harpsichord and double-bass hammer-dulcimer.

Thanksgiving Fireside Sing-Along -- Manchester VT

Nov 28, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, VT

Join innkeeper and songwriter and children’s entertainer Melissa Levis for a fireside family singing along at the Wilburton Inn. Gather in the historic mansion’s living room beside the blazing fire and sing-along to all the classics from “This Land Is Your Land” to “American Pie.” All welcome. Bring your own instruments and play along too. Dates: November 28 and November 30.

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.

Thanksgiving Concert by Taconic Chamber Players --Manchester Center VT

Nov 30, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT

Deborah Buck and Joana Genova, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, and Sophie Shao, cello, perform string quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn in what has become a popular tradition for families and their holiday guests.

Music Benefit for Somerville Homeless Coalition at the Burren

Dec 4, 2019 - Dec 4, 2019 The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

This is always a sell-out and features the best in eclectic music and some Christmas Sing-Alongs as well. The purpose is to raise funds for the Somerville Homeless Coalition while celebrating the diversity of live music inthe burren. Line-up to be announced.

Davina and the Vagabonds -- Norfolk CT

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 5, 2019 Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music. Davina's has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday.

Chris Botti at the Wilbur -- Boston MA

Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Since the release of his CD "When I Fall In Love," trumpet player Chris Botti has become an enormously popular instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music. Botti has performed with the best musicians of the day, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, and more.

Hot Tuna 50th Anniversary -- New London CT

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019 Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street New London, CT

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and core members Hot Tuna, bring their fusion of rock and blues to new London. Hot Tuna started as a side project during Kaukonen's and Casady's Jefferson Airplane days. The two have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in rock history.

Terrapin -- Hartford CT

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front Street Hartford, CT

Terrapin is the ultimate Grateful Dead experience playing an authentic mix of Grateful Dead and other vintage jam-centric music.

Cher: Here We Go Again Tour -- Boston MA

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 TD Garden, 100 Legends Way Boston, MA

Cher! No further explanation needed!

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band -- West Kingston RI

Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI

The Beaver Brown Band is unquestionably one of the greatest and most successful acts in Rhode Island music history.

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles -- Portland ME

Dec 28, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME

These four musicians sound just like The Beatles; the show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles.

Percy Hill -- Beverly MA

Dec 28, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

Percy Hill's musicianship is clearly on the level with Sting, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan. This performance is a dance show with two types of seating options. The orchestra will be sold as general admission. All seats in the balcony are reserved. .

Everclear -- East Greenwich RI

Jan 16, 2020 - Jan 16, 2020 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

Everclear has created some of the best ’90s alt-rock hits, and it has begun exploring the full range of past material in its catalogue.

Outdoor Activities

Green Friday Opt Outside Hike at Fruitlands –Harvard MA

Nov 29, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

Forget the shopping and head to the woods to work off that Thanksgiving meal with your family. This guided hike will cover 2 miles of moderate terrain. Watch for signs of plant and animal life, and wrap up with cider at Wayside Gallery.This program is limited and pre-registration is required.Fruitlands Museum Shop, Art Gallery, and Wayside Gallery will also be open noon – 5 p.m.

Owl Prowl at Fruitlands -- Harvard MA

Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

Come walk the trails of Fruitlands Museum to see who-who-who might be out in the dark winter woods. Naturalist Laurie Nehring leads this family friendly Owl Prowl. This program involves winter night hiking on a three-quarter- mile moderate hiking trail. Space is limited and this program is likely to sell out. Pre-registration is required. For ages 7 and up. Rain date is December 7.

Parades

Illuminate Thanksgiving 2019– Plymouth MA

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 See description below Plymouth, MA

The program opens at the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse at Town Square, where a Procession of Lights begins to move down Leyden Street. At the Plymouth waterfront main stage, there will be performances by Northern Lights A Capella Chorus and Plymouth International Chorus. Gov. William Bradford’s “One Small Candle” quote will be read by one of his descendants, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Latin Night Dance party With Lookie Lookie -- Kittery ME

Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME

Lookie Lookie returns for a hot night of Latin music. You don't need to know how to salsa dance -- you can dance free form, rock nr oll style, and or add your couple dancing moves.

Midwinter Masquerade at the Hawthorne Hotel — Salem MA

Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA

The Grand Ball Room of the Hawthorne Hotel will be transformed into a wicked winter wonderland, and many other rooms will contain artisan vendor pop-ups, mask-makers, jewelry designers, hair and make-up artists, and more. Mystical encounters will be happening throughout the hotel! Find clues and solve riddles for the chance to win prizes. The Lord of Misrule will be crowned this night.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

FLIP Fabrique is a young circus troupe from Canada that storytelling, performance, and athletic feats. They celebrate a subject Canadians know well: winter! Live music accompanies the visual effects, making for a madcap, poetic journey through the season.

Science & Nature

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

Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville CT

Jan 16, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Enjoy four days of boating expertise and shopping at the Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun's Earth Expo & Convention Center.

Theater

“Billy Elliot the Musical” -- East Haddam CT

Sep 3, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT

Young Billy Elliot is pulled between his family’s coal-mining roots and his newly discovered passion to dance. Is his future boxing gloves or ballet shoes? In this Broadway phenomenon with songs by the legendary Elton John, following your dream has never been more electric!

"The Sound of Music"

Nov 20, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 Northern Stage at Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

Young postulant Maria Rainer is having trouble in her process of becoming a Catholic nun. Hired to work as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home into a place of fun and music.

"Sense and Sensibility" Costumed Reading -- Lenox MA

Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters. This is a costumed reading.

“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.

Workshops & Classes

Farmhouse Kitchen Series Bread Baking for Adults -- Laconia NH

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH

Spend an afternoon inside the historic farmhouse at Prescott Farm and learn to bake your own bread. The instructor uses a simple no-knead recipe that makes a delicious, crusty artisan loaf. Experiment with a hand cranked grain grinder and learn a bit about the science behind how bread rises.