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All Ages

Happy Place

Apr 5, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019 500 Boylston St. Boston, MA

This massive pop-up experience is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Sold out runs in Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto brought smiles to everyone who enters our doors.. Highlights include: dancing in the indoor Confetti Dome, jumping off of a larger than life rainbow into a pot of happiness, and posing inside a rubber ducky bathtub of fun.

Newport Arboretum Week 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Many locations Newport, RI

Newport Arboretum Week hosts many events that invite the public to meet, understand, and appreciate this historic city’s magnificent arboretums.
April 24
Flower Power: Floriculture, Floral Designers and Car Follies in the Gilded Age at Salve Regina University – Historian John Tschirch explores the floral extravaganzas of the age, including rose draped garden follies and one of the most spectacular hydrangea-laden parades of the era. 6 p.m.
April 25
Tree Walk at The Arboretum at Salve Regina University — The campus tree walk will guide visitors through a curated loop of distinct tree specimens of the arboretum. The tour will begin at the Wakehurst property gate at Leroy & Ochre Point Avenues. 11:30 a.m.
April 26
Tree Walks at Frederick Law Olmsted Park & Arboretum next to the National Museum of American Illustration — Enjoy a free guided tour of the highlights of the Frederick Law Olmsted Park & Arboretum. Walks at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Lighting of the Trees Celebration & Illuminated Trolley Tours from Newport Elks Lodge on April 26 — Illuminated Trolley Tours will offer spectacular views of Newport’s illuminated historic tree canopy. Trolley tours depart at 8:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
April 27
Sidewalk Parade, Tree Path Opening & Hope Tree Planting — The Sidewalk Parade of Hope will wind its way along the sidewalks of Newport, with costumes, music, and dance as it departs from the Florence Gray Center, past 20 decorated trees, ending at Miantonomi Park. 12:30 -3 p.m.
April 28 Newport Trolley Tree Tour at Salve Regina University — Join Christopher Fletcher of Bartlett Tree Experts on a fascinating tour of to some of the more unique and specialty trees found in the various arboreta in Newport. The trolley departs at 10 a.m. from the Antone Academic Center on Lawrence/Leroy Avenue. 9:30 a.m.

ArtWeek 2019

Apr 26, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Many locations; see event website Many cities and towns, MA

ArtWeek is art-immersion fun for anyone with a sense of adventure. ArtWeek presents unexpected experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.
Examples of previous ArtWeek events include multicolor lighting of iconic structures like the Prudential Tower, a biking tour of Allston’s cultural landmarks, how to design political posters, an open mic night, Lego master training, mastering traditional Greek dances, behind the scenes at the Urban Nutcracker, how to give a TEDx Talk, how to paint like Monet.
Calendar of events.

ArborEarth Festival 2019 at Bartlett Arboretum

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

Families will enjoy listening to music, touring the Bartlett's gardens and greenhouse, viewing tree climbing and planting demonstrations and visiting our booths to learn about gardening, nature, conservation, and sustainability. Kids will also love learning about backyard critters and pollinators, face painting, composting, riding in a cherry picker, and crafting.

Earth Day Open House 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Road/Route 69 Bristol, CT

Enjoy tours, hayrides around Indian Lake and through the forest, programs and activities related to Earth Day, visits with our farm animals, a native plant sale, live bird of prey show and a Native American demonstration (including a tour of our wigwams). Enjoy a first-hand look at our Summer Camp activities such as archery and recreational tree climbing. Email: eoconnell@elcct.org

Pawcatuck River Duck Race 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Main and Mechanic streets, Westerly, RI

In spectacular fashion, 20,000 rubber ducks are released off the Westerly-Pawcatuck Bridge for a race down the Pawcatuck River. Forty-one schools and non-profit organizations raise money for their worthy causes. Duck games, face painting, food and other activities make it a wonderful family event.

Spring Open House at Highfield Hall

May 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA

Come to Spring Open House and go on a tour, dance around the Maypole, check out the floral demonstrations, meet the local artists from the current spring exhibitions, create some music in the woods and end the day with a book signing for one of our featured artists.

Abbe Museum Indian Market 2019

May 17, 2019 - May 20, 2019 Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, and downtown Bar Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor and the Abbe Museum will be hosting the Northeast's biggest Native American marketplace. This three-day American Indian art market will feature Native artists from Maine and the Northeast, along with a preview party, film festival, and fashion show. Visitors meet the creators of handmade heritage products.
Friday: Preview Party at the Abbe Museum, 5 p.m.; Friday-Monday: Indigenous Film Festival at Reel Pizza Cinerama; Saturday-Sunday: Abbe Museum Indian Market on the Village Green, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: Indian Market Fashion Show at the Criterion Theatre, 6 p.m.

Antiques

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.

Art Walks

SoWa Art Walk

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 SoWa, 450 + 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

Celebrate and explore Boston's vibrant arts community during the 15th annual SoWa Art Walk. Meet the artists in their studios, view the latest gallery exhibits, and enjoy an immersive art experience. The SoWa Art Walk is family friendly and free.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Daffodil Days Arts & Artisan Fair 2019 - Tiverton, RI

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Tiverton Four Corners, 3850 Main Road Tiverton, RI

This event will coincide with a weekend long celebration of the yearly blooming of the 3,000 bulbs that planted five years ago on the grounds of the Meeting House and around Tiverton Four Corners. The fair will be a unique, boutique artist showcase; shop for flora and fauna inspired creations from a finely curated group of local and regional artists & artisans who will be offering wood, pottery, fiber, leather, soap, fine art, photography & and jewelry.

Guilford Art Center Craft Expo 2019

Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 Guilford Green, Guilford, CT

Craft Expo is known for its one-of-a-kind work of the highest quality in ceramics, fiber, jewelry, glass, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Come enjoy a silent, craft making demonstrations, chalk artists, an art tent for kids, beer and wine, a food court, live music and more. Craft Expo is a must-see summer event.

Children & Families

Age of Dinosaurs Exhibit at ECHO

Feb 25, 2019 - May 12, 2019 ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street Burlington, VT

Dinosaurs come alive! Through immersive habitats with life-size animatronic dinosaurs, visitors will witness dinosaur interactions from parental care and herds, to predation. Interactive stations include a fossil dig pit, fossil rubbing and remote-control dinosaurs.

Baby Animal Fest at Hancock Shaker Village

Apr 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

Newborn lambs, piglets, calves, and chicks join the community in the Round Stone Barn in spring. . Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Spend Easter and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos. Schedule of events.

Fairy Garden Days

Apr 17, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI

Explore fairy houses and villages along the Gnome Trail. Build your own a fairy or gnome home. Stroll through the gardens to find whimsical tiny houses constructed of natural materials.

Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke

Apr 20, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke showcases more than a dozen heirloom breeds of barnyard baby aAnimals and their moms) that would have been familiar to earlier generations. The event is a family opportunity to learn more about domestic livestock typical on coastal northern New England farms from the 17th century to present day. For the health and safety of the animals and people, petting is not allowed.

Dinosaur Days spring Vacation Camp at ECHO

Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street Burlington, VT

Dino Days at ECHO, for children in grades kindergarten through Grade 5. Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus. Apatosaurus and Pterandon. Dinosaurs are coming to ECHO! Join us each day as we dig into these creatures and their features.

April School Vacation Camps with Burlington Parks & Rec

Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 See description below Burlington, VT

April Vacation Camp at CP Smith School. A week of active games, arts & crafts, off site activities, and the opportunity to be out and enjoying the spring weather. Single days or all five days. Early morning care offered, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ages 5-11. $40-$50.
Chess Wizards Camp at Miller Recreation Center. Kids improve chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle - the brain! Activities include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. 9 a.m.-noon.
April Football Camp at Rice High School. Burlington Youth Football staff and coaches will instruct campers, teaching them drills appropriate to each camper’s age and ability level. 9 a.m.-noon.
VT Voltage Soccer Camp at Calahan Park.VT Voltage Professional Soccer Academy invites young soccer enthusiasts to be part of a challenging educational experience. Half-day and full-day opportunities. Ages 7-14. $115-$195. 9 a.m.-noon or 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cool Arts Camp at Leddy Ice Arena. April Cool Camp includes instruction in skating skills and presentation with fun off ice games, crafts and activities. Campers will be grouped by ability for on ice activities. Cool Camp is appropriate for beginner skaters through Preliminary level. 8 a.m.-noon and noon-5 p.m. $120-$185

Children's Breakfast with Baby Animals

Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

The Children's Breakfast is designed to give children ages 4 - 8 (all ages admitted) an opportunity to meet the baby lambs, kids, chicks, and other animals, up close. Kids learn about milking, feed the animals, and create a fiber craft gift to take home. Tickets include a breakfast snack (for children only) and all-day admission to the Baby Animals event.

Spring Fling Season Opening at Heritage Museums and Gardens

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

Enjoy food and craft beer outdoors; listen to live music from The Oysters Duo. Ourdoor games for kids,

Earth Day Birthday Party with Save the Bay

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Easton's Beach rotunda and Save The Bay Exploration Center, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI

This family event will start with a beach cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by an afternoon of games, activities, live music, performances, and more. Enjoy the April exhibit “Deep Sea Discoveries” to learn about adaptations that help marine creatures survive in deep ocean waters, including bioluminescence and biofluorescence.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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

The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King.

Once Upon a Time...Stories at the Symphony

May 25, 2019 - May 25, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Come with the Boston Pops as they take you on musical storytelling journey, presenting Jim Beckel’s "From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond," and some selections by storytellers John Williams and Aaron Copland. The concert concludes with Lemony Snicket’s "The Composer is Dead!," a madcap whodunnit. there will be a sensory friendly performance on June 1, 11 a.m.

Family Hike: Spring Eye Spy

May 27, 2019 - May 27, 2019 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA

Get your little ones out of the house and build your family's outdoor confidence on a guided family hike. Meet up with your group of fellow explorers to hit the trails. We'll go at a comfortable pace and leave plenty of space for asking questions and stopping to observe. The exact meeting place will be emailed to you the week of the hike. Email: vsindorf@thetrustees.org

Classes

Class on Regional American Cuisine: California's Best

May 9, 2019 - May 9, 2019 Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover, MA

Join chef and cookbook author Leigh Belanger in a hands-on cooking class inspired by the best of California’s culinary traditions. Participants will create a 3-course springtime meal in California. Expect artichokes, goat cheese, sweet peas, handmade pasta, and a fruit-focused dessert. Pre-registration is required.

Comedy

Comedian Brian Regan

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Shubert Theater, 247 College Street New Haven,, CT

Considered by critics, fans and fellow comedians as one of the best stand-ups in the country, comedian Brian Regan makes a stop at the Shubert as part of his non-stop theater tour.

Piff The Magic Dragon

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A Street, Derry, NH

Think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. Joined by Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua, the dynamic duo have performed all over the world in iconic venues. He was the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their 17 date UK tour and graces the cover of their Grammy award winning album “Babel”.

Vir Das in Boston | The LOVED Tour

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Vir Das is the biggest English-speaking comedian in India. He broke into Americans' comic consciousness with his Netflix special, "Vir Das: Abroad Understanding," and a recently announced Hulu comedy series.

Comedian Bob Marley

May 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA

Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night television circuit, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.

Fred Armisen: Comedy for Musicians but Everyone is Welcome

May 23, 2019 - May 23, 2019 State Theatre, 609 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Fred Armisen is of German, Japanese, and Venezuelan descent. He played drums for Trenchmouth in 1988, Blue Man Group in the 1990s, and in 1997 he toured with Those Bastard Souls. He then tried stand-up comedy. In 2002 he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

The Italian Chicks

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

The Italian Chicks is a two-hour comedy revue About family, traditions, and culture in the world of Italian-Americans. The Italian Chicks bring their audience along to the place in their hearts that they love to revisit.

Comedian Juston McKinney

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, ME

Mainer Juston McKinney gave up law enforcement to undertake a national career in comedy that started over 20 years ago in New York City clubs on the weekends.

Miss Richfield 1981

Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, ME

Miss Richfield brings her new show “Gender Fluids,“ in which she attempts to find non-binary answers to our confusing world. Enjoy new music, videos, costumes, and audience assistance,

Cruises

Lake Sunapee Musical Cruise with Opera North

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 MV Mount Washington, 1 Lake Avenue Sunapee, NH

Set sail aboard the MV Mount Sunapee and enjoy dinner and a concert featuring Opera North resident artists while cruising beautiful Lake Sunapee.

Farms

Sheep Shearing Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

The entire family will delight in watching sheep get their annual haircuts. Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing, spinning, dying, and weaving. Visitors will see Shaker-made woolen items , meet fiber artisans, and get involved in hands-on activities, including making a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn and learning how to spin and weave.

Sheep Shearing and Herding at Billings Farm

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Watch the farm's Southdown ewes shed their heavy winter fleece with the help of our sheep shearer. And watch as border Collies follow commands and their instincts to herd sheep in the farm fields. Hands-on wool activities.

Festivals

Hoedown at Blow-Me-Down Farm

Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 Blow Me Down Farm, Wilson Road Cornish, NH

Big Apple Circus director Mark Lonergan and a team of professional circus artists team up with Opera North again this summer for “Singers and Swingers, 2.0” Celebrate American dreams with the music of Copland, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. General admission.

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 300 North Main Street Northampton, MA

Come enjoy the Highland dance competition, heavy athletics, pipe and drum competition, massed bands, clan tents, Scottish food and vendors, beer and mead, bands from Scotland. The music is full of energy and very entertaining. This is a cultural event you do not want to miss.

Film

Monadnock International Film Festival 2019 - Keene and Peterborough, NH

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Participating theaters Keene and Peterborough, NH

Monadnock International Film Festival showcases award-winning independent cinemas from around the world, featuring both narrative and documentary films, plus Q&A's and panel discussions with guest filmmakers as well as lively after parties. Eail: dianna@moniff.org Schedule

Fitness

Ride to Work Sendoff - Peacedale, RI

May 17, 2019 - May 17, 2019 Meet at the old train station, 43 Railroad Street Peacedale, RI

Join members of the South County community as they enjoy light refreshments and camaraderie before they ride their bikes to work (and school)! Enjoy light refreshments, bike decorating, RIPTA bus with a bike-loading demo, music and prizes . Stedman's Bike Shop will set up a service station. Email: dahlrachel@gmail.com Phone:

Gardens

Estate and Rhododendron Tour at Naulakha

May 29, 2019 - May 30, 2019 Naulakha, 481 Kipling Road, Dummerston, VT

Come for a one-hour guided tour of Rudyard Kipling’s former Vermont estate when the 100-yard multi-colored rhododendron tunnel is in full bloom. Learn about Naulakha, the restored main house where Kipling wrote "The Jungle Book" and "Captains Courageous." Visit the Kipling Carriage House and the Barn Museum. Enjoy tea on the back deck . Each of the daily tours fills up quickly.

Health & Fitness

Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Deb Cook

Mar 25, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road Falmouth, ME

Deb Cook lead a weekly class blend of meditation, gentle yoga and yoga nidra/deep relaxation as we tune in to the emergence of spring. This popular class is open to all levels, no experience and all experience is welcome. Dates are March 25; April 1, 15, and 29.

World Tai Chi Day 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Entrance Gate to Chinatown Park, John F. Fitgerald Surface Road and Beach Street, Boston, MA

Students and teachers from the Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association celebrate the biggest Tai Chi event of the year! Join them in Boston’s Chinatown Park (next to the iconic Gate) for the annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day performance. In case of rain, the event will take place at the Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St, in Chinatown.

Historic

Enfield Shaker Experience at Strawbery Banke

May 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

Pontine Theatre, the Enfield Shaker Singers and Chef James Haller offer a Shaker Day program. Mary Ann Haagan, Enfield Shaker Singers, introduces Jane Blanchard, Enfield Shaker — A Sketch of her Experience. The 30-minute performance features a theater narrative with Shaker songs. Pontine Co-Director Greg Gathers offers his book with original illustrations.

Magical History Tour 2019 and Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019 Cocktail party at Masonic Temple, 415 Congress Street, Portland; check in for tour is Brown Library, 485 Congress Street Portland, ME

The Magical History Tour is Saturday, May 11.This fun, self-guided exploration unlocks access to captivating Portland historic sites usually closed to the public. Exploring places at your own pace with a special map. Docents at each destination describe that site's history. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $60.
Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party is Friday, May 10, at Portland Masonic, Congress Street. Designers Decontie & Brown will display haute couture fashion and luxury jewelry, inspired by their heritage. Also, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, cash bar, auction bidding, and a sneak peek of Magical History Tour sites. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35; under age 18, $5.

Scrimshaw Weekend and Nautical Antiques Show

May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA

Enthusiasts from across the country and abroad gather to enjoy this distinctive and beautiful art form for two days of discovery, learning, and stimulating talks alongside the Nautical Antiques Show. The antique show is Friday, May 10, noon-5 p.m. It presents high-quality antiques like scrimshaw, nautical instruments and tools, whaling logbooks, ship models, photos, paintings, prints. The Scrimshaw Weekend, starting Saturday, includes talks, a banquet and an optional trip to Nantucket. See website for details.

Mother's Day in the Herb Garden at Gilbert Stuart Museum

May 12, 2019 - May 12, 2019 Gilbert Stuart Museum, 815 Gilbert Stuart Road. Saunderstown, RI

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a visit to the museum and a special presentation in Gilbert Stuart’s mother’s herb garden. Join us to find out some common and unusual uses of herbs in colonial times. Herbal themed refreshments will be served. Herb presentation will be available at 1:30 p.m.

Home Sweet Home Open House Day with Trustees of Reservations

May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019 Eight participating mansions and properties Many towns, MA

At Home Sweet Home Open House Day, Trustees of Reservations celebrates the architects and craftspeople who designed and built these historic properties. From grand mansions to humble colonials to mid-century modern masterpieces, the historic houses were a reflection of the taste and time of the owner. Learn about architects, locations, styles, and building materials. Participating properties are Castle Hill on Crane Estate, Fruitlands Museum, Mission House, Naumkeag, The Old Manse, The Folly at Field Farm, The Stevens-Coolidge Place, William Cullen Bryant Homestead. See open house day website for locations and other details

Home & Studio Tours

Underhill Ironworks Spring Open Studio

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Underhill Ironworks, 185 River Road, Underhill, VT

Sculpture makes a wonderful addition to your landscaping designs for all seasons and is an excellent gift for you or someone else. Please stop by to meet the artist and explore the sculpture.

Literary

The Undiscovered Country: Shakespeare & Mount Auburn

Apr 28, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA

Many monuments at Mount Auburn are adorned with quotations from the great English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, and several theater actors are buried here. Join Docent Susan Zawalich to honor Shakespeare's 455th birthday and visit the grave sites of Edwin Booth, Charlotte Cushman and others, searching out some of the incised quotations, and reciting some of the memorable words of Shakespeare in our beautiful spring setting.

Museums

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence Exhibit

Mar 23, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH

Using skills passed down through generations, the Ubuhle women have created a multidimensional, contemporary art form by applying exquisite Czech glass beads onto plain black cloth, reminiscent of Xhosa headscarves and skirts.

Exhibit: Hilltown 6 and the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Apr 13, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019 Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA

Hilltown 6 and the Asparagus Valley Trail features work from the principle potters of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail and Hilltown 6, two groups of renowned ceramic artists working in western Massachusetts. Exhibit is on display through June 30.

Art in Bloom 2019 at Museum of Fine Arts

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 435 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Enjoy art from across the Museum of Fine Arts’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations. Daily events include tours of arrangements throughout the galleries; flower-arranging demonstrations; informal dining among European paintings at the Art in Bloom Café; and outdoor walking tours. Art in Bloom launches with a Preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 26 from 3 to 10 pm. Guest speaker Remco van Vliet demonstrates creative techniques for designing spectacular arrangements from classic to contemporary.

Free Sunday at Clark Art Institute

May 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA

In anticipation of the special exhibition "Renoir: The Body, The Senses" (opening June 8), a figure-drawing session with a live model will be held in the Museum Pavilion. Visitors are also invited to relax by the reflecting pools and create an abstract landscape inspired by the artwork of Ida O’Keeffe. A live performance will be held outdoors on Stone Hill. Activities related to the Clark’s summer programs will be held from 1–4 pm.

Music

1964 The Tribute

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 Main Street Plymouth, NH

The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them live. "1964" meticulously re-creates the magic of those live Beatles performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy.

Cash Unchained -- The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North Salisbury, MA

Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. The band has been national sought after while touring all over US bringing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash.

Opera North’s Spring Fling Gala

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Quechee Club. 3268 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, VT

Celebrate spring and Shakespeare with opera and musical theatre inspired by the Bard’s plays. From Verdi’s Macbeth and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, to Broadway hits including The Boys from Syracuse, Kiss Me, Kate, and more, Shakespeare Sings! Special Guest Artist: Sandra Lopez, soprano (Tosca, 2017) who returns to Opera North this summer to sing Lady Macbeth. A cash bar will be available.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

The Official Blues Brothers Revue pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Now the iconic duo featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, is bringing the flavor and magic originally created by Aykroyd & John Belushi.

Patti Smith and Her Band

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Bushnell Performing Arts Center, 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT

Patti Smith is a four time Grammy nominee, and a legend for her albums Radio Ethiopia, Easter, and Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, trampin, Land, twelve, Banga. Outside Society, and Horses/Horses.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck Duet

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

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The duet combines Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment and their extraordinary live set Two.

Adam Wakefield

May 3, 2019 - May 3, 2019 Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH

Adam Wakefield brings the sounds of Memphis soul, rock ’n’ roll, New Orleans funk, even jazz and classical, pre-bro country — pretty much all music that speaks from the heart. In terms of genre, he follows no rules.

Spring Concert: Sudden Light with Bel Canto Singers

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 First Congregational Church, 10 S. Park Street, Lebanon, NH

Bel Canto celebrates the many forms of light which illuminate our lives. Selections include music by Handel, Gjeilo, Juneau and Stroope, along with arrangements of American folk songs, jazz and spirituals. Accompaniments provided by string quintet and piano. A reception will follow both concerts.

Straight No Chaser

May 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

Straight No Chaser, a male a cappella group, is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people with humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

Brooklyn rider

May 8, 2019 - May 8, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider offers audiences an eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.

Opening Night at Pops with Bernadette Peters

May 8, 2019 - May 8, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Celebrate the Opening Night of the Spring Pops season with Bernadette Peters, conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. Also on the program will be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond by composer James Beckel.

Dark Star Orchestra

May 9, 2019 - May 9, 2019 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience by performing from the Dead’s extensive catalog.

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

May 10, 2019 - May 10, 2019 Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

In 1977, Sugar Ray Norcia and Neil Gouvin were working southern Rhode Island in their band, Sugar Ray & the Blues Stompers. Although the band enjoyed the four-piece sound, they wanted a larger band and the addition of a piano player. Among the changes, the bnad has stayed true to its blues roots.

Star Wars: A New Hope

May 10, 2019 - May 14, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they present this classic film with live orchestral accompaniment of the unforgettable John Williams score. Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. Additional performance dates are May 11 at 3 p.m. and8 p.m. and May 14 at 8 p.m.

The Beauty of Strings

May 12, 2019 - May 12, 2019 Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH

Music by Maurice, Ravel, Vaughan, Williams, and more and this outdoor Altar of the Nation.

Summer of '69 with Boston Pops and Arlo Guthrie

May 15, 2019 - May 16, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

The summer of 1969 was a year of unprecedented social upheaval and musical excitement. Storyteller and singer Arlo Guthrie joins the Boston Pops to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, along with The Beatles’ Abbey Road and The Who’s rock opera masterpiece, Tommy!

"Streisand - Songs of Love" with Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Concert

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019 Inter-Lakes High School, 1 Laker Lane Meredith, NH

Singer Ashley Whalley performs from Barbra Streisand's vast songbook of hits from album, stage, and screen with full orchestral accompaniment. The orchestra also will perform "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Leroy Anderson Favorites," a medley of timeless classics. 

Redefining American Music with Rhiannon Giddens

May 22, 2019 - May 25, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Rhiannon Giddens curates this dynamic concert to rediscover the work of great black composers insice every genre of symphonic music, from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor to Billy Strayhorn, the genius behind Duke Ellington who wrote “Take the A-Train” and “Day Dream,” and Eubie Blake, composer of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

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.

Patti LaBelle

May 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Soul icon Patti LaBelle will bring her vocal performance to classic R&B, pop standards and spiritual ballads.

Kashmir – The Live Led Zeppelin Show!

Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Kashmir is an authentic representation of Led Zeppelin, with each of the band members assuming the role of an original musician with pinpoint accuracy. Expect a playlist of every classic rock station and the most identifiable voice in rock history

An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 5, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Leslie Odom, Jr., rejoins the Boston Pops to pay tribute to the legendary Nat King Cole on his centenary, and to sing many of his own Broadway favorites. Odom is best known for originating the Tony-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s "Hamilton."

Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute

Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street, Portland, ME

The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage

Gina Chavez

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Gina Chavez's bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D,” which took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Most striking is Chavez’s ease as she moves between social and love songs, between North American and LaLn genres, and even between languages.

The Bobby Darin Show with Ron Gartner

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, ME

The music and performing style of singer-songwriter Bobby Darin are presented in grand style by Ron Gartner and his band. Enjoy Darin hits like "Mack The Knife," "Splish Splash," "Dream Lover," "Clementine," which Gartner mixes with backstage stories.

David Crosby and Friends Skytrails Tour 2019

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the Sky Trails Band. They will perform some of Cosby's best loved songs from across his career, alongside material from the Skytrails album.

Gospel Night with the Boston Symphony

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Gospel Night will pay a special bit of respect to the eternal Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Join the Boston Pops and Boston Pops Gospel Choir as they raise the roof of Symphony Hall with this annual concert that will have you singing along and dancing for joy.

New Black Eagle Jazz Band Concert

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

In honor of Heritage’s 50th Anniversary, the museum hosts a concert under the stars of traditional New Orleans jazz by the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Bring a blanket or chair and prepare to be wowed by the New Black Eagles’ “mature mastery” of “great American music – from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter.

The Bobby Darin Show with Ron Gartner

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

Had he lived, he would have been bigger than Sinatra. Teen Idol, Singer-Songwriter, Movie Star and Nightclub Performer Bobby Darin – his music, his life and times – are celebrated in grand style by NYC entertainment agent and showman Ron Gartner, with his swinging band.

Matt Andersen and Erin Costelo

Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee, celebrated songwriter Matt Andersen’s tenth album collects all the essential elements for a down-home ramble.

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones - Prince Tribute

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, ME

Dean Ford brings Prince to life, presenting a show as close to the real thing as you will ever hear. He and the band cover all of the “Purple Rain” album.

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones - Prince Tribute

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 53 Old Post Road Arundel, ME

New England’s premier Prince tribute band The Beautiful Ones with Dean Ford embody Prince in every aspect of the performance , giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing.

Richard Thompson

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Ozawa Hall off Hawthorne Street at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

Richard Thompson;s evocative songs, stunning guitar playing, and uplifting spirit have earned Thompson a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

An Evening with Earth, Wind & Fire

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

Earth, Wind & Fire has won an impressive nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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

This Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo blends the sounds of metal, jazz, and Hispanic roots music in their own unique, unmistakable style. In demand in the U.S. and around the world, they have sold out the Hollywood Bowl and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Josh Groban at Tanglewood

Jul 2, 2019 - Jul 2, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban returns to Tanglewood, bringing his summer 2019 Bridges tour to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Mr. Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs , electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances.

Earth, Wind & Fire

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

Earth, Wind & Fire has sold out concerts all around the globe over five decades, scored eight #1 hits and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Celebrating timeless songs and a commitment to spreading positivity, Earth, Wind & Fire has consistently made music that has bridged the gap among all generations and nationalities.

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.

Jimmie Vaughn

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

Jimmie Vaughan dedicates his career to keep the blues alive and in touch with music fans everywhere. His new album, "Baby, Please Come Home," is a celebration of everything the blues can be.

Tommy Emmanuel

Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Tommy Emmanuel is one of five people ever named a certified guitar player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Aria Jukebox with Opera North

Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 United Methodist Church, 18 School Street, Lebanon, NH

An evening of opera highlights sung by Opera North resident artists. The singers will have three arias in their jukebox and the selection with the most votes will be included in the performance. The result will be a spontaneous and surprising concert encompassing a range of styles and composers.

Lionel Richie at Mohegan Sun

Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT

Lionel Richie's music is essential to pop music; he is one of only two songwriters to have #1 records for nine consecutive years. Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling.”

Elvis Costello & The Imposters And Blondie Summer tour

Jul 21, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd Uncasville, CT

Elvis Costello's wide-ranging recording career began in 1977 with the release of "My Aim Is True." Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ widely renowned "Look Now" was released in 2018. The catalogue will soon include the E.P., Purse, containing songwriting collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney and musical settings of lyrics by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Blondie remains a true national treasure.

Old Lyme Midsummer Festival Concert with Nekita Waller

Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Connecticut State Troubadour Nekita Waller will be bringing your favorite music spanning several decades from pop, Motown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tower to Power, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Classic Rock, R&B, and originals. Part of the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, this free annual concert at the Florence Griswold Museum is always a favorite and makes for a perfect summer evening on the banks of the Lieutenant River.

Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives

Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 25 Dallas Hill Road Rangeley, ME

Steve Miller Band with Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives perform at the Rangeley Health and Wellness benefit concert. This will be a great evening filled with music and a beautiful sunset over Rangeley Lake. NO food, drink, weapons (pocket knives included) are permitted on premise. Food vendors and a beer garden on site.

A Summer Evening with Natalie Merchant

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

Natalie Merchant joined the folk rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, and before launching her solo career in 1993.

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."

Jim Messina

Aug 4, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

While acting as producer and engineer for Buffalo Springfield, JIm Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass player. When “the Springfield” disbanded in 1968, Messina and fellow band mate Richie Furay formed Poco. With Jim on lead guitar, Poco defined a new musical genre, Country Rock.

Entrain

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Infinity Norfolk, 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT

Funky reggae with a jazzy blues fusion and some fun brass tones. That's what is in store with Entrain. Bring your dancing shoes, this is going to be fun.

Delbert McClinton

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front Street Hartford, CT

Multi-Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton has lived his dreams for more than six decades. He says, "One of the most important things about my songs continues to be that there is always a way out. Nothing I write spirals into the abyss. It’s all ‘I’ll be all right.’ "

John Mayall

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

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

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.

Gladys Knight with the Spinners

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

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

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

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

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

Reba McEntire at Tanglewood

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

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

Outdoor Activities

West River Rafting

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Depart from main base lodge of Stratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Road Stratton Mountain, VT

Come raft the Class III and IV rapids of the West River near Stratton Mountain, Vermont’s only white water. This intermediate-level white water rafting trip is an ideal way to view the spring thaw or the fall foliage. Rafters put in at Ball Mountain Dam. After miles of continuous rapids the group stops for a riverside snack and swimming. Take out is below the Route 100 bridge. Back at Stratton Mountain a hearty meal and the trip's slideshow provide the finale. Participants may be required to swim aggressively in rocky, fast whitewater. Minimum age is 10. Trip repeats September 21 and 22.

Cycle the Seacoast

May 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019 1 Redhook Way Portsmouth, NH

Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day, multi-route cycling event that is both challenging and fun for serious athletes to weekend warriors with kids in tow. With 25, 50 or 100 mile options to choose from, there is something for everyone as you enjoy the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire.

Bird Walk at Fort Williams

May 20, 2019 - May 20, 2019 Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road Cape Elizabeth, ME

Join a bird walk around the picturesque Fort Williams Park during the peak of spring migration. This coastal park is a great spot to see migrating songbirds as they make landfall , along with seabirds just offshore.

June Full Moon Canoe Tour

Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 17, 2019 Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island. You may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water. Advanced registration necessary. Call 207-883-5100.

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

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

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

Katahdin Hike 2019

Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 9, 2019 Departs from Maine Sport Outfitters Rockport, ME

Climb Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine, on this four-day and three-night guided trip through Baxter State Park. Although this hike is strenuous, you’ll be rewarded with exciting trails, spectacular views, and the comfort of a bunkhouse at night. Includes two registered Maine guides, transportation from Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport to Baxter State Park and return. one night at Big Moose Inn, two nights at Chimney Pond Bunkhouse. ten meals, snacks throughout the day

Bird Monitoring

Jul 20, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 Scarborough Marsh, 92 Pine Point Rod Scarborough, ME

Join this marsh-wide bird survey. Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak. Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders. All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird. Dates: July 20 and August 17.

Parades

Memorial Day Parade and Picnic

May 27, 2019 - May 27, 2019 Main Street Southbury, CT

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Pomperaug Office Park and continues down Main Street South to the Memorial Green. Main Street South between Depot Hill Rd and the Senior Center will be closed to traffic during the parade. Family Day Picnic is held from noon to 3 p.m. at Ballantine Park, 611 Old Field Road.

Paranormal

A Spirited Evening at Ventford Hall

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA

Join David Raby for a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted Ventfort Hall. Before the investigation, he will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. www.gildedage.org | (

Parties, Dances, Balls

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.

Dartmouth Pow Wow 2019

May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019 Dartmouth Green, East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH

Watch, join, and learn from a broad representation of Native American dances, music, and arts and crafts. Dartmouth Green East Wheelock Street Hanover NH

Honoring of the Elders Pow Wow

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019 Tamworth Camping Area,194 Depot Road. Tamworth, NH

Experience Native American drumming, dancing, singing, arts and crafts. The powwow is great fun for the whole family and mostly handicap friendly. Seating is limited, so please bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Reserve campsites by calling Tamworth Camping Area at 603-323-8031.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Planetarium Show: The Coldplay Experience at the Museum of Science

Mar 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston, MA

This musical experience rakes audiences on a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of Coldplay. The Coldplay Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of energetic rock with inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. Approximately 40 minutes. Recommended for Grade 12 and adults.

Planetarium Show: The Prince Experience at the Museum of Science

Mar 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston, MA

Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the Planetarium, The Prince Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of one of pop history's most beloved artists with stunning, inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. For audiences age 81 and oldeer. May contain explicit language.

The Met Opera Live in HD at Spruce Peak Arts

Mar 13, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

Experience extraordinary opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera.
“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.

"Fractured" -- A Circus Performance

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 10 Town Crier Drive Brattleboro, VT

Enjoy the nuances of acrobatic theater that is otherworldly and human. Immerse yourself in the joy of the human spirit in motion. "Fractured" is a performance about repetition and what it sometimes takes to break free from a cycle. The performers ultimately find themselves not running in circles, but spiraling out into the fearful, inspiring, beautiful unknown.

Open Fields School Medieval Festival

May 25, 2019 - May 25, 2019 Town Green Thetford Hill, VT

During this family festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A king and queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Held rian or shine.

Cirque De La Symphonie

Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, strongmen, and other talented artists take the stage as the Boston Pops perform their own spectacular musical feats. Critics say these performances “mesmerize adults and children” with “a breathtaking display of agility and incomparable beauty.”

Queen Latifah at Mohegan Sun

Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT

Latifah is the first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received rave reviews, an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in "Chicago. " Most recently, Queen Latifah took to the stage and small screen performing as the title character in NBC’s "The Wiz Live!"

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.

Frederick Law Olmsted Park and Arboretum Tree Walk - Newport, RI

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

The National Museum of American Illustration hosts this walk, at the property next door to the museum. The Frederick Law Olmsted Park and Arboretum, home to four Rhode Island Champion Trees. In 1886, Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds of the former, three-acre Stoneacre estate. The mansion was demolished in 1963, but the grounds remain as a memorial to Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Park is the last open space on Bellevue Avenue.

Maine Spring Live: Wildlife, Science & You

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road Falmouth, ME

This day-long festival will feature something for everyone, including live animal presentations, bird and nature walks throughout the day, presentations on citizen science projects, birdhouse construction demonstrations, solar energy tours and information, games, face painting, food trucks.

Feathers over Freeport 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Bradbury Mountain State Park and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park Pownal and Freeport, ME

This unique event appeals to all birdwatchers, especially families and children. There will be bird watching at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, including the Hawk Watch at the summit, and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport, home to nesting ospreys. The two-day event will feature live-bird presentations, bird walks for adults and children, a hawk watch workshop, and other children’s activities. See website for detailed schedule or call the parks: Bradbury Mountain State Park at 207-688-4712 or Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park at 207-865-4465.
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, on Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Maine Birds of Prey program at 3 p.m.; bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m.; vernal pool exploration
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, on Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Scales and Tales program at 1 p.m.; live owl program at 3 p.m.; Hawk Watch allt day

Geological Survey of the Connecticut River Valley with Historic Deerfield

Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA

The Connecticut River Valley is one of the best places to study geology in the world. During this five-day program, you will learn how colliding plates enlarged North America to become part of the Pangea Supercontinent, and then split to create the early Connecticut River Valley as well as the Atlantic Ocean. A boat trip on the Connecticut will explain the enigmatic 100-foot deep holes in the riverbed. There will be talks by experts in geology, paleontology, history, and culture

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.

General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019

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

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

Talks

Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls - Littleton, NH

May 24, 2019 - May 24, 2019 Tower Room, Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street Littleton, NH

Kevin Gardner, author of "The Granite Kiss," explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin builds a miniature wall on a tabletop.

Theater

"Once"

Apr 10, 2019 - May 19, 2019 Northern Stage, Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

Featuring 12 actor-musicians playing more than 20 instruments on stage, "Once" tells the enchanting story of an Irish street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Enjoy this romantic journey to Dublin. Performance schedule

“The Music Man

Apr 12, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT

Professor Harold Hill and Marian the Librarian march into this riveting new production of the most beloved American musical. Tap your feet to the rhythms of “76 Trombones,” “Trouble,” and “Till There Was You!”

Vermont Stage presents “The Legend of Georgia McBride”

Apr 17, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Main Street Landing, 1 Main Street, Burlington, VT

As luck would have it, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator at a struggling dive bar on the same day his wife announces they are going to have a baby. So when Miss Tracy Mills is hired to create a drag show to replace his act, Casey decides to trade in his jumpsuit for a dress and discovers he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.

"The Book of Mormon"

Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the word of the Bible. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, "The Book of Mormon" has become an international sensation.

“Guess Who's Coming To Dinner”

Apr 24, 2019 - May 12, 2019 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT

A progressive white couple's is taken aback when daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film. In this clash of racial differences, will love prevail?

Maine Playwrights Festival 2019

Apr 25, 2019 - May 4, 2019 Portland Stage studio theater (View) 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

The 2019 Maine Playwrights Festival includes fully staged performances of short plays (8-30 minutes in length) written by Maine Playwrights. Each selected script will be performed on every show night during the festival. The plays will be performed at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage (25 Forest Avenue) in Portland from April 25 to May 4, 2019. Featured Plays for 2019: "O'Hare Gate A4" by Eddie Adelman, "Gloria Anderson" by Kevin O'Leary, "Mister Puddles' Last Adventure" by Thomas Spurr, "Elvis and the Swear Can" by Danie Connolly, "The Store" by Travis G. Baker. "Willy's Excellent Adventure" by David Susman.

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo"

Apr 26, 2019 - May 11, 2019 The Granite Theatre, 1 Granite Street, Westerly, RI

This story happens in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. The Freitags family is concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Beulah Levy is determined to have her daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala’s last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way.

"Jersey Boys"

May 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

Jersey Boys takes audiences on an exhilarating journey behind the music of mega-stars Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Follow the incredible story of four guys bound by one dream, who worked their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Schedule and tickets.

“The Waverly Gallery”

May 23, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Once a vibrant lawyer, Greenwich Village activist and family matriarch, Gladys Green has run a charming boutique art gallery on Waverly Place for decades, but now stands to lose its tenancy, as her world shrinks through loss of memory and hearing. Gladys's family struggles to cope with her fading faculties in this Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama.

Opera Company of Middlebury presents "Cendrillon" (Cinderella)

May 31, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT

Opera Company of Middlebury presents Massenet’s "Cendrillon" (Cinderella) with a cast of professional singers directed by Douglas Anderson, who gives the magical tale of Cinderella a fresh new twist with sly humor and modern touches. in French with English supertitles. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Dates: May 31, June 2, 6, and 8.

“Mame”

Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA

Mame’s chic New York City life is changed when her orphaned nephew comes to live with her. Surrounded by a cast of eccentric characters, she celebrates the roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy, and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step.

"42nd Street"

Jun 19, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street, ogun, ME

Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, "42nd Street" celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theater. The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.” Schedule and tickets.

“Twelfth Night”

Jul 2, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Gasping on the shores of Illyria after a shipwreck which cast her brother into the raging sea, Viola finds solace disguised as a boy. This funny story of longing, love, and laughter which paints Shakespeare at his peak. Tickets.

“The Sound of Music”

Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA

In 1930s Austria, Maria is struggling in her attempt to become a nun. When she is sent to look after the children of a stern, widowed Navy captain, she brings joy and music back into the family’s home. This beloved, Tony and Oscar-winning musical features Rodgers & Hammerstein songs like “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “Do-Re-Mi.”

"Cabaret"

Jul 17, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin’s alluring Kit Kat Klub. This unforgettable musical tells the story of Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, who falls in love with cabaret singer Sally Bowles. Their romance sizzles amid the back room culture of the cabaret and the tumultuous atmosphere of pre-Nazi Germany. Schedule and tickets.

"Gertrude and Claudius"

Jul 18, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union Street Pittsfield, MA

Passion. Deception. Power. A love story for the ages based on the brilliant book by John Updike. A provocative prequel to Hamlet. GERTRUDE: "We must not speak of love." CLAUDIUS: "No, we must not." GERTRUDE: "This is sin." CLAUDIUS: "Not by the laws of love. There are sins against the Church, and sins against nature. Our sin has been these many years one of denying our natures."

"Pirates of Penzance" with Opera North

Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 Blow-Me-Down Farm on Wilson Road Cornish, NH

The rascally pirates of Penzance come ashore with help from Opera North at Blow-Me-Down Farm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta abounds with swashbuckling, fair maidens, bumbling police and a major general with a wit for monologue. Fun for the entire family; prepare to get a little bit wet in this rollicking, new staging.

“La Cage Aux Folles”

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA

Georges and Albin enjoy a charmed life on the French Riviera as proprietor and star of a glitzy drag club. When their son gets engaged to the daughter of a bigoted politician, the limits of love, family, and mascara are put to the test in this hilarious, heartwarming musical.

"MacBeth" with Opera North

Aug 4, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Lebanon Opera House, On the Green, Lebanon, NH

Verdi, Shakespeare, and Game of Thrones converge in Opera North’s production of "Macbeth." The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Reserved seating. Dates: August 4, 6, 8 and 10.