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Events Calendar - 2019

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Antiques

Sage Farm Antiques Junque Jam -- Portsmouth NH

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

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

Architecture

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.

Doors Open = Pawtucket and Central Falls RI

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

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

Arts & Crafts Shows

Art, Artisans & Antiques Show & Sale – Ipswich MA

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 36 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA

See art; watch artisans at work; and learn more about antiques at this collaboration of the Woman Business Owners along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Buy special gifts like American folk art prints, decorative birdhouses, pet gifts, handcrafted soaps, pillows, greeting cards, small antique pieces, jewelry and vintage collectibles. This is an event of Trails & Sails.

Old Deerfield Craft Fairs Fall Festival 2019

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

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

Fall Craft Festival 2019 -- Chester VT

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

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

Newtown Arts Festival

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Fairfield Hills Campus, D G Beers Boulevard & Trades Lane Newtown, CT

Friday night on the Main Stage: Flagpole Radio Cafe Orchestra from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets ($20-$25) available only online. Saturday and Sunday bring vendors, food, music, demonstrations, hands on art activities (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Tickets sold at gate only.

Children & Families

Storytime With Goats at Notchview

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

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

Fairy House Tour -- Portsmouth NH

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

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

Pumpkin Patch Trolley --Kennebunkport ME

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Road Kennebunkport, ME

Ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch! Enjoy a fall day out at the pumpkin patch playing games, enjoying snacks, and face painting. Your pumpkin is included in your admission. Back at the museum campus, decorate your pumpkin explore the rest of the museum.On site lunch service will feature hotdogs, snacks and juice. Dates: September 21, 22, 28, 29.

History Comics Workshop: Drawing from the Past

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street Concord, NH

Join cartoonist Marek Bennett for a hands-on Comics Workshop exploring the wide world of history comics. Using blank paper, pencils, ink, and four basic storytelling elements, learn to create eye-catching original artwork about the Granite State's unique history. This workshop is recommended for kids ages 10 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; advance registration is required.

Monarch Migration Celebration at Stevens-Coolidge Place -- North Andover MA

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019 Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street North Andover, MA

This celebration will kick off with a children’s pollinator parade around the property (costumes encouraged!) bringing all visitors to an afternoon of demos, crafts and stories, seed bomb making and gardening tips to bring butterflies to your yard in the spring. Butterfly release at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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.

Comedy

Improv Acadia

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

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

"Hands on a Hardbody"

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

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

Kevin James

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

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

Eleanor Kerrigan at ROAR Comedy Club -- Springfield MA

Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019 MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA

Eleanor J. Kerrigan got her start as a waitress at the World Famous Comedy Store. Her hilarious view on life comes from growing up in South Philly in a large Irish-Catholic family. She has appeared on Nickelodeon, VH1, Howard Stern & HBO.

Corn Mazes

Fall Fun & Corn Maze at Buttonwoods Farm

Sep 21, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Tpke., Griswold, CT

Explore seven acres of corn maze. Take a hayride, visit with farm animals, or pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. The fall fun also includes a cow train, duck races, a straw bale mountain and a corn pit.

Dance

Black Grace Dance Company – Boston MA

Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019 Boch Center Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

New Zealand’s Black Grace dance company blends Māori and Pacific Islander native dance and storytelling with modern dance and hip hop to create thrilling dance works

Dance -- Participation

Dancing on The Row

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

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

DIY Gifts & Crafts

Handcrafted Paper Workshop to Create Your Own Maple Branch – Cambridge MA

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Create a beautiful sprig of life-like maple leaves. Use observations of freshly picked specimens and the museum’s glass flowers to understand plant forms and to translate them into paper sculptures. Learn techniques for working with crepe paper, including wire-wrapping, working on the bias, and hand-coloring. Materials and tools are provided.

Festivals

Simsbury Fly-In, Car Show and Food Truck Festival

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Simsbury Airport, 94 Wolcott Road, Simsbury, CT

This show presents 750 airplanes and cars; 150 exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors; and many fun activities for the entire family. Twenty-five food trucks will offer great things to eat. Free seminars; live music; aerial demonstrations; judging and trophies for cars and airplanes; helicopter and AT-6 World War II training plane rides; gyrocopter, Powered Parachute and formation flight demos; radio control model aerobatics; many local crafts persons; much more.

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

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

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

BBQ Fest at Wachusett -- Princeton MA

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Wachusett Mountain, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA

This is a full day of delectable barbecue and pulled pork; a pig roast; a craft fair and farmers market; keg tossing and tattoo contests; live music by Sam Woolf, Mychael David, and the Stan Matthews Band; beer on tap and a full-service bar. And food trucks!

Film

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

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

The Jane Pickens Theater picks a one-night-only film and Stoneacre Brasserie adds something special to its menu that ties to that theme for the evening. Buy a ticket for the film only at www.janepickens.com and then visit Stoneacre before or after the film making your own food and drink choices. This is chance to discuss the film with other movie-goers. Make reservations at Stoneacre at 401-619-7810.
“Mostly Martha” – Coming September 3. Tickets.
“Big Night” coming October 8. Tickets.

Films

Alien Adornment: 50 Years of Star Trek Jewelry -- Somerville MA

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA

Artisan’s Asylum hosts Maggie Schpak— jeweler, metalworker, and founder of Studio Art Metal Shop in Glendale, CA. Since 1962, Schpak has been the "Star Trek" prop jewelry maker. Schpak will discuss her work on iconic shows and films, and the process of creating character adornment for the Star Trek series and movies. She will be joined by Karen Christians, author of "The Jewelry of Burning Man."

Fitness

Move with Laura Kathrein at the Peabody Essex Museum – Salem MA

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA

Celebrate the opening of Peabody Essex Museum's’s new wing, garden and 13 new galleries and exhibitions. Watch or join in as featured Art & Nature Center artist/dancer Laura Kathrein and friends embody nature in the new garden. Celebrations are free and open to the public. This is an event of Essex Trails & Sails.

Food, Wine, Beer

Harvest Supper at Clouds Hill Museum – Warwick RI

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum,4157 Post Road, Warwick, RI

Rhode Island farms are highlighted in the theme for the evening and the delicious meal sourced from R.I. farmers. The evening includes a small silent and live auction, and a table competition. These themed dinners are held in an authentic Victorian home from the 1870s, now in its fourth generation of ownership by the same family. All dinners include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and wine. Prepaid reservations are required.

Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Salem Common, North Washington Square, Salem, MA

Food trucks serve your favorites, and craft beers also will be available for sale. There will also be music playing, lawn games to enjoy, and an artisan market.

Pie Fest at Shelburne Orchards

Sep 29, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Shelburne Orchards, 216 Orchard Road, Shelburne, VT

Enter the apple pie baking contest to win a cash prize or simply go to enjoy a slice a la mode. There will be live music, a giant apple pie, and, of course, the usual orchard shenanigans.

Heirloom Apple Days 2019 at Scott Farm Orchard -- Dummerston VT

Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT

Join the farm’s orchardist at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for apple lore and a tasting of heirlooms apples. Choose and buy heirloom apples and cider. Whetstone Ciderworks offers hard cider samplings and for sale. Rigani Wood Fired Pizza and SpringMore Farm will be serving food. Enjoy live music kids’ activities, and stone wall tours. New this year: a Make-Your-Own Caramel Apple Station. The pick-your-own orchard and farm market will also be open. Rain or shine. No dogs please.

On-the-Farm Apple Harvest Dinner -- Dummerston VT

Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019 Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT

This 4-course harvest dinner is held in the Apple Barn. Each course, by Chef Tristan Toleno, features select heirloom apples, heirloom cider, and vegetables grown at Scott Farm. It’s BYOB. The price of the dinner is $60, and sells out fast. Seating is assigned at tables of 10. If you wish to sit with someone or a group of friends, please let Kelly know when or after signing up.

Guided Tours

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

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

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

Portland Walking Tour with Beaten Path Tours

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

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

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

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

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

Historic Walking Tours -- Edgartown MA

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

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

Gorham Moose Tours -- Gorham NH

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

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

Taste of New Haven Food and Drink Tours

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

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

Newport History Tours -- Newport RI

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

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

Tours of Yale University Architecture – New Haven CT

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

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

Federal Hill Food & History Walking Tour – Providence RI

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

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

Historic

Housatonic Heritage Walks 2019

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Many locations Berkshires Region, MA

The Housatonic Heritage Walks, happening on four weekends in September, present 61 free guided walks to the most interesting historic, cultural and natural sites in Berkshire County, MA, and Litchfield County, CT. Heritage walks visit town center, cemeteries, Appalachian Trail hikes, industrial heritage sites, country roads, performing arts venues, gardens and estates. Welcoming for kids and families. Dates: September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. Event brochure. Walk schedule.

Housatonic Heritage Walks 2019

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Many locations Litchfield region, CT

The Housatonic Heritage Walks, happening on four weekends in September, present 61 free guided walks to the most interesting historic, cultural and natural sites in Berkshire County, MA, and Litchfield County, CT. Heritage walks visit town center, cemeteries, Appalachian Trail hikes, industrial heritage sites, country roads, performing arts venues, gardens and estates. Welcoming for kids and families. Dates: September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. Event brochure. Walk schedule.

Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston, MA

Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. Join her in reminiscing about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews, and growing up in the historic North End.

Lantern Tours at the Phelps-Hatheway House – Suffield CT

Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019 Phelps-Hatheway House,55 South Main Street Suffield, CT

Join our costumed guides with lanterns for tour through the dimly lit corners of the house as it was before Edison and his light bulb changed the world. Children are welcome to attend and don period costumes for the twilight tour, which is not scary. Refreshments will be served following the tour. Registration is recommended at phelps.hatheway@ctlandmarks.org or by phone.

Open House of the Palmer-Warner and Amasa Day properties

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Amasa Day and Palmer-Warner houses, Moodus and East Haddam, CT

Start your day at the Amasa Day House and Barn, 33 Plains Rood, Moodus, CT, from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the ceramics and silver and original 19th-century floor and stair stenciling. Then, from 1 to 4 p.m., take a behind-the-scenes look at the Palmer-Warner house, 307 Town Street, East Haddam, CT. Walk the historic grounds, and sip a seasonal beverage on the back porch. The event will be held rain or shine. Registration recommended at elaine.ingraham@ctlandmarks.org. Part of the East Haddam Fall Celebration.

Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour

Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Harriett Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT

Like many 19th-century Americans, Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," had an open mind about connecting with those who were no longer living. She attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members. "Spirits at Stowe” will tell stories about the author and describe unexplained events from past and present, all conducted in the dark by flashlight. A “planchette,” which pre-dates the Ouija board, will be set up to show how Stowe and her fellow Spiritualists used to receive what they believed were messages from the dead. “Spirits at Stowe” is a 45-minute tour and is recommended for ages 12 and older. Dates: October 24-26 and 31.

Home & Studio Tours

Sunday Estate Walk at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion, Tanglewood, on their magnificent 700-acre estate. Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth. No pre-registration required. Dates: September 1 and 15; October 6 and 20.

Museums

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

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

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

Music

Summer 2019 Music at Feast & Field

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

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

Levitt AMP Music Series 2019 -- St. Johnsbury VT

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

For concert schedule updates due to weather, please visit the Catamount Arts Facebook page.
September 22 -- Nomadic Massive. Hip-hop supergroup raps and sings in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic

Lowell Summer Music Series 2019

Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell, MA

The Lowell Summer Music Series closes with zest around labor Day weekend:
August 30 -- The Mavericks
August 31 -- The Fools and The Stompers
September 7 - Banjo and Fiddle Contest (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Noon Tunes on Wednesdays in Burnside Park – Providence RI

Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019 Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI

Enjoy a free concert during your lunch hour at Burnside Park. Pick up lunch from a food truck, or bring your own and grab a table under the trees. The open air reading room on the steps of the Imagination Center will be open and the Hasbro Games Cart will be out. All ages welcome. Food trucks on Wednesdays: Incred-a-bowl, Pit Stop, Poco Loco Tacos, Portu Galo Food Truck. Schedule of music:
September 11 -- Czésare Santana
September 18 -- Cardboard Ox. Folk duo known for sweet and soulful harmonies
September 25 -- Highway's End. A bluegrass group playing high-energy acoustic music.

Flor de Toloache

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

The all-female ensemble Flor de Toloache continues to perform progressive and traditional mariachi music with its sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments.

Boyz II Men

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

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

Steel Pulse

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

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

Collective Soul

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

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

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

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

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

Concert & Stargazing with Monadnock Music

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

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

Celtic Night

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

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

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – 50th Anniversary Tour -- Providence RI

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

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers an opportunity for fans to enjoy the songs of this beloved group.

Iris Dement -- rockland ME

Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Iris DeMent is a singer/songwriter whose 1992 debut, "Infamous Angel," combined elements of folk, gospel and country. Her rich lyrical landscapes and captivating music have earned two Grammy nominations.

Blues Project 2019 at the Kate -- Old Saybrook CT

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

The Blues Project is a band from Greenwich Village formed in 1965. Its songs drew from a wide array of musical styles. It is most remembered as one of the most artful practitioners of pop music, influenced as it was by folk, blues, rhythm & blues, jazz and the pop music of the day. Featuring founders Steve Katz, Guitar and Roy Blumenfeld.

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: The Beatles' White Album Tribute – Concord NH

Oct 6, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger)! will perform their greatest hits, along with songs from the White Album.

Incubus: Make Yourself & Beyond – Boston MA

Oct 8, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 Boch Center Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Incubus goes on the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its platinum album “Make Yourself,” a pivotal moment in the history of the band.

Trio Sefardi

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

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

Daughtry

Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA

Daughtry -- a major rock & roll figure -- released his debut album in 2007, including four songs that became top twenty hit singles including the Grammy-nominated smash “It’s Not Over.”

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto Anniversary of Bossa Nova – Boston MA

Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

Bossa Nova was born in a recording studio in Rio in 1958, created by João Gilberto. His daughter Bebel, now a thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist, teams with keyboardist and singer Sérgio Mendes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the cultural phenomenon.

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra -- Rockland ME

Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Get ready for some hot Latin jazz! Adonis Puentes’s soulful voice is the perfect match for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar.

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto Celebrate Bossa Nova – Concord NH

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

Bossa Nova was born on July 10th, 1958 at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro when João Gilberto recorded “Chega de Saudade.” Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto.

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade -- Boston MA

Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Chick Corea brings together bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in a trio that earned two Grammy Awards for their first outing, “Trilogy.”

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Band

Nov 10, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 Bank of New Hampshire Stage, 16 S. Main Street, Concord, NH

With vocal comparisons to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick and guitar work likened to Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt earned a national TV debut on the “Today Show.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Activities

Den Rock Park Hike -- Lawrence MA

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Meet across from the North Andover Shopping Market, 342 Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, MA

Join Groundwork Lawrence for a brisk hike through Lawrence’s Den Rock Park, a wooded preserve that includes walking trails, a granite rock face, scenic overlooks, a beaver pond, and access to the Shawsheen River. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Park in the parking lot or across the street in the shopping center parking lot. This is an event of Essex Trails & Sails.

Kite Fly at Patton Homestead -- Hamilton MA

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Patton Homestead, 650 Asbury Street, Hamilton, MA

All ages are invited to the Patton Homestead in Hamilton for a kite flying day. Bring your own or make a kite at the homestead. Come see some of the awesome kites the Kites Over New England members will be flying. Food vendors will be on site or bring your own picnic. Participants should bring their own blanket or folding chairs. This event will be canceled if the weather is wet.This is an event of Essex Trails & Sails.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Lights Up Cabaret: Oh, the Places We'll Go -- White River Junction VT

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 74 Gates Street White River Junction, VT

Come celebrate the start of Northern Stage's 2019-20 season with a flourish! This magical night will feature your favorite Northern Stage actors, Boot Camp students, and more in a Dr. Seuss-inspired musical revue entitled “Oh, the Places We’ll Go.” Wear your most festive cocktail attire, eat delicious hors d’oeuvres, drink signature beverages, and bidon eye-catching auction.

Backcountry Bash with CT Audubon – Greenwich CT

Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019 Audubon Center in Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT

Enjoy an evening with friends, live music, drinks, and food from OnTheMarc. Backcountry Bash celebrates bird conservation, Cocktail reception with live birds at 7 p.m.; harvest fare, cocktails, and live music at 8 p.m. Reserve your tickets today.

Mamma Mia! An ABBA Disco Dance Party -- Allston MA

Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019 Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA

If you can’t get enough ABBA, this dance night is going to be a thrill. Hear ABBA hits, along with many more disco hits from the 1970s from The Bee Gees and others.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2019

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

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

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Glastonbury CT

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

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

Legends In Concert – Mashantucket CT

Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket,, CT

Legends in Concert, the live tribute show, is returning with a bigger and bolder production. Tribute artists perform the music of Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer and Sting. In the past 13 years, 350,000 fans have enjoyed Legends in Concert, shattering the attendance record for any live entertainment at Foxwoods.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE

Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

This award-winning TV comedy, subtitled "The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour," brings host Joel Hodgson and movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy, on a tour of the cheesiest films ever made. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time. Now you can join your favorite characters. live, and experience this comedy phenomenon.

The Bourbon Street Jubilee -- East Greenwich RI

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

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

Science & Nature

Daily Birding Views with SeaWatch – Winter Harbor ME

Sep 4, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 Schoodic Point off Atterbury Circle on Schoodic Peninsula Winter Harbor, ME

Come to Schoodic Point for observation with help from a bird scientist. Visitors can expect to see migrating birds, occasional seals and porpoise. Birds can be seen as far as three miles out to sea. Observers use binoculars and spotting scopes to identify and count all migrants. Free and open to the public. Drop and bring binoculars!

Shopping & Sales

General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019

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

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

Sightseeing

Experience Block Island 2019

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Island-Wide with information at Block Island Visitor Center, 1 Water Street, Block Island (Town of New Shoreham), RI

Experience Block Island, formerly known as Taste of Block Island Weekend, this is a sampler of Block Island food, lodgings, beaches, activities, and shopping – most of it delivered at a discount. Buy an Experience Block Island button to qualify for many discounts at tours and tastings, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking and mopeds, and more.

Storytelling

Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road Killington, VT

Vermont libraries will be bringing old stories and folk and fairy tales of yore to life at Vermont's fairytale festival. This is an outdoor event featuring storytellers, vendors, crafts and activities. Come dressed up as your favorite fairytale or folk character, be it Molly, Whoopy, Fairy or a Giant. This event is free, but please bring canned goods for the local food bank.

Cutting Remarks by Bill Torrey

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

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

Tastings

Biergartens with Notch Brewing at Historic Massachusetts Places

Sep 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 Many locations Many towns, MA

The Trustees of reservations and Salem brewer Notch Brewing host outdoor biergartens with family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment. Each evening highlights the location’s unique character, history, and natural wonders. Schedule: September 12-15 at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street, North Andover. Thursday and Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
September 20-21 at Minton Stables Community Garden, Dungarven Road & Williams Street, Boston. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 2-7 p.m.
September 29 at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. 2-7 p.m.
October 4-6 at Appleton Farms, Route 1A, South Hamilton. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 2-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
October 12-13 at Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham. Saturday, 2-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival Evening Tasting Stroll -- Wilmington VT

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 21 West Main Street Wilmington, VT

Schedule of Activities:
Friday night: Wine Stroll and Soup Contest, in downtown Wilmington, 5-7 p.m. Stroll through the quaint and historic Village of Wilmington, VT tasting soups and a large selection of Wines. Live music throughout. After Party at The Wilmington Inn.
Grand Tasting at Mount Snow ,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seventy-one vendors, including over 20 Vermont wineries, distilleries, cideries, and breweries. Festival goers may shop, taste and savor a truly unique Vermont experience in the tented festival area at Mount Snow Resort. Take a break and ride the Bluebird lift for a summit view of southern Vermont.
Sunday: The Vermont Wildlife Festival at Mount Snow 10 a.m.-5 p.m. People from the hunting and conservation communities, wildlife rescues, state agencies and nature centers come out for a day of learning and fun.

Theater

"Beautiful: The Carole King Story" -- Concord NH

Aug 23, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019 Capitol Center For The Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

"Beautiful: The Carole King Story" tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Featuring beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend."

“The Purists” -- Boston MA

Aug 30, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

“The Purists” brings Tony Award winner Billy Porter (“Kinky Boots,” “Pose” on FX) to the Huntington Theater to direct. A former rapper, a DJ, and a show tunes-loving marketing man hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. When a rap battle erupts, everything gets questioned. What is friendship? How can we embrace new ideas?

“Billy Elliot the Musical” -- Est 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!

David Byrne's American Utopia

Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Pop/rock icon David Byrne (Talking Heads, "Here Lies Love") shares the spotlight with 11 musical artists in “a marvel of staging and motion,” said the Chicago Tribune, in a show that’s supremely funky.

“Tiny Beautiful Things” – Lowell MA

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

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

"The Prince of Providence"

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

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

“Nature: A Walking Play”

Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA

“Nature” is a re-telling of Ralph Emerson’s and Henry Thoreau’s love for the natural world in the form of an outdoor walking play. An ensemble of actors takes the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them. Bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums and rich choral arrangements are intricately woven into the experience. Guests follow the actors as the scenes unfold in the grassy meadows and native trees over a 90-minute performance. Guests are encouraged to pack a light picnic, wear comfortable clothes, and bring lawn chairs and blankets. Dates: September 13-15, 19-22, 26-29.

"Time Stands Still"

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

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

“Shear Madness”

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

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

"A Doll’s House, Part 2"

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 16, 2019 Northern Stage at Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? Advisory: Ages 14 and up for adult language and themes. Run Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission

"Kinky Boots" -- Ogunquit ME - Ogunquit, ME

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

"Kinky Boots" features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. This delightful show is sure to have audiences discovering that, sometimes, the best way to fit in... is to stand out!

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Huntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA

This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award winner tOM Stoppard.

“Indecent” -- Weston VT

Sep 26, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, VT

Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds.

“The Spongebob Musical” – Boston MA

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Boch Center Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

One of the world’s most beloved characters gets his hour upon the stage in this show that the New York Times calls “brilliant.” Come visit the outer reaches of theatrical innovation.

"Jordan"

Oct 16, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019 Northern Stage at Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

A woman’s world is turned upside down when she discovers that a hacker has invaded her online life. The mysterious presence, however, doesn’t seem interested in her money or her data but something much more elusive. Advisory: Ages 16 and up for adult language and themes. Run time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission

"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.

Trains

Take the train to the Pumpkin Patch -- Essex CT

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT

Climb onto a historic steam train at Essex Station for a ride to Deep River and a pumpkin patch. Each child may choose a pumpkin and have his or her face painted with a fall design. Then take the train back to Essex Station for pumpkin decorating, and apple cider and donuts. Dates: October 19, 20, 26, 27.