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All Ages

Springfest at Powisset Farm - Dover, MA

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street Dover, MA
This festival will include activities for all ages including kids crafts, farm tours, local food (including The Powisset Cafe), live music by The Railroad House Band, farm animals, a pie-eating contest, a yoga class and much more.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person; $30 per family
Telephone: 508-785-0339

Dragon Boat Festival 2017 on the Charles River - Boston and Cambridge, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017 Memorial Drive near the Charles River Boston and Cambridge, MA
Dozens of teams race a 500-meter course in sleek, colorful 39-foot-Hong Kong-style dragon boats. Along with dragon boat races, the festival also presents performances from various Asian cultures, Asian food, and arts and crafts representing traditions of this ancient Chinese celebration.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Free

Arts & Crafts Shows

Garden Party and Birdhouse Auction - Wellfleet, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
This popular annual fund raiser for Wellfleet Preservation Hall has expanded this year to include all manner of garden art, along with paintings and sculpture in addition to the birdhouses. We have pre-made, ready to be designed birdhouses available at the Hall if you are interested in designing a birdhouse.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Children & Families

Free Family Concert & Instrument "Petting Zoo" - Hyde Park, MA

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Weld Hall at Hyde Park Branch Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA
The Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston will present a free family voncert titled Tunes, Tales, and Tricksters. Classical music is inspired by elements of storytelling, with works by Mozart, Strauss, Somei Satoh, Karim Al-Zand, and others. A crafty trickster comes to life, drums tell stories from Polynesian folklore, and a viola sings a lullaby. An instrument "petting zoo" will follow the performance in the outdoor Children's Garden. Children will be able to handle and play orchestral instruments as guided by Chameleon's musicians.
Time: 2 p.m.
Telephone: 617-427-8200

Children's Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It! - Amherst, MA

Jun 25, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA
Held on Eric Carle's 88th birthday, the day features a storytime with Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of "Goodnight, Construction Site." Activities will be construction-themed, including a digging and building and creating movable sculptures in the courtyard. A performance by The Happier Family Comedy show is geared for kids age 12 and younger.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $9; children under age 18, $6; family of four, $22.50
Telephone: 413-559-6300

Comedy

The Capitol Steps - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, "What to Expect When You’re Electing."
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Cruises

Revels Tall Ships Harbor Cruise - Boston, MA

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 departing from Long Wharf Boston, MA
Join Revels at its annual fundraiser aboard the event boat MV Majesty for a tour of Boston Harbor to view the visiting full-rigged ships, barques & barquentines, brigs & brigantines at Boston’s hosting of the International Tall Ships 2017. Buy your tickets soon - this event will sell out!
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $350 per person ($200 pp is tax-deductible).

Boston Harbor Cruise & Sings with Revels - Boston, MA

Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 Boarding from Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
Join Revels for a two-hour sunset cruise around Boston Harbor singing sea chanteys and more from The Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs. Have a laugh or two while learning a bit about the history of the harbor. Harbor cruises sell out every year. Get tickets today. This event repeats on August 23.
Time: Boarding, 6:30 – 7 p.m.; cruise, 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $40

Dance

"The Sleeping Beauty" - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
This production of the coming-of-age fairy tale features Tchaikovsky's soaring music, sumptuous costumes, superlative dancing, the triumph of good over evil, and the power of a single kiss.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Arrabal - Cambridge, MA

May 11, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schedule.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Dance -- Participation

Latin Dance Party with Ballet Hispanico - Pittsfield, MA

May 12, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017 Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville Street Pittsfield, MA
Shire City Sanctuary teams up with Jacob's Pillow Dance for a one-night-only event. Begin the evening at 7 p.m. with dance lessons from stars of Ballet Hispánico. Then, dance the night away to live music by Los Hacheros, Brooklyn's modern-day torchbearers of the golden age of Latin music. Cash bar.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $10

Day Camps for Kids

Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - North Truro, MA

Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Professional performers teach aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, tightwire walking, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training. Camp runs four days a week (Monday-Thursday) from July 17 to August 17.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 9:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: Full week, full days, $260; full week, half days, $160; half week, full days, $150
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Festivals

Memorial Day Weekend Powwow - Spencer, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017 4H Camp Marshall, 93 McCormick Road Spencer, MA
The powwow features Native American drumming and dancing, children's activities, exhibitions, and vendors selling Native American crafts, supplies and handmade items. Afternoon and evening inter-tribal dance sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators are welcome to join many of the dances. A special Gourd Dance will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning. All pets must be leashed.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; youth age 12 and younger, $3
Telephone: 508-889-0582

Gardens

South End Garden Tour - Boston, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 Berkeley Community Garden (Tremont Street entrance) Boston, MA
This year's tour is centered on gardens and green spaces in and around the Eight Streets, Union Park, Old Dover, and SOWA neighborhoods, including private back yards, front gardens, roof deck gardens, community gardens, and pocket parks. Artists will return to the gardens this year and the tour will be followed by a reception and sale of their wet works.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 617-542-7696

Along the Garden Path 2017 Garden Tour - Orleans, MA

Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017 Selected gardens Orleans, MA
Visit six Orleans gardens; meet and observe master gardeners and plein air artists in all the gardens and many more surprises! Receptions after the tour will be held at local galleries; you can sip wine and meet the artists. Note: Tickets are not sold at the Gardens.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: See event website for details

Historic

Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village's annual sheep shearing festival. Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14

Tall Ships and Sail Boston Festival 2017 - Boston and Charleston, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 Waterfront Boston and Charleston, MA
The first major event is the Parade of Sail on June 17. Next is a Crew & Cadet Street Parade at on June 19. The Tall Ships depart on June 22. All events are free and open to the public.
Parade of Sail is in Boston Harbor, June 17. The vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas. Public viewing of the parade will be spectacular from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown. , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Time: See event website for details

Museums

The Irish Atlantic Exhibit - Boston, MA

May 15, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA
The Irish Atlantic explores the history of the Irish in Boston. At first despised and discriminated against, these immigrants built a community centered on family, church, schools, business, charitable institutions, and political organizations. Visit the event website for additional content including a timeline, videos, and select items from the Society’s collections.
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 617-536-1608

Exhibit; Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style - Salem, MA

May 20, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication. This exhibition demonstrates the physical and emotional power of these glamour icons through paintings, sculpture, models, furniture, lighting, wall panels, textiles, fashion, photographs, posters and film. Exhibit is open through October 9, 2017.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; third Thursdays, open until 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12, youth age 16 and younger, free

Picasso: Encounters Exhibit - Williamstown, MA

Jun 4, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This exhibition addresses Picasso’s stylistic range, the narrative themes that drove his creative process, the collaboration in print production, and the muses that inspired him. Exhibit open through August 27, 2017.
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Admission: Admission is $20; free for children 18 and younger, and students
Telephone: 413-458-2303

Music

“Jaws” in Concert with Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
“ Jaws” is the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the world premiere of this concert with the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29-$93

Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Festival - Plymouth, MA

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Donna Byrne & The Marshall Wood Trio followed by The Thomas Snow Quartet performs Friday at 7:30 p.m. AGNZ group followed by Jeff Lorber Fusion Group performs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The New Black Eagle Jazz Band performs Sunday at 2 p.m..
Time: See description above
Admission: $25 - $35
Telephone: 508-746-4488

Jazz Fest - Plymouth, MA

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Friday performers: Donna Byrne and the Marshall Wood Trio and The Thomas Snow Quartet featuring Ken Peplowski.Saturday performers: A.G.N.Z. with Jay Azzolina, Dino Govoni, Adam Naussbaum & Dave Zinno and Jeff Lorber.Sunday performers: New Black Eagle Jazz Band.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
Admission: $22-$35
Telephone: 508-746-4488

Mahaiwe Presents Rusted Root - Great Barrington, MA

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
This Pittsburgh, PA-based band is known for its fusion of acoustic, rock, world, and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40

Rusted Root - Great Barrington, MA

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Known for its mixture of acoustic, rock ‘n’ roll, and other styles of music, Rusted Root draws from African, Latin American, and Native American traditional sounds. The has toured with Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$40

John Williams Film Night with the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 31, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The composer and conductor behind films including "Jaws," "Star Wars," Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40- 134

Roots N' Rhythms Community Drum Circle - Boxford, MA

Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017 I Farm, 55 Towne Road Boxford, MA
Imagine Studio drummers for a spirited community drumming circle, to be held outdoors at the beautiful I Farm. Feel free to bring drums and percussion instruments or play those provided. All ages and experiences are welcome. While walk-ins are welcome for this monthly event, organizers would appreciate RSVPs. Reserve your spot today at the I Farm website. Email: kristine@imaginestudios.org.
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Telephone: 978-834-0367

Cirque de la Symphonie - Boston, MA

Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen perform alongside the Boston Pops. Also soprano Hasmik Torosyan performs a celebration of Armenian music and culture.
Time: 8 p.m. both nights
Admission: $29-$93

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez - Plymouth, MA

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Ohlman’s legendary voice and stage presence (she’s known as “The Beehive Queen” for her towering blonde hairdo) have most recently been featured at the 2016 AMA Conference in Nashville.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 508-746-4488

Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

Jun 6, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Leslie Odom, Jr. is best known a the first actor in the role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway's “Hamilton,” and for his role in the TV series “Smash.” His recent self-titled album hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. This concert will also feature the winners of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition.
Time: 8 p.m.

Piano Concert with John Thomas & Friends - Provincetown, MA

Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 7, 2017 Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill Road Provincetown, MA
Music by John Thomas & Friends.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Telephone: 508-487-1310

Judy Collins - North Truro, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Grammy award winner and legend Judy Collins. For nearly 45 illustrious years, her dulcet tones have graced our ears, and her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released more than 40 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $88, $68, $42
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Aimee Mann - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Aimee Mann is a rock singer, bassist and guitarist, and founder of ‘Til Tuesday, that hit with its first album, Voices Carry. Her song “Save Me” from the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film “Magnolia” was nominated for an Academy Award and a Grammy.
Time: tba
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Marcia Ball - North Truro, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Singer and pianist Marcia Ball brings her rocking Southern boogie, rollicking roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25, $35, $50

Jesse Colin Young - North Truro, MA

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Founder of The Youngbloods, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Time: 8 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Loudon Wainwright III made his name in the fold scene starting in the 1960s, creating something of a cult following. He has made 26 albums, including a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. He has a quirky acting career, including a role in M*A*S*H.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Dave Mason - Alone Together Again Tour - North Truro, MA

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Released in 1970, Dave Mason's Alone Together is one of America’s most beloved classic rock albums. Dave Mason revisits this classic masterpiece to perform a limited engagement concert tour along with his band Johnne Sambataro, Alvino Bennett, and Tony Patler.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45, $65, $85

Beres Hammond - North Truro, MA

Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
There is no other genre of music which says "summer!" more than reggae does! Come ready to dance as Jamaica's greatest practicing singer/songwriter and Grammy award nominee, Beres Hammond, returns to the Payomet stage!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $35

Pink Martini - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Using a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the work, using elements of jazz, classical, and straight-on pop music.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 888-712-2929

Graham Nash - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Singer-songwriter Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. His new studio album This Path Tonight was released April 15, 2016 to rave reviews.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan - North Truro, MA

Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Joan Osborne has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65, $55, $45, $32

Arlo Guthrie - North Truro, MA

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Arlo guthrie is a folk music icon who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $65, $55; students age 24 and younger, $20

Jackopierce - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
In 1988, Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, were playing covers in a small club in their Dallas, Texas, when they crafted a tune on the spot called “Three of Us In A Boat” to elongate their set. That became a signature track for a decade-long career
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville’s career has varied from solo work and his palying in the Neville Brothers, known as the First Family of New Orleans Music. His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which hit the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $74, $60

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville moves back and forth between solo work and his role in the Neville Brothers, known as the “First Family of New Orleans Music.” His latest release, Apache, is a solo album of deep soul.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60-$95

Handel And Haydn Society Performs “The Fairy Queen” - Lenox, MA

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Hawthorne Street Lenox, MA
Handel and Haydn Society returns to the Tanglewood Festival in the Berkshires to perform The Fairy Queen by Purcell. Based on the wedding play scene in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Purcell realization is a masque reflecting the wit, comedy, secrecy, and mystery in the timeless play.
Time: 8 p.m.

Aretha Franklin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
She is a musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. She is the reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul”
Time: TBA

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes traditional brass band music and creates a gumbo of bebop, funk, R&B, and soul.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Black Violin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Black Violin is two musicians who mix classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music, with help from a turntable wizard and a powerful drummer.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Squirrel Nut Zippers - North Truro, MA

Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Known for their 90's MTV and radio hits "Hell" and "Put a Lid On It", North Carolina's Squirrel Nut Zippers play a electifying blend of of everything from big-band swing to jazz crooning to klezmer!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28, $38, $55

Outdoor Activities

Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It - Deerfield, MA

Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Based at the Deerfield Inn Deerfield, MA
Historic Deerfield and River's Edge Cycling offer a week of day trips by bicycle through the scenic byways and back roads of the Connecticut River valley's vibrant communities. Your Deerfield Bicycle Tour registration includes five nights lodging at the Deerfield Inn; five dinners and breakfasts at the Inn; support-and-gear (SAG) vehicles; marked routes, maps, GPS files and cue sheets for five valley bicycle tours; learning and social programs each day.
Time: All day
Admission: $1,595

Parties, Dances, Balls

Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret - Pittsfield, MA

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Walk the Pink Carpet, dance to music spun by DJ BFG. Enjoy local performance artists and talent. There will entertainment on every stage. This event is a fundraiser for Berkshire Theatre Group.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75
Telephone: 413-997-4444

Glow in the Park - Boston, MA

Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 Rowes Wharf Plaza at High Street Boston, MA
The Greenway's signature event for young professional people is an evening of live entertainment, craft beer, wine, Greenway food trucks, lawn games, and more! Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy, this event benefits the non-profit Greenway Conservancy. Early bird tickets are now on sale.
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $75

2017 Legends Gala and Studio 54 After-Party at Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
In celebration of its exhibition "Inventing America: Rockwell & Warhol," Norman Rockwell hosts a Studio 54 party after its 2017 Legends Gala. The party pays tribute to artists Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol and their impact on the 20th century. Stick around for more than 15 minutes of fame, with music provided by Brooklyn DJ Natasha Diggs.
Time: Gala at 6 p.m.; dance party at 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 and higher

Summer Party & Auction with Pilgrim Hall Museum - Plymouth, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 86 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA
Savor salty sea air, stunning sunset views, live music, delicious New England fare and great company at the oceanfront home of Pasquale and Francesca Viscariello. Silent and live auctions. Attire is clambake casual. There will be a cash bar. RSVP by June 10. This is a fundraiser for the museum
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: $85
Telephone: 508-746-1620

Science & Nature

World Oceans Day Celebration at New England Aquarium - Boston, MA

Jun 4, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
The New England Aquarium is inviting the public to a family-friendly festival that showcases the conservation efforts of community groups and organizations. Enjoy hands-on, family-friendly activities, seafood cooking demonstrations, tastings, and more.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $27; children age 3-11, $19; seniors over 59, $25

Shopping & Sales

Ashley Vick Jewelry Trunk Show - Northampton, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017 40 Main Street Northampton, MA
Come see the extended collection of Ashley Vick! Edgy, material-driven pieces for everyday wear. Handcrafted using sterling silver and natural gemstones.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-586-1119

Shows & Exhibits

Heritage Museums & Gardens Auto Show 2017 - Sandwich, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
This show displays antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. This year, motorcycles are part of the show. Enjoy lunch from Magnolia Café’s grill at the field, vote for your favorite car, watch the parade of cars at 2 p.m. Rain date is June 11.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free with museum admission
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Storytelling

Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

May 28, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
From 1974 to 2016, Garrison Keillor hosted the unique talk and music radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” enjoyed by 3.5 million listeners. His books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny. He hosts the daily program The Writer’s Almanac
Time: TBA
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Theater

"Ripcord" - Boston, MA

May 26, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Boston Center For The Arts, 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
When Abby and Marilyn are forced to share a room in assisted living, the women make a bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing unpleasant truths. From Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - Waltham, MA

Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
“American Idol” alum Ayla Brown reprises her role as Narrator in this family-friendly escapade set in ancient Egypt with a delightfully modern musical score. Set to many musical styles including country-western, calypso, bubble-gum pop, and rock ‘n’ roll, “Joseph” is full of unforgettable songs.
Time: June 8, 3 p.m.; June 9-10, 7:30 p.m.; June 11, 2 p.m.; June 15, 3 p.m.; June 16-17, 7:30 p.m.; June 18, 2 p.m.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" - Plymouth, MA

Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $18-$20
Telephone: 508-746-4488