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Brimfield Antique Shows 2016 - Brimfield, MA

May 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016 Route 20 Brimfield, MA
Hundreds of dealers line both sides of Route 20 through Brimfield. Massive and legendary show. Irresistible to buyers of antiques and collectibles. Dates: May 10-15; July 12-17; Sept 6-11
Time: Many dealers are open by 7 a.m.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Bird House and Garden Art Auction at Wellfleet Preservation Hall - Wellfleet, MA

May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2016 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
In recent years the auction has expanded to include other varieties of garden art like paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Come and enjoy these works of art, which will be on preview between noon and 5 p.m. until the silent and live auctions begin at 5 p.m. Cash bar, complimentary hors d'ouevres and live music make the evening even morre fun.
Time: Viewing starts at noon; auction, 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Vineyard Artisans Memorial Day Weekend and Season Opening 2016 - West Tisbury, MA

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016 Grange Hall 1067 State Road West Tisbury, MA
Opening show of the season. Come and see all the new work our Island artists have been working on all winter, great food, free parking and admission, catered food, many demonstrations, playground for kids.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Sandwich Arts & Crafts Show 2016 - Sandwich, MA

May 28, 2016 - Jun 4, 2016 Lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street Sandwich, MA
Arts & crafts on sale include fine art jewelry, pottery, glasswork, photographs, hand-crafted clothing, home accessories, leather and wooden goods, and much more! Shows are held Saturdays, May 28, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, September 24, October 8.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Children & Families

Picnic with Berenstain Bears at Edaville USA - Carver, MA

Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016 Edaville USA, 5 Pine Street Carver, MA
Enjoy a meet and greet and a picture opportunity with Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, and Sister Bear. Outstanding story time & picnic lunch brought to you in an exclusive Edaville USA reusable lunch bag for each VIP guest. Advance purchase and VIP upgrade for Berenstain Bears picnic lunch is required.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Ages 4 and older, $37; ages 2, 3 and seniors, $32. VIP upgrade is $15 per ticket

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

Jun 5, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
New England Aquarium celebrates World Oceans Day with a fun, family festival. Hands-on activities for kids, cooking demonstrations, and lots to learn about ocean animals. You’ll have fun learning how you can live blue ! The Aquarium’s World Oceans Day celebration is included in aquarium admission.
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $27; children age 3-11, $19; seniors over 59, $25

Summer Solstice Celebration at Harvard Museums of Science & Culture - Cambridge, MA

Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 20, 2016 Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA
Enjoy a fun evening with circus performers, music, dance, food trucks, and hands-on activities, for all ages, with free admission to the Harvard Semitic Museum, Peabody Museum, and Harvard Museum of Natural History. Create a summer crown with flowers; make and wear an Egyptian ornament, or craft your own sun streamer with powerful Aztec sun symbols. email: hmsc@hmsc.harvard.edu
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Telephone: 617-496-1638

Wacky Wednesdays Family Concerts with South Shore Conservatory - Hingham, MA

Jun 29, 2016 - Jul 27, 2016 Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive Hingham, MA
Parking for Wednesday morning concerts is onsite for everyone.
June 29 -- Karen K and the Jitterbugs, featuring toe-tapping original music for tots and grownups alike.
July 6 -- Keith Munslow combines rock solid funky piano tunes, hilarious stories and lightning fast cartooning on July 6.
July 13 -- Little Groove, playing fun, catchy, educational, and danceable music for children and adults
July 20 -- Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys perform their original music in an encore Wacky Wednesdays performance.
July 27 -- Zak Morgan performs his unique brand of children's music and poems that tickle the funny bone on
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; children, $5
Telephone: 781-749-7565


Memorial Day Picnic Sail Aboard Schooner Adirondack III - Boston, MA

May 30, 2016 - May 30, 2016 Classic Harbor Line, 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
Step aboard the sailboat Adirondack III for a three-hour picnic excursion to the Boston Harbor Islands by sail. The Boston Harbor Islands have welcomed vacationers and day trips for hundreds of years. Leave the hectic city behind as we sail past the lush green terrain and catch glimpses of the coastal wildlife. Email: meghan@classicharborline.com
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Admission: $76
Telephone: 617-951-2460

Dance -- Participation

DanceHall with Bowie, Prince - Chilmark, MA

May 27, 2016 - May 27, 2016 The Yard, 1 The Yard Chilmark, MA
Come celebrate these two artists' music at The Yard's first DanceHall event of 2016. These informal events celebrate the joy of dance for everyone. We play the music loudly, and you bring your dancing shoes.
Time: 7 p.m.

DanceHall at a Tribute of David Bowie and Prince - Chilmark, MA

May 27, 2016 - May 27, 2016 The Yard, 1 The Yard Chilmark, MA
Come celebrate these two artists' music at The Yard's first DanceHall event of 2016. These informal events celebrate the joy of dance for everyone. We play the music loudly, and you bring your dancing shoes.
Time: 7 p.m.


Marini Farm Strawberry Festival 2016 - Ipswich, MA

Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016 Marini Farm, 259 Linebrook Road Ipswich, MA
Start with a visit to our acres of strawberry picking, visit the inflatable park with the kids which includes large inflatables with slides, games, and inside exploration, and top it all off with a juicy piled high strawberry shortcake.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 978-356-0430


Birdhouse & Garden Art Auction - Wellfleet, MA

May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2016 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
Come find a beautiful bird house or bit of art for your or a friend's garden.
Time: 4 p.m.

Open Days Garden Tour at Blurberry Ridge Garden - Chilmark, MA

May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2016 Blueberry Ridge Garden, 19 Blueberry Ridge Lane Chilmark, MA
Explore Blueberry Ridge garden in Chilmark, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Featuring more than 1,200 rhododendrons, Japanese maples, and hydrangeas, plus additional collections of mountain laurel, epimediums, and tree peonies, and sweetgum trees.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Garden Artistry Orleans Garden Tour - Orleans, MA

Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016 ticket pickup and sales at Nauset Regional Middle School, 70 Route 28 Orleans, MA
Six lovely Orleans gardens will be on display. Gardens from the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod will be on site to answer questions. Plein air painters and local musicians will be present at selected gardens. After tour receptions will be held at local galleries from 4 6 p.m.; you can sip wine and meet the artists. Tickets will be available early May. Email: OIAGardenTour@gmail.com
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Online, $27; day of the event, $30


Wool Days 2016 at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Wool Days means sheep shearing at Old Sturbridge Village, plus demonstrations of other parts of the seasonal processing of wool, including scouring, carding, dyeing, spinning, and weaving. Try your hand and learn about other fibers available to early New Englanders at the textile exhibit.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14

Open House at Historic New England - Various locations; see event website, MA

Jun 4, 2016 - Jun 4, 2016 Various locations Various locations; see event website, MA
Most Historic New England properties are open for free. From Maine to Rhode Island, learn about the people who lived in stone-enders, urban mansions, rural estates, and working farms during free guided tours at Historic New England’s house museums. Map of properties.
Connecticut: Roseland Cottage, Woodstock
Maine: Castle Tucker, Wiscasset; Hamilton House, South Berwick; Sarah Orne Jewett House, South Berwick; Marrett House, Standish; Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset; Sayward-Wheeler House, York Harbor
Massachusetts: Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester; Boardman House, Saugus; Browne House, Watertown; Codman Estate, Lincoln; Coffin House, Newbury; Cogswell’s Grant, Essex; Dole-Little House, Newbury; Gedney House, Salem; Gropius House, Lincoln; Lyman Estate, Waltham; Merwin House, Stockbridge; Otis House, Boston; Phillips House, Salem; Pierce House, Dorchester; Quincy House, Quincy; Rocky Hill Meeting House, Amesbury; Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury; Swett-Ilsley House, Newbury; Winslow Crocker House, Yarmouth Port
New Hampshire: Barrett House, New Ipswich; Gilman Garrison House, Exeter; Jackson House, Portsmouth; Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth; Rundlet-May House, Portsmouth
Rhode Island: Arnold House, Lincoln; Casey Farm, Saunderstown; Clemence-Irons House, Johnston; Watson Farm, Jamestown.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Great Barrington Heritage Day 2016 - Great Barrington, MA

Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016 Various locations Great Barrington, MA
Events include a guided canoe paddle, bike ride, outdoor walks, downtown tours, and screenings of classic movies and backstage tours at the Mahaiwe. Explore Our Watershed is a 3-mile guided hike to Lake Mansfield. Guests also may join a tour of the Housatonic River Walk, a canoe paddle down the Housatonic River, a bike ride in Great Barrington and Housatonic Village, farmstead tours, a photo walk, a walking tour of the W.E.B. Du Bois home site, a two-hour hike to "Find Iron Industry History in the Woods.”
Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Home & Studio Tours

Junior League of Boston 2016 Show House - Newton, MA

May 7, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016 Nathaniel Allen House, 35 Webster Street Newton, MA
This event presents the works of Boston's finest designers, transforming over 20 rooms in the 1854 Nathaniel Allen House. Every Wednesday the designers will be on hand to answer questions and talk with visitors.
Time: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $35-$40
Telephone: 617-536-9640


Nantucket Book Festival 2016 - Nantucket, MA

Jun 17, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016 Various locations Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Book Festival features an impressive literary roster including Billy Collins, Diane Rehm, Sebastian Junger, Emma Sky, J. Kael Weston, Diane Ackerman, Nathaniel Philbrick, Alice Hoffman, Geraldine Brooks and Jack Gantos. Readings and discussions will be held throughout the island's downtown cultural district.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website


The Art of Eric Carle: Hide and Seek - Amherst, MA

Apr 5, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA
Eric Carle has made many pieces of unforgettable art during a 50-year career. Carle also has left behind a trail of Easter eggs in his illustrations, creating a subtext of secret allusions. He often hides "C" and "R" in his images, denoting the first letters of his children's names. This exhibition entices visitors to take a closer look at Carle's art to uncover these hidden references. Flip labels reveal some of the people and places important to him. Email: sandys@carlemuseum.org
Time: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Telephone: 413-658-1105

N.C. Wyeth's Men of Concord Exhibit at the Concord Museum - Concord, MA

Apr 15, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road Concord, MA
N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord will bring together the 12 original panels N. C. Wyeth painted for the book, Men of Concord and Some Others,as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau (1936). The exhibition also will include charcoal drawings, watercolors, and artwork in the series. The exhibit is open through September 18, 2016.
Time: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors over 61, $8; college students age 18 and older, $8; children age 5-17, $5
Telephone: 978-369-9763

"Cut! Costume and the Cinema" Exhibit at Heritage Museums - Sandwich, MA

Apr 16, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
Forty-three costumes worn in the movies by Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Robert Downey, Jr., and more, will be on display along with props, before-and-after pictures of stars, and movie memorabilia. Visitors will be transported from Paris to the Caribbean to Venice and beyond through the costumer’s art. This seasonal exhibit will be on display through October 10.
Time: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; youth ages 3- 11, $8

Rodin: Transforming Sculpture - Salem, MA

May 14, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Whether working in plaster, marble or bronze on an intimate or monumental scale, Auguste Rodin captured the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings in ways that few sculptors before or after him have achieved. Featuring sculptures and drawings, this exhibition highlights the drama and experimentation that have established Rodin as one of the greatest sculptors of all time.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors, $15; students, $10; youth age 16 and younger and Salem, Mass., residents, free

Exhibit: Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado - Williamstown, MA

Jun 11, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This exhibition brings 28 exceptional works from Spain’s famed Museo Nacional del Prado to the Clark in an exclusive exhibition of Old Master paintings of the nude. The exhibition examines 16th and 17th-century paintings of the nude at the Spanish court, explores the histories of these works and their display in the Spanish Royal Collections, and reconsiders the significant role of the nude in European art. On view through October 10, 2016. .
Time: Open Tuesday-Sunday,10 a.m.-5 p.m
Admission: General, $20; children under age 18 and students, free


The Yardbirds with Johnny A. - North Truro, MA

May 3, 2016 - Jun 3, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
The Yardbirds boasted some of the most infamous guitarists of all time (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page) and continue that tradition with Johnny A. Electrifying, eclectic, and way ahead of their time, The Yardbirds’ continue their unbreakable legacy.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $75, $65, $40
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles - Pittsfield, MA

May 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016 Colonial Theatre, 111 south Street Pittsfield, MA
Hotel California accurately and faithfully re-create the music and mystique of the Grammy Award-winning band, The Eagles, by blending extraordinary vocal harmonies and instrumentation with a modern stage show. Audiences can once again experience the energy and magic of their favorite songs performed live.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30, $45

Pops On Demand: You Choose the Tunes - Boston, MA

May 25, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
You choose the music in this interactive concert. The Boston Pops draws on its library of music and virtuoso musicians to play selections that the audience chooses by cell phone. You'll get to pick your favorites among classical, film, Broadway and rock music. Be sure to bring your phone or web-enabled device to join in the fun! Dates: May 25, June 1, and June 14 8 p.m
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24-$99

An Evening with Joe Bonamassa - Worcester, MA

May 26, 2016 - May 26, 2016 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 2 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA
Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation
Time: 8 p.m.

A Broadway Evening With Sutton Foster - Boston, MA

May 27, 2016 - May 27, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Sutton Foster is a true Broadway star and one of its most versatile leading ladies. From “Thoroughly Modern Millie” to leads in six more Broadway shows, she now stars in “Younger” on TVLand. Join Sutton and the Pops for an evening of great music, singing, and dancing.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24-$99

Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest 2016 - Plymouth, MA

May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016 Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street Plymouth, MA
Donna Byrne and The Marshall Wood Trio on May 27. Masterful, sultry jazz singer Donna Byrne brings her quintessential entertainer gift to the Spire stage. Bassist Marshall Wood leads up their world-class jazz trio with pianists Tim Ray and Les Harris Jr. on drums, presenting a set of jazz standards, ballads and blues. 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $25-$30
The Greg Abate Quintet on May 27. Jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer Greg Abate tours the globe 225 days a year as an international jazz recording artist. 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $25-$30
The Rich Greenblatt Sextet on May 28. Jazz vibraphonist and bandleader Rich Greenblatt is a musician noted as performing with “dazzling speed and a truly magical touch” by John Blenn of Good Times Magazine. 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $25-$30
Eldar on May 28. When Eldar Djangirov was signed to Sony Masterworks at age 17, the young Kansas City pianist was already recognized for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $25-$30
All Star Open Jazz Jam on May 29. Musicians are welcome to take the stage with the house band during an All Star Jazz Jam. Host Trumpeter/Vocalist Johnny Souza leads the Spire House Jazz Band comprised of the area’s finest jazz musicians. Attendees are welcome to perform or listen in from the audience. 5 p.m., tickets are $10 for audience members or performers.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above

Jonathan Edwards - Wellfleet, MA

May 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016 First CoFirst Congregational Church in Wellfleet, 200 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
Four decades into a career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$45

Spring Concert 2016 with Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society - Edgartown, MA

May 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016 Old Whaling Church 89 Main Street, , MA 02539 Edgartown, MA
Pianist Delores Stevens will be joined by other talented musicians. Kick off spring with an impressive line-up of chamber musicians.
Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
Admission: $25; students, free
Telephone: 508-696-8055

Leslie Kritzer - Pittsfield, MA

May 29, 2016 - May 30, 2016 Barrington Stage Company's Mr. Finn's Cabaret, 36 Linden Street Pittsfield, MA
You loved her in "The Memory  Show" and "Guys & Dolls." Now Leslie Kritzer will tell stories of her life on and off Broadway, belt out some killer tunes and make it one memorable Memorial Day weekend. Join Leslie Kritzer with the amazing Vadim Feichtner at piano and get ready to see a one-of-a-kind star!
Time: Sunday, 9 p.m.; Monday, 8 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 413-236-8888

Shades of Gray Civil War Era Camp Band - Springfield, MA

May 30, 2016 - May 30, 2016 Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Street Springfield, MA
Hear music of the Civil War while remembering the sacrifice of thousands of Union and Confederate Soldiers. Listen to Shades of Gray, a Civil War era camp band. Composed of six members, mostly re-enactors, the band has performed all over New England and at Gettysburg. Bring a chair or blanket, pack a picnic and spend an afternoon experiencing a stirring concert.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 413-734-8551

Nahant Music Festival 2016 - Nahant, MA

Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 Village Church, Ellingwood Chapel and St. Thomas Church Nahant, MA
The varied program will consist of the opening gala, an opera-to-Broadway performance, Bach cantata, and opera double bill, plus public master classes. Highlights of the festival are two operas, Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" and P.D.Q. Bach's "The Stoned Guest." Member of the Emmanuel Music Orchestra perform uplifting Bach cantatas. Dates: June 3, 4, 5 and 10. Email: nahantmusicfestival@yahoo.com See Concert schedule.
Time: Consult event website

Raiders of the Lost Ark Live with the Boston Pops: Special 35th Anniversary Celebration - Boston, MA

Jun 4, 2016 - Jun 4, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams' epic score performed live to picture by the Boston Pops!
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $36-$120

Divas with a Twist - Norwell, MA

Jun 7, 2016 - Jun 7, 2016 The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
A unique group comprised of five powerhouse female vocalists, backed by Grammy nominated musicians, Divas with a Twist is not your average cover band! Unique twists on original cover songs rule the stage with dynamic harmonies and fresh new arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, country and Broadway. Email boxoffice@companytheatre.com.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 781-871-2787

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook - Boston, MA

Jun 9, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Timeless favorites of Carole King are given full symphonic treatment featuring Tony Award Nominee Liz Callaway. Songs include: "It's Too Late," "Locomotion," "So Far Away," "You've Got A Friend," and more.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24-$99

Maceo Parker - Provincetown, MA

Jun 12, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016 Provincetown Town Hall Provincetown, MA
Maceo is the leading disciple of funk and heir to the throne of James Brown, and serves up one of the most exciting live music shows to be seen on Planet Earth today.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38-$85
Telephone: 508-349-2929

Dolly Parton at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Jun 17, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Legendary country music star Dolly Parton makes her Tanglewood debut with a season-opening performance Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, joining the Tanglewood 2016 Popular Artist line-up.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $149

Earth Wind & Fire at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $27 - $129

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin - Lenox, MA

Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson will be featured in a performance of the entire album Pet Sounds, as part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the work widely regarded as one of the best albums of all time.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 - $109

Jackson Browne at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 21, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $27 - $99

Chris Botti at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016 Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tnaglewood Lenox, MA
Trumpeter Chris Botti is a gifted instrumentalist, talented composer, and charismatic performer, who has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation. Botti has established a reputation as a versatile musician, excelling in both jazz and pop music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $99

Joshua Redman Quartet - Great Barrington, MA

Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016 Mahaiwe, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The Joshua Redman Quartet featuring performs original music and jazz classics that Redman wrote for this group of musicians. This band's music can be challenging, provocative, and forward-looking, but also hard swinging, melodic, and soulful, with a strong link to the jazz idioms of the 1950s and 1960s.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $80
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Celtic Woman: Destiny - Lowell, MA

Jun 28, 2016 - Jun 28, 2016 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
The new tour delivers a selection of Irish classics, fan favorites and contemporary pop songs with that enchanting Celtic Women panache.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Arlo Guthrie - Wellfleet, MA

Jun 29, 2016 - Jun 29, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Wellfleet, MA
Arlo Guthrie is a folk music icon who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. He plays the piano, six and twelve- string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments and he is a natural storyteller whose hilarious tales and anecdotes are woven through his performances.
Time: 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge - New Bedford, MA

Jun 29, 2016 - Jun 29, 2016 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window,” “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $65, $75

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with Guitarist Warren Haynes and the Boston Pops - Lenox, MA

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with guitarist Warren Haynes returns to Tanglewood in an orchestral adventure of Deadhead favorites. Haynes and the Boston Pops will perform some of Jerry Garcia's masterworks including "Terrapin Station," "Bird Song," and "Morning Dew."
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25 - $109

Davina and the Vagabonds - North Truro, MA

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 2, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages, Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20, $30
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Bob Dylan With Mavis Staples - Lenox, MA

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 2, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Tanglewood welcomes Bob Dylan with special guest Mavis Staples to the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has performed twice at Tanglewood first in 1991 and again during the 1997 season. tickets on sale March 18, 2016.
Time: 7 p.m.

Boston Pops Orchestra with Guest Seth MacFarlane - Lenox, MA

Jul 10, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Seth MacFarlane is a creator, writer, director, and singer of some of today's most popular music and TV shows. MacFarlane joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a swingin' symphonic serenade of classic songs from the 1940s and 1950s.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $22 - $124

Yanni Live in Concert - Boston, MA

Jul 26, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
Fans will thrill to Yanni and his world-class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China, and The Royal Albert Hall in England. The live show will also introduce music from Yanni's newest album Sensuous “Chill.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $83-$700

Chick Corea Trio Featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade - Lenox, MA

Jul 31, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Hawthorne Street Lenox, MA
The 75th birthday celebration presents Chick Corea on keyboards, Christian McBride on bass, and Brian Blade on drums.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $19 - $66

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at Castle Hill with Guest Megan Hilty - Ipswich, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA
Magnificent Castle Hill hosts the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Broadway star Megan Hilty, performing against the spectacular Grand Allée, a vast green space leading from the mansion to the sea. Each adult ticket admits one child 12 or under for free. Each additional child is $25.
Time: Gates open 4 p.m.; music 8-10 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $75; VIP, $500. Each adult ticket admits one child 12; additional children, $25.

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2016 - Springfield, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Court Square Springfield, MA
The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is family-friendly event designed to bring people of many different walks of life together to share their love and passion for music and art. Sweet, sensual, energetic, and infectious musical sounds from a wide range of genres, including jazz, Latin jazz, gospel, blues, funk and more will fill the air in Court Square. Food will be provided by many vendors, including Blackjack Steakhouse, Neville’s Creole Cuisine n’ Catering, Nadim’s, La Veracruzana, Elegant Affairs, Queenie’s Island Cuisine and others. Festival is held rain or shine.
Featured musicians are Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, the Eric Krasno Band, Heshima Moja and Ofrecimiento with guest Rayvon Owen, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Terri Lyne Carrington Group, and Taj Mahal.
Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

John Williams's Film Night at Tanglewood - Lenox, MA

Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
John Williams' Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar's most consistently appreciated evenings. Join Williams as he presents this year's celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $22-$124

Jefferson Starship at Payomet - Truro, MA

Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 18, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Jefferson Starship is led by co-founder David Freiberg, who shared billing with Paul Kantner and Grace Slick on the original Airplane. The current tour is selling out concerts across the country. Dance floors open. Get your tickets in advance; this show will sell out.
Time: 8 p.m.

The Blind Boys of Alabama - Truro, MA

Aug 22, 2016 - Aug 22, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
August 22nd The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. They have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42-$85

Train With Andy Grammer - Lenox, MA

Aug 23, 2016 - Aug 23, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Train earned its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey Soul Sister."
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $28-$99

Train with Andy Grammer - Lenox, ma

Aug 23, 2016 - Aug 23, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, ma
The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $28.50 - $99.50

The Wailers - Truro, MA

Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Outside of their groundbreaking work with Bob Marley, the Wailers have also played with acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. They are the greatest practitioners of Jamaican reggae.
Time: 8 p.m.


Memorial Day Parade 2016 - Vineyard Haven, MA

May 30, 2016 - May 30, 2016 American Legion Post 257 34 William Street Vineyard Haven, MA
The parade begins at American Legion Hall and travels to Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.
Time: 10 a.m.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Memorial Day Weekend 2016 Powwow in Spencer - Spencer, MA

May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016 4H Camp Marshall, 92 Mccormick Road Spencer, MA
The powwow features Native American dances, drumming, kids' activities, tipi display, craft display, and vendors selling Native American crafts, supplies and handmade items. Afternoon and evening inter-tribal dance sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Gourd Dance will be held on Saturday morning.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Inter-tribal dancing 2-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Admission: One-day entrance fees are $5 for above age 15; $2 for youth age 14 and younger; weekend rates vary

Revels Spring Pub Sing - Jamaica Plain, MA

Jun 1, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016 Doyle's Cafe, 3484 Washington Street Jamaica Plain, MA
Join Revels at the spring pub sing at Doyle's Cafe. Music director George Emlen will lead everyone in song from the Revels Pub Sing Songbook after food and beverages.
Time: Gather at 6 p.m. for food and conversation. Singing starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

Key West Party and Auction with Pilgrim Hall Museum - Plymouth, MA

Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016 The home of Pasquale and Francesca Viscariello, 86 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA
At this breezy party and fundraiser, enjoy silent and live auctions, live music by Pan Loco Steel Band, and food by Mama Mia’s. RSVP by June 10. Tickets may be purchased online.
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: $85 per person or $750 for a table of 10
Telephone: 508-746-1620

Glass Flowers Soiree - Cambridge, MA

Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA
For guests over age 21, this evening will celebrate the Harvard Museum of Natural History's Glass Flowers exhibition. Come with a date, with friends, or make new friends as you enjoy cocktails and music while strolling through the museum's 15 exhibitions.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $25

Shopping & Sales

The Vintage Bazaar - Salisbury, MA

Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016 Pettengill Farm, 45 Ferry Road Salisbury, MA
Over 175 outdoor boutiques feature antiques, vintage finds , architectural salvage, rusty junk, repurposed goodness, indie crafts and one-of-a-kind artisans. This weekend festival also offers unique fare & food trucks, live music, family activities, book signings and demonstrations!
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Early Bird Hours on Saturday only, 8:30- 10 a.m.
Admission: Daily admission, $10; early bird and weekend passes, $15; children under age 12, free


The Moth - Boston, MA

Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 23, 2016 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
This popular program on National Public Radio spotlights ordinary people telling true stories. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 617-248-9700


“Presto Change-O” - Pittsfield, MA

May 18, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016 St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden Street Pittsfield, MA
This exciting new musical tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 413-236-8888

“The Odd Couple” - Nantucket, MA

Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 15, 2016 Theatreworks, Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street Nantucket, MA
Love, Marriage and friendship abound as the fastidious Florence and the slovenly Olive decide to share an apartment together, after their lives have been turned upside down. Dates: June 3-5, 8-12, 15-16.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-228-4305

“Carousel” - Waltham, MA

Jun 9, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016 Reagle Music Theater at Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
“Carousel,” the powerful love story between an innocent mill worker and a swaggering carnival barker was named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine. “Carousel” tells of roguish carnival barker Billy Bigelow, and mill worker Julie Jordan, who meet and fall in love. The tale that follows is a story of love, violence, hope and redemption.
Time: June 9 and 16 at 3 p.m.; June 10, 11, 17 and 18 7:30 p.m.; June 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $32-$36

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” - Stockbridge, MA

Jun 25, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
Tennessee Williams’s timeless play comes to life once again on the Fitzpatrick stage, with family secrets revealed and underlying themes of greed and deception. Troubled relationships and emotional lies abound within this southern family in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Time: Monday- Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $62
Telephone: 413-298-5576

“Venus in Fur” - Nantucket, MA

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016 Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Centre Stage, 2 Centre Street Nantucket, MA
Following David Ives’s novel, “Venus in Fur” follows the defiant aspiring actress Vanda during a behind the scenes look at an audition. When the director quickly brushes her off, Vanda stops at nothing to convince him that no one else can play the part like she can.
Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Telephone: 508-228-4305

“Little Shop of Horrors” - Pittsfield, MA

Jul 9, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
This comedic yet dark piece follows the humdrum life of florist Seymour Krelborn as his life is turned upside down by a mysterious plant that talks and consumes blood as food. Watch Seymour’s corrupt journey from zero to hero with the help from his sadistic plant, Audrey II.
Time: Monday- Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$65
Telephone: 413-997-4444

“Annie Get Your Gun” - Nantucket, MA

Jul 15, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016 Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street Nantucket, MA
Sing along to some classic musical tunes like “Anything You Can Do” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” and enjoy Annie Oakley’s rise to fame in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Irving Berlin’s classic piece took Broadway by storm and continues to impress with each performance. See website for performance dates.
Time: Evenings, 6 p.m.; matinees, 2 p.m.
Telephone: 508-228-4305

“Fiorello!” - Stockbridge, MA

Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
Based on the life and career of New York City’s former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, this musical features his reform of city politics during World War I and ten years later. The original Broadway production was one of only nine in history to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Time: Monday - Thursday 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $60
Telephone: 413-298-5576

“The Full Monty” - Nantucket, MA

Jul 22, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street Nantucket, MA
Based on the wonderfully comedic film, The Full Monty follows six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, NY, as they connect over their strengths and failures. As an added bonus, the team form a striptease act and audiences beg the question: Will they go “full monty”? Dates vary; consult theater website.
Time: Evenings, p.m.; matinees, 2 p.m.
Telephone: 508-228-4305

“The Stone Witch” - Stockbridge, MA

Jul 23, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
In this darkly humorous production, one aspiring children’s book author attempts to unlock the mind of reclusive but renowned author and illustrator, Simon, and complete what might be his last manuscript. As the main character hopes to reveal the secret of Simon’s prosperity, the audience is left questioning the cost of success.
Time: Monday- Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $62
Telephone: 413-298-5576

“Legally Blonde the Musical” - Norwell, MA

Jul 29, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
A fabulously fun and award winning musical based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde the Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she charms her way into Harvard law and tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in the pursuit of her dreams. Email boxoffice@companytheatre.com
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $39 to $41
Telephone: 781-871-2787

“Constellations” - Stockbridge, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
In a play consisting of just two characters, “Constellations” explores the possibilities for a couple when they create a different multi-verse, considering the outcomes if they had chosen fate over chance.
Time: Monday- Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 413-298-5576

“Beauty and the Beast” - Pittsfield, MA

Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 19, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
From the familiar Disney film and Broadway show, “Beauty and the Beast” is set in an enchanted castle inhabited by a prince-turned-Beast by a transformative spell and a cast of live, talking flatware, who were formerly castle staff. Monday and
Time: Friday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $30-$40; Child $20-$25
Telephone: 413-997-4444