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Arts & Crafts Shows

Chatham Liberty Craft Festival - Chatham, MA

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 702 Main Street Chatham, MA
 Over 75 booths of arts, crafts and specialty foods.  Held rain or shine. 
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Children & Families

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

International Mud Day - Worcester, MA

Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA
Ecotarium welcomes you and your rug rats for an afternoon of play! Children can dive into creative exploration in messy mud-related programs in the Nature Explore Outdoor Exhibit. Bring a change of clothes and enjoy the magic of mud! E-mail:info@ecotarium.org
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Museum admission: Adults, $18 adults; children age 2-18, seniors, and students, $14.
Telephone: 508-929-2700

v - Boston, MA

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
All animals, including humans, need enrichment to exercise, experience, and enhance the mind, body and senses every day. Come move and groove at the Zoo as we highlight the different types of enrichment that is given to the animals. Guests are invited to take exercise classes, hear zookeeper chats and explore healthy eating habits at the education table.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Parrots and Pirates Day at Stone Zoo - Stoneham, MA

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA
Guests of all ages can train to be a pirate and learn about their history under the instruction of Captain Jack and his crew. There will also be special animal encounters and zookeeper chats with some of the pirates’ favorite animals, including the parrots. Pirate-themed crafts and activities will be offered throughout the day.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tanglewood Family Fun Fest - Lenox, MA

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 Tanglewood, 297 West Street Lenox, MA
Families are invited to enjoy the beauty of the Tanglewood campus, an educational scavenger hunt, an Instrument Playground and crafts. More activities will be presented by Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Theatre Group, The Clark, The Mount, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Shakespeare & Co. Food will be available for purchase, but guests may bring their own picnic lunch.
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Admission: The event is free, but advance registration is recommended.
Telephone: 413-637-5393

Family Concert with the Boston Pops - Lenox, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Hawthorne Street Lenox, MA
Tanglewood will present its annual Family Concert featuring a brass quintet. Especially designed for children ages 3-8, activities, including an Instrument Playground, will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults; free for children under age 17
Telephone: 888-266-1200

Comedy

Berkshire Comedy Festival 2017 - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The Berkshire Comedy Festival will present an all-new line-up of top comedians from around the country. The show is ninety minutes of high energy, non-stop laughter & hilarious fun. Comedians to perform include Paul Anthony, Andy Pitz, Rich Walker, and Carie Karavas.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 413-528-0100

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

Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse - Salem, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Naumkeag departs from the Salem Ferry dock at 10 Blaney Street Salem, MA
Cruising aboard Essex Heritage’s boat Naumkeag is the only way to visit Bakers Island Light Station, off the coast of Salem. Specially themed boat trips include En Plein Air Painting days on June 25 and July 13; Wild Edibles on July 27; and lobster tours with trap demos on Thursdays. The trip to the light station is sure to be an adventure! Full trip is two and a half hours. No one under age 4 admitted. Buy tickets.
Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with departures at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lobster Tours on Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; children age 4-12, $25
Telephone: 978-224-2036

En Plein Air Painting Day on Bakers Island - Salem, MA

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 Departing from the Salem Ferry dock, 10 Blaney Street Salem, MA
Artists: spend five hours painting outdoors at Bakers Island Light Station, on Bakers Island near Salem. You can paint the historic buildings, the natural landscape, the magnificent rocky shoreline. Travel to the island via Essex Heritage’s landing craft Naumkeag. Travel is 25 minutes each way. Bring a lunch and beverages. Painting materials are NOT provided. The island is free of ticks.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $48

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 -- Participation

Let's Dance-Irish Night - Worcester, MA

Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street Worcester, MA
Feel the beat and move your Irish feet! The McInerney School of Irish Step will be teaching basic step moves before the party starts with Blackstone Cuil. Dancing, singing, and enjoyment are obliged. E-mail: driscollk@worcesterma.gov
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

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

Indigenous Arts Bazaar - Plymouth, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water Street Plymouth, MA
This festival features all-day live music, along with art from dozens of cultures, including paintings from Guatemala; jewelry from Uganda and North America; textiles from China, Laos, and Burkina Faso; bags from Colombia; glasswork from the West Bank; and more. Indigenous makers demonstrate how to make their crafts and sell one-of-a-kind pieces of art for various budgets. Free admission; ample street parking
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gardens

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

Cocktails in Great Gardens - New Marlborough, Great Barrington, Ashley Falls, MA

Jun 30, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 three private gardens New Marlborough, Great Barrington, Ashley Falls, MA
Berkshire Botanical Gardens sponsors its Cocktails in Great Gardens series. Garden hosts serve hors d'oeuvres and a beverage in late afternoon in their spectacular private gardens. Tickets are limited and reservations are required. For more information about the gardens or to reserve, check the website or phone.
June 30. Walker garden in New Marlborough.
July 7, Hartman garden in Great Barrington
August 4. Nation and Flores garden in Ashley Falls.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 413-298-3926

Rockport Art in Bloom 2017 Garden Tour - Rockport, MA

Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 various gardens Rockport, MA
This self-guided tour consists of 11 private gardens clustered in the three Rockport neighborhoods. Each garden celebrates the diverse geography of Rockport, from sweeping ocean vistas to unique granite sculptures evoking the granite industry in Rockport. Lunch is available for purchase. Several local artists will be painting outdoors during the tour. A reception will take place after the tour on July 8 at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
On tour days, tickets may be purchased at the Rockport Police Station, 168 Main Street, and Toad Hall Book Store (cash or check only), 47 Main Street. Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the police station. The tour is held rain or shine.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $20- $25

Garden Tour & Luncheon - Dartmouth, MA

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 St. Julie's Reception Hall 494 Slocum Road Dartmouth, MA
See eight gardens in New Bedford's West End and Dartmouth A lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Julie’s Reception Hall.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Advance: $18 for the tour only; $35 for the tour and luncheon. Day of: only tour tickets are sold, for $20
Telephone: 508-994-2080

Literary

Boston Book Festival Summer Classic: Literary Trivia - Boston, MA

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury Street Boston, MA
WBUR’s Jack Lepiarz will serve up questions on all things bookish, from Aesop’s Fables to Zadie Smith. Put together a team or meet some fellow trivia-minded new friends on the Dickensian Orphans team. Top scoring teams will win literary prizes. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $15

Museums

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

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss - Springfield, MA

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
This permanent, bilingual museum commemorates Ted Geisel, aka "Dr. Seuss." Visitors can explore sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, invent stories and much more. The second floor showcases Geisel's personal memorabilia" studio, drawings, bow ties.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays
Admission: Adults, $25; seniors age 60 and older, $16.50; youth age 3-17, $13

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

Lowell Summer Music Series 2017 - Lowell, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street Lowell, MA
June 16. Michael Franti & Spearhead with Nattali Rize. $46-$50
June 17. Vince Gill. $58-$65
July 7. Randy Newman. $54-$60
July 9. Melissa Etheridge. $64-$70
July 14. The O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor. $34-$40
July 21. Graham Nash. $47-$50
July 22. Ryan Montbleau. $32-$35
August 4. Amos Lee with Bailen. $45-$50
August 6. Dawes. $42-$45
August 12. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. $53-$60
August 18. Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan. $47-$50
August 19. David Grisman Sextet with Honeysuckle. $36-$40
August 20. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins with Bhi Bhiman. $54-$60
August 26. Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper. $29-$35
August 31. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. $40-$45
September 1. Rosanne Cash with Upstate Rubdown. $39-$45
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Bands on the Beach 2017 - Salisbury, MA

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 North End Boulevard Salisbury, MA
Salisbury Beach offers free weekly concerts, fireworks, great food and family fun.
June 24. Country Beach Jam. 3 p.m.
July 1. B Street Bombers
July 4. Joppa Flatts
July 8. James Montgomery
July 15. Beatlejuice
July 22. Entrain
July 29. The Dan Lawson Band
August 5. Scarab: The Journey Show
August 12. Aerochix - All Female Aerosmith
August 19. FreeVolt
August 26. Adam Ezra Ramble

Time: 7:30 p.m. except where noted

United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band - Springfield, MA

Jun 25, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Springfield Armory National Historic Site, One Armory Square Springfield, MA
Hear the sweet sounds of jazz played by the United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band. The band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a New Orleans flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-734-8551

Something Wonderful! Celebrating the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein with the Boston Pops - Lenox, MA

Jun 25, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Ted Sperling, conductor and curator of the program, is a director, music director, conductor, orchestrator, singer, pianist, violinist, and violist. He is the Artistic Director of MasterVoices and principal conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$66

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

Brentano String Quartet - Rockport, MA

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
The Brentano performs works by Gesualdo, Stephen Hartke and Beethoven.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $46, $40, $29 (fees may apply)
Telephone: 978 546 7391

Natalie Merchant - Lenox, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant  who began her career with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, has released seven solo albums-most recently Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings.
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: $27-$109
Telephone: 617-266-1492

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

Summer BCMFest - Cambridge, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 47 Palmer Street Cambridge, MA
A Celtic festival featuring 12 hours of some of the best local Celtic music. The day will begin with a special edition of Club Passim's Live Music Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by outdoor, free music from Keltic Kids, The Rockport Celtic Duo and Alba's Edge. The day will conclude with a ticketed evening performance in Club Passim featuring Daymark and Katie McNally.
Time: 10a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Admission: Day events are free. Evening events are $10-$18
Telephone: 617-492-7679

Summer Concerts at the Clark - Williamstown, MA

Jul 4, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
During the month of July, a variety of performing artists present a series of free outdoor concerts on Tuesday evenings. The concerts will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Clark Center; in the event of rain, they will be held in the auditorium. Families are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic meals. Refreshments are available for purchase.
July 4. Across the Pond. Beatles cover band brings the British invasion. July 11. Samantha Farrell. Farrell combines jazz, folk, pop, and poetry into her originals, standards, and popular song covers.
July 18. Sydney Worthley. Pop, country, rock, and folk. Worthley is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter.
July 25. Capital Brass. This swinging brass ensemble plays everything from Jimmy Buffett to John Philip Sousa.

Time: 6:30 pm.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-458-4303

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

Celebrate Big Band Music - Springfield, MA

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park, Federal and State streets Springfield, MA
Bring a lawn chair, picnic supper and your dancing shoes to for dance lessons and dancing to Daddio’s Big Band from Manchester NH. With four saxophones and four trombones, the band will have everyone up dancing and clapping. Dance lessons are courtesy of Bob and Michele Barker. Dance is cancelled if it rains.
Time: Dance lessons at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Telephone: 413-734-8551

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

The Mavericks - Webster, MA

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road Webster, MA
The Mavericks'Tex-Mex twang, Cuban-influenced country and retro rock made them unlikely stars in the mid-nineties and critical darlings during later years. Music lovers, come see great country, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. 
Time: Doors open at noon; show at 2 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $50
Telephone: 508-943-3871

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

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 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

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

Tanglewood On Parade - Lenox, MA

Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
This annual event is a full day of musical activities for the entire family, culminating in an 8 p.m. concert in the Shed featuring all of the festival’s orchestras—the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras—performing in a single concert. The program inlcudes Aaron Copland’s Piano Concerto, songs of Rodgers and Hart, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, followed by a fireworks show.
Time: All day, closing with 8 p.m. concert
Admission: $24-$114
Telephone: 888-266-1200

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

Lucinda Williams - Truro, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Payomet presents three-time Grammy Award winning artist Lucinda Williams! For the past 40 years Lucinda has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each of which weave rock, country, folk and blues.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $75, $45

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

Symphony at the Seashore Presents “Sanctuary” - Eastham, MA

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Salt Pond Visitors Center, Route 6 Eastham, MA
Join the National Park Service and Cape Symphony for a multimedia performance featuring musicians and community choral groups. Through music, words, and images, celebrate the nature, history, and sense of community that makes the Outer Cape a sanctuary for all living things, including people. Featuring: The Rum Soaked Crooks Jessie Little Doe Baird Jonathan Perry A Cape Community Chorus.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

Shopping & Sales

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Plymouth, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water Street Plymouth, MA
This shopping festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Indigenous artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and bring home a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world.
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Telephone: 617-441-5400

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

"Men on Boats" - Brewster, MA

Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Main Street Brewster, MA
In 1869, one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell and his crew of 9 men in 4 boats went down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, not knowing what lay ahead. This great adventure is reenacted by ten women in this ingeniousnew play and a hit of the season last year at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons.
Time: Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m.; non performance on July 4
Admission: $28
Telephone: 508-896-1888

Reagle Music Theatre presents "Show Boat" - Waltham, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
"Show Boat," based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel, follows three generations of the Hawks family on the Cotton Blossom river boat from 1887-1927. The musical’s classic songs include "Ol’ Man River, “Only Make Believe,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” and “You Are Love.”
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $37-$65
Telephone: 617-891-5600