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Plymouth Harbor Roots & Folk Festival 2015 - Plymouth, MA

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Harborlight Pavillion, 77 Water Street Plymouth, MA
International food court, children’s activities, crafters, celebrity chef challenge.
Scheduled for Saturday: The Kennedys, Annie Wenz, Mark T. Small, Grace Morrison, Squid Jiggers, Squeezebox Stompers. Also on Stage 2 "Chakulla" with The Hunger Bus
Scheduled for Sunday: The Roberton Morbioli Band, Jim Libby Band, New City Cowboys, Soul Box and The Delta Generators. Also on Stage 2 "Chakulla" with The Hunger Bus.
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Telephone: 508-747-7727

Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival 2015 - Revere, MA

Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Revere Beach Revere, MA
This popular extravaganza of public art includes a master sculpting competition, liver entertainment, food trucks, fireworks, and sand sculpting lessons for the kids. Voted one of Boston’s Top Events. This national contest attracts artists from around the world.
Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 2015 - Newburyport, MA

Jul 26, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 Various locations Newburyport, MA
There will be heritage tours and waterfront concerts throughout the week. Below are some of the featured events, but visit the website for more info and a complete schedule of Yankee Homecoming events.
Striper Tournament & Barbecue on June 27, 9a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brewfest on July 25, 5 – 9 p.m.
Art on the Bartlet Mall on July 25-26
Olde Fashioned Sunday on July 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Senior King and Queen on July 29, 4- 6 p.m.
Golf Tournament on July 27, 8 a.m.
Kids Talent Show on July 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain location is usually Masonic Temple)
Market Square Day on July 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (rain date July 29)
Family Day At Maudslay State Park on August 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Parade on Aug 2, noon
Waterfront Concert Series on July 26- August 1, 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Downtown Entertainment on July 26 – August 2, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fireworks, August 1
Time: Consult event website

Arts & Crafts Shows

Bass River Arts & Craft Festival - Yarmouth, MA

Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015 John Simpkins Field, 1153 Route 28 Yarmouth, MA
Over 75 juried craftsmen and -women will display and sell their American made works of all descriptions. Email: info@castleberryfairs.com
Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 603-332-2616

The Nantucket Art and Artisan Show 2015 - Nantucket, MA

Jul 16, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 Bartlett's Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road Nantucket, MA
This show brings together over 60 locally and nationally recognized artisans and features an unparalleled selection of pottery, jewelry, textiles, art, photography, handcrafted furniture, folk art and many one-of-a-kind masterworks. The event kicks off with a preview party on July 16 and the show runs Friday through Sunday. Email: jmcgrady@smallfriendsnantucket.org
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-228-6769

Hot Night in the City: Fiery Crafts, Outdoor Food, Hot Music and Cool Art - Worcester, MA

Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015 Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road Worcester, MA
The evening is set to practically combust with live music from the Jubilee Gardens, food, drinks, the opening of an exhibit of fiber art--Fishing to the Moon-- and fun around the flames! All are welcome to this exploration of craft's hot processes in and outside of the Crafts Center.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Telephone: 508-579-8564

Auctions

Cotuit Brush Off Art Auction - Cotuit, MA

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015 Cotuit Village Green, School and Main Streets Cotuit, MA
The Cahoon Museum invites you to the 25th Great Brush Off on the Cotuit Village Green. The highlight of this festive day is a live auction that includes many pieces painted that morning at scenic locations around Cotuit. The auction begins at 1 p.m. Come earlier to enjoy a silent art auction, live music, and food. Rain date is July 12.
Time: Silent auction 9:30-noon; live auction starts at 1 p.m.
Telephone: 508-428-7581

Children & Families

Sandglass Theater Presents Fritzi's Flea Circus - Chilmark, MA

May 27, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015 The Yard, Middle Road near Tilton Farm Road Chilmark, MA
Both performances will provide audiences with charming hand puppetry, that will delight the imagination in children and inspire playfulness in adults. Fritzi's Flea Circus welcomes audiences into a delightful world of circus feats, presented by a tiny flea with a big personality. Kasper and the Cow presents the beloved hand puppet hero of Germany. Dates: June 27 and July 3. Part of the 2015 Yard Arts Season.
Time: 11 a.m.
Telephone: 508-645-9662

The Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens - Falmouth, MA

Jun 28, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA
Thirty regional artists have created miniature masterpieces for this outdoor exhibition on the grounds of Highfield Hall. Appropriate for all ages. Open through August 30.
Time: Anytime
Admission: Free admission; $5 for fairy house map
Telephone: 508-495-1878

Lexington Lions Fourth of July Carnival 2015 - Lexington, MA

Jul 1, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015 TBA Lexington, MA
Fun-filled rides, games, attractions, food, prizes. Fireworks on Thursday, July 2, at dusk
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 1-11 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Summer Spectacular Family Series at the Springfield Museums - Springfield, MA

Jul 6, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015 Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle will find a schedule packed with hands-on art and science activities, live reptile demonstrations, and family entertainment. The centerpiece of the series is top-tier family performers appearing in the Davis Auditorium every Wednesday through Friday at 11 a.m. Performers will include Puppet People (every Thursday), Akwaaba Drum & Dance Ensemble (July 22), Mister G (July 24), The Nields (August 12) and host of others. Full schedule. All programs are free with admission.
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors, $12; college students, $12; children age 3-17, $9.50
Telephone: 413-263-6800

Fort Rodman Pyrate Invasion - New Bedford, MA

Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 1000 Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, MA
Experience three days of piratical mayhem as pirates and privateers from New England to the Caribbean come to defend the Historic Port of Bedford Village in Old Dartmouth (now New Bedford, MA). Witness a pirates encampment within the walls of historic Fort Rodman. See daily land and sea battles with fully-gunned ships, special effects and stunts. There will be kid-friendly performances by pirates like Diosa, the Pirates of the Dark Rose, and Captain Sinbad and the Meka II. Shop the wares of New England's best artists and stroll through the antique market Wrecker's Row. This action-packed weekend benefits The Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free entry

Hello Kitty at Edaville USA - Carver, MA

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 5 Pine Street Carver, MA
The internationally loved kitten has come to Edaville USA. Come enjoy hugs from Kitty herself and some great photo opportunities. These special days includes unlimited use of the park and a 20-minute train ride through the picturesque woodlands and cranberry bogs.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General admission $23; children under 2 admitted free
Telephone: 508-866-8190

Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat - Carver, MA

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 http://www.edaville.com/events.html Carver, MA
Curious George has returned to Edaville once again to enjoy his favorite narrow-gauge train. Meet and greet with Curious George himself and his owner, The Man in the Yellow Hat. Experience an authentic train ride through cranberry country, enjoy vintage amusement park rides and indoor and outdoor play spaces.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General admission $23; children under age 2 admitted free
Telephone: 508-866-8190

“Mary Poppins” - New Bedford, MA

Jul 24, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 The Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Based on P.L. Travers books and the 1964 Disney film, anything can and will happen at #17 Cherry Tree Lane when the perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, takes charge of the Banks family. The young and young a -heart will leave the theater singing all their favorite songs like “Chim Chim Chiree,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Step in Time,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Dates: July 24-26 and July 30-August 2.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $40/$45/$50/$55
Telephone: 508-994-2900

Superheroes & Princesses at Edaville USA - Carver, MA

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 5 Pine Street Carver, MA
Boys and girls are invited to play make believe at Edaville for the interactive Superheroes and Princesses Summit. Come dressed as your favorite character, strut your stuff in the Superhero Parade, or stroll down the elegant red carpet for the Princess Fashion Show. There will be prizes, surprises, and a ton of fun for the whole family.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General admission $23; children under 2 admitted free
Telephone: 508-866-8190

Marvelous Marvin - Chilmark, MA

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015 The Yard, Middle Road near Tilton Farm Road Chilmark, MA
Bugging Out is all about bugs. In rhyme, Marvin teaches about fascinating bug habits, bug archaeology and the importance of bugs to humans. With circus arts, magic and music, Marvelous Marvin opens his giant bug book to reveal illustrations by Paul Olson and photos by Brian Jones. Part of the 2015 Yard Arts Season
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Pay what you can
Telephone: 508-645-9662

Free Fun Friday with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The event will feature four multi-talented performers from Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, who will walk on stilts, juggle, unicycle, and clown around both inside and outside of the theater. Bindlestiff has performed on stages and festivals around the world.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Admission is free.
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Chalk-Full-O-Fun Street Painting Festival - Onset, MA

Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 Corner of Onset and Union avenues Onset, MA
A family friendly chalk painting event on the walkways surrounding the Lillian Gregerman Bandshell. The 2015 feature artist is Kerry St. Pierre, winner of this year's 1st Place Juror and People's Choice Awards at the Cambridge Chalk on the Walk. 
Time: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission free; artists must register $5 a square, $2 a quarter square
Telephone: 508-273-5290

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions - Boston, MA

Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
Pokémon fans, here’s your chance to dress up as Pikachu and go to the symphony. The concerts will feature orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals from video games like Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. A show for all the family, the Pokémon Company dazzled fans last year with the Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions tour, a collaboration with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $68-$170
Telephone: 617-728-1600

Comedy

An Evening with Paula Poundstone - Pittsfield, MA

Jun 22, 2015 - Jul 22, 2015 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Paula Poundstone has become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $45, $25

Cruises

Boston Harbor Cruise and Sing with Revels - Boston, MA

Jul 15, 2015 - Aug 5, 2015 Mass Bay Lines, Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
The open-air deck of the New Boston allows for fresh breezes and spectacular views of the Boston skyline. Come and sing sea chanteys loud enough that even boaters passing by can hear them! Revels music director George Emlen and musician David Coffin lead the fun. Bring a picnic dinner. Alcohol and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Dates: July 15 and August 5. Directions to the wharf.
Time: Boarding starts at 6:30 p.m.; cruise from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 617-972-8300

Dance

Noche Flamenca presents "Antigona" - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 1, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The themes in the work include catharsis, issues of dictatorship, repression, loss, the strength of family and female empowerment; strong themes not only in Sophocles but also in flamenco.
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $25; premium, $50 ; students under age 18, $10 /
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Paul Taylor Dance Company - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The diverse programs will feature Paul Taylor masterworks from various eras, including “Company B” (1991, music by the Andrews Sisters), “Eventide” (1997, music by Ralph Vaughan Williams), “Esplanade” (1975, music by Johann Sebastian Bach), “Diggity” (1978), “Piazzolla Caldera” (1997), and “Promethean Fire” (2002, music by J.S. Bach). A family matinee on July 11 is specifically designed for young audiences with shorter excerpts of Diggity and Company B.
Time: Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $25 to $65; family matinee, $20 per family of up to six people. Additional family tickets, $5 each.
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company - Oak Bluffs, MA

Jul 14, 2015 - Jul 14, 2015 Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road Oak Bluffs, MA
In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, choreographer Paul Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Airs is an example of Taylor’s brilliance with baroque scores, while The Uncommitted addresses contemporary relationships, and Company B recalls both the high spirits of 1940s America and the heart-wrenching experiences of a nation at war. Part of the 2015 Yard Arts Season.
Time: 7 p.m.

Historic

Plimoth Plantation Summer Workshops - Plymouth, MA

Jul 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation will be holding a wide variety of events, workshop, and hands-on demonstrations throughout the 2015 summer and fall. Events include an "Introduction to Salve Making Workshop," “Religions of the 17th Century.” "Cold Weather Gardening," "New England's First Test Kitchen," "Live Herb Wreath Workshop," “English Country Dancing,” “Physic in the 17th Century,” “Raise Your Voice! Colonial Singing,” “Thyme in the Garden,” and many more. Summer Hours: Mayflower II and the Plimoth Grist Mill will be open daily, July 1 to August 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Time: MA
Admission: Consult event website

Indian Motocycle Day 2015 - Springfield, MA

Jul 26, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Sprngfield Museum, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
This long-standing tradition honors the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city from 1901 to 1953. The day features 60 classic Springfield-built Indians owned by local collectors. In addition to the motorcycles on display, there will be a variety of vendors, food and beverages, music provided by Rock 102 and a local, and the awarding of trophies for the best Indians in a variety of categories.
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 3-17
Telephone: 413-263-6800

Museums

“Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs” at the Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Jun 4, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Route 183 Stockbridge, MA
The exhibit covers the long-running career of the celebrated cartoonist and illustrator. “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?,” Chast’s memoir, published in 2014, chronicled her experiences caring for her aging parents, told through a mix of humor and thoughtful reflection. Norman Rockwell Museum’s exhibition will be the first thorough display of art from the book. “Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs” is on view through October 26, 2015.
Time: daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $17.50; seniors, $16; college students, $10; children age 6-18, $5.
Telephone: 413-298-4100

“The Wyeths: America Reflected” - Sandwich, MA

Jun 6, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
This exhibit shows artwork by three generations the Wyeth family: N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. The exhibit touches on quintessential American themes as patriotism and the meaning of America, family, the significance of place, and the role of storytelling.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; youth ages 3- 11, $8; under 2, free
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Thomas Schütte: Crystal Exhibit - Williamstown, MA

Jun 15, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This is Thomas Schütte’s first full-scale architectural art installation in the United States. Schütte arrived at the unusual shape of Crystal, which was conceived for its location on the Clark’s Stone Hill trails, by imagining a small piece of crystal scaled up to architectural proportions. Crystal provides an opportunity to reflect on how landscapes and places, including the Clark’s campus, are constructed and preserved. On Saturdays through August 29 at 12:30 p.m., explore the many facets of the exhibit at talks by Clark staff members. Exhibit open through 2018.
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; daily in July and August.
Admission: $20; free for children age 18 and younger, and students
Telephone: 413-458-2303

Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, And White - Williamstown, MA

Jul 4, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
Whistler’s Mother (1871) by James McNeill Whistler is one of the most renowned works of an American artist. The painting is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. The Clark Art Institute presents the painting as the centerpiece of a variety of Whistler’s prints and drawings, Japanese woodblock prints that inspired the artist, and ephemera that explore the image’s role in popular culture. 413-458-2303
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $20; free for college students and children age 18 and younger

American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony - Springfield, MA

Jul 14, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015 Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
More than 100 works dating from the golden age of American Impressionism, the 1880s through the 1940s, will be exhibited, including 75 oil paintings and nearly 30 works on paper. The sheer scope of the display provides insight into the wide range of approaches to Impressionism. Featured artists include Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, expatriate artists working in Paris alongside the Impressionists Degas and Monet, along with American masters like William Merritt Chase and Charles Webster Hawthorne. Exhibit on display through October 25, 2015
Time: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 413-263-6800

Music

Cape Cod Melody Tent 2015 Season - Hyannis, MA

Jun 10, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015 Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 W Main Street Hyannis, MA
See Cape Cod Melody Tent website for times and costs.

JUNE
The Wailers, Rusted Root, Adam Ezra Group June 14;
Lucinda Williams and Buick 6 June 19;
Cape Symphony – Bravo Broadway! June 20;
Steve Miller Band and Dave Foley June 21;
Joe Nichols and Jon Pardi June 25;
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Aoife O’Donovan June 26 ;
Irish Festival with Gaelic Storm June 27;
Cape Cod Chowder Festival June 28;

JULY
Lee Brice and Logan Brill July 1;
Pink Martini July 11;
Rick Springfield July 12;
Paula Poundstone July 16;
Diana Krall July 19 ;
Big Apple Circus July 23;
Melody Tent Brewers Festival. July 24;
Fab Four- The Ultimate Tribute July 25;
Josh Turner and Raquel Cole July 26;
Toad the Wet Sprocket July 30;
The Doobie Brothers and Lara Johnston July 31;

AUGUST
Tower of Power August 1;
Lewis Black The Rant is Due August 2;
Brian Regan August 6;
Paul Anka and his Orchestra August 7;
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band August 8;
Chris Botti August 9;
Joe Bonamassa Three Kings Tour August 11;
ABBA August 13;
The Temptations and The Four Tops August 14;
The Beach Boys August 15;
The Psychedelic Furs and The Church August 16;
Blackberry Smoke August 19;
Hippiefest: The Family Stone, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder, Badfinger August 21;
Jeff Foxworthy August 22;
Loretta Lynn and Walker County August 23;
Hunter Hayes August 28 and 29
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-775-5630

Lowell Summer Music Series 2015 - Lowell, MA

Jun 19, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street Lowell, MA
Lineup:
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Jonny Lang on June 19
Ani Difranco with guest Peter Mulvey on June 20
Mike Gordon with guest Peter Mulvey on June 26
The Wood Brothers with guest Tall Heights on July 9
Chris Robinson Brotherhood on July 17
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam on July 18
Tower Of Power on July 30
Official Blues Brothers Revue on July 31
Gordon Lightfoot on August 1
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band on August 7
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers on August 14
John Hiatt and The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio on August 27
Lake Street Dive on August 28
Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E. on August 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 978-275-1829

Project Arts Summer Concert Series 2015 - Plymouth, MA

Jun 24, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water Street Plymouth, MA
June 24 -- Reggae Night – High Hopes with Copperston and Jackson Wetherbee)
July 1 -- Soul City
July 8 -- Hey Nineteen Steely Dan Tribute Band
July 15 -- Steve Smith & The Nakeds
July 22 -- Cheap Voova with Anne English
July 29 -- Ultimate Soul with Huxster Opening
Aug 5 -- Irish Night – Inchicore with the Lindsay’s Band
Aug 12 -- Divas with a Twist and Ball in the House
Aug 19 -- Farrenheit with Charlie, Dave & Muzzy
Aug 26 -- Adam Ezra & Friends with Four in a Row
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Summer Jazz at Wequassett - Chatham, MA

Jun 30, 2015 - Sep 1, 2015 Wequassett Resort & Golf Club On Pleasant Bay Chatham, MA
Weekly jazz, dancing, cocktails and light fare under the stars. Every Tuesday and Wednesday during July and August. Free and open to the public.
June 30 -- Juilliard Jazz Ensemble; July 1 -- Deborah Henson-Conant; July 7 -- Tin Pan; July 8 -- The All Star Band; July 14 -- White Heat Swing Orchestra; July 15 -- G Love; July 21 -- Juanito Pasqual; July 22 -- Suede; July 28 -- Tony DeSare; July 29 -- Grace Kelly.
August 4 -- Dr. Michael White; August 5 -- Paula Cole; August 11 -- Amanda Carr with Myanna & the Ken Clark Trio; August 12 -- Amy Helm; August 18 -- Kevin Eubanks Trio; August 19 -- Athene Wilson & Friends; August 25 -- Sarah Swain; August 26 -- The Allnighters; and September 1 -- Mark Greel.
Time: Consult event website

C J Chenier & the Red-Hot Louisiana Band - North Truro, MA

Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
C.J. Chenier is widely regarded as one of the best Zydeco singers, musicians and performers. Son of the “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier, C.J. has spread word of Zydeco music to the world. Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35, $28, $18
Telephone: 508-487-5400

July Concerts at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA

Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is one of Boston’s most popular outdoor amphitheaters, located on Boston Harbor next to Rowes Wharf. With seating for 5,000 guests, the pavilion is used as a summer concert venue from May through September. Upcoming shows:

Brian Wilson & Rodriguez on July 2
Slightly Stoopid on July 9
Umphrey's McGee on July 16
Tedeschi Trucks Band & Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on July 22
Modest Mouse on July 23
Rise Against, Killswitch Engage & Letlive on July 24
Primus & Dinosaur Jr. on July 25
Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson on July 28
Bryan Adams on July 29
Steely Dan, Elvis Costello & The Imposters on July 30-31
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 617-728-1600

Music After Hours at The Mount in July - Lenox, MA

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 The Mount, Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Come to the Terrace at The Mount for lively evenings of free music by the region’s most talented musicians. Enjoy a glass of wine, light fare and the spectacular view. Come to the Terrace at The Mount for free music by the region’s most talented musicians. Enjoy a glass of wine, light fare and the spectacular view.
July 3--The Wanda Houston Band. Houston is a singer and song stylist who has traveled the stages of the world.
July 4--David Caldwell-Mason Trio has performed over a decade on the New York jazz scene, Félix Lecaros comes from a Chilean jazz dynasty. Pablo Menares is one of the most important young bass players in Chile.
July 10--Jon Suters hosts Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis. Jon Suters performs with Charles Neville, Ed Mann, Taj Mahal, Rickie Lee Jones, and many others. Natalia Bernal is a Latin American musician re-interpreting music of their native countries. Guitarist Jason Ennis is an up-and-coming voice in the world of jazz guitar.
July 17 and 18-- Benny Sharoni is an Israeli-born tenor saxophonist, bandleader, composer and arranger.
July 24--Charles Neville performs R&B, funk, jazz, be-bop, popular and American Indian music.
July 25--Bob Meyer Project has performed on Joe Lovano’s Blue Note release.
July 31--Paul Green Paul Green’s career spans jazz, classical music and klezmer.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Telephone: 413-551-5111

Jennifer Holliday: Broadway's Original Dream Girl - Provincetown, MA

Jul 5, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015 Paramount, 247 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA
After nearly a 20 year absence, Jennifer Holliday, Broadway’s Original Dreamgirl, is heading back to the tip of Cape Cod with her three-piece band and brand new act! Don’t miss this Tony and Grammy Award winner’s big soulful voice that is sure to blow the roof off of the Crown and Anchor this Fourth of July weekend!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $70-$155

TD Bank Summer Concert Series 2015 - Cape Cod, MA

Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 Cape Cod, MA
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics.
Mondays
South Yarmouth--Parkers River Beach
July 6-Just Like That, rock and pop
July 13-Chicken Fry, country, rock classics
July 20-Clã da Bossa Nova, music of Brazil
July 27-JO and CO, pop and rock

Harwich--Brooks Park
July 6-The Rip-It-Ups, rock and roll
July 13-The Skiffs, roots, rock and blues
July 20-Haywired, country rock
July 27-Cerise and the Charlie Jamieson Trio, jazz

Tuesdays
Hyannis--Aselton Park
July 7-Steve Morgan and the Kingfish, blues and R and B
July 14-Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys, country
July 21-Jeff Lowe Band, country to rock
July 28-Big Fake and the Moneymakers, rock

Mashpee--Mashpee Community Park
July 7-George Gritzbach, R and B
July 14-Stage Door Canteen, Big Band
July 21-Kami Lyle Trio, jazz
July 28-Groovy Afternoon, a tribute to Woodstock

Wednesdays
Chatham--Kate Gould Park
July 8-All Worn Out Jug Band, blues, ragtime and folk
July 15-CrabGrass Bluegrass Band, bluegrass
July 22-Mike Persico Quartet, jazz
July 29-Monica Rizzio and Old Kings Highway, folk

Thursdays
Orleans--Nauset Beach
July 9-The Spampinato Brothers, pop rock
July 16-Funktapuss, funk, soul and hip hop
July 23-Super Soulshine, rock
July 30-Chandler Travis Three-O, Dixieland

Fridays
Falmouth --Peg Noonan Park
July 10-Four Guys in Tuxes, swing and rock
July 17-The Half Shells, country, blues, pop
July 24-Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group, jazz

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series at The Clark - Williamstown, MA

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
Free live concerts happen every Tuesday in July. Bands will play on a hill adjacent to the Clark Center. Barbecue fare will be for sale; concertgoers may also bring picnics.
July 7 -- Girl Howdy is a five-piece honky-tonk dance band featuring an all-female frontline on steel guitar, piano, and flat top guitar with soaring vocal harmonies, playing honky-tonk music from the late 1940s to the early 1960s.
July 14 -- Primate Fiasco takes the stage with a high-energy mixture of Dixieland, house beats, and folk music on accordion and saxophone, sousaphone and a banjo and drums.
July 21 -- Daddy-O! Relive the era of rock and roll, rockabilly, doo wop, rhythm and blues, and even pop music by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, The Stray Cats, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, and more.
July 28 -- Occidental Gypsy performs a dynamic mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces with a lightning fast, complex acoustic sound, rounded by sultry smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing.
Time: 6 pm.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-458-2303

Cape Cod Jazz Festival 2015 - Harwich, MA

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 Garden Terrace of Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, 2173 MA Route 28 Harwich, MA
Held Tuesday and Wednesday evening in July and August. Schedule of performers.
Time: 8:30 p.m.

The Duhks - North Truro, MA

Jul 8, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Among the best of the neo-folk movement, the Duhks took Payomet fans by storm two years ago with their smooth mix of blues soul Irish-Celtic and Afro-Cuban rhythms. It is as exciting and adventurous as any band touring today.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$48
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Tommy Castro - Rockport, MA

Jul 8, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling vocals.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$39
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Marcia Ball - North Truro, MA

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Singer/pianist Marcia Ball and her band know how to raise roofs and tear down walls with an infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $40-$75
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Montgomery Gentry - Webster, MA

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015 200 Gore Road Webster, MA
When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first burst onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes” notice was served—country music had never seen a hard driving duo like this. 
Time: 2-7:00 p.m
Admission: $24.50 - $56.50
Telephone: 508-943-3871

Easton Corbin at Indian Ranch - Webster, MA

Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 200 Gore Road Webster, MA
 When Easton Corbin appeared on the scene in 2009 with two No. 1 singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” the country music world was put on notice. Corbin’s sophomore effort, “All Over the Road” built on that success. 
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Admission: $47.50-$20.00
Telephone: 508-943-3871

Hot Tuna - North Truro, MA

Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Payomet is proud to present an acoustic evening with Hot Tuna. Rock N Roll Hall of Fame alumnus, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been performing together for the past 50 years. Originating from Jefferson Airplane, the duo formed the iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$80

Pink Martini - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 13, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The Portland, Oregon-based “little orchestra” offers a multilingual musical travelogue from samba in Rio to cabaret music in Paris.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 to $100.
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Melanie - North Truro, MA

Jul 14, 2015 - Jul 14, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
The woman who some call the "female Bob Dylan" will take center stage at the Payomet tent with a whole new pair of roller skates! Don't miss an unforgettable night of songs and stories with this Woodstock alum.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $23-$50
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Melanie - Rockport, MA

Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation. Melanie [born Melanie Safka] was just 22 when she got her big break, being invited to perform at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28-$46
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Iris DeMent - Rockport, MA

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Immersed in gospel music and traditional country growing up, Iris DeMent brings a raw vulnerability to her gospel-tinged melodies which has brought her both critical and popular acclaim.  DeMent’s song “Our Town” was played over the farewell scene in the series finale of Northern Exposure.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28-$46
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Chris Young at Indian Ranch - Webster, MA

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 200 Gore Road Webster, MA
Declared “country music’s superstar next door," by Huffington Post, Chris Young has accomplished more by the age of 29 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, Young is best known for his talent as a songwriter, his classic baritone vocals and the melt-your heart ballads. 
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Admission: $26-$59.50
Telephone: 508-943-3871

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam - Truro, MA

Jul 19, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason has been making music since the age of 18 when he teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form the iconic rock band, Traffic. Since then Dave has penned dozens of hits, and has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite. Traffic Jam is one show you should not miss.
Time: 8 p.m.

Rhiannon Giddens - Provincetown, MA

Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 20, 2015 Provincetown Town Hall Provincetown, MA
Rhiannon Giddens is founding member of the supergroup The New Basement Tapes and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. She met her original band mates at the Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, NC, in 2005 and got schooled in the Piedmont’s traditional music by Joe Thompson, an elderly African-American fiddle player. Recasting traditional material has been central to Rhiannon Giddens’s career. ,
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Rhiannon Giddens - Rockport, MA

Jul 21, 2015 - Jul 21, 2015 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St Rockport, MA
A founding member of the Grammy-winning old time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and fiddle/banjo player Rhiannon Giddens has exploded onto the public eye this year with the release of her debut solo record Tomorrow Is My Turn.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$55
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Jefferson Starship - North Truro, MA

Jul 23, 2015 - Jul 23, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Jefferson Starship is led by two members of the original Jefferson Airplane - Paul Kantner who co-founded Jefferson Airplane in, and David Freiberg, who shared billing with Kantner and Grace Slick on the original Airplane. This may be as close as we get to Woodstock this. Get your tickets in advance, we expect this show to sell out.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40-$75
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2015 - Boston, MA

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Copley Square, Boylston and Dartmouth streets Boston, MA MA
This free weekend event will again feature a dynamic variety of musical artists from across the classical, jazz, blues, folk, and Americana worlds as well as a number of new arts, food and cultural programs. Seating is on the grass; bring a blanket or low beach chairs, sunscreen, water, sunglasses, a light sweater, mosquito repellent, and maybe a rain poncho if drizzle is forecast.
Saturday Karen K & The Jitterbugs. Great music for families and kids.
Remarkable Renaldo. Juggling and plate spinning and a signature devil stick and hat.
Zak Morgan and the Funny Farmers. Children's music, songs and poems with wit and charm.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Thirty-five years of playing New Orleans-style jazz.
Federator N°1. Afrobeat, afro-dance band.
Bettye LaVette. Her unique style combines soul, funk, gospel, blues, rock n roll, and country.
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Emmylou Harris is beloved for her songwriting and expressive singing.
Sunday Handel + Haydn Society. The Handel + Haydn Society is considered America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization.
Natalie MacMaster. Cape Breton musician Natalie MacMaster’s career spans over three decades, 11 albums, and thousands of shows.
Aaron Neville. Aaron Neville is an American R&B singer and musician with four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States

Time: The event begins Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Three Dog Night at Indian Ranch - Webster, MA

Jul 26, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 200 Gore Road Webster, MA
Celebrating its fourth decade, Three Dog Night and its music wind through the fabric of pop culture today. Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits including songs like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)", "Joy to the World", "Black and White", "Shambala" and "One," all of which continue to promote the band's continuing popularity. 
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Admission: $20-$50
Telephone: 508-943-3871

Judy Collins - Truro, MA

Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 27, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Grammy award winner and legend Judy Collins. For nearly 45 illustrious years, her tunes and lyrics have inspired a generation. With guest opener Ari Hest.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50-$100
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Tom Rush - North Truro, MA

Jul 30, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Since the 60s Folk Revival Tom Rush has been a major influence on artists as varied as James Taylor and Garth Brooks. Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 8 p.m.
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Music After Hours at The Mount in August - Lenox, MA

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015 The Mount, Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Come to the Terrace at The Mount for lively evenings of free music by the region’s most talented musicians. Enjoy a glass of wine, light fare and the spectacular view. Come to the Terrace at The Mount for free music by the region’s most talented musicians. Enjoy a glass of wine, light fare and the spectacular view.
August 1--Berkshire Jazz Collective. The BJC is the premier local jazz band.
August 7-- Ted Perry, Bill Chapman, Charlie Tokarz, and Andy Wrba
August 8--Elizabeth Kasius and Heard bring a wide array of styles into a captivating soundscape.
August 14-- Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis
August 15--Zack Cross and Mammal Dap. Take the hooks of Hall and Oates, simmer them in loops of Madlib, then wrap it in the attitude of the Beastie Boys. Throw the microphone in a river. Now you’ve got something close to Mammal Dap.
August 21-- Rob Putnam and Charlie Tokarz
August 22--Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer Quartet perform a blend of arrangements from Cole Porter to Michael Jackson.
August 28 – Wanda Houston Band
August 29 – Charlie Tokarz and Bill Chapman.
Time: 5-8
Telephone: 413-551-5111

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Truro, MA

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$55
Telephone: 508-487-5400

August Concerts at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is one of Boston’s most popular outdoor amphitheaters, located on Boston Harbor next to Rowes Wharf. With seating for 5,000 guests, the pavilion is used as a summer concert venue from May through September. Upcoming shows:

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick on August 1
Culture Club on August 2
Faith No More on August 4
Rob Thomas on August 5
Meghan Trainor on August 6
Sublime with Rome & Rebelution on August 7
Needtobreathe on August 8
Australian Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin 2 - Tribute Band on August 13
O.A.R. & Allen Stone on August 15
Santana on August 18
Gregg Allman & Doobie Brothers on August 19
Willie Nelson & Old Crow Medicine Show on August 21
Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions on August 22
Counting Crows on August 23
Idina Menzel on August 28
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 617-728-1600

Don McLean - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
This enduring American singer-songwriter is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).” His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39 to $84
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Concert 2015 - Hyannis, MA

Aug 9, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 Hyannis Village Green Hyannis, MA
The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event. For 29, the community has welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.
Time: Gates open at 1 p.m.; music 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Lawn seat, $20; festival seat, $50
Telephone: 508-362-0066

Graham Nash - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Graham Nash’s songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll. He’s written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as “Carrie Anne,” “On A Carousel,” “Simple Man,” “Our House,” “Marrakesh Express,” and “Teach Your Children.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $36 to $81
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Justin Hayward - Spirits Live - Boston, MA

Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Catch Justin Hayward, guitarist and composer of The Moody Blues, wrote such beloved songs as "Nights In White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon," "Question," "The Voice," and "Your Wildest Dreams." His prolific songwriting helped earn the band over 60 million albums sold.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55-$75

An Evening with Kenny Aronoff - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 23, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Berkshire native rock star drummer Kenny Aronoff will talk about his strategies for a successful life and career, and share insights from his performances with the biggest musicians, for four presidents, and in the biggest stadiums around the world.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 to $40
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Outdoor Activities

Blue Moon Night Hike - Framingham, MA

Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road Framingham, MA
Blue moons are rare enough, but the Blue Moon hasn’t coincided with the Full Thunder Moon for over ten years. Join us in celebrating this occasion with poetry and moon lore: how did the Full Thunder Moon get its name? What is a Blue Moon? Then we’ll head into the Garden for a walk to observe the landscape in all its moonlit splendor. For ages 16 and older.
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 508-877-7630

Parades

Sudbury 4th of July Parade 2015 - Sudbury, MA

Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 4, 2015 Union Avenue between Station Road and Codjer Lane Sudbury, MA
This vibrant Independence Day parade begins on Union Avenue between Station Road and Codjer Lane at 1 p.m.!
Time: 1 p.m.

July 4th Bike and Carriage Parade - Falmouth, MA

Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 4, 2015 Main Street Falmouth, MA
Children and families dress in creative Uncle Sam costumes. Beginning at the Village Green at 10 a.m., they parade down Main Street to Margaret E. Noonan Park, where a patriotic sing-along will take place.
Time: 10 a.m.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Block Parties on Mashpee Commons - Mashpee, MA

Jun 27, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 Mashpee Commons, 22 Steeple Street Mashpee, MA
Join the Summer Block Parties on Saturdays, June 27, July 25, and August 22. Family-friendly activities will be located throughout Mashpee Commons, including live music and food vendors. There will also be lots of entertainment for the kids, including a bouncy house, face painting, balloon twisting, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and more! Block Parties will culminate with an outdoor movie screening at dusk. All activities are free and open to the public.
Time: 1-8 p.m.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour 2015: Bon Appétit! - Sandwich, Waltham, Northampton, Newbury, MA

Jul 21, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015 Sandwich, Waltham, Northampton, Newbury, MA
Every summer, a new company of Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, takes to the road in traditional mud show fashion for a performance tour of New England. Smirkos perform to sell-out crowds in Circus Smirkus’s own European-style one-ring big top tent. Detailed schedule.
July 21-22 in Sandwich, MA. Four shows at Sandwich High School. 2 and 7 pm
July 24-26 in Waltham, MA. Six shows at Gore Place. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 7 pm; Sundays 11 am and 4 pm
July 28-29 in Northampton, MA. Four shows at Three County Fairgrounds. 1 and 7 pm
July 31-Aug 1 in Newbury, MA. Four 4 shows at Manter Field. Friday, 1 and 6 pm; Saturday, 12:30 and 5:30 pm

Time: See event website for details

Thunder From Down Under - Boston, MA

Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Australia's hottest export – Thunder From Down Under – hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist!
Time: 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Admission: $20.50-$37.50
Telephone: 617-248-9700

Shopping & Sales

Cultural Survival Bazaar in Cape Cod - Falmouth, MA

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 Marine Park 180 Scranton Avenue Falmouth, MA 02540
This bazaar offers the works of indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Enjoy music performances and presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations & ethnic cuisine.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: N/A

Shows & Exhibits

Antique Auto Show - Lincoln, MA

Jul 19, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 34 Codman Road Lincoln, MA
This annual auto show draws more than 200 classic and antique autos, trucks, and motorcycles from all over New England and includes entertainment by the New Liberty Jazz Band, museum tours, a raffle, and food concessions. Rain or shine.
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 617-994-5914

Misselwood Tour d'Elegance and Concours d’Elegance - Beverly, MA

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 407 Hale Street Beverly, MA
Come and enjoy a full weekend of activities, starting on Saturday with a driving tour through the winding roads of Boston's historic North Shore. On Sunday, the prestigious Concours d'Elegance brings out rare and unique vintage automobiles and motorcycles, while fashion shows, a fancy hat competition and art exhibits make this for a perfect day out by the ocean. On Saturday July 25, 2015: Tour d'Elegance. On Sunday July 26, 2015: Concours d'Elegance. Email: concours@endicott.edu
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 978- 32-2128

Sports

National Learn to Row Day - Lowell, MA

Jun 4, 2015 - Jul 4, 2015 UMASS Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse, 500 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, MA
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at rowing? USRowing's National Learn to Row Day will be held at the UMass/Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse. Join us for an introduction to rowing,, some indoor rowing instruction and information about our comprehensive learn to row programs that run throughout the year.
Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Bass & Blue Fishing Tournament 2015 - Plymouth, MA

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Brewer Plymouth Marine. 14 Union Street Plymouth, MA
Kick off the weekend at the Captains and Crew party, then enjoy the Seafood Smackdown, and finish the weekend by reeling in the biggest bass or bluefish you can find and you could win up to $1,000!
Kick off the weekend at the Captains and Crew event featuring Dr. Greg Skomal, Great White Shark researcher who has been featured on everyone's favorite week, Shark Week! The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 9 at Brewer Plymouth Marine, and tickets include a full dinner courtesy of Alden Park, a raffle ticket, and beverage. Fish Massachusetts waters from July 11-12; the weigh-in station is at Brewer Plymouth Marine.
Time: See description above

Theater

“Thoreau or, Return to Walden” - Stockbridge, MA

Jun 18, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015 The Unicorn Theatre, 83 East Main Street Stockbridge, MA
Philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s reflections come to life in the world premiere of David Adkins' one-man play, “Thoreau or, Return to Walden.”
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $50

“Deathtrap” - Stockbridge, MA

Jul 1, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 East Main Street Stockbridge, MA
Recognized as the longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway, “Deathtrap” is a romp of a play within a play. This witty thriller tells the tale of a defeated playwright who would do almost anything to write a hit Broadway play. His former student tells the playwright that he’s written a suspense play that’s sure to be Broadway-bound. The zany characters proceed to weave a web of mystery in two acts. Previews: July 1-2; opening night, July 3; closing, July 25
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Preview, $42; shows, $62
Telephone: 413-997-4444

Reagle Music Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate - July 9-19, 2015 - Waltham, MA

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
Cole Porter's hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of "The Taming of the Shrew."  
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $35-$63; senior and student discounts available.
Telephone: 781-891-5600

“Kiss Me, Kate” - Waltham, MA

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
Starring Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio, Cole Porter’s hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Time: July 9 at 2 pm; July 10 at 7:30 pm; July 11 and 12 at 2 pm; July 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm; July 19 at 2 pm
Admission: $35 to $63
Telephone: 781-891-5600

“Bells Are Ringing” - Pittsfield, MA

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 The Colonial Theatre. 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
This farcical love story centers around a telephone service operator, Ella Peterson, whose busybody ways trigger trouble when she falls for one of her customers. This darling musical includes notable show tunes, "Long Before I Knew You," "Just in Time," and "The Party's Over."
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $25-$65

“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” - Stockbridge, MA

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015 The Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
After a one-night rendezvous in Manhattan's West Side, Johnny, a compulsive, starry-eyed, short-order cook, is convinced he has found his life companion in Frankie, a wisecracking waitress.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $62

Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town - August 6-16, 2015 - Waltham, MA

Aug 6, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
The Tony Award-winning musical comedy centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams!  
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $35-$63; senior and student discounts available.
Telephone: 781-891-5600