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Antiques

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

Windmill Green Arts & Craft Festival - Eastham, MA

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016 Windmill Park on Route 6 in Eastham, MA
Over 50 booths of American made arts and crafts. Enjoy specialty foods such as kettle corn, cranberry jellies, cannoli, gourmet oils, sea salt, ice cream, burgers and more. The fe
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Mashpee Summer Arts and Crafts Festival 2016 - Mashpee, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 Public Library Commons, Steeple Street Mashpee, MA
This unique fundraiser features over 75 craft makers selling their hand-made works like fine jewelry, original artwork, blown glass, pottery, fiber arts, furniture and more. Browse the selection and listen to live music, enjoy demonstrations and food sampling.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Children & Families

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

Paw Palooza - Yarmouth, MA

Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016 Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Avenue Yarmouth, MA
Cape Cod invites you and your furry friends to join the fun at the largest pet festival. The extravaganza includes a DockDogs water sport tournament, a Frisbee dog show, K-9 police demos, dog-friendly activities and contests, shopping and dozens of vendors. See event site for registration details.
Time: July 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; July 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Suggested $5 donation; Children under 12, free.

Peter Rabbit’s Animal Day - East Sandwich, MA

Aug 10, 2016 - Aug 10, 2016 Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road East Sandwich, MA
This annual family event brings you fun with live animal exhibits, a pet rabbit show, games of chance and even an appearance by Peter Rabbit himself!
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 508-888-6870

Comedy

Paula Poundstone at the Nantucket Summer Series - Nantucket, MA

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 2, 2016 10 Surfside Road Nantucket, MA
Nick Zaino of the Boston Globe, wrote, "Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There's a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet, you need never worry the possibility of something going wrong.”  
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 - $50
Telephone: 888-915-2929

Rita Rudner - Pittsfield, MA

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 Colonial Theatre, 111 south Street Pittsfield, MA
Named Las Vegas's "Comedian of The Year" nine-years in a row, Rita Rudner's razor sharp wit is undeniable. Her first HBO special, Rita Rudner's One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards, as was her English BBC television show which later appeared on A&E.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35- $65

Cruises

Boston Harbor Cruise with Revels - Boston, MA

Jul 19, 2016 - Jul 19, 2016 Mass Bay Lines, 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA
Join Revels for a two-hour sunset cruise around Boston Harbor. Guests and leaders will sing songs from "Sea: The Revels Book of Chanteys and Songs," compiled by George Emlen with Revels founder John Langstaff – a great source of traditional maritime music. There’s a bar onboard, too.
Time: Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m.; Cruise from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission: $40

Dance

Paul Taylor Dance Company - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
One of the seminal artists of our time, Paul Taylor continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance. This weekend brings performances of “Snow White,” “Profiles,” “Sullivaniana,” “Spindrift.”
Schedule:
July 22 at 8 p.m.: “Snow White,” “Profiles,” “Sullivaniana,” “Spindrift”
July 23 at 3 p.m. - Family Matinee of “Snow White,” “Dilly Dilly”
July 23 at 7:30 p.m.: “The Weight of Smoke,” “Dilly Dilly,” “Beloved Renegade”
Time: See description above
Admission: $25 to $65; family matinee, $20 per family up to six people; additional family member tickets, $5
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Dance -- Participation

The Big Swing: The Music of the Swing Era - Hingham,, MA

Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016 1 Conservatory Drive Hingham,, MA
South Shore Conservatory’s Evenings Under the Stars series continues with this evening of dancing to swing music. The Big Swing features trumpeter Rob Reustle leading conservatory faculty performers in an evening of unforgettable, rhythmic music of the Big Swing era, with a special focus on the spectacular 1930’s and 1940’s. Before the concert audience members are invited to have light hors d’oeuvres and drinks, mingle with other guests and meet the performers at a pre-concert reception.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40-$45 for pavilion and $25-$30 for lawn seating. Pre-concert reception tickets are $25.
Telephone: 781-749-7565

Gardens

Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green - Wellesley, MA

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street Wellesley, MA
This evening will feature an Art Walk of artists showcasing their work throughout the gardens. It is a chance for the community to buy original art from the artists who make it and enjoy the gardens in their summer splendor. Stroll the gardens and enjoy live music by LiveWire Quartet in the Italianate Garden. Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket. We will also have hands-on family art projects, garden tours and refreshments.
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Admission: $8; free for children under age 12

Open Garden Day at Ellen Lathi’s Garden - Needham, MA

Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016 119 Locust Lane Needham, MA
The gardens of Ellen Lathi have been showcased in many gardening magazines; come see one in person in Needham this summer. Ten foot banana trees, a collection of perennials, flowering shrubs, conifers and ornamental trees. Ellen will lead an informal master class with Kerry Ann Mendez, teaching how to create or enhance your own botanical masterpiece.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $7
Telephone: 845-424-6502

Museums

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

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

Free Fun Fridays at Massachusetts Museums - Many cities and towns, MA

Jun 24, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016 various museums Many cities and towns, MA
The Highland Street Foundation of Newton organizes free admission on Fridays in the summer to many excellent museums, zoos, and performing arts locations in Massachusetts. Eight specific sites are open each Friday from June 24 to August 26. GREAT opportunity to visit museums at no cost. See list of museums and dates at Free Fun Fridays website and check out #SeeMoreSummer.
Time: Museum operating hours
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-060-8900

Music

Lowell Summer Music Series 2016 - Lowell, MA

Jun 10, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street Lowell, MA
Visit the intimate venue of Boarding House Park to listen to musicians, singers, and bands from all over. Get there early in the morning and pick the perfect spot with the best view of the stage. Email: dbelanger@merrimackvalley.org
June 23 -- Indigo Girls. $36 -$40
June 25 -- Gary Hoey Band. $29 -$35
July 14 -- Los Lobos. $36 -$40
July 15 -- Brett Dennen. $32 -$35
July 16 -- Colin Hay From Men at Work. $37 -$40
July 22 -- Eric Burdon And The Animals / The Edgar Winter Group. $49 -$55
July 23 -- Case/Lang/Veirs. $58 -$65
July 29 - July 31 -- Lowell Folk FestivalFree admission; donations welcome.
August 12 -- The Lone Bellow. $32 -$35
August 13 -- Dr. Dog. $34 -$40
August 19 -- A Celtic Sojourn: Roots & Branches Concert. $35 -$40
August 20 -- Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers. $39 -$45
September 1 -- "Weird Al" Yankovic. $58 -$65
September 3 -- The B-52's. $52 -$60
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Ticket price varies. Children age 12 younger admitted free.
Telephone: 978-451-6150

Sunset Sundays Music Series in Marblehead - Marblehead, MA

Jun 12, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 State Street Landing Marblehead, MA
Join in the fabulous family fun overlooking Marblehead's most magnificent harbor!
June 26 -- Code 51;
July 10 -- TBD; July 17 -- Brandon LePere; July 24 -- The Nick Consone Band; July 31 -- The Whiskey Sippers;
August 7 -- 73 Duster; August 14 -- Brando LePere; August 21 -- The Whiskey Sippers; August 28 -- TBD
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Summer in the City at Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA

Jun 17, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016 Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
Live waterfront entertainment and al fresco dining are offered during Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City entertainment series.
June: June 21--American All Star Band; June 22-Chris Jason Sinatra Live; June 23--Bruce Marshall; June 28--Ray Greene; June 29-Patrick Tobin; June 30--Jeff Pitchell
July: July 5--Nate Bash Band; July 6--Bo & Bill Winiker Band; July 7--Fat City Band; July 12--World Premier Band; July 13--Justin Beech Band; July 14--Toni Lynn Washington; July 19--Soul City; July 20--Alex MacDougall Band; July 21--Louis Bello; July 26--Pulse of Boston; July 27--Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band; July 28--Jeff Pitchell;
August:
August 2--Soul Sound Revue; August 3--Patrick Tobin; August 4--Greg Burroughs; August 9--Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies; August 10--Chris Jason Sinatra Live; August 11--Bruce Marshall; August 16--Ray Greene; August 17--Justin Beech Band; August 18--James Montgomery; August 23--World Premier Band; August 24--Bo & Bill Winiker Band; August 25--Fat City Band; August 30--Soul City
September:
September 1--Greg Burroughs; September 6--Soul Sound Revue; September 7--Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band; September 8--Louis Bello
Movies:
June 24--"ET The Extra Terrestrial"; July 1--"An Affair To Remember"; July 8--"The Wizard Of Oz:"; July 15--"Letters To Juliet"; July 22--"Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom"; July 29--"Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade"; August 5--"Back To The Future"; August 12--"Toy Story"; August 19--"The Sandlot"; August 26--"Some Like It Hot"; September 2--"Star Trek (2009)"; September 9--"Mamma Mia!"
Time: Music is Tuesday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; movies are Fridays at dusk.
Telephone: 617-439-7000

Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series 2016 - Boston area, MA

Jun 20, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016 Various locations; see event website Boston area, MA
The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series presents more than 200 free performances by young artists and a few Berklee alumni and faculty members throughout Greater Boston from June through September. Venues include Institute of Contemporary Art grandstand the Boston Public Library courtyard, Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, the lawn of Longfellow House, and many more. Schedule
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Free

Hampton Beach Seashell Stage 2016 - Hampton, MA

Jun 21, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016 Hampton Beach, Route 1A Hampton, MA
There’s only one New England beach with free live music every summer night.

June
June 21: Slack Tide; June 22: The Continentals (also July 4 & 20; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 19, 24, Sept. 4); June 23: The Rory Scott Band; June 24: The Reminisants (also June 29, July 8, 12, 22, 31; Aug. 88, 15, 31; Sept. 5); June 25: Soulmate (also July 2; Aug. 6); June 26: Revolver; June 27: Bobby G (also July 25 & Aug. 30); June 28: Seacoast Wind Ensemble; June 30: The Jodie Cunningham Band

July
July 1: 39th Army Band; July 3: Overdrive; July 5: HELP (also Aug. 2); July 6: Ray of Elvis; July 7: King Kountry; July 9: 195th Army Rock Band ; July 10: Living on a Bad Name; July 11: All Summer Long; July 13: Kings Row; July 14: The Creekside Band; July 15-16: Neurotic Gumbo July 17: B Street Bombers; July 18: The Bel Airs ; July 19: New Legacy Swing Band; July 21: Martin and Kelly; July 23: Rico Barr and the Jumping Jive Review; July 24: Ian Black Band ; July 26: Music On & Up Showcase; July 27: Ayla Brown ; July 28: Fried Cactus; July 29: Brandy; July 30: The Voice

August
Aug. 1: Eastern Sound Orchestra; Aug. 4: Angela West and Showdown; Aug. 5: The Nevers ; Aug. 7: Wooden Nickels; Aug. 9: Mike and Me; Aug. 11: The Goat Roper Band ; Aug. 12: Mark 209; Aug. 13: Mass Brass Action; Aug. 14: On Tap Band ; Aug. 16 : Manchester Community Music School; Aug. 18: Walkin’ The Line; Aug. 20: The Brandy Band; Aug. 21: TonyMack Band; Aug. 22: Kelly Shepard No Mad Stories; Aug. 23: Little Big Shots; Aug. 25: Colin Axxxwell; Aug. 26-28: Talent Competition; Aug. 29: Eastern Sound Orchestra;

September
Sept. 1: Angela West and Showdown Sept. 2: Soul Income
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Celtic Woman: Destiny Tour - Lowell, MA

Jun 28, 2016 - Jun 28, 2016 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
This Irish music sensation come to North America with their tour this year, following six Billboard Magazine #1 World Music Artist Awards. This tour features a wide selection of Irish classics as well as contemporary pop songs, and the three angelic voices accompanied by a dancing violinist.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 866-722-8881

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

Harlem Quartet & Aldo López-Gavilán - Rockport, MA

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
The Harlem Quartet joins with Cuban jazz pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, well-known for his tremendous skills which inspired jazz pianist Chucho Valdes to proclalim him “simply a genius, a star.” The concert includes works by Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Strayhorn, as well as several original compositions by Aldo López-Gavilán.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65, $59, $47
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Music After Hours - Lenox, MA

Jul 1, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Head up to Lenox this summer for a concert series taking place every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music, wine and food galore at this series with a spectacular view. Bring your own lawn chairs.
July 1 - - Jason Ennis, Natalia Bernal and Jon Suters
July 2 - - The Wanda Houston Band
July 8 - - Armen Donelian Trio
July 9 - - Elizabeth Kasius and Heard
July 15 - - Jon Suters hosts: TBA
July 16 - - The Paul Green Quartet
July 22 - - Berkshire Jazz Collective
July 23- - Jon Suters hosts: TBA
July 29 - -The Benny Sharoni Quartet
July 30 - - The Benny Sharoni Quartet
Aug 5 - - Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer
Aug 6 - - The Bob Meyer Project
Aug 12 - - Jason Ennis, Natalia Bernal and Jon Suters
Aug 13 - - Jon Suters hosts: TBA
Aug 19 - - Elizabeth Kasius and Heard
Aug 20 - - The David Caldwell Mason trio
Aug 2 - - Jon Suters hosts: Charles Neville
Aug 27 - - The Wanda Houston Band
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: free
Telephone: 413-551-5100

Aztec Two Step & Jon Pousette-Dart - Rockport, MA

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 2, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Two of the most beloved folk rock acts of the 70’s join forces for a dynamic double bill! Aztec Two Step, the acoustic duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, that gave us pop chestnuts like “Baking” and “The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty” joins Jon Pousette-Dart, well-known for his time leading the popular Pousette-Dart Band in the 70’s.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $49, $42, $35
Telephone: 978-546-7391

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.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Rockport, MA

Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 5, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
For more than a half century, the world has been blessed with the hauntingly beautiful voices of South Africa’s iconic singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The Zulu-based ensemble is known for its distinct style of a cappella singing which combines powerful vocals with intricate harmonies and dynamic coordinated dance moves.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65, $59, $47
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Clark Art Institute Free Summer Concerts - Williamstown, MA

Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This free concert series will take place on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Barbecue and beverages will also be available for purchase.
July 5 -- Annie and the Hedonists interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the 20s, 30s and 40s.
July 12 -- Across the Pond Beatles tribute band.
July 19 -- HBH&T Band with Wanda Houston Jazz quartet, blues R&B and Top 40.
July 26 -- Bernice Lewis Folk music
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; Under 18 or students, free.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Truro, ma

Jul 7, 2016 - Jul 7, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, ma
Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs the intricate rhythms and harmonies of its native South African musical traditions. This cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual spirit that has touched a worldwide audience.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $85, $65, $45 ($55 day of show)

Big Band Concert and Dance - Springfield, MA

Jul 9, 2016 - Jul 9, 2016 Springfield Armory National Historic Site, One Armory Square Springfield, MA
Get up and dance to sounds of Big Band at this exciting evening in Springfield. Free dance lessons are offered beforehand at 5:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Dan Gabel and the Abletones in an 18 piece orchestra. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner or purchase from the food vendors on site.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-734-8551

Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band - North Truro, MA

Jul 9, 2016 - Jul 9, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Rd North Truro, MA
If you enjoy blues and soul music, creole, rock and roll to up tempo-Zydeco then this is the band for you! You will not be able to resist dancing as the music plays. Don’t miss this exquisite musical experience, here for one night only! Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20-$30 for nonmembers
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Evenings Under the Stars With the South Shore Conservatory - Hingham, MA

Jul 9, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive Hingham, MA
Preconcert receptions allow concertgoers to relax with a glass of wine and light appetizers, converse with other music lovers, and find out a little bit about each performance ahead of time.
July 9--Evenings Under the Stars Festival Orchestra presents Let the Celebration Begin, featuring works of Shostakovich, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and more.
July 16--A Celtic Sojourn: Roots and Branches Concert, with traditional and contemporary artists from the Celtic world in a highlight of the series.
July 23--The Big Swing: The music of the Swing Era with the jazz/rock/pop faculty. Featuring tunes of the 1930s and ’40s, by favorites such as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller.
July 30--A Grand Night for Singing: The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein in Revue. South Shore Conservatory voice faculty members, Snug Harbor Chorus singers, and singing friends.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40 for pavilion and $25 for lawn seating in advance; $5 more at the door. Pre-concert reception tickets, $25

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

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Truro, MA

Jul 15, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings! Sharon Jones has collaborated with such artists as Amy Winehouse, Lou Reed, David Byrne and Michael Bublé and she and the band are supporting Daryl Hall and John Oates on their 2016 tour. "Funk and soul from perhaps the finest soul band on the planet" -Backseat Mafia
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$85

Vanilla Fudge - Truro, MA

Jul 17, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Beginning in 1967, Vanilla Fudge rocked the world with a new sound, creating a legion of loyal fans by taking contemporary pop songs and making them their own. Its brand of heavy psychedelia has influenced a generations of musicians.
Time: 8 p.m.

Duxbury Music Festival 2016 - Duxbury, MA

Jul 17, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 See description below Duxbury, MA
July 2 -- Motown On The Green. Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street. $15 adults, $5 children under 18, $50 family maximum, lawn chairs welcome. 7 p.m.
July 23 -- Rhythm & Blues On The Green. Buffet dinner and dance music by In the House. Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street. $90 per person. 6:30 p.m.
July 24 -- Family Fest. Beethoven's Wig in concert, music and arts activities, food and more. Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street. $10 adults, $5 children under 12, $30 family maximum. 10:30 a.m.
July 24 -- Sunday In The Park. Lawn chairs welcome; lobster roll, sandwich and wine concessions. Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street. Free. 5 p.m.
July 25 -- Faculty Concert. Private home. $125 per person. 6:30 p.m.
July 27 -- All That Jazz Concert. South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street $40 per person. 7:30 p.m.
July 29 -- Winners of solo and chamber competitions in concert and wine tasting and post-concert farewell reception. South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street. $60 per person. 7 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 781-934-2731

Maxi Priest - North Truro, MA

Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 18, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Rd North Truro, MA
When thinking of the roots of reggae, Maxi Priest will come to mind. His blend of soul and sweetness stands above the rest, and Payomet is proud to host him this summer. Enjoy his brand of R&B and pop reggae with singles like “Wild World” and “Close to You”. Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 to $65
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 18, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Alan Cumming is an actor and activist of wide and broad interests; The New York Times called him “a bawdy countercultural sprite”; Time Magazine named him one of the most fun people in show business.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Performance-only tickets are $75 to $150
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Adam Ezra Group - North Truro, MA

Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Rd North Truro, MA
This group’s sound has been described as that of the lovechild of Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, James Taylor and Jack Johnson. Don’t miss out on this renowned group!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $18
Telephone: 508-349-2929

Yanni Live in Concert - Boston, MA

Jul 26, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02110
This is Yanni as you know him best, performing his instrumental hits from shows that have become famous around the world. Fans will witness 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, a lush sonic experience that explores new realms of sound and creativity inspired by his seeming infinite world travels.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $120

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

Ronnie Spector - Provincetown, MA

Jul 27, 2016 - Jul 27, 2016 Provincetown Town Hall Provincetown, MA
Ronnie Spector is the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$85

The Fab Faux - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux is known for its painstaking recreations of the songs, emphasizing the later works never performed live by The Beatles.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $90
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Bang on a Can Marathon - North Adams, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams, MA
This six-hour music marathon serves as the conclusion to the three-week festival of performances, workshops and seminars on adventurous music. The marathon will include work by composer and nature enthusiast John Luther Adams and clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Ken Thompson.
Time: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Telephone: 413-662-2111

A Grand Night for Singing: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein - Hingham, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 One Conservatory Drive Hingham, MA
Featuring South Shore Conservatory voice faculty members, this delightful cabaret brings to life familiar show tunes from musicals such as "Oklahoma," "Carousel," "South Pacific," "The King and I," "The Sound of Music," and "Cinderella." Singing along with SSC’s voice faculty are a chorus and a small ensemble that add to the charming evening of lovely, unforgettable music.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Advance tickets: $40 for pavilion and $25 for lawn seating; $5 more at the door
Telephone: 781-749-7565

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.

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio - North Truro, MA

Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 11, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Known as one of the most accomplished jazz pianists and composers of our time, Lopez-Nussa comes to the Paymet Performing Arts Center to prove why he is described as “at the forefront of a new generation of Cuban jazz pianists.” Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 508-487-5400
Admission: $28-$55

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

Pops by the Sea 2016 - Hyannis, MA

Aug 14, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016 Hyannis Town Green, Main Street Hyannis, MA
Come listen to the music of the renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on Cape Cod! Conductor Keith Lockhart has invited celebrity guest conductors every year.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $20 and up

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.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $28.50 - $99.50

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

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.

Beausoleil with Michael Ducet - North Truro, MA

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Dewline Rd North Truro, MA
This Cajun group has won a Grammy for its achievements and has earned the title as the most-esteemed Cajun group in music. Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$40
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Outdoor Activities

Slide the City - Holyoke, MA

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Intersection at Appleton and High Streets Holyoke, MA
You will not want to miss this very unique summer experience. Head over to Massachusetts and take your turn riding a tube on a 1000 foot water slide. Bring your bathing suits and water toys and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
Time: All day

Parties, Dances, Balls

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

Hookers Ball 2016 - Chatham, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Under the Tent at Chatham VFW, 150 George Ryder Road Chatham, MA
Get dressed up and head to the annual summer gala of the Cape Cod Fisherman’s Alliance. Support the local fishing community and enjoy some of the finest seafood supplied by the local fishermen. There will be music, dancing and auctions. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Admission: $150

Dancing Under the Stars - Lenox, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West Street Lenox, MA
Conclude the summer with a lovely evening of dancing and music. The Boston Pops Swing Orchestra will perform memorable melodies and some big band classics as you dance the night away.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $22-$124

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

MOMIX - Great Barrington, MA

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists. Using nothing more than light, shadow, props, and the human body, MOMIX has astonished audiences in some 55 countries over the course of its 35-year history.
Time: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Admission: $28 to $78
Telephone: 413-528-0100

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” - Waltham, MA

Jul 7, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016 Reagle Music Theater at Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
The rollicking 1920’s musical about a small-town girl who moves to New York to lead a fresh new life.
Time: Thursday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$51
Telephone: 781-891-5600

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour: Up, HUP and Away: The Invention of Flight - Various towns, MA

Jul 14, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Various locations Various towns, MA
Join Circus Smirkus for a high-flying show that soars into the wild blue yonder! With flocks of jugglers, high-larious clowns, and air-borne aerialists, this show takes flight! Strap yourself in for a wild ride on cloud nine as we swoop from one aerodynamic feat to the next.
July 14 – 16 -- Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Fair Street, Northampton, MA. Thursday, 6 pm; Friday and Saturday, 1 and 7 pm
July 18 -20 -- Sandwich High School, 365 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA. Monday, 7 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 7 pm
July 22-25 -- The Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA. Friday, 1 and 7 pm; Saturday, 2 and 7 pm; Sunday, 11 a.m. and 4 pm; Monday, noon
August 5-6 -- Spencer Peirce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane Newbury, MA. Friday, 1 and 6 pm; Saturday, 12:30 and 5:30 pm

Time: See description above
Telephone: 802-533-7443

Theater

“The Taming” - Lenox, MA

May 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street Lenox, MA
In a hilarious red-state versus blue-state comedy originally inspired by the banter in The Taming of the Shrew, America’s overheated political rhetoric is exposed through the passions of three slightly insane women. Dates vary; consult theater website.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $24-$39
Telephone: 413-637-3353

“Ugly Lies the Bone” - Lenox, MA

Jun 16, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street Lenox, MA
Combat veteran Jess comes home to Florida after three tours in Afghanistan. An experimental video game therapy offers an escape from pain - but is it a real solution?
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 413-637-3353

“Talley’s Folly” - Dennis, MA

Jun 21, 2016 - Jul 2, 2016 Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street, Route 6A Dennis, MA
Watch two lost souls on their journey to love as they find themselves in a deserted Victorian boathouse. Matt Friedman knows that his current status of middle aged Jewish accounted will not win over Sally Talley’s family, but he refuses to accept her rebuffs. Email: info@capeplayhouse.com
Time: Curtain times vary, consult website for details.
Telephone: 508-385-3911

“Showboat” - Dorchester, MA

Jun 22, 2016 - Jul 3, 2016 Fiddlehead Theatre Company at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA
“Show Boat,” with music by Jerome Kern and book by Oscar Hammerstein II, follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over 40 years, from 1887-1927. Its themes include racial prejudice and enduring love. The musical features classic songs such as “Ol’Man River,” and “Bill.”
Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45
Telephone: 617-514-6497

“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

“The Merchant of Venice” - Lenox, MA

Jul 1, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016 Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street Lenox, MA
Shakespeare’s most controversial yet poignant play offers a visceral display of courtship, prejudice, money and revenge, ending ultimately in a choice between life and death.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 413-637-3353

“The Music Man” - Dennis, MA

Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016 Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street, Route 6A Dennis, MA
In this beloved musical, scammer “Professor” Hill sells instruments and band uniforms to naive Iowa townspeople, promising to teach them the music. He sneakily plans to skip town with the money and without giving the lessons, but he unexpectedly falls for librarian and piano teacher Marian, who may foil his whole plan. Email: info@capeplayhouse.com
Time: Curtain times vary, consult website for details.
Admission: $19-$79
Telephone: 508-385-3911

“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

“Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare & Co. at The Mount - Lenox, MA

Jul 14, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Shakespeare’s rebellious comedy catapults audiences into a world of illusion, debauchery and mayhem. Amidst the forest and foliage, audiences are transported to the mythical land of Illyria
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 413-637-3353

“The Emperor of the Moon” - Lenox, MA

Jul 15, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street Lenox, MA
When love strikes, chaos ensues. A family obsessed with the moon set the stage for a stellar farce.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 413-637-3353

“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 Tempest” with Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park - Pittsfield, MA

Jul 21, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 First Street Common, next to the Zion Lutheran Church Pittsfield, MA
Shakespeare's final play, "The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. "The Tempest" is the story of the old man's revenge...or forgiveness. Playing the role of Prospero is Glenn Barrett, a founding member of Berkshire Public Theatre.
Time: Thursdays-Sundays at 8 p.m. for 12 performances ending August 7.
Admission: Free

“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

“The May Queen” - Dennis, MA

Jul 26, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street, Route 6A Dennis, MA
The former students of the Kingston, NY High School have been wondering what came of their mysterious May Queen of 1997. Some believe she became one of Elliot Spitzer’s hookers, others hear she married an Indian sheik. When she finally resurfaces as a temp at a small insurance agency, questions ensue. Curtain times vary, see website. Email: info@capeplayhouse.com
Time: Curtain times vary, consult website for details.
Telephone: 508-385-3911

“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

“Cabaret” - Dennis, MA

Aug 9, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street, Route 6A Dennis, MA
“Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome” to Berlin’s famous Kit Kat Klub! Sing along to this classic musical with favorites such as “Maybe This Time”, “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” and “Cabaret”. Email: info@capeplayhouse.com
Time: Curtain times vary, consult website for details.
Admission: $19-$79
Telephone: 508-385-3911

“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

“The Mousetrap” - Dennis, MA

Aug 23, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street, Route 6A Dennis, MA
Everyone loves a good murder mystery, and when young newlyweds welcome a group of strangers to their guest house, that’s just what their vacation becomes. The police investigation reveals details of each guest’s mysterious past, but not quickly enough to stop another murder. Email: info@capeplayhouse.com
Time: Curtain times vary, consult website for details.
Admission: $19-$79
Telephone: 508-385-3911

“Madame Butterfly” - Pittsfield, MA

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
In this classic opera by Puccini, a young geisha marries an American naval officer, only to be left and forgotten upon their return to the United States. While she hopes that he will come back to her, she quickly must come to terms with this display of betrayal.
Time: Aug. 27, 30 and Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 413-997-4444

“The Bakeline Masterpiece” - Stockbridge, MA

Sep 29, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA
It's the end of World War II, and Holland is in chaos. The artist Van Meegeren is arrested for selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to the Nazi Leader, Hermann Goering. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? He must paint another. a href=" https://tickets.thecolonialtheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $45-$50
Telephone: 413-997-4444