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Antiques

Nantucket Summer Antiques Show - Nantucket, MA

Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 15, 2016 Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue Nantucket, MA
This summer tradition has been going on for over two decades, and this year the Antiques Council has decided to change its venue. Browse and purchase beautiful antiques in an air-conditioned space with ample parking in a central location.
Time: Friday, Noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 413-436-7064

Barnstable Antiques Show and Sale 2016 - West Barnstable, MA

Aug 19, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School, 2463 Main Street West Barnstable, MA
This show has dealers displaying and selling a wide variety of antiques, like jewelry, porcelain, pottery, linens, silver, glassware, and a wide assortment of interesting functional and decorative items.
Time: Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Admission fee is charged
Telephone: 800-641-6908

Brimfield Antique Shows 2016 - Brimfield, MA

Sep 6, 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. 
Time: Many dealers are open by 7 a.m.

Deerfield Antiques Show - Deerfield, MA

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Deerfield Academy, 7 Boyden Lane Deerfield, MA
This show brings some of the nation's finest dealers together to display and sell their unique pieces. Patrons are surrounded by a comfortable atmosphere that allows them to ask questions and spend time with the objects. A cafe is providing lunch on site, or you can stroll down the scenic boulevard to the Deerfield in for a midday bite.
Time: All day
Admission: $15
Telephone: 413-772-0241

Arts & Crafts Shows

Hannah Blount Jewelry Trunk Show - Northampton, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 40 Main Street Northampton, MA
Meet Boston-based jeweler Hannah Blount, and view her extended collection of fine handcrafted jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, rings, one-of-a-kind pieces, and more! Find your handcrafted treasure, and enter to win a special giveaway from the jeweler. One day only, Saturday, July 30th, 10am-6pm.
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-586-1119

Cultural Survival Bazaar at Loring-Greenough House - Jamaica Plain, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 Loving-Greenough House 12 South St. Jamaica Plain, MA
This free admission, family-friendly festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Native artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and bring home a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world.
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 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.
July 27 -- Zak Morgan performs his unique brand of children's music and poems that tickle the funny bone.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; children, $5
Telephone: 781-749-7565

Never Neverland Day at Family Fun Friday at the Heritage Museums - Sandwich, MA

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities linked to some of your favorite movies. Inspired by the film “Finding Neverland,” families will travel to Neverland, where imagination stations abound. At 11 a.m. the children’s band Karen K and the Jitterbugs make music and enjoy nature.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; youth ages 3- 11, $8; children under age 2, free

The Olympics Come to Heritage - Sandwich, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
With the Olympics under way, join us for a day full of competitions, hunts, obstacles, and races. Visit special stations around the gardens to make your own flag and an Olympic torch, claim your gold medals, and join the parade of flags! (*Separate Fee for The Adventure Park at Heritage) 
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free with museum admission ($8-$18)
Telephone: 508-888-3300

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

Sh*T Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing - Cambridge, MA

Jun 4, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Oberon, 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA
Sh*t-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely intoxicated cast member. The show can only be described as side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive. The show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 40,000 eager people across the United Kingdom.
Time: Saturdays only, 7:30 p.m.

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco - Hyannis, MA

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 21 West Main Street Hyannis, MA
Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. In his standup special “Aren't You Embarrassed?”, which debuted on Showtime in November 2014, the sophisticated comedian with the chiseled cheekbones gives us a hilarious reality check of the world we all find ourselves living in.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $46.50 - $68.50
Telephone: 508-775-5630

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

Berkshire Comedy Festival 2016 - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The Berkshire Comedy Festival will return to The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center this summer, featuring an all new line-up of top comedians from around the country. This will be 90 minutes of high energy, non-stop laughter & hilarious fun, featuring comedians Paul Anthony, Bryan McKenna, Christine O'Leary, and Rob Falcone
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Cruises

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise with Revels - Boston, MA

Jul 19, 2016 - Aug 18, 2016 Mass Bay Lines, Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
Sail away on the New Boston and enjoy the wind in your hair and views of the Boston skyline on the 2nd floor open deck. The Revels will also be aboard to sing you some tunes along the way. Alcohol and soft drinks are available for purchase. Bring a picnic dinner. July 19 and August 18.
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $40

Boston Harbor Cruise with Revels - Boston, MA

Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 18, 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. Another cruise happens August 18.
Time: Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m.; Cruise from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission: $40

Festivals

Brewster Summer Arts and Craft Festival - Brewster, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 773 Main Street Brewster, MA
Over 100 juried craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made arts and crafts. Come and sample such gourmet delights as kettle corn, herbal dips, lemonade, jams, jellies, cookies, oils, slush mixes, and more. Specialty food sampling, craft demonstrations and live musical entertainment complete this perfect summertime event. Free Admission; free parking and held rain or shine.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Celebrate Freedom Event - Plymouth, MA

Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Various Locations Plymouth, MA
Join the three day celebration with music, historical presentations, educational tours, and a drama honoring the founders of America.
Thursday
State House tour, Beacon Hill, Boston. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday
The Pilgrim Progress . Reenactment of Pilgrim church service. 6-6:45 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of America. 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday
An American Heritage Tour.10 a.m.-2 p.m.
A Celebration of Faith and Freedom2:30-3:34 p.m.
Celebrate and Let Freedom Ring.4-7 p.m.
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Telephone: 508-747-4544

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

Historic

Welcome Reception and Public Sails on the Kalmar Nyckel - Provincetown, MA

Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 Gazebo, MacMillan Pier Provincetown, MA
Head down to the docks of Provincetown to welcome the crew of the Kalmar Nyckel back from its journey at sea. See the historically accurate reproduction of the ship that brought the first Swedish settlers to Delaware. After the docking there will be a chat with Captain Lauren Morgan about her experiences. Public sails on the ship will be available July 18-29. Light appetizers and cash wine bar will be provided at the time of the docking.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Reception is free; sails are $60 for adults and $40 for youth under age 17
Telephone: 302-429-7447

Free Fun Friday - Deerfield, MA

Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016 Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA
Add a little history to your day at Free Fun Friday, an event that celebrates Massachusetts and American culture and history. There will be historic demonstrations, basket weaving, flax spinning and powder horn craving. Take tours of the museums and walk around the grounds and visit the activity booths. Food is available for purchase in several locations.
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-774-5581

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

American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals - Salem, MA

Jul 16, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
When Childe Hassam stepped off the ferry onto the rocks of Appledore Island in the Isles of Shoals, six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH, he found the place that would occupy his imagination for three decades. Hassam created a body of work there that remains a pinnacle of American impressionism. This is the first exhibition in more than 25 years to focus on Hassam's paintings of the Isles. Exhibit is open through November 6, 2016.
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.

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
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

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.

July
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

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 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

Cape Cod Jazz Festival 2016 at Wequassett Resort - Chatham, MA

Jul 6, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, On Pleasant Bay Chatham, MA
The Cape Cod Jazz Festival presents extraordinary music showcasing some of the region's best performers. One of the most anticipated events of the summer season, it is free and open to the public. A prix-fixe dinner is offered in twenty-eight Atlantic before the show affording reserved seating at the performance. Cocktails and a light menu are available throughout the evening. Performances take place on the Garden Terrace overlooking Pleasant Bay. Performances include:
July 27 - Juilliard Jazz Ensemble
August 2 - Dr. Michael White
August 3 - The All Star Band
August 9 - Sherma Andrews
August 10 - Suzanne Vega
August 16 - The Mark Greel Band
August 17 - Grace Kelly
August 23 - Donny McCaslin
August 24 - Marc Cohn
August 30 - Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys
August 31 - Marcy C and The Stellars

Time: 8:30 p.m.

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 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

Love Listen Local Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series - Hyannis, MA

Jul 9, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Bismore Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis Harbor Hyannis, MA
Come hear new and establish musicians in a variety of genres. This is an ideal venue for casual summer music listening and a fabulous way to support local artists.
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Sunset Sundays Music Series in Marblehead - Marblehead, MA

Jul 10, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 State Street Landing Marblehead, MA
Join in the fabulous family fun overlooking Marblehead's most magnificent harbor!
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.

Duxbury Music Festival 2016 - Duxbury, MA

Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 See description below Duxbury, MA
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

KC and the Sunshine Band - Topsfield, MA

Jul 26, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016 The Arena at Topsfield Fair, 207 Boston Street Topsfield, MA
KC and the Sunshine Band are coming to the Topsfield Fair to delight audiences with some of their hits, like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way I Like It” and “Boogie Shoes.”After three triple platinum albums and three Grammy awards, this group is guaranteed no live up to expectations.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $25 in addition to fair admission ($15)

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

Booker T. Jones - Rockport, MA

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
One of the godfathers and architects of soul music, organist Booker T. Jones stands as a true American musical icon. As keyboardist for the Stax Records house band, Jones played on and helped arrange countless seminal recordings of legends like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King and others. He also had enormous success with his own band, Booker T. and the MG’s, scoring 60’s soul-funk hits like the classic “Green Onions.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$59
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Joe Louis Walker - North Truro, MA

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
With a career that goes back to the 1960s, Joe Louis Walker is one of trailblazers of the blues. The award-winning guitar slinger, vocalist and songwriter has played with John Lee Hooker, Buddy Miles, Thelonius Monk, Muddy Waters, Steve Miller, Nick Lowe, Jimi Hendrix, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King and James Cotton.
Time: 8 p.m.

Huey Lewis and The News - Cohasset, MA

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 37th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Stuck With You”, “I Want A New Drug”, “If This Is It”, “Hip To Be Square” “Do You Believe In Love” and “Workin’ For A Livin”.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $46.50 - $79.50
Telephone: 781-383-9850

The Taj Mahal Trio - Lexington, MA

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016 1605 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA
Blues/world music artist Taj Mahal was born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in Harlem, New York, on May 17, 1942, to a musical family; his father was a jazz pianist/composer and his mother was a singer and teacher. The family moved to Springfield, Massachusetts during Fredericks's youth, and he grew up in a rich, diverse cultural environment. A singer, he went on to learn a variety of instruments, including the piano, clarinet and harmonica, taking up the guitar and bass as well and learning blues styles. A statuesque, emotional presence onstage who feels the music wholly in his body, Mahal has become known for exploring a wide range of genres and earned a reputation as a musicologist with attention paid to the cultural origins of song, including his own Caribbean and African-American/Southern roots (captured in his song "West Indian Revelation" for instance) as well as other communities from around the world. His music has incorporated the sounds of the Pacific Isles, South Asia and West and East Africa, among others.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $59 - $79
Telephone: 617-531-1257

Huey Lewis and The News - Hyannis, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 21 West Main Street Hyannis, MA
Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 37th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll”, “Stuck With You”, “I Want A New Drug”, “If This Is It”, “Hip To Be Square” “Do You Believe In Love” and “Workin’ For A Livin”. The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $46.50 - $79.50
Telephone: 508-775-5630

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

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

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

Arlo Guthrie - Rockport, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Arlo Guthrie’s folk pedigree is without peer and his music a symbol of a generation of civil justice and activism. Son to America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woodie Guthrie, Arlo’s career exploded with hits like “Alice’s Restaurant,” “City of New Orleans,” and the counterculture song he made famous at Woodstock, “Coming into Los Angeles.”
Time: 8 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Admission: $50-$105
Telephone: 978-546-7391

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

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams - North Truro, MA

Jul 31, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Called everything from "hillbilly-Pink Floyd" to "folk-pop" to "surreal Americana," New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams performes a rootsy psychedelica that Maverick magazine calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.”
Time: 8 p.m.

Tom Rush - Rockport, MA

Aug 4, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
A true Rockport Music tradition, folk legend Tom Rush brings his easy baritone and nimble finger-picking to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. His wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival with beloved songs like “No Regrets” and “Galveston Flood.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $49-$69
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band - Hyannis, MA

Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016 21 West Main Street Hyannis, MA
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42.50 - $64.50
Telephone: 508-775-5630

Straight No Chaser - Cohasset, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42.25 - $64.25
Telephone: 781-383-9850

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.

"The Acoustic Living Room" Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea - Rockport, MA

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into The Acoustic Living Room to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts — including Kathy’s beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been?” and many other hits
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $49-$68
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Kelli O’Hara - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 7, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St Great Barrington, MA
Kelli O’Hara will present an intimate evening of classic American Songbook selections, accompanied by piano. O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$100
Telephone: 413-528-0100

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

Boston Pops - Nantucket, MA

Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016 Jetties Beach Nantucket, MA
Sponsored by the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the Boston Pops come to the island to bring everyone together for a good cause. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic. It is a summer tradition for the people of Nantucket, so if you find yourself there this August, head down to show your support and listen to some great music.
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; Children, $10
Telephone: 508-825-8250

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.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - North Truro, MA

Aug 20, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore 29 Old Dewline Rd North Truro, MA
Known from their friendship and musical collaboration with Bruce Springsteen, this band bands hard-core R&B with street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar and horns. Come and sing along to songs from albums such as I Don’t Want to Go Home, This Time It’s For Real and Hearts of Stone.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $48-$85
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Buckwheat Zydeco - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 20, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Known as the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music, Buckwheat has influenced the past 30+ years of this musical style. He was honored to be the opener of the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing with Jimmy himself backed by the legendary Roots.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$50
Telephone: 413-528-0100

The Blind Boys of Alabama - Truro, MA

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

Train With Andy Grammer - Lenox, MA

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

Train with Andy Grammer - Lenox, ma

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

Ani DiFranco - Provincetown, MA

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 24, 2016 Provincetown Town Hall Provincetown, MA
Said to be a pioneer of folk music, Ani DiFranco has released over 20 albums of unique music. In addition to singing, she is a songwriter and independent entrepreneur and plays the acoustic guitar. Email: info@payomet.org
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$85
Telephone: 508-487-5400

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

Judy Collins - North Truro, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore, 29 Old Dewline Rd North Truro, MA
For the third consecutive summer, Judy Collins is back in Massachusetts to share her voice with audiences of the Northeast. After winning a Grammy Award, 40 albums, and numerous Top 10 hits, you will not want to miss Judy Collins grace the stage. The August show sold out early; this date in September was added to the schedule as of July 22.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$95

An Evening with Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax - Great Barrington, MA

Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
In honor of two dedicated supporters of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the venue presents a benefit concert featuring violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Alessio Bax. These two are no strangers to the stage, with Bell beginning his career at age 14 and Bax as the recipient of many competition and grant awards. Don’t miss an enchanting evening of classical music by two professional artists.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65-$250
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Outdoor Activities

Hike at Stone Hill - Williamstown, MA

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 Clarke Institute Trails, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
People of all ages are invited on this scenic hike to observe, ponder and record the details of Stone Hill. Jennifer Lovett leads the hike, and journals and pencils will be provided to hikers. Wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Admission: $20; 18 and younger, students, and Clark members, free.
Telephone: 413-458-2303

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

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party - Ipswich, MA

Jul 31, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA
Travel back in time at this extravaganza to relive the roaring twenties! Dance to 20s and 30s jazz, take swing dance lessons, shop vintage attire, and take a ride in an antique car! Performance by the Lindy Bomb Squad and a "Dandy Dash" foot race. Wear 20's-style attire and bring a picnic lunch or purchase one at an on-site vendor.
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Admission: $40; Student, Senior or Member, $32; 10 & under, free.

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

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 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

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - Provincetown, MA

Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016 Multiple Venues Provincetown, MA
Spend a weekend at the theater watching some of the most experimental and counter-cultural plays in history by Tennessee Williams and Eugene O-Neill. In total there will be eight plays in the festival, plus a silent film on the beach and live music. See detailed schedule, get your festival passes or individual tickets on event website.
Time: Event times vary, consult event website.

Theater

“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

“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

"Much Ado About Nothing" By William Shakespeare - Vineyard Haven, MA

Jul 13, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016 Tisbury Amphitheater at the Tashmoo Overlook, State Road Vineyard Haven, MA
Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy; a play about pride, rumors, being open with your heart, and hiding behind trees. Performed outdoors in the scenic Tisbury Amphitheater Mondays through Saturdays at 5 p.m.  Tickets at the door. Cash only.
Time: Daily except Sundays at 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; youth under age 30, $10
Telephone: 508-696-6300

“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

“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

Alice In Wonderland - Cohasset, MA

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
When Alice leaves behind Dinah, her kitten, and follows that strange White Rabbit, she gets more adventure than she could ever have dreamed! Kaleidoscope Childrens Theatre's musical adaptation of this Lewis Carroll classic is a great favorite with something for everyone! Join Alice in the wild and wacky world of Wonderland - you'll find a smile that will follow you home!
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Admission: $11 in advance
Telephone: 781-383-9850

“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

“Crazy for You” - Waltham, MA

Aug 4, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016 Reagle Music Theater at Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
A high energy production set in the 1930s about a playboy who just wants to dance.
Time: Thursday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$63
Telephone: 781-891-5600

“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