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Children & Families

Wicked on Wednesdays with Salem Haunted Happenings - Salem, MA

Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Salem YMCA, 1 Sewall Street Salem, MA
Wicked Wednesdays Family Fun is the newest addition to the Salem Haunted Happenings line-up, and it promises fun for all ages on Wednesday afternoons in October. Visitors will be able to participate in a kids' costume parade, a talent contest, and more! There will be family-friendly walking tours, storytelling, and costumed characters. Each Wednesday will provide something different.
Time: Times vary depending on the program but usually 4 to 7 p.m.
Admission: Pricing ranges from free to $10 per person

Owl-o-ween 2017 - Lincoln, MA

Oct 24, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road Lincoln, MA
After visiting an owl, we’ll create owl masks and prowl about! Can you fly silently through the forest? Whooo’s ready for Owl-o-ween? All ages welcome, but oldest child must be at least age 2. Up to three children per adult. Fees apply to all participants. Registration required, online or by phone. Suitable for children up to age 8.
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Admission: All ages, $15.50
Telephone: 781-259-2220

Day of the Dead Family Celebration at the Peabody Museum - Cambridge, MA

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA
Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; non-Harvard students, $10; seniors age 65 and older, $10; children ages 3-18, $8

Comedy

Colin Jost - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 The Wilbur, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Colin Jost returns for his third season as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” Jost has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on SNL.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $33
Telephone: 617-248-9700

Nick Di Paolo - Lexington, MA

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
Nick Di Paolo's honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be - funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan O’ Brien.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $36

Corn Mazes

Mike’s Corn Maze at the - Sunderland, MA

Sep 9, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Warner Farm, 23 South Main Street Sunderland, MA
The 2017 maze is titled “Greetings From Earth,” in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. Visitors to Mike’s Maze can also enjoy Kernel Mike’s kettle corn, Mike’s Mini Maze and Raceway up and running. Moon-walk on our jump-pad, an exhilarating plunge through our double black hole slides, a few orbits on Pedal Carts, and some shots at Spudnik Blasters.
Time: Open weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; students and seniors, $12; kids, $11. Tokens for $2.50 for potato blaster, pedal carts, paintball
Telephone: 413-665-8331

Marini Corn Maze 2017 - Ipswich, MA

Sep 9, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Linebrook Road Ipswich, MA
Experience one of the largest and most challenging corn mazes in New England at Marini Farm Corn Maze. Special events include Muddy Leprechaun 5K obstacle race, trick or treat hay rides, Flashlight Nights on Fridays and Saturdays starting September 22.
Time: Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 978-356-0430

Davis’s Mega Maze 2017 - Sterling, MA

Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Davis Mega Farm, 142 Redstone Hill Sterling, MA
This corn maze features more bridges than any other field maze in the world and the only double-decker bridge. There are seven intensity levels to this maze. knocker soccer, live music on Saturday nights, rat races, petting farm, laser maze, giant farm volleyball, jump pad, mambo tube swings, inflatables, corn cannons, hay bale obstacle course, zip zone zip line, and pick your own pumpkins.
Time: Friday, 4:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Age 13 and older, $19.95; children age 5 to 12, $16.95
Telephone: 978-422-8888

Historic

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Guests will be ghoulishly guided through Old Sturbridge Village’s countryside, where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and maybe the Headless Horseman. Each outdoor performance is 1.5 hours long, and requires walking. Performances are rain or shine. If the evening is a rainout, a modified version of the Experience will take place in the Brewer Theater. Schedule.
Time: Wednesday - Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30-$35
Telephone: 800-733-1830

Historic Trade Demonstrations - Deerfield, MA

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
Join Historic Deerfield to learn how things were made in early New England. Observe the skills of craftspeople who continue the trades of early New England.:
Oct. 21: Dressmaking, Shoemaking, Letterpress Printing
Oct. 22: Stoneware Pottery
Oct. 28: Gravestone Carving
Oct. 29: White Pine and Ash Bark Basket Making; Redware Pottery
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; youth age 6-17, $5

Museums

Exhibit: The Art of Eric Carle: Night - Amherst, MA

Sep 12, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA
Visitors to The Art of Eric Carle: Night will recognize familiar nocturnal images from some of the artist's classic picture books. The exhibition features original artwork from more than 20 Carle books. Several pieces from “Draw Me a Star” are included to mark the 25th anniversary of the book's publication. The exhibit is open through March 18, 2018.
Time: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $9; children under age 18, $6; family of four people, $22.50
Telephone: 413-559-6300

Historic Property Walks at Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Sep 21, 2017 - Nov 1, 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Enjoy these guided strolls on the Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. We’ll also explore the sculptural installations of Peter Rockwell, stone carver and historian. Walks held every Thursday at 2 p.m. through November 1. Included with Museum admission.
Time: Thursdays 2-3 p.m. through November 1
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors 65 and older, $18; college students, $10; kids age 18 and younger, free

Music

Fall Pub Sing with Revels - Jamaica Plain, MA

Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington Street Jamaica Plain, MA
Join Revels for lusty singing, food, and drink at one of Boston’s most-loved watering holes. Revels music director and song leader lead the fun along with the young folk duo, The Vox Hunters. Revels Pocket Pub Sing Book, yours free for the evening. You can even lead a song or two.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $15;

The Alexis P. Suter Band - Eastham,, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Elks Music Hall, 10 McKoy Road Eastham,, MA
Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm at Elks Music Hall, Eastham Get ready for a mind-blowingly beautiful evening of blues featuring the Alexis P. Suter Band. Alexis Suter integrates the depth and warmth of Gospel music with the grit and deeper sensuality of the blues.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20

Wanted DOA Bon Jovi Tribute - Salisbury, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA
Bon Jovi's music means a lot to millions of people. One tribute group truly captures the authenticity in what Bon Jovi's music is all about and what their fans demand. That group is wanted DOA.
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $15.50 - $25.50
Telephone: 978-462-5888

Badfinger's Straight Up Live And Complete Starring Joey Molland - Arlington, MA

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street Arlington, MA
The show that has drawn raves in New York and Los Angeles (with several standing ovations throughout the show) is making its debut in the Boston area. Badfinger's "Straight Up" album is performed in its entirety by original Badfinger member, Joey Molland at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38 and $53 (totals include fees)
Telephone: 781-646-4849

Thompson Square Duo - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in modern day country music. The three-time “Vocal Duo of the Year” awards winners have achieved international success. Big Elm Brewing will offer free tastings during intermission.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $55

Darlene Love - West Barnstable, MA

Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Tilden Arts Center, 2240 Iyannough Road West Barnstable, MA
The effervescent, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and "Twenty Feet From Stardom" star Darlene Love performs.
Time: Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $40-$125

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Fleck has devoted time away from the ensemble explore the banjo’s African roots and playing jazz duos with Chick Corea. Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums and contributed to side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30 to $80

Arlo Guthrie - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The father of the American protest song (and Arlo’s father), Woody Guthrie, hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band to travel the country and sing songs to the people. The Re:Generation Tour realizes Woody’s dream through the inspiring work of Arlo and his children, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Abe Guthrie.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $26 to $70

Outdoor Activities

Fruitlands Annual Bonfire - Harvard, MA

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
Fruitlands hosts its annual bonfire under a full moon. Glow sticks and s'more kits will be for sale. Write down a wish and tuck it in the structure before we light it afire and send your hopes and dreams into the night.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Paranormal

Ghost Tours at The Mount - Lenox, MA

Sep 13, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street Lenox, MA
Syfy’s Ghost Hunters found The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton, to be full of eerie experiences. What will you discover on your tour of the most haunted parts of the estate? Not recommended for children under 12.
Time: All Fridays, September and October, 5:45 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays, October 14 and 28, 5:45 and 7 p.m.; October 31, 8 and 10 p.m.
Admission: $24; youth age 12-18, $20
Telephone: 413-551-5100

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Pilobolus - Boston, MA

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
The wildly creative avant-garde dance company Pilobolus explores new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
In this follow-up to the “Edible Inevitable” tour, Alton Brown presents songs, talk-show antics, and better dangerous food demonstrations. Brown has a knack for mixing science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38-$89

Preview of the 2017 Christmas Revels - Cambridge, MA

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA
Join this intimate preview of the Christmas Revels, set this year in Renaissance Venice. Enjoy good food and wine and a night of glorious love songs by Revels performers. Sword dancers will perform the mysterious Bal do Sabre dance from Bagnasco in the Piedmont region. Tickets,
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $30

Theater

"Silent Sky" - Lowell, MA

Oct 18, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA
Much in the spirit of the 2016 film "Hidden Figures," "Silent Sky" brings to life the work of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, who in the early 20th Century rose high above her duties as a computer at Harvard and developed the techniques that led to the first discovery of galaxies beyond our own.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $26 - $73
Telephone: 978-654-4678

"The Revolutionists" - Cambridge, MA

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
Paris, France, 1793: The Reign of Terror. Four women conspire, plot murder, and resist extremist insanity. Join playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette. In this irreverent comedy, Lauren Gunderson, examines feminism, extremism, art, and how we actually go about changing the world.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20 and over
Telephone: 617-576-9278

"A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder" - New Bedford, MA

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA
Broadway audiences have embraced the uproariously funny story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45/ $52/ $59/ $65