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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

Primped Out Pumpkins - Lowell, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue Lowell, MA
During ARToberfest weekend, Western Avenue Studios artists will transform simple pumpkins into dramatic works of art! Visitors are urged to wander the building to view the pumpkins displayed outside of participating artists’ studios and cast their votes for their favorite creation.
Time: Noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

ArtSmith Festival - Fitchburg, MA

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 Riverfront Park, Boulder Drive Fitchburg, MA
Over 100 vendors/exhibitors, music, and blacksmith festival will presents their works outdoors in historic Fitchburg’s beautiful Riverfront Park overlooking the Nashua River. In its 13th year, this year’s event will be larger than ever! 
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 978-345-4207

Children & Families

Sea Squirts at New England Aquarium - Boston, MA

Aug 24, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
Sea Squirts classes introduce children age 2 to 4 to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills such as observation and exploration. Classes run for one hour and include free play; circle time with songs, stories, and activities; art projects; and a visit to the Aquarium exhibits. Classes will incorporate a live animal encounter when appropriate to the topic. Dates: Tuesdays, October 4, 18, 25, November 1; Wednesdays, October 5, 19, 26, November 2; Thursdays, October 6, 20, 27, November 3.
Time: 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m.; Tuesday, only at 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $95 for nonmembers for each series of four classes.
Telephone: 617-973-5206

Google Geek Street - Boston, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
This is a free, fun-filled day of interactive demos, robotics and electronic tinkering to inspire children to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and computer science. Tech companies, museums, and content creators will provide interactive educational activities. Partners including Microsoft, MIT, LEGO Education, GE, the Museum of Science.
Time: Noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Fall Harvest Celebration 2016 at Patriot Place - Foxborough, MA

Oct 22, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016 Patriot Place,2 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA
The day is filled with fall activities for all ages including bog harvesting with Ocean Spray,Pumpkin & Face Painting, Hayrides,Live Music, appearances by Pat Patriot & New England Patriots Cheerleaders, sidewalk sales and Taste of Patriot Place
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Corn Mazes

Mike's Maze Celebrates the National Park Service in 2016 - Sunderland, MA

Sep 19, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 at the Warner Farm on South Main Street Sunderland, MA
The 2016 Mike’s Corn Maze is titled “See America,” in honor or the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Visitors to Mike’s Maze can also enjoy Kernel Mike’s kettle corn, Mike’s Mini Maze and Raceway up and running. It is a smaller straw maze for the kids, along with a raceway where traditional farm games and races are run, complete with hula hoops, corn pools, and sack races. A petting zoo includes sheep, goats, bunnies, a calf and an alpaca. Admission Includes entrance to Mike’s Maze, Mike’s Mini Maze, Camera Obscura, Petting Zoo, and a few new surprises!
Time: Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; students and seniors age 62 and older, $11; kids, $10; children under age 4, free
Telephone: 413-665-8331

Marini Farm Corn Maze 2016 - Ipswich, MA

Sep 19, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Marini Farm, 259 Linebrook Road Ipswich, MA
This maze has 19 stations with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. With over 10 miles of pathways, you will be able to note your progression by the amount of answers you find on your game sheet. Other maze events: Kernels of Gold Pirate's Treasure, Doggy Maze Days, Muddy Leprechaun 5K Obstacle Race, Team American Chunker Target Shooting, Trick or Treat Character Hay Rides, and Doggy Halloween Costume Parade.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Flashlight Nights are Friday to Sunday, 6-10:30 p.m., starting September 23.
Admission: Weekdays $10.99; weekend $12.99; Flashlight $14.99

Davis Mega Maze 2016 - Sterling, MA

Sep 19, 2016 - Nov 4, 2016 145 Redstone Hill Road Sterling, MA
Eight-acre maze and three-acre mega maze with bridges, ropes course. Fright Nights the first four weekends of October. Bring a flashlight! See farm website for hours of operation
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Daytime: Children (ages 5 – 12), 16.95; adults age 13 and older, 19.95; Fright Nights, 24.95
Telephone: 978-422-6666


Lowell Oktoberfest 2016 - Lowell, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Point Park, 110 Canal Street Lowell, MA
Lowell Oktoberfest is the local take on an authentic German Oktoberfest. From Food Trucks serving food with a German twist, to a Beer Garden serving exclusive German beers and fun games. They will have a Beer-stein holding contest, best dressed (traditional German of course) contest, and more. Gather your friends and come celebrate!
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Admission: Free admission


Fall Orchid Sale - Waltham, MA

Oct 21, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street Waltham, MA
Celebrate orchid-blooming season. Hundreds of orchid plants are for sale, including many hard-to-find varieties. Visit the greenhouses and enjoy gorgeous floral colors, shapes, and scents. Staff are available to offer expert advice.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Telephone: 617-994-5913


Apple Days at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
On September 24 and 25, come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some ancient heirloom apple varieties. Old Sturbridge Village interpreters will be cooking and preserving this fall fruit. Try cider-making, and see the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation. You can even make your own sachet of mulling spices to take home. Apple Days repeats on October 1 and 2.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults. $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14; children age 2 and younger admitted free

Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures - Essex, MA

Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016 Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street Essex, MA
Join an in-depth tour highlighting the favorite objects of American folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, including objects hidden in the cupboards, cabinets, and drawers of Cogswell's Grant. Hear stories of the Littles and their collecting, take an up-close look at the many objects in the house, and enjoy a rare opportunity to see treasures stored in the attic, which is not usually open to the public. Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.
Time: 10 a.m. - noon and 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 978-768-3632

Taste of Haymarket - Boston, MA

Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 14, 2016 Tour departs from the corner of Congress and Hanover Streets Boston, MA
Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston's centuries-old open air market, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the market as it opens for the day. Learn about its history and how it has changed over time. Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online.
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 617-994-5920

Historic Craft Classes at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Nov 5, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016 Country Bank Museum Education Center at Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Spend some time at Old Sturbridge Village learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. All class registrations close three days before the event. Register online below or call 508-347-0290 .
November crafts include Decorative Floorcloths, Introduction to Basketmaking, Basic Blacksmithing, Woolen Christmas Ornaments and Garlands, Hooked!, Introduction to Pottery, Poultry Harvesting, Celebrate! Cooking for the Holidays, Introduction to Spinning, Making a Table, Forge a Cooking Trivet, Primitive Firemaking, Introduction to Lettercarving in Stone.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-347-0290

Home & Studio Tours

The Concord Kitchen Tour - Concord, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street Concord, MA
Tour seven  distinctive kitchens and professionally designed dining rooms in homes spanning six centuries in historic Concord. Tour is self-guided, and begins at Trinity Episcopal Church. Come for inspiration or just for fun! 
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $35 before September 28; $40 after September 28
Telephone: 978-369-3715

Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio 2016 - Rockport and Gloucester, MA

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Rockport and Gloucester, MA
Visit artist and artisan studios throughout Columbus Day weekend along the coast of Cape Ann from Rockport and Gloucester . Twenty-one artists and artisans will welcome you to view their paintings, sculpture, mosaics, photography, pottery, jewelry, and other wonderful creations.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA
This annual sale of rare books, maps, manuscripts, fine prints, and photographs features 120+ dealers from the U.S. and abroad. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the event is offeringfree admission Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Activities all weekend include poems on demand from Typewriter Rodeo; seminars; and a Discovery Panel for those new to the Fair.
Time: Friday 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.


Night Becomes Us: Photographs by the Greater Boston Night Photographers - Duxbury, MA

Sep 18, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street Duxbury, MA
The Night Becomes Us exhibit contains 90 selected images from 12 group members to convey the transformational experience of the world at night where the mundane suddenly becomes ethereal and otherworldly. Exhibit continues through January 15, 2017.
Time: Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

“Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast “ Exhibit - Stockbridge, MA

Sep 28, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Commemorating the 2016 presidential season, “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast will feature 31 editorial cartoons by the Father of the American Cartoon, published by Harper’s Weekly between 1864 and 1884. These vibrant, influential illustrations penned by Thomas Nast (1840-1902) reflect his pointed opinions on presidential candidates during six different election years. Exhibit is on display through December 4, 2016
Time: Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors over age 64, $17; veterans, $16; college students, $10; youth age 6-18, $6


The Joan Osborne Trio - North Truro, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Joan Osborne has earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation. Osborne is widely known for her hit song, “(What If God Was) One of Us,” as well as her live performances. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, the soulful vocalist and noted song interpreter is a highly sought-after performer.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Concerts in the Courtyard: Castle of our Skins - Boston, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA
Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins celebrates black artistry through music. Drawing inspiration from the rich traditions in Black culture, this program will include string quartets written by celebrated Black composers, both past and present.
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Chameleon Arts Ensemble Concert - Boston, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street Boston, MA
Arnold Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 for string sextet. The work dates from 1899 and was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name depicting a man and woman walking through a dark forest on a moonlit night. It stands at the end of the great tradition of 19th century German Romanticism. Also on the concert are Ernest Bloch's Violin Sonata No. 2 "Poeme Mystique;" Brett Dean's Night Window for clarinet, viola, and piano; John Woolrich's In the Mirrors of Asleep for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano; and Rebecca Clarke's 1917 miniature inspired by the Greek god of dreams, Morpheus for viola and piano.
Time: Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.
Admission: $25-$47
Telephone: 617-427-8200

The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 - Lexington, MA

Oct 6, 2016 - Oct 6, 2016 Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
Visit the Cary Memorial Hall to witness the memorable collaboration of The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 in their 2016 "The Summit" tour. Both groups have been recognized for striking the music industry with their talents and winning 10 Grammy Awards. Each group will perform a set, leading up to a duet featuring their unique arrangements and tight harmonies.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60-$80
Telephone: 978-459-6150

The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 - Lexington, MA

Oct 6, 2016 - Oct 6, 2016 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 will begin a special collaboration with their 2016 "The Summit" tour. Each will perform a set, culminating with a duet featuring tight harmonies,  known in the music business as well as in innovative arrangements and funky grooves. The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great jazz and pop hits that earned them induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Take 6 has been recognized as the quintessential a capella group in virtually every genre. 
Time: 8
Admission: $59 - $79
Telephone: 617-531-1257

On The Stage Series: Jonathan Edwards - Pittsfield, MA

Oct 6, 2016 - Oct 6, 2016 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Four decades into a stellar career, Jonathan Edwards has only grown sweeter with age. His highly respected repertoire includes such classics as "Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” “Shanty” and the classic, “Sunshine (Go Away Today)."
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40

Haunted Harmonies Festival and A Cappella Performances - Salem, MA

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016 Fountain Stage, East India Square, Essex Street. Salem, MA
The first annual Haunted Harmonies a cappella festival will fill the streets of Salem with music on October 8. Ten groups will compete and perform during this day-long event, which will culminate with a professional showcase and performance by Vox One. The Scholastic Competition will be held on the Fountain Stage on Essex Street from 10 a.m. to noon. In the afternoon there will be street singing from 1 to 4 p.m. Scholastic performers sing again from 4 to 5 p.m. at five performance locations on Essex Street between Liberty Street and Washington Street. The Pro Showcase featuring Vox One and the winners of the competition will be held in Murray Hall at 211 Bridge at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event, and advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are $8-$10
Time: See description above
Admission: free

KC and the Sunshine Band - Topsfield, MA

Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 8, 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)

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext? - Rockport, MA

Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Acclaimed bandleader/composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol returns to Rockport, bringing two giants of jazz, saxophonist David Liebman and trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, along with his genre-busting big band ensemble Whatsnext? For a unique and highly engaging concert featuring modern swing compositions with intriguing Turkish influences.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: $29- $39
Telephone: 978-546-7391

The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 - Harwich, MA

Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Monomy HIgh School Performing Arts Center, 75 Oak Street Harwich, MA
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 will begin a special collaboration with their 2016 "The Summit" tour.  Each will perform a set, culminating with a duet featuring the tightest harmonies known in the music business as well as in innovative arrangements and funky grooves.
Time: 7:30 p.m. $25-$35
Admission: $59-89
Telephone: 617-531-1257

Judy Collins Sings Sondheim - Boston, MA

Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums.
Time: 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$65

Chick Corea Elektric Band - Boston, MA

Oct 16, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
The Chick Corea Elektric Band is one of very few jazz ensembles to truly revolutionize the art form. Their eponymous debut album came like a bolt from the blue in 1985, marrying the freight-train velocity of jazz, rock, latin and funk with sonic inventions that still sound futuristic.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $41-$71

Magnificat! Mozart Requiem and Bach Magnificat - Boston, MA

Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Celebrating its 20th anniversary with its second North American tour, the acclaimed German orchestra KlangVerwaltung with Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern Chorus present two of classical music's most beloved masterpieces: Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Magnificat.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$95

Straight No Chaser - Boston, ma

Nov 30, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016 Citi Performing Arts Center -- Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street Boston, ma
Straight No Chaser is in the process of reinventing a cappella for the modern pop landscape. Originally formed in 1996 while students together at Indiana University, the 10-man collective has since re-assembled and re-emerged as a vocal-only phenomenon.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $78-$85

Outdoor Activities

Housatonic Heritage Walks 2016 - Berkshire County MA and Litchfield County CT, MA

Sep 17, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Various locations Berkshire County MA and Litchfield County CT, MA
These heritage walks encompass three autumn weekend of free guided tours throughout Berkshire County in Massachusetts and Litchfield County in Connecticut. The public is invited to participate in these family-oriented, site-interpretive walks, offered in partnership with the National Park Service. Expert historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on explorations through historic estate gardens and town districts, nature walks, cave tours and trail hikes, and tours of industrial-site ruins that were once thriving local industries. Also included is a canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River, a bike ride along scenic country roads, a special children’s event at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, and an ecology walk in Great Mountain Forest in Canaan, CT. Dates: September 17 & 18, 24 & 25 and October 1 & 2.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Free

RambleFest - Adams, MA

Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 3 Hoosac Street Adams, MA
Held during the height of fall foliage, RambleFest is a day of fun, music, local food, beer & wine and outdoor recreation, craft and local produce vendors. Fun for the whole family, even leashed pets.
Time: Noon until 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

49th Annual Greylock Ramble - Adams, MA

Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016 Cheshire Harbor Trail Adams, MA
Each year on Columbus Day during the height of the fall foliage, outdoor enthusiasts make the hike to the summit of Mount Greylock - the highest peak in all of southern New England. Spectacular views, colorful foliage and an invigorating hike are assured and totally free! 
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Plein Air Workshop - Essex, MA

Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016 Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street Essex, MA
Join artist Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas, including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our 18th-century historic house and barns, offer an ideal setting for landscape painters. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art will be available. Weather permitting, please call. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 978-768-3632

Head of the Charles Regatta 2016 - Boston and Cambridge, MA

Oct 22, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 Banks of the Charles River Boston and Cambridge, MA
Most spectators enjoy watching between the Anderson and Weeks bridges, along the halfway point of the race. With the Weld Exhibition on the Cambridge side, and the Reunion Village on the Boston side, there is plenty to see, do, and taste.
Time: Racing is 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 617-868-6200

Parties, Dances, Balls

Gala Flamenca - North Truro, MA

Oct 22, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016 Outer Reach Resort, Route 6 North Truro, MA
Join Payomet Performing Arts Center at its annual gala! This year has a Spanish theme with live Flamenco Music, tapas, sangria, and auctions both silent & live.
Time: 5:30- 9 p.m.
Admission: $150
Telephone: 508-349-2929

The Haunting at Witch Hill - Topsfield, MA

Oct 30, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston Street Topsfield, MA
Travel back to Victorian times at the gentleman farm of railroad tycoon T.W. Peirce, where you will be spellbound by eerie ghost stories in the manor house, enjoy game and music in the barn, and savor a complimentary signature cocktail. Cash bar. Victorian attire encouraged. The Haunting at Witch Hill is a fun fundraiser for Essex Heritage.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person before October 1 and $65 thereafter

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Machine de Cirque - Boston, MA

Sep 21, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Machine de Cirque, a new Quebec City circus company, presents a show for all audiences that is wildly acrobatic, poetic and humorous. Sometimes comical, sometimes nostalgic, these wacky characters masterfully manipulate various props such as a teeterboard, juggling clubs, drum kits, and even bath towels. They do not hesitate to reveal themselves -- ready to scour their souls as well as their bodies -- to make you laugh, to move you, and especially to dazzle you.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Call for ticket information.
Telephone: 617-824-8400

Masters of Illusion - Boston, MA

Oct 4, 2016 - Oct 4, 2016 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Associated Television International presents Masters of Illusion, the largest magical touring show in the world. Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. It’s the time honored art of the master illusionist combined with the speed and modern design of the 21st century!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39-$59

Anthony Bourdain at Symphony Hall - Boston, MA

Oct 7, 2016 - Oct 7, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Hunger serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session. Bourdain will bring audiences a menu loaded with lots of laughs, serious discussions and unapologetic irreverence.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $50-$250

Science & Nature

Neil deGrasse Tyson at Symphony Hall - Boston, MA

Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
In this illustrated talk, Neil deGrasse Tyson will explore the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $49-$200


“45 Plays for 45 Presidents" - Lowell, MA

Sep 7, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 Warren Street Lowell, MA
Hail to the Chief! A hilarious-yet-thoughtful celebration of our nation's great story—one we continue to write with every election season. “45 Plays for 45 Presidents” sets us on the roller coaster ride of American history, with each Commander in Chief getting two minutes in the spotlight. And fittingly, it ends with the Audience choosing the 45th play! Spanning 227 years of triumph and adversity, it’s a joyous American civics lesson in just two hours. Performance schedule. ,
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $15-$52
Telephone: 978-654-7595

"My Name is Asher Lev" - Worcester, MA

Sep 22, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street Worcester, MA
Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok. This award-winning drama tells the powerful story of a boy prodigy who is driven to be a painter at any cost - against the will of family, community and tradition. Born into a Hasidic family in post-World War II Brooklyn, his artistic genius threatens to estrange him from both parents and his observant Jewish community.
Time: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Admission: Suggested donation $25
Telephone: 508-951-2665

"Love Letters" - Pittsfield, MA

Sep 22, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Theatre, 36 Linden Street Pittsfield, MA
"Love Letters," a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is a touching, funny and ultimately moving story of a 50-year old correspondence between two childhood friends whose relationship weathers time and distance. 
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $25-$52
Telephone: 413-236-8888

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” - Nantucket, MA

Sep 29, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street Nantucket, MA
by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron. This intimate collection of stories based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and poignant stories with universal appeal. This play features a stellar cast of Nantucket women.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

“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

Season Highlights Theater Celebration - Cotuit, MA

Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016 Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Route 28 Cotuit, MA
This casual evening includes Showcase performances by Cotuit Center for the Arts, Falmouth Theatre Guild, Cape Rep Theater, Cape Cod Theatre Company, Chatham Drama Guild, and Eventide Theatre Company. free wine, plenty of hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and cabaret seating for the performances. Proceeds from the evening go to support the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition and its individual nonprofit member theaters. Email: info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Admission: $50
Telephone: 508-428-0669

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” - Boston, MA

Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 Shubert Theatre, Citi Performing Arts Center, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
This unabashed celebration of theater is a wonderful black comedy whose acerbic wit and clever lyrical flourishes have rendered it a storming commercial and critical success. Charting the rise and fall of the social climbing Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey) and his bizarre quest to off all who stand between him and the coveted D'Ysquith Earldom, this Edwardian caper is based on the classic Ealing studios hit Kind Hearts and Coronets, which starred Alec Guinness in the multi-character role.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Workshops & Classes

Ocean Fused Glass - Boston, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Diablo Glass School, 123 Terrace Street Boston, MA
Diablo Glass School invites the Boston community to help us make an ocean-themed glass mosaic. We will provide the participants with educational and artistic materials. They will get knowledge about the ocean health from a scientific point of view, instruction on the fundamentals of the mosaic technique and full hands-on creating a section of a mural to represent the past, present and future of our oceans. Participants are welcome to stay one to two hours. This event is free, but prior registration is required.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free