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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

Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival - Brewster, MA

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 773 Main Street Brewster, MA
Over 100 juried craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including mosaics, fine jewelry, original watercolors, pottery, and more. Enjoy specialty food sampling of kettle corn, herbal dips, jams, jellies, and much more. Craft demonstrations and live musical entertainment complete this perfect summertime event. Held rain or shine, handicap accessible, and leashed pets are welcome.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission; free parking,
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Bass River Arts and Craft Festival - Yarmouth, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016 1153 Route 28 Yarmouth, MA
Over 75 juried craftspeople will display and sell their works. Come and sample specialty foods. 
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking.
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Bird Carvers Show and Sale - East Sandwich, MA

Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016 Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Rd East Sandwich, MA
Head down to Cape Cod to see the work of some of New England’s most prestigious carvers of birds and wildlife displayed and available for sale. there will be carving demonstration, a silent auction, and a presentation demonstrating the history of bird carving.
Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 Donation requested
Telephone: 508-888-6870

Children & Families

Rosie the Riveter Invades the Charlestown Navy Yard - Boston, MA

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 1 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129 Boston, MA
Learn about the women who built ships during World War II. The festive day will include activities for kids, tours of the Navy Yard and USS Cassin Young with a special "Rosie" twist. Wear a "Rosie" outfit and strike your best "We Can Do It" pose for the camera. End the day with a Swing Dance (30 minute free lesson precedes the dance).
Time: Noon to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Family Fun Friday at Heritage - Sandwich, MA

Sep 2, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
For the final Family Fun Friday, be part of the exciting world of the exhibit "CUT! Costume and the Cinema" as you walk the red carpet, create your own star to be added to the Heritage Walk of Fame, and vote for your favorite costume! The 11 a.m. performance by Toe Jam Puppet Band will make you feel like a star with special opportunities to come up on stage to be a part of the fun. 
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $8-$18
Telephone: 508-888-3300


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.

Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! - Lenox, MA

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 1, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week's news, hosted by Peter Sagal
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24 - $120

Jeff Dunham - Cohasset, MA

Sep 2, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 The Music Circus, 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
Dunham has carved a unique corner in the comedy world that’s as funny as it is popular. The New York Times magazine declared Jeff Dunham "the most successful comedian working in America." He has been named Pollstar's #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for two years in a row and has set the record for viewership on Comedy Central.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $75.25 - $111.50
Telephone: 781-383-9850

An Evening With Garrison Keiller (two locations) - Lexington and Hyannis, MA

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 28, 2016 Two locations; see below Lexington and Hyannis, MA
Garrison Keillor, one of the most prolific American storytellers in history, is a writer, editor, host, and award-winning humorist that captivates any audience he comes across. He offers insight and unique stories from his journey as one of the most successful American storytellers.

Time: See description above
Admission: See event website for details
Telephone: 978-459-6150

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood - Lexington, MA

Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016 Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” have teamed up to present an evening of improvisational comedy. Relying on quick wit, they take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50-$60
Telephone: 978-459-6150


Labor Day Fireworks Cruise - Boston, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts Bay Lines, 60 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
Aboard this three-hour festive Labor Day Fireworks Cruise, you will be dazzled by the fireworks while dancing to a world class DJ spin your favorite tunes. As we head for our reserved spot overlooking our lead sponsored fireworks display, be sure to gaze at the sun setting over the Boston skyline. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 617-542-8000

Labor Day Fireworks Sail on the Schooner Roseway - Boston, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Roseway will depart from the Moakley Federal Courthouse Dock, 2 Northern Avenue Boston, MA
Boston harbor will be lit up with a Labor Day Fireworks spectacular! Get front row seats on Boston’s historic tall ship, Roseway. The crew will be serving up a good time (as well as sodas, beer, and wine).
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $75


Yankee Doodle Homecoming Weekend 2016 - Billerica, MA

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 Various locations Billerica, MA
This town-wide festival celebrates Billerica patriot Thomas Ditson, who is believed to be referred to in the classic American song, “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The weekend features Colonial musters, military re-enactments, and a bike and doll parade.
Time: Consult event website

Home & Studio Tours

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 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

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.


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
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

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.
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.

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.

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.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - Cohasset, MA

Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016 The Music Circus, 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. With Max Creek.
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $40.50 - $62.50
Telephone: 781-383-9850

The Temptations & The Four Tops - Cohasset, MA

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 The Music Circus, 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
For more than forty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. “The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater."
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $48 - $70
Telephone: 781-383-9850

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

Dan & Shay - Hyannis, MA

Sep 2, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 Melody Tent, 21 West Main Street Hyannis, MA
Critically acclaimed duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) hit No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums Chart with their first album "Where It All Began." See this hot country duo live.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $41.50 - $63.50
Telephone: 508-775-5630

Boston Pops and the B-52s - Lenox, MA

Sep 2, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
It is well known that the B-52s are The World's Greatest Party Band. And 35 years and over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music's most beloved and enduring bands. $22 - $124
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $22-$124

An Evening With Chicago - Hyannis, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Melody Tent, 21 West Main Street Hyannis, MA
Chicago, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, recently came in at #9 on Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, as the highest charting American band, and were named as inductees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
Time: 8
Admission: $69.00 - $91.00
Telephone: 508-775-5630

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 Chicago - Cohasset, MA

Sep 4, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016 The Music Circus, 130 Sohier Street Cohasset, MA
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, comes Chicago, the legendary rock and roll band with horns. They recently came in at #9 on Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, as the highest charting American band, and were named as inductees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $69- $91
Telephone: 781-383-9850

Paul Galbraith, Classical Guitar - Rockport, MA

Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 9, 2016 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Paul Galbraith won the Silver Medal at the Segovia International Guitar Competition
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29, $24
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Banjo and Fiddle Contests - Lowell, MA

Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016 Lowell High School Auditorium, 50 Fr. Morrissette Blvd., across the street from Boarding House Park. Lowell, MA
Bust out your banjos, flex your fiddles, and come hang out at Boarding House Park for a day of traditional music and family fun. Bring your lawn chairs and settle in to watch the friendly competition and get in touch with our country's musical roots. There will be jam sessions, music workshops and kids activities from 10 a.m. to noon and then a whole afternoon full of music contests and community. Email: info@lowellbanjoandfiddle.org
Time: 10 a.m.-6 pm
Admission: Free

Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey - Lexington, MA

Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016 Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA
The two remaining members of the iconic 1960s folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, are back to carry on the tradition of their successful music. Since Mary’s 2009 death, the two still perform their classics like “If I Had a Hammer” and “Puff (The Magic Dragon)”. Come celebrate their 50th anniversary together!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $50-$79
Telephone: 978-459-6150

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)

Outdoor Activities

Slide the City - Holyoke, MA

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

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

Parties, Dances, Balls

Faneuil Hall 40th Anniversary - Boston, MA

Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston, MA
Join Faneuil Hall to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the revival of Quincy Market. On Friday, the Street Performer Showcase will kick off the celebration with acrobats, jugglers and music. On Saturday, the Marketplace will be transformed into a 1970s dance party where you can do the hustle with three live bands playing from 1 to 6 p.m. On Sunday, from 3 to 6 p.m. grab a slice of pizza, an ice cream or a pretzel for just $2, and Mexican street corn for 12 cents, as selected merchants roll back prices to what they were in 1976. Also on Sunday, the Red Sox Mobile Experience will be at the Marketplace to add to the celebration.
Time: All day

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

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

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

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.


“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

“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 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

“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

“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

"Regular Singing" - Watertown, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA
New Repertory Theatre presents the Boston-area premiere of "Regular Singing" by Richard Nelson. On the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, the Apple family gathers to celebrate the life of an ailing relative: talking, eating, laughing, and singing. This slice-of-life snapshot shows how our family histories can intersect with the history of our country.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $30-$59
Telephone: 617-923-8487

“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


Friday Night Cabaret Trains with Berkshire Scenic Railway - North Adams, MA

Jul 29, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016 Departs from the North Adams platform at 98 Crowley Avenue North Adams, MA
The Berkshires’ musical duo of Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay are entertaining on the rails during these one-hour leisurely excursions on July 29 and August 12 & 26. Music selections range from popular Broadway hits, classic standards and contemporary/ popular tunes. The round-trip scenic excursion travels from North Adams to Adams and back for a duration of one hour. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks. Walk-ins are welcome or tickets can be purchased online Dates: July 29 and August 12 and 26.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $25