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February at Franklin Park Zoo - Boston, MA

Jan 30, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
Come for any of these special events at Franklin Park Zoo:
February 11 -- Tropical Forest. Bring your loved ones to the Tropical Forest to pose for pictures with the animals, talk with zookeepers, and story time at 1:30 p.m.
February 12 -- Valentine’s Season. Discover animal courtship and mating rules. Talks are geared towards teens and adults and will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
February 18 – Chewbacca’s birthday. Help the Nigerian dwarf goat Chewbacca celebrate her first birthday and sign her birthday card.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $19.95; seniors over age 61: $16.95; children age 2-12: $13.95
Telephone: 617-541-5466

Bugs Bunny Film Festival - Cambridge, MA

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
Three Fun Programs! A school vacation treat for kids and fun-loving adults alike, the Brattle’s Bugs Bunny Film Festival has been delighting audiences for 20 years! Different selections of cartoons daily. Buy tickets.
Time: Show times vary; consult event website
Telephone: 617-876-6837

Explore•a•Saurus Exhibit at Boston Children’s Museum - Boston, MA

Feb 17, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
This exhibit will introduce you to the clues that dinosaurs left behind. Touch and measure a fossil footprint and estimate the size of the dinosaur that left it . Make a life-sized model of a dilophosaurus. Build a three-dimensional dinosaur bone puzzle. You can even paint virtual skin on a dinosaur skeleton, and see what these animals might have looked like in life. Exhibit opens February 17, 2017.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $16; children age 1-15, $16
Telephone: 617-426-6500

Vacation Week Drop-In Art Programs at Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Enjoy this fun-filled week of drop-in art activities and demonstrations inspired by our special exhibition, Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning. Develop your own sidekick and storylines inspired by the.
Time: 1-4 p.m.

February School Vacation at Boston Children's Museum - Boston, MA

Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
All week long, design and build your own dinosaur. Touch and hold real fossils. Be a dino detective. Make your own dinosaur footprints and play games to move like a dinosaur. A musical story time with New England Conservatory will happen Thursday, February 23, at 2 p.m. A KidsJam family dance party happens Friday, February 24. 6:30-8 p.m.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $16; children age 1-15, $16
Telephone: 617-426-6500

Presidents’ Day Celebration at The Clark - Williamstown, MA

Feb 20, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
Celebrate Presidents’ Day in style with a trip to the Clark’s shiniest galleries! Learn about colonial silver in the newly opened Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery, metallic art-making activities and hear a colonial American fife and drum and more. All activities free; complimentary admission is provided to one adult per child participating in the activities. Children admitted free.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Vacation Ski & Outdoor Adventures at Notchview - Dalton, MA

Feb 21, 2017 - Feb 21, 2017 Notchview, 2241 Route 9 Dalton, MA
In the morning, kids learn to ski with Notchview’s instructors. After a morning of cross-country skiing on the trails, everyone heads back to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon of activities including outdoor exploration of the woods or indoor arts and crafts. Lunch included! Ages 7-12. Registration required by February 2. To register email acaluori@thetrustees.org or call 413.628.4485 ext 3.
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $360
Telephone: 413-628-4485

Audubon Maple Sugaring and Pancake Breakfast - Seekonk, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue Seekonk, MA
Step back in time at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge to experience the history of maple sugaring. Discover how maple sugaring started with Native Americans and how to make this sweet syrup in your own backyard. Sample pancakes, muffins and other treats with fresh maple syrup. Tours begin every 15 minutes starting at 9 a.m. Please register in advance; space is limited.
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Admission: Adults, $18; children, $9

Silly Soirée - Boston, MA

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street Boston, MA
Calling all kids! Grab your favorite grown-up, dress up in your finest, and get ready to have the time of your lives at the Silly Soirée! Formal attire is encouraged. This dance party in the Museum is complete with dinner, games, exploration of Museum exhibits, and a silly photo booth. For more information, email or call Katie Stack at Stack@bostonchildrensmuseum.org or 617-986-3662.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $100-$125
Telephone: 617-986-3662

Stop, Look & Listen Tour at Castle Hill - Ipswich, MA

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 310 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA
An outdoor adventure for the whole family! The group walk from the Barn to the Pine Grove, investigating the trail for signs left by animals, and piece together the evidence that will help us see the story in the landscape. Bring your skills of observation! At the end of the hike we’ll warm up with hot chocolate around a campfire. This walk is about 3/4 mile each way. We will go at an easy pace. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; children. $10


Salem Film Fest 2017 - Salem, MA

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 9, 2017 Various locations Salem, MA
Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talk-backs with the directors are the highlights of the weeklong film fest. See event website for schedule.
Time: Consult event website


Spring Orchid Sale - Waltham, MA

Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street Waltham, MA
Shop the greenhouse’s selection of hundreds of orchid plants, including Cattleyas, Laelias, Paphiopedilums, and Phalaenopsis. Species and hybrid plants that are budded and blooming are available.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-994-5913


History on Tap presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens - Barnstable, MA

Feb 22, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017 The Dolphin Restaurant, 3250 Main Street Barnstable, MA
Grab a drink and enjoy fun conversation with staff members from  Heritage Museums & Gardens, ]who will bring interesting objects from the museum's collection for show and tell. Check out a piece of the past that most Museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see. Program repeats March 29, 5-6 p.m. at The Pilot House, 14 Gallo Road, Sandwich.
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Antique Sleigh Rally 2017 - Sturbridge, MA

Feb 26, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Visitors can take a horse drawn sleigh ride around the common, go sledding, watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings. Other winter activities include sledding on 1830s-style sleds and horse-drawn sleigh rides around the Common. Warm up by one of the many cozy fireplaces throughout the Village. Admission to the rally is included as part of regular admission at no additional cost. This event relies on sufficient snowfall. If snow is not sufficient, cancellation will be posted on our website and social media.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $28; senior, $26; youth, $14
Telephone: 800-733-1830


Paint Night at the Farm - Newbury, MA

Feb 23, 2017 - Feb 23, 2017 Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane Newbury, MA
Spend a fun evening finding your inner artist in a truly inspiring place. A professional artist and host will provide instruction, inspiration, and supplies. Enjoy local craft beer and wine and nibble on snacks and desserts. Grab an old shirt, a good friend, and your sense of humor. Registration is required.
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 978-462-2634


Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning - Stockbridge, MA

Jan 5, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Saturday mornings for many children in America are spent watching cartoons. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning" is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry. Exhibit is open through May 29, 2017,
Time: Daily, 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

Lunar Attraction Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, MA

Jan 26, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
The moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Lunar Attraction features artworks that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about werewolves to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides. Exhibit open through September 4, 2017.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; third Thursdays, open until 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12, Youth age 16 and younger, free

Exhibit: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain - Salem, MA

Jan 31, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Explore the creativity of footwear from around the globe through more than 300 pairs of shoes, ranging from elaborate vintage designs to those by contemporary makers. This exhibition considers the cultural significance of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology creating higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe collectors are shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes. On view through March 12, 2017.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12; youth age 16 and younger and Salem residents. free


Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica at The Regattabar - Cambridge, MA

Feb 22, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017 Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA
Percussionist Brian O'Neill leads a team of five musical creators who deftly collaborate on instruments foreign and domestic to form modernist delicacies. From the high arts of jazz and chamber music to adaptations of mid-century exotica and pop art, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica renders original compositions and curious adaptions of Bach, Gershwin, Shostakovich and John Adams.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 617-661-5000

Singer/Songwriter Jeffrey Foucault - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 23, 2017 - Feb 23, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Jeffrey Foucault has been a solo country-blues troubadour and to front man for a six-piece rock 'n roll band. His Jeffrey's sound is influenced by American country, blues, rock 'n' roll, and folk.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25

The Chieftains - Medford, MA

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017 The Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street Medford, MA
The Chieftains have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $39-$89
Telephone: 781-391-7469

Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones in Concert - Boston, MA

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017 The Wilbur, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona . Peyroux, whose voice has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday’s, was discovered while in her early twenties. Rounder Records has just released “Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux,” an anthology of her 20-year career.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45-$65

Ariana Grande - Boston, MA

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 TD Garden,100 Legends way Boston, MA
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande brings the Dangerous Woman Tour to TD Garden. Special Guests include: Little Mix and Victoria Monet.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Celtic Crossings: Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney - Boston, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Phil Coulter, from Derry, and Andy Cooney, from New York, join forces to present Celtic Crossings, weaving a tapestry of Irish warmth, spirit, and culture through music. Guests include Irish vocalist Geraldine Branagan, World Champion Irish dancer Conor O’Brien (of Lord of the Dance) and the Irish Pops Ensemble.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $39 / $59 / $99

The TEN Tenors: The Power of TEN - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Celebrated for their wonderfully vast repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN Tenors are among the most successful touring groups of all time. They perform a high-octane blend of soul-stirring operatic arias and heart-pounding rock anthems. The Tenors have performed with Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, Sarah Brightman, Willie Nelson, Katherine Jenkins and Christina Aguilera.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$75

Inspirations vocal concert - Duxbury and Hingham, MA

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 See description below Duxbury and Hingham, MA
Pianist Jonathan Roberts South shore Conservatory piano faculty play music they love. Be inspired by what inspires them! Music from Classical to Jazz showcases the diversity and brilliance of these performers.
March 12 at Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury
March 19, at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: Admission is free

Dropkick Murphys - Boston, MA

Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017 House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA
Celtic Rock/Punk band The Dropkick Murphys just released a new album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, on which the band carries on the tradition of rough and tumble storytelling.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $32.50 - $60

Jimmy Webb:The Glen Campbell Years - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years highlights some of the srecordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook, pulling the audience in with hits such as “Honey Come Back,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and more!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45

Close Encounters With Music: Beethoven Journey’s --Early, Middle and Late - Great Barrington, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Follow three stops along Ludwig Beethoven’s journey, from disciple of Haydn to Olympian master. Listen to the early Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, a middle-period Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, and the glorious “Archduke” Trio. Performed by pianist Michael Brown, winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Time: 6 p.m.

Spring Sing with Revels - Watertown, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown, MA
Enjoy seasonal sing alongs, a performance by The Revels Alumni Youth Chorus, rousing gospel music from Linda Brown-San Martin, and maybe a little bit of Cole Porter too. The music closes with a seriously funny Mummers Play, refreshments, and a visit from the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss, that ancient harbinger of spring.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; children, $7

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Dana Louise forged the beginnings of her guitar sound amid the Azores’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Back in the States, she began singing and songwriting professionally. The Glorious Birds use jazz and bluegrass with a contemporary beat to create a futuristic folk sound.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30

Outdoor Activities

Full Moon & Folklore Hike - Essex, MA

Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Crane Wildlife Refuge Essex, MA
Join us for a night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! Transformed by the glow of the full moon on snow, the dunes are an eerily beautiful landscape. We’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a beach fire at the end. Prepare for hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 to 3 miles. Suggested for ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Directions to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Event repeats on March 12.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 978-356-4351

Owl Prowl at Caratunk Refuge - Seekonk, MA

Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 24, 2017 Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue Seekonk, MA
We will call for different species of owls as we travel through mixed and pine woods. While we never know if we'll actually get to hear or see an owl, participants will be sure to learn a lot and have a great night hike. Wear warm socks and shoes or boots and dress warmly. Bring a flashlight. Hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or icy trails. for guests age 12 and older.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $14.

Out Like A Lamb Hike - Ipswich, MA

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Crane Wildlife Refuge Ipswich, MA
Join this night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. This will be a great hike even if the roaring cold lion is still around! At the end of our walk we’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a beach fire. We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½-3 miles. Suggested for guests age 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Directions.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $15


Spirit Medium Karen Tatro at Ventford Hall - Lenox, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
Karen Tatro, a certified spirit medium, and her fellow investigators return to present the Spirits of Ventfort Hall program, giving attendees the opportunity to explore their abilities among like-minded mediums. Guests will be divided into smaller groups, shown the basics of communication with energies and then investigate areas where they feel connections. A Ventfort Hall docent will present a brief history of the 1893 mansion. Reservations are required. Reserve only online.
Time: 6 p.m.-midnight
Admission: $65 per person

Parties, Dances, Balls

Mardi Gras Ball - Somerville, MA

Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 24, 2017 ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA
Music by the Legendary Vudu Krewe plus special guests: Dennis Brennan, Rick Berlin, Amber Casares, Chris Cote, Ad Frank, Bo and Rachel Barringer, Jen D'Angora, Andrea Gillis, Erica Mantone,The Revelations, Jittery Jack & Miss Amy, Mike Gent, Michelle Paulhus, Bertrand Laurence, Yolanda Scott, Andy Plaisted, Ed Valauskas and Russ Gershon.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20

A Night at the Oscars: Best Original Song Winners 1934-2015 - Pittsfield, MA

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 American Legion, 41 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA
Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay are back, stepping out with Oscar-winning songs from movies, past and present. The pair will be joined by Eileen Markland on violin and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds and special young guest, Hayden Hoffman. The category for “Best Original Song” was introduced to the Academy Awards in 1934. Sam and Ron will guide you down memory lane of award winners through the years. Tickets include post-show sweets. A full bar will be available for purchase. Email: info@samandron.com.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 413-212-4459

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Shen Yun - Boston, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Classical Chinese dance does the storytelling, presenting diverse ethnic and folk traditions. In this performance ancient legends blend with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumesmeet breathtaking animated backdrops.
Time: Saturday, 2 and 7:305 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $70-$180

Drumline Live - Concord, MA

Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 7, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, MA
The Legendary Historically Black College and University band experience comes alive with a world-class cast of percussionists, musicians and dancers. Drumline Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that will hit every emotion in their bodies. Free tickets are limited to four per patron and are available beginning January 30 at 11 a.m.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-225-1111

A Little Bit Of Ireland - Waltham, MA

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
A feast of Irish music, folk dancing, and light-hearted comic blarney featuring Soprano Mara Bonde Ricker. This homage to the Emerald Isle includes a pinch of Irish tenors, a touch of Riverdance and a rousing visit to an Irish pub. A cast of 100 and live orchestra round out this extraordinary production
Time: Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 781-891-5600

Science & Nature

Snowy Owl Prowl - Essex, MA

Feb 11, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Crane Wildlife Refuge Essex, MA
Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Prepare for hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 to 3 miles. Suggested for ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Dates: February 11 and 19. Directions to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Event repeats on March 26
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $15

Winter Birding Along Crane Beach - Ipswich, MA

Feb 25, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Crane Beach Ipswich, MA
Join Ranger Dave Williams for a walk along Crane Beach to look for winter birds. Birders may spot species they don’t often see, while beginners will learn what to look and listen for. Bring your binoculars. Directions. Event repeats on March 5.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 978-810-5892

Shopping & Sales

BerkChique! 2017 - Great Barrington, MA

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Catwalk, 325 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington, MA
BerkChique is a fashionable alternative to the traditional fundraiser in the form of a Pop-up Boutique selling clothes and accessories collected from some of the most fashionable and stylish closets in the Berkshires. Find upscale clothing and accessories at unbelievable prices. All proceeds to non-profits including the Berkshire Humane Society, Community Access to the Arts, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, and WAM Theatre.
Time: First Dibbs on Friday: VIP, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; general, 6:30-8:30; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Friday, VIP, $100; general, $25; Saturday and Sunday admission is free

Shows & Exhibits

Spring Bulb Show at Smith College - Northampton, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Lyman Conservatory at Smith College, 16 College Lane Northampton, MA
Fields of Flowers. Are there any more beautiful fields of flowers begging to be artistically captured than the flowering bulb nurseries of Holland? For centuries these wide swaths of color have charmed visitors to the Low Countries and many have tried to interpret the texture, color and contrast of the vivid plots of bulbs against somber skies.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 413-585-2740

Boston Flower Show 2017 - Boston, MA

Mar 22, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA
The Boston Flower & Garden Show hosts gardening, cooking and floral design demonstrations and lectures every day. Enjoy amateur competitions in floral design, horticulture and photography. Shutter bugs: join one of the photography mini-workshops. The Massachusetts master gardeners host an information booth to answer gardening questions. The Little Sprouts Children’s Center will be packed with fun activities like storytelling, vegetable stamping, and tissue flower making.
Time: Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors age 65 and older, $17; children age 6-17, $10; Flower Show After Dark, $15


"The Honey Trap" - Boston, MA

Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA
When two off-duty British soldiers go for a drink on the outskirts of Belfast in 1979, they meet two local girls. What seems like a typical night at the pub turns into something much darker. Decades later, reliving that night for an oral history project, Dave reopens old wounds that send him back to Belfast in search of answers and revenge. An Irish tragedy.
Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors over age 61, $25); students, 10; Three-Play Flex Pass, $50
Telephone: 866-811-4111

“The Night of Iguana” - Cambridge, MA

Feb 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
Set in a retreat on the sweltering Mexican coast, “the Night of the Iguana” assembles a disgraced preacher, a poor Nantucket spinster, and others to tell a tale of loneliness and the violent emotions just bubbling under the surface.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 617-547-8300

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” - Boston, MA

Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery. Dates and times.
Time: See description above
Admission: $40-$175

"Sister Act the Musical" - Norwell, MA

Mar 17, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive Norwell, MA
Sing Hallelujah for this new, ridiculously fun, feel-good musical that will have you jumping to your feet! Delores Van Cartier, a wannabee Las Vegas diva, sees her life take a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in – where else – a convent!
Time: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Admission: $38 to $43
Telephone: 781-871-2787

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway - Boston, MA

Apr 4, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. Dates and times.
Time: See description above
Admission: $40-$175

Workshops & Classes

Adult Workshops at Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton, MA

Jan 14, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
Take a workshop this winter to develop your craft artistry:
Ukrainian Egg Decoratin, March 4, March 18, or April 1. 10 am-1 pm. $75. Learn a traditional method of decorating eggs as practiced by the Ukrainian people.
Calligraphy for Beginners, March 11, 10 am-1 pm. A professional calligrapher teaches the fundamentals
Wood Bowl Turning, January 28-29, 10 am-4 pm. $195 plus $15 for materials
Pottery: Intro to Wheel Throwing, January 19-March 16, 6-8:30 pm $210 .This 8-week course covers all the basics of working on a pottery wheel.
Bookbinding, February 25- March 31, 6-8:30 pm. $190 plus $35 for materials. This class will cover all the basic skills you need to create your own personal journal or sketchbook.
Woven Wall Hangings, February 11-12, noon-3 pm. Make your own custom woven wall hanging, with picture frames and found materials.
Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing, January 21-22 or February 18-19, $225 plus $45 for materials. Students will design and produce unique jewelry pieces while learning essential fabrication techniques.
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 508-588-6000