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Harvest Festival - Harvard, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Fruitlands, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
Come celebrate the bounty of the harvest in this two-day event! Special activities will include a pop-up farmer's market featuring produce and livestock from Springdell Farm; farm animals raised by local 4-H clubs; seasonal craft activities; apple tastings; and old-fashioned games.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: Free with admission

Newburyport's Fall Harvest Festival 2015 - Newburyport, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Downtown Newburyport Newburyport, MA
Celebrate autumn in Newburyport! A Newburyport tradition for over 35 years, Fall Harvest Festival features talented artisans offering handmade crafts and artwork, great local food vendors, live music in Market Square, the annual Scarecrow Contest and Kid's Korner.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Newburyport's Great Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll 2015 - Newburyport, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 Market Square Newburyport, MA
Families are encouraged and invited to bring their own jack-o-lantern. Pumpkins will be lit and placed on the stage in Market Square for all to enjoy! Each family will receive a votive candle and all will be lit at dusk. After the lighting, guests may stroll the downtown and Tannery to enjoy the pumpkins!
Time: 5-8 p.m.


Deerfield Antiques Show 2015 - Deerfield, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Deerfield Academy, 7 Boyden Lane Deerfield, MA
The Antiques Dealers' Association of America will bring together some of the nation's finest dealers with the best of 18th- and 19th-century American art, antiques and design. The show is one of the year's most important for casual and professional shoppers.
Time: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15

Arts & Crafts Shows

stART on the Street - Worcester, MA

Sep 14, 2015 - Oct 14, 2015 Park Avenue between Highland and Pleasant streets Worcester, MA
It is that time of year again when more than 250 artists and crafters set up shop in between Highland and Pleasant Streets on Park Avenue. Enjoy unique, handmade items, artist demonstrations, and a youth market featuring work by those under the age of 18. Swipe your WOO Card for points and prizes.
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst - Amherst, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Amherst Common, Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA
We feature indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Enjoy FREE music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, & ethnic cuisine.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Paradise City Fine Art Fair Northampton Fall 2015 - Northampton, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road Northampton, MA
Three days of astounding visual arts, food, live music and fun. Stroll through flowering sculpture gardens filled with artful delights, and enjoy special exhibits, demonstrations and activities.
Time: Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free parking
Admission: Adults, $13; seniors over age 64, $12; students, $8; children under 12, free; three-day pass, $16

OnTrend Fall Craft Fair - Hadley, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 Hadley Town Commons, Russell St. Hadley, MA
Dozens of the region's most talented indie crafters and makers will be at the OnTrend Fall Craft Fair on the Hadley Town Commons . Shoppers will find high-quality handmade jewelry, stationery, ceramics, apparel, home goods, wood products, and much more.
Time: 10 a.m to 4. p.m.
Admission: Free

The Marketplace at Adams Farm - Walpole, MA

Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 999 North Street Walpole, MA
The Marketplace at Adams Farm is an outdoor vintage and artisan marketplace featuring vintage dealers and artisans in a two-day event that will feature live music, food and one-of-a-kind finds on the sweeping grounds of the 365-acre farmstead. Find re-purposed treasures, painted furniture, up-cycled finds, candles, jewelry and handmade bags. Additionally, some of the best vintage, curated collections and junktiques will be on offer.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5; children under 12 admitted free
Telephone: 617-435-3358

Car Shows

Cape Cod British Car Club Show - Sandwich, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
The Cape Cod British Car Club is bringing a selection of their finest cars to display at Heritage. Spend a day with family and friends, enjoying these beautiful autos. Meet the owners of the cars and learn more about British car history.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; youth ages 3- 11, $8; under 2, free
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Children & Families

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends” - Worcester, MA

Oct 8, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 DCU Center, 50 Foster Street Worcester, MA
Experience family fun as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious Unicorn, Pegasus and a Woolly the Mammoth! Email: info@dcucenter.com Tickets.
Time: Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 3 and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday noon and 4 p.m.; Monday, noon to 1 p.m.
Admission: $70; VIP, $35, $25, $15
Telephone: 508-929-0125

Palmer Pumpkin Palooza - Three Rivers, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 Pulaski Park, 40 Belchertown Street Three Rivers, MA
This fall festival will include family activities throughout day and, once night falls, a giant display of jack o’ lanterns. There will be hay rides, music, dancers, games, food trucks, and of course pumpkins. Come and enjoy costumes and pumpkin carving contests with cash prizes. Guests are asked to bring a carved pumpkin to include as part of the display. Enjoy local entertainment including musical acts, Good Acoustics, Tony Valley and Billy Goodspeed. Vendors will be selling Halloween themed goods, specialty bags, and cooking supplies.
Time: All day
Admission: There is no admission fee.


Laugh Lounge with the Berkshire Theatre Festival - Pittsfield, MA

Sep 23, 2015 - Dec 2, 2015 The Colonial Theatre or the Garage 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Laugh Lounge:Sean Donnelly at the at The Garage on September 23 at 8 p.m. Sean Donnelly made his network TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and 2015 is a huge year for the affable comic with appearances on Comedy Central's @midnight, Broad City, and The Amy Schumer Show. $10-$12.
An Evening with Paula Poundstone at The Colonial Theatre on September 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets: A: $55 B: $45 C: $25 Paula Poundstone has become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She performs standup comedy across the country. $25-$55
Laugh Lounge: Brooke Van Poppelen at The Garage on October 28 at 8 p.m. Brooke Van Poppelen has been seen on @Midnight, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, IFC's Comedy Drop, and currently hosts Hack My Life on truTV. $10-$12.
Laugh Lounge: Kevin McCaffrey at The Garage on December 2 at 8 p.m. Kevin McCaffrey made his network TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and did so well that Letterman hired McCaffrey to write with his monologue team until his retirement last month. $10-$12.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Corn Mazes

Davis Mega Maze 2015 - Sterling, MA

Aug 13, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 145 Redstone Hill Road Sterling, MA
Eight-acre maze and three-acre mega maze with bridges, ropes course. Fright Nights tge first four weekends of October. Bring a flashlight! See farm website for hours of operation.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Weekends & Monday holidays, $19.95; Fright Nights $24.95
Telephone: 978-422-6666

Nessralla Farm Corn Maze 2015 - Halifax, MA

Sep 6, 2015 - Nov 2, 2015 139 Hemlock Lane Halifax, MA
Corn maze, pony rides, hay bale pyramid, bouncy houses, hay rides, pick your own pumpkin, live music and more. Pumpkin Drop times will be announced. Food is served on the weekends.
Time: Open daily; call the farm for hours
Admission: General admission, $9; kids under age 4, free; senior age 65 and older, $8; military people, $7; hay rides, $3
Telephone: 781-293-6792

Marini Farm Corn Maze 2015 - Ipswich, MA

Sep 12, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 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. A finished game sheet is a finished maze!
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: Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Flashlight Nights are September 25 to October 31, Friday to Sunday, 6-10:30 p.m.
Admission: General admission for age 3 and older is $10.95; Flashlight maze admission is $12.95


Cranberry Harvest Tours - Wareham, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015 Makepeace Farms Country Market, 146 Tihonet Road Wareham, MA
The A.D. Makepeace Company is offering public tours during the beautiful harvest season. Join us for one of these guided tours and learn all about cranberry farming and see New England at its best! Guests will come to the bog to see the wet harvest process, discuss the entire growing cycle, and the touch upon the history of the industry. Registration required, space is limited. Transportation provided. Dates: October 17, 31, and November 11.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Admission is $12 per person, under 7 and military are fee.


Bonsai Pavilion Open House - Boston, MA

Oct 1, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015 Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway Boston, MA
With an Arnold Arboretum volunteer, visitors may go inside the bonsai pavilion, hear about the history, culture, and care of these dwarf potted plants. In case of inclement weather, call 617-384-5209.
Time: Thursdays in October, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, October 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Telephone: 617-384-5209


Apple Days at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Come tour the Village's heirloom apple orchard, see how apples are harvested and prepared, and watch the ox-powered cider mill in operation. Dates: October 3-4 and October 10-12.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday Estate Walk & History of the Beebe Property at Highfield Hall - Falmouth, MA

Oct 4, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Highfield Hall and Gardens, 56 HIghfield Drive Falmouth, MA
Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate. Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth. Walks are held weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people.

Dates: October 4 & 18
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Telephone: 508-495-1878

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour - Sandwich, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for a tour of Heritage’s antique auto collection in storage. Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories about the cars, participants will have the opportunity to closely examine the vehicles.
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; kids, $17
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Autumn Gathering at Benjamin Nye Homestead and Museum - East Sandwich, MA

Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 Benjamin Nye Homestead and Museum, 85 old County Road East Sandwich, MA
Three fireplaces will be in use, and hearth cooking will be demonstrated using flint corn meal and other produce and herbs grown on the homestead. Butter making and wool spinning will be demonstrated. An Artisan Craft Fair will be held in the Grange Hall featuring creative local talent. You will see hand crafted knitted clothing and gifts, hand-turned wooden bowls, woven gifts, quilted items, beaded jewelry, artwork, specialty soaps and lotions, and homemade jams.
Time: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; children, free
Telephone: 508-888-4213

Home & Studio Tours

Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour - Gloucester and Rockport, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Gloucester and Rockport, MA
This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 26 professional artists in 23 studios and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, fiber art and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Route127, and at each studio. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location. Brochure with tour map.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio 2015 - Rockport and Gloucester area, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Rockport and Gloucester area, 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. Brochure with map.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free


Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent - Boston, MA

Jul 25, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
Painter John Singer Sargent comes intimately to life in this exhibit of letters, photographs, and sketches describing the artist’s interior world and relationships. A dozen letters from Sargent to Claude Monet illuminate his lifelong friendship and admiration for the French Impressionist master. Among the watercolors, prints, drawings, correspondence, and photographs are some caricatures of the portly master by his friends Henry Tonks and Max Beerbohm. Exhibit is open through November 15, 2015
Time: Open daily at 10 a.m.; closes at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday; closes at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday-Tuesday.
Admission: Adults, $25; seniors over 65 and students over 18, $23; under age 18, free to $10, based on day and time
Telephone: 617-267-9300


Marshall Crenshaw - Rockport, MA

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
A guitar pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw has been churning out ridiculously catchy rock and roll tunes since the early 80s.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $25- $39
Telephone: 978-546-7391

HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands - Somerville, MA

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Various locations Somerville, MA
Three-day free festival brings brass bands from all over the US for a celebration of music, community and activism. The festival kicks off on Friday night with a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a band showcase at Johnny D's. On Saturday more than 25 bands take over Davis Square for a giant music and dance party. On Sunday, community groups, artists, and activists join the brass bands to parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square. Schedule of Events.
Time: Consult event website

Badfinger Featuring Joey Molland - Beverly, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 13 Wallis Street Beverly, MA
British-Invasion rock stars Badfinger in Beverly! Only Boston area concert on their U.S. tour.

Time: 8 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m.
Admission: $29, $39, $49
Telephone: 978-525-9093

Truck Stop Troubadours at The O's Music Bar - Sunderland, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 The O's Music Bar, 330 Amherst Road Sunderland, MA
Beer, wine, or cocktails with live music by The Truck Stop Troubadours.
Time: 9 p.m.
Telephone: 413-523-2525

Steep Canyon Rangers - North Truro, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers is a party-oriented string band known for genuine musicianship and simple fun.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $23-$48
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Lucinda Williams - Great Barrington, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Lucinda Williams’s signature sound is a blend of rock, country, blues, and Americana. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, the first release on Williams’s own Highway 20 Records label, is pure country soul.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 to $85
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Echoes of Celestial Song with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble - Boston, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street Boston, MA
Four composers use Baroque music generally as a source of inspiration, yet maintain their own singular voices: Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in g minor, Op. 57; Stravinsky's Duo Concertant for violin and piano; Saint-Saens’s Sonata in D Major for oboe and piano, Op. 166; Elliott Carter's 1952 Sonata for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord. Concert ends with Per Norgard's ingenious The Well-Tempered Percussionist for marimba, vibraphone and chimes.
Time: Saturday, October 10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 11, 4 p.m.
Admission: $25, $36, $47

Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour - Pittsfield, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 The Colonial Theatre 111 South Street. Pittsfield, MA
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of the album, Alice's Restaurant, which tells a winding, interwoven tale of a true story that took place over a Thanksgiving weekend in 1965. Rarely played on recent tours, Arlo is reviving this classic for the Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $75, $60, $40
Telephone: 413-997-4444

Highfield Hall & Gardens Presents Pianist Chad Bowles - Falmouth, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Highfield Hall and Gardens, 56 HIghfield Drive Falmouth, MA
A rising star in the piano world, classical pianist Chad R. Bowles is increasingly recognized as a master of his instrument and routinely hailed for an ideal combination of innate musicianship and stunning virtuosity.
Time: 4 pm
Admission: $25
Telephone: 508-495-1878

Livingston Taylor - Lexington, MA

Oct 16, 2015 - Oct 16, 2015 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
The Performing Arts Season opens with Boston native Livingston Taylor, whose well crafted, introspective, and original songs such as “I Will Be in Love with You,” “First Time Love,” and “I’ll Come Running,” have earned him listeners worldwide.
Time: 8 p.m.
Telephone: 617-531-1257

Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra with Trumpter Randy Brecker - Pittsfield, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 The Colonial Theatre 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Six-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. The Times in London called him “a real find” for the Buddy Rich Orchestra.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 and $20
Telephone: 413-997-4444

James Montgomery Blues Band with Claudette King - North Truro, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 Payomet Performing Arts Center North Truro, MA
James Montgomery has worked with senior bluesmen such as James Cotton, John Lee Hooker and Junior Wells. Claudette King, dubbed "The Bluz Queen" is the youngest daughter of the all time Blues icon B.B. King. She exudes a confidence that perhaps was born of her struggle to prove who she is and at the same time carve out her own identity.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $23-$38
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya - Boston, MA

Oct 18, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Abdullah Ibrahim, South Africa's foremost jazz pianist, performs traditional African tunes, church-inflected harmonies, and regal progressions.
Time: 7:30 pm.
Admission: $30, $37, $42, or $48
Telephone: 617-876-4275

Renaissance - Rockport, MA

Oct 22, 2015 - Oct 22, 2015 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Its career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the five- octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28-$46
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Jackie Evancho: Awakening — Live in Concert - Boston, MA

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 23, 2015 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Jackie Evancho's breakout performance on America's Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10 year-old girl. Four years later, her unique voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $175

Spyro Gyra - Rockport, MA

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 23, 2015 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
One of the most beloved fusion bands in the world, Spyro Gyra continues to find the sweet spot between jazz, funk, and new age music. The multiple Grammy winning quintet hasn’t lost any of its swagger more than 40 years after their founding.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$59
Telephone: 978-546-7391

David Deveau - Rockport, MA

Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Now in his 20th year as artistic director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire ranging from Haydn to the present.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39- $58
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Dianne Reeves: Beautiful Life - Amherst, MA

Oct 30, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015 UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 President's Drive Amherst, MA
Dianne Reeves is a powerhouse of jazz singing. She performs with her quintet, With Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $50, $45, $20; Five College, GCC and youth age 17 and younger, $15, $12, $10
Telephone: 413-545 2511

The New Christy Minstrels - Pittsfield, MA

Nov 14, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
The New Christy Minstrels are folk music legends known for their hits like "Today,” "Saturday Night,” "Denver,” "Mighty Mississippi” and "Green, Green.” Come hear stories and memorable songs to every generation.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $55, $45, $25

Art Garfunkel in Concert - Great Barrington, MA

Nov 14, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
He has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $64-$84
Telephone: 413-528-0100

John Pizzarelli in Concert - Great Barrington, MA

Dec 19, 2015 - Dec 19, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli will honor Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with his Swing 7 Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration concert. Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25 to $100
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Outdoor Activities

Housatonic Heritage Walks - Berkshire County MA and Litchfield County Ct, MA

Sep 19, 2015 - Oct 5, 2015 Berkshire County MA and Litchfield County Ct, MA
Housatonic Heritage invites you to free, guided walks on three autumn weekends. More than 50 free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Litchfield County, Connecticut. Dates; Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, September 26 & 27, and October 4 & 5. Walk schedule.
Time: Consult event website

RambleFest 2015 and Hike up Mount Greylock - Adams, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Adams Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac Street Adams, MA
Enjoy an afternoon of music and fun to celebrate fall in the Berkshires with live music, local craft beer and wine, food, and merchandise. Also: cooking demos by local chefs, horse-drawn trolley tours, a campfire, pumpkin decorating for the kids.
On Monday, walk with the Greylock Ramble hike to the top of Mount Greylock. Thousands of people make the trek to the highest spot in Massachusetts. Free shuttles take hikers from downtown Adams to and from the base of the trail from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The trail is the gentlest path to the summit, but it is 6.6 miles, moderately strenuous and takes four to five hours. Refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase at the top. The hike is free.
Time: All day

Head of the Charles Regatta - Cambridge, MA

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 619 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA
This iconic two-day rowing race set along the banks of Boston’s Charles River attracts youth, collegiate, masters, international, world champion and Olympic athletes competing in 61 events. Spectators may enjoy family events along the course, including the Regatta’s rowing and fitness expo, the action at the boisterous Reunion Village and food from local chefs and restaurants
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free


Boston Columbus Day Parade 2015 - Boston, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Atlantic Avenue, Hanover Street, and Cross Street. Boston, MA
Boston's Columbus Day Parade features a mix of marching brass bands, military units and Colonial militias, Italian-Boston organizations, Duck Boat floats, politicians, other entertainers, and even vintage autos. The parade winds through the North End streets of Atlantic Avenue, Hanover Street, and Cross Street.
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Worcester Columbus Day Parade 2015 - Worcester, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA
Worcester Columbus Day Parade will march down Shrewsbury Street. E-mail: jverdini@aol.com
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.
Telephone: 508-791-4230

Worcester Columbus Day Parade 2015 - Worcester, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA
The parade showcases local high school marching bands, floats, fire engines, motorcycles and much, much, more. The parade is broadcast live on Charter TV3 and rebroadcast Monday, Columbus Day, at 10:30 a.m. http://www.worcestercolumbusdayparade.com/parade_route.jpg
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Mahaiwe Gala starring Audra McDonald - Great Barrington, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry, as both a singer and an actress. Blessed with a luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth telling, she is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages as she is in roles on film and television. This special event benefits the Mahaiwe's year-round arts and educational programs
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $80-$100
Telephone: 413-528-0100

The Mahaiwe’s 10th Anniversary Gala with Audra McDonald - Great Barrington, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Singer and actress Audra McDonald is blessed with a luminous soprano. She is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages as she is in roles on film and television.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $80 to $150
Telephone: 413-528-0100

Havana Nights - An Evening of Music, Food and Wine with Harold Lopez-Nussa - North Truro, MA

Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 Outer Reach Resort, 535 Route 6 North Truro, MA
A sparkling evening of music, food & wine featuring Cuba’s biggest jazz star, Harold Lopez Nussa, direct from Havana with his trio. Cocktails, tapas dinner, music and dance. A fundraiser for Payomet Performing Arts Center.
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $150
Telephone: 508-487-9090

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Nitro Circus Live - Boston, MA

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 TD Garden, 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114
The best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate and more unite for a spectacular all-new production. Starring X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable new tricks, record-breaking feats, insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun.  
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $42.50, $52.50, $82.50, $102.50

Shopping & Sales

Cultural Survival Bazaar -Amherst - Amherst, MA

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Amherst Common, Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA
Shop or unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, and much more from communities throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Enjoy music performances, numerous presentations, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, and Tibetan cuisine from Lhasa Cafe.  
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-441-5400

Shows & Exhibits

19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show - Boston, MA

Oct 22, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA
Galleries from Europe, Canada and across the United States, this show will offer more than 3,000 original works of art Also: free special programs, re-admission, catalog and coat check. Café, discount and valet parking.
Time: Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15; under 12 free.
Telephone: 617-363-0405

Boston International Fine Art Show - Boston, MA

Oct 22, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Galleries from Europe, Canada and across the U.S. will offer more than 3,000 original works of art. Works range from affordable art by new artists to museum-level masterpieces.
Time: $15; youth under age 12 admitted free
Admission: Thursday 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 617-363-0405


Racing and Food Truck Festivals at Suffolk Downs - East Boston, MA

Sep 3, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 Suffolk Downs, 525 McClellan Hwy. East Boston, MA
Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Suffolk Downs. In September and October the track will host three days of racing that will include food trucks from over a dozen vendors, craft beer, live music and family fun activities for the whole family. In addition to traditional flat racing, fans will see steeplechase racing. Some top players from racetracks across the East Coast to compete for purse money in excess of half a million dollars. The festival dates are September 3, October 3 and October 31.
Time: Gates open at 11 a.m. and first post for live racing is scheduled at noon.


“Billy Elliot” - Beverly, MA

Sep 29, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road Beverly, MA
“Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream of becoming a ballet dancer come true. Email: karen@nsmt.org
Time: Curtain times vary; consult event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 978-697-3866

“The Homecoming” - Stockbridge, MA

Oct 1, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 The Unicorn Theatre, 83 East Main Street Stockbridge, MA
Teddy, a philosophy teacher, brings his wife of six years, Ruth, to his childhood home in North London to meet his family after a long estrangement. Teddy and Ruth are greeted by Teddy's domineering family; Teddy's aggressive father, Max; Max's younger, incompetent brother, Sam;; and Teddy's two brothers, Joey, an aspiring boxer, and Lenny, an amateur hustler. Teddy and Ruth's homecoming instigates a power struggle for the ages, and family ties begin to unravel. This show contains adult themes.
Time: Consult event website

“West Side Story” - Dorchester, MA

Oct 16, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 Fiddlehead Theatre at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA
Leonard Bernstein’s soaring music brings to life the retelling of Shakespeare’s most romantic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Set against the gang violence of New City in the late 1950’s, West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers who families’ heritage and prejudice brings their love to a tragic end.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 617-514-6968

"Menopause the Musical" - Lexington, MA

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA
This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years!
Time: 8 p.m. each day
Telephone: 617-531-1257

“The Producers” - Worcester, MA

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA
Bialystock and Bloom! “The Producers” is a boffo Broadway hit, winning 12 Tony Awards.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Visual Arts

PumpkinFest 2015 at the Sandwich Glass Museum - Sandwich, MA

Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015 Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA
See the glass museum's pumpkin patch filled with hand-blown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by artisans. Explore the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum and admire one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature's brilliance. Nice for decorating for Halloween or gift-giving
Time: All day