Events Calendar 2017-18

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Art Walks

Art & Artists at Mount Auburn - Cambridge, MA

Mar 31, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA
Mount Auburn Cemetery is a model of landscape art in America and the grave site of many painters, musicians, and sculptors who have enriched our culture. Join docents on a walking tour to visit some of the beautiful works of art at Mount Auburn. Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Admission: $12

Arts & Crafts Shows

CraftBoston 2018 - Boston, MA

Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018 Cyclorama at Boston’s Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Ninety local and national craft artists exhibit and sell handmade wearable art, furniture, decor and more.
Time: Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15; good for all weekend; re-entry allowed

Car Shows

Behind-the-Scenes Auto Storage Tour - Sandwich, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for close look at Heritage Museums and Gardens’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will tells stories about the cars and their histories. Guests will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up close to the cars.
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Admission: Adults, $25; youth, $17

Children & Families

Masters of Miniature: Model Ship Show at the USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown, MA

Feb 3, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 , Charlestown, MA
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild is the star of the exhibit “Masters of Miniature.” See handcrafted ship models of all types and learn about the art of model making. Members of the Model Guild will be on hand to talk about their work. Activities also include a scavenger hunt.
On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come watch model conservator Rob Napier clean and restore a late 19th century model of USS Constitution. Shop for ship model kits, plans, and books from the museum store.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Admission by suggested donation.
Telephone: 617-286-5082

Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe - Colors of India - Boston, MA

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 JFK Presidential Library and Museum, 220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA
Experience the excitement of Bollywood and celebrate Holi—the Indian Festival of Colors—with a performance of South Asian dance with Western jazz and ballet. Celebrate is a free performing arts program for children at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Children are seated on a carpeted floor with their caretakers and space is available first come, first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required.
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-514-1644

Easter Egg Hunt - Plymouth, MA

Mar 31, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Old Colony YMCA, Camp Clark 200 Hedges Pond Road Plymouth, MA
Join the egg hunt at Old Colony YMCA Camp Clark in Plymouth. Colored Easter eggs will be scattered throughout Camp Clark for children to find. The Easter Bunny will be available after the hunt for photos. All participants should bring their own baskets. The hunt will happen rain or shine. Registration is required. No pets please.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Admission: $10 per child; kids under 2 admitted free
Telephone: 508-888-2290

Gaming Days at the Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 14, 2018 Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183 Stockbridge, MA
Take on the avatar of a heroic, fantastical figure and explore far-off lands with Dungeon Master Cliff Hanson during these special Dungeons & Dragons game days. For kids 12 years of age and up.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; seniors over age 64, $17; veterans, $16; college students, $10; youth age 6-18, free

Bright Star Touring Theatre - Upcycled Cinderella - Boston, MA

Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 17, 2018 JFK Presidential Library and Museum, 220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA
The story of Cinderella is brought to life using household items, recycled objects and physical comedy. Celebrate is a free performing arts program for children at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Children are seated on a carpeted floor with their caretakers and space is available first come, first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required.
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 617-514-1644

April Vacation Programs at Heritage Museums and Gardens - Sandwich, MA

Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
During each session, kids will do daily science and technology adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens, as well as daily carousel rides. Four- and two-day options, and full- and partial-day options are available. Sessions: February 20-23, and April 17-20.
Time: 7:30-5:30; or partial days
Admission: $30- $260

LEGO Lighthouse "Make & Take" - Salem, MA

Apr 18, 2018 - Apr 18, 2018 National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA
Gavin Gardner, instructor and LEGO expert, is leading this activity where guests ages 5 and older may make and take home their very own "mini" Derby Wharf Lighthouse. We will also be providing instructions on how to build other beloved Salem lighthouses, including Bakers Island Lighthouse and Fort Pickering Lighthouse. Supplies are limited, pre-registration is suggested.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Admission: $5 per "mini" Derby Wharf Lighthouse.


Chrissy Metz: This Is Me Tour - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
“This Is Us features Chrissy Metz, playing Kate Pearson. Metz’s “This Is Me Tour” brings an evening of honest conversation about life and its lessons. Metz will describe the struggles and triumphs of her life, and her journey of self-acceptance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $47-$97

Fake Science with ImprovBoston - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Museum of Science Boston, MA
ImprovBoston rocks the Museum of Science with an entirely improvised comedy show. Expert comedy theater brings off-the-charts laughs to the extreme ends of the galaxy in the Planetarium. Science meets comedy as sketch artists create games, scenes, and songs using the Planetarium's projections, surround sound, and 360-degree videos.Dates: March 29, April 19, and May 24.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Fake Science with Boston Improv - Boston, MA

Mar 29, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Museum of Science, Charles River Dan Road Boston, MA
ImprovBoston turns up at the Planetarium at the Museum of Science with an improvised comedy show in which expert comic improvisers create games, scenes, and songs using the Planetarium's state-of-the-art projections, surround sound, and 360-degree videos. For guests age 18 and older. Dates: March 29, April 19, and May 24.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25


Music Worcester presents Moscow Festival Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty" - Worcester, MA

Mar 30, 2018 - Mar 30, 2018 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA
Moscow Festival Ballet returns for an enthralling presentation of Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Sergei Radchenko’s troupe brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies.
Time: 8 p.m.; students and children, $25
Admission: $41, $47, $51 and $55
Telephone: 877-571-7469


Baby Animals on the Farm - Pittsfield, MA

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 14, 2018 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA
Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic village too. Bring the family for trial fun, games, music, stories, pony rides, balloon art, blacksmithing, cooking, woodworking, gardening, milking, textile arts. Visit the animals, make-and-take a craft and play in the Discovery Barn, then head to the Shaker Schoolhouse. A variety of tour is offered. Weather permitting. Fees apply.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 413-443-0188


Salem Film Fest 2018 - Salem and Beverly, MA

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018 Various locations; see event website Salem and Beverly, MA
Come to Salem; see the world. This is one of New England's leading all-documentary film festivals. Screenings in Salem at CinemaSalem, the Peabody Essex Museum, the National Park Service Visitor Center, and Old Town Hall. Screenings will also take place in Beverly at The Cabot and at Endicott College's Rose Performance Hall.
Time: See website for schedule.


Early Risers Horticulture Club - Cambridge, MA

Apr 13, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA
Join our staff for any or all of these hour-long early morning excursions to discover what's in bloom and any other items of horticultural interest. From early bulbs to magnificent flowering trees, we will try to catch them all. Dates: April 13 and 27; May 11 and 25; June 8 and 15
Time: 7 a.m.
Admission: $7-$12


Women's History Walk: "Nevertheless She Persisted" - Cambridge,, MA

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn Street Cambridge,, MA
Mount Auburn guides tells stories of the women who resisted discrimination on this walking tour to honor Women’s History Month. The theme this year is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Fighting Discrimination Against Women.”
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Admission: $12

Learning retreat

The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: - Deerfield, MA

Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018 Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA
As one of the best places to study geology in the world, the Connecticut River Valley displays dramatic and unusual geologic phenomenon. This Historic Deerfield Outdoors program is four days of tours and lectures by experts. More informationL Julie Orvis at 413-775-7179 or send email to jorvis@historic-deerfield.org
Time: Four full days
Admission: $995/person includes double occupancy room at the Deerfield Inn for 4 nights and most meals


Maple Days 2018 at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 Old Sturbridge Village 29 Stallion Hill Road, Sturbridge, MA
See maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in Old Sturbridge Village's working sugar camp. Held Saturdays and Sundays in March.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; college students, $14; youths age 4-17, $14


Exhibit: Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style - Salem, MA

Jan 31, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style examines connections among the art and clothing and living style of this well-loved artist. O’Keeffe’s carefully curated garments are presented with photographs and her paintings, showing the linkages between O’Keeffe’s modernist aesthetic and distinctive style. O’Keeffe shaped her public persona to define a progressive, independent life as a foundation to her creative work,
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: Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles - Milton, MA

Feb 9, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue Milton, MA
Enjoy the ingenuity of American car design from the 1940s to 1970s at this exhibit. The exhibit, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, includes concept and presentation drawings, and advertising artwork. Exhibit is open through May 13.
Time: Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; students and children, $8.

Exhibit: The Mystery of Worcester’s Leonardo - Worcester, MA

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA
This exhibition will bring together two early Italian panel paintings for the first time since they were separated from their original altarpiece: the Annunciation at the Musée du Louvre and Worcester Art Museum's Miracle of San Donato. Exhibit is on view until June 3.
Time: Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults,$16; seniors age 65 and older, $14; youth ages 4-17, $6

Scrimshaw Weekend and Nautical Antique Show 2018 - New Bedford, MA

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA
Scrimshaw Weekend is devoted to this distinctive art form, of engraving or carving on bone or ivory. The weekend includes the Nautical Antiques Show on Friday from noon to 5 p.m., presentations on scrimshaw, recent discoveries, advice on buying and selling, the manufacture of scrimshaw replicas, market reports, and a field trip to see a private collection.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $17; senior over 64, $15; students 19 and older, $10; youth, $7


Legendary Concertina Player Noel Hill - Somerville, MA

Mar 27, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018 The Burren, 247 Elm Street Somerville, MA
Noel Hill, from West County Clare, Ireland, is the child and grandchild of concertina players. He lived in the last house in the area to hold the traditional Irish House dance, where musicians were always welcomed. Much of the music in his repertoire today comes from the music he learned as a child from these great players.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25

Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale Tour - Boston, MA

Apr 2, 2018 - Apr 2, 2018 TD Garden,100 Legends Way Boston, MA
Global rock icon Bon Jovi brings his This House Is Not for Sale Tour for Boston. Pre sale to tickets begins January 18 at 10 a.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $29.50-$549.50

Justin Timberlake Man Of The Woods Tour - Boston, MA

Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 4, 2018 TD Garden,100 Legends way Boston, MA
Justin Timberlake will return to the stage with The Man Of The Woods Tour in Boston. The Man Of The Woods Tour is named after Timberlake’s forthcoming album, set for release on February 2. Ticket sales for the TD Garden show open to the general public on January 16 at Ticketmaster.
Time: Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents Ferns and Forrest - Plymouth, MA

Apr 7, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018 St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road Plymouth, MA
A celebration of life, Ferns and Forrest features John Corigliano's Fern Hill and Dan Forrest's sublime Requiem for the Living. These very diverse works, by two living composers, offer grand, sweeping atmospheric musical statements that conjure images of living nature. The chorus will be accompanied by a professional 18-piece orchestra.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students over age 14, $15
Telephone: 781-826-8416

Opening Night at Pops with Andy Grammer - Boston, MA

May 9, 2018 - May 9, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Pop singer Andy Grammer teams up with the Boston Pops to perform his hits, "Keep Your Head Up," "Fresh Eyes" and "Honey, I'm Good." The concert will also feature a tribute to the music of Leonard Bernstein.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $36-$150

Dark Star Orchestra - Boston, MA

May 10, 2018 - May 10, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience, performing from the Dead’s extensive catalog.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $40

Leonard Bernstein Centennial Tribute - Boston, MA

May 11, 2018 - May 30, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Boston Pops celebrates the career of composer Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The concerts present many of his works from the symphonic stage, opera, Broadway, art songs and film scores. Singers will perform works from "Candide," "West Side Story," and more. Dates: May 11, 12, 17, 29 and 34.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

Disney's Broadway Hits - Boston, MA

May 12, 2018 - May 12, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
In an night of music, the Boston Pops and Broadway stars Ashely Brown, Josh Strickland, Alton Fitzgerald White, and Merle Dandridge perform beloved songs from 9 Tony and Academy Award-winning scores of Disney movies.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

Gladys Knight - Medford, MA

May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street Medford, MA
This multiple Grammy winner has performed #1 hits in pop, gospel, R & B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $125

Rock the Pops with Alfie Boe - Boston, MA

May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Just leaving Pete Townsend's Classic Quadrophenia tour, British singer Alfie Boe accompanies the Pops to presents classic rock & roll hits! Hear the majesty of Pink Floyd, Queen, The Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and others as you've never heard them before.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

The Best of the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 22, 2018 - May 25, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Best of the Boston Pops features the scope of Bernstein, Copland and Rodgers, swinging favorites of Ellington and Gershwin, rock from bands like Queen, and the film music of John Williams. It's music for the whole family. Dates: May 22 and May 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$100

John Williams's Film Night - Boston, MA

May 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Experience the awe and excitement of cinema's greatest music with Boston Pops and composer John Williams. The program will include selections from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and some music performed with accompanying film excerpts.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $50-$125

"On the Town" - Boston, MA

May 31, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
When three sailors get shore leave in bustling Times Square, antics and romance ensue! The Boston Pops presents an orchestral and dance concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins's classic work with Broadway singers and dancers, and new choreography.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$96

Gospel Night with Melinda Doolittle - Boston, MA

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition. The music will have you on your feet and singing along with joy! Boston Pops favorite and American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle joins Maestro Floyd on stage.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$96

A Broadway Celebration with Sutton Foster - Boston, MA

Jun 6, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Broadway star Sutton Foster and the Pops will bring you a great evening of great music, singing and dancing.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$96

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton - Provincetown, MA

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 Provincetown Town Hall, commercial Street Provincetown, MA
Grammy Award-winning artist Lisa Fischer brings a huge vocal range, wonderful intonation, and infectious hospitality to the stage. She appeared on the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom." Tickets go on sale for the public on February 1.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Robert Cray Band - North Truro, MA

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Robert Cray has been straddling blues, soul and R&B for decades, now with a Best Contemporary Blues Album award for the 2018 Grammys.
Time: 8 p.m.

Taylor Swift Reputation Tour - Foxborough, MA

Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA
Due to heavy demand, a third date has been added to the Taylor Swift show at Gillette Stadium. The new show July 26 at 7 p.m. and tickets for the added show will go on sale to the general public on January 31 at 10 a.m.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Parties, Dances, Balls

AcousticaElectronica Dance Party - Cambridge, MA

Apr 6, 2018 - Apr 6, 2018 Oberon, 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA
AcousticaElectronica sets its tale in the world of art's past, resurrecting its most intriguing ghosts and planting them here, in this new future. The show blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts, and immersive theater. After party until 2 a.m. with DJ Danny Satori.
Time: 10 p.m.
Admission: Dance Floor: $25; Lower Mezzanine: $45; Table Seat: $55

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope - Beverly, MA

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA
Celtic Nights-Oceans of Hope, captures the very essence of who the Irish are and where they came from with their dreams of finding their freedom in new lands. The show expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic Heritage to tell an epic story of a people through song, music, dance and narration.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $28.50 - $48.50
Telephone: 866-811-4111

Science & Nature

Owls Live! Festival - Canton, MA

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon 963 Washington Street Canton, MA
Join this an afternoon filled with fun owl-related activities and a chance to see live owls from Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Find out what makes owls unique and which owls you can find in your own backyard. Enjoy crafts, owl cookies to decorate, an outdoor owl quest (weather dependent), art projects, refreshments, and more.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $10; children $5


Buzzards Bay Swim - New Bedford, MA

Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Start Line beach next to The Edge Seafood & Lounge, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, MA
Buzzards Bay Swim is a scenic course across New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by safety patrols, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor. Finish line is Fort Phoenix State Beach in Fairhaven. At the finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party,live steel drum band, pancakes, coffee, free massages, and beer. Email: events@savebuzzardsbay.org
Time: 6-10 a.m.
Admission: $25 registration fee, plus $150 (pay or raise) fundraising minimum
Telephone: 508-999-6363


“The Irish and How They Got That Way” by Frank McCourt - Stoneham, MA

Mar 8, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 Greater Boston Stage Company, 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA
Created by author Frank McCourt (“Angela’s Ashes”), this revue is honors a people who face adversity with determination, humor, and music. McCourt’s insight and love for the Irish are underscored by music extending from the auld Irish folk ballads to World War II standards.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $50-$60; seniors, $45-$55; students, $20
Telephone: 781-279-2200

"Skeleton Crew" - Boston, MA

Mar 21, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
In the break room of the last small auto plant still standing, a makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams, and take pride in their work. When confronted with the possibility of the factory closing, power dynamics shift and each is pushed to the limits of survival.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20-$75