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All Ages

Springtime Spectacular at The Lawn On D - Boston, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 The Lawn on D, 420 D Street Boston, MA
Lawn on D, an outdoor experimental event space, hosts a grand opening celebration with entertainment for all ages, eight activities throughout the day, and ice cream give away, six bands, and more. Highlights include Nimble Arts doing aerials, juggling, balancing, comedy; and ReadBoston's Storymobile.
Time: Noon- 11 p.m.

Antiques

Antique and Vintage Appraisals with Sarabeck Antiques - West Harwich, MA

May 6, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Harwich Antique Center, 10 Route 28 West Harwich, MA
Harwich Antique Center is offering free appraisals of your antique and vintage items, with specific interest in nautical, primitive furniture, carved woodworkings, militaria, musical instruments, vintage collectibles, coins, gold/silver, vintage or antique jewelry, lamps, advertising and signage. Limit of two items per person. ates: May 6 and 20. Email: harwichantiquecenter@comcast.net
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 508-432-4220

Arts & Crafts Shows

Garden Party and Birdhouse Auction - Wellfleet, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
This popular annual fund raiser for Wellfleet Preservation Hall has expanded this year to include all manner of garden art, along with paintings and sculpture in addition to the birdhouses. We have pre-made, ready to be designed birdhouses available at the Hall if you are interested in designing a birdhouse.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Children & Families

Farm Explorers - Freeport, MA

Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, MA
Bring your toddler (through age 3) to the Wolfe's Neck Farm farm to explore the barnyard through hands-on activities! Dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays starting March 30. Parent participation is required.
Time: 9-9:45 a.m./
Admission: $5 for child and two adults; each additional adult, $3
Telephone: 207-865-4469

E.T. In Concert with the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Relive the magic of Steven Spielberg's “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Hear John Williams's winning score performed live by the Boston Pops while the movie plays on the silver screen.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $36-$122

Opening Day Free Ferry Rides to Boston Harbor Islands - Boston, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Long Wharf North Boston, MA
Take a ferry to Georges and Spectacle islands from Long Wharf North in Boston. Ferry fares are free today to celebrate opening day for the season on the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They’re first come, first served at the Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Ferry is free
Telephone: 617-223-8666

Comedy

The Capitol Steps - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, "What to Expect When You’re Electing."
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Cruises

Open House and Free Sailing Weekend - Boston, MA

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Boston Sailing Center, Lewis Wharf Boston, MA
Learn the ropes or simply sit back and enjoy the views as you sail around Boston Harbor. Advance sign up required. Boston Sailing Center opens the season every year with an open house and free sails into the middle of Boston Harbor on boats from 24 to 40 feet in length. Each boat will be captained by an experienced sailor. Enjoy the ride or take operating the boat. Staff is available to answer questions. Reservations required, through the website. There is parking and T stops nearby. Directions to Boston Sailing Center.
Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free, reservations required
Telephone: 617-227-4198

Revels Tall Ships Harbor Cruise - Boston, MA

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 departing from Long Wharf Boston, MA
Join Revels at its annual fundraiser aboard the event boat MV Majesty for a tour of Boston Harbor to view the visiting full-rigged ships, barques & barquentines, brigs & brigantines at Boston’s hosting of the International Tall Ships 2017. Buy your tickets soon - this event will sell out!
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $350 per person ($200 pp is tax-deductible).

Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Boston, MA

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
In 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American modern dancers in a famous performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that forever changed the perception of American dance.
Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Admission: $35-$85

"The Sleeping Beauty" - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA
This production of the coming-of-age fairy tale features Tchaikovsky's soaring music, sumptuous costumes, superlative dancing, the triumph of good over evil, and the power of a single kiss.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Arrabal - Cambridge, MA

May 11, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schedule.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

Day Camps for Kids

Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - North Truro, MA

Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Professional performers teach aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, tightwire walking, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training. Camp runs four days a week (Monday-Thursday) from July 17 to August 17.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 9:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: Full week, full days, $260; full week, half days, $160; half week, full days, $150
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Festivals

Motif #1 Day 2017 - Rockport, MA

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Downtown Rockport, MA
The Motif No.1 Day Festival -- named after the humble fishing shack that has inspired work from many painter and photographer -- honors the arts in Rockport. Come enjoy film, poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Historic

Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village's annual sheep shearing festival. Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14

Tall Ships and Sail Boston Festival 2017 - Boston and Charleston, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 Waterfront Boston and Charleston, MA
The first major event is the Parade of Sail on June 17. Next is a Crew & Cadet Street Parade at on June 19. The Tall Ships depart on June 22. All events are free and open to the public.
Parade of Sail is in Boston Harbor, June 17. The vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas. Public viewing of the parade will be spectacular from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown. , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Time: See event website for details

Hobbies

Spring Photo Walks at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Come explore the Village on a quiet Spring day where photo opportunities abound. A staff photographer guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs. Pre-registration is required. Photo Walks tend to sell out, so register early!
Time: Two sessions: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Admission: $18

Home & Studio Tours

Doors Open Lowell 2017 - Lowell, MA

May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Various downtown locations Lowell, MA
At this free annual event, you can explore many of Lowell's historic buildings, from residential lofts to churches to rehabilitated mills and everything in between. No registration or tickets required. Lowell is for its preservation-based economic development efforts, with 97 percent 5.2 million square feet of mill space having been rehabilitated.
Time: All day
Admission: Free

Mother's Day

Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

May 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Family events are planned throughout the day, including a demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances. Visit with 19th-century midwife Lucy Tucker and Lydia Maria Child, author of The Mother's Book. Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14. Free for mothers

Museums

Matisse in the Studio Exhibit - Boston, MA

Apr 9, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
“Matisse in the Studio” is examines the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering insight into the great artist’s creativity. See these rare pairings of Matisse’s major works with objects of inspiration. Exhibit on display through July 9, 2017
Time: Saturday to Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; seniors and students age 18 and older, $23; youths age 7 to 17, $10

Picasso: Encounters Exhibit - Williamstown, MA

Jun 4, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This exhibition addresses Picasso’s stylistic range, the narrative themes that drove his creative process, the collaboration in print production, and the muses that inspired him. Exhibit open through August 27, 2017.
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Admission: Admission is $20; free for children 18 and younger, and students
Telephone: 413-458-2303

Music

Songs for a Sign: Concert on Nantucket! - Nantucket, MA

Apr 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Museum of African American History, 29 York Street Nantucket, MA
Join us for live jazz, classical flutes, and covers of some of your favorite songs by Jazz Quartet: E Cliff Graves, Jason Sullivan, Aiden Sherry, and Nigel Goss; Nantucket Flute Ensemble: Jessie Lambrecht, Jenna Darkow, and Shea Fee; Burn Before Reading: Michael Mofsen, Karyad Hallam, Brian Steele, and Charity-Grace Lambert. This is a fundraiser for the African Meeting House.
Time: 5:30-7 P.M.
Admission: $15

New England Blues Summit 2017 - Hyannis, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Avenue Hyannis, MA
April 28-30 Friday afternoon brings blues act Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, followed by Anthony Gomes, and the headline duo of Tommy Castro and Mike Zito. Saturday’s music includes Grits & Groceries Orchestra and the Willie J. Laws Band. The afternoon features a Youth Showcase and acoustic blues with Mark T. Small & Dave Howard. Saturday night offers performances by the Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-start with headliner Shemekia Copeland. Both nights close with Afterhours Blues Jam. On Sunday Racky Thomas will have his Traveling Medicine Show Revival. The Farewell Blues Jam will round out the weekend with Toni Lynn Washington, Sam Gentile, Bruce Bears, Sonya Rae and Ryan Taylor.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $35-$60. Prices for above do not include dinner and room.

Suede in Concert - Wellfleet, MA

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA
Suede is a top favorite at The Cape Cod Jazz Festival at Wequassett Resort each summer and packs the place to standing room only.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $30-$50

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Pittsfield, MA

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind, and Fire; Chaka Khan and Sun Ra). The sons formed the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble, and toured the performing the original written jazz compositions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the music of Bach and Beethoven.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45

Storm Large - Rockport, MA

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38- $52
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Revels Presents Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville with Guest Josée Vachon - Watertown, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown, MA
The extraordinary fiddler Lisa Ornstein returns for a concert with her group Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville, called "a trio of artists who helped define traditional Québécois music for their generation" by Sing Out! Magazine.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Storm Large - Pittsfield, MA

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA
Musician, actor, playwright and author, Storm Large was a finalist on CBS's Rock Star: Supernova. She has sung with Pink Martini at sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45, $35, $20

Mamma Mia! The Music of ABBA with Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 14, 2017 - May 15, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The Boston Pops and Arrival from Sweden celebrate ABBA, one of the world's most successful pop bands. Enjoy “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “Fernando” and all your favorites!
Time: Sunday, 3 p.m.; Monday, 8 p.m.
Admission: $26-$84

Ben Folds - Boston, MA

May 17, 2017 - May 18, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
Ben Folds’s musical works include pop albums as frontman for Ben Folds Five, solo hits, music for film and TV and more. He joins the Boston Pops for the Boston premiere of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29-$93

Patriot Fest Concert - Boston, MA

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 The Lawn on D, 420 D Street Boston, MA
Mass Fallen Heroes presents country artists Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay for this year’s Patriot Fest at Lawn on D. Music also by Dalton and The Sheriffs and Louie Bello. Proceeds from the show will benefit Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.
Time: 3-11 p.m.
Admission: $40
Telephone: 800-745-3000

“Jaws” in Concert with Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
“ Jaws” is the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the world premiere of this concert with the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $29-$93

Rusted Root - Great Barrington, MA

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
Known for its mixture of acoustic, rock ‘n’ roll, and other styles of music, Rusted Root draws from African, Latin American, and Native American traditional sounds. The has toured with Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$40

John Williams Film Night with the Boston Pops - Boston, MA

May 31, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
The composer and conductor behind films including "Jaws," "Star Wars," Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40- 134

Judy Collins - North Truro, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Grammy award winner and legend Judy Collins. For nearly 45 illustrious years, her dulcet tones have graced our ears, and her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released more than 40 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $88, $68, $42
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Aimee Mann - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Aimee Mann is a rock singer, bassist and guitarist, and founder of ‘Til Tuesday, that hit with its first album, Voices Carry. Her song “Save Me” from the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film “Magnolia” was nominated for an Academy Award and a Grammy.
Time: tba
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Marcia Ball - North Truro, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Singer and pianist Marcia Ball brings her rocking Southern boogie, rollicking roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25, $35, $50

Jesse Colin Young - North Truro, MA

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Founder of The Youngbloods, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Time: 8 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Loudon Wainwright III made his name in the fold scene starting in the 1960s, creating something of a cult following. He has made 26 albums, including a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. He has a quirky acting career, including a role in M*A*S*H.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Dave Mason - Alone Together Again Tour - North Truro, MA

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Released in 1970, Dave Mason's Alone Together is one of America’s most beloved classic rock albums. Dave Mason revisits this classic masterpiece to perform a limited engagement concert tour along with his band Johnne Sambataro, Alvino Bennett, and Tony Patler.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45, $65, $85

Pink Martini - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Using a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the work, using elements of jazz, classical, and straight-on pop music.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 888-712-2929

Graham Nash - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Singer-songwriter Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. His new studio album This Path Tonight was released April 15, 2016 to rave reviews.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Arlo Guthrie - North Truro, MA

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Arlo guthrie is a folk music icon who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $65, $55; students age 24 and younger, $20

Jackopierce - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
In 1988, Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, were playing covers in a small club in their Dallas, Texas, when they crafted a tune on the spot called “Three of Us In A Boat” to elongate their set. That became a signature track for a decade-long career
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville’s career has varied from solo work and his palying in the Neville Brothers, known as the First Family of New Orleans Music. His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which hit the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $74, $60

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville moves back and forth between solo work and his role in the Neville Brothers, known as the “First Family of New Orleans Music.” His latest release, Apache, is a solo album of deep soul.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60-$95

Aretha Franklin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
She is a musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. She is the reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul”
Time: TBA

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes traditional brass band music and creates a gumbo of bebop, funk, R&B, and soul.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Black Violin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Black Violin is two musicians who mix classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music, with help from a turntable wizard and a powerful drummer.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Outdoor Activities

Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It - Deerfield, MA

Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Based at the Deerfield Inn Deerfield, MA
Historic Deerfield and River's Edge Cycling offer a week of day trips by bicycle through the scenic byways and back roads of the Connecticut River valley's vibrant communities. Your Deerfield Bicycle Tour registration includes five nights lodging at the Deerfield Inn; five dinners and breakfasts at the Inn; support-and-gear (SAG) vehicles; marked routes, maps, GPS files and cue sheets for five valley bicycle tours; learning and social programs each day.
Time: All day
Admission: $1,595

Parties, Dances, Balls

Cinco De Mayo at The Lawn On D - Boston, MA

May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017 The Lawn on D, 420 D Street Boston, MA
Lawn on D, an outdoor experimental event space, opens the season May 4-7 with a Cinco De Mayo celebration, live bands, Latin DJs, margaritas, and food. Music by Rumba Flamenca on Thursday and Friday, DJ So&So on Sayturday, and DJ Mario Leon on Sunday.
Time: Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, noon-11 p.m.

Dance Party #1 at The Factory - Dalton, MA

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Avenue Dalton, MA
This year IS183’s gala event mixes the flair of Warhol’s pop art, punk rock mohawks, spikes, and leather to create a truly one-of-a-kind evening. Dinner by Peter Platt of Old Inn on the Green, music by J-Wolf, and projections by Joe Wheaton.
Time: Dinner at 6 p.m.; dance party at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$225
Telephone: 413-298-5252

Glow in the Park - Boston, MA

Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 Rowes Wharf Plaza at High Street Boston, MA
The Greenway's signature event for young professional people is an evening of live entertainment, craft beer, wine, Greenway food trucks, lawn games, and more! Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy, this event benefits the non-profit Greenway Conservancy. Early bird tickets are now on sale.
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $75

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Boston Pops Opening Night With Queen Latifah - Boston, MA

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA
With a Grammy award and an Oscar nomination for “Chicago,” this entertainer charms audiences with her warm presence and boundless talents.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45- $150
Telephone: 617-266-1492

America’s Got Talent’s Tape Face - Concord, MA

May 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, MA
Tape Face’s performance is mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. Forbes contributor Maria Karvouni said “Silent Cinema is part of humanity's culture and history.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Science & Nature

Science of Sharks Exhibit - Boston, MA

Apr 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA
At this newest exhibit at the New England Aquarium, you can get close to shark species from around the world. Shark science comes alive with inspiring videos and underwater footage. The Aquarium Lecture Series is full of discussions about sharks and their place on Earth.
Time: daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult $26.95; children age 3-11, $18.95; seniors age 60 and older, $24.95

Shows & Exhibits

Heritage Museums & Gardens Auto Show 2017 - Sandwich, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA
This show displays antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. This year, motorcycles are part of the show. Enjoy lunch from Magnolia Café’s grill at the field, vote for your favorite car, watch the parade of cars at 2 p.m. Rain date is June 11.
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free with museum admission
Telephone: 508-888-3300

Sports

Run of the Charles: Boston's Premier Paddling race - Brighton, MA

Apr 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 1235 Soldiers Field Road Brighton, MA
The Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England and a major event in Greater Boston, where it draws an average of 1,500 racers and thousands more spectators each year!
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: free admission to the Finish Line Festival.
Telephone: 508-698-6810

Storytelling

Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

May 28, 2017 - May 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
From 1974 to 2016, Garrison Keillor hosted the unique talk and music radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” enjoyed by 3.5 million listeners. His books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny. He hosts the daily program The Writer’s Almanac
Time: TBA
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Theater

"Annie" - Boston, MA

May 9, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA
This production of "Annie" will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original, with songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You."
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $35-$125

"Ripcord" - Boston, MA

May 26, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Boston Center For The Arts, 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
When Abby and Marilyn are forced to share a room in assisted living, the women make a bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing unpleasant truths. From Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Visual Arts

Design Your Own Wine Label Contest - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017 Bauer Wine and Spirits, 330 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Wine Labels are a crucial part of wine shopping. During the Wine Label Design Contest submissions will be accepted during ArtWeek, April 28-May 5. Each entry will be showcased on Bauer's social media.On May 6 and 7 stop by Bauer Wine & Spirits to vote for your favorite! The winner will receive a $75 Bauer gift card! This is an event of ArtWeek Boston.
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
Admission: Free