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Antiques

Nantucket Summer Antiques Show 2019

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 5, 2019 Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue Nantucket, MA

The show will consist of 32 antiques dealers from the United States and overseas offering antiques in every category.

Children & Families

Stroller Tours of Worcester Art Museum

May 22, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street (use Tuckerman Street entrance), Worcester, MA

This tour—designed for children up to 3 years old with their parents, includes a story in the galleries and a hands-on activity led by a Museum educator. Juice and snacks are available after the tour. Free with Museum admission.
June 19 - Shapes in Art. Discover the many shapes used to create grand works of art.
June 29 -- Sunlight. What is light? Where does it come from? How do artists use light to make art?
July 3 -- Red, White and Blue. Visit WAM and make fun patriotic crafts.
July 17 -- Painted Pets. Look at works that include our four-legged, finned, and feathered friends.
July 27 -- Water Everywhere. See how artists painted bodies of water.
August 7 -- Rhythm. Learn how art and music come together through observation, sound, and movement.
August 21 -- The Art of Expression. How many faces can you make? See how many expressions you can find at WAM.
August 31 -- Painted Picnic. Use our community garden to create your own representation of food in art!

Wicked Big Bugs Exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo

May 25, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA

Big (anamatronic) bugs invade Franklin Park Zoo. Kids can test climb a rope spider web, and insect enthusiasts can dive into interactive education stations and meet real-life insect during daily encounters, held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Take "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Story Walk through Eric Carle’s classic children’s book.

Moonlight Hike & Campfire for Families

Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019 Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA

The beautiful landscapes and trails at Wachusett Meadow are magical by moonlight. Go on a guided meadow walk among lightening bugs, listen for owls and coyotes, and look for active beavers on Wildlife Pond. A campfire and marshmallow roast will happen after the hike. Registration is required. Register online or call 978-464-2712.

Ragtag Theatre’s "Hansel and Gretel"

Jul 24, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union Street Pittsfield, MA

For ages 3 to 103, Ragtag Theatre Company presents a wacky, interactive musical version of "Hansel and Gretel." Slap-happy and guaranteed fun for all.

Comedy

Jimmy Tingle's 20/20 Vision

Jun 25, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA

Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through his experience as a comedian, commentator and candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts. Through comedy and commentary Tingle joins the national debate with humor and fun.

ClueProv: A Comedy of Murders - Somerville, MA

Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

ClueProv: A Comedy Of Murders is a fully improvised murder mystery in the style of the 1949 board game, Clue. The characters are created in seconds at the start of the show. And after the murder, they put on their detective hats and contend with secrets as they are revealed in real time to great and shocking effect.

Berkshire Comedy Festival 2019

Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

The Berkshire Comedy Festival will present an all-new line-up of top comedians from around the country. The show is ninety minutes of high energy, non-stop laughter & hilarious fun. Comedians to perform include Paul Anthony, Eric Haft, Christine O'Leary, and more.

Comedy Night featuring Jim Colliton and Paul Keenan

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA

See two hilarious comedians in one show! Jim Colliton is a regular on cruise ships as well as being one of Boston's top headliners. Paul Keenan was a national finalist in the Sierra Mist Comedy Search, HBO Standup Standoff, Catch a New Rising Star contest and the Rhode Island Comedy Festival.

Cruises

Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Farm Tour & Sunset Sail

Jun 19, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Pirate Adventures at Dockside Pier, 12 Circuit Avenue Ext., Oak Bluffs, MA

Come set sail on a 2-hour oyster farm experience on Vineyard Sound! The two-hour adventure includes visiting a working oyster farm to learn about bivalves; meeting oyster farmers; eating fresh oysters and light bites; enjoying a sweet Island sunset and views of the Vineyard Sound. The tour is BYOB. The journey is safe for kids of all ages, but the program ideally suited children age 8 and older.
Dates: June 26; July 2, 11, 18, and 25; August 1, 12, 20, and 29.

Dance

MOMIX: Opus Cactus

Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA

Moses Pendleton's thrilling work about the desert world. With its dreamy illusion style, MOMIX explores the mysterious creatures and cacti of the desert. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there's nothing like the MOMIX performance experience.

Choreographer Reggie Wilson and Fist and Heel Performance Group

Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson presents a roving performance with his Brooklyn-based Fist and Heel Performance Group. Wilson’s studies of black Shakers and what their worship may have looked like, “explores the intersection of worship and dance with poetic imagination” (The New York Times). Tickets include all-day admission to the Village. Wilson and the Fist and Heel Performance Group will dance at the Village on the eve of the world premiere of POWER, July 10-14 at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2019.

Dance -- Participation

Dancing on The Row

Jun 14, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way Somerville, MA

Join Metamovements Latin Dance Company and Assembly Row to do Salsa Dancing On The Row. Salsa1 On 1 lesson is at 6 p.m. followed by Timba Lines and Social dancing until 9 p.m. with MetaMovements and DJ Rob Suave. Note: the location will be on the street at Assembly Row East next to LOFT Outlet and JP Licks!
Dates: June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 30.

Festivals

Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival 2019

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 Institute Park, Grove and Salisbury streets and Humbolt Avenue. Worcester, MA

The celebration of African American history and culture will be a day of live music and dance, vendors, and fun for everyone in the family! Bring your chair and we’ll see you there.

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 300 North Main Street Northampton, MA

Come enjoy the Highland dance competition, heavy athletics, pipe and drum competition, massed bands, clan tents, Scottish food and vendors, beer and mead, bands from Scotland. The music is full of energy and very entertaining. This is a cultural event you do not want to miss.

Gardens

Secret Garden Tour 2019

Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 Provincetown Art Association & Museum, 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

This is a self-guided journey through Provincetown’s stunning gardens. Enjoy exclusive access to private gardens in a walkable loop in a residential neighborhood in Provincetown, free admission to PAAM, free parking, and free transportation between your car, the gardens, and the museum.

Historic

Armory Day Celebration

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Street, Springfield, MA

This event recognizes the relationship between Springfield Armory firearms and the American soldier. Re-enactors in the living history military encampment will portray over 50 infantrymen from 17th century militia, Civil War, the World Wars, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Guests can watch 18th & 19th century blank firing demonstrations, tour the Commandant’s House, watch a wet-plate photography demonstration, talk with re-enactors in the military encampment, view two new photography exhibits, join Junior Ranger activities, and more.

Museums

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Jun 19, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show, takes you into the scenes and sets of early-20th-century England and the Crawley family's lives. Enjoy the social history, culture, and important moments from the show’s six-season run. Schedule and tickets.

Radiance Rediscovered: Stained Glass by Tiffany and La Farge

Jun 30, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA

This exhibition is centered on two sets of exquisite memorial windows created by Louis C. Tiffany and John La Farge, Originally located in Boston's Mount Vernon Congregational Church, the windows were given to Worcester Art Museum when the church vacated its building. Exhibit is on display through December 1, 2019.

Music

Summer in the Park Concert Series 2019

Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Pappas Recreation Complex, 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA

Date is always the following Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
June 6 – G.A.C.C. (chorus)
June 13 – Tequila Bonfire (country rock)
June 20 – Throwback to the '60s
June 27 – Red Light (rock)
July 11 – Red Line (dance, funk rock)
July 18 – Boombox (1970s, '80s, and '90s)
July 25th – 4 Ever Fab (The Beatles)
August 1 – Ayla Brown, American Idol contestant (country)
August 8 – XS Band (Motown to Top 40)
August 15 – Aquanett ('80s rock)
August 22 – Dock 10 (classic rock)
August 29 – Robert Black (Elvis)

Richard Thompson

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Ozawa Hall off Hawthorne Street at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

Richard Thompson;s evocative songs, stunning guitar playing, and uplifting spirit have earned Thompson a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Changes In Latitudes – Premier Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA

Changes In Latitudes is the country's premier tribute show to singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, the master of the tropical life style. This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls flying, dancing conga lines, and leis for all. 

Bands on the Beach 2019

Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Salisbury Beach Stage, Salisbury Beach, North End Boulevard Salisbury, MA

June 22 -- Lisa Love Experience at 7:30 p.m.
June 29 -- Summer Kick Off Country Beach Jam with No Shoes Nation Band at 3 p.m.
July 4 -- Joppa Flatts at 7:30 p.m.
July 6 -- Beatlejuice at 7:30 p.m.
July 10 -- The Stones Cry Out & Right Hand Shade at 6:45 p.m.
July 13 -- Entrain at 7:30 p.m.
July 17 -- Rock Worship & Two Bands at 6:45 p.m.
July 20 -- Joshua Tree: Premier U2 Tribute at 7:30 p.m.
July 24 -- Hope Worship Band & Tenley Westbrook at 6:45 p.m.
July 26 -- Buffett Beach Blast at 5 p.m.
July 27 -- James Montgomery Band at 7:30 p.m.
July 31 -- Raging Grace Brad Illian & Calvary Bible Praise Band at 6:45 p.m.
August 3 -- The Rebels: Tom Petty Tribute at 7:30 p.m.
August 7 -- Byfield Parish Praise Band & Live2Love Worship at 6:45 p.m.
August 10 -- The Eagles Experience: Premiere Eagles Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Earth, Wind & Fire

Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Earth, Wind & Fire has won an impressive nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Jun 30, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

This Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo blends the sounds of metal, jazz, and Hispanic roots music in their own unique, unmistakable style. In demand in the U.S. and around the world, they have sold out the Hollywood Bowl and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Josh Groban at Tanglewood

Jul 2, 2019 - Jul 2, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban returns to Tanglewood, bringing his summer 2019 Bridges tour to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Mr. Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs , electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances.

Opening Night at Tanglewood with Music by Mozart and Mahler featuring Pianist Emanuel Ax

Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

a in its Opening Night concert of the season with Tanglewood favorite Emanuel Ax performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, on a program with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet performs some of the bst Cajun music on the planet, fusing the spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass.

Phish at Fenway

Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 Fenway Park Boston, MA

Formed in Vermont in 1983, Phish—Jon Fishman, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell—are known as masters of improvisation, humor and intricacy. Phish wears the mantle of a leading jam band.

Across the Stars: Music of John Williams with the Boston Pops

Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

Join the Boston Pops for as performance of the music of John Williams, the first of three such concerts this summer. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs music from "Star Wars," "Dracula," and "Harry Potter," along with other haunting.

Berklee Summer Series presents Dub Blood

Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 Derby Square, 24 Front Street, Salem, MA

Dub Blood is a 5 piece reggae band based out of Boston. Dub Blood is a raw, new sound that leaves their audience always asking for more.

Tommy Emmanuel

Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Cabot, 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Tommy Emmanuel is one of five people ever named a certified guitar player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.

The Mammals at the Shaker Barn Music Series

Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

This quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums identifies itself at “subversive acoustic traditionalists.” Opener is Izzy Heltai. This seasonal concert series happens in the Shaker barn overlooking an authentic Shaker village. Seeds is serving dinner (in the restaurant, on the terrace, or in a picnic box). The barn bar opens an hour before the show and serves snacks, drinks, and beer.

Hootie & the Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA

The rich voice of Darius Rucker and masterly string work by guitaris lead the band that has sold over 25 million records worldwide. In 2018, Barenake Ladies celebrated its 30th anniversary with the release of a dynamic new album, "Fake Nudes."

Berklee Summer Series presents Safiya and Friends

Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 Derby Square, 24 Front Street, Salem, MA

Safiya and Friends's musical dialects re based in jazz and Afro-Caribbean roots.

Star Wars: A New Hope with the Boston Pops

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

Tanglewood presents Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film

Santana and the Doobie Brothers

Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Xfinity Center, 885 South Main Street Mansfield, MA

Santana: Supernatural Now Tour will be coming to Xfinity Center along with The Doobie Brothers.

Nellie McKay

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA

Nellie McKay cover lots of ground, including an album honoring the ingénue Doris Day, and a cabaret show focussed on the transgender jazz pianist Billy Tipton. Opener: Corey Laitman This seasonal concert series happens in the Shaker barn overlooking an authentic Shaker village. Seeds is serving dinner (in the restaurant, on the terrace, or in a picnic box). The barn bar opens an hour before the show and serves snacks, drinks, and beer.

Gladys Knight with the Spinners

Aug 28, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight makes her Tanglewood debut. Known as the Empress of Soul, Knight’s hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For,” among countless others. R&B group The Spinners—known for songs like “One Of A Kind Love Affair” and “Working My Way Back To You”—open this performance.

Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers

Aug 29, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

Peter Wolf is known as the lead singer of the J. Geils Band, and his solo career has led to many excellent recordings, With his band, The Midnight Travelers, Wolf brings funky, blues-laden rock 'n' roll.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

The combination of Pat Benatar’s vocals with Neil Giraldo’s songwriting and guitar have created 19 Top 40 hits, including “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Promises in The Dark,” and “We Live for Love.” Benatar and Giraldo perform in Tanglewood as part of a multi-city tour this summer celebrating their 40th anniversary together.

Reba McEntire at Tanglewood

Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Country music superstar Reba McEntire closes out the 2019 Tanglewood season. The iconic entertainer has become a household name through a successful career that spans music, television, film, theater, and retail.

Outdoor Activities

Wine & Walk Wednesday at Heritage Museums

Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA

Heritage staff will lead a small group of participants on a walking tour of the galleries and grounds after regular hours. Start with a glass of wine and a light snack before heading out for a unique experience in the exhibits and gardens. Tours will cover a variety of topics including Heritage history, current exhibits, and highlights of the botanical and museum collections, with a new thematic focus each month.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Summer Solstice Celebration with Harvard Museum

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA

Events highlights: make-your-own fresh-flower crowns, circus performers, live music, examine an Egyptian goddess, food trucks, raffles to win museum memberships and shop gifts. Free admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Semitic Museum. Parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage. It's an 8-minute walk through Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line station

The Summer Solstice at Garde East

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 52 Beach Road,. Vineyard Haven, MA

Guests can look forward to enjoying dishes from a special Summer Solstice menu, then heading to our outdoor decks overlooking the harbor for after-dinner cocktails. The decks will provide prime viewing for the sunset, which begins at 8:30 p.m. Mark Alan Lovewell, Martha’s Vineyard’s “Renaissance man,” will tell stories of the history of the island and serenade guests will classic folk songs and sea chanties.

Essex County Trail Association Summer Solstice Party

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 Groton House Farm 746 Highland Street, Hamilton, MA

Essex County Trail Association's Summer Solstice Party takes place under the tents at Groton House Farm. Come enjoy paella by Antonio, cool drinks from Ipswich Ale Brewery, live bluegrass music from the Orville Giddings Band and a \silent auction.

Summer Solstice Festival, Riverfest and Cardboard Boat Challenge

Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA

Solstice Cardboard Boat Challenge -- Test your engineering skills and have a blast building a cardboard boat to race in the Concord River! You just bring your team and intrepid spirit, and we’ll provide the materials. 3-6 p.m. Free online registration required to race
Summer Solstice Celebration -- Celebrate summer’s arrival with boating, picnicking, musical entertainment and a bonfire . 6-9 p.m.
Solstice Paddle – Put in your boat at the Lowell Road launch (or rent one at the South Bridge Boat House, 486 Main St., 978-369-9438) and paddle to the Old North Bridge to join the celebration.
Picnic at The Old Manse -- Enjoy musical entertainment by Sawyer Lawson on the grounds of the Old Manse.
Illuminated Flotilla with Singing on the Bridge -- Join Voices for the Earth in song on the Old North Bridge. Or canoe or kayak in the Concord River with your candle lantern to join the illuminated flotilla.
Solstice Bonfire -- Cap off a magical evening by toasting up s’mores at the Solstice Bonfire.

Trashion Show

Jul 9, 2019 - Jul 9, 2019 Cisco Brewers 5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA Nantucket, MA

Come enjoy the trashiest Fashion Show on island and get yourself an eco-conscious swag bag. Watch models strut their recycled stuff ans Jamie Maclean plays live music all day. The drinks will be flowing all day long. Trashion Show gives back; all proceeds benefit local charities. This event sells out quickly. Rain date is July 10.

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party 2019

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA

This retro picnic features live music and dancing, performances, lawn games, vintage clothing vendors, afternoon tea, house tours, a Charleston Challenge, picnicking, and more. The weekend includes swing dance and Charleston lessons with Boston Swing Central and music by Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia with pianist Gordon Webster on Saturday and Baby Soda Jazz Band on Sunday. Guided tours of the 1920s mansion will be offered. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are encouraged. Parking passes available in advance only.

A Night of Fire & Wine

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

At dusk, as molten bronze is cast into a new bell for Mayflower, celebrate the end of summer with an evening forged in fire and delight. Join us for A Night of Fire & Wine is Plimoth Plantation's fall fundraiser. Molten bronze is cast into a new Mayflower bell, wine and food are served, singers and musicians perform sultry jazz. Fire dancers and water fire light up the night.

Science & Nature

Wicked Big Bugs at Franklin Park Zoo

May 25, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA

Giant bugs are invading the Franklin Park Zoo in an exhibit featuring animatronic life-like bugs. Expect to meet a dozen moving, buzzing bugs, including an 8-foot-tall tarantula, emperor scorpion and ants. Bug-related events during the summer of 2019 include a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with a story walk through of the book; breakfast with the Wicked BIG Bugs including chats with animal ambassadors and an exclusive tour of the Wicked BIG Bugs exhibit; an after-hours Snorin’ Roarin’ Sleepover program and moonlight trek through the exhibit.

A Star to Steer By -- Celestial Navigation Then and Now, Here and There

Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 USS Constitution Museum, Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

In the GPS age, steering a ship by the stars can seem like a mystical lost art. How did ships possibly manage to cross huge expanses of ocean and still make their intended landfall? Spend Saturday morning with the Museum’s navigator to explore the mysteries behind celestial navigation. Learn about the skills that ship captains relied on and hear about the difficulties ships faced in the eras before GPS.

Geological Survey of the Connecticut River Valley with Historic Deerfield

Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA

The Connecticut River Valley is one of the best places to study geology in the world. During this five-day program, you will learn how colliding plates enlarged North America to become part of the Pangea Supercontinent, and then split to create the early Connecticut River Valley as well as the Atlantic Ocean. A boat trip on the Connecticut will explain the enigmatic 100-foot deep holes in the riverbed. There will be talks by experts in geology, paleontology, history, and culture

Shows & Exhibits

Horsepower Meets Horse Power: A Gathering of Vintage Automobiles and Horse-Drawn Vehicles

Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 Orleton Farm, 31 Prospect Hill Road Stockbridge, MA

Owners of 1970 and earlier cars and trucks are invited to join us for a gathering of vintage vehicles in conjunction with the Orleton Farm Pleasure Driving Show, a judged competition for horse-drawn vehicles. Stroll the beautiful grounds, watch the driving competition, and see the collection of antique coaches and carriages in the museum. Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food there. Free admission to drivers and passengers in 1970 and earlier vehicles.

Theater

“The Waverly Gallery”

May 23, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Once a vibrant lawyer, Greenwich Village activist and family matriarch, Gladys Green has run a charming boutique art gallery on Waverly Place for decades, but now stands to lose its tenancy, as her world shrinks through loss of memory and hearing. Gladys's family struggles to cope with her fading faculties in this Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 Cape Playhouse, Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis, MA

Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” introduces us to two dilettante bachelors, Jack and Algernon, both of them hiding a second life. When Algernon discovers that Jack has created a fiction about himself, Algernon travels to Jack’s country estate to undertake a counter-fiction, and all manner of foolishness soon gets underway Curtain times and tickets.

“Mame”

Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA

Mame’s chic New York City life is changed when her orphaned nephew comes to live with her. Surrounded by a cast of eccentric characters, she celebrates the roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy, and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step.

"Into the Woods"

Jun 19, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 30 Union Street, Downtown Pittsfield; Pittsfield, MA

A baker and his wife endeavor venture into the woods and encounter many classic fairy tale characters. Their stories become entangled in unexpected ways. Schedule and tickets.

“Little Shop of Horrors”

Jun 26, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 Cape Playhouse, Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street (Route 6A) Dennis, MA

A timid flower shop worker discovers a new breed of plant and soon finds himself at the mercy of R&B-singing carnivore vegetation, who demands … blood! Curtain times and tickets.

“Twelfth Night”

Jul 2, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Gasping on the shores of Illyria after a shipwreck which cast her brother into the raging sea, Viola finds solace disguised as a boy. This funny story of longing, love, and laughter which paints Shakespeare at his peak. Tickets.

"The Taming of the Shrew"

Jul 9, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Smart, passionate, and mad as hell, Kate wants nothing to do with marriage or men. But in Padua, marriage and money are the name of the game. Shakespeare’s explosive and provocative comedy stirs up questions about love, power, identity, and wealth. Times and tickets.

“Once”

Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019 Cape Playhouse, Cape Cod Center for the Arts, 820 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis, MA

Winner of an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award, this endearing musical tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music, leading to a powerful but complicated love story. Curtain times and tickets.

“The Sound of Music”

Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA

In 1930s Austria, Maria is struggling in her attempt to become a nun. When she is sent to look after the children of a stern, widowed Navy captain, she brings joy and music back into the family’s home. This beloved, Tony and Oscar-winning musical features Rodgers & Hammerstein songs like “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “Do-Re-Mi.”

"Gertrude and Claudius"

Jul 18, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union Street Pittsfield, MA

Passion. Deception. Power. A love story for the ages based on the brilliant book by John Updike. A provocative prequel to Hamlet. GERTRUDE: "We must not speak of love." CLAUDIUS: "No, we must not." GERTRUDE: "This is sin." CLAUDIUS: "Not by the laws of love. There are sins against the Church, and sins against nature. Our sin has been these many years one of denying our natures."

"The Children”

Jul 18, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Two retired physicists hide out on the English coast after a nuclear power accident followed a devastating tsunami. But an unexpected visitor arrives from their past. The story unfolds with fascinating twists amongst three long-time friends who share a passion for life in the face despite its fragility. Times and tickets.

“La Cage Aux Folles”

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA

Georges and Albin enjoy a charmed life on the French Riviera as proprietor and star of a glitzy drag club. When their son gets engaged to the daughter of a bigoted politician, the limits of love, family, and mascara are put to the test in this hilarious, heartwarming musical.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Aug 8, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Sir John Falstaff underestimates the women of Windsor as he plans to separate them from their money and drive their husbands to distraction. Shakespeare leads us laughing at our own silliness.