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Architecture

Historical Tour of the Colonial Theater -- Boston MA

Sep 27, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Guests see the parts and hear stories of the theater building's rich history, in particular about the openings of musicals at the Colonial before they hit Broadway in New York. Enjoy the architecture from the turn of the last century and take a behind-the-scenes look at Boston’s oldest theater. Dates: September 27, October 25, November 22, December 13.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Scarecrow in the Park -- Bernardson MA

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 corner of Routes 5 and 10, Bernardston, MA

The scarecrows, artists and craftspeople, two days of live music, Tractor Parade, artist demonstrations, a visit and demonstration with local canine police officers, lots of family activities, delicious food options, and more, make this an event that is not to be missed.

Children & Families

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment – Boston MA

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 Boston University Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Four favorite Disney stories – “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Toy Story,” and “Frozen” -- come to life on the ice. Expert skater thrill young guests and parents with vivid storytelling in motion. Dates: December 20-23 and 26-29.

Dance

Black Grace Dance Company – Boston MA

Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019 Boch Center Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

New Zealand’s Black Grace dance company blends Māori and Pacific Islander native dance and storytelling with modern dance and hip hop to create thrilling dance works

DIY

Glass Engraving: Making a Votive Holder -- Somerville MA

Oct 29, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA

Home decorations stand out when they are dressed up with captivating details. Come to this laser engraving class to design and make a set of etched glass votive holders. Class covers using a jig to stabilize the glassware, laser taping and other masking techniques, laser settings to achieve the best results, vector graphics vs. JPEG files. Students should know the basics of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

December Culinary Series: Making Peasant Bread -- Falmouth MA

Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA

This workshop will teach participants how to make peasant bread. Everyone will leave with a loaf of read and a bowl to make it in at home. This is a great idea for a holiday gift--either to yourself or a friend. Recipes and tastes are provided. Register online or call 508-495-1878 ext. 2

Festivals

Scarecrow in the Park --Bernardston MA

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Cushman Park, corner of Routes 5 & 10 Bernardston, MA

Come enjoy scarecrows, artists and craftspeople, two days of live music, tractor parade, Halloween dance party, artist demonstrations, vintage car show, a visit and demonstration with canine police officers, family activities, delicious food , and more.

A Celebration of Cider and Music 2019 – Sturbridge MA

Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village will showcase hard cider tastings along with several musical acts at stages. While guests enjoy the ciders and tunes they can also tour the historic village tolearn about the importance of cider in early New England and to visit a working 19th-century cider mill. All ages are welcome. Hard cider for guests age 21 and older. With paid admission includes 2-ounce samples of six ciders. There will be plenty of activities and demonstrations for guests of all ages.

Fitness

Cardio Dance Party at Harpoon Brewery – Boston MA

Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019 Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

Join Harpoon and 305 Fitness for a free workout class in the front lot of Harpoon Brewery. The class will begin with a 10-minute warm up before easy-to-follow choreo and toning, and then dancing for the remainder of the class with hip-hop choreographing. Sweat then sip. Harpoon Beer Hall will open at 11 a.m. Beers and pretzels will be available to purchase. This event is free but you must RSVP to secure your spot. Class starts at 10 a.m.; please arrive at least 15 minute before start time. For guests age 21 and older

Food, Wine, Beer

New England Harvest Feast at Plimoth Plantation -- Plymouth MA

Oct 11, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA

Sit down to a 17th-century meal at Plimoth Plantation. Your modern host will guide you through the meal, while visitors from the past and experts from today will answer your questions about England and Plymouth, old and new. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs. Ticket price includes admission to the Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Plimoth Grist Mill, Craft Center and Nye Barn, tax and service.
Bill of fare includes wood-pressed cider, cheate bread and butter, sallet of herbs, mussels seeth'd with parsley and beer, dish of Turkey, sauc'd, pottage of cabbage, leeks & onions, a sweet pudding of native corn ... and more. Advance reservations required. All sales are final. Family style dinner service with pre-assigned seating is arranged for you. Dates: October 11, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 24, 27, 29, and 30.

Pumpkin Smash at City Tap -- Boston MA

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 City Tap Boston, 10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, MA

City Tap and Clown Shoes created a seasonal beer that will be put in a 300-pound pumpkin and tapped until supplies last. Also, come enjoy pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin quiche , and pumpkin pancakes.Music by Pat Dowling starts at 12:30 p.m.

Fresh Off the Farm with Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival 2019

Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 Agricultural Hall. 35 Panhandle Road, West Tisbury, MA

Join this festival kick-off with an impressive array of wines and delicious cuisine by Island farms and chefs. The Vineyard band, Good Night Louise, will provide lively entertainment. As local and fresh as it gets.

Historic

Governor Bradford's Journal in Performance and Song - Plymouth, MA

Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA

Enjoy creative presentations of Governor Bradford's 400-year-old journal, documenting the Pilgrims' experiences in the founding of Plymouth Colony, and join in readings from a masterful document of early American history. Bradford's authentic words come alive in a participatory cabaret-style evening of song, readings, and re-enactment. Light refreshments served. Pilgrim Hall Museum is open daily year round, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, excepting December 24-25, 31, and the month of January. For more information, visit www.pilgrimhallmuseum. org

Home & Studio Tours

Sunday Estate Walk at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Highfield Hall & 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. No pre-registration required.

Music

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto Anniversary of Bossa Nova – Boston MA

Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

Bossa Nova was born in a recording studio in Rio in 1958, created by João Gilberto. His daughter Bebel, now a thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist, teams with keyboardist and singer Sérgio Mendes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the cultural phenomenon.

A Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace -- Boston MA

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA

Over 40 of the best a cappella groups in New England will entertain audiences as they duel it out in the Marketplace. The group represent colleges and singing groups from across New England. They will sing for a panel of judges and compete for a chance at the winning title and a cash prize.

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade -- Boston MA

Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA

Chick Corea brings together bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in a trio that earned two Grammy Awards for their first outing, “Trilogy.”

John Sebastian -- Plymouth MA

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

The music of John Sebastian and The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution.

Brahms and Schumann with the Boston Symphony -- Boston MA

Nov 29, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

The German pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias leads the symphony and performs in Robert Schumann's Serenade no. 2 in A major; Introduction and Allegro appassionato; and Symphony no. 4 in D minor.

Outdoor Activities

Fall Foliage Explorations with Mass Audubon -- Attleboro MA

Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 1417 Park St (Route 118), Attleboro, MA

What is more quintessentially fall than New England's beautiful foliage? Join Mass Audubon at Oak Knoll as to explore the colors of fall and learn about the science of dendrology (trees). Preregistration is required. Designed for all ages. the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary. Please dress for the weather.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Foliage Bluegrass Cookout -- Harvard MA

Oct 27, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

Celebrate the fall foliage season with an evening of burgers, brews, and live bluegrass at the Fruitlands Museum. Enjoy a farm-to-table buffet catered by Fireside Catering. Join in the games on the lawn, all while taking in the sunset over the sweeping Fruitlands views. Railroad House Band will entertain. Ticket price includes the full dinner, 1 drink ticket for beer or wine, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, games, music. Registration is required by October 23.

Annual Bonfire at Fruitlands -- Harvard MA

Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

This yearly event begins at 5 p.m. and the fire will be lit as night falls around 6:15 p.m. Glow sticks and s'more kits will be for sale and guests will be encouraged to write down a wish and tuck it in the large structure. True West of Acton will be serving craft brews. Rain date is November 3; check Facebook for weather updates.

Sports

Head of the Charles Regatta – Boston MA

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Along the Charles River; see link above Boston, MA

Since 1965, rowers show up at the Charles River in Boston to compete in in the world’s largest Regatta. The Regatta offers spectators a variety of activities, include the race itself, food and drink, merchandise and sporting companionship. Favorite viewing locations include the Eliot Bridge Enclosure and the Weld Exhibition and the Reunion Village. See link below and the regatta website for details. Schedule. Where to watch.

Theater

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"

Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Huntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA

This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award winner tOM Stoppard.

“Sweeney Todd” -- Cotuit MA

Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

"Sweeney Todd” is Stephen Sondheim’s thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. In this infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns home to 19th-century London seeking vengeance.

“The Spongebob Musical” – Boston MA

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Boch Center Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

One of the world’s most beloved characters gets his hour upon the stage in this show that the New York Times calls “brilliant.” Come visit the outer reaches of theatrical innovation.

"Cambodian Rock Band" -- Lowell MA

Oct 16, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

In 1978, a father flees Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime. Thirty years later, his daughter attempts to piece together her family history. This story celebrates the resilient bond of family through hardship and sacrifice and the enduring power of music.

"Once" --Lowell MA

Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA

"Once" is an original Broadway experience with an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, The play tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

Murder on the Petulant Express Interactive Murder Mystery -- Onset MA

Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 Glen Cove Hotel, 167 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA

One of the marvels of 1937, the new streamlined train designed by Peter Petulant came to be known as "The Petulant Express." Last night, after a stop in Akron, Ohio, someone made a permanent alteration to the designer's career. His body was found early this morning in his cabin. Where would the trail lead that would eventually end up at the feet of a killer?