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Antiques

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show 2019

Jun 24, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Route 20, Brimfield, MA

Enormous outdoor antique show lines both sides of the road for a mile. Food is available on site. Show hours. Payment by cash, certified check or Paypal only; no personal checks accepted.
Dates: July 9-14 and September 3-8

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.
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.

Movies in the Park 2019 at Assembly Row

Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Sylvester Baxter Waterfront Park, Assembly Row & Great River Rd, Somerville, MA

Pack up a blanket, lawn chair and picnic and head to Assembly Row for free movies under the stars all summer long! Grab your spot on the lawn with friends and family and enjoy the movie. All movies are shown at dusk.
July 9 – "Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 13 – "Mary Poppins Returns"
July 20 – "Spiderman into the Spider Verse"
July 27 – "Bumblebee"
August 3 – "The Lego Movie 2"
August 10 – "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
August 17 – "Captain Marvel"
August 24 – "Dumbo" (2019)

Storytime With Goats at Notchview

Jul 2, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 Notchview, 83 Old Route 9, Windsor, MA

Meet Notchview's French Alpine goats, Daisy & Aster, and enjoy stories and snacks. The day starts in the little barn, where guests brush and feed the goats. Then it's into the lodge for a nature story and snack. For kids age 2 to 5. Please register online. Space is limited. Email acaluori@thetrustees.org. Dress to be outside, with farm animals. Held every Tuesday.

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.

What is That?! Family Plant ID Hike

Jul 28, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

Trustees Trekkers lead a guided walk to discover what certain types of plants are using a plant ID process. Please note that space in this program is limited and pre-registration is required.

Comedy

Berkshire Comedy Fest 2019

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

Featuring an all new line-up of top comedians from around the country: Paul Anthony, Frankie Fuhrman, Eric Haft, Joe DeVito, and Christine O'Leary. Enjoy a hilarious evening of outrageously hilarious top live stand-up comedy! Don't miss out on this one-night-only comedy showcase!

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.

Rodney Carrington

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street Springfield, MA

Actor, singer and comedian, Rodney Carrington has released an album of new songs and material entitled "Laughter’s Good" and it debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts.

Good Luck Comedy at The Rockwell

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Good Luck Comedy brings you the best stand up comics and DJ's under one roof, once a month. Featuring Petey DeAbreu of Comedy Central and guests J Smitty & Sam Ike.

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street Springfield, MA

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers of our times. Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live.” Martin's and Short’s Netflix special titled “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” received four Emmy nominations.

Cruises

Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Farm Tour & Sunset Sail

Jul 11, 2019 - Aug 29, 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.

Pirate Pop-Up at Bakers Island with Essex National Heritage Area -- Salem MA

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 Bakers Island Light; departing from dock adjacent to the Salem Ferry Landing at 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA

During a cruise on the Naumkeag to Bakers Island, enjoy sea chanties and hear the chilling stories of pirates and privateers who once sailed these dangerous waters. Once on the island, visitors will enjoy a tour of the light station and a rum tasting from Rumson's Rum. For guests age 21 and older. Space is limited so reserve your spottoday! Select the August 17 boat tour at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

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

Provincetown Carnival 2019 --The Enchanted Forest

Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 various towns; consult event website Provincetown, MA

Highlights of this nine-day celebration include the Carnival Gallery Stroll, Opening Party: Enchanted Sunset Cruise by Bay State Cruises, Opening Night Costume Party at the Crown & Anchor, Carnival Pool Party, entertainment by Miss Richfield, Carnival Parade: Enchanted Forest on august 22 at 3 p.m.; and Enchanted Creatures Fantasy Ball. See event website for detailed schedule.

Film

Marketplace Movie Nights at Faneuil Hall

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market Building, Boston, MA

Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater in August and September with free movies on the West End of the property.
August 10 – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with an appearance by Patricia Quinn (Magenta in the film)
August 17 – “Grease”
August 24 – “Mamma Mia!”
August 31 – “La La Land” featuring pre-show music by Swing 17 Jazz Band

Historic

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations: Making Fruit Preserves -- Deerfield MA

Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 Visitor Center at Hall Tavern Kitchen, Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA

Summer is a time for fresh berries. Come see how early New England cooks preserved the sweet berries of summer to enjoy all year long. Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27

Redcoats & Rebels

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 Old Sturbridge Village, 29 Stallion Hill Road, Sturbridge, MA

See the largest military re-enactment in New England with hundreds of soldiers portraying British, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America’s freedoms.

Home & Studio Tours

Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019

Jul 19, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019 Locations provided in tour brochure Newburyport, MA

Newburyport Kitchen Tour opens to the public ten private residential kitchens and grounds in historic and picturesque seaside community of Newburyport. The tour will feature kitchens in a variety of styles from historic homes, renovations and new construction. If buying tickets online, ticket receipt must be redeemed for a tour brochure. Brochures can be picked up at The Custom House Maritime Museum Gift Shop, Water Street on July 26-27 or at William Raveis,12 Federal St on July 27 after 8 a.m. See event website for more details.

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)

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.

Plymouth Philharmonic at World's End

Jul 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 World's End Reservation, 150 Martin's Lane, Hingham, MA

This will be an evening of enchanting music and ocean breezes. The program celebrates the simple pleasures of music with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Mozart’s A Little Night Music, Puccini’s The Chrysanthemums, and JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Violinist Irina Muresanu joins the Philharmonic. Parking for this event will be located at Nantasket Junction MBTA parking lot. A complimentary shuttle service will be provided.

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.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

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

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have been touring the globe as a duo for years, weaving in and out with other combination: Béla with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Chick Corea and Chris Thile, among many others, and Abigail with Wu Fei (a master of the ancient 21-string Chinese zither), The Wu-Force and Uncle Earl.

High Hopes Music And Arts Festival

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA

The High Hopes Music and Arts Festival food, arts and musical tributes to Queen, The Eagles and the Grateful Dead at the casino’s outdoor plaza. Almost Queen is headlining the bill and will be joined by Roots of Creation, a tribute to the Grateful Dead; The Eagles Experience; and local music acts Atlas Grey and Joon.

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."

Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival 2019

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Court Square Springfield, MA

This year is the sixth season of the festival, which brings thousands of music fans to the downtown. Music lineup

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.

Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild

Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street Springfield, MA

This show will bring audiences up close to Aerosmith in an intimate concert experiences. Along with never-seen-before visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions, the performances will be presented in L-ISA Hyperreal sound, allowing fans to feel a deeper connection to the band. Dates: August 21, 24, 26, 29.

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.

Boyz II Men

Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street Springfield, MA

Boyz II Men, known for many classic R&B hits, is one of the best-selling R&B groups of all time, The group redefined R&B with smooth harmonies and timeless themes.

Outdoor Activities

Mass Audubon Nature Walk

Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA

Join teacher-naturalists from Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary for an hour hike around The Bog at Patriot Place,behind Bass Pro Shops. This weekly Thursday series give guests the opportunity to see what is changing in the cranberry bog and surrounding wetland and forest. Guides will teach you skills to use on your own nature adventures. Bring water, comfortable shoes, binoculars,
Dates: July 11 and 18; August 1. 8 and 15.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Salsa Sampling and Latin Dance Party at Harvard Square

Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 Brattle Plaza and Brattle Street, Harvard Square Cambridge, MA

Learn to dance the salsa, quench your thirst with beer or sangria in the beer garden, and dance the night away to Latin music.

Hip Sips-1960's Theme Party

Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, MA

Walter and Ise Gropius hosted parties with creativity and style. Join this spirit at this hip sixties theme party at the trendsetting icon of Gropius House. Enjoy a summer evening of lively jazz with the Bill O'Connor Trio, light hors d'oeuvres and drinks followed by a tour. 1968 dress is encouraged and optional. Advance tickets required.

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.

Best of the North Shore Event 2019

Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA

Come enjoy the North Shore’s best food, beers, and wines, along with live music and dancing, at this historic mansion with its beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the sea.

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.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Circus Show: "Some Like It Hotter"

Jul 17, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

Payomet’s Cirque by the Sea presents "Some Like It Hotter," an original circus show under the Payomet Big Top Tent. With high-flying aerials, gravity-defying juggling, roll-in-the-aisles comedy and lighter-than-air acrobatics, Payomet’s fabulous circus artists show the topic of climate change in a whole new light. Dates: July 17, 21, 24, 29, 31 and August 5, 7, 11, 14, 19, 21, 25 at 6:00pm

Smoke & Shadows: Burlesque & Variety Show

Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

A monthly showcase of glamorous and edgy live burlesque, acoustic music sets, and comedy. For guests age 21 and older.

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.

Cosmic Origins

Jul 20, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St Cambridge, MA

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human boot print. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

In Search of Butterflies & Dragonflies

Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemeterym 580 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

Please join a buttrfly expert for a leisurely walk around Mount Auburn exploring habitats from pond edges to wildflower patches, in search of the various types of butterflies and dragonflies.

Shopping & Sales

Sidewalk Sale Days - Northampton MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 Downtown Northampton, MA

One of downtown Northampton’s favorite shopping events is back!

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

“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.

"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."

“Gertrude and Claudius”

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

By Mark St. Germain and based on the novel by John Updike. A love story for the ages is based on the brilliant book by John Updike. A provocative prequel to Hamlet.

"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.