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Events Calendar 2018

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Arts & Crafts Shows

LexArt Holiday Marketplace 2018 - Lexington, MA

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 Lexington Arts & Crafts Society 130 Waltham Street Lexington, MA

Beautiful handcrafted creations in wood, jewelry, painting, decorative arts, photography, needle arts, weaving, basketry, ceramics, clay and beading, made by local fine artists and craftspeople. Find your perfect original, one-of-a-kind gift.

Literary

Moby Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 6, 2019 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA

This is the continuous reading of America’s most iconic novel, "Moby-Dick." In addition to the main event, the Whaling Museum hosts two mini-marathons on January 5: a Portuguese-language reading of Tiago Patricio’s abridged Moby-Dick, and a children’s version by Classic Starts.
January 4
Pre-marathon dinner and presentation. Ticket required. $50
January 5-6
Children’s Moby-Dick Marathon. Children of all ages can read a section of an abridged version of Moby-Dick by Classic Starts. 10 a.m.
The Main Attraction. The Moby-Dick Marathon reading begins in the model whaleship, the Lagoda. Next, head to the Seamen’s Bethel to hear Father Mapple’s rousing sermon (if your name is drawn in the seat raffle. Otherwise, watch a live stream of the sermon in the Museum’s theater). Readings continue while overlooking the New Bedford Harbor. Saturday, noon, to Sunday, 1 p.m.
Portuguese Mini-Marathon. This is reading of Tiago Patricio’s abridged version of Moby-Dick in Portuguese. 3 p.m.
Cousin Hosea’s Chowder House & the Decanter Taproom. Recharge and warm up with soups and brews. 5 p.m.'
January 6
20th Hour Treat. Enjoy malassadas to fuel you up for the home stretch. 8 a.m.
Epilogue. 1 p.m.

Museums

Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration

Nov 17, 2018 - Feb 10, 2019 Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road / Route 183 Stockbridge, MA

This exhibit explores Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year are celebrated in over 40 original works created by six award-winning children’s book illustrators.

Music

Joan Osborne -- Dylanology

Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 Tilden Arts Center, Route 132 West Barnstable,, MA

On her latest album Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon, as she winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics

David Bowie Alumni Tour

Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019 Wilbur Theatre, Tremont Street Boston, MA

The David Bowie Alumni Tour presents Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and a changing comviantion of hits and cuts. Alumni musicians of David Bowie's are led by Mike Garson.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

 cinderella at the colonial theatre

Enjoy the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Cinderella combines classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin and a beautiful ball with some surprising twists.

Smoke & Shadows: A Burlesque & Variety Show

Jan 5, 2019 - Jan 5, 2019 The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA

Smoke & Shadows is The Rockwell’s monthly burlesque and variety show that defies decade and genre, each time offering a new mix of performers from near and far for a sophisticated night of sparkle and showmanship. For guests age 21 and older,

Theater

One-Minute Play Festival With Bosotn Playwrights' Theatre

Jan 5, 2019 - Jan 7, 2019 Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Boston, MA

The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only.