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Events Calendar 2018

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Children & Families

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Nov 6, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Are you weary of all that reading? This show attempts to condense all the Harry Potter books (and a game of Quidditch) into less than an hour and a half. This hilarious show, lauded by many reviewers, features all the characters, a parade of costuming, absurd props, and lots of Hogwarts magic. This family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore. “Potted Potter” won the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show, playing to sold-out houses worldwide. Dates: November 16-18, 20-24


Small Town Murder Presents: “Shut Up And Give Me Murder”

Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018 The Wilbur, 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Small Town Murder consists of comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman. When it comes to true crime comedy these guys are the real deal! Join them as they look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that takes place there.

Dinner Theater

Comical Mystery Tour: "T'was the Night of Murder"

Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 Ventfort Hall Mansion, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA

The town is celebrating the 150th year of the Holiday Festival in Garland Florida. The regular reader of the holiday stories has somehow come down with a terrible case of laryngitis. Come and see if you can find out "who dunnit."he Comical Mystery Tour has had over 50,000 audience members viewing and/or participating in their programs. A cash bar is available for beer and wine. Reservations are required by November 19. Seating is limited.


Historic Trade Demonstrations at Historic Deerfield

Oct 6, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA

Join Historic Deerfield for live demonstrations of traditional arts and trades. Meet the craftspeople who are keeping these traditions alive. Historic Trade Demos run through the end of November. Complete list of demonstrations

17th Century Life at Historic Deerfield

Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018 Visitor Center at Hall Tavern, Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA

Meet the Society of the 17th Century, a group of re-enactors who will bring our historic Hall Tavern building to life with an incredible array of period arts, crafts, and trades.

Boston Tea Party Reenactment 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018 Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Boston, MA

The Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Reenactment offers the public to experience one of America’s most iconic public protests. More than 100 re-enactors tell the story of The Boston Tea Party and theatrically recreate the evening of December 16, 1773 that sparked the American Revolution.
The event begins with a fiery tea tax debate at Old South Meeting House. Then, the public joins a procession led by fifers & drummers to the waterfront and witnesses the Sons of Liberty destroy loose tea from London’s East India Company.
The Meeting of the Body of the People requires tickets for entry to the Old South Meeting House, where ticket holders join an authentic, spirited and theatrical Colonial debate. A town crier calls out all the details to the crowds outside. The procession from Old South Meeting House to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is free to the public.


Michelle Obama Book Tour at TD Garden

Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 TD Garden, 100 Legends Way Boston, MA

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will make speaking appearances this fall in 10 cities, including Boston, in support of her memoir, "Becoming." The book tour stops at Boston's TD Garden on Nov. 24. "I'm proud (of the book) because it is candid, it is honest, it is totally and utterly me," Obama said in a video posted to Facebook. Tickets will go on sale on September 21, at 10 a.m. at Becoming Michelle Ogama. Those interested in buying tickets will have to first register through Ticketmaster.


Rufus Wainwright and All These Poses Anniversary Tour

Dec 5, 2018 - Dec 5, 2018 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright starts a North American tour to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his debut. With guest Rachel Eckroth, Wainwright and his band will perform material from both Rufus Wainwright (1998) and Poses (2001). Map http://www.emersoncolonialtheatre.com/calendar/rufus-wainwright/**

An Evening with Peter Wolf

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth Plymouth, MA

Peter Wolf makes music from his early background in blues, soul, country, folk and jazz.

Aurea Ensemble

Dec 9, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA

An annual Aurea holiday tradition, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” features a delightful reading of the Dylan Thomas classic story, with musical interludes of Percy Grainger, Benjamin Britten and old English carols. The program opens with varied works to celebrate the winter solstice and holiday season.

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

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Mr. Potter's 19th Century Magic Show

Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018 Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street Deerfield,, MA

Robert Olson will recreate the magic of 19th century magician Richard Potter in an engaging performance. Olson uses recreated and original props, 19th century costume, and the early language that appeared in the magic books of Potter's time to transport the audience for an evening of magic and fun.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

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

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.


"Something Rotten!"

Nov 27, 2018 - Nov 27, 2018 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA

Set in the 1590s, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.