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Events Calendar 2018

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Children & Families

Evening of Illumination at Old Sturbridge Village

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA

How did New England families spend their evenings before electricity, texting, telephones, TVs and computers? Find out on this tour of the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight. Guided by lantern light around the Village Common, guests will visit villagers and enjoy music and storytelling. See Village artisans at work by candlelight. After the tours, Bullard Tavern will be serving refreshments, mulled cider, and a cash bar. Advance registration is recommended; register online. Tours are 90 minutes long. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Dinner Theater

Comical Mystery Tour’s Murder Mystery Dinner

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019 Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA

The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns to the Ventford Hall mansion with a new program. Mrs. Kite has a lost manuscript supposedly written by the Beatles. One of her guests decides to eliminate the chance of competition by taking Kite out. Come along and help figure out who cut the middle person out of the bidding war. A cash bar is available for beer and wine. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

Gardens

Boston Flower Show 2019

Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019 Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA

The Boston Flower & Garden Show hosts colorful life-sized gardens, intricate floral arrangements, informative lectures and demonstrations and exciting special events. There is a garden marketplace and a Little Sprouts activity center for kids.

Hobbies

Creative Romance Paint Night

Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019 Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street Andover, MA

Artists Ana Smyth and Francisco Colom from Paint the Gardens summer series will be leading the instruction. Try something new with a long-time partner, or perhaps get to know a new acquaintance in a group setting. This class is open to all experience levels. No previous painting experience required. For guests age 21 and older. Pre-registration required.

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.

Flora in Winter 2019

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA

Dozens of imaginative floral displays paired with paintings transform Worcester Art Museum into a wonderland of artistry by nature and humans.

Music

Drumline Live!

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019 Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA

The Historically Black College and University band experience comes alive with this world-class cast of percussionists, musicians and dancers. Be prepared to laugh, sing, dance and cry, because DRUMline Live! is a high-octane musical roller coaster

Shades of Yale University Vocal Concert

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019 Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street Brockton, MA

Shades is one of Yale’s premiere a cappella groups; its sound blends Sweet Honey in the Rock with Big Mama Thornton.

New England Winter Blues Festival 2019

Feb 9, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019 Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA

Featuring Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with Little Charlie Baty, The Brothers Moss, Rick Estrin, Sonya Rae Taylor & Jason Ricci. Sugar Ray & the Bluetones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold and much more.

Some Enchanted Evening: A Valentine's Gala

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA

A Valentine’s Gala featuring greatest hits from opera and musical theater. More information TBA.

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.

Mariah Carey

Mar 28, 2019 - Mar 28, 2019 Boch Center Wang theatre, 27 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Mariah Carey is a music powerhouse and the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles to her name. ) and via Ticketmaster. Canadian and U.S. residents who purchase tickets online will be able to redeem one digital or physical copy of Mariah Carey’s new album.

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.

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.

Outdoor Activities

Sledding Party

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

Fruitlands Museum will have hot cocoa and s’mores around our outdoor fire pit to warm you up between sledding runs down our many wonderful hills. Enjoy a winter scavenger hunt. In the event of inclement weather, please visit our Facebook page for weather updates.

Winter Fun Sledding Party

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019 Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA

Get the family outdoors at Fruitlands Museum at a sledding party on January 21. Hot cocoa and s’mores will be served at the outdoor fire pit between sledding runs. Enjoy a winter scavenger hunt. Head out on the trails. No snow? No problem! No matter the weather, there will be fun activities to get the family engaged outside with crafts and games indoors.

Couples Scavenger Hunt

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019 Notchview, 2299 Route 9 Dalton, MA

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend at Notchview during our couple's scavenger hunt. Team up with your sweetie or friend and find the hidden hearts along one of our snowshoe trails and receive a prize. Afterwards, join us in the lodge for snacks and a Valentine's Day drink during our Apres Ski at 4 p.m. Snowshoe rental included. Please make reservations in advance.

Parties, Dances, Balls

An Evening Inspired By Sherlock Holmes - Brighton, MA

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street Brighton, MA

Embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes. The evening will include activities of deductive reasoning skills, talks from local experts, signature Sherlock cocktails and bite-sized treats. Sherlock inspired attire is strongly encouraged. Grab a friend, and get ready for some serious fun.

Shows & Exhibits

New England International Auto Show 2019

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts Boston, MA

Browse hundreds of the newest vehicles to suit every budget and life style. Factory and dealer representatives are on hand to answer your questions; see your favorite car lines all under one roof

Theater

Shakespeare's Valentine Surprise

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street Lenox, MA

Romantic, funny, and full of surprises! Don't miss the fun as Shakespeare & Company members perform some of the most famous love scenes of all time.