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Antiques

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show 2019

Sep 3, 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: September 3-8

Art Show

Sculpture Walk at the Eustis Estate

Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA

Explore the grounds of the Eustis Estate in a new way with a guided tour of the outdoor sculpture included in the special exhibition, Changing Landscape: Sculpture at Eustis Estate. All sculptures are by local New England artists and are related to the theme of landscape. Advance tickets recommended. Includes admission to the house.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival --Hyannis MA

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Village Green, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Over 75 juried artisans will display and sell their American made works and specialty foods. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day. Held rain or shine. Friendly pets on leash are welcome. Ample free parking in the town lots in downtown Hyannis.

Old Deerfield Craft Fairs Fall Festival 2019

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 10 Memorial Street Deerfield, MA

This fair features more than 180 juried exhibitors from 16 states displaying and selling crafts of all media in the picturesque setting of the historic village of Old Deerfield. Highlights include a free museum tour, craft displays and demonstrations, music, food court and specialty food sampling.

Car Shows

Cocktails for Cars at Heritages Museums & Gardens -- Sandwich MA

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street Sandwich, MA

This showcase that extends the entire length of the age of the automobile. Enthusiasts and curious spectators get up-close views of some of the most beautiful automobiles ever designed. Beautiful gardens and the Heritage Automobile Gallery sere as a backdrop. Proceeds from this event benefit Heritage’s automobile collection.

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.
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.

Bubbles & Books at Hammond Castle Museum

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019 Hammond Castle, 80 Hesperus Avenue Gloucester, MA

Young kids and parents are invited every Monday morning in August for story time, followed by a bubble party on the back lawn. Stories start at 10:15 am. Bring a blanket and listen to classic prince and princess stories and explore lesser known favorites too. After the storytime, bubble machines will be blowing hundreds of bubbles. Young guests encouraged to dress up.

The Secret Garden Outdoors at Stevens-Coolidge Place -- North Andover MA

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street, North Andover, MA

This classic of children's story is is re-told with music. . Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to England to live with her Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life.

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.

Comedy

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.

Eleanor Kerrigan at ROAR Comedy Club -- Springfield MA

Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019 MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA

Eleanor J. Kerrigan got her start as a waitress at the World Famous Comedy Store. Her hilarious view on life comes from growing up in South Philly in a large Irish-Catholic family. She has appeared on Nickelodeon, VH1, Howard Stern & HBO.

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.

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.

Family Homestead Festival at the Stevens-Coolidge Place -- North Andover MA

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street, North Andover, MA

Come celebrate the fall season with some old-fashioned family fun at this former working farm-turned-gentleman's country estate. Demonstrations, vendors and informational booths, delicious foods and drinks. Kids crafts and a community mural for all. Non-Member Child: $8 Non-Member Family: $30

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

Guided Tours

Historic Walking Tours -- Edgartown MA

Jul 30, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 Departure from The Carnegie, 58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA

Explore the maritime heritage and architectural history of Martha’s Vineyard in two guided walking tours. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour and can be acquired at The Carnegie. Email melissa@mvpreservation.org.
The Architectural Walking Tour travels through the town center of Edgartown, stopping at the John Coffin House, the Village Green, the Vincent House of 1672, the Dr. Daniel Fisher House & Gardens, and the Old Whaling Church. 90 minutes. Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.through October 14. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; kids, $7
Edgartown Harbor Tour focuses on three significant maritime properties, the Osborne Wharf Building, Norton Boathouse, and Old Sculpin Gallery. 45 minutes. Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 p.m. through October 14. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; kids, $5.

Walking Tours of the Campground and Gingerbread Cottages -- Martha's Vineyard MA

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Tabernacle, Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association manages and hosts walking tours of the Campground, which includes many of the colorful, renowned gingerbread cottages and the iconic iron Tabernacle. The Campground grew out of the religious camp meetings of the 19th century. The first meeting took place on these grounds in 1835 with nine church tents and a crude speaker’s stand. Today, the Tabernacle towers over 312 Victorian cottages where people still live today in this special community. Walking Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

Art's Dune Tours -- Provincetown MA

Aug 5, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019 4 Standish Street Provincetown, MA

Art’s Dune Tours use dune buggies to take visitors out onto the dunes of the Provincelands, a marvelous, otherworldly place of sky, sea, bending grass, and sand. Access by the public to the dunes is limited, so this is one of the few ways to see them. Tours run rain or shine. Private tours may be arranged.

Tours at New Bedford Whaling Museum

Aug 13, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA

A daily Highlights Tour tells stories about the history of New Bedford. Seevisitor favorites, new whale science exhibits, and some of our most historically significant artifacts. Free with Museum admission. 11 a.m. and, on Mondays only, 12:30 p.m.
To Catch a Whale Tour joins Captain Michael Taylor and his crew on a voyage aboard the whaleship Kutusoff in 1842. Held every other Saturday.

Historic

A Night of Fire & Wine -- Plymouth MA

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Peabody Pavilion at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA

Plimoth’s fall fundraiser, A Night of Fire & Wine, presents wine , flame-seared foods, and jazz by Chantal Joseph. All the while, fire dancers and water fire light up the night.

Let History Ring: Casting A New Ship's Bell

Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

The weekend opens a series of homecoming events for Mayflower II. Verdin Company – a world-renowned pioneer in cast bronze bells – brings a traveling bell foundry to Plimouth Plantation to cast a new ship's bell for Mayflower II. Enjoy food, music, and activities for children.

Home & Studio Tours

Sunday Estate Walk at Highfield Hall -- Falmouth MA

Sep 1, 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. Dates: September 1 and 15; October 6 and 20.

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.

Music

Summer in the Park Concert Series 2019 -- Auburn MA

Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Pappas Recreation Complex, 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA

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)

Music at deCordova Sculpture Park -- Lincoln MA

Jul 23, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA

deCordova's Café Courtyard is the perfect venue for music and food on a lovely summer night. Sip some wine, savor a brew, enjoy a snack and performances by local musicians. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside the Café. No ousdie food ro drinks permitted
August 1 -- Notorious
August 8 -- Jenny Riddle with Eric Faulkner
August 15-- Lisa Bastoni
August 22-- Sarah Blacker & Aaron Z Katz

Sunset Serenade at Southwick’s Zoo – Mendon, MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Southwick's Zoo, 5 Southwick Street Mendon, MA

The patio outside the Daniels Room of Southwick’s Zoo is a place of live music, cocktails and specialty food! Relax by the fire pits and performing artists. Schedule:
August 7 -- Ripcord
August 8 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band
August 14 -- Joe Esposito
August 15 -- Ghost Train
August 21 -- Professor Roots
August 22 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band
August 28 -- Gay Perkoski
August 29 -- TBD
September 4 -- Ripcord
September 5 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band
September 11 -- Gay Perkoski
September 12 -- Jeffrey Thomas and the Ultimate Band

Naumkeag at Night -- Stockbridge MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA

Naumkeag at Night is back in the gardens. Naumkeag will bring the band and the sunset. Cash bar and food available on site. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the Facebook event page by noonon the day of the performance. Due to parking restrictions please carpool when possible. Lineup:
August 1 -- Trio Candela
August 8 -- Wanda Houston
August 15 -- Empty Bottle Ramblers
August 22 -- Little Leatherwood Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman
August 29 -- The Late Risers
September 5 -- Tom Bailey Oldtime Band
September 12 -- Jenny Parrott

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.

Mikarimba

Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Jazz marimbist Mika Stoltzman has been described by the LA Times as a “high-wire jazz marimbist… an amazing, energetic performer ready for major exposure.” She and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman take the audience on a wild, invigorating musical journey.

Foreigners Journey

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 NARA Park Amphitheater, 25 Ledge Rock Way Acton, MA

All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments including beer and wine will be available for purchase. Parking is free - please use upper parking lot 75 Quarry Road, Acton. Rain cancels. Visit the NARA Park Facebook page for weather updates or actonrec.com.

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.

Cranberry Coast Concerts Presents Sinatra -- Middleborough MA

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Knights of Columbus Hall, 262 West Grove Street Middleborough, MA

Mike Duarte sings beloved songs made famous by “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales.

Wellfleet Porchfest

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 village of Wellfleet Wellfleet, MA

Free outdoor acoustic music festival in the historic cape cod village of Wellfleet.

Maritime Minstrels & Sailors’ Chanteys -- Falmouth MA

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

This is an afternoon of seafaring songs, beer, dancing, knot making and other nautical pastimes. Fermentations Brewing will be selling craft beers. Music by the Rum Soaked Crooks and the New Bedford Sea Chantey Chorus .

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.

Joe Crookston

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA

“A song needs to be more than good, it needs to be good for something.” That’s Joe Crookston’s favorite Woody Guthrie quotation. Joe Crookston is not just a folksinger, not just a versatile musician with his Martin OM 28, his fiddle, his slide guitar or banjo. He’s a storyteller, carrying on Woody’s work of telling the story of America, song by song.

Berkshire Ramblers

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA

The Ramblers end another Troubadour season at the Guthrie Center! They always get everyone singing along.

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.

Julio Iglesias – Boston MA

Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 Boston University Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Julio Iglesias is one of the most popular and loved Spanish / Latin vocalists in contemporary music, having entertained 60 million fan on five continents, with many gold and platinum albums.

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.

Incubus: Make Yourself & Beyond – Boston MA

Oct 8, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 Boch Center Wang Theater, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Incubus goes on the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its platinum album “Make Yourself,” a pivotal moment in the history of the band.

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

Twilight Paddle on Tully Lake -- Royalston MA

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Tully Lake Campground, 25 Doane Hill Road, Royalston, MA

Come and enjoy the paddling a kayak or canoe on Tully Lake and Tully River for a discounted week night rental rate! Canoes and kayaks available.

Illumination Night – Onset MA

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Onset Beach, 184 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA

Roam the lighted beaches for gorgeous views of Onset Harbor. Circus Dynamics will be putting on a fire dancing show on the main beach from 8:45 to 9:15 p.m. Be at the beach by 9 p.m. to hear the horn signaling volunteers to light the thousands of flares and sprint down the beach, lighting up the harbor as they go. Paid parking at the Onset Pier; free parking at Hynes Field. Rain date is August 25.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Paws & Pints at the Brew Barn

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Avenue Phillipston, MA

This is a kid-friendly end-of-summer event that you can enjoy with the whole family - dogs included. Activities inlcude at a peanut butter licking contest, cider donuts, tie-dying a dog bandana, PYO fruit, face painting, pet caricatures, live music, raffle, farm animals, and photos. Enjoy beer and BBQ pit and food trucks. Take your dog on a 10-minute nose work or agility session ,walk the trails

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.

Mamma Mia! An ABBA Disco Dance Party -- Allston MA

Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019 Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA

If you can’t get enough ABBA, this dance night is going to be a thrill. Hear ABBA hits, along with many more disco hits from the 1970s from The Bee Gees and others.

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

Rockport Celtic Festival 2019: Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches -- Rockport MA

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Presenting new and well-known musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, the weekend will focus on Celtic music's broad range with an emphasis on crossover work. Schedule:
Friday, August 23
The Celtic/Appalachian Journey. The Journey of Irish and Scottish music to America. 7 p.m. $49-$69
Celtic Session Upstairs. Artists will include: Mick McAuley, John Doyle, & Oisin McAuley; Bruce Molsky & Allison de Groot; The Seamus Egan Project with Moira Smiley; Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul; & Kevin Doyle. 10 p.m. $10-$25
Saturday, August 24
Celtic Workshop: Harmony and traditional song accompaniment. 2 p.m.
Strings on Strings. Featuring classical crossovers in traditional music and new compositions. 7 p.m. $49-$69
Celtic Session Upstairs. 10 p.m. $10-$15
Sunday, August 25
Words & Music/The Celtic Spirit. A meditative Sunday hour with poetry, prose, and music. 2 p.m. $10
Closing Concert: Songs and Stories From the Sea. Saluting the history of Cape Ann and its place in Atlantic maritime history. 5 p.m. $49-$69

"La Bohème" preview concert -- Wellfleet MA

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA

Opera Theater of Cape Cod presents Giacomo Puccini’s opera classic "La Bohème" in a preview performance. The show uses the English National Opera's translation of the piece, allowing audience members who are new to opera to understand and enjoy the performance in the most more accessible way possible.
Two mainstage performances will be held on September 6 and September 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Studio Theater at The Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA

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.

Shopping & Sales

Boston Night Market 2019: Fall Edition

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA

Inspired by night markets in Asia, Boston Night Market will be anevening of lights, food, games, and entertainment. Get ready to come and ignite the night with us once again. Enjoy food, a beer garden, DJ and music, performances, lawn games, raffles, carnival games and more. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Storytelling

The Mosquito Story Slam

Aug 13, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 Provincetown Theater, Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA

Storytellers from the audience sign-up to tell 5-minute, personal stories related to the night’s theme. No notes are allowed on stage, 2019 summer themes:
August 24: Let Down Anticipation, expectation and disappointment usually go hand in hand. What or who did you put your hopes and dreams into?

Theater

"Sweeny Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Jul 8, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA

"Sweeney Todd" tells the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race. Schedule and tickets.

“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. Performed outdoors in the intimate Roman Garden Theatre with comfortable seating.

“Fall Springs”

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Barrington Stage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA

Boulders, buildings, and the occasional bartender are being swallowed in the ground due to fracking. The town of Fall Springs is cash-strapped but sits directly on top of America’s largest reserve of cosmetic essential oils. It has big dreams but at what cost?

"If I Forget"

Aug 9, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Barrington Stage Company, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

A Jewish-American struggles with a culture under duress. Three siblings come home for their old dad’s birthday, and secrets rise to the surface. Negotiations ensue and they must decided how much of the past they’re willing to release. Talkback follows the performances on August 21. Cafe Chats follow the performances on August 16 and August 30. Email: boxoffice@barringtonstageco.org

"Topdog/Underdog"

Aug 13, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

Two brothers and locked into two battles: a game of Three Card Monte and a strained conversation to come to terms with their identity and what history has handed them. Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Best Play

The Gold Dust Orphans Present "The Ebonic Woman"

Aug 18, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Fishermen Hall (enter at back of Provincetown High School), 12 Winslow Street Provincetown, MA

Irreverent! Outragous! And Fearless. This brave soul sister is out to stop Trump and his cronies in their tracks. She's the Ebonic Woman and she's coming your way this summer. Dates: August 18 and 25; September 1.

“Tiny Beautiful Things” – Lowell MA

Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

Cheryl Strayed, advice columnist, answered hundreds of letters with candor and honesty. The stage adaptation of her memoir, "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar," is a clarion call to the strength of the human spirit. . Recommended for ages 16 and older – adult content/language

"Time Stands Still"

Sep 13, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

A news photographer recovering from an encounter with a roadside bomb, ponders a choice between her life's work of revealing horror of the world, and a life of homey comfort. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies weaves a story of the cost of staying true to one's principles.

“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.