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    Circus Smirkus 2015 Big Top Tour: BON APPÉTIT!

    Presented by Circus Smirkus

    July 21 - July 22, 2015

    Dig into another serving of Circus Smirkus! There will be freshly baked fun, spiced with excitement, sautéed in silliness, with a pinch of whimsy as Circus Smirkus presents the 2015 Big Top Tour:  BON APPÉTIT!

    Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, ...more


    Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 8, 2015

    A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Anonymous 4

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 9, 2015

    Anthology 25

    Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 perform in their final tour a program entitled Anthology 25, with songs from the...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet and Yehudi Wyner & David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 10, 2015

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman joins with composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner and Artistic Director and pianist David Deveau for a program of works by Schumann, Hindemith,...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Free admission to the Museum for the entire day.  This event includes children's activities on the plaza, demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the Museum....more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Our Annual Free Fun Friday date is Friday, July 10th
    Free admission all day at the Children’s Museum, Merry Go Round and Volleyball Hall of Fame.


    Free Fun Friday! at the Volleyball Hall of Fame

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Enjoy a fun afternoon at Heritage State Park in Holyoke as the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke Children's Museum and Holyoke Merry-Go-Round participate in the...more

    The Dodo Orchestra

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    July 10, 2015

    DODO ORCHESTRA is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Cape Cod Maritime Museum at Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Barnstable

    July 10, 2015

     

    For the seventh consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation's "Free Fun Fridays", a summer program that provides no cost admission to 70 treasured cultural institutions...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Danforth Museum of Art

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    July 10, 2015

    Visit Danforth Art on Friday, July 10 for art-making, Spotlight Talks, tours, gallery activities and more—for all ages and all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! Danforth Art...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 11, 2015

    Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet...more

    Montgomery Gentry at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 11, 2015

    When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first burst onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant...more

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse, Dennis Village

    June 30 - July 11, 2015

    A Musical within a Comedy
    The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Starring JoAnne Worley
    Directed by Pamela Hunt
    Choreographed by Shea Sullivan

     

    The larger...more

    Pinocchio

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 8 - July 11, 2015

    by National Marionette Theatre

    Carlo Collodi's epic about a puppet who wants to become a real boy is a classic example of storytelling at its best. National Marionette's adaptation is...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 12, 2015

    Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet...more

    Dynamic Conversations - Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works

    Presented by South Shore Art Center at South Shore Art Center, Cohaset

    May 29 - July 12, 2015

    Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works: Boris Bally, Garry Knox Bennett, Dale Broholm, John Eric Byers, Charles Crowley, Mark Del...more

    Easton Corbin at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 12, 2015

    With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin is coming to Indian Ranch!

    Corbin became the first...more

    Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 1 - July 12, 2015

    Intimate Exchanges- A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

    This surprising comedy by Ayckbourn, the master of the form, was nominated for London’s prestigious Olivier Award and...more

    Peter and Will Anderson

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    July 12, 2015

    “I WAS THOROUGHLY SWEPT AWAY BY THE ANDERSON TWINS AND THEIR BAND…THEY EACH PLAY THE CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE WITH A DEVOTION THAT IS APPARENT IN EVERY NOTE”

      “Virtuosos...more

    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Eternal Seasons

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    July 16, 2015

    Violinist Edson Scheid and mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore join Aston Magna’s ensemble for the season’s final event, “Eternal Seasons,” July 16-18, in a performance of...more

    After Hopper After Hours

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    July 16, 2015

    Join award-winning artists and discover the latest works inspired by one of our country’s greatest painters, Edward Hopper, while enjoying Truro Vineyards’ wine, Twenty Boat Rum cocktails and...more

    Melanie

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 17, 2015

    Opening Act: Kerri Powers

    A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for...more

    After Hopper: Painting Hopper's Places en Plein Air

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    July 13 - July 17, 2015

    Celebrating the work of artists inspired by Edward Hopper and Cape Cod — the region he chose to build his home and to paint for decades — artists from across the country will be onsite...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Cape Ann Museum

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    July 17, 2015

    The Cape Ann Museum will be free and open to the public as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday. Free Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most...more

    Cafe Accordion Orchestra

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    July 17, 2015

    Dan Newton's Café Accordion Orchestra (CAO) plays an eclectic mix full of French flair, Latin heat, and Bohemien attitude. It's the sound Parisian hipsters in the 1920s would have been down with,...more

    Free Fun Friday! at the Fitchburg Art Museum

    Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg

    July 17, 2015

    Throughout the day there will be exhibits, tours, studio activities, and performances.

     


    Free Fun Friday! at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Highland Street Foundation

    July 17, 2015

    Free Fun Friday at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Gardening / Horticulture - Other


    Free Fun Friday! at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

    Presented by Larz Anderson Auto Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    July 17, 2015

    After a highly popular and successful first time participation as a Free Fun Friday venue last year, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is proud to participate once again as a venue. The Museum will...more

    Free Fun Friday! Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 17, 2015

    The Children’s Museum in Easton will be participating on Friday, July 17. For more information and a full schedule, please visit http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html....more

    Chris Young at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 18, 2015

    Declared “country music’s superstar next door,’ by Huffington Post, Chris Young has accomplished more by the age of 29 than some artists do in a...more

    The Jungle Book by Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    June 20 - July 18, 2015

    The Jungle Book - By Joseph Robinette, based on The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling

    A classic comes vividly to life in the story of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves,...more

    Iris DeMent

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 18, 2015

    Immersed in gospel music and traditional country growing up, Iris DeMent brings a raw vulnerability to her gospel-tinged melodies which has brought her both critical and popular acclaim. ...more

    Tall Tales! Stories and Songs from Old New England

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 15 - July 18, 2015

    by Brad Shur and Chris Monti

    Have you ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then come along on this whirlwind tour of New England's tallest...more

    Jandee Lee Porter Band

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    July 18, 2015

    Americana, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock would be just some of the ways to describe the Jandee Lee Porter Band. Through original music, this band has fused the above styles into a sound that is not...more

    Phil Vassar

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 19, 2015

    As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with...more

    Shrek

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly

    July 7 - July 19, 2015

    Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters...more

    Reagle Music Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate

    Presented by Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston at Robinson Theater, Waltham

    July 9 - July 19, 2015

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Kiss Me, Kate from July 9-19, 2015. This hilarious play within a play recounts...more

    A Weekend with Ben Owen III

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    North Carolina potter Ben Owen III will conduct a full weekend of clay demos, lectures, and a reception at Fuller Craft Museum. The demo/workshops will focus on clay forms made on the...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 21, 2015

    A founding member of the Grammy-winning old time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and fiddle/banjo player Rhiannon Giddens has exploded onto the public eye this year with the...more

    Three Moderns Paint Gloucester: Sloan, Hartley, and Hopper on Cape Ann

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    July 23, 2015

    Presented by Carol Troyen, an independent scholar, author, and the Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Although they never...more

    Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 23 - July 24, 2015

    The dynamic married duo of Béla Fleck, who almost singlehandedly reinvented the banjo for the modern era, and clawhammer banjo player/ and singer Abigail Washburn, is a musical partnership...more

    Free Fun Friday

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    July 24, 2015

    Enjoy a FREE day at Fruitlands courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. Trail tours, gallery tours, hands-on activities, live music, and fun for all ages – and it’s all FREE!


    Free Fun Friday! Battleship Cove

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 24, 2015

    Enjoy free admission all-day-long at Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum at Fall River! Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Battleship Cove is open 9:00am-5:00pm, and the Marine Museum...more

    Free Fun Friday! Edward Gorey House

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 24, 2015

    The Edward Gorey House again participates in the 7th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. A record-breaking 70 museums and cultural venues across...more

    Free Fun Friday! Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 24, 2015

    Come enjoy the museum, our treasure hunts and exhibits for free!


    Free Fun Friday! Museum of Russian Icons

    Presented by Museum of Russian Icons and Highland Street Foundation at Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton

    July 24, 2015

    The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program will offer free admission to the Museum of Russian Icons on Friday, July 24, 2015. This year, 70 venues are participating in Free Fun...more

    Outside Mullingar

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre at Cape Rep Indoor Theater, Brewster

    June 25 - July 25, 2015

    Tony Nominee for Best Play, 2014.  From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, a contemporary romantic comedy set in the Irish countryside. Rosemary is approaching 40 and Anthony...more

    The Great Red Ball Rescue

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    July 22 - July 25, 2015

    by Faye Dupras

    Red alert! A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy's favorite red ball gets whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join...more

    Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 15 - July 26, 2015

    Outside Mullingar - A comedy by John Patrick Shanley

    Tony nominated for Best Broadway play in 2014, Outside Mullingar was written by John Patrick Shanley, author of the...more

    Circus Smirkus 2015 Big Top Tour: BON APPÉTIT!

    Presented by Circus Smirkus at Gore Place, Waltham

    July 24 - July 26, 2015

    Dig into another serving of Circus Smirkus! There will be freshly baked fun, spiced with excitement, sautéed in silliness, with a pinch of whimsy as Circus Smirkus presents the 2015 Big Top...more

    Martin Sexton

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 26, 2015

    Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his...more

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