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    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School, Beverly

    August 6 - August 9, 2015

    Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, the high-octane musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of a small-town girl who follows her dreams to the big city, where she finds romance, adventure, and above all, fun. The show will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  

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    Lisa Fischer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 2, 2015

    Despite standing in the shadows for much of her career, Lisa Fischer is widely considered to be one of the most powerful vocalists on the planet. After years of performing with artists like The...more

    The Comedy of Errors

    Presented by The Concord Players at Concord Free Public Library, Concord

    July 25 - August 2, 2015

    The Concord Players present The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, to be performed on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord, MA, at 5:30 p.m. in the...more

    August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 6, 2015

    Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards...more

    An Evening With Rich Robinson

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 6, 2015

    Thursday, August 6, 8 PM
    An Evening with Rich Robinson

    A founding member of The Black Crowes, guitarist Rich Robinson has entered into a remarkably successful solo career that stands...more

    The Kingston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 7, 2015

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    Luiz Caracol

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

    August 7, 2015

    Luiz Caracol is a well-known composer, guitar player and singer in Portugal. His music has a strong mixture of influences from Africa, Brazil and Portugal. Luiz is a virtuosic guitarist and...more

    Family Autism Night

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    August 7, 2015

    Join The Children’s Museum in Easton on Friday, August 7 from 4:30-7 pm for Family Autism Night. The Museum will be open exclusively to families with children ages 10 and under on the Autism...more

    Free Fun Friday! Concord Museum

    Presented by Concord Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Concord Museum, Concord

    August 7, 2015

    Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be open FREE for all on Friday, August 7 as part of Free Fun Fridays. At the Concord Museum, visitors...more

    Free Fun Friday! Worcester Historical Museum

    Presented by Worcester Historical Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    WHM has a new exhibit, “The Sky is Not the Limit,” celebrating 80 years of the David Clark Company in Worcester.  They will have space-related activities during the day, including a...more

    Free Fun Friday! Springfield Museums

    Presented by Springfield Museums & Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Keith Johnson presents Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles (2 shows, 11:30 & 1:30), Live Reptile Demos (Noon-3 pm), Activity: Help Build a Chinese Dragon (Hasbro Games Art Discovery...more

    Free Fun Friday! Hancock Shaker Village

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Activites include demonstrations, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, hiking tours, and a bouncy house. Free parking and overflow parking; also convenient drop-off at entrance.


    The Swan

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    August 5 - August 8, 2015

    by Le Théâtre de Deux Mains (Quebec)

    Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, The Swan tells the story of a lost little bird looking for...more

    My Fair Lady

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

    July 28 - August 8, 2015

    by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
    Directed by Hunter Foster
    Choreographed by Lorin Latarro

    My Fair Lady is the centerpiece of the 2015 season and the...more

    Natural Connections: Bug Hunt

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 8, 2015

     Bessie’s Tent

    Join us for a bug scavenger hunt! What kind of creepy crawlies can you spot on the Museums grounds? Check off all your finds and get a closer look with a magnifying...more

    Pride, Not Prejudice 2 (DANCEHALL: Public Dancing Allowed!!!)

    Presented by The Yard

    August 8, 2015

    Saturday August 8, 5-10PM 

    Featuring:
    Schwa de Vivre
    LeFox
    Mark Louque

    Continuing on the excitement of last year’s first ever Vineyard Pride at The...more

    Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    May 13 - August 9, 2015

    Better known for bizarre figure paintings with strong color and eccentric brushwork, Rosetsu's breadth can be seen in the present painting, a relatively peaceful work. It is characterized by...more

    Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas

    Presented by Peterborough Players at Peterborough Players, Peterborough

    July 29 - August 9, 2015

    One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, Charley’s Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a...more

    Assassins

    Presented by Boston Children's Theatre at Shore Country Day School, Beverly

    August 7 - August 9, 2015

    Featuring students from BCT's pre-professional Summer Studios 4 program, Assassins tells the story of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of...more

    Make a MESS: Foamy Fun

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 10, 2015

     Bessie’s Tent

    Don’t let the name fool you – today we will be having some good, clean fun! Join us as we experiment and create unique, foamtastic works of art using shaving...more

    Rickie Lee Jones

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 11, 2015

    Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s, Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her...more

    KEVA Construction Challenge: Marble Madness!

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 11, 2015

     Science Discovery Museum

    Build mini-marble runs using KEVA planks and assorted recycled materials. We’ll have 15,000 KEVA planks on hand for creating and engineering. Every...more

    Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company

    Presented by The Yard

    August 11, 2015

    A co-presentation of The Yard and the MV African American Film Festival

    Ronald K. Brown is a recipient of The Yard’s 2015 Offshore Creation Residency, which enables the artists to...more

    Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company

    Presented by The Yard

    August 11, 2015

    A co-presentation of The Yard and the MV African American Film Festival

    Ronald K. Brown is a recipient of The Yard’s 2015 Offshore Creation Residency, which enables the artists to...more

    Benefit: Cuban Sunset with Malpaso Dance Company

    Presented by The Yard

    August 12, 2015

    Cuban Sunset

    Wednesday, August 12th 6-9PM

    Join The Yard for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a sunset on Prospect Hill, at the estate of Frank Sica and Hon....more

    Mikarimba

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 13, 2015

    A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built...more

    SteveSongs by Steve Roslonek

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

    August 13, 2015

    Songs for all ages!


    Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company

    Presented by The Yard

    August 13, 2015

    Ronald K. Brown is a recipient of The Yard’s 2015 Offshore Creation Residency, which enables the artists to pursue their explorations of what matters most.

    Choreographed by Ronald K....more

    Free Fun Friday!

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 14, 2015

    Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

    Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that...more

    Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 14, 2015

    Professor of percussion at Berklee School of Music will work with young percussion students.

     

    Artist Website: www.skiphadden.com


    Summer Arts and Rec

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    July 6 - August 14, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center has partnered with the Concord Recreation Department Summer Camp to offer a ½ Day Arts Program combined with a ½ Day Recreation Camp!

    Children begin...more

    Who's Next: The Ultimate Who Tribute Show

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    August 14, 2015

    Who’s Next is the ultimate tribute to one of rocks greatest bands, The Who! 

    Who’s Next has been mesmerizing fans for over twenty years performing...more

    Free Fun Friday! USS Constitution Museum

    Presented by USS Constitution Museum and Highland Street Foundation at USS Constitution Museum, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! A special Landmarks Orchestra Carnival performance and...more

    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Children's Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    The Museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm at no cost to visitors all day long.


    Free Fun Friday! The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    Animal Insticts will be on site with exotic animals. Additional outdoor actvities will be available.  
     


    Free Fun Friday! Historic Deerfield

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    Museum houses will be open for walk-through tours of the first floors.  Activity “zones” will also be set up along the street, giving visitors the opportunity to experience everything...more

    Free Fun Friday! Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    Presented by Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Highland Street Foundation at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

    August 14, 2015

    Free activities for the entire family on this Free Fun Friday event sponsored by Highland Street Foundation featuring performers from The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus who will provide...more

    Free Friday Night Fun! and Maynard Community Band

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 14, 2015

     Both Museums Open

    Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for local food...more

    Tyler Farr at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    August 15, 2015

    Tyler Farr will be coming to Indian Ranch.  Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s...more

    Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to...more

    Hiawatha

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    August 12 - August 15, 2015

    by Catskill Puppet Theater

    This enchanting play is based on the life of the great Iroquois hero, Hiawatha. A curious young boy, Hiawatha decides to disobey his grandmother and seek a...more

    Wild Animals in Your Neighborhood with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 15, 2015

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see native animals up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Handle natural history artifacts as you learn about the birds, reptiles,...more

    Malpaso Dance Company

    Presented by The Yard

    August 14 - August 15, 2015

    Malpaso, Cuba's foremost contemporary dance company, is introduced to the Vineyard at a transformative moment in US-Cuban relations. Siobhan Burke of the New York Times praised Malpaso in...more

    Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town

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

    August 6 - August 16, 2015

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre featuring Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015. Wonderful Town tells the timeless story...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Julian Lage Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Julian Lage is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who roams freely between jazz, classical and folk styles. At age 28 he is already considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic guitarists...more

    Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts

    Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Hastings Park Bandstand, Lexington

    June 23 - August 18, 2015

    The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will begin its summer outdoor concert series on Tuesday June 23, 2015. Concerts continue every...more

    Exploring Nano: Rays Awareness

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 18, 2015

    Why should you wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors? Learn about ultraviolet light and do some simple experiments to see how sunscreen protects you by blocking harmful rays. Make your own...more

    Chris Smither

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 19, 2015

    One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft...more

    Natural Connections: Building with Nature

    Presented by The Discovery Museums at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 19, 2015

    What can you build with just some twine and things you find in the woods?  Frames, fairy teepees, weavings, pine cone people? We’ll have some examples to get your creativity flowing and...more

    Howie Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 20, 2015

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    Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 21, 2015

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