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    Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

    Presented by Fiddlehead Theatre Company at The Strand Theatre, Boston

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    A modern Romeo and Juliet story, AIDA is a contemporary musical tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. It is a battle against all odds with an uplifting finish. It inspires us all to reach for the stars.

    Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang.

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    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 2, 2014

    All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome to join us for Open Mic Night, hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge! Individual or...more

    Swan Lake Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

    October 3, 2014

    Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Swan Lake Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.


    Apple Days

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    Old Sturbridge Village presents a weekend full of apple-related activities including apple picking, orchard tours, and cider-making at the ox-powered cider mill. You can try tasting heirloom apple...more

    Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)

    Presented by Boston Comics Roundtable and Lesley University College of Art and Design

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is a joint...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton, Newton

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    Family Concert - Disney, the Beatles, & Looney Tunes

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Weston

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Civic Symphony opens its 90th season with music from the greatest rock group of all time and two cartoon giants; Walt Disney and Looney Tunes. Jordan Rich will be our guest host and 17...more

    The Frog Prince and Other Frogs

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "The Frog Prince and Other...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    From the Top Live in Boston

    Presented by From the Top at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    October 5, 2014

    Meet “young musicians who will knock your socks off” (NBC’s “Today”) when From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WCRB 99.5, tapes...more

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra: Life, Death and the Afterlife—in Reverse

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    October 5, 2014

    The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Theofanidis, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Boston Conservatory faculty member guest artist Kerry Deal (soprano).


    HOMESTEAD HAYFEST AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead, Newton

    October 5, 2014

    Join us for a family-friendly outdoor festival at the Jackson Homestead. Try weaving wool into cloth, making your own butter, pressing cider, dipping candles, and more! Learn through hands-on...more

    Make Way For Ducklings Store Grand Opening Celebration

    Presented by Make Way for Ducklings Store

    October 5, 2014

    Join us for an afternoon of fun including entertainment, crafts, gifts and more as we celebrate Boston's past and present rich culture of children's literature, art and imagination....more

    Suzuki Preschool Open House

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    October 7, 2014

    The Suzuki Preschool of Newton will be hosting an open house.  This is a great opportunity to acquaint yourself with our integrated arts curriculum, explore our facility and meet the teachers...more

    Second Friday

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

    October 10, 2014

    Featuring "Tara Donovan: Moiré"

    4–6 PM: Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)

    6 PM: Open Eyes, an informal, guided conversation...more

    Bent

    Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    September 19 - October 11, 2014

    Martin Sherman’s modern classic, an international phenomenon, Bent, comes to Boston. It is the Night of the Long Knives in Berlin. Adolf Hitler, in his terrifying rise to power,...more

    Kids' Shows: Mister G

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 11, 2014

    Mister G is Ben Gundersheimer, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who spent 20 years as a Boston-based rock frontman and solo artist before transitioning to family music.

    Recently,...more

    Capture the Cape Photo Walk Around Orleans

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    October 11, 2014

    Orleans Camera will be offering a Free Photo Walk open to photographers of all skill levels. In cooperation with Addison Art Gallery and The Land Ho!, this event will provide an opportunity for...more

    Capture the Cape Painting Convergence Around Orleans

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    October 11, 2014

    Renowned artists from Cape Cod and states away will be painting in Orleans. This is a great opportunity to watch paintings being created, meet award-winning artists and learn more about their...more

    The Lion King

    Presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston at Boston Opera House, Boston

    September 9 - October 12, 2014

    Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve...more

    Works most artful & ingenious: Embroidery by Ann Grey

    Presented by Atwood House Museum and Atwood House Museum

    August 1 - October 12, 2014

    Highly original and strikingly beautiful contemporary needlework is the subject of Works most artful & ingenious: Embroidery by Ann Grey, the first comprehensive exhibition of this Chatham...more

    Sukkot Community Celebration

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    October 12, 2014

    Sukkot is a time to gather and surround ourselves with nature. Gather up materials to decorate the sukkah, join together to shake a lulav (palm branch), and shake your body to...more

    The Boogers

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    October 12, 2014

    "The only sedation going on here is an after-show nap." - Chicago Tribune

    The anti-Barney... the Wiggles' worst nightmare.. it’s the world's most dangerous...more

    HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands

    Presented by HONK! Festival at Davis Square, Somerville

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    HONK! is a rousing spectacle featuring social activist street bands from all over who come together to share their different approaches to merry making while also instigating positive change in...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

    at DCU Center, Worcester

    October 9 - October 13, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    Sleeping Beauty by Tanglewood Marionettes

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 11 - October 13, 2014

    Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Sleeping...more

    13th Annual Opening Our Doors

    Presented by The Fenway Alliance at Christian Science Plaza, Boston

    October 13, 2014

    Discover your inner culture maven at The Fenway Alliance's 13th annual Opening Our Doors in the Fenway Cultural District. Help paint the mural "You Are Needed"; see "Sparkle and...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at DCU Center, Worcester

    October 9 - October 13, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    Fall Open House

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston

    October 13, 2014

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a day of free admission and events. Enjoy musical performances, film screenings, art-making activities, tours, and more. Bring the whole family or visit...more

    Fort Point Arts Community Fall Open Studios Group Show

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    October 16, 2014

    Please stop by the FPAC Gallery to see work by over 50 artists participating in Fort Point Arts Community's Fall Open Studios. The opening reception will be October 16th, 5-7pm, with...more

    A Mass for St. Augustine of Canterbury: Missa sine nomine

    Presented by Blue Heron Renaissance Choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Weston

    October 17, 2014

    Blue Heron, "one of the Boston music community's indispensables" (Boston Globe), offers another gem from the Peterhouse Partbooks (copied c.1540). This characterful, quirky,...more

    Swan Lake Story Hour

    Presented by Boston Ballet School - Northshore

    October 17, 2014

    Join us around the North Shore community for an interactive Swan Lake Story Hour! Includes a sample children’s ballet class.


    Marcus Roberts Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 18, 2014

    A superb pianist with a deep love for New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel, Marcus Roberts has created a sparkling career out of his impressive technical ability, his remarkable interpretive skills...more

    MassArt Presents Family Day!

    Presented by MassArt

    October 18, 2014

    Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day! Drop in for a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities and artmaking designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery...more

    Harvest Festival- Make Your Own Instrument

    Presented by Rockport Music

    October 18, 2014

    Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, everyday items. All ages are welcome to...more

    Kids' Shows: Ben Rudnick & Friends

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 18, 2014

    Multiple award winners in family music, Ben Rudnick & Friends' adventurous acoustic music and lyrically humorous style have won them fans of all ages. Whether on stage or record, the...more

    Martin's Pond Children's Haunted Playground

    Presented by Martin's Pond Association

    October 18, 2014

    Bring your entire family to this kid friendly children's haunted playground. Tours will feature 4 skits, pumpkin patch and graveyard.  Tours are appropriate for young children.  Kids...more

    First, Second presented by Wee Beasties

    Presented by imaginary beasts at BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre, Boston

    October 4 - October 18, 2014

    If you have enjoyed imaginary beasts' Annual Winter Panto, then don't miss Wee Beasties!

    Wee Beasties is a companion program to our season productions that will offer...more

    From Field to Table Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the backdrop to...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Little Red Rosie and the Dragon of Dümm by Sea Beast Puppet Company

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Little Red Rosie and the...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze!

    at TD Garden, Boston

    October 15 - October 19, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    Reconsidering Hanna(h)

    Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre

    September 25 - October 19, 2014

    Hanna, a brutally blunt international journalist, is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s violent death. After accepting a seemingly tame assignment, she becomes increasingly...more

    Fort Point Fall Open Studios

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    October 17 - October 19, 2014

    More than 150 artists will open their studio doors to thousands of visitors as we celebrate 35 years of Open Studios in Fort Point.

    Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at TD Garden, Boston

    October 15 - October 19, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength,...more

    Boo at the Zoo

    Presented by Stone Zoo at Stone Zoo, Stoneham

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals! Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail with treats provided by companies...more

    John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts and New Repertory Theatre at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    October 23, 2014

    Boston University College of Fine Arts and New Repertory Theatre present New Rep's Classic Repertory Company, New Rep's flagship educational outreach program, which tours professional...more

    Historic Map Night with Gis Mapping

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead, Newton

    October 23, 2014

    Ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like 50 or 100 years ago? 150 years ago? Pour over our collection of historic atlases to find out whose farm was subdivided to make your house lot or...more

    SmartPhoneography

    Presented by NewTV at NewTV, Newton Highlands

    October 23, 2014

    This workshop is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their smartphone photography. We will review smartphone shooting techniques and tips to enhance your images. Then we will explore...more

    Treats and Tricks

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    October 24, 2014

    Adults $24.00
    Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
    Youths (3-17) $8.00
    Children age 2 and under Admitted Free


    Shakespeare's MACBETH

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts and New Repertory Theatre at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    October 24, 2014

    Classic Repertory Company, New Repertory Theatre’s flagship educational outreach program, tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools,...more

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