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    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.

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    Kids' Shows: The BJ Hickman Magic Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    October 25, 2014

    The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. New England-based magician BJ Hickman has performed shows nationwide, in locations...more

    YOUNG PEOPLES CONCERT: The Emperor and the Nightengale

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    October 26, 2014

    Kids can attend for free and are invited to wear their Halloween constumes! An engaging and poignant Hans Christian...more

    Inside the Haunted House by The Gerwick Puppets

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    In this original Halloween story, two brave children dress up as ghosts to investigate a creepy old mansion. Find out what haunted surprises await them inside! Elaborate scenery, large-scale...more

    Creepy Crawlies

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    October 26, 2014

    It is almost Halloween! How do you hiss without using your mouth? Breathe without lungs or gills? Move if you don't have legs? This program features some of the strange and creepy critters...more

    Joshua Redman Trio

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey...more

    Vocalist Cyrille Aimee

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 29, 2014

    Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition,...more

    MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

    MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman. Rhode Island-based artist Jason Freeman’s first solo exhibit in Massachusetts will showcase dozens of colorful...more

    Rockapella

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 31, 2014

    Often imitated, never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the traditional genre of a cappella to a new level. The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back...more

    Kids' Shows: Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 1, 2014

    Brooklyn-based Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their...more

    Billy Jonas — CD Release Concert for “Build It Back Again”

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 1, 2014

    It’s Frank Zappa meets Pete Seeger!  •  It’s Parliament- Funkadelic and Spike Jones meet Mr. Rogers!  •  It’s Miriam Makeba and Igor...more

    The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie by The Dolly Wagglers

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    An American folk hero teaches a young friend about hard times and how to get out of them in this toe-tapping adventure tale. The Dolly Wagglers use their signature brand of wit, wisdom, and whimsy...more

    Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 7, 2014

     Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar’s "Toy Story" in their new touring show...more

    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall. In this special afternoon, BYSO play's...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 8, 2014

    Starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills, The Parent Trap is the delightful comic tale of twin sisters, long separated, who meet accidentally for the first time at summer camp. After...more

    Laurie Berkner Solo the Rock Till You Drop Tour

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    November 8, 2014

    Children’s music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner's concert will showcase many songs from The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection plus an array of...more

    Drumming With Dummies

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

    November 8, 2014

    Drum circles, dummies, and a musical ventriloquist. Join Kevin Driscoll, who has been studying, playing and teaching drumming for over 40 years, for an afternoon of interactive drum-fun...more

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    Presented by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    November 9, 2014

    Resurrection: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

    featuring:
    Diana Jacklin, soprano;
    Joanna Porackova, mezzo-soprano; and
    New England Conservatory Youth Choir, Walnut Hill...more

    Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents Dvorak & Bartok

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    November 9, 2014

    The real “news” of this concert is the return to Boston of legendary Russian cellist Natalia Gutman. One of the world’s most honored and revered musicians, Gutman has played many...more

    Migration by Golden Rod Puppets, Hobey Ford

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    November 6 - November 9, 2014

    “Migration” is an inspiring original story about a young Mexican girl, Beatriz, who draws on the incredible experiences of monarch butterflies, polar bears, and other migratory animals...more

    Busy Beavers

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    November 8 - November 15, 2014

    Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. We will visit different beaver sites, discover what life is like as a beaver and learn how to recognize signs that a beaver...more

    ALICE

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    October 17 - November 16, 2014

    Alice is a new musical written and directed by Andrew Barbato. Based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis...more

    Annie

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    November 5 - November 16, 2014

    The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will...more

    Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 16, 2014

    Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer Vanessa Trien has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The Coolidge is thrilled to welcome back Vanessa and...more

    Kids' Shows: Silly Sally's Bubble Show

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 22, 2014

    Silly Sally's Bubble Show is a fun, inventive, educational, silly and interactive show for kids and families of all ages! Little bubbles, medium bubbles and GINORMOUS bubbles collaborate to...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Sibelius & Brahms

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Calling all Sibelius lovers! On this program you will hear three works by the great Finnish master that essentially define him as a composer. First and most famous is Finlandia, turbulent at the...more

    ELF: The Musical

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...more

    The Play of Daniel

    Presented by The Boston Camerata at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    November 21 - November 23, 2014

    The Trinity Concert Series welcomes the Boston Camerata as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with a new production of The Play of Daniel. Featuring Boston Camerata soloists and the Trinity...more

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

    Make-A-Mess With Sarah

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

    September 23 - November 25, 2014

    Explore the many different ways to create art using paint, clay and other messy mediums. We’ll try new techniques and use a variety of tools in this hands-on (and sometimes messy)...more

    Puppet Playtime for Toddlers and Tiny Tots

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    September 17 - November 26, 2014

    Puppet Showplace Theater's weekly interactive performance recommended for children 3 and under (and their grownups).

    Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance...more

    Arturo Sandoval

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    November 28, 2014

    He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in...more

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