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May 2017

Addison Gallery of American Art Exhibitions Spring 2017

May 15 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Addison Gallery of American Art is home to a world-class collection of American art, offers a vital and adventurous exhibitions program, and is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that serves diverse audiences. The museum’s exhibitions are carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media. EXHIBITIONS: Spring 2017 All on view through July 30, 2017 Frank Stella Prints: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His…

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June 2017

Get Outside this Summer on a Guided Walking Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 10:00 am

Take in some Gloucester history through the lens of art, history and culture GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 23, 2017) – The Cape Ann Museum is again offering a series of guided walking tours on Friday and Saturday mornings during the months of June, July and August. Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum, 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester and last about 1½ hours (participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time). Tours are held rain…

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Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore

Free - $12
June 3 - October 29

In the years immediately following the Civil War, Cape Ann set out on a path that would make it one of New England’s most vibrant and influential art colonies of the early 20th century. As the foundation on which this growth took place was broad, with countless artists working in a myriad of media, no one trend or style would come to dominate the emerging colony. There did arise, however, a fascination with capturing the “American Scene” as embodied on…

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Rock of Ages at Marblehead Little Theatre

$15 - $25
June 23 @ 7:30 pm - July 2 @ 10:00 pm

The Marblehead Little is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of Rock of Ages. The production will take place at the Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street in Marblehead and will run June 23rd – July 2nd. Rock of Ages is being produced by Susan Parker and Lori Lord and is being directed by Steve Black. Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin. Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city…

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Adam Ezra Group

$22 - $24
June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

NATICK, MASS – After channeling the elemental energy of their ever-swelling fanbase to carry out what’s undoubtedly the band’s most ambitious musical mission to date, Adam Ezra Group unleashed the full force of their 15th album “Hurricane Wind” on May 21st. The Adam Ezra Group will be performing at the Center for Arts in Natick on August 4th. “Hurricane Wind,” which has been not only fan-funded but also fan-produced, is the sonic manifestation of Adam Ezra Group’s intrinsic dedication to…

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Marblehead Festival of Arts

June 30 - July 4

The Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history in producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression over its 50+ years of operation. The Festival operates throughout the year with seasonal events, fundraising and planning for the centerpiece of our activities, the Marblehead Festival of Arts which is traditionally held each year over the July 4th holiday. The July Festival hosts a wide range of art exhibits, outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead…

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the area surrounding the Museum on this walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions in the first decades of the 20th century. His paintings from this period capture the local landscape and architecture in a loosely rendered, light filled style and are considered by many to be some of his finest works. The Museum offers a number of different outdoor…

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July 2017

Living History Labs explore history at The Gables

July 1 - July 2

SALEM — Families are invited to The House of the Seven Gables’ hands-on history program — Living History Labs — on weekends through October. Set aside a few hours of special time with friends and loved ones to join in and learn about the region’s history. The Museum staff has developed fun, Gable’s-oriented experiments for all to try. Living History Labs are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m. from July…

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Explore four centuries of life and labor at The Gables July 1 & 2

July 1 @ 10:30 am - July 2 @ 4:30 am

SALEM — This summer, The House of the Seven Gables is commemorating four centuries of work on its National Historic Landmark museum campus. On first weekends through September, visitors are welcome to visit the museum’s ongoing exhibition, take a special, labor-themed tour of The Gables — one of the oldest timber-framed mansions in North America. Visitors and their families are also invited to take part in the museum’s signature Living History Labs hands-on history experience. There will be demonstrations of…

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Summer BCMFest

July 2

The Boston area’s only winter-time Celtic festival will once again make a warm-weather appearance when Club Passim in Harvard Square hosts the third Summer BCMFest on July 2, featuring 12 hours of some of the best local Celtic music. Summer BCMFest is fashioned after the annual BCMFest (Boston’s Celtic Music Fest), a weekend gathering held each January to celebrate Greater Boston ’s richness of music, song and dance from the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic traditions. This year’s…

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Griffins Gift 5K Run/Walk

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Griffin’s Gift 5K on the morning of July 3rd to celebrate the late Griffin Lamar’s 3rd birthday with a FUN, family friendly, timed 5K run or walk.

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GoldenOak and Town Meeting

$13 - $15
July 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Non-Passim members: $15 Passim members: $13 GoldenOak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has been steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Named one of Maine’s “rising artists” by the Nova Design Group, they celebrated a January release of their their debut album, “Pleasant St.” They have since been performing regularly throughout the Northeast, sharing the stage with bands such as the South African phenomenon Jeremy Loops, Canadian hip-hop artist Sonreal, The Way Down Wanderers, Parsonsfield, Lady Lamb,…

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Passim Presents Berklee Concerts on Palmer Street

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series in Partnership with the Cambridge Arts Council 5:30-6:30pm Thursdays, June 22 – September 7 On Palmer Street at Brattle Street, by the Harvard Coop. Artist Lineup: 7/6 Kathleen Parks 7/13 Stephanie James 7/20 The Elliot Taylor Group 7/27 Lisa Oduor-Noah 8/3 Lizje 8/10 Shyrkhan 8/17 Morgan Weidinger 8/24 Ester Wiesnerova 8/31 Thorleif & Colescott 9/7 Emily Baker

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Rusted Root coming to Blue Ocean Music Hall

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Blue Ocean Music Hall is proud to present nationally acclaimed recording artist Rusted Root in concert on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $23/general admission and are already on sale. Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights…

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Jim Kewskin

$25 - $27
July 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Non-Passim members: $27 Passim members: $25 Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader. He also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with…

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Patriots and Patrons Tour

$10 - $20
July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Take a tour through the heart of Gloucester’s Historic District to see the houses and monuments of some of Cape Ann’s most influential residents. Hear stories of war heroes and sea captains, merchants and religious visionaries, artists, community leaders and even a few quirky characters, and find out how their contributions changed Cape Ann both publicly and behind the scenes. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their…

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Jefferson Hamer, Ry Cavanaugh and Laura Cortese

Free - $10
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 8 @ 12:00 pm

Jefferson Hamer is a songwriter, guitarist, and interpreter of traditional music. Murphy Beds, his acoustic duo with Eamon O’Leary, features harmony vocals backed by intricate guitar and bouzouki accompaniment. The Huffington Post said it succinctly: “The [Murphy Beds] album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” In 2016 he recorded and co-produced the Session American album “Great Shakes” and traveled extensively in the US and Europe as the band’s electric guitarist. His 2013 “Child Ballads”…

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Paddle for Plummer 2017

July 8

Fun! Fitness! Fundraising! Calling Stand Up Paddleboarders of all levels, fitness enthusiasts, beach lovers, and anyone keen for some fun in the sun! Join us at the 4th Annual Paddle for Plummer event! DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: http://crowdrise.com/PaddleForPlummer2017 This premiere New England fitness event benefits Plummer Home kids who have either been removed or are at risk of being removed from their families. YOU can help them! Whether you’re an elite paddler or have never paddled before, there’s an event for…

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Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

July 8 - August 27

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season Special concert by Jonathan Edwards This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts and making his MAC debut Jonathan Edwards, the American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine.” The popular Bobby Keyes Trio will open the MAC Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, ushering in a new season with…

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$13 - $15
July 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Non-Passim members: $15 Passim members: $13 Welcome to Newpoli live!The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood can be heard in every note! Their latest CD, Nun te vutà, features twelve tracks, six originals, six traditionals,…

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Art for All: Sculpture in the Public Sphere

$10 - $20
July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The City of Gloucester is awash in outdoor sculpture and public art commemorating those who went to sea, those who fought in wars and those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever. Learn the stories behind these works, including how they came to be and the unique processes of the artists who created them, on this wide ranging tour through the City. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be…

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Playtime Stories: A Celebration of Eric Carle

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at Gloucester Stage at 10AM on Saturday mornings starting on June 24th to see young children’s favorite stories brought to life on stage! This weekend, we will be celebrating the work of author and illustrator Eric Carle as we present The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Children will be invited to join in an interactive craft following the performances. Come join the fun! For ages 2+. Tickets are $5…

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Family Adventure Kayaking Programs

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Family Adventure Kayaking Programs Saturday, June 24th 10:30-12:30 Saturday, July 8th 10:30-12:30 Saturday, August 26th 2:00-4:00  The National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and paddle board experiences for families.  Adults enjoy a maritime history kayak tour in Salem Harbor with a National Park Service Ranger and a Coast to Coast Paddle Guide while kids have a stand up paddle board lesson and engage in…

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Tim Gearan, Sean Staples opens

$18 - $20
July 8 @ 11:00 am

Non-Passim members: $20 Passim members: $18 Tim Gearan was raised in New York, yet is lovingly claimed by the legendary Boston music community, where he has been playing music for over 25 years. After 10 years of touring nationally and abroad as a sideman guitarist for Toni Lynn Washington, Gearan lived in Somerville, Massachusetts for 18 years, performing his own music with a remarkable band of Boston MVPs almost exclusively, occasionally stripping down his songs at several listening rooms to…

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Understanding the Basics of Singing Seminar

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - July 9 @ 6:30 pm

International recording artist, composer and music educator Duncan Lorien offers his groundbreaking Understanding the Basics of Singing Seminar™ from Saturday, July 8 through Sunday, July 9, 2017. The seminar is open to anyone who is interested in mastering the basics of singing through Lorien’s revolutionary approach. The seminar will be held at Bristol Studios located at 169 Mass Ave in Boston, opposite Berklee College of Music. This seminar will only be offered once in Boston in 2017; don’t miss your…

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Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - August 27 @ 10:00 pm

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series celebrates its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season Special concert by Jonathan Edwards This year Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary season with a wonderful line-up of concerts and making his MAC debut Jonathan Edwards, the American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single “Sunshine.” The popular Bobby Keyes Trio will open the MAC Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 8, ushering in a new season with something…

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July 8 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Enjoy a romantic night out on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon on Saturday, August 9th from 9:30-11:00 p.m. Dessert is included as we ghost around Gloucester’s harbor and coastline in the moonlight. The Lannon sets sail from Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant, Rt. 127, Gloucester. Tickets are $45/person. Go to schooner.org/book-online or call (978) 281-6634 for information and reservations.

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Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race

July 9

The Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce the 37th Biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race. The race will start on Sunday July 9th 2017, and is open to all yachts meeting the requirements published in the Notice of Race and which are accepted by MHORC. The race will offer scoring under IRC, ORR, PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising and HPR. The race will start in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and will finish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and…

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Freedom Fighters 5k Run/Walk

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk to benefit Richard Honan’s care package program that sends boxes filled with comfort food, toiletries and treats to men and women deployed overseas while serving our Country. Every year, several thousand pounds of care packages full of an assortment of treats, toiletries, newspapers, magazines and Christmas trees are sent overseas.

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Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lowell BBC vs. Lynn Live Oaks Sunday July 9th 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers and the Lynn Live Oaks, and the visiting Boston Beaneaters play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once…

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Blind Drive

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of the Community House’s summer concert series. 5 pm July 9th in Patton Park, Hamilton. hits for the 60’s, 70’s, and more!!

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Passim Monday Discovery Series with Izzy Helati and Ordinary Elephant Sponsored by Ninth Athens Music

Free - $10
July 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Non-Passim members: $10 Passim members: $0 Izzy Heltai writes contemporary folk music with a vibrancy and delicacy that calls out to the simplicity of his greatest inspirations, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. Heltai pairs his love of classic folk songs with a modern twist that gets stuck in your heart and creates a truly unique set of songs. Heltai’s songs are lyrically driven, melodically complex and pry deep into the depths of experiences we can all relate to. Though his…

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Beauty and the Beast at the North Shore Music Theatre

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

JULY 11 – JULY 30 A family musical based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated film, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST follows a young woman who stumbles upon a secluded castle occupied by a monstrous beast and a host of enchanted objects trying to break a witch’s spell before it is too late. It is a classic romantic story about finding love in unexpected places. This eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of countless audiences worldwide and is filled with…

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The Bones of Homes Walking Tour

$10 - $20
July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

An architectural overview of Gloucester building styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. On this tour through downtown Gloucester participants will learn about architectural elements and styles that arose out of specific socioeconomic and cultural circumstances during this critical 200-year period in the City’s development. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space…

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Free Fun Fridays

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum will be free and open to the public all day as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays, a program offering visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts on select summer days. This summer, 85 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts will be open at no cost for 10 weeks during the summer – with 7-10 sites open for free on each day. Due to the very high expected…

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Eric Gales

$25 - $30
July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WZLX Music Director, Carter Alan, continues his Beverly Blues Series with one of the world’s top guitarists, Eric Gales! Joe Bonamassa says Eric is “One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” and Carlos Santana calls him “absolutely incredible!” Don’t miss Eric’s only stop on Boston’s North Shore this year at Beverly’s newest, most intimate listening room!

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New England Natural Parenting Sale & Baby Expo

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

New England Natural Parenting & Baby Expo is a full day of activities for parents focused on natural parenting. Expecting parents, new parents, veteran parents, grandparents and caregivers are all invited to meet local companies & nonprofits with family oriented products and services that fit into a lifestyle that values local businesses, community and the environment. This is an opportunity to buy items for mom, dad, baby & young children.

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Playtime Stories: A Celebration of Virginia Lee Burton

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at Gloucester Stage at 10AM on Saturday mornings starting on June 24th to see young children’s favorite stories brought to life on stage! This weekend, we will be celebrating author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton as we present Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel and The Little House. Children will be invited to join in an interactive craft following the performances. Come join the fun! For ages 2+. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information, call the…

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Fitz Henry Lane on Foot and Online

$10 - $20
July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Delve into the 19th century on this tour through the neighborhoods and waterfront areas that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane. Learn how Lane rose from modest beginnings in the pre-Civil War era to worldwide recognition as a marine painter and why, even today, numerous artists journey to Cape Ann to capture its unusual light. Participants are encouraged to bring a smart phone or tablet in order to access the rich sources of information available at Fitz…

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Dan Monaco Trio and Sandi Bedrosian

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community house Sunday summer concerts. 5 pm July 16 Patton Park, Hamilton. Free admission. Smooth Jazz.

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