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May 2017

Spring Pottery Classes

May 1 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm

8-week session of pottery classes offered to all ages and abilities with a focus on individualized, patient instruction. Beginners welcome! Classes cover wheel-throwing, hand building (pinch, slab, coil), and glazing. Adult classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Kid’s class is Thursday afternoons. Retail Gallery, Private Lessons, Independent Study Program. Come get muddy!

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June 2017

Salem Arts Festival to feature more than 100 artists and performers in downtown Salem

June 2 - June 4

The 9th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 2-4th.  This popular free family-friendly event will feature over 100 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. Public activities include onsite art-making for all ages, local artisan vendors selling their creations, and a community-built public art installation. “There’s been a tremendous amount of collaboration between so many local groups and individuals to continue to improve and expand the festival every year. I can’t…

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Guided by a knowledgeable Museum docent, this outdoor walking tour will take you along a route past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper. 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. Cost is $10 CAM members / $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details. Tickets can…

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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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Public Sculpture Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get up-close and personal with the artwork you drive by everyday on this walk through downtown Gloucester. New to Gloucester? Then, this tour will give you a three-dimensional introduction to this little city by the sea. From sculptures commemorating those who went to sea, to those who fought in war to those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever—this walking tour will uncover the stories behind the public sculptures of Gloucester, including the unique processes of the artists…

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Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 am

Visit 20 unique studios during the 34th Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios Tour. Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4th. Time: 10AM-5PM. Weave along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport into small neighborhoods and downtown. It’s a unique opportunity to meet 22 working artists in a relaxed setting. Enjoy an array of pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, mosaics and jewelry. Download a brochure and map at www.capeannartisans.com

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Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A one-day contemporary art installation at the White-Ellery House. Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation by Susan Kapuscinsky Gaylord Using excerpts from the 1848 journal of a 13-year-old Gloucester girl, Gaylord’s installation will bring the rhythms of everyday life alive through her subject’s observations of school and home. This program is free and open to the public. Gaylord studied English literature at Boston University and since the late 1970s has been working with words, letterforms, design and expressive mark making.…

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THE MUSIC MAN at the North Shore Music Theatre

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm

JUNE 6 – JUNE 18 One of the most cherished American classics, THE MUSIC MAN, marches onto the North Shore Music Theatre stage to kick off the 2017 musical season. Join us for the timeless story of the fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the good folks of River City, Iowa, into believing that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Before the fraudulent teacher can skip town with the loot, Harold’s got trouble when he…

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Gables’ lecture: Slavery was once common in Essex County

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SALEM — Before the Revolutionary War, many rural households in Essex County owned enslaved workers. If the workers’ mothers were not enslaved, as was often the case, they could petition the court for freedom. And they usually won. On Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m., Jeanne Pickering will discuss her surprising research on enslaved workers and their successful petitions for freedom in Essex County in the 1760s and 1770s. The lecture, at The House of the Seven Gables at 115…

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 10 @ 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. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine…

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Fitz Henry Lane on Foot and Online

$10 - $20
June 16 @ 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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Arts Fest Beverly 2017

June 17 @ 10:00 am

Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that’s fun for the whole family! Over 150+ juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, art-on-the-spot creations and outdoor food court!

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The Bones of Homes Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 17 @ 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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Captain’s Party

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Gloucester’s sea serpent sighting at the CAPTAIN’S PARTY! Put on your festive attire and join us for our annual fundraising event featuring sumptuous fare and creative cocktails in the Museum courtyard and throughout the galleries. View the beautiful works from Cape Ann collectors in the our special summer exhibition, Rock Bound, and listen to the sounds of Doug Leaffer and his jazz trio. Sponsorships and individual support of this event is greatly appreciated. Sponsorships are…

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Three Dog Night

$65.50 - $79.50
June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, June 23 | 8PM Reserved Seating: $65.50-$79.50 About Three Dog Night Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard…

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July 2017

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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Annual Buffet Beach Blast

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

with Changes in Latitudes Friday, July 28 Buy Tickets Two Tickets – Each Sold Separately! Tailgate Party | 4PM $15 per car (on sale soon) Changes in Latitudes Concert | 8PM $25 General Admission & Reserved Table Seating Click HERE to buy tickets About Buffett Beach Blast Calling all Parrot Heads! Jimmy Buffett tribute band Changes in Latitudes is one of America’s premier tribute shows to the master of the tropical lifestyle singer-songwriter. Each show is good clean fun, with…

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August 2017

Fiber Revival & Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lowell BBC vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers Saturday, August 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $6 nonmembers Join the Newburyport Spinners Guild and Historic New England for a day-long exploration of fiber arts, featuring demonstrations of hand-spinning, weaving, metalwork, alpaca and sheep husbandry, rug making, and knitting. Try your hand at washing, combing, spinning, and weaving wool from our resident sheep.…

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the North Shore Music Theatre

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm

AUGUST 15 – AUGUST 27 It’s Alive! From the creators of Broadway‘s record-breaking musical comedy sensation, The Producers, comes YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels to Transylvania to complete the masterwork of his grandfather by bringing a corpse to life. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a scientifically proven, monstrously good…

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September 2017


September 22 - September 24

Celebration of the fall harvest and country music. Featuring artisan vendors, farmers market, street music, etc (downtown Amesbury). Top Grammy Award and CMA Award winning country music stars in Landry Stadium throughout the weekend.

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Evita at the North Shore Music Theatre

September 26 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 8 The third and final collaboration between British musical theatre legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The 1980 Tony Award winner for best musical, EVITA is the smash pop opera about a passionate woman who went from the streets of Argentina to show business stardom, to the highest levels of influence in Buenos Aires. At once both a saint and a villain, Eva Peron’s dramatic, meteoric rise from poverty to prosperity is a groundbreaking –…

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October 2017

Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane

Free - $12
October 7, 2017 - March 14, 2018

The first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker. Georgia Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts Emeritus at the America Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, is serving as guest curator of the exhibition. The exhibition and the exhibition catalog are being organized in connection with Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and resource tool created by the Cape Ann Museum. Fitz Henry Lane has long been recognized as…

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42nd Street at the North Shore Music Theatre

October 31 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 12 Come and meet those dancing feet in 42nd Street, the glamorous, Tony Award-Winning, 1930’s musical spectacular. The stakes are high when a young chorus girl fresh from Allentown, PA, is given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a star in musical that recalls both the classic days of Broadway and the golden age of movie musicals. With sensational tap numbers, lavish costumes, and one show-stopping tune after another, you will be thoroughly entertained from the first…

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December 2017

A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theatre

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 5:00 pm

DECEMBER 8 – 23, 2017 Join us for the 27th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, New England’s brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special…

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