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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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Comedy Night in Malden – Benefiting Housing Families

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

See who gets the last laugh at this side-splitting event, presented by Underground House of Comedy. Ben Quick hosts as four of Boston’s funniest comics stand up against family homelessness! Admission to the event is FREE. Net proceeds from a signature cocktail will benefit Housing Families programs. 100% of donations made at the event will directly help families and children experiencing homelessness. A cash bar will be available during the show. Dinner is not included since admission is FREE, but…

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Asperger’s Are Us Sketch Comedy

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hot on the heels of the recently released self-titled Netflix documentary, the first comedy troupe made entirely of people with Autism, Asperger’s Are Us, perform their dark, absurdist sketches followed by an always popular Q&A at the historic Larcom Theatre before heading out on their international tour. Asperger’s Are Us have Northshore roots (Beverly, Rockport,Newburyport,Salem) The four met attending a local camp for children with Asperger’s, where Britton, who is the oldest, was their counselor. Six years later in 2010…

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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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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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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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North Shore SUP Cup

June 10 @ 12:30 pm

2nd Annual Stand Up Paddle Board race along the FLAT & FAST Danvers River. Paddlers will launch from the charming Danversport Yacht Club and navigate through protected waters to the Peters Point turnaround by the Kernwood Country Club in Salem.

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“Avenue Q” by Jeffrey Whitty

$21 - $28
June 15 @ 8:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Jun 15-18, Jun 22-25 Thu-Sat at 8:00pm Sun at 3:00pm “Of all the musicals hatched in…

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SSFS Freedom Run/Walk

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for this wonderful Fathers Day event, Stepping Stones for Stella Freedom Run/Walk on Sunday June 18, 2017 at 9:00am. The race will take place at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead Massachusetts. This event is to raise funding for Stepping Stones for Stella, a non-profit who provides buggys for children in need. More information can be found at http://www.steppingstonesforstella.org/ This event is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. There is a 5k race and a…

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Father’s Day Bluegrass BBQ

$24. - $30
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and load up the kids for a summer evening on the farm to celebrate the special fathers in your life. You’ll find local BBQ, your favorite breweries and vintners, and live music to keep the whole family happy. Your family ticket pays for parking, lawn games, a visit with the farm animals, and live music from 5pm-7pm. Dinner from the food trucks and beer and wine, sold on site, are on you. The summer sunset over…

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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

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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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 @ 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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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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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

Youth Wicked Splash & Dash

August 20 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for the Inaugural WICKED Splash & Dash that will take place on August 20th at Patton Park in Hamilton, MA. Male and females between 5-15 years old will put their swim and run skills to the test in a swim and run to the finish. All participants will be awarded finishers medals and a bunch of custom swag. The top three finishers in each age group 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12,13-15 will receive a trophy at the post race…

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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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