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March 2017

Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond

Free - $10
March 4 - May 21

For over forty years, Charles Movalli (1945–2016) was a pillar of Cape Ann’s year-round art community, a distinguished landscape and marine painter, a prolific writer and advocate for the arts, and a widely respected teacher. His paintings have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and showered with awards; his writings on art and artists have been published widely, and his editorial skills earned him a 25-year stint as contributing editor of American Artist magazine. Often referring…

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Marblehead Arts Association 6 New Exhibits

March 18 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

6 New Exhibits in the MAA Galleries March 18- April 30 Opening Reception: Sunday March 19, 2-4 pm Marblehead Arts Association – King Hooper Mansion 8 Hooper St. Marblehead Ma Cheryl Dyment – Journey into Abstraction – The Ballroom Gallery Dimensions Invitational – Parlor Gallery Diane Bragdon – Celebration of New England – Hendrick Gallery Joe Pulitano – Schrage Gallery – 2nd floor National Art Honor Society Students – Dining Room Gallery Marblehead Schools Art Faculty – Emerging Gallery – 2nd floor The Marblehead Arts Association is excited to welcome three…

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Women of Essex: Stories to Share at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibit focuses on remarkable women in the history of Essex.  Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the exhibit is a collaborative effort of long time residents, museum staff, volunteers and contributors from Historic New England and Salem State University.  Discover incredible stories including the story of our first meeting house, the tragedy of a young singer, and  our own baseball star. Opening Reception: March 18 5-8 PM Open Sunday March 19 10-5 and then weekends 10-5 until…

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April 2017

The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy

$15
April 20 @ 7:30 pm - April 30 @ 2:00 pm

The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Directed by David Allen George Musical direction by Joseph Stroup Choreography by Meghan McLyman Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair…

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Playhouse Productions presents Waist Watchers the Musical!

$40 - $65
April 21 @ 2:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:30 pm

– Playhouse Productions’ producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson’s WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 – June 25. Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, WaistWatchers The Musical! takes a lighthearted look at four women ‘of a certain age’ dealing with assorted body image issues; it covers…

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Foghorn Stringband

$20
April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

No band is more responsible for the dynamic resurgence in old time string band music than Foghorn Stringband. For more than a decade now, the foursome has led a renaissance of vintage acoustic roots music, their success built upon a foundation of jaw-dropping musicianship, joyful vocal harmonies and a knack for unearthing dusty, long-forgotten classics.

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Marblehead Museum Annual Meeting with Chris McGuire

Free
April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on April 27 for our annual meeting and lecture “Eavesdropping on the Private Lives of Cod” with Chris McGuire of The Nature Conservancy. At the Old Town House, Marblehead 6:30: Meeting 7pm: Lecture

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Friday Night Wine Down at Mill River Winery – Live music with the Portermen!

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday nights between 4-7pm, we sell wine by the glass! Come in this Friday, sip on your favorite wine and enjoy the lively tunes of The Portermen! The Portermen, based in Newburyport, Mass., was formed in 2015 by Galway, Ireland native Rob McKeown and his love for sea shanties. The Portermen regularly perform at various venues on the North Shore including Yankee Homecoming, Blue Ocean Music Hall’s Festival of Trees and the American Music and Harvest Festival along with appearances…

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The Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

59$ - 79$
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance. Saxophonist Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner are each bold personalities with strong opinions, equally intense in both musical and verbal exchanges. “The band talks about all kinds of things, many of which are unprintable,” Marsalis admits. “But we have serious musical debates as well.” One of these conversations led to Upward Spiral, the new album…

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Carbon Leaf

$29
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With a sound that encompasses folk, pop, Americana, rock, and even Celtic music, Carbon Leaf has created a vibrant two decade career based on their powerful live shows and DIY independent spirit.

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Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

$10 - $20
April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, former North Andover poet laureate Gayle Heney will teach participants how to write poetry using the Museum’s collections as inspiration. As time allows, participants will be introduced to poetry prompts, stanzas, quatrains, ekphrastic poetry and experimental poetry. Depending on interest, discussion of the editing process and the option to read/perform may also be included. $10 Museum members/ $20 non-members. Space is limited; reservations required. For more information email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10…

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Red Wine Barrel Tasting at Mill River Winery!

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in the tasting room for a sample of one of our premium red wines 0 right out of the barrel! Get some one-on-one time with owners/winemakers Donna Martin or Rick Rousseau who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have!

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Luca Buratto, piano

$24
April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Luca Buratto, 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, is a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse” (Musical America). The Italian pianist has also won third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau) and the special ‘Acerbi’ prize, awarded to a distinguished Finalist at Milan’s Shura Cherkassky Competition. Buratto will perform works by Beethoven, Bartók, Adès and Schumann.

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Red Wine Barrel Tasting at Mill River Winery!

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in the tasting room for a sample of one of our premium red wines – right out of the barrel! Get some one-on-one time with owners/winemakers Donna Martin or Rick Rousseau, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have!

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Audition for Rock of Ages at Marblehead Little Theatre

Free
April 30 @ 5:00 pm - May 1 @ 9:00 pm

Marblehead Little Theatre Announces Non-Equity Auditions for Rock of Ages Book by Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements & orchestrations by Ethan Popp Produced by Lori Lord and Susan Parker Direction by Steve Black Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin Choreography by Lara Finn Auditions: Sunday, April 30th 5:00PM-6:00PM, 6:45-8:00PM. Actors should sign-up for a singing time slot and be prepared to attend a dance call from 6:00PM-6:45PM   Monday, May 1st from 6:30PM-7:15PM, 8:00-9:00PM. Actors should sign-up for a singing time slot and be…

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May 2017

Cinco de Mayo Sangria Fundraiser at Mill River Winery!

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

EVERYONE is welcome to join us for a Sangria Party Fundraiser! We’re teaming up with Jan Rooney at Partners in Development of Ipswich to aid four Guatemalan children – and we need your help! Enjoy free appetizers and our cash wine & sangria bar while participating in a silent auction, raffle, and games! Free admission! All donations are tax deductible. Mill River Winery will be donating 15% of all wine purchases as well as 100% of all proceeds from the…

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The Psychological Center’s Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

$50
May 6 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Psychological Center of Lawrence is excited to host the First Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser at the Haverhill Country Club on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 5 pm. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to support people who are experiencing mental health, substance or alcohol abuse, addiction, homelessness, hopelessness or other issues in their lives. The programs that The Psychological Center hosts for clients, support people in responding to and overcoming the stressors that they experience in…

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Vintage Base Ball Opening Day

$5
May 6 @ 10:00 am

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Portsmouth Rockinghams vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers Lowell BBC vs. Lynn Live Oaks Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take a step back in time and enjoy a springtime day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music and cheer on your favorite team as the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Club, and Portsmouth Rockinghams take the field. The teams of the Essex Base Ball…

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Sacred Cod Documentary

$10
May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Created by filmmakers, Steve Liss, Andy Laub and David Abel and premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 13, 2017, SACRED COD is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish. A donation of $10 is suggested…

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Sacred Cod Documentary

$10
May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Created by filmmakers, Steve Liss, Andy Laub and David Abel and premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 13, 2017, SACRED COD is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish. A donation of $10 is suggested…

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Sangria Party Weekend at Mill River Winery!

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Warmer weather is finally here so kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend with a Sangria Party at Mill River Winery! We’ll be serving our three famous sangrias (made with our Plum Island wines) as part of our tasting flight! Patio doors will be open for outdoor seating (weather permitting), so stop by the winery & get your sangria on!

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Boston Children’s Chorus

$15
May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Under the direction of Anthony Trecek-King, the Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music.

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Sangria Party Weekend at Mill River Winery!

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Warmer weather is finally here so kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend with a Sangria Party at Mill River Winery! We’ll be serving our three famous sangrias (made with our Plum Island wines) as part of our tasting flight! Patio doors will be open for outdoor seating (weather permitting), so stop by the winery & get your sangria on!

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Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

Free
May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble.

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Storm Large (of Pink Martini)

$38
May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries. She’s tried her hand (and excelled) as an actress, an author, a playwright, and of course, a vocalist. Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time.

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1964 The Tribute

$29.50 - $45.50
May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

World’s #1 Beatles Show Thursday, May 11 | 8PM Doors Open at 6:30PM Reserved Seating: $29.50 – $45.50 + $3 Additional Day of Show Since the early 80’s, “1964”…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth ”. “1964” …The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed…

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Tales and Ales

$65
May 12 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Friday, May 12th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $40 Historic New England members $65 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while…

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Karla Bonoff

$29.50 - $35.50
May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, May 12 | 8PM Reserved Seating: $29.50 – $35.50 + $3 Additional Day of Show Doors Open at 6:30PM About Karla Bonoff Born and raised in Southern California, Karla Bonoff was a songwriter by the age of fifteen. She and her sister Lisa were writing songs and playing as a duo titled “The Daughters of Chester P” named after their father, Dr. Chester Paul Bonoff. She had already fallen in love with the guitar and studied with Frank Hamilton…

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Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

$35
May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beloved by many as one-half of the folk pop duo The Weepies, Deb Talan steps out for an acoustic tour in support of her upcoming solo record, Lucky Girl. Here’s a chance to see and hear’s Talan’s supremely tender and melodically potent songwriting up close and personal.

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Tales and Ales

$65
May 13 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Saturday, May 13th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $40 Historic New England members $65 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while…

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KidsFEST

Free
May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A creative afternoon of great food and activities for all ages! Located in the Riverfront Cultural District of Haverhill the event will include a full day of live music, local theater, dance performances, and family-friendly entertainment. There will be lots of fun and interactive activities including face painting, sand art, martial arts and much more! A highlight of the day’s event will include the “Haverhill Idol” competition. Finalists in the Junior and Senior divisions will compete to be the next…

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MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

$20
May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character.

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National Theatre in HD: Obsession

$22
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr. Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

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Flatbread Fiery 5K

$30
May 19 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am

Inaugural Flatbread Fiery 5K race for pizza and beer. We have partnered with Flatbread Pizza Co. in Georgetown to bring this unique event to the North Shore. Be the fastest female or male runner to cross the finish line and win FREE pizza for a year. Participants will receive a custom designed race bib, short sleeve tech shirt, pizza, and beer. Shirts will be guaranteed if registered by 5/1/2017.

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Ottmar Liebert

$45 - $59
May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One of the most successful instrumentalists working today, guitarist Ottmar Liebert has created a niche for himself, creating a sound that borrows from flamenco, new age, jazz, rock and Pan-Latin music.

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Escape from Boston: Revolutionary War Reenactment

$8
May 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Escape From Boston Saturday, May 20th, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $8 nonmembers $5 children under 12 Meet Revolutionary War Soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Members of the Continental Line and His Majesty’s First Regiment of Foot Guards re-enact a retreat from Boston with cannon, cavalry, and drills throughout the day. Learn how battles were planned and how camp life was managed. Tour the 1690…

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2nd Annual Bent Water Blast Off- Launch Into Summer

Donation to Beyond Walls Suggested
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

3, 2, 1 … Finish off American Craft Beer Week with all of us at Bent Water Brewing Co. at our 2nd annual Bent Water Blast Off. We’re launching into warmer weather by releasing 5 brand new beers, including the return of our Blast Off White IPA. Join us at Bent Water for these new brews, live music from Bearly Dead, American Thread, Rival Island, SYM, Foxes and more, sweet and savory offerings from local food trucks, expertly crafted cider…

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Rockport Folk Summit

$26
May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three of New England’s most acclaimed songwriters join forces for the Rockport Folk Summit! Dynamic veteran folk/roots artists Kris Delmhorst and Tim Gearan, as well as rising star folkie Dietrich Strause, will each perform a set and then play all together for a joyous song swap to close out the night. Not to be missed!

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Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
May 21 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am

Lowell BBC vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams Sunday May 21st 1:00 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. The four teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and…

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Escape from Boston: Revolutionary War Reenactment

$8
May 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Escape From Boston Sunday, May 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $8 nonmembers $5 children under 12 Meet Revolutionary War Soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Members of the Continental Line and His Majesty’s First Regiment of Foot Guards re-enact a retreat from Boston with cannon, cavalry, and drills throughout the day. Learn how battles were planned and how camp life was managed. Tour the 1690…

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