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February 2020

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950

February 1 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 26, 2020

Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Avenue
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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​​During the 1940s, American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught photographer making portraits and documenting everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional shooting for Ebony, Glamour, Smart Woman, and Life. For the first time, the formative first decade of Parks’s 60-year career is the focus of an exhibition, which brings together 150 photographs and ephemera—including magazines, books, letters, and family pictures. The exhibition will illustrate Parks’s early experiences at the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and…

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Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
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Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Avenue
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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​​The Addison Gallery opened its doors in 1931 with a core collection of 423 objects purchased for or given to the museum by Phillips Academy alumnus, Thomas Cochran and his close friends. Since then, the museum has annually added to the collection via generous donation and judicious purchase to make it what it is today--over 21,000 works representing the best of American art across media. Addison curators carefully choose each work to enter the collection, selecting objects that augment and amplify…

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Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America

February 25 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 5, 2020

Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Avenue
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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​​The 19th century witnessed the development of a notion of masculinity that tied the worth of a white man to his performance in the workplace—from which women and other minorities were excluded—and to his capacity to accumulate capital and advance socially. By the turn of the 20th century, pervasive anxiety posed by the threat of emasculation and the constant need to prove oneself as a man fostered a sense of an ideal manliness that was cutthroat or “primitive,” a masculinity…

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Farm-to-Kitchen Cooking Class: Soups, Stews and Chowders

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Appleton Farms, 219 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
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Learn how to create traditional, warming soups and stews that are easy to recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen. In this lively, hands-on cooking class you will learn how to utilize the produce and products of local farmers and artisans. Guided by Chef Liz, you will create an exciting three-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your expertise in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles. Feel free to bring your own wine…

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Industry Night Clambake with Narragansett and Privateer

February 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ledger Restaurant, 125 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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$15

Hi Neighbors! Bring your hard-working self down to Ledger for Narragansett's Fresh Catch Beers, mini Daiquiris & Tiki cocktails with Privateer Rum and clam bake favorites from Ledger's wood fired grill. Your ticket includes access to this party and the clam bake spread. Beer and beverages are not included.

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Comedy Takes A Right Turn

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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A FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT RIGHT TURN AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT CLINIC FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DUAL DIAGNOSIS LOCATED IN WATERTOWN

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Comedy Night

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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$20

Kenny Rogerson - A writer, sketch player, actor and comedian, you may have seen at The Boston Comedy Festival with Lewis Black and Friends. The Boston Herald says “He makes the absurd seem logical” Las Vegas Magazine wrote, “As far as pure stand-up goes, it doesn’t get any better than Rogerson.” Others have written “He’s as funny a comic as Boston has produced.” Kyle Crawford - A veteran on the Boston comedy scene, Kyle Crawford hails from southern New Hampshire.…

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Eric Johnson Classics: Present and Past

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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$34.50

Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most…

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The Art of Wooden Boatbuilding: Kick-off Lecture

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
NPS Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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$12 – $15

Join us for a five-part series exploring the principles behind the design and construction of traditional wooden boats. Participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on practices at several traditional boatyards within the Essex National Heritage Area. This event is the kick-off lecture by Justin Demetri with Harold Burnham. This introductory talk will set the stage for our Art of Wooden Boatbuilding series. Experts Justin Demetri and Harold Burnham will give valuable background into the history of boatbuilding as they…

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Agrippina

February 29 @ 12:55 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce…

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Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America

January 31 - April 5 @ 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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