The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two. We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'. Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.
Festival At The Farm is a collaboration by b.good and Six Chair Productions to connect a community around great live music and incredible, local food and drink. And then giving back all the proceeds to our community together. Donations made at or in connection with the Festival and as well as any of b. good’s net profits generated from the Festival at the Farm go directly to The b.good Family Foundation.
Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast. www.karenkjitterbugs.com
Boston theatergoers will know that sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty when Matilda The Musical opens on June 14 at the Boston Opera House. The Tony-nominated smash hit Broadway show will play through June 26.
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda Wormwood dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Topsifeld Library invites kids to come and build skyscrapers, rocketships, or anything their mind can imagine! This program requires no sign up. Just drop in and build! LEGOs provided.
Topsifeld Library invites folks for performances by the Proctor School Band and the Toe Jam Puppet Band, as well as make-your-own ice cream sundaes! Pick up your summer reading information and get ready for ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! This event is for all ages and no sign up is required.
Brunch by the Sea with The Little Mermaid + Captain Jack Sparrow. Bring your little pirate or mermaid to our castle by the sea for a delightful brunch to meet Ariel and Captain Jack Sparrow! Special pirate magic juggling show performance by Captain Robbie Bones. He'll also teach you to talk like a pirate and laugh like a rogue, and someone will have to walk the plank!
Sparhawk School in Amesbury Ma. is proud to present, Bye Bye Birdie with three shows May 20, 21, and 22. Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher).
Beauty saves her father but then must endure the hardships of the Beast's castle while her silly sisters, Flora and Dora, delight in her absence. Love conquers all in this retelling of the classic original tale with a little something for everyone: music, dance, magic and merriment! A show the whole family won't want to miss!
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour.
Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song.
Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre, and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.