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.
The Heather Pierson Quartet will perform the entirety of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other well known and popular Christmas tunes. Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. Her quartet also includes Joe Aliperti on alto and tenor sax, Shawn Nadeau on bass, and Matty Bowman on drums.
Mil's Trills is a children's music project led by Amelia Robinson, that invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests. A highly interactive show, audiences are encouraged to be part of the experience while discovering a world of instruments.
Long a traditional favorite, Methuen Ballet Ensemble brings the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker" to Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts just in time to kick off your holiday season! Join the cast for a gala reception which will be held in the main lobby of The Firehouse at 6 pm on November 30th, to be followed by the 7pm show!
Join Mass Audubon for a family concert with acclaimed singer-songwriter and storyteller Steve Schuch. Steve has delighted audiences across the U.S. and Europe with his toe-tapping music, humor, and captivating stories. Come hear beautiful fiddle playing, listen to songs about the wildlife and wild places right here in New England, and enjoy stories about the natural world that the whole family will love. Also check out our morning workshop with Steve for adults who are interested in learning to use music and storytelling at home and in the classroom to connect children with nature.
Head to Gloucester Stage for some Halloween fun! Enjoy a live retelling of the your favorite Halloween stories and stick around for Halloween cookie decorating afterwards! Memebers of the GSC Youth Acting Workshop will be performing selections from It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,by George M. Schultz, The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg, and Benny the Bat by George Ulrich. Wear a costume and get a holiday treat!
The Headless Horseman Rides Again! This Friday 10/23 at 7pm in the Ipswich Meeting House, storyteller J.T. Turner portrays Washington Irving telling his most famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Taking on all the roles of this Halloween tale, Turner has adapted the piece to keep all ages entertained. It is story theater at its best.
Historic New England welcomes family favorite Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions for a special engagement at Cogswell's Grant . oin the Methuen Ballet Ensemble as they tell the tale of a beautiful Mermaid who discovers a shipwrecked Prince on her enchanted island. The journey begins when a massive storm hits the sea, wrecking the Prince’s boat onto an abandoned shore. Be dazzled as the Prince discovers the beautiful Mermaid and her magical sea creature friends.
Rockport Music honors the memory of late board member John Sparks with a free community concert at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center. The Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones. The Press Herald hailed that “it is simply one of the best vocal ensembles I have heard in a long time.”