Spring 2018: April 27 - May 6

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Marblehead’s J.O.J. Frost: Folk Art Fish

April 27 at 10:00 am4:00 pm

The paintings of renowned folk artist J.O.J. Frost offer a creative and insightful look into Marblehead’s history. Join us during ArtWeek at the Marblehead Museum’s J.O.J. Frost Gallery for some fishy fun with Frost! Use Frost’s whimsical paintings as inspiration to design your own “Frost Fish”. Let your imagination run wild as you create a town scene, landscape, or colorful design on a wooden cod fish. Like Frost’s paintings, each fish will be unique and tell a personal story. Take…

Punto Urban Art Museum Walking Tour

April 27 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
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Our vision is to create a world class urban arts district in Salem’s Point Neighborhood, one that embraces its rich immigrant and architectural history and presents a dynamic opportunity for the neighborhood’s future. The Punto Urban Art Museum has two primary goals: creating a beautiful, uplifting environment for Point residents, particularly for children. We're offering a walking tour around Salem’s Point Neighborhood to learn more about Punto and the individual murals! The May 4 tour commemorates National Historic Preservation Month…

Arts & Humanity Open Mic

April 28 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Poets, artists, musicians, and storytellers - Join us for a friendly, inclusive afternoon of sharing of the human spirit through the arts. Come to present or simply enjoy the work of area artists and their creative energy. If you would like to pre-register for a performance slot, please email info@oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org or call us at 508-822-1622.        

Drinks & DIY-Create your own Coat Rack from Salvage

April 28 at 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Upcycle Salvage, Sip, and Socialize in Circa! Enjoy a Fun and unique hands-on DIY (Do it Yourself) experience complete with complimentary drinks and munchies from the bar in Circa at Restoration Resources while you craft your very own coat rack re-using vintage elements salvaged from Beacon Hill brownstones and 150-year-old Boston buildings. Instructor and owner of “Vintage Vagabond”, Amy Chenette, provides the direction and eco-friendly tools you need to sand, paint, drill and transform reclaimed bead board, window trim, or…

Berkshire Plein Air, Making Art Outdoors

April 30 at 9:30 am1:00 pm
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Come make art with us. We invite you to join our plein air (painting outside) group, normally limited to Guild members, and featuring a special demonstration designed specifically for ArtWeek. We’ll meet at a different Berkshire location each day.  Venues include the Norman Rockwell Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, The Mount, Naumkeag and more. A Guild artist will give  a demonstration with a special focus on plein air techniques and materials. oil painting, watercolors, photography and digital painting will be covered. …

Airmen of Note Air Force Jazz Band

April 30 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The "Airmen of Note" is the internationally-acclaimed United States Air Force Jazz Band from Washington D.C. Specializing in big band music and arrangements, the group is comprised of 18 active duty Airmen musicians, which includes one vocalist. Since its inception in 1950, the Airmen of Note Air Force Jazz Band has collaborated with greats including Dizzie Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan. Band members will conduct an open workshop with Franklin High School music students and present a concert following the workshop.…

Community Theater Tech: Sound

May 3 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Would you like to work behind the scenes at your community theater and still be involved in the action onstage? Theater sound technicians cue microphones, sound effects, and music, making sure the show’s sound is balanced. In this hands-on workshop with professional engineer Steven McManus, we’ll explore the principles of sound engineering for live theater, from the selection of the right microphones for the job to integrating live and recorded sound. A native of Scotland, Steven is a graduate of…

Cape Symphony Open Rehearsal

May 4 at 7:30 am9:30 pm

On Friday, May 4, Cape Symphony will be rehearsing for the American Mavericks concert, which will be performed May 5 & 6, featuring music of Leonard Bernstein, John Adams, and Philip Glass. Join us for this rare open rehearsal – you’ll get a glimpse behind the scenes into how an orchestra rehearses and hear from Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak about how he prepares for a concert like this. We’ll also raffle two tickets to a future concert of…

Urbanity Dance Open Rehearsal

May 4 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm

          Have you ever wondered what it takes to put a show together? Well, you're in luck! Join Urbanity, a Boston based contemporary dance company, as we open our private rehearsals to the public. Come see what goes into putting our show together by watching us choreograph, explore, and rehearse pieces for our Annual Spring Revue titled "F=ma" a season finale featuring fierce female voices.  

Humanities Forum – Top Girls

May 6 at 4:00 pm4:30 pm

The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. On May 6, join us for the Humanities Forum for TOP GIRLS, Caryl Churchill's iconic masterpiece about the sacrifices required to be a "top girl" in a man's world.

Hands on English Handbells

May 6 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

You may have seen English handbells at a concert, especially during Christmas time. Now is YOUR chance to try your own hand at bell ringing!

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