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Seaside Village Open House Weekend+ Rockport's Christmas Stroll Weekend
December 12, 2015 - December 13, 2015
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Rockport

Featuring holiday fairs and shows and strolling musicians. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops and galleries throughout downtown Rockport and in Pigeon Cove.

Saturday's festivities begin with the annual Scandinavian Jul Fest at Spiran Hall, from 9 am to 1 pm. At Noon the Solstice Singers return, strolling through town singing songs of the season until 2 pm, while from 1 pm to 3 pm Quintessential Brass will perform traditional carols, holiday classics, and jazzy Christmas favorites throughout downtown Rockport.

Rockport's Christmas Stroll Weekend also features the 14th annual Art Gallery Stroll on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 from Noon to 4 pm.

Gallery Stroll maps will be available at all participating galleries and at the information shed located at Barletta Park; look for the Art Gallery Stroll banners displayed at participating galleries.

On Saturday and Sunday, Cynthia Curtis Pottery presents the 11th annual Holiday Show & Sale, from 10 am to 5 pm at Cynthia's studio located at 80 Pigeon Hill Street in Pigeon Cove. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome!

On Saturday there will be a Benefit Raffle at the Art of David Arsenault of "Rockport's Usual Suspects"—for Christmas in Rockport Live Jazz by the Christian Conti Trio 4-6 pm. Seasonal refreshments.

On Sunday at The Art of David Arsenault there will be "Meet the Artist" 3 p.m. David will offer a presentation with Q & A about his inspiration as an artist and recent Cape Ann paintings.

For a detailed schedule of events, copies of the 31st Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Calendar and Guide will be available by late November at businesses throughout town and in the Barletta Park information shed.

You may also view the Chamber’s online festivals and events listings for the holiday season and throughout the year online at capeannvacations.com and rockportusa.com.com.

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2016
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Taj Mahal
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 PM
Rockport
February 13, 2016
Click for details on Taj Mahal A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. more  
La Traviata
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Sunday
February 14
2 PM
Rockport
February 14, 2016
Click for details on La Traviata Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of movie stars like Greta Garbo. more  
Chelsea Berry
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 PM
Rockport
February 19, 2016
Click for details on Chelsea Berry An enormously talented singer-songwriter who calls the North Shore her home, Chelsea Berry has created quite a career based on her powerfully evocative vocals and heart-on-sleeve lyrics. more  
Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market
Rockport Community House
58 Broadway
9 AM - 1 PM
Rockport
February 20, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market We have a fantastic group of fifteen local farmers and food producers lined up for Rockport Winter Farmers Market. Expect to see a variety of winter vegetables and fruits, hoop-house greens, grass-fed and sustainably raised meats, jams, cakes, and cheeses more  
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Thursday
February 25
7 PM
Rockport
February 25, 2016
Click for details on As You Like It by William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
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Amy Speace with MaryLeigh Roohan
Old Sloop Coffeehouse
12 School Street
7:30pm
Rockport
February 26, 2016
Click for details on Amy Speace with MaryLeigh Roohan Although Amy Speace began her creative career in the theater, acting with The National Shakepeare Company and various other classical repertory theaters, she long ago left behind the stage to pursue music full time more  
Jasper String Quartet
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Friday
February 26
8 PM
Rockport
February 26, 2016
Click for details on Jasper String Quartet Based in Philadelphia, the Jaspers are the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. From 2015-2017 the Quartet will premiere their commission of Aaron Jay Kernis’ 3rd Quartet across the world, including a more  
Ezekial's Wheels
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Wednesday
March 2
7:30 PM
Rockport
March 2, 2016
Click for details on Ezekial's Wheels Ezekiel’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.
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Danú
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Thursday
March 3
8 PM
Rockport
March 3, 2016
Click for details on Danú Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) has successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility more  
Jorma Kaukonen
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Tuesday
March 8
8 PM
Rockport
March 8, 2016
Click for details on Jorma Kaukonen A legendary figure in rock and roll, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has made a lasting impact on American music, first as a co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, and then by the acoustic-centered folk blues of Hot Tuna and his own solo recordings.
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Jesse Cook
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Friday
March 11
8 PM
Rockport
March 11, 2016
Click for details on Jesse Cook Born in Paris and raised in Toronto, Cook studied classical and jazz guitar, and as a child was always intrigued by the highly rhythmic rumba flamenco style. more  
Winter Birding Boat Trip
7 Seas Whale Watch
63 Rogers Street
8 AM-1 PM
Gloucester
March 12, 2016
Click for details on Winter Birding Boat Trip We are hosting the Winter Birding Boat Trip, aboard the Privateer IV, with 7 Seas Whale Watch on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. more  
Spartacus
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Tuesday
March 15
7 PM
Rockport
March 15, 2016
Click for details on Spartacus In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. more  
Paula Poundstone
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Friday
March 18
8 PM
Rockport
March 18, 2016
Click for details on Paula Poundstone A beloved comic who thrives on spontaneity and improvisation, Paula Poundstone has been performing stand-up comedy for over 25 years, fine-tuning her craft over the years to become of the truly great humorists of our time.
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Brooks Williams with Jeremy Lyons
Old Sloop Coffeehouse
12 School Street
7:30pm
Rockport
March 19, 2016
Click for details on Brooks Williams with Jeremy Lyons Brooks Williams is a genre defying guitarist singer songwriter. It’s roots. It’s acoustic. He walks the line between blues and Americana, but there’s a bit of jazz and rockabilly thrown in for good measure. more  
Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market
Rockport Community House
58 Broadway
9 AM - 1 PM
Rockport
March 19, 2016
Click for details on Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market We have a fantastic group of fifteen local farmers and food producers lined up for Rockport Winter Farmers Market. Expect to see a variety of winter vegetables and fruits, hoop-house greens, grass-fed and sustainably raised meats, jams, cakes, & cheeses.. more  
Juilliard String Quartet
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Sunday
March 20
3 PM
Rockport
March 20, 2016
Click for details on Juilliard String Quartet With The Juilliard School, the Juilliard begins a new collaboration in China during a spring tour of Asia. Their two tours of Europe include concerts in Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany... more  
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Saturday
April 2
12:55 PM Saturday
April 2
7 PM (Encore Showing)
Rockport
April 2, 2016
Click for details on Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time... more  
Met Lunch
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Saturday
April 2
12pm
Rockport
April 2, 2016
Click for details on Met Lunch Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage.
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Hot Club of San Francisco Postcards from Gypsy Land
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Saturday
April 9
8pm
Rockport
April 9, 2016
Click for details on Hot Club of San Francisco   Postcards from Gypsy Land Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate influences to create a unique sound of their own. more  

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