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Seaside Village Open House Weekend+ Seaside Village Open House Weekend
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Rockport

Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops throughout downtown Rockport.

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.

Seaside Village Open House Weekend also features the 13th annual Gallery Stroll on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 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 10th annual Student and Studio Potter Show, from 10 am to 4 pm at their studio located at 80 Pigeon Hill Street in Pigeon Cove, with an artists’ reception Saturday, December 13 from 4 to 6 pm. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome!

For a detailed schedule of events, copies of the 30th 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 capeannchamber.com and rockportusa.com.com.

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BIZET: CARMEN
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 1, 2014
Click for details on BIZET: CARMEN Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. more  
Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini
Rockport Congregational Church
12 School Street
7:30 pm
Rockport
November 1, 2014
Click for details on Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini Chelsea Berry is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston's North Shore. more  
RICHARD SHINDELL & LUCY KAPLANSKY
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 1, 2014
Click for details on RICHARD SHINDELL & LUCY KAPLANSKY A singer-songwriter with a tremendously evocative voice and a deeply emotive lyrical style, Lucy Kaplansky has become a bedrock of the Northeast folk scene. Veteran folk artist Richard Shindell has built a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter, his ric more  
STEEP CANYON RANGERS
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 6, 2014
Click for details on STEEP CANYON RANGERS The Steep Canyon Rangers are a spirited bluegrass group that delves into folk, country and pop music, adding undeniable songwriting skills to go along with their instrumental prowess. While known to many for frequent collaborations with legendary comedian more  
EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 8, 2014
Click for details on EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND A ten-time Grammy Award winner and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, the charismatic Eddie Palmieri has enjoyed a musical career spanning over 50 years, both as a bandleader of Latin jazz orchestras and as a pianist of dizzying skill and spirit. His long shadow ext more  
ALUMNI OF THE YALE RUSSIAN CHORUS
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 9, 2014
Click for details on ALUMNI OF THE YALE RUSSIAN CHORUS The Yale Russian Chorus was founded in 1953 at the height of the Cold War by Denis Mickiewicz, a student at the Yale Music School, and George Litton, president of the Yale Russian Club. more  
Opening Reception – Walter Pasko Solo Show
Rockport Art Association
Rockport
November 9, 2014
Click for details on Opening Reception – Walter Pasko Solo Show Walter J. Pasko has devoted his creative energy, for the past forty years, to the painting of landscapes directly from nature. His broad oil painting style has evolved from a need to capture the fleeting play of light and shadow patterns on the landscape more  
OF MICE AND MEN
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 13, 2014
Click for details on OF MICE AND MEN Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. more  
JONATHAN EDWARDS
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 14, 2014
Click for details on JONATHAN EDWARDS Veteran folk-rocker Jonathan Edwards burst on the music scene 40 years ago with the mega-hit “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” and has since enjoyed a vibrant troubadour career based around his undeniable melodic gifts and an exuberant performance style. more  
SERGEY SCHEPKIN, piano
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 16, 2014
Click for details on SERGEY SCHEPKIN, piano One of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, pianist Sergey Schepkin has earned a reputation as an artist of remarkable technical ability with a passionately enthusiastic spirit. more  
ETHEL
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 20, 2014
Click for details on ETHEL ETHEL invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry more  
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 21, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Click for details on MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both time more  
ROSSINI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 22, 2014
Click for details on ROSSINI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera. more  
Opening Reception – Jim Murphy Solo Show
Rockport Art Association
Rockport
November 23, 2014
Click for details on Opening Reception – Jim Murphy Solo Show A longtime practitioner of watercolor, Murphy returned to working in oils at the urging of his wife, Diane, when the couple visited Cape Breton in 1997. A trail runner, he often scouts out remote areas on foot and returns with canvas and paint to record h more  
THE WEIGHT Performing Songs of The Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 29, 2014
Click for details on THE WEIGHT Performing Songs of The Band Featuring legitimate long time members of The Band, Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, along with Marty Grebb (Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Rhinestones) Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm Band), The Weight revisits the radio hits and deep tracks from more  
Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Downtown Gloucester
Gloucester
November 30, 2014
Click for details on Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Parade begins at 3pm at the State Fish Pier, running through Main Street and ending at the Boulevard for the Annual Tree Lighting at Kent Circle (at about 4:30pm). more  
Annual Ladies' Night in Gloucester
Downtown Gloucester
5-10 pm
Gloucester
December 4, 2014
A special evening of holiday shopping in downtown Gloucester for women shoppers, including refreshments and drawings for gift certificates in many stores. more  
Essex Holiday Festival
Various Sites in Essex
Essex
December 4, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on Essex Holiday Festival The first weekend of December is set aside in anticipation of this very special time of year…the giving and sharing of holiday spirit in Essex. more  
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
Bradley Wharf on Bearskin Neck
and Dock Square
3:45pm
Rockport
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting Santa arrives in Rockport Harbor on a lobster boat, followed by a parade along Bearskin Neck to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more  
CAPE ANN BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
3 & 7 pm
Rockport
December 7, 2014
Click for details on CAPE ANN BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing old and new holiday favorites infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. more  

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