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31st Annual Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studio Tour
October 11, 2014 - October 13, 2014
Multiple Locations in Gloucester and Rockport
Cape Ann

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Open Studio Tour will be held on on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Columbus Day weekend, October 11-13, from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. each day.

This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet more than a dozen professional artists and artisans and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. Many studios are open year round by chance or appointment.

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Cape Ann Restaurant Week
Cape Ann
Gloucester and Rockport
October 19, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Click for details on Cape Ann  Restaurant Week The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the eighth annual Cape Ann Restaurant Week October 19 - 24. Come and taste the best of the best as Cape Ann’s restaurateurs offer a prix-fixe three-course meal all for a remarkable price. more  
32nd Annual Essex Clamfest
Shepard Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Essex
October 25, 2014
Click for details on 32nd Annual Essex Clamfest The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 32nd Annual Essex ClamFest on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Chowder tasting and voting will take place from Noon to 2:00 p.m. more  
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  

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