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October 2018

National Theatre of London in HD: King Lear

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.  Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. ★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two…

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Life Coaching – Closing the Gap!

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

Is there an unfulfilled space between where you are and where you want to be in life? Do your goals and dreams seem illusive and unattainable? Why does the gap seem so hard to close? Join master coaches Linda Ford and Lana Bastianutti for a fresh, new, and revolutionary approach to closing the gaps in our life as part of our Neighbor to Neighbor: A Learning Exchange programming at the Rockport Public Library.     Linda Ford, MA is a Master…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$7 – $9.75

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 cities on six continents during the week of Sept 27 – Oct 7. And the judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to each venue, you will be handed a ballot card that allows you to VOTE for the BEST SHORT FILM and ACTOR at the conclusion of…

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The Weight Band

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29 – $49

The Weight Band is a continuation of the beloved music of The Band and features former members of The Band. The Weight takes a deep dive into the beloved music first created by the great quintet of Levon Helm, Robbie Roberston, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson. The Weight originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock, New York barn of Levon Helm when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante — both former members of The Band — performed “Songs of The Band”…

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Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour

October 6 - October 8
Cape Ann Artisans

Visit 20 unique studios and meet 23 artists during the 35th Annual Cape Ann Artisans self-guided Open Studios events in the Fall: October 6-8|10AM-5PM daily. Plan your visit in advance by downloading the PDF of the brochure or take a leisurely drive along the coast and downtown Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy an array of pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, mosaics and jewelry. Many studios open year round by appointment. Cape Ann Artisans 978-590-4786 capeannartisans.com

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Rockport Farmers Market 10/6/18

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

The Rockport Farmers Market takes place on summer Saturdays, from 9 AM to 1 PM through October 13, 2018. Local farmers will be on hand offering plenty of fresh produce, the first bounty of the season. Arrowhead Family Farm and Rockport’s own Seaview Farm will be offering locally-raised meats, ranging from sausage to bacon to beef. Market-goers will enjoy fresh bread with a special focus on the regional favorite: anadama bread. Jams, jellies, pickles, freshly-roasted coffee, and specialty tea will…

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Annisquam Arts and Crafts Show

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA United States
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Annisquam Arts & Crafts Fair

The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show – now in its 34th year – is always one of the highlights of Columbus Day Week-end. There will be 40 artists and artisans - with art that encompasses landscapes, portraits and water colors and crafts that include jewelry, fashion, ceramics, paper art and printed fabrics. The majority of the artists – including many who are new to the show this year – are from the Cape Ann area. The Opening Gala will be…

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MET Opera in HD: Aida

October 6 @ 12:55 pm - 2:55 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production. Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Production: Sonja Frisell |  Set Designer: Gianni Quaranta Costume Designer: Dada Saligeri  |  Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Cast: Aida (Anna Netrebko), Amneris (Anita Rachvelishvili), Radamès (Aleksandrs Antonenko), Amonasro (Quinn Kelsey), The King (Ryan Speedo Green)

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$7 – $9.75

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 cities on six continents during the week of Sept 27 – Oct 7. And the judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to each venue, you will be handed a ballot card that allows you to VOTE for the BEST SHORT FILM and ACTOR at the conclusion of…

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Cape Ann Plein Air 2018

October 7 - October 15
Cape Ann Plein Air

Cape Ann Plein Air is a week-long, juried & judged, plein air painting competition, celebrating painting outdoors. Derived from the French 'en plein air', it refers to artists working outdoors to capture the light, atmosphere an spirit of a scene they are set up to view and capture: a snapshot of sorts as crafted by a painter. Painters can work in several different mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels) using portable easels. The history of plein air painting has its…

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