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October 2018

Rockport Harvestfest 2018

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map
Rockport Harvestfest

The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional bounty of the season — all in an unbeatable setting. Take the train to Rockport and start your Harvestfest experience with the makers’ shops at Whistlestop Mall. Head downtown to T-Wharf for local beer and a showcase of food producers and growers. Enjoy all that Rockport has to offer: beaches, parks, shops, galleries, and restaurants as we celebrate New England at Harvestfest. New England food producers gather on one of Rockport’s…

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Cape Ann Plein Air QuickDraw 2018

October 14 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Cape Ann Plein Air

The 2018 CAPA QuickDraw is scheduled for Sunday, October 14th, in downtown Rockport. Artist check-in is at the Rockport Art Association & Museum from 7:30-9:00am. Artists paint 9:00-11:00am in the Rockport Cultural District. Exhibition in the RAAM is open 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday, and 10:00am-3:00pm on Monday. Participation in the painting competition is $20 (sign up link in 'tickets') Exhibition is FREE, open to the public

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$39

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 2 PM The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances, its inspired programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide: no other chamber music organization does more to promote, to educate, and to foster a love of and appreciation for the art form. Whether at its home in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, on leading stages throughout North America,…

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Placekicking in the NFL

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

NFL placekicking has quite a history, from the early days of the dropkick, to the placekick, to kicking barefoot, to soccer style kicking. Each style is analyzed through statistics to show their effectiveness for field goals and extra points. Each season approximately 30% of all games in pro football are won by field goals. Field goals and extra points account for 20% of the league's yearly total points. Rick Gonsalves will discuss the use of artificial turf and the development…

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Hanneke Cassel

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TRIO: Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block, Keith Murphy Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel fuses sounds from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. A native of Port Orford, Oregon, Hanneke started out as a Texas-style fiddler and went on to win the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, which awarded her the opportunity to study with Alasdair Fraser…

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Oleta Adams

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A powerful soul, jazz and gospel singer as well as an inspirational songwriter and pianist, Oleta Adams has been delighting audiences with her charismatic live shows and Grammy-nominated recordings for the last 30 years. She will be making her Rockport debut armed with her newest record Third Set. Since the runaway success of her 1990 platinum-selling debut album Circle of One and the hit single “Get Here” Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys…

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David Cook

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

David Cook David immediately launched to stardom following his Season 7 American Idol title. He broke several Billboard chart records when 14 of his songs debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart and 11 of his songs debuted on the Hot 100, and went on to sell more than 2 million albums, including his certified platinum eponymous album. Collectively, David has sold over 5 million tracks worldwide. Based out of Nashville, TN, he has not only found success as a writer for…

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Capitol Steps

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As the granddaddy of political satire, The Capitol Steps have been poking fun at the D.C. establishment for over 35 years. The veteran troupe have become masters at skewering both sides of the aisle, their repurposed covers of pop songs loaded with puns and outrageous one-liners. No one is safe! The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form.  Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan…

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Bettman & Halpin

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Bettman & Halpin in concert Friday, October 19 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Multi-award winners Bettman & Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals.  Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter.  Bettman…

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MET Opera in HD: Samson et Dalila

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

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder Production: Darko Tresnjak  |  Set Designer:…

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