Events INSIDER: April 29 – May 7

Giveaways & Features
Win: Bill Bellamy (Boston)
Bill Bellamy coined the phrase ‘booty call’ and is bringing ‘Bill Cosby type energy’ to his tour this week. And I’ve got 2 tickets to give away for this show! Email to win and let me know whether you want Boston, Providence, or Chicopee. Win: Bill BellamyWilbur Theatre Boston, MA, Boston: .
Win: The Hot & Heavy Cabaret
Wearing pasties, burlesque is harmless fun and this cabaret promises a night of music and ‘dance’, wink wink. I’ve got two pairs of ticket to give away for Friday, May 3. Email to win! Win: The Hot & Heavy CabaretClub Caf Boston, MA, .
Win: Chroma at Boston Ballet
Although Chroma is a ballet first presented in November 2007, it is still one of the most relevant performances out there. And it has to be, since it was created by acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor. I’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for opening night, Thu May 2! Email to win. Win: Chroma at Boston BalletThe Boston Opera House Boston, MA, .
Win: Bill Bellamy (Providence)
Bill Bellamy coined the phrase ‘booty call’ and is bringing ‘Bill Cosby type energy’ to his tour this week. And I’ve got 2 tickets to give away for this show! Email to win and let me know whether you want Boston, Providence, or Chicopee. Win: Bill BellamyThe Comedy Connection Providence, RI, .
Win: Bill Bellamy (Chicopee)
Bill Bellamy coined the phrase ‘booty call’ and is bringing ‘Bill Cosby type energy’ to his tour this week. And I’ve got 2 tickets to give away for this show! Email to win and let me know whether you want Boston, Providence, or Chicopee. Win: Bill BellamyThe Comedy Connection Chicopee, MA, .
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Johnny’s Picks
Seige the Day: Trebuchet Building at Higgins
Build a real working medieval trebuchet and then test it against others. Do I have to say more? 10am. Seige the Day: Trebuchet Building at HigginsHiggins Armory Worcester, MA, .
Mayfair in Harvard Square
This is a huge vendor festival, it features train rides, hot-air balloon rides, 5 music/dance stages and 40 food stands. 12-6pm. Mayfair in Harvard SquareHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Wake Up the Earth Festival and Parade
More than 10,000 people gather for this celebration of spring, friendship and community spirit. Puppet shows, live music, theatre shows and several other activities available to everyone. 11 am. Wake Up the Earth Festival and ParadeStonyBrook T-stop Park Jamaica Plain, MA, .
Lexington Muster
This year’s parade features 30 fife and drum corps. Musical performances, food vendors and encampment demos complete this entertaining event. Lexington MusterMinuteman National Historic Park, #250 North Great Road Lincoln, MA, .
Chalk on the Walk
Come paint the streets with chalk. Write your name or create a masterpiece. The best ones will be awarded with prizes. 2013:. Chalk on the WalkHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Darwin Day Panel
Yes, Darwin Day is originally celebrated in February but they had to re-schedule. Now you don’t have an excuse to miss this gathering, in honor of the Father of Evolution, of the best scientific, skeptic and atheists minds in Boston. 6pm. Darwin Day PanelHarvard Hall 201 Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Lemonade Day
Kids get to learn the basics of running a business by managing their own lemonade stand. Not only fun, but inspiring and useful! Boston Lemonade DayAll Over Boston, MA, .
World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1
Walk a labyrinth with a group of people to celebrate World Labyrinth Day. If you get lost, at least you’ll be around a lot of people. 1pm. World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1Rose Kennedy Greenway Boston, MA, .
Samurai Saturdays
Samurai Saturdays feature Japanese Taiko Drumming, Japanese calligraphy demos, samurai related films and delicious bento boxes. Samurai SaturdaysMuseum of Fine Arts Boston Boston, MA, .
Dedham Country Day Circus and Street Fair
This street fair features performances by Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and Circus Smirkus artists. On top of that, rides, games and food fill the streets with fun. 10am. Dedham Country Day Circus and Street FairDedham Country Day School Dedham, MA, .
Somerville Open Studios
Artists are sometimes mysterious and distant, but not during Somerville Open Studios. Visit more than 200 artists and see where the magic happens. Somerville Open StudiosVarious Venues Somerville, MA, .
Needham Open Studios
The town of Needham offers the opportunity of getting pieces of art directly from the creative sources. Meet artists and their fabulous workplaces. Needham Open StudiosVarious Venues Needham, MA, .
Ragnar Relay Cape Cod
200 miles separate you and 11 of your friends from the Ragnar winning medals. This is the ultimate tag team running challenge, and it’s for you to conquer! Ragnar Relay Cape CodHull, MA Provincetown, MA, .
New England Gerbil Show
Watch gerbils compete in ham-track and tube chew races. Judges will choose the best ones. Bring yours and beat the competition. New England Gerbil ShowMiddlesex Community College Bedford, MA, .
Sing-a-Long-a Grease
This is an interactive film that makes the audience become part of the story, especially during the musical bits. This is an unique event that celebrates the 40 years of Grease. 7pm. Sing-a-Long-a GreaseFirehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport, MA, .
Shelburne Falls ArtWalk – Art Under the Stars
Shelburne Falls becomes a giant open studio for artists, musicians and craft vendors to show their works. There are hands-on activities, films, and trolley rides too. But if there’s something you cannot miss, it’s the bridge of flowers. 4-8pm. Shelburne Falls ArtWalk - Art Under the Stars Shelburne Falls, MA, .
Sholan Farms Apple Blossom Festival
This festival returns for the 12th time, packed with fun shows like the ‘butterfly release’, a bagpipe procession and a couple choruses performing. Craft shows and lots of apples, for sure.10am. Sholan Farms Apple Blossom FestivalSholan Farms Leominster, MA, .
Harlow Day Living History
Travel back in time and be part of this Civil War living history encampment, located really close to veteran Calvin ‘Frank’ Harlow’s house. 10am. Harlow Day Living HistoryBridgewater Common Bridgewater, MA, .
UMass Renaissance Festival
This year’s Renaissance Festival features juggling lessons, falconry shows and the usual feasting, singing and theatre. Did I mention the mud face painting? 11am. UMass Renaissance FestivalRenaissance Center Meadow Amherst, MA, .
Arunah Hill Stargazing
Stars and constellations don’t look the same on paper. Come see the real thing, and put your hands on a telescope. Dusk. Arunah Hill StargazingNotchview, Route 9 Windsor, MA, .
Northampton Pride Parade
The rainbow flag has been waving at this parade for the past 30 years. Join the fun and feel the great vibes the LGBT community shares. 12pm. Northampton Pride Parade Northampton, MA, .
Superhero Mud Run
It’s time to show you do have super powers! Beat the 5K Superhero Obstacle Course and become the day’s hero. Superhero Mud RunSix Flags New England, Route 159 1623 Main Street Agawam, MA, .
South Hawley Ghost Town Hike
This is an excursion to ghost village of South Hawley. Be ready for an interesting and maybe scary visit to the past. 10am. South Hawley Ghost Town HikeMass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Easthampton, MA, .
Westborough Spring Festival
A car show, hot-air balloon rides and a Mexican night are just part of what Westborough Spring Festival has prepared for this year’s fundraiser celeb. Westborough Spring FestivalWestborough High School Westborough, MA, .
Also Fun
Co-Founders Wanted of Boston Meetup
Come meet people with great ideas waiting to be funded, or present your great idea to someone willing to fund it. It’s a win/win meet-up here, folks. 6:30pm. Co-Founders Wanted of Boston MeetupHarvard I-Lab Allston, MA, .
Food Truck Throwdown
Watch several food trucks battle to conquer the best food truck title. One thing’s for sure: There’s going to be tons of food! 11-9pm. Food Truck ThrowdownThe Greenway, between State & India Sts Boston, MA, .
Dance Complex Free Day of Classes
Free 20-minute dancing classes for everyone. Come find out how many left feet you have. 9:30am. Dance Complex Free Day of ClassesCentral Square Cambridge, MA, .
Chocolate Madness
Join NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts on the celebration of the 30th anniversay of Chocolate Madness, which features meetings with top chocolate chefs, wine tasting and much more. I think it is safe to say that there will be TONS of chocolate, and that’s always a good thing, isn’t it? 7:30pm. Chocolate MadnessCyclorama Boston, MA, .
Ice Age Legacy of Mount Auburn
Chill out and come to this walking tour that deals with preserved glacial features found at Mount Auburn. 1pm. Ice Age Legacy of Mount AuburnMount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA, .
Physical Matter: Three Perspectives
Art becomes more interesting when you have someone to discuss it with. This time, the talk is about the human form as presented by 3 different artists. 2pm. Physical Matter: Three PerspectivesArthur M. Sackler Museum Cambridge, MA, .
Between the Lines: Children’s Literacy Benefit
This fundraising event aims to help low income children improve their literacy skills. 6pm. Between the Lines: Children's Literacy BenefitMicrosoft N.E.R.D. Center Cambridge, MA, .
Machine Learning
This presentation will introduce you to the world of machine learning and will present some of its real world applications. 6pm. Machine LearningArtisan’s Asylum Somerville, MA, .
Free Comic Book Day
FCBD is every geek’s dream come true. Different offerings available from store to store. Check out the website for a list of goodies. Free Comic Book DayAlmost all Comic Stores across North America All Over, , .
Beyond the Pattern: An Independent Designer’s Fashion Show
A fashion runway featuring the work of established local designers. It gets more interesting since Somerville Public High School students will model their own creations, proving that the fashion future looks bright. 7pm. Beyond the Pattern: An Independent Designer's Fashion ShowArts at the Armory Somerville, MA, .
SoWa Open Market Opening
An open market that focuses on art, local farmers’ products and vintage stuff. If you feel like grabbing a bite to eat, several food trucks will be there to help. 10am. SoWa Open Market OpeningSoWa Open Market Boston, MA, .
Kona Bicycles MTB Adventure
Discover the trails that Middlesex Fells have prepared for both amateur and pro bike riders. There will be bike riding demos too! 9am. Kona Bicycles MTB AdventureMiddlesex Fells – Flynn Rink Stoneham, MA, .
Revels Pub Sings & Sing
Revels music director George Emlen will make you sing like a real rebel. Enjoy a night full of music, singing and food. 6pm. Revels Pub Sings & SingDoyle’s Cafe Boston, MA, .
arsenalARTS Open Arts Day
Free performances and theatre workshops, live music and entertainment for both kids and adults. 11am. arsenalARTS Open Arts DayArsenal Center for the Arts Watertown, MA, .
Boston Quantified Self & IDEO: Health & Wellness Innovation Night
Health self-tracking is changing the way we live our lives. Come learn about the newest tech there is. But remember, you still need go see your doctor once in a while! 6pm. Boston Quantified Self & IDEO: Health & Wellness Innovation NightHarvard Innovation Lab Allston, MA, .
Boston Cyberarts Gallery Presents: Poetic Codings
Interactive iPad artworks sound like lots of fun. Art you can touch and play with? Yes please! Boston Cyberarts Gallery Presents: Poetic CodingsBoston Cyberarts Gallery Jamaica Plain, MA, .
An Evening of Chocolate
Chocolate tasting! This event will let you know more about the history of chocolate and how it is obtained. But seriously, chocolate tasting! 7pm. An Evening of ChocolateDrumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Lincoln, MA, .
Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries
Stephen Dupont is presenting and signing his book, consisting of photographies and diaries from his travel to Papua New Guinea. Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and DiariesPeabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge, MA, .
2013 Massachusetts State High School Fair
The spirit of competition is always fierce at science fairs. It increases when there’s $500,000 in scholarships and prizes. Come appreciate the future, imagined by students today. 2013 Massachusetts State High School FairMIT Campus Cambridge, MA, .
Walk for Hunger
Join the nation’s largest hunger fundraiser and help them beat the 3.6 million mark from last year! Walk for HungerBoston Common Boston, MA, .
Super Serious & Super Ridiculous at SOS 2013
This is just one of many little collections that several Somerville artists will display during the Somerville Open Studios weekend. Super Serious & Super Ridiculous at SOS 2013Miller Street Artist Studios Somerville, MA, .
Freedom Rising: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and African American Military Service
Several presentations, readings and performances celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the first black Civil War troops from the North. Freedom Rising: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and African American Military ServiceMultiple Locations Boston, MA, .
Boston LGBT Film Festival
The best of LGBT media makers gather together at the largest LGBT Film Festival in New England. This year over 100 films will be presented, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. Boston LGBT Film FestivalVarious Venues Boston, MA, .
May Day at Hayes Park
They got the drinks, you bring the cookies. Come have fun and dance at Hayes Park 2pm. May Day at Hayes ParkWarren Avenue and West Canton Street Boston, MA, .
International Herb Day
Plenty of workshops will teach you about the many uses for herbs. Hint: One of them involves pizza. 9-4pm. International Herb DayCedar Spring Herb Farm Harwich, MA, .
Wellfeet Harbor Fest
Boats, boats, boats! And vendors at this town festival. Wellfeet Harbor FestWellfleet Town Pier Wellfleet, MA, .
Night Hayrides at Smolak Farms
Smolak Farms invite you to come for night hayrides. Enjoy magical landscapes, with the humming of the tractor’s engine on the background. Make it a perfect night by going to the campfire! Night Hayrides at Smolak FarmsSmolak Farms North Andover, MA, .
Film Screening of The Economics of Happiness
The Economics of Happiness is a film that deals with the crisis of the spirit people face nowadays. 6:30pm. Film Screening of The Economics of HappinessLowell National Historical Park Lowell, MA, .
Party for The Park
A dance party, live and silent auctions and an art show are part of this fundraising event. Definitely an eye catcher. 6:30pm. Party for The ParkdeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA, .
‘Spruce Up for Spring’ Gardens & Grounds Clean-Up for Volunteers
Orchard House, the home of ‘Little Women’ needs a bit of maintenance here and there. Visit this popular house, help a little and enjoy the refreshments prepared for volunteers. 8:30am. 'Spruce Up for Spring' Gardens & Grounds Clean-Up for VolunteersLouisa May Alcott’s Orchard House Concord, MA, .
Stars, Moons and the Rings of Saturn
Saturn is coming for a visit, but we’ll still need a telescope to see it in all its glory. Venus and Mars might show up too! 8-10pm. Stars, Moons and the Rings of SaturnMass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Natick, MA, .
Granite State Story Swap
Don’t ask, don’t tell is probably a rule you’ll never find at Granite State Story Swap. Enjoy storytellers performing, or go on stage too! 8am-5pm. Granite State Story SwapThe Seacoast Science Center Rye, NH, .
The Spider & the Mouse
The MicMac people are known for their interesting and thoughtful stories. This presentation is about the sacred relationship us humans have with Mother Earth. The Spider & the MouseActors Studio of Newburyport Newburyport, MA, .
Spring Open House at Castle Hill
Castle Hill is a genuine mansion, which means lots of areas that are ‘treasure hunt compliant.’ Landscape tours are available for the ones looking for a calm day. 11am. Spring Open House at Castle HillCastle Hill Ipswich, MA, .
Massachusetts Poetry Festival at the PEM
Two days dedicated to poetry. Participate on the workshops or enjoy the concerts, readings and presentations. Massachusetts Poetry Festival at the PEMPeabody Essex Museum Salem, MA, .
Salem First Friday
Enjoy contemporary dance performances while you take advantage of the many discounts offered by more than 25 vendors. 5pm. Salem First FridayDowntown Salem, Various Locations Salem, MA, .
Happy as a Clam Road Race
This 5K race is paired with flat-bread pizza vendors and local farmers selling their products. 5pm. Happy as a Clam Road RaceEssex Elementary School Essex, MA, .
New England Gem and Mineral Show
Come and get beautiful and mesmerizing rocks at discount prices. The geode cutting show looks promising, don’t miss out! New England Gem and Mineral ShowTopsfield Fairgrounds, Route 1 North Topsfield, MA, .
North Quabbin Arts in Bloom Fest
Live performances and food vendors complete this celebration, which features the traditional and popular May Pole dance. 11-5pm. North Quabbin Arts in Bloom FestButterfield Park, East River Street Orange, MA, .
RI Cherry Blossom Festival
This festival features an antique car show, food truck vendors, bike tour rides and kayaking, all in the spirit of raising funds for landscape improvement in two communities. RI Cherry Blossom FestivalBlackstone River Valley Woonsocket, RI, .
Smith’s Castle Bridge to the Past
Smith’s Castle was at some point an important trading post in the area. Come see how things used to be there on this history re-enactment. 2013:. Smith's Castle Bridge to the PastSmith’s Castle North Kingstown, RI, .
Three superstar musicians got together and are now presenting this Irish musical performance. This is a great musical show that features comedy bits. 8pm. TeetotallersBlackstone River Theatre Cumberland, RI, .
Navigant Credit Union Running Festival
This is a half marathon that features post race entertainment. If you like to run, this one’s for you. 8am. Navigant Credit Union Running FestivalRoosevelt Ave Pawtucket, RI, .
Derby Day at the Paragon Carousel
Betting on a carousel horse sounds a bit crazy, but lots of fun. Come try your luck at the ‘races’ of Paragon Carousel. Winners get prizes, and proceedings go to the Friends of the Paragon Carousel. 7pm. Derby Day at the Paragon CarouselParagon Carousel Hull, MA, .
Winslow Sprint
You’ll need a lot of energy to go through this 43 mile long fundraiser bike tour and then stay for the after-party. 7am. Winslow SprintHistoric Winslow House & Cultural Center Marshfield, MA, .
Women’s History on Burial Hill
Plymouth has seen many important women through the pass of time. Come find more about them and the role of women through history. 1pm. Women's History on Burial HillBurial Hill, Leyden St Plymouth, MA, .
Race to Save a Species 5k and Fun Run
Whales are the biggest mammals on water, but they still need our help. Join this 5K race and help them. There’s a life-size inflatable whale, you gotta come check it out. 9am. Race to Save a Species 5k and Fun RunPlymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth, MA, .
Two Nations Powwow
Come see how a tipi looks like from the inside. This Powwow features dancing, drumming and lots of native crafts and meals. 10am-5pm. Two Nations PowwowAuburn Sportsmam’s Club Auburn, MA, .
Worcester ALS Walk
You don’t need a sword and shield to help fighting ALS. All it takes is coming to their annual walk and support the cause. 10am. Worcester ALS WalkCommerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium Worcester, MA, .
Review: Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy coined the phrase ‘booty call’ and is bringing ‘Bill Cosby type energy’ to his tour this week. Click for my review (to appear Monday evening)! (And see above where I have tix to give away.). Review: Bill BellamyWilbur Theatre Boston, MA, .
An Iliad
An Iliad is Lisa Peterson’s version of Homer’s famous poem, interpreted by the great Denis O’Hare. The play promises a refreshing and shoking approach to the story we’re all familiar with. An IliadArtsEmerson Boston, MA, .
You Are___.
This show, performed by 20 dancers, features 6 new different works by 4 talented choreographers, all of them females. You Are___.Boston University Dance Theater Boston, MA, .
Beowulf: Epic Reading
This 70-minute song-play version of Beowulf features a live rock band on stage and punk, jazz and electronic music. An epic poem reading you cannot miss. Beowulf: Epic ReadingClub Oberon Cambridge, MA, .
Folk and Blues Concert and Art Reception
Come for the Folk & Blues performance and then stay a little more for ‘4 under 24’ , a photography show created by young artists. 2pm. Folk and Blues Concert and Art ReceptionThe Old Schwamb Mill Arlington, MA, .
Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage
I love a good old dramatized reading of an epic poem, as long as the author makes it fun, has good reading and does a lot of sounds and expressions. And if you do too, this will be a blast! Beowulf - A Thousand Years of BaggageOberon Cambridge, MA, .
She Kills Monsters
This will be the premiere of the story of a girl who kills monsters. Come watch Qui Nguyen’s beautiful imagery. She Kills MonstersBoston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, .
WOW, a band that sings in 7 different languages. You don’t get to see that everyday! Let Meszecsina fill your ears with beautiful experimental music. 8pm. MeszecsinaJohnny D’s Somerville, MA, .
Cuba! Music and Images From the Forbidden Island
Enjoy a concert dedicated to Cuban music, but not before the Cuban photography exhibition. The mix is completed by Cuban delicacies. 3pm. Cuba! Music and Images From the Forbidden IslandAndover Newton Theological School Newton Centre, MA, .
Murder, incest, pirates, and famine in ancient Greece. Come see this play where Shakespeare dangles Pericles by his Testicles. PericlesThe Modern Theatre at Suffolk University Boston, MA, .
JazzBoston Jazz Week
It’s 10 full days of Jazz music. Public performances, home concerts and jazz ensembles will make this celebration the best one yet! JazzBoston Jazz WeekVarious Venues Boston, MA, .
Boston Hostel Takeover
Come enjoy multiple 30-minute performances by local musicians at HI-Boston, which will also show visual works by several artists from the area. 7pm. Boston Hostel TakeoverHostelling International Boston Boston, MA, .
People dancing while being on a plane, during a flight? This is what you’ll see on this high-tech musical dancing performance. 3pm. FLIGHTBoston University Dance Theater Boston, MA, .
Milford Living Kite Fly
Enjoy the beach breeze while watching this flying kite show. It’s free for all, and you can bring your own kite too! 12-3pm. Milford Living Kite FlyWalnut Beach, Viscount Dr & E Broadway Milford, CT, .
GOOD NEWS! A Musical Comedy
Music, dancing, singing and laughter are perfectly mixed by this full of energy GoodSpeed musical production. GOOD NEWS! A Musical ComedyGoodspeed Opera House East Haddam, CT, .
Happy Anniversary Theodate and John Riddle!
Famous people’s love stories are usually interesting, even if they’re from the past. Learn about John and Theodate’s relationship. Unfortunately, I can’t promise you’ll find any dirty bits. 1pm. Happy Anniversary Theodate and John Riddle!Hill-Stead Museum Farmington, CT, .
Zagray Farm Spring Show
Come see old farm machinery from late 1800 working as it would’ve done back then. There’s going to be a tractor parade and free wagon rides! Zagray Farm Spring ShowZagray Farm Museum Colchester, CT, .
May 4th is Free Day
Visits to the museum become interesting when tickets cost ‘nada.’ Free Day is back and it features new exhibitions and activities for all visitors. 10-5pm. May 4th is Free DayFlorence Griswold Museum Old Lyme, CT, .
Foot in the Door
Foot in the Door is presenting for the last time this season and brings pieces written by Schoenberg and Beethoven. 7:30PM. Foot in the DoorThe Hartt School West Hartford, CT, .
Milford Duck Race
Join this rubber duck race. The winner could probably celebrate and sing with the Mariachi that’s coming all the day down from Mexico. 11am. Milford Duck RaceWepawaug River Milford, CT, .
CAMA Spring Power-Up
If you don’t think an antique steam powered machinery show is cool, how about riding a 1925 steam locomotive? 10am. CAMA Spring Power-Up Kent, CT, .
Northeast PEZ Collectors Gathering Public Show Day
Come get the PEZ dispenser you always wanted. PEZ swapping or bidding through silent auctions. 10am. Northeast PEZ Collectors Gathering Public Show DaySheraton Stamford Hotel Stamford, CT, .
Kennebunk May Day Celebration
Get your face painted, enjoy the free wagon rides, watch the parade and get some roast pig for lunch. 8am. Kennebunk May Day CelebrationDowntown Kennebunk Kennebunk, ME, .
War-gaming is not for everyone, but it’s still worth checking out. Huzzah! is 3 full fays of interesting board games controlled by experienced game masters. Come try this one, it’s something different. HuzzahConDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Portland, ME, .
This citywide yard sale not only will let you buy that thing you’ve probably been looking for, but you’ll also find maypole dancing, a scavenger hunt and a farmers market. 8:30am. Mayfair!All Over Bath, ME, .
Enjoy a full weekend of LARPing. De-armament is the perfect opportunity to be part of an epic medieval adventure. De-armament Claremont, NH, .
Rumford’s Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Festival
Become a lumberjack for a day! You will find log tossing contests, zip line rides, crosscut saw competitions and of course, lumberjack breakfast. 8am. Rumford's Paul Bunyan Lumberjack FestivalDowntown Rumford, Congress St Rumford, ME, .
Steve Zemianek/Benning Road Race
This event honors Coach ‘Zem’. Featuring races that range from half a mile to 10K, everyone can enjoy this celebration. 9:30am. Steve Zemianek/Benning Road RaceHistoric Park McCullough House North Bennington, VT, .
Spring Milonga
Come dine and dance on the beautiful wooden floor of Community Hall. Beats provided by DJ Elizabeth Seyler. 8:30pm. Spring MilongaNorth Hero Community Hall, U.S. Route 2 North Hero, VT, .
Lost Nation Theater present Ransome!
A musical that shows through acting and singing how people from Vermont dealt with Civil War. Inspired by letters written by soldier Ransom W Towle. Lost Nation Theater present Ransome!City Hall Arts Center Montpelier, VT, .
Vermont Restaurant Week!
Vermont Restaurant Week is awesome! Get amazing deals on the best dishes at great restaurants in Vermont. Simple as that. Vermont Restaurant Week!Various Venues All Over, , .