Events INSIDER: Nov 17-25, 2014

Giveaways & Features
Win: Jesus Christ Superstar
Don’t miss this chance to see Jesus Christ Superstar for free – email to win passes to a weekend show! Win: Jesus Christ SuperstarRegent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Johnny’s Picks
Civil War Dance Weekend
Time to dust off those dancing shoes! There will be civil war dance classes all weekend long and concludes with a grand ball on Sunday. Civil War Dance WeekendChelmsford Center for the Arts Chelmsford, MA, .
Greenberg Toy and Train Show – Fall
If you like model trains, you’ll find a bunch, including LEGO dioramas, on display here among the 400 tables of trains. That’s something to CHOO CHOO on. (Get it? Chew on? Hello.. ? *crickets* *crickets*). 10am-4pm. Greenberg Toy and Train Show - FallShriner’s Auditorium Wilmington, MA, .
Super Megafest
Here’s another fan convention, and they claim to be the biggest. I think I believe it because they have a ton of genuine celebrities coming, like guest of honor Hulk Hogan! Super MegafestSheraton Framingham Framingham, MA, .
Model Rocket Launch at Amesbury
In T-Minus 5 days, there will be liftoff in Amesbury! Don’t miss this model rocket launch event! 9:30am. Model Rocket Launch at AmesburyWoodsom Farm Park Amesbury, MA, .
Thanksgiving Harvest Fest and Civil War Encampment
Why can’t all harvest fests be like this? Blacksmithing demos, hay rides, and the Harvest X-Games are just a start! There’s a civil war encampment (a re-enactment), pony rides, and even a Hay Bale Tossing Championship. Plus, the food selection looks AMAZING! Make your trip to Northwest MA a whole weekend trip and see Mass MoCA while you’re nearby! 10am-4pm. Thanksgiving Harvest Fest and Civil War EncampmentRed Apple Farm Phillipston, MA, .
Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation
Don’t miss this weekend’s re-enactment of a 1621 harvest dinner. You’ll see all kinds of old-timey food preparation. And pilgrims. And Native Americans. 5:30pm. Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth PlantationPlimouth Plantation Plymouth, MA, .
America’s Hometown USA Thanksgiving Celebration
Christmas can wait. Is it okay if we celebrate Thanksgiving first? I’ve been to this festival in Plymouth that attracts 125,000 people. See the full events list for concerts, a street festival, and more! America's Hometown USA Thanksgiving CelebrationPlymouth Harbor and Waterfront Plymouth, MA, .
Rockland Open Studios
See demos and entertainment at this open studios event in Rockland, in addition to lots of art for sale straight from the artists! 12-5pm. Rockland Open StudiosET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St and The Sandpaper Factory Rockland, MA, .
Ho Ho Holidays
First Light Festival
Town-wide holiday nights are a dime a dozen, and are usually just ploys to get you to shop. At least this one features a variety of performances for the whole family. 5-8pm. First Light FestivalWashington Square Brookline, MA, .
BLINK! At Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Don’t Blink! Ok, ok, you can blink. The lights will be on through January 4th but the fun gets going on November 22rd with all day fun including musical and dance performances. 2-9pm. BLINK! At Faneuil Hall MarketplaceFaneuil Hall Boston, MA, .
Macy’s Holiday Tree Lighting
Macy’s annual post-Thanksgiving tree lighting in Boston continues, as the store places this year’s holiday tree atop the marquee at the Downtown Crossing Macy’s location. 5pm. Macy's Holiday Tree LightingSummer Street (outside Macy’s) Boston, MA, .
Christopher Columbus Park Holiday Trellis Lighting
Tired of giant, lit-up holiday trees? Well, here’s a trellis lighting for you, then! Expect music, fun, snacks, and the Mayor himself. 5:15pm. Christopher Columbus Park Holiday Trellis LightingChristopher Columbus Park Boston, MA, .
Haverhill VFW Santa Parade
I’m not a Christian, but everybody loves Santa when the Veterans of Foreign Wars club hosts a parade. Sit on Santa’s lap and hear him say you’ll have to be VERY good this year to get Justin Bieber in your stocking. Unavailible. Haverhill VFW Santa ParadeHaverhill Town Center Haverhill, MA, .
Methuen Santa Parade
It’s music, the mayor, hot chocolate, and of course Santa, too. I love parades! It’s more creative and less commercial than the usual merchant-based holiday affairs. 1pm. Methuen Santa ParadePelham Street Methuen, MA, .
Glassblowers Christmas
See the beauty of hundreds of glass ornaments all the way through christmas. Ornaments are a great way to honor memories and this event could be a great way to make some new ones! Glassblowers ChristmasSandwich Glass Museum Sandwich, MA, .
Also Fun
Magazine Beach @ A Place Apart Opening Reception
From 1636 to the present… Examine the forces that shaped our 15-acre riverside park and share your ideas for its future. Magazine Beach @ A Place Apart Opening ReceptionCambridge Arts Council, Gallery 344 City Hall Annex 344 Broadway Cambridge, MA, .
People of Earth!
Outer space, exploration, and science fiction come together to create this unique, out of this world show! People of Earth!Gallery 263 Cambridge, MA, .
I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road
Explore the real challenges and unique experiences bands find on the road in this exhibition with an opening reception tonight! I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the RoadNave Gallery Annex Somerville, MA, .
Corn Maze: An Eye For An Ear
Did you know there was a metaphysicality to corn mazes? Check it out in this photo collection! Corn Maze: An Eye For An EarWashington Street Gallery Somerville, MA, .
Bridge and Tunnel
Check out the Opening Reception on 11/8 or just stop by to see amazing photos of the urban landscape just to tthe north of Boston. Bridge and TunnelPearl Street Gallery Chelsea, MA, .
Science and Cooking 2014 Lecture Series
If they’re going to talk about foams and molecular gastronomy, I am so in. See great chefs and food experts talk about their trade! Science and Cooking 2014 Lecture SeriesHarvard Science Center Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Turkish Festival: Colors of Anatolia
Here’s a six-week long festival to celebrate the beauty of the Turkish culture. This years theme, ‘Colors of Anatolia’ embodies the diversity and richness of the Turkish culture. There will be something for everyone – art exhibits, musical performances, film screenings and more! Boston Turkish Festival: Colors of AnatoliaVarious Places Boston, MA, .
Goya – Order and Disorder
A major exhibition of the works of Spanish master Francisco Goya opens this week at the MFA. Don’t miss it! Goya - Order and DisorderMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, .
Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon
Bowling for a cause is definitely something that I support – you bowl so others may eat. Project Bread’s Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon fundraiser is Wednesday night at Jillian’s. This event is 18+. 6-10pm. Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thonLucky Strike Lanes / Jillian’s Boston, MA, .
Of Poetry & Travel: An Evening with Roger Finch
This event is all about traveling through life, shared in poetry. Will it take you somewhere you’ve never been? 7-9pm. Of Poetry & Travel: An Evening with Roger FinchHostelling International Boston Boston, MA, .
Story Slam: Thwarted
This picture says it all, but it’s your story they want at Thursday’s Thwarted Story Slam! 6:30pm. Story Slam: ThwartedMother Brook Arts & Community Center Dedham, MA, .
Research Day at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Join leading doctors and researchers at one of the East Coast’s best hospitals to learn about what you can do to improve your health and the newest advancements in disease control. It’s Research Day! 8am-9pm. Research Day at Brigham & Women's HospitalBrighams and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA, .
Great American Smokeout
Sometimes all you need is an excuse to stop procrastinating. That’s why the American Cancer Society made the Great American Smokeout, an annual event to encourage people to stop smoking. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any local Boston events this year to celebrate. Unavailible. Great American SmokeoutMIT, Building 13 Lobby Cambridge, MA, .
Nomad Story Slam
Got a story to tell? Throw your name in the hat and you may be asked to share it with the crowd at this Story Slam. 7:30pm. Nomad Story SlamGregorian Rugs Newton, MA, .
November Salon with Paddy Swanson: Guilty Pleasures: An illustrated history of British Music Halls and the performers who trod their boards
Talk, learn, and snack on treats with similarly-minded people at this modern day Salon! 7:30pm. November Salon with Paddy Swanson: Guilty Pleasures: An illustrated history of British Music Halls and the performers who trod their boardsCommander’s Mansion Watertown, MA, .
Brickbottom Open Studios
Did you know that Somerville has more artists per capita than every other city in the country, except New York? See what some of them are up to at this open studios event. Union Square has become a new hot spot, so bring friends. 12-6pm. Brickbottom Open StudiosUnion Square Somerville, MA, .
Chicken Eggs-travaganza
Here’s a day of family fun learning everything about chickens and eggs…except which one came first. 1pm-4pm. Chicken Eggs-travaganzaGore Place Waltham, MA, .
Boston Bhangra Competition
Bollywood dancing! This will be one of the largest South Asian events in New England. It just looks like fun! 6pm. Boston Bhangra CompetitionOrpheum Theatre Boston, MA, .
Poles ‘n Paddles
Simultaneous Ping Pong tournaments and Pole Dancing exhibitions. This Saturday night. Seriously. You’ll have to call them for info because for some reason it isn’t advertised on their website. Poles 'n PaddlesBlazing Paddles Boston, MA, .
Boston’s Transgender Day of Remembrance
Community speak-out, candlelit vigil, and hosted reception. 4-7pm. Boston's Transgender Day of RemembranceUniversity Lutheran Church Cambridge, MA, .
Big Tom Turkey Hunt
There are five paper turkeys hidden in Burlington today, and you have to find the live one! A scavenger hunt for poultry? Okay! After pre-registering, meet at the Recreation Center at 1pm to receive your packet of clues. 1pm. Big Tom Turkey HuntRecreation Center Burlington, MA, .
Fall Restaurant Week
A real event or a marketing gimmick? Well, it’s a gimmick. But it means us bohemians can afford the finest eats in Salem! Fall Restaurant WeekVarious Places Salem, MA, .
Digital Detox
Sick of your phone? This is the event for you! No smartphones allowed as people write letters, spin records, and more! 6-9pm. Digital DetoxPeabody Essex Museum Salem, MA, .
Edaville’s Christmas Festival of Lights
All Holiday season long you can head to Edaville USA to see their light display. This might be a great thing to check out after you visit their Polar Express adventure. Plus, you get to see beautiful lights from a warm, dry train…now that is ideal! Edaville's Christmas Festival of LightsEdaville USA Carver, MA, .
New Bedford Open Studios
Two art studios in New Bedford are opening their doors to the public this weekend, which means great art, good deals, and lots of fun! 10am-5pm and 11am-5pm. New Bedford Open StudiosHatch Street Studios and The Ropeworks Studios New Bedford, MA, .
Taste of Rhode Island
Enjoy some of Rhode Island’s most famous foods on this culinary adventure in Providence. Yum! 11am. Taste of Rhode IslandVisitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center which is located at 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903. Providence, RI, .
National Novel Writing Month
Do you want to write a book? Join other procrastinators and break through by doing it all in just one month. (Don’t worry, you can revise it later.) They’ll have several local events for writers to meet each other, be inspired, and even work side-by-side in a ‘you can do it’ environment. National Novel Writing MonthCheck Their Slow Website All Over, , .
Review: Happy Days
These ‘Happy Days’ are anything but…or are they? Opening Tuesday at Carling-Sorenson Theater! Happy DaysCarling-Sorenson Theater Wellesley, MA, .
Review: The Real Thing
So this is a show…about a show…where there is a life-changing love affair going on behind the scenes. Review: The Real ThingDeane Hall – Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Review: Bad Jews
Here’s a scathingly funny family drama that ought to prepare anyone for holidays at home! Review: Bad JewsCalderwood Pavilion Boston, MA, .
Chosen Child
Three generations of mothers and memories combine for a dramatic play in seach of the ties that bind/. Chosen ChildBoston’s Playwright Theatre Boston, MA, .
6 Hotels
Four actors playing 22 characters in six overlapping stories, this must be interesting! 6 HotelsClub Caf Boston, MA, .
Review: Ether Dome
A new pill that cures pain pits doctor against student. What could go wrong? Through 11/23. Ether DomeCalderwood Pavilion Boston, MA, .
Review: Evita
Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military’ was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself. EvitaThe Umbrella Community Arts Center Concord, MA, .
Review: Awake and Sing!
Anyone who has ever dreamt of a brighter future for their family will identify with Awake and Sing! Follow this unique family on their journey to happiness. Awake and Sing!Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre Boston, MA, .
Phdre by Jean Racine
A classic Greek tragedy full of drama, lust, passion, and of course, consequences opens Wednesday in Boston! Phdre by Jean RacineFirst Church In Boston Boston, MA, .
The World Goes Round
In this Broadway revue, hear both famous tunes and an original story about life, love, and lots of coffee. The World Goes RoundGreene Theater Boston, MA, .
The Trip to Bountiful
There is no home like your childhood home. Join one woman on her quest to see it one last time in The Trip to Bountiful. The Trip to BountifulCutler Majestic Theatre Boston, MA, .
Arlo Guthrie & Guthrie Family Reunion
Three generations of Guthries are coming to Boston, and that means a great night of music and storytelling for sure! 7:30pm. Arlo Guthrie & Guthrie Family ReunionNewton North High School Newton, MA, .
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
See the tale of an allergist’s wife unfold on stage in…The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Promise it’s better than going to the allergist! The Tale of the Allergist's WifeThe Lyric Stage Boston, MA, .
The Little Prince
In this new take on the classic story of the Little Prince, enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics will make you experience the tale like never before. The Little PrinceCharles Mosesian Theater Watertown, MA, .
This is Treatment
The true story behind this new musical is proof positive that This is Treatment. Don’t miss this heartfelt look at addiction and healing. 5:30pm. This is TreatmentThe Julie Ince Thompson Theater at The Dance Complex Cambridge, MA, .
A Christmas Carol
Don’t be a Scrooge! Catch a showing of this Christmas Classic through the end of the year at the Chace Theater in Providence. A Christmas CarolChace Theater Providence, RI, .
Barefoot In The Park
Here’s a fast-paced and witty romantic play that sounds great for a date night. What are you waiting for? Barefoot In The ParkDowling Theater Providence, RI, .
Xmas Lights & Santa Events
 Holiday Light Displays & Santa Events – click map above to set region Mon 11/17 Tue 11/18 Wed 11/19 Thu 11/20 Fri 11/21 Sat 11/22 Sun 11/23 Mon 11/24
Enchanted Village at Jordan’s FurnitureAvon, MA

Throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, Jordan Marsh displayed the Enchanted Village in its Downtown Crossing store. The heart-warming display quickly became an integral part of New England’s seasonal celebrations. Until 1972, when Jordan Marsh closed the display, a trip to The Village was a traditional event.
Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Dr more
Edaville Railroad’s Christmas Festival of LightsCarver, MA

Edaville’s Christmas Festival of Lights is arguably the most-loved festival of its kind, having earned generations of loyal fans. Passengers relax comfortably in warm and dry coaches while riding through a spectacular holiday setting featuring an explosion of lights.
Pine Street, 508-866-8190. more
Christmas at the Newport MansionsNewport, RI

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.
Various locations more
Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, NH

Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit by heading to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and seeing how over-the-top decorating looks while being able to brag you’ve driven around the track.
1122 Route 106 North, 765-664-3918. more
Christmastime at Santa’s VillageJefferson, NH

Come see some Special Shows, great Yuletide Festivities, and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Be sure to dress warmly, it’s cold in Northern New Hampshire at Christmastime.
Route 2, 603-586-4445. more
Fantasy of LightsNew Haven, CT

Check out over 60 attractions that include animated and LED light displays! While you’re there, share your experience with your friends on social media using #fantasyoflights. You can show off your favorite displays all while participating in a great cause. So whether it’s your first or twentieth year enjoying the Fantasy of Lights, get ready to be dazzled by over 100,000 lights!
Light House Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, 203-777-2000. more
That House in MilfordMilford, CT

5:00 to 10:00 Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 to 11:00 Friday and Saturday. Also 5:00 to 11:00 on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Years Day.
75 Meadows End Road more

Boston’s concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.