Oct 31 – Nov 8, 2011: Day of the Dead, Sherlock Holmes, Pumpkin Catapult, 6 Open Studios, plus Astronomy, Train, & Ren Fests, Ticket Giveaways & it’s still Cornfield Maze Season!

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We’re in the lull in-between Halloween and the start of the Christmas season, but it’s still the warmest weather you’ll find before April. Go on an outdoor hike and enjoy nature’s natural air conditioning all around you!

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Davis MegaMaze – ticket giveaway Worcester

Thu 8/11 – Sun 11/13
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Depending on the weather this might be the last weekend for my favorite cornfield maze. Petting zoo closed for the season. Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com to win tickets! 145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA.

Legally Blonde: The Musical – tix giveaway North Shore

Tue 11/1 – Sun 11/13
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You’ve seen the movie. Now see it revised and set to music! It’s proof (if we needed it) that beautiful, bubbly blondes who get ALL the attention can also be excellent lawyers! I have 2 pairs to give away for the show Friday, November 4th. Email johnny@eventsINSIDER.com to win. 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA.(978) 232-7200.

Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman- Former ‘Yes’ Legends- Up Close & Acoustic Worcester

Tue 11/8
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YES was arguably up there with RUSH and Pink Floyd. Now I have two pairs of tickets to give away to this performance of two of the original members, as they play music (including their hits) but also tell stories and joke with the audience. This is a chance to really ‘get to know’ these legends up close. Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA.

Pumpkin Launch by Catapult Rhode Island

Sat 11/5
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Halloween is over, and now we’re bored? What shall we do with these 5,000 pumpkins? And this catapult? South Kingstown, RI.401-789-9301.

Day of the Dead at Peabody Museum Boston Metro

Wed 11/2 – Sat 11/5
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The Peabody Museum is having a Day of the Dead gala, and they have a series of exhibits if you miss the gala. I went last year and it was surprisingly fun, packed with people and live music, with huge diorama exhibits. Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA.617-496-1027.

The Speckled Band of Boston – Shelock Holmes Boston Metro

Thu 11/3
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Here’s a museum trip, dinner, and author lecture hosted by fans of Sherlock Holmes. I’m sure it will be fun, but as for me… I just want to see what people who love Sherlock Holmes enough to pay $100 look like! 5:30pm. Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA.

Stars, Stories & S’more South Shore

Sat 11/5
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Learn about the stars from an astronomer and enjoy a campfire and s’mores. Of course it will be cold, but let’s face it. This is the warmest night for the next 5 months so don’t stay at home. Get out and enjoy it! 5:30-7pm. Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield, MA.781-837-9400.

South Boston Open Studios Boston Metro

Sat 11/5 – Sun 11/6
Boston Events INSIDER, by Johnny Monsarrat

An open studios is when local artists open up their homes and work studios to the public. It’s a great excuse to grab a map and walk around some neighborhood you’ve never explored before. This week there are a bunch of competing ones. 12-6pm. Various locations, Boston, MA.

Newton Open Studios Boston Metro

Sat 11/5 – Sun 11/6
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Artist homes omes and work studios are open so you can walk around the city, meeting real artists (not just merchants) and potentially buying their stuff. This one’s in Newton, where because of the mansions it’s fun to walk around anytime! 11am-5pm. See website for map, Newton, MA.

Roslindale Open Studios Boston Metro

Sat 11/5 – Sun 11/6
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This one’s spread all across Roslindale so you get a nice fall walk. And they’ll have live music! 11am-5pm. See website for map, Roslindale, MA.


And a lot more this week at Boston Events Insider, the most popular events blog in New England, including:

Fenway Studios Open Studios
Waltham Mills Artists’ Open Studios
Amesbury Open Studios
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
Astronomy Night at Borderland State Park
Brockton Train Show
Bedford Boomer Exhibition
Southcoast Toy and Comic Festival
Crown Tourney – Society for Creative Anachronism
Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation
Traditional Shaker Supper at Hancock Shaker Village
El Dia de Los Muertos
Day of the Dead: A Poetic Reflection
Free Will: An Open Shakespeare Slam
Who’s Out There: Owl Prowl
Woodland Night Walk
ExSKULLent Adventures Family Fest
Bone and Skull Identification Workshop
Franklin County CiderDay
A Quilters’ Gathering
Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: Ernest Hemingway Alive!
The Life and Times of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838)
Concord Festival of Authors
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Ice Skating Statewide
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Christmas Festival & Gingerbread House Competition
Boston Comedy Festival
Reading of Sam Shepard’s “Fool For Love
Mystic Seaport to Celebrate 70 Years of the Charles W. Morgan with Free Fireworks, Admission
Hello Manga! Free Day, Cartooning Workshop, Spirited Away Movie
How the West Was Fun: Our Roughing It, Wild West-Themed Fall Gala
Astronomy Night at the Shore Line Trolley
Carnage Con / DipCon 2011

And the Largest List of Cornfield Mazes in New England!

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