Category Archives: Entertainment

Free Sunday night Summer Concerts 2017 in Holbrook MA

The Holbrook Cultural Council  will host be hosting the  free family summer concerts  on Sunday evenings  Performances will be from 6-730pm .

Check out our Free and cheap guide to summer fun for the kids over the south shoreFree Sunday night Summer Concerts 2017 in Holbrook  MA

Bring a chair and the family!

June 25th ~ Hot Brown

July 9th ~ 4Ever Fab

July 23rd ~ Colm O’Brien

August 6th ~ Bak-to-Bak

August 20th ~ Knock on Wood

Holbrook Gazebo (Castle Canyon Playground)
97 South Franklin St Holbrook, MA 02351

Porchfest Quincy Musical Festival 2017

PorchFest Quincy is 1 to 8 p.m.  on Saturday June 24th  in throughout the Wollaston Hill, Beechwood Knoll/Beach Street, Squantum, and Merrymount neighborhoods. Porchfest Quincy Musical Festival 2017

PorchFest music festivals began as a means for neighbors and local community members to highlight their music on front porches. Bands, singers, and instrumentalists participate in the festival for no other reason than to showcase their talents and engage the community. Music is diverse and can range from country to pop, classical, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, Latino, R&B, and many others. Musicians voluntarily take to the “stage” on porches at their designated times and perform for the public. Performers, host locations and volunteers are needed.

Where is PorchFest Quincy? PorchFest Quincy will feature the neighborhoods of Merrymount, Squantum, and Wollaston, near the Wollaston Elementary School and the newly renovated Safford Park, both situated on Beale Street and Wollaston Beach  Get the whole schedule here 

Hanover Day Fireworks & Carnival 2017

The 12th  annual Hanover Day will be held on Saturday June 24th from 10 am. to 10 pm. at Sylvester Field on Route 139. The full day of activities including the carnival & fireworks is a growing tradition among families of the South Shore .Proceeds from the will be given as grants to the Hanover Senior Center, John Curtis Free Library, Hanover Schools, and individual artists, musicians, and performers. The carnival is also opened on Friday night from 6pm-10pm.

Hanover Day Fireworks & Carnival 2017

Friday June 23rd 

6:00pm – 10:00 pm East Coast Amusements Carnival
Sylvester Field
***Friday Only***Wristbands $20 in advance and $25 at gate. Wristbands allow for unlimited rides on Friday evening only. Individual ride tickets will also be sold.
Click HERE for more information. Food will be served from various local vendors. Cash only (ATM on site)

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Daytime Events

9:00 am Hanover Chamber of Commerce  5K Road Race  

Registration at Town Hall until 8:30am 

Race begins at St. Mary’s Church & ends at Hanover Town Hall.

Kid’s Fun Run, Vendors, Giveaways & DJ at end of the race.

Runners should park at Briggs Stables at 623 Hanover St.

10am – 4pm  Events for All Ages

B. Everett Hall/Sylvester Field 445 Hanover Street

East Coast Amusements Carnival

Vendor/Artisan Craft Fair   –  Over 140 Artisan Crafters & Vendors

Civic Group Booths- look to buy your Hanover gear here!

Park & Recreation Kids’ Area/Office of Family and Community Engagement – Activities for ages 0-100 including tie-dye t-shirts

Community Art Project -art project for all ages.

Artful Anchors – Vote for your favorite design!

South Shore Joeys Clown Unit – Face painting & Balloon Twisting

John Logan -Team Magician to the New England Patriots!

Hoof & Whiskers 4-H Animal Demonstrations

Fairy Houses -Create A Fairy House sponsored by Hanover Garden Club – at the Stetson House

Stetson House Artisan Demonstrations

South Shore Science Center- reptiles & anphibians

Monkey Bridge & other activities – Stetson House

Photo Booth sponsored by Hanover Cable TV  FREE

Raffle Tent- all proceeds to benefit the Hanover Cultural Council

Big Bay Farm- pony rides

T-Mobile Unit w/charging stations

Main Stage Daytime

10:00am National Anthem Ashley Stracco

10:05am-11:50am  Hanover’s Got Talent

12:05pm-12:45pm  Vox, Chorus & Corporation Men’s Chorus

12:50pm-1:05pm Recognition of Hanover School student & team awards & teacher retirements

1:10pm-1:50pm Kelsey Gilbert & Paul Doolittle: an acoustic duo playing classic songs from all decades.

2:00pm-2:45pm HHS Jazz Ensemble

2:55-3:35pm John Doney: a singer-songwriter with Western MA roots who has settled down in the South Shore.  His music has been influenced by folk, rock, blues and country

4:00pm-5:30pm Battle of the Bands

Children’s Entertainment Stage

10:00 -11:00   Hanover Performing Arts

11:00 -12:00   The Bubble Man

12:00 -12:30   Kenny Academy of Irish Dance

12:30 –  1:00   Thurston Martial Arts

1:00 –   2:00   Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

 2:00 –   3:00   Mad Science

3:00 –   4:00   Vanessa & The Jumping Monkey’s

Main Stage Night Time 

4:00pm-5:30pm Battle of the Bands

6:30pm-6:40pm Recognize Sponsors, Town Leaders, Battle of the Band winners

6:40pm-6:55pm  Battle of the Bands winner

7:05pm-7:45pm Tyler Cheo Band

8:00pm-8:50pm  Entrain

9:05pm National Anthem Emily Sweeney

9:15pm FIREWORKS sponsored by McGee Toyota

9:40pm-10:45pm Entrain

Milton Music Fest and Fireworks 2017

The 2017 Milton Music Fest and Fireworks will be held this weekend on historic Gov Hutchinson Field overlooking the Neponset River. On Saturday June 24th there will be an evening of great music and then fireworks starting Milton Music Fest and Fireworks 2017
at 3pm. Sunday June 25nd there will be a Celtic Music festival from 130pm

Get the Whole Firework list for July 4th 

This is a  2 day family-oriented music fest event, where folks  will enjoy two full days and evenings of music entertainment by local and Irish bands, sample fabulous food and drink from local vendors, celebrate local artists and craftsmen and enjoy a grand night of incredible fireworks.  Bring chairs and blankets plus bug spray.

The Music Fest is at Governor Hutchinson’s Field on Adams Street in Milton (184-224 Adams St). Adams Street will be closed in the area of the festival.  Parking and shuttles will be available at Fontbonne

Saturday’s Music Lineup starts at 3:00

Milton Art Center’s “Open Mic” Artists

Duppy Conquerors Reggae Band

The Franc Graham Band

The Neville Sisters

The Jakub Trasack Trio

Divas with a Twist

Our headliner for Saturday night is the highly talented

“Chicago, Total Access”

Arts on the Green at Pinehills 2017 in Plymouth MA

PineHills in Plymouth will be hosting  Art on the Green  on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am – 4pm with a Rain Date of Sunday, June 18, 2017. Arts on the Green at Pinehills 2017 in Plymouth MA
More than 80 Artists! Painters, sculptors, jewelry designers,weavers and photographers, plus fashion trucks and a new model home tour shuttle from the Village Green !

FREE Public Parking is located off Meeting Way and at our Beaver Dam Road Lot.
FREE SHUTTLE provided between the parking lot and Purchase Street.

Music & Kids’ Fun

  • 11am – 3pm Steel Band Music by Magic of Steel

Kids’ Corner Tent: Located at the South End of the Village Green.

  • 10am-4pm Design a tie for Dad! For a donation of $5 we’ll give you the white tie to decorate with colored pens. Just add your imagination. Proceeds benefit The Home for Little Wanderers Southeast Campus..
  • 11am-3pm Free face painting and baloon animals!

Artists Scheduled to Appear*

*List subject to change

Anastas Farms, LLC: Lavender Farm products, Flower arrangements, sachets

Baileys Birdhouses: Quality working bird houses made from recycled materials, with drainage holes and easy access clean out.

OscarBoxer Doggie Duds: Handmade dog collars, leashes, bandanas, carry bags, essential oils for dogs.

Violette Tide Studios: Fine art giclee reproductions of watercolors inspired by the sea.

Unique Utensils: hand beaded Utensils. including salad sets, cheese sets, appetizer sets, spreaders, pie and cake servers, ice tea and ice cream spoons and wedding sets.

Breanna Bates Jewelry: Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with unique set stones and handmade vitreous enamel components.

Bella Blue Art Studio: Leather Bracelets and Earrings, Leather purses (small) and accessories. Leather and Cloth bookmarks, Photography cards. Unique pendants.

Fran Bogden – Watercolor: Watercolor Art, Mix of Seascapes, Landscapes, still life, people, FLORALS ORIGINALS and Giclee prints, framed and matted.

Alex’s Ugly Sauce: Alex’s Ugly Sauce is local small-batch hot sauce, made with MA grown peppers. We also offer locally grown dried peppers, dried pepper salt rubs, & Bloody Mary mix made with local tomatoes, local Worcestershire, & local horseradish.

Pitch Pine Pottery: Handmade pottery. Functional kitchenware such as mugs, juicers, bowls, dishes, incense burners, vases, jars etc.

S.B.Crafts: Silk florals

Carberry Kitchen: yummy dog treats.

Kinsale Designs: Handcrafted one-of-a-kind, current, jewelry designs incorporating an array of interesting materials such as freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and vintage treasures.

Mama Lucia’s Biscotti: soft & filled Biscotti w/Fig, Apricot, Blueberry, Raspberry, Lemon & Chocolate Hazelnut.

Christine Cotton Lampwork Glass: Handmade lampwork glass beads , pendants, glass handled utensils

Pretty Funky Design: colorful painted boxes, pretty organza flower pins, beautiful bright jewelry, unusual cross stitch kits, and fun stamped spoons

LMP-Soapworks: Handcrafted bath & body featuring soaps, scrubs, milk baths, bath salts, laundry powder. Also featuring canine soap & spritz.

A Horse of a Different color: Hand sewn fabric and feather seahorse, horses, Pegasus, and unicorn sculptures embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Just Bee & Me: Eco-Friendly whimsical Bee cards, journals, framed prints, organic cotton baby onesies, woman’s & youth shirts create from original art by Cheryl Dunlap. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the ‘Save The Honeybee Foundation’.

Chrissy Ann Ceramics: Handmade ceramic special occasion gifts and nautical inspired pottery for the home.

Lisa Marie Style: a collection of handmade fashion and interior accessories. Unique and fun fabrics are paired with hand printed images, many of which are nautical. Scarves, aprons, and pillows that make great statement pieces.

Vermarje tea & more: fine loose-leaf prepackaged tea, vintage cups, gifts of comfort

BOG OIL WORKS: Original, framed, oil paintings; seascapes, landscapes, buildings; mainly impressionistic; various sizes from 11×14 through 24×30 inches

Kent Farm Scarves: Hand painted/hand dyed silk scarves. Hand-crafted soaps and wire-wrapped earrings.

Mudlark Pottery: vibrantly decorated functional ceramics. tableware and heirloom pieces thrown on the wheel and then embellished with sgraffito and mishima carvings, stamping and hand painted designs inspired by nature and family life.

Little Man: Little Man creates a collection of textile handbags. ACCESSORIES and baby goods in modern prints all by hand from their Massachusetts studio.

Guilday Glass: Stained glass made with shells, beach glass, wirework, and beads. I make sun catchers, panels, magnets, mirrors, and seasonal items.

Jordan Harris Designs: rustic and sometimes industrially inspired. They are all hand made. ften incorporate recycled elements such as reclaimed wood and steel. The product line ranges from Garden art to furniture to home decor.

Doggspot Designs: A Doggspot is a double-sided pet blanket. Whose purpose is to be both functional and stylish. One side is fleece for comfort and the other is indoor/outdoor fabric. Doggspots are designed to make your pet happy and to keep your home well groomed! ALL Doggspot bandanas are double sided as well.

Painted Fancies: Individually hand painted note cards (singles) and correspondence or flat cards (10 in a package). Each notecard and flat card has an envelope with a hand painted flap.

Henderson studio: Oil paintings on canvas and recycled materials. A contemporary, modern theme

Re-Wine It!: beautiful and useful household creations from recycled wine, liquor and beer bottles. Such as candles, drinking glasses, shot glasses, wind chimes, spoon rests and cheese platters.

Kathryn Hoar Fine Art: realistic custom-commissioned charcoal or graphite pencil portraits/drawings from photos along WITH OTHER subject drawings ready for sale.

Designs by Laurel: Handcrafted fused glass, copper and silver Jewelry, leather belts and sun catchers

KC Graphics: Custom Handmade pillows. Various sizes and colors, indoor and outdoor use. All inserts and covers are handmade and designs are all original by me. Hand painted signs.

debbie did it!: Wildly creative, amazingly original designs on recycled furniture, canvas and glass. I use acrylic, resin and glass to create fun and funky art.

Katie Kerrigan Lettering and Design: Original calligraphy prints and greeting cards.

Kessell Kreations: Wood turned items including pepper mills, bowls, boxes, birds, vanity items, pens.

Heather Bell Designs: Designs are drawn onto white silk using a resist. Pieces are stretched onto frames and HAND PAINTED with custom mixed dyes

Stir It Up: Five Flavors of a Caribbean line of Sweet Heat Pepper Jellies; Pepper Jelly Cheese Tortes, and our new “Patty’s Party Dip”.

iDazz Custom Designs: jewelry using only the finest gemstones and pearls. Many TIMES, incorporating vintage buttons, buckles, brooches and glass for one of a kind creations.

Hand Turned Writing Instruments: Hand turned pens and small turned items.

Astrosportswear Activewear: Activewear and swimwear including SPORTSBRA, LEGGINGS, one and two piece swimsuits, Leisurewear T tops, crop tops, pullover tops and sweatshirts.

Sugar Beet Accessories: Home decor and wearable accessories made using needle felted wool and fabric.

Joyo: modern wood jewelry, accessories, and home goods

Walk Softly Wood Art: Resurrection of fallen trees only into wood art. Using a lathe and hand tools, wood is turned into abstract art, and artistic but functional bowls, platters, boxes, pens and more.

anna lowther: Woodburnings on Driftwood

Steve Lyons Gallery: fast becoming some of the most recognized art in the USA and Europe. highly noted for creating what is internationally known as “sculptural paintings.” This technique utilizes heavy impasto to create heightened dimensionality on the canvas.

SeaSalt Design: second generation silversmith creating unique sterling silver jewelry inspired by nature.

Patina Studio: “Copper Patina Wall Art and Ornaments

Bien Ecrit: Preprinted and Custom Note Cards, Invitations, Calendars. Using fine papers and antique engravings for design. Coastal and Garden motifs in understated and classic colors.

Mod Alley : painted, refurbished & REUPHOLSTERED FURNITURE. eclectic style reminiscent of coastal, shabby chic, mid-century modern etc.

Hidden Hearts: Handmade Hypertufa planters. Theses planters enhanced over time taking on a beautiful patina as they age. They are very versatile and can be used in or outside the home.

Kathleen O’Brien-Horne: original coastal graphics hand painted on natural fabric covered PANELS, HAND painted shells collected from cape cod bay, series of low tide paintings.

Designer Beachglass Jewelry: Beach glass wrapped in sterling silver and 14 ct. golf wire

BirdMansions by Jack Pattison: Custom one of kind “Bird Mansions”, solid wood, copper, brass and upcycled furniture parts.

Art By Walter Perlman: Abstract art photography on glass cutting boards, greeting cards, and 500 piece custom puzzles.

D&D Photography: Digital Art

A Piece of Sandwich: hand painted signs on both new and reclaimed wood. We also repurpose small furniture and create burlap wreaths

Sylvia’s Art Bar: 4×4 mini art that’s lighthearted, has positive sentiment and whimsical.

Eight Acorns: floral jewelry featuring real botanicals preserved in resin and glass.

Carole E Raymond Fine Art: paintings, note cards, prints, small paintings

Designs by Tara: Custom canvas hand painted goods- pillows, pillow covers, wine bags, small canvas ornaments. Prices range from $8-$40

Mijiza Images: Unique handmade scarves, wraps, cover-ups and accessories made from natural and man-made fibers: silk, cotton, linen, wool, rayon etc. My wearable art pieces are hand paint and/or hand dye using natural pigments.

M.E.R. Joolz: only the finest sterling silver, gold fill, brass and copper components, handmade artisan lampwork beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, semi-precious stones, pearls and shells in my pieces. whimsical jewelry is for girls of all ages.

Stephen Rosenberg Jewelry Design: contemporary jewelry. Silver, Gold, Prisma color. Semi and precious stones traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Maple hill woodworking: Curved picture frames, routed bowls, candles, jewelry boxes, cheese cracker board, bottle stoppers and Turned pens cribbage boards

Molly Smith Art + Design: Sea glass art, driftwood decor, bags, art

Sue’s Scentsational Soaps: Handmade artisan soap

FaunaFarcycle: beautiful giclee prints and a line of greeting cards of colorful, whimsical painted creatures.

Deb’s Candy Creations: Homemade candies: fudges, caramels, truffles, brittles, toffees

Lynne Valeri Watercolors: Framed original watercolors, Acrylics on canvas, Matted giclee prints, (on acid-free paper with archival inks, printed by me) Scenes include New England landscapes, seascapes, flowers, animals.

Little Gypsy Home and Garden: Upcycled jewelry and belts are refurbished into one-of-a-kind cuffs. Unique arrangements are made in vintage containers and handmade nests.

Pat Viella Pottery: Functional stoneware pottery – featuring new decorating techniques.

The Art of P. Anthony Visco: 2-Dimensional fine art, wall art, art prints, nautical works on tile and other various works of art.

Spritzal Cookie Company, LLC: Variety of cookies & baked goods

Jewelry Designs By Pat Zupkofska: Handcrafted jewelry using the finest materials consisting of sterling silver, leather, lampwork beads, Czech class, and authentic seaglass.