Boston International Fine Art Show – October 18-21 in Boston, MA
Exhibit of artworks, fine jewelry, porcelain sculpture and Oriental rugs. Special programs feature speakers, panel discussions, expert collectors, book signings and more throughout the weekend. Lecture and demo topics includes such intriguing titles as “Unlocking the Power of Art,” “Appreciated Assets, Capital Gains, and Opportunity Zones,” “Frederic Church’s Olana on the Hudson,” “The Writing on the Wall,” “African American Master Artists,” and “Restoration and Repurposing Clinic.” Map.
Glass pumpkins in Meredith; foliage cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee — Though October 28 in Meredith and Laconia, NH
The League of NH Craftsmen has fostered generations of art-quality craft makers in the Granite State. Come visit the Meredith showroom at 279 Daniel Webster Hwy. and find yourself entranced by the glass pumpkin collection. Talk about entranced: in this region, that means taking a cruise on the M/S Mount Washington on gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee. Map.
Lighthouse Cruise and Tour – October 20 and 27 from Bath, Maine
Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Tours. Passengers will see up to six lighthouses, including Doubling Point Light, Hendrick’s Head Light, Seguin Island Light, Ram Island Light and The Cuckolds. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing to see the keeper’s house and the Burnt Island Light tower. Guests may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and snacks are available onboard. Map.
Lily Tomlin One Women Show – October 19 in Hartford, CT
Now co-starring in the Netflix show “Grace and Frankie,” Lily Tomlin has made her mark across a vast career in comedy and acting. She draws packed audiences with her groundbreaking live performances. Newsweek magazine says Tomlin makes “the one-person show the daring, irreverent art form that it is today.” Don’t miss your chance to share an evening of wry wit and tales of showbiz with a true comedy legend. Map.
Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show with Brendan Eyre – October 19 in Middletown, RI
Join Newport Vineyards for an evening of wine, beer and a barrel of laughs as comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region and headliner Brendan Eyre. Eyre has described his laid-back perspective on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC and Comedy Central. He is cohost of the Rad Dudecast podcast. A visit to this beautiful, rural, and hospitable vineyard and restaurant is always a festively good time. Map.
Share Your Scare Story Telling — October 20 in Franconia, NH
This is a scary storytelling evening in the style of the radio show “The Moth.” Are you ready to have the daylights scared out of you by people telling a true 5-minute stories told without notes? Thrill to tales of real events and encounters at Hallowe’en time when the veil between the worlds is thin. Hot cider and cookies available. Story tellers are invited to sign up in advance at 802-777-2964. Suitable for guests 18 and older (because of scare factor!) Map.
Black Cider Festival – October 20 in Dummerston, VT
Five cider makers from four states come together in the Apple Barn at Scott Farm to showcase their ciders, made with this prized heirloom apple. Talk with the orchardist and cider makers to learn about bitter cider apple varieties, and sample black hard ciders with food pairings. Reservations appreciated; walk-ins welcome. This farm is one of five historic sister lodging properties that include Naulahka, the Kipling Carriage House, Dutton Farmhouse, the Sugarhouse, and the Amos Brown House. Map.