New Haven, CT
Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, will ring with howls on November 11, all due to the wicked wisdom of comedian Lewis Black. Known as the king of the rant, Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies laughing at absurdity. Map.
Many of us know her at Lilith, of “Cheers,” but Bebe Neuwirth also has a fabulous and long career in theater and film, and she’s a Juilliard-caliber dancer, too. On November 10, Neuwirth comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse to tell stories and sing songs of Broadway and other favorites along with pianist Scott Cady. This lady is hot! Map.
Waterville Opera House in Waterville, Maine, brings a fresh round of the always-popular story of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things.” Come enjoy the humor, romance, high energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. Performances are November 9-18. Map.
On November 10, celebrate the annual harvest festival at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, RI, with music, tractor rides, face painting, games, wines and food samplings. Tour the vineyard, overlooking the beautiful Sakonnet River, and say hello to the resident Highland cattle. If you have to miss this weekend, note that the vineyard hosts jazz tastings on Saturdays through December 9. Map.
Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center on Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA, will be sending migrating songbirds south for the winter with a fun, free family event on November 11. Activities will feature bird banding demonstrations, games, and lots of table-top science. Maybe you family includes a budding naturalist! Map.
Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH, is a sweet place to visit anytime, but on November 10 you also can join a class to learn the basics of cordial-making and infusing herbs in chocolate, including both simple and complicated recipes. You will make a batch of herb-infused truffles to taste and take home. All ingredients and materials will be included. Map.