Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
The mandolin festival includes two days of workshops at Concord Community Music School and two concerts by world-class musicians. The festival presents Canadian player Andrew Collins, Irish and old-time music from Flynn Cohen, bluegrass with Alan Epstein, and vocalist Susie Burke. The evening concert is on March 1 at the Stone Church in Newmarket at 7 p.m.
Omni Parker House, Boston, MA
Paul Gertner brings his show Miracles & Other Deceptions to Boston at the classic downtown Omni Parker House on Friday nights. Miracles & Other Deceptions is a 75-minute program of innovative theatrical sleight-of-hand magic. The show is performed for a small exclusive audience where the magic happens close-up, right before your eyes. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA
This action-packed day celebrates the life and work of Springfield native and author, Dr. Seuss. Enjoy Seuss-inspired cakes and decorations; a dance party; art and science activities; and meet-and-greets with The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Grinch and the Lorax. Timed tickets for the Dr. Seuss Museum sell out fast. All activities are free with museum admission.
Mayo Street Arts, Portland, Maine
From a haphazard pile of props, Janoah builds mesmerizing structures on stage: juggling patterns, unicycle pathways, object towers, body motions, makeshift puppets and immersive lessons. In the moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides audience through the essentials of juggling: throwing, catching, dropping and messy-ing up!
Mount Snow, West Dover, VT
Mount Snow transforms into the Big Easy for one raucous Saturday, with music, beads galore and an après-ski party at Cuzzins. There will be a concert outside at Cuzzins Deck Stage from 12:30 to 4 p.m. featuring the funk styled band Krewe Les Gras. Afterwards there will be Apres Ski festivities at Cuzzins and a concert at the Snow Barn later that night.
New England Carousel Museum, Bristol, CT
This Big Easy evening features music and dancing in the magnificent museum ballroom. Tickets also include bourbon and wine tastings in the Speakeasy, a catered dinner, dessert, face painting, beads and doubloons. Masks and costumes are encouraged, and you can BYOB. The evening’s festivities will culminate in the crowning of a king and queen of the ball.