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October 2017

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour 2017

October 7 - October 9
Cape Ann Artisans

(978) 546–7582 Visit 20 unique studios during the 34th Cape Ann Artisans (CAA) self-guided Open Studios Tour. 10am-5pm daily. Weave along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport into small neighborhoods and downtown.  It’s a unique opportunity to meet 22 working artists in a relaxed setting.  Enjoy an array of pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, mosaics and jewelry. Visit year round by appointment. CAA 3rd annual Holiday Event: Dec 1-2 in Rockport.

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Rockport Farmers Market 10/7

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

Harvey Park – the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street The Rockport Farmers Market provides fresh surprises with its roster of vendors offering small-batch, locally-produced food at each week’s outdoor market, taking place every Saturday morning, from 9am to 1pm, in the heart of downtown Rockport. Residents and visitors alike are able to pick up something delicious for their weekend meals, whether they’re staying indoors or headed out to the boat or the beach at this small, but mighty local…

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Met Opera Live in HD: Norma

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

  Met Lunch, 11:30 AM  |  Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 12 PM The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as numerous other major opera series—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character.

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Cape Ann Plein Air 2017

October 8 - October 16
Cape Ann Plein Air

Cape Ann Plein Air is a week-long, juried & judged, plein air painting competition, celebrating painting outdoors. Derived from the French 'en plein air', it refers to artists working outdoors to capture the light, atmosphere an spirit of a scene they are set up to view and capture: a snapshot of sorts as crafted by a painter. Painters can work in several different mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels) using portable easels. The history of plein air painting has its…

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To the Sea – a Recital to Benefit the Old Sloop Steeple

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St
Rockport, 01966 United States
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$30
First Congregational Chuch and shoreline

Soprano Jennifer Sgroe and pianist Beverly Soll will present "To the Sea", a narrated program of song exploring Americans, particularly New Englanders, and their relationship to the sea. The performers have brought their collective experiences to the creation of this unusual recital. The purpose of To the Sea is to bring to its audience a new experience in listening to music as it connects with poetry and the rich history of New England.  The program includes early maritime work songs,…

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Regina Carter

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$49

The virtuoso jazz violinist returns to Rockport for the first time in six years, bringing her boundless curiosity and hard swinging style in a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald. Carter is touring off her acclaimed new record, Ella: Accentuate the Positive.

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Rockport Farmers Market 10/14

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

Harvey Park – the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant Street The Rockport Farmers Market provides fresh surprises with its roster of vendors offering small-batch, locally-produced food at each week’s outdoor market, taking place every Saturday morning, from 9am to 1pm, in the heart of downtown Rockport. Residents and visitors alike are able to pick up something delicious for their weekend meals, whether they’re staying indoors or headed out to the boat or the beach at this small, but mighty local…

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Rockport HarvestFest

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map
Rockport HarvestFest

The annual Rockport Harvestfest runs from 10am-5pm. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food featuring a farmers market, local meats, seafood, produce, craft beer, wine, local sodas, and more. Harvestfest showcases cooking demos, farm demos, live music, shopping specials and activities for families. Local craft beers and wine produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old…

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Met Opera Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

Met Lunch, 11:30 AM | Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 12 PM | Après Opera talk Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night.

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Patty Larkin & Liz Longley

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$35

Come on out for a folk-saturated double bill featuring beloved veteran singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and buzz-generating tunesmith Liz Longley. Though from different generations, both have a unique vision and style rooted in indelible melodies and a powerful poetic lyrical style.

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