Arts & Entertainment

Newburyport and the North Shore offer residents a strong selection of Arts and Entertainment options throughout the year.

In the summer we all have a special fondness for outdoor movies, concerts, plays and sporting events held under the endless blue sky. During the colder months we are also fortunate to have the MRT in Lowell, Newburyport Firehouse Art Center, the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly and the Peabody Essex Museum in addition to college productions at UNH and large scale performances an hour away in Boston.

The list is endless for treasure hunters but we will try to highlight the best and most interesting here for you to consider. Art in all forms can teach and inspire us if we stay open to hearing it.

Sculptor Recalls the Birth of Newburyport’s Swan Fountain on the Bartlett Mall

About the Newburyport Swan Fountain by Artist Jeffrey Briggs In February of 1986, an ice storm of note hit Newburyport.  The Bartlet Mall "Swan Fountain" collapsed and was damaged beyond repair.  I was commission to provide a new sculpture.  But first, a little history about the Pond on Bartlett … [Read more...]

Newburyport Screening Room Brings in Award Contenders Winter 2018

Movie buffs will be thrilled that the Newburyport Screening Room is showing three award contenders for Winter 2018.  The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, and Call Me By Your Name will be shown in the classic, small box theater on State Street.  The venue is a perfect romantic spot with its timeless … [Read more...]

Jabberwocky Bookstore in Newburyport Hosts Author Cheryl Richardson

The first author reading of the year in Newburyport is timed perfectly with many New Year's resolutions. Prioritizing what matters. Jabberwocky Bookstore is delighted to celebrate with Cheryl Richardson the publication of her latest book - Waking Up In Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at … [Read more...]

Blue Ocean Delivers the Music for Winter 2018 in Greater Newburyport

Blue Ocean Music Hall will deliver some wonderful concerts for Winter 2018! Salisbury Beach is on a revival and restoration mission, and soulful music is leading the way. With a focus on bringing in national acts showcased in an intimate setting, the venue can also boast one of the most … [Read more...]

Firehouse Theater Resident Artist Program in Newburyport

The firehouse features an exciting new artist each month.  Stop in and then order an app at Sea Level next door.  We recommend the fish chowder and house chard. Chloё Feldman Emison has shown her drawings and animations widely in the United States and Europe, while working also as an … [Read more...]

Of Perfection, Holidays, and a New Year in Greater Newburyport

Pondering the Problem with Perfect Christmas Trees.   It never fails. Every Christmas I try to get a perfect tree and every Christmas it falls short.  If you saw it you might not think so.  The tree I select is always perfectly shaped, (or as perfect as trees can be); full in all the right … [Read more...]

2017 Newburyport Holiday Home Tour

Need a little shot of Christmas spirit? The 24th annual Newburyport Holiday House Tour will take place on Saturday, December 9th, from 10-4pm! The tour will include an exciting collection of private homes and unique community treasures reflecting four centuries of greater Newburyport's cultural … [Read more...]

Sea Festival of Trees Lights Up the Holiday Season

The Fifth Annual -Sea Festival of Trees- will be open to the public from Saturday, November 18, through Sunday, December 3! A 15-day holiday wonderland by the sea, located at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach. Mark your calendar for a giant maze of sparkling holiday trees, … [Read more...]

Firehouse Heats Up November and December

The Firehouse Theater in Newburyport has a great variety of entertainment for the end of 2017. Classic films are back on the schedule.  Musical guests will stir your soul.  Live theater will awaken all of the senses. Take a look at their website and plan a night out with friends, old or … [Read more...]

The Actors Studio Serves Up a Spicy Treat

-Impossible Marriage-, they all are occasionally.  Playing through October 22 at the Actors Studio in the Tannery Marketplace.  Written by Beth Henley, Impossible Marriage is a witty and insightful play full of lush human landscapes. The playwright is best known for her play, Crimes of the Heart, … [Read more...]

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