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.

Jabberwocky Bookstore Brings in Two Great Events for March

On Friday, March 30, Jabberwocky at the Tannery will present a book signing event for "The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.   Local residant and prominent historian, Jason Sokol will speak about his latest book on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. … [Read more...]

Firehouse Exhibit In Newburyport Explores Gender, Age, and Identity

Expressionist artist, Diana Zipeto, studied painting and illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her folded paper portraits have been shown in the Ceres Gallery in NYC, the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, and numerous Massachusetts galleries.  In 2017, she received … [Read more...]

2018 Conservation Film Festival at Newburyport Refuge leads March

The 2018 Conservation Film Festival marks the 4th year for the event at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport. This year will host some amazing films that provoke conversation about how and when we need to consider conservation. On Friday, March 2, at 7pm the festival starts … [Read more...]

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...] is the property of HappyInNewburyport, LLC