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.

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...]

Maudslay Park Celebrates Halloween 2017

Maudlay's halloween weekend is October 21 and 22 from 2-4pm. Dragons, Daenerys, Batman and Wonder Woman. Trump, Heffner and Pelosi. Tracking the top costumes each year is an interesting exercise in pop culture trends. Whether you are going to the Hawthorne Hotel or a home party, celebrating with … [Read more...]

Firehouse Gallery Shows Michelle Mendez Works Based on Film Noir

Showing September 13 - October 8, 2017 at the Firehouse Theater Gallery in Newburyport, MA.  An Artist Reception will be held on September 23, from 3-5:00pm.  Darkly dramatic self-portraits of the artist within reimagined “film stills” from the Sherlock Holmes film noir series explore variant … [Read more...]

2017 Newburyport Fall Festival Brings Scarecrows and Song

She loves him the most....and we just love the autumn weather here in Newburyport.  The North Shore keeps shining through the cooler weather. Cider doughnuts and apple pie at Russell's or Cider Hill? Pumpkins at Tendercrop?  Long walks through the falling leaves in Maudslay?  Football and Turkey … [Read more...]

12th Annual Newburyport Documentary Film Festival in 2017

The 12th annual Newburyport Film Festival will take place from Friday, September 15th, to Sunday, September 17th, at the Firehouse theater and the Screening Room theater. Short films will range from seven minutes to 93 minutes, and will cover topical and true stories that are shaping the world we … [Read more...]

Firehouse Theater’s Featured Artist Mixes Things Up

“Color Me In”  is an exhibit of remarkable oil paintings by Mia Cross which can be viewed at the Firehouse Theater in Newburyport from August 16 to September 10. Her original and layered work features whimsical yet wistful portraiture composed from a mosaic of color swatches and patterns.  It is … [Read more...]

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