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  Puyallup, WA
Puyallup Home Remodeling & Garden Show
The Puyallup Home Remodeling & Garden Show is coming to the Washington State Fair Grounds in Puyallup, WA at the Mattress Firm Showplex Building the weekend of January 3,4,5, 2020. Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. General Admission - $8.00; Seniors and Military - $7.00; Under 17 - Free. Acres of free Parking. There are hundreds of new and favorite past exhibitors that will be at this annual event.   Ciscoe Morris will welcome all your gardening questions and will be giving tips on sprucing up your yard on Sunday, January 5th at 1:00 PM ...
  Tacoma, WA
A Big Band Christmas featuring Rich Wetzel
Big Band Christmas featuring Rich Wetzel  (band leader and trumpet jazz artist) will be held at the Temple Theater (47 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA), on Wed Dec 11, 2019, from 7-10pm, doors open at 6:30pm.   Rich Wetzel is a renown jazz trumpet player and big band leader. He has played trumpet for and put together horn sections for stars such as Frank Sinatra Jr, Natalie Cole, Wayne Newton, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Ojays, The Spinners, The Platters, and his band has had four recording projects over the years in the top ten of jazz radio stations all over the world. Rich ...
  Oxnard, California
Holiday Events at Heritage Square
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without bright lights, stunning Gingerbread Houses and creative holiday displays. Friends of Heritage Square welcomes the community and visitors alike to enjoy fun events this holiday season.   The 11th Annual Gingerbreadfest Celebration at historic Heritage Square in Downtown Oxnard takes place from December 7-29 for visitors to view a display of artistic and original gingerbread houses submitted by adults, children, and organizations, all vying for a chance to win cash prizes. The gingerbread houses are on display on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays...  
Detroit, MI
47th Annual Noel Night
The 47th annual Noel Night will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Detroit’s Midtown District. Admission is free.   Venues north of Warren Avenue will be open from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and venues south of Warren Avenue will be open 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Over 110 institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library, and the local small business community will open ...
AUBURN, CA
Mountain Mandarin Festival
When mandarin season hits the California Sierra Foothills the healthy treats can be found in everything from salads to savory, sauces to side dishes. The Mountain Mandarin Festival’s Make It With Mandarins cooking contest is one of the event’s favorite activities. The annual contest is held on Sunday November 24 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn, CA 95603.   Anyone can enter their dish featuring mandarin oranges in the contest, along with a typewritten original recipe. Pre-entry by noon Saturday, November 23 is required. Prepared dishes are judged on ...
Sammamish, WA
Skyline High School Annual Holiday Bazaar
The Skyline High School Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held December 7, 2019, at the Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. Admission is free.   Join in the festive holiday shopping and visit with local artisans and crafters, sample great food, and enjoy the many handcrafted items:   Glass, art, Photography, Jewelry, Soap, Purses, Candles ,Holiday decorations, Quilts ...
Hamilton, Ohio
Hamilton Christmas Gift Show
The 5th annual Hamilton Christmas Gift Show is coming to the Butler County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, December 6-7, 2019 from 10am-4pm daily. This two day event features dozens of vendors inside the expo center showcasing items such as clothing, jewelry, home decor, health and beauty, Gourmet food, home improvement and more. This family friendly event will also have a Santa, demo stage and food trucks. What a great opportunity to find unique one of a kind gift ideas, grab a bite to eat, support local businesses and more. With plenty of parking the Butler ...
  Miami, Florida
Florida Grand Opera presents Mozart's Don Giovanni
The Florida Grand Opera will present Mozart's Don Giovanni on Nov 16, 19, 21, 24, Dec 5, 7 at the Arsht Center/Broward Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132. Admission: $15 - $225   Don Giovanni is the story of the world’s greatest lover, Don Juan, a young, arrogant, and charismatic aristocrat, who will stop at nothing to fulfill his ravenous lust. But when a midnight seduction ends in murder, Don Giovanni soon finds himself pursued on all sides by those he has wronged in the past. This masterwork is a brilliant combination of an engrossing story of seduction and vengeance ...
Fairfax, Virginia
History Camp Virginia
History Camp™ Virginia, taking place on the campus of George Mason University (4371 Mason Pond Dr.) in Fairfax, Virginia on November 16th, brings adults from all walks of life together for a day packed with more than 30 sessions, on all aspects of history, including Revolutionary War, Civil War, local history, and much more.   Designed for people who are passionate about history, regardless of age, profession, or field of study, History Camp events are also held in New England, the Midwest, and the Mountain West. This will be the first time History Camp will be held in the Mid-Atlantic ...
  East Stroudsburg, PA
Autumn Timber Festival
With the picturesque mountain as a backdrop, the Autumn Timber Festival offers a weekend full of family friendly entertainment, music, food and festivities during the prime fall foliage time in the Pocono Mountains. The Festival will be held October 12 & 13, 2019 at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.   Featured entertainment is the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Shows. World Class Lumberjacks will thrill spectators with both demonstrations and staged competitions as they axe throw, log roll, chop, saw and chainsaw. A colorful ...
  East Stroudsburg, PA
Pocono Food Truck & Art Festival
With the autumn foliage at its peak in the Pocono Mountains, Shawnee Mountain is pleased to host the fourth annual Pocono Food Truck & Art Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (both days), at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. More than 20 unique food trucks and trailers will roll onto the Shawnee festival grounds for a weekend of art, crafters, delicious food, live music and fall foliage.   This annual event again promises a weekend of delicious street eats that will satisfy the savory ...
  Jackson, Mississippi
Ballet Magnificat's World Premier of A Christmas Carol, Jackson, Mississippi
Internationally acclaimed Ballet Magnificat! will present “A Christmas Carol” at Thalia Mara Hall, December 21-22, 2019. The event takes place at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula St., Jackson, Mississippi 39211.   Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic, Ballet Magnificat’s world premiere of A Christmas Carol brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s life-changing journey to stage. Follow along in his travels through past and future visions of Christmas, until coming to rest in the present where he must face the decision to continue in bitterness and suffering or to walk in the life he was meant to have ...
  Placerville, California
35th Annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show
The 35th Annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show will held October 19 & 20, 2019, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California 95667. Hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, it is aptly named, "The Greatest Earth on Show." Over 50 dealers will feature worldwide gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, petrified wood, gold, geodes, spheres, slabs, rough and finished rock, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment, books, kits and unique gifts. You can watch free demonstrations of jewelry-making and lapidary techniques and view case displays of gems ... 
  Fremont, NE
44th National Old Time Country Music Festival and Ag Expo
The 44th National Old Time Country Music Festival and Ag Expo will be taking place October 3-4-5-6, 2019 at the Christiansen Field House, 400 E. Military Ave., Fremont, NE 68025. Admission: $20 per person per day or 4-days for $70 (under 17 free)   Ken Burns 16-hour documentary of American country music produced a prodigious amount of information many people had no idea lay behind the life expectancy of any kind of music, much less America's country music. According to Bob Everhart, President of the National Traditional Country Music Association. for the past 44 years, "We ...
Stowe, Vermont
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Highlights American Craft Week
Craftproducers
celebrates American Craft Week in Vermont with 41st Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. The show will be held October 11-13 at Topnotch Field on the Mountain Road, Route 108, in Stowe, Vermont. It’s a rain or shine event: several large heated tents will house all the exhibits. According to organizers of American Craft Week, “While other industry associations have long touted their products, the craft industry has lacked a single way to be highly visible. Crafts enrich our homes, wardrobes, offices and public spaces. The crafts industry contributes to our nation's economy and the fabric of our national history. Craftwork is original, beautiful and enduring.” As one craft ...
Hamilton, NJ
Mercer County Italian American Festival to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
The Mercer County Italian American Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary September 27, 28, 29, 2019 and is pulling out all the stops with a full lineup of entertainment, food and attractions. The Festival will take place at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey, 08550. The festival was started in 2000 by Festival Association President, Cav. John Scarpati, in direct response to what he felt was the diminishing presence of the Italian American Culture with which he grew up. When complaining one day about his concern. his friends challenged him to do something about ...
Manchester , Vermont
Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival Kicks Off American Craft Week in Vermont
When the cooler days of autumn approach, that’s when the craft festival season heats up. Craftproducers kicks off the Fall Foliage season in Vermont with the 31st Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival . The show will be held October 4 through 6 at Riley Rink on Route 7A, a mile and a half north of downtown Manchester, Vermont. It will take place inside the cozy confines of Riley Rink and expands outdoors with array of exhibitors, the food court and a dining tent, lending a festive mood. There are 40 or so exhibitors outdoors and 110 inside the building.   According to ...
Wrightstown, PA
20th Village Renaissance Faire- A Faire for a Cause, Wrightstown, PA
The 20th Village Renaissance Faire- A Faire for a Cause, will take place September 14 & 15 at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Rd., Wrightstown, PA 18940. All proceeds will benefit the Village Library of Wrightstown.   The 20th Annual Village Renaissance Faire creates an interactive world where attendees of all ages take an entertaining, educational, and engaging stroll through the arts and history. Faire goers encounter jousting knights, dangling aerialists, and flying birds of prey. Shows and activities cover a range of ages and interests and surround the ...

Chicago, IL
Join the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and Mina Zikri conductor at its opening concert
Join the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and Mina Zikri conductor at its opening concert of the 2019-2020 season on September 15, 2019 at the DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall, at 7:00pm (2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614).   Internationally renowned violinist Ilya Kaler returns to Chicago to perform a masterpiece of the violin/classical music repertoire, the Brahms Violin Concerto. Mr. Kaler is one of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, with a career ranging from that of soloist and ...

Algonac, MI
Algonac Art Fair
The 47th Annual Algonac Art Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31st & Sept. 1st (Labor Day Weekend) from 10 am - 6 pm on Sat. and 10 am – 5 pm on Sun. at the Algonac City Park along the beautiful St. Clair River.   This is a juried art fair with approximately 100 artists/vendors, including our “Featured Artist” – “Salli Art” by Salli Jones – fine art, pencil drawing, self taught artist.  Plenty of entertainment for the entire family can be found at the fair. Musical groups will play at each end of the park throughout the weekend. Children will be making special crafts at the Children’s ...
Westport CT
Blues Fest in Westport Features Anders Osborne, Lawrence
The banks of the Saugatuck River will once again be filled with cool tunes and smiling faces this Labor Day weekend when the Blues & Views Festival returns to Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Rd., Westport CT 06880, for the 12th consecutive year. Concert days are Saturday 8/31 and Sunday 9/1.   The festival is returning to its hometown roots with a smaller footprint and smokin’ tunes at a great value. Attendees will see and hear some of the best blues, soul, rock and funk artists in the business including Anders Osborne, Lawrence, Neville Jacobs, The Main Squeeze, Flow Tribe, High ...
Placerville, CA
WINEderlust - Renegade Wine, Art and Music Festival
El Dorado County’s most creative, passionate and pioneering winemakers, brewers, musicians and artisans will be converging on Main Street on September 7, 2019, in Placerville (Old Hangtown), CA (95667) for WINEderlust: a full street fair, concert and beverage bazaar! With an obsession for all things El Dorado-born-and-raised, every wine featured is made from El Dorado grown fruit, all the bands are local folks playing that Hangtown sound and the artists and vendors will be exhibiting their regional aesthetic. Fill your belly with the best eats from our local food trucks, enjoy some ...
Lakehills, Texas
Medina Lake Cajun Festival Still Rolling Out the Good Times
Cajun festivals come and go, but the Medina Lake Cajun Festival has persevered for 39 years. The 39th Annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28th (at the Lakehills Civic Center in Lakehills, Texas), and volunteers will once again transform the grounds of the Lakehills Civic Center into a little slice of Cajun Country. The festival brings the amazing music, food and culture of Louisiana to the Texas Hill Country for fun the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can listen and dance to topnotch Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco music on two stages with bands from the ...
Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Seminars and Exhibitions
On September 7th and 8th, 2019, the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center. The Fair will focus on subculture and new trends in collecting including magic, mysticism, witchcraft, underground fanzine culture and more.   The Fair will feature 110 dealers displaying over 50,000 items for sale including vintage books, vernacular photography, and rare paper, prints and ephemera – from under $50 to thousands. There will be something for the first-timer to the seasoned collector ... 

Bennington, VT
Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival
Craftproducers presents the 41st Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival, the jewel in the crown of an ever expanding Bennington Arts Weekend, August 2-4, 2019. The Festival will be held at Camelot Village (66 Colgate Heights, Bennington, VT  05201. 125 artists, artisans, and specialty food producers will showcase their creations under spacious Camelot tents. Along with craft shopping, the ambiance is festive: live music, craft demos, kids activities, and a varied food court, serving a menu to please any palate and featuring Vermont Craft beers.   Fair-goers enjoy the intimacy of the show ... 

 

Newport Beach, CA
Sunset Jazz at Newport Summer Series - For Lovers of Great Jazz, Wine, Food & Sunsets
The Jazz Cruise & Blue Note at Sea, the world’s only full ship charter cruises dedicated to “Straight Ahead & Contemporary Jazz,” together with jazz impresarios Joe Rothman and John McClure, present the eleven week series of Wednesday nights, starting July 10 and concluding on September 18, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa (900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660). Media sponsor will be the nation’s #1 jazz station- KJAZZ. YAMAHA is the official piano of Sunset Jazz at Newport.   Taking place in the Rose Garden (and the Seaview Terrace on 7/10, 7/14 & 8/14) of ...

 

Beverly Hills, CA
How do you define realism?
Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts announces the opening of its exhibition “How Do You Define Realism?” to be held on June 22, 2019, 5pm to 8pm. The public is welcome.  The Gallery is located at 9200 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.   How Do You Define Realism? Broadly defined as "the representation of reality," Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, as well as implausible, exotic and supernatural elements.  The picturing in art of people and things as they really appear to be, without idealizing.   But is Realism subjective?  Can you see a work of art as "realistic"  ...

Lewisburg, WV
West Virginia Renaissance Festival Opens June 8, Lewisburg, WV
Nestled into the beautiful Greenbrier Valley eight miles west of Lewisburg, WV, the West Virginia Renaissance Festival will open for its second season on June 8, 2019 (dates are June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2019). The beautiful scenery provides the perfect backdrop to step out of time for a day at a medieval festival. The event is located at Hollow Hills Farm, 23439 Midland Trail E, Lewisburg, WV 24901.   Jugglers, jousters, music, magic and mayhem can be found on seven stages throughout the day. There is also a cast of villagers and royalty who interact with patrons on and off stage ...

Ballston Spa, NY
6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival
The 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival is back once again at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY, June 21-23, 2019. Due to the success of the BBQ last year, two new BBQ vendors have been added. There will be bountiful balloons, 30 of them at each launch.   Last year, after four successful years, the event organizers realized that they wanted to create a bigger and better event, one that was less dependant on the weather. So the barbecue component was added as a protection against the weather. Festival organizer Tim Cianciola says, “The BBQ ...

Chicago, IL
Chicago Orchestral Academy Announces 2019 -2020 Auditions
The Chicago Orchestral Academy has announced the 2019-2020 season of the Protégé Philharmonic Fellowship. This is an exciting opportunity to experience professional level orchestral training in an intimate, challenging, and supportive learning environment. Chicago Orchestral Academy members rehearse and perform the finest orchestral literature creating a life long appreciation and love of music.   Auditions for the Chicago Orchestral Academy (COA) 2019 Summer Prelude Orchestra Music Camp and 2019-20 Fellowship Season will take place May 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th, at ...

Julian, CA
Taste of Julian - Rural Dining Adventure
Taste of Julian: Julian’s 11th Annual Celebration of Julian faire, shows there is more to Julian than apples. While apples will always be revered by the hamlet of Julian, we have more than apples to celebrate and Taste of Julian is designed to do just that…celebrate the deliciously diverse culinary delights Julian has to offer.   On May 18, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm, Taste of Julian will, once again, offer a great food and beverage "Rural Dining Adventure" that includes appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages provided by some of Julian’s finest dining establishments. A self-guided eating tour ...

Guilford, CT
Craft Artists Converge on Guilford Green for Craft Expo 2019
Over 180 nationally-recognized and emerging craft artists will converge on the historic Guilford Green for Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2019. Held on July 19-21, 2019, this annual show celebrates its 62nd year. This is Connecticut’s premier outdoor juried show of fine American craft. Artists from across the country will display and sell their fine craft in a variety of media, including clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, metal, mixed media, paper, painting, photography, printmaking, soap and wood ...

 

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Orchestral Academy presents Protégé Philharmonic's last concert of the 2019 season

The Chicago Orchestral Academy presents Protégé Philharmonic's last concert of the 2019 Season on Sunday, November 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. There is free parking in Parking Lot F. Music Director and Founder of the orchestra, Joseph Glymph, has programmed Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96; Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnole, Op. 34; Dvorak - The Water Goblin, Op. 107; Liszt ...

Anaheim, CA

Orange County’s premiere Greek Festival to be held May 17-19, Anaheim

Orange County’s premiere Greek Festival, the 2019 Orange County Greek Fest, will be held on May 17, 18 and 19 in Anaheim, CA. Experience the flavors, sights and sounds of Greece and enjoy the very best of Greek food, music and dancing. Try some authentic Greek foods such as: grilled lamb dinners, pork or chicken souvlakia, gyro sandwich, moussaka, spanakopita, tiropita, and dolmathes. Have a sweet tooth? Taste the homemade delights, including: baklava, galactobouriko, loukoumades, and much more. To quench your thirst, visit our Taverna Opa and enjoy a wide variety of imported Greek ...

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Valley Art Center to host 36th Annual Art by the Falls
Valley Art Center is proud to present the 36th Annual Art by the Falls, a free two-day, outdoor juried fine arts and contemporary crafts festival. The show features approximately 120 painters, potters, jewelers, wood workers, fiber artists and other fine craftspeople. Additionally, visitors young and old will enjoy live music, entertainment, and delicious fare provided by food trucks. The Non-Profit Village area assembles local and regional organizations to share their resources. Visitors can experience the process of art-making at our Demo Tent, featuring many of Valley Art ...

Park Ridge, IL
American Society of Artists Presents the 29th Annual Arts & Crafts Adventure
Artistic adventures in paper, wood and glass await visitors to the 29th Annual Arts & Crafts Adventure to be presented by American Society of Artists, a national membership organization in Hodges Park, 101 S. Courtland) Prospect & Vine across from City Hall and steps from the uptown Park Ridge Train Station) in uptown Park Ridge IL. The show will be held Saturday, May 11 from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free.   You, your family and friends will enjoy exploring the many talents and treasures of the artists and crafts artists of American Society of Artists they exhibit an enticing array of ...

Spooner, Wisconsin
Heritage Day Canoe & Wooden Boat Show
On Saturday May 25th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum (WCHM) in Spooner, Wisconsin, will be celebrating Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day. This free annual event marks the season opening of the museum and will include museum tours and open house in the museum exhibit hall, ongoing activities and demonstrations in the canoe workshop, live music and food and beverage in the beer garden, and the annual WCHM Canoe & Wooden Boat Show in the street in front of the museum.   The 11th Annual Canoe & Wooden Boat Show will feature a wide ...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kente Arts Alliance presents Craig Harris Septet performing Brown Butterfly
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present Craig Harris Septet performing Brown Butterfly, a multimedia work based on the movements of Muhammad Ali - expressed in video, dance, and music - at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, East Liberty, Pittsburgh. When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, and into the confrontational ...  
  Spring Marketplace
The Community League of Menomonee Falls will be presenting the 2019 "Spring Marketplace" on April 13 at Menomonee Falls High School (N80 W14350 Titan Dr. 53051), from 9AM until 2PM. This event features more than 50 vendors, crafts, jewelry, raffles, a rummage sale, bake sale, plant sale, free chair massages, and a snack bar. Admission is $1.00. Donations to the local food pantry will be gratefully accepted.  
Traverse City, MI
10th Annual Traverse City Chocolate Festival
The 10th Annual Traverse City Chocolate Festival will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019, 11:30 AM–2:00 PM and 2:30–5:00 PM. The event takes place at the Park Place Hotel, 300 East State St., Traverse City, MI 49684. A decade means a lot of things in our lives. In Traverse City in 2019, it means 10 years of chocolate! This anniversary is the largest chocolate festival in Michigan. The most exciting change is that the Festival has a new venue – the Grandview Conference rooms at the Park Place Hotel. It also means that there will be a new layout, on-line ticketing, great parking, and a celebration of ...
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kente Arts Alliance Presents the Charenée Wade Quintet
On Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present Charenée Wade Quintet performing the Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, East Liberty, Pittsburgh. Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecilé McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and ...
 
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kente Arts Alliance presents James Carter Quintet, Tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Pittsburgh
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present jazz saxophonist James Carter and his Quintet. The band will perform a Tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, Northside. After Wynton Marsalis, no one caused more of an uproar than James Carter did when he burst on to the New York jazz scene from his native Detroit. Primarily a saxophonist, his versatile mastery of most of the woodwind instruments is astonishing. Carter’s debut recording, JC on the Set, issued in Japan when he was only 23 and ...  
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Orchestral Academy Present the Protégé Philharmonic, November 11th
The Chicago Orchestral Academy presents Protégé Philharmonic's first concert of the 2018-19 Season on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. There is free parking in Parking Lot F.   Music Director and Founder of the orchestra, Joseph Glymph, has programmed Wagner's Die Meistersinger: Prelude; Liszt's - Mephisto Waltz; Mussorgsky's - Night on Bald Mountain; and Dvorak's - Symphony No. 9 in E Minor   ...
  Chicago, IL
South Shore Opera 2018 Opera and Soirée
The South Shore Opera Company of Chicago will present a unique concert on Sunday, October 28, 2018 4pm – 5:30pm, at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S/ South Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60649.   The concert will feature opera arias and duets from Puccini, Mozart, and Offenbach performed by powerful opera voices of Kimberly E. Jones, Joelle Lamarre, Leah Dexter, Luther Lewis III and Adrian Dunn accompanied by chamber orchestra conducted by Leslie B. Dunner. There will be a special performance by internationally acclaimed concert violinist involved in reviving the works ...
Miami, FL
Florida Grand Opera present's Puccini's Beloved La Bohème
La bohème, the world’s most beloved opera, is the opening production of Florida Grand Opera’s 78th Season. Puccini’s heartbreaking tragedy is scheduled for four performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami from November 3 – 11, 2018 (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33132) and two performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale on November 15 and 17, 2018 (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312). “La bohème is a cherished staple of opera for audiences in South Florida,” says General Director and CEO, Susan ...  
Providence, Rhode Island
23rd Annual Fine Furnishings Show
KL Communications announced that the 23rd Annual Fine Furnishings Show has moved back to Providence, Rhode Island and will take place at a new venue, the Waterfire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence. The Fine Furnishing Show is an annual event offering American made, handcrafted furniture, accessories and art from one-of-a-kind pieces to complete room sets in a wide range of designs, materials and prices. Over 100 exhibitors include artists, craftsmen and students in furniture making programs offering their work for sale, order and commission, as well as, local ...  
  Waynesville, Ohio
 49th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival will be held along the historic Main Street in Waynesville, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 13th (9am-8pm) and Sunday, Oct. 14th 9am – 6pm. It serves as a major fundraising event for many of the area’s civic and charitable groups. The festival is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in America featuring over 400 selected craft vendors from over 25 states, music, entertainment ... and sauerkraut. There will be over 30 non-profit food vendors serving over 11 tons of Sauerkraut served in a variety of traditional and non-traditional ways.  The festival will ...  

Jefferson, Ohio

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

The Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival will be celebrating its 35th Annual Festival to be held October 13th and 14th, 2018, located on East Jefferson Street from Chestnut Street going East to the Railroad tracks, in Jefferson, Ohio 44047. Admission is free. At the central festival visitors can enjoy crafters, food vendors, covered bridge souvenirs, music and strolling entertainment, a parade on Saturday, antique tractor and engine displays, homemade apple butter cooked over a fire in a kettle, bean soup at the Historical Society, kids activities at the library and more. This year there  ...

  Stowe, Vermont
35th Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Coincides With Apex of Fall Color
Craftproducers kicks off American Craft Week in Vermont with the 35th Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. The show will be held October 5-7, 2018, at Topnotch Field on the Mountain Road, Route 108, in Stowe, Vermont 05672.   Hours are 10-5 daily, Friday through Sunday. Adult admission is $10, children are free. It's a rain or shine event; several large heated tents will house all the exhibits. Free parking. No pets. The Stowe show features 175 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art as well as a specialty food section. The exhibitors are ... 
Manchester, Vermont
Art & Craft Festival Kicks off Foliage Season in Manchester, September 28-30
Craftproducers kicks off the Fall season in Vermont with the 30th Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. The show will be held September 28 through 30, 2018, at Riley Rink on Route 7A (410 Hunter Park Rd.), a mile and a half north of downtown Manchester, Vermont. It will take place inside the confines of Riley Rink and expands outdoors with array of exhibitors, the food court and. a dining tent, lending a festive mood.   The Manchester show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art as well as a specialty food section ...  
Park Ridge, IL
28th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure Returns to Park Ridge, IL
Artists and crafts artists from far and near will fill Hodges Park, Park Ridge, IL on September 15, 2018. The park is located at 101 S. Courtland (Prospect & Vine across from Park Ridge City Hall), and steps from the Park Ridge Train Station. They will each exhibit work they themselves created. Admission is free.   Visitors will enjoy exploring the many talents and treasures of the artists and crafts of American Society of Artists as they exhibit an enticing array of work ranging from watercolor paintings, pottery, and hand-crafted jewelry in a variety of mediums to candles, organic s...
Chicago, IL
Chicago Orchestral Academy Announces 2018-19 Auditions
The Chicago Orchestral Academy has announce the 2018-2019 season of the Protégé Philharmonic Fellowship. This is an exciting opportunity to experience professional level orchestral training in an intimate, challenging, and supportive learning environment. Chicago Orchestral Academy members rehearse and perform the finest orchestral literature creating a life long appreciation and love of music.   Auditions for the Chicago Orchestral Academy (COA) 2018-19 Fellowship Season will take place September 1st , 2nd, 8th and 9th at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Ave  ...  
Oak Park, IL
Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show
Artistic adventures in canvas, glass and wood wait visitors to the 44th Annual Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show to be presented by American Society of Artists, a national membership organization, in Scoville Park, 800 W Lake St. (Oak Park Ave. & Lake St.), Oak Park IL, Saturday, August 25 from 11am to 7pm and Sunday, August 26 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free both days.   Artists and crafts artists from far and near will fill Scoville Park with work they themselves created. This long time popular juried show will be held with exhibitors located on the grass alongside sidewalks ...
Mankato, Minnesota
21st Annual Mankato RibFest, August 2-5, 2018
Ribbers from all over the country travel to Mankato, Minnesota's Riverfront Park August 2-5, 2018, to compete and be crowned the best around at the annual RibFest. Experience the great nationwide taste of ribs and other wonderful foods for which you can be the judge. This four-day festival includes well-known musical guests performing every night and the tastiest ribs around. Come for the food, stay for the fun.   RibFest's entertainment includes country hitmaker John Michael Montgomery Thursday, rocker Brett Michaels Friday, rock band Sugar Ray  
Rockwall, Texas
Rarely Seen Photographs of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, Rockwall County Historical Foundation
“The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds.” is a traveling exhibit of rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker. The photo exhibit will be hosted by The Rockwall County Historical Foundation from August 23, 2018 through September 30, 2018, weekly Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Bailey House at 903 E. Washington St  
Rome, Georgia
Rome Hot Air Balloon Festival to Feature Cartoon Balloons
Rome Hot Air Balloon Festival to Feature Cartoon Balloons After a hiatus of several years, the Northwest Georgia balloon festival is returning, this time to Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome (304 Russell Field Rd NE). The annual event, which drew thousands of spectators during its run from 2008 to 2012 was held in Chattooga County. The Rome Balloon Festival is scheduled for September 14th and 15th, 2018.   Menlo natives and organizers John Cavin & Jeremy Kwaterski will be bringing  ...
Simi Valley, CA
Ventura County's Premier Christian Concert & Music Festival
On August 4, 2018, the 9th Annual Revivus Summer Event Christian Concert & Music Festival will feature the award-winning Building 429, Grammy-nominated Rhett Walker Band, For All Seasons, and introducing Breaking Ground Worship. This family-friendly music festival takes place at Rancho Simi Community Park in Simi Valley (1765 Royal Ave.). Gates open at 3:00PM. Admission is $15 - $50.   Activities throughout the day will include local and nationally recognized food vendors ...
Bennington, Vermont
Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival Highlights Bennington Arts Weekend
Craftproducers presents their 40th Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival, the jewel in the crown of an ever-expanding Bennington Arts Weekend, August 3-5, 2018. 125 artists, artisans, and specialty food producers will showcase their creations under spacious Camelot tents. While the Craft Festival is taking place at Camelot Village, the Town of Bennington is busy and bustling with Vermont craft beer on tap and food vendors offering local farm to table fare ...  
Twinsburg, Ohio
Twins Days Festival, Twinsburg, Ohio
The 2018 Twins Days Festival will be held August 4th and 5th, 2018. This annual international event is recorded as the Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World by the Guinness Book of World Records. The event is held at Glen Chamberlain Park, 10270 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087. Admission to the grounds for the public, non-registered twins, and families of registered twins is $4.00/person per day; children 5 & under are for free. Admission is also ...
Chattanooga, TN
Wine Over Water Wine Tasting Festival Returns October 6th to Chattanooga
The premier wine and food tasting annual event, Wine Over Water, will continue for its 24th year on October 6th, 2018, 5-8 p.m. The event, hosted by Cornerstones, Inc., (Chattanooga's non-profit historical preservation organization), will incorporate wine from over 100 world wineries as well as local food and music. While celebrating the passion for history and preservation of Chattanooga, you can sample the wines while you stroll the historic Walnut ...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is among the leading fine art events in the country
The 49th Annual Ann Arbor Art Fair (consisting of four separate but concurrent fairs) is among the leading fine art events in the country. From July 19-22, 2018, the streets of Ann Arbor will transform into an art lover’s paradise where you can experience and enjoy original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales. From seasoned art enthusiasts to novice collectors, more than 400,000 people will make the trip to discover something ...
 

DeKalb, Illinois
Music at the Ellwood Mansion
The Ellwood House Museum and DeKalb Park District has announced the 2018 Music at the Mansion Artist Series. This free summer music event happens every other Wednesday. Concerts will be at 7:00 PM and free to the public. The Ellwood House Museum is a historic mansion situated on ten acres of parkland in the heart of DeKalb, Illinois. People can bring their own lawn chairs, food and drink or purchase drinks there (beer, wine, soda, water).

Chelan, WA

Lake Chelan Pirate Fest - 4th of July Pirate Fun Run

Lake Chelan Pirate Fest - 4th of July Pirate Fun Run The Pirates are coming to Lake Chelan again. This 4th of July kicks off the 2018 Lake Chelan Pirate Fest, an annual family friendly community event started in 2012, the 200 year Anniversary of the arrival of Captain Chelan and the Lake Chelan Pirates. “Two hundred years ago, a Scotsmen, born in Fort Augustus, took a treasure chest from the Fort where his father was a soldier, and it was assumed that the ...

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Orchestral Academy Present the Protégé Philharmonic, July 8
The Chicago Orchestral Academy Presents Protégé Philharmonic's first concert of the 2018 Summer Season on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University, conveniently located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. There is free parking in Parking Lot F.   Music Director and founder of the orchestra, Joseph Glymph, has programmed Suppe's Light Calvary ...  
Greater Portsmouth, New Hampshire
New Hampshire's Restaurant Week - Portsmouth & the Seacoast
Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast spotlights Greater Portsmouth, NH, as a culinary and cultural destination. Restaurant Week runs November 8-17, 2018. More than 40 restaurants around the Seacoast (Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton, New Castle, Rye, Exeter, and Kittery, Maine) are offering up great meal values during lunch and dinner over the ten days. Participating restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus: $16.95 for lunch or $29.95 ...
Chicago, Illinois
Swedish Immigration to Chicago, Dream of America Guided Tour, Swedish American Museum
Dive into the history of Swedish immigration to Chicago with a guided tour of the Swedish American Museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” Uncover the stories of real immigrants like Karl Karlsson, who left Sweden with his family in 1893, or Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who made the journey in 1924. Learn about what awaited the millions who came to America via Ellis Island and what life was like in Swedish neighborhoods such as ...