Check out this year's Boston Designer Show House


​INTRODUCING THE HISTORIC 1853 WILLIAM FLAGG HOMER HOUSE IN BELMONT, MA.

​OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 5, 2017

JL Boston is thrilled to announce the 2017 Designer Show House will take place at the 1853 William Flagg Homer House in Belmont, MA just steps away from picturesque downtown Belmont.  The house is currently owned and preserved by the Belmont Woman’s Club, and was previously owned by William Flagg Homer and his wife Adeline Wellington, uncle and aunt of American landscape painter, Winslow Homer. The house, an architectural combination of both the Bracketed Italianate and French Mansard style, is set on a hill, with sweeping views of the Boston Skyline, and more than twenty soon to be renovated spaces.

NAUTICAL
53rd Head of the Charles Regatta
Oct. 21–22, 2017
Charles River, Boston; hocr.org
Visit website for details on best viewing locations, parking, and more.

City of Newport’s Illuminated 
Boat Parade
Nov. 24, 2017
Newport Waterfront, Newport, RI; bowenswharf.com

EQUESTRIAN

Green Mountain Horse Association
Oct. 7, 2017 | Fall Dressage Show
5491 South Road, South Woodstock, VT; gmhainc.org
Spectator friendly

Norfolk Hunt Club
Oct. 15, 2017 | Westport 
Hunter Pace, Location TBA, Westport, MA; norfolkhunt.com

NEDA Fall Symposium
Oct. 14–15, 2017
Pineland Farms , New Gloucester, ME; neda.org
Featuring Olympic Gold & Silver medalist Carl Hester.

12th Annual Horses Helping Horses Fall Beach Ride
Oct. 21, 2017
Crane Beach , Argilla Rd., Ipswich, MA; mspca.org

GARDENS/PARKS
Gardeners Round Table: Catalog Your Garden
Oct. 27 & 29, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Rd., (Rt. 114), Bristol, RI; blithewold.org
Register for this talk online.


Green Animals Topiary Garden
Through Oct. 29, 2017 
380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, RI; newportmansions.org

DANCE
DanceWorks Boston
Jan. 11–13, 2018 
Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, Boston, MA; danceworksboston.com
Get your tickets early!

THEATER
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Sept.–Oct., 2017 | The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Nov.–Dec., 2017 | Incognito by Nick Payne
Jan.–Feb., 2018 | Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
March 2018 | A Human Being Died That Night by Nicholas Wright. Based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
April–May 2018 | As You Like It by William Shakespeare
172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI; gammtheatre.org

Alive!
Through Oct. 27, 2017
The Salvation Army – Main Hall
51 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI; 401-662-3668; 
newportcoffeecupproject@gmail.com

Serving seniors on Aquidneck Island. ART by Yasmina Reze
Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18, 2017
Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St.
Marion, MA; marionartcenter.org
Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play.

The Little Theatre of Fall River celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Annie
Oct., 12-14 at 7:30 and Oct., 15 at 2 PM
at eh Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center at Bristol Community College
littletheatre.net or 508-675-1852


MUSIC
Art Complex Museum
Oct. 1, 2017 | John Ferguson, piano
Nov. 5, 2017 | Ensemble Chaconne, baroque trio
189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA; artcomplex.org

Berklee Performance Center
Oct.  1, 2017 | The Corea/Gadd Band
Oct.  3, 2017 | Camerata Romeu
Oct.  5, 2017 | Berklee A Cappella Showcase
Oct. 10, 2017 | 7th Degree Featuring Brandon Diaz ’N Soul
Oct. 11, 2017 | Tribute to Manos Hadjidakis
Oct. 12, 2017 | The Death of Simone Weil
Oct. 13, 2017 | The Paco de Lucía Project 
Oct. 14, 2017 | Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey
Oct. 15, 2017 | A Conversation with Johnny Clegg
Oct. 16, 2017 | Joe Musella Group Performs Physical Graffiti
Oct. 17, 2017 | Guitar Night: Jazz and Blues
Oct. 19, 2017 | The Music of Michael Gibbs
Oct. 24, 2017 | Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Showcase
Oct. 25, 2017 | Fall Together
Oct. 26, 2017 | Mischief Managed: Harry Potter in Concert
Oct. 27, 2017 | Essential Einaudi
Oct. 28, 2017 | Harold López-Nussa Trio  
Oct. 29, 2017 | The Sachal Ensemble
Oct. 31, 2017 | Salseros
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA; berklee.edu 

Paskamansett Concert Series
Oct. 14, 2017 | Cold Chocolate
Nov. 11, 2017 | The Mud Daubers
Dec. 9, 2017 | Mike Laureanno
Dartmouth Grange Patrons Hall
1133 Fisher Rd., Dartmouth, MA; paskamansettconcertseries.weebly.com

Concerts by the Sea
Oct. 22, 2017 | Al Fresco Flutes 
Nov. 19, 2017 | “Fusion”
St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, 182 Willow Ave., Little Compton, RI; standrewslc.org

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra
Oct. 28, 2017 | Flavors of Spain & Italy
Plymouth North High School
Performing Arts Center, 41 Obery St., Plymouth, MA; plymouthphil.org
 
ART
Folk Art & Artisans Show
Nov. 10 & 11, 2017
Francis Farm
27 Francis Farm Rd., Rehoboth, MA; folkartisan.com
Presented by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society

The Art Complex Museum
Oct. 28 & 29, 2017 | 
Bold & Fearless Full Color Painting
Nov. 18, 2017 | White Line Woodcuts
Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA; artcomplex.org
Visit website for workshop details.

EXHIBITIONS
Artist in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope
Through Dec. 31, 2017
Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT; artgallery.yale.edu

Thomas Schütte: Crystal
Through Oct. 9, 2017
The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, MA; clarkart.edu
Contemporary (German, b. 1954) artist best known for public, large-scale sculptures.

Deb Ehrens & Michael Hubert
Oct. 13,–Nov. 11, 2017 
Oct. 13, 2017 | Opening Reception Marion Art Center
80 Pleasant St., Marion, MA; marionartcenter.org

Circular Abstractions: Bulls-Eye Quilts
Through Oct. 22, 2017
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton, MA; fullercraft.org
Twenty-five quilts in this touring exhibition by US and international artist.

Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation
Through Jan. 1, 2018
Rosecliff Mansion, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI; newportmansions.org
Exhibit is included in mansion tour admission.


MUSEUMS
New Hampshire Farm Museum
Oct. 21, 2017 | Pumpkin Party
Rt. 125, Plummer’s Ridge, Milton, NH; farmmuseum.og
Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang Through Nov. 12, 2017
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA; worcesterart.org

“Old Ironsides” Afloat Again!
USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg. 22, Charlestown, MA; ussconstitutionmuseum.org

Dog Days
Oct. 21–22 and Nov. 18–19 2017
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA; osv.org
Members can bring their dogs on select weekends of the year.

BOOKS/LECTURES/FILM
Lecture: by Dr. Doug Tallamy
Oct. 1, 2017
“Making Insects: A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World.”
Thompson School of Applied Sciences at UNH, Cole Building, Room 219, Durham, NH; bedrockgardens.org
Author of best seller Bringing Nature Home. Reception with Dr. Tallamy follows.

Lunch & Learn: “Salem Witch Museum and Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693”
Oct. 5, 2017
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, MA; plimoth.org
Speaker: Stacey Tilney.

Newport Mansions
Oct. 12, 2017
Lecture: Luxurious Consumption – The Rituals & Artistry of Afternoon Tea | Oct. 26, 2017
Lecture: Picturing Edith Wharton’s Work

Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI; newportmansions.org
Register in advance.


The Haunted History of New England
Oct. 18, 2017
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St., Sandwich, MA; sandwichglassmuseum.org
Mercy Brown, The Vampire of Exeter; the cursed Freetown State Forest; the horrors  of Lizzie Borden; Nine Men’s Misery in Cumberland; ghostly happenings at the Mount Washington Hotel; the spirits of Burial Hill in Plymouth; and the ghosts at the John Alden House in Duxbury. By historian and lecturer Christopher Daley.

Scott Kelly: Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery 
Oct. 18, 2017
Harvard Book Store, Back Bay Events Center, 190 Berkeley St., Boston, MA; harvard.com/event/scott_kelly/

DELICIOUS
27th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Oct. 14–15, 2017
Historic Bowen’s Wharf, Downtown Newport, RI, bowenswharf.com

History on Tap
Oct. 25, 2017
Oak and Ember Whiskey Bar and Grill
36 South St., Mashpee, MA; heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
Fascinating and fun discussion with Museum & Gardens staff. Objects from the museum’s 
collection, rarely seen, will be the topic of conversation. No reservations, food and drink purchases/on your own. 

Newport Restaurant Week
Nov. 3–12, 2017
Various locations throughout Newport and Bristol Counties Newport, RI; discovernewport.org


SPECIAL EVENTS
11th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Oct. 1, 2017
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA; savebuzzardsbay.org
Bike for clean water. With 100, 75, and 35 mile options.

2017 Boston Designer Show House
Open to the public: Oct.7–Nov. 5, 2017
1853 William Flagg Homer House at the Belmont Woman’s Club
661 Pleasant St., Belmont, MA; jlboston.org
Home of the aunt and uncle of landscape painter Winslow Homer. Special events schedule may be viewed online at The Junior League of Boston, Inc. No visitors under age 12 permitted. 


Howl
Oct. 20, 2017
Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA; bpzoo.org
Live music, brew tasting room, wicked cocktails, animal encounters, and food truck offerings. A 21+ event. Throwback costumes to classic horror films are encouraged. 

3rd Annual Provincetown 
Halloween Gala
Oct. 28, 2017
provincetownmasqueradeball.com; ptownchamber.com

Audi FIS Women’s World Cup
Nov. 26–27, 2017
Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT; killington.com

COMEDY
3rd Annual Rogue Island, Comedy Festival
Oct. 5–8, 2017 
Newport, RI; rogueislandcomedyfest.com
Visit website for details and locations.

FAMILY
Open Farm Days
Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16, 2017
92 Allens Neck Rd., South Dartmouth, MA; roundthebendfarm.org
Non-GMO and grass-fed meat, seasonal veggies, honey, maple syrup, and herbal teas are available to purchase. Family-friendly tours 11 a.m.

The Topsfield Fair
Sept. 29–Oct. 9, 2017
Topsfield, MA; topsfieldfieldfair.org
Established in 1818. Giant pumpkin weigh-off, horse and dog shows, great food, and more.

Annie
Oct. 12–15, 2017
The Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center Bristol Community College Fall River, MA; littletheatre.net
Presented by The Little Theatre of Fall River.


Ghosts on the Banke
Oct. 27 & 28, 2017
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH; strawberybanke.org
Jack-o-lanterns, bonfire, trick-or-treat safely, pirate treasure, wacky witch, and gypsy fortune teller. Interactive, family-friendly event.

Creepy Critters Night Hike
Oct. 27, 2017
Lloyd Center Visitor Center, 430 Potomska Rd., Dartmouth, MA; lloydcenter.org
Wear your costumes and stroll among jack-o-lanterns. Please pre-register for this family-friendly event. 

GREAT OUTDOORS

Cuttyhunk Ferry Company
State Pier, South Bulkhead, Foot of Union St., New Bedford, MA; cuttyhunkferryco.com
Autumn is a great time to visit the island.

21st ANNUAL Boston International Fine Art Show
OCTOBER 19-22, 2017 | October 19 Gala Preview 
THE CYCLORAMA at the Boston Center for the Arts 


5:30pm - VIP Sneak Preview Reception $250, Presented by Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes
Special Guest noted interior designer Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY

6:30pm - Gala Preview $125
Enjoy exquisite cuisine, wine, and music by the Lihi Haruvi Quartet
and be among the first to select from a dazzling array of historic,
modern, and contemporary fine art. 

 All tickets include complimentary catalog and re-admission. Valet parking available.