The Bread and Puppet Theater has had a remarkable 50 year journey, leaving an indelible stamp on the world of theater and the American cultural landscape. Their newest production, The Diagonal Life Circus continues Bread and Puppet’s longstanding embrace of the puppet circus, an annual production in which puppet animals, cardboard politicians and picture performance combine to tell the stories of the moment.
ON THE HAVERHILL CORNER COMMOM
Antique Tribal Bags and Rugs from Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
From ancient times through the early 20th century in the Near East, designs woven into utilitarian objects were one expression of tribal identity. This exhibition illustrates themes and variations in antique weavings from tribal groups in Iran, Afghanistan, and western Central Asia. These are objects that were made for domestic use and consumption, not for export. Some were everyday utilitarian objects, and some were made for special occasions, particularly weddings. Most are made from wool, with brilliant colors made from natural dyestuffs, processed with techniques developed and refined over many centuries.
EXHIBITION: JUL 24 - JUL 28
ARTIST TALK: JUL 25 | 7PM
EXHIBITION TOURS: JUL 24 - 27 | 11AM & 3PM; JUL 28 | 3PM
Calling all students that like to create, tinker, design and explore! Maker camp puts your creativity and problem- solving skills to work. Court Street Arts is teaming up with White Mountain Science, Inc. (WMSI) to explore everything from robotics and computer programming to the link between science, art, and engineering. Jump in head first and learn by doing! Participants will be using essential tools and techniques such as the Makey Makey inventors kit, LASER Cut prototyping, 3D printing, and Stop Motion Animation.
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Celia Woodsmith – of the acclaimed bluegrass band Della Mae – and critically lauded guitarist Chris Hersch of the alt country rock band Girls Guns & Glory, joined an all-star group of musicians from across New England to form the vintage rock band, Say Darling. Also joining the lineup is the Vermont-based Rock ’n’ Roll band Moxley Union, and the soulful sound of Linda B & the Barncats, featuring Linda Boudreault and Ted Mortimer of Dr. Burma fame.
ON THE NEWBURY VERMONT COMMON
Bath, New Hampshire artist, Craig Pursley has won national and international awards for his portraits, and has paintings in the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Reagan Presidential Library and the New Hampshire State House as well as private collections from coast to coast. Since moving to NH, he has painted nearly 300 works of local people, nearly all for the sheer joy of doing them. And every two years the newest and best are shown publicly. This June you can see those paintings and hear about them on opening night as Craig describes the inspiration, techniques and stories that go with them. Also on hand for the opening will be many of the subjects in those paintings, which is always fun to see.
British super-Secret Circus agents, Honeymoon & Butterfly, are on a mission. Using their extremely high IQs, plunger arrows, and a huge stealth unicycle, their original comedy and “special” tricks are bound to save the day. The show is action-packed stunt-comedy for all ages.
ON THE HAVERHILL CORNER COMMON
Joni Mitchell’s legendary album, Blue, defined a generation with a ten song cycle, weaving a journey of hope, yearning, love, loss and heartbreak. Tristan Bellerive on guitar, Dave Wysocki on bass and Julie Ness on vocals, dulcimer and piano bring this groundbreaking album to the stage honoring Mitchell’s masterpiece and delighting audiences.
Meet Vermont artist, Ed Kadunc. Depicting the relationships between landscape and the historical and influential people of this region, has become the source of Kadunc’s inspiration and motivation. His exhibition Retrospective 2019 looks back at the journey of art creation and development of present-day landscape compositions and portraiture, as well as a look back through the early works of impression and imagination.
Little Apple Circus introduces Newton’s fundamental Laws of Motion -- the foundation of Classical Mechanics -- as well as the discoveries of Galileo which preceded them. Concepts introduced and explored in this fun and interactive experience include inertia, gravity, force, mass, energy, static and kinetic friction, velocity, gyroscopic stability and centripetal force. This feast of polysyllabic concepts will not leave even the most restless young person bored or confused.
New York, London, Tokyo, Haverhill!
During the past four decades, the Chamber Players have designed and presented concerts, multi- media presentations, lectures and seminars of the highest artistic and intellectual standards including collaborations with internationally renowned figures like jazz great Branford Marsalis and tango master Pablo Ziegler.
A New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Ring in the New Year with an evening of spectacular merriment. Festivities include a Drag Cabaret with performances by fabulous Queens, comedy, dancing, tapas plates, desserts and celebratory cocktails. For those wanting to roll the dice, the evening will offer an array of Vegas style games with a surprise twist.
“A vision of artistic excellence and social diversity fulfilled.” – Boston Globe
The Boston Children’s Chorus is a world-class music troupe that unites children ages 7-18 across differences of race, religion and economic status. Their annual holiday concerts, that include over 50 singers, entertain all ages and help inspire the season.
Give the gift of art this holiday season! Gift Certificates can be used for a range of activities from classes to live performances. Pick your amount and we will customize it and ship it in a festive holiday box. Add a special card to your holiday packages with watercolor prints from the painters in the CSA Monday night atlier.
Laugh, feast, and cheer on local “celebrities” at this auction like no other! We’ve taken the concept of the “bachelor” auction and turned it on its head. Then we mixed in the chance to win delicious pies and will be serving up a scrumptious, locally sourced buffet dinner. Audience members will get to bid on the series of celebrated craftsmen and skilled guys offering a number of practical and whimsical services from carpentry to landscaping to tech help to Swedish massage. Check off some items on your “honey-do” list with the help of the “guys” and have a bit of fun while doing it! MCing this evening of festivities is auctioneer and funnyman Erik Volk. Did we mention pie? Delicious pies of all varieties will be going home with the highest bidder.
A wide vocal range and innovative harmonizing paired with a playful adventureness, The Rough & Tumble performances are whimsical, soulful and captivating. Their songs embrace and honor a musical lineage that they carefully craft to have a contemporary and relevant feel.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Love, in all its forms, is at the center of Shakespeare’s most magical play. This whimsical, and youthful production features live music, and a contemporary twist.
Presented in partnership with the Oliverian School
From blues to funk to rock to newgrass, UnCommon Jam will celebrate the region's rich talent of musicians that will get you off your feet and dancing. The GrassFed Boys, who have been delighting audience across the Twin States with their lively playing and authentic sound will delight blue and new grass lovers alike and kick off a day of festivities, fun, and food on the historic Newbury, VT Common. The Nobby Reed Project will follow with their signature blend of blues and funk that won't leave a foot not at least tapping. Topping off a great afternoon, Linda B and the Barncats, will feature Linda Boudreaux, of the famed Doctor Burma, with her distinct vocal styling and pared with a full band and horn section.
Enjoy a variety of local foods, craft beer, lawn games and much more!
Join baritone Chris Sarkis and pianist Henry Danaher in a recital spanning nearly 400 years of song repertoire. From Monteverdi to Vaughan Williams, and Beethoven to Bonds, hear music from early Italian opera, to the yearning Romanticism of Schumann, to 20th-century folk-song and spiritual arrangements. Admittance by donation, all proceeds to go towards the Woodsville High School Track and Field team.
A live performance with the Hampstead Stage Company under the stars!
Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island is a fantastical tale of pirates, adventure, and buried treasure! It tells the story of young Jim Hawkins and his perilous search for the buried treasure of the infamous Captain Flint. Students will meet Long John Silver and his band of marauding pirates, and take an exciting journey across the seven seas. Throughout this swashbuckling tale, we teach the danger of greed and the importance of helping others.
Celebrated singer Lydia Gray and guitarist Ed Eastridge take the stage for "Summer Samba”, an incorporation of a sensual Brazilian vibe to familiar songs by Carole King, Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach as well as other American and Brazilian Jazz classics, including Jobim, with a breezy, laid back style and intimate arrangements for which Lydia and Ed are known. In concert the duo, joined by Marcus Copening on the drums and Andy Bourke on the bass, promise an evening that will delight the senses and relax the mind.
A Benefit for the Cohase Rotary Scholarship Fund
PATRICK ROSS | RUSTY DEWEES | DOUG PERKINS
From traditional fiddle tunes, to Merle Haggard covers, redneck jokes and soulful renditions of bluegrass favorites. Mostly music and some comedy, these Fellers know how to put on a good show.
Have the sounds of Ireland been calling you? Have you pictured yourself gazing upon the Cliffs of Moher or kissing the Blarney Stone, or tapping your feet to the music of an Irish pub band? Make those dreams a reality by joining us on an in-depth tour of Ireland, including all of these and more. Fully organized, but with time on your own to explore, with in-country transportation and entrance fees included. Limited to 25 travelers, for a fun and intimate experience!
Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston’s roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader - she & the Dance Cards (Cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Jeni Magana) break new ground based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they’ve created something that’s simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.
De Temps Antan, have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.
Unlock the contemporary world of international folk and dance. Atlas Key finds common ground and resonant tones in both live dance music and Folk Music from around the world. As Patrick Ross’s latest project, the band defines itself in the space between genres and methods. Live looping and sequencing meets ancient melodies and motifs, reinvented for the dancer in everyone. Percussionist Ben Salomon layers the rhythm, Aaron Johnson drives the groove along, swaying the audience with hypnotic bass lines and Patrick Ross focuses the sound with pointed melodies and harmonies from his guitar, fiddle and voice.
Enjoy a feast of wonderful locally sourced fare and music, while perusing works by the CSA Watercolor atelier. Fabulous prizes and auction items including handcrafted goods, gift certificates, exciting getaways and other delights will be available. Proceeds benefit the programs at Court Street Arts.