THURSDAY, OCT. 12

Fado singer Ana Vinagre returns to 'Z'

What: Fado singer Ana Vinagre returns to the Zeiterion Theatre for an evening of traditional Portuguese fado. She will be accompanied by Manuel Leite on a 12-string Portuguese guitar and Viriato Ferreira on the viola de fado. Vinagre is one of SouthCoast’s most beloved fadistas. Born in Buarcos, Portugal, she immigrated to New Bedford as a young woman with her husband Jose. Both had been members of folkloric dance and music ensembles in Portugal. At the insistence of some friends, Ana began to perform the New England circuit of Portuguese restaurants and social clubs singing fado, the traditional folk music from Portugal. She has continued to perform at area Portuguese restaurants, festivals, and concerts around the nation.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Zeiterion’s Stage Door Live is located at 684 Purchase Street in downtown New Bedford.

Admission: $20-$29.

Information: To purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more, call 508-997-5664 ext. 123 or email dlegge@zeiterion.org. The event has an overall 9-ticket limit. Customers exceeding the ticket limit may have their orders canceled. This performance is not eligible for discounts. The Zeiterion box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call (508) 994-2900.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 13

'Lizzie of Fall River' on stage

What: Lizzie Borden took an axe… A demure spinster accused of murdering her father and stepmother in cold blood remains one of New England’s most shocking, unsolved mysteries to this day. Local playwright Steve Dooner wrote this drama to reveal one possible truth behind the gruesome crime committed in Fall River, Massachusetts. This psychological thriller is based on meticulous research on what was once declared “The Trial of the Century.” This fascinating and fast-paced drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.

When: October 13-29 -- Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3.

Where: The Company Theatre is located at 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.

Admission: Thursdays $27, and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays $29.

Information: Family & Friends Fridays: Buy four or more tickets on Friday for discounted price of $24 per ticket. Limited quantity available. Available at the Box Office or by phone (781-871-2787) only.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 14

Harvest Fun Day in Fairhaven

What: Fairhaven’s 5th annual Harvest Fun Day features a varied group of 48 booths by local organizations and businesses with arts and crafts, home décor, children’s activities, food, and sweet treats. Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting and henna designs, craft making, pumpkin painting and more. Children will decorate cookies, do nail painting and make slime! You can take a photo with princesses and meet Buttons the Bear from Carousel Family Fun Center. And children can take a seat in an old-time McCormick Farmall tractor for a photo courtesy of Ronald Hammond, or climb in a hay wagon from J&L Beaulieu Farm Stand. Along with the many household items for sale, author Rachel Spaulding will be selling and signing her book, "In Search of Ellen Marie." In front of the high school, the FHS Honor Society will hold a car wash. Classic hits will be played by Ken Souza of KJ Tunes.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: on the lawn of Fairhaven High School at the Visitors Center, 141 Main Street.

Admission: Free.

Information: Harvest Fun Day is organized and sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism. There is parking in the Fairhaven High School lots. Call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.

 

'Boo at the Zoo' back at Buttonwood Park

What: Buttonwood Park Zoo is busy preparing for its annual “BOO at the Zoo.” The event, sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank, is an opportunity for families with children of all ages to get together for a night of slightly spooky fun. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume and climb aboard the Spooky Express train ride through Pirate’s Cove, take a spin through the jungle on the wild carousel, stroll down the Trick or Treat Trail, explore Outer Space, creep through the maze in Witches’ Corner, and more. Families are encouraged to bring their own “trick or treat” bags. All the proceeds from “BOO at the Zoo” support the Zoo’s educational and family programs. Also back by popular demand is “Baby BOO at the Zoo” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

When: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 21-22, and 27-30.

Where: Buttonwood Park Zoo is located at 425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.

Admission: Members $11 for adults and $7 for children; Non-members $16 adults and $12 children; under age 3 is free.

Information: Buy an advance Bat Pass Ticket and enjoy separate gate access that offers direct entry to the event instead of waiting in line. Advance tickets are available at regular prices by visiting www.bpzoo.org or by stopping by the North Woods Gift Store. Each pass is a single use, non-refundable ticket that can be used for any night of the “BOO at the Zoo” event. Please be aware that attendees must print out their ticket or show the ticket on their smartphone. Visit www.bpzoo.org or call (508) 991-4556 Ext. 119.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 15

Keyboards coming to Narrows

What: Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “jam band music.” From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries.

When: 8 p.m. show, 7 p.m. doors

Where: Narrows Center for the Performing Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River.

Admission: $30 advance, $32 day of show.

Information: Street parking available. Call the box office at 508-324-1926 for tickets, purchase in person from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, or visitnarrowscenter.ticketfly.com.