THURSDAY, JUNE 14
‘Almost Maine’ opens Firebarn season
What: “Almost Maine”: A town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. Its residents never get around to getting organized, so it’s just – almost. On a cold, clear magical night, in the middle of winter, Almost residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised, hearts broken, love is lost, found, and confounded. Every object in the show, from red bags to heart paintings and a missing shoe, represents the love choices the characters are making. And life in Almost Maine will never be the same. Starring in the production are: Lisa Beausoleil, Laura Bomback, Lee Bonia, Shauna Brosky, Ron Caisse, Rachel Campoli, Jessica Kent, Nishan Lawton, Stefani Lawton, Michael McGill, Roger Mello, Kim Mitchell, Linda Monchik, Kelly Morrell, Eric Oliveira, Tyler Rowe, Jason Trenholm, Karen Valcourt, and Krista Watson. Bob Gillet is the director for Almost Maine, with Maria Dawson as assistant to the director, Megan McCaughey as stage manager.
When: This award-winning comedy opens on June 14 and runs through June 24. Performances are held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will also be 7:30 p.m. shows on Sunday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 20, for a total of 10 performances.
Where: Little Theatre’s Firebarn Theatre is located at 340 Prospect Street, Fall River, MA 02720.
Admission: Single tickets are $20; students and seniors are $18.
Information: You can order tickets by credit card at littletheatre.net. You can also reserve tickets at 508 675-1852. Credit Cards are accepted for on-line ticket purchase only. $10 Student Rush Tickets (with ID) are available 30 minutes before the Thursday shows, based on availability.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Off Broadway School of Dance presents 'Into the Woods'
What: Off Broadway School of Dance returns to the Zeiterion Theatre stage for its annual performance with “Into the Woods.” According to Wikipedia, "Into the Woods" is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," "Cinderella," and others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. Off Broadway School of Dance specializes in Dance. The business services include but are not limited to Dance Instruction Group Classes for Ages 3 and Up in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Irish Step Dance, Gymnastics, Recital In June of each year and more.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is located at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford.
Information: To purchase tickets, visit zeiterion.org/off-broadway-tickets/. This production is a rental of The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. If you are interested in renting the theater, lobby or Member Lounge for a performance, event, meeting or conference, please contact Justin LaCroix at email@example.com.
Providence Mandolin Orchestra presents Spring Concert
What: The Providence Mandolin Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert, which will feature original works from Japan, Spain, Greece, and the United States played on a family of plucked string instruments including the mandolin, mandola, mandocello, bass, and classical guitar. This will be a diverse program which draws on a wide range of musical influences, all performed by one of the USA's top mandolin and guitar groups. One of the most forward-thinking plucked string ensembles in the U.S., the Providence Mandolin Orchestra originated over a century ago when its leaders were Giuseppe Pettine and William Place, Jr. The present version of the PMO has been directed by Mark M. Davis since 1989, and under his direction has become the leading American mandolin orchestra, performing many new works that have been written for the group. The orchestra has toured internationally, with performances in France, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: at Park Place Congregational United Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket, R.I.
Admission: Tickets available at the door; suggested donation is $15 general and $10 for seniors and students. Children are admitted free.
Information: Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the concert. All proceeds from the concert go to support the work and mission of the Park Place UCC. For more, visit www.providencemandolin.org and www.facebook.com/pages/Providence-Mandolin-Orchestra.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
Coastal Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival
What: The Coastal Wineries of Southeastern New England present the 7th Annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival. Day one (Saturday, June 16) is sold out, but tickets remain for all three sessions on Sunday, June 17. Attendees will taste an array of wines from the 14 member wineries of the Coastal Wine Trail, sampled alongside local cheese, chocolate, honey and artisan bread made locally in Southeastern New England. Chat with vineyard owners, winemakers, and local food artisans while you sample their offerings. All attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass. Wine and other vineyard products available for sale. This is a great way to experience all 14 wineries of the Coastal Wine Trail in one day.
When: Sunday, June 17, with three sessions from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2:30-5:00 p.m., and 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: at Westport Fair Ground, 200 Pine Hill Road, Westport.
Admission: Each session is $34 plus $3.95 fee.
Information: For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-wine-cheese-chocolate-tickets-42013306932. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets. Valid ID required for entry. For inquiries about participation as a restaurant, exhibitor, or sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Noiserv brings his alt-Portugues music to Narrows
What: Multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter Noiserv is known as one of the best alternative Portuguese acts in the moment. On live performances Noiserv, David Santos, is known as a "one-man orquestra" using a lot of instruments, such metallophone, melodica, bells, several synths, omnichord, megaphone, guitars, vocals, toys, music boxes and many more all combined with the "well-known" loopstation, taking the concert into a completely new experience. From his website, noiserv.net: Life is built-up around small details. At the very first glance, we can sense that in Noiserv’s universe the attention is focused on the very small and particular details, which put altogether, make great songs. A very poetic and ethereal universe that could easily relates to Yann Tiersen, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the sky, his main references. Noiserv is the solo project of David Santos. ... raised in Lisbon in a family of music lovers. He learned to play guitar, experienced some bands in high school, and then started Noiserv, his most serious project, at the age of 22 in 2005 (while pursuing a career as an IT engineer). As he puts it himself: “Noiserv is my way to feel the world, my way to tell my feelings to the people, summarizing: it’s myself if I was a song.”
When: 8 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.)
Where: Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River.
Admission: $20 advance, $22 day of show.
Information: Purchase tickets at https://www.showclix.com/event/noiserv or by calling 508-324-1926 or at the door. Street parking available. Box office hours noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. This show is produced in conjunction with the Arte Institute of Portuguese Contemporary Culture. For more, visit www.narrowscenter.org.