Monday, January 15, 2018

January 20 and 21, 2018

Winslow Homer, The Gale, 1883-93, American, 1836-1910, Oil on canvas, 1916.48

“What’s Happening”
January 20 and 21, 2018

Ongoing until Feb. 4 – Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England at the Worcester Art Museum - Developed around two iconic Homer paintings—the Worcester Art Museum's The Gale (1883-93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum's Hark! The Lark (1882) -the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England explores the artist's time in Cullercoats, England, in 1881 and 1882. Jointly coordinated by Worcester and Milwaukee, the exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad. Shown alongside comparative paintings by English artists, these works complicate our understanding of Homer's art as purely American in subject and style. Following its run in Worcester, the show will be on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum from March 2-May 10, 2018. For tickets and more information visit

20, Saturday – Neil Berg’s Fifty Years of Rock & Roll at the Hanover Theatre of Performing Arts, Worcester, 7:30 p.m., With a cast consisting of stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! Lead singers from Meatloaf, Trans Siberian Orchestra and several Broadway rock musicals will have you singing and dancing like you’re 18 again! Tickets are $45, $55, and $65, depending on seat location. Discounts are available for members and groups of 10 or more. For tickets and more information call 877-571-7469 or visit the website

20, 21 Saturday and Sunday, Frozen Fruitlands - Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend! Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker. Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School. In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. For prices and other information visit

20, 21 Saturday, Sunday – Snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow - We have the cure for cabin fever—snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow! Bring your own or rent a pair from us. Snowshoeing is a great winter activity that provides good exercise and a chance to explore the great outdoors during a beautiful season. We make it easy and inexpensive, and we rent snowshoes in all sizes from child to adult. Snowshoes can be used anytime there is 6 inches or more of snow on the ground. Come explore over 12 miles of sanctuary trails on snowshoes and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the winter woods! Members, $3.00/hour – Nonmembers, $5.00/hour – Saturday 10:30-3:30, Sunday 12:30-3:30.  For more information visit

20 21 Saturday and Sunday – January is BFF – Bring a Friend For Fun at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area - Show a friend how much fun Winter can be with our BFF Package which includes a lift ticket for you and a Beginner Package for your friend. Package includes: For You:  One Day Lift Ticket ($71 value), For Your Friend: One Day Learn To Ski/Ride Package ($99 value) (Beginner package includes Monadnock Lift, Rentals and Lesson) Only $110 (SAVE $60!!)  For tickets and more information visit

20, 21 Saturday and Sunday – Midwinter Mischief at Old Sturbridge Village - After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure…
Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night. There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means. After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold. From the Bullard Tavern, costumed storytellers, artisans, and villagers will entice tavern guests to wander deep into the village where they will find evidence of the peddler’s adventures and schemes. Admission to a Midwinter Mischief includes the two-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a period-inspired meal in the Village’s Bullard Tavern where guests can enjoy live music, demonstrations, and a cash bar featuring hot beverages and 1830s-inspired libations. Each day, the first experience departs the Visitor Center at 9:00 am and the last at 3:00 pm, with experiences beginning every 20 minutes (except for noon and 12:20). After your adventure, you will be led to the Bullard Tavern Great Room where you can enjoy your inclusive hearty soup or stew meal (soup options include Beef Stew (gluten-free), Tomato Vegetable (gluten-free and vegan), and New England Clam Chowder.
Midwinter Mischief was written and directed by P.J. Griffith. For tickets and more information call 508-733-1830 or visit

20, Saturday – Peterborough Players presents National Theatre Live:  Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead – 1:00 p.m. Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, filmed at The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. Runtime is approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. For tickets and more information visit

20, 21 Saturday and Sunday -  Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group”, an exhibit of new work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, and select work by our gallery artists. Painter and collage artist Donald Saaf creates work at the intersection of fine and folk art, exploring place as it is experienced in one’s memory. His newest pieces reflect themes of inner growth and contentment. Torin Porter’s steel sculptures engage our imagination with his playful, stylized figures. His newest work is richly symbolic of conflict and transcendence. Josh Bernbaum’s hand blown glass stands out with its vibrant colors, patterns, and surprising intricate textures. New work featured in this show is inspired by patterns of West African textiles and cacti in the Southwest. Fiber artist Jackie Abrams explores feminine form and experience through her woven vessels, with delicate and luminescent pieces featured in this show. Erika Radich has been involved in the arts administratively and professionally for over 30 years. Since her college years she has chosen printmaking as a compass and vehicle to best express her artistic vision, comforted by the practice and humility she gains from the medium’s extensive technical repetition. She exhibits her work regionally and internationally and is an active member of Zea Mays Printmaking Center in Florence, MA.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is committed to presenting innovative, contemporary works that stimulate and challenge both the seasoned collector and aesthetic explorer. 183 Main St., Brattleboro VT, – Exhibit continues until March 18. Free.