Outdoor Movies, Theatre, & Concerts: 8/20-8/27
08/20/09 by Johnny Monsarrat
|Outdoor – Movies by Moonlight||Boston, MA|
|Outdoor films. Fridays. Free. Start at “dusk”.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA.617.439.7000. more
|WBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell||Boston, MA|
|At “sundown” (about 8:30pm, come early and bring a picnic dinner) at the hatch shell on the Esplanade. 617-787-7200.
Esplanade, Boston, MA.617 227-0627. more
|Outdoor Film at the Chinatown Gate||Boston, MA|
|Vacant paved lot on Hudson Street between Beach and Kneeland Streets, Boston, MA. more|
|Inman Under the Stars: Movie Night and Neighborhood Social||Cambridge, MA|
|Strolling improv comedy performers. Rain date: same night the following week. 2009: “Phone home” in this movie. Preshow entertainment at 7:15pm the movie at dusk.
East Cambridge Savings Bank’s parking lot, 1310 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.617 439 6575 Thomas Lynn, or Renee Farster 617 491 0176. more
|Summer in the City||Cambridge, MA|
|All movies are preceded by a kids performance at 6:30pm.
Various parks, Cambridge, MA.617-349-6200. more
|Neponset River Greenway Festival & Movie Series||Dorchester, MA|
|There’s no single web page but look in the calendar on Tue & Thu to find events. Some events come with stunt kite demonstrations beforehand!
Either Martini Shell, Hyde Park, or Pope John Paul II Park, Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester, Dorchester, MA.617-542-7696. more
|City of Somerville Annual Movie Series||Somerville, MA|
|Various locations, Somerville, MA.617-666-3311. more|
|Movies Under the Stars||Falmouth, MA|
|Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth, MA.508-487-3424. more|
|Outdoor Movie Night at NARA Park, Acton||Acton, MA|
|NARA Park, Acton, MA.(978) 264-9608. more|
|Weymouth Summer Outdoor Movies||Weymouth, MA|
|Ralph Talbot Amphitheatre next to Town Hall, Weymouth, MA.781-682-6124. more|
|Fitchburg Free Friday Night Movies||Fitchburg, MA|
|Thursdays at dusk, with a farmer’s market 4-7 and entertainment at 7pm.
Riverfront Park, Fitchburg, MA.978-833-1270. more
|Outdoor Theatre, Music, & Events||grade|
|Dancing under the Stars||Boston, MA|
Esplanade, near the Hatch Shell, Boston, MA.Lessons & dance: salsa, swing, ballroom. more
|Outdoor Theatre: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)||Brighton, MA|
|2009: All shows at 6:45pm.
Publick Theatre at Christian Herter Park, 1175A Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA.617-454-1444. more
|Dancing on the Charles||Cambridge, MA|
|Outdoor dance in Cambridge. Sounds great. Buy tix in advance.
American Legion, 4 Gerry’s Landing, Cambridge, MA. more
|Fireworks @ Hampton Beach||Hampton Beach, NH|
|Every Wednesday, plus holidays.
22 C Street, Hampton Beach, NH.603-926-8717. more
|Fireworks @ Canobie Lake Park||Salem, NH|
|Sunset Cruise with Pirate Sea Shanties||Salem, MA|
|2009: 6pm. $30. Sunset cruise with songs by re-enactors.
80 Wharf Street Salem Street, Salem, MA. more
|Outdoor Shakespeare||Haverhill, MA|
|2009: 5pm. Free!
Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave, Haverhill, MA. more
|An outdoor event where they place baskets of burning wood in the Providence River, lighting up the riverwalk and with vendors, music, and more.
Providence Place, Providence, RI.401 751-1221. more
|Payson Park Music Festival||Belmont, MA|
|Free but time not given. Call ’em.
Payson Park, Belmont, MA.617-993-2760. more
|Wavelengths @ the ICA||Boston, MA|
|Live music: various types, outside the ICA, which is free Thursday nights.
Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. more
|Special Live Concerts @ Boston Harbor Hotel||Boston, MA|
|Outdoor music: Soul on Tuesdays, Oldies on Wednesdays, Blues on Thursdays, all 6-10pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA. more
|Landmarks Orchestra or Oldies at the Shell||Boston, MA|
|2009: 7pm. Free. Every Wednesday.
Esplanade, Boston, MA. more
|MFA Concerts in the Courtyard||Boston, MA|
|Concerts at 7:30pm.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.617-369-3189. more
|Outdoor folk dancing in Copley Square||Boston, MA|
|2009: 7:30pm-10pm on Tuesdays.
Copley Square, by the fountain, Boston, MA. more
|Arts on the Arcade||Boston, MA|
|2009: 11am-3pm Wednesdays. A lot of art vendors, but also dance & live music performance.
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA. more
|Friends of Fort Point Channel Summer Concert Series||Boston, MA|
|2009: All shows 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Friends of Fort Point Channel.
Children’s Wharf, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA.617-426-6500. more
|Longfellow Family Sundays Art in the Park||Cambridge, MA|
|Sometimes live music, sometimes poetry reading. Participatory painting, drawing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Most events 4-5pm but see website.
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.617-876-4491. more
|Summer in the City||Cambridge, MA|
Various, Cambridge, MA. more
|Sunday Parkland Games||Cambridge, MA|
|2009: Sundays 2-5pm.
By the Weeks Footbridge, near JFK Street, Cambridge, MA. more
|Kendall Square Concert Series||Cambridge, MA|
|Sponsored by the Kendall Square Corporation. 2009: Tuesdays through Aug 25, & Thursdays through Sep 10, 12-2pm.
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA.617 577-7354. more
|Tribute to the 60’s Concert Series||Acton, MA|
|Nara Park, Acton, MA. more|
|Music at the Manse Concert Series||Concord, MA|
|2009: Concerts 2-4pm. Through the end of September.
The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA. more
|Concerts on the Common, Framingham||Framingham, MA|
|2009: Fridays 6:30pm.
Edgell Green, Framingham Common, Rt 9, Framingham, MA.508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”.. more
|Friday Night Series||Lexington, MA|
|2009: Concerts at 6:30pm.
Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA.781-862-2480.. more
|Tuesday Night Concerts||Lexington, MA|
|Sponsored by the Lexington Bicentennial Band. 2009: Concerts begin at 7:15pm.
Hastings Bandstand, Worthen Road at Old Mass Ave, Lexington, MA.781-862-0500 x707. more
|Sunday Evening Concerts on the Common, Norwood||Norwood, MA|
|Washington St & Nahatan St, Norwood, MA. more|
|Prescott Park Arts Festival||Portsmouth, NH|
|Outdoor theatre. 2009: Grease. 2009: Thu & Sun @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @ 8pm.
Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH.603-436-2848. more
|Town of Woodstock Free Concert Series||North Woodstock, NH|
|Concerts from 6:30-8:30pm.
Soldier’s Park, North Woodstock, NH.603-745-8752. more
|Castle Hill Summer Picnic Concerts||Ipswich, MA|
|Dancing & music overlooking Crane Beach. 7-9pm. Come at 6pm for swing dance lessons! Call ahead to order a picnic dinner basket.
Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA.978-356-4351 x4015. more
|Lowell Summer Music Series||Lowell, MA|
|Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA. more|
|Summer Beach Concerts||Lynn, MA|
|Red Rock Park on the beach at Lynn Shore Drive., Lynn, MA. more|
|The Valley’s Got Talent||Salisbury, MA|
|2009: 7-10pm. Nighttime free show at the beach where various singers and dancers compete.
Salisbury Beach Center, 3 Broadway Street, Salisbury, MA. more
|Sundown Concerts @ Fruitland Museums||Harvard, MA|
|Open for picnicking at 5pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA.978-456-3924. more
|Blues on the Beach / Concert in Watch Hill||Westerly, RI|
Westerly Town Beach or Village Green, Westerly, RI.401-596-7909. more
|Summer Concert Series @ Soule Homestead||Middleboro, MA|
|2009: Shows start at 6pm. Rain or shine (if it rains they’ll go inside).
46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA. more
|Wednesday Night Concerts||Plymouth, MA|
|Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water Street, Plymouth, MA. more|
|City Celebrates Summer Thursdays||New Bedford, MA|
|Free. 2009: 5-9pm.
Downtown area, New Bedford, MA.508-996-8253 x205. more
|Sundays in the Park Concerts||Greenfield, MA|
|Greenfield Energy Park, Greenfield, MA.413-774-9949. more|
|Stearns CityBlock Concert Series||Springfield, MA|
|Saturday Night Live Concerts on the Green||Westfield, MA|
|2009: All shows are 6-9pm outdoors, then inside to the Tea Pot Gallery for the finale.
On the Green, Elm St at School St, Westfield, MA.413-562-6966, or 413-534-0498. more
|Southbridge Summer Concert Series||Southbridge, MA|
|Sue Pelletier 508-765-8800 or 508-248-6687. more|
|Sweet Summer Nights Music Series||Upton, MA|