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Alaska - Inside Passage, Event Dates: May to September, 2015

Summer in Alaska - Cruise with Humpback Whales aboard the classic yacht MV Discovery

A wonderful spectacle takes place in the nutrient rich waters of Southeast Alaska from May to September each year as more than 1000 Humpback Whales return to their summer feeding grounds. On land, the temperate rainforest bursts with new life and coastal Brown Bears emerge to feast on spawning salmon. All Aboard Yacht Charters offers the opportunity to join a cruise or charter the classic yacht MV Discovery for an intimate and unforgettable small boat cruise of Alaska's Inside ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Dates:  January 22-23, March 12, and May 14, 2015, Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces 2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts and partnership with Opera In The Rock for Mozart’s Magic Flute

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the 2014-2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts (INC) Series in Little Rock, AR. The ASO presents Mozart’s two-act opera, The Magic Flute, in partnership with Opera In The Rock at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple, January 22 & 23, 2015 at 7 pm; Night Serenades featuring the music of Mozart ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Dates: January 22/23, March 12, and May 14, 2015

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the 2014-2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts (INC) Series in Little Rock, AR. The ASO presents Mozart’s two-act opera, The Magic Flute, in partnership with Opera in the Rock at the Albert Pike Masonic Center, Night Serenades featuring the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and ASO Composer of the Year John Corigliano at St. James United Methodist Church, and Baroque by ...

 


 

California, Los Angeles, Event Date: December 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Puccini's Parisian Bohemians become Highland Park Hipsters in this creative setting of La boheme, Los Angeles

Now concluding its fourth full season, and following the unbelievable success of Tosca: A Moving Production, Pacific Opera Project returns to Highland Park with one of their most innovative productions. Puccini’s Parisian bohemians return as Highland Park hipsters in a revival of POP’s most popular “POP-Up” production. La bohème is a show for opera lovers and newcomers alike. Exceptionally talented singers and actors pour their hearts out at extremely close range. POP-Ups are best described as a party where an opera happens to be going on ...

 


 

California, Napa, Event Date: December 13 & 14, 2014

Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire, Napa, CA, December 13 & 14

The Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire (www.santashelpersnapa.com) will be held December 13 & 14 at the Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd. Street, Napa, CA. Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create this old-time shopping market, a Napa Valley holiday tradition for over 23 years. Over 100 of the finest artisans have gathered together to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Terrific shopping awaits, including home decor, art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts ...

 


 

California, Hayward, Event Date: December 14, 2014

Celebrate a Mexican Christmas in Hayward, CA with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno

The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno presents "Navidad en Mexico," a Bay Area tradition since 1971. This beautiful production shows how Mexico celebrates Christmas, taking you on a tour of various regions, to share the fun and excitement of its folklore through music, song and dance. There will be more than 50 dancers, accompanied by Mariachi Colima and singers, Martha Soledad and Gabriela Sepulveda. Arrive early and enjoy "Villa Navideña ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: Sunday, Jan 4, 2015, Noon - 4:30pm (Show: Noon - 4pm, Fashion Show: 4:30pm)

Nationally acclaimed David Tutera to MC the Colorado Bridal and Fashion Show, Denver, January 4th

Nationally acclaimed David Tutera to MC the Colorado Bridal and Fashion Show and debut his formalwear line and showcase his Mon Cheri Wedding Gowns. The show takes place at Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, on Sunday, January 4th, 2015, Noon - 4:30pm (Show: Noon - 4pm, Fashion Show: 4:30pm). Tutera is America's celebrity wedding planner featured on national TV shows: Today, Extra!, The View and more and host to his own WE tv's hit primetime show ...

 


 

Connecticut, Wilton, Event Date: November 22nd, 2014

3rd Annual Our Lady of Fatima Christmas Boutique & $30,000 Tuition Raffle, Wilton, CT

The Our Lady of Fatima Christmas Boutique & Tuition Raffle will take place on November 22nd in Wilton, CT. Gourmet sandwiches and home-style food, Silent Auction and a wide variety of vendors include Discovery Toys, Barefoot Books, Karate Studio, Gourmet food, Grillos Pillows, Hydra-facials, poopourri, baked goods including pie orders for Thanksgiving, monogrammed items, spa items, handcrafted jewelry, crochet & knitwear, Something Special Vintage Consignment ...

 


 

Connecticut, Middletown, Event Date: November 28th through December 14th

Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale, Middletown, CT

Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale opens the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28th and runs through December 14th, at 350 South Main Street (Route 17), Middletown, CT. Admission is free. One of the oldest juried craft shows in the country, the Annual Exhibit and Sale represents fine quality works by 260 different artists in virtually every craft. The event attracts nearly 10,000 visitors from across New England and includes more than 10,000 works of pottery ...

 


 

Florida, Miami, Event Date: December 4th to 6th, 2014  

Artist Sol Hill's installation "Suspicious Privacy" debuts in Wynwood warehouse district during Art Basel Miami

Contemporary California artist Sol Hill (www.solhill.com) and Curator Craig Anderson (www.LinkedIn.com) announce a new collaborative installation effort in the Wynwood warehouse district, at 25 NW 34th street, just west of the intersection with N. Miami Avenue, in Miami, FL. It opens Thursday December 4th, at 6 PM; continuing from 10 AM- 9 PM through the evening of Saturday, December 6th. Sol Hill's installation Suspicious Privacy uncovers an American dilemma that's emerging from ...

 


 

Florida, Fort Myers, Event Date: January 9-11, 2015

Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show, January 9-11, Fort Myers

South West Florida's biggest home show, will take place January 9-11, in down town Fort Myers at the Harborside Event center, 1375 Monroe street. From floors to doors, spas to saunas, kitchens to flooring, the Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show has everything for your home inside and out. There will be painting demonstrations by Brian Santos of the Wizards work shop, a drawing for a 3 day cruise courtesy of Jill Venturi Cruise One and health screenings by Walgreens. Hours are Friday ...

 


 

Georgia, Jekyll Island, Event Date: January 1, 2 & 3, 2015

Bluegrass Music Celebrates New Year's at Jekyll Island, GA, January 1, 2 & 3, 2015 Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 39th Annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival will be held January 1, 2 & 3, 2015 at Jekyll Island, in the New Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA. Performers include: The Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, The James King Band, The Spinney Brothers, Springfield Exit, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage ...

 


 

Georgia, Marietta, Event Date: December 5 & 6, 2014

Holiday Shopping at Apple Annie Arts & Crafts Show, Marietta, GA, December 5 & 6

Thousands of enthusiastic shoppers from across Georgia will attend the 34th Annual Apple Annie Arts & Crafts Show in East Cobb, GA (4905 Roswell Rd.), December 5th and 6th, to shop while raising funds for local ministries and charities. This event, one of the largest non-profit juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast, is hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Over 120 juried artisans from 6 states and 52 cities offer wares from practical to whimsical and ...

 


 

Illinois, Midlothian, Event Date: November 15 and 16, 2014

St. Christopher School to host 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Show, November 15 to 16, Midlothian, IL

On November 15 and 16 the 42nd Annual St. Christopher Holiday Craft Show will feature over 70 crafters and vendors. Crafters will be displaying various handcrafted items such as jewelry, ornaments, novelty handbags, stained glass bottles and various seasonal and holiday items. Vendors include Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Tealightful Teas and Miche Purses to name a few. Additional activities include an adult and children’s raffle, a cafe serving lunch with ...

 


 

Indiana, Orleans, Event Date: Varies

Historic Orleans, Indiana to Turn 200 in 2015

The small, quaint little town of Historic Orleans, Indiana turns 200 years old in 2015 (1815-2015). This milestone will be celebrated with special events throughout the year, so mark your calendars and plan to be a part of the year-long birthday Bicentennial Celebration. The birthday celebration kicks off March 11th, 2015 with birthday cake and the unveiling of a special commemorative postmark by the United States Postal Service. The town’s annual Dogwood Festival held in late ...

 


 

Indiana, Beech Grove, Event Date: November 29th, 2014

39th Annual "That Something Special" Arts and Crafts Fair, Beech Grove, IN, November 29

Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Nu Tau Chapter, Greenwood, Indiana, presents their 39th annual "That Something Special" Arts and Crafts Fair. The Fair will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beech Grove High School, 5330 Hornet Avenue, Beech Grove, IN. The event will feature over 140 booths of handcrafted, original works of art from around the state ...

 


 

Maryland, Havre de Grace, Event Date: November 29th & 30th

Victorian Holiday Faire Coming to Havre de Grace, MD, November 29th & 30th

The 1st Annual Victorian Holiday Faire at Steppingstone Farm Museum runs November 29th & 30th, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm each day. Starting a new Harford holiday tradition, the event features a Victorian Christmas at a museum celebrating Harford’s Agricultural History. The event is located at 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace, MD.   Make a Christmas craft, enjoy tours of the artisan shops and the historic farm house decorated with traditional greens ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Worcester, Event Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Worcester Chamber Music Society Performs "The Exotics - A Café Concert"

The Worcester Chamber Music Society will performs The Exotics - A Café Concert, on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester MA (6:30 PM dinner seating; 8:00-9:00 PM concert). Admission is $52.00 for the dinner and concert; $27.00 for the concert only. Hailed as a group with “style, imagination and chops,” the Worcester Chamber Music Society is a group not to be missed. Experience chamber music in an informal, interactive café ...

 


 

Minnesota, Mankato, Event Date: December 5 to 7, 2014

Connect with Local Artists at the GSR Fine Art Festival, Mankato, MN, December 5-7

The GSR Fine Art Festival is passionate about Arts in the Mankato area and committed to creating an outlet for professional artists to connect with the community. Held at Mankato’s Verizon Wireless Center (1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN), hours are Friday December 5th, 11am – 7pm; Saturday December 6th, 10am – 6pm, and Sunday, December 7th, Noon – 5pm. More than 45 visual artists will display and sell their one-of-a-kind works. Meet the designers and ask how they created your favorite pieces ...

 


 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: December 14, 2014

1 Duo & 1 Band Head to Memphis to Compete in the Blues Foundation's 31st International Blues Challenge

The Saint Louis Blues Society will host the 2014 Winner’s Showcase at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soup on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (700 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO). The event highlights the winners of the Saint Louis “Road to Memphis” blues challenge where two acts were chosen to represent Saint Louis at the Blues Foundations’ 31st Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis Tennessee, January 20 to 24, 2015. The Solo/Duo act, Tom Hall & Alice Spencer, easily ramble through a landscape painted with original material, blues ...

 


 

Missouri, St Louis, Event Date: November 22-23, 2014

Fall Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair with over 450 Craft Artisans, November 22-23, St Louis, MO

On November 22-23, the Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary will host its 33rd annual Arts and Crafts Fair at 5000 Lindbergh Blvd., St Louis, MO. Enjoy strolling through more than 450 craft artisan booths which represent the very best in the region. This wonderful show is attended by 25,000 people. Free admission and free parking. Concessions are available both days. This is a family friendly event. The Rotary's motto is "Service above Self." 100% of the proceeds benefit local and  ...

 


 

New Jersey, New York

The Masterwork Chorus Celebrates Handel's Messiah with Two Complete Performances and a Sing-Along

Join the Masterwork Chorus as they celebrate Handel’s immortal holiday classic, Messiah, with three major events. On Thursday, December 18th at 7:30 pm in the legendary acoustic of Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Ave., New York, NY) – the place to hear Messiah - and on Saturday, December 20th at 8:00 pm at the centrally located Ridge Performing Arts Center (268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ), the Chorus performs their exhilarating interpretation of Handel’s complete Messiah under the baton of Music Director Andrew Megill. Maestro Megill, in his last two ...

 


 

New York, New York, Event Date: December 18, 2014

Masterwork Chorus Performs Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall, December 18th

On December 18th at 7:30 pm, The Masterwork Chorus returns to the Perelman Stage in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall to perform their signature work, Handel’s Messiah, an event that has occurred annually since 1961. Messiah is more than a singing “gig” for this 95-voice, fully auditioned chorus. Led by Music Director Andrew Megill and his commitment to excellence, the Chorus also conveys the joy that comes from performing Handel’s classic in a legendary hall for an ...

 


 

New York, Montgomery, Event Date: November 22, 2014

Valley Central Scholarship Council to hold Holiday Craft Festival, Montgomery, NY

Valley Central Scholarship Council is hosting their annual Holiday Craft Festival on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 10 am to 3pm at the Valley Central High School, 1175 RT 17K, Montgomery, NY. Over 90 crafters on display, Orange County Sheriff's Operation Safe Child, Photo's with Santa from 11am to 1pm, vendor and basket raffles and homemade soups and food ...

 


 

North Carolina, Charlotte, Event Date: Dec. 6th 2014 at 4 pm

Third Annual Rockin' Kids First to Benefit Kids First of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Rockin Kids First and Rock University are at it again with their Third Annual Rockin' Kids First to Benefit Kids First of the Carolinas, December 6th at 4 pm. (Amos Southend, Charlotte, NC). With a little (which really means A LOT) help from their friends they have a super line up of music with ten bands and one Big Stage. Kids First is a home grown, grass roots organization that works hard to make sure every kid and their family has the best Christmas possible ...

 


 

North Carolina, Durham, Event Date: November 22-23, 2014

Durham Arts Council Presents Art Walk Holiday Market: Shop Local!, Durham, NC

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market will take place on November 22nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November 23rd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Durham, NC.  The work of over 200 talented artists will be displayed and on sale at 17 venues, including the Durham Arts Council, the Museum of Durham History Hub, Measurement Building LLC, Vega Metals, and more. The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market brings thousands of visitors downtown for a weekend of art enjoyment, festive ...

 


 

North Carolina, Wilmington, Event Date: November 28 through December 28, 2014

Holiday Train Expo 2014 Coming to Wilmington, NC

The Cape Fear Model Rail Railroad Society announces their Holiday Train Expo 2014 will be held at 705 S. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, NC (next door to the Goodwill) beginning Friday, November 28th and running through Sunday, December 28th. The Expo will take place on Fridays from 6-9pm and Saturday and Sundays from 1-6 pm. This event will showcase a series of spectacular holiday villages filled with model trains of all kinds ...

 


 

Ohio, Maumee, Event Date: November 28 to 29

Toledo Craftsman’s Guild to Hold Crafts for Christmas Show, Maumee, Ohio

The juried members of the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild will be sponsoring their Crafts for Christmas Show to be held at the Lucas County Recreation Center on Key Street in Maumee, Ohio. This is the largest free holiday craft show of the season with free admission and free parking sponsored by the Craftsman’s Guild. Show dates this year are Friday, November 28th with hours from 10:00am until 5:00pm and Saturday, November 29th with hours from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Show ...

 


 

Ohio, Sylvania, Event Date: December 14th

Toledo Craftsman’s Guild to Hold Winter Festival of Crafts Show, Sylvania, Ohio

Complete your holiday shopping and decorating with a purchase of a fine hand made craft item crafted by one of the juried members of the Toledo Craftsman's Guild at their Winter Festival of Crafts show. The beautiful setting of the Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes College on Convent Boulevard in Sylvania, Ohio will be the host for this annual event ...

 


 

Ohio, Youngstown, Event Date: December 6 & 7, 2014

Butler Art Museum's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Youngstown, Ohio

The Butler Institute of American Art will present the 44th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 7th from 10 am to 4 pm. The event occurs at The Butler Institute of American Art, located at 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. Admission is $5 for adults with children under 12 admitted free of charge. This annual event funds the Butler’s free admission year-round as well as free public ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: December 19-21

Portland Saturday Market presents Spiritsfest 2014: A Tasting of Local PDX Distillers

Portland Saturday Market’ Spiritsfest highlights local distillers who are shaking up Portland’s vibrant scene. It is all about meeting the makers of local crafted spirits and the wonderful concoctions people can create. Have a drink, catch a show, shop Local. The event is December 19-21 at 2 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR. Purchase a $5.00 wrist band with proper ID to enter the event. Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Event Date: November 22, 2014

Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild Asks "Who Would've Guessed?" Philadelphia, PA

Saturday afternoon, November 22, marks Philadelphia’s Tellabration™ gathering. Tellabration is a worldwide, 26-year celebration of the art of storytelling, sponsored by the National Storytelling Network. Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild brings the celebration to the Parish Hall of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Attendees will hear seven notable area tellers share adult theme tales that explore the unanticipated  ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Newport, Event Date: December 6, 13, 20 and 27

An Authentic Newport, RI Mansion in Winter - UnDecked Halls at Rough Point

UnDecked Halls offers a 45 minute tour through the first floor of the Rough Point, the Newport home of Doris Duke. The tour focuses on the winter holiday and caretaking traditions that took place while Miss Duke celebrated the holidays at Shangri La, her Honolulu estate. From the cleaning of each individual crystal on the nine first floor chandeliers to the buffing and waxing ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Wakefield, Event Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monsignor Clarke School Holiday Shopping Christmas Festival, December 7th

The Monsignor Clarke School Holiday Shopping Christmas Festival will be held on December 7th, 9am-3pm, in Wakefield, RI (5074 Tower Hill Rd.). Over seventy vendors and artists will be on hand offering many different gifts to buy. There will be over $3,000 in raffle prizes: two power hour raffles, hourly raffles and gift baskets. Sneak peek at some of the raffle prizes: four Flex Tix to Providence Bruins game, two night stay at Residence Inn Marriott Newport ...

 


 

Texas, Fredericksburg, Event Date: Saturday December 6th

Pioneer Museum’s 57th Annual Holiday Home Tour, Fredericksburg, TX, December 6th

Of all the holiday events planned, expect the Gillespie County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum’s 57th Annual Holiday Home Tour to be among the most irresistible. The tour is Saturday, December 6th from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Benefiting the Gillespie County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum. Tickets are $25 per person. Purchase tickets on line, www.pioneermuseum.net, or call 830-990-8441. This year’s Home Tour features six historical homes and a grand ranch ...

 


 

Texas, San Antonio, Event Date: December 15, 2014

South Texas Lyric Opera Presents Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX

The South Texas Lyric Opera, debut at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will present one of the most popular operas of all time, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The production will take place on Monday December 15th at 7:30pm at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, one of the venues at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, TX. Written by Gian-Carlo Menotti, this one-act opera is a holiday event for the entire family with uplifting themes of hope, love, faith and forgiveness. This tales ...

 


 

Texas, League City, Event Date: November 29, 2014

Kick Start Your Holiday Shopping at Eminent Holiday Shopping Market, League City, TX

Kick start the holiday shopping season on Saturday Nov. 29th at Houston Bay Area’s newest holiday market, Eminent Holiday Shopping Market at South Shore Harbor Resort (2500 South Shore Harbor Blvd.) in League City, Texas. Enjoy shopping in a fun, festive, holiday atmosphere. Eminent Holiday Shopping Market will feature an amazing array of merchants showcasing items such as one-of-a-kind jewelry, home décor, gourmet foods ...

 


 

Virginia, Richmond, Event Date: December 16, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia Presents the Complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, one of the most innovative and accessible classical music organizations in Virginia, celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2014/2015 concert season. CMSCVA continues this special year with a not-to-be-missed evening featuring some of the most beloved chamber music of J.S. Bach, the six suites for solo cello. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear all six suites in one evening, and a chance to hear them performed the way Bach ...

 


 

Virginia, Fredericksburg, Event Date: December 6-7, 2014

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show Coming to the Fredericksburg Expo Center, December 6-7

The Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show is coming to the Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, on December 6th from 10am-6pm and December 7th from 11am-4pm. With over 250 artisans and crafters offering a wide variety of quality handmade and unique goods, this year’s show is the largest one yet. Expect to see jewelry, children’s and pet items, baked goods, wreaths, candles, wall hangings, soaps, seasonal gifts and décor, clothing and much more ...