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Massachusetts Calendar for March/April 2011

Massachusetts Calendar for March/April 2011
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FEB. 26-MAR. 6: BOSTON, New England Boat Show. The region’s oldest such event presents a huge selection of the newest vessels, gear, and gadgets, from sport fishers and luxury cruisers to sailboats and jet skis. Plus boating and fishing seminars, kids’ activities, and more, all at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. 617-472-1442; newenglandboatshow.com

MAR. 2-14: WALTHAM, Jewishfilm.2011. Brandeis University hosts this exploration of historical and current issues through drama and documentary. 781-736-8600; jewishfilm.org

MAR. 5: GREAT BARRINGTON, Flying Karamazov Brothers. A unique blend of music, comedy, dance, theater, and juggling for all ages at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 413-528-0100; mahaiwe.org

MAR. 18, 20: BOSTON, Handel and Haydn Society Presents Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Richard Egarr conducts this famous work, then takes a turn at the fortepiano for Haydn’s Keyboard Concerto no. 11, and concludes with Haydn’s Symphony no. 101, The Clock, all at Symphony Hall. 617-266-3605; handelandhaydn.org

MAR. 20: HOLYOKE, St. Patrick’s Parade. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of this venerable downtown tradition. 413-533-1700; holyokestpatricksparade.com

MAR. 20: SOUTH BOSTON, St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Everyone’s Irish at this popular annual event. Erin Go Bragh! 781-436-3377; southbostonparade.org

MAR. 25-27: BOSTON, Craftboston Spring 2011. The Society of Arts & Crafts presents an exhibition and sale of contemporary baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wood, and more, all at the Seaport World Trade Center. 617-266-1810; craftboston.org

MAR. 26: NORTHAMPTON, Los Angeles Piano Quartet. Performing works by Mozart, Faure, and Stucky at Smith College’s Sweeney Concert Hall. 413-774-4200; musicindeerfield.org

APR. 6-10: SPRINGFIELD, “The Second City Presents Barack Stars.” Chicago’s favorite son is given his satiric due at CityStage via the art of comedy revue, complete with sketches, songs, and improv. 413-788-7033; symphonyhall.com

APR. 14: WORCESTER, Trio con Brio Copenhagen. This award-winning Danish group performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1, Frank Martin’s Piano Trio on Irish Folk Tunes, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio no. 2 at Tuckerman Hall. 508-754-3231; musicworcester.org

APR. 16: DEERFIELD, Patriots’ Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade. Bring the family to Historic Deerfield for programs, a parade, and a muster featuring re-enactors from Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes and Drums. 413-775-7214; historic-deerfield.org

APR. 16: NORFOLK, Norfolk Public Library Book & Bake Sale. Choose from more than 30,000 categorized and alphabetized titles at the Norfolk Department of Public Works garage. 508-528-3380; norfolkbooksale.com

APR. 18: HOPKINTON TO BOSTON, Boston Marathon. The 115th running; watch the drama unfold along the famed 26.22-mile course. 617-236-1652; bostonmarathon.org

APR. 18: STURBRIDGE, Patriots’ Day. Celebrate the New England rebels who gave birth to a new nation; musket demonstrations, marching, drilling, and more, all at Old Sturbridge Village. 800-733-1830, 508-347-3362; osv.org

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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