Are your kids feeling imaginative? Well, grab your family and come on out to flex those creative muscles at Kerplunk!, where each show is a unique musical adventure created from audience suggestions. Whether it's filled with space pirates, talking dogs or trees that like to wrap people up in hugs, every performance is based on fresh ideas from the crowd, so no two shows are the same at the Rockwell in Somerville.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday October 28, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday November 11, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday November 25, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday December 9, 2017 / 11:00amSaturday December 23, 2017 / 11:00am
There is something you can do to help Houstonions after Harvey. The Houston Food Bank (our nation's largest food bank) supports the children, families and seniors in Southeast Texas who are in need of food, water and supplies. A $10 donation will enable Houston Food Bank to provide 30 meals for hungry neighbors in emergencies and throughout the year. Every year Houston Food Bank feeds 800,000 people through its network of food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies. You can pitch in with donations of $10 (feeds 30), $20 (feeds 60) or $30 (feeds 90), now through the end of September, and 100% of the money donated will go to Houston Food Bank's life-changing work. Once this year's disaster relief and recovery needs have been met, any remaining donations will be used to fund ongoing hunger-relief efforts.
From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Step into a world of pirates and watch history come alive as you set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun. On this Pirate Tall Ship Harbor Tour, you and your favorite buccaneers will embark on the tall ship Formidable, sailing around Boston Harbor while the captain commands his crew to climb, hoist sails, fire the cannon and more. Twenty percent of plunderers during the golden age of piracy were New Englanders, so Massachusetts Bay Line's journey in "America's Home Port" is the perfect place to learn about these seafaring scalawags while taking in the spectacular beauty of Boston Harbor.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / NoonFriday September 22, 2017 / NoonSaturday September 23, 2017 / NoonSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / NoonMonday September 25, 2017 / NoonThursday September 28, 2017 / NoonFriday September 29, 2017 / Noon
Experience Boston in a whole new way aboard the schooner Adirondack III on this wondrous two-hour day sail along Boston Harbor. A smooth, gentle vessel, the schooner provides a comfortable but invigorating ride, and you'll get the opportunity to check out some of the biggest sights in the city from a new perspective. The Boston Fish Pier, Charleston Navy Yard, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium are just some of the landmarks you'll see from aboard the ship, and your knowledgeable captain and crew can answer any questions you might have about the history of the harbor. Beer and wine are available for on-board purchase, while soda and water are included in the ticket price.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding begins at 2:25pm)Friday September 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (Boarding begins at 2:55pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding begins at 2:25pm)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 12:00pm (Boarding begins at 11:55pm)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pm (Boarding begins at 2:25pm)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 2:00pm (Boarding begins at 1:55pm)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 2:00pm (Boarding begins at 1:55pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 2:00pm (Boarding begins at 1:55pm)
Summer in the city means sun-kissed days and warm, breezy nights. What better way to take advantage of the brief, best time of the year than to enjoy a Tall Ship Sunset Cruise? As the sun dips behind the city, you'll watch from aboard the Massachusetts Bay Lines tall ship while the colors fade to sherbet hues and Boston's beautiful skyline comes alive with twinkling lights. Relax and shake off the day as this two-hour cruise points out popular and famous highlights of Boston Harbor from both past and present. Bring the kids, who'll love the fun facts -- children under the age of 5 sail for free.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this Footlight Club production of Peter and the Starcatcher at Eliot Hall in Jamaica Plain weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Daniel Tiger's famous red trolley is making a stop in your neighborhood for an all-new musical adventure that brings the award-winning PBS Kids' TV series to colorful life. Inspired by Mr. Rogers' legacy, the show follows the young feline and his playful pals as they explore the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, having fun and learning "grr-ific" lessons about friendship, sharing, helping others and much more. This time around, their brand new show King for a Day will explore what it takes to wear the crown. This colorful, interactive stage production at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts near Boston is designed to entertain preschoolers with plenty of singing, dancing and patented #BeMyNeighbor fun.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 5:30pm
Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to learn that they've won the starring roles in the new school musical -- a mysterious production called The Phantom. But when strange, seemingly supernatural events begin interrupting rehearsals, the friends begin to wonder whether the show they're acting in might be cursed. In the slightly spooky, family-friendly world of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium from Boston Children's Theatre, Brooke and Zeke must race to find out whether they're being haunted by ghosts or hoodwinked by pranksters.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 12:00pm (Doors Open at 11:30am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 12:30pm)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 12:00pm (Doors Open at 11:30am)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 1:00pm (Doors Open at 12:30pm)Thursday November 2, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sample rustic fare, including a selection of carved meats, fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, and hearty breads, all served buffet style. At Huzzah! Tavern Nights, you'll learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance and play 18th-century games with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom roaming around to keep the party festive.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 24, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday December 8, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday December 22, 2017 / 7:00pm
Winner of the Nickelodeon Award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for kids and adults every Saturday on the ImprovBoston stage. This improv and music extravaganza is full of hilarious scenes, sketches and games (think Whose Line Is It Anyway? for the Phineas and Ferb set) that are completely made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. To add to the anything-goes fun, children in the audience who want to participate in the show will have a number of chances to be chosen to hop on stage and take part in the fun. ImprovBoston's Family Show is designed for the whole family to enjoy, and is geared for children between the ages of 4 and 12.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 4:00pm
Hailed by The New York Times as a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss, Gustafer Yellowgold is a slightly psychedelic sun creature who landed in the Minnesota woods and teamed up with illustrator-songwriter-performer Morgan Taylor. Together, they share stories and sing fantastical, infectious pop-rock songs your whole family will think are out of this world. Gorgeous full-screen animation accompanies a live band, as the 2016 Grammy nominee's multimedia musical adventure returns to Arlington's Regent Theatre as part of the Family Fun Saturday series.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30am (Doors at 9:45am)
Astonishing audiences as they throw and catch throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars and baseball bats, the Airborne Comedians are renowned for their hilarious juggling routines performed as they balance atop unicycles as much as seven feet high. The Airborne Comedians (made up of Dan Foley and Joel Harris) have traveled around the world, delighting onlookers with their high energy and unorthodox comic patter. Experience this dynamic duo at Arlington's Regent Theatre as part of the Family Fun Saturday series.