Outdoor Movies, Theater, Events in Boston & New England... July 21-29, 2009

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Once again, it's the largest list of outdoor theatre, movies, concerts, and other events in New England.

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Boston MetroOutdoor - Movies by Moonlight
Outdoor films. Fridays. Free. Start at "dusk". 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA.617.439.7000. more
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Boston MetroWBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
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
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Boston MetroBrookline Outdoor Movies Series
Shows start around "dusk" (8pm). Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA.617.730.2069. more
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Boston MetroSummer in the City
All movies are preceded by a kids performance at 6:30pm. Various parks, Cambridge, MA.617-349-6200. more
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Boston MetroNeponset River Greenway Festival & Movie Series
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 more
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Boston MetroMovies on the Necklace
In the bowl below and west of Perkins Street, between Jamaicaway and the Pond. Children's activities start at 6pm, then movie at dusk. Rain date: next day. Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain, MA.(617) 232-5374. more
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Boston MetroMovie Nights on Revere Beach
Some at Kelly's Roast Beef, some at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand. Free! Revere Beach, Revere, MA.781-286-8190. more
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Boston MetroCity of Somerville Annual Movie Series
Various locations, Somerville, MA.617-666-3311. more
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Cape CodMovies Under the Stars
Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth, MA.508-487-3424. more
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Cape CodOnset Bay Movie Co - Outdoor Movies Series
The Bandshell, behind 197 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA.508-295-9026. more
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Rhode IslandBig Screen Movie on the Beach @ Westerly
Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI.401-596-7761. more
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South ShoreWeymouth Summer Outdoor Movies
Ralph Talbot Amphitheatre next to Town Hall, Weymouth, MA.781-682-6124. more
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WorcesterFitchburg Free Friday Night Movies
Thursdays at dusk, with a farmer's market 4-7 and entertainment at 7pm. Riverfront Park, Fitchburg, MA.978-833-1270. more
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Boston MetroDancing under the Stars
2009: 6-8pm. Esplanade, near the Hatch Shell, Boston, MA.Lessons & dance: salsa, swing, ballroom. more
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Boston MetroOutdoor Theatre: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
2009: All shows at 6:45pm. Publick Theatre at Christian Herter Park, 1175A Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA.617-454-1444. more more
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Boston MetroDancing on the Charles
Outdoor dance in Cambridge. Sounds great. Buy tix in advance. American Legion, 4 Gerry's Landing, Cambridge, MA. more
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New HampshireFireworks @ Hampton Beach
Every Wednesday, plus holidays. 22 C Street, Hampton Beach, NH.603-926-8717. more
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New HampshireFireworks @ Canobie Lake Park
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North ShoreTheater in the Open @ Newburyport
2009: The Velveteen Rabbit and other stories, June 6-28 @ 2pm. The Tempest, July 18 - Aug 9 @ 4pm. Our Town, September 5-27, Sat & Sun @ 2pm. Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., Newburyport, MA. more
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North ShoreSunset Cruise with Pirate Sea Shanties
2009: 6pm. $30. Sunset cruise with songs by re-enactors. 80 Wharf Street Salem Street, Salem, MA. more
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Rhode IslandFireworks in Westerly
Various, Westerly, RI.401-596-7909. more
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Rhode IslandWaterfire
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
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Rhode IslandShakespeare in the Park @ Westerly
2009: 8pm. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and picnic dinner. Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI.401-596-7909. more
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Western MassShakespeare Under the Stars
All shows start at 7:30pm. The Hartsbrook School, lawn, Hadley, MA. more
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Boston MetroPayson Park Music Festival
Free but time not given. Call 'em. Payson Park, Belmont, MA.617-993-2760. more
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Boston MetroHarborWalk Sounds & Free ICA Night
Live music: various types, outside the ICA, which is free Thursday nights. Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroSpecial Live Concerts @ Boston Harbor Hotel
Outdoor music: Soul on Tuesdays, Oldies on Wednesdays, Blues on Thursdays, all 6-10pm. Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroLandmarks Orchestra or Oldies at the Shell
2009: 7pm. Free. Every Wednesday. Esplanade, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroLandmarks Orchestra (not at the Hatch Shell)
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Boston MetroGarden Concert @ Prudential Center
Prudential Center, South Garden, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroMFA Concerts in the Courtyard
Concerts at 7:30pm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.617-369-3189. more
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Boston MetroOutdoor folk dancing in Copley Square
2009: 7:30pm-10pm on Tuesdays. Copley Square, by the fountain, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroDorothy Curran Wednesday Evening Concert Series
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroTito Puente Latin Music Series
Various, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroGardner Museum Summer Night
Free admission with live music, arts activities, poetry. 2009: 5-8pm. 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA.(617)566-1401. more
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Boston MetroJazz in July
Outdoors. More events (not listed) are indoors. Various, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroArts on the Arcade
2009: 11am-3pm Wednesdays. A lot of art vendors, but also dance & live music performance. City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA. more
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Boston MetroElma Lewis Playhouse in the Park
Live music and contemporary dance. Run by the Franklin Park Coalition. Franklin Park, Boston, MA.(617) 442-4141. more more
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Boston MetroFriends of Fort Point Channel Summer Concert Series
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
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Boston MetroLongfellow Family Sundays Art in the Park
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
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Boston MetroSummer in the City
Sometimes indoors? Various, Cambridge, MA. more
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Boston MetroSunday Parkland Games
2009: Sundays 2-5pm. By the Weeks Footbridge, near JFK Street, Cambridge, MA. more
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Boston MetroKendall Square Concert Series
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
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Boston MetroSunday Evening Heritage Festivals
2009: All shows 6:15pm - 7:45pm. Newton Centre Green, Newton, MA. more
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Boston MetroSunday Concert Series @ Revere
Free concerts begin at 6pm. American Legion lawn, Revere, MA. more
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Boston MetroRoslindale Concert Series
2009: 6-8pm. Adams Park, Washington St, Roslindale, MA.617-635-3911. more
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Boston MetroWatertown Summer Concert Series
All concerts 6:30-8pm. Saltonstall Park, Watertown, MA.(617) 972-6431. more
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Boston MetroConcerts on Winchester Common
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Boston MetroFree Jack Marlowe Park Summer Concert Series
Concerts 7-9pm. Jack Marlowe Park in Woburn Center, Woburn, MA.781-935-5820. more
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Cape CodSummer Family Fun Fridays
Outdoor concerts from 11am. Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA. more
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Metro WestTribute to the 60's Concert Series
Nara Park, Acton, MA. more
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Metro WestConcerts on the Common @ Bedford
Different genres of live music. Town Common, Bedford, MA. more
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Metro WestConcerts on the Common, Framingham
2009: Fridays 6:30pm. Edgell Green, Framingham Common, Rt 9, Framingham, MA.508-532-5960 ask for "Building Services".. more
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Metro WestArts in the Park Concert
2009: 6:30pm. Rain location: town hall. Wood Park, Park St., Hudson, MA. more
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Metro WestFriday Night Series
2009: Concerts at 6:30pm. Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA.781-862-2480.. more
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Metro WestTuesday Night Concerts
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
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Metro WestArt in the Parks, Needham
Thursdays at 7pm. Memorial Park, Needham, MA.781-455-7521. more
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Metro WestSunday Evening Concerts on the Common, Norwood
Washington St & Nahatan St, Norwood, MA. more
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Metro WestJuly Strawberry Concerts
Start at 7pm. Chapel, Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA.978-443-8846 or 978-440-9630. more
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Metro WestOutdoor concert @ Gore Place
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA.(978) 314-6403. more
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Metro WestSummer Concerts @ Wellesley
Concerts are 7-8:30pm. Town Hall Green, Wellesley, MA.781-235-2370. more
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New HampshirePrescott Park Arts Festival
Outdoor theatre. 2009: Grease. 2009: Thu & Sun @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @ 8pm. Prescot Park, Marcy St at Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH.603-436-2848. more
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New HampshireTown of Woodstock Free Concert Series
Concerts from 6:30-8:30pm. Soldier's Park, North Woodstock, NH.603-745-8752. more
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North ShoreCastle Hill Summer Picnic Concerts
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
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North ShoreLowell Summer Music Series
Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA. more
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North ShoreSummer Beach Concerts
Red Rock Park on the beach at Lynn Shore Drive., Lynn, MA. more
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North ShoreThe Valley's Got Talent
2009: 7-10pm. Nighttime free show at the beach where various singers and dancers compete. Salisbury Beach Center, 3 Broadway Street, Salisbury, MA. more
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Northern MassSundown Concerts @ Fruitland Museums
Open for picnicking at 5pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA.978-456-3924. more
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Rhode IslandSummer Concert Series
Concerts at 6:30pm. Memorial Square, Jamestown, RI.(401) 423-7260. more
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Rhode IslandBlues on the Beach / Concert in Watch Hill
2009: 6-8:30pm. Westerly Town Beach or Village Green, Westerly, RI.401-596-7909. more
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South ShoreSummer Concert Series at Sunset Lake
2009: Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Free. Sunset Lake's Beachfront Gazebo Bandstand, Braintree, MA. more
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South ShoreSummer Concert Series @ Soule Homestead
2009: Shows start at 6pm. Rain or shine (if it rains they'll go inside). 46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA. more
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South ShoreWednesday Night Concerts
Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water Street, Plymouth, MA. more
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Southern MassLakeside Concert Series
2009: All shows start at 7pm. Memorial Park Beach Bandstand, Lake Massapoag, Sharon, MA. more
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Southern MassCity Celebrates Summer Thursdays
Free. 2009: 5-9pm. Downtown area, New Bedford, MA.508-996-8253 x205. more
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Western MassSundays in the Park Concerts
Greenfield Energy Park, Greenfield, MA.413-774-9949. more
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Western MassStearns CityBlock Concert Series
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Western MassSaturday Night Live Concerts on the Green
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 more
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Western MassConcerts at the Clark
Other concerts on their calendar are indoors. 225 South St., Williamstown, MA.413-458-2303. more
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WorcesterSummer Concert Series
2009: 6-8pm. Senior Center Lawn in front of the Bandstand, Main St., Holden, MA.Marilyn Foley, 508-829-2951. more
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WorcesterFamily Night at the Bandstand
Some shows are NOT in Milford! 2009: 6:30-8:30pm. Bandstand music by the The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. Milford Town Park, Congress & Walnut Street, Milford, MA.508-478-5924. more
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WorcesterSouthbridge Summer Concert Series
Sue Pelletier 508-765-8800 or 508-248-6687. more
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WorcesterSweet Summer Nights Music Series
7-8:30pm. more
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WorcesterJazz at Sunset @ EcoTarium
Gates open 5:30, concerts 6:30-8:30. Bring blankets or chairs. 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA.508-929-2703. more
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WorcesterElm Park Summer Concert Series
2009: All shows 6:30-8:30pm. Elm Park, Highland Street at Park Avenue, Worcester, MA. more
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