May Events, 2015


 

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 Date: May 14, 2015

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Baroque by Candlelight at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the finale of the 2014-2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts series with Baroque by Candlelight on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 321 310 W 17th St, Little Rock, AR. The candlelit concert features masterpieces of the baroque era by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi with piccolo soloist Gabriel Vega. The Intimate Neighborhood Concerts series is sponsored by the ...

 


 

Arkansas, El Dorado, Event Date: May 9, 2015

Stephanie Chase Performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Kermit Poling and the South Arkansas Symphony

In classical music the “three Bs” forming a strong foundation are Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. This concert will have two of the three great composers performed in the monumental Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and the beautiful Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. Both works are South Arkansas premieres. Violinist Stephanie Chase will perform the Brahms Violin Concerto in concert with the South Arkansas Symphony led by Music Director Kermit Poling, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm in ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Date: May 16 – 17, 2015

World Renowned Electric Violinist Mark Wood to Perform with Students, Arkansas Youth Orchestra, Little Rock

International recording artist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, is bringing his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) to the Arkansas Youth Orchestra in Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 – 17. This exciting event will transform the student musicians into a full-fledged Rock Orchestra. Mark will be performing with the ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, May 9 to 10, 2015

Broadway Star Ashley Brown Performs for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Pops Season Finale

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the fifth and final concert in the 2014-2015 Acxiom Pops Live! Series: Ashley Brown’s Broadway. Fresh from her run as Mary Poppins on Broadway, Ashley Brown and the ASO take over the stage with thrilling renditions of Broadway favorites. Featuring hits like “Nothing Like a Dame,” “People,” “Tonight,” and “Spoonful of Sugar,” all ages are invited to a concert that will be ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Dates:  May 14, 2015, Thursday 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, Eureka Springs, Event Date: May 7 to May 10, 2015

Phunkberry Music Festival to Take Place in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs has got the funk! Deadhead Productions has announced they will bring the Phunkberry Music Festival to the area. The music, arts, and camping festival will take place May 7 to May 10th, 2015. The event will feature some top national funk acts like Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, The Bernie Worrell Orchestra (former keyboardist from the Talking Heads), Kung Fu, and Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band to name a few. Phunkberry will also showcase some of the best ...

 


 

California, Palo Alto, Event Date: May 22 to 31, 2015

West Bay Opera Presents Faust by Charles Gounod, Palo Alto, CA

The West Bay Opera will present Faust by Charles Gounod, May 22 to 31, at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, CA. Faust is West Bay Opera's newest production of the ultimate French grand opera. When Faust sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for the chance to be young again, is he condemned to repeat his youthful mistakes? It’s a universal and timeless subject. This production, directed by up-and-coming Mexican stage director Ragnar Conde, is set in a dystopian future ...

 


 

California, Sebastopol, Event Date: Through October, 2015

Lynmar Estate in Sonoma's Russian River Valley Expands Summer Picnic Pairings with Early April Arrival

Lynmar Estate announced today the return of its summer Picnic Pairings, to begin Saturday, April 17, at Lynmar Estate, 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol, CA, offering guests a complete culinary experience with estate-grown and locally sourced lunches paired with select Lynmar wines. The summer lunch offering comes a month earlier than usual this year in response to its overwhelming popularity last year. Lynmar believes that the fundamental pull of wine is its relationship with food. From ...

 


 

California, Joshua Tree, Event Date: May 14-17, 2015

Joshua Tree Music Festival - A Global Music Experience in the Magical Mojave, Joshua Tree, CA

Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, this three day (and four night) family-friendly festival is truly a global music experience. The 13th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of ...

 


 

California, Joshua Tree, Event Date: May 8th to May 10th, 2015

IgNight Your Passions at the IgNight Fire Flow Conference, Joshua Tree, CA

The IgNight Fire Flow Conference brings an educational celebration of fire, yoga and flow arts to Joshua Tree, CA on May 8-10. Commonly rigged with wicks and lit on fire, flow tools can include hoops, poi, fans, staves, torches, wands and swords. The conference will also feature aerial acrobatics classes, archery, astronomy, yoga and lectures with spiritual teachers from all over the world. Beginning at noon Friday and ending at 5p.m. Sunday, more than 160 classes will go ...

 


 

California, Costa Mesa, Event Date: May 23 to 24, 2015

Southern California's Largest Scottish & Celtic Festival Coming to Costa Mesa, May 23 to 24

The United Scottish Society (USS), a non-profit organization, will be hosting its 83rd Scottish Fest (www.scottishfest.com) on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA from 9am to 6pm. The event will consist of the best in Scottish and Celtic heritage with sounds of bagpipes and drums to the smells of authentic Celtic foods and the sights of the traditional kilts. Being on Memorial Day weekend the festival has embraced the opportunity to ...

 


 

California, San Diego, Event Date: May 30 and 31, 2015

California State Button Show Coming to San Diego

Button collectors will gather in San Diego the weekend of Saturday, May 30th (10am to 5pm) and Sunday, May 31st (10am to 3pm), at the Town & Country Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego, for the California State Button Society’s annual convention. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. Collectors, dealers, tailors and seamstresses, jewelry and costume designers, and quilters and crafters of all ages are welcome. There will be hundreds of ...

 


 

California, Los Angeles, Event Dates: May 16-17

Three Independent Film Festivals in Los Angeles: Watch latest indie films, meet filmmakers

Three Independent Film Festivals will be happening May 16-17, 2015: Hollywood Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, and the Sunset Film Festival - Los Angeles. Hollywood: homeland for producers, actors, directors and other TV and Film creators. Hollywood is also a place where you can see local films and those from all over the world. These festivals are unique. Film enthusiasts meet interesting people, full of passion with great personalities ...

 


 

California, Rossmoor, Event Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rossmoor Community Festival to be held on Sunday, May 3, Rossmoor, CA

The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3001 Blume St., Rossmoor, CA. Experience the rides, games, a great variety of vendors including crafts, sales, non- profits, and educational; food trucks; live entertainment; dog parade and car show. Sign-ups for the free car show can be made by contacting Lee Lindquist at leelindquist@socal.rr.com. Trophies will be awarded in many categories. Dress up your dog for ...

 


 

Florida, Key Largo, Event Date: May 14-16, 2015

Mac Arnold brings his Cornbread & Collard Greens Festival back to Bayside Grille in Key Largo, FL

Mac Arnold brings his Cornbread & Collard Greens Festival back to Bayside Grille in Key Largo, FL on May 14-16. Mac Arnold is the last living member of Muddy Waters, played with BB King and Otis Redding, performed the intro to the TV show Sanford & Sons, co-produced the TV show Soul Train and just received his doctorate in music from University of South Carolina. Mac Arnold grows organic collard greens at his farm in Greenville, SC. With his collard greens, Mac picks his ...

 


 

Florida, Miami, Event Date: May 29-31, 2015

22nd Annual South Florida Boat Show Returns to Miami Beach Convention Center, May 29-31

The 22nd Annual South Florida Boat Show returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive) May 29-31. The show features hundreds of power boats up to 40' including center consoles, walk-arounds, cruisers, personal water craft and accessories. Insurance and financing are on site and trades accepted. There will be an indoor pool featuring stand up paddle board demonstrations. Kayaking and other water toys courtesy of nautical ventures ...

 


 

Florida, Coconut Creek, Event Date: Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend - All Moms $10 per day at Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, FL

Since opening in 1988, Butterfly World has an unbroken tradition of honoring moms on Mother’s Day. This year is no exception. In 2015, all Moms can enjoy the spring splendor of Butterfly World from Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2015 for $10.00 per day. Treat your spectacular mom to the gift of blossoms and butterflies at Butterfly World. The event is located at Tradewinds Park South, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL. Butterfly World opened in 1988, and is the ...

 


 

France, Provence, Trip Date: May 28 to June 2nd, 2015

Collection of Gardens, History and Gastronomy Tours in Provence, France

French Incoming, using inside knowledge of France, and working with its team of garden and culinary experts, has developed new and very different tours, based on the theme of gardens and culture. It goes without saying that any tour of France should feature food and wine - but these tours go one step further, discovering the local markets, recipes and specialties, brought to life by its very own chef ...

 


 

Georgia, Duluth, Event Date: May 9 to May 10, 2015

Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival, Duluth, GA, May 9th & 10th

The 11th Annual Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival will take place on the Town Green in Duluth, GA on Saturday, May 9th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, May 10th from 10am to 5pm. Barefoot and the City of Duluth are proud to celebrate eleven consecutive years of bringing some of the most outstanding regional artists, entertainment, and flavors to Greater Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. Admission is free. Barefoot in the Park exists to educate communities through a fun and ...

 


 

Georgia, Lincolnton, Event Date: April 30th through May 2nd, 2015

3rd Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival, Lincolnton, Georgia

Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 3nd Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival will be held on April 30th through May 2nd at Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormick Highway (Highway 378), Lincolnton, GA. A free barbeque and covered dish supper will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. for all three day ticket holders. The three day music festival begins on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:00 noon. Open stage will begin daily at 11:00 a.m. with the scheduled show ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Dates: May 22 to 29, 2015

Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic offering auditions for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training

Auditions for the Protégé Philharmonic 2015 Summer Orchestra Camp and the 2015-16 Fall Season will take place May 22 to 29, 2015 at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Ave., Suite 260, Chicago, IL. The Protégé Philharmonic is offering an exciting opportunity for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training in an intimate, challenging and supportive learning environment. Members of The Protégé Philharmonic ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

Chicago's Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic Perform 2015 Spring Showcase Joint Concert

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic invite the public to their Spring Showcase Joint Concert, the final concert of the orchestras' 2014-2015 season, on Sunday, May 10, 2015 in the Robin Bennett Theatre, William Jones College Prep High School, 700 South State Street, Chicago, IL at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are General Admission: $15; Seniors/Students: $10; Children, 12 & under: $5. Guiseppe Verdi's favorite Nabucco: Overture begins the ...

 


 

Illinois, Effingham, Event Date: May 8 - May 9

Explore the Arts in Downtown Effingham, IL: 10th Annual Artisan Fair, May 8 - 9

Each year, downtown Effingham is transformed into an artist’s Mecca as artists from all over the region set up shop on the lawn of the Historic Court House Museum and surrounding downtown area in Effingham. The 10th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair kicks off Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9th (120 E. Jefferson Ave., Downtown Effingham). Visit Friday night and join the Effingham community for the “Arts & Hearts” celebration. This year, the fair is expanding to include an “Artist Soft Opening,” where over 30 artists will display their art for the community one day early. From 5 to 8 p.m. a variety of events ...

 


 

Illinois, Joliet, Event Date: May 30, 2015

Cinderella to be performed at Joliet Junior College by Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet

The delightful story of Cinderella unfolds with the hilarious antics of the stepmother and stepsisters, the frail beauty and kindness of Cinderella and the grandeur of her wedding to the Prince in Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s lavish production. This production is wonderful for all ages and is pure family entertainment of the highest level. Choreographer, von Heidecke’s works are performed around the world and just this past year celebrated 25 years of producing its annual ...

 


 

Iowa, Davenport, Event Date: May 9 & 10, 2015

62nd Bi-Annual Beaux Arts Fair May 9 & 10, Davenport, Iowa

The Beaux Arts Fund Committee has announced their 62nd Bi-Annual Spring Art Fair being held on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 & 10 (Mother’s Day weekend). This juried fine art/fine craft fair is held outdoors on the Figge Art Museum Plaza and along 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Admission to the fair is free all weekend. Hours are Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. The Spring fair features over 100 artists from multiple states, a food court, children's art activities, and $2 ...

 


 

Iowa, Iowa/Illinois Mississippi River Valley Area, Event Date: May 2-3, 2015

Mississippi River Valley Art Directory to Host the 10th Bi-Annual Art Drive, May 2-3

The Mississippi River Valley Art Drive (MRVAD) is a self-guided art drive that directs you to the private studios, homes and galleries where the artists create their works of art. You may be stopping at an artist home studio in one location and then off to an “Art Garage” filled with many talented area artists. Plan a trip May 2-3 for a fun filled weekend of color and conversation. Watch as the artist creates a new work of art right in front of your eyes. This is your time to ask questions ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Clinton, Event Date: May 2 through September 12, 2015

London's British Museum lends rare icons and artifacts to Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA

The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA will have a new exhibit on display May 2 through September 12, 2015, called Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200 to 1900. This exceptional, compelling selection of forty eight icons and extraordinary artifacts from the British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons ...

 


 

Missouri, Ironton, Event Date: May 15 to 17, 2015

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival Returns to Ironton, MO, May 15 to 17

This year’s Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival (www.MountainMusicFestival.net) will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15 to 17 on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, MO. This year’s festival will feature not only three days of bluegrass, country and gospel music, but also clogging. Musical guests scheduled to appear at this spring’s event include: That Dalton Gang, Eric Thompson, Book of Ruth, Ozark Spirit Cloggers, The Bankesters, and ...

 


 

New Jersey, Summit, Event Date: May 9, 2015

The Masterwork Chorus continues its search for a new music director with the performance of Resounding Joy at 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ. The program, under the direction of candidate conductor, Dr. Christopher Shepard, is a celebration of the joys of life, and features music ranging from the majestic sounds of Bach’s Sicut Locutus Est and Handel’s Sing unto God to the quiet reflections of Charlton’s To See a World, a moving setting of the Blake poem ...

 


 

New Jersey, Fanwood, Event Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Celebrate Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, Fanwood, NJ

On Saturday, May 9th, JC Promotions will hold the Celebrate Spring Arts & Crafts Festival. This juried event is held in the heart of the downtown at the Fanwood Train Station, 250 South Ave, Fanwood, NJ. Open from 10am-5pm, this free event will feature approximately 75 artisans displaying and selling their original handmade works, such as oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, garden ...

 


 

New Jersey, Clifton, Event Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Clifton Downtown Economic Development Group to Hold Semi Annual Street Fair, May 16

On Saturday May 16, the Clifton Downtown Economic Development Group is holding its Semi Annual Street Fair. This free event will be held along Main Ave. from Washington Ave. to Hadley Ave. from 10AM - 5PM. The streets will be brimming with over 100 local merchants and businesses showcasing their shops and special sales. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, clowns, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment including a DJ ...

 


 

New Jersey, Woodland Park, Event Date: Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 11am-6pm

Woodland Park's 3nd Annual Street Fair & Memorial Day Parade, May 25

On Memorial Day, May 25, the Woodland Park, NJ Recreation Department will hold a Giant Street Fair and parade. The parade that starts at 11AM. This event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive. The Street Fair hours are 12PM-6PM. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party.  The special kids section will be brimming with all kinds of fun things to do. There will be kiddie rides, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, pony ...

 


 

New York, Buffalo, Event Date: May 15, 2015

Buffalo audiences will have a rare opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary evening of musical entertainment on May 15th when RnB Classics Live presents “What’s Going On:” An Anthology of the music of Marvin Gaye. The concert will be at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St, Buffalo, NY at 7pm & 10pm (doors open at 6pm). The event was created by producer Carl Labate for the purpose of presenting an ongoing musical series of the greatest R&B Artist’s music live on stage ...

 


 

New York, New York, Event Date: May 8th to May 9th, 2015

Light Opera of New York Presents The Only Girl By Victor Herbert, May 8th to 9th

Light Opera of New York (LOONY) presents The Only Girl, by Victor Herbert, on Friday, May 8th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Broadway at 95th Street, New York City. The Only Girl poses the age-old question: Can a man and woman maintain a work relationship that excludes sex or even a hint of romance? Famous librettist Alan Kimbrough and up-and-coming composer Ruth Wilson struggle to come to terms with their attraction to one another, an attraction that confuses the two of them even more than it confounds ...

 


 

New York, Chautauqua County, Event Date: May 23 - 24 and June 6 - 7

North Shore Arts Alliance presents Seventh Annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, Chautauqua County, NY

The North Shore Arts Alliance presents its award winning, signature event, the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail, over two weekends: May 23-24 and June 6-7. Twenty-two artists will open their studios to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Celebrating its seventh year, this free, juried, open studio tour offers the public an opportunity to visit the personal work spaces of northern Chautauqua County’s leading artists. The trail extends along the Lake Erie shoreline, from ...

 


 

New York, Nyack, Event Date: May 17, 2015

Nyack Street Fair to Feature 300 Booths of Arts and Crafts and More, Nyack NY, May 17th

The Nyack Street Fair will be held May 17th in Nyack, NY from 10am to 5pm. Nyack is a historic picturesque town located on the Hudson River close to the Tappan Zee Bridge. The fair will feature 300 booths lining downtown Main St. & Broadway with crafts, art, retail & commercial booths, collectibles, festival foods, music and a large kid's area located in the Main St. parking lot. Many quaint outdoor cafes line the streets. The fair draws over 25,000 people from all over the tri-state area ...

 


 

New York, Bannerman Island, Event Date: May 8th, 2015

Media Advisory Fam Tour to Bannerman Island, NY, May 8th

The tour of this historic, picturesque island in the Hudson River just south of Beacon and Newburgh, NY will include visits to the former Bannerman residence and castle, which is currently undergoing restoration. The island will host a series of concerts and other special events throughout the summer. The Island is also available for private functions/rentals. A light lunch will be served. The new boat, the RV Estuary Steward, departs Beacon NY Institute Dock at the Beacon, NY Waterfront at 11:00 a.m ...

 


 

Oregon, Keizer, Event Date: May 1 and 2, 2015

Oregon State Button Society Show and Sale Celebrates the Historical and Modern Button, Keizer, OR

Button collectors will gather in Keizer Oregon, just north of Salem, the weekend of Friday, May 1st (10-5) , and Saturday May 2nd (10-4) , at the Keizer Quality Suites, 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE., Keizer Oregon, for the Oregon State Button Society’s Annual Show and Sale. Keizer is just north of Salem. Collectors, dealers, tailors and seamstresses, jewelry and costume designers, and quilters and crafters of all types and ages are welcome. There will be hundreds of thousands of buttons for ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: May 2nd, 3rd and 5th, 2015

Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association Presents Cinco de Mayo Festival by the Portland Development Commission, Portland, OR

The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) Cinco de Mayo Presented by the Portland Development Commission have announced the 31st Annual Cinco de Mayo, commencing Saturday May 2nd, Sunday May 3rd, Tuesday May 5th (closed Monday May 4th) at The Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, from 11am until 11pm. This event is the main fundraiser for the PGSCAS's charitable activities and will feature fun activities for all ages ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, May 2nd, 2015

Providence Hospital and Cinco de Mayo Festival Try to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros

Providence Hospital is has announced their goal to set a World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros (which will try their hardest to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records). The world record attempt is sponsored by Providence Hospital and will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm in the food court area of the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway, Portland, OR. They hope to smash their previous ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Event Date: April 25-September 7

Philadelphia's Firefighting History on Display at the Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA

The sound of ringing fire bells terrified urban dwellers throughout the 1800's. In the era before the establishment of a professional city-wide fire department, protecting the city’s residents was an important and highly-regarded act of public service. The Mercer Museum will tell the exciting story of Philadelphia’s volunteer firefighters in a new exhibit, “To Save Our Fellow Citizens:” Volunteer Firefighting, 1800-1875. The show will open on April 25 and run until September 7, 2015 ...

 


 

Washington, D.C., Event Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to Screen Award-Winning Film Native New Yorker

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has organized a public screening of the award-winning documentary film Native New Yorker, by Steve Bilich, as part of a retrospective entitled “AMERICAN EXPERIMENTS IN NARRATIVE: 2000-2015,” programmed by curator and archivist Jon Gartenberg. This series highlights contemporary American films (made in the 21st century), that focus on formal experimentation with narrative structure and incorporate reflections upon individual identity, the family structure, the fabric of the community, and the ...

 


 

England, Tour Dates: Departures May 24th and August 2nd, 2015

Celtic Dream Tours adds Tours to England featuring Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) for 2015 and 2016

Celtic Dream Tours has created a one of a kind tour of England featuring Highclere Castle, which is the location used in the PBS series Downton Abbey. The tour is seven nights, staying in 3 and 4 star manor homes, Elizabethan mansions and quaint boutique hotels around southern England. The tours are limited to twelve people per tour and include entry into Highclere Castle, a guided tour of Bampton where other parts of the series are filmed, a visit to Stonehenge ...

 


 

New Jersey, Verona, Event Date: May 16 to 17, 2015

Many new fine artists and fine craftspeople will be joining veteran exhibitors to help celebrate thirty years of Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park on May 16 & 17 from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. Admission is free. While many exhibitors travel from as far as Maine and Florida to participate in the annual event, top New Jersey talent graces the park as it once again is transformed into a craft boutique and art gallery with handcrafted jewelry, clothing, clay, metal, wood ...

 


 

New Jersey, Mullica Hill, Event Date: May 2nd, 2015

The Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show is coming to the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds, 275 Bridgeton Pike (Rte. 77), Mullica Hill, NJ, on May 2nd, from 9am to 4pm. This 5th annual event is designed for everything inside and outside the home. As a visitor, you and your family will be able to stroll leisurely through aisles and aisle of handmade crafts from over 125 craftsmen, enjoy home style cooking, live music, kids’ free kite making, pony rides ...

 


 

New York, Rochester, Event Date: May 15, 2015

“What’s Going On:” An Anthology of the Music of Marvin Gaye, Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, May 15

Buffalo audiences will have a rare opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary evening of musical entertainment on May 15th when RnB Classics Live presents “What’s Going On:” An Anthology of the music of Marvin Gaye. The concert will be at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St, Buffalo, NY at 7pm & 10pm (doors open at 6pm). The event was created by producer Carl Labate for the purpose of presenting an ongoing musical series of the greatest R&B Artist’s music live on stage ...

 


 

New York, New York, Event Date: May 8th to May 9th, 2015

Light Opera of New York Presents The Only Girl By Victor Herbert, May 8th to 9th

Light Opera of New York (LOONY) presents The Only Girl on Friday, by Victor Herbert, on May 8th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 pm at 7:30 pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Broadway at 95th Street, New York City.   The Only Girl poses the age-old question: Can a man and woman maintain a work relationship that excludes sex or even a hint of romance? Famous librettist Alan Kimbrough and up-and-coming composer Ruth Wilson struggle to come to terms with their attraction to one another, an attraction that confuses the two of them even more than it confounds ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Newport, Event Date: March 26 - November 8, 2015

Fired & Inspired Ceramics Exhibit to Open at Doris Duke’s Rough Point, Newport, RI Ceramic pieces appear in almost every house. Plates, mugs, candlesticks, and other items of everyday use are made from earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain. The 2015 Newport Restoration Foundation’s exhibit Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point puts a spotlight on the diverse ceramics displayed in Doris Duke’s Newport home, now a house museum, and presents newly commissioned clay works by six contemporary artists. The Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point exhibit displays a wide variety of ceramics ...

 


 

South Carolina, Fountain Inn, Event Date: May 23, 2015

Palmetto State Chili Cookoff Heats up in Fountain Inn, SC

Are you ready to fire up your taste buds – it’s time for the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff in Fountain Inn, SC. Palmetto State Chili Cookoff will be held in Fountain Inn, SC at 102 Depot St. on May 23rd. This one day event will feature some of the very best chili cookers, arts & crafts vendors, children’s area and, musical entertainment throughout the day with Hot As A Pepper, Three Creeks Over, and Arvie Bennett, Jr. The chili cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS). The ...

 


 

Tennessee, Collierville, Event Date: May 2-3, 2015

Spring Arrives with the 40th Annual Fair on the Square, Collierville, TN

The fortieth annual Collierville Fair on the Square will be held May 2-3, in the Collierville, Tennessee, Town Square. The hours are May 2, 10-6, and May 3, noon-5. Admission and parking are free to visitors. First held in 1976, the fair is family festival sponsored by the Collierville Twentieth Century Club. The charming town square, named Parade Magazine’s Best Main Street in America, is the backdrop for approximately 170 vendors who set up their tents in the park to sell hand ...

 


 

Tennessee, Maryville, Event Date: May 22 - 24, 2015

Smoky Mountain Quilters 2015 Quilt Show Memorial Day Week-End, Maryville, TN

Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee's 35th Annual Quilt Show will run May 22 - 24, at Maryville College, Cooper Athletic Center, Maryville, TN. 200 quilts, competing for $6,000 in prizes, will be on display and more than twenty vendors will be present through the week-end. Internationally-known quilt historian Merikay Waldvogel will conduct bed turnings May 22, at 11AM and 1PM. Guild members include many nationally-known quilters and quilt artists and the show draws quilts from ...

 


 

Texas, Arlington, Event Date: May 8 to 10, 2015

29th annual Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Arlington, TX

Many people discover they’re a wee bit Scottish at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, now celebrating its 29th anniversary and scheduled for May 8-9-10 at the University of Texas at Arlington, Maverick Stadium. Renowned for its outstanding entertainment, the Festival again hosts top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion highland dancers. An exciting array of food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase. Events will include professional  ...

 


 

Texas, New Braunfels, Event Date: May 9th to 10th, 2015

Great Texas Outdoor Expo Celebrating Everything Fun Under the Texas Sun

The Great Texas Outdoor Expo will be held May 9th to 10th at Comal County Fairgrounds in New Braunfels, TX. Texas does everything BIG and that includes playing outdoors! The New Braunfels Lions Breakfast Foundation decided to do just that. Activities will include fishing time and casting lessons for the kids; BMX show featuring sky-flying bikers; Gruene Harley is hosting a fun run and the Insane Riders Globe of Death; Cross Trail Outfitters BB Gun Shoot will keep all entertained ...

 


 

Texas, New Braunfels, Event Date: May 9th to 10th, 2015

The Great Texas Outdoor Expo will be held May 9th to 10th at Comal County Fairgrounds in New Braunfels, TX. Texas does everything BIG and that includes playing outdoors! The New Braunfels Lions Breakfast Foundation decided to do just that. On Sunday, May 10th all mothers are admitted free. In the Arena, Coldwell Banker, D’Ann Harper Realtors will sponsor Jerry Diaz and Friends, as they present an Equestrian Salute to Mother’s Day. Each Mom will receive a beautiful flower ...

 


 

Texas, Paris, Event Date: May 9, 2015

Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday, May 9th, Paris, TX

Artists and art vendors will gather in Paris, TX the weekend of Saturday, May 9th (9am to 4pm), at the Love Civic Center, 2025 South Collegiate, Paris, for the 2015 Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Think Child Safety program. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. Collectors, dealers, artists, as well as craft vendors and painters of all ages are welcome. There will be art, sculptures, photos and more for sale by dealers ...

 


 

Texas, Bandera, Event Date: May 22 - 23, 2015

32nd Annual PRCA Rodeo Cornerstone of the Bandera's Cowboy Capital’s Funtier Days, Memorial Day Weekend

Funtier Days celebration kicks off Friday, May 22, with the Bandera ProRodeo’s first performance of the PRCA and WPRA rodeo at 7:30 PM at Mansfield Park, Bandera, TX. Produced by Neal Gay’s Rafter G Rodeo Company, spectators can expect to see top rodeo contestants from around the nation competing for the top prize money. Even the little cowpokes in the audience get a chance to compete in the stick horse races and the ever popular mutton bustin’. Three time pro-rodeo entertainer of the year, Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, riding his ...

 


 

Texas, Crystal Beach, Event Date: May 8-10, 2015

A Taste of Great Gulf Coast Music is What’s Cooking at the Texas Crab Fest

The Texas Crab Festival is cooking up more than a weekend of Gulf Coast style food and fun – this year’s entertainment lineup features a taste of great music to please any palate. Featuring rock, country, blues, conjunto, gospel and Zydeco favorites playing all weekend with bands from all around Texas and along the Gulf Coast, there’s sure to be something for everyone at the 30th Annual Crab Fest. Friday’s music headliner is Grammy winner Wayne Toups, always a crowd pleaser ...

 


 

Texas, Crystal Beach, Event Date: May 8-10, 2015 The

Texas Crab Festival 5K/1K Run/Walk Adds to the Fun with a “Best Crab Costume Contest”

Texas Crab Festival invites you to sign up for the annual 5K/1K Fun Run/Walk event. This is a timed event for all ages which runs along a scenic, certified course near the festival fairgrounds, sponsored by Samson Energy. This year the Run ups the Fun with a “Best Crab Costume Contest.” Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest Crab Costumes for a chance to win a trophy. All participants in the Fun Run/Walk receive a ticket to the Crab Fest, a free t-shirt and a goodie ...

 


 

Texas, Hitchcock/Stafford, Event Date: May 16, 2015

Memorial Ride & BBQ Cook-Off Honors Fallen Memorial Hermann Life Flight Crew, Hitchcock & Stafford, TX

The Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force (LODD) is hosting the 6th Annual Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride & BBQ Cook-Off, an escorted motorcycle ride as well as a BBQ cook-off on May 16, 2015 in honor of Texas fallen emergency service workers. This year they will be specifically honoring the crew of Hermann Life Flight 1; Captain John Pittman, Flight Nurse Lynn Ethridge, and Flight Paramedic Charles “Mac” Atteberry, all who died in the line of duty on July 17, 1999. They will also be riding through Damon to honor fallen Fire Chief Hugh Ferguson. The ...

 


 

Texas, Bee Cave, Event Date: May 2, 2015

Lake Travis SpringFest Returns to the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX on Saturday, May 2nd

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will bring SpringFest back to the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX on Saturday, May 2nd. Presented by St. David’s Emergency Center, SpringFest will be bigger and better than ever. The full day community festival filled with shopping, food, music and fun for the whole family is always “The Biggest Time in the Smallest Town.” SpringFest anticipates welcoming 8,000-9,000 attendees to this year’s event. The phenomenal line up ...

 


 

Virginia, Chincoteague, Video Launch: May 5, 2015; Blueberry Festival: July 24, 25, and 26, 2015

Eastern Shore of Virginia Native, currently deployed, is the lead singer in the new recording entitled, “Blueberry Way.” The song was written by Sam Serio, long time shore resident and current organizer of the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival. “Blueberry Way” will serve as the musical background to the new Blueberry Festival Video set to launch on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Video: https://youtu.be/WCPk2_IfnU4 Truly a homegrown project, the vocal tracks were recorded at ...

 


 

Virginia, Portsmouth, Event Date: May 9 to 10, 2015

The 45th Annual Gosport Arts Festival will take place Mother’s Day Weekend, May 9 and 10, 2015, in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. Featuring 100 artists from around the nation, the outdoor festival will be held along tree-lined High Street from the Ferry Landing at Water Street to the center of town. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Festival activities and parking are free all weekend. The event benefits Edmarc Hospice for Children. The ...

 


 

Washington, Brinnon, Event Date: May 23rd and 24th, 2015

The Emerald Towns Alliance will present the Hood Canal Shrimpfest 2015. Shrimpfest, now in its 22nd year will be held in Brinnon, WA over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th. The event will take place at Yelvik General Store Field, 303375 Hwy 101, Brinnon (3 miles north of downtown Brinnon, between Yelvik General Store and Cove RV Park & Country Store). The Official Shrimpfest booth will again be selling packages of the near impossible to obtain Hood Canal ...

 


 

Washington, Seattle, Event Date: May 30, 2015

Treat yourself to a day of self-care, self-compassion and rejuvenation at the 3rd Annual Sacred Pampering Day for Women, held on May 30th at the Conference Center, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle, WA. The event is a fundraiser for Women of Wisdom Programs. Attendees will enter a healing temple and sample a variety of services from different experts in the art of pampering women. Admission is $50 for half day session and includes 100 minutes of ...

 


 

Washington, Olympic Peninsula, Event Date: May 2 to 3, 2015

Spring on the Olympic Peninsula is time for discovering creative pairings of new wine and cider releases with locally crafted artisan cheeses during the region’s annual Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour. This year, hard cider enthusiasts can enjoy the tour debut of Port Townsend’s Alpenfire Cider, the third cidery to participate on the tour. Alpenfire produces a variety of organic ciders and vinegars made from estate-grown French and English cider variety apples. A total of ten wineries and ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls, Event Date: May 30-31, 2015

Experience History at Old Falls Village Days in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

The Old Falls Village Days this year is at Old Falls Village, (www.OldFallsVillage.com) on Saturday and Sunday May 30th and 31st, which is located at the SW corner of Pilgrim Road and County Line Rd Q., Menomonee Falls, WI. Join the old-fashioned family fun at Old Falls Village Historical Park while enjoying walking the grounds viewing antique farming equipment and steam engines. The times are Saturday, May 30th from 8-5pm and Sunday, May 31st from 10-4pm. The Flea Market begins ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Hubertus, Event Date: May 30 & 31

Holy Hill Art Farm Presents their Art, Craft & Farm Market Event, May 30-31, Hubertus, Wisconsin

The Holy Hill Art Farm presents their Art, Crafts & Farm Market Show, May 30-31, 9pm-4pm. Enjoy a dazzling display of treasures filling the barns and gardens. The show features a selected blend of fine art, crafts, vintage & antiques.  On display will be paintings, photography, sculptures, pottery, glass, wood, metal, garden items, jewelry and fabric. Spend the day on this 160 year old family farm homestead with rustic scenery and antique structures. While browsing the property ...