Entertainment in Swampscott, MA


"Golden Girls Live On Stage: a Drag Parody with Music!" (July 24–September 11)

Golden Girls LIVE On Stage A Drag Parody with Music!

Club Café

A Golden Girls drag parody performs an original musical episode every weekend; includes a photo op and discount on food

$95.50 $29

"Valley of the Dolls" Parody: "Sparkle, Neely! Sparkle!"

Valley of the Dolls Parody: "Sparkle, Neely! Sparkle!"

Club Café

A one-man “Big Fat Gay Drag Parody Musical Cabaret Tribute” to Valley of the Dolls sees Peter Mac chronicle his obsession with the story

$52.22 $19

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids at Apple Cinemas (Up to 47% Off)

Apple Cinemas Fresh Pond 10

Cambridge Highlands

First-run blockbusters in an independently owned theater accompanied by buttery popcorn

$30.50 $18

Distillery Package with Samples and Shot Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Short Path Distillery (Up to 42% Off)

Short Path Distillery

Short Path Distillery

Visitors sample this distillery’s gins, rums, and other spirits, and leave with take-home shot glasses

$26 $16

Moscow Ballet’s "Great Russian Nutcracker" with Optional Nutcracker and Optional Souvenir Book at 3 p.m. on December 4

Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker"

Orpheum Theatre

Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$83.60 $39

"The Last Schwartz"

Gloucester Stage

East Gloucester

$34 $22

"The Drowsy Chaperone"

Shore Country Day School

North Salem

$20 $13.75

R-Rated Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. on Friday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Frank Santos Jr.

Wilbur Theatre

Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism show

$31.50 $16

"Roast Battle"

Davis Square Theatre

Davis Square Theater

$15 $10.50

Craft Beer Tasting Package for Two or Four at Border Brewery (Up to 44% Off)

Border Brewery

Salem

Taste unique craft beers, such as Vanilla Bourbon Oak Stout or the Border IPA, brewed in house

$50 $28

Up to 54% Off Brewery Tour and Tasting at Beara Irish Brewing Co.

Beara Irish Brewing Co.

Portsmouth

From the merchant: Come and sample our brews made with genuine Imported Irish Barley, take a tour and go home with a sleek sampler glass!

$60 $30

Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra - Saturday August 13, 2016 / 8:00pm

Regent Theatre

Arlington Center

$28 $18.25

Pre-sale: John Oliver, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura & More on Friday, September 9, at 5:15 p.m.

John Oliver, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura & More

Xfinity Center

John Oliver joins Sebastian Maniscalco and fellow comedians Tom Segura, Jeff Ross, Pete Davidson, Jay Pharoah, and Katherine Ryan

$41.25 $30

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "Romeo and Juliet"

OBERON

Oberon

$25 $18.75

Kander & Ebb's "Cabaret"

Shore Country Day School

North Salem

$20 $13.75

"Macbeth" for Two (July 20–31)

Hampshire Shakespeare Company presents "Macbeth"

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies

In Shakespeare’s tragedy, a Scottish general climbs a bloody ladder to the king’s throne to avoid—or perhaps ensure—an ill-sounding prophecy

$36 $18

"All Access Improv"

ImprovBoston

Area IV

$10 $7.50

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.

Boston

Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $29.99

New England Country Music Festival

Redhook Brewery

Amesbury

$40 $25.25

Johnny Drama and His Funky Entourage on Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m.

Johnny Drama and His Funky Entourage

Plymouth Memorial Hall

The man who inspired the character on HBO’s Entourage rocks the house with a set of funk hits

$26.87 $15

Bush and Chevelle on August 3 at 6 p.m.

Bush & Chevelle

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Gavin Rossdale leads multi-platinum outfit through ’90s hits such as “Glycerine” alongside new tracks; Chevelle celebrates La Gárgola

$59.75 $25

Urinetown: The Musical

Stoneham Theatre

Stoneham

$15 $10.50

"The Donkey Show"

OBERON

Oberon

$35 $20.25

Onset Blues Festival on Saturday, August 6, at 12 p.m.

Onset Blues Festival

Prospect Park Bandshell

Cape Cod’s oldest blues festival celebrates its 24th year with a lineup of local and national acts and over 50 food and craft vendors

$30 $20

Henri Smith & Charles Neville: Summer Mardi Gras Concert - Friday August 19, 2016 / 7:30pm

Vittori-Rocci Hall

Salem Neck

$25 $16.50

"Improv Invitational"

ImprovBoston

Area IV

$18 $12.50

Comedy Show for Two (Through November 30)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

National headliners seen on Comedy Central and late night TV bring laughs to a standup venue that once hosted young Seinfeld and Leno

$44.50 $22

The Best of Improv Asylum or The Show Against Humanity at Laugh Boston (July 8–August 27)

The Best of Improv Asylum or The Show Against Humanity

Laugh Boston

Two shows from Improv Asylum showcase both the two-decade comedy powerhouse and a raunchy show based on Cards Against Humanity

$29.50 $17

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Davis Square Theatre

Davis Square Theater

$25 $7

Comedians Dan Boulger & Tom Dustin - Wednesday August 3, 2016 / 7:30pm

Middle East Downstairs

Cambridgeport

$7.25 $3

Select Local Merchants

  • Golden Girls Live!
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? A portion of every ticket sold goes to NAGLY (North Shore Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Youth), which is an organization that houses and teaches LGBTQ teens who have been kicked out or disowned by homophobic families. What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared? Free photo opportunity with the entire Golden Girls cast on the stage at end of the show. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? As professional entertainers we've always loved the campy quality of The Golden Girls and loved having a chance to portray them in a fun, live show. Plus, proceeds of this show benefit support programs for LGBTQ youth and teens. What do you love most about your job? I work with one the most talented groups of men who are funny, congenial, and grate at improvisation on the stage. There is never a dull moment.
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    1 Church Street
    Salem, MA US
  • Big Apple Circus
    Warm in winter, cool in summer, and filled with amazing acts in every season, the Big Apple Circus's pair of Italian-made big tops contains the best of several generations' worth of circus traditions. A look at any show's cast finds a complex network of venerable European circus families passing the arts of juggling and trapeze artistry down through the years, while the tents' motors and seating make for a comfortably modern spectator experience. You might never guess that the troupe started small in 1974, when American circus artists Paul Binder and Michael Christensen joined forces as a juggling act on the streets of Europe. They moved from streetlights to spotlights in a hurry, appearing on the stage of the Nouveau Cirque de Paris, before returning to the U.S. and creating their own not-for-profit circus in 1976 and raising their first tent in New York's Battery Park.
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    City Hall Plaza
    Boston, MA US
  • Boston Ballet
    For more than 50 years, Boston Ballet has been wowing enthusiastic audiences with their lively theater and dance productions, floating through choreographed works like Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet. In 2009, the graceful dancers made their way from the nearby Wang Center to their now-permanent performance home at the 2,500 seat Boston Opera House, although hopeful prima ballerinas still receive their training at the nearby five-story Boston Ballet School – the largest of its kind in the nation – in Boston’s South End. The holiday season officially kicks off in the city when the Boston Ballet announces its beloved performance schedule for their timeless production The Nutcracker.
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    539 Washington Street
    Boston, MA US
  • Boston String Quartet
    Work on mastering your balance, alignment and yoga postures at Boston String Quartet in Newton. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the studio. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles. So take some time for yourself today and come to Boston String Quartet in Newton for a relaxing and calm yoga class.
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    848 Beacon St.
    Newton, MA US
  • Advantage Agency
    Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Marlborough's Advantage Agency offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    109 Main Street
    Marlborough, MA US
  • J The Clown
    All the world's a stage, but J The Clown in Salem offers the best shows around. Take advantage of the nearby public transit or convenient parking options at J The Clown. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    42 Tremont Street
    Salem, MA US
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