Cape Ann Life

This week the Gloucester Stage Company opened the second production of its 2024 season, WIPEOUT by Aurora Real de Asua.  As part of its rolling world premiere through the National New Play …

Gloucester’s  Culture   Splash  is back and bigger than ever for its fourth annual celebration of the city’s rich offerings in the arts, with an expanded lineup that honors …

Gloucester’s weekly summer “Culture Splash” begins this week, on Thursday, celebrating Gloucester’s two formally designated cultural districts of the Rocky Neck Art Colony and …

The works of local photographer Melissa Cox have been selected for a month-long exhibit at BankGloucester in Gloucester starting on Tuesday, July 2.  The show will continue through Friday, …

Rockport’s loss was Beverly Farms’ gain when artist / painter / teacher Joli Ann Wood moved her studio from busy Rockport to her home town of Beverly Farms.   This week she …

The North Shore Concert Band Salem Willows Summer Concert Series begins on Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Robert Hayes Concert Shell at Salem Willows in Salem.

Get ready, because the hopping energy of the MBTS Jazz Fest returns next month for its third year, with an expanded lineup of local musical talent that promises to tap into back-in-the-day memories …

This weekend will see the opening of 1st Peoples: Portraits of the First Light ,  a new exhibition at Cape Ann Museum of photographic narratives by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes) …

This week kicks off the Manchester Sailing Association’s summer season, with programs for young and adult sailors of all skill levels, from novices to racing champs. MSA reports that it …

The works of artist Deborah Epstein will be featured at Rockport's Mercury Gallery this month in a show, "No Words: Medications on Being Stalked and Stabbed." The show will open Saturday, June …

The Volker Goetze Quartet, featuring musicians Volker Goetze, world renowned Sri Lankan drummer Uthpala Eroshan, Oran Etkin, and Alexis Cuadrado, will return to Manship Artists Residency for a …

Andy Kelly, an experienced striper and tuna fisherman who lives on Plum Island shared the following story with me: It was a warm, windless evening in August.   A perfect night for striper …

A cohort of fifth graders from Essex Elementary School recently participated in Mass Audubon’s "Rivers to Sea" program, where they learned about important concepts and challenges in the local …

Imagine three siblings, all in their late 50s, bickering and clawing like petulant 15-year-olds.  Then throw in a clairvoyant housekeeper, a naïve young beauty, and a vacant gesticulating …

Full of Pride

This month Cape Ann will host its first official Pride Month, spotlighting the LGBTQIA+ community with a vibrant array of events across Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex.   The …

The annual Art in the Barn art sale and exhibit at the Cox Reservation in Essex is set to kick off this year on Saturday, June 14, with food, music, and artwork by 130 local artists. Greenbelt …

If you are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, the night sky can reveal mesmerizing displays of dancing lights known as auroras, captivating observers with their ethereal beauty. …

TownGreen, the Cape Ann non-profit focused on climate awareness education for Cape Ann, is presenting An Evening with Melissa Hoffer, Massachusetts Climate Chief, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May …

For the last 30 years, Cape Ann Museum visitors have become familiar with a stunning painting hanging prominently at the top of the staircase in the museum’s main hall.   It’s …

As the Cape Ann Symphony’s 72nd Concert Season draws to a close, anticipation builds for the grand finale: “The Three B’s Concert featuring Beethoven, Bizet, and Brahms.” The …

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