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The Company Theatre's student actors in the classical musical "Cats."
The Company Theatre's student actors in the classical musical "Cats."The Company Theatre

SHOWING THEIR CLAWS The Company Theatre’s student actors and musicians perform the musical theater classic “Cats,” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics based on “Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot. Felines of various shapes and sizes dance and sing the Tony Award winning score, including Grizabella’s stirring “Memory.”

30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell; Friday, April 20, performances through April 29; $20, $18 students, www.companytheatre.com.

Hilton Park: Bruce Hilton (guitar), Conor Hilton (mandolin), and Gregg Pannier (piano).
Hilton Park: Bruce Hilton (guitar), Conor Hilton (mandolin), and Gregg Pannier (piano).South Shore Folk Music Club

AMERICAN ROOTS Hilton Park, a three-piece roots/Americana group consisting of Bruce Hilton (guitar), Conor Hilton (mandolin), and Gregg Pannier (piano), performs at the South Shore Folk Music Club. Every song tells a story.


The Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston; Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.; $8, $7 members.

WOMEN’S WORK “Recent Acquisitions: Women’s Work” offers examples of the well-deserved inroads of women to the contemporary art world. Work from the Art Complex Museum’s permanent collection is rotated throughout the year.

189 Alden St., Duxbury; Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; www.artcomplex.org.

SCHOOL FOUNDER CNN Top Ten Hero, school founder, and former South Shore resident Razia Jan speaks on “Doing Justice in the Afghan Classroom -- Empowering Women and Girls.”

Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham; Thursday, April 19, 7:15 p.m.; no registration, limited seating.

SONS AND FATHERS Nemasket River Productions presents Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” the story of a family torn by the revelation of a father’s guilty deed during World War II.

The Alley Theatre, Middleborough; Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m., Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; $20, $18 students, seniors, www.nemasketriverproductions.com.

VACATION CAMPS South Shore Conservatory holds two April school vacation camps: “Dance and Create Camp” for ages 7-10, offering ballet classes, hip hop, contemporary dance, and yoga; and “Rock Camp” for middle and high school student singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters.

64 St. George St., Duxbury; Tuesday-Friday, April 17-20; information and registration www.sscmusic.org.


The South Shore Conservatory is holding a rock camp for April vacation week in Duxbury.
The South Shore Conservatory is holding a rock camp for April vacation week in Duxbury.South Shore Conservatory

CARTOON WEEK The Orpheum Theatre offers a Disney Studios cartoon marathon for school vacation week, including animation features “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” “Prince and the Pauper,” and others.

1 School St., Foxborough; Monday-Thursday, April 16-19, 1 p.m.; free, www.orpheumfoxboro.org/box-office.

WHISTLER’S LEGEND Actor Stephen Collins presents “Butterfly: A One-Man Show on the Life and Times of James Abbott McNeill Whistler.” The play focuses on the artist’s struggle for recognition and his success as an established, yet lonely legend in later life.

Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield; Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m.; free.

The library also hosts a teen craft day on Tuesday, April 17, 1-2:30 p.m., and a teen movie night on Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m.; www.ventresslibrary.org.

Stephen Collins.
Stephen Collins.Ventress Memorial Library

BIG SHOW The Scituate Arts Association’s Juried Show awards $1,000 in prizes.

Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St., Scituate; reception Friday, April 20, 6:30-9 p.m., show through April 29.

ART CAMP Art educators share their knowledge in a week-long “Art Exploration Camp” offering drawing, painting, design, origami, pottery, and poetry for young people ages 7 to 16. The camp culminates in an exhibit showcasing students’ creations.

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St.; Monday-Friday, April 16-20; fees, registration www.artsplymouth.org.

OFF-ROAD MOTORCYLE 2018 Monster Energy Supercross championship races take place at Gillette Stadium.

One Patriot Place, Foxborough; Saturday, April 21, opening 2:30 p.m., races 3 p.m.; tickets start at $29, www.gillettestadium.com/event/monster-energy-ama-supercross/

An example of David Dauer’s work.
An example of David Dauer’s work.Milton Public Library

SURREAL Painter David Dauer exhibits acrylic paintings and small water-based marker drawings relating to current events in a surrealistic style.


Wotiz Gallery, Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave.; through April 30, www.dbdauerstudio.com.

CIVIL RIGHTS College president Freeman Hrabowski III speaks about the influence of the civil rights movement on his career as a scientist, educator, and national leader for higher education.

Weber Theatre, Wheaton College, 26 East Main St., Norton; Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m.; www.wheatoncollege.edu/event/evening-dr-freeman-hrabowski-president-umbc/

APRIL NATURE North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers vacation week programs, including “ponding and prowling” and Earth Day games.

2000 Main St., Marshfield; Tuesday-Friday, April 17-20, 9-3, register www.massaudubon.org/northriverprograms.

HAY PARTY Spring hayride includes a hot drink, pastry, and hay wagon tour of Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary to explore for signs of spring.

Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield; Sunday, April 22, 9-10:30 a.m.; $10, $7 children, register www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/daniel-webster.

REVOLUTION HISTORY The Milton Historical Society offers tours of the Suffolk Resolves House, where American patriots Dr. Joseph Warren (portrayed by Michael LePage) and Paul Revere made history by setting the stage for the American Revolution.

1370 Canton Ave.; Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m.

YOUNG AT ART Young people ages 9 to 13 are invited to a workshop series facilitated by a teen artist and library volunteer who specializes in portrait drawing.

Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Ave, Plymouth; Tuesday-Friday, April 17-20, 2 p.m., reception Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m.; www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org.

Also at the Manomet branch, the history book group concludes a discussion of “Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War” by Daniel J. Sharfstein on Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m.


FARM FUN Youngsters ages 6-10 are welcome to explore Holly Hill Farm during vacation week. Visit with the animals, make compost, take home some seedlings, and enjoy spring activities.

Holly Hill Farm, 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset; Tuesday-Thursday, April 17-19, 9 a.m.-noon; $42, $36 members, www.hollyhillfarm.org.

TURTLE TOWN Thomas Crane Library screens “Saving Sea Turtles: The Movie,” featuring the work of the New England Aquarium’s Quincy Rehabilitation Center’s efforts to save endangered sea turtles.

40 Washington St., Quincy; Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m.

CHURCH SUPPER Christ Church in Plymouth hosts an old-fashioned church supper, including American chop suey, salad, bread, dessert, and beverages.

149 Court St.; Saturday, April 21, 6 p.m.; $6, www.christchurchplymouth.org.

EXPERT APPRAISAL Fine art appraiser Arthur Garrity reviews etchings, prints, or original oil or watercolor paintings. Proceeds donated to the Special Needs Athletic Partnership.

South Street Gallery, 149 South St., Hingham; Saturday, April 21, 10-3; call 781-749-0430.

Donna Keaney, left, of the Special Needs Athletic Partnership, received a check from Kate Sotolova of South Street Gallery. The funds are raised through the gallery’s art appraisal days.
Donna Keaney, left, of the Special Needs Athletic Partnership, received a check from Kate Sotolova of South Street Gallery. The funds are raised through the gallery’s art appraisal days.South Street Gallery

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at rc.knox2@gmail.com.