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The 39 Steps, July 12th, 7:30 PM 

FREE FUN FRIDAY

Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. 

On July 12th tickets to 39 Steps will be free. Tickets can be reserved on the day of the event starting at 11 am by walk up or calling the box office at: 978-281-4433. Limit 4 tickets per party. No group sales. Performance begins at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Recommended for ages 12 and older. 

Full Free Fun Friday Schedule: http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-jul-12-2019 

Cape Ann Museum, July 27th, 2 PM 

WHO WAS BEN BUTLER?

Benjamin Franklin Butler of Gloucester had many admirers and detractors as he helped shape the course of mid-19th century America.  He won a seat in Congress while camping in Bay View, started the Cape Ann Granite Company, owned the yacht “America,” championed women’s suffrage, and changed the course of the Civil War and American history, not through military or political skill, but legal acumen.  These accomplishments are among many achieved in a high-profile life spent in business, politics, law, and the military.

In 21st century Gloucester, however, Butler remains a cypher.

The Gloucester Stage Company and the Cape Ann Museum are pleased to re-introduce Ben Butler to his adopted city.  Gloucester Stage will present the play BEN BUTLER August 2-25, and in anticipation of that, the Cape Ann Museum and Gloucester Stage will offer an opportunity to acquaint themselves with one of Gloucester’s most accomplished citizens.  Professor Robert Forrant (U. Mass Lowell), a noted Butler historian, will join some of Butler’s Bay View descendants for a lively discussion, and actors from the play BEN BUTLER will make an appearance to give a hint at this fascinating and witty play that puts us right in the time and place where a legal standoff in the Civil War changes everything.

July 27, 2019, 2:00 at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester MA

GIMME LIVE PRESENTS: Friday, November 1 @ 8:00PM

The JON BUTCHER AXIS

Special Woodstock 50th Anniversary Show

Grammy-nominee JON BUTCHER explores the music of the most innovative and influential musician of the last century: JIMI HENDRIX! The AXIS – Chris Martin, John Anthony and Jon Butcher will perform the music of JIMI HENDRIX re-calibrated, re-formulated and re-accelerated. Plus you’ll hear music from Jon’s deep catalogue, including original AXIS hits!

Be part of Rock history when AXIS Rocks Gloucester for the very first time!

TICKETS HANDLED BY GIMME LIVE PRODUCTIONS

GIMME LIVE PRESENTS: Friday, November 15 @ 8:00PM

Peter Yarrow

of Peter, Paul and Mary

Join legendary, multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning folk-singer Peter Yarrow for a memorable evening of music that resonates across generations and moves people in song and spirit toward a common purpose. Sing along with Peter, Paul and Mary’s top hits like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane,” “If I Had a Hammer” and, of course, the iconic “Puff the Magic Dragon” written by Peter Yarrow.

This is the perfect time and place for the whole family to experience–up close and personal–the music that defined a generation and continues to inspire people not to be deterred in the face of adversity.

TICKETS HANDLED BY GIMME LIVE PRODUCTIONS

World Premiere One Woman Show

Too Fat for China

Written by and Featuring Phoebe Potts

Phoebe Potts’ one woman show Too Fat for China is a live performance sequel to Good Eggs, her graphic memoir about infertility. Too Fat for China chronicles Potts’ international odyssey to build a family through adoption. Potts tells the story of a road to motherhood that is paved with hope, heartbreak, second mortgages and bottomless questions about race and what makes a family.