Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Franklin Cultural Festival opens today at 5:00 PM

at the Franklin Town Common

Assorted art activities sponsored by the Franklin Art Association – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sidewalk Chalk Drawing
  • Face Painting
  • Rich Guardabascio’s Block Printing
  • Plein air Painting

Opening ceremony – 5:45 PM

Electric Youth concert – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Electric Youth 2016
Electric Youth 2016

the stage is ready at the Town Common
the stage is ready at the Town Common


One Act Plays – 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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* note the schedule is subject to change

FPAC Presents 9th Annual Whatever Theater Festival

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the 2016 Whatever Theater Festival, running from Wednesday, July 27 to Saturday, July 30. The 9th annual festival features a production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and a presentation of One Acts, an eclectic series of one-act plays. 

One Acts will be performed on July 27 at 8:30 p.m. and again on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Comedy of Errors will be staged on July 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. All performances are free of charge, with donations to FPAC gratefully accepted.

One of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays, the Bard’s famously farcical Comedy of Errors entertains with a tale of two sets of twins accidentally separated at birth. When twin masters Antipholus of Ephasus and Antipholus of Syracuse, with their twin servants Dromio of Ephasus and Dromio of Syracuse, cross paths in the same town, double trouble and madcap mistaken identity ensue. FPAC’s 90-minute adaptation features the beloved slapstick comedy, funny antics, and witty word play that are hallmarks of this enduring classic.

Conceived and directed by Nick Paone, FPAC’s Whatever Theater Festival brings together professional artists, FPAC alumni, students and community performers in a collaborative theatrical experience that showcases an exciting range of dramatic and comedic works. 

This year’s Whatever Theater Festival will be part of the 2nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival, hosted by the Franklin Cultural District Committee. The visual, performing and culinary arts celebration will take place July 27-30 at various downtown Franklin locations within the proposed Cultural District. 

FPAC’s 2016 Whatever Theater Festival is sponsored in part by grants from the Franklin, North Attleborough and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit and


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Victims of Gravity - THE BLACK BOX - July 30

Victims of Gravity is scheduled to perform at THE BLACK BOX presented by the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse.

"Victims of Gravity (VoG) have been boogying together for over a decade. We're a 5-piece band, with Dan Feerick on stunt guitar, Sue Bencuya on rhythm guitar and blues harp, Paul Sager on bass, Mark Stankard on the keys, and fabulous drummer Mike Myers on everything he can reach with a stick. Everyone sings but Mike. We dig tight harmonies and music that makes you get up and dance."

For more about ==>  the Facebook page  or their webpage

Victims of Gravity performing at the Foxboro concerts on the common during 2016
Victims of Gravity performing at the Foxboro's Concerts on the Common

  • A video sample of VOG

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse Schedule for 2016-17

Next show is September 10th featuring Garnet Rogers with Shawna Caspi
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Our 2016-17 schedule is almost complete
We have recently added Livingston Taylor and Catie Curtis to the schedule and look forward to seeing many of you this coming season.
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information. 
Upcoming Shows
Sep 10     Garnet Rogers with Shawna Caspi 
Sep 24     An Evening with Tom Rush 
Oct 15      Jim Henry and Abbie Gardner (Red Molly)
Nov 5       Matt Nakoa, Rachael Kilgour, & Kirsten Maxwell 
Nov 19     The Kennedys 
Dec 3       Ellis Paul
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Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

Monday, July 25, 2016

Get the tri-fold brochure with all the Cultural Festival info

The tri-fold brochure is available for download and to print on your own now. Copies will be available at all the events this week.

On Wednesday, July 27, the Cultural Festival opens at the Town Common and then shifts to THE BLACK BOX.

On Thursday, July 28, the Historical Museum and the Town Common share events.

On Friday, July 29, the events are spread among the high school, the Town Common, and the Sculpture Park.

On the final day, Saturday, July 30, all the events will be held inside and outside (under a tent) at THE BLACK BOX.

Come on down to sample all the cultural arts Franklin offers!

Or download and print from here