Oct
20
to Jan 4

FRIED CHICKEN & TIKI THURSDAYS

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FRIED CHICKEN & TIKI THURSDAYS

Every Thursday we're hosting fried chicken dinners upstairs at Watson & the Shark. Tiki drinks, canned beer & wine. Each week will feature southern style fried chicken from our friends at True Grit Farm, in Ipswich, MA. always with seasonal sides and condiments.

HOURS: 6-9:00 PM; $25 per person

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Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

DINNER COLLABORATION with DAVID TANIS

Our good Friend and brilliant chef David Tanis will be cooking recipes from his new book "Market Cooking".

Prix Fixe Menu $50

Wine Pairing $20

Reservations can be made by calling (978) 281-0044 or emailing a reservation request at the bottom of this page.

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Backyard Growers Fundraiser
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Backyard Growers Fundraiser

Backyard Growers fantastic annual fundraiser is back - even bigger and better than last year! Join us for an evening of fun, friends, food and music to support our farm to school and community gardening programs.

Enjoy appetizers, dinner and cocktails prepared by Short & Main followed by a rockin' dance party with live music performed by some of our finest local musicians! Bring your friends and join us for a great night out to support a wonderful cause!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
WHERE: Short & Main, 36 Main Street, Gloucester
TICKET PRICE: $75 (includes appetizers, cocktails, and a delicious farm fresh dinner)

PROGRAM:
6:30 Cocktails and Appetizers
7:00 Speakers
8:00 Dinner is served
9:00 Dance Party

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Fire Friday - DJs LION PRIDE SOUND
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Fire Friday - DJs LION PRIDE SOUND

FIYAH FRIDAY  REGGAE PARTY AT WATSON & THE SHARK
WITH DJS LION PRIDE SOUND

CELEBRATE SUMMER NIGHTS WITH A REGGAE PARTY! 
9PM DOORS
$5

DJS RENEGADE RED AND VISION OF LION PRIDE SOUND HAVE OPENED FOR NUMEROUS LEGENDARY REGGAE ACTS, PUT ON SOME OF MASS AND VERMONT'S MOST POPULAR REGGAE NIGHTS AS WELL AS THE INFAMOUS REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS BOAT-CRUISES ... THEY WILL BE IN FULL AFFECT PLAYING STRICTLY THE BEST IN ROOTS REGGAE, DANCEHALL, ROCKERS, LOVERS ROCK , SKA AND ROCKSTEADY ON THE 1S AND 2S!

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COMMOTION FOR THE OCEAN
Jul
1
to Jul 2

COMMOTION FOR THE OCEAN

Please join us for a special fundraiser party on Saturday, July 1 beginning at 9pm. Short & Main has partnered with Treetop Yoga and the Cape Ann Maritime Partnership to raise $14,500 for a Marina Skimmer and accessories needed for trash removal and data collection. The Clean Harbor Initiative will not only collect pollution, but educate the public about the preservation of our harbors and beaches. 

 

Celebrating and fundraising for the Gloucester's life aquatic with dj, decorations, raffle and you! All donations and half of bar proceeds will be donated directly to the Cape Ann Maritime Partnership for the marina skimmer. Minimum $10 donation. Please join us to celebrate summer, skinny dipping and an awesome local cause!

Donation based yoga class held at 6pm at Treetop Yoga

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Fire Friday - DJs LION PRIDE SOUND
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Fire Friday - DJs LION PRIDE SOUND

FIYAH FRIDAY  REGGAE PARTY AT WATSON & THE SHARK
WITH DJS LION PRIDE SOUND

CELEBRATE SUMMER NIGHTS WITH A REGGAE PARTY! 
9PM DOORS
$5

DJS RENEGADE RED AND VISION OF LION PRIDE SOUND HAVE OPENED FOR NUMEROUS LEGENDARY REGGAE ACTS, PUT ON SOME OF MASS AND VERMONT'S MOST POPULAR REGGAE NIGHTS AS WELL AS THE INFAMOUS REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS BOAT-CRUISES ... THEY WILL BE IN FULL AFFECT PLAYING STRICTLY THE BEST IN ROOTS REGGAE, DANCEHALL, ROCKERS, LOVERS ROCK , SKA AND ROCKSTEADY ON THE 1S AND 2S!

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FIYAH FRIDAY  Reggae Party 
Apr
14
to Apr 15

FIYAH FRIDAY  Reggae Party 

FIYAH FRIDAY  Reggae Party at Watson & the Shark
With DJs LION PRIDE SOUND

Spring is here and what a better way to celebrate the warm weather with a reggae party! 
9pm DOORS
$5

DJs Renegade Red and Vision of LION PRIDE SOUND have opened for numerous legendary reggae acts, put on some of Mass and Vermont's most popular reggae nights as well as the infamous REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS BOAT-CRUISES ... they will be in full affect playing strictly the best in Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Rockers, Lovers rock , Ska and Rocksteady on the 1s and 2s!

for more info visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1731982993780557

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Closet Case v.8 Shady Love
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Closet Case v.8 Shady Love

"Love is in the air, but this air is stale and these hearts are heavy. This month we're giving you a reason to remember that some love doesn't always last forever. Hosting the shady shack shindig is Closet Case's own Ricky Diamond. The night is going to be jam packed with a variety of performances. " For more information visit www.facebook.com/closetcaseparty/ 

Doors open @ 9, performances begin @ 10

19+/$15
21+/$12
VIP/$20 (21+)

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WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?
Feb
11
to Feb 12

WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?

Proms have gone SO wrong... (as have many things in the world)

So JOIN US for a FUNDRAISER FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD! 

Get in your worst (so best) prom attire from your favorite decade (please get crazy!). Fantastically cheesy photo ops, spiked punch, free condoms, best prom music of the ages, and prom King and Queen nominations and crowning will all be part of this fun filled night!

Capacity is limited ... tickets are secured by donation (minimum $10 but any donation amount is welcome!) at (EVENTBRITE)

100% of ticket donations and 50% of net proceeds from the bar go directly to Planned Parenthood. 

sponsored by One Heart, Infinite Pulses in collaboration with Short & Main

Eventbrite - PROM for Planned Parenthood

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prom-for-planned-parenthood-tickets-31500733542

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PORT AUTHORITY
Jan
27
to Feb 6

PORT AUTHORITY

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Our very own Max McNamara will be performing in:

FISHTOWN PLAYERS presents Conor McPherson's  PORT AUTHORITY

TICKETS: 978 515-79577  general admission $15, seniors $10 (cash or check)

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY JANUARY 27th, 7:30

The boys are back after a one year hiatus.

Conor  McPherson also wrote “The Weir”, “Shining City” and “The Seafarer” which was nominated for a Tony for best play.  A modern Irish master storyteller he always delves into the mystical and the ineffable within the everyday.  His plays stay with you for a longtime.

The play features the stage debut of Max McNamara (Michael's son) playing the role of Kevin (a young man living outside his parent’s home for the first time with two alcohol-pickled men and a wry woman).

     Max, a graduate of GHS who moved to Austin, Texas after graduating from UVM was a featured actor in Richard Linklater’s Golden Globe winning film, Boyhood

Back in Gloucester he just completed a featured role in the upcoming Screen Gems film, Cadaver (due out this summer).

    Rory O’Conner plays Dermot the comic center of the play with his usual charisma and panache. Who but a great character to play a great char-actor?! 

Rory made his stage debut for the Fishtown Players in McPherson’s, The Weir followed by a riveting turn as Sharkey in McPherson’s , The Seafarer. Other roles: Coleman in Martin McDonough’s, The Lonesome West and Heno in Jimmy Murphy’s, Brothers of the Brush.

     Michael McNamara has been acting on area stages for over 40 years. For Fishtown Players he produced all of their shows and was a featured actor in most of them. In November of 2015 he was seen as Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman for the Mugford Street Players, (Marblehead) John Fogle directing.

 

    Mr. Jay DiPrimais an actor, director, writer and producer who holds a doctorate in Educational Theatre from NYU and is a visiting assistant professor in drama education at Endicott College and Fitchburg State university. He has published several plays that have used the art of dramatic monologue. He has written and toured as an actor in the roles of Henry David Thoreau and Reverend John Murray in Mingling Souls.

For Fishtown he has acted and directed in Conor McPherson’s, TheSeafarer,  and featured as an actor in The Lonesome West and The Savannah Disputations.

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CAPE ANN MUSEUM - CAMafterhours
Jan
27
to Jan 28

CAPE ANN MUSEUM - CAMafterhours

Help support the arts  as the Cape Ann Museum opens for a special after hours celebration.  Visit this local institution, which boasts a wide collection of art and artifacts depicting the culture of Cape Ann, and mingle with other museum-goers. You can also enjoy a dance performance “Dancing the Woods” by artist Dawn Pratson., sip local craft beverages, and catch the special exhibit; Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker

Then make your way down Main Street to keep the party going at Watson & the Shark. Our weekend Tiki Bar is just the place to show off some dance moves of your own or sip a delicious daiquiri. And of course, you can always make your way downstairs for a little pizza. . .

TIckets to the museum are available on their website or through Eventbrite. No cover for Watson & the Shark.

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CLOSET CASE - CONVERSION THERAPY
Jan
20
to Jan 21

CLOSET CASE - CONVERSION THERAPY

"It's Inauguration Day and what better way to celebrate than with some pure unadulterated performances sure enough to #TRUMP the Friday night competition in town and grab Gloucester right by the.......well, you get the idea.
 

That's right ladies and gentlemen. The Closet Case crew is back to usher in the era of Trump. The night will be jam-packed with Trumped out performances as well as games and prize giveaways. Hosting the evening will be Closet Case's lovely and lascivious Luna Vixxen!!"

Doors open @ 9 PM - Performance @ 1 0 PM

For tickets & more info visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2774121 

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NEW YEARS EVE
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NEW YEARS EVE

Join us downstairs for dinner or upstairs for a prixfix dinner (includes Watson & the Shark Dance Party after dinner).  Reservations can be made by calling (978) 281-0044 or be made in person.

Prix Fixe Menu @ Watson & the Shark

$75 per person

 

DANCE PARTY upstairs at Watson & the Shark starts at 10:00, tickets are $25

Eventbrite - NEW YEAR'S EVE
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Feast of the Seven Fishes
Dec
28
5:00 PM17:00

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Join us downstairs to enjoy the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. In addition to our nightly menu, we will be offering a selection of seafood dishes to celebrate the season. Pair a few courses with your pizza - or take on the whole feast - it's up to you! 

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DINNER AT SCRIBE with Nico & Amelia
Dec
9
to Dec 10

DINNER AT SCRIBE with Nico & Amelia

If you are in the Bay Area, Nico & Amelia will be "Chefs-in-Residence" at our dear friends' vineyard in Sonoma this weekend.  More info below

We are excited to announce that Nico and Amelia Monday from The Market Restaurant and Short & Main in Gloucester, Massachusetts will be SCRIBE Hacienda Chefs-in-Residence this weekend.  On Saturday, December 10th, they will prepare a seasonally inspired four-course menu, featuring local seafood (Dungeness crab! Oysters! etc.) and produce from the SCRIBE farm.

We will be pairing a special selection of SCRIBE wines includinglibrary Rieslings, non-release 2016 Pét-Nats, and magnums of Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Nico and Amelia Monday are some of our oldest friends and longest standing collaborators. In Scribe’s early days, long before the renovation began, Nico spent many evenings cooking in the Hacienda courtyard while he and his wife Amelia (they were married at Scribe) were chefs at Chez Panisse in Berkeley.  In 2010, they moved east to Gloucester, Massachusetts and opened The Market Restaurant to great success. Market has hosted SVS Pick-Up Dinners every summer since.  We are very happy to have them back on the farm and part of this month’s SVS Hacienda preview.

Join us at our table to share this special evening and celebrate friends, food, wine, and the revival of the SCRIBE Hacienda. Tickets are $120 per person and include dinner, wine, tax and gratuity.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, please add the number of seats you would like to purchase to your cart and check out.  Tickets are $120 per person and include dinner, wine, tax and gratuity and are NON-REFUNDABLE.

http://store.scribewinery.com/product/SCRIBE-Hacienda-Dinner-with-Nico-Monday

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Jun
7
2:30 PM14:30

Artisinal Vermouth & Wine Dinner with Carl Sutton

Carl Sutton (San Francisco, CA) Artisanal Vermouth & Wine Dinner

7pm Arrival

“Sutton & Sodas”

Oysters (3x), passed pizza

7:30pm Seated

 

“Cocktail #1”

Antipasti

House­made Charcuterie

 

“Cocktail #2”

Caitlin’s Lettuces

Spring Vegetables

 

Sutton Cellars 2010 Carignan

Porchetta with salsa verde

Anson Mills polenta

8:30pm Dessert

Chocolate Cake with Creme Fraiche

Sutton Vin de Noix digestif

(Vegetarian entree option)

 

5 courses, paired

$75, excluding tax & tip

Eventbrite - Artisanal Vermouth & Wine Dinner with Carl Sutton (SF, CA)
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Couscous a la Royalé Wine Dinner with Howie & Nico
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Couscous a la Royalé Wine Dinner with Howie & Nico

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Nico & Howie present Couscous a la Royale, a family-style feast inspired by a dinner in Cassis together years ago. With wines we love & local seafood. 

Menu

Aperitif with House "Pastis"  Spritz

Local Oysters on the Half-Shell

House-Made Sausages, Charcuterie & Pickles

Moroccan Salads, Herb Jam & Flatbreads

Couscous a la Royale with Local Fish & Clams

Braised Greens, Maine Beans, Tomato Confit, Chermoula, Harissa & Salsa di Noci

Local honey & cheese with Fig eau di vie

5 Sparkling & Sicilian wines to Pair

$65 per diner

Buy tickets here!

Menu subject to change based on availability

Space is limited /// Gratuity not included

 

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