Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 3/23/17
ONE: Now that UMass Lowell’s River Hawks have clinched their Hockey East Championship win, they’ll be opening the NCAA Tournament against Cornell on Saturday at noon. Get out to the SNHU Arena this weekend and root for the home team!
TWO: The 1990s might be “Far Behind” us, but these guys are still rocking. One of the pioneering bands of the post-grunge era, Candlebox is known for hits like “You” and “Change.” They have two performances at the Tupelo Music Hall this week, one on Thursday at 8 p.m. and another on Friday at 8 p.m.
THREE: Local playwright Eleanor Burgess no doubt had the adage “write what you know” in mind when she penned the upcoming Merrimack Repertory Theatre production, “Chill.” Based on her experiences coming of age in Brookline, Mass., the play explores the way adulthood can force us to leave our dreams behind … and the gaps it can create between old friends. Catch the show at 8 p.m. on Friday or Saturday, or at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
FOUR: Spring is here, which means it’s just about time to get out there and start fishing. The Plum Island Surfcasters are holding their 21st Annual Fishing Show at Hope Church in Newburyport on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seminar topics include “Finding and Catching Striped Bass,” and “The Versatile North Shore Surfcaster.”
FIVE: Pine State Trading Co. has been a family-owned business for three generations, leading the charge in Maine’s distribution of beverages and farm-to-table foods. Three representatives from the company — along with some of their wares — will be on hand for a special Wine Tasting at Lucia’s Bodega this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
SIX: On Saturday, visit Western Avenue Studios number 124 to celebrate the grand opening of Eir’s Garden, a natural products boutique owned by certified herbalist Lynn Merrill Iverson. Navigation Brewing Co.’s tap room will be open in conjunction with the event, Phoenix Rising Pizza will be serve wood-fired pizza and the multiple musical guests include Pink Lemonade Cake, Eddy Dyer/The Dromlins and Rob Byrd. The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m.
SEVEN: Have great fun for a great cause at Opportunity Works‘ “Treasures of the Deep” Auction Voyage on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. In addition to silent and live auction items available for your perusal, attendees will be able to enjoy a seaworthy theme, complimentary food and a cash bar.
EIGHT: An alumnus of New England Conservatory, Juilliard and Yale University, pianist Constantine Finehouse has been lauded for his “interpretations of depth and maturity.” He’ll be performing Beethoven, Bolcom and Schumann at Northern Essex Community College‘s Haverhill campus this Sunday at 2 p.m.