ONE: Six-piece folk band Delta Rae are known for their exhaustive touring schedule, playing over 100 shows a year. As you might have guessed, one of those shows is Merrimack Valley-based this weekend — if you haven’t checked out Tupelo Music Hall‘s new digs in Derry, consider heading over to the show this Friday at 8 p.m.
TWO: Friends of the Newbury Town Library are putting on a Plant, Bake & Book Sale this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. Buy beautiful plants donated by local florists and garden centers, check out the book sale and participate in a handful of exciting raffles. Naturally, all proceeds will go toward funding the resources and services of the library.
THREE: If there’s anything more adorable happening this weekend than Baby Goat Day at Derry Blue Seal, we don’t know about it. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., head over for food, drinks, door prizes and — of course — cute and cuddly baby goats.
FOUR: Manchester, N.H. dance studio Dimensions in Dance has decided on Aladdin for their 21st annual production, and they’ll be performing it twice this weekend. Catch the classic tale of the “street rat” and Princess Jasmine, told through dance, at the Palace Theatre on Saturday at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.
FIVE: Sean Graney’s adaptation of the classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, “Romeo Juliet,” will be performed at Mill City Grows’ Eagle Park Community Garden in Lowell on Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. In this new version of the tale, four actors portray seven key characters.
SIX: Five-time Grammy award winner Robert Cray is coming to Cary Memorial Hall this Saturday at 8 p.m. In just over 40 years, Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world.
SEVEN: It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means it’s time for the Newburyport Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Sunday and Monday. Head to Downtown Newburyport for live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, shopping in Newburyport’s finest stores and food from Newburyport’s best restaurants.
EIGHT: New England Magick Academy and Charmed in New England are bringing a Wizard Springtime Market to Winnekenni Castle this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Needless to say, if your kids are into the “Harry Potter” franchise, this is the event for them — Hogwarts-style “classes” and sales of licensed HP goods are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this packed-to-bursting event.