Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 8/3/17

ONE: Circus Smirkus’s 30th Anniversary Big Top Tour is coming to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm this Friday at 1 and 6 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. The theme for this anniversary celebration is “Midnight at the Museum” — a wild and wonderful adventure through the hallowed halls of a magical museum with astonishing aerialists, courageous clowns and wily wirewalkers!

TWO: Nerds, suit up and unite on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where? At the Cosplay And Photography Expo 2017, of course. Held at the Holiday Inn Nashua, C.A.P.E. (do you see what they did there?) is the perfect place to meet up with other like-minded, self-proclaimed geeks for a little cosplaying fun. Spectators, photographers and those that might be a little too shy to get in costume are welcome too!

THREE: Nashua Park and Recreation will be putting on a fascinating display of Wheels and Wings this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nashua Airport. As if checking out the massive trucks and aircraft isn’t enough fun for kids, there’ll also be other entertainment – including a magician and bounce houses – for the little ones to enjoy.

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend - 8/3/17

FOUR: Ahhh! It’s a Monster on the loose! Oh, wait, it’s just made of clay … and that’s just the name of the event. Bring the kids to downtown “Manchvegas” to hunt for mini-beasties this weekend.

FOUR: Bring the kids to Downtown Manchester, N.H., this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., when Studio 550 will set 100 little clay Monsters on the Loose! Monster finders get the immediate reward of being able to keep the monster they discover … but there are also a number of other special benefits, especially for the person who finds the special albino monster. See the Facebook page linked above for details.

FIVE: Yankee Homecoming has already started its yearly tradition of featuring exciting events throughout Newburyport. This weekend may mark the ending of the festival, but there’s still plenty to do: catch the Fireworks Show on Saturday at 9:15 p.m., for example, or watch the Parade go by on Sunday starting at noon.

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend - 8/3/17

SEVEN: Buttonwoods Museum’s Curate-Your-Own-Exhibit Contest was won by Kathy Kaczor, whose Monopoly Exhibit is having an opening reception this weekend.

SIX: Newburyport eatery Brick & Ash is celebrating the season with fresh seafood and outdoor activities on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Besides the titular treat from the briny deep, the Clambake Block Party will also feature music, a live artist, an outdoor bar and a whole lot more.

SEVEN: Kathy Kaczor won Buttonwoods Museum’s Curate-Your-Own-Exhibit Contest earlier this year, and her exhibit is being installed as we type this. Head over to the Monopoly Exhibit Opening Reception on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. to be one of the first to view her collection of Monopoly objects and even play a few games of your own.

EIGHT: What better way to settle down on a Sunday evening than with the quirky folk stylings of Dawes? The band’s frontman, Taylor Goldsmith, has affectionately dubbed the genre of their new record “dad rock.” Find out what exactly that entails at Boarding House Park at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series.


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