The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants.
THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 & 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 & 7 p.m.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre | Lowell, Mass. | MRT.org | (978) 654-4678
If you’re looking for an evening of fine local theater, this is the penultimate weekend to see “The Royale” at Merrimack Reportory Theatre. The play tells the story of Jay Jackson, who will become the first black man ever to fight for the title of World Heavyweight Champion the next time he steps into the ring. Tickets are going by the tens of thousands, the press conferences are harrowing and intense—and as America gears up for the fight of a lifetime, Jackson and his colleagues greet the dawn of a new era that none of them can begin to comprehend.
4th Annual Dining in the Dark Event to benefit the Lowell Association for the Blind
Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
moonstones | Chelmsford, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 454-5704
Join the Lowell Association for the Blind and the moonstones crew for the 4th Annual Dining in the Dark event. This unique and stimulating dining experience is not to be missed and will sell out! moonstones chef Adam Hervieux has created another “lights out” menu that will amaze your senses of smell and taste.
Cause for the Paws – Blackdog Builders Golf Tournament to benefit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 a.m.
Campbell’s Scottish Highlands | Salem, N.H. | MSPCA.org | (978) 687-7453
Fashion Passion Show to benefit The North Andover Women’s Club
Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Stevens Estate | North Andover, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 258-2700
8th Annual In Pink Brunch & Fashion Show to benefit women’s health initiatives at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Andover Country Club | Andover, Mass. | Tickets available on Eventbrite | (978) 722-2871
SIP, SAVOR & CELEBRATE
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce presents The 5th Annual Restaurant Mystery Tour
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Event begins & ends at Haverhill Golf & Country Club | Haverhill, Mass. | HaverhillChamber.com | (978) 373-5663
When you register for the 5th Annual Restaurant Mystery Tour, you’ve got a limousine ride and reservations at one of the region’s hottest restaurants … you just don’t know which one! Where will your limo take you and your party of 10? Will it be Vasa Waterfront Kitchen & Bar, Sea Level Oyster Bar or the 110 Grill? The one thing you can know for sure: you’re going to have a great time!
Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur Tasting
Friday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Wine Tasting with Bryant from Lineage Wines
Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Fall Harvest Brunch By the Sea
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 19
Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge | Salisbury, Mass. | SeaglassOceanside.com | (978) 462-5800
Toscana Fest 2017
Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen & Market Salem | Salem, N.H. | Facebook.com | (603) 952-4875
Looking for even more things to do? Check out our event calendar, our NoteWorthy community calendar, our Wellness Wednesdays health highlights or the latest edition of Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend!