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
Fall Country BBQ
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com | (978) 649-4400
If you’re looking for a down-home treat this weekend, you probably won’t find better than Stonehedge Inn & Spa’s Fall Country BBQ. The event includes an extensive country BBQ buffet, live music by Southern City Band, a beer garden sponsored by Cape Ann Brewing Co., a tarot card reader and a blazing bonfire. Best of all, your attendance will support a good cause: a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Operation Delta Dog, a nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue shelter dogs and train them to work as service dogs to help veterans with PTSD and TBI.
SIP, SAVOR & CELEBRATE
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Willow Spring Vineyards | Haverhill, Mass. | WillowSpringVineyards.com | (978) 374-1473
Haverhill’s Willow Spring Vineyards is having a costume party! Get into the Halloween spirit a little early and put on your best costume for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Tickets to the event are $30 each or two for $50 … so perhaps it’s time to think up an ingenious couples costume! The cost of a ticket covers entrance to the barn, live music (Life Of The Party), costume prizes, finger foods and candy.
Stark Brewing Co. Tasting
Friday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet Store | Manchester, N.H. | StarkBrewingCompany.com | (603) 625-4444
Fall Grand Wine Tasting
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Wine Tasting with Chuck, Megan, and Dan … Plus 98.9 The Valley Remote Broadcast!
Saturday, Oct. 28 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Speyside to Islay Tasting
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wine ConneXtion | North Andover, Mass. | WineConneXtion.com | (877) 469-5025
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from the Museum of Modern Art
Now through Jan. 7, 2018
Currier Museum of Art | Manchester, N.H. | Currier.org | (603) 669-6144
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s instantly recognizable posters are fixtures on the walls of millions of homes worldwide. Although the original works of art are more than 100 years old, their continued prevalence is a reminder of the influence he continues to have on art, and especially graphic design. Lautrec’s often colorful lithographs reveal the enduring beauty of Paris. They also feature the city’s more shadowy figures, whose lives the artist celebrated through his art. Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Currier’s exclusive New England presentation will present more than 100 posters, prints and illustrated books.
Soteris (Sam) Roussi: Entanglements
Now through Nov. 5
The Institution for Savings Art Gallery at Firehouse Center for the Arts | Newburyport, Mass. | Firehouse.org | (978) 462-7336
Honoring Our Veterans
Now through Nov. 11
The Brush Art Gallery | Lowell, Mass. | TheBrush.org | (978) 459-7819
EAC Faculty Art Exhibit
Now through Dec. 15
Essex Art Center | Lawrence, Mass. | EssexArtCenter.org | (978) 685-2343
Into the Night
Exhibition begins Nov. 1, runs through Nov. 26 | Opening reception on Nov. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Loading Dock Gallery | Lowell, Mass. | TheLoadingDockGallery.com | (978) 596-1576
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!