ONE: Let’s just call this an Eight Great “heads up” about an event you won’t want to miss next week. North Andover fashion boutique Dani Kaye is having a Gifts and Glam Holiday Shopping Event next Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. At this event, you can sip, snack, shop for gifts and for your holiday outfits, and get beauty tips to complete your holiday looks. The event will also serve as the official unveiling of all of the shop’s specialty holiday gift items including ornaments from Michael Aram, boxed pajama gift sets from Bella Dahl and selected girls’ clothing from Terez!
Want to know more about Dani Kaye? Check out the November/December issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine, which is available for purchase online and on newsstands now.
TWO: Newburyport eatery Brick & Ash will be “adopting” three families, one from each of the recently hurricane-impacted areas: St. Thomas, St. John and Puerto Rico, and will be donating a portion of proceeds to them at Rebuild: A Hurricane Fundraising Night. Plus, after dinner, two back-to-back live bands: The 86’d, featuring the restaurant’s Executive Chef Patrick Putnam on banjo, followed by The Stupid Robots. The whole night will run from 5 p.m. on Friday to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.
THREE: Operation Delta Dog is holding the 5th Annual Walk & Wag for Veterans this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle. Whether you’re joining the walk or not, feel free to attend and enjoy a whole host of fun activities, including music by 100.7 WZLX’s Karlson & McKenzie, the Boston’s Baddest Burgers food truck, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, face painting, caricatures, magicians, children’s games, a doggy bar and more!
FOUR: The Amesbury Cultural Council’s Open Studios and More will take over Downtown Amesbury on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 60 artists and fine crafters will be displaying their work at more than 20 locations while live music plays in the streets, and a free trolley will be on hand to take attendees from place to place
FIVE: Wilson Farm in Lexington will also be hosting its first annual Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature seasonal dishes from their kitchen, autumnal produce from their fields, treats from vendors, and interactive activities that will entertain all ages.
SIX: Over 20 businesses in Downtown Lowell will serve as craft beer tasting (or food-munching!) sites while entertainment rocks the streets during Made in Lowell’s 4th Annual Craft Beer Walk on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are limited, and none will be sold on the day of the event, so be sure to purchase ahead of time if you want to attend.
SEVEN: Portwalk Place will be the home of the Portsmouth Jazz & Blues Festival on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. More than a half-dozen blues and jazz acts will perform on many stages inside Portwalk’s hotels and restaurants, including The Big Note Trio featuring Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn, Bob Halperin, TJ Wheeler and more.
EIGHT: Get a peek at 2018’s biggest wedding fashions & trends at the NH Winter Wedding Expo on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott Nashua. Bring your friends, fiancé, mother, sister and bridesmaids and make plans for the most magical day in your life. Meet with vendors including bridal boutiques, wedding venues, honeymoon specialists, wedding cake artisans and more.