The Good Life – 1/19/18

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.

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THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT

Frozen Brunch & Skating Party
Sunday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Blue Ocean Music Hall | Salisbury, Mass. | BlueOceanHall.com | (978) 462-5888

Take the little ones out for this Top Treat! Meet the Snow Queen and other favorite Arendelle characters at Blue Ocean Music Hall’s ice castle by the sea. Enjoy an exclusive breakfast buffet, Frozen ice cream sundae bar and indoor ice skating on our Seaside Ice rink. Also included: tableside visits from Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, a photo op in front of the ice castle gates and a special snow toss game!

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SIP & SAVOR

Craft Beer Dinner feat. True North Ale Company
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com | (978) 649-4400

Stonehedge’s first craft beer dinner of 2018 features True North Ale Company, whose brewery space (including a 30-barrel brewing system!) was built on the site of an old Ipswich car dealership by a father-son duo. Owner and founder Gary Rogers will be on hand showcasing the beer selections as Stonehedge’s chef dishes out inspired creations including chile relleno, braised pheasant and smoky pork poutine.

Toscana Wine Dinner with Marco Fizaletti from Castello di Querceto Vineyards
Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth | Portsmouth, N.H. | Eventbrite.com | (603) 570-3600

Merrimack Valley Food Bank Fundraiser
Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com | (978) 649-4400

Super Hunger Brunch to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank
Sunday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Michael’s Harborside | Newburyport, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 462-7785

1st Annual Food & Wine Experience Weekend
Friday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 4

Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com | (978) 649-4400

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CELEBRATE THE ARTS

Diversified Fiber Art Traditions
Exhibition runs through March 16
Essex Art Center | Lawrence, Mass. | EssexArtCenter.org | (978) 685-2343

This exhibit brings together fiber artists who exploit the materials properties to create a variety of works that represents their particular specialty. From traditional textiles to contemporary mixed media artwork, the Sidell Gallery presents a delightful array of fiber based creations including clothing, costume, functional and decorative works. Fiber has a long history that reaches across cultural boundaries, supplying us a functional material that can be further enhanced through dying, spinning, weaving, felting, knitting and more.

Going Baroque: Drama and Gesture in the 17th Century
Exhibition runs until further notice
Currier Museum of Art | Manchester, N.H. | Currier.org | (603) 669-6144

The Town and the City – Photographs of Lowell, Massachusetts
Exhibition runs through Feb. 3
UnchARTed | Lowell, Mass. | UnchARTedGallery.com | (978) 323-9040

“A Picture is Worth 1.5 Words”
Exhibition runs through Feb. 17; reception on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Brush Art Gallery | Lowell, Mass. | TheBrush.org | (978) 459-7819

“KNYUM”
Various dates now through Feb. 4
Merrimack Repertory Theatre | Lowell, Mass. | MRT.org | (978) 654-4678

Greater Haverhill Arts Association “Paint-In”
Sunday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nunan’s Florist and Greenhouses | Georgetown, Mass. | HaverhillArtAssociation.org | (978) 352-8172

2017 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest Reception
Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.
Hunt’s Photo & Video | Melrose, Mass. EssexHeritage.org | (978) 740-0444

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Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!

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