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
Rock ‘n’ Roll Getaway Homeless Benefit
Friday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Cobblestones of Lowell | Lowell, Mass. | Untappd.com | (978) 970-2282
Join Lowell Transitional Living Center supporters in the tropically decorated 3rd floor function room at Cobblestones of Lowell for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Getaway Homeless Benefit on Friday. Enjoy a tiki cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, classic vacation-themed music and more. All funds will support Lowell Transitional Living Center’s life changing programs and services.
TAKE A TASTE
New Belgium Brewing Co. Beer Tasting
Saturday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Founded in 1991, New Belgium Brewing Company is a Colorado-based craft brewery that is 100 percent owned by its employees. Located in the city of Fort Collins, the brewery’s Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale is its flagship product (and the company’s bicycle logo, as you might expect, comes from the “Fat Tire” brand and its interesting origins). Give a taste to the brewery’s products as they’re featured at Andover Classic Wines during a tasting on Saturday.
Saturday, Feb. 3 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Beechwood Lager Split-a-Batch Brewing Event
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m.
IncrediBREW | Nashua, N.H. | IncrediBREW.com | (603) 891-2477
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
Cheese Class: Cheese 101
Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.
Mill City Cheesemongers | Lowell, Mass. | MillCityCheese.com | (978) 501-3142
FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE
A Taste of Sweetness in the Port
Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Downtown Newburyport | Newburyport, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 462-6680
Newburyport’s finest shops, restaurants, cafes and bakeries will be participating in this sweetest event ever! Indulge for yourself or a loved one for Valentine’s Day while shopping and dining locally. Sample fine chocolates and desserts in downtown Newburyport, The Industrial Park, The Tannery Marketplace and Horton’s Yard.
A Little Bazaar
Saturday, Feb. 3 from noon to 4 p.m.
Mill No. 5 | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 656-1828
Valentine’s Brews and Buys
Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Teresa’s Italian Eatery | Middleton, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 646-1111
Yours Truly Boutique Open House
Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Yours Truly Boutique | North Reading, Mass. | Eventbrite.com | (978) 664-6622
Valentine Sip & Shop
Friday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 p.m to 9 p.m.
Chelmsford Lodge Elks | Chelmsford, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 256-7611
Valentine’s Day Open House
Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thoreauly Antiques | Concord, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 371-0100
Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!