Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 3/1/18

ONE: Five O’Clock Shadow will headline the 16th Annual A Cappella Night at Rogers Center for the Arts on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Throughout its 23-year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music. By incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative arrangements, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and unique textures. The evening will open with the sounds of Boston Jazz Voices and their special guest, Mackapella.

TWO: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Fourth Annual Conservation Film Festival on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m. A diverse selection of award-winning, conservation-related films from across the world will be presented on the big screen in the visitor center auditorium. Subjects include Walden Pond, coral reefs and Arctic wolves.

THREE: In “Call Me By Your Name,” based on the popular novel by André Aciman, it’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father, and the two discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. See the show at the Luna Theater on Friday at 7:35 p.m.

FOUR: On Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m., the Concord Conservatory of Music will welcome the Merrimack Valley community at The Concord Scout House for the Conservatory’s American Roots Winter Party. This musical, fun-filled event has dinner, live and silent auctions, and — naturally — plenty of American roots music.

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend - 3/1/18

FIVE: “Mothers of Rock,” which pays homage to women songwriters and performers in popular music, will take place at UMass Lowell this weekend.

FIVE: As part of Lowell Women’s Week, “Mothers of Rock XIV,” a concert that pays homage to women songwriters and performers in popular music, will be at Durgin Hall on the South Campus of UMass Lowell on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The ninth annual event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds from the show and a raffle of items donated by local businesses will benefit Girls Inc.

SIX: Head over to Blue Ocean Music Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. for the 2nd annual “Yee-Haws and Ha-Ha’s – Comedy + Country” show, featuring comedian Paul D’Angelo and Nashville recording artist Lexi James, for a night of hilarious stand-up comedy and sensational country music.

SEVEN: Runners from last year’s Hampton Half Marathon pose for a photo. The marathon has a new 5K option this year.

SEVEN: The 11th Annual Hampton Half Marathon (now with a NEW 5K option!) is returning to Hampton Beach, N.H., for another day of scenic New England running on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join thousands of runners and spectators at this fun run where you celebrate your finish with bone-warming hot soup and delicious craft beer from Harpoon. Looking for even more health, fitness and wellness events? Check out the Local Health Happenings calendar at the bottom of each week’s Wellness Wednesdays!

EIGHT: The Firehouse Center for the Arts is collaborating with The Actors Studio of Newburyport’s city-wide, month-long celebration of Women’s HERstory Month this March. The partnership kicks off with an encore production of “Glass Ceilings” this Sunday at 1 p.m. The show performed to a sellout audience at The Actors Studio of Newburyport this past fall.

EXTRA: Horseshoe Grille will be hosting an Oscar Party 2018 on Sunday at 7 p.m. Dress up for the occasion and celebrate the 90th Academy Awards with specialty cocktails and fun appetizers. Plus, cast your best Oscar prediction ballot to win great prizes!

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