Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 3/15/18
ONE: St. Patrick’s Day dinners aren’t the only way to celebrate the holiday this weekend! Rogers Center for the Arts will be hosting a performance of The Young Irelanders on Sunday at 3 p.m. This group of traditional Irish musicians, assembled by the Irish Cultural Academy, have the cultural traditions of “the olde sod” running through their veins and are masters in their disciplines. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the most talented young Irish singers, dancers and musicians in the world.
TWO: The Greater Lowell Community Foundation will hold an opening reception for its spring artist exhibition, “Lowell Celebrates Kerouac: Festival Posters from 1988 to 2017,” on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of its location on Merrimack St. The exhibit will run until May.
THREE: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while helping to support the Salisbury Beach Partnership, which provides free beachfront concerts and fireworks all summer long, at Blue Ocean Music Hall’s Blarney Bash on Friday at 8 p.m. Starring The Joshua Tree — paying tribute to the most famous Irish band of all time, U2 — this is a rockin’ way to celebrate the holiday.
FOUR: Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show is the largest and longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country, and it’s happening at the Shriners Auditorium this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While many modelers and hobbyists attend, the general public can find plenty to enjoy at the show as well, including hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.
FIVE: Cobblestones of Lowell will celebrate the luck o’ the Irish on Saturday with a special “St. Paddy’s Day at O’Cobblestones” event, where corned beef and cabbage will be served all day during the restaurant’s normal hours from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
SIX: The St. Patrick’s Day Fun will go from 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturday at Horseshoe Grille, with lively Irish music and step dancing running from 4 p.m. to midnight. Oh, and would it really be St. Paddy’s Day without a traditional boiled Irish dinner?
SEVEN: Canadian group Glengarry Bhoys will be performing at Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. Their show is known for getting audiences involved with a blend of “alternative Celtic” music and a great sense of humor.
EIGHT: Nashoba Valley Ski Area will host the 6th Annual Pond Skim and BBQ on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Even if you don’t want to compete, bring some friends or family members along to watch and enjoy some tasty barbecue!
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!