ONE: The students of Esperanza Academy, led by its Clean Up and Recycle Lawrence! Service Club, want fellow Lawrence residents to stop littering and start creating with their garbage. To this end, they upturned recycling bins and began making art from plastic, paper, glass, and cardboard. That’s now been turned into Recycling, Repurposing, and Reimagining a Greener, Cleaner Lawrence: An Art Exhibition at Essex Art Center. The opening reception is this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and the exhibit will run from then until May 25.
TWO: UMass Lowell’s all-women a cappella group Fermata Nowhere will be holding Fermata Fest IV at Maloney Hall at University Crossing on Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Come support the music of local students while hearing a cappella renditions of some of your favorite songs!
THREE: “Little Orphan Danny” is the new show at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, an uproarious musical memoir of The Dan Band’s brilliant frontman Dan Finnerty. Growing up a small town altar boy in a nice conservative family didn’t always suit him, which led to childhood outbursts of blasphemy. But of the many lessons he’ll learn, none could prepare him for the fateful day he and his mother meet the woman who gave birth to him. See the show this Friday or Saturday at 8 p.m., or on Sunday at 2 p.m.
FOUR: In 1998, The National Theatre asked over 800 playwrights, actors, directors, theater professionals and art journalists to select the 10 most significant English-language plays of the 20th century. The play sitting atop that list: Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” See the show at Firehouse Center for the Arts on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 or 8 p.m., or Sunday at 3 p.m.
FIVE: Interested in a grown-up Easter egg hunt for a change? Check out Mill 77 Trading Company’s 4th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store hides filled with up to $1000 in store merchandise, gift certificates and, of course, candy!
SIX: It’s the Vinyl Countdown! There will be a ton of record dealers offering their goods on the 4th floor of Mill No. 5 at Vinyl Destination during A Little Bazaar, so dig up some sweet vinyl on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
SEVEN: Bring your kids along for Tuscan Kitchen Salem’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday at 11 a.m. Find the Golden Egg for the best prize. There will also be face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny! [Note: There is no web page for this Eight Great entry, so we’ve instead linked to the Tuscan Brands website.]
EIGHT: Get spring started off right at Live Well Lowell, which will feature massage, mobility, nutrition, yoga and at-home self care from some of your favorite Merrimack Valley purveyors of health and wellness. The event will be held at CrossFit Lowell from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. [Note: The event has been moved to September 15. Follow the link for additional updates and information.]
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!