Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 4/12/18

ONE: At the Concord Museum’s Patriots’ Ball this Saturday, guests will enjoy an Americana-style buffet dinner, drinks, entertainment including music by The Hip Replacements and opportunities to support the Museum’s education and public programs through a raffle and live “paddle up.” The event will take place at the National Guard Armory at 7 p.m.

TWO: Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when it was liberated at the end of the war. One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, tells the true story of the children of the Holocaust in “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a show based on the poetry book of the same name. See it at the Firehouse Center for the Arts on Friday at 8 p.m. or Saturday at 3 p.m.

THREE: 3rd Annual New Hampshire Fashion Week offers three days of fashion fun at Event Center Nashua! The event will kick off Friday with a showcase of informal fashions of up-and-coming designers. Saturday will be a high-end fashion show with top designers in the industry. On Sunday, students, makeup artists and hairstylists will compete.

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend - 4/12/18

SEVEN: George Thorogood and the Destroyers are playing this weekend at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom.

FOUR: Every year at Southern New Hampshire University, the Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events (CAPE) host a Color Run for students and the general public to come together and have fun for a great cause at the Paint the Campus Pink Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. Proceeds will benefit the American Breast Cancer Foundation and the Franco-American Centre. The run will take place on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

FIVE: Shop the area’s most peculiar vendors — with names like Hypnovamp, Ms. Cadaver’s Kitchen and Punkcake Alterno Art — at the Oddity Marketplace. There will be vendors offering oddities, curiosities, the strange and the unusual. The event will take place on the fourth and fifth floors of Mill No. 5 on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

SIX: The Cambodian American Student Association at UMass Lowell is holding its biggest event of the year, its annual Khmer New Year celebration, on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be a number of traditional and modern performances as well as delicious Cambodian food, so drop by for a fun night!

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend - 4/12/18

EIGHT: Eir’s Garden is holding a Soap Making 101 class this Sunday which examines the cold-process method for making soap.

SEVEN: 36 years later after the release of their best-known song, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are still “Bad to the Bone.” The band is coming to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom this Saturday at 8 p.m.

EIGHT: Eir’s Garden is holding a Soap Making 101 class this Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. which examines the cold-process method for making soap. The incorporation of botanicals, oils and butters, & essential oils will be discussed, and each student will receive two bars of soap. Attendees should register by Friday and bring an apron, rubber kitchen gloves and eye protection.

HEADS UP! GREAT THINGS INCOMING

HEADS UP #1: Next Friday at 5 p.m., The Exchange Club of Lawrence will host Charity Fight Night: Live Amateur Boxing at the DoubleTree Andover Hotel. Proceeds will benefit exchange scholarships, child abuse prevention and local charities. To purchase tickets, contact Charlie Zanazzi at (978) 886-0604.

HEADS UP #2: Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Country Kickoff at Blue Ocean Music Hall next Saturday at 4 p.m. This show is of special interest to Merrimack Valley residents because the performers — Jillian Cardarelli, Tom Dixon, Jimmy Connor and Martin & Kelly — are all from New England!

HEADS UP #3: The 20th annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum will feature actress, children’s book author and philanthropist Jamie Lee Curtis at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now, but may sell out quickly. Proceeds support scholarships for Middlesex students.

Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!

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