ONE: From Thursday to Sunday, Lowell will celebrate ArtWeek in Massachusetts. The Mill City contributions to this statewide week of art include events from Gallery Z, Create Alcohol Ink Art, A Little Bazaar and more.
TWO: Using a computer as her canvas and stylus as her brush, Susan Pulaski creates composite digital images that are on display through the end of May at Carry Out Cafe. The public is invited to a special reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the cafe to meet the artist. The exhibition, called “Spring Wanderlust,” highlights Pulaski’s many inspirations including travel, music, nature and fine art.
THREE: Numerous comic book shops throughout the Merrimack Valley will be participating in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the medium or you’ve been looking for an excuse to get into it, find a local independent store near you at FreeComicBookDay.com and bring your family or friends along for a visit!
FOUR: Held in downtown Haverhill, KidsFEST will include a full day of live music, local theater, dance performances, face painting, martial arts and much more. The “Haverhill Idol” competition is definitely the highlight of the event. Catch the fun with your little ones from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
FIVE: LifeLinks, Inc. will host their 6th annual Champagne & Champions Kentucky Derby Party at the Sky Meadow Country Club from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Catch the excitement of the race, enjoy special Derby-themed cocktails and listen to live music provided by the Dick Carpentier Quartet.
SIX: The Ipswich River Community Chorus will present its 2018 spring concert, “Free At Last!”, a musical tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy the music at Aldersgate Church in North Reading on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 4 p.m.
SEVEN: The Newburyport Choral Society’s 2018 Spring Concert is an exciting newer version of Mozart’s beloved “Requiem,” complemented by works of the 18th-century maverick Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, known for his harmonic inventiveness and surprising musical style. See the show on Saturday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at 4 p.m. at Belleville Congregational Church.
EIGHT: The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra will hold its Spring Pops Concert at Nevins Memorial Library on Sunday at 2 p.m. With a fun and energetic program that features favorites across the entertainment medium including Broadway hits, classical pieces from ballet and opera as well as instantly recognizable themes from film and television, this performance represents both stage and screen.
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!