Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 5/10/18
ONE: The Lowell Walks 2018 series continues as Lowell historian Richard Howe leads a free walking tour of historic Lowell Cemetery. The tour will begin at the Lawrence Street gate on Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
TWO: Made in Lowell’s Friday Nights are all about food trucks, live music, local small businesses, artists, crafters and family friendly fun! This time, vendors include Teddy’s LunchBox, Empanada Dada, Greek Girl Artisan Soap and Bohemian Beads and Bangles. Join the fun on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
THREE: Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, the musical version of “The Wedding Singer” has a sparkling new score that does for the ’80s what “Hairspray” did for the ’60s. See the Majestic Theatre’s rendition of the show at the Derry Opera House on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
FOUR: Join the Newburyport Public Library for an afternoon of poetry with the Powow River Poets on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Readings are free and open to the public, but those wishing to participate in the open mic should come early to sign up! The poets reading this month are Natalie Shapero, professor of the practice of poetry at Tufts University, and Don Kimball, author of three chapbooks: “Tumbling,” “Journal of a Flatlander” and “Skipping Stones.”
Dig poetry? Check out Managing Editor Doug Sparks’ most recent Letter to the Editor about reuniting with the art.
FIVE: From 6 p.m. on Saturday to 1 a.m. on Sunday, the Claddagh Pub will host the 4th Annual Pet Rock Benefit Concert for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Enjoy live local music, beer tasting, vendors, prizes and raffles – all for a great cause!
SIX: The Whistler House Museum of Art will host its annual “Interlude” on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. This year, the museum presents “A Venetian Masquerade,” an homage to the beautiful city of Venice that coincides with the 2018 Spring Exhibition, “The Allure of Venice.”
SEVEN: Northern Essex Community College’s chamber and jazz ensembles will present a spring concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring the works of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Lloyd-Webber, Zimmer and others This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus.
EIGHT: Join the women of Chinquapin, Louisiana as they visit Truvy’s beauty salon for styling and free advice dispensed by the outspoken, wise-cracking proprietor. That’s right – “Steel Magnolias” is coming to the Firehouse Center for the Arts. See the show on Saturday or Sunday at 8 p.m.
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!