Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 9/20/18
ONE: The 3rd Annual Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race sits “squarely at the crossroads of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.” Teams attempt to pilot their sculptures through a number of different obstacles … or look really awesome trying. Join in the all-day fun in downtown Lowell on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TWO: On Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Main Site at 34 Haverhill St. in Lawrence will host a free Mobile Market with fresh produce available. This may be a big help for those impacted by the recent Merrimack Valley gas line emergency. Due to the expected demand, the organization is also requesting more volunteers than it usually does — interested parties should email Luz Rodriguez at email@example.com.
THREE: Rogers Center for the Arts will host a double feature of “Different From the Others” and “I Don’t Want to Be a Man,” two films from the German silent era with LGBT themes, on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The silent films will be accompanied by live music.
FOUR: Folk artist John Gorka will perform at the Firehouse Center for the Arts as part of its Sea Level Oyster Bar Concert Series this Friday at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Amelia K. Spicer will be the evening’s special guest.
FIVE: Help Navigation Brewing Co. raise funds for Mill City Grows by running – or not running – their 5K/0K Road Race from 10 to 2 p.m. on Saturday. After the race (or lack thereof!), North-American Catering Co. will serve up some eats at the brewery.
SIX: The Museum of Printing will open its doors free of charge on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its Printing Arts Fair. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants will enjoy printing, keepsakes, demonstrations and shopping!
SEVEN: Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus is back with festival fun for the whole family! Head to Riverfront Park for free live music all day, a classic car show, local food and drinks, and – to conclude the evening – a fireworks show.
EIGHT: Oak & Iron Brewing Company’s OAKtoberfest this Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m. The price of admission gets folks 21 and older an Oak & Iron stein and a 20-ounce pour – but everyone can enjoy live music provided by the Mad Bavarian Brass Band and food including brats, sauerkraut and Bavarian pretzels.
EXTRA: Methuen’s Pleasant Valley Gardens will host a Farm to Fork Dinner on Saturday at 6 p.m. Attendees can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the lawn before heading into the greenhouse. There, Chef Dana Wilson of Raspberries Catering will prepare a delicious multi-course “Mediterranean Harvest” meal.
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!