THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Blues and Brews Oktoberfest 2018
Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Winery | Bolton, Mass. | FareHarbor.com
Not to be confused with the Blues & Brews event in Westford, this one’s a little out of the way, but still well worth checking out! Head over to Nashoba Valley Winery for a fall festival highlighting the winery’s hand-crafted micro-brews while you get into the season with great food, beautiful scenery and the fantastic sounds of blues bands including The Fat City Band and Salty Dog Blues.
WINE & DINE
Party on the Patio feat. Copper Dog Scotch & Andrew McManus
Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Horseshoe Grille | North Reading, Mass. | HorseshoeGrille.com
Horseshoe Grille’s Thursday night Party on the Patio events each have a featured beverage company and performer. This penultimate event — closing out time on the patio as the weather gets colder — will feature Copper Dog of Speyside, Scotland, and Boston-based country musician Andrew McManus.
Bent Water Brewing Co. Tasting
Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com
Dining in the Dark with Lowell Association for the Blind
Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
moonstones | Chelmsford, Mass. | LowellAssociationForTheBlind.org
Farm to Table Dinner
Friday, Oct. 19 from from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Windham Country Club | Windham, N.H. | Facebook.com
Tasting: Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, En Route, Bella Union Wineries
Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com
A&E AROUND THE VALLEY
“Murder for Two”
Oct. 17 – Nov. 11
Merrimack Repertory Theatre | Lowell, Mass. | MRT.org
Who killed the great American novelist Arthur Whitney at his own surprise party? In this zany whodunit, comedy musical, every guest has a motive. Was it the prima ballerina, the widow, the niece, the psychiatrist — or even the detective? Two actors play 13 roles — and the piano — in this entertaining homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
Creative Fusion: The Brush at The Whistler
Now through Nov. 3
Whistler House Museum of Art | Lowell, Mass. | WhistlerHouse.org
Brett Eldredge: The Long Way Tour
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
SNHU Arena | Manchester, N.H. | Ticketmaster.com
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom | Hampton, N.H. | Ticketmaster.com
Amesbury Carriage Museum Lecture: “Bookends for Equality: Whittier and Garrison”
Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
Amesbury Senior Community Center | Amesbury, Mass. | AmesburyCarriageMuseum.com
The Town and The City Festival
Oct. 19 & 20
Downtown Lowell | Lowell, Mass. | TheTownAndTheCityFestival.com
Temple Emanu-El Author Series: Deborah Prinz, “On the Chocolate Trail”
Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Temple Emanu-El | Haverhill, Mass. | TempleEmanu-El.org
Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!