ONE: The Wu is comin’ through! See legendary rap outfit Wu-Tang Clan live at the Tsongas Center on Friday at 8 p.m. Known for being one of the most influential hip hop groups of the ’90s, their classic album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” is widely considered to be one of the all-time greats of the genre.
TWO: Veteran Hollywood and Broadway star Stephen Lang (“Avatar,” “Gods and Generals,” “Gettysburg”) will perform the one-man show he wrote about eight Medal of Honor recipients, “Beyond Glory,” at the Rogers Center for the Arts on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
THREE: A World of Music, Middlesex Community College’s 2018 fall concert series, continues with a performance by the Carlos Odria Ensemble, a high-energy acoustic jazz group, at 7 p.m. on Friday in MCC’s new Richard & Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
FOUR: Derry music store Smash Music welcomes the Granite State Woodwind Quintet to its Smash Live Series on Friday at 8 p.m. This series presents a wide range of entertaining performances in an intimate space adjacent to the store, aiming to introduce a variety of musical styles to music lovers of all ages and musical experience.
FIVE: The Concord Museum’s new Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center Grand Opening will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. The celebration will then continue with a free Open House on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities of all ages, including musical performances, hands-on experiences for families with children and visits with living history interpreters.
SIX: Get a jump on your holiday shopping on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the final Newburyport ArtWalk of the year. More than 20 Newburyport galleries and partner sites collaborate to offer demonstrations, special exhibits, artist discussions, outdoor sculpture, jewelry, gifts and more in a casual reception environment.
SEVEN: Alt-rockers blindspot will take the stage at UnchARTed for a “welcome home from touring” show this Saturday at 9 p.m. alongside fellow acts Phil Cambra & the Space Cadets, Slow Loris and Sons Lunaris. They cite U2, The Killers, Paramore, Kings of Leon and Neon Trees as their biggest influences.
EIGHT: Join Mill No. 5’s Crose Nest for a Botanical Paint Night with illustrator Madison Safer on Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In this workshop, you’ll learn about how to expand an herbal practice into painting and, focusing on one plant, will create a watercolor herbal study from start to finish. All skill levels are welcome!
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!