THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Backyard Winterfest 2018
Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Backyard Brewery & Kitchen | Manchester, N.H. | Eventbrite.com
Bundle up and join Backyard Brewery & Kitchen on Dec. 7 for their second Backyard Winterfest. This event will bring together some of the best craft breweries in the area to pour and sample the beers and meads that are putting Derry, Londonderry, and Manchester, New Hampshire on the map as a craft beer destination.
WINE & DINE
Cobblestones Sunday Brunch!
Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cobblestones of Lowell | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com
Looking to treat yourself this weekend? Cobblestones of Lowell’s Sunday Brunch features an indulgent menu of chicken and waffles, shortrib hash skillets and cocoa puff martinis. While you’re chowing down, you’ll be serenaded with live music by local artists Ken Budka & Ariel Strasser.
Barbarescos & Barolos Wine Tasting
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com
Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com
90 Points & Above with Special Guest Bobby Zohn
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Wine ConneXtion | North Andover, Mass. | WineConneXtion.com
Weekend Brunch at Warp & Weft
Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Warp and Weft | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com
A&E AROUND THE VALLEY
“Anna Hogan: A Life Engraved in Art”
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum of Printing | Haverhill, Mass. | MuseumOfPrinting.org
Anna Hogan was a well-known local artist with a devoted following who passed away in December 2018. The Museum of Printing holds her collection and is bringing out materials from its archives for a special exhibit, which is free and open to the public.
“Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence”
Now – Jan. 21
Currier Museum of Art | Manchester, N.H. | Currier.org
“From America to Americas”
Now – Jan. 23
Gelb Gallery, Elson Art Center at Phillips Academy | Andover, Mass. | Andover.edu
Have a Heart Charity Art Auction
Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Everett Mills | Lawrence, Mass. | Facebook.com
Art Reception – Jack McCrossan, Photography
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Parish Center for the Arts | Westford, Mass. | Westford.org
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
Lowell Memorial Auditorium | Lowell, Mass. | LowellAuditorium.com
In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” made its network television debut. Since then, it has been delighting audiences across the country for over 50 years. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” is a wonderful new way to experience this wonderful family tradition on the stage.
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
Now – Dec. 23
Greater Boston Stage Company | Stoneham, Mass. | GreaterBostonStage.org
“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”
Now – Dec. 23
Merrimack Repertory Theatre | Lowell, Mass. | MRT.org
Gary Hoey’s “Ho Ho Hoey” Rockin’ Holiday Show
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.
Tupelo Music Hall | Derry, N.H. | TupeloHall.com
Whistler Holiday Party and Art Auction 2018
Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Whistler House Museum of Art | Lowell, Mass. | WhistlerHouse.org
Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!