The Good Life – 12/7/18

THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT

2018 Jingle Ball Holiday Party
Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Birch Wood Vineyards | Derry, N.H. | BirchwoodVineyards.com

Derry’s Birch Wood Vineyards’ 2018 Jingle Ball Holiday Party features a four-course holiday dinner by our talented chefs and dance party provided by DJ Chad Ardizzoni. Menu selections include tortellini minestrone, tenderloin Wellington with crab cake, pumpkin bread pudding, and more.

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WINE & DINE

Soup & Shop
Friday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Brush Art Gallery & Studios | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

Get in the last of your holiday shopping (or get started – we don’t judge!) at The Brush Art Gallery & Studios’ Soup & Shop event. As the name implies, you’ll be able to warm up with a delicious cup of soup as you browse gifts for your friends, family and coworkers.

Pairing Wine with Cheese and Chocolate Tasting
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m.
WineNot Boutique | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com

Wines with Personality PLUS Small Producers from Around the World
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com

Christmas Grand Tasting
Saturday, Dec. 15
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com

WineNot Holiday Grand Wine Tasting
Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
WineNot Boutique | Nashua, N.H. | Eventbrite.com

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A&E AROUND THE VALLEY

Rick Springfield
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.
Tupelo Music Hall | Derry, N.H. | TupeloHall.com

Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The Grammy Award-winning musician has scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.”

“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

“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

Art Reception – Jack McCrossan, Photography
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Parish Center for the Arts | Westford, Mass. | Westford.org

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

“A Christmas Carol”
Now – Dec. 23
Palace Theatre | Manchester, N.H. | PalaceTheatre.org

The Palace Theatre’s rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic story, complete with filled with lively song and dance, special effects, actors from across the country and a live orchestra, was voted “Best Live Theatrical Production” and “Best Theatre Event of the Year” in Manchester, N.H. by The Hippo.

“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”
Now – Dec. 23
Merrimack Repertory Theatre | Lowell, Mass. | MRT.org

Whistler Holiday Party and Art Auction 2018
Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Whistler House Museum of Art | Lowell, Mass. | WhistlerHouse.org

The Holiday Oddity Marketplace
Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m.
Mill No. 5 | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Dec. 8 – 16
Colonial Chorus Players | Reading, Mass. | Facebook.com

Fourth Annual Holly Days Open House at the Stevens Estate
Dec. 14 – 16
The Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill | North Andover, Mass. | Facebook.com

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Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!

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