The Good Life – 12/14/18

THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT

Skylark: A Century of Carols
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 3 p.m.)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | Newburyport, Mass. | SkylarkEnsemble.org

This year, King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England celebrates the 100th anniversary of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” a service broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve, and for many, a centerpiece of the Christmas musical season. Skylark will offer a rich collection of carols that have been a part of this service over the last century, with a particular focus on carols that have become mainstays of this service, or that were sung at particularly meaningful times in world history since 1918.

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WINE & DINE

12 Wines with Sheila from Circa Wines
Saturday, Dec. 22
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com

A wine broker serving New Hampshire, Circa Wines enjoys collaborating with wineries with a proven dedication to integrity, honest business practices and customer satisfaction. Join them at Lucia’s Bodega for a taste of their wares ahead of the holiday craziness.

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

Sugar & Spice Shopping Event
Dec. 15 & 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Brush Art Gallery & Studios | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

Wine Tasting: Red and White Varietals for Cheese Pairing
Sunday, Dec. 16 from noon to 3 p.m.
Mill City Cheesemongers | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

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A&E AROUND THE VALLEY

Live Music at NoLo Bistro & Bar: Barrett Anderson
Friday, Dec. 21
NoLo Bistro & Bar | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com

A 17-year veteran of the scene, Barrett Anderson cut his teeth by playing with members of Muddy Waters’ 1970s band, Pinetop Perkins & Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, in the late ’90s. Now, his award-winning Barrett Anderson Band packs a mesmerizing, backbeat-heavy, hypno boogie punch.

“Liberty and Justice: The Satirical Art of Salley Mavor”
Now – Dec. 30
New England Quilt Museum | Lowell, Mass. | NEQuiltMuseum.org

“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

Live Music at the Copper Door: Grace Rapetti
Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Copper Door Restaurant | Salem, N.H. | CopperDoorRestaurant.com

Dylan Jack Quartet
Saturday, Dec. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Hearing Room | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

Boston Pops – Holidays Pops 2018
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Lowell Memorial Auditorium | Lowell, Mass. | ETix.com

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature “Sleigh Ride,” as well as other holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. They are joined by the Metropolitan Chorale, known as one of Metro Boston’s premier choral ensembles.

“Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol”
Now – Dec. 23
Greater Boston Stage Company | Stoneham, Mass. | GreaterBostonStage.org

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

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

“It’s A Wonderful Life”
Dec. 15 & 16 at 11:05 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m. and 8:05 p.m.
The Luna Theater | Lowell, Mass. | LunaLowell.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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