ONE: Head over to Maudslay State Park on Saturday for a day of winter wonder as kite flyers from around New England bring their large kites to fly over the field during Newburyport’s Winter Kite Festival. The day starts with a kite-making session between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Bresnahan School. Then, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., hit the park to fly your kite, go kite-watching or sledding, and enjoy some hot cocoa!
TWO: Carry Out Cafe & Catering’s gallery is showcasing artist Sally Foskett’s watercolor paintings of landscapes and seascapes in an exhibition entitled “Love of Beauty: Plum Island and the Marshes.” On Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., join the cafe for a special reception where you’ll meet the artist, see the artwork and enjoy light refreshments.
THREE: The Greater Boston Stage Company is closing out its run of classic musical “Annie” this weekend. Bring the kids along for the show on Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
FOUR: On Saturday, the Chinese American Association of the Andovers will host a Chinese New Year Gala from 3 to 8 p.m. at Greater Lawrence Technical School. This cultural celebration will include dinner, games for kids, handicrafts, calligraphy, martial arts and lion dances.
FIVE: It may be cold, but there’s still plenty of family fun to be had in the Valley. Cure your cabin fever this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. by getting out to the Winter Carnival at NARA Park in Acton, where they’ll have everything from fried dough and hot cider to ice sculptures and hayrides.
SIX: Saturday is the last day to see Jon Hen’s “Look Into My Eyes” exhibit at UnchARTed during its closing reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Hen is a Lawrence-based artist whose work has a primitivistic nature and hip-hop-inspired scrawling that recalls the art of Jean-Michael Basquiat.
SEVEN: On Sunday at 5:30 p.m., the premiere showing of “The Woodland Alchemy,” a film made on the New Hampshire seacoast, will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. Composer Jenna Greene will perform selected songs from the movie’s original soundtrack on the harp, and attendees can participate in a meet and greet and question-and-answer session with the cast and crew.
EIGHT: Every Sunday is Sangria Sunday at the Copper Door in Salem, N.H.! In addition to $15 pitchers of sangria and $13 pizzas, the restaurant’s Sunday offerings also include live music. This time, Pete Peterson will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. – so you can chill out with great food and tunes before the big game.
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar.