ONE: Looking for something to do with your kids this weekend? Join the MSPCA at Nevins Farm on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a special pig edition of Little Bookworms Story Time in celebration of National Pig Day! After story time, we’ll take a short walk out to our pig barn to meet some of the Nevins Farm residents and offer them fresh fruits and vegetables.
TWO: Relive the magic – or live it for the first time! – at the Harry Potter Film Festival at The Luna Theater. This weekend, the theater is showing the first two films in the franchise: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Friday at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at 11:05 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on Saturday at 5:25 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. and Sunday at 11:05 a.m.
THREE: Voices of Hope Boston, in partnership with 101.7 The Bull, presents Country 4A Cure at the Blue Ocean Music Hall on Friday at 7:30 p.m., a concert to benefit cancer research at the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the MGH Cancer Center.
FOUR: Join us for the first-ever Dueling Piano Dinner Show at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, N.H.! The restaurant is teaming up with NYC’s Shake Rattle N Roll Pianos to host a three-course dinner coupled with a night of music entertainment. The three course dinner will start at 5 p.m., with the Dueling Piano show running from 6 to 9 p.m.
FIVE: Powerful performances and imaginative programs are hallmarks of the Thoreau Piano Trio. These three internationally acclaimed artists will present “For the Birds,” a benefit concert for the Lowell Humane Society, on Sunday at 2 p.m.
SIX: Learn the story of Crystal Lee Sutton, the inspiration for the movie “Norma Rae,” during the next Moses Greeley Parker Lecture. Historian Aimee Loiselle will speak on “Creating Norma Rae: Textile & Garment Workers Lost Behind a Pop Icon,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center.
SEVEN: Did you know that March 3 is World Wildlife Day? Head over to North Andover’s Stevens Memorial Library to celebrate with “Rehabbing Wildlife,” where licensed wildlife rehabilitator Dr. Stephanie Magnarelli will teach you and your kids what to do (and what animal rehabilitators do!) if you encounter baby wildlife, orphaned wildlife or an injured animal.
EIGHT: Be “freezin for a reason” at the 18th annual Roger Patenaude Polar Plunge at Dracut’s Boathouse Bar. The bar will have food, drinks, entertainment, raffles and more as swimmers jump into the drink to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.
MORE FUN & FOOD AROUND THE VALLEY
Portugal Wine Tasting
Saturday, March 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com
Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
Tupelo Music Hall | Derry, N.H. | TupeloHall.com
Shuck & Stump! Oyster Popup w/ Sea Level Oyster Bar
Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Newburyport Brewing Co. | Newburyport, Mass. | Facebook.com
The Future of Recovery
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Firehouse Center for the Arts | Newburyport, Mass. | Firehouse.org
Saturday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m.
Mill No. 5 | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com
March 14 – 31
Greater Boston Stage Company | Stoneham, Mass. | GreaterBostonStage.org
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar.