ONE: Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge’s next Chef Showcase is on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This time, the theme is “I Wish This Dish Was On the Menu!” Executive Chef Harley Smith and his culinary team will be preparing a three-course meal: fig, brie and mushroom flatbread, sesame salmon, and finally, chimichurri-marinated sirloin tri-tip.
TWO: The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell presents “The Azores: Nine Islands, Nine Photographers,” a project showcasing each of the Azores’ nine islands seen through the lenses of nine of contemporary Portugal’s best photographers. The exhibit is available for viewing anytime University Crossing’s Moloney Hall is open.
THREE: Renowned ceramicist Immer Cook will exhibit more than a dozen new ceramic works in an exhibit at Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus library until April 5. There will be an opening reception on Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
FOUR: The Granite Game Summit Spring 2019 is an event focused on social, open board gaming in the Granite State. The summit’s goal is to bring people new and old to the hobby together in a welcoming and friendly environment at the DoubleTree in Nashua. It will will open on Friday at 10 a.m. and close on Sunday at 5 p.m.
FIVE: In the iconic musical “Cabaret,” the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. See the show at the Palace Theatre this Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 or 7:30 p.m., or Sunday at 2 p.m.
SIX: The “Four by Four for Education” exhibit at The Brush Art Gallery, which opens this Saturday, raises funds for the Brush Scholarship and Special Perspectives. The former is a $1000 scholarship is granted to a deserving UMass Lowell art student, while the latter brings art instruction to challenged adults.
SEVEN: The Chelmsford Community Band invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of musical excellence as they present a Winter Concert with local concert pianist Virginia Eskin. Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” will head up the bill, along with Gottschalk’s “Celebre Tarantelle” and “Indigo Run” by Cedric Adderley. The music starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the hall in the Chelmsford Senior Center in North Chelmsford.
EIGHT: The Tanglewood Marionettes, a national touring marionette theater based in New England, will present the classic Greek myth “Perseus and Medusa” at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill on Sunday at 3 p.m.
MORE FUN & FOOD AROUND THE VALLEY
Saturday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m.
Mill No. 5 | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com
Cobblestones Sunday Brunch
Sunday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cobblestones of Lowell | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com
March 14 – 31
Greater Boston Stage Company | Stoneham, Mass. | GreaterBostonStage.org
Tupelo Night of Comedy
Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
Tupelo Music Hall | Derry, N.H. | TupeloHall.com
Blarney Bash ft. Joshua Tree
Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m.
Blue Ocean Music Hall | Salisbury, Mass. | BlueOceanHall.com
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar.