Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 4/4/19

Featured photo: John Travolta and Nikki Blonsky in the 2007 film version of “Hairspray.” Photo property of New Line Cinema.

ONE: We’re giving you a heads-up here for next weekend! At the Rogers Center for the Arts’ “Hairspray Sing-A-Long!”, belt out your favorite tunes along with John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken and more as you swing back to the ’60s with the 2007 film version of the hit show “Hairspray.” Next Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m., come dressed in in your best, most creative and most outrageous early ’60s Motown, prom queen, and middle-class American fashion for a chance to win some fun prizes.

TWO: The Amesbury Cultural Council and the Whittier Home Association present Amesbury’s fourth annual celebration of National Poetry Month with citywide events. The festivities begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. with Poetry Trivia Night at BareWolf Brewing. An evening to come out, enjoy a brew and test your knowledge of bards and poems.

THREE: The Lowell Memorial Auditorium will host the Experience Hendrix Tour at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The tour presents a host of great artists collaborating and interpreting Hendrix’s legendary songs as part of a three-hour concert experience.

FIVE: Green thumbs, take note. Lowell nonprofit Mill City Grows’ Annual Seed Swap is this weekend.

FOUR: The Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology at UMass Lowell and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation are presenting a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The program is set Friday at the college’s University Crossing. Demonstrations begin at 10 a.m. and are followed by an expert panel at 11:30 a.m.

FIVE: Mill City Grows will host its Annual Seed Swap on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Church United in Lowell. Over 1,500 seeds will be available for attendees to take and swap, and all are encouraged to bring any unused seeds to the event.

SIX: The Oddity Marketplace on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Mill No. 5 aims to delight collectors of interesting curiosities, with a great selection of vendors offering the strange and the unusual. Learn more about the marketplace in this story from our Jan/Feb issue.

SIX: The Oddities Marketplace at Mill No. 5 in Lowell features vendors selling grisly and gruesome collectibles. The next one is this Saturday. Photo by Adrien Bisson.

SEVEN: This weekend, find out what is happening at your local national wildlife refuge, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, during their Annual Open House. Spend an hour with Refuge Manager Bill Peterson on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as he shares what is planned for Parker River in 2019.

EIGHT: The season finale of Mistral Music’s twenty-second season will take place at West Parish Church in Andover with “Poetic Journeys” on Saturday at 4 p.m. Selections include Mahler’s “Rückert Lieder” and Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll.”

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MAKE PLANS FOR EASTER

Pet Easter Bunny Photos
Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Animal Hospital of Nashua | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com

Easter Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Atkinson Country Club | Atkinson, N.H. | AtkinsonResort.com

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center | Lowell, Mass. | Eventbrite.com

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Birch Wood Vineyards | Derry, N.H. | Eventbrite.com

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Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar.

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