Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 4/11/19

ONE: The Addison Gallery of American Art will hold an opening reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. for two new exhibitions for its spring season: “Harlem: In Situ” and “John Goodman: not recent color.” “Harlem: In Situ” explores the depth, complexity and legacy of this renowned New York neighborhood, highlighting the work of some of its most important visual artists from the late 1920s through today. “John Goodman: not recent color” presents recently rediscovered, brilliant color images that examine the American cultural landscape through the coming-of-age of a young photographer in the 1970s and 1980s. Both exhibitions, along with highlights from the museum’s collection, are on view through July 31.

TWO: Selected as Boston’s 2018 best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, A Far Cry is a self-conducted, Billboard Chart-topping orchestra. Their latest show at Rogers Center for the Arts, “Gravity,” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

THREE: On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Amesbury Senior Center will hold an evening of poetry to celebrate and support Amesbury Poet Laureate Stephen R. Wagner as he faces a serious illness. This reading will include his Amesbury poems, read by members of the community, and selections from his three collections of Time Sheet poems to read by local poets.

TWO: A Far Cry will perform a show entitled “Gravity” this weekend at Rogers Center for the Arts.

FOUR: A selection of Bob Erickson’s prints and Therese Zemlin’s recent sculptural assemblages are on view in an exhibit called “Return to the Place You Already Are” at the Gelb Gallery in George Washington Hall at Phillips Academy all weekend. The exhibit runs through May 11.

FIVE: Cabaret performances have become a trademark theme for the fundraising efforts of the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. “Singing in the Rain,” the most recent in this series, will take place on Friday at Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour along with a raffle and silent auction.

SIX: Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is a family-friendly event on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will bring together scores of toddlers and children from across New England dressed in their Sunday best. Lucky bunnies who find golden eggs will be treated to a complimentary homemade gelato of their choosing while having their faces festively painted. A brunch immediately follows.

SIX: Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Consider Tuscan Kitchen’s Easter Egg Hunt.

SEVEN: Poetry Toast: The 6th Annual Meri Goyette Arts Award Luncheon provides the Greater Nashua arts community and art lovers with an annual gala to celebrate the arts while raising funds to help support local arts projects. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, champagne, a three-course lunch, auctions, fun games and more on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Sky Meadow Country Club.

EIGHT: Enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz provided by musician Jimmy Magoon during the Copper Door Restaurant’s weekly Sangria Sundays promotion from 11 to 2 p.m. Magoon toured from 2007 to 2011 with Recycled Percussion and teaches guitar at Manchester Community Music School.

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MAKE PLANS FOR EASTER

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

Easter Brunch By the Sea
Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge | Salisbury, N.H. | SeaglassOceanside.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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