ONE: Colbie Caillat and Gone West will be performing at Lowell Summer Music Series this Friday. Check out this Nashville-based singer/songwriter at 7:30 p.m.
TWO: Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) will be presenting blues rock group Bobby Keyes Trio on Saturday at 7 p.m. as well as jazz vocalist Donna Byrne on Sunday at 2 p.m. If you’re looking for some great jazz, rock and bluesy live music, these are the shows for you.
THREE: This Saturday, catch the debut of Lowell Storytelling at the Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Art Center of MCC. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature will feature six local residents sharing a true story of each of their lives in Lowell. Read all about it over at Richard Howe’s blog.
FOUR: From this Saturday to July 28, the Ayer Loft‘s Exploring Color event will feature artist-residents who will be showing off their latest creations including, art, sculpture, photography, pottery and more.
FIVE: The annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society will take place from July 10 to 14 in celebration of the 202nd birthday of Henry David Thoreau. This year’s theme is “Engineering Thoreau: Nature, Technology and the Connected Life.” Visit ThoreauSociety.org for more information on the schedule for this great weekendlong event.
SIX: The Blue Ocean Event Center will be hosting a performance by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes this Saturday at 8 p.m. Check out this show to enjoy a night of rock and blues-filled fun.
EIGHT: This Sunday, The Hearing Room presents Jazz Jam. This event features traditional jazz and popular tunes played on piano. Swing by to enjoy some great music, and if you feel inspired, participation is encouraged!
MORE FUN & FOOD AROUND THE VALLEY
Heritage Farm Ice Cream Special Adoption Event
Take your family out to Heritage Farm Ice Cream and help one of RUFF Tales Rescue’s dogs find a home at their special Heritage Farm Adoption Event.
Lowell, Mass. | HeritageFarmIceCream.com
Annual Concert and Silent Auction at Tupelo Music Hall
The Center for Life Management Foundation will host it’s 11th Annual Concert and Silent Auction at Tupelo Music Hall to raise critical funding for children, adolescents, adults and seniors with direct access to comprehensive emergency, clinical and medical services, case management, substance use treatment, and community based counseling support.
Derry, N.H. | DonationMatch.com
Home Sweet Home Bike Run for 50 Legs
The Home Sweet Home Bike Run for 50 Legs, a charity that provides prosthetics for amputees, will begin at A-Brews Tap & Grill and end at Deerhead Sportsmen’s Club in Hookset, NH.
Dracut, Mass. | ABrews.com
April 20 through July 20
Rockport at the Whistler
The Whistler House Museum of Art, in collaboration with the historic Rockport Art Association and Museum, is showcasing the impressive and diverse body of work by the Rockport Juried Artist Members.
Lowell, Mass. | WhistlerHouse.org