Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 8/29/19

WEEKEND EVENTS

ONE: The Saint Anthony Church, located in Lawrence, will be hosting the 45th Annual Lebanese Mahrajan from August 30 to September 1. There will be authentic Mediterranean food and sweets, activities for the children, drinks and entertainment by Amin Sultan and Ensemble.

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TWO: Enjoy the Tex-Mex powerhouse The Mavericks this Friday at 7:30 p.m., while they play Lowell’s Boarding House Park. Witness the “mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny” — Lowell Summer Music Series.

THREE: Did you know that The Eagles Greatest Hits album was the best selling album of the 20th century? Almost half a century after their formation, The Eagles’ music still lives on, through jaw-dropping tributes like Dark Desert Eagles. See them this Saturday, at 8 p.m., at the Hampton Beach Casio Ballroom. 

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FOUR: Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones), Tony Leva (bass) and Dylan Jack (percussion) will perform original compositions by Kohlhase, Jack and selections from other great composers that span the history of jazz. If you missed our 2018 profile of Jack, you can read it here. See them at The Hearing Room this Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m.

FIVE: Beginning on September 1, Addison Gallery of American Art will be featuring their latest exhibit, “George Washington: American Icon.” Explore the complex life and history of a political leader, military general, statesman, Founding Father, planter, denture wearer, cherry-tree chopper, first president of the United States and prolific slaveholder.

SIX: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads has been described as a “non-stop, fun- loving musical journey that’s as good for the head as it is for the soul” by fans. Dive into the world of genuine reggae/ska/roots music at Talking Dreads’ show this Sunday, at Blue Ocean Music Hall. Show starts at 5 p.m.

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SEVEN: Shreya Ghoshal needs no introduction to an Indian Cinema lover. She first rose to stardom with her victory on the Indian musical reality TV show, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.” Bengali by origin, she has taken not only the Bollywood industry by storm, but has also captured the fancy of the South Indian movie industries. Now, Ghoshal is touring internationally, and she’s performing at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on September 1, at 7 p.m.

EIGHT: Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby. ( Top of page). Born into the arms of the folk music community in Australia, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time. You can see them live on September 2 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. Show starts at 8 p.m.

 

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And Don’t Forget…

Blues N Brews Festival, September 7: Enjoy more than 50 brews while listening to 4 local, national and international blues bands. The Blues N Brews festival will take place at JFK Plaza in Lowell, from 2 to 8 p.m.

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Andover Classic Wines: Be sure to visit Andover Classic Wines this September to enjoy one of their many tastings:

Friday, September 6th – 5-7pm
Smirnoff Infusions – Vodka Tasting

Saturday, September 21st – 3-6pm
Fall Grand Tasting!

Saturday, September 28th – 3-5pm
Pinhook Bourbon Tasting

Saturday, September 28th – 3-5pm
Rhone Valley Wine Tasting

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Lowell Summer Music Series Contest Winner

Congratulations to Joe Marino who WON 4 PASSES to the show of his choice at the 2019 Lowell Summer Music Series – courtesy of Merrimack Valley Magazine! We hope you enjoy your show!

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

August 30

Newburyport ZipTrip

Boston 25 News will be broadcasting LIVE at their last ZipTrip of the summer, and there will be plenty of activities for kids, refreshments and giveaways! Best of all — it’s free!

Newburyport, Mass. | Boston25News.com

August 30 – September 1

96th Annual Feast of the Three Saints

There will be plenty of food, music, activities and entertainment at the North Shore’s largest Italian Feast.

Lawrence, Mass. | Facebook.com

August 31

Cruising Downtown 2019

Cruising Downtown 2019 is an event for families and anyone interested in seeing all kinds of antique and specialty cars and trucks. 

Manchester, N.H. | Facebook.com

August 31

Circus Night at Hampton Beach

Gather around the Seashell Stage and let the Boston Circus Guild’s circus performers, musicians, artists and dancers entertain you with stunning theatrical displays and jaw-dropping stunts of contemporary circus.

Hampton, N.H. | HamptonBeach.org

August 31 – September 2

2019 Loreto Music Festival

This weekend event, hosted by the Holy Ghost Society of Lowell, will feature daily concerts, food, drinks, a wine party and more,

Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

September 1

Cobblestones Sunday Brunch featuring Redwood Rain

Don’t miss out on Sunday Brunch at Cobblestones of Lowell this week. Enjoy live music and a wonderful brunch from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

September 2

Labor Day at Cider Hill Farm

Kick off the unofficial start to fall with apple picking, hayrides, lawn games, seasonal food specials and more.

Amesbury, Mass | CiderHill.com

September 2 

35th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

The 35th Annual Bread & Roses Heritage Festival is an open-air arts and music festival honoring Lawrence’s multi-cultural roots and rich labor history while commemorating the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

Lawrence, Mass. | BreadAndRosesHeritage.org

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

September 9

27th Annual Golf Tournament

Join Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce in their 27th Annual Golf Tournament.

Haverhill, Mass. | HaverhillMa.ChamberMaster.com

September 19

Dinner and a Presentation: Cirrent Research Tends for Parkinson’s, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Nurse practitioners and physician’ assistants are invited to a dinner and presentation, featuring Geriatric Neuropsychiatrist Robert B. Portney and Chief Medical Officer of New England PET Imaging/ Radiologist as guest speakers.

Methuen, Mass. | ActiveMedResearch.com

September 20

Celebration of Lowell’s Vibrant African Community to Benefit Lowell Community Health Center

Lowell Community Health Center will host an African Community Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 20The event will celebrate the people and home countries of Lowell’s vibrant African community while raising funds for the Health Center’s WrapAround Fund, which pays for services that are not covered by health insurance, such as medical interpretation, linking patients to health insurance, free teen programs and community education and outreach.

Lowell, Mass. | LCHealth.org

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