Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 9/19/19


ONE: For the release of their new jazz duo record “Remains of Echos,” Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack will be playing at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the CD’s release at Chelmsford’s house of jazz. To get you in the mood, check out Jack’s contribution to #nowspinning.


TWO: Dubbed by one admirer as “the undisputed King of Boston comedy,” Steve Sweeney embodies, almost literally, the city he calls home. A master of dialects and character voices, Sweeney can riff on everyone from Dorchester church ladies to Beacon Hill pols to certain radio personalities who seem a little too old to be peddling rock-and-roll to younger generations. See him live this Friday at Newburyport’s Firehouse Center for the Arts.  Show starts at 8 p.m.


THREE: Located on the grounds of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, the Lowell Irish Festival will feature live Irish music from national and local acts such as Joshua Tree, The Gobshites, Irish Whispa and a headlining nighttime set from the Young Dubliners. Immerse yourself in the history of Lowellian Irish heritage through food, craft tents, family activities and the many Irish heritage events.

The day long event begins at noon this Saturday, and it will be open to families and groups of all ages.


FOUR: This weekend, head off to see the Wizard! Manchester’s Palace Theatre will be showing The Wizard of Oz Friday through Sunday. Follow Dorothy and Toto over the rainbow to Oz in this rollicking musical adventure fit for the whole family. You can find all dates and times for The Wizard of Oz here.


FIVE: If all-terrain, human-powered art sculptures don’t pique your interest, what will? Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race is an organization whose mission is to host and produce an annual kinetic sculpture race within the city of Lowell. These sculptures, made from repurposed materials, are engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. 

This citywide race kicks off Saturday, September 21, at 61 Market Street, Lowell, starting at 9 a.m.

SIX: Red velvet whoopie pies, tiramisu, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-bacon minicupcakes, chocolate orange slices, chocolate mummies, s’mores on a stick, the original chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-dipped potato chips, and the list goes on! Join in on a great night of fabulous desserts, at the 10th Annual West Parish Chocolate Fair and Fundraiser. 

Located at West Parish Church in Andover, this event takes place this Saturday, starting at 6:30 and has plenty to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth.

SEVEN: Billed as the “world’s greatest Eagles tribute band,” Eaglemania epitomizes what The Eagles were truly about. See them live this Saturday at Andover’s Collins Center. Show starts at 7 p.m.


EIGHT: Who wouldn’t want to have breakfast with the world’s greatest superhero? Attend Blue Ocean Music Hall’s Superhero Brunch alongside Batman, Spiderman and Captain America this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Dress up as your favorite superhero and enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet, a superhero dance party and even an onstage power-posing photo shoot with your favorite heroes.


And Don’t Forget…

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

Saturday, September 21 – 3-6 p.m.
Fall Grand Tasting

Saturday, September 28 – 3-5 p.m.
Pinhook Bourbon Tasting

Saturday, September 28 – 3-5 p.m.
Rhone Valley Wine Tasting


September 19

Dinner and a Presentation: Current 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

September 20

“Poe” – A performance by Theater in the Open

Enjoy a special encore presentation of “Poe” in The Ellen T. Brown Memorial Chapel at Newburyport’s Oak Hill Cemetery. Using music, macabre pageantry and shadow puppetry, Theater in the Open’s ensemble will explore the emotional tension and otherworldly atmosphere that underscore Poe’s works.

Newburyport, Mass. | TrailsAndSails.org

September 26

Annual Lowell Celebrating Recovery Breakfast

Join the Lowell House family, friends, staff and stakeholders on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, from 7:30 – 9:00 AM.

Lowell, Mass. | LowellHouseInc.org



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