Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 10/31/19
ONE: On the first Saturday of every month, Western Avenue Studios & Western Avenue Lofts artists open their doors to the public. Come take a peek inside their work spaces and see for yourself why Western Avenue is the creative soul of Lowell.
November Open Studios, taking place Nov. 2, is for the planners out there. Make a day of it in Lowell and stroll through their old mill building, now home to over 300 artists who are opening their studio doors to you. Bring your holiday list and find the perfect gift, handmade with creativity and care by our artists and craftspeople. Open Studios is complete with food trucks and Navigation Brewing Company on site. Plenty of free parking. WooHoo!
TWO: In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, the Mass. Center for Native American Awareness will hold its annual Pow-wow inside the Athletic Center at the Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass., on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The day will feature Native American drumming and singing, inter-tribal dancing, a children’s activities table, storytelling, an educational workshop, craft demonstrations, a conical wigwam, and Native foods, arts, and crafts for sale. For more details and cost, visit Mcnaa.org or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THREE: This Friday, join the Haverhill’s River Bards for their 2019 Poetry Series and Open Mic. This poetry series feature readings by fantastic published poets, followed by open mic readings. Friday’s featured artist is Jim Knowles, a well-known local poet who is known for his “Rap ’n’ Roll ’n’ Drama” approach to poetry.
This event will be held in HC Media Studio 101 in Haverhill from 7 to 9 p.m.
FOUR: The Newburyport ArtWalk returns this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with new studio participants and many favorite local artists. New for this ArtWalk, individual artists that have their own studio spaces will join in with the galleries and partners around the city. Look for galleries and shops that have a sign in their window and teal balloons tied outside. Banners and yard signs will help guide visitors to the venues.
FIVE: He got his start in comedy performing at a bar in Gloucester, Mass., where he was paid in beer and fried clams. Now, comedian Jimmy Dunn has gone on to perform at some of the comedy world’s biggest venues, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and Comics Come Home with Denis Leary.
On, Nov. 2, Dunn hosts a free evening event showcasing rising stars in the comedy world. The Jimmy Dunn Comedy Sampler also helps celebrate the opening of New Hampshire’s newest theater, The Rex. Don’t miss out on this free laughfest! Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
SIX: Now in its 14th year, NH Open Doors has provided an opportunity for the artisans and craftsmen of New Hampshire to open their doors and provide a behind-the-scenes look at their work. Guests can visit studios and businesses at any time throughout the weekend, stay to see a quick demonstration or enjoy a conversation with a craftsman. Because of this flexibility, visitors can see as many craftsmen and businesses as they’d like throughout the event.
As a new part of NH Open Doors, CRAFTED will feature more than 40 League craftsmen, N.H.-made spirits and cocktails and tastings from popular restaurants for guests to enjoy all in one spot in Portsmouth. CRAFTED will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SEVEN: Merrimack Valley A Cappella Chorus has produced a talent showcase called Merrimack Valley’s Got Talent that will take place this Sunday at 2 p.m. Located at the Wynn Middle School in Tewksbury, this live performance will showcase music that opens your ears to local, youthful voices that are shaking up the high school and college a cappella scenes. Among the featured performers are Wilmington High Schools’ Sound Scape, ULM Vocality, Beantones Barbershop and more.
EIGHT: After a successful debut, raising over 15,000 for the Hunking Middle School Special Education Program and the Leo Economic Opportunity center, the All For Ang 5K returns to Haverhill for its second year of charitable fun. Join All For Ang this Sunday at the Bradford Country Club to take part in a scenic 5K for local charity. The race will begin at 10 a.m.
Seaglass Farm-To-Table Dinners
Savor Fall flavors with Executive Chef Harley Smith’s New England farm-to-table three course dinner. Featuring harvest inspirations, this weekly pre-fixe menu includes a scratch-crafted soup or salad, appetizer, and entrée.
Salisbury, Mass. | Facebook.com
Little River Band
Little River Band is returning to Blue Ocean Music Hall.
Salisbury, Mass. | BlueOceanMusicHall.com
Glow Gala Annual Groundwork Lawrence Fundraiser
Funds raised from this event will be put back into the community to feed school children, support park cleanup and providing young adults with work.
Lawrence, Mass. | GroundworkLawrence.org