Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 8/13/20
ONE: Take a break from your busy week and surround yourself with fragrant flowers and warm breezes at The Stevens-Coolidge Place’s summer picnic concert. Find a socially distant picnic spot in the gardens and enjoy the musical talents of singer/songwriter Matt Jackson.
It’s all happening tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Click here for tickets and additional information.
TWO: Firehouse Center for the Arts is presenting a Stephen Schwartz classic, Godspell, this Friday. The live musical theater experience will be presented “drive-in” style with audience members enjoying the production from the comfort of their own vehicle – or right outside their vehicle – and the show being broadcast straight to their radios.
You can find tickets and more info here. This show will take place 6:30 to 8 p.m.
THREE: Boston comedy superstar Steve Sweeney will headline the third annual Tommy Nickerson Memorial Comedy Night, which will be held at DiBurro’s on Saturday. Sweeney will be joined by Dave Rattigan (Sirius Satellite Radio) and Merrimack Valley favorite Jason Merrill in an all-star show.
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and showtime at 8 p.m. All proceeds go to the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Click here to learn more.
FOUR: In 2000, British singer Gary Mullen won ITV’s talent competition Stars In Their Eyes, and he soon after began touring with his band The Works to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed One Night of Queen, perfectly recreating the sound, spirit and showmanship Queen.
One Night of Queen will be streamed live from Lowell Memorial Auditorium this Saturday at 8 p.m. Click here for more info and links to the stream.
FIVE: The Trustees announced the creation of Fresh Air Tunes—a summer concert series taking place in the Crane Beach parking lot for three Sundays during the month of August.
The concerts will take place on Sunday nights, with shows on Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., and shows beginning at 8 p.m.
This Sunday, enjoy a drive-in experience and classic The Rolling Stones hits with The Classic Stones Live.
SIX: Jocelyn Duford is bringing her acclaimed one-woman show “ABC: Alphabet Broadway Cabaret” to audiences this Sunday. The show, hosted by The Majestic Studio Theatre, features a musical theater song for each letter of the alphabet; ABC is at times hilarious and poignant, as Jocelyn changes wigs, costumes, and characters and showcases the talent and artistry she is known for.
This event offers both in-person and virtual tickets. Click here for more info.
SEVEN: Yogi Ally Vallieres is hosting Yoga in the Park at Winnekenni Castle. Join in for a creative and dynamic form of yoga that utilizes breath to link postures. A portion of the proceeds from our Yoga in the Park summer series will be donated to the Winnekenni Foundation.
Join in on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. You can find more info here.
EIGHT: This Sunday, visit Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge for quality food and a live performance. Enjoy beautiful summer weather, great food and relaxing music at this Salem spot.
Visit Jocelyn’s this Sunday anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.
HAPPENING IN HAVERHILL
In this segment of Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend, we bring to you the latest happenings from in and around the Haverhill area. Stay posted to learn more about fun events, news, restaurants and more.
Haverhill Farmers Market
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season on Saturday June 27, 2020. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and much more.
Plum Island Kayak
Plum Island Kayak offers a wide variety of guided kayak and standup paddle board tours, rentals and programs, and they have just opened another location in Haverhill! Opened just on weekends for now, their new Haverhill location offers 2 hour rentals for kayaks, paddle boards and more.
With beautiful weather ahead, take your family or friends out on the Merrimack this weekend with Plum Island Kayak’s diverse collection of boats and more.
3rd Annual Comedy Fundraiser Benefitting NAMI NH
Haverhill’s Restaurant Week is Back
The Greater Haverhill Chamber is kicking off the 3rd Annual Haverhill Restaurant Week. The seven-day event highlights the best of Haverhill eateries with a week’s worth of great deals from Friday, August 21 to Thursday, August 27. This year’s participants include some of the city’s newest restaurants like Barrio, Nelly’s Kitchen and Kobe Japanese Steak House as well as many favorites.
FARMERS MARKETS IN THE VALLEY
Local farmers and vendors are doing everything they can to continue providing fresh produce and products to the people. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, here’s a list of local farmers markets that are going above and beyond to serve the community.
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and more.
(978) 872-7535 | TeamHaverhill.org/projects/community/haverhill-farmers-market
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will be happening virtually. Order online or by phone, choose from four prepackaged choices, and pick up your delicious goods at their station.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. Also, you can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual market.
The Salem Farmers Market boasts a family-friendly atmosphere featuring live music, children’s entertainment and seasonal special events. In the midst of COVID-19, the market is taking precautions to create a safe and enjoyable space for all patrons. For the time being, the market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Pick up fresh produce and more with this mobile market. Visit Lowell’s Mill No. 5 parking lot every Tuesday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lowell Senior Center any Thursday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m; and Lucy Larcom Park on Fridays between 12 to 3 p.m.
Mill No. 5 The Farm Market
Mill No. 5 is not collecting any table fees and is not profiting from this market. The market facilitates healthy food options from local farmers and food producers. Stop by Mill No. 5 at 225 Middlesex Street for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.
And Don’t Forget…
Giblees Menswear is hosting a massive tent sale at their Danvers location this weekend. Starting today and running through 5 p.m. on Sunday, this sale exclusively features items between 60% and 80% off. You’ll find plenty of quality brands like Canali, Canada Goose, Tommy Bahama and much more. The tent will be open for business Thursday through Saturday (9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)