Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 10/15/20
ONE: Carrie White is a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. At school, she’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What none of them know is that Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
This Friday, the Firehouse Center for the Art’s live musical theater experience will be presented “drive-in” style with audience members enjoying the production from the comfort of their own vehicle and the show being broadcast straight to their radios. Click here for tickets and more info. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
TWO: Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self-guided outdoor trail at Ward Reservation in Andover.
This Friday, curious children and their caregivers are invited to discover their own magic in the woods with this family-friendly outdoor self-guided program. Participants will be sent an activity bundle to help them look for clues along the yellow trail and work as a team to discover the tiny world beneath their feet and under their nose. This is a self-guided program, and preregistration is required to receive bundle of the day’s activities, including maps, scavenger hunt, crafts, additional reading list and recipes. The special trail will run through Oct 18. Click here for more info.
THREE: This Saturday, stop by the Palace Theatre for evening comedy with Juston McKinney’s Comedy at a Distance. McKinney appeared on numerous Comedy Central shows including his half-hour special and his own one-hour special. He has appeared several times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien as well as a Showtime Comedy Special with Rob Gronkowski. If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the house, click here for more info.
FOUR: Tattersall Farm is hosting an autumn walk through the meadows and forests on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Naturalist “Boot” Boutwell will lead the walk. Explore the beauty of Tattersall Farm in Haverhill and observe the wildflowers and shrubs as they prepare themselves for winter. Participants will learn how to identify these plants and discuss how they have been used historically by Native Americans, colonials and modern folk. Click here for more info.
FIVE: This Saturday, Lowell National Historical Park observes International Archaeology Day with a guided tour of the historic Boott Cotton Mills site. Immerse yourself in the history of Lowell as you tour the almost 200 year old mills. Tour starts at 11 a.m. Click here for more info.
SIX: Bonita LeFlore’s solo exhibition Impermanence is now on display at Paula Estey Gallery featuring her signature barns and buildings, as well as landscapes and nature. LeFlore is an American artist best known for her large paintings referencing the architecture of forgotten places. The show, which runs through October, is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
SEVEN: Join Tupelo Music Hall for a special drive-in comedy fundraiser to benefit The Derry Friendship Center. This show features Kenny Rogerson — fresh off his second nationwide “Rescue Me Comedy Tour” with Denis Leary — and Francis Birch.
The comedy show will benefit The Derry Friendship Center, a nonprofit community organization that provides a safe and supportive environment for twelve-step recovery regardless of race, creed, color, gender or ethnic origin. You can click here for tickets.
EIGHT: The Addison Gallery of American Art announced that the museum will reopen its doors on Saturday with limited hours and enhanced safety protocols. The new hours for public visits are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is stocking up on fall exhibits, so don’t miss this grand reopening! Detailed information about visiting and reserved ticketing is available here.
And What’s More …
To celebrate their reopening, the Palace Theatre is offering free tickets for the British Rock Experience show, which is playing from Oct. 23 to Nov. 14. Enjoy musical performances of classic hits by The Beatles, David Bowie, The Animals, The Kinks, The Police, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Adele and much more!
Artisan Chef Catering Co. is hosting Wicked Wine Dinner at Vineyard on October 30 at 6 p.m. Enjoy three wine pairings with with a four-course dinner including fried zombie eyeballs, haunted hayride salads, skeleton ribs, snakes on a plate and more. Click here for tickets and more info.
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
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will will take place at Campagnone North Common on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.; Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Lawrence Catholic Academy on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
In the City Hall Plaza at 229 Main Street, on the shady rail trail on the side of the building, and in the back parking lot, you’ll stroll through our local purveyors of fresh produce, meats, honey, and much more. This market is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 2 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Shop local every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Farm Market outside on the parking lot at Mill No. 5 located on Middlesex Street in Lowell. Each weekend, The Farm Market showcases fresh produce, preserves, baked goods, home and body care products, and much more — all locally made!
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 every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.