Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 10/22/20
ONE: An exhibit on the Salem witch trials is now on view at the Peabody Essex Museum. This groundbreaking show presents the world’s largest collection of authentic witch trial materials.
Learn why the city’s tragic past continues to captivate. See original court documents from PEM’s Phillips Library, paintings, objects and personal stories of those directly involved, including the judges, accusers and victims. Gain new insight into this defining moment that led to the deaths of 25 innocent people. On view includes the death warrant of Bridget Bishop, the first to be hanged, as well as two canes from George Jacobs, who was accused by his granddaughter and hanged.
“These objects emphasize the human scale of this tragedy,” said Dean Lahikainen, The Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art. “At the same time, they shine a light on Salem’s rare 17th-century furnishings and material culture.”
Advance tickets required. Click here for more information.
TWO: Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present “The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge” as the second entry in MRT’s First Look reading series. The reading will be broadcasted live on Zoom at 7 p.m. tonight.
The reading is free, but it does require an RSVP via their website. A video of the reading will be available on the MRT site for three days after the live reading.
For more information, contact the MRT Box Office at (978) 654-4678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THREE: Explore Appleton Farms on a hay ride tour. This is undoubtedly the best way to experience our 350+ year old farm and all of its spectacular grounds and animals. Perfect for the whole family, this hayride will take place Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Click here for more information and tickets.
FOUR: Join Butter N Jam for a day of eating, shopping and supporting all things local at the Local Love: A Pop-up Shop in Nashua. There will be handmade jewelry, fiber art, macrame, sustainable goods and many more treats. The restaurant will be opened regular hours. This will be an indoor event.
Stop by any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday. You can click here for more info.
FIVE: The Town and The City Festival will be presenting a special online program for 2020, bringing more than a dozen acts together for the third year of the festival. The eclectic lineup will feature many past festival participants as well as new artists performing Americana, folk, rock, blues, poetry and indie music.
The program will be broadcast via ONCE Somerville’s “ONCE Virtual Venue” platform Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m. and will be streamed on both the ONCE Virtual Venue’s and The Town and the City’s Facebook page as well as the ONCE Virtual Venue YouTube channel. There will also be a special Zoom link available via oncesomerville.com. There is no cost to view the stream, but donations are encouraged to offset the cost of bringing the event back next year.
SIX: Who needs takeout? Join Taste Buds Kitchen and create authentic Thai dishes that will please your palate and impress your family and friends. Learn how to put the Thai in a nut-free Pad Thai, roll fresh summer rolls like a pro and create a dipping sauce that will leave you wanting more. Grab a friend, a bottle of wine and enjoy a tasty Thai culinary adventure together.
This event is 18+ and will take place this Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
SEVEN: This fall, SSC’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team is joining forces with Plum Island Kayak to bring you safe and engaging outdoor learning experiences. Join Seacoast Science Center’s expert naturalists for Seal Paddles in one of the region’s most iconic coastal environments.
Kayakers will ride the tide out from downtown Newburyport to Badger’s Rocks, an area known for its abundance of gray and harbor seals. You’ll learn about local seal populations from our naturalists along the way, including how you can help protect these animals by keeping a safe distance away. Guides will also point out any additional wildlife including terns, sandpipers, cormorants, striped bass, ospreys, and maybe even a bald eagle!
EIGHT: 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!