Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 11/5/20
ONE: Enjoy a lantern guided night hike with The Trustees at Ward Reservation this Friday. As participants reach the top of Holt Hill and the trees part to reveal a sky full of stars, they will be greeted by glowing fire pits and a fire spinning performance by Tetra.
This is a family friendly event, and it will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. To register and learn more, click here.
TWO: Haverhill’s River Bards are a group of local poets with a passion for shining a light on poetry, prose, spoken word, and other literary arts. Twice a year the bards, along with Creative Haverhill, present a once a month poetry series usually at HC Media’s downtown location.
The November poetry night will be featuring Bob Whelan, followed by open mic readings. These events are family-friendly and open to the public. Also, this will be recorded and then aired on Channel 22 through HC Media.
This poetry night will take place this Friday at 7 p.m. To register and learn more, click here.
THREE: Art and Activism is an exhibition that confronts the dichotomy between art and activism, as well as creates narratives of resilience, healing, solidarity and freedom. Laurie Simko’s piece in this show features an immigrant from Ghana who now works as a nurse with COVID patients and who also contracted COVID herself.
FOUR: Saturday, join Chelmsford Center for the Arts for the Third Annual Concert for the Merrimack. This event benefits the Merrimack River Watershed Council, and it will feature musical acts Jamie Dunphy and True North, as well as special guest Drew Dunphy.
Jamie Dunphy and True North features three veterans of the Boston music scene: Jamie Dunphy (Mill City Trio, Jamie DunphyBand), Seth Peterson (The Gone Boys, Capital 6) and Tod Salmonson (The Snap Daddies). Together, the three create what one recent concert-goer called a “magical” combination, playing with energy, passion and creativity.
This event is free, but donations are encouraged. Click here for more.
FIVE: It can be difficult for dog owners to allow their furry friends to socialize properly during quarantine. The Winnekenni Castle Pack Walk is a perfect way to socialize your dog with people and other dogs in a safe environment. Stop by the Winnekenni trails this Saturday at 10 a.m. to join the pack.
SIX: To celebrate their reopening, the Palace Theatre is offering free tickets for the British Rock Experience show, which is playing through 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.
SEVEN: Due to popular demand, Western Avenue’s Open Studios is back again with another outdoor market. This Saturday, stop by and find works by over 60 artists. Just in time for the holiday’s, this market feature a diverse collection of jewelry, glasswork, art and more. A list of participating artists can be found here.
EIGHT: Victoria Voner will tell you that she has been practicing being an artist since she was 8 years old, and her most recent work indicates that the practice yields wonderful results. Voner’s recent acrylic paintings, displayed in TreMonte Pizzeria, will force you to pause and appreciate the lively play of color and texture. In the midst of some of the greyest days of the year, the show feeds our longing for illumination and a view of brighter, more colorful times.
Voner’s latest work will debut at TreMonte Pizzeria this Sunday. Stop by for a slice and the chance to appreciate local artistry.
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