Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 11/19/20
ONE: Uncover 250 years of fashion through the eyes of women in “Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion,” a new exhibition opening Nov. 21 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The groundbreaking show features more than 100 works, incorporating 25 ensembles from PEM’s fashion collection. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s tweed suit and Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress are ubiquitous in our world today, but they weren’t always.
“Reflecting on generations of design, we can see how fashion continually mirrors the values and struggles of its day and consider how we might envision our own future, boldly,” said PEM fashion curator Petra Slinkard. “We are honored to share stories and garments of women who forged their own path and did so with incredible determination, focus and vision. We hope visitors will be inspired by their enterprising spirit and lasting legacy.”
Explore works by Valentina, Phoebe Philo, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan and Tracy Reese, among many others. Click here for more information.
TWO: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will host a free online screening of a new film about the plight of the endangered right whale. “Entangled” chronicles efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests.
Anyone interested in viewing Entangled should send a simple email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “whale film screening” in the subject line. You better hurry — the film premieres tonight at 7:00 p.m.
THREE: The Rockin Daddios are back at The Majestic Theatre for two shows this Saturday. Join in for an amazing performance of doo-wop music that will keep your toes tapping all night long. Song choices include classics like “Teenager in Love,” “Last Kiss,” “Book of Love,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Sherry” and more.
In-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Click here for more information.
FOUR: Lexington Symphony’s Saturday program “New Direction” will feature unique performances, like the double bass duets with Robb and Halden Aistrup. There will also be sonatas, neoclassical works and a celebrity guest appearance from cellist Jennifer Kloetzel.
To register for the livestream performance, click here.
FIVE: The Museum of Printing’s newest exhibit, “The Colorful World of Chromolithography,” opens this Saturday, and it showcases many beautiful examples of the color printing technique. One of the items that they will showcase is the “Album des célébrités contemporaines, publié par Lefevrè-Utile,” a masterpiece of chromolithography and a stunning example of turn-of-the-century art nouveau illustration. There are only five of these 24-page albums in America, and the museum has one of those originals.
If you visit the exhibit on opening day, you will receive a free copy of this unique work. You will also see original examples of the work of Louis Prang, the father of the American Christmas card. Click here to learn more.
SIX: Just in time for the holidays, Palace Theatre will be hosting “The Nutcracker,” performed by the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater. Set in 19th-century Germany, this classic ballet opens on a charming Christmas morning where the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer gives his niece a magical toy that takes her on an unforgettable journey.
For tickets and showtimes, click here.
SEVEN: Mistral Music has recorded its highest quality virtual performance and it’s set to debut this Sunday at 10 a.m. This program aims to celebrate compositions of Harry T. Burleigh, an American classical composer, arranger and professional singer known for his baritone voice.
EIGHT: For seven years, the Sea Festival of Trees has been a popular holiday tradition with more than 26,000 visitors annually. In 2020, the holiday fundraiser will present a magnificent display of high-value showcase trees with cash and prizes totaling $10,000, as well as creatively themed trees viewable in select local community storefront windows. The goal is to bring holiday joy and spirit to all during a year when it is needed most. As always, each tree will go home with a lucky winner. This year’s festival dates are Saturday, Nov.28, to Sunday, Dec. 20.
MVM’s Special Thanksgiving Eats
This holiday season, spend less time cooking and more time with family, as restaurants and businesses across the Valley make Thanksgiving dinner easy.
Buono Bistro Restaurant
With Buono Bistro Restaurant, customers can dine in-house or take their meal to go. Buono’s menu features white and dark meat with traditional stuffing, herbed corn, whipped potatoes and more. Visit here to place your reservations and orders.
Cakes by Erin
Preorder your favorite Thanksgiving desserts — pumpkin, apple and chocolate cream pie; large and mini cupcakes; and apple cider donut cake — by Nov. 21. These treats are fun, festive and so well crafted you’ll almost feel bad for digging in! Click here for more info.
Cobblestones of Lowell
Priced and packaged for two, Cobblestones of Lowell offers everything couples need for Thanksgiving dinner. Start off with a butternut squash bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds, pickled apple and five-spice creme. Then, feast down on a main coarse of roasted turkey with stuffing, gravy, roasted potatoes, dinner rolls and house-made cranberry sauce. After, finish off the night with sweet potato cheesecake. To order or to see a complete Thanksgiving menu click here.
The Common Man
This Thanksgiving, The Common Man is offering you oven-roasted turkey breasts with house-made pan gravy, whole berry cranberry sauce, signature stuffing, country mashed potatoes, sweet bread, pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream and much more. Place your order here by Nov. 20.
Grazie Italian Restaurant
Whether you want to dine in or take out, Grazie has you covered this Thanksgiving. Chow down on carved turkey, butternut squash, green beans, apple pie, cranberry stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and the list goes on. Place your order or reservation by Nov. 23 at (978) 455-0054 or by visiting here.
The Homestead Restaurant & Tavern
The Homestead Restaurant and Tavern is now accepting Thanksgiving reservations. With a multitude of meal options, there’s something for everyone in this diverse Turkey Day menu. You can make reservations and takeout orders by clicking here.
Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge
Jocelyn’s will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by reservation only. Dive into some roasted turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, stuffing, whipped butternut squash, cranberry sauce and pita bread. Orders can be made for take out as well. Visit here to make a reservation.
Mission Oak Grill
This Newburyport-based eatery is offering in-house dining for your Thanksgiving dinner. Book your reservations now to enjoy a selection of savory entrees, decadent desserts and one-of-a-kind company. Mission Oak Grill is offering all the Thanksgiving essentials and more this holiday season. You can make a reservation by clicking here.
The Paddle Inn
The Paddle Inn is offering a Turkey Day package perfect for individuals. Get mashed potatoes and gravy, delicata squash with goat cheese, pomegranate cornbread stuffing, Brussels sprouts with bacon, Paddle Inn dinner rolls with maple butter, and a choice of apple, pumpkin or bourbon pecan pie. Buyers can choose to add a herb-roasted turkey. Order by Nov. 23 at (978) 572-1242 or by visiting here.
Purple Carrot Bread Co.
Purple Carrot Bread Co. wants to bring you fresh home-cooked food that you can simply heat up and serve. The Full Turkey Dinner Meal includes dark and white meat fully roasted and carved, as well as sage turkey gravy, bourbon cranberry sauce, pie (pumpkin, apple or cranberry apple), bread stuffing, and your choice of three additional sides. Order at (978) 455-4188 or by visiting here.
Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge
Seaglass’ Complete Turkey Dinner Package serves 6 to 8 guests and includes Thanksgiving essentials like roasted Brussels sprouts, gravy, mashed potatoes and, of course, plenty of turkey. Seaglass’ special also offers plenty of sides, dinner wines and Chef Harley’s gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Order by Nov. 25 at (978) 462-5800 or by visiting here.
Looking for a fresh and local turkey for Thanksgiving? Shaw Farm has what you need. These hormone-free, farm-fresh birds are from Jordan Farm in Rutland, Mass. To preorder yours by Nov. 19, visit here.
Simply Elegant Catering
If you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than Simply Elegant Catering. Ready to feed six people, this meal package includes all of the classics: mashed potatoes, butternut squash, glazed carrots, dinner rolls, and a 12-pound roasted turkey with traditional stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Save room for pumpkin pie and bread pudding. Order by Nov. 20 at (978) 372-7329 or by visiting here.
For traditionalists, the Whole Roasted Turkey Dinner includes a carved 12-pound roasted turkey, insalata mista, maple-roasted sweet potatoes, mascarpone whipped potatoes, and more (feeds 6-8 people). Tuscan Market’s Standout sides showcase an artisan Italian twist with prosciutto-stuffed shells, green beans with almonds, and acorn squash cups with sage crema. Order by Nov. 23 at (603) 912-5467 or by visiting here.
Andover Classic Wines
No Thanksgiving meal is complete without wine. Just for the holidays, use promo code THANKSMVM for $5 off your next $50+ purchase at Andover Classic Wines. You can visit here to see a full selection.