Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 3/18/21
ONE: TONIGHT! Witness the healing power of stories during the virtual Narrative Medicine Writer’s Night: Trauma, Illness, and Writing to Heal. Narrative Medicine, or writing about the medical or trauma journey, uses writing as a way to tell the deeper stories that help heal. Hear a panel of three celebrated writers and Bay Path MFA faculty in Narrative Medicine — Charles Coe, Aine Greaney (once a guest on The 495 podcast and Newburyport resident who has written for MVM) and Allan Hunter — read intimate selections from recent work; share wisdom about writing and healing; and answer questions about how to share your own medical, grief, or trauma story. This free, virtual event takes place tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click here to register.
TWO: TONIGHT! Calm your mind during the Museum of Science’s free virtual Night of Mindfulness Meditation tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. This will be a special interactive evening with Maite, founder of The Institute for Integrative Mindfulness and Movement, for an introduction into mindfulness, the neuroscience behind the practice and its positive effects on our brains, followed by a guided meditation inspired by water. Click here for more information on the event.
THREE: Percussion fans will enjoy this livestream performance by Zakir Hussain, hosted by Global Arts Live. Hussain is appreciated in both the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, Hussain plays with uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. Hussain has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Yo Yo Ma, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Bela Fleck, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Hancock, and many others. The virtual performance takes place this Saturday at 8 p.m. Click here for details.
FOUR: Check out vintage treasures, spring treats, upcycled salvage styles and unique handmade wares at the Spring Vintage Bazaar this weekend. Fifty talented vendors will be offering an array of spring inspired items for your home, garden and lifestyle at thoughtfully decorated and curated booths. The Bazaar will take place at Lafayette Plaza (former Staples building), 35 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, N.H., on Friday, March 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit here for more information.
FIVE: Ring in the Spring season at the Symphony NH’s Virtual Gala Fanfare 2021. This free broadcast will feature Music Director Roger Kalia, Symphony NH musicians, premiere auction items and more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Click here for more information.
SIX: Celebrate the start of spring during the Spring Equinox Hike at Ward Reservation in Andover. The hike will begin poetry, some thoughts on why day length changes and why we have seasons. Then, hikers will take a walk up Holt Hill to enjoy the beauty of nature, look for signs of spring and see the Solstice Stones at the top of the hill. Also included are some plant ID and fun and interesting natural history. The walk takes place this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Click here to register.
SEVEN: Support local performing arts and attend the Puppet Showplace Theatre Livestream Benefit, happening this Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Join musicians Dylan Jack, Eric Hofbauer and Tony Leva as they navigate through some tunes and raise money for the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline. 100% of the funds donated will go toward Puppet Showplace to help the puppeteers and keep the theater operational during the pandemic. This virtual event will take place via Facebook and Instagram live. Click here for details on the event and here to donate.
EIGHT (ONGOING EVENT): Visit the TreMonte Ice Bar and Pizzeria in Lowell for Beautiful Conections, photographs by Elaine Seidel, on view through June 28. Seidel grew up in Chelmsford, Mass., and attained degrees in political Science and history at UMass Lowell, while also exploring writing and computer art; all the while, she had a camera in hand. pursue art in the form of capturing the beauty and variety of nature with her photography. “My photos are images of light and air. I am attracted to movement both real and implied in the images I capture,” says Seidel, whose color photography embodies her careful attention to composition and nuance. The show presents a panorama of stunning images of the natural world unfolding. TreMonte is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12 p.m.to 10 p.m.
Special Easter Eats
Easter Sunday is April 4! Bookmark these exclusive Easter dinner offerings from restaurants all around the Merrimack Valley. Keep checking back as we update them each week.
For Italian cuisine served in a relaxed, upscale-casual setting, visit Buono Bistro in North Andover. This year’s Easter specials include garlic rosemary leg of lamb, apple & cinnamon stuffed pork loin, and slow roasted prime rib, all available for either takeout or dine-in. For reservations call (978) 258-0658 or visit their website here.
Purple Carrot Bread Co.
Feed the whole family with the Purple Carrot Bread Co. Easter Take and Bake Meal Package. The meal features a sliced brown sugar glazed ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes and your choice between carrots, green beans and roasted broccoli. Available pastries include hot cross buns, bread pudding, coffee cake, and more. All orders must be placed by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Click here to view the full menu or visit their website here.
Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy panoramic ocean views and a four course prix-style menu Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge in Salisbury, Mass. Featured brunch entrees include spinach & tomato quiche, strawberry & cream stuffed french toast and blue sky lobster benedict. Dinner selections consist of spiral ham dinner, pan seared chicken breast and chilled poached sesame crusted salmon chinese salad. To make reservations, visit Seaglass’ website here.
If you’re looking to enjoy an Italian dinner this Easter, look no further than Tuscan Kitchen. The restaurant is offering packages that feed 6-8 people and comes with an Italian wine pairing. Packages feature a lamb, ham or turkey dinner while specials include calamari salad, pecornio stuffed artichoke and pizzagaina (traditional Italian Easter meat pie.) Pre-orders can be placed until Thursday, April 1, at 5 p.m. and all orders will be available for pickup Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for the full menu or visit their website here.