Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 6/3/21
ONE: Summer, is that you? Summer is around the corner and the weather is perfect for an outdoor market. Western Avenue’s Outdoor Art Markets feature around 50 artists and makers from their community. Along with a local food truck and a few local farmers, you’re bound to find something perfect for you, a special someone in your life, or dad, because Father’s Day is around the corner. Join Western Avenue at the creative soul of Lowell and support your favorite local artists. This event will take place on Saturday, June 5, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 122 Western Ave. Lowell, Mass., specifically in their lofts garden parking lot on the west end of the campus. Free, on-site parking is available for guests who can park their vehicle in the main parking lot and walk over to the market. Visit here for more details.
TWO: In celebration of the Addison Gallery of American Art’s 90th anniversary, the museum, located on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, presents Learning to Look: The Addison at 90. Filling the Addison’s first floor galleries, the exhibition features celebrated favorites, lesser-known gems, and new acquisitions that bring to life the Addison’s storied history and ongoing commitment to groundbreaking artists. With an installation that allows objects to speak across time and media, this exhibition includes masterworks by artists such as Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, McArthur Binion, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. A complementary installation in the Museum Learning Center draws from the museum’s rich and extensive archives, including museum correspondence, artist’s letters and sketches, and architectural plans. The Addison Gallery is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit here for more on the exhibit.
THREE: Poets and poetry enthusiasts alike won’t want to miss Creative Haverhill’s virtual poetry night with the Powow River Poets. The Powow River Poets are known for their concern with the craftsmanship of verse, and for the precision of their poems. They are a local group of poets who produce a wide range of high-quality poetry. During the poetry night, where multiple members of the Powow River Poets will be reading from their recently released publication, “The Powow River Poets Anthology II.” The virtual event takes place this Friday at 7 p.m. For more details and to register for the event, click here.
FOUR: Enjoy coffee and conversations with two local authors during the local authors pop-up event hosted by Old Mill House Coffee in Chelmsford. Featured author Stephen O’Connor has been published in numerous literary reviews and magazines, and his work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His most recent novel “This is no Time to Quit Drinking,” was a Best Book Awards finalist in the American Book Fest. Joanne Carota, the second featured author, teaches writing at UMass Lowell, and in 2018, she received The Sterling Watson Fellowship and NOEPE. She has multiple magazine and newspaper publications, and her novel “The Docks” will be for sale on this date. The event takes place this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information.
FIVE: The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival will host their spring recital — an evening streamed concert of piano quintets that will also include clips from rehearsals, interviews with the musicians, and more — this Sunday night at 7 p.m. This creative mix of performance and conversation will provide an opportunity to get to know these top-notch musicians. The program features the Brahms piano quintet and “The Creation of the World” by French composer Darius Milhaud, the first classical composition overtly influenced by jazz. Visit here for more information.
SIX: Enjoy a date night out for comedy night at The Rex Theatre in Manchester, N.H., on Friday night. This weekend, The Rex will feature local comedian Juston McKinney, who has appeared on numerous Comedy Central shows including his own one-hour special. He has also made several appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien as well as a Showtime comedy special with Rob Gronkowski. His TV & movie credits include The King of Queens, 100 Centre Street, The Zookeeper and Here Comes the Boom. Visit here to purchase tickets to his Friday night show at the Rex.
SEVEN: Looking to explore a new art exhibit? Head over to the Arts League of Lowell and check out a collaborative print and video show titled “A Walk in the Woods” by artists Jan Johnson and Walter Wright. This exhibit features a series of detailed relief prints combining images to evoke the complex experience of natural settings, including a video installation with sound and movement. The Arts League is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
EIGHT: Take the whole family out for local food and good music at 3rd Ave in Burlington, who offer live music on the green every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 3rd Ave is a unique New England destination offering many options for dining, shopping, and live entertainment. Visit here for more information.
Farmers Market Spotlight
Farmers markets provide perfect ways to support local, independent producers while getting out into the community. Here are some we know you’ll enjoy. If you’ve been reading our weekly Wellness Wednesdays newsletter, you’re aware of the benefits derived from eating fresh produce.
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The Farm Market
The Farm Market outside Mill No. 5 in Lowell is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Vendors include North of Boston (veggies, fruit, beef, pork), Neighbor’s Acre (microgreens & mushrooms), Bread Obsession, Samira’s Homemade (Lebanese hummus & spreads), Grateful Tastes (jams, jellies & spreads), KRM Chocolates and more. Visit here for details and directions.
From June 16 through October 30, the Groundwork Lawrence market is expanding and will be open in Lawrence and Methuen locations on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Keep checking Eight Great for details!
Mill City Grows
Based in Lowell, Mass., visit Mill City Grows throughout the summer at any of their outdoor markets, which take place at the Lowell Community Health Center, the Lowell Boys & Girls Club, the Lowell Senior Center and more. Visit here for details on market dates and locations.
Salem N.H. Farmers Market
The Salem N.H. farmers market opens up Sunday, May 16, in the new Tuscan Village on South Village Drive. They will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for contact information and to learn more about the vendors involved.