Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 7/8/21
ONE: TONIGHT! The Newburyport Documentary Film Series is offering an exciting one-time screening of “Vinyl Nation” in-person at the Screening Room at 7 p.m. The film explores how the vinyl record renaissance over the past decade has brought new fans to a classic format and transformed our idea of a record collector. The event will be followed by a moderated discussion with Roger Ebacher, a local musician and vinyl aficionado. Visit here to view a trailer and to purchase tickets for tonight’s show.
TWO: TONIGHT! This summer’s New Hampshire Music Festival honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. The first Thursday night concert happening tonight will feature Louis Spohr, Nonet in F Major, Op. 31, and Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. The concert takes place at the Congregational Church of Christ in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m. Visit here to purchase your in-person tickets.
THREE: For those interested in a night out with amazing live music, don’t miss Old Crow Medicine Show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Known for their high-energy, punk-tinged take on bluegrass and folk, this Grammy award-winning band is responsible for hits such as “Wagon Wheel” (made famous by Darius Rucker) and has toured with Willie Nelson & Family, Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers to name a few. The show takes place this Friday night at 8 p.m. Click here to reserve your tickets.
FOUR: This weekend, a classic comic strip comes to life during the live production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Prescott Park. This show will be one for family members of all ages, exploring life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang and featuring songs and vignettes based on the iconic comic strip. You can catch this show on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.
FIVE: Enjoy an evening of local folk music performed by the Spain Brothers live at the Rex Theatre in Manchester, N.H. Originally from Manchester themselves, the Spain brothers began performing together in the early ’90s. The blend of Mickey’s “rich baritone voice” and Liam’s “mastery of stringed instruments” have made them a sought-after act for decades. Watch them live this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit here to purchase tickets.
SIX: Poetry-lovers won’t mind heading outside the Merrimack Valley for an evening of garden poetry at Long Hill in Beverly, Mass. The event will feature performers from Newburyport’s Theater in the Open as they populate the Sedgwick Gardens with poems celebrating the natural world. Attendees can also wander through the gardens and encounter garden poetry performed interactively, while surrounded by the natural beauty that inspired it. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Click here for more information.
SEVEN: Embark on a unique outdoor adventure and join the Merrimack River Watershed Council for paddling on the Merrimack River. This trip will explore the culturally rich Newburyport waters and the biodiverse edge of the Joppa Flats. This three-hour tour will stay on the river and never out on the open ocean, so paddlers can experience a blend of relaxation, exploration, and adventure. Visit the MRWC website here to reserve your spot.
EIGHT: This week’s date night idea involves iconic tunes and beachfront views. Catch 2 of Us: Beatles Acoustic Duo live at the Salisbury Waterfront Stage this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy food and treats from local restaurants while listening to all of your “Fab 4” favorites. Chairs and blankets are welcome, and benches and picnic tables will be available for seating as well. Visit here for more details.
Happening in Haverhill
As local governments rescind COVID-19 restrictions and businesses finally reopen, there’s many exiting things happening around the Merrimack Valley. In this special section, we bring to you the latest happenings from in and around the Haverhill area. Stay posted to learn about fun events happening in the coming weeks.
Haverhill Art Walk
The Haverhill Art Walk is an indoor and outdoor event on the second Saturday of each month, running from May to September. Discover the beautiful downtown Haverhill riverfront cultural district and enjoy plein air painting, exhibitions, demonstrations, and music performances. All ages are welcome, and it is free to attend! Click here for more details.
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.
Haverhill Farmer’s Market
The Haverhill Farmer’s Market opens on Saturday, June 26! Located at 51 Merrimack Street in Haverhill, the market is celebrating their 43rd season in providing the Merrimack Valley with fresh and local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, local wine, handmade soaps and lotions, maple syrup, and much more. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October. Visit here for more information.
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.
Wilmington Farmers Market
The Wilmington Farmers Market features fun for the whole family, with a children’s craft table, dance and musical performances, hula hoops, ring toss, cornhole and more. The market includes local New England farmers, bakers, meats and seafood, prepared foods and artisans including Lowell’s own Red Antler Apothecary. The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit here for more information.