The theme for this Thursday’s AHA! (Art • History • Architecture for the newbies) is Naughty and Notorious. The weather is expected to be clear and in the mid-50s. There are TONS of events scheduled for today, but here are my recommended events/places to visit. The full AHA! event calendar can be found here: http://www.ahanewbedford.org/calendar.html. Also, be sure to check out the event calendar for other things to do this week: http://www.newbedfordguide.com/calendar.
Rose Alley Ale House Pumpkin Carving Contest (12-8 p.m.)
Bring your Naughty and/or Notorious pumpkin creations to Rose Alley between 12-5 p.m. and then swing by between 6-8 p.m. to vote for your favorite. I recommend partaking in a tasty beverage with each visit as Rose Alley has some of the best craft beers on tap.
Kids with Cameras – Junior Photography Series (5-9 p.m.)
Here’s a great way to support our youth. Stop by Artworks! on 384 Acushnet Avenue and check out the Postcards From New Bedford: Kids with Cameras Project. From the organizer: ”The postcards project is a collective body of work by novice and professional photographers that aims to tell a visual story of the modern day whaling city from different points of view, in positive, engaging and thought-provoking ways. The project is the brainchild of Beatriz Oliveira who partnered with fellow photographer John Hodgson and the ArtWorks! organization to bring the concept to life.”
Carlin Tripp and Open Mic at Cafe Arpeggio (6 p.m.)
I always enjoy discovering new local musical talent. Carlin Tripp (http://www.reverbnation.com/carlintripp) brings his Neil Young sound to Cafe Arpeggio from 6-7 p.m. The music continues at 7 p.m. with one of the more popular open mics in the south coast. Catch some great local music, or bring your guitar and participate!
Naughty & Notorious Comedy Club at Cork (9-11 p.m.)
Grab some wine and laughs as Cork (90 Front Street) & V1 Vodka present a comedy night on their second floor lounge. On the way upstairs, be sure to check out the new art in the dining area by local artist Alison Wells.
Weld Square Live at Pizan’s Pizzeria (9:30 – 11:30 p.m.)
Self described as “Dirty Rock and Roll,” Weld Square is perfect for some late night naughty and notorious behavior with some fast paced music and tasty pizza. Watch out though, Kevin Nunes may snap a picture of you and put you on his popular new #peopleofnewbedford Facebook page!