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12 Things To Do This Weekend (Feb 14-Feb 16)

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After a close call, with a near blizzard, anything looks good! The weekend will start out at a “balmy” 41 degrees and get progressively colder as the weekend progresses. Saturday, we may end up with 2-4 inches of snow, but will “warm” up to above freezing with a high of 37 degrees. Sledding anyone? Sunday will be sunnier, but colder. Hey, we can’t have it our way, all the time! Nonetheless, there is a LOT going on this weekend. We’ve cherry picked the best for you!

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar  where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, February 14th

Painting with a Splash: “Wine for Two” with Ann (7:00 pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Bring out your creative soul;paint a masterpiece!

“Man of La Mancha” (Providence) (7:30pm)
Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman’s non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. (Wikipedia) Showings on Saturday at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

Bierstadt Art Society: Dartmouth High School Artwork (7:30 pm)
Want to get into drama or acting? Your Theatre will be holding auditions for Marshall Karp’s “Squabbles,” which will consist of a cold reading from the script. NO experience necessary! For further information call (508) 993-0772 or click on the event title.


Saturday, February 15th

Whaling Museum Symposium: “The River and the Rail,” Day 1 (8:15-4:30 pm)
The New Bedford Whaling Museum will convene a conference addressing the historical evolution of the port of New Bedford as a manufacturing and commercial center. The keynote speaker is New Bedford native Kingston Heath, Ph.D., author of The Patina of Place, a study of the New Bedford architectural house style commonly called the “triple-decker,” and how and why this iconic New England structure came to be and it’s links to immigration, industry and urban landscapes.

SHARKS! Shark week at Mystic Aquarium (Mystic) (10:00 am)
It’s all about SHARKS this February vacation at Mystic Aquarium. Join us February 15-23 and discover what makes sharks so cool. See sharks of all shapes and sizes (including some you may not even realize are sharks!). How does your sense of smell compare to a shark’s, which sharks have the biggest teeth, what do sharks eat? These are just some of the fun things you’ll discover as you enjoy the SHARKS activities. Take part in a shark scavenger hunt and stop by the Shark Encounter exhibit where you can reach in and actually touch a shark as it swims by. Activities are free with admission or membership.

Psychic Fair – Day 1 (10:00-5:00 pm)
Angel readings, aura photography, crystals and oracles cards and more. Sales and surprises throughout the day. New Bedford, MA’s III Sun’s hope is to create a spiritual haven that will embrace all beliefs, thoughts, and paths on this personal journey, where all are welcome and supported. Whether it be a new awakening to your spiritual path, or a continuation of your spiritual path, or a continuation in your growth, I offer something for every level of your spiritual development. So please join me so we can make this journey together.

What does your future hold?

Buttonwood Zoo: “Will Zoo Be Mine” (12:00 am-2:00 pm)
Love is in the air over at the Buttonwood Park Zoo as they host a special Valentine’s Day celebration, Will Zoo Be Mine. Throughout Saturday’s event, visitors will have the opportunity to see Valentine’s themed enrichment offered to the animals throughout the day. The harbor seals will steal your heart at our 12pm & 3pm Seal Valentine’s Extravaganza where one lucky guest will win a personalized painting from our seals. Full schedule can be seen by clicking the event title above.

Harrifest 2014; 11th Annual Tribute to George Harrison (Westport) (4:00 pm)
“HARRIFEST is an annual musical concert event of peace and love filled with music from the Beatles and George Harrison. The event includes performances of over 10 of the best Beatle cover and tribute bands, custom Beatles artwork and rare memorabilia available for purchase. This is a fun fundraiser and is a great family event, suitable for older children and adults of all ages. All net proceeds from the event will be donated to Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice Program for cancer research and support.” -Harrifest.com

Painting with a Splash:”Love Birds” w/ Ann (7:00 pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Evening of Love Songs (8:00-9:00 pm)
The Marion Art Center presents “Evening of Love Songs,” with The Occasion Singers. Dedicate a Vocal Valentine to your loved one at the performance as well. Guests are invited to bring their own refreshments. Cabaret tables are available for reserved parties of 4. Tickets $12.50 for members, $15 for non-members. (508) 748-1266 or email marionartcenter@verizon.net.


Sunday, February 16th

Whaling Museum Symposium: “The River and the Rail,” Day 2 (8:30-12:30 pm)
The Port of New Bedford’s historical evolution as a manufacturing and commercial center provides valuable perspective on the growth challenges it faces today – managing ocean resources, leaning up a century of pollution, and mapping a path forward for other maritime related industries while preserving its fishing industry. Join renowned historian Kingston Heath and 13 other speakers for a weekend exploring and discussing the city’s principal natural resource and its role in the growth and renewal of a great American seaport

Psychic Fair – Day 2 (10:00-5:00 pm)
Angel readings, aura photography, crystals and oracles cards and more. Sales and surprises throughout the day. New Bedford, MA’s III Sun’s hope is to create a spiritual haven that will embrace all beliefs, thoughts, and paths on this personal journey, where all are welcome and supported.


Want to sponsor this weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. 


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