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12 Things to do this Weekend (Jan 16- Jan 18)

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Welcome to the world of yo-yo weather. This weekend’s weather will be all over “the place,” in terms of temperature and precipitation. We’ll experience a low of 8 degrees and a high of 47 degrees and we’ll range for partly sunny to possible rain. If weatherpersons get the weather this weekend correctly, we’ll be donning t-shirts one day and thermals and scarves the next!

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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, January 16th

Guided stargazing walk (Mattapoisett) (7:00-8:00pm)
Winter skies can often make for clear views of the stars. Take a walk to places with less light pollution allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty of our solar system and beyond. Free, registration required, to RSVP visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org//BayAdventures or email bayadventures@savebuzzardsbay.org. The Bogs 137 Acushnet Rd. Mattapoisett, Mass.

Watch the 1933 classic FREE in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center.

Painting with a Splash: Sunset Tree, Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ & Couple under a red umbrella (7:00pm)
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.

Dock-U-Mentaries FREE movie: 1933 classic “Tugboat Annie” (7:00-8:00pm)
A monthly film series, presented by Working Waterfront Festival and the National Park, will take the third Friday of each month. Films will be shown in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center. Screenings will be drawn from the WWF’s sizeable collection of documentary films on all aspects of the working port. Corson Maritime Learning Center.


Saturday, January 17th

Dollar-a-Bag book sale (Fairhaven) (9:00am-1:00pm)
Huge selection of good books and a large selection of used books sold at reasonable prices-most are 50 cents. Computer and Wifi available to the public. Help with our on-going puzzle, or join in a game of Scrabble. Coffee and desserts available. Church of the Good Shepherd 357 Main St. Fairhaven. Email: andreat120@comcast.net.

New Bedford Fitness Challenge (12:00pm-3:00pm)
Join us January 17th for the Kick-off to the New Bedford Fitness Challenge! At this event you can register for the challenge, receive free health screenings, learn about class offerings, and have a great time. For a one-time $5 fee, you will gain access to twice-weekly fitness classes around New Bedford. Join our supportive community, get healthy, and have a great time! If you cannot make it to the kick-off and registration, you can register for the fitness challenge online. Email: infoPRB@newbedford-ma.gov. Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman Street, New Bedford.

NASA Astronaut Steve Bowen at Battleship Cove (Fall River) (1:00pm-3:00pm)
NASA Astronaut Steve Bowen to visit Battleship Cove. He will be on hand to discuss his missions and sign autographs 1-3 p.m. Event commemorates 50 years sing the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. was involved in the Gemini space capsule recovery program. $5 funshops for kids. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, $17 $15 seniors, veterans and AAA members, $10.50 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and active military personnel in uniform. Battleship Cove features the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam at the “Z” (8:00pm)
Dave Mason is a living rock legend! Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, backed by a full band, as he performs hits such as “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Feelin’ Alright,” while relating behind-the-scenes insights on the band’s heyday – a must see retrospective of his band, Traffic! TICKETS

Painting with a Splash: Moon Rise, Quiet Time, Orange Sky light house & Couple’s Night Special (3:00 (Moon Rise) & 7:00pm)
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.

Your Theatre, Inc.: “Italian American Reconciliation” (8:00 pm)
The play follows Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano, who has a problem: While he is safely divorced from his shrewish first wife, Janice, who shot his dog and even took a bead on him, he feels he cannot regain his “manhood” until he woos and wins her one more time. He enlists the aid of his lifelong buddy, Aldo Scalicki, a confirmed bachelor who tries, without apparent success, to convince Huey that he would be better off sticking with his new lady friend, Teresa, a usually placid young waitress whose indignation flares when she learns what Huey is up to. In a moonlit balcony scene (hilariously reminiscent of Cyrano de Bergerac) Aldo pleads his lovesick friend’s case and, to his astonishment, Janice capitulates. Finally, he learns “the greatest – and only – success is to be able to love”. For information or tickets email info@yourtheatre.org or call (508) 993-0772.


Sunday, January 18th

Sister Act at the “Z” (2:00pm)
Direct from Broadway, Sister Act is the musical comedy smash that the New York Post calls “RIDICULOUSLY FUN” Featuring music by Tony® and Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Infectious song and joyous dance are the hallmarks of this feel-good production, guaranteed to get you singing hymns of praise!Tickets: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/Default.asp

Have fun painting “Sunflower” with Blain at Painting w/ a Splash!

Painting with a Splash: Sunflower w/ Blaine (2:00pm)
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.

Your Theatre, Inc.: “Italian American Reconciliation” (2:30 pm)
The play follows Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano, who has a problem: While he is safely divorced from his shrewish first wife, Janice, who shot his dog and even took a bead on him, he feels he cannot regain his “manhood” until he woos and wins her one more time. He enlists the aid of his lifelong buddy, Aldo Scalicki, a confirmed bachelor who tries, without apparent success, to convince Huey that he would be better off sticking with his new lady friend, Teresa, a usually placid young waitress whose indignation flares when she learns what Huey is up to. In a moonlit balcony scene (hilariously reminiscent of Cyrano de Bergerac) Aldo pleads his lovesick friend’s case and, to his astonishment, Janice capitulates. Finally, he learns “the greatest – and only – success is to be able to love”. For information or tickets email info@yourtheatre.org or call (508) 993-0772.


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